550 - Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

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Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu!

May be, one of our most requested tours to visit Peru. Yes, because in just 6 days, you can visit the very best of Peru. A combination of Lima, the colonial city and capital of Peru, with the local gastronomy, colonial architecture, and the unique Pisco! Enjoy the Larco  Museum with 45.000 pieces of the ancient Inca Empire. A must-see in Lima, no doubt.

Then, we will fly to Cusco, to enjoy this important city, the first capital of Peru and full of history. From there, we will visit the incredible Sacred Valley of the Incas, to enjoy places like Racchi, Ollantaytambo, Maras, Moray, and more. The valley is a wonderful combination of ancient history and great landscapes. We will overnight in the Sacred Valley, to be ready for our next visit, that is a highlight in South America and a unique place on earth: citadel of Machu Picchu. We will enjoy this incredible place, with the green terraces, unique mountains, surrounding a wonderful landscape. Be ready to take hundred of photos!

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Itinerary

Day 1

LIMA: Arrival to the capital city

Welcome to Lima, welcome to Peru! After arrival to international airport, tranfser to your hotel. You have free time to enjoy the city at your own, or take any of the optional activities available. Check our list below.

 

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Day 2

LIMA: city tour and Larco Museum

After breakfast, we will start the visit to the modern and colonial part of Lima, called the city of the Kings. We will start with the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro, where you will make a panoramic visit of the impressive Huaca Huallamarca. Then, we will go directly to the Historical Center, to visit the Convent of Santo Domingo, declared UNESCO Cultural Heritage of Humanity and where the remains of our patron saints San Martín de Porres and Santa Rosa de Lima lie. Then, we will go to visit the Plaza Mayor, which is surrounded by the Government Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Municipality and the Cathedral. Finally, we will make a stop for a small tasting of the typical Pisco Sour!  After the tour, we will visit the Larco Museum, which houses the unsurpassed private collection of Treasures of Ancient Peru. This collection inspires the visitors, to discover and  understand more than 5000 years of history of Ancient Peru through more than 45,000 pieces! Amazing isn`t it?

Then, return to the hotel and free time. You can add any of the optional activities available below.

Day 3

LIMA: good bye!

After breakfast, free time until transfer to the airport. Please take a look at our options below, if you have time enough, you can add some of these activities to your visit today.

Goodbye Lima!

 

 

Getting Machu Picchu from Lima. Check useful information here!

CUSCO: Arrival and visit the city

After arrival, check in in your hotel in Cusco. If you arrived in the morning, some free time to rest. Then, we will start a half day visit to the incredible city of Cusco. We will enjoy some incredible places in this ancient city: Korikancha Temple, the local Cathedral, Sacsayhuamán, Kenko and Puca-Pucará ruins.
It`s a visit to the imperial city, a living example of the mix of Andean and Spanish culture in the Americas. The tour begins at the Koricancha Temple, the ancient Inca palace and main center for the worship of the Sun God. Be ready to take some great photos of this incredible place.  Then, you will visit the Plaza de Armas, where you will visit the Cathedral. Make a stop at the Mirador San Cristóbal, from where you will enjoy a beautiful view of the city. Continue ascending to the Sacsayhuaman Fortress, an imposing example of Inca military architecture that dominates the city. Then, you will visit the archaeological sites of Kenko, enjoy the panoramic view of the Puca-Pucara archaeological complex. Finally, you will visit the Inka’s Expression art workshop, which presents artists working in silver, paint and wood; ideal visit to understand Andean art.

Return to the hotel and free time to rest. Overnight.

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Day 4

CUSCO-SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS: Ollantaytambo and Racchi

After breakfast, we will start our second day of visits in the area. We will start visiting Chinchero, a small and picturesque town that houses an important Inca archaeological center built at the end of the 15th century, as well as a beautiful and traditional church. Free time to enjoy this unique place. Then, on the way to Ollantaytambo, we will stop at the Racchi viewpoint, where you will have some of the best views of the Sacred Valley. Amazing! Free time for lunch. You can taste some typical dishes of the Sacred Valley and taste a pisco!. Continue to Ollantaytambo, one of the most representative architectural complexes of the ancient Inca Empire and one of the few places where the Spanish conquerors lost an important battle. Well known for its platforms, Ollantaytambo was a very effective fortress that also served as a temple. Finally, continue to the town of Ollantaytambo, known as “the only living Inca city”; It is the best existing example of Inca urban planning, with stone streets that have been inhabited since the 12th century.
Overnight is in the Sacred Valley today.

Day 5

SACRED VALLEY - MACHU PICCHU: Visiting a unique place on earth

After breakfast, we will start one of the most incredible visits you can do in Peru and South America. We will visit Machu Picchu

Early in the morning and after breakfast, we will transfer you to the train station. Be ready today, to visit one of the world’s most famous landmarks: the citadel of Machu Picchu. The excursion begins on board the train to approximate to the area of Aguas Calientes.  Upon your arrival in Aguas Calientes, you will begin your ascent to Machu Picchu, where, surely, you will live one of the most unforgettable experiences you can have in South America. Once there, you can walk through every corner of one of the Seven Wonders of the world, accompanied by an expert guide, and enjoy free time to explore the area. At the appropriate time, you will descend to the town of Aguas Calientes and later board the return train to Cusco, via the Ollantaytambo station. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel and overnight

Day 6

CUSCO: Good bye Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu!

After breakfast, free time until transfer to bus station or airport.

Good bye Cusco!

End of our services. We can personalize your program, by adding or deleting nights, add new destinations, or make any necessary change. Just let us know. Optional activities you can see below each day, are just suggested options. You can add any of these activities to your quotation, or ask for any other available in each destination.

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BUENOS AIRES EXTENSION!

Welcome to Buenos Aires! The Argentina capital city and one of the most important cities in South America and the world. Add this package to enjoy a 3-night stay and visit La Boca, San Telmo, Recoleta, the Obelisk… taste a typical “asado criollo”, enjoy the unique Tango Dance, and taste the famous malbec wine:

DAY 1 – Arrival to Buenos Aires!
DAY 2 – City Tour visiting the best of Buenos Aires & Dinner Tango Show
DAY 3 – Choose from visit to a typical estancia or farm in the Pampas, visit the Tigre Delta, enjoy a walking tour, or take a polo lesson.
DAY 4 – Transfer out. Good bye Buenos Aires!

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PUNO & TITICACA LAKE EXTENSION

Add this incredible 2-night extension program to your trip and visit Puno and Titicaca Lake!

DAY 1 – Arrival to Puno visiting Andahuaylillas, Racchi and Puca Pucara
DAY 2 – Visit to Uros and Taquile Islands in Titicaca Lake
DAY 3 – Good bye Puno!

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