Peru Women Only Adventure

If Machu Picchu, Peru is on your bucket list, now’s your chance to visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience the ruins of the “Lost City of the Incas” on a journey through the Sacred Valley on this 8-Day Peru Women Only Adventure.

Peru Pure Yoga and Cultural Classic

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DESTINATION: Peru, South America

DATES: Nov 21-30 2022 (10 Days / 9 Nights)

VISITING: Lima Sacred – Valley – Machu Picchu – Pisac  – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

If Machu Picchu, Peru is on your bucket list, now's your opportunity to visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience the ruins of the "Lost City of the Incas" on a journey through the Sacred Valley on this 10-Day Peru Women Only Adventure. VISITING: Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and Cusco. This custom curated Women Only Adventure has been designed especially to help all women, whether single, with a partner who can't or won't travel with them, or two women travelling together, experience Peru safely and sustainably.

NOTE: Due to the fluid situation with COVID and international travel requirements, the following itinerary and pricing are subject to change. (Last updated May 31st, 2022)

Urubamba Valley, Peru
Moray Terraces, Peru
Market at Pisac, Peru
Archaeological ruins at Pisac, Peru

Highlights

  • Lima Tour and visit to Larco Museum
  • Sacred Valley
  • Organic Lunch in the local Andean community
  • Enjoy and participate in a Traditional Dance by the Village of the Community
  • Experience Pachamama Ceremony in worship to Mother earth
  • Yoga Session search of spiritual, mental and physical balance
  • Visit Urubamba Valley and Colonial village of Pisac
  • Visit a unique Indian Market
  • Visit the sanctuary of Huanca
  • Visit Ollantaytambo
  • Moray Terraces & Moras Salt Mines in the picturesque Andean Communities
  • Sacred Fire Session Purification ritual
  • Train ride on the Belmond Vista Rail train (operated by Peru Rail)
  • Visit to the “ Los City of the Incas” Machu Picchu tour of the Ruins
  • OPTIONAL: Short Inca Trail hike CAD $200 per person
  • Tour of Cusco & Nearby Ruins (Inca Empire, Cathedral Plaza, Koricancha, Kenko & Puca-Pucara)
  • Local community visit to learn about  Enriching Lives Exclusive project

Itinerary

Day 1 : ARRIVAL IN LIMA

Meeting services upon arrival and transfer to hotel.

OVERNIGHT AT CASA ANDINA SELECT MIRAFLORES SUPERIOR ROOM

MEALS: NONE

NOTE: Lunches & Dinners in Lima can be arranged with your host or on your own to explore this world culinary capital.

Day 2: LIMA CITY TOUR AND LARCO MUSEUM

Welcome to Lima. Founded in 1535 by the Spanish Conquistador Francisco Pizarro, this colonial city became the political and military capital of the New World until it was declared the capital of Peru in 1821. We begin our tour with a drive to the Park of Love located in Miraflores, the modern section of Lima with a view of the Pacific Ocean. Continue to the modern residential suburb of San Isidro, also known for good shopping with numerous large shopping centers.

Next, we head downtown to the colonial area of the city to visit the most important historical sites and monuments. First, we go to the Plaza de Armas where you will see the Government Palace, the Cathedral built on site where the first major church in Lima once stood. We continue to the 17th century church and cloister of San Francisco, a world cultural heritage site. The church and monastery hold many treasures including religious art that is unique to Peru. We also visit the catacombs, a winding underground tomb filled with bones.

Continue to the Larco Archaeological Museum located in a unique vice-royal mansion of the 18th century built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid and exhibits the world’s largest private collection of pre-Columbian art boasting an astonishing array of gold, silver, semi-precious stones. Founded in 1926, the Larco Museum showcases remarkable chronological galleries providing an excellent overview on 3000 years of development of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. Its masterpieces are considered worldwide icons of Pre-Columbian art, after being exhibited in the world’s leading museums.

OVERNIGHT AT CASA ANDINA SELECT MIRAFLORES SUPERIOR ROOM

MEALS: B

DAY 3: FLIGHT TO CUSCO / SACRED VALLEY

Depart Lima and fly to Cusco, at an elevation of 11,440 feet. To help manage and acclimate to the high altitude, we transfer down to the Sacred Valley at 8,200 feet of altitude. The Urubamba Valley is a laidback valley with a very pleasant climate perfectly suited for farming. Ancient ruins, gentle mountain slopes and scattered farming towns define the valley.

First stop is the Awanacancha Interpretation Center, a beautiful textile and South American camelid exhibition center which, in addition to displaying the beauty and benefits of vicuñas, alpacas, llamas and guanacos, presents the products obtained from them through a combination of traditional and modern techniques. This is a true living museum, involving and benefiting several camelid breeding communities in the area.

We continue to a beautiful countryside restaurant on the shores of the Urubamba River to enjoy a delicious lunch.

Later, we will enjoy our welcome session: Offering to the Pachamama. The Offering to Pachamama is the most important of all Andean ceremonies. Purpose of this ceremony is to have a one-of-a-kind experience, heightening your human values and spreading these to your loved ones. After the ceremony, you enjoy a little organic snack and will be transfer to your hotel in the Sacred Valley for check in and rest. Dinner at hotel.

OVERNIGHT AT AVA SPOT, SUPERIOR ROOM

MEALS: L, D

Day 4 : SACRED VALLEY: PISAC MARKET AND OLLANTAYTAMBO FORTRESS

After our yoga morning class, we depart for the drive through the fertile countryside making our way through the “Sacred Valley” of Urubamba to visit the local Indian Market of Pisac, where you will have the opportunity to spend some time in the local market, interacting with the people, observing the local identity, and doing a little shopping.

After lunch, we continue to Ollantaytambo, an ancient fortress of temples and terrace that tower over the valley.

In the evening, enjoy a pizza night made in the wood-burning ovens on the outdoor terrace. We wear chef hats and aprons, to knead the dough and prepare pizzas under the guidance of our chef. The plentiful selection of fresh toppings, carnivore and vegetarian alike, ensure each pizza is an utterly customized glutton’s delight.

OVERNIGHT AT AVA SPOT, SUPERIOR ROOM

MEALS: B, L, D

Day 5 : SACRED VALLEY: MARAS SALT POOLS, MORAY TERRACES AND QUECHUA VILLAGE

Morning excursion to the Inca agricultural experimental center of Moray where circular agricultural terraces, or “muyus” were excavated from the earth to create different microclimates, as part of what is said to have been an Inca agricultural research station, enabled the Incas to grow more than 250 plant species.

We continue to Maras. This otherwise modest village is proud to offer the world an invaluable treasure, in the form of the famous Maras salt. These saltpans create an impressive spectacle: hundreds of pure white pools, around which it is possible to walk. And local people offer every imaginable product made from this precious salt, even chocolates!

Next, we visit the community of Misminay, elevation 3700 meters, in the Urubamba Valley, where the townsfolk will greet you. You will be able to join with the families as they perform their daily tasks, like plowing or harvesting, depending on the time of year. You will enjoy a traditional lunch made by the community women from ingredients organically grown in their fields.

Later we will participate in a Fire Session. In this purification ritual, we say goodbye to all negative aspects in our lives by lighting clothes or personal objects that we wish to discard, symbolizing the old, things we no longer need in our lives and that which does not give us happiness. Ashes and smoke will take away the negativity and attract prosperity.

Evening transfer to CVasa Colonial Restaurant for dinner. A recently restored 200-year-old house, with balconies and typical decoration of the colonial times, invite you to enjoy the flavors of Peruvian Cuisine. A warm and elegant atmosphere, with a privileged view to the mountains, in the middle of the Plaza de Armas of Urubama .

OVERNIGHT AT AVA SPOT, SUPERIOR ROOM

MEALS: B, L, D

Day 6 : SACRED VALLEY / MACHU PICCHU

Morning transfer to the train station to board the Vistadome Train traveling through the Urubamba Valley to Machu Picchu often dubbed the “Lost City” of the Incas. Perched 8,200 feet above the valley, this significant archaeological find is situated along remote mountains, amid a semi-tropical jungle and therefore was hidden for 400 years until discovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham of Yale University.

Upon arrival to the town of Aguas Calientes we transfer to Café Inkaterra Restaurant for lunch.

Rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities or to walk around the town, while waiting for the arrival of the trekkers group to enjoy dinner at hotel.

OVERNIGHT AT TIERRA VIVA MACHU PICCHU, STANDARD ROOM

MEALS: B,L,D

Day 7 : MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO

Morning transfer to the bus station and begin this phase of our adventure aboard the minibus that makes an awe inspiring ascent to the ancient citadel to explore the temples, altars and more than 200 buildings. Standing at the top of a steep, forested hill overlooking the Urubamba River, the citadel was hidden by dense vegetation for centuries until Hiram Bingham began to clear the site.

Today the city has been completely restored and even if it has lost some of its mystery it remains an unforgettable sight. The tour includes visits to the temples, plazas, palaces, watercourses and residential areas.

Lunch is included.

Afternoon train ride back to Cusco and transfer to hotel.

Dinner at hotel.

OVERNIGHT AT HILTON GARDEN INN CUSCO, SUPERIOR ROOM

MEALS: B,L,D

Day 8: CUSCO: CITY TOUR AND SURROUNDINGS

Spend half a day touring around the city of Cusco, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco and home to a somewhat particular essence. The tour will start at the Koricancha temple, an ancient Inca palace and main worship center of the Sun God, where the order of the Dominicans built an incredible church that can still be seen there.

Then, you will tour the Plaza de Armas, where the Cathedral and the beautiful Church of the Society of Jesus, among other colonial buildings, are located. Later you will visit the neighborhood of San Blas, filled with narrow typical streets, charming small homes, galleries and craft workshops, where you see local artisans at work.

Later, visit the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, an Inca building known for its massive walls of hewn stone, located in a strategic location, on a hill, with a broad view of the city of Cusco. Continue visiting the important archaeological complexes of Qenko, Puca Pucara and and the royal baths of Tambomachay.

This afternoon enjoy a yoga class to reconnect with yourself.

Evening transfer to Incanto Restaurant that offers an interesting gastronomic Italian-Peruvian fusion in a magical environment where towering stone walls of what was once an Inca palace, combined with a minimalist modern architecture. Incanto is cozy and contemporary.

OVERNIGHT AT HILTON GARDEN INN CUSCO, SUPERIOR ROOM

MEALS: B,L,D

Day 9 : CUSCO: ENRICHING LIVES EXCLUSIVE PROJECT

Today you will transfer to a local community to learn about Enriching Lives Exclusive project. Here, you will have a glimpse of the heart-warming experience of “purpose-driven tourism.” You will be able to interact with the children of this remote, mountain community and to bring badly needed supplies to this village such as coats, blankets, clothing and school supplies. You can also donate directly to this village and see the immediate results of giving back. Tourcan Vacations also donates $10 per booking towards all our Enriching Lives projects.

Further details on how you can help, can be found by visiting www.enrichinglivesinternational.com

Lunch in a local restaurant is included.

Evening transfer to Tunupa Retaurant, that offers an impressive view of the main square and its surroundings. Open your senses with exotic fusion of flavors, accompanied by an artistic exhibition of Peruvian dances, music and colors of the best show in Cusco.

OVERNIGHT AT HILTON GARDEN INN CUSCO, SUPERIOR ROOM

MEALS: B,L,D

Day 10: CUSCO / LIMA / HOME

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight back home.

Today you say farewell to this wondrous experience… sure to be etched in your memory forever!

MEALS: B

*** END OF SERVICES ***

Accommodations

Hotels used (or similar):

LIMA: Casa Adoma Select – Miraflores  2 Nts (Tourist Class)

SACRED VALLEY: Ava Spot Hotel  3 Nts (Tourist Class)

MACHU PICCHU: Tierra Viva Machu Picchu  1 Nt (Tourist Class)

CUSCO: Hilton Garden Inn  3 Nts (Tourist Class)

Pricing

LAND ONLY COSTS: (International Airfare Available Upon Request)

Per person on double occupancy: CAD $3840

Single supplement: CAD $995

***Prepaid Tipping and Gratuities: Collected with final payment at a cost of CAD $22.00 per person per day. Your host will handle all tipping at destinations.

Minimum passengers: 10 / Maximum passengers: 20

OPTIONAL: Short Inca Trail hike CAD $200 per person.  “The entire group departs from Ollantaytambo Station to Machu Picchu aboard the Vistadome train. Only trekkers will stop at KM 104 and start the trekking with their own guide. This group will have a box lunch included. The hike is approx. 8-hrs from KM104 up to the Sun Gate entrance to Machu Picchu and through the site to the other end where they will then board the mini-buses back down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes where they will join the rest of the group for dinner together. This hike is 7.7miles or 12.4klms and is rated difficult. The non-trekkers continue on the train to Aguas Calientes where they will stop with their guide and check in at the hotel. For this group, lunch is included at Cafe Inkaterra. At night, all the group will all meet up again and will have dinner together.”

Deposit: $200 at time of booking. Deposit is fully refundable unless travel cannot take place because of COVID-19 restrictions (in country of origin or destination) up to 31 days prior to departure or tour is cancelled by supplier prior to final payment. (Cancellation fees may be incurred due to voluntary cancellation. Please see Cancellation & Change Fees.)

Balance due: 90 days prior to departure date. If travel cannot take place due to COVID-19 restrictions (in country of origin or destination) travel can be deferred up to one year. Tour costs may be revised based on dates of travel. Relevant Travel Insurance is essential and highly recommended.

Exceptions to the above will apply when third party partner deposits (including higher deposit amounts) and final payments may be required earlier than stated above.

***All pricing is in Canadian dollars – subject to change until booked,  confirmed and final payment received***

Cancellation Penalties and all other important information please refer to: Tour Operators’ Terms and Conditions

Inclusions / Exclusions

The Tour Cost Includes:

  • All airport transfers listed in the itinerary
  • Baggage handling at airports and at hotels
  • All tours and excursions indicated in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees and transfers needed to operate tours and excursions
  • All train tickets, bus tickets and boat services needed to operate tours and excursions
  • Excursion to Machu Picchu is aboard the Visit dome train
  • Service of a bilingual licensed tour guide for all tours and excursions
  • Meals indicated in the itinerary. B for breakfast, BL for box lunch, L for lunch, D for dinner
  • Hotel accommodation and hotel service charge
  • Hotel taxes are exempt for foreigners visiting Peru
  • Domestic Airfare

The Tour Cost Does Not Include:

  • International airfare and taxes
  • Visa Fees (if applicable)
  • Travel insurance
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Optional sightseeing
  • Departure taxes (subject to change)
  • Additional meals and beverages
  • Items of a personal nature such as telephone calls, room service, etc.
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Donation to social charity foundations
  • Peak or festive surcharge (if applicable)
  • Local hotel/city tax (if applicable)
  • Any item not listed under included.

WOW Factor

Guaranteed Room mate Match Program: If you don’t have a travelling companion, WOW will match you up with a suitable roommate. We guarantee this match program.

Accommodations: Superior First Class hotels in central areas (where applicable).

More inclusions: meals, unique experiences and a personalized host who will pamper you and look after every detail.

Pre-collected tips: (CAD $22 per person per day) collected with final payment so you don’t need to worry about any tipping. Your host will look after everything.

Service as it should be: let us cater to the details that make for your fabulous adventures.

Cancellation & Change Fees

For voluntary cancellation (where you choose to cancel)

  • Our Cancellation Fee $50, plus
  • Any additional cancellation fees charged by WOW or any other suppliers on the booking(s).

Change Fee

Our change fee is $25 per item changed on the original booking.

Our cancellation & Change Fees vary depending on your specific booking (e.g. pre- and post-tour add-ons, flights, etc.). Please see our Professional Service Fees for our current cancellation and change fees.

    Cancellation of the Tour by WOW

    • For involuntary cancellations by WOW that are out of our control, WOW’s cancellation and refund policy at that time will also apply.
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    Inca Ruins at Machu Picchu
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