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Wonders of Peru

Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 888

Experience the charms and history of Cusco, the former capital of the Inca empire on this Peru vacation. Of course, you'll also visit incredible Machu Picchu site.


On arrival in Peru, spend overnight in Lima before flying to Cusco, the once capital of the Inca civilization and a UNESCO World Heritage site. This will be your base for the next 3 nights. Start with a tour of Cusco and discover the delights of this city with its well preserved Spanish Colonial architecture. Some of the major highlights are the Plaza de Armas, the main square with its lively atmosphere and churches, shops and restaurants, the Koricancha Palace, the most important temple of the Incas and the imposing Church of La Compania de Jesus built by the Jesuits in 1571. Later, continue to the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Sacsayhuaman Fortress, the site of the battle in 1536 between the Spanish and the Incas. At sunset, enjoy some sparkling wine and small snacks at the site.

The next morning, travel overland from Cusco to Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley, the heartland of the Inca civilization. Here you will board the Vistadome train on the journey through the valley to Machu Picchu. The train is surrounded entirely by glass and the carriages have large panoramic windows offering incomparable scenic views and numerous opportunities to capture amazing pictures of the surrounding Andean Mountains. Arrive at Aguas Caliente 6 kilometers/3.5 miles from the Machu Picchu site. Machu Picchu was an Inca citadel consisting of a complex of palaces, plazas, temples and homes. Although it was originally built in the 15th Century, it was not discovered by Westerners until 1911, hence it is known as "The Lost City of the Incas". It is interestingly built in astronomical alignments. Return by train to Ollantaytambo and then back to Cusco.

Stay overnight in Lima and then transfer to the airport for departure to your next destination.


 

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Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 888

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Day 1

Arrive Lima

Upon arrival in Lima, assistance and transfer to the hotel.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

El Tambo Peru

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    El Tambo Peru



    El Tambo Peru is conveniently located just two blocks from the main avenue Jose Larco Miraflores and four blocks from Larcomar. This hotel is also a short walk from the ocean. Make yourself at home in their comfortable and spacious rooms.

    El Tambo Peru is conveniently located just two blocks from the main avenue Jose Larco Miraflores and four blocks from Larcomar. This hotel is also a short walk from the ocean. Make yourself at home in their comfortable and spacious rooms.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Currency Exchange
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service

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Day 2

Lima

A visit to the modern and colonial parts of the city of Lima the "City of Kings", starting in the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro. The road passes a Huaca or sacred pre-Inca site. There will then be a stop at Parque del Amor (Lovers Park) in Miraflores for its magnificent view over the Pacific Ocean. The tour also includes the Historic Centre based on the Main Square, where the Presidential Palace, the Archbishop's Palace, the Municipality of Lima and the Cathedral are located, as well as a visit to one of the largest colonial-era convents.

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Day 3

Lima to Cusco and Sacred Valley

After breakfast you are transferred to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the Sacred Valley of the Incas which allows for acclimatization due its lower altitude compared to Cusco. The remainder of the day at leisure.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

La Hacienda Del Valle

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    La Hacienda Del Valle



    This charming hotel is set in landscaped gardens, 10 minutes away from Urubamba city and 15 minutes away from Ollantaytambo (train station to Machu Picchu) by car. All bungalows have a terrace and panoramic views of Valle Sagrado de los Incas hill. Hotel Hacienda serves ...

    This charming hotel is set in landscaped gardens, 10 minutes away from Urubamba city and 15 minutes away from Ollantaytambo (train station to Machu Picchu) by car. All bungalows have a terrace and panoramic views of Valle Sagrado de los Incas hill. Hotel Hacienda serves a rich buffet breakfast prepared with seasonal ingredients. The restaurant also serves authentic local cuisine throughout the day.

    Facilities

    • Airport Shuttle Service
    • Bar
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Garden
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sundeck
    • Terrace

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Day 4

Sacred Valley of the Incas

A full day excursion to the Chincheros and Ollantaytambo. With an early start, you drive through the fertile countryside of the Urubamba Valley to the colonial village of Chincheros. This traditional Andean town is known as 'the birthplace of the rainbow', and it has the full complement of photogenic attractions: Inca ruins, Andean village houses, an elaborate colonial church built on Inca foundations, and of course the lively weekly market. Please note: The main market day is Sunday. Other days the market is open but much smaller in scale.

Continuing down the valley and ever so slightly lower in altitude you head to the impressive archaeological complex of Ollantaytambo. Ollantaytambo is a massive citadel located 50 kilometers from Machu Picchu. The citadel served as both a temple and a fortress and the only battle at which the Incas held off the Spanish. You will then be transferred to the train station for train ride into Aguas Calientes near the ruins of Machu Picchu.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

El Mapi Hotel

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    El Mapi Hotel



    El Mapi is located right at the foot of the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu and just across from the train station for Cusco/Machu Picchu train. This is a very reasonably priced hotel for Machu Picchu with full amenities. While the ruins may be ancient ...

    El Mapi is located right at the foot of the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu and just across from the train station for Cusco/Machu Picchu train. This is a very reasonably priced hotel for Machu Picchu with full amenities. While the ruins may be ancient this hotel has all the modern comforts.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service

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Day 5

Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu return to Cusco

Awaiting you today is by far and away one of the high points in world travel - Machu Picchu!
After breakfast you board a bus that takes you to the actual Machu Picchu archaeological site. You will definitely have an experience you will never forget. The tour includes every nook and cranny of this New Seven Wonders of the World and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. You then return to Aguas Calientes for lunch at a local restaurant and, later on, board the train for the return trip to Cusco; you will stop at the Ollantaytambo Station and be picked up and driven to your hotel.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Xima Cusco Hotel

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    Xima Cusco Hotel



    Xima Cusco Hotel is located just blocks from the main square of the city and just in front of the largest craft market in Cusco. The hotel offers 167 comfortable and spacious guest rooms.

    Xima Cusco Hotel is located just blocks from the main square of the city and just in front of the largest craft market in Cusco. The hotel offers 167 comfortable and spacious guest rooms.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Day Spa
    • Internet Access
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service

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Day 6

Cusco

Day at leisure to explore the city on your own.

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Day 7

Onward Travels

At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport to board your next flight.

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DEPARTURES:

2018: Dec 8
2019: Jan 12; Feb 2; Mar 9; Apr 6; May 4; Jun 1, 29; Jul 20; Aug 3, 17; Sep 7; Oct 5;
Nov 16; Dec 20

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation as listed in the itinerary
  • Shared transfers and excursions as mentioned in the itinerary unless specified otherwise
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals as per Itinerary
  • Expedition train to Machu Picchu

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • International and domestic flights and airport taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Transfers on days before or after official start / end days
  • Tours listed as optional
  • Drinks and items of a personal nature

OTHER INFORMATION:

Full passport information is needed at the time of booking to confirm the rail tickets to Machu Picchu. There is a baggage limit for the train to Machu Picchu of 1 bag or backpack with a maximum weght of 5kg / 11lbs. Maximum group size is 30.

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.

*Note: "From" pricing is based on discounted departure dates.

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