Lima, Machu Picchu,
& Mancora Beach
This fully customizable itinerary takes you to explore the diversity of Peru’s highlight destinations from the Andean peaks down into the Amazon rainforest while taking in its compelling history and colorful culture along the way. Ceviche in Lima is mouth-watering, the desert landscape of Ica and Nazca is magical, Arequipa’s colonial architecture is gorgeous, the Colca Canyon is breath-taking, the floating islands of Lake Titicaca are fascinating, the Inca ruins and Machu Picchu at sunrise are out of this world and the wildlife of the Peruvian Amazon is mind-blowing.
Lima: Explore Peru’s Capital
- 2 nights in the Peruvian capital, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
- Explore Lima’s Spanish colonial history & visit the Larco Museum.
- Enjoy Latin America’s gastronomy capital, try ‘ceviche’ & Pisco Sours.
Lima is often overlooked when compared to its South American counterparts of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. However, Peru’s capital city offers a beautiful colonial center and many charming plazas (squares) with monuments, statues, and water fountains. The gastronomy capital of the South America, Lima has some of the world’s best restaurants and you’ll have to make sure you try it out…especially the ceviche which is simply mouthwatering! Having sampled Peru’s world famous dish, there’s nothing better than washing it down with Peru’s national drink, the Pisco Sour…but be warned they are extremely sweet and delicious but they pack quite a punch, so be sure to pace yourself! Staying near the coast in an area with shops, cafés, flower-filled parks, pebbled beaches and restaurants, overall you’ll be more than pleasantly surprised at what this city has to offer.
Machu Picchu & Surroundings
- 3 nights in Cusco, 1 nights in the Sacred Valley, 1 near Machu Picchu.
- Explore ancient Inca historical sites in the Sacred Valley & Cusco.
- Visit the breathtaking World Wonder of Machu Picchu!
Cusco was the historical Capital of the Inca Empire and the UNESCO World Heritage Site is the perfect place to acclimatize to the altitude and explore the Inca culture and civilization. Situated between Cusco and the World Wonder of Machu Picchu is the beautiful Sacred Valley which forms an essential part to your time in this amazing region and your understanding of the Inca way of life. The main reason many travelers come to this part of the world is to be able to visit the ancient Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu. Sitting on top of a mountain and one of the manmade Wonders of the World, no words can describe the awe-inspiring experience of being on Machu Picchu and exploring its history through the Inca ruins that can be found there.
Mancora…Relax in Paradise
- 3 nights in northern Peru’s beach paradise of Mancora.
- Relax on golden beaches & enjoy a few of the 300 days of sun per year.
- If traveling between mid-July and end of October, go whale watching!
Welcome to the small beach town paradise of Mancora on Peru’s northern coast! With over 300 days of sunshine per year this is the perfect place to relax on the beach and enjoy some of Peru’s best seafood and drinks. Peru’s best beaches can be found in Mancora so all you need to do is kick off those sandals and flipflops and soak up the sun or take a refreshing swim in the sea. There are plenty of activities to try out during your time in Mancora from scuba diving to surfing and, if you’re traveling to Mancora between mid-July and the end of October you’ll be able to see humpback whales as they arrive to the warm waters of Mancora from Antarctica. In the evening Mancora continues to entertain with its beachfront bars and restaurants serving up ceviche, majarisco and of course Pisco Sours!
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