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  • *CDN$ p.p. dbl. occ., taxes Included. Single supplement: $1,300 p.p. Airfare available from most Canadian airports, please enquire. **Minimum 12 passengers required for a Merit Travel tour host. ON-4499356/4499372 | BC-34799 | QC–7002238 | 111 Peter Street, Suite 200, Toronto, ON. M5V 2H1 | Canadian owned ®Merit Travel is a registered trademark of Merit Travel Group Inc. All rights reserved.

    Peru is a fascinating country with incredible history, nature and an endearing hospitable culture. Discover spectacular scenery, learn of ancient civilizations and experience age- old skills and traditions. This comprehensive tour is an inclusive cultural immersion, with great food, and boutique style accommodation.

    HIGHLIGHTS OF PERU Round-trip by land: Lima

    MeritTravel.com | 1.866.341.1777

    * round-trip airfare

    • Plaza Premium airport lounge pass

    • domestic flights

    • eight nights 4-star hotel accommodation

    • eight breakfasts, four lunches and two dinners

    • sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary

    • private motor coach transportation

    • local English-speaking tour guide

    • Peru destination guidebook

    • Merit Travel tour host**

    • all taxes and gratuities

    What’s Included:

    $4,895* p.p. Departs Toronto: Apr. 4, 2019

    8 nights

    Lima - Yucay - Aquas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco - Sacred Valley - Puno - Lake Titicana

    Visits to:

    Single supplements available! Call your local Merit Travel expert.

    Group size: 30 maximum

    Machu Picchu, Peru

  • Your Itinerary | Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner = (B, L, D)

    DAY 1 | Apr. 4, 2019 | Toronto - Lima

    Depart Toronto to Lima. Upon arrival in Lima early morning transfer to your hotel for check in.

    Overnight at Costa del Sol Wyndham Airport Hotel or similar (1 night)

    DAY 2 | Apr. 5, 2019 | Lima - Cusco (B, L)

    Breakfast at your hotel. Check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for our flight to Cusco. Upon arrival we will visit the Chinchero community located 28 km away from Cusco. Here, we can see the remains of what was the royal hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui, as well as beautiful colonial temples built on Inca’s foundations.

    The main attraction in Chinchero is the Sunday market originally dedicated to the people of the valley to barter their products. This colourful and lively market still fascinates people with its variety of handicrafts and textiles made in true pre-Columbian style.

    Later we transfer to “El Mirador de Racchi” where we will have splendid views of the Sacred Valley, followed by lunch and then return to the hotel.

    Overnight at Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness or similar (2 nights)

    DAY 3 | Apr. 6, 2019 | Cusco - Yucay (B, D)

    Breakfast at your hotel. In the morning we will visit Ollantaytambo, a typical Inca community with an impressive fortress towering above the town.

    A stone stairway leads up through the terrace walls, allowing visitors to step out on them.

    One of the best-preserved areas lies north of the Hanan Huacaypata square, an area of 15 blocks of houses built on top of carved stone walls.

    DAY 4 | Apr. 7, 2019 | Yucay - Aguas Calientes - Cusco (B)

    Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer by coach to the train station of Ollantaytambo, where we will board the train that travels along the Urubamba valley on to Aguas Calientes.

    We then change to a coach and drive up the steep mountain to the ruins of Machu Picchu and meet a guide to tour the ruins with. Later we return to Ollantaytambo and then transfer to our hotel in Cusco for check in.

    Overnight at Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel or similar (2 nights)

    DAY 5 | Apr. 8, 2019 | Cusco (B)

    Breakfast at your hotel. Today we start our day with a half day city tour of Cusco, stopping at the Plaza de Armas square, the cathedral and the old town with its magnificent renovated colonial buildings.

    Then we continue to Sacsayhuaman, a ruin site located approximately 3 km above Cusco to enjoy the fabulous view over the city.

    Afterwards we'll have time to visit the surrounding ruins and have the remainder of the day at leisure.

    ACTIVITY LEVEL: Sight-seeing

    APPROPRIATE FOR:

    Travellers who are physically fit and comfortable with longer days of touring by transport and by foot and and do not require mobility aids.

  • DAY 6 | Apr. 9, 2019 | Cusco - Punto (B, L)

    After breakfast we'll check out of the hotel and depart by coach to the city of Puno. The journey starts through the Peruvian highlands along snow-covered peaks of the Andes, and small villages before reaching the highest point in La Raya at 4,300 m above sea level.

    On route we will visit the town of Andahuaylillas, the ruins of Racchi and the small town of Pucara, stopping for lunch in a typical Peruvian restaurant.

    In Puno we will check into our hotel for the night.

    Overnight at Hotel Libertador Lago Titicaca or similar (1 night)

    DAY 7 | Apr. 10, 2019 | Punto - Lima (B, L)

    Breakfast at our hotel and then check out. In the morning we will transfer to Puno’s dock and depart towards the Uros Islands on Titicaca Lake.

    The Uros are 40 small floating islands made of packed totora (reed), located within the Titicaca National Reserve. Here the inhabitants of the lake, the Uros, live just as their ancestors did, maintaining their customs and idiosyncrasies.

    After visiting the Uros Islands, we continue by boat to Taquile Island. There are no roads or electricity in Taquile and the locals have maintained their traditions and culture and many still wear traditional dresses. The Taquileños are known for their high-quality handicrafts, especially for knitting, which is exclusively performed by males. In the main square there is a cooperative shop, selling woolen goods and hand-woven items, as well as a small church.

    During our visit we will enjoy a typical lunch at Taquile Island and in the afternoon transfer to the airport of Juliaca for our flight to Lima.

    In Lima we will transfer to the hotel and enjoy a group dinner.

    Overnight at Hotel Casa Andina Premium Miraflores or similar (2 nights)

    DAY 8 | Apr. 11, 2019 | Lima (B, D)

    Today after breakfast, the morning is at our own leisure. In the afternoon we will explore the city of Lima, visiting the main sites including The Plaza de Armas with the beautiful buildings of the government palace, the town hall, the palace of the archbishop and the cathedral.

    Then we will visit the beautiful San Francisco monastery which displays the largest collection of religious art in America. The highlight of this convent is visiting the underground vaults known as “catacumbas” or catacombs.

    After the historic area of Lima, we will venture into the more modern districts of San Isidro and Miraflores and to the Coastline enjoying the view over the beaches of Lima and the Pacific Ocean.

    Afterwards we'll be guided through the Rafael Larco Herrera Archaeological Museum which houses the world’s largest private collection of Peruvian pre-Columbian Art. Artifacts included are of metal, ceramic and stone and also include cultural crafts, jewelry and textiles.

    Afterwards we'll enjoy a final dinner with our group at our hotel.

    DAY 9 | Apr. 12, 2019 | Lima - Toronto (B)

    Breakfast at our hotel, before transferring to the airport for our flight home.

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