Peru is a unique place. Standing in the citadel of Machu Picchu is just an unforgettable experience. This Inca fortress has been internationally voted as one the new Seven Wonders of the World and has been considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983. But Machu Picchu is not the only place in Peru that has been recognized as something outstanding. Lima is a pulsating city that archives Peru’s history in a fascinating manner. And the islands of Ballestas, commonly referred to as the “Galapagos of Peru” displays some of the ancient animal life and vegetation that lured Darwin to his eventual theories.
So come and join us. It’ll be a blast!
Arrival to Lima International airport, Peru, where we meet the English speaker guide. Upon arrival we’ll transfer to our hotel.
We’ll begin out trip to Peru with a city tour of the capital, Lima, beginning at the Plaza the Armas, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Running along two sides of this world renowned public square are arcades with shops: Portal de Escribanos and Portal de Botoneros.READ MORE
In the center of the Plaza is a bronze fountain dating from 1560. Located in the Plaza is the Cathedral, with its splendidly carved stalls, the silver covered altars surrounded by fine woodwork, and mosaic covered walls bearing the coats of arms of Lima and Pizarro. Next to the Cathedral is the Archbishop’s Palace. Then we’ll visit the 17th century Monastery of San Francisco, famous for the Sevillian tile work and paneled ceiling in the cloisters. The catacombs under the church and part of the monastery are also well worth seeing. We’ll visit the old colonial streets in the center of the city and the Inquisition Museum. On Lima’s modern side we’ll see the suburbs of San Isidro and Miraflores. Dinner at Jewish Community.Close this
After breakfast we’ll visit the Peruvian Gold Museum, an excellent collection including pre-Columbian gold, silver and bronze, ceramics, weavings, mummies, etc.READ MORE
The museum’s upper floor houses a remarkable arms collection and an impressive exhibition from Spanish colonial times. After the visit we’ll drive through the desert to Paracas. On the way we’ll visit a number of Archeological Chincha Sites. Dinner at the hotel.Close this
After breakfast we’ll transfer to Paracas Luxury Collection Pier, from where we’ll take a cruise to Ballestas Islands. After the cruise we’ll drive back to Lima. Upon arrival we’ll prepare for Shabbat. Shabbat services and dinner at the Jewish Community.
After Shabbat services and kiddush, we’ll go for a walking tour of Lima, followed by Lunch at the Jewish Community. In the evening we’ll go out to Parque de la Reserva to visit the Magical Circuit of the Water.
This morning we’ll transfer to the airport for our flight to Cusco. Upon arrival we’ll depart immediately for a full-day excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The tour begins at Awanakancha, a living museum of the Peruvian Andes, where we’ll observe traditional textile dyeing and weaving techniques and the four types of camelids that are native to the region. We’ll transfer to our hotel via Pisak market. Dinner at the Hotel.
We’ll have an early breakfast and then transfer to the train station for the ride to Machu Picchu, ‘the Lost City of the Incas’ (7,900 feet). This mountaintop citadel, which served as both a center of worship and an astronomic observatory, is located in the middle of the cloud forest overlooking the Urubamba River.READ MORE
There are both agricultural and urban areas constructed with precision stonework for which the Incas are known. The agricultural area consists of terraces and food storehouses, and the urban area contains temples, squares, and royal tombs. After the tour we’ll return to Ollanta station. We’ll transfer to our hotel for dinner and overnight.Close this
After breakfast we’ll drive to Cusco via Maras Salt Ponds. Upon our return to Cusco we’ll have a city tour that includes a walk through of the Cathedral, the Koricancha (‘site of gold’), typical streets, and the four ruins that surround the city: the Sacsayhuaman Fortress, Kenko, Puca Pucara, and Tampumachay. In the evening we’ll enjoy a buffet dinner & a folklore show.
This morning we’ll complete our sightseeing in Cusco and then transfer to the airport for our flights to our home gateway.
First class hotels or the best available locally
Comfortable air-conditioned touring coach for travelling
Kosher half board & lunch packs daily
Local English-speaking guide
Tips for local service providers
Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in the tour plan
Travel and baggage Insurance
There may be changes to the order of places visited. We will make every effort to visit every place mentioned in the itinerary.
The tour organizers have no control over airline services such as seating, special meal requests, changes in departure times or delays. These remain the sole responsibility of the airline company.
Only strictly kosher food is provided to our travelers on all our tours. On some of our tours we are able to provide glatt meals. Kashrut is of utmost importance to us and we take special measures to ensure that everything served is kosher.
Breakfast is prepared using our utensils. We use local fresh fruits and vegetables, and we use milk products when they are permitted. We use kosher cereals, and bread. We usually serve hard boiled eggs and sometimes scrambled eggs or omelets. At breakfast, we prepare our lunches so that people have their choice as to what they eat for lunch. We bring food from Israel to supplement what is served in the hotel such as cheeses, peanut butter, tuna, etc.
For dinners, we serve either fish or meat (usually chicken) as our main course. In areas where meat is not available nor readily acquired, we will have fish. When possible, we acquire the meat locally from Chabad or other reliable kosher source, and in some cases we fly the meat in from Israel. We try to provide as many meat meals as possible. The main course at dinner is preceded by soup and salad and accompanied by freshly prepared vegetables. Dessert typically consists of fresh fruits.
We do not guarantee Pat Israel and Chalav Israel for all destinations.
In many destinations we have our own dishes and silverware. Where we don’t, we provide disposables at the meals. When we cook in hotel kitchens, we use our own knives, cutting boards, pots and pans, cooking implements and disposable metal trays. All food preparation is done on covered surfaces under the strict supervision of our trained staff/guides who function as our mashgichim.
We make great efforts to assure that our travelers will experience local foods first-hand, while maintaining stringent observance of Kashrut laws on all occasions.
On most of our tours, you will be accompanied by two of our staff members- one a guide for the tour who is knowledgeable about the places you are visiting and will accompany you throughout the day and the second, a person who will deal with the logistics of the tour and provide kashrut supervision in the kitchen.
It is our aim to provide the finest hotel possible in each area we visit. We require our hotels to allow us to work in the kitchen and to supervise the cooking and there are many hotels that are not willing to cooperate. They simply have no desire for us to be “meddling” in their cooking process nor are they happy about our bringing our equipment into their kitchens. We work very hard to find the best hotel in the area that will meet our requirements. Because we are not ready to compromise on kashrut, we may not always be able to use a five star hotel.
A $500 USD Deposit per person must be received at the time of booking in order to confirm your reservation. Payment in full is due 60 days before departure. A minimum number of participants are required to operate tour dates. If a minimum number has not been reached prior to tour departure and the tour is cancelled you will receive a FULL refund.
• 60 days before departure bookings are refundable less a $100 administration fee
• 59-30 days prior to departure: 25% of total.
• 29-15 days prior to departure: 50% of total.
• Less than 14 working days prior to departure: 100% of total – no refund
We strongly recommend purchasing Travel Insurance.