8 days/7 nights
CHARMS OF LIMA & CUSCO
Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Maras, Moray, Machu Picchu
$ Upon Request
All our programmes can be tailor made according to your requirements, whether regarding the length of your tour, any special interests or specific activities, flight reservations, optional destinations or tours.
Assistance on arrival at the international airport in Lima where our representative will be in charge, reception and transfer by private vehicle to your hotel. You will receive an explanation of the contracted tour for the provision of all services included in the trip.
Free morning for shopping. In the afternoon city tour of Lima Colonial and modern, air-conditioned bus with bilingual guide. This tour includes Lima’s colonial churches like the Cathedral, the Convent of San Francisco with its catacombs, the Plaza San Martin and Plaza Mayor which is flanked by the Government Palace, City Hall and the Cathedral. Tour for the residential areas of Lima, district of San Isidro, Miraflores with its Central Park, a pleasant trip along the Costa Verde with a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean. Return to the hotel. Free afternoon.
Early morning transfer to Lima airport to take a flight to Cusco. On arrival, transfer to your selected hotel. The rest of the morning free to rest and acclimatize. By the afternoon, guided city tour of Cusco visiting the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun or Koricancha. Then, we drive out of the City to visit the Inca sites of Qenqo, Tambomachay, the impressive Fortress of Sacsayhuaman and panoramic view of Puca Pucara. Transfer to your hotel.
Guided excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, we will have the opportunity to learn about the customs of its people and enjoy shopping in the picturesque traditional market of Pisac then visit the impressive Pisac ruins. Lunch buffet in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. In the afternoon, we went through Calca and Urubamba on the way to the Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to this part of the valley and protect it from possible invasion from the tribes of the jungle and then we will visit Chinchero which is another beautiful Inca site. Return to Cusco and transfer to your hotel. Dinner on your own.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
We left the hotel and headed to Maras Salt Mine which is operated from an ancient pre-inca system by evaporation of salt water in wells previously adapted for this purpose, the water comes from an underground stream. Then we visit the archaeological remains of Moray, platforms like rings concentric. Each circle comprises a terrace that overlaps another, forming circles will expand. For scholars, Moray was possibly an Inca agricultural research center where experiments were carried out at different heights crop. The platform provides its microclimates produces a gradient with the center of concentric circular terraces and a higher temperature gradually decreasing outwards at lower temperatures, thus being able to simulate up to 20 different types of microclimates.
In the morning we took the train to take us through a space of 03 hrs. aprox. to Aguas Calientes and then take the bus to the enigmatic citadel of Machupicchu considered one of the Wonders of the World, enjoy a guided tour of approx. 02 hrs. visiting the Main Plaza, the Temple of the Sun, the Sacred Sun Dial, the Royal Tomb and the Temple of the three windows. After the tour you’ll have time for a walk in around, explore and take more pictures.by the afternoon return to the hotel.
TREN EXPEDITION – 81 – CUSCO/OLLANTA – AGUAS CALIENTES – Salida 06:10 – Llegada 07:40
TREN EXPEDITION – 84 – AGUAS CALIENTES – OLLANTA/CUSCO – Salida 18:20 – Llegada 20:05
Excellent opportunity to wake up early for a beautiful sunrise at Machu Picchu and climbing Huayna Picchu from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, even more amazing being high and distant. Climbing takes about an hour and a half and should do in the first turn of the 07:00 a.m. In the afternoon, back to Cusco by train and transfer to your hotel.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and departure assistance.
In and out transfers, accommodation in exclusive selected hotels, all breakfasts and meals as specified in the program, class train: Expedition Cusco/Machu Picchu/Cusco, all bilingual guided tours in shared groups (english/spanish), all entrance fees on tours.
International and domestic flights, personal travel insurance