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Lima and Machu Picchu

Lima > Cusco > Machu Picchu

Itineray

7 Days

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USD$ 945.00

Lima, the capital of Peru, is a grand metropolis with large contrasts between the modern and colonial. The sea makes up an important part of the lives of its inhabitants, given that it has contributed to the international recognition of the Peruvian cuisine thanks to its richness from the sea.
This adventure will allow you to get to know the Peruvian coast to later enter into the Peruvian Andes, as well as to experience the cradle of Inca civilization, Cusco.

 

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Day 1: Arrival in Lima

Welcome to Peruvian soil!! Upon arrival to the Lima International Airport, one of our representatives will be awaiting you to welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. The adventure of this trip will begin in Lima, Peru’s capital.

Overnight in Lima.


Day 2: City Tour in Lima

Today we will explore the city of Lima, also known as “the city of the kings”. After a re-energizing breakfast in our hotel, we will continue on together with our professional guide to see the center of Lima, considered a world heritage site by UNESCO since 1988. We will walk around its main square surrounded by colonial buildings such as the Monasterio de San Francisco (San Francisco Monastery).

Lastly, we will discover the modern area of Lima along with its coastal beauty, lined with its grand sea and spectacular cliffs. We will visit the Miraflores district, San Isidro, and the Bohemian district of Barranco.

We will take advantage of the evening by discovering the various culinary offers of Peru. Many restaurants of high category will offer you exquisite dishes that will certainly please your taste buds.


Day 3: Arrival in Cusco

Cusco is located at 3400 (11200 feet) meters above sea level.

Flight time Lima - Cusco: 1h10 minutes

After breakfast, our team will schedule a private transfer to take you from your hotel to the airport so you can take your flight to Cusco.
Upon arrival at the Cusco airport, a representative from the Machu Picchu Explorer travel agency will be awaiting you to transfer you to your hotel. Cusco, also known as the "bellybutton of the world" is a charming place. You will be able to get to experience its architectural beauty, its traditional neighborhoods, the beautiful Plaza de Armas (its main square), as well as its various gastronomical delights.
Cusco's main points of interests are the Cathedral, the Temple of the Sun (known as the Qoricancha), the San Blas district and San Pedro market among many others. 
 
We recommend that you take the first day to rest and become acclimated to the altitude.
Night in Cusco.


Day 4: Cusco City Tour     

The city of Cusco is one of the most important destinations of Peru. It was the ancient capital of the Inca empire, with its streets and buildings still reflecting its grand historical past. Due to this, the city is known as “the belly button of the world”. In the morning/afternoon, our professional guide will accompany you to discover the best of this Inca city. We will begin by visiting the Temple of the Sun (also called Qoricancha). After, we will visit the treasures that the Basilica Cathedral of Cusco has to offer, and then finish by visiting the ruins adjacent to the city, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puka Pukara, and Tambomachay.
In the evening, spend at your leisure enjoying the local cuisine, music, and the lights of Cusco at night, the surrounding hills and the sky overhead littered with stars

Overnight in Cusco


Day 5: Cusco - Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes

The Sacred Valley lies at 2800 meters above sea level (9,190 meters).
Aguas Calientes lies at 2040 meters above sea level. (6,690 feet).
Travel time between Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes: 1 hour 40 min by train.

Our adventure continues onto the Sacred Valley of the Incas, an enigmatic place whose fertile, beautiful lands and gorgeous landscapes were intelligently taken advantage of by the ancient Peruvian people. Our first visit will be to Pisac, a greatly important archaeological site whose shape and construction are inspired by a local bird (the Puna partridge). Straight away, we will visit the local market, famous for its products that they trade there. In the afternoon, we will go on towards Ollantaytambo, a place that clearly shows how the Incans designed their cities with narrow streets and lovely canals, all in harmony with its natural environment. We will then visit the fortress of Ollantaytambo with its spectacular Incan terraces that will take our breath away, not to mention the spectacular views of the Sacred Valley from them! At the end of the afternoon, we will board the train to our next stop, the town of Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Picchu town.

Night in Aguas Calientes.


Day 6: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

Machu Picchu is located at 2400 meters above sea level (7,900 feet).

This will be a memorable day during your visit in Peru, given that you will see one of the Wonders of the World that all travelers dream of visiting, we mean the historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Early in the morning, our professional guide will pick you up from your hotel to board the bus to the Machu Picchu citadel all together (20 min trip). Once in Machu Picchu, you will visit the farming and urban zones, as well as its main temples. The tour will take about an hour and a half, after which you will have time to explore the ancient city on your own as well as take additional photographs.

In the afternoon, we will return to Cusco on a comfortable train.

Night in Cusco.


Day 7: Depart Cusco - Lima

Flight time: 1h10 minutes

Last day in Cusco! Ideal for doing some additional shopping as well as visiting other points of interest. After experiencing this authentic journey through the Inca's land, we will accompany you to the airport to board your flight. 


En of our Services.

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Our Rates: (Valid until December 2016)

N° People Price par person
(USD, American dollars)
2 945.00 USD

HOTELES (3*, Based in a Twin/Double room)

Lima
San Agustin Exclusive or similar

Cusco

San Agustin El Dorado, Maytaq Wasin or similar.

Aguas Calientes
Tierra Viva Machu Picchu, Casa Andina Machu Picchu or similar.

Included

Hotels 3 stars

  • 02 nights of accommodation  in Lima and breakfast Included
  • 03 nights of accommodation  in Cusco  and breakfast Included
  • 01 night of accommodation in Aguas Calientes and Breakfast Included

Tours

  • City tour in Lima: English tour guide + transportation (Shared Service)
  • City tour in Cusco: English tour guide + transportation (Shared Service)
  • Tour Sacred Valley: English tour guide + transportation + Buffet Lunch (Shared Service)
  • Tour in Machu Picchu: English speaking guide (shared service)
  • Bus Aguas Calientes-Machu Picchu-Aguas Calientes
  • Train Ollantaytambo-Aguas Calientes (Expedition or Inca Rail).
  • Train Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo/Poroy station (Expedition or Inca Rail).
  • Entrance fees at all sites

Transfers

  • Transfer in from Airport to the Hotel in Lima
  • Transfer from hotel to the airport in Lima
  • Transfer in from Airport to the Hotel in Cusco
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo/Poroy station to the Hotel in Cusco
  • Transfer out from Hotel to the Airport

Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Lunches, dinner or drinks Not mentioned
  • Airport taxes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips
     
  • * Consider the possibility of taking the VISTADOME train instead, an extra of $35.00 will be required.

Our Tips For You:

    • Remember to minimize your efforts and stay hydrated to avoid altitude sickness while traveling in Peru. We highly recommend that you take a coca tea upon arrival! See more information about altitude sickness on our blog post.
    • It's not every night that you will have the opportunity to sleep with an Andean family, consider the possibility of including a homestay in your itinerary.
    • During each step of this journey in Peru, take some time if you can, to explore on your own. Interesting details in towns and villages might be found!

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