DAY 1. ARRIVAL IN LIMA. Arrival in Lima and private
transfer with only driver to the hotel. Rest of the day off. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 2. LIMA. Breakfast at the hotel. We
will pick you up from the hotel to start the panoramic tour in the historic
center of Lima, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO, visiting the main
Cathedral located in the Main Square, the most important Peruvian church, built
between 1542 and 1622. The tour continues in the Santo Domingo church, built at
the end of 16th century. Later, you’ll visit San Isidro and Miraflores and
start a panoramic tour to Huaca Huallamarca, and make a short stop to Parque
del Amor (Love Park). Return to the hotel. In the afternoon, we will visit the Chocomuseo (Chocolate Museum) to learn about the cacao
process. After this amazing experience, return to the hotel, rest of the day off and overnight.
*Option1 – Chocolate workshop: Two-hour workshop where you will experience the entire process through which cocoa passes, until it becomes chocolate. You'll prepare 3 types of drinks, and you can mold your own chocolate. At the end, you can take with you the chocolates you prepared.
DAY 3. LIMA / CUSCO /
SACRED VALLEY. Breakfast
at the hotel. Private transfer to the airport with onyl driver. Arrival
in Cusco, and private transfer to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. On the way,
you’ll stop to visit Awana Kancha, to learn the ancestral knowledge about the
traditional techniques of Peruvian textils. Later, transfer to the hotel at the
Sacred Valley, rest of the day off and overnight at hotel.
DAY 4. SACRED VALLEY / MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer
to Ollantaytambo train station and you’ll board the Train Expedition to Aguas
Calientes. At this point, we will board the bus until the wonderful Machu
Picchu Citadel, well-known as The Lost City of the Inca. The guided tour along
2 hours, will let you explore this awesome archeological site with incredible
landscapes. Machu Picchu, a World Heritage Site, was the main place of Inca’s
farming, and the most important urban place from Incan Empire. Enjoy your free
time in Machu Picchu, take pictures or if you are brave you can climb Huayna
Picchu (optional), and admire the entire citadel around. Also, you have the
option to back to Aguas Calientes and have lunch (optional). At the arrange
time, you should arrive at the Aguas Calientes train station to back to Cusco
City, arriving to Poroy train station first and take a private transport to the
hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 5. CUSCO. Breakfast at the hotel. Free day.
Overnight at hotel.
*Option 1 – Sacred Valley Day Tour (Pisac + Ollantaytambo
+ Chinchero): We will pick
you up from the hotel in Cusco, to start a 30 Km. journey until Pisac. This
fantastic place has an amazing market, and archaeological temples of stone
buildings, with incredible views to the valley and the magnificent Inca
platforms. Then, we will continue until Urubamba to enjoy a delicious buffet
lunch, and later we will reach Ollantaytambo. Its temple was the headquarter of
Inca’s army, as well as a religious and agricultural place. It has stunning
views, and more than a hundred Inca platforms with an advanced irrigation canal
for that period. We will visit Chinchero, and its typical and colorful Inca
market, full of traditional craft as ceramics and Andean looms. After
this unique experience, we will back to the hotel in Cusco City.
2 – Maras, Moray, Chinchero Tour – Half day tour: Early in the morning, we
will pick you up from the hotel to start this fascinating tour to Maras Moray
Chinchero Tour. First, we will visit the salt mines of Maras located on an open
hill in Urubamba’s valley. This place has an impressive process created by
Incas, where a subterranean stream evaporates salty water and it emerges at a
spring. The flow is then directed into an intricate system of tiny channels
constructed so that the water runs gradually down onto the several hundred
ancient terraced ponds. The water, which is exposed to the sun, leaves salt on
the land. After visiting the salt mines near Maras, head to the Moray ruins,
which are made up of three coliseums thought to have been used by the Incas as
a sort of open air crop laboratory. The coliseums consist of several enormous
terraced circular depressions, the largest of which is about 30 meters (98
feet) deep. Admire these terraces which are arranged in concentric circles and
are reminiscent of an ancient Greek theater. After the tour you will return to
DAY 6. CUSCO.
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day. Overnight at hotel.
*Option 1 – Cusco Walking Tour: We’ll pick you up
from the hotel in Cusco and start the Cusco Walking Tour in San Blas, an
awesome neighborhood located in the upper part of Cusco City, with amazing
views to this magical place. Walking through Hatun Rumiyoq Street, we will see
the famous wall with the twelve-angle stone which belongs to the Archbishop’s
Palace building, place where Inca Sinchi Roca has lived before. You will
admire the spectacular architecture around the Main Square and El Regocijo Sq.,
until we reach the San Francisco´s Square with its beautiful botanical garden. Then,
we will back to the hotel.
2 – Cusco City Tour + 4 nearby ruins: We’ll pick you up from the hotel, and
start the tour visiting the Temple of the Sun well-known as Koricancha. This
symbolic place has a clear example of the fusion between Incan and Hispanic
cultures, and its base was used to build Santo Domingo’s Church and its famous
convent. Then, we’re going to visit the Cathedral located in the Main Square,
to appreciate a beautiful religious paintings of the Cusco School. The Cusco
City Tour continues in Sacsayhuaman, an amazing archaeological complex
with huge carved stones which fit each other in a perfect way, and it is said
that it was built by more than 20 thousand men, and took over 70 years to
finish it. Then we will visit Qenqo religious temple, place where the Incas
worshiped their Gods like the Sun, the Moon and the Earth. You will have an
incredible experience exploring through its underground galleries, and admire a
semicircular amphitheater. We will continue this entertaining excursion in the
military compound of Puca Pucara, which means “Red Fortress” for its reddish
infrastructure. Then we will go the water’s worship center of Tambomachay, with
aqueducts and waterfalls provided from nearby springs. At the end, we will back
to the hotel.
DAY 7. CUSCO / LIMA.
Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer with only driver to the
airport, in order to take the flight to Lima. Rest of the day off. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 8. LIMA OUT. Breakfast at the hotel. Private
transfer with only driver to the airport to take the international flight.
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