Peru Classic Adventure gathers all those tours that are essential if you want to know Peru in the best way. We will start in the beautiful city of Lima, where we will have the opportunity to know its history, culture and famous gastronomy. From Lima and its coasts, we will move to Cusco, the Incas and the beautiful Andean mountain range, where we will live the experience of being an Inca walking among its temples, learning from this millenary culture. We will travel through the Sacred Valley and its archeology until we reach the station where we will take the train, which will take us on a journey full of beautiful landscapes and unparalleled attention, to the town of Aguas Calientes, where we will take a bus to the Citadel of Machu Picchu, a place where we will know all the ancestral history it has for us.
Day 01 – Transfer in Lima / Overnight – Lima
Day 02 – Half Day Lima City Tour / Overnight – Lima
Day 03 – Flight from Lima to Cusco + City Tour / Overnight – Cusco
Day 04 – Full Day Sacred Valley / Overnight – Aguas Calientes
Day 05 – Full Day Machu Picchu Excursion / Overnight – Cusco
Day 06 – Flight from Cusco to Lima / Depart Home
DAY 01 – WELCOME LIMA AIRPORT
Upon arrival in Lima, you will be met by our representative and 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 package and additional information on the organization of your Peru experience.
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, Casa Aliaga, passing by Plaza San Martin, Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the City Hall, the Cathedral and its Religious Art Museum, as well as San Francisco Monastery and its famous underground crypts are 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 the 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.
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 – WELCOME AIRPORT + ARCHAEOLOGICAL CUSCO CITY TOUR
Upon arrival at Cusco Airport, you will be met by our representative and a private driver and will be transferred to your hotel. Our representative will provide you with a detailed itinerary, vouchers covering all the services included in your tour and additional information on the organization of your Machu Picchu experience.
Half Day Archeological 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 silverwork 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: None
DAY 04 – SEDUCTIVE DAY IN THE SACRED VALLEY
Start your exploration on the way to the Sacred Valley visiting Awanacancha, an Andean textile center whose key objective is to maintain the wealth of Inca textile art and keep their traditions alive. Awanacancha means “the palace of weaving” and as its name announces, it is all about textile production.
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.
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.
A buffet lunch will be served in a country restaurant.
After lunch, we will travel to the ruins of the Ollantaytambo Fortress to continue the tour. These spectacular ruins were constructed during the time of the Incas. At the end of the tour, you can enjoy a few moments you have left in the Town of Ollantaytambo before your take your train to Aguas Calientes.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 05 – SUNRISE MACHU PICCHU CITADEL EXCURSION
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. Afterwards, 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, Buffet Lunch
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 06 – FLIGHT FROM CUSCO TO LIMA / DEPART HOME
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.
Meals Included: Breakfast
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