Mystical Peru

    2023 Custom Itinerary | 11 Days | Mystical Peru

    Mystical Peru with Gateways International

    Photo: Machu Picchu, Peru

    Peru is a country rich in diversity and culture. During this captivating 11-day journey, visit the capital city of Lima, shrouded in history and full of colonial surprises. Continue on to colourful Arequipa and its famous Santa Catalina Monastery. Witness the flight of the Condor at Colca Canyon and take a speedboat through the waters of iconic Lake Titicaca. Complete your journey with the awe-inspiring ruins of Machu Picchu and an overnight in Machu Picchu Town.


    • Private tours in Lima and Arequipa
    • Visit Machu Picchu, Cuzco and tour Lake Titicaca
    • Witness the flight of the Condor in Colca Canyon
    • Overnight in Machu Picchu at El Mapi by Inkaterra

    Package Includes:

    • Roundtrip international and domestic airfare from Toronto (Economy class)
    • Welcome assistance upon arrival and departure at all airports
    • Private transfers and porterage between the airport and hotel
    • 9 nights accommodation
    • 2 nights in Lima at Hilton Lima Miraflores, Deluxe Room ★★★★
    • 1 night in Arequipa at Costa del Sol Wyndham Arequipa, Superior Room ★★★★
    • 1 night in Colca Canyon at Colca Lodge Spa & Hot Springs, Standard Room ★★★★
    • 2 nights in Lake Titicaca at Casa Andina Premium Puno, Lakeview Room ★★★★
    • 2 nights in Cuzco at Novotel Cusco, Colonial Room ★★★★
    • 1 night  in Machu Picchu Town at El Mapi by Inkaterra, Superior Deluxe Room ★★★★
    • Breakfast daily and other meals as indicated
    • Hotel taxes and service charges
    • Airport & departure taxes**

    Add-ons from other cities available upon request.

    Photo: Rainbow Mountain, Cusco, Peru

    Day 1: Toronto - Lima

    Depart from Toronto to Lima; welcome, private transfer and check into your hotel.

    Hilton Lima Miraflores, Deluxe ★★★★

    Day 2: Lima 

    After breakfast, enjoy a memorable day in the captivating capital of Peru. Lima was founded in 1535 and was once the capital of Spain’s South American Empire for 300 years; it is also known as the City of Kings. Enjoy a private afternoon city tour featuring the Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the 17th-century Baroque Cathedral and Church of San Francisco and the Palacio de Torre Tagle, Lima’s most elegant colonial mansion. Also visit the Larco Herrera Museum. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

    Hilton Lima Miraflores, Deluxe ★★★★

    Photo: Lima, Perú

    Day 3: Lima - Arequipa

    Fly to Arequipa, Peru’s second-largest city. Arrival, welcome, and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a city tour of Arequipa and its famous Santa Catalina Monastery.

    Costa del Sol Wyndham Arequipa, Superior ★★★★

    Day 4: Arequipa - Colca Canyon

    After an early breakfast, begin your trip along Yura’s Highway, bordering the snow-capped Chachani Mountain and drive toward the Pampa Cañahuas habitat of vicuñas. Visit the villages of Callalli and Sibayo with stone buildings built with a mixture of Collagua and Spanish architecture. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and visit the hot springs of La Calera.

    Colca Lodge Spa & Hot Springs, Standard ★★★★

    Day 5: Colca Canyon - Lake Titicaca

    Breakfast. Early morning departure to the Cross of the Condor viewing point to observe one of the deepest canyons in the world and the impressive flight of the Condors. Continue on to Puno, known as the folklore capital of Peru, due to its wealth of artistic and cultural expressions including knitting and textile arts. Here, traits of the Aymaran, Quechan and Spanish cultures merge. Arrive in Puno/Lake Titicaca.

    Casa Andina Premium Puno, Lakeview ★★★★

    Day 6: Lake Titicaca

    Travel by speedboat through the deep blue waters of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America. Visit the incredible floating Uros Islands near the Bolivian border which are made and remade from totora reeds. Also witness the interesting and unusual ancestral culture of the Aymara on the island of Taquile, with beautiful views of the snow-capped Andes.

    Casa Andina Premium Puno, Lakeview ★★★★

    Day 7: Lake Titicaca - Cuzco

    Early morning breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the bus station for your bus ride to Cuzco. Stop and visit ruins along your journey, then check-in at your hotel in Cuzco; the beautiful city, which was once the capital of the Inca Empire.

    Novotel Cusco, Colonial ★★★★

    Photo: Cuzco, Trujillo, Peru

    Day 8: Cuzco - Machu Picchu Town  

    In the morning, journey by train to the fabled ‘Lost City of the Incas’, arguably the most important archaeological site in South America. The Machu Picchu Citadel was built by the Incas as a favoured retreat for Inca nobility, and remarkably until 1911, it lay hidden from the world amongst dense jungle-covered mountains. Following a guided tour of the ruins, enjoy lunch then check into your hotel.

    El Mapi by Inkaterra, Superior Deluxe ★★★★

    Day 9: Machu Picchu Town - Cuzco

    Early morning breakfast. Board your bus to take you back to the top of the mountain and visit the citadel for a second time. After lunch, board the train to Cuzco. Upon arrival, welcome and transfer to your hotel.

    Novotel Cusco, Colonial ★★★★

    Day 10: Cuzco - Lima - Toronto

    Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy a morning excursion including a historic city tour and visit to the sites of Sacsayhuamán, Puka Pukara, and Tambomachay located just outside the city. Later in the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. Your home-bound flight departs later that evening.

    Day 11: Toronto

    Early morning arrival in Toronto.

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    Terms And Conditions

    Airfare is subject to availability and is only included if indicated in the itinerary summary. All services are subject to availability at time of booking. Airport and departure taxes are subject to change at any time. Once a deposit is received, it is 100% non-refundable. For full terms and conditions, please contact your travel advisor. DEPOSITS A fully non-refundable deposit of $500 CAD/USD (dependent on the currency of the booking) per person is due upon confirmation of a land reservation. Packages including airfare will require full payment at time of tickets being issued. The balance of the land package is due 60 days before departure date. Depending on the date of travel, more flexible booking terms are possible. Other exceptions involving special events, conventions and holidays may require a higher deposit amount and in some cases FULL non-refundable payment will be required at time of booking. Full terms and conditions of your tailor-made package will be advised at time of actual quotation and booking. Terms and conditions outlined in the remarks section of invoicing at time of booking and supersede cancellation terms outlined elsewhere. NOTE ON SIGHTSEEING: Sightseeing is indicated as per the itinerary. We have made every effort to verify the availability of sightseeing stops on the specific days visits are requested. However, due to special seasons, sometimes on short notice, particular estates, sights, museums and gardens may be closed on the day they appear on your itinerary. If travelling with guided arrangements, your guide will advise and adjust the itinerary as necessary. If you are on a self-drive tour, it is recommended that you verify opening times before setting out. PACKAGE INCLUSIONS Accommodation All prices displayed in this brochure are based on standard rooms at the hotel selected unless otherwise noted. All hotel rooms have private facilities. We reserve the right to substitute hotels of similar category without notice. In the event of a downgrade, a proportional rate adjustment will be made. Special requests made by your travel agent on your behalf for particular rooms, room location, bed types etc., other than those published in our brochure are never guaranteed and may be subject to additional charges and are at the discretion of the hotelier or contractor. Airfare International airfare and domestic airfare is included in packages as noted in specific itineraries. There are some itineraries that do not include any airfare in the package price. All package pricing is exclusive of airport departure taxes which will be calculated separately at time of booking. Transfers As indicated in the itineraries, passengers will be met by local representatives at each airport upon arrival, and transferred to your hotel by coach, private car or taxi. Taxes and Service Charges Gateways International package pricing includes compulsory hotel taxes and service charges. Airport and departure taxes are not included in any package pricing and must be calculated separately. Local City Taxes Local city taxes are NOT included in any Gateways International package and must be paid locally at each hotel, where applicable. This occurs throughout Europe and now in some South American countries such as Argentina. This is subject to change at any time and is the sole responsibility of the passenger. Gateways International Packages do NOT include: Gratuities, items of a personal nature and items not itemized in itineraries are not included. All arrangements are subject to availability at time of booking. Published rates are not valid during conventions, important events and certain festivals. Rates for such events are available upon request. Contact your TTAND specialist for further details. INSURANCE All passengers are STRONGLY URGED to take out sufficient travel insurance coverage to protect themselves against cancellation prior to departure or during travel. In the event of a passenger becoming ill during travel, all hospital and medical expenses are the traveller’s responsibility and they shall not be entitled to any refund. Please discuss your travel insurance options with your travel agent to ensure adequate coverage prior to booking your tour. No refunds for any unused services will be refunded for any reason. NOTICE TO TRAVELLERS Travellers should be aware that different living standards and practices may exist outside of Canada including but not limited to: provision of utilities, air conditioning, accommodations, services of all kinds, food and food preparation and water quality. Yellow Fever vaccinations are recommended when visiting Iguassu Falls and the Amazon. We suggest that all travellers consult with a physician or travel health clinic 6-8 weeks prior to departure to determine if you require vaccinations. Requirements for entry into a country are changing daily; some include quarantine upon entry, other require proof of specific COVID-19 vaccination. Please work closely with your travel agent to confirm you have satisfied all requirements. RESPONSIBILITY Gateways International Tailor-made Tours, division of The Joy of Travel Ltd. and/or its agents, act only as agents for the client in all matters pertaining to travel including services pursuant and/or in connection with the tours described in brochures, online and for the customized tours they promote and sell. Gateways International acts only as an agent in making arrangements with airlines, hotels, ground operations, car rental companies and other independent parties and thus cannot be held responsible for these suppliers’ acts or omissions. The services provided are subject to the conditions imposed by these suppliers and their ability may be limited by their tariffs, condition of carriage, tickets, vouchers and international conditions and agreements. Gateways International is not responsible for any loss, damage, illness, injury, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment, anxiety, or fear from: (A) The act, omission or negligence of any travel service supplier whose product their clients purchase. (B) Theft, strike, lockout, mechanical failure, governmental restrictions, weather conditions or any other cause beyond our control. (C) The client’s failure to obtain and carry all the required documents, including visa, passport, tourist card, proof of immunization, valid driver’s license. (D) The client’s failure to adhere to schedules for missed flight connection. (E) Personal injury or death. (F) Unauthorized statements or acts or misinterpretations made by any travel agency or its employees relating to the standards, quality, services, and inclusions of the vacation programs described in this brochure.

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