CLASSIC PERU

Duration of program: 8 days 7 nights

Southern Peru offers a unique combination of impressive natural sites, in addition to its cultural heritage.

The charming colonial city of Cusco and Machu Picchu, one of the wonders of the world; not to mention the discovery of Peruvian gastronomy; so many things that come together in the incredible this program.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Lima

Meeting with a representative of the agency at the airport and private transfer to the hotel.

Along the way, our representative will provide information on the city and its places of interest as well as practical information such as where to change money, for example.

He will review the program, more precisely, and answer any questions.

Meals included: none

Day 2: Lima City Tour

After breakfast, meeting with our local guide at the hotel reception.

We will visit Lima, also known as the “City of Kings”.

The tour will begin with the panoramic view of Huaca Pucllana, a magnificent ceremonial and archaeological center considered a “holy village” by the Incas.

Our visit will continue towards the historical center of the capital.

We will make a brief stop at Plaza San Martín, one of the most representative areas of the city, where we will see the Gran Hotel Bolivar, the Teatro Colón, the statue of the Three Graces and the monument erected in honor in San Martin.

We will visit the Plaza Mayor, from where we will have the chance to see the Government Palace and the Renaissance Cathedral Basilica.

Our visit will then take us to the convent of San Francisco where we will visit the catacombs.

After lunch, the visit of the Peruvian capital will take us to the most traditional residential areas: Miraflores Central Park and Larcomar, a symbol of modern Lima. In addition to being a shopping center with restaurants and shops, it is also a privileged place as it offers a spectacular panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean.

Then we will visit the famous Parque del Amor, in Miraflores, and finally the Anthropology Museum, before returning to the hotel.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch.

Day 3: Lima – Cusco

Morning flight to Cusco, where upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.

Free afternoon to wander around the charming colonial streets of Cusco and maybe shop for souvenirs or the beautiful alpaca textiles found in several shops around the city

Meals included: breakfast

Day 4: Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas: the remains and the market of Pisaq & Ollantaytambo

This day will be dedicated to exploring the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Our first visit will be Pisaq, home to one of the largest archaeological centers. The city was probably built in the 15th century, during the expansion of the Inca empire. In addition to the Inca remains, we will discover its colorful market, which will not fail to attract our curiosity.

We will have lunch at Casa Hacienda Orihuela where we will be welcomed by the Lambarri-Orihuela family. This place is a private residence that has an impressive collection of Inca and colonial art, among others.

In the afternoon, we will take the road back to Ollantaytambo, a living Inca village located below an ancient Inca fortress and a temple. We will visit the site and places. Ollantaytambo offers breathtaking views of the valley and gives us the impression of a return to the 15th century.

Accommodation at the hotel.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch.

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Day 5: From the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

Depending on the train schedule, we will head towards Ollantaytambo’s train station. The train is a great experience, in Peru, and this journey, which lasts a little less than 2 hours, will allow us to appreciate the beauty of the landscapes.

Arrival in the city of Aguas Calientes and hotel check-in.

We will then board the bus that will take us to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

We will enjoy a delicious lunch at the famous Machupicchu Sanctuary Lodge, a privileged and unique location, next to the site entrance.

In the afternoon, we will visit the Inca sacred citadel, exploring its main temples and places.

Return to the city of Aguas Calientes and accommodation at the hotel.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch.

Day 6: Machupicchu – Cusco

Free day.

Option 1: continue to freely explore the paths of the sacred city and/or do one of the 2 possible ascents (Huayna Picchu, Machu Picchu Mountain).

Option 2: stay in Aguas Calientes and visit the craft market.

In the afternoon, we will take the train and a vehicle to return to Cusco.

Accommodation at the hotel.

Meals included: breakfast.

Day 7: Cusco

After breakfast, we will visit the legendary Qoricancha. This is the most important temple, dedicated to the worship of the sun’s deity, the Inti. Its walls were once covered with golden leaves.

We will continue our visit by going to Plaza de Armas, the main square, to visit the cathedral.

Our tour will then take us to San Blas, the city’s bohemian district, where Cusco’s most renowned artisans and workshops are located, including Mendivil and Merida.

Afternoon free to stroll through the charming colonial streets of Cusco and perhaps buy souvenirs or beautiful alpaca fabric items, which can be found in the beautiful shops of the city.

Meals included: breakfast.

Day 8: Cusco – Lima

Transfer to the airport and flight to Lima. Then, connection with the international flight or departure for any other destination.

Meals included: breakfast.

MAIN TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:

  • The monumental remains of the Inca Empire and the Spanish colony in Cusco and Machu Picchu.

  • Gastronomic experience in Lima.

RECOMMENDED FOR:

  • Everybody.

  • The route has been designed in such a way that it makes the process of acclimating the body to altitude easier as the program progresses.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL:

  • Low.

RATES 2019

  • This personalized tour is available from (*):

Private Services

$123000per person
  • Single room supplement: $US 505.00 per person – Private services

Mixed Services (**)

$116000per person
  • Single room supplement: $US 340.00per person – Mixed services
MAKE A RESERVATION

Estimated cost of airline tickets: US$ 180.00 per person (***). Price subject to variations except once issued.

(*) Price established on the basis of a group of four persons, in a double room, in 3 * hotels.

(**) Mixed services offer group travel packages where possible and where private services are not available. Itinerary changes and included services apply. Please contact us for more information.

(***) This price is subject to variations without any notice from the airlines. We strongly recommend that you make your reservation in advance in order to have the guarantee of the price indicated.

Check out our selection of hotels in the Travel Services section of this website for a detailed description.

Since the price per person depends on several factors (date of your trip to Peru, number of people in your group, type of hotels requested, type of preferred services, among others), contact us or click on the Reservations section of this site for a detailed design of the program and prices according to your trip.

A travel advisor will contact you within two business days.

INCLUDING:

  • All transfers.

  • Entries for all visited sites.

  • Train tickets Cusco – Aguas Calientes – Cusco.

  • Transports to Lake Titicaca.

  • Guides in English / French / Spanish. All our guides are professional, owning an official license and trained in first aid.

  • All guided tours described in the itinerary.

  • Accommodation in a double room with private bathroom in the selected hotel category. Contact us for more information or check out our selection of hotels in the Travel Services section of this site.

  • All meals specified. Vegetarian option is available at no extra cost.

  • Confirmation of domestic flight and boarding card issues.

NOT INCLUDING :

  • International air tickets.

  • National airline tickets.

  • Excess baggage.

  • Extra nights during the trip due to flight cancellations.

  • Beverages, alcoholic or not.

  • Entries, for sites that you would like to visit freely.

  • Insurance of all kinds.

  • Laundry service.

  • Phone calls, radio calls or messages.

  • Other articles of a personal nature.

  • Tips.

  • Additional charges arising from changes in itinerary or otherwise, for reasons of cases of emergency or other circumstances beyond the control of Peru Top Travel Experience.