Begin your journey in Peru visiting Lima the City of Kings where you will find the finest cuisine.
Then travel to Cusco the ancient city of the Incas with its Inca and colonial architect and its charm. Visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas for culture and history. Finally, a mesmerizing tour of Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Day 1 Welcome to Peru – Lima
Arrive in the Lima airport where our representative will greet you and private transfer to your hotel in Miraflores.
Hotel in Lima
Hotel Selection in Lima
3* Casa Andina Standard, Faraona, Tierra Viva, Runcu
4* Casa Andina Premium, Dazzler by Wyndham Lima Miraflores, Author, Casa Andina Select, Atemporal, Villa Barranco by Ananay Hotels
5* Belmond Miraflores Park, Country Club Lima Hotel, Hotel B
Day 2 Lima City Tour – Cusco
Today we will tour the cosmopolitan city of Lima known as the City of Kings. It once served as the Vice Royalty to oversee the Spanish South America. The historic center of Lima was declared a World Heritage UNESCO in 1988. Travel through its pre-Hispanic, colonial, modern history of Lima. Afterwards, you may have lunch on your own before your transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Fly to Cusco. Arrive in Cusco the charming city where our staff will meet you and take you to your hotel.
Hotel in Cusco
NOTE: We could change the Lima tour to a Lima Gourmet, Museum, Pachacamac ruins or other.
Hotel Selection in Cusco
3*Casa Andina Cathedral, Maytaq Wasin, Tierra Viva, Cooper Hotel, Ruinas Hotel, San Agustin
4* Casa Cartagena Boutique, Novotel, Costa del Sol Ramada, El Mercado, Antigua Casona San Blas, Sonesta Cusco, Casa Andina Premium, Tocuyeros Boutique
5* Belmond Nazarenas, Belmond Monasterio
Day 3 Cusco City Tour
AM or PM Tour the charming city of Cusco walking around admiring the Inca and Colonial architecture. Visit the Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas observing the beautiful alters and paintings. Stroll to the Qoricancha Sun Temple which was not only the most sacred site in the Inca belief but was considered the very centre of the Inca world. Then we will have a cultural visit of the San Pedro Market where the local people shop. Later visit the well preserved ruins of Sacsayhauman with its massive, genius built walls which still remain today. Then off to the Qenko ruins which was possibly used for death rituals. Our final visit will take us to Tambomachay the Inca baths possibly once used as a spa for the Inca ruler. Return to Cusco.
Hotel in Cusco
Day 4 Sacred Valley of the Incas – Train Ride to Aguas Calientes
In the morning we depart Cusco to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a scenic drive admiring the surrounding Andes mountains and valley. We will stop at the Awanacancha Center to see the camelids, alpaca and llamas. Continue to the Inca ruins of Pisac for a delightful hike. Walk around the ruins to the Sun Temple to observe the water channels and surrounding agricultural terraces. After our visit we will drive down to the town of Pisac for a stroll around the handicraft market where you can pick up some souvenirs. Drive along the Vilcanota River to the town of Urubamba for lunch. Tour the Inca town of Ollantaytambo and a visit of the archeological site which faces town. Then observe the Inca planning which is well preserved of this ancient town. Take a scenic train ride to Aguas Calientes to spend the night.
Hotel in Aguas Calientes
Breakfast and lunch included
Hotel selection in Aguas Calientes
3* Retama Machu Picchu, Waman, La Cabaña, Hatun Inti Classic, Jaya Machu Picchu, Ferre Machu Picchu, Casa Andina Standard
4* Casa del Sol Machu Picchu, El Mapi by Inkaterra, Hatun Inti Boutique,
5* Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo, Sumaq
Day 5 Machu Picchu Tour – Train ride to Ollantaytambo or Poroy Station – Cusco
This morning at the agreed time with your guide set off to the nearby bus station and wait on line for your turn to board the shuttle bus to Machu Picchu, 25-minute ride. Inhale and exhale as you finally reach the breath taking Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. At last you say. Enjoy a fantastic historical fun walking tour with your guide of this impressive citadel. Visit the guard house, main temples, royal tomb, sacred plaza and more. After a fabulous time return to town and have lunch before boarding the train to the Ollantaytambo or Poroy station. Return to your hotel in Cusco.
Breakfast and lunch included
Day 6 Farewell Cusco
Morning, afternoon or early evening transfer out to the airport, bus station or train station for your next destination