Exploring the Land of the Incas

Be admired by Cusco, known by the Incas as the navel of the Earth, the center of their vast empire.

Day 1: Lima (- / - / -)

Upon arrival, our staff will be waiting for you at the airport to transfer you to the selected hotel. Rest of the day free to rest or take an excursion (upon request) if time permits.

Overnight in Lima

Day 2: Lima  (B / - / -)

Breakfast at the hotel. Half Day Lima City Tour.

Between 9:10 and 9:40 or between 14:10 and 14:40 hours, depending on your choice, we will pick you up from your hotel to start the panoramic city tour where we can see the Colonial Centre, the Plaza Mayor, the Palace of Government, the Cathedral Basilica, the Archbishop's Palace, and the Municipality of Lima. Also, we will visit Santo Domingo, a convent with cloisters and catacombs of the colonial period. The tour starts with a panoramic view of the Huaca Pucllana and the traditional, residential, and commercial areas of Lima to continue with the historic centre of Lima and end with a spectacular panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and the beaches of the Miraflores district from the park of love.

Overnight in Lima

Day 3: Lima / Cusco (B / - / -)

Breakfast at the hotel.

At the set time we will transfer you to the airport to board your flight to the city of Cusco. Upon arrival, our staff will be waiting for you to transfer you to the selected hotel.

Cusco City tour & Archaeological Centers: Between 13.00 and 13.30 pm we will pick you up at the hotel to start the tour of the colonial city, built on the bases of Inca palaces. In the tour we will visit the Main Square, the Temple of the Sun (known as Qoricancha) and the Cathedral of Cusco, where we will be able to observe beautiful paintings and sculptures. Then we will continue to the Archaeological Center of Sacsayhuaman, a multipurpose place where the Sun, the Moon and the Earth were worshipped, and which was also used as a military fortress and an astrological center. Later, we will arrive at Q'enco, a cult center related to the fire element. We continue to Puca Pucara, a place used as a supply center and an Inca checkpoint, where wind ceremonies were also held. At the end of the tour, we will arrive at Tambomachay, a center of cult for water and fertility. At the end of the tour, we will return to the hotel.

Overnight in Cusco

Day 4: Cusco / Sacred Valley  (B / L / -)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Visit to Sacred Valley of the Incas: Between 08:00 and 08:30 hours our staff will pick you up from your hotel to start the tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where we visit the beautiful town of Pisac, its handicraft market and its narrow streets. We will continue the tour through the Sacred Valley to Urubamba, where you can enjoy a delicious buffet lunch. Then we will visit Ollantaytambo, a still inhabited Inca City that preserves a complex system of irrigation Canals and foundations of the time when much of the village was built. The archaeological site of Ollantaytambo has large groups of terraces, fortresses, squares, canals and the Sun Royal House, a megalithic temple of great mystical value.

Overnight in Sacred Valley of the Incas

Day 5: Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu / Cusco  (B / L / -)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Visit to the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu

At the indicated time, transfer to the train station to start the excursion to the Sacred City of Machu Picchu, recognized as one of the wonders of the world and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The train takes us to the town of Aguas Calientes, from where we will ascend by bus to the Archaeological Centre and start the guided tour that lasts approximately 2 hours. During the visit you can see temples, squares, terraces, houses, barns, as well as the great biodiversity that exists in the surroundings. It is worth noting that the beauty of Machu Picchu is exalted by the extraordinary scenery where it is located. Around the citadel has been formed a National Reserve that has an area of 32,500 hectares, and that includes a constellation of archaeological monuments, which, in our opinion, were built as part of the Machu Picchu complex and not in isolation. At the indicated time we will return to the town of Aguas Calientes, where we have lunch included.

Return by train to Cusco city. Upon arrival, our staff will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel.

Overnight in Cusco

Day 6: Cusco  (B / - / -)

Breakfast at the hotel.

At the set time, you will be transferred to continue with your itinerary.

End of our services

(*) Important information on the new entrance regulations for Machu Picchu

The current restrictions on visits to Machu Picchu establish that the first entry must be accompanied by a tour guide with a maximum stay of 4 hours within the archaeological center (guided tours last approximately 2 hours). If visitors are going to take an alternative route (Machu Picchu or Huayna Picchu mountains), they will have 3 additional hours to make those visits. If any passenger wishes to enter again in the afternoon shift or the next day, they must request in advanced an additional ticket to enter during the new shift. There is no ticket sales office at the door of the archeological zone. Likewise, it is necessary to provide the updated personal detail (full name, date of birth, nationality, and passport number or identity document) of all passengers who come to Peru, the same that must match the identity document that the passengers use for this trip. This information is especially important for visits to places such as the Inca Trail or the Sacred City of Machu Picchu (including Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain), where local authorities require the presentation of updated and original documentation at the entrance gates.

Inclusions:

· Roundtrip Transfers throughout the program

· Excursions as outlined in the program

· 5nts Accommodation in First Class Hotels including Breakfast

· Other meals as outlined in the program

· Permanent assistance in each destination

· Train tickets to Machu Picchu and back

· Bus tickets to the archaeological site of Machu Picchu

· BTI: Entrance fee for Archaeological sites around Cusco and the Sacred Valley

Exclusions:

· International or domestic airfare

· Services and non-mentioned meals/drinks in the itinerary

· Early check-in, late check-out, and hotel extras

· Personal expenses

· Tips for guides and hotel staff

Tour Overview:

· Visit Lima, the only Capital in South America located by the sea, named the Gastronomic Capital of Latin America.

· Be admired by Cusco, known by the Incas as the navel of the Earth, the center of their vast empire.

· Walk in the streets of Cusco, where time seems to have stopped, and every corner offers a piece of history.

· Be amazed by the 15th century inca Citadel located on top of the mountains and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

· Feel the air of mysticism in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and admire incredible Inca archaeological sites, filled with history.