A land of archaeological, cultural, and natural treasures, the Inca Empire was a highly developed civilization. View spectacular sites & artifacts that bear silent testimony to this culture and learn about contemporary Peruvian culture from local people.

Starting at: $4,987 * Includes airfare, taxes & all fees Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Andean woman walking near Chinchero. Credit: Christopher Newman  Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu  The reed islands of the Uros people on Lake Titicaca  Textile artisans, Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco. Credit: Richard Stanoss  Quechua woman out for an afternoon stroll. Credit: Lola Akinmade  The historic city center of Cusco in Peru  Town square in Lima  Llama at Machu Picchu  An amazing view of Machu Picchu  Exploring the site of Machu Picchu in Peru  The site of Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley  Uros women standing on a reed island on Lake Titicaca  The floating island of Los Uros on Lake Titicaca  Reed village on Lake Titicaca

Legendary Peru

World of the Inca and Machu Picchu

11 days from $4,987 | includes airfare, taxes and all fees

A land of archaeological, cultural, and natural treasures, the Inca Empire was a highly developed civilization. View spectacular sites & artifacts that bear silent testimony to this culture and learn about contemporary Peruvian culture from local people.

or Call 855-330-1542

Tour Details

TOUR BROCHURE

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

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.

JOURNEYS DISPATCHES

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ACCOMMODATIONS

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AC Hotel

Lima, Peru

Facing the Pacific Ocean, this polished hotel boasts an unbeatable location at Malecón de la Reserva, with stunning ocean views of Miraflores. Relaxed rooms with chic accent walls feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and sitting areas, as well as tea and coffeemakers, minifridges, and city views. Other amenities include two restaurants (one with a rooftop terrace), a contemporary bar and a cafe. There's also a 24-hour gym.

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 Pueblo Hotel

Machu Picchu Pueblo (formerly Aguas Calientes), Peru

This Andean village-style hotel, situated amid a cloud forest, features 12 acres of gardens laced with lush plantings, stone paths, and small water features. Amenities include cozy casitas, a refined restaurant with views of the Urubamba River, and posh spa with a plunge pool fed by spring water. Amenities of this 83-room hotel 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

GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca (formerly 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