Peru: Lima, Cusco, and Machu Picchu
Our Itineraries are provided as a preview of what to expect on our tours. Please, note, that itineraries are subject to change.
Upon arrival at the airport, our host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel. Note: Please arrive in Lima at 10:55 AM. For other arrival times, please add $25 per person for arrival transfers. Check into your hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure.
After breakfast you will be taken on a guided city tour through Lima’s streets and plazas. The tour starts at the Love Park in Mira Flores, with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. After we proceed to the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial center of the Lima culture. Following we will go to San Isidro, financial center of the city to visit de Huaca Huallamarca, ancient pre-Incan shrine. Afterwards, the tour moves on to the Main Square where the Government Palace and the Town Hall are located. The tour finishes with the visit of the Cathedral and explore the San Francisco convent, built in the seventeenth century, to discover the mystery of its catacombs.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Cusco (flight not included, to be booked by agent). Upon arrival at the airport, our host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel. Optional: Tour of Cusco and Its Ruins: For the afternoon tour, you will visit the oldest continuously inhabited city in the western hemisphere, including important landmarks of enchanting Cusco and also the nearby ruins of Kenko, Puca-Pucara, Tambomachay as well as the Sacsayhuaman fortress. It was once the center of the Inca civilization; modern Cusco is a delightful combination of Inca and colonial architecture. During the tour, you will visit Cusco's Cathedral, Santo Domingo Church, and the Plaza de Armas.
Begin your fourth day with breakfast before taking a train ride through the sacred valley of Urubamba to the ``Lost City of the Incas”, Machu Picchu. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, you will meet your tour guide at the station and go for a buffet lunch at the El Mapi Hotel. Following lunch, you will ride a bus that will take you to the Machu Picchu citadel. Take as much time as you need to admire these magnificent ruins. You have time at leisure before to returning to your hotel in Aguas Calientes.
After breakfast, do as you please with your free time. You may rest or take another visit to the Ruins. At the arranged time, return via train to Cusco, you will be transferred from the train station via bus to the hotel.
After breakfast, there is an Optional Full Day Excursion to the Pisac Indian Market and the Ollantaytambo Fortress. You will ride through the fertile countryside to the colonial village 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. Following lunch, the tour continues to the village of Ollantaytambo for a visit to its impressive Inca fortress. In the afternoon return to Cusco.
After breakfast, enjoy the morning on your own. You will later be transferred to the airport for your departure to Lima (flight not included, to be booked by agent) and your connecting international flight.
• Arrival and departure transfers
• Meet and greet upon arrival
• 2 nights in Lima at Courtyard Marriott Lima Miraflores or similar
• 1 night in Machu Picchu at El Mapi Hotel or similar
• 3 nights in Cusco at Maytaq Wasin Boutique Hotel or similar
• Daily breakfast
• Half day guided city tour of Lima (Modern & Colonial)
• Full day guided excursion to Machu Picchu with Train Ride (ON Expedition) and buffet lunch
• Transfers throughout the itinerary
• English speaking guides & representatives
• All entrance fees
• Domestic flights: Lima – Cusco- Lima (approximately $250 roundtrip)
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