2024 Journey to the Land of the Incas

Dates August 3-9, 2024
Destination Lima, Peru; Cuzco, Peru; Machu Picchu, Peru;
Duration 7 days 6 nights
Price From 2,766
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*While there is not a lot of strenuous "hiking" on this tour, there is some "climbing" of tall steps and walking on uneven surfaces that may cause concern to some. 

Join our experienced Tour Host Carlos Fida. He is a native of Argentina, where he held teaching positions at the University of Patagonia and at the Military Academy. He has lectured for university groups on the rich history of pre-Colombian and modern Latin American history. He has devoted 39 years of his life as a highly qualified specialist in Latin American travel.

Joseph Conrad said: “There is no getting away from a treasure that once fastens to your mind.” This happens to every visitor that in one way or another visited Machu Picchu; The lost Citadel of the Incas.

Morris Columbus Travel offers this amazing journey by opening a window to the world of the Incas, one of the most important civilization in the Americas. The Inca Empire lasted from 1438 till 1533. During this time, they conquered many other civilizations, some dating back to 4000 years BC. Colonial Lima and its museum will immerse you into a “new world”. Palaces, mansions, centuries old churches and convents are part of the tour. The imperial city of Cuzco, the center of the empire, is a historical celebration of two cultures, the Conquistador who brought the Christian faith and the Incas who worshipped the Sun. The syncretism between the two religions could be observed in artwork, architecture. The cathedral is one of the examples, where walls and altarpieces are covered in silver and gold. The Sacred Valley of the Incas is dotted with small villages and Indian markets, where life has not changed over the centuries. Machu Picchu, “The Lost Citadel of the Incas” perched on top of the Andes is the top highlight South America.

This tour is for sure a BUCKET LIST experience! Come make new friends while living your adventurer dream!

To book this tour contact your favorite Morris Columbus Travel Advisor or by contacting the Tour Manager below:

Carol Alegre, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6165
Email Carol

TOUR ID#9223H03

CASH DISCOUNT of $75 per person available! Please inquire for more details!

Day 1: Saturday, August 3, 2024

Los Angeles to Lima, Peru

We depart from Los Angeles to Lima on LATAM Airlines, the premier airline of South America. Our departure is scheduled for 12:50 p.m.

Meals : In-flight
Day 2: Sunday, August 4, 2024


Half day Lima City tour: Cathedral, San Francisco Convent and Larco museum. We will begin the visit of the city with an exploration of Colonial Lima. First, we will stop off at the Main Square, to explore it on foot and admire the exteriors of the Government Palace, the Cathedral, and the City Hall, all examples of Lima's still-present colonial architectural opulence. We will visit the Cathedral; as walking through its numerous chapels, we'll discover various architectural styles and learn about the religious history of Peru. We will continue with the visit to San Francisco Convent built in the 17th century, and its “Catacombs” ancient underground cemetery of Lima. Afterwards, we will head to Larco Museum, an eighteenth-century Viceregal mansion that houses more than 3,000 years of Peru's pre-Columbian history. The museum boasts a supremely fine collection of gold and silver jewelry and worship paraphernalia. The museum also contains a famous collection of erotic ceramic tomb art that gives insights into various aspects of pre-Columbian sexuality. Finally, we will begin a journey through the streets of modern Lima as head toward the most traditional of the residential zones of the capital: San Isidro, the heart of the city's financial district; and Miraflores, a perfect spot to enjoy wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 3: Monday, August 5, 2024

Lima to Cuzco to Sacred Valley

After Breakfast we will transfer to the airport for a short flight to Cuzco. Upon your arrival in Cusco, we will meet you at the airport to transfer you Pisac, a beautiful place where Incan and Colonial influences have reached a perfect balance and created the unique way of life of the local inhabitants. We will get a chance to explore this quaint town, famous for its artisan markets where we can find extraordinarily fine jewelry and ceramic and textile craftwork. Afterward, we will visit one of the last remaining Incan towns, Ollantaytambo, which was once fiercely guarded by a massive fortress. We will discover the large archaeological complex of what used to serve as a wayside inn for royal delegations on long journeys. Surviving structures here include multiple walls and towers that were used to protect the citadel from possible invasions. You will enjoy lunch at Wayra’s restaurant with Paso Horse show.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4: Tuesday, August 6, 2024

Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Cuzco

Full day visit to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu departing from the Sacred Valley. We will depart from our hotel at the scheduled time and go to train Station. The comfortable Vistadome train ride from there to the station at Aguas Calientes is packed full of spectacular vistas. On our arrival, we will take a bus that will drop us at the admission fee to the citadel of Machu Picchu itself. Unearthed for modernity by Hiram Bingham more than a century ago, Machu Picchu is considered one of the seven wonders of the world. Its architectural beauty, spectacular natural setting, and the energy that radiates from its enigmatic buildings will take your breath away. We will follow in the footsteps of the ancient Incas as we take a tour of the magical citadel led by one of our guides. Afterwards we will enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Finally, we will return to Aguas Calientes train station and catch the Vistadome train back to train station. Upon arrival at Poroy rail station, you will be greeted by our representative who will give you the transfer to hotel in Cusco. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5: Wednesday, August 7, 2024


Sacsayhuaman + Manos de la comunidad + Koricancha + Catedral + Plaza de Armas. After a relaxed breakfast, we will start the day visiting the Sacsayhuamán fortress. This colossal building of enormous carved and precisely joined stones, is an outstanding example of Inca military architecture and is undoubtedly, one of the largest constructions in Tahuantinsuyo. We will continue to start a walking the Koricancha, “enclosure of gold” in Quechua, a temple dedicated to the worship of the Sun god, which, according to the stories, had entire walls covered with gold inside. Finally, we will visit the Cathedral where we will stop to discover the mysteries it keeps on a guided tour and admire its beautiful atriums and priceless paintings from the 17th and 18th century Cusco school. 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 6: Thursday, August 8, 2024

Cuzco to Lima

Day at leisure to explore Cusco on your own.  Late afternoon transfer to the airport for our flight to Lima.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 7: Friday, August 9, 2024

Lima to Los Angeles

Early morning departure from Lima. Connecting flights to your final destination.

Meals : In-flight


  • 1 tour-bus experience 
  • 6 Nights accommodations at First Class hotels
  • Local Hotel Taxes
  • Experienced Morris Murdock Group Tour Host: Carlos Fida
  • English Speaking local guides
  • Round trip Train ride on the Vistadome to Machu Picchu
  • Round trip bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Deluxe motor coach transportation
  • Sightseeing as outlined on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to all sites including Machu Picchu
  • Round trip transfers hotels to airport
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Digital Travel App
  • Most meals as indicated on the itinerary 

    Not Included:

    • Estimated International + Peru domestic flights from Los Angeles - $1,839.00 pp (LATAM)
    • Domestic flights only - $320 per person
    • Meals not included on tour
    • Additional hotel nights or sightseeing tours not included
    • Travel Insurance
    • Items of a personal nature (room service, phone calls, internet, etc.)

    Optional Pricing:

    • Double Occupancy - $2,766 per person
    • Single Occupancy - $3,510 for private room
    • Triple Occupancy - $2,766 per person

    Payment Terms:

    • $500 per person due at the time of booking
    • Final payment is due May 6, 2024
    • CASH DISCOUNT of $75 per person available! Please inquire for more details!
    • This tour is based on 20 passengers traveling together to operate at the advertised price. If enrollment falls under that number an additional supplement may be requested or the tour may be canceled. Any tour canceled for low enrollment will receive a FULL REFUND of paid deposits.