Day 1 :
Fly to Peru
- Arrive in Lima:
Fly across the Equator to Peru's bustling capital of Lima. Meet your Tour Director and begin exploring.
Day 2 :
- Explore Lima:
Discover the "City of Kings" and see the Cathedral, the Plaza de Armas, the Church of San Francisco, and the Presidential Palace.
- Larco Museum :
This afternoon, visit the Larco Museum with its private collection of over 45,000 pieces of craftsmanship showcasing 4,000 years of Peruvian history.
Day 3 :
- The Sican National Museum:
Journey to Chiclayo this morning. On your first stop this afternoon youll learn about the Sican culture at the Sican National Museum. View exhibits illustrating daily life and see the amazing contents from the tombs of Sican rulers, including intricate gold ceremonial grave goods.
- The Museum of the Royal Tombs of Sipn:
Visit the Museum of the Royal Tombs of Sipn. The museum houses important relics from the Moche culture, including the stunning gold ornaments and artifacts from the tomb of the Lord of Sipn.
Day 4 :
- Travel to 'The City of Eternal Spring':
Enjoy a walking tour of Trujillo, the earliest colonial city in Peru. Named after Pizarro's hometown in Spain, the city boasts a lovely and colorful colonial center.
Day 5 :
Temple of the Moon – Chan Chan – Huanchaco
- The Temples of the Sun and Moon:
Discover the painted murals found at the temples, which provide insight into the Moche civilization that occupied the area from 100800 AD.
- Visit Chan-Chan:
Continue to the vast pre-Columbian adobe city of Chan-Chanonce the heart of the Chimu Empire.
- Explore Huanchaco:
Head to the beach for a relaxing visit to Huanchaco. See the tortora reed rafts used by native fishermen.
Day 6 :
- Fly to Cuzco:
This morning, arrive in Cuzco, the historic capital and heart of the Inca Empire. Take in the sights of the city and surrounding areas, including the Korikancha temple, the ruins of Sacsayhuamn, and the Inca baths of Tampu Machay.
LEAP Activity | Pago a la Tierra
Discover ancient Incan rituals in one of the oldest traditions in the Andean World. With the help of Paqo, a wise man, participants ‘pay’ Mother Earth for everything she provides by gathering up and offering her a package filled with earthly gifts. The goddess is whimsical and the purpose of this ritual is to please her.
Day 7 :
- Explore Machu Picchu:
Board a train and travel through the Sacred Valley for a full-day excursion to Perus most famous destination, the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu. Set on a mountaintop deep in the jungle, Machu Picchu remained unknown to the outside world until 1911. Take a walking tour of the "Sacred City" with your local guide and enjoy the spectacular views.
- Return to Cuzco:
Day 8 :
- Return to Lima:
Depart on an overnight flight to the United States.
Day 9 :
Arrive Home in the United States