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New Year's Peru & Machu Picchu Adventure

10 days, 4 cities28
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From $2389 without flightsPayments as low as $152

Two llamas in front of ancient ruins in mountains
Two llamas in front of ancient ruins in mountains
A coast lined by a city on brown cliffs
Many large stone walls with a person standing in front of it
Colorful woven belts with different colored flowers weaved into the vibrant fabric
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Why go?

Start in the bustling city of Lima, where old meets new. Then, ring in the new year in Cuzco before stepping back in time and above the clouds into the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu. This trip is a dash of ancient history, a drop of breathtaking vistas, and a heaping helping of adventure.

Picture yourself

  • Watching a legendary sunrise at Machu Picchu

  • Taking selfies with llamas and alpacas

  • Exploring Cuzco, a modern city at a staggering elevation of 11,150 feet

  • Visiting Incan archaeological sites like the fortress of Sacsayhuaman

  • Learning to make (and drink) pisco sours, a Peruvian classic

What you'll get

  • Round-trip flights & airport transfers (or book 'em yourself)

  • 9 nights in handpicked accommodations

  • 9 breakfasts

  • 3 dinners

  • Expert Tour Director

  • 24/7 support

  • A New Year's celebration in Cuzco

  • 3 insider tours with local guides

  • Guided excursion to Sacred Valley of the Incas

  • Entrance to Machu Picchu

Map for the New Year's Peru & Machu Picchu Adventure tour
Full trip itinerary

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Flight to Lima

    Board your flight, and arrive in Lima late tonight. After you get through customs, your Tour Director will be there to take you to the hotel.

  • Day 2: Sightseeing Tour of Lima + Welcome Dinner

    Today, a local guide will lead you on a tour of both the modern and colonial quarters of Lima. Lima was once the center of “the New World,” and is now a bustling metropolis. The city is home to many of South America’s best museums, swankiest shops and tastiest restaurants. You’ll see the city’s cathedral, Plaza de Armas and Church of San Francisco, which houses a museum of religious art and some creepy 16th-century catacombs.

    In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner of local cuisine and drinks with fellow travelers at an authentic local spot. Afterwards, you’re free to take the party elsewhere!

  • Day 3: Travel to Cuzco

    Wake up and head to Lima’s airport for a flight to Cuzco, the center of Incan culture and a beautiful Spanish colonial city. The entire city is located about 11,200 feet above sea level, and boasts some amazing local food and shopping. Check in at your hotel then head out on today’s guided sightseeing tour, where you’ll stop by the old Spanish cathedral, La Merced Church, and the extravagant Koricancha Temple, which was once fully covered in gold and serves as a testament to the wealth and power of the Incas. Later, venture off to three separate Incan archaeological sites, including the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, the location of a historic battle that forever changed Peruvian life. The Spanish defeated the Incas here in 1536.

  • Day 4: Sacred Valley of the Incas + Included Dinner

    A local guide leads you on a full-day sightseeing tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, nestled between Cuzco, Machu Picchu and the surrounding Andes Mountains. The valley is rich in ruins and traditional, native villages and is in some ways even more historically important than Machu Picchu. You’ll visit several local market towns, including Pisac in addition to exploring the longest man-made, pre-Columbian canal ever built. After this, continue on to the town of Ollantaytambo, where you’ll stay for the night. Marvel at the enormous fortress before you, and imagine what it must have felt like for the Incas as they braced for the arrival of Spanish invaders. Dinner is included on this evening.

  • Day 5: Experience Machu Picchu

    Today, take a train ride from Ollantaytambo through the lush valleys that lead to Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas.” You will be staying the night at the foot of the mountain in the town of Aguas Calientes. Machu Picchu is completely hidden from the valley floor and is truly one of the world’s most incredible sights. Cross a big one off your bucket list. Explore the perfect stonework of the Temple of the Sun, the fountains of the Royal Sector, and the views from the Temple of the Three Windows.

  • Day 6: Travel to Cuzco + Optional Return to Machu Picchu

    This afternoon, take a train ride back to Cuzco. Before hand, have the chance to enjoy Machu Picchu one more time with an optional return visit.

    Return to Machu Picchu (extra cost)

    Return for a second visit if you can’t get enough Machu Picchu (we don’t blame you). Beat the crowds bright and early, and enjoy the quiet, unobstructed beauty of the ruins from the top of Huchuy Picchu.

    This excursion is pre-book only; if your trip is less than 60 days away, please call 800-766-2645 to purchase. This excursion is also non-refundable 65 days prior to departure.

  • Day 7: Free Day in Cuzco

    The day is yours! And after New Year’s Eve maybe you could use it. Pour yourself some chicha (corn beer) and spend your day playing pub games with the locals. One favorite involves tossing metal disks as close to a frog statue as possible. Alternatively, fill up on ceviche and brainstorm some New Year’s resolutions (tip: hitting the gym can wait until you get home!)

  • Day 8: Free Day + Pisco Sour Workshop

    Spend a free day in Cuzco exploring on your own, or join the group for an optional excursion to taste some local Pisco.

    Farewell Dinner
    Say your goodbyes over one last dinner with your group.

    Pisco Sour Workshop (extra cost)

    Your new fav drink, pisco, is a Peruvian brandy made from wine or fruit juice. Learn how this magical elixir is made, sample three different styles, and try making your own cocktail. Wrap things up by sampling snacks and tapas.

    Why wait? Save money by booking this optional excursion before your trip departs.

  • Day 9: Travel to Lima and Fly Home

    Head back to Lima for the afternoon. Depending on your itinerary, you'll either fly out tonight or early tomorrow morning.

  • Day 10: Arrive Home

    Arrive home in the late morning or afternoon from your overnight flight.

    –OR–

    EXTEND YOUR TRIP 2 WAYS

    1. Double the fun
    A lot of our trips line up back to back! Give us a call—we can help you add another and save big while you're at it.

    2. Go ahead or stay behind
    Extending your trip is easy! During checkout, you'll have the option to fly to (or from) the gateway of your choice for an additional fee. We'll adjust your flights accordingly, but you'll be responsible to take care of your transportation, hotels, and other logistics outside of tour.

    Note: Depending on your desired gateways, additional fees may apply.

Reviews


Overall rating: 4.9 out of 5
Based on 28 authentic traveler reviews
  • Peru with Sally is life changing

      Briana, traveled Dec. 2023

    This truly is the trip of a lifetime. I was so lucky to have Sally as my tour guide. Sally made this so much more than a trip to Machu Picchu. I came expecting some adventure and of course some amazing photos but left feeling changed as a human being. She shared so many beautiful stories and pieces of her culture that made me have a deeper appreciation for P... See more

  • SALLY IS THE BEST

      Anonymous, traveled Dec. 2023

    If you book this trip and get Sally as your tour director, you are going to have the time of your life. No notes- she is an incredible human being and went above and beyond. If we wanted a recommendation, reservation, etc she would help us and even call places to get us a table with a good view, open a shop early, literally anything. I researched Peru on my ... See more

  • SALLY IS AMAZING

      Candace, traveled Dec. 2023

    Spending New Year's in Peru is something I will never forget! I am so grateful for the opportunity to experience the magic of Machu Picchu. This trip was amazing due to our Tour Director, Sally!!! She is so thoughtful and knowledgable of not only Peru but Machu Picchu! She made this trip an experience I'll never forget. You won't reget booking this trip!!

  • Once in a lifetime experience!

      Katherine, traveled Dec. 2023

    This trip is life changing! I went thinking I would cross off a bucket list item of seeing Machu Picchu and left with a lifetime worth of experiences. Sally was the absolute best tour director I could’ve asked for, she went above and beyond for all of us on the trip! She had recommendations for everything, knew all the local spots for us to visit, and it was... See more

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Dates: Dec. 26, 2024 – Jan. 4, 2025December 26, 2024 – January 4, 2025

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