Lima, Cuzco and Aguas Calientes Tour
“The best way to know the Andean Culture and Routes”
• Accommodation as mentioned
• Return transfer to and from Airport
• VISTADOME train ticket for the route Ollantaytambo/Aguas Calientes/Poroy
• Shuttle bus ticket Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes
• Entrance fee Machu Picchu
• Tour and attraction as mentioned in the program
• Meals as mentioned.
• International and domestic air tickets.
• Drinks and food not mentioned in the program
• Phone calls, laundry service, personal insurance
• Airport government taxes
• Visas, extras and tips
On arrival at Lima you will be assisted and transferred to your Hotel. Overnight in Lima.
After Breakfast, you will do a city tour in the capital. The city was founded in the year 1535 by the Spanish colonizers. It became the capital and most important city in the Spanish Viceroyalty of Peru. Following the Peruvian War of Independence, it became the capital of the Republic of Peru. Today, around one-third of the Peruvian population lives in the metropolitan area. Your tour starts visiting the Historic Centre. In the Historic Center, you can appreciate the charm of the main streets and majestic buildings like the Government Palace, the Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace and the Municipal Palace. Continuing your tour, you will see the convent and church of San Francisco, the greatest monumental complex of Colonial Art in America. There, you will be able to admire the stone facades and wooden balconies of the colonial house and also, see the Huaca Pucllana ceremonial center of the Lima culture. After, you will pass by through the more traditional residential areas: El Olivar de San Isidro. The olives that you find there were brought from Spain in the fifteenth century. Later, you will visit the Central Park of Miraflores and Larco Mar, symbols of modern Lima.
Historical City Tour
In the afternoon, you will explore the historical ways of the city. You will start learning more about the ancient Peruvian inhabitants in the Larco Museum, hosted in a colonial unique mansion that dates back to the 18th century, and built on top of a Pre-Columbian pyramid of the 7th century. You will continue your tour through the halls and galleries where each piece is a book to be opened. You will continue our visit by heading to an antique Tavern, where we will delight our palates with some delicious Peruvian sandwiches not to be missed, accompanied by a drink made of Pisco, our flagship liquor. Finally, we will head for the Magic Water Circuit, the largest water and light show in Latin America. We will witness the greatest show of Ornamental Fountains where there is perfect communion and harmony of water, light, music and images. Return to your hotel. Overnight in Lima. Free night
Note: Monday and Tuesday Magic Water circuit closed
ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK TOUR
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport.
On arrival in Cuzco, you will be assisted and transferred to your hotel.
Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman
In the afternoon, you will climb up the Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman. Your excursion starts visiting the fortress with the same name, a beautiful place that radiates peace and quiet, where we will be able to admire the huge rocks measuring up to 4 meters high that were used in its construction. Afterwards, you will head for Q’enqo, and ancient temple of the Puma, where you will be able to see an altar for sacrifices in the inner part of a huge rock, and then Tambomachay, sacred fountains of life and health. Continuing your tour, you will see a panoramic view from Puca Pucara, at a watchtower with a controlled entrance to the city. Then, you will visit the Temple of the Sun “The Korikancha”, on top of which the Saint Dominique Convent. A legend tells that this temple was entirely lined in gold sheets that marveled the Conquistadors upon their arrival. In the end of your tour, you will visit the Main Square and the Cathedral that reassures invaluable colonial paintings and other works of art such as the Cross that arrived with the first conquistadors. Overnight in Cusco. Free Night.
SACRED VALLEY CITY TOUR
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Sacred Valley, you will stop at Awanacancha. It is a small complex to admire Andean camelids such as alpacas and llamas. Also, learn from local inhabitants about traditional dyeing and knitting techniques. Awanacancha is a weaving centre with the goal to keep alive the traditional textile arts. Later, you will explore the Pisac Market and be able to buy handcrafts, taste some traditional food and stop by the wooden ovens. Here, the Incas have built an observatory to study astronomy as well as an impressive network of cultivated terrace. Stop to lunch at a local restaurant. Return to your hotel. Overnight in Sacred Valley. Free Night
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the train station for an amazing train journey to the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, the great mountain-top city abandoned by the Inca Empire, reclaimed by the jungle and lost to humanity until its rediscovery in 1911. The legendary ‘Lost City’ is without a doubt one of the world’s most impressive archaeological sites. Built by the Incas on the summit of “Machu Picchu” (old peak), overlooking the deep canyon of the Urubamba river in a semi-tropical area of 120 Km from the city of Cusco at 3,400m. It sits on a mountain site of extraordinary beauty, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest; Machu Picchu was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height, with its giant walls, terraces and ramps, which appear as though they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments. Machu Picchu is also one of the Inca’s best kept secrets, as they did not leave written records and Spanish chronicles make no mention of the citadel, it remains a mystery. Along the way you will enjoy the changing landscape as you travel from Andean highlands to the beginnings of the jungle (“eyebrow of the jungle”), before finally arriving at the town of Aguas Calientes. From here, you will board the bus that will take you on a 20 minute ride up to the citadel of Machu Picchu. A guided tour of the Citadel includes the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various burial grounds. Return to your Hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Aguas Calientes.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
After breakfast, you will have a free morning to explore Machu Picchu.
In the Afternoon, you will go back to Cuzco by train. Return to your hotel. Overnight in Cuzco. Free Night
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Airport.
End of our service.