GTMT-210- PERU – TRACING THE INCA CULTURE

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LIMA, CUSCO, SACRED VALLEY &
MACHU PICCHU
Seven Days / Six Nights
Daily guaranteed departures from the USA
Minimum two persons

ITINERARY

DAY1: Arrival in Lima

Transfer Airport / Hotel
Upon arrival into Lima International Airport, you will be met by our representative and private driver and will be transferred to the selected 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 offices contact information for each city and a 24-hour emergency number.
Overnight accommodations Allpa Hotel

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DAY 2: Lima (B)

Half day Colonial & Modern Lima
Enjoy a half day 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. Finally visit the residential Districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, passing by the Huaca Pucllana, a Ceremonial and Administrative Centre of the Lima Culture built in the II Century A.C. that the Incas considered as “Ñaupallaqta” or Sacred Town.

Also pass by El Olivar Park with olive trees brought from Spain in the XVth Century, the Central Park of Miraflores and Larcomar, a symbol of modern Lima and a tourist and entertainment centre as well as a privileged site to enjoy an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean. After the tour, return to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure in Lima.
Overnight accommodations Allpa Hotel

DAY 3: Lima / Cusco (B)

Transfer Hotel / Airport in Lima
At the appropriate time, transfer to the Lima airport to board your flight to the city of Cusco.
Transfer Airport / Hotel Cusco
Upon your arrival to Cusco’s airport you will be met by our representative who will assist you with your luggage and drive you to the hotel for proper check-in. The rest of the morning is at leisure to relax and avoid altitude sickness.

Afternnon half day City tour Cusco & surrounding ruins
Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the city of Cusco, the Imperial City and Archaeological capital of South America, where you will be able to admire the finest examples of Inca history and architecture. Visit the city’s most important historical monuments that reveal the influence of different cultures.

Continue to Cusco City’s main surrounding ruins: the Sacsayhuaman Fortress – a ceremonial compound and magnificent example of Inca military power that boasts a panoramic view of the city, the Qenqo Amphitheater. After the tour you will be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight accommodations San Antonio International Hotel

2102

DAY 4: Cusco / Sacred Valley (B)

Full day excursion to Pisac Market & Ollantaytambo Fortress (shared)
Today you will head to the town of Pisac, famous for its ruins but even more so for its market. Originally held only on Sundays, the Pisac Market was the place of reunion for all artisans of the region to get together and exchange or buy and sell their products.
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. Time for lunch in a local countryside restaurant (meal is not included).

Continue through the Sacred Valley for a visit to the Inca fortress and citadel of Ollantaytambo. This fortress was believed to be constructed in order to guard the entrance to this part of the valley and protect it from possible invasions of tribes from the jungle lowlands. Ollantaytambo also features the vestiges of the town built by orders of Inca Pachacutec and thought to be not only a strategic military place to control the Sacred Valley of the Incas, but also for agricultural and religious purposes. The archaeological site includes a series of superimposed terraces and stunning finely carved stone blocks located on the upper terrace or Temple of the Sun.

The town of Ollantaytambo is referred to as a “Live Inca Town” because inhabitants still live according to customs and traditions inherited from their ancestors. After the tour you will be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight accommodations Inkallpa Hotel

2104

DAY 5: Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu / Cusco (B)

Full day excursion to Machu Picchu via roundtrip Expedition train (shared)
Morning transfer to the train station for an amazing train journey to the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, the great mountain-top city abandoned by the Inca Empire, reclaimed by the jungle and lost to humanity until its rediscovery in 1911. Machu Picchu was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height, with its giant walls, terraces and ramps, which appear as though they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments.

Along the way you will enjoy the changing landscape as you travel from Andean highlands to the beginnings of the jungle (“eyebrow of the jungle”), before finally arriving at the town of Aguas Calientes. From here, board the bus that will take you on a 20 minute ride up to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Lunch will be on your own.

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In the afternoon, return to Cusco by bus and train combination, and upon arrival at the train station you will be met by our representative for your transfer to the hotel.
Overnight accommodations San Antonio International Hotel

DAY 6: Cusco (B)

Day at leisure
A day at leisure to explore the city on your own and enjoy the many excellent cafés, bars and innovative restaurants in Cusco.
Overnight accommodations San Antonio International Hotel

DAY 7: Cusco / Lima (B)

Transfer Hotel / Airport
At the appropriate time, transfer to Cusco Airport to board your flight back to Lima or your next destination.

RATES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY:

TOURIST SUPERIOR HOTELS
LIMA CUSCO SACRED VALLEY
ALLPA HOTEL SAN AGUSTIN INT’L INKALLPA
TWO GUESTS FOUR GUESTS SIX GUESTS
$ 1,032.00 $ 990.00 $ 890.00
A savings of $100.00 per person

PLEASE CHECK WITH US FOR INTERNATIONAL AIR FARES
FROM USA TO PERU ON OUR AIR PARTNERS:
AMERICAN AIRLINES, LATAM AND AVIANCA

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Six night hotel accommodation at selected hotel based on double occupancy. Daily breakfast.
  • Roundtrip train ticket to Machu Picchu via Expedition coach or similar per person.
  • Tours in Lima, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu as indicated in itinerary.
  • Shared services with local English speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary unless specified otherwise.
  • Transfers in Machu Picchu and entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.
  • All entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals: As indicated in the itinerary.
  • All tips (except hotel staff & guides).
  • Permanent assistance during the trip.

NOT INCLUDED:

International air between USA and Lima. Local round trip air fare Lima/Cusco. International and local airport departure taxes. Meals or any other item not described in the itinerary. Early check-in, late check-out, services and meals not indicated in the itinerary
Personal expenses. Tips for hotel staff & guides. Travel insurance.