Peru: Ancient Civilizations
8 Days

ITINERARY

8 Days: Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cuzco

Tour Overview:
Join this in-depth exploration of the Inca Empire culminating in your visit to the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu where you will watch the sun rise over the mountains. Local guides provide a fascinating narrative as you discover the mysteries of the past and the colorful, vivid lifestyle of modern day Peru.


Day 1 – Arrive Lima

Arrive at Lima Airport. A transportation service and a representative will pick you up from the airport at the scheduled time to transfer you to your hotel in Lima. The Peruvian capital is a modern metropolis full of history, currently undergoing an exciting process of cultural and economic changes.


Day 2 – Lima – City Tour & Larco Herrera Museum

In the morning. Explore Lima’s old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, packed with fascinating historic buildings. Visit the Casa Aliaga, a colonial mansion granted by chief conquistador Francisco Pizarro to one of his captains, Jeronimo de Aliaga. This is the only house from that time, still belonging to the same family. See the Main Square, where you can appreciate the grandiose architecture of the Spanish Empire. Admire Lima’s Cathedral, built during the 16th century. Continue to the traditional Pueblo Libre district, where you visit the Larco Museum, located in a beautifully restored viceregal mansion built on a pre-Columbian pyramid from the seventh century. The museum boasts a complete pre-Hispanic collection of gold and silver objects, as well as pieces of erotic art. At night, enjoy dinner at Cala restaurant. (BD)


Day 3 – Lima / Cuzco / Sacred Valley

At the agreed time, you will be transferred from the selected hotel to Lima airport. Once you arrive to the Imperial City, a guide will meet and greet you at Cusco Airport and then transfer you to the selected hotel in the Sacred Valley, you will visit the Pisac market, which has scores of stands that exhibit and sell products manufactured by the residents of the area everyday. Beautiful alpaca textiles, musical instruments, paintings, carvings, necklaces and replicas of old Inca pieces stand out. You will continue to the Pisac archaeological vestiges, which as the largest complex of terraces in the area and a masterpiece of the agriculture of the Inca Empire. Buffet lunch at a local restaurant. (BL)


Day 4 – Sacred Valley

During the morning, you are picked up from your hotel to visit the town of Chinchero, a traditional Cusco urban centre located at an elevated point with a beautiful view of the valley. The inhabitants of this area preserve the artisan traditions and the inherited knowledge of the Incas and display them in their clothes and customs. In Chinchero there are also archaeological remains and a beautiful seventeenth-century church, one of the first Catholic buildings in Peru. Then, you are transferred to the Living Museum of Yucay, a centre Andean traditions interpretations, where demonstrations of the elaboration of textile work, adobe, pottery and silverware are carried out in the same way in which they used to in antiquity; an original recreation of Inca traditions. Also, residents of the museum include llamas, sheep and alpacas, and they can be fed! Upon arriving in Ollantaytambo visit its town, inhabited uninterruptedly since Inca times, and have a superior Andean gastronomy experience in a restaurant, where the true spirit of the Sacred Valley is transmitted in a cosy atmosphere! Later, climb the iconic fortress, built next to a mountain and then you are transferred back to your hotel.
*On Sundays, also visit the local market.

Lunch at Rancho Wayra. Delight yourself with the surprising variety of recipes prepared under the careful tutelage of renowned chefs. The ingredients used come from the fertile Sacred Valley of the Incas, and are rich in nutrients and flavour. Enjoy The Peruvian Paso horse show, renowned for the smoothest gait in the world. Stunning equestrian demostrations, to the rhythm of marinera music will render the environment favorable for tasting the quality of their cuisine. (BL)


Day 5 – Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu

A transportation service will pick you up and transfer you to the Ollanta Station to board the train to Aguas Calientes, the nearest town to Machu Picchu. Following a scenic journey through dramatic Andean landscapes, arrive at the station in Aguas Calientes. Here you board a coach for a 25-minute ride to Machu Picchu. The ‘Lost City of the Incas’ is believed to have been built in the 1450s by Inca emperor Pachacuti as a holiday retreat, yet within a century the city would be abandoned following the Spanish conquest. The Spaniards never found it, so it was spared the destruction they brought on other Inca sites. Instead, it was slowly swallowed up by the jungle and hidden from harm. A guided tour explains the origins behind this awe-inspiring citadel, presenting its most prominent landmarks such as the monumental Main Square, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Circular Towers, the Sacred Sun Dial, and the Burial Grounds. Enjoy buffet lunch at Sanctuary Lodge. (BLD)


Day 6 – Machu Picchu / Cuzco

The delicious breakfast at the hotel is followed by a relaxing morning at leisure.
Enjoy lunch at hotel. Later, in the afternoon, transfer to the Aguas Calientes station and take the train back to Ollanta station. From here you will be transferred to your hotel in Cusco. (BL)
*The second entrance to Machu Picchu is not included.


Day 7 – Cuzco

In the morning, enjoy a guided tour of this charming city, which was the capital of the Inca Empire. The tour starts with a visit to Santo Domingo Convent, a large Renaissance-baroque complex, which was built over the Inca Coricancha temple. It was one of the most important temples dedicated to worshipping of the sun, and its foundations are still prominent at the base of the convent. Ancient chronicles say the temple was covered in gold leaf and filled with golden representations of nature. Then, visit the Cathedral, the most imposing monument of the Main Square. Head to the hills above Cusco to visit the remains of the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, whose imposing ramparts offer a stunning panoramic view of Cusco, and the ruins of the temple and amphitheatre of Qenqo, where it is believed the Incas practised agricultural rituals. Admire Qenqo and then finally visit Puka Pukara (‘Red fortress’ in Quechua) an Inca military complex located on a prominent hill. Its dwellings squares, bathrooms, aqueducts, walls, and towers can still be appreciated. Afterwards, return to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure.

At night, enjoy dinner at MAP Café restaurant located in the courtyard of the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art. Immerse yourself in a world of art, color, flavor and perfection. (BD)


Day 8 – Cuzco / Lima

Morning at leisure. Lunch at Inka Grill restaurant. A vehicle will transfer you from the selected hotel to the airport. A representative will assist you along the way. (BL)

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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2021 Private Tour
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Jan 04 - Jan 11 CAD 4,315 CAD 6,240
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Note - Internal airfare not included. Please contact us for current applicable pricing.
* Minimum 2 passengers
* Single travelling alone price is available upon request.
* Supplements may apply for special events and holidays.
* The accommodation will be provided in the below hotel or similar in case the priority hotel is unable to accommodate the booking.
Hotels
Deluxe
Destination Property Room type
Lima Westin Lima Libertador Deluxe
Sacred Valley Tambo Del Inka Luxury Collection Deluxe
Machu Picchu Inkaterra Machu Picchu Superior
Cuzco Palacio Del Inka, Luxury Collection Classic
2022 Private Tours
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Dec 26 - Jan 02 CAD 4,175 CAD 6,115
Note - Internal airfare not included. Please contact us for current applicable pricing.
* Minimum 2 passengers
* Single travelling alone price is available upon request.
* Supplements may apply for special events and holidays.
* The accommodation will be provided in the below hotel or similar in case the priority hotel is unable to accommodate the booking.
Hotels
Deluxe
Destination Property Room type
Lima Westin Lima Libertador Deluxe
Sacred Valley Tambo Del Inka Luxury Collection Deluxe
Machu Picchu Inkaterra Machu Picchu Superior
Cuzco Palacio Del Inka, Luxury Collection Classic
2023 Private Tours
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Dec 12 - Dec 19 CAD 3,975 CAD 5,680
Dec 16 - Dec 26 CAD 3,975 CAD 5,680
Note - Internal airfare not included. Please contact us for current applicable pricing.
* Minimum 2 passengers
* Single travelling alone price is available upon request.
* Supplements may apply for special events and holidays.
* The accommodation will be provided in the below hotel or similar in case the priority hotel is unable to accommodate the booking.
Hotels
Deluxe
Destination Property Room type
Lima Westin Lima Libertador Deluxe
Sacred Valley Tambo Del Inka Luxury Collection Deluxe
Machu Picchu Inkaterra Machu Picchu Superior
Cuzco Palacio Del Inka, Luxury Collection Classic
2024 Private Tours
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Jan 11 - Jan 18 CAD 4,170 CAD 5,965
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Dec 05 - Dec 12 CAD 4,170 CAD 5,965
Dec 12 - Dec 19 CAD 4,170 CAD 5,965
Dec 16 - Dec 26 CAD 4,170 CAD 5,965
Note - Internal airfare not included. Please contact us for current applicable pricing.
* Minimum 2 passengers
* Single travelling alone price is available upon request.
* Supplements may apply for special events and holidays.
* The accommodation will be provided in the below hotel or similar in case the priority hotel is unable to accommodate the booking.
Hotels
Deluxe
Destination Property Room type
Lima Westin Lima Libertador Deluxe
Sacred Valley Tambo Del Inka Luxury Collection Deluxe
Machu Picchu Inkaterra Machu Picchu Superior
Cuzco Palacio Del Inka, Luxury Collection Classic

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:-

  • Deluxe accommodation with private facilities
  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Private airport transfers
  • Private sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Private English-speaking guides during touring
  • Entrance tickets to attractions mentioned in the itinerary
  • Round trip train tickets onboard Vistadome train service from/to Ollantaytambo station.
  • Round trip shuttle bus tickets Aguas Calientes-Machu Picchu- Aguas Calientes

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