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New Year’s Eve in Lima: Ancient Peru & Machu Picchu

11 days |  14 days with the Amazon extension
11 days |  14 days with the Amazon extension
Group size1535 travelers

4.9 out of 5 stars

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Where past and present collide, find a new kind of celebration.

From dancing in salsa clubs to setting off fireworks all across the city, Limeños know how to ring in the new year in style. Soak in Lima’s pre-Columbian and colonial heritage before celebrating New Year’s Eve with your fellow travelers. Then, continue your adventure to explore magnificent Cuzco and head high into the Andes to uncover mysterious Machu Picchu.

Your tour package includes

  • 9 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 4 lunches
  • 3 dinners with beer or wine, including a celebratory New Year’s Eve dinner with Champagne toast
  • 4 sightseeing tours
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Included highlights

  • Huaca Huallamarca
  • New Year’s Eve in Lima
  • Sacsayhuaman
  • Ollantaytambo
  • Sacred Valley of the Inca
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Lima3 nights
Day 1: Flight & arrival in Peru

Board your flight to Lima and arrive later this evening.

Day 2: Sightseeing tour of Lima
Included meals: Breakfast, Welcome lunch

Get to know your group at a welcome lunch before entering the Larco Museum to see its collection of pre-Columbian art. Then, follow a local guide on a tour of both the modern and colonial quarters of Lima.

  • See Plaza de Armas and the Church of San Francisco, which houses a museum of religious art and 16th-century catacombs
  • Enter the Huaca Huallamarca archaeological site
Day 3: Free day in Lima & New Year’s Eve celebration
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Spend a free day discovering Lima at your leisure or add an excursion.

Tonight, ring in New Year’s Eve with a celebratory dinner and Champagne toast. The rest of the evening is yours to celebrate on your own or join in the festivities with locals in Lima.

Nazca Lines

From $499 per person

Cuzco2 nights
Day 4: Flight to Cuzco
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel to the airport this afternoon for your flight to Cuzco. Upon arrival, enjoy free time to acclimate to the elevation as you explore on your own.

Then, get a taste of Peruvian cuisine at a traditional dinner.

Day 5: Sightseeing tour of Cuzco
Included meal: Breakfast

Set out on a sightseeing tour of Cuzco, the UNESCO-recognized ancient capital of the Inca Empire.

  • Stroll through ruins at Kenko, the “red fortress” of Puca Pucara, and Sacsayhuaman, which was once completely covered in gold
  • View the towering Cristo Blanco statue, a thank-you gift from the Palestinian refugees who took shelter in the city during World War II
  • Stop at the colonial-era Plaza de Armas to enter Cuzco Cathedral
  • Walk through the city center and step inside Convent of Santo Domingo, built by the Spaniards where the Inca temple of Koricancha stood

Enjoy a free evening in Cuzco or add an excursion.

Peruvian Cooking Demonstration & Dinner

From $125 per person

Sacred Valley1 night
Day 6: The Sacred Valley
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

A local guide leads you on a full-day sightseeing tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, nestled between Cuzco, Machu Picchu, and the surrounding Andes Mountains.

  • Explore traditional markets in the village of Pisac
  • Stop in Urubamba to enjoy lunch with the group
  • Travel to the mysterious Ollantaytambo ruins to explore ancient homes, terraces, and temples within the fortress walls
Machu Picchu1 night
Day 7: Sightseeing tour of Machu Picchu
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel by train to Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu. You’ll uncover the Lost City of the Incas, one of the most spectacular archaeological sites in South America and a UNESCO World Heritage site, alongside a local guide.

  • Admire incredible views of the misty cloud forest and soaring Huayna Picchu mountain
  • Tour the ruins of the ceremonial center, cultivation terraces, and guard house
  • Visit Funeral Rock, the Main Temple, the Chamber of Ornaments, and the Sacred Plaza
  • Soak in the vistas from the Temple of the Three Windows

Sit down for an included dinner this evening.

Please note: Travelers must submit full passport details by Tour Finalization Date or risk being denied entry to Machu Picchu due to scarcity of tickets and daily entrance restrictions. There are several circuits through Machu Picchu. The one your group will take is subject to availability.

Cuzco2 nights
Day 8: Transfer to Cuzco
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Spend a free morning near Machu Picchu or add an excursion to return to the ruins.

Rejoin the group for lunch in Aguas Calientes before taking a train back to Cuzco.

Machu Picchu: Return Visit

From $115 per person

Day 9: Free day in Cuzco
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a full free day in Cuzco or add an excursion.

Incan Traditions: Moray, Maras & Chinchero Village

From $89 per person

Overnight Flight1 night
Day 10: Departure
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell lunch

Fly to Lima this morning to say goodbye to your group at a farewell lunch. Then, relax in a day room before boarding your flight home tonight or early tomorrow morning.

If you are continuing on the tour extension to the Amazon, you’ll spend tonight in Lima.

Arrive Home
Day 11: Arrival at home

Arrive home today.

Extension to the Amazon
In the Amazon, nature is on display like nowhere else (seriously—more things live here than anywhere else in the world). Fly to Iquitos, then set out to see incredible wildlife in the world’s biggest rainforest and meet indigenous Yagua people to learn about their history.
Lima1 night
Day 10: Flight to Lima
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Fly to Lima this morning and settle into your hotel. Then, sit down to an included lunch and dinner with your group.

The Amazon2 nights
Day 11: Flight to Iquitos & rainforest walk
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Fly to Iquitos this morning to begin your adventure in the Amazon. When you arrive, enjoy lunch before setting out on an invigorating walk in the rainforest reserve surrounding your lodge. This evening, sit down to an included dinner with your group.

Please note: Some flights to Iquitos depart very early in the morning and breakfast may not be included.

Day 12: Free morning & Yagua village visit
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, enjoy a free morning in the Amazon or add an excursion. Then, sit down for an included lunch before setting out to visit a local village.

  • Take a short river cruise to a Yagua indigenous village, keeping your eye out for the elusive pink dolphin
  • Learn about the local village culture and watch a blowgun demonstration

This evening, sit down for an included dinner.

Amazon Canopy Walk

From $165 per person

Overnight Flight1 night
Day 13: Franciscan mission town visit & departure
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Visit the Franciscan mission town of Indiana this morning. This large river community has grown to include its own market, high school, and small hospital.

Later, fly to Lima and relax in a dayroom before boarding your overnight or early morning flight home.

Arrive Home
Day 14: Arrival at home

Arrive home today.

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4.9 out of 5 stars

Overall rating 4.9 out of 5

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    5 out of 5 stars

    Once in a Lifetime
    12/29/23 by 1st-time traveler Lanette

    Going to Perú has been at the top of my bucket list for quite a few years and this trip did NOT disappoint! Not only was our tour director, Victor, an outstanding guide (and human!), but the group we traveled with had amazing people from all over (fellow travel junkies/country collectors😜) and we h...

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    5 out of 5 stars

    12/29/23 by 1st-time traveler Jennifer

    5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Peruvian Adventure
    12/29/23 by 4th-time traveler Amber

    This was a wonderful tour! You really get to see some beautiful sites in Peru and of course, Machu Picchu does not disappoint. Victor, our tour director, was absolutely fabulous. I've done quite a few EF tours both as a group leader for the student division as well as with Go Ahead and Victor is wit...

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.


    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    Casa Andina Premium Miraflores
    Casa Andina Premium Miraflores

    This luxury hotel is located in Lima's Miraflores neighborhood. Guests enjoy the indoor pool, sauna, and the hotel's fine collection of Peruvian art a...

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    Hotel Jose Antonio Cuzco
    Hotel Jose Antonio Cuzco

    This comfortable hotel is located in Cusco's Main Square. Guests enjoy the sauna, on-site restaurant, and terrace. Nearby you'll find Cusco Cathedral,...

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    Casa Andina Sacred Valley
    Casa Andina Sacred Valley

    This rustic-chic hotel is located in the Sacred Valley in the Andes Mountains. Guests enjoy a restaurant, bar, and spa. Nearby, you’ll find Machu Picc...

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    El MaPi by Inkaterra
    El MaPi by Inkaterra

    This contemporary hotel is located in Aguas Calientes. Guests enjoy Wi-Fi, a bar, and laundry service. Nearby, you'll find Machu Picchu, Phuyupatamarc...

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    Ceiba Tops Lodge
    Ceiba Tops Lodge

    This lodge-style hotel is located in the Amazon rainforest. Guests enjoy Wi-Fi, a pool, and a hammock house. Nearby, you'll find the Amazon River and ...

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