Ultimate Peru Culture & History Tour

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Ultimate Peru Culture & History Tour

Welcome to the Land of the Incas!

Dive into the History and Culture of one of the most marvelous, vibrant, and diverse South American nations for 29 days that will change your life!

Your first week will take you way back into Peruvian History with a Walking Tour of Cusco and a Day Tour of the nearby Historic Cities. You’ll also visit Qoricancha, the Inca Museum, and the Tipon Inca Ruins before finishing the week out with the Religious Route and Sacred Valley Day Tours….and that’s JUST week ONE!

During this Ultimate History and Culture Tour, you’ll also enjoy learning the South American art of Salsa Dancing and have some evenings free to explore on your own!

If it’s even possible, Week 2 is even more jam-packed with majestic scenes and awe-inspiring history than Week 1 with trips to Maras, the Potatoe Cultural Tour, and the Regional Historic Museum and Santa Catalina Convent…and then comes the real kicker:

A FOUR DAY TREK through the Salcantay Trail to Historic Machu Picchu! Disconnect from the Modern World and travel back in time as you visit the famed Ancient Incan Temple on foot and spend four days exploring the man-made and natural wonders of the area.

Week 3 includes professionally guided day tours to Famous Historical Attractions such as the Compania de Jesus, the Q’Eswachaca Bridge, and Huchuy Qosqo! You’ll also experience the Condor Flight Tour along with Peruvian Cooking Classes and an afternoon at the Peruvian Chocolate Museum/Workshop!

The Laguna Humantay and Astronomic Inca Tour/Planetarium highlight Week 4 along with Salsa Lessons, a Textile Workshop, and a Coffee Museum Tour. You’ll also take a Guided Tour of Lake Titicaca and the Uros & Taquile Island.

This once in a lifetime trip offers you the chance to expand your viewpoints, dive into a unique culture, and witness history and mythology in one breathtaking place.

  • Day 1: Arrival Day

     

    Collection from Velasco Astete International Airport, Cusco. Transport to your accommodation.

    Evening: Free time to settle into your new surroundings.

  • DAY 2: Orientation & Cusco City Walking Tour

    Breakfast at your hotel. Walk to the principal historic areas in the center of Cusco (9am – 12m).

    Afternoon & Evening: Free time to explore the local area.

  • DAY 3: Historic Cities Day Tour

    Breakfast at your hotel. Visit to Sacaywuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara & Tambomachay (2pm – 6pm).

    Evening: Free time to explore the local area.

  • DAY 4: QORICANCHA + INCA MUSEUM

    Breakfast at your hotel. Qoricancha Temple & Inca Museum (9am – 12m).

    Evening: Free time to explore the local area.

  • DAY 5: TIPON - PIQUILLACTA & SIXTINA CHURCH + SALSA LESSONS

    Breakfast at your hotel. Tipon Inca ruins, Piquillacta Pre-inca ruins & Sixtina Church (9am – 1pm). Afternoon: Salsa Lessons (5pm – 6pm).

    Evening: Free time to explore the local area.

  • DAY 6: RELIGIOUS ROUTE MINI-TOUR

    Breakfast at your hotel. Cathedral, San Blas, Archdiocese palace & San Cristobal Church (9am – 12m).

    Afternoon & Evening: Free time to explore the local area.

  • DAY 7: Sacred Valley Day Tour

    Breakfast at your hotel. Guided Day Tour in Sacred Valley.

    Evening: Free time to explore the local area.

  • DAY 8: MARAS - SALINERAS & MORAY

    Breakfast at your hotel. Guided Day Tour (9am – 2pm).

    Evening: Free time to explore the local area.

  • DAY 9: POTATOE CULTURAL TOUR

    Breakfast at your hotel. Guided day tour in the Potatoe community (9am – 4pm).

    Evening: Free time to explore or simply relax.

  • DAY 10: REGIONAL HISTORIC MUSEUM + CONVENTO SANTA CATALINA

    Breakfast at your hotel. Regional Historic Museum & Santa Catalina Convent (9am – 11am).

    Afternoon & Evening: Free time to explore or simply relax.

  • DAY 11: SALCANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU – DAY 1

    Breakfast at your hotel.

    Salcantay trek to Machu Picchu.

  • DAY 12: SALCANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU – DAY 2

    Salcantay trek to Machu Picchu.

  • DAY 13: SALCANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU – DAY 3

    Salcantay trek to Machu Picchu.

  • DAY 14: SALCANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU – DAY 4

    A day exploring Machu Picchu! Return to Cusco.

  • DAY 15: Free Day

    Free time to explore or simply relax.

  • DAY 16: COMPANIA DE JESUS – LA MERCED – SAN FRANCISCO

    Breakfast at your hotel. Compania de Jesus, La Merced & San Francisco Churches (9am – 12m).

    Afternoon & Evening: Free time to explore the local area.

  • DAY 17: Q’ESWACHACA BRIDGE

    Breakfast at your hotel. Guided Day Tour to Q’eswachaca Bridge.

    Evening: Free time to explore the local area.

  • DAY 18: Peruvian COOKING CLASSES

    Breakfast at your hotel. Morning: Free time to explore the local area.

    Peruvian Cooking Class (3pm – 7pm).

    Evening: Free time to explore the local area.

  • DAY 19: CONDOR FLIGHT TOUR

    Guided Day Tour to Chonta (Condor Flight).

    Evening: Free time to explore the local area.

  • DAY 20: CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP

    Breakfast at your hotel. Morning: Free time to explore the local area.

    Afternoon: Chocolate Museum (4pm – 6pm).

    Evening: Free time to explore the local area.

  • DAY 21: HUCHUY QOSQO

    Breakfast at your hotel. Guided Day Tour.

    Evening: Free time to explore the local area.

  • DAY 22: LAGUNA HUMANTAY

    Breakfast at your hotel. Guided Day Tour.

    Evening: Free time to explore the local area.

  • DAY 23: SALSA LESSONS + ASTRONOMIC INCA TOUR - PLANETARIUM

    Breakfast at your hotel. Morning: Free time to explore the local area. Afternoon: Salsa Lessons (4pm – 5pm).

    Evening: Astronomic Inca Tour (7pm – 9pm).

  • DAY 24: TEXTILE WORKSHOP

    Breakfast at your hotel. Textile workshop day tour.

    Evening: Free time to explore the local area.

  • DAY 25: CEREMONY OF PAYMENT OR CULT OF MOTHER EARTH (PACHAMAMA)

    Breakfast at your hotel. Ancestral Ceremony (8am – 12pm).

    Evening: Free time to explore the local area.

  • DAY 26: COFFEE MUSEUM TOUR

    Breakfast at your hotel. Afternoon: Peruvian Coffee Museum Tour ‘From Seed to Cup’ (2hrs).

    Overnight: Travel to Titicaca (10pm – 5am).

  • DAY 27: TITICACA LAKE

    Breakfast at your hotel. Guided day tour in Titicaca, Uros & Taquile Island.

    Evening: Free time to explore or simply relax.

  • DAY 28: Return to Cusco

    Breakfast in the hotel in Puno. Return to Cusco on a guided bus.

  • DAY 29: Graduation + Departure Day

    Return transfers to Velasco Astete international Airport, Cusco.

Like all of our exciting Educational Tour options, this tour offers participants a carefully crafted balance of learning elements (lessons, lectures, seminars, field study, etc), planned activities and excursions (cultural activities, mini-tours, sightseeing, etc) and free time for you to explore in your own way or to simply relax. This is what makes Worldaway Learning Tours so unique!

Here’s what you can expect on this tour*:

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*Breakdown provided for informational purposes only. Individual experiences may differ. 

Our ‘Start Dates’ represent the day that you should arrive into the country. This is officially the first day of the tour and is the day that the local guide has set aside to meet and collect the tour participants. To allow this to be a smooth process, we ask that you do your best to arrive in the morning of the official start day. If you’re having troubles finding a suitable flight, or if you are worried about your flight arrival time, let us know so that we can assist.

No. Flights are not included in the listed tour price. We have participants joining our tours from all around the world, and as such we believe that individuals can find the best deals on their own. Need some help finding flights? We can guide you to some great resources, so just ask.

*We strongly recommend that you only purchase flights once your tour has been confirmed.

Yes. It is important that you are covered in the event of something terrible (or just terribly annoying) happening. Whether it’s a last-minute flight change, losing your luggage, or falling ill while abroad, if you have proper travel insurance cover, you can sit back and enjoy the experience worry-free.

We believe that World Nomads is the best insurance provider for adventure travelers. Policies through World Nomads cover trip cancellation, medical emergencies, emergency evacuation, as well as lost, stolen or damaged personal belongings. Their policies are extremely competitive so get your free no obligation quote here!

It is each traveler’s responsibility to ensure they have the correct tourist entry visa/s and any necessary vaccinations. Both of these items depend on your own background – i.e. What passport are you travelling on? What vaccinations you have had previously? We can certainly help guide you through the process and have lots of great advice to give, so again, just ask.

Yes! While we welcome groups, families, couples and friends, our Learning Tours are also designed with individual travelers in mind. You’ll be part of a larger group which is made up of other intrepid travelers from all over the world. This is a great way to meet like-minded people and we’re sure you will make a few long-lasting friendships.

On most tours the minimum number of participants is 2 and maximum is 12. Group sizes vary at different times of the year, but generally speaking we will do our best to ensure there is at least 4 participants on each tour where possible.

In most cases, yes! There are some instances where tour participants will travel by foot, like walking a short distance between your accommodation and a learning or activity center for example, but for everything else, the transport is all arranged for you!

As mentioned above, flights, visas, insurance and vaccinations are not included – so these costs are additional to the listed tour price. In addition, you should consider the following:

  • Airport taxes and entry/departure fees (if not included in your flight ticket)
  • Additional food, drinks and snacks
  • Money for optional activities /excursions (where available)
  • Personal spending money (think souvenirs!)

The amount of additional money you may need is impossible for us to judge, and really does depend on your own spending habits, but if you have any questions about this, or want some help working out your budget, just let us know.

In most cases, no. Breakfast is often included at your accommodation, but lunches and dinners will be subject to the tour itinerary. As such, some are included, some are not, but this does of course provide a wonderful opportunity to try out the local cuisine for yourself.

Yes. It has become fairly common for tour participants to request special dietary provisions, so in most cases this can easily be catered for. If you have concerns about this though, let us know and we can discuss it with complete confidentiality.

Yes, absolutely! Free time is an important part of every tour. There is nothing more frustrating than having to follow a strict and unforgiving itinerary. Where possible, you will have free time to explore, partake in some of the local attractions and activities, or simply relax – it’s up to you!

Great! Simply follow the prompts on the ‘Book Now’ tab to secure your spot on this truly unique adventure. As soon as we receive your booking, we’ll get to work making sure everything is organized for you. It’s that easy!

Once you have completed the booking form you can secure your spot by paying a deposit of US$500. This is part of the total tour price and will be deducted from your final invoice. The balance needs to be paid 6 weeks prior to your tour start date. Don’t worry – we will send you a reminder when that time comes and an invoice which you can simply click and pay.

*If you wish to join a tour that is starting in less than 30 days, you will be prompted to pay the entire tour fee at the time of booking.

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The Ultimate Peru History & Culture Tour (29 Days)

Inc. 3 Night Machu Picchu Trek!
US$ 3884
  • 3+ Star Hotels w/Daily Breakfast
  • Double or Twin Share w/Bathroom (Single Room Supplement: +US$500)
  • 12 x Ancient Sites, 5 x Historical Cities + 2 Indigenous Tribe Visit
  • Weeknight Cultural Activities + City Walking Tour
  • 10 Additional Fully Guided Day Tours
  • 2 x Airport Transfers
  • 3 Night Salcantay Trek to Machu Picchu!
  • including:
  • Accommodation w/Meals, Bilingual Guide, Daily Transportation and Excursions
  • Certificate of Completion

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