Itinerary

Day 1 - LIMA

Arrival in Lima and transfer to your hotel. Today we cover the history of Lima from Pre-Columbian times to the present, starting in the downtown historic district. Our guide will take us to beautiful Plaza Mayor (“Main Square”), surrounded by the Government Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace, and City Hall. While strolling the old streets, lined with colonial mansions and Moorish balconies, you will also visit a convent that is an icon of colonial architecture. Then we head to the modern districts of San Isidro and Miraflores. San Isidro, an upscale residential and commercial neighborhood, houses a pre-Hispanic sacred structure (Huaca Huallamarca). Next we visit the modern neighborhood of Miraflores, with its chic shops, restaurants and casinos. Return to your hotel.

Day 2 - LIMA I CUSCO I SACRED VALLEY

Early morning transfer to the airport to board your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival begin your full day tour. We start by heading to Pisac, one of the most important Inca sites in the Urubamba Valley. On the way we visit Awana kancha, literally “the palace of weaving,” a camelid farm with typical animals of the region: alpacas, llamas, guanacos, and vicunas. Here we learn how the indigenous people use plants and natural elements to dye and weave the wool. Then we visit the store to discover beautiful examples of their craftsmanship. From here we visit Pisac, a pretty village that has plenty of small handicraft shops and a famous Sunday market, followed by Ollantaytambo, an Incan military, religious, and agricultural center high on a mountain peak. From this impressive archaeological site, we can look down over the town’s amazing narrow streets and canals that have remained unchanged since Incan times. We will stop for a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. (B, L)

Day 3 - SACRED VALLEY I MACHU PICCHU I CUSCO

Our adventure begins with an early departure by car to the Urubamba train station, where we board the Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival, a short bus ride takes us to the awe inspiring Machu Picchu archaeological site. You will never forget this guided, comprehensive and mind-blowing journey through the history of the Inca civilization. You will fully comprehend why Machu Picchu was designated by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage site, and voted one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Afterwards, we will have free time to explore on our own, to relax, or meditate. Later, we descend to Aguas Calientes for lunch at a local restaurant before boarding the train for the return journey and transfer to Cuzco. (B, L)

Day 4 - CUSCO

Morning at leisure. This afternoon we explore Cusco, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. After pick-up at our hotel we head for the Koricancha temple, an ancient Inca palace and worship center of the Sun God that was once entirely covered in gold. Here, the Dominicans built a beautiful church that still stands. Next stop is the Plaza de Armas to see the Cathedral and the beautiful Church of the Society of Jesus, among other colonial buildings. Then we continue to the colonial church of San Cristóbal to enjoy a spectacular view of the city, followed by a stop at the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, an Inca building known for its mysterious, immense 30-foot tall walls of hewn stone. Strategically built on a hill, the fortress offers a broad panorama of Cuzco. We top off the tour with a visit to the archaeological complexes of Qenko, with its stone labyrinth and sacrificial altar, and Puca Pucara, an architectural marvel of rooms, waterways and aqueducts. (B)

Day 5 - CUSCO I LIMA TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)

Private transfer to board your flight back to Lima with connections. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodation for 4 nights 
  • Daily buffet breakfast & 2 lunches 
  • All transfers, touring and sightseeing via shared services* 
  • City tour of Lima 
  • Full day tour of the Sacred Valley 
  • Full Day Machu Picchu on board of the Vistadome train
  • Half day tour of Cusco and nearby archaeological site 
  • Document holder and luggage tags 
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Hotels

Cusco

JW Marriott Cusco| hotels in Cusco Peru

JW Marriott Cusco

2 Nights / Luxury
An extraordinary travel experience awaits you in Peru at the JW Marriott El Convento Cusco, ranked among the top 10 hote...

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Novotel Cusco Hotel| hotels in Cusco Peru

Novotel Cusco Hotel

2 Nights / Style
The centrally located Novotel Cusco hotel is the perfect base for exploring this historic city and the surrounding area....

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Lima

Arawi Lima Hotel| hotels in Lima Peru

Arawi Lima Hotel

1 Nights / Style
Arawi is a word of Quechua origin meaning Poetry and Song. The original name was ARAVI, Inca song lyric in which modulat...

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Jose Antonio Hotel | hotels in Lima Peru

Jose Antonio Hotel

1 Nights / Comfort
Located in the exclusive district of miraflores (a residential & commercial area) three minutes away from the pacifi...

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JW Marriott Lima| hotels in Lima Peru

JW Marriott Lima

1 Nights / Luxury
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Sacred Valley

Aranwa Sacred Valley| hotels in Sacred Valley Peru

Aranwa Sacred Valley

1 Nights / Luxury
Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness is built on the banks of the Vilcanota River, on the lands of an old colonial ...

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Casa Andina Private Collection Valle Sagrado Hotel| hotels in Sacred Valley Peru

Casa Andina Private Collection Valle Sagrado Hotel

1 Nights / Comfort
Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley resembles a refuge in the mountains, with fabulous views of the Andes from ...

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Casa Andina Private Collection Valle Sagrado Hotel| hotels in Sacred Valley Peru

Casa Andina Private Collection Valle Sagrado Hotel

1 Nights / Style
Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley resembles a refuge in the mountains, with fabulous views of the Andes from ...

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Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay | hotels in Sacred Valley Peru

Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay

1 Nights / Comfort
The 88-room Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, five minutes far f...

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