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Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu - Tour AL301 

5 Nights/ 6 Days with Daily Departures

Visit: Lima, Cusco, The Sacred Valley Of The Incas and Machu Picchu

Rediscovered over 100 years ago, Machu Picchu is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Its architectural beauty, spectacular natural landscapes and the energy held in its enigmatic structures will take your breath away. Enjoy wonderful food, tour Cathedrals and museums and learn about ancient Peruvian cultures. 

DAY 1   LIMA
Upon your arrival to Jorge Chavez International Airport, meet our representative and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Lima. Meals included: None

DAY 2  LIMA
Breakfast. Full Day Lima City tour: Main Square, Cathedral of Lima, Casa Aliaga, Larco Museum, Barranco & lunch at Caf� del Museo restaurant. We will pick you up at the hotel to begin a tour of the city's main avenues, boulevards, and squares. The tour will begin with an exploration of Colonial Lima. First, we will stop off at the Main Square, to get a chance to explore the square on foot and admire the exteriors of the Government Palace, the Cathedral of Lima, and the City Hall, all examples of Lima's still-present colonial architectural opulence. We will visit the Cathedral of Lima; as walking through the Cathedral�s numerous chapels. Discover various architectural styles, from Renaissance to Neo-Classical, and learn about the religious history of Peru. Then, we will visit Casa Aliaga, a colonial mansion that is oldest continuously inhabited private residence in the Southern Hemisphere.

Next, we tour the Pueblo Libre District and visit the Larco Museum, an eighteenth-century Vice regal mansion that houses more than 3,000 years of Peru's pre-Columbian history. The museum boasts a supremely fine collection of gold and silver jewelry and worship paraphernalia that demonstrates the superb skill of ancient Peruvian gold and silversmiths. The Larco Museum also contains a famous collection of erotic ceramic tomb art. Lunch at Caf� del Museo restaurant. We will complete our tour of Lima with a visit to the Bohemian neighborhood of Barranco, an area called home by artists, photographers, and authors. Walk along peculiar streets lined with Republican houses, admire the splendid views, and visit the Puente de los Suspiros (Bridge of Sighs), witness to untold numbers of past and present romances, and source of inspiration for one of Peru's great composers, Chabuca Granda. At the end, transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Lima. Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 3  LIMA / CUSCO / SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS
After breakfast, transfer transfer to Lima's airport. Suggested Flight: LA 2019 Lima / Cusco 07:33 � 09:00 hrs. (not included). Upon your arrival to Cusco, transfer to the hotel in the Sacred Valley. Visit to Ollantaytambo Fortress, Pablo Seminario Pottery Workshop and Lunch at Hacienda Huayoccari. On route, we will continue the trip toward Ollantaytambo, which was once fiercely guarded by a massive fortress. We will discover the large archaeological complex of what used to serve as a wayside inn for royal delegations on long journeys. Surviving structures here include multiple walls and towers that were used to protect the citadel from possible invasions.

Lunch at Hacienda Huayoccari. We will continue the visit to the workshop of the renowned ceramic artist Pablo Seminario, where you will learn about some of the techniques and designs used by ancient Peruvian cultures. Pablo Seminario represents a new art expression, providing continuity to these cultural inheritances, he concentrates on making large-format works of art, "great plates" on his own words; at his personal workshop, he has his own space for creating, here the images that emerge are the result of the patient work of following the tradition of pre-Colombian pottery, an ambitious task which got underway over 20 years ago and which he continues to develop together with his wife Maril�. At the end, transfer to the airport. Overnight in The Sacred Valley of the Incas. Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 4  SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS
Breakfast. Full Day Visit to Chinchero weaver�s by Nilda Calla�aupa, Maras & Moray with lunch at Casa Iskay. This morning, we will continue the trip toward Chinchero village, with an altitude 12,375 feet above sea level (3,772 meters), famous for the extraordinary beauty and quality of its textiles, and for its Sunday fair, where local people dress in traditional colorful outfits and travel down from their villages to trade their goods. Walk along its traditional alleyways, next to your guide, and visit the weavers� workshop of Nilda Calla�aupa, who 28 years ago began working in the yard of her own house in Chinchero, and in 1996 her project became the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco.

Then we will head towards the Salt Pans of Maras. The stark white of the steeply descending salt pans juxtaposed against the green of the surrounding mountain slopes is amazing. Lunch at Casa Iskay. The journey continues to Moray, an Inca agricultural testing ground, the site's system of circular terraces descends 490 feet (150 m). Finally, transfer to your hotel for overnight in The Sacred Valley of the Incas. Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 5  SACRED VALLEY / MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO
After breakfast, transfer to the local train station to board the purpose built Vistadome train. You will depart to Aguas Calientes, enjoying a spectacular view along the way. Upon arrival, you will board a bus that will take you to the entrance gate of the Machu Picchu citadel.

Rediscovered by Hiram Bingham more than a century ago, Machu Picchu is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Its architectural beauty, spectacular natural landscapes and the energy held in its enigmatic structures will take your breath away. Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Incas as you explore this magical citadel along with the tour guide. Lunch at Tinkuy restaurant � Sanctuary Lodge. At the scheduled time, you will be assisted to take the return Vistadome train. Upon the arrival at the station, your private transfer service will be waiting to take you back to your hotel. Overnight in Cusco. Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 6  CUSCO
After breakfast a Cusco City Tour. We will begin the tour with visit to the nearby Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, a colossal structure built with huge carved rocks jointed with absolute accuracy, this astounding sample of the Incan military architecture is, undoubtedly, the greatest architectonic work of the Tahuantinsuyo. We will continue the exploration of the Imperial City with a visit to the San Pedro Market, which being the city�s main street market, will give you an opportunity to get to know the products of Cusco, overwhelming you with the sights, aromas, tastes, and colors of the region.

Next, we head to the Main Square to visit the Cathedral and admire its exquisite vestibules and priceless paintings from the Cusco School of the 17th and 18th centuries. We will complete the day with an exploration of the artistic and bohemian neighborhood of San Blas, home to many renowned artists. Through narrow, cobblestone streets, we arrive at the main plaza of San Blas, which is surrounded by artisan workshops, such as Mend�vil, Olave, and M�rida. We will take our time to visit some workshops and contemplate the artist�s works. Next, we will continue to the San Blas Church, built in 1563 on top of an Inca Sanctuary. The church is a simple structure, famous for its beautiful pulpit that is carved from one single cedar tree � representing one of the most exquisite works of wood carving in the Spanish churrigueresque style done by indigenous hands. Lunch at Leisure. At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport. Suggested Flight: LA 2038 Cusco / Lima 17:15 � 18:47 hrs. (not included). Upon your arrival, assistance at the airport with your international flight back home. Meals included: Breakfast

Optional Upgrade To Hiram Bingham Train

This service includes on board: welcome cocktail, brunch, live music show, tea time (at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge) and dinner on board.

Includes:

  • Private transfers and excursions

  • English-speaking guides

  • Accommodation in selected hotels

  • Mentioned meals

  • Entrance fees to sites

  • Round trip bus ticket to the Machu Picchu ruins

  • Vistadome return train ticket to Machu Picchu

  • Tips for luggage porters at airports and hotels

Excludes:

  • International and domestic airfares

  • Travel insurance

  • Tips for guides, drivers and waiters

  • Expenses of personal nature and additions not specified in the program

Notes:

  • A passport number is Compulsory to issue bus tickets, train tickets and airline tickets

  • Your passport should be valid for 6 months from your scheduled return date

  • Please advise your choice of room (matrimonial or twin) when you confirm the booking

Price Per Person in USD:

Holidays incur supplemental prices:

  • Easter:  Christmas and New Year Eve: Dec 24 - Jan 1

  • Inty Raymi Celebration: Jun 20 - 26

  • Pan American Games: Jul 6 to Aug 11, Parapan American Games: Aug 23 to Sep 1

  • National Holidays: July 26 to 29

Five Star Luxury Hotels (or similar)

  • Lima: AC Deluxe City View, check in: 15:00 / check out: 12:00

  • Sacred Valley:  Tambo del Inka, check In: 11:00 / check out: 10:00

  • Cusco: Palacio Del Inka, check in: 11:00 / check out: 09:00

Luxury Boutique Hotels (or similar):

  • Lima: Arts Boutique Hotel, check in: 15:00 / check out: 12:00

  • Sacred Valley: Sol y Luna, check in: 11:00 / check out: 10:00

  • Cusco: Monasterio, check in: 14:00 / check out: 11:00

Recommended Domestic flights:

  •   LA 2019 - Lima / Cusco from 07:33 � 09:00 hours

  •   LA 2038 - Cusco / Lima from 17:15- 18:47 hours

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