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Duration: 11 Days

Discover Peru traveling through the Sacred Valley of the Incas immersing in live culture, history and nature. Explore Machu Picchu's mysterious past and indulge in its genius building.
Walk around the ancient city of Cusco experiencing its colorful culture and observing the Inca and colonial architecture. Dive into its dense rainforest and experience nature and wildlife.
Feast on Lima's delectable Peruvian cuisine and visit the metropolitan city.

Itinerary

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. If arriving in the evening you will spend the night at the airport hotel or if arriving in the morning or afternoon we will take you to Miraflores.
Hotel in Lima
No meals

Hotel Selection in Lima
3* Manhattan, Casa Andina Standard, Faraona, Runcu
4* Costa del Sol by Wyndham airport hotel, 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 - Cusco - Sacred Valley - Awanacancha Llama Farm - Pisac ruins market
Transfer to the airport or if at the airport hotel walk to the nearby airport and connect to your flight to Cusco. Arrive in Cusco the charming city where our staff will meet you and take you to the Sacred Valley where you can acclimatize faster due to lower elevation. Visit the Awanacancha Center to see the camelids, alpaca and llamas. Continue to the Inca ruins of Pisac for a delightful hike of the Inti Watana (Sun Temple), baths, altars, water fountains and ceremonial platform. 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. You will have lunch before the tour of Pisac or after depending on time. Go to your hotel and relax and enjoy the hotel amenities.
Hotel in Sacred Valley
Breakfast included

Hotel Selection in the Sacred Valley
3*La Casona Yucay, Tierra Viva, El Albergue
4* Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay, Casa Andina Premium, Pakaritampu, Sol y Luna, Aranwa
5* Belmond Rio Sagrado, Tambo del Inka

Day 3 Sacred Valley of the Incas - Maras Salt Ponds - Moray Circular Terraces - Ollantaytambo
This morning after breakfast, we drive along the Vilcanota River to the town of Maras for a visit of the small colonial town. Then continue driving around the mountain to the magical Salineras, with stunning scenery the salt ponds staggered down the mountain side in terraces that are maintained and worked by the families of nearby communities. Our next visit takes us to the Moray circular terraces sitting on a high plateau. No one knows for sure what they were used for as there is different hypothesis. We will have a delicious lunch in Urubamba. After lunch we will tour the Inca town of Ollantaytambo with its ruins which served as a fortress and temple. Visit the ceremonial center on top of the terracing and take pictures of the surrounding views. We will walk around town and admire the Inca design everywhere. Return to your hotel and relax.
Hotel in the Sacred Valley
Breakfast and lunch included

Day 4 Train Journey to Aguas Calientes - PM Machu Picchu Tour
Today sleep in and a late transfer to the train station in Ollantaytambo to board the train to Aguas Calientes enjoying the scenery. Have a delicious lunch before taking the shuttle bus with your guide to Machu Picchu for a delightful tour with less tourists. Tour the mysterious 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. Return to your hotel and relax.
Hotel in Aguas Calientes
Breakfast included
OPTION EXTRA COST: Short Inca Trail instead of taking the train.

Hotel Selection in Aguas Calientes
3*Retama Machu Picchu, Waman, La Cabaña, Hatun Inti Classic, Casa Andina Standard, Jaya Machu Picchu
4* Hatun Inti Boutique, Ferre, El Mapi by Inkaterra, Casa del Sol Machu Picchu
5* Belmond Sanctuary, Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo, Sumaq

Day 5 Machu Picchu/Huayna Picchu or Montaña Hike Tour - Travel by train - 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. Enjoy a hike to Huayna Picchu or Montaña for spectacular pictures. After a fabulous time return to town and have lunch before boarding the train to the Ollantaytambo or Poroy station. Arrive and our private transport will be waiting to whisk you to Cusco.
Hotel in Cusco
Breakfast and lunch included

Hotel Selection in Cusco
3* Ruinas, Maytaq Wasin, Casa Andina Standard Cathedral, Los Portales, Andenes al Cielo
4* Sonesta Cusco, Costa del Sol Ramada, El Mercado, Novotel, Antigua Casona San Blas
5* Inkaterra La Casona, Belmond Monasterio, Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

Day 6 Full Day Cusco City Tour
AM Tour the charming city of Cusco walking around admiring the Inca and Colonial architecture. Walk to the 12 angle stone and take some pictures before walking up to San Blas the artist district to admire the art. 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.
PM Enjoy a Peruvian delightful lunch. After lunch continue the fun and excitement.
We will drive above Cusco for a visit of the White Christ where you will take spectacular pictures of the city of Cusco below. Then 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. Tour the Puka Pukara red fort. 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
Breakfast and lunch included

Day 7 Cusco - Fly to Puerto Maldonado - Amazon 3 Days
This morning, transfer to the airport and fly to Puerto Maldonado. Our staff will greet you at the airport and join a 2 hours 'journey by bus and boat to the lodge observing nature. Arrive and get acquainted to the lodge and personnel. This afternoon, Hike to the 40-meter scaffolding Canopy Tower where you will catch spectacular views from atop of the vast expanses of standing forest cut by the Tambopata River winding through the middle. Now and then toucans, parrots or macaws are seen flying over the horizon. Perhaps see a mixed species canopy flocks land in the treetop next to you. Wow a great picture moment!
Return to the lodge and have dinner.
Posadas Lodging
Box lunch and dinner included

Day 8 Wildlife in the Amazon
We will leave very early in the morning to take advantage of the wildlife that come out in the first daylight and when it is cooler. A lovely boat ride of 30 minutes to Tres Chimbadas where we will begin our nature hike of about 45 minutes. Paddle around the lake in a catamaran searching for giant river otters and other lakeside wildlife such as caiman, hoatzin and horned screamers. After our activity we will visit the Centro Ñape, a communal organization that produces medicines out of forest plants and administers them to patients who choose their little clinic. Walk the trail that they created which explains the different medicinal uses of selected plants. Optional night walk when most of the mammals are active but rarely seen. It is much easier to find frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.
Posadas Lodging
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 9 Puerto Maldonado - Fly to Lima
Today say farewell to the lively Rainforest with a boat ride and bus ride to the airport for your flight to Lima. Arrive in Lima the capital of Peru and transfer to your hotel.
Hotel in Lima
Breakfast included

NOTE: Add more days in the Amazon/Select a different Lodge - Ask us!

Hotel Selection in Lima
3* Manhattan, Casa Andina Standard, Faraona, 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 10 Lima Gourmet Tour
This is a fabulous Lima foody tour and city experience that covers the best of what to see in the city of Kings in one day. Visit exclusive restaurants, trendy districts, top must-see attractions and hands-on activities. Enjoy five stops spread between three districts that include a visit to an organic Peruvian coffee roaster and an intriguing fruit tasting tour at a traditional market. Lots of fun tasting the famous Pisco, hands-on cocktail and cebiche class with a chef and follow with a gourmet lunch amid views of pre-Incan ruins. This food route takes you through the spectacular Miraflores combined with a brief walking tour of Barranco.
Hotel in Lima
Breakfast and lunch included

NOTE: Instead of spending another night in Lima you could choose to take your international flight. Let us know.

Day 11 Lima - International Flight
If you have a night flight you could choose to enjoy Lima at leisure or optional extra cost tour of the Larco Museum, Lima City tour or Pachacamac Ruins.
Transfer to the Lima airport for your international flight at the prescribed time.
Breakfast included

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NOTE: Add more days and visit Paracas, over flight of the Nazca Lines, Trujillo, Chiclayo or other places of interest.

Optional extra cost

  • Upgrade from Vistadome or Hiram Bingham or First Class train with Inca Rail on return Or if you prefer the Inca Rail trains. Consult us!

Included

  • Transfer IN/OUT Lima, Cusco,
  • Puerto Maldonado
  • Private transport driver
  • English speaking guide
  • Private tours as per program or group tours as per program
  • Meals as per program
  • Entrance tickets: Full Tourist BTG ticket for ruins in the Sacred Valley above Cusco, maras salt ponds, chapel in Chinchero, ruins and museum on sun route
  • Tourist Train to Aguas Calientes Return train to Ollantaytambo or Poroy station
  • Lima: 1 night
  • Sacred Valley: 2 nights
  • Aguas Calientes: 1 night
  • Cusco: 2 nights
  • Puno: 2 nights
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Bus Tickets: Round trip from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and back to town
  • Train: Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo or Poroy
  • Transfer from train station to Cusco
  • Complimentary water 1 bottle per person
  • Private transport to Puno or Inkaexpress full ticket

Not Included

  • Travel Insurance (highly recommend it)
  • Huayna Picchu or Montaña hike
  • Anything not mentioned in program
  • Tips

What to bring

  • Physical Passport
  • Daypack
  • Carryon luggage per person for one night up to 6 kilos (rest of luggage you will leave in hotel storage)
  • Hat or cap for sun protection
  • Sun glasses
  • Comfortable broken in walking shoes with good sole grip
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Sun block
  • Insect repellent
  • Moisturizer
  • Light jacket for cool morning or night
  • Rain poncho in case of rain
  • Canteen for water
  • Camera
  • Wet wipes
  • Small towel
  • Snacks
  • Personal medicines and first aid items
  • Cash for tipping etc.

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