Day 1: ARRIVAL IN LIMA
Assistance on your arrival in Lima, at the international airport "Jorge Chavez", and transfer to your selected hotel.
Overnight at the hotel in Lima.
Day 2: CITY TOUR IN LIMA
At 9:30 am starts the travel around Lima which provides you a perfect combination (pre-hispanic era, colonial period and modern Lima), and enables the visitor to get acquainted with Lima's complete history.
We will visit the "Huaca Pucllana", a magnificent ceremonial and administrative center of Lima culture, built in the 4th century A.C. and considered by the Incas as "Ñaupallaqta" a "Sacred Village".
In this travel you will also visit the Historical Center: Paseo de la Republica, San Martin Square, Main Square, Government Palace, Basilica Cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace, City hall palace, the old streets with colonial mansions and moorish-style balconies.
We will also visit them convent and church of San Francisco; which is the greatest monumental assembly of colonial art in America. It also contains the monks' chair and library, the vestry, with painting by Zurbaran and Rivera; main cloister decorated with sevillan tiles from the 16th century; moorish arches and the famous "Catacombs", underground crypts from the colonial times.
This Lima travel continues through the more traditional residential areas: el olivar in San Isidro, with olive trees brought from spain in the 17th century; Miraflores Central Park, the park of love, and the famous mall "Larco Mar", a spot of international thematic attractions which offers a spectacular panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean - Larco Mar has became a distinctive symbol of modern Lima.
Overnight at the hotel in Lima.
Day 3: FLIGHT LIMA / CUSCO
AM transfer from the hotel to the airport in Lima.
AM flight Lima/Cusco.
Am arrival in Cusco, reception, and transfer from the airport to the hotel.
PM free afternoon for aclimatation.
Overnight at the hotel in Cusco
Day 4: CITY TOUR 04 RUINS IN CUZCO
In the morning free time to walk around the city and shopping.
(14:00 pm) Starts the city tour of Cuzco by bus, visiting the main Square, the cathedral and the Temple Of the Sun or Koricancha; take a pleasant walk in the bohemian district of San Blas, house to the most re-known craftsmen of Cuzco, visiting its beautiful church, that houses an impressive pulpit, a filigree woodcarving bearing the fruits of the region and visit some artisans workshops located in its small main square. Then we contine passing by the Hatunrumiyoc street where you can appreciate the twelve-angled stone.
Then drive out of the city to visit the inca sites of kenko, tambomachay, Pucapucara and the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman, built strategically on a hill overlooking Cuzco; famous for its enormaus carved stones joined with astounding precision to form the outer walls. Some of these stones stand over 9m/3oft.tall, and weight over 350 tons. Overnight at the hotel in Cuzco.
Day 5: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS
(08:00 am) This travel called "The sacred valley of the incas" is a succession of pictures que towns, agricultural terraces and archaeological sites. We'll have the opportunity to bargain with vendors or stroll at the pisaq's typical indian market, with a catholic mass service on sunday (celebrated in Quechua, the native language).
Buffet lunch in a good restaurant in the sacred valley.
In the afternoon pass through Calca and Urubamba towns to arrive to the Inca fortress and citadel of Ollantaytambo, which was built to guard the entry of this part of the valley and protect it from enemies of the lower jungles; consisting in a series of superimposed terraces of carved stones accessed by long staircases.
We will have the opportunity to walk through the quaint streets of the nearby town, religious and agricultural centre during the Inca empire, and get a clear idea of the military strategy against possible invasions.
On our way back to Cuzco we will visit the picturesque andean village of Chinchero where the remains of what was the royal hacienda of Tupac INca Yupanqui lies. Admire its well preserved Inca wall at the main square, visit the beautiful colonial temple built on Inca Foundations, with interesting frescoes on the portico.
Overnight at the hotel in Cuzco.
Day 6: INKA TRAIL
Cusco - Llulluchayoc - Corral Punku
Our guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco very early in the morning, and transfer by private bus to the town of Chilca, at about 88 kms from the city of Cusco, where you'll meet our staff of porters, cooks, assistant, etc., who will accompany you during the trekking along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Along the route we will enjoy stunning views of the Veronica snowcap. This first day you will walk until reaching Llulluchayoc or "Three White Stones". Have lunch and continue walking until the site denominated Corral Punku where you will camp the first night having a hot and plentiful dinner.
Overnight in tents.
Day 7: INKA TRAIL
Corral Punku - Warmiwañusca - Pacamayo
After breakfast the toughest part of the trail begins. It's a steep climb to the meadow, followed by a 3 hours walk until reaching the first pass, named Warmiwañiusca (Dead Woman), at approximately 4,200 m.a.s.l.. Here you will not only get an unbelievable panoramic view of the whole area but also the feeling or relief on reaching the top. After a short break continue down to Pacamayo where you will enjoy lunch. Camp. Dinner.
Overnight in tents.
Day 8: INKA TRAIL
Pacamayo - Runku Rakay - Phuyo Patamarka - Wiñay Huayna
After breakfast start descending until reaching Runku Rakay, the second pass, at 3,800 m. and then Phuyo Patamarka (Cloud-level town), another very important archaeological monument where lunch will be served. After a short break continue walking to reach Wiñay Huayna (Forever Young) an impressive archaeological complex spectacularly sited. Camp. Dinner.
Overnight in tents.
Day 9: INKA TRAIL
After breakfast, very early to see the sunrise on Machu Picchu, take a one hour walk through the forest that would lead up to Inti Punku (The Sun Door), that is known as the entrance door to Machu Picchu, where you will get the most famous and impressive panoramic view of the citadel. Upon arrival in Machu Picchu, guided tour around the citadel, visiting the main sites and monuments. Transfer by bus to Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon, transfer by train to Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco transfer to your selected hotel.
Overnight at the hotel in Cusco..
Day 10: Free day in Cusco for shopping.
Overnight at the hotel in Cusco.
Day 11: Flight Cusco / Lima
AM transfer from the hotel to the airport in Cusco.
AM flight Cusco/Lima.
AM arrival in Lima and international departure.
- 02 nights accommodation + breakfast in Lima.
- City tour Colonial and Modern Lima (bus, guide, and entrance fee).
- Flight ticket Lima/Cusco/Lima.
- 05 nights accommodation + breakfast in Cusco.
- City tour + 04 ruins in Cusco (bus, guide, and entrance fee).
- Sacred Valley of the Incas tour (bus, guide, buffet lunch and entrance fee).
- Inka trail (04 days/03 nights) (professional English speaking guide, bus, entrance fee, all meals during trekking,
- tents, equipment, cook, porters, and train tickets in tourism Expedition coach).
- Transfers in Lima and Cusco.
- Tax and service.
- Meals not mention at the program.
- Lunch on day 09.
NOTE: The porters carry tents, stove and meals, but the tourists carry their personal belonging like sleeping bag, mattress, water, and personal stuff. The rest of the luggage should be left at the hotel in Cusco.
PRICE PER PERSON IN U.S.DOLLARS STARTED AT: US$ 1103.00
NOTE: This price is quoted based in double occupancy and in economic accommodation, however we can arrange it with 03*, 04* or 05* hotels if required.