• All taxes and fees Included
  • Private transportation to and from the airports Lima & Cusco
  • 3 nights in Lima, 3 nights in Cusco, 1 night in Aguas Calientes
  • Half Day Lima City Tour
  • Half Day Gastronomic Tour
  • Half Day Cusco City Tour
  • Full Day Sacred Valley
  • Machu Picchu Guided Tour 
  • Half Day Maras & Moray
  • Domestic flights Lima-Cusco-Lima
  • Train tickets between Cusco and Aguas Calientes RT
  • Bus ticket to and from Machu Picchu
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Lunch where it is indicated
  • Free cellphone for the entirety of your stay in Peru
  • 10,000.00 Medical insurance coverage included when you book with us
  • 24/7 Customer Support for the entirety of your stay in Peru

Day 01 - Transfer in Lima / Overnight - Lima
Day 02 - Half Day Lima City Tour / Overnight - Lima
Day 03 - Gastronomic Tour + Lunch / Overnight - Lima
Day 04 - Flight from Lima to Cusco + Cusco City Tour / Overnight - Cusco
Day 05 - Full Day Sacred Valley + Lunch / Overnight - Aguas Calientes
Day 06 - Full Machu Picchu Citadel + Lunch / Overnight - Cusco
Day 07 - Half Day Maras & Moray / Overnight - Cusco
Day 08 - Flight from Cusco to Lima / Depart Home

 
DAY 01 - WELCOME LIMA AIRPORT 
Upon arrival at Lima International Airport, you will be met by our representative and private driver and will be transferred to your hotel. Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures and provide you with a detailed itinerary, vouchers covering all the services included in your tour and additional information on the organization of your Peru trip. You will also receive a contact information sheet with all the hotel details as well as our office's contact information for each city and a 24-hour emergency number.
 
Meals Included:   None
 
DAY 02 - LIMA COLONIAL CITY TOUR
Get ready for a busy morning, starting with a guided sightseeing tour to the most attractive and important sites in Lima, the “City of Kings”. The tour includes Lima’s Historical Center, passing by Plaza San Martin, Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the City Hall, the Cathedral and its Religious Art Museum (closed on Sunday and Saturday pm, Santo Domingo Convent is provided instead on these days) as well as San Francisco Monastery and its famous underground crypts known as the Catacombs.
Finally, visit the residential Districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, passing by the Huaca Pucllana, a Ceremonial and Administrative Center of the Lima Culture built in the II Century A.C. that the Incas considered as “Ñaupallaqta” or Sacred Town. Also visit El Olive Grove Park with olive trees brought from Spain in the XV Century, the Central Park of Miraflores and El Parque del Amor, or Peruvian Love Park.
The Love Park, located on the cliffs of Miraflores overlooking the Pacific Ocean, is a beautiful natural lookout, where you can see the waves of the Pacific rolling in towards the coast below and the Morro Solar in Chorrillos at a distance, with the coast extending further along the bay until the port of Callao. This is also the perfect spot for a romantic view of the setting sun in the late afternoon, right in front of you.
 
Meals Included:   Breakfast
 
DAY 03 – A TASTY GASTRONOMIC TOUR 
Passengers will be picked up at their hotel and driven to the local Market Surquillo Fresh Produce in order to start the tour.
 
Visita Typical Peruvian Market
During the visit to the Mercado Modelo Market in Surquillo passengers will have the chance to see the ingredients used to prepare our most traditional Peruvian dish. Preparation of 
 
Pisco Sour and Ceviche
Arrival at a traditional eatery where our Chef will give us a demonstration of how ceviche, a popular Peruvian dish is prepared. Also, we will be tasting different dishes and mixing Pisco sour, our world-famous cocktail.
 
Buffet lunch
We will continue to another well-known restaurant in Miraflores, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. There we will visit to taste a wide variety of traditional Peruvian dishes.
 
Meals Included:   Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 04 – FLIGHT FROM LIMA TO CUSCO + ARQUEOLOGICAL CUSCO CITY TOUR
Your local tour guide will meet you at the hotel lobby at a pre-determined time and transfer you to the Lima Airport to board your flight to Cusco. 
Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures and all departure formalities.
Flight Lima – Cusco: Many tout this flight path as one of the most spectacular scenic flights to be experienced anywhere in the world. During the course of the flight, the major glaciated peaks of the Cordillera Vilcabamba and Vilcanota ranges can be seen, surrounded by an agricultural patchwork quilt of tranquil Andean fields and small hamlets (some of which we will explore in the coming days).
 
The approach to Cusco Airport is unique in that it requires the pilot to make a sweeping 180-degree turn to enter the valley, providing a staggering panorama of the Inca city center.
 
Half Day Arqueological Cusco City Tour
This afternoon you’ll enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Cusco, with your guide to the first ruin site (Tambomachay). As you walk to and visit each archaeological site, your guide will explain the history, architecture, and local traditions. The four sites are Tambomachay, Puca Pucara, Q’enko, and Sacsayhuaman. After exploring the last ruin site you will walk down to the Plaza de Armas in Cusco City.  With examples of Inca history and architecture. Visit the city’s most important historical monuments that reveal the influence of different cultures: The Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral dating from Spanish vice-royalty times, built with great slabs of red granite renaissance style in contrast with the baroque style silver work of its interior and, the Santo Domingo church built upon the foundations of the Inca temple Qorikancha, dedicated to worship the Sun God.
 
Meals Included:   Breakfast
 
DAY 05 – SEDUCTIVE DAY IN THE SACRED VALLEY + LUNCH
An English speaking guide to starting your exploration on the way to the Sacred Valley. The Sacred Valley of the Urubamba is located one hour from Cusco and is significantly lower in elevation, which aids the acclimatization process by allowing our bodies to adjust to the altitude more gradually. Today you will have the opportunity to visit Awanacancha, an Andean textile center whose key objective is to maintain the wealth of Incan textile art and keep their traditions alive. Awanacancha means “the palace of weaving” and as its name announces, it is all about textile production. Here we will learn about the dyeing techniques and instruments used for hundreds of years in the weaving of these famous textiles. You will walk along a thatched roof path and will watch and learn about the four different kinds of South American camelids: Huanaco, Llama, Alpaca, and Vicuña. At the end of the path, you will find weavers from over 12 communities from southern Peru who alternate exhibitions of threading, dying and weaving traditional Andean textiles, thus avoiding their identity loss.
Then head to the town of Pisac, famous for its ruins which lie atop a hill at the entrance the valley and separated along the ridge into four groups: Pisac, Inti Watana, Q’allaqasa, and Kinchiraqay. Visit the Inti Watana group which includes the Temple of the Sun, baths, altars, water fountains, a ceremonial platform, and an inti Watana – a volcanic ritual stone used as an astronomic clock or Inca calendar to define the change seasons.
The Incas constructed agricultural terraces on the steep hillside by hauling richer topsoil by hand from the lower lands, enabling the production of surplus food, more than would normally be possible at altitudes as high as 11,000 feet. The narrow rows of terraces beneath the citadel are thought to represent the wing of a partridge (Pisac), from which the village and ruins get their name.
Continue to the Pisac Markets, which was the place of reunion for all artisans of the region to get together and exchange or buy and sell their products. Originally held only on Sundays, but due to the increase of tourism in the area during the XX century, it became increasingly popular to the point that now it is held daily. It is a favorite destination for visitors from all over the world who don’t want to miss the opportunity of enjoying the colorful ambiance in this marketplace. This is an excellent chance to share the peasants’ customs closely with plenty of time to explore and even barter all the goods and crafts typical of the areas around Cusco. Leisurely roam through the textiles and souvenir sections of the market. 
A buffet lunch will be served in a country restaurant. 
 
After lunch, we head to the Ollantaytambo Fortress to continue enjoying this spectacular building that in the time of the Incas. The end of the tour you can enjoy the town of Ollantaytambo while waiting to board your train that will take you to hot springs.
At the indicated time one of our attendants will take you to the station to help you with your Check-in.
 
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 06 – SUNRISE MACHU PICCHU CITADEL EXCURSION + LUNCH
You will leave your hotel after breakfast and board a bus that will take you to the entrance gate of the citadel of Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is one of the most-visited sites worldwide. Machu Picchu dazzles all who visit it with its beauty and mystery. You will follow in the footsteps of the ancient Incas as you explore this magical citadel along with your local and experimented tour guide.
 
After the tour, you will stop at a local restaurant for a buffet lunch. 
 
Afterward, you will have a little time to explore the town of Aguas Calientes before boarding your train back to Cusco.
Upon arrival at the station, an assistant will be waiting for you to bring you back to your hotel in Cusco.
 
Meals Included:   Breakfast, Lunch
 
OPTIONAL
HIKE UP TO HUAYNA PICCHU, the mountain behind Machu Picchu. This hike is strenuous and recommended only for travelers comfortable with heights and who have a good fitness level. A fair amount of climbing is required. Get fabulous views of Machu Picchu from the top. Total time for this excursion is 2.5 hours. You may want to extend your hike and go to the Moon Temple as well, which is close to Huayna Picchu. This adds an extra hour total to this excursion. Total time for the Huayna Picchu visit, including the Moon Temple, is 3.5 hours. (This hike requires advanced reservations.)
 
DAY 07 – HALF DAY MARAS MORAY
Today you will set off in the direction of the Sacred Valley to the town of Chinchero, an authentic Andean village with lots of character, where we will find the colonial church that houses a large collection of painting from the Cusqueñan School of Art. Chinchero is well known for its continuing tradition as a commercial town and on Sundays, the townsfolk gather in the main square to trade their products in a bartering system.
Next, continue your journey through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, to the salt fields of Maras and its seemingly never-ending terraces, where salt extracted from springs is stored. Although these waters have been used for centuries, even before the time of the Incas, Maras was founded by the Spanish in 1556. It supplied salt to the southern highlands during the viceroy, so it was an important town. The use of Maras Salt dates back thousands of years and is inherited from generation to generation and managed communally. It is produced naturally in about 5,000 pools of approximately 5 square meters each forming different levels of terraces, nourished by salty water from a creek that permeates the pools and then evaporated by the intense sun, forming thick crystals. They are extracted once a month, as soon as they have reached a height of 10 cm. It is impressive to see the variety of colors created by the reflection of the sun’s rays in this field of salt deposits and to learn about the Incas striking ability to generate resources.
Continue your excursion to admire the Moray terraces, believed to be a former gigantic agricultural laboratory, an astronomical observatory or a place of worship, or maybe all three. It is thought that Moray was used for plant adaptation to new climatic environments thanks to its circular terraces in immense cone-shaped depressions of 47 to 84 m that resemble giant fingerprints or contour lines. These create a series of micro climates at the different heights of the terraces, which enabled the Incas to experimentally improve a great variety of crops. Today, it is evidence of the high level of agricultural knowledge they reached.
After the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel.
 
Meals Included:   Breakfast, Box Lunch 
 
DAY 08 – FLIGHT FROM CUSCO TO LIMA / DEPART HOME
After enjoying breakfast at your hotel.
At the scheduled time you will be shuttled from the hotel to the airport to board your flight back to Lima. Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures and then to your connecting flight back home. We hope that you have enjoyed your stay with us and the fond memories of Peru.
 
Meals Included:   Breakfast
 
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