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

Starting at: $4,195 * 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  Quechua woman out for an afternoon stroll. Credit: Lola Akinmade  The historic city center of Cuzco 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 $4,195 | includes airfare, taxes and all fees

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

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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.

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SPECIAL VALUE

This tour is specially designed for a small group of 16 to 24 Smithsonian travelers and offers outstanding travel value. Prices include airfare, airline taxes, fuel surcharges, and departure fees.

Overview

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A land of archaeological, cultural, and natural treasures, Peru offers a memorable travel experience. The Inca Empire was a highly developed civilization and at one time comprised some six million people. View spectacular sites and artifacts that bear silent testimony to this culture and learn about contemporary Peruvian culture from local people.

Highlights Include

  • Machu Picchu: Stay overnight near this World Heritage site (in Aguas Calientes) and view it with the early morning sun bathing the stones—the ideal time to explore, before the crowds appear.
  • Sacred Valley: Observe a native ceremony and weaving demonstration and spend an afternoon at Ollantaytambo.
  • Cuzco: Enjoy a traditional meal in the home of a local family, visit the Pre-Columbian Art Museum, and see the ruins of Sacsayhuaman.
  • Lake Titicaca: Meet with the top-hatted Uros people who live on islands made of reeds. 

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)