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Photo: Spinning yarn with a local Peruvian woman, Peru
- Accommodation for 6 nights
- Roundtrip transfers airport-hotel
- Transportation as per itinerary
- Meals: 7 breakfasts and 2 lunches
- Visits: City tour of Lima, Full Day Sacred
- Valley tour, Full Day Machu Picchu tour
- Local English-speaking guides
DAY 1 SATURDAY - ARRIVAL TO LIMA
Upon arriving in Lima, you will be picked up and taken to your hotel. Our representative will give you a documentation kit with detailed program explanation. Luggage and hotel registration assistance will be offered. Overnight at the hotel in Lima.
Accommodation: Lima for 2 nights
DAY 2 SUNDAY - LIMA
Half day city tour: Colonial and modern Lima. Visit the modern and colonial parts of the city of Lima the “City of Kings”, beginning in the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro. Pass by a Huaca or sacred pre-Inca site. There will then be a stop at Parque del Amor (Lovers Park) in Miraflores for its magnificent view over the Pacific Ocean. The tour also includes the Historic Centre based on the Main Square, where the Presidential Palace, the Archbishop's Palace, the Municipality of Lima and the Cathedral are located, as well as a visit to one of the largest colonial-era convents. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 3 MONDAY - LIMA TO CUSCO
Breakfast. At schedule time transfer to the airport to board the flight to Cusco city (flight NOT included. Suggested flight time: 9/10am). Day at leisure in Cusco. Enjoy the charm of this beautiful colonial city that was built upon the remains of amazing Inca buildings. Not to miss: Temple of the Sun (Koricancha), San Blas artisan’s neighborhood, the Cathedral, and the Inca Fortress of Sacsayhuaman.
OPTIONAL EXCURSION (Not Included): HALF DAY CITY TOUR AND RUINS AND SAN PEDRO MARKET (in the afternoon) – (minimum of 2 passengers)
You will visit the city of Cusco, known as the Imperial City and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Here you will start your tour at the iconic San Pedro market, a local market where you can explore the colors, flavors, and traditions of modern Cusco. The visit continues with the Koricancha Temple, an ancient Inca palace and cult center of the Sun God, above which the order of the Dominicans built a church, which remains standing to this day. You will continue ascending to the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, an impressive example of Inca military architecture. Afterwards, you will explore Q’enqo archeological site, where important Inca ceremonies took place. Finally, you will arrive to the Plaza de Armas (main square), where you will visit the Cathedral, the most important temple in the city. Overnight at the hotel in Cusco.
Accommodation: Cusco for 1 night
DAY 4 TUESDAY - CUSCO TO SACRED VALLEY
Full day Authentic Sacred Valley tour. You will head to Chinchero to visit the PARWA Center, where you can appreciate beautiful textiles and even buy some to take home. After, visit the Chinchero church, which was built by the Spanish in 1607 and remains standing until today. Continue with a visit to the ruins of Chinchero, where you will find an important Inca center in which terraces and aqueducts were built. Then, you will stop at the Racchi Viewpoint, from where you will have a panoramic view of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Afterwards, you will head towards the town of Ollantaytambo, where you will find the imposing Inca fortress that bears the same name. This place is of great historical importance because it is where Manco Inca defeated the Spanish forces in 1538. Then, you will descend to the town of Ollantaytambo which stands out for still maintaining the Inca urban planning as part of his original urban layout, with some buildings and narrow stone alleys. You can tour the town and visit the local market. Overnight at the hotel in the Sacred Valley.
Accommodation: Sacred Valley for 1 night.
Photo: Machu Picchu, Peru
DAY 5 WEDNESDAY - SACRED VALLEY TO MACHU PICHU AND CUSCO
At proper time you will board the train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu (timetables are subject to confirm). Full day Machu Picchu tour. You are going to visit one of the most important energy centers of the world: Machu Picchu. You will be driven to the archeological site, the visit of which will be an unforgettable experience, with a professional tour guide to impart to you all the history that surrounds this mysterious and enchanting place. Once the guided tour is over, you will have some free time to explore the site on your own, to relax, or to meditate. At the agreed upon hour, you will descend to Aguas Calientes for lunch and board the train later that afternoon for the return trip. Board train in Aguas Calientes, to Ollantantaytambo (timetables are subject to confirm) and transfer back to Cusco. Overnight at the hotel in Cusco.
Accommodation: Cusco for 2 nights
DAY 6 THURSDAY - CUSCO
Enjoy a unique experience filled with beautiful scenery, spectacular views, small communities, and opportunities to observe local wildlife. The Adventure awaits you! Do not miss Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain, Pallcoyo or Humantay Lagoon. Overnight at the hotel in Cusco.
OPTIONAL EXCURSION (Not included):
FULL DAY VINICUNCA RAINBOW MOUNTAIN – (minimum of 2 passengers)
You will leave your hotel in Cusco early in the morning, crossing the South Valley, towards Cusipata. From there, you will be transferred to Phulawasipata where you will begin your walk. After some time to prepare, you will start with the ascending route to Vinicunca, the Rainbow Mountain. The place will amaze you with its vivid colors and natural beauty. There, you will have time to take photos and fill yourself with the energy of the place. At the end of this visit, you will walk back to the starting point. Finally, you will be taken back to your hotel in Cusco.
Photo: Peruvian women looking in the direction of the Nevado Auzangate Mountains, Peru
PALCCOYO – (minimum of 2 passengers)
Palccoyo, known as the Montaña Colorada, is a surprising natural formation that is shown along a mountain range of the Vilcanota mountain range, usually it is part of the attractions where you walk on the routes that surround the Apu Ausangate main attraction of the place. The Mount of Ausangate is considered in the Andean World as the Sacred Mountain or the Mountain Spirit and since pre – Inca times it has been a place of veneration and worship, a tradition that continues until the present. In this opportunity we will walk towards the Palccoyo Mountain that you can reach this colorful place in a full day. In this route we will walk over 4,000 meters and along we can enjoy extraordinary landscapes, small communities, flora, and fauna typical of the area and above all we will always have the company of Apu Ausangate which will be seen from various points of the route.
HUMANTAY LAGOON – (minimum of 2 passengers)
You will leave Cusco early in the morning heading to Soraypampa, starting point of your trek. On the way, you will cross the city of Limatambo -located at 2100 m.a.s.l.- an important access point to the city of Cusco during the time of the Inca Empire. There you will find the archaeological remains of Tarawasi, a place that served as a resting point for those heading to Chinchaysuyo. Then, you will continue your journey along the right bank of the Apurimac River until you reach Soraypampa. From this point, you will start your trek up the mountain towards the Humantay Lagoon. Upon arrival, you will appreciate the stunning scenery of this wonderful place and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. Before leaving, you will have time to take pictures around the lagoon. At the end of the visit, you will walk back to Soraypampa, where the transport will be waiting for you to take you back to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Cusco.
DAY 7 FRIDAY - CUSCO
At the scheduled time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to home.