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Wonders of Peru

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Sep 30, 2020

Duration

Days

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$999

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$1350

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Price Includes
  • 6 nights' accommodation

  • Tour of Machu Picchu

  • Visits to Chincheros and Ollantaytambo

  • Airport transfers

  • Entrance fees

  • Local English speaking guides 

Price Excludes
  • International and domestic flights and airport taxes

  • Travel insurance

  • Transfers on days before or after official start / end days

  • Tours listed as optional

  • Drinks and items of a personal nature

About this Trip

Spend some time in cosmopolitan Lima enjoying the vibrant enery and fantastic cuisine. A stop in culture rich Cusco and the Sacred Valley is the perfect lead up to a visit to the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu, a definite bucket list item on any Peru vacation.

On arrival in Peru, spend overnight in Lima before flying to Cusco, the once capital of the Inca civilization and a UNESCO World Heritage site. This will be your base for the next 3 nights. Start with a tour of Cusco and discover the delights of this city with its well preserved Spanish Colonial architecture. Some of the major highlights are the Plaza de Armas, the main square with its lively atmosphere and churches, shops and restaurants, the Koricancha Palace, the most important temple of the Incas and the imposing Church of La Compania de Jesus built by the Jesuits in 1571. Later, continue to the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Sacsayhuaman Fortress, the site of the battle in 1536 between the Spanish and the Incas. At sunset, enjoy some sparkling wine and small snacks at the site.

The next morning, travel overland from Cusco to Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley, the heartland of the Inca civilization. Here you will board the Vistadome train on the journey through the valley to Machu Picchu. The train is surrounded entirely by glass and the carriages have large panoramic windows offering incomparable scenic views and numerous opportunities to capture amazing pictures of the surrounding Andean Mountains. Arrive at Aguas Caliente 6 kilometers/3.5 miles from the Machu Picchu site. Machu Picchu was an Inca citadel consisting of a complex of palaces, plazas, temples and homes. Although it was originally built in the 15th Century, it was not discovered by Westerners until 1911, hence it is known as "The Lost City of the Incas". It is interestingly built in astronomical alignments. Return by train to Ollantaytambo and then back to Cusco.

Stay overnight in Lima and then transfer to the airport for departure to your next destination.

 
Discover Peru and Machu Picchu
 
 

Day 1: Lima


Upon arrival in Lima, assistance and transfer to the hotel.




Day 2: Lima


A visit to the modern and colonial parts of the city of Lima the "City of Kings", starting in the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro. The road passes a Huaca or sacred pre-Inca site. There will then be a stop at Parque del Amor (Lovers Park) in Miraflores for its magnificent view over the Pacific Ocean. The tour also includes the Historic Centre based on the Main Square, where the Presidential Palace, the Archbishop's Palace, the Municipality of Lima and the Cathedral are located, as well as a visit to one of the largest colonial-era convents.




Day 3: Lima to Cusco and Sacred Valley


After breakfast you are transferred to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the Sacred Valley of the Incas which allows for acclimatization due its lower altitude compared to Cusco. The remainder of the day at leisure.




Day 4: Sacred Valley to Aguas Calientes


A full day excursion to the Chincheros and Ollantaytambo. With an early start, you drive through the fertile countryside of the Urubamba Valley to the colonial village of Chincheros. This traditional Andean town is known as 'the birthplace of the rainbow', and it has the full complement of photogenic attractions: Inca ruins, Andean village houses, an elaborate colonial church built on Inca foundations, and of course the lively weekly market. Please note: The main market day is Sunday. Other days the market is open but much smaller in scale.

Continuing down the valley and ever so slightly lower in altitude you head to the impressive archaeological complex of Ollantaytambo. Ollantaytambo is a massive citadel located 50 kilometers from Machu Picchu. The citadel served as both a temple and a fortress and the only battle at which the Incas held off the Spanish. You will then be transferred to the train station for train ride into Aguas Calientes near the ruins of Machu Picchu.




Day 5: Machu Picchu and return to Cusco


Awaiting you today is by far and away one of the high points in world travel - Machu Picchu!
After breakfast you board a bus that takes you to the actual Machu Picchu archaeological site. You will definitely have an experience you will never forget. The tour includes every nook and cranny of this New Seven Wonders of the World and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. You then return to Aguas Calientes for lunch at a local restaurant and, later on, board the train for the return trip to Cusco; you will stop at the Poroy Station and be picked up and driven to your hotel.




Day 6: Cusco


Today enjoy a full day at leisure. You may like to do some additional sightseeing, shopping, or simply relax.




Day 7: Onward Travel


At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport to board your next flight.





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DATES:

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DEPARTURES:

2020: Feb 1; Mar 14 – Sold Out ; Apr 18 – Sold Out; May 2; Jun 27; Jul 18; Aug 1, 15; Sep 5; Oct 3; Nov 14; Dec 12

OTHER INFORMATION:

This is not a fully escorted tour. Local English guides are used in each different location. Full passport information is needed at the time of booking to confirm the rail tickets to Machu Picchu. There is a baggage limit for the train to Machu Picchu of 1 bag or backpack with a maximum weight of 5kg / 11lbs. Maximum group size is 20.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

*Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

*Note: "From" pricing is based on discounted departure dates.

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