PERU & MACHU PICCHU

HIGHLIGHTS

3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites - (Machu Picchu, Cuzco & Lima) • Machu Picchu Excursion • Lima City Tour • Local ‘Casa’ Hosted Dinner • The Sacred Valley • Pisac • Awanakancha Breeding Center • Ollantaytambo Fortress • Cuzco City Tour • Sacsayhuaman Ruins • Qenqo • Andean Folklore Show

 

INCLUDES

8 Nights Hotel Accommodations, 16 Meals, Tour Director, Deluxe Motorcoach, Transportation, Sightseeing per Itinerary, Baggage Handling

TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL        EASY  1   2   3   4  ACTIVE

Day 1 - Flight to Lima, Peru

Board your flight to Lima, Peru, meet your Local Trip Expert/Guide and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy your evening before embarking on this amazing adventure.

 

Day 2 - Arrival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Embark on a Lima City Tour featuring the Plaza Mayor, official center of the city and the original site upon which Lima was founded. Also see the Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, the Church of San Francisco & visit the fascinating Archaeological Museum. Enjoy lunch at the famous, Rosa Nautica Restaurant. This afternoon explore Lima on your own. This evening enjoy a Local ‘Casa’ Hosted Dinner & Cocktail. (B,L,D)

 

Day 3 - Lima - Cuzco - Urubamba

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cuzco, an Andean community and former ancient capital of the Inca Empire. Upon arrival, transfer to the Sacred Valley for a two night stay. The remainder of the day is at leisure to relax & acclimate as you are now at an altitude of 8500 feet. We recommend minimal activity and the plentiful local remedy of coca tea.   (B,D)

 

Day 4 - Urubamba Valley

Depart for the Urubamba Valley to the local village of Pisac, known for its colorful market. Try your hand at bartering for local sweaters, ponchos, wall hangings & jewelry. Also visit the Awanakancha Breeding Center where Llamas, Alpacas, Guanacos & Vicunas are bred. Continue to the massive Ollantaytambo Fortress. This formidable stone structure climbs massive terraces & was the valley’s main defense. (B,L)

Day 5 - Urubamba - Machu Picchu

Board the Vistadome Train for Machu Picchu and begin your exploration of the legendary “Lost City of the Incas”. On your guided Machu Picchu Excursion explore the ancient city’s ruins as you visualize the lives of the priests, craftsmen & servants who inhabited the site. Machu Picchu is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was not modern day accessible until the 1940’s when the Inca Trail was discovered by an archeological expedition. Enjoy Lunch at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge. (B,L,D)

 

Day 6 - Machu Picchu - Cuzco

This morning enjoy a bit of leisure time. Maybe return to Machu Picchu or a final visit where you can enjoy a short hike or further explore the incredible ruins at your own pace. Later return to Cuzco by rail. Enjoy dinner at your hotel tonight. (B,D)

 

Day 7 - Cuzco

Enjoy a Cuzco City Tour including the Cathedral and the Dominican Church & Convent. Continue to the Sacsayhuaman Ruins, compiled of massive stones--each weighing 125 tons. Also visit Qenqo (“The Labyrinth”), an Incan shrine dedicated to Pachamama (‘Mother Earth’). Lunch will be served at your hotel followed by an afternoon at leisure. This evening enjoy dinner at a local restaurant featuring traditional Andean Folkloric Music & Dancing. (B,L,D)

 

Day 8 - Cuzco - Lima - Flight Home

Transfer to the airport in Cuzco for a flight to Lima. Tonight fly home with exciting memories of your experiences in Peru & Machu Picchu. (B)

 

Day 9 - ARRIVE Home

 

†Land only rates do not include hotel transfers. Roundtrip air package includes hotel transfers.

 

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