GTVP-245 – PERU – BAREFOOT LUXURY

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LIMA, CUSCO & PUERTO MALDONADO
Ten Days / Nine Nights
Daily Departures from USA.

Minimum two persons

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrival in Lima

Arrival in Lima, meet and greet by the Viajes Pacifico staff who will assist us with luggage and will provide a brief city orientation and helpful information and transfer to your hotel.
Overnight accommodations at Hotel B “El Hotel de Barranco”. – Alcoba.

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DAY 2: Lima (B)

This morning, our guide will pick us up to show us the highlights of Lima on a half day tour. We will drive along the main streets, plazas and avenues of the city. We will start at the “Parque del Amor” in Miraflores with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. Then, we will have a panoramic view of Huaca Pucllana, a ceremonial center the ancient Lima culture; and in San Isidro, the financial center of the city, we will see Huaca Huallamarca, an ancient pre-Inca shrine. We will then continue to the Main Square, where we will find the Government Palace and the City Hall. We will visit the Cathedral and explore the Santo Domingo Convent, along which corridors San Martin de Porres and San Rosa de Lima used to walk around in 17th century, and where their remains rest today. Finally, the Larco Museum will be awaiting us. 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. Afternoon at leisure.
Overnight accommodations at Hotel B “El Hotel de Barranco”. – Alcoba.

DAY 3: Lima/Cusco (B)

Transfer to the airport to catch our flight to Cusco. On arrival, meet, greet and transfer to La Casona Inkaterra hotel. This boutique hotel is an oasis located in the quiet Nazarenas square, and surrounded by beautiful Andean views, thus reflecting the mixture of culture and tradition. The hotel is a Colonial house, meticulously restored, and probably the first Spanish house built on an Inca complex, occupied by Peru’s conquistadors and their descendants. The eleven suites are located around a lavish patio in which time flows in an elegant and graceful manner. Modern amenities recreate the perfect atmosphere of comfort experienced by the ancient dwellers of the mansion. Day at leisure to get used to the altitude and enjoy the hotel facilities.
Overnight accommodations at Inkaterra La Casona Hotel Cusco.

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DAY 4: Cusco (B/L)

Our tour guide is available to take us around the city of Cusco at our own pace, exploring the city on foot to get us into less explored places as well as visiting the city’s main attractions and the Sacsayhuaman archaeological park. At noon, we will stop for a lunch tasting at MAP Café.
Afternoon at leisure.
Overnight accommodations at Inkaterra La Casona Hotel Cusco.

DAY 5: Cusco/Sacred Valley of The Incas (B/L)

We will travel to remote places of the Sacred Valley. First stop: Chinchero, where we’ll take a walk around its beautiful town and archaeological complex. We will also have the opportunity to see a short exhibit of traditional textiles, a distinctive feature of this town dedicated to following ancestral dyeing techniques to create high quality works of art. Our trip continues in Moray, a place with a breathtaking view thanks to its colossal concentric terraces resembling a coliseum. What did they use it for? The terraces recreated 20 different types of microclimates, and they were studied to ensure the agricultural production of the empire. After a lunch at a country side restaurant we will continue our journey to Maras, the millenary colonial salt mines. The contrast of the white pools against the green valley is so impressive that it resembles a postcard. Our last stop: 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. Return to Cusco. Tour ends at the Sacred Valley.
Overnight accommodations at Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba.

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DAY 6: Sacred Valley/Machu Picchu (B/L/D)

Departure to the Ollantaytambo Station, a train trip away to see one of the 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 time to explore the fortress and have lunch. We will stay in the area for a chance to discover less explored areas by staying at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, a true natural paradise where one can connect with the sacred energy of the mountains deep inside Machu Picchu’s cloud forest. Inkaterra’s luxurious boutique hotel is a truly a cozy Andean village of white elegant small houses resting on the hills terraces. The hotel offers optional services like spa treatments using natural essences, a first class restaurant with impressive views of Vilcanota river. Dinner at hotel.
Overnight accommodations at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo

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DAY 7: Machu Picchu/Cusco (B/L)

Morning at leisure. Managing time as we please, we can optionally enjoy again the energy and mysticism of the citadel and do some activities like climbing up to Intipunku or the Sun Gate, the entrance to Machu Picchu from the Inca Trail, or the Huayna Picchu, where we can find the temple of the moon. Really impressive.
At the arranged time, we will return to Cusco by train, but first we will have lunch at Café Inkaterra. Arrival in Cusco and transfer to your hotel.
Overnight accommodations at La Casona Inkaterra Hotel Cusco.

DAY 8: Cusco/Puerto Maldonado (B/L/D)

Transfer to the airport for our departure to Puerto Maldonado. Arrival in the city of Puerto Maldonado, assistance and transfer to the Inkaterra Lounge (Butterfly Garden). Easy and comfortable check-in. Next, we will head to the lodge. On the way, we will see beautiful scenery and our guide will be alert for some animal species when sneaking to show them to you.
Arrival and accommodation in the lodge. Rest of the afternoon free to choose from the diversity of tours made in Reserva Amazonica.

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For the first day, we recommend entering the rainforest through a guided tour along the trail system in the natural area of the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, where we will discover the wonderful Amazon Basin. At night, we suggest the “River at Night” excursion. Sailing down the Madre de Dios River, we will witness the transformation from a diurnal to a nocturnal world: birds and other diurnal animals give way to species especially adapted to night.
After dinner, we can attend the talk about the experience of living in the rainforest.
Overnight accommodations at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Lodge.

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DAY 9: Puerto Maldonado (B/L/D)

In the morning, we will make the trip to Lake Sandoval, a paradise on earth where various species of birds and monkeys live together. At the lake, we can observe river otters, caimans, piranhas and giant paiches. After lunch, we recommend visiting the Canopy Inkaterra. We will go on a hike to the rainforest across a network of bridges linking eight observation platforms. We can extend the tour to see the sunset in one of the towers. After climbing down the Canopy, we will go on the “Anaconda Hike” along 200 meters of wooden bridges over the Aguajales swamps. In this lush ecosystem, we will observe different species of amphibians, birds, mammals and wild rainforest flora. In addition, it is possible to observe snakes on these wetlands.
At night, we will attend the presentation on Nature at the Eco Center. Dinner at Lodge.
Overnight accommodations at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Lodge.

DAY 10: Puerto Maldonado/Lima (B)

Early in the morning we will enjoy a full breakfast before departing. We will start our 45 minute boat trip back along the Madre de Dios River that will take us to Puerto Maldonado, where you can visit the House of the Butterflies on the route. Peru has the largest variety of butterflies in the world, with 3700 known species, many of which can be seen at the House of the Butterflies, a sample of the variety, beauty and adaptation capacity of these fascinating insects.

Departure for our flight back to Lima or your next destination. Upon arrival in Lima assistance at airport for your international departure to your next destination.

RATES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY:

LUXURY HOTELS COLLECTION
PRIVATE FULLY ESCORTED TOURS
LIMA BOUTIQUE HOTEL “B” (Barranco)
CUSCO INKATERRA LA CASONA HOTEL
SACRED VALLEY INKATERRA HACIENDA URUBAMBA
MACHU PICCHU INKATERRA MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO HOTEL
PUERTO MALDONADO INKATERRA RESERVA AMAZONICA
TWO GUESTS FOUR GUESTS SIX GUESTS
$ 3,265.00 $ 3,115.00 $ 3,065.00
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 RATES INCLUDE:

  • Seven nights at the hotels of the selected category with daily breakfast in Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu plus two nights at lodge with full board.
  • All transfers, visits and excursions on private basis and including English-speaking local guides, Except the Puerto Maldonado package due to these services are always provided on group basis.
  • Vistadome train ticket for the route Poroy/Aguas Calientes/Poroy.
  • Shuttle bus ticket Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes (day 06 of the program).
  • Entrance fee Machu Picchu (day 06 of the program).

NOT INCLUDED:

International air tickets from the USA. Air tickets Lima/Cusco/Puerto Maldonado/Lima.
International and local airport taxes. Personal expenses, beverages in meals. Tips for transfers, guides or waitress. Services not mentioned. Travel Insurance highly recommended.