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LIMA, CUSCO, SACRED VALLEY, MACHU PICCHU AND PUNO
Eight Days / Seven Nights
Daily departures from the USA

DAY 1: Arrival in Lima

Arrival in Lima, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to your hotel.
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel.

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DAY 2: Lima (B)

Combined city tour of modern and colonial Lima and Larco Kuseum
In the morning 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.
In the afternoon, we will visit the spectacular Larco Museum, which is considered one of the main attractions of Lima. Then, we will take a break to enjoy a drink made of Pisco, our flagship liquor, in a traditional tavern in Pueblo Libre to later head to the Park of the Reserve to enter the Magic Water Tour, the newest entertainment icon in the city, comprised of 13 water fountains that provide a mixture of color, illusion and fantasy.
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel.

DAY 3: Lima / Cusco (B)

Afternoon combined Cusco city tour and nearby ruins
Transfer to the airport and flight to Cusco. On arrival, meet and greet, transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, 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.
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel.

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DAY 4: Cusco / Sacred Valley (B/L)

Pisac Market and Ollantaytambo fortress tour
The Sacred Valley of the Incas is waiting for you. Today we will explore the Pisac Market with enough free time to go around and buy handcrafts and if you feel like tasting something traditional, stop by the wood ovens for a delicious empanada or a piece of bread. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, our tour continues to Ollantaytambo, a small town full of local color and inhabited since Inca times in which we will visit the main temple used as a fortress during the Inca resistance. Breathtaking views for amazing pictures.
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel.

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

Day tour of Machu Picchu
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.

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DAY 6: Cusco / Puno

Andahuaylillas, Racchi, Templo of Wiracocha and Pucara Museum
Departure on a comfortable tour bus to Puno. On the way we’ll stop to visit the attractions this beautiful route has to offer. The first stop: Andahuaylillas for a visit to its beautiful chapel, then its Racchi, Temple of the Wiracocha god where the walls and narrow streets stand out. Then it’s lunch time and the opportunity to see the view at La Raya, natural border between Cusco and Puno. Before our final destination we will visit the in site Pucara Museum and a chance to get one of the local classic bull shaped ceramics. We will arrive in Puno at the end of the afternoon.
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel.

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DAY 7: Titicaca Lake (B/L)

Full day tour of Lake Titicaca, Uros and Taquile Island
A full day tour to explore Lake Titicaca. First we will visit the Uros, the friendly inhabitants of these handmade islands made of totora reeds. Then it’s off to Taquile Island, a place in which the settlers still maintain their ancestral traditions and colorful typical clothes. A great opportunity to explore the island and get the best view of the lake. A lunch box is provided in the island. Return to the city in the afternoon.
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel.

DAY 8: PUNO (B)

Visit Pre-Inca cemetery and departure
At the arranged time we will go to the airport to board the departing flight. On the way there we will visit the pre-Inca cemetery of the Hatun Colla chiefs in Sillustani, on the shore of Lake Umayo. A great trip to see the funerary towers or Chullpas reaching up to six meters high.

RATES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY:

FIRST CLASS HOTELS
LIMA CUSCO
CASA ANDINA SELECT JOSE ANTONIO CUSCO
SACRED VALLEY PUNO
SONESTA POSADA DEL INKA SONESTA POSADA PUNO
TWO GUESTS FOUR GUESTS SIX GUESTS
$ 1,630.00 $ 1,580.00 $1,530.00
A savings of $150.00 per person
DELUXE CLASS HOTELS
LIMA CUSCO
SWISSOTEL PALACIO DEL INKA
SACRED VALLEY PUNO
ARANWA SACRED VALLEY LIBERTADOR LAKE TITICACA
TWO GUESTS FOUR GUESTS SIX GUESTS
$ 2,260.00 $ 2,185.00 $ 2,110.00
A savings of $200.00 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:

  • Seven nights of hotel accommodation at selected hotels in Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley and Puno based on double occupancy. Daily breakfast.
  • All transfers between airports and hotels in Lima, Cusco and Puno as listed in the itinerary.
  • All tours and excursions indicated in the itinerary – 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.
  • 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 Lima, Cusco, Puno (Juiana) & Lima. Expenses such us beverages on meals, tips, laundry, phone calls and other personal expenses are not included. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.