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Cusco, also known “the archaeological capital of South America”, was the center of the Tahuantinsuyo, Empire of the Incas, and today it is the most visited destination in Peru, offering a wide variety of attractions, including Machupicchu, one of the New 7 Wonders of The World. Find yourself in the unmatched beauty and energy of this enchanting land on this 7 day/6 night tour.
Private tour (except where not possible) able to be customized.
Itinerary subject to changes and to final flights.
Prices valid till Dec 31st. May change for 2021 and special dates.
Prices subject to availability and the selected hotels and/or cruise.
Lima, “the City of the Kings”, capital of Peru, is a mix of pre-Hispanic archaeological sites, colonial buildings, and modern districts. One of the Best 25 Museums of the World can be visited here, and the restaurants of some of the most renowned chefs worldwide can be enjoyed.
Then it is on to Cusco, also known as “the archaeological capital of South America”, the main city of the Inca Empire, considered by them as “Navel of the world”. It was the center of the Tahuantinsuyo, Empire of the Incas, and today it is the most visited destination in Peru, offering a wide variety of attractions, including Machupicchu, one of the New 7 Wonders of The World.
Major Highlights List:
Arrival at Jorge Chavez Lima International Airport and private transfer to your hotel.
Suggested hotels: Belmond Miraflores Park / AC Hotel Miraflores
AM Urban Kitchen Experience
At scheduled time, pick up from your hotel and private transfer to Urban Kitchen, Lima’s culinary space for participatory kitchen. It will begin with a tour of the traditional market of San Isidro accompanied by the resident chef, Ignacio Barrios. Then, you will learn to cook simply, the different dishes of Peruvian cuisine. Then you will be at the table to enjoy the preparation, blending the experience of a class with a restaurant visit.
PM City tour
After lunch, we will start our private visit in historical downtown Lima beginning with the Plaza de Armas (Lima´s main square). Surrounded by colonial mansions, the Government Palace, Plaza de Armas (Lima s main square) surrounded by colonial mansions, the Cathedral and Lima´s City Government building. The tour continues at the San Francisco Church, Convent and world-famous catacombs. It ends with a visit to the traditional but modern districts of San Isidro and Miraflores.
Transfer to Jorge Chavez Lima International Airport.
Flight to Cusco.
Pick up and transfer to explora Sacred Valley.
A la carte activities.
In this full-day exploration, we travel to the famous historical Sanctuary of Machupicchu, one of the most impressive architectural feats of the Inca civilization and a wonder of the world.
On Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, we hike to the Sun Gate or Intipunku, the gateway through which all the travelers that hike the Inca Trail enter. This point offers a different location from where to admire the sanctuary.
The itinerary begins early in the morning towards the Ollantaytambo rail station, located 45 minutes away from explora, where we take the train to the town of Aguas Calientes. From there, we take a bus to Machu Picchu. The entrance to the Sanctuary is scheduled at around midday. This is the starting point of the walk to Inti Punku or the Sun Gate, the ancient checkpoint to enter the citadel and the beginning of the Inca Trail from Machu Picchu. This 2 km (1.2 miles) upward hike at a leisurely pace is considered of medium difficulty. We strongly recommend taking the time to enjoy the privileged view offered by the Sun Gate. At the end of the hike, we begin touring the most renowned milestones in Machupicchu.
We bring a light lunch to eat while we are there.
On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, the exploration to Machupicchu begins a bit later since it doesn’t include the walk to the Sun Gate or Intipunku.
A la carte activities
AM A la carte activities.
PM Return to Cusco.
AM. City tour
This tour includes the following archeological and religious sites in private service:
❖ The Cathedral: Religious colonial monument of extraordinary artistic value.
❖ Qoricancha or Temple of the Sun: Religious center which shows the advanced engineering they utilized in its construction.
❖ Sacsayhuaman: Located 2.5 miles outside the city of Cusco, an impressive fortress.
❖ Qenqo: Ceremonial center with an amphitheater where sacrifices were offered to the gods.
❖ Puca Pucara: ancient tambo, it was a stop on the road used for surveillance along the Inca Trails.
❖ Tambomachay: About 5.5 miles from the city of Cusco. Used to be a ceremonial center where they adore the god of water. It was known as the water place.
At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport to board the flight to Lima city.