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Peru Vacation

Sacred Valley and Incan Cities - 9 Days / 8 Nights
Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco and Lima

Adventures by Disney offers a Peru travel tour that cycles from Lima to Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco and back to Lima—exploring a blend of cultures, history and natural beauty. From traveling to Inca ruins to rafting remote rivers, there is something for everyone!

Trip Highlights Include:

  • Peruvian Weavings

    At the Center for Traditional Textiles in Cusco, master weavers demonstrate their intricate art, as well as how to spin and dye alpaca wool.

  • Urubamba River Rafting

    Hold onto your hat as you raft down the Urubamba River (Class I-II rapids). Experienced Guides describe the fascinating cultural and natural history as you glide along this scenic route.

  • Privately Guided Machu Picchu Tour

    Spend the afternoon exploring the fascinating ruins and stunning views of these magnificent structures surrounded by green peaks glazed by a soft mist.

  • Moray and Maras

    Take the ancient Incan path into these fascinating ruins and venture into the Sacred Valley as you tour the fascinating salt pan terraces.

  • Pachamanca Feast and Inca Dancing

    Enjoy a traditional Andean feast known as Pachamanca. Learn the history behind this event, then watch Teatro Sol y Luna perform the dances and stories of the Incas.

Adventure Dates

  • 2014
    • Mar 22-Mar 30, 2014
    • Apr 15-Apr 23, 2014
    • June 11-June 19, 2014
    • June 22-June 30, 2014
    • July 4-July 12, 2014
    • July 13-July 21, 2014
    • July 24-Aug 1, 2014
    • Aug 3-Aug 11, 2014*
    • Aug 13-Aug 21, 2014
    • Sep 14-Sep 22, 2014: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • Oct 4-Oct 12, 2014*: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • Dec 19-Dec 27, 2014*
  • 2015
    • Mar 12-Mar 20, 2015
    • May 30-Jun 7, 2015: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • June 10-June 18, 2015
    • June 21-June 29, 2015
    • July 2-July 10, 2015
    • July 12-July 20, 2015
    • Jul 23-July 31, 2015
    • Aug 2-Aug 10, 2015
    • Aug 12-Aug 20, 2015: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • Sep 13-Sep 21, 2015: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • Sep 23-Oct 1, 2015: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • Dec 19-Dec 27, 2015

*= Guaranteed departures

Adventure Daily Itinerary

Day One (2014)

Arrive at the Lima International Airport
Upon exiting customs, you will be met by an Adventures by Disney representative who will escort you to your transfer vehicle. Relax as the driver assists with your luggage and escorts you to the Casa Andina Private Collection Hotel in Lima.

Casa Andina Private Collection Hotel
Unwind while your Adventure Guides check you into your fine hotel in the Miraflores section of Lima. If your flight arrives early, take some time on your own to explore the diverse shops and restaurants in this vibrant neighborhood or enjoy the pool or spa* at the hotel. Ask your Adventure Guide for suggestions.

Meals are not included due to late-night arrivals.

*additional charges apply

Day One (2015)

Arrive at the Lima International Airport
Upon exiting customs, you will be met by an Adventures by Disney representative who will escort you to your transfer vehicle. Relax as the driver assists with your luggage and escorts you to the JW Marriott Miraflores.

JW Marriott Hotel Miraflores
Unwind while your Adventure Guides check you into your fine hotel in the Miraflores section of Lima. If your flight arrives early, take some time on your own to explore the diverse shops and restaurants in this vibrant neighborhood or enjoy the pool or spa* at the hotel. Ask your Adventure Guide for suggestions.

*Additional charges apply


Day Two (2014, 2015)

Fly to Cusco
After a one-hour flight, travel to Cusco (elevation 11,200 ft. above sea level) to begin your journey to the Sacred Valley (elevation 8000 - 9200 ft. above sea level). After a short flight, a motor coach takes you to the Center for Traditional Textiles (12,500 ft. above sea level) for a delicious lunch of traditional Peruvian foods.

Center for Traditional Textiles
This important center preserves the age-old customs of local Andean communities. Master weavers demonstrate their intricate art, as well as how to spin and dye alpaca wool. You may purchase fine textiles woven in the distinct patterns of different villages at the center's friendly shop.

The Sol y Luna Lodge & Spa
This peaceful hotel nestled in the heart of the Sacred Valley is surrounded by breathtakingly beautiful Andean mountains. Relax in your comfortable bungalow or enjoy some time on your own in the hotel's pool or fully equipped spa.* If you feel more energetic, the Sol y Luna offers horseback riding, biking and paragliding,* which you may choose to do independently.

Welcome Dinner
In the evening, you and your fellow travelers celebrate the beginning of your adventure with a traditional Andean feast known as Pachamanca. Learn the history behind this event, then watch Teatro Sol y Luna perform the dances and stories of the Incas.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

*Additional charges apply. Horseback riding and other activities have limited availability. They are booked on a first-come, first-served basis and must be booked directly with the hotel.


Day Three (2014, 2015)

Raft Trip Down the Urubamba
Enjoy the view and hold onto your hat as you raft down the Urubamba River (Class 1-2 rapids). The experienced guides explain the fascinating cultural and natural history as you glide along this scenic route.

Ollantaytambo buffet lunch at Casa Huacatay
Following a hearty buffet lunch in the courtyard of a local museum, explore this quaint town's narrow cobblestone streets and the amazing Inca ruins on the hill above. The hike up the ancient steps is taken at a leisurely pace, enabling you to observe the dramatic surroundings and impressive architecture while minimizing the possible fatigue due to the altitude (elevation 9160 ft. above sea level).

Junior Adventurer's Dinner
Later at the hotel, Junior Adventurers can enjoy their own special dinner and Disney Movie Night. Adults may join them or enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Four (2014, 2015)

Moray
Start the day in the ruins of Moray (elevation 11,106 ft above sea level) and learn about its unique circular terraces and the history of agriculture in the region. You have the option of hiking down into the ruin by taking the ancient Incan path, experiencing its history on its steep and uneven stairs.

Salt Pans of Maras
Tour the fascinating salt pan terraces where local families have been mining salt for over 500 years. If you choose, you can view more of the salt pans by hiking with an Adventure Guide downhill on a dirt trail into the Sacred Valley.

Lunch at Sol y Luna
After a ride on the motor coach back to Sol y Luna Hotel for a private picnic lunch in the delightful gardens.

Taste of Peru and Pizza Making
Begin the evening with a Pisco Sour tasting for adults and local fruit juices for Junior Adventurers. Then learn how to carve fruits and vegetables. Afterwards, watch a demonstration of Peruvian cooking and taste some of the delicious local specialties. End the culinary evening by preparing your own pizza, rolling the dough, adding your favorite toppings and then eating your savory creation!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Five (2014, 2015)

Train to Machu Picchu
Enjoy the memorable and scenic train journey to Aguas Calientes, where you board a coach to Machu Picchu -- "the lost city of the Incas" and one of the Seven New Wonders of the World.

Machu Picchu
As your private motor coach climbs to the site of Machu Picchu (elevation 8000 ft. above sea level), anticipate the extraordinary sight of these magnificent structures surrounded by green peaks glazed by a soft mist. You may even see llamas peacefully grazing among the terraces. After a tour led by a local expert, spend the afternoon exploring the fascinating ruins and stunning views on your own. Remember that this amazing hike is at a high altitude and requires climbing and descending steep, uneven stairs. Take time to sit and marvel at the wonders around you.

Lunch at Sanctuary Lodge
Join your fellow Adventurers for lunch at one of the restaurants at Sanctuary Lodge. After lunch, continue exploring the endless wonders of Machu Picchu.

Dinner at Sol y Luna
After a ride on the motor coach back to Sol y Luna Hotel, enjoy a leisurely dinner and share tales from the day with your fellow Adventurers.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Six (2014, 2015)

Pisac Market
On the way to Cusco, stop at lively Pisac Market where you can shop for local crafts, silver jewelry and alpaca sweaters. Practice your bartering skills or simply enjoy browsing at the colorful stalls.

Awana Kancha Camelids Center
In this living museum (elevation 9160 ft. above sea level), get up close and personal with llamas, alpacas and even the rare and precious vicuña. See how the soft wool from these South American "camels" is used to make beautiful woven textiles.

Lunch at Local Authentic Restaurant
Enjoy delicious Peruvian foods and flavors at a local authentic restaurant.

Walking Tour of Cusco
Upon arriving at your hotel*, explore historic Cusco (elevation 11,200 ft. above sea level) with a local expert. View the charming Spanish buildings and the amazing stone foundations of the original Inca city. Afterwards, stroll through the cobblestone streets of this colonial jewel and discover more treasures on your own. Again, pace yourself for the high altitude and occasional steep streets. The town is filled with wonderful places to rest.

Dinner On Your Own
Venture into beautiful Cusco for dinner on your own in this lively traveler's destination.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

*Cusco hotels are either Casa Andina Private Collection or the Libertador Palacio del Inka depending on departure date.


Day Seven (2014, 2015)

The Stones of Sacsayhuaman
Just outside Cusco is the imposing Inca fortress Sacsayhuaman, where 200-ton stones were moved miles with no modern machinery. Wander through the ruins and tunnels and take photos of the panoramic views. A local expert is there to explain the history and answer your questions. After the tour you may choose to join an Adventure Guide for a steep downhill walk back to town.

Lunch on Your Own and Afternoon Activities
Spend your final afternoon on your own in Cusco discovering its many charms. Your Adventure Guides can suggest where you can enjoy a family lunch. Later, each adventurer may paint a traditional, locally made wooden frame as a keepsake.

Dinner at the hotel
Dine on delicious local and international cuisine in your hotel's historic colonial restaurant. Junior Adventurers have their own special menu.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner


Day Eight (2014, 2015)

Farewell Lunch
Following a short flight to Lima, enjoy a special farewell lunch with your fellow travelers at Casa Aliaga. This magnificent colonial mansion is the longest continually inhabited family home in Peru. Pay attention, though, because the mansion is rumored to be haunted! Cap off your exciting week with a splendid meal and musical entertainment.

Afternoon in Lima
Following lunch, you may relax at the Casa Andina Private Collection Hotel located in the trendy Lima neighborhood of Miraflores. Your Adventure Guides will be happy to make arrangements for you should you choose to independently explore the sites of this colonial capital.

Since flight schedules to the United States vary greatly, Adventures by Disney includes this final night's accommodation as a convenience should your flight leave the following morning. For Guests departing on Day 9, breakfast at the hotel is included. Please note, however, that there are no other activities or meals following lunch today. Should you depart Lima later this evening, you may use your accommodation until departure time. In either case, a transfer to the airport and luggage handling is included.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day Nine (2014, 2015)

Breakfast at the Hotel
Enjoy a last breakfast in Peru with your fellow travelers.

Transfer to the Airport
Relax as your Adventure Guides handle your luggage and arrange for transportation to the Lima airport.

Meal Included: Breakfast


 

     


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