Peru Travel 9 Days / 8 nigths – Group Tours

Starting at Per Person : $ 1000.00

Tour TypeHistory, Cultural, Ecology

Tour DistanceAll tour is done by transportation

DifficultyNone

ConsiderationsWe will book your Machu Picchu entrance and train tickets

SeasonFrom April to December

Trail ClosetOpen all year

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Peru Travel 9 Days / 8 nigths - Group Tours

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“Get ready for an incredible 9-day Peru Travel Packages, where you’ll explore Lima, Paracas, Nazca, Ica, Huacachina, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountain, and Humantay Lake, all in just 9 action-packed days! From the bustling streets of Lima to the mysterious Nazca Lines, and from the serene beauty of Huacachina to the ancient wonders of Cusco and Machu Picchu, this journey has it all. You’ll also witness the vibrant colors of Rainbow Mountain and relax by the tranquil shores of Humantay Lake. Join us on this diverse and exciting expedition that showcases Peru’s rich history, culture, and stunning landscapes, all conveniently wrapped into a 9-day experience.

Summary

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Overview of Peru Travel 9 Days: This tour includes visits to Lima, Paracas, Nazca, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountain, and Humantay Lake in 9 incredible days

Day 1:
Arrival to Lima and afternoon city tour

You will be welcomed at the Lima  airport by our staff and escorted to your hotel or hostel.
After lunch, your adventure in  Lima begins

Day 2:
Tour Ica – Ballestas Islands tour – Huacachina

At 4:00 AM  we will pick up from your hotel, We will travel 245 kilometers along the Pan-American Highway until we reach Paracas a tourist resort in the province of Pisco.

Day 3:
Ica- Flight over The Nazca Lines – Lima

Flight over the Nazca Lines, you will be able to observe up to 12 of the most enigmatic figures for 35 minutes: 1. The Whale, 2. Trapezoids, 3. Astronaut, 4. Monkey, 5. Dog, 6. Condor, 7. Spider, 8. Hummingbird , 9. Alcatraz/Flamingo, 10. Parrot, 11. The Hands, 12. The Tree.

Day 4:
Flight Lima to Cusco – Arrival in Cusco – City Tour  in Cusco

You will be welcomed at the Cusco airport by our staff and escorted to your hotel or hostel.
After lunch, your adventure in Cusco begins

Day 5:
Sacred Valley Tour and Overnight in Aguas Calientes

The tour begins at 8:00am with pickup at your hotel or hostel and a picturesque ride to the village of Pisac for a visit to its famous craft market. Located 33 kilometers from Cusco, the village of Pisac sits below one of Cusco´s most important archeological sites,4:30 p.m train to Aguas Calientes, After an approximately two-hour journey through the Andes, you will arrive at Aguas Calientes train station, where you will be greeted by our staff and escorted to your hotel and hostel to spend the night

Day 6:
Machu Picchu Tour and Returning to Cusco

Today you will visit Machu Picchu. You will determine, with your tour guide, the best time to start your day. Most people prefer to rise at 7 a.m.

Day 7:
Rainbow Mountain Full Day Hike

Our day will begin with an early pickup from your accommodation in Cusco, between 4:30 and 5:00 am. Our private transportation will take you from the south of Cusco to the town of Cusipata.

Day 8:
Humantay Lake Full Day Hike

Our day will begin with an early pickup from your accommodation in Cusco, between 4:20 and 4:50 am. Our private transportation will take you from the south of Cusco to the town of Cusipata.

Day 9:
Good Bye Cusco – Return to Lima

We will pick you up from your hotel and bring you to the airport for your flight to Lima.

New Regulations

In January 2019, changes to the Machu Picchu visitation rules were implemented. Now, entrance tickets to the citadel are sold for specific time slots, starting at 6:00 AM, 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, and 2:00 PM.

With this new entry system, visitors board the bus to Machu Picchu one hour or 30 minutes before the visitation time printed on their ticket. This way, they do not have to endure unnecessary queues in Machu Picchu Pueblo, nor do they contribute to crowding at the entrances to the Inca city.

Meanwhile, visitors who wish to walk to Machu Picchu must depart one and a half hours before their designated visitation time.

In January 2021, new visitation routes or circuits were introduced at Machu Picchu with the aim of preserving the archaeological site for future generations. Each visitor follows a circuit according to the type of entrance ticket they have purchased, whether it’s for visiting Machu Picchu only, Huayna Picchu mountain, or Machupicchu mountain.

For more detailed information about the different circuits and specific entrance schedules, we invite you to read this link on Schedules and New Circuits for Visiting Machu Picchu or to contact us directly. We can provide you with all the necessary information and address any questions you may have.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Lima and afternoon city tour

Highlight of the day: Visit the Cathedral of Lima where Francisco Pizarro is buried

Upon your arrival in Lima, we will transfer you to the hotel of your choice. After you arrive, you will have free time to take a short rest.

In the afternoon, you’ll meet your English-speaking guide for your exciting tour of Lima, which will take you to the city’s main historical, religious, and more interesting contemporary sites. Stops include the ruins of Huaca Pucllana in Miraflores followed by a visit to the colonial Plaza Mayor in the historic center. Here you’ll see the Government Palaces, the Cathedral where Francisco Pizarro is buried, and the San Francisco Monastery, famous for its catacombs where over 250,000 human bones are still on display. You’ll then check out some modern, upscale areas, including Larcomar, and return to your hotel in the early evening.

Hotel night in Lima.

city tour lima

Day 2: Tour Ica – Ballestas Islands tour – Huacachina

Highlight of the day: Visit the most  important sanctuary for marine life in Peru.

At 4:00 AM  we will pick up from your hotel, We will travel 245 kilometers along the Pan-American Highway until we reach Paracas, a tourist resort in the province of Pisco. On the way we will have a brief stop in the city of Chincha to use the services and / or taste a typical breakfast of that city (optional), we continue with the tour until we reach our destination point, Paracas at approximately 7:45 am

08:00 AMDEPARTURE TO THE BALLESTAS ISLANDS: In a motorized slider, On our tour we will appreciate the famous Candelabra, this is an immense petroglyph; located in the Bay of Independence, Paracas. Continuing our tour 30 minutes offshore we will observe the biodiversity of marine fauna resident in the Ballestas Islands such as: Guaneras and marine birds such as the famous Peruvian Piquero, Cormorant Guanay, Cormorant of Red Legs, Zarcillo, Peruvian Pelican, Humboldt Penguin, Sea lions and dolphins After 02 hours of tour we will return to the private port of the Bay of Independence, to continue with our next excursion, 10:00 to

10:30 am. Departure to the city of Ica 11:00 AM. WE WILL VISIT THE CRAFTS VITIVINICOLA WINERY “EL CATADOR” or “NIETO” Winner of national awards. Here we will know how the wine and pisco are made in an artisanal way and de-taste of the liquors of the winery.TIME TO LUNCH

16:30. P.M. VISIT TO THE OASIS AND LAGOON OF HUACA-CHINA: This is a natural oasis located five kilometers west of the city of Ica, surrounded by huge dunes, emerald green waters, around it there is abundant vegetation composed of palm trees, eucalyptus ( introduced species) and the carob tree species known as Huarango, which is used for resting migratory birds that pass through this region. Here we will do in 1 hour 30 minutes the tour in BUGGY (tubular), ideal for people who like to feel the speed, adrenaline and wind winding their face, and who are not interested in sticking a sand bath when our BUGGY begins to climb and go down the biggest dunes of this place. At the end of the tour we will return to the Oasis of Huaca-china; where you can walk through the spa and take pictures.

Hotel night in Ica.

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Day 3:Ica- Flight over The Nazca Lines – Lima

Highlight of the day: Nazca Lines. Built between 500 BC and 500 AD, the Nazca Lines are a World Heritage Site

8:00 AM we will board our private transport, we will make a trip of 2 hours until we reach the city of Nazca.

Flight over the Nazca Lines, you will be able to observe up to 12 of the most enigmatic figures for 35 minutes: 1. The Whale, 2. Trapezoids, 3. Astronaut, 4. Monkey, 5. Dog, 6. Condor, 7. Spider, 8. Hummingbird , 9. Alcatraz/Flamingo, 10. Parrot, 11. The Hands, 12. The Tree.

After the overflight and after having an exquisite lunch, we will depart in our private transport until we reach the city of Lima (06 hours of travel).

Hotel night in Lima.

flight on the nazca lines

Day 4: Flight Lima to Cusco – Arrival in Cusco – City Tour  in Cusco

Highlight of the day: You will begin to learn about Peru´s enchanting history and culture on an optional tour

You will be welcomed at the Cusco airport by our staff and escorted to your hotel or hostel.
After lunch, your adventure in Cusco begins

At 1 p.m., we will meet you at your hotel lobby to begin your tour. From here, you will head to Cusco’s Plaza de Armas, where you will visit the famous cathedral. Following, you will continue on foot through an ancient Inca-built street from the Plaza de Armas to the Q’oricancha, the Temple of the Sun. At the Q’oricancha you will be able to compare and contrast the building methods of the Incan culture and Catholicism. This was the key spiritual center of the Incas, which leads to all four quarters of the Inca Empire. There is also a bronze, high altar to be seen.

From Q’oricancha, your group will walk down Avenida El Sol, where you will take your bus 25 minutes outside of the city. You will be taken to the majestic Inca site, Sacsayhuaman, with its enigmatic, 200 ton monoliths, You will be able to hear from your guide and then, explore on your own.

From Sacsayhuaman, you will take a five minute bus ride to the Q’enqo Inca site to see its fascinating Incan altars. Following, you will take another five minute drive to Puca Pucara, a small, circular Inca site. The final stop on our tour is Tambomachay, a water temple with impressive water fountains, thought to be used by the Inca for bathing. We’ll then drive back down to Cusco where the tour ends in the main square, unless you are taking a private tour, in which case, we will return you to your hotel.

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Day 5: Sacred Valley Tour and Overnight in Aguas Calientes

Highlight of the day: Learning a lot about the Inca empire and understanding more about the different sites.

The tour begins at 8:00am with pickup at your hotel or hostel and a picturesque ride to the village of Pisac for a visit to its famous craft market. Located 33 kilometers from Cusco, the village of Pisac sits below one of Cusco´s most important archeological sites, where you will be able to explore an ancient Inca agricultural center and its stunning terraces. In Urubamba, or “The Heart of the Sacred Valley,” you can eat lunch (not included) in the shadow of snow-capped Chicon Mountain and explore the lush, palm-filled Plaza de Armas before continuing with the afternoon portion of the tour.

Next, you will arrive in Ollantaytambo, where villagers still live in ancient stone houses built by the Incas around Hanan Huacaypata Square. You will experience the majesty of one of the Inca´s most impregnable fortresses, as you climb to the scenic Temple of the Sun and admire the sophisticated engineering of the Baths of the Princess.

Finally, you will board the 4:30 p.m train to Aguas Calientes, After an approximately two-hour journey through the Andes, you will arrive at Aguas Calientes train station, where you will be greeted by our staff and escorted to your hotel and hostel to spend the night before your day at Machu Picchu. At dinner, you will be briefed on the next day´s tour and itinerary.

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Day 6: Machu Picchu Tour and Returning to Cusco

Highlight of the day: Exploring the amazing Machu Picchu and learning all of its secrets.

Today you will visit Machu Picchu. You will determine, with your tour guide, the best time to start your day. Most people prefer to rise at 4 a.m. walk to the bus station to take one of the first buses up to Machu Picchu. It can be enjoyable to arrive at the ruins as soon as they open, at 6 a.m., to catch the magical mists on the ruins as the sun rises. After a 25 minute bus ride to Machu Picchu, your tour guide will take you to the best views before the day trippers arrive. Then, we will start the two hour guided, walking tour, exploring all of the famous places of this impressive citadel: After the tour, you will have time to explore the ruins on your own. If you have booked permits to climb Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain, you will head to that adventure. If you chose not to book a hike, you can climb to the Sun Gate and witness its amazing views. At around 12:p.m or 1 p.m., you will need to take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes to enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants there. Be sure to arrive at the train station 30 minutes before your departure.

Note: Machu Picchu Inca site is different from Machu Picchu Mountain. When most people refer to Machu Picchu, they are referring to the archeological site. Machu Picchu Mountain requires a separate permit to climb. Please notify us if you are interested and we can book this for you. It must be done in advance and is a part of your entry into the site

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Day 7 –  Rainbow Mountain Full Day Hike

Highlight of the day: Exploring the amazing Rainbow mountain and it wonderful colors

Your day will begin with an early pickup from your accommodation in Cusco, between 4:30 and 5:00 am. Our private transportation will take you from the south of Cusco to the town of Cusipata. The transfer lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Upon arrival in Cusipata, we will have breakfast. After breakfast, we will continue our trip to the Rainbow Mountain for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. On the way to the mountain, you will have the chance to enjoy beautiful landscapes and to see the wildlife.

We will start our adventure with a walk uphill for about 1 hour and a half, appreciating in the background snowy mountains and wonderful landscapes. Then, we will finally reach the point to which we will be able to appreciate the colors of the Rainbow Mountain and the stunning view it offers.

After visiting and taking pictures, we will return the same way we came with a 1.5-hours hike, have lunch, and start the drive back to Cusco, arriving between 5:00 and 5:30 pm.

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Day 8 – Humantay Full Day Hike

Highlight of the day: Enjoy the amazing spectacular views of the turquoise waters of Humantay Lake

We will pick you up between 4:30 a.m.and 5:00.a.m from your accommodation in Cusco. We will then travel by private van to the village of Mollepata in the rich countryside of the Apurimac valley. The scenic trip lasts for 2 and a half hours before we arrive at Mollepata, where we  normally stop for 30 minutes to have breakfast. Then, we will continue our journey towards Soraypampa, where we will start our trek (4000m/12,750ft). We will start hiking up a moderate slope for one and a half hours until we reach Humantay lake (4,300M, 14,107Ft). From this point, we can soak in the spectacular views of the turquoise waters of Humantay Lake that lays peacefully at the base of the picturesque Humantay Glacier and is one of the most stunning places in the Cusco Region. We will continue our downhill trek for one and half hours to Soraypampa located at (4000m/12,750ft), and have lunch. Finally, after an amazing journey, you will travel for 2 1/2 hours in a van before you arrive back at your accommodation. Your arrival time in Cusco will be approximately 6:00 p.m.

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Day 9 – Good Bye Cusco – Return to Lima

We will pick you up from your hotel and bring you to the airport for your flight to Lima.

cusco lima

Options Pricing

Hotel booking is subject to availability of spaces.
The cost of the tour packages are based on double or matrimonial room. For an individual room an extra payment has to be made.
Prices do not include VAT for Peruvian passengers.

Please note that meals are not included on this tour; however, with several excellent restaurants in Cusco, you will have no trouble finding plenty to eat!

You can read all our reviews and recommendation  in  Tripadvisor: TRIPADVISOR INTI SUN TREK

Inclusions

Included in your Peru Travel 9 Days: 

  • Day 1: Transportation to and from the airport on your arrival day in Lima
    City Tour in Lima – Transport and guide, Tourist ticket or entrance fees to see the sites in the Lima City tour
  • Day 2: Tour Ica – Ballestas Islands tour – Huacachina –  Pick up from your hotel, double decker bus “tour ticket” from Lima – Paracas – Ica- Nazca- Lima, Boat to Ballestas Islands, Entrance fees
  • Day 3: Ica- Flight over The Nazca Lines – Lima – Pick up from your hotel in Ica, 2 hours Transportation to Nazca, Flight over the Nazca Lines, Entrance fees, Local Airport taxes, 6 hours Transportation back to Lima.
  • Day 4: Flight from Lima to Cusco – Arrival in Cusco 
  • City Tour in Cusco in the afternoon – Transportation to and from the airport on your arrival day in Cusco
    Afternoon City Tour – Transport and guide, Tourist ticket or entrance fees to see the sites in the Cusco City tour
  • Day 5: Sacred Valley Tour and Overnight in Aguas Calientes Transfer from your hotel, Guide who is fluent in English, Tourist transportation to the sites in the Sacred Valley, Tourist ticket or entrance fees to see the sites in the sacred valley tour, Lunch in the tour, One night stay in an Aguas Calientes hostel
  • Day 6: Machu Picchu in Tour Round trip train tickets (tourist class) (Ollanta – Aguas Calientes – Ollanta)Round trip bus tickets (Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu.) Professional bilingual tour guide, Entrance to Machu Picchu, Walking tour in Machu Picchu, Transportation back from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Day 7: Rainbow Mountain Full Day Hike Round trip transportation, buffet breakfast and Lunch, professional bilingual tour guide, entrance fees to the Rainbow Mountain
  • Day 8: Humantay Full Day Hike  Round trip transportation, buffet breakfast and Lunch, professional bilingual tour guide, entrance fees to the Humantay Lake
  • Day 9: Transportation to the airport of Cusco
  • 2 Nights in a Hotel Lima
  • 1 Night in a Hotel in Ica
  • 4 Nights in a Hotel in Cusco
  • 1 Night in a Hotel in Aguas Calientes

Not Included in your Peru Travel 9 Days:

  • All breakfast, lunchs  and dinners that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary
  • Flights (Lima – Cusco – Lima)
  • Entrance to the mountain of Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Peak (optional $40 USD).

What to bring

What you need to bring

  • Original passport and migration card (TAM)
  • Sneakers or hiking shoes
  • water
  • We strongly recommend to bring your Camel Back and water canteen due to that government of Peru will not allow disposable plastic bottles anymore on the Inca trail and in Machu Picchu.
  • Raincoat (long poncho) during the rainy season.
  • Warm jacket
  • Gloves and hat
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • T-shirts
  • Long pants.
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Medicine and / or personal items/toiletries
  • Toilet paper
  • A backpack or lightweight suitcase (between 5-6 kilos for tours in Machu Picchu)
  • Camera or camcorder, film, memory cards
  • Cash in small denominations of Peruvian nuevo soles
  • Bathing suit for the hot springs (optional)

 

before you go

When is the best time to visit Peru

The best time to visit Peru is between the months of May and September (Peru’s winter). This is the dry season in the Andes Mountains, therefore it’s the best time to see the most popular sites like Machu Picchu, Cusco and the Inca Trail. The best time to visit coastal Lima is the opposite, between December and April (Peru’s summer). During the summer months you can enjoy Lima’s warm sunshine and avoid the chilly mist and clouds of winter.

How much time do I need to visit Peru

You can see the top sites of Peru in as little as four days, while you can get the full breadth of the country in two weeks. The majority of visitors spend somewhere in between — around a week to 10 days depending on what destinations they wish to see. Travelers focused on the beloved Andean sites of Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley and Cusco need a week or so. Travelers wanting to see the coast, mountains and rainforest should plan 10-11 days. Additional destinations like Lake Titicaca, Arequipa and Nazca Lines each add another 2-4 days.

Do I need a visa?

Visitors from the United States, Canada, European Union, Australia, New Zealand and select other countries do not need a tourist visa to visit Peru. Peruvian Immigrations will mark your passport upon arrival to Peru with how many days you are permitted to stay, typically 90 days. Remember that your passport must be valid for more than six months after your departure date. For specific information about additional countries’ visa requirements, visit VisaHQ.

What vaccinations should I get??

In general, all travelers should have their routine vaccinations up-to-date, plus Hepatitis A and Typhoid vaccines (especially those staying in rural areas). Yellow fever vaccine is recommended for those visiting the Amazon rainforest. For more information, visit the CDC Peru website and speak with your doctor for information about vaccination recommendations and requirements when traveling to Peru.!!

What language is spoken in Peru

The primary language spoken throughout Peru is Spanish. Other official languages of Peru are the indigenous languages of Quechua and Aymara, which you will hear more in rural areas. English is not widely spoken in Peru, though you can get by with no problem with the help of guides, hotel personnel and language translation apps. It is helpful to learn some basic Spanish before your trip if possible as well.

Is Peru safe?

Yes, Peru is a safe tourist destination. Violent crime is no more common in Peru than any other tourist destination in the world. Of course, like anywhere, you should exercise caution to avoid petty crime like robbery by keeping your valuables secure and avoiding dark, non-touristy places at night. Be aware of your surroundings, know your route and keep your personal items secure and you will be fine.

Is tap water safe to drink?

In Peru, the tap water is not safe to drink. For drinking water, stick to bottled water. We recommend brands like San Mateo and San Luis, which can be found at any corner bodega or supermarket. Tap water boiled vigorously for a minute or more is also safe for hot beverages, although those with a sensitive stomach should boil bottled water instead. The tap water is fine for brushing your teeth, just avoid swallowing it.

What is the best mode of transportation

Our Peru packages include all your secure transfers and transport with specific pickup locations for your ease and convenience. For any independent exploring throughout the city, we recommend simply booking a secure taxi through your hotel. Or, you can use a rideshare app like Uber or Cabify. We recommend apps like Uber over hailing a street taxi, so that you can confirm your driver/vehicle and easily visualize your route. The street bus system can be a bit tricky to navigate, but Lima’s Metropolitano offers easy rides to the historic center.

What kind of adapter/converter do I need for my electronics?

Peru uses a 220 volt, 60 cycle current while the US uses a 120 volt supply. Luckily, most laptops, cameras and mobile phones can accept dual voltage (110V/220V) , but be sure to confirm before plugging in. Other electronics, like hair straighteners, are likely 110V so you will need a converter for those. Conveniently, the outlets in Peru are often the two-pronged flat type like in the US, especially at popular hotels, but in some locations you will find the two or three prong circular kind. It’s a good idea to bring both a converter and adapter just in case. However, the converter can be skipped if you are sure your electronics are dual voltage

Can I use the ATMs?

Yes, and they are plentiful in the major cities. You can step into any BCP, Scotiabank, Interbank, BBVA Continental or others and use their ATM with your debit card for a $3-$6 fee. The machines at these banks all have options in English. Opt to use an ATM located inside a bank rather than on the street for higher security.

Is Lima worth visiting?

Lima is a very interesting metro area with many things to see. There is a historic central area, a beautiful coastline with 2+ miles of continuous parks, an artsy bohemian district and a world-renowned culinary scene. You can stay at a comfortable hotel in the popular Miraflores, San Isidro or Barranco districts and enjoy day tours or wander around at your leisure sampling the amazing food and wandering into the shops. Keep in mind that between the months of June and October it is extremely cloudy and often misty in Lima, the rest of the year is more moderate and sunny.

 

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