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Nov 18th - Nov 26th, 2024

Embark on a journey of discovery and enchantment with our "Grit & Grace Adventures: Discover the Heart of Peru" tour. Over nine days, immerse yourself in the vibrant history, culture, and stunning landscapes of Peru. From the coastal allure of Lima to the mystical heights of Machu Picchu, each day promises a new adventure that will connect you deeply with the spirit and traditions of this ancient land. This journey is more than a vacation; it’s a deep dive into the soul of Peru, offering experiences that will engage your heart, challenge your spirit, and enrich your understanding of this magnificent country.

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Nov 18th - Nov 26th, 2024

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Your Epic Itinerary  

This is considered a luxury adventure, all accommodations are 4*-5* plus

Day 1: Nov 18th Lima   (-/-/-)

International arrival to Lima. Upon arrival into Lima International Airport, you will be met by our local guide, and driver and will be transferred to our hotel.                                                                                                                                                                                   

Overnight in Lima at Pullman Miraflores Hotel 4*+ (Deluxe room)


Day 2: Nov 19th Lima     (B/L/-)

Lima City tour (private)

Enjoy a half day guided sightseeing tour to the most attractive and important sites in Lima, the "City of Kings". Visit Lima's Historical Center, passing by Plaza San Martin, Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the City Hall, visiting the Santo Domingo Convent.


Your visit continues with a stop at Larco Herrera Museum, for an excellent overview of Peru's ancient past as it holds the best private collection of pre-Columbian art in the country. You will have the chance to be guided by a Curator through this old Hacienda House in the Pueblo Libre district, which was built upon a pre-Incan sacred site (huaca), housing the private collection of a great Peruvian scholar: Don Rafael Larco Hoyle.


The museum chronologically exhibits hundreds of ceramic, textile, metal and precious stone pieces and also inside you will find the vault which safeguards precious pieces of gold and silver with semiprecious stones. 


The Larco Museum is one of the few museums in the world that allows such intimate access to its deposits, in this case around 45,000 pieces. Another attraction of the museum and of great interest to visitors is the exhibition of erotic pre-Colombian art.


Our last stop is Casa García Alvarado" declared a National Historical Building in January 2005. This old but impressive house was residence of the Castro Iglesias-Thorndike family and it also saw the birth of the Garcia Alvarado family. The house was remodelled in 1932. You will be taken on a tour of this historic house and its Spanish-style corridor decorated with tiles brought from Seville, Spain.


Overnight in Lima at Pullman Miraflores Hotel 4*+ (Deluxe room)


Day 3: Nov 20th Lima / Cusco / Sacred Valley      (B/L/-)

Transfer Hotel / Lima Airport (private)

At the appropriate time, our local guide will meet us  at the hotel lobby and transfer us to the Lima Airport to board our next flight.  Our guide will assist us with check-in procedures and all departure formalities.


Transfer Cusco Airport / Sacred Valley and en-route visit Sulca Textile Centre (private)

Today we will have the opportunity to visit an Andean textile centre where we will have the chance to be part of the Quipucamayoc experience with Master Sulca.

We will embark on a workshop to create our very own "Quipu". During this workshop, we'll delve into the symbolism, significance, and history of this essential Incan instrument. Most importantly, you will depart with a unique experience and a wealth of historical and cultural knowledge. At the end, we will explore the Textile Museum and have the opportunity to visit the Camelid area.


Andean Ceremony of offering to the Mother earth

In Andean cosmology and religious beliefs it is believed that the earth is a deity who is called Pachamama which means "mother earth" protects us, gives us sustenance, is a source of life and fertility, on special occasions, As during the solstices or an important request, we perform a ritual with an Andean priest to thank Pachamama and respectfully ask her to give us her energy to achieve what we long for.

An offering is prepared for the Pachamama with different ingredients such as sugar, sweets, wine, chicha, palo santo, florida water and others, even the fetus of a llama is used. A powerful ritual with different types of prayers and symbols that can only be performed by a special person who maintains the connection with the land called an Andean priest or Paco. All this ceremony will have an Andean musical accompaniment.

At the end of the ceremony, the Andean priest will use the reading of Coca leaves for you.


Lunch will be served at Hacienda Huayoccari.


Overnight in the Sacred Valley at Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba 5* (Casita)


Day 4: Nov 21st Sacred Valle  (B/L/-)

Chincheros town with Nilda’s weave demonstration, Maras saltpans, Moray terraces (private)

In this experience, we will go to Chinchero, known as the "Birthplace of the Rainbow", a stunning place with incredible ancient weaving techniques which are an important economic activity in the town.


In Chinchero, we will visit the workshop of the artist and master weaver, Nilda Callañaupa, for an entertaining class and weaving demonstration. Nilda works in collaboration with six mountain villages, which use ancient weaving techniques to resurrect the symbolic patterns of the past.


This class will be highly educational and will include wool spinning techniques, dyes created from natural elements, traditional patterns, and weaving.


Besides this demonstration, we will also have the chance to go hands-on and venture into weaving our own bracelets or practice threading with a spinning wheel. All the necessary materials such as looms, waist loom, and ribbons will be given in order to start rehearsing.


Picnic Lunch at Tiobamba town

Overnight in the Sacred Valley at Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba 5* (Casita)


Day 5: Nov 22nd Sacred Valley   (B/L/-)

AM Farm to the Table Experience (private English speaking chef)

One of the reasons for the growing success of Peruvian food worldwide is access to the fresh ingredients it's based on. This experience creates the optimum conditions for you to see, smell, touch and taste ingredients from the root, cultivated using no pesticides or additives. Harvest, prepare and cook with the close guidance of our chef, enjoy the freshest, most delicious meal right next to the river, in front of our organic farm, with a fantastic view of snowy peaks.

Visit Ollantaytambo fortress (private)

Today we set off to the Inca fortress and citadel of Ollantaytambo. This site was built just as the Spaniards arrived and evidence of how it was constructed is still visible.  This fortress was believed to be constructed in order to guard the entrance to this part of the valley and protect it from possible invasions of tribes from the jungle lowlands.

Overnight in the Sacred Valley at Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba 5* (Casita)


Day 6: Nov 23rd Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu  (B/BL/D)

2 days /1 night Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - Day 1

We will be picked up from our hotel early morning and taken to Ollantaytambo station, from where we will take a train ride to Chachabamba in Km 104, the starting point of our hike. We will pass through the Chachabamba arqueological remains. The style of buildings and stonework suggest that this used to be an important religious site, as well as having the secondary function, as a gate house guarding entrance to Machu Picchu- From there we will enjoy the view of the majestic Urubamba valley. After a few hours of walking through the ancient inca steps we will arrive at Wiñayhuayna at lunch time, this is an archeological complex which consists of two constructions united by stairways, from where you can see some of the terraces used for his agriculture activities. This is one of the most fascinating Inca constructions found in Cusco. After you enjoy the box-lunch, we will continue our hike to Intipunku or Sun Gate. Inti Punku is one of the most important archeological constructions around the Machu Picchu site. It was once the main entrance to the citadel, in particular it was the primary approach from the then capitol city of Cusco to the southeast. Inti Punku is dedicated to the cult of the Inti, the Sun god. Because of its location on a ridge southeast of Machu Picchu, the rising sun would pass through the Sun Gate each year on the summer solstice. From this point we will have an amazing view of the citadel and time for resting and taking photos. After the Inti Punku, we will hike down to the Machu Picchu entrance where we will take the bus to Aguas Calientes and rest for the visit next day.


Dinner and Overnight in Aguas Calientes at Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel 4*+ (Sumaq Deluxe Room with river view)


Day 7: Nov 24th Machu Picchu / Cusco    (B/L/-)

2 day /1 night Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - Day 2

We will be picked up from our hotel in the morning and taken to the bus station where we will take the bus up to Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas, was rediscovered on 24 July 1911 by American historian Hiram Bingham. It is spectacularly nestled 2430m above sea level in the Andean mountain range and many questions remain unanswered as to how it came to be there. It is generally thought that the ancient city was probably built around 1450, at around the height of the Inca Empire. No one knows what the real purpose of Machu Picchu was; some speculate it was a prison and some say it was a defensive retreat, but the most common belief is that Machu Picchu was the estate of an Inca emperor.


Much of the wonder of Machu Picchu is how the massive stones could have been hauled the great distances to the site and then be cut with such precision that they fitted together without need for cement, and then remain standing for so long.


After the visit, lunch will be at Café Inkaterra restaurant.


PM: Return to Cusco (Shared train and private land transfer)

In the afternoon, board the 360 Machu Picchu train back to Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival at the train station you will be met by a local gude and private driver who will transfer us to the hotel.


Overnight in Cusco at Palacio del Inka, A Luxury Collection Hotel 5* (Deluxe room)


Day 8: Nov 25th Cusco    (B/L/-)


Stand up Paddle Yoga adventure in Piuray Lake with English speaking guide, including picnic Lunch (Private Service)

Piuray Lagoon offers impressive views of snow-capped mountains reflected in a beautiful lake. This will be where we will venture to do a stand-up paddle Yoga. We will be received with hot drinks, water, and snacks and we will be able to relax and take photos for approximately 30 minutes. After this, our guide assigns us all the necessary equipment and provides a safety briefing. Before starting the session, a 20-minute stretch will be done and, in the end, we will have the option of having a session of breathing and immersion in ice water. Finally, we will enjoy a picnic lunch.


Ancient Landmarks City Experience (private)

Today we will discover the archaeological capital of South America, a city of amazing cobblestone streets and original Inca walls, the magnificent Cusco. Among the city's most important historical monuments that reveal the influence of different cultures, is the Santo Domingo church built upon the foundations of the Inca Temple Koricancha, an impressive site dedicated to worship the Sun God. From this point, we head to the San Cristobal view point that dominates a privileged view of the city of Cusco, undoubtedly a special and magical place, a must for those photography lovers in search of portraying different angles of the Imperial city. Then, we continue to the Sacsayhuaman Archaeological site or Fortress, a ceremonial compound and magnificent example of Inca military power also offering a panoramic view of the City. Next stop is at the Inca Baths of Tambomachay. Finally, we head to the Main Plaza of Cusco to enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral, dating from Spanish viceroyalty times, built with great slabs of red granite renaissance style in contrast with the baroque style silver-work of its interior, a true architectural gem. After the visit, we will return to the hotel. *

Overnight in Cusco at Palacio del Inka, A Luxury Collection Hotel 5* (Deluxe room)


Day 9: Nov 26th Cusco   (B/-/-)

Transfer Hotel / Cusco Airport (private)

At the appropriate time, our representative will meet us at the hotel lobby and transfer us to Cusco Airport to board your next flight.  Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures and all departure formalities.


B: Breakfast | BL: Box Lunch | L: Lunch | D: Dinner

Overnight in Cusco at Palacio del Inka, A Luxury Collection Hotel 5* (Deluxe room)

As our "Grit & Grace Adventures" draws to a close, you'll find yourself carrying a treasure trove of memories and a newfound appreciation for Peru’s rich tapestry of history, culture, and natural beauty. You’ve not only witnessed the spectacular vistas and archaeological wonders of Peru, but you've also engaged with its soul, making connections that will last a lifetime. This expedition promises to leave you inspired, transformed, and eager to explore more of our world’s hidden corners. Join us to discover, dream, and delve into the timeless enchantments of Peru.

The itineraries are planned with great care, although, for operational reasons, it may be necessary to change the sequence of activities in the itinerary or the specified route, and though such cases are exceptional, in general the itinerary should be treated only as a basic guideline.


This is considered a luxury adventure, all accommodations are 4*-5* plus

All pricing is in USD

$6500 USD for shared accommodation

$7885 USD for private accommodation 

Non-Refundable Deposit 

$1200 USD 


What this transformational adventure includes:

  • All 4* - 5* accommodation in a shared (twin or queen) ensuite room or Single accommodation if chosen

  • Round Trip Domestic flight from Lima to Cusco 

  • Yoga 

  • daily breakfast & Lunch 

  • Dinner on days indicated  

  • Museum entrance fees 

  • Train Tickets 

  • belly laughs, great memories & a few fun surprises



  • ​International Flights

  • Mandatory Travel Insurance

  • Dinners and meals where not included 

  • Alcohol 

  • Tips 

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