Day1 - LIMA
Meet our representatives and have your private transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Stroll on the sidewalk, or just relax at your hotel. Tonight, savor a delicious dinner at one of Lima’s outstanding restaurants. (D)
Day2 - LIMA
Today enjoy a full day tour of the Highlights of Lima. We begin our day in the upscale district of San Isidro where you visit the pre- Inca pyramid of Huaca Huallamarca. Next, to the historic center. Our next stop is at Plaza Mayor home of the Government Palace, the Archbishop's Palace, and the City Hall. The visit also includes the Santo Domingo Convent, an icon of colonial architecture, completed in the late stages of the sixteenth century, and the Archbishop’s Palace: a beautiful building where you find art from the sixteen through the nineteenth centuries. Finally, you visit the Catholic Cathedral. In the surroundings, old streets with colonial mansions and Moorish balconies adorn the site. Following lunch continue your journey into the past at the Casa Aliaga. After the founding of Lima in 1535, Captain Jerónimo de Aliaga y Ramírez received a colonial house in the elegant area near the house of Francisco Pizarro, the Spanish Conqueror. Since then the Aliaga family has lived in the house. Rebuilt and reshaped after the earthquakes, the mansion has served for almost five centuries to Lima’s history. Tonight spend time exploring the Larco Museum. See the finest gold and silver collection from ancient Peru and the famous erotic archaeological collection of the most visited Peruvian tourist attractions. After the visit enjoy the best of Peruvian gastronomy in the magical environment of its cozy restaurant. Overnight at Belmond Miraflores Park – Ocean View club Junior Suite room. (B,D)
Transfer to the airport to board your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival start your full day tour to the Pisac Ruins and market. Pisac was one of the most important Inca sites in the Urubamba Valley. The old city, an Incan archeological site, is located at the top of a mountain. There you witness the masonry skills of the Peruvian ancestors. Explore the ruins and enjoy a delicious lunch. After a short visit to Pisac market you go to your fabulous hotel in the Sacred Valley. Remainder of the day is at leisure. Dinner is included in the hotel’s restaurant. (B,L,D)
Today you will visit two communities that share a rich Andean past. Starting at Chinchero, where the townsfolk are famous for having preserved traditional Andean weaving techniques. You will be able to keep your own crafted piece as a souvenir, which you will make during the weaving demo. Next is Casa Hacienda Huayoccari. This is a typical Andean colonial hacienda, owned and inhabited by the Orihuela-Lambarri family for over three centuries. Jose Ignacio and Ana Maria Lambarri, owners, will take you on a tour of the centuries-old property, and show you the family’s impressive pre-Columbian art collection. Then you will be treated to a typical Andean lunch, prepared with the hacienda’s fresh produce. Next, we visit the village of Misminay populated by 500 families and located at an elevation of 12,000 feet. From that height, you have an incredible view of the Sacred Valley, and the snowcapped mountains. The villagers will share with you their way of life. There are different activities you can engage in such as farming and weaving. If you wish, take a hike that leads to the natural lookout at Moray. At the end of the day, return to your hotel. Dinner tonight will be at the Sol & Luna Lodge at the Killa Wasi Restaurant. A five course menu based on special recipes presented by a renowned chef paired with the most exquisite wines recommended by the sommelier, will delight your senses. (B,L,D)
This morning set off to see one of the most visited attractions in the world aboard the exclusive Belmond Hiram Bingham train. Admire the fantastic views of the surrounding countryside while relishing a delicious brunch or cocktail in the bar car. Upon your arrival, a professional guide will drive you to the archaeological site where you will have an experience you will never forget. Later, spend some time relaxing on the grounds of the Belmond Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge where you will spend the night. Dinner included in the hotel. (B,L,D)
This morning you will have a second guided visit of the Machu Picchu archeological complex. Lunch will be provided at the hotel. Afternoon return by Hiram Bingham to Cusco. Dinner included on board. Upon arrival, your guide will take you to your hotel for overnight. (B,L,D)
Day7 - CUSCO
This morning explore Cusco; declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Pick up at your hotel and head to the Koricancha temple, an ancient Inca palace and main worship center of the Sun God. Here the Dominicans built an incredible church that can still be seen. Next to the Plaza de Armas, home of the Cathedral and the beautiful Church of the Society of Jesus, among other colonial buildings. Then continue the journey to Sacsayhuaman, an Inca building known for its massive walls of hewn stone. The fort was strategically built on a hill, with a broad view of the city of Cuzco. Lastly, enjoy delicious snacks and sparkling wine in San Cristobal chapel. Afternoon at leisure. Tonight enjoy a magic dinner at Map Café Restaurant. (B,D)
Day at leisure. At agreed time transfer to the airport to board your flight to Lima. Arrival in Lima, assistance to connecting flights. (B)