Peru Photography

Peru Photography

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Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Photography Workshop

Starting From $3,620.00 Land Only

Duration 10 Days

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Charming Travel Destinations, Travel Agencies & Bureaus, El Monte, CA

Explore the mystical sites of Peru filled with adventure, history and breathtaking scenery. Peru is every photographer’s dream come true as its sites provide the perfect backdrop for any image. Whether the site is historical or natural, Peru is filled with vivid colors, amazing views and awe-inspiring buildings. Travel through Peru and immerse yourself in its biggest treasure, the people. With warm-hearts and hard-working passion, the people of Peru enjoy sharing their culture with travelers. Photography definitely is not limited by just historical architecture as you save unforgettable memories by taking pictures of your interactions with the locals and fellow members. 

The Tour is for photographers of any level looking to take their passion to a new destination. Whether it is to hone your skills or enjoy your interest, the tour is tailored towards every photographer. The tour includes a guide with an expertise in not only Peru but also photography who will guide you to take the best pictures in the most ideal spots. Take a Peru Photography Tour today!

This Tour Package Includes: 

  • Land Only
  • 9 Nights hotel accommodation
  • Meals per itinerary
  • All transfers
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Services of English-speaking guide
  • Guide with a Professional Photography background
  • Peru Photography/ Equipment Fee
  • Workshops
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Tour Highlights:

  • Workshops
  • Lima Downtown
  • Miraflores
  • Pisac Town
  • Chinchero
  • Traditional Hat Crafting Experience
  • Experience Kusi Runa – Traditional Agricultural Practice
  • Ollantaytambo
  • Aguas Calientes
  • Machu Picchu
  • Sacsayhuaman
  • Photographer Martin Chambi Exhibit
  • Tipon
  • and More

Package Excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Passport fees, visa fees, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities 
  • Personal purchases
  • Meals/admission not in itinerary
  • Optional tours (If applicable)
  • Photography Equipment

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Meals: B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

  • Day 1:  Lima, Peru 
    Upon your arrival in Lima, a transportation service will transfer you from the airport to your hotel with an assistance from an  English speaking representative. Enjoy your free time until the Workshop Orientation and Welcoming Dinner at your hotel. (D)
  • Day 2:  Lima
    Enjoy a full day to visit Lima Downtown, where you will go on a scenic tour of the built-up area, a World Heritage listed by UNESCO. You will visit the historical San Martin Square, and then you will arrive at the Main Square to see the Presidential Palace and the Lima Cathedral, impressive pieces of architecture that are still being used. 

    Stop at Lima's residential districts including Miraflores and San Isidro. Stop at the Costa Verde cliffs for a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean and its beaches.  Our next stop will be the Olivar of San Isidro. This park stands out among the parks of the hemisphere and symbolizes the virreynal and republican tradition of this district, highlighted by its magnificent olives dating from virreynal times. Finally, our visit concludes with a trip to the quaint and traditional district of Barranco, the most colorful and artistic neighborhood of Lima with numerous bars and restaurants, beautiful colonial houses and good craft shops. Enjoy lunch on your own. (B)

  • Day 3: Lima ~ Cusco ~ Sacred Valley of the Incas
    After breakfast, head out to Lima airport for your flight to Cusco.
    Upon arriving at Cusco, meet your guide and take a road trip to Pisac town. Enjoy the provided Boxed lunch; then, enjoy the beautiful valley landscapes on the way. Stop for pictures with the incredible backdrops you will discover. Arrive to your hotel for check in. (B, L)
  • Day 4: Sacred Valley of the Incas
    Today, you will start your tour in the village of Chinchero, which was one of the most important villages in the empire of the Incas. However, due its past annexation, it was also a victim of the "extirpation of idolatries" action that replaced the traditional deities with Catholic ones in order to transform popular beliefs. Then visit the archaeological remains of Maras and Moray. Maras is a surreal sight. It is close to Moray and is an impressive complex of salt mining. These are large deposits of salt that were used to trade for other products with other regions of the empire. On the other hand, the archaeological remains of Moray consist of mysterious concentric circular terraces, for some scholars it would be an agricultural research center.

    Then, meet Mrs. Grandonia and Mrs. Álvarez, the renowned hatters of Maras, who run an attractive crafts shop that produces the top hats. They want to share their art with the travelers who visit their town. Dare to learn this ancient Andean activity! Enjoy your lunch at Tunupa restaurant. After lunch at a local restaurant, return to the hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.  (B, L)

  • Day 5: Sacred Valley of the Incas
    Take a full day visit to the community of Willoc. Perform a traditional Inca practice called Kusi Runa, in which you will participate in a day of Chakra (agriculture). A local interpreter will welcome you and guide you to the house of the owner of the Chakra, who will invite you to a muña infusion. You will symbolically be an integral part of the community, and as a community member you will be dressed with typical clothes of the Huilloc (ponchos for men and blankets for women) and use traditional tools. Males will farm while the women cook for them with local organic products, ending in a spiritual ritual with local music and dance. This will have an excellent opportunity to live and experience the everyday way of seeing and acting of the Andean Runa (male). Enjoy home-made lunch at one of the villager's houses.  Then, you will be transferred to your hotel located in the Sacred Valley.

    Join the Mid-tour workshop at the hotel where you will be able to review your work with an expert, share each other’s work and receive professional advice. (B, L)

  • Day 6: Sacred Valley of the Incas ~ Machu Picchu
    Early this morning, you will be transferred to Ollantaytambo, a solid example of the urban planning of the Incas, whose residents still live in accordance with their old traditions. Pachacútec (1438-1471) conquered the town, destroyed it and built a new one, absorbing it as part of his empire. It is currently considered one of the most remarkable archaeological complexes of the Inca Empire. Then, walk to the train station and board the train to Aguas Calientes.

    Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, you will walk to the bus station and board your private charter bus up to Machu Picchu. Stop at Sanctuary Lodge’s restaurant for your lunch.

    Visit the citadel, a masterpiece of engineering and architecture that served as a sanctuary and retreat for the Inca Pachacutec (1438 - 1572). Machu Picchu, which means "Old Mountain", is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Stay until the site closes and then take the private charter bus down to Aguas Calientes town. Walk to your hotel and check in. Dinner will be served at your hotel’s restaurant. (B, L, D)

  • Day 7: Aguas Calientes ~ Sacred Valley of the Incas ~ Cusco
    Today, return to Machu Picchu and visit any of the attractions of the citadel. Board the private charter bus up to the citadel early in the morning. We recommend visiting the Intipunku ("Sun Gate"), which is the last stop before entering the Inca sanctuary. Another interesting option is the Inca Bridge, a part of the Inca Trail made of vegetable fiber or straw. The bridge is woven with ancient techniques and each year several area communities come together to renew and keep this wonderful tradition. Then, take the bus down and walk to the train station to board the afternoon Executive Inca Rail train back to Ollantaytambo station. Enjoy a boxed lunch on the way.

    Upon arrival, we will provide assistance and will transfer you to your hotel.

    Later this evening, you will be transferred to a local restaurant for dinner. Enjoy a show of traditional dances and music. Lastly, return to your hotel. (B, L, D)

  • Day 8: Cusco
    Start your full day with a stop at San Cristobal to enjoy an overview of the city. Continue your trip to Sacsayhuaman fortress, an emblematic work of the Incas, which protected the Holy City. Conceived and built by Inca Pachacútec in the 15th century, the Sacsayhuamán complex was built with megalithic blocks, and its transportation and construction continue to be a mystery. You will then go to Qenqo, located four kilometers away from Cusco City, an archaeological complex mainly used for religious purposes believed to be a place of agricultural rituals. Finally, visit the vestiges of Puka Pukara, located 7 km away from Cusco. Puka Pukara, which means "red fortress", was an architectural complex presumably used for military purposes, containing many rooms, squares, bathrooms, aqueducts, walls and towers. It is believed that the Inca’s entourage used it while he rested at Tambomachay.

    Then, continue to San Blas and enjoy lunch at Pachapapa restaurant. After lunch, you will be transferred to view the collection of original photographs, equipment and personal notes of the influential photographer Martin Chambi, the first indigenous photographer in Latin America.

    Then, continue to Coricancha, also known as the "Temple of the Sun" (or "Premises of the Gilded One"). Its construction was ordered by Inca Pachacútec (1438-1471) to be used as base for the construction of the Santo Domingo Convent upon the arrival of the Spaniards. This is when the Sun (Inti, in Quechua) was worshipped during the Inca Empire; and at the time of the Incas, its walls were fully covered with gold sheets and its courtyards were planted with golden corn and life-size llamas. You will then go to the Cathedral, the most important building on the Main Square and one of the most splendid Spanish colonial churches in America. Shaped as a Latin cross, it houses about 400 colonial paintings from the Cusco art school, and impressive goldsmith, silversmith and precious stones works. Lastly, stop at the Plaza Regocijo. (B, L)

  • Day 9: Cusco
    Your day will begin with a visit to Tipón, which consists of perfectly preserved archaeological vestiges located 27 kilometers away from Cusco City. Near the town that bears the same name, there is an impressive rural colonial mansion (from 1650) with twelve terraces that are still used for farming purposes. Some premises and its irrigation system are considered a masterpiece of hydraulic engineering, and they are still used by the neighboring population. You will then continue until Oropesa, to visit its colonial church, one of the most beautiful in the outskirts of Cusco City, and you will finally visit the Huaro town. Enjoy a boxed lunch during the afternoon.

    As your tour comes to an end, participate in the Ending workshop to present and share each other’s works with your group and guiding photographer.

    In the evening, we will transfer you to MAP Café for dinner. (B, L, D)

  • Day 10: Cusco ~ Lima ~  Home
    A transportation service with a guide will pick you up from your hotel at the established time and transfer you to the airport. Fly to Lima

    Upon arrival, a representative will assist you at the airport with your connecting flight home.

  • Hotel Jose Antonio Deluxe – Lima, Peru*
    Calle Bellavista 133, Cercado de Lima 15074, Peru

    All our rooms are fitted out with high standard facilities and amenities, double glazing windows, hair dryer, heater, air conditioning, safe deposit boxes, fully stocked minibars, cable TV, International direct dialing telephone, Wi-fi connection (Free of charge)

    Museum of the Nation is 3.2 miles from Jose Antonio Deluxe, and San Martín Square is 5 miles from the property. The nearest airport is Jorge Chavez International Airport, 9 miles from Jose Antonio Deluxe. 

    Miraflores is a great choice for travelers interested in gourmet foodfriendly locals and traditional food.

    Check-In Time:      03:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website: http://hotelesjoseantonio.com/

  • Hotel Posada Del Inca Yucay – Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru
    Alcanfores, 329, Miraflores, LIMA 01 Lima, Peru

    Would you like to explore the lost city of the Incas? Would you like to see the colorful markets of Pisac? Marvel at the ancient Maras? From archeology to shopping and outdoor adventures, you can find everything here.

    Located in the heart of the Sacred Valley, 5 minutes from Urubamba, and surrounded by beautiful gardens, Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay hotel is a remodeled eighteenth-century monastery that retains its original colonial charm. This wonderful 88-room hotel is within an hour drive from the ancient Inca capital, Cusco and close to Machu Picchu, one of the seven new wonders of the world. 

    Check-In Time:      01:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm 
    Website: https://www.sonesta.com/

  • Inkaterra Machu Picchu – Machu Picchu, Peru
    Pueblo de Machu Picchu, 084 Machu Picchu, Peru

    Popular with those heading to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is an intimate Andean village with terraced hills, waterfalls, stone pathways and 83 whitewashed adobe casitas tucked away in the cloud forest. Member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, the property has 12 acres of exquisite natural beauty, where 214 bird species – such as the golden-headed quetzal and the iconic Andean cock-of-the-rock – and the world’s largest native orchid collection (372 species) have been registered.

    After exploring the Historic Sanctuary and in-house excursions, guests can enjoy the Unu Spa, which combines the classic nurturing with a mystical Andean approach. Natural products are derived from local botanical extracts (mint, eucalyptus and orchids), thus providing a pleasing spiritual, sensual and soothing experience. The first-class restaurant features stunning views of Vilcanota River, and shares the secrets of Peruvian cuisine with a contemporary twist.

    Check-In Time:      01:00pm
    Check Out Time:   11:00am 
    Website: http://www.inkaterra.com/

  • Costa Del Sol Ramada – Cusco, Peru
    Calle Santa Teresa, 344, Cusco City Centre, Cusco Cuzco, Peru

    Hotel Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco is the perfect base for discovering the beautiful heritage of the Inca civilization. Located in Cusco’s Centro Historico, our Cusco setting is housed in a 17th-century colonial mansion that combines historical architecture and murals with all the comforts of a modern, contemporary hotel.

    All of the spacious, peaceful rooms in our 4-star hotel are fully equipped with WiFi Internet, cable television, direct dial telephones, safe deposit boxes, and a min-bar. Breakfast at our onsite restaurant is included when you stay with us. We offer guests free airport shuttle service, and free luggage storage service at our Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport hotel.
     
    Spend the day strolling through the many beautiful parks in the area like Plaza San Francisco, Plaza Regocijo, and the Plaza De Armas with its famed fountain. View the ornate architecture of many of our nearby historic churches like San Cristobal and Cusco Cathedral. Explore the collections of ancient art at the Museo Inka and the Museo de Arte Precolombino.
     
    Check-In Time:      11:00am
    Check Out Time:   10:00am 
    Website: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/
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Prices are based on per person, double occupancy.  Land Only rates do not include international air tickets. Charming Travel Destination guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum 2 passengers to guarantee departure. All hotels are subject to availability. Hotels may be substituted with another of similar category. Prices and availability are subject to change at any time and prices are not guaranteed until we receive your final payment. We reserve the right to modify the itinerary to ensure a smooth and safe trip. No visa is required for all US passport holders.

Because it is a trip with a lot of walking and moving, equipment should be kept light as possible.

Authorities have the right to give or not to give the permission to a specific equipment and evaluate the fee they will charge for the equipment list. Prices may change depending on the submitted equipment list. 

Equipment list must be submitted at least 45 days prior to arrival. 

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