Peru, South America
Location
7 Days
Duration

Highlights of Peru

Welcome to Peru, South America!

ROUTE: Lima, Cuzco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Lima

DURATION: 7 Days

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Visit to historical sites/monuments
  • Tour of Cusco and Nearby Ruins
  • Full Day Excursion to the Pisac Indian Market and the Ollantaytambo Fortress
  • Train ride through the sacred valley of Urubamba to the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu
  • Tour of Modern and Colonial Lima including the world famous Larco Museum
AIRFARE: International Airfare Upon Request
ACCOMMODATIONS:  Hotels used (or similar)
FIRST:
  • Lima: Sonesta El Olivar
  • Cusco: Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco
  • Sacred Valley: Sonesta Posada Del Inca Yucay
  • Machu Picchu: Casa del Sol Boutique Hotel
DELUXE:
  • Lima: Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores
  • Cusco: Libertador Cusco
    Sacred Valley: Sol y Luna
  • Machu Picchu: Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel
LUXURY:
  • Please inquire

Included:

Accommodations Per Person Sharing, including hotel taxes

Arrival & departure transfers where applicable

Local guides where applicable

Meals per itinerary

Park entrance fees and sightseeing fees where applicable

Applicable transportation

Not Included:

Airfare and air taxes

Cancellation, baggage, travel and medical insurance

Items of a personal nature such as baggage porterage, gratuities/tips, laundry, telephone calls, bottled water, etc.

Visa and visa fees

Optional sightseeing and activities

Meals, beverages and services not mentioned in itinerary

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Day 1 Arrive Lima

Upon arrival at airport in Peru, you will be warmly met by a representative, who will provide assistance and transfer to your accommodation to check-in.

Lima, the “City of Kings” famous for its Spanish Colonial architecture, extraordinary museums and cuisine. Lima is internationally recognized as the “Gastronomic Capital of the Americas”, and its cuisine is considered among the most diverse and exquisite in the world on par with French cuisine.

Overnight: Lima

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Day 2 Lima - Cusco

Activities:

  • Early morning transfer from the hotel to the airport for a short but spectacular flight over the snow-capped Andes to the oldest inhabited city in the hemisphere, Cusco, at an elevation of 11,440 feet. Upon arrival a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and in registering.
  • Tour of Cusco and Nearby Ruins – Visitors are caught up in the excitement of touring the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, a delightful combination of Inca and colonial architecture.
  • The tour visits important landmarks such us Cusco’s Cathedral, Santo Domingo Church, Plaza de Armas and Koricancha The Temple of the Sun.
  • This tour of the oldest continuously inhabited city in the western hemisphere also includes the nearby ruins of Kenko, Puca-Pucara, Tambomachay as well as the Sacsayhuaman fortress, an imposing example of Inca military architecture.

Overnight: Cusco – (B)

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Day 3 Cusco - Sacred Valley

Activities:

  • Full Day Excursion to the Pisac Indian Market and the Ollantaytambo Fortress.
  • Morning departure for a drive through the fertile countryside of the Urubamba Valley to the colonial village of Pisac where an Indian Market takes place Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Other days you will tour the religious nucleus and archaeological site of Pisac.
  • During your visit to the bustling marketplace you will have the opportunity to bargain with the natives for many different types of Peruvian handicrafts and jewelry.
  • Continue to the Ollantaytambo archaeological complex, the Incas built it as a fort that included a temple, agricultural terraces, and an urban area. There are two distinct sectors: The religious and worship zone, and the residential area. Ollantaytambo was an important administrative center with probable military functions if one considers the walls and towers. There are also traces of ancient roads and aqueducts. The town of Ollantaytambo is called a “Living Inca Town” since the inhabitants maintain very old practices and customs.
  • Lunch is at a beautiful country estate on the shores of the Urubamba River.

Overnight: Sacred Valley – (B, L)

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Day 4 Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

Activities:

  • Morning train ride through the sacred valley of Urubamba to the “Lost City of the Incas,” Machu Picchu. Perched 8,200 feet above the valley, it was hidden by mountains and semi-tropical jungles for 400 years until discovered by Hiram Bingham of Yale University in 1911. Archaeologists believe that the Inca “Virgins of the Sun” took refuge from the Spanish Conquistadors here.
  • Guided tour of the ruins upon arrival.
  • Lunch is at the Orient Express’ Sanctuary Lodge located just a few steps from the Inca citadel.

Overnight: Machu Picchu – (B, L)

5

Day 5 Machu Picchu Free Day - Return Train Ride

Activities:

  • Free morning to enjoy one of the most incredible sights on earth, the sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Take as much time as you need to study these magnificent ruins, hike the steep stone-paved trail of Huayna Picchu, the pyramid-shape mountain above Machu Picchu for a breathtaking view of the site, or stroll to the Inca Bridge a secret entrance used by the Inca’s army or walk toward the Inca Trail to find the historic Intipunku or Sun Gate.
  • Bus & entrance fee included.
  • Afternoon return train ride.

Overnight: Cusco – (B)

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Day 6 Cusco - Lima

Activities:

  • Transfer to the airport for your departure to Lima. Transfer to your hotel upon arrival.
  • Tour of Modern and Colonial Lima including the world famous Larco Museum – This half-day tour visits both the colonial and modern sections of Lima.
  • Colonial sites include the lovely Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, San Francisco Church and the exquisite Torre Tagle Palace modern day seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • In modern Lima, drive along the exclusive residential areas of Miraflores and San Isidro.
  • Continue to the Larco Museum, founded in 1926, it displays remarkable chronological galleries providing an excellent overview on 3000 years of development of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. Located in a unique vice-royal mansion of the 18th century built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid is surrounded by beautiful gardens. The Larco Museum also features the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous erotic archaeological collection, one of the most visited Peruvian tourist attractions.

Overnight: Lima – (B)

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Day 7 Depart Lima

Departure: Transfer to the airport for your departure flight home.  Arrive home full of great memories of the rich tradition of Colonial Lima and the mystical Land of the Incas. – (B)


Meals as per itinerary: (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)


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Location Name: Peru, South America
Area (SQ KM): 1,285,216
Population: 30,444,999
Capital: Lima
Language(s): Spanish, Quéchua (both official); Aymara; many minor Amazonian languages
Religion: Roman Catholic , Seventh-Day Adventist, Christian
Currency: Peruvian sol - PEN
Time Zone: GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) – 5 GMT
Electricity: 220 V
Phone Country Code to Call (Peru, South America): 51


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