Peru with The Sisterhood featuring Machu Picchu August 1-12, 2023
From the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu to the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, the magical wonders of Peru are waiting behind every corner. Take in Lima and see the historical side of the “City of Kings.” Explore Andean art forms and the local way of life during your stay in the Sacred Valley. At Machu Picchu, explore not once - but twice! Explore Cusco, a city that blends Inca and Spanish colonial influences. Discover the birthplace of the Incan Empire in Puno and Lake Titicaca. Meet the indigenous Uros people of the floating islands on Lake Titicaca. Visit Ballestas Island to see the wildlife. Step into the past as you explore mysterious ancient sites and immerse yourself in the culture as you taste the country’s renowned cuisine.
THIS IS NOT A HIKING TRIP!
Don't miss your opportunity to join Sisterhood Travels for this incredible women-only once-in-a-lifetime trip. We promise you lots of fun, laughs, spectacular sightseeing and most of all....the magic of Sisterhood!
BOOK WITH YOUR DEPOSIT BY MAY 31, 2022 AND RECEIVE AN EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT OF $200 PER PERSON!
August 1, 2023 Today, you'll arrive in Lima, Peru where you'll meet all of your Sisters. When you arrive at the airport, your car will be waiting to whisk you away to check into your hotel. You can arrive at any time today as our tour officially begins in the morning. Take some time to rest and relax! (All meals on your own today) Hotel: Casa Andina Premium Miraflores August 2, 2023 Today, we'll enjoy some guided sightseeing including the Plaza de Armas, the Government Palace, Cathedral, and San Francisco Monastery. We'll also have a visit with tastings at a Peruvian food market. This evening, you're in for a treat as we enjoy a Welcome Dinner at Casa Garcia Alvarado (one of Lima’s finest historic homes). (B,D) Hotel: Casa Andina Premium Miraflores
August 3, 2023 This morning we'll fly on a group flight to Cusco where we will visit the Sacred Valley. We'll enjoy a lakeside lunch followed by an El Pago a la Tierra (Mother Earth Ceremony) with local shaman. Next, we'll visit Pisac village and its famous market. This evening we'll join together for our dinner. (B, L, D) Hotel: Casa Andina Premium Cusco
August 4, 2023 This morning after breakfast, we'll journey to our guided sightseeing tour with a Local Guide to the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. Then, we'll visit a local Peruvian home and meet the family. The highlight of our day will be a scenic ride on the Vistadome train through the Urubamba Valley on our way to Machu Picchu where we'll have a Local Guide who will lead us. Tonight, we'll partake in a Pisco Sour demonstration and dinner together at our hotel. (B, L, D) Hotel: Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel
August 5, 2023 This morning, you'll have your second included entrance to Machu Picchu. We'll then take the afternoon train to the Sacred Valley and later, transfer back to Cusco. This evening is yours for rest, relaxation, and independent exploration. (B, L) Hotel: Casa Andina Premium Cusco August 6, 2023 After breakfast, we'll spend the morning sightseeing with a Local Guide including visits to the Cathedral and Santo Domingo Monastery. Next, we'll participate in the Inka King greeting and visits to Kenko Amphitheater and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman. You'll have some free time this afternoon before our included group dinner.(B, D) Hotel: Casa Andina Premium Cusco
August 7, 2023 This morning, we'll fly to Juliaca. Upon arrival, we'll take a scenic drive to the shores of Lake Titicaca. (B, D) Hotel: GHL Lago Titicaca
August 8, 2023 Today, from Puno, we'll take a scenic boat ride to Taquile and the Uros Floating Islands. Later, we'll enjoy guided sightseeing of Lake Titicaca including a local home visit and lunch. (B, L, D) Hotel: GHL Lago Titicaca
August 9, 2023 Today, we'll head to Sillustani with a Local Guide to visit the Pre-Incan Burial Ground and a local home. Later, we will fly back to Lima where the evening is yours to do as you wish. (B) Hotel: Casa Andina Premium Miraflores
August 10, 2023 This morning, we're going to take a scenic drive along the Pan-American Highway to the Bay of Paracas where we'll board our scenic cruise to the Ballestas Islands in search of sea mammals, blue-footed boobies, sea lions, and Humboldt penguins.We'll also be able to see the huge Candelabro etching on the Paracas Cliffside. Next, from Pisco, we'll be flightseeing over the the 500-BC Nazca Lines which are the mysterious drawings of animals and geometric figures etched into the desert. (B, D)Hotel: Doubletree Resort by Hilton Paracas
August 11, 2023 Today, we'll journey back to Lima. This evening, we'll meet together for our Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. (B, D) Hotel: Casa Andina Premium Miraflores
August 12, 2023 After breakfast, we'll be transferring back to the Lima Airport for our flights home. (B)
CRITICAL INFORMATION TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR TOUR:
For your overnight stay in Machu Picchu, you will only be allowed to bring an overnight bag weighing no more than 11 pounds due to luggage restrictions on the train. Your main luggage will be stored at the Cusco hotel where you will return for an overnight the following night.
For Nazca Lines flights, any guest who weighs more than 220 pounds will need to buy an additional ticket ($238 USD) at the time of the flight.
Maximum elevation on tour is 13,000 ft.
Maximum enjoyment of this vacation requires walking on cobblestone streets, uneven pathways, and climbing stairs. THIS IS NOT A HIKING TRIP! Elevations exceeding 10,000 feet can make even modest exertion a challenge.
You may need to depart the Lima hotel the night before their tour ends (approximately 9 pm) for your return flight home, as some flights leave very early in the morning on the final day. Rooms will be available until you depart for the airport.
Please verify flight schedules and be aware of possible overnight connections.
All intra-vacation air flight specific details (e-ticket numbers, airline, flight times, etc.) are held on tour by our Tour Director. Your documents will only include basic flight information (departure and arrival airport and tour date that the flight occurs.
At the time of your booking, Peru requires that you be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Due to the ever-changing rules and regulations, this could change prior to final payment and/or departure.
We are unable to accommodate mobility assist devices such as wheelchairs and walkers on this tour.
You must be able to manage your own luggage without assistance.
If you need a roommate, we will be happy to match you to another traveler but we will not assign your roommate until final payments are made. If you have asked us to match you, you do not need to search for one in our Facebook group. Click Here To Learn More About Roommate Matching
Your passports must be valid for at least six months beyond your return date to the United States
Optional Travel Insurance is strongly recommended. We will send you a quote once you make your booking.
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY PER PERSON: $5499 SINGLE OCCUPANCY PER PERSON: $6449
BOOK WITH YOUR DEPOSIT BY MAY 31, 2022 AND RECEIVE A $200.00 EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT THIS WILL BE REFLECTED ON YOUR INVOICE AFTER YOU PAY YOUR DEPOSIT
This is a moderately paced itinerary that involves some longer days and more activities. Expect some early hotel departures, and limited time for day time rest and rejuvenation as the itineraries are designed to ensure that you see as much as possible in these wonderful destinations. This may include longer coach journeys and guests should be able to join a walking tour lasting 1-2 hours with stops possibly over uneven terrain. Guests should have reasonable health and mobility and be comfortable with standing for longer periods of time with no difficulty.