Surround yourself with the wonders of the Inca Empire and the vibrant traditions of the Andes on a journey that includes the villages and ancient ruins of the Sacred Valley, the World Heritage site of Machu Picchu, and the intriguing reed islands of Lake Titicaca.

Starting at: $5,287 * 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: Andean Culture and Inca Treasures

11 days from $5,287 | includes airfare, taxes and all fees

Surround yourself with the wonders of the Inca Empire and the vibrant traditions of the Andes on a journey that includes the villages and ancient ruins of the Sacred Valley, the World Heritage site of Machu Picchu, and the intriguing reed islands of Lake Titicaca.

or Call 855-330-1542

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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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AC Hotel Lima Miraflores

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

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

Casa Andina Premium, Valle Sagrado Hotel (September 21 - October 1, 2022 Departure Only)

Valle Sagrado, Peru

The hotel is located in the Sacred Valley of Peru. The main building of the hotel is modern in design, with a large fireplace in the middle of the lobby, a small business center, a bar where Pisco Sours are the specialty, and a good-sized restaurant which offers a breakfast buffet and a wide range of dishes during the day. At night there is a modest planetarium (for a fee) which allow guests to view the stars and planets on a clear night. Rooms are well-appointed and comfortable and offer hair dryer, iron, safe, tv, desk, and phone. Wifi is available throughout the entire property.

Number of nights: 2

Inkaterra Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Pueblo (formerly Aguas Calientes), Peru

Tucked into the cloud forests at the foot of Machu Picchu, Inkaterra Machu Picchu feels like an Andean village unto itself. Winding paths lead to its whitewashed adobe casitas and villas, each beautifully appointed with local furniture and textiles. The main restaurant is wrapped in windows, offering expansive views as well as excellent fusion cuisine featuring local ingredients. A thatched café and bar perched over the Vicanota River offers light fare and refreshments. The property includes a spa with a eucalyptus sauna, a library and onsite naturalists, a boutique, and extensive trails in the cloud forest where guests can spot birds and orchids, learn to harvest tea, and see rescued spectacled bears.

Number of nights: 1

Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel

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

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

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