We are arriving one day before the tour begins to rest or explore on your own. Arrive late on Day one for a three night stay in Lima, Peru. Day two is at leisure. Day three it’s your choice! Discover Lima’s fascinating history during a tour through the historic city center. Admire the artwork at San Francisco Monastery and enter the catacombs. View the elegant Cathedral at Plaza de Armas and visit the Casa de Aliaga or, choose to explore Lima’s modern side. Visit the fashionable suburbs of Barraco and Miraflores during a walking tour. See the Park of Love with a stop at the Pyramid Huaca Pucllana. Visit the Pedro de Osma Museum featuring Peruvian art from the 5th – 18th century. This evening join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. Day four fly to Cuzco and journey through the Andes to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Learn methods of spinning, dyeing and weaving during a visit to Awana Kancha, a living museum of the Peruvian Andes. Day five visit the Ollantaytambo ruins, the only Inca settlement that has been continually inhabited since its inception. Later, travel to a nearby Quechua community and interact with the locals. Celebrate their culture before enjoying a home-hosted farm-to-table lunch. Day six board the Machu Picchu Vistadome train for a ride through the Andes to the “Lost City of the Incas.” Hidden by mountains and semi-tropical jungle, Machu Picchu is considered the most spectacular sight in South America. Spend the afternoon with your guide uncovering mysteries of these majestic ruins. Tonight, stay at the base of Machu Picchu to soak up the atmosphere. Enjoy a culinary demonstration and learn how to craft the perfect ceviche and pisco sour before your dinner featuring a Peruvian menu. Day seven you may return to Machu Picchu on your own or explore the local markets. This afternoon return by Vistadome train to Cuzco. This evening you may join an optional home hosted meal with a local Cuzco family. Day eight the morning is at leisure or you may choose an optional tour to San Blas to peruse its artisan shops or an optional cooking class. This afternoon join your local guide and travel above the city to discover the important sacred Incan ruins of Sacayhuaman Fortress, followed by a visit to explore Cuzco’s central market. Continue on a walking tour of the city, visiting Plaza de Armas, the Cuzco Cathedral and the Santo Domingo Convent. Day nine fly to Puno, which hugs the shores of Lake Titicaca. This evening is at leisure. Day ten enjoy a cruise to the floating islands of the Uros people of Lake Titicaca. Experience walking on the spongy surface, made from compacted beds of tortora reeds. Meet the locals and learn about their history and lifestyle. Later, mingle with local residents during an authentic home-hosted lunch where you’ll taste regional specialties. This afternoon visit Chullpas de Sillustani. Participate in a local home visit to gain insight into daily life. Day eleven relax this morning on the shores of Lake Titicaca before flying to Lima. Upon arrival, head to the Larco Museum, a former mansion built on the site of a pre-Columbian temple. The visit concludes with a farewell dinner on the grounds of the museum. Then, depart for Lima’s airport and your connecting flight home.