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Inca Discovery: Lima, Cusco & Machu Picchu

Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,095

MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: This expedited adventure will introduce you to the wonders of Peru. Begin in Lima to reveal its colonial past and modern marvels, then visit the former Inca capital of Cusco. Here you’ll learn about the regions incredible history before visiting the incomparable citadel, Machu Picchu. Highly customizable, this adventure can be tailored to your exact wishes.


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Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,095

Itinerary View Trip Map

Day 1

Lima Airport to Hotel with Transfer Representative Day

Duration2 Hours

Casa Andina Standard Miraflores Centro

The original, 5-story Casa Andina hotel in Lima, located in a safe, tranquil residential neighborhood of Miraflores. It is great for independent travelers, with warm and relaxing public rooms, including a chic lobby with leather couches and chairs, and an interior patio. There are 58 comfortable rooms spread over 6 floors.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Casa Andina Standard Miraflores Centro

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    Casa Andina Standard Miraflores Centro



    The original, 5-story Casa Andina hotel in Lima, located in a safe, tranquil residential neighborhood of Miraflores. It is great for independent travelers, with warm and relaxing public rooms, including a chic lobby with leather couches and chairs, and an interior patio. There are 58 …

    The original, 5-story Casa Andina hotel in Lima, located in a safe, tranquil residential neighborhood of Miraflores. It is great for independent travelers, with warm and relaxing public rooms, including a chic lobby with leather couches and chairs, and an interior patio. There are 58 comfortable rooms spread over 6 floors.

    Facilities

    • Bellman/Porters
    • Boutique(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Gift Shop
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Parking
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 2

Half Day Colonial and Modern Lima

You will visit both the colonial and modern sections of this "City of Kings". Colonial sites include the lovely Plaza de Armas with its cathedral and palace; and the exquisite Torre Tagle Palace, modern day seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In modern Lima drive through the exclusive residential areas of Miraflores and San Isidro.

Duration3 Hours
Day 3

Lima Hotel to Airport with Transfer Representative Day

Duration2 Hours

Cusco Airport to Cusco Hotel

Duration20 Minutes

Casa Andina Standard Cusco Koricancha

The hotel is removed from the traffic, hustle and bustle of the town centre but still just 3 blocks from Cuzco Plaza de Armas. There is an atmosphere of spaciousness and serenity, spread across 2 sprawling, connected 18th-century manor houses and 2 peaceful interior colonial patios. The hotel is just steps from Koricancha (the Inca Temple of the Sun) and Santo Domingo church.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Casa Andina Standard Cusco Koricancha

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    Casa Andina Standard Cusco Koricancha



    The hotel is removed from the traffic, hustle and bustle of the town centre but still just 3 blocks from Cuzco Plaza de Armas. There is an atmosphere of spaciousness and serenity, spread across 2 sprawling, connected 18th-century manor houses and 2 peaceful interior colonial …

    The hotel is removed from the traffic, hustle and bustle of the town centre but still just 3 blocks from Cuzco Plaza de Armas. There is an atmosphere of spaciousness and serenity, spread across 2 sprawling, connected 18th-century manor houses and 2 peaceful interior colonial patios. The hotel is just steps from Koricancha (the Inca Temple of the Sun) and Santo Domingo church.

    Facilities

    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service

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Day 4

Cusco City tour, San Pedro Market and Sacsayhuaman

Today you visit the city of Cusco, known as the Imperial City, once the Incan Capital and a declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Start the tour at the iconic San Pedro market, a local market where you can explore the colors, flavors and traditions of modern Cusco as well as sights and sounds harking back to Incan times. The tour continues to Koricancha Temple, an ancient Inca palace. Only discovered after an earthquake revealed the ruins below the Dominican church on top, the temple was the center for the worshipping of the Sun God, the central spiritual deity of the Incas. You then continue and climb out of the Cusco valley towards the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman - Sexy Woman as it is often referred to by travelers; an impressive example of Inca military architecture. Wonder at the masonry work remembering the Incas did not utilize the wheel, so these stones, some over 30 feet tall, where man handled precisely into place. Then you explore the Q'enqo archeological site, where important Inca ceremonies took place. Finally, you in the Plaza de Armas (main square) of Cusco, where you will visit the Cathedral, built on the foundations of a Inca temple and soak up the vibrant vibe, that the pulsating center of the city has on offer almost 24 /7.

Duration5 Hours
Day 5

Cusco Hotel to Train or Bus Station

Duration15 Minutes

Expedition Train from Cusco to Aguas Calientes

If you are looking for an adventure on your way to Machu Picchu at an unbeatable price, on a train with all the onboard comforts you could ask for, the Expedition train has just what you need.

The train cars of the Expedition train is steeped in the designs of Incan culture, making them the perfect way to start your trip to the Machu Picchu citadel. The Expedition gives you the chance to take in the unbelievable scenery and take incredible panoramic pictures of a journey unlike any other.

You will be waited on by a highly-trained staff member for the duration of your trip. Additionally, you will be able to enjoy a Food and Beverage service for sale, where you will find a wide variety of top quality products.

Departures are scheduled daily, with a variety of times throughout the day.

Free WiFi is available for the use of passengers at Poroy, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu Station.

Duration3 Hours

Afternoon Guided day tour of Machu Picchu

Entrances to Machu Picchu are now regulated and allow entrance ON THE HOUR. Entrance times are:

6, 7, 8, 9 10, 11, 12, 1PM and 2PM.

When booking you must request the hour of entrance you require or allow your destination expert to suggest a time based on your itinerary and available train times.
NOTE: You can arrive any time after your booked hour but cannot stay any longer than 4 hours from your pre-booked hour. You are not allowed in earlier than your pre-booked time.

Colored stamps are used on the ticket to determine and monitor your entry and exit time. Tickets can be checked at any time when in the ruins.

The ruins close at 5:30PM so any entrance so any entrance after 2:00PM will only allow a stay of no more than 3 and half hours!

You will be met by your guide you upon disembarking from your train, at the Aguas Calientes train station. If you are already in Aguas Calientes, your guide will meet you at your hotel reception at approximately 12 midday. He/she will then escort you to the nearby bus stop where buses transport travelers from the town of Aguas Calientes to the ruins of Machu Picchu (it's about a 20-min bus ride up to the idyllic mountain top location). On arrival at the ruins, you will begin your guided tour. You must exit the ruins by 5:00PM.

After the tour, you will exit with your guide. If you have chosen to stay at the Sanctuary Lodge, located right at the entrance of Machu Picchu, your guide will assist with your check in.

If you are returning to Cusco, at the shuttle bus terminal in Aguas Calientes, your guide will be waiting to assist with boarding your train for your return to Cusco (departures range from approx. 4:00PM to 5:30PM- schedules vary and subject to change without notice).
NOTE: You need to be at the Aguas Calientes train station 30 minutes before your trains departure time.

Duration4 Hours

Vistadome train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco

The Vistadome is the ideal train for those who want to be in contact with the environment and appreciate the wonderful journey to Machu Picchu.

Surrounded entirely by glass and wagons with large panoramic windows offering incomparable scenic views and innumerous opportunities to capture amazing pictures, Vistadome travelers feel connected and part of the impressive landscape of Peru. Perurail provide travelers on board personalized and first level service to give them an unforgettable life experience.

The Vistadome has two stations of departure to Machu Picchu: Cusco (Poroy) and the Sacred Valley (Ollantaytambo).

The Vistadome also has air conditioning and heating, leather seats that adjust the body to provide comfort and relaxation during the entire trip.

Duration3 Hours

Poroy Train Station to Cusco Hotel

Duration20 Minutes

Casa Andina Standard Cusco Koricancha

The hotel is removed from the traffic, hustle and bustle of the town centre but still just 3 blocks from Cuzco Plaza de Armas. There is an atmosphere of spaciousness and serenity, spread across 2 sprawling, connected 18th-century manor houses and 2 peaceful interior colonial patios. The hotel is just steps from Koricancha (the Inca Temple of the Sun) and Santo Domingo church.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Casa Andina Standard Cusco Koricancha

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    Casa Andina Standard Cusco Koricancha



    The hotel is removed from the traffic, hustle and bustle of the town centre but still just 3 blocks from Cuzco Plaza de Armas. There is an atmosphere of spaciousness and serenity, spread across 2 sprawling, connected 18th-century manor houses and 2 peaceful interior colonial …

    The hotel is removed from the traffic, hustle and bustle of the town centre but still just 3 blocks from Cuzco Plaza de Armas. There is an atmosphere of spaciousness and serenity, spread across 2 sprawling, connected 18th-century manor houses and 2 peaceful interior colonial patios. The hotel is just steps from Koricancha (the Inca Temple of the Sun) and Santo Domingo church.

    Facilities

    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service

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Day 6

Cusco Hotel to Cusco Airport

Duration20 Minutes

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival airport transfer in Lima
  • Shared arrival and departure transfers in Cusco (max 6 guests)
  • 2 nights in moderate accommodations in Lima
  • 3 nights in moderate accommodations in Cusco
  • Small group tour of Colonial and Modern Lima (max 10 guests)
  • Small group tour of Cusco, San Pedro Market and Sacsayhuaman (max 10 guests)
  • Expedition train from Cusco to Aguas Calientes
  • Private-guided afternoon tour of Machu Picchu
  • Vistadome train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco
  • Breakfast daily (excluding day 1)

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Mandatory tourist card (available for purchase)
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Meals & beverages not explicitly listed as included
  • Gratuities
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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