GTMT-260 – SACRED VALLEY CONDOREAN ADVENTURES

FEATURING THE SKYLODGE ADVENTURE SUITES

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Cusco, Sacred Valley, The Skylodge &
Machu Picchu
Six Days / Five Nights
Daily departures from Cusco

Minimum 2 guests

THE SKYLODGE SUITES – FOR THE ADVENTURER AT HEART

The Optimum Mountain Experience

The Natura Vive Skylodge located over the Sacred Valley of Cuzco, Peru, currently has three Adventure Suites: Luna, Silves and Miranda, with a total capacity for eight guests. The Luna is the service module.

Each module utilizes an alternative lighting system with solar panels that stores energy in batteries for the four interior lamps, plus a solar reading lamp for each bed. Each module has a private bathroom separated from the bedroom by an insulating wall, within which is a dry ecological toilet and sink, where you can still enjoy the gorgeous views through the 1.8 meter diameter dome.

The design and features of each module provides first class service with complete comfort. Fine quality mattresses and cotton sheets, down pillows and quilts ensure a warm and pleasant night at 1,312 ft.

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Start your Sacred Valley Skylodge Adventure in Cusco (B/L)

Transfer Airport / Sacred Valley Hotel including Pisac Market & Ollantaytambo Fortress (private)
Upon your arrival in Cusco, you will be met by our guide who will assist you with your luggage and drive you to your hotel in the Sacred Valley.

Today you will head to the town of Pisac, famous for its ruins and its local market. 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.

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. Additionally, this place is a ceremonial center dedicated to the purification and worship of water with 150 steps built with perfectly carved stones, very similar to those of Tipon. 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 main settlement has an orthogonal layout with four streets crossed by other seven parallel streets and at the center the Incas built a large plaza about the size of four blocks. Box lunch included on route. After the tour you will be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight in Sacred Valley – Hotel Sol y Luna – Superior Casita

DAY 2: Sacred Valley / Skylodge Adventure Suites (B/D)

Morning at leisure to relax and prepare for this most unique experience in the Andean hills
Transfer Sacred Valley Hotel / SkyLodge (shared)
At the appropriate time, you will be transferred from your hotel to Pachar.

ITINERARY DETAIL

TIME ACTIVITY
3:30PM Arrival in Pachar
3:30PM-4:00PM Safety Talk & Equipment Delivery
5:00PM-6:00PM Ascent (according to type of activity chosen Zip Line or Via Ferrata)
6:00PM-7:00PM Arrival at SkyLodge Adventure Suites. Welcomed with mate or coffee
7:00PM-7:30PM Safety talk and operation of the lodge
8:00PM Dinner & overnight

DAY 3: Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu (B/L/D)

9:00AM Breakfast (in suite or platform according to the choice of passengers)
11:00AM-12:30 Downhill (depending on the activity you have chosen)

Transfer SkyLodge / Sacred Valley Hotel (shared)
At the appropriate time, our representative will transfer you to Sacred Valley hotel. Lunch will be served at a local ranch including a Peruvian Paso Horses demonstration; with their elegance and noble spirit, the Peruvian Paso Horse symbolizes a centuries-old tradition of cultural fusion and folklore that defines and enriches Peru. In this presentation, Paso horses from the ranch stables demonstrate their flowing gait and graceful motion to the rhythm of ‘la marinera’.

Transfer Sacred Valley Hotel / Ollantaytambo Train Station (shared)
At the appropriate time, our representative will meet and transfer you to the Ollantaytambo Train Station for your tain ride from Ollantayambo train station to Aguas Calientes. Transfer to hotel. Dinner at hotel
Overnight in Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes)- Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel –Deluxe Room

DAY 4: Machu Picchu (B/L/D)

Morning excursion to Machu Picchu citadel and Machu Picchu Mountain with local private site guide (private)
After you meet your guide at lobby’s hotel, board the bus that will take you on a 20 minute ride up to the citadel of Machu Picchu, or Lost City of the Incas, which sits upon the summit bearing the same name, and is one of the most representative and recognized examples of Incan architecture. A guided tour of the Citadel includes the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various burial grounds.

The legendary ‘Lost City’ is without a doubt one of the world’s most impressive archaeological sites. Built by the Incas on the summit of “Machu Picchu” (old peak), overlooking the deep canyon of the Urubamba river in a semi-tropical area 120 Kms. (75 miles) from the city of Cusco at 3,400 M.A.S.L 11,155 F.A.S.L).

Today also hike Machu Picchu Mountain Known as the “Old Mountain”, it is the big mountain standing at 3,000 m. (9, 840 ft) above sea level over Machu Picchu citadel. This mountain is a better option for those looking for a more challenging hike, since climbing to the top takes about 2 hours on a very steep trail.

The road to the top of mountain Machu Picchu is surrounded by lush vegetation, varieties of wild orchids, the road is wider, allowing you to move more quietly. It has an amazing panoramic view of the city Inca and Huayna Picchu. Lunch Set Menu at Local restaurant
Overnight in Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes)- Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel –Deluxe Room

DAY 5: Machu Picchu / Cusco (B)

In the morning, return to Cusco by train and upon arrival at the train station you will be met by our representative and driver for your transfer to the hotel.

PM: Half day Cusco City tour & main surrounding ruins (private)
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: the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral dating from Spanish viceroyalty 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 Koricancha, dedicated to worship the Sun God.

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 – a ritualistic site with subterranean galleries that form an underground maze, Puca Pucara or red fortress and, the Inca Baths of Tambomachay.

After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight in Cusco

Day 6- Cusco (B)

Transfer Hotel / Cusco Airport (private)
At the appropriate time, our representative will meet you at the hotel lobby and transfer you to Cusco Airport to board your next flight. Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures and all departure formalities.

END OF OUR SERVICES

The itineraries are planned with great care, although, for operational reasons, it may be necessary to change the sequence of activities in the itinerary or the specified route, and though such cases are exceptional, in general the itinerary should be treated only as a basic guideline.

GROSS RATES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
SACRED VALLEY SACRED VALLEY MACHU PICCHU CUSCO
Hotel Sol y Luna Skylodge Suites Hotel Sumaq Hotel El Mercado
2017 RATE 2018 RATE
$ 2,500.00 $2,770.00

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FROM USA TO PERU ON OUR AIR PARTNERS:
AMERICAN AIRLINES, LATAM AND AVIANCA

TOUR RATE INCLUDES:

  • Private excursions with local English speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary, except where otherwise specified
  • All entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the above itinerary
  • Meals: As indicated in the above itinerary
  • 01 Roundtrip train ticket to Machu Picchu via Vistadome train per person
  • 01 Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain per person
  • 01 Bus ticket to and from the Machu Picchu ruins per person
  • Hotel accommodation as mentioned in the above itinerary
  • All tips (except hotel staff); additional tips are optional and voluntary.
  • Permanent assistance during the trip

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International and domestic airfares to be quoted upon request
  • Meals or any other item not described in the itinerary
  • Early check-in, late check-out, services and non-mentioned meals in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks during meals, hotel extras and personal spending
  • Tips to guides and hotel staff
  • Health and travel Insurance