On this full package tour you will be able to visit the top three tourist destinations in Peru. You will begin your adventure in the Peru’s vibrant capital city, Lima. And you will discover Colonial Lima, too. Lima was actually founded by the Spanish Conquistador, Francisco Pizzaro, during the early part of the 16th century. Then you will get to know what makes modern Lima tick today. Visit the best neighborhoods, enjoy the best food, and feel the pulsing energy of this great South American capital city.
The center of the vast Incan Empire was Cusco. This will be your next stop. Cusco itself is a marvelous city. The architecture of Cusco is a blend of ancient Incan walls that have had medieval Spanish Barroque churches built on top of them. There is no other place like Cusco, the Belly Button of the World.
But even more marvelous than Cusco is the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is One of the Seven Wonders of the World. The European invaders never found this Incan Citadel. It was covered over and hidden by the dense jungle vegetation until it was re-discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911. This fabulous site was constructed in an awe-inspiring location, and you can see it just the way the Incas left it, 500 years ago.
YOUR ARRIVAL IN PERU
When your plane lands in Lima, our team will be waiting at the Lima airport to welcome you. They will drive you straight to your hotel, help you check-in, and let you relax and get some rest after your long flight.
You will have the afternoon free to take advantage of the amenities of your hotel, or to do a little sight-seeing on your own.
You will spend the night at your Lima hotel.
CLASSIC TOUR OF LIMA (3.5 HRS) either in the morning or in the afternoon
Pick up from hotel, short ride and we´ll walk along the esplanade of Miraflores district, from the Love Park to the Lighthouse overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Next, we´ll have a panoramic view of the Huaca Pucllana, a pre-Inca ceremonial center that because of urban growth, it´s been reduced to less than the third part of its original extension. Then, we drive through El Olivar Park, one of Limeño´s favorite parks in the city. Later, we´ll go to the colonial part of Lima to walk for about 8 blocks (on a pedestrian street) from San Martin square to Main square. Free time to wander around important buildings and sculptural pieces like The Government Palace, The Cathedral, The City Hall and the bronze water fountain. Finally, we´ll visit the San Francisco Monastery and its famous subterranean crypts known as The Catacombs.
FLIGHT TO CUSCO- . In the afternoon we will visit the most important sites of interest within the city of Cusco Tour duration: 4 hours
After you have breakfast at your hotel we will pick you up and take you to the Lima airport for your early flight up to Cusco.
1:30 pm – Pick-up from your hotel. This tour begins with the impressive Cusco Cathedral, situated in the heart of the city: the Plaza de Armas. Next, we will visit Qoricancha, the Inca Temple of the Sun. After this we will travel up to four archaeological sites situated on the hill above Cusco: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara, and Tambomachay. Following the tour, we will travel back to the centre of Cusco, where you will be brought back to your hotel to relax.
Tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, ending the night in Aguascalientes (Machu Picchu town)
8:00 am – Pick-up from your hotel. From there we will begin our trip to the majestic Sacred Valley of the Incas, a natural valley dotted with indigenous communities and Inca ruins. Our first stop will be in the colourful town of Ccorao, where we will visit the Cochahuasi animal sanctuary, a place filled with condors, pumas, spectacled bears, llamas, alpacas, vicunas, and so on. From there we will continue on to the archaeological site of Pisac, where we will have an hour-long guided tour of the ruins situated high on a hill above the valley. Next, we will visit the traditional artisanal market in the town of Pisac, which is a great place to pick up souvenirs and gifts. Following our visit of the market, we will travel to the town of Urubamba, where we’ll stop to have our lunch. In the afternoon we will visit the famous living Inca village of Ollantaytambo, where we will have an hour-long guided tour of the ruins located on the edge of town. Finally, we will board the train from Ollantaytambo to Aguascalientes, the town at the base of Machu Picchu, enjoying the spectacular views throughout this two-hour journey on the panoramic Vistadome train. Arriving in Machu Picchu, you will be brought to the hotel of your choice to rest before an unforgettable tour the following day.
Tour of Machu Picchu
Our guide will pick you up at your hotel very early to begin your once-in-a-lifetime visit to Macchu Picchu. We will take the bus from Aguascalientes to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, where you will learn all about this wonder of the world during a two-hour guided tour. After the tour you will have free time to further visit the ruins, or to enjoy an optional hike to the Sun Gate or Inca Bridge, or for an additional fee you can enjoy the impressive hike up either Wayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain (must be booked in advance). After you have finished exploring Machu Picchu, we will take the bus back down to Aguascalientes, where you will have time to eat lunch, and then we will enjoy another train voyage back to Ollantaytambo, spending the night in the hotel of your choice.
Tour of Maras salt mines, Moray agricultural terraces, and Chinchero weaving centre and ruins
9:00 am – Pick-up at your hotel in Ollantaytambo. We will begin our day by traveling to the archaeological site of Moray, which is an ‘Incan agricultural laboratory’ and a beautiful site to explore. Here we will have a guided tour of about 40 minutes. Our second stop is in the historical colonial town of Maras. From here we will travel to the salt mines of Maras, where over 3000 salt pools dating to pre-Incan times are still utilized by the residents of this zone to collect salt for cooking. We will again have a 40-minute guided tour of this site. Finally, we will continue to the living Inca village of Chinchero, where we will visit the archaeological site and then a traditional textile centre, where you will learn how ancient weaving traditions are still maintained today using natural animal fibres, plant dyes, and traditional backstrap looms. At the end of the day, you will be transported to your hotel in the city of Cusco.
Transport to airport
On the final day, our driver will pick you up from your hotel 2 hours before your flight time to bring you to the Cusco airport for your return trip to Lima .
END OF SERVICES .
- Transportation to and from the Lima Airport
- Transportation from the Cusco Airport
- Your transportation on every excursion
- Bi-lingual professional guides ( English-Spanish)
- Tours in Cusco such as the Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour and the Machu Picchu Tour
- Tours in Lima such as the Lima City Tour
- 2 nights at your hotel in Lima
- 1 night at your hotel in Aguas Calientes
- 1 night at your hotel in Ollantaytambo
- 2 nights at your hotel in Cusco
- Entrance Ticket for Machu Picchu
- Round trip Train ticket to Machu Picchu ( Expedition Class)
- bus ticket to and from the Citadel of Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes
- Transportation to and from the Ollantaytambo train station
NOT INCLUDE :
- Lunches and dinners
- International and national airfare
- Travel Insurance
- Anything which is not mentioned above
You should bring with you:
- Bring your personal identification documents (your passport or national identity card).
- Students must bring their valid International Student Card (ISIC CARD).
- Insect repellent.
- Clothing suitable for both cool and warm weather.
- Your camera. Plus an additional battery for your camera.