DAY 01 - ARRIVAL IN LIMA
Upon arrival in Lima, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives, who will give you a brief introduction to the city and our services while on the way to your hotel.
Lima, the "City of Kings" famous for its Spanish Colonial architecture, extraordinary museums and cuisine. Lima is internationally recognized as the "Gastronomic Capital of the Americas", and its cuisine is considered among the most diverse and exquisite in the world compared with French cuisine.
Meals Included: None
DAY 02 - LIMA CITY TOUR
After breakfast at the hotel, you will start visiting Miraflores, which is one of the biggest-touristic attraction shortly after we will look at the panoramic view of the Huaca Pucllana, an archaeological precinct built in the IV century A.C.
Next, we will have a stop in San Isidro to visit the Olive Grove Park. Later, we will go to the historical center where we will visit one of Lima’s most beautiful buildings and attractions such as the San Martin Square, the Main Square, the Governmental Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace and the City Hall.
At the end, we will visit the museum of Saint Francis Convent, which features the biggest collection of religious art in all the Americas and its famous subterranean crypts known as the Catacombs.
Meals Included: None
DAY 03 – FLIGHT FROM LIMA TO CUSCO & CITY TOUR
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be transported to the airport where you will board your flight to Cusco.
Upon arrival in the city of Cusco, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives, who will give you a brief introduction to the city and our services while on the way to your hotel.
CUZCO CITY TOUR
Pick up from the hotel indicated time AM (9:00) PM (13:00), at the cathedral you will start our tour by visiting this famous site. After we will walk along the streets of the Incas from Plaza de Armas to Q’oricancha (Temple of the Sun) where we will observe the construction methods of the Incan culture and Catholicism. Inside Q’oricancha you will visit four enclosures that were dedicated to different deities (sun, moon, stars and lightning). After we will take a bus to the majestic archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman where we will participate in a guided tour.
From here we will take a 10-minute bus ride to the archaeological site of Q’enqo, which during its time was a commercial center.
Continuing from here we will take another bus to the archaeological site of Puca Pucara, a small Inca fort.
Finally, we will visit the archaeological site of Tambomachay; a temple dedicated to water that has impressive Inca canals. We will then take a bus back to Cusco to Plaza de Armas where the tour will end.
Meals Included: Breakfast
DAY 04 – CUSCO - TAUCA - HUCHUY QOSQO PASS - HUCHUY QOSQO - LAMAY - OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES (TREKKING AND TRAIN)
You will start driving from your hotel to the small Village of Tauca (3750m). The beginning of your trek will be on level terrain and the landscape will be that of typical Andean valleys rich in corn, potatoes, barley, quinoa and other Andean tubers. As you ascend towards your pass at 4050m the landscape begins to change dramatically in that of high Andean savannah or Puna with scant vegetation, mainly “ichu” or high altitude grass. The views of the Cordillera Vilcabamba peaks are spectacular: Veronica, Pitusiray, Chicon and San Juan snow peaks. Soon after the pass you will start your descent towards the Huchuy Qosqo plains hiking along a path that leads to the Ccauca ravine, where you will be able to see archaeological remains and wild crops, such as tarwi and a large quantity of cacti. You will walk downhill towards the Leon Punku ravine, where you will find remains of an Inca bridge and trail. This canyon boasts geological formations surrounded by majestic rocks and boulders that direct the river to Huchuy Qosqo at 3650m. Huchuy Qosqo 27 (“Little Cuzco”) is a noteworthy Inca complex. It boasts very fine stonework in a large Kallanka (rectangular Hall), some residential and defensive quarters and interesting two-story buildings in stone and adobe. Huchuy Qosqo is located on a plateau, surrounded by Inca agricultural terracing and commanding superb views of the Vilcabamba range. Afterwards, we’ll go downhill to Lamay at 2900m where we’ll catch our transport driving to Ollantaytambo. Ollantaytambo is the place where we’ll continue by train to Aguas Calientes town. You will pass the night in a hotel in Aguas Calientes.
Overnight: Aguas Calientes
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 05 - AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
Early in the morning, we’ll go up in the first bus to visit Machu Picchu (2450m) at your own pace with your guide. After your free time descent to the village of Aguas Calientes at 2050m, where we’ll catch the train coming back to Ollantaytambo, where your vehicle will be expecting you to take you to your hotel in Cusco 3350m.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 06 – FLIGHT FROM CUSCO TO LIMA / DEPART HOME
After enjoying a delicious farewell breakfast in the hotel is time to say ¡Hasta Luego!
At the scheduled time you will be shuttled from the hotel to the airport to board your flight back to Lima, later on, your connecting flight home.
Meals Included: Breakfast
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