Legendary Peru: Featuring Machu Picchu

Discover the breathtaking wonders of the Andes and Machu Picchu's enigmatic ruins during this tour which features a native ceremony in the beautiful Sacred Valley, lunch in the home of a Cuzco family, and time with the top-hatted Uros people of Lake Titicaca.

Starting at: $4,749 * Including airfare, airline taxes & departure fees Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu  An Andean woman walks across a ridge near Chinchero, Peru. Credit: Christopher Newman  The reed islands of the Uros people on Lake Titicaca  Quechua woman out for an afternoon stroll. Credit: Lola Akinmade  The historic city center of Cuzco in Peru  An amazing view of Machu Picchu  The site of Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley  Exploring the site of Machu Picchu in Peru  The floating island of Los Uros on Lake Titicaca  Uros women standing on a reed island on Lake Titicaca

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This was a trip of a lifetime for me. Every detail was anticipated and taken care of, the pace was perfect, the sites and cities visited were just right. Our tour director was engaging and accommodating. I will definitely look to Smithsonian Journeys for my next travel adventure! 

Cecile R.

This superior tour goes way beyond the requisite Machu Picchu stop, by introducing you to the complexity of Peruvian history, the breadth of Inca sites and architecture, Peruvian culture and art, and the issues facing Peru today. Fantastic educational experience! 

Jo-Anne B.

Machu Picchu has been on my bucket list for many years. The entire area is a magical, mystical experience and actually being there did not disappoint. The Legendary Peru tour was an educational experience and exposed me to many cultures, practices, great ruins and a history of the country. 

Al A.

We were surprised at how much activity was packed into our 10 day trip. It certainly provided us with great insight into life in Peru today along with the historical roots of today's Peruvian peoples. 

Laura L.


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Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores

Miraflores, Peru

Casa Andina Private Collection is located two blocks from the Parque Kennedy, the social hub of the attractive Miraflores neighborhood next to the ocean in Lima. It is a 20-minute drive to the city's historical center and 40 minutes from the airport. The hotel features 148 spacious rooms, each with internet access. Other highlights include a heated indoor pool, steam room, sauna, spa, a solarium, a gourmet restaurant, shops, and business center.

Number of nights: 2

Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay

Urubamba, Peru

Located in the middle of the Sacred Valley, this former monastery maintains its traditional colonial style surrounded by beautiful gardens. Hotel features include a restaurant, private museum, spa with gym, sauna, and outdoor jacuzzi. Guest rooms have private bath (hair dryer upon request), in-room safe, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 2

Inkaterra Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, Peru

Tropical gardens laced with lush plantings, stone paths, and small water features surround this 83-room, Andean-style hotel. Hotel amenities include a restaurant, café, and bar; spa; gift shop; Internet access; and laundry and dry cleaning services. Individually decorated guest rooms feature wood furniture designed and handmade by local artisans, as well as private bath with hair dryer, air conditioning, mini-bar, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 1

Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel (formerly Hotel Libertador Cuzco)

Cuzco, Peru

This historic 254-room hotel incorporates 16th-century Pizarro's Palace and a modern addition in Spanish Colonial design. It is well located in the heart of the city, just two blocks from the main square, and offers a restaurant, café, and bar; fitness center with Jacuzzi; Internet access; and laundry and dry cleaning services. All rooms have private bath with hair dryer, air conditioning, mini-bar, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 2

Hotel Libertador Puno

Puno, Peru

Situated on the shores of Esteves Island in Lake Titicaca, Hotel Libertador Puno stands five minutes from downtown Puno and connects to the mainland by a causeway. This 123-room hotel has a restaurant, café, bar, and gym with sauna and jacuzzi. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, Internet access, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 2