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Peru Explorer – Costsaver

7 Day Peru Tour from Lima to Cusco

Starting in the gastronomic capital of Lima, sip Pisco Sours and admire colonial casas before heading to the rugged beauty of the Sacred Valley. Walk in the footsteps of the Incas as you admire one of the New Wonders of the World rising above the clouds, then finish your trip in ancient Cusco. Keen to stay longer? Extend your trip with a visit to Lake Titicaca.

Expired on Wednesday December 10th, 2025

Expired on Wednesday December 10th, 2025

Day 1: Arrive Lima (2 Nights)

Welcome to the Peruvian capital and ‘City of the Kings’, Lima. Rising above a long coastline of crumbling cliffs this city has a real sense of faded yet romantic grandeur, with historical sights a plenty and a culinary scene that is revered the world over. Settle in to your hotel and meet up with your Travel Director this afternoon, then the rest of the day is free to explore. Head to Parque del Amor to admire the Gaudí style architecture with beautiful views over Lima Bay, or take a wander around popular and bustling Miraflores.

Accommodation
Hilton Garden Inn Lima

Visit the famous Plaza Mayor and Cathedral as well as the Government Palace, Archbishop’s Palace and City Hall. Delve into the dark history of the San Francisco Monastery, a museum featuring mysterious catacombs. Your afternoon and evening are free to join one of our exciting optional experiences. Take a walking tour with a local expert of the lively Miraflores district highlighting the Boardwalk of Miraflores, a cliff rising above the ocean at around 130 feet and the Larcomar shopping area. Or, indulge your taste buds on a food tour through Barranco or a street food tour – from coffee to churros - through Lima’s city centre. In the evening, opt to visit the colourful, musical Magic Water Fountains of Lima.

Accommodation
Hilton Garden Inn Lima

Included Meals
Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Experience The Magic Circuit Of The Water.
The Magic Water Circuit is the world's largest fountain complex of beautiful interactive fountains featuring swaying water, coloured lights and lasers dancing with the music. The first fountain to welcome you, known as the Magic Fountain, forces water to a height of more than 250 feet (80 meters). This optional experience is available Wednesday to Sunday.
Pricing Info
Adults
US$ 39.00
Children
US$ 39.00

Walking Tour of Miraflores.
Miraflores is arguably the most lively district of Lima. From your hotel, take a walking tour with a local expert towards the Boardwalk of Miraflores, a cliff overtowering the ocean at around 130ft altitude, before walking by the popular shopping centre Larcomar and on towards the Kennedy Park, the heart of Miraflores. Your local expert will not only talk more about the district and its history, but will also explain more about Lima’s and Peru’s history and more importantly, the everyday life of the limeños. End this tour either at Kennedy Park for additional exploration on your own, or a lovely dinner at one of the restaurants in “Pasaje de Ramón”, or walk with the guide back to your hotel.
Pricing Info
Adults
US$ 27.00
Children
US$ 27.00

Food Tour through Barranco,
Take in the sights and tastes of Barranco sipping coffee and trying an empanada, artisanal ice cream and Lomo Saltado and Inca Cola. You’ll even dive into the biodiverse experience of fruit and chocolate before seeing the main attraction of Barranco, the Bajada and Puente de los Suspiros. Watch masters prepare ceviche, causa and punch andino (a local drink) before capping off your tasty tour with a Pisco sour demonstration and tasting. Price includes transportation from and to hotel.
Pricing Info
Adults
US$ 137.00
Children
US$ 137.00

Lima’s City Centre – Street Food Tour.
Sample the best of Lima on this street food tour. Begin at Hotel Gran Bolivar, a classic Lima hotel, for humitas and coffee. Dig into the breakfast sandwich, pan con chicharron (a popular pork-based sammie) before stopping at Mercado Central for fruit and refreshing ponche drink. Venture into the Chinese Quarter for typical Chinese snacks and anticuchos skewered beef. In San Francisco, try tasty churros before sipping on Chilcano, a drink made out of Pisco. Make your way through Plaza de Armas before finishing at Al. Chabuca Granda for Picarones or mazamorra desserts. Price includes transportation from and to hotel.
Pricing Info
Adults
US$ 111.00
Children
US$ 111.00

Flying into Cusco, welcome to the Incan capital of the world! Boasting the richest heritage of any South American city, Cusco is a wealth of archaeological greatness and the oldest continuously inhabited city on the continent. It’s also the gateway to Machu Picchu, so throbs day and night with visitors exploring its ancient streets. Take in the ornate temples and Incan ruins as you arrive here.

On the way to Sacred Valley, join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience during your visit to Chinchero Sunday market, still a very original market where you can find fruit and vegetable vendors as well as the occasional souvenir stall. Your guide will introduce you to some local produce such as potatoes, and if you wish, you can also taste some of the fruit.

Make your way to a local Chichería to enjoy a typical lunch from the region. Learn about chicha, a local drink made of corn, and admire llamas and alpacas before making your way to the hotel.

Accommodation
Ava Valle Sagrado Spot, Sacred Valley

Included Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today’s the day! Up bright and early this morning, you’ll travel to the ancient little town of Ollantaytambo to board the train to Aguas Calientes, the Incan village at the base of Machu Picchu. Slowly chugging your way through the rugged lands of the Sacred Valley, feel the excitement levels build as you pass by village settlements and towering mountains, the landscape changing as you descend. Making the last leg of the journey via shuttle, you’ll finally arrive at the most famous archaeological site of South America and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu. Catching a first glimpse of this awe inspiring ancient city above the clouds is a moment you’ll never forget, so be sure to take a few minutes just to soak it all in. Take your time exploring the vast complex of fascinating ruins and let the mind boggle at how it was all built, before descending the mountain and making your way back to the Sacred Valley. Visit the local home of Mrs. Rosa. Her house goes at least 7 generations back and is a fine example of Incan architecture. Learn more about how guinea pigs are raised, as well as ancient traditions kept alive until this day.

Accommodation
Ava Valle Sagrado Spot, Sacred Valley

Included Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Begin your day in Pisaq, famous for its local market and empanadas. Feast on the specialty tasting the local food at a women-owned and operated empanada workshop. Learn from Mrs. Ernestina how to make empanadas out of seven different kinds of flour before enjoying the empanadas for lunch. Continuing on to Cusco you’ll also stop by the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, a UNESCO World Heritage site that dates back to the 13th century, before arriving at the Incan capital of Cusco.

Embark on a sightseeing tour of ancient Cusco visiting Coricancha, the Temple of the Sun and most important temple in the Incan Empire, before admiring the bounty of colonial art on display in the Cathedral.

Accommodation
San Agustin Plaza, Cusco

Included Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Kick off the final day of your tour joining for an optional experience. Head to Moray and Maras to see Incan farming and salt mining techniques at play or visit 17th century Piquillacta to view the pre-Incan citadel built by the Wari people. Another option is to indulge your sweet tooth with a visit to the Choco Museum to learn more about the Peruvian chocolate making process. In town, tour Cusco after dark learning the secrets of this ancient city or experience Cusco off the beaten track visiting tiny stores and cemeteries with plenty of personal stories along the way. If you’re looking for an all-day adventure, join a trip to Rainbow Mountain where you’ll take a rigorous hike through breathtaking scenery of mountains and lakes.

Accommodation
San Agustin Plaza, Cusco

Included Meals
Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Cusco - Off the Beaten Track.
Start your visit with the oldest Cemetery of Cusco, Cementerio General de la Almudena. Your guide will not only explain burial rites, but also relate personal stories, and most of all, stories about the citizens of Cusco buried here. From funny stories to tragic ones, what is guaranteed is that you will learn a lot of stories to tell! After that, you will walk through Coripata neighbourhood back to Plaza de Armas in Cusco. On the way, you will get a glimpse into Cusco and how it is rarely seen through the eyes of a tourist. You will see tiny stores that sell everything from tombstones to everyday goods, and hear stories about the neighbourhood and how life in Cusco works for the Cuzqueños. You will also learn more about Cusco’s history, and how it evolved from the Capital of the Incas to what it is today.
Pricing Info
Adults
US$ 43.00
Children
US$ 43.00

Cusco Secrets After Dark.
Experience Cusco like never before! During your walking tour through the streets of the ancient city, you will learn its darkest secrets. Stories only locals know about and are shared exclusively in this experience. Go beyond the usual city tour in Cusco, and learn something you can drop as an exclusive inside story at your next gathering with friends and family. To add to the experience, this tour is offered during sunset (5 am) or after dark (starting at 6 pm) only.
Pricing Info
Adults
US$ 35.00
Children
US$ 35.00

Rainbow Mountain Hike.
Set out on a grand adventure on this all-day excursion to Rainbow Mountain. You’ll be picked up at your hotel early in the morning to set out for Cusipata for breakfast. Continue on to the community of Wasi Pata where you’ll start your hike to Rainbow Mountain. As you take on this rigorous climb, appreciate the Red Valley and the mountain chain of Ausangate as well as the diversity of South American camelids, lakes and beautiful landscapes. At the summit, take in the breathtaking scenery of the colourful Vinicunca mountain making sure to snap a few shots before heading down and back to Cusipata for lunch. Hiking distance: 10km/ Highest point: 5,040m
Pricing Info
Adults
US$ 275.00
Children
US$ 275.00

Visit and Workshop at Choco Museum.
Visit the Choco Museum where you will learn the Peruvian chocolate making process from the cacao bean to the chocolate bar. You will participate in making the chocolate and experience the true feeling of a chocolate maker.
Pricing Info
Adults
US$ 43.00
Children
US$ 43.00

Moray and Maras incl fee.
Visit Moray, the Inca agricultural greenhouse or laboratory that consists of four platforms that seem to disappear into a crater. At a depth of 500 feet (150 meters), the overlapping concentric circular stone rings widen as they rise. It was an experimental location the Incas used to study the adaptation of plants with agriculture. Next is the village of Maras, renowned for its ancient salt mines and wells. The salt has been used for economic purposes since the time of the Inca. You will meet the villagers who explain ancient salt mining techniques and have a chance to participate.
Pricing Info
Adults
US$ 89.00
Children
US$ 89.00

One New Wonder of the World and an incredible seven days later, your trip will finally come to an end this morning. Leaving with priceless memories, a wealth of new knowledge and a wonderful group of new friends, you’ll make your way to the airport today. Departure is at leisure from Cusco Airport. When booking your international flight from Lima,-allow 3-4 hours of connecting time between the arrival of the national and the departure of the international flight.

Included Meals
Breakfast

Departure Return Offer Price
08 Dec 23 12 Dec 223 Last minute deal $2037 10% Off $1859
01 Mar 24 07 Mar 24 $2472
08, 15, 22 Mar 24 14, 21, 28 Mar 24 $2275
12, 19 Apr, 17, 31 May, 07, 14 Jun 24 18, 25 Apr, 23 May, 06, 13, 20 Jun 24 2024 Travel Sale $2275 10% Off $2079
28 Jun, 27 Sep 24 04 Jul, 03 Oct 24 2024 Travel Sale $2472 10% Off $2256
05, 19 Jul, 03, 16 Aug, 06, 13 Sep, 11 Oct 24 11, 25 Jul, 08, 22 Aug, 12, 19 Sep, 17 Oct 24 2024 Travel Sale $2275 10% Off $2079
15 Nov 24 21 Nov 24 $2275
13 Dec 24 19 Dec 24 $2225
28 Feb ,07, 14, 21 Mar, 11, 18 Apr, 16, 30 May, 06, 13, 27 Jun 25 06, 13, 20, 27 Mar, 17, 24 Apr, 22 May, 05, 12, 19 Jun, 03 Jul 25 $2375
04, 18 Jul, 01, 15 Aug, 05, 12, 26 Sep, 10 Oct, 14 Nov 25 10, 24 Jul, 07, 21 Aug, 11, 18 Sep, 02, 16 Oct, 20 Nov 25 $2375
12 Dec 25 18 Dec 25 $2325

*Prices are per person twin share

Booking Term and Conditions

The following conditions apply to bookings made after 15 August 2023 for tours departing on or after 1 April 2024. If you booked before 15 August 2023 or are travelling before 1 April 2024, please see the relevant Booking Conditions for your tour.

PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION

LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2  AIRLINE TICKETS
Deposit due per person $200 $350 As per airline policy
Final Payment due
(before departure)
60 days 90 days As per airline policy
Cancelation Charges (per person) if you cancel your holiday (No. of Days before travel)
Before Final Payment Date Deposit Deposit As per airline policy
Final Payment Date until 30 days before departure 50% 50% $75 plus airline charges
29 days – 2 days before departure 80% 80% $75 plus airline charges
1 day before or day of departure 100% 100% $75 plus airline charges

Cancellation charges pertain to the tour, extra nights’ accommodation as well as chargeable transfers.

NOTE: Included flights are outlined in each trip itinerary in our brochure or online. Guests travelling on any flight must provide their full name (as appears on their passport), date of birth and gender. Incomplete or inaccurate information may result in additional charges payable directly to the airline or in a worst-case scenario, be denied boarding.

Level 1: Cancellation fees are the minimum cancellation fee charged and is used unless the trip is described as Level 2.

Level 2: These trips are generally trips which include cruise/ferry, train, intra-trip flight elements and small group departures.

A full list of all trips and levels can be found at Tour Deposit Level.

Expired on Wednesday December 10th, 2025

Inclusions

Travel
6 days, 1 country and 4 cities

Accommodation
5 nights

Meals
5 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners

About this trip

INCLUDED SIGHTSEEING

  • Lima
    Explore the “City of the Kings” and see the Cathedral, Government Palace, Archbishop’s Palace, City Hall and visit San Francisco Monastery, famous for its catacombs
  • Machu Picchu
    Journey to the marvelous citadel of Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World
  • Cusco
    Discover Sacsayhuaman, Coricancha and the famous San Pedro market before enjoying a magical evening featuring an entertaining folklore show
  • Sacred Valley
    Visit the famous Pisac Market where local indigenous communities sell their wares and produce. Learn how to prepare the local empanada. Take a train expedition to Machu Picchu. Visit the workshop of local pottery artist Pablo Seminario
  • Sacred Valley
    Visit the famous Pisac Market where local indigenous communities sell their wares and produce. Visit the workshop at Mrs. Ernestina’s Empanada Shop, a family business since 4 generations and learn how to make empanadas before getting a taste.
  • Temple of the Sun
    Visit Coricancha, or the ‘Temple of the Sun’, the most important temple in the Incan Empire
  • Temple of the Sun
    Machu Picchu: Visit Coricancha, or the ‘Temple of the Sun’, the most important temple in the Incan Empire.
  • Lima
    Feast on an authentic meal at Asnapa restaurant
  • Lima
    Explore the “City of the Kings” and see the Cathedral, Government Palace, Archbishop’s Palace, City Hall and visit San Francisco Monastery, famous for its catacombs
  • Cusco
    Visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, a UNESCO world heritage site

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT ON EVERY TRIP

Unique or exclusive to Costsaver, here’s a sample of what’s included in your trip.

  • All internal air included in trip cost
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Many meals included
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • City orientation tours
  • Extensive variety of Choice Optional Experiences

Expired on Wednesday December 10th, 2025

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