OVERVIEW

Immerse yourself in the incredible world of the Inca Empire as you trace the mysterious history on the Explore Peru & Cusco tour. Your group will travel around Lima and Cusco exploring the wonders of this beautiful country including the Korikancha Temple, Sacsayhuaman Fortress, and one of the most spectacular icons of the Incan world, Machu Picchu!

ITINERARY

DAY 1: TRAVEL DAY / LIMA, PERU

  • Travel to Lima, Peru and meet up with your JE tour director.
  • Have a briefing about the trip and all the sites that are going to be explored.
  • Transfer to the Hotel to check in.
  • Dinner at the hotel

DAY 2: GOVERNMENT PALACE / SAN FRANCISCO MONASTERY / LARCO MUSEUM    

  • Breakfast and Devotions
  • Visit Lima’s Historical Center, the Government Palace, San Francisco Monastery and the Cathedral
  • Lunch
  • Visit the Larco Museum to view the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru
  • Take an afternoon walking tour to the suburbs of Miraflores
  • Visit the famous “Parque del Amor” located right at the edge of the Pacific Coast
  • Back to Hotel for dinner

DAY 3: FLY TO CUSCO / SACRED VALLEY / KORIKANCHA TEMPLE / SACSAYHUAMAN FORTRESS

  • Breakfast and Devotions
  • Fly to Cusco
  • Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Visit Korikancha Temple
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon guided tour of Sacsayhuaman Fortress
  • Dinner

DAY 4:  TOWN OF MARAS / CHIHIRO / MORAY / SALT MINES

  • Breakfast and Devotions
  • Travel to the town of Chichero, and see a weaving demonstration by the native people
  • Visit the town of Maras and overlook Moray, the Inca’s agricultural laboratory
  • Lunch
  • Visit the Maras salt ponds and explore all of the learning opportunities
  • Dinner

DAY 5: MACHU PICCHU / AGUAS CALIENTES

  • Breakfast and Devotions
  • Travel by train through the cloud forest and an orchid-filled jungle before reaching the town of Aguas Calientes
  • Visit Machu Picchu, the fabled “Lost City of the Inca” and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and UNESCO, World Heritage Site
  • Lunch
  • Back to hotel for dinner

DAY 6: OLLANTAYTAMBO / CERAMICS STUDIO / PISAC MARKET

  • Breakfast and Devotions
  • Take the expedition train to Ollantaytambo train station
  • Have a guided tour of Ollantaytambo including the Sun Temple
  • Lunch
  • Visit a ceramics studio
  • Market of Pisac
  • Dinner

DAY 7: CUSCO / HORSEBACK RIDING

  • Breakfast and Devotions
  • Visit Cusco’s local market
  • Horseback riding excursion around Cusco to see the wonderful scenic views
  • Lunch
  • Enjoy free time in Cusco
  • Dinner

DAY 8: SAN BLAS TOWN / CHOCOLATE FACTORY / CUSCO

  • Breakfast and Devotions
  • Take a walking tour to the nearby town of San Blas
  • Visit a Chocolate Factory – Here your group will be able to see the chocolate making process from the cacao bean to the chocolate bar.
  • Enjoy the last afternoon in Cusco
  • Dinner

DAY 9: TRAVEL DAY

  • Breakfast and Devotions
  • Fly to Lima
  • Depart for home

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WHY TRAVEL WITH JE?

Here at Joshua Expeditions, our ultimate goal is to provide opportunities for life change through travel. Every high-quality travel experience with JE is a chance for travelers to deepen their understanding of God, examine new cultures through a Biblical worldview, and help give back through the JE Ministry Fund. Explore the world with JE and see how you can make a difference.

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