5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
This tour combines visits to masterpieces of the Incan empire with wonderful examples of colonial contemporary art. You are sure to have an amazing time visiting the two most important cities in Peru known for their cultural heritage.
DAY 1: CITY TOUR LIMA
Bienvenidos a Lima! Welcome to Peru’s coastal capital. Your tour begins with a welcome meeting in your hotel.
When your international flight arrives in Lima, look for your National Peru Travel host holding a sign with your name on it! We know you’ll most likely be a little tired after your long international flight, so we’ll save you the stress of trying to navigate and bring you straight to your hotel to take a rest.
The city of Lima is also called (The City of Kings) founded by Francisco Pizarro in 1535 during the viceroyalty. It was the most important city in South America for being the financial and political center, and one of the most populated cities in South America. The tour starts with the visit of Lima’s historical center, where we see colonial monuments and buildings such as: La Plaza de Armas, the town hall, and La Plaza San Martin, which was declared as world cultural heritage in 1988. We will also visit San Francisco convent which holds the biggest collection of art in South America, as well as the catacombs.
Finally, we will visit the districts of Miraflores, and San Isidro passing La Huaca Pucllana (Inca shrine), a ceremonial center made of mud. The modern structures are: Parque Kennedy, el Malecon Cisneros, El Parque del Amor and Larcomar shopping center.
- Hotel (1 night)
- Lima – Guided city Tour
There are no meals included on this day.
*At the end of of your day tour, your guide will suggest places to visit for lunch or dinner.
DAY 2: CUSCO CITY TOUR
Cusco is the historical and archaeological capital of South America, a title awarded by UNESCO to preserve its archaeological monuments and to keep their customs that come from the time of the Incas. Their great archaeological monuments defy time with huge complex which now amaze all visitors.
This is a half day tour starting with a visit the Santo Domingo Convent, famous for being built on the Incan sun temple structures, the main religious building of the Incas dedicated to the worship of the Sun. When the first Spaniards arrived they were amazed to see that the walls of the great temple were covered with gold plates. Following that tour, we will visit the Cathedral, a colonial religious monument of extraordinary artistic value with its fabulous paintings with a carved wooden frame, and the beautiful Church of the Company.
Continuing the tour, we visit the archaeological complex of Sacsayhuaman, where you will appreciate large terraces which overlap in zigzag formation surrounded by enormous stone walls well fitted with stone blocks exceeding 6 meters high and weighing over 120 tons. Simply a magnificent work of Incan architecture most worthy of being admired. You will also visit Q’enqo, which means “Labyrinth”. This place is a stone shrine that was used for ritual purposes. Also Pukapukara, which means “red fortress” because the calcareous stones with which is built have acquired the reddish color of the ground. And finally Tambomachay which was a sacred center of worship of water, that were also known as Incan Baths.
- Hotel (1 night)
- Cusco – Guided city Tour
- Cusco – Tour at the Catedral USD 25
- Cusco – Chocolate Museum Visit & Hot Chocolate
- Cusco – Pre-Colombian Museum – PEN20
- Cusco – Inca Museum – PEN10
DAY 3: SACRED VALLEY TOUR
The Sacred Valley runs along the Vilcanota River basin. You will witness amazing archeological towns built by the Incas. This valley was appreciated by the Incas due to its special geographical and climatic qualities, becoming one of the main places for agricultural production, besides its spiritual significance for the inhabitants of the area.
We start the tour visiting the archaeological complex of Pisaq, characterized by the harmony of its time-resistant and rugged terrain- resistant buildings. It is represented mainly by its amazing system of agricultural terraces, and its traditional market in Pisaq village located on the main square and surrounding streets. A very colorful place demonstrated by the diversity of the handcraft products. After this we will head straight to Urubamba to enjoy lunch.
We will rejoin the bus ride to the archaeological complex of Ollantaytambo. An Incan site that was a strategically based military center constructed to protect the city of Cusco from possible invasion. It is also regarded as a religious and agricultural center for enclosures to worship the sun and water, as well as its impressive system of agricultural terraces. Finally, we will go to Ollantaytambo station to board the train to Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes) where we will stay overnight.
- Hotel (1 night)
- Cusco – Guided Sacred Valley Tour
- Lunch a the community
DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU
Machu Picchu is known as “The Lost City of the Incas”, considered one of the new 7 wonders of the modern world. It is a masterpiece of Incan architecture and engineering, and has unique architectural and landscape features. Machu Picchu has become one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet, and has been recognized as cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO. Visiting this place you will certainly find the greatest historical legacy of the Incas. We start early boarding the bus up to the citadel. Upon your arrival, your guide will take you on a walking tour through impressive buildings that blend perfectly with the natural landscape of the area. The site has three main sectors of construction. The agricultural sector, characterized by the imposing terraces that rise from the base of the mountains. The religious sector, full of imposing temples and shrines that were finely crafted. Finally, the urban sector, where the ancient Peruvians lived. At the end of the guided tour, you will be able to explore the citadel on your own. Finally, you will take the bus down from Machu Picchu to board the train back to Cusco.
- Hotel (1 night)
- Machu Picchu – Guided Tour
DAY 5: DAY OF DEPARTURE
We will transfer you to the airport for the flight back to Lima.
- 4 breakfasts
- Lunch at Sacred Valley (day 2).
- Hotel(4 nights) 2 nights in Cusco + 1 night in Machu Picchu town. Based on Two sharing accommodations.
- Private vehicle.
- All transfers.
- Airfares: Lima-Cusco & Cusco-Lima.
- Round trip Train tickets.
- Round trip Bus tickets in Machipicchu Town.
- Entrance tickets to: City Tour, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour.
- English/Quechua/Spanish-professional speaking Guide
- Pick up from Lima and Cusco airport(if it were a shared group service).
- Food that is not specified.
- Drinks and tips.
- Tickets to the mountains of Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu (USD $ 30).
Pull Group Service Price per person 2020 *
Price: USD$ 830.00 per person in a pull group service.
In a Private Service: UDS$
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Please contact us, specifying:
-Number of people in the tour
– Students: US$ 20.00 (students require a valid International Student Identity Card.
Please note that Youth Travel Cards are not valid)
– Teenagers: US$ 20.00 (up to 15 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)
– Children: US$ 30.00 (up to 7 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)
– Early bookings: 5% on full program price for all bookings confirmed at least 6 months in advance. This discount may not be applicable in case a promotional price is offered
* Pull group Service. Means that you are going to share the tour with other people from different travel agencies.
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