GTVP-225 – FLAVORS OF THE ANDES

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LIMA. CUSCO, SACRED VALLEY &
MACHU PICCHU
Seven Days / Six Nights
Daily departures from USA

Minimum two persons

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrival in Lima

Arrival in Lima, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to your hotel. At night, we suggest an optional dinner at the classic restaurant La Rosa Nautica, a Victorian decorated city icon that overlooks the Pacific Ocean.
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel.

DAY 2: LIMA (B/L)

A day of Lima flavors combined with a city tour of colonial and modern Lima & Larco Museum
Morning is dedicated to Peruvian cuisine. Today we will have a look at the exquisite fusion of Peruvian ingredients and techniques from various cuisines in the world. We start by visiting a local market to appreciate the key secret of Peruvian cuisine: its varied ingredients. Witness the colors, freshness and variety of local products. We will continue our tour with a visit to a restaurant, where we will learn to prepare a delicious Ceviche and our flagship drink the Peruvian Pisco Sour. Then, we will enjoy an unforgettable lunch!

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In the afternoon we will have a tour through Lima’s streets and plazas. Starting at the Love Park in Miraflores, with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, and then heading to the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial center of the Lima culture. Later we will go to San Isidro, financial center of the city. After this, we go on to the Main Square where the Government Palace and the Town Hall are located. We will visit the Cathedral and explore the Santo Domingo Convent, along which corridors San Martin de Porras and San Rosa de Lima used to walk around in 17th century, and where their remains rest today. Continue our tour now visiting the Larco Museum.

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This is a mansion built on top of a pre-Columbian pyramid of the 7th century. There we will find treasures that have been exhibited in the most prestigious museums of the world and it is organized according to techniques. The storeroom and the unique display of erotic pottery of pre-Columbian times are the highlights. Finally we will stop at an antique Tavern, where we will delight our palates with some delicious Peruvian sandwiches not to be missed, accompanied by a drink made of Pisco, our flagship liquor.
At night and as an optional activity, Astrid y Gaston restaurant is a must; a night of delicious revelations for your senses, thoughtfully created by Peruvian food ambassador and world renowned chef Gaston Acurio.
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel.

DAY 3: Lima / Cusco / Sacred Valley (B/L)

A day to enjoy the flavors and culture of the Sacred Valley
Transfer to airport to catch our flight to Cusco. Upon arrival we will be transferred to the Sacred Valley of the Incas for a better acclimatization process. Before heading for the hotel, we will stop briefly at the traditional market, with enough free time to go around, see the typical produces and buy handcraft. We will take a few minutes to relax and taste a delicious empanada (filled pastry) or a piece of bread freshly baked in wood ovens. Once we are all checked-in in our hotels, we will head for the Wayra restaurant. La Terraza is the most informal room at Wayra, where we will get rid of all our pretentions to conciliate our proposal with the awesome environment that surrounds us: an overwhelming display of color and contrast brought by the mountains, the popular art, the mural paintings and an inspiring garden. This is the background to a peaceful lunch that combines the delights of the valley with the glamour of the dancing Peruvian horses and the marinera dance (dances may vary depending on the day). Free afternoon to enjoy the hotel facilities.
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel in Sacred Valley.

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DAY 4: Sacred Valley (B/L)

Cooking workshop and tour of Ollantayambo fortress
As a response to the growing interest shown across the world for Peruvian gastronomy, we re-create the infinity of possibilities offered by our cuisine. Unlike the cooking demonstration, during this experience, you will be able to participate actively in the cooking process, guided by our chef and using his kitchen installations. At the end we will enjoy of the meal prepared!

In the afternoon we will visit Ollantaytambo, a picturesque village continuously inhabited since the Inca times, where we will visit the temple with the same name, used as a fortress during the Inca resistance and where we can get collection photos.
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel in Sacred Valley.

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

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A train trip away to see one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. We arrive at the Aguas Calientes station where our staff will assist us on boarding the bus to go up the winding road to Machu Picchu, amid a spectacular view of the Urubamba River and its canyon. The Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, will astonish us with its terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps and urban areas. Energy is all around us. After a guided visit, we will have lunch at one of the restaurants in the area. At the arranged time, we will take the train back to Cusco to be transferred to the hotel. Overnight accommodations at selected hotel in Cusco.

DAY 6: Cusco (B)

In the morning, we will start our Imperial Cusco city tour visiting the Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park, an impressive fortress of colossal dimensions with rocks that are up to 4 meters tall and surrounded by beautiful views blending together perfectly. Then we will continue to explore Q’enqo, the Puma shrine, and see the sacrificial altar embedded inside a rock cave and Tambomachay and its sacred fountains of life. On the route, we will have a panoramic view of Puca Pucará watchtower which guarded the city entrance. After this, we will visit the Korikancha temple, Inti God shrine, on which the Santo Domingo church was built. According to the chronicles, this temple was completely covered in gold in Inca times. Finally, we will go to the Main Square in order to visit the Cathedral and its valuable and beautiful colonial masterpieces such as The Cross which arrived along with the first conquers.

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Lunch will be served at “MAP café”, where you will find the best of contemporary Peruvian high cuisine, an unforgettable gastronomic experience. Rest of the day at leisure to explore the city. For the evening, we recommend making a reservation at the famed Cicciolina, Limo or Chicha restaurants.
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel in Cusco.

DAY 7: Depart Cusco (B)

Assistance and transfer from hotel to airport for your return flight to Lima and home or your next destination.

RATES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY:

FIRST CLASS SUPERIOR HOTELS
LIMA CUSCO SACRED VALLEY
DAZZLER HOTEL COSTA DEL SOL
RAMADA CUSCO
CASA ANDINA PRIVATE COLLECTION
TWO GUESTS FOUR GUESTS SIX GUESTS
$ 2,780.00 $ 2,210.00 $ 2,140.00
A savings of $200.00 per person
DELUXE CATEGORY HOTELS
LIMA CUSCO SACRED VALLEY
SWISSOTEL PALACIO DEL INKA LUXURY COLLECTION ARAWA SACRED VALLEY
TWO GUESTS FOUR GUESTS SIX GUESTS
$ 3,230.00 $ 2,760.00 $2,690.00
A savings of $250.00 per person

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

TOUR RATE INCLUDES:

  • Six night of hotel accommodations at selected hotels in Lima, Cusco and Sacred Valley based on double occupancy. Daily breakfast.
  • All transfers between airports and hotels in Lima and Cusco on private basis as listed in the itinerary.
  • All tours, excursions and workshops as indicated in the itinerary based on private basis – fully escorted by English speaking guides.
  • All entrance fees and transfers needed to operate tours and excursions. All train tickets, bus tickets Cusco/Puno needed to operate tours and excursions.
  • Excursion to Machu Picchu includes round trip Vistadome train including lunch during the excursion to Machu Picchu.
  • Service of English speaking licensed tour guides for all tours and excursions.
  • Baggage handling at airports and at hotels.
  • All meals indicated in the itinerary. B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.

NOT INCLUDED:

International air between the USA and Lima. Local air between Lima and Cusco, Expenses such us beverages on meals, tips, laundry, phone calls and other personal expenses are not included. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.