Maximize every moment of your time and enjoy this 11-day package from Lima to Lima as part of the August Wanderlist with Monograms!
Save on select South America vacations!
(Photo: Board a train and visit Machu Picchu)
ALL IN PRICE: $3,333* CAD per person based on the Andean Journey January 1 - December 31, 2020 departure dates. Many other itineraries available.
Featured price is per person, land only, in Canadian dollars, based on double occupancy, in the base hotels, on the departure dates indicated and includes all taxes and feed and intra-vacation flights.
(Photo: Map of Andean Journey tour)
SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
- Local host in Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca
- Meals - Buffet breakfast daily; 3 lunches; 1 three-course dinner
- Sightseeing with a Local Guide, inside visits, and special features are shown in UPPERCASE
- Transportation - As outlined in the day-by-day itinerary and private airport transfers to/from intra-vacation flights; intra-vacation flights not included
- Destination Guide
- Rental Car
(Photo: Small island on Lake Titicaca)
HURRY, OFFER ENDS SEPTEMBER 9, 2019!
*Book a select 2019 or 2020 Monograms "Wanderlist" South America vacation to receive a 15% discount on the land-only portion of the core package including extensions. Not including extra night accommodations, hotel or train upgrades, intra-vacation air, transfers, taxes/fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between August 1 - September 9, 2019 for travel in 2019 or 2020. Applicable tour codes include: ISM*, ISL*, ISJ*, ISV*, ISS*, ISI*, ISR*, ISG*, ISF*. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit within the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Offer not valid with any other offer except the Welcome Back Credit. Applies to new bookings only and will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time.
Day 1: Featured voyage - Andean Journey - Lima
Welcome to Lima. Your hotel is available for mid-afternoon check-in.
Day 2: Lima
Your included CITY TOUR focuses on Lima’s rich colonial history as well as the modern city. Lima was the bastion of Spanish South America from its founding in 1535 until the independence of the South American republics in the early 19th century. See the cathedral, where the remains of Francisco Pizarro are sealed in a wooden coffin, the SANTO DOMINGO CONVENT to see the relics of three famous Peruvian saints—Santa Rosa de Lima, San Martin de Porres, and San Juan Macias.
Day 3: Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley
Fly to Cusco, high in the Andes. Upon arrival, begin your scenic drive into the lush Urubamba Valley, also known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas and your home for the next two nights.
Day 4: Sacred Valley
Today, your PRIVATE SIGHTSEEING of the Sacred Valley begins in the market town of PISAC. Handmade rugs, alpaca sweaters, and jewelry can be bought here at bargain prices. After time in the market, your next visit is the Inca Fortress of OLLANTAYTAMBO. Here, some of the finest examples of Inca masonry can be seen. Enjoy an included lunch before returning to your hotel this afternoon.
Day 5: Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu
Board a TRAIN TRIP bound for MACHU PICCHU and cut a path through the Sacred Valley to this “Lost City of the Incas,” discovered by American explorer Hiram Bingham in 1911. On a GUIDED TOUR, explore this intact fortress with its temple remains, holy houses, and mile-long aqueduct. For hikers, a brisk one-hour walk leads to the Sun Gate, the ancient entrance used by the Incas.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6: Machu Picchu - Cusco
A morning at leisure allows you to wake up early to see the sunrise over MACHU PICCHU with your included second entrance to the ruins. Return to Cusco by TRAIN TRIP.
Day 7: Cusco
Your GUIDED TOUR of Cusco visits the Plaza de Armas and its CATHEDRAL and the SANTO DOMINGO MONASTERY, previously the Koricancha Temple, one of the most important temples devoted to worship of the sun. It is said it was covered in gold leaf and filled with golden representations of nature. This afternoon, in your free time, perhaps visit the Inca Museum or wander through the artisan district of San Blas.
Day 8: Cusco - Juliaca - Lake Titicaca (Puno)
Fly to Juliaca, where you will be transferred to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
Day 9: Puno - Excursion to Lake Titicaca
Today, enjoy a full-day sailing on LAKE TITICACA and take a motorboat to some of the lake’s more unique islands. Start with TAQUILE ISLAND, once part of the Inca Empire and one of the last areas of Peru to be conquered by Spain in the 16th century. The Spanish banned traditional dress on the island, which is why the Spanish peasant dress can still be found today. Next, travel to the fascinating UROS ISLANDS, home to the Uros Indians who were forced to live on the lake as the Incas pushed farther into their territory. These islands are completely made from reeds, which are continually added to as they disintegrate to the bottom of the lake.
Day 10: Puno - Sillustani - Juliaca - Lima
Depart for Juliaca this morning, visiting the ruins of SILLUSTANI en route. At this pre-Incan burial ground, see where the ancient Aymaras buried their high priests in chullpas, above-ground cylinder-shaped tombs dating back to the 1400s. Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Lima, where the remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Day 11: Lima
Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning.