Peru

Travelers: Up to 18
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Peru

You may dream of Peru for the famous Machu Picchu, but you will fall in love with this country for the warmth of the locals who will welcome you into their homes, home-cooked incredible food, and tell tales of their ancestors, the Incas.

Travel Peru on planes, trains, automobiles, and even boats, experiencing the foodie scene of Cusco and going deep into ancient culture of Uros Floating Islands. Of course, stop for that Insta-worthy shot at Machu Picchu and explore other mystical sites you may not have known existed.

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Highlights

Enjoy a fun evening of a Pisco making tour including Pisco tasting.

Train Ride Andes Mountains

Take a beautiful train ride through the lush Andes Mountains.

Visit the breathtaking Machu Picchu ruins with a local guide.

Explore the coastal cities of Lima on a bike tour. 

Learn to cook Peruvian food in a cooking class with a local. 

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See first hand how the Uro tribes of Titicaca Lake live today. 

Itinerary

Day 1
Lima

Welcome to Lima, “City of Kings”! Look for a sign with our logo on it as you exit the airport. Our driver will take you to our hotel to relax before our welcome meeting at 6pm. If you arrive around the same time as other travelers, we will bring you to the hotel together. Official check in is at 2pm. We will pick you up any time today, and we’re happy to hold your luggage while you explore the area if you arrive before check-in.

Day 2
Lima

After breakfast, we’ll start the day with a city tour of Peru’s capital. We’ll visit San Francisco Monastery and roam the catacombs containing roughly 70,000 human remains. Then we’re off to the central market where you can stick with the group or wander solo a while tasting some fresh fruit and local street food. For lunch, we are going to one of Lima’s top rated restaurants, La Huaca Pucllana, with views of pre-Incan ruins. This afternoon we are going on an easy bicycle tour along the coast. Think street art, statues, rock formations, and street musicians. Meals: breakfast and lunch
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Day 3
Cusco

We’ll jump on a quick flight today to Cusco, where we will wander the streets and alleyways witnessing the marriage between two distinct cultures - Inca and Spanish. We will have lunch at Mama Seledonia, a restaurant that supports young, single mothers and teenagers in rural areas with passion for cooking. After an afternoon of exploration, this evening we will see the bohemian, artistic neighborhood San Blas and taste Pisco while learning the distillation process. Try your hand at making your very own Pisco Sour. Salud! Meals: breakfast and lunch

Day 4
Cusco

In the morning, we will visit the four nearby Inca ruins, starting with the huge Inca Ceremonial Center of Sacsayhuaman. This enormous structure overlooks the city of Cusco, its constructions are amazing, with huge rocks perfectly fitted. It is said that it took over 10,000 workers 50 years to build it. We continue to Qenqo and Tambomachay. Then we’ll head to a strategic location to do a healing ceremony and coca leaf reading along with an authentic shaman. This afternoon is free to relax or explore more of the city either solo or with your fellow travelers. Meals: breakfast

Day 5
Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas

Today we’ll travel to the outskirts of Cusco through Sacred Valley, heading to the community of Amaru. Some of the local women of the community will show us the ancient techniques of making South American camelid fibers. After lunch in Sacred Valley, we’ll drive along the Urubamba River towards the town of Ollantaytambo. This is an extraordinary Inca place where you will see an amazing rock formation representing the Inca god Wiracocha. Afterwards, you will be transferred to your hotel located in the Sacred Valley. Meals: breakfast and lunch

Day 6
Machu Picchu

This morning we board the train toward Aguas Calientes. This is considered one of the most beautiful train rides in the world, passing the Sacred Valley, descending slowing along the edge of the Urubamba River, until finally reaching the cloud forest. Once we arrive, we will take a bus ride to the Lost City of the Incas, Macchu Picchu. Explore the upper terrace with your guide first, making sure to get that great Insta photo! It's fascinating to be able to gaze down on the city from above and imagine how it would have looked during the height of the Inca empire. After the guided tour, you’ll enjoy the lunch at the restaurant located just outside the ruins. Meals: breakfast and lunch

Day 7
Sacred Valley – Cusco

We have a bit of a later start today before we return to Cusco for a foodie day! We will learn more about Peruvians (and Peruvian food!) with a cooking class that will teach you to prepare traditional recipes handed down over generations. This Cusco food tour takes us to the fresh market and to the beautiful restaurant of Nuna Raymi. We will learn to prepare healthy dishes using the most representative ingredients guided by our Peruvian professional chef. Enjoy a refreshing drink and a three-course tasting menu. To end the day, we will eat what we prepared in a feast of fresh food. Meals: breakfast and dinner

Day 8
Cusco – Puno

Today is a long travel day, as we make our way to Puno. Along the way, you can sit back and relax with beautiful views of the Peruvian highlands. The first half of the journey is dominated by the magnificent Andean mountains which tower over the deep valleys. It then reaches the gentler, rolling Andean plains, where you may see vicuñas and alpacas. Along the journey, we’ll see some ancient sites and churches and stop for lunch an a local restaurant. Upon arrival in Puno, we’ll be dropped off at your hotel located on the shores of the Titicaca Lake. Meals: breakfast and lunch Drive time: 8 hours

Day 9
Titicaca Lake

We’ll spend the day at the gorgeous and spiritual Titicaca Lake. The lake contains numerous islands whose inhabitants continue to live as their ancestors have in both custom and tradition. Centuries ago, the small indigenous Uros tribe conceived of the islands as a way to isolate and protect themselves from rival tribes, the Collas and the Incas. We will continue towards Taquile Island, which is known for the kindness of their residents and their ancestral skill in weaving. Enjoy typical lunch with a local family in their home. After a bit of a rest at the hotel, we will meet back up for our farewell dinner. Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 10
Goodbye Peru

After breakfast, it’s time to say farewell. You just may fall in love with this magical place and want to stay for a few more days. Let us know if you would like to extend your stay here at Titicaca Lake. Otherwise, we will help you get a transfer to the airport. Check out is at 10am.

Extend Your Meetup Tour

You’ve already taken the time off of work, booked your flights and made the effort to get to South America. Why not extend your stay to really maximize your experience in the region?

Have you always wanted to visit the Amazon rainforest or hike Mount Cotopaxi? Now is your chance. This Peru itinerary can be combined with our Ecuador Meetup Tour! 

If you’re interested in combined tour options, reach out to meetuptours@sofetravel.com for booking assistance and special combined pricing. 

waterfall from Ecuador Meetup

Accommodation

Our accommodation is hand-picked to give you the best combination of comfort, location, and style. These are photos from our collection of favorite hotels and feature stays to give you a sense of the accommodation you can expect with us. 

Sonesta Posada Del Inca Yucay

This spacious hotel is surrounded by the nature of Lake Titicaca. Spend some evening with your new friends with a cocktail by the fire or read a book in the garden. 

Sonesta Lodge
Los Portales Hotel

Bright and homey, we love this hotel for the perfect balance between Peruvian warm hospitality and hotel style and amenities. Decorated in great photography and bright colors, it’s also perfectly centrally located.

los portales hoteles

General Inclusions:

  • Accommodation in twin rooms
  • Local female guide
  • Airport pickup on day one
  • 9 Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches
  • 2 Dinners
  • Local transportation
  • Domestic flight from Lima to Cusco
  • Train tickets to Aguas Calientes
  • All entrance fees and activities in the itinerary unless specified as optional

Specific Included Activities:

  • Walking Tour of Historic Lima
  • Bike rental and guided ride in Lima
  • Cusco Walking Tour
  • Pisco Making & Tasting Experience
  • Coca leaf reading session with shaman
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Machu Picchu Guided Visit 
  • Cooking Class
  • Boat Ride and Tour of Lake Titicaca
  • International airfares
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Airport drop off
  • Covid PCR test (currently mandatory to enter Peru)

Arrival: Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) anytime before 4:00pm on the tour start date. 

  • We will will have an airport transfer waiting for you at the Lima Airport, when you arrive during the above arrival window. If you arrive a day or two early, an airport transfer is not included.

Please note that the departure airport is different than the arrival airport.

Departure: Inca Manco Capac International Airport (JUL) anytime after 11:00am on tour end date. 

  • You will be responsible for booking your own domestic flight from JUL back to LIM or other airports, OR you can add it to your invoice as an extra optional service if you prefer SoFe to book it on your behalf. 
  • A deposit of $500 is required to hold your spot.
  • Final payment is due 60 days before departure.
  • Pay as much as often as you like until the due date.
  • If you cancel your spot earlier than 60 days before departure, you can apply your payment to any trip within the next year.
  • No refunds on deposits.
  • All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.

Last updated April 15, 2022

These are the most current Covid regulations that we have for Peru. Keep in mind these may change on short notice, so please be alert for more communication from SoFe.

  • All travelers to Peru must fill out this compulsory check-in form within 1 week of your flight. Once you have filled out this form, please download and print off the confirmation email. You will be required to show this at the airport.
  • The Peruvian government requires people to present their vaccination card to enter restaurants, museums, and public spaces. Please keep physical or digital proof of your vaccination on you at all times. 
  • Mask wearing indoors in Peru is compulsory and will be enforced, even if you are fully vaccinated. The Peruvian government requires medical masks, including N95, FPP2 and standard medical masks. Please bring several with you as you will be required to wear them when inside. 

People from most countries in the Americas and Western Europe do not need a tourist visa to enter Peru. Check your country’s entry requirements. 

  • SoFe Travel requires all travelers be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Read more about our Covid policies here.
  • The itinerary is subject to change for any reason – weather, unexpected cancellations, impromptu local opportunities, or surprise additions.
  • Comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory or you may be refused to join the tour. See our guide for help choosing a plan.

Behind the Scenes of this Tour

We love to share our Meetup Tours on social media, and you might already be following us on Instagram. One of our SoFe ambassadors recently went on our Meetup Tour in Peru and covered the whole experience for us on Instagram. To get a glimpse into what it is really like on our Peru Meetup Tour, go behind the scenes with our Instagram story highlight

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