The Wonders of Peru: Machu Picchu and More…
DateOctober 20 - 28, 2018
Duration9 days / 8 nights
HighlightsLima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Aguas Calientes
NotesLand Only, Price Based on Double Occupancy
Single Supplement: $950
This tour can be booked privately
“The Kingdom of the Sun“ is a land of antique cultures where the traditional way of living of the indigenous people has survived until today.
Without a doubt, the highlight of Peru is the lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu, with its impressive ruins. This breathtaking place was listed among the New Seven Wonders of the World.
We will also tour the once capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco, and Lima, the capital of Peru. This unique program showcases historical sites and museums, as well as the amazing local cuisine and traditional markets.
What can you expect as part of your tour?
- Tours/Meals as listed in the itinerary
- Round-trip flights from Lima to Cusco
- English speaking guides
- Deluxe motor coach
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Proceed to the San Francisco Monastery, which besides an interesting museum features a fascinating network of catacombs that will also be visited.
The tour ends with a visit to the fascinating Larco Herrera museum, which houses more than 45,000 objects of pre-Columbian ceramics, textiles and gold and silver pieces. It is also known for its exhibition of erotic ceramics of the Mochica culture.
Dinner will be at the museum's restaurant. Return to our hotel.
Overnight:Lima (B, D).
Monday, October 22, 2018
Lima - Cusco
Our local guide will meet you at the airport to start touring.
Visit the most important landmarks of both the Inca and the Colonial times. Drive to Qoricancha, also known as the temple of the sun. Continue to the Cathedral, built over the palace of the Inca Wiracocha and considered the religious and political center of Cusco during the Inca era. You will also walk through the Inca Street of Loreto, known for its remarkable Inca walls.
Proceed to the outer parts of Cusco to see ruins of the Inca Empire, such as the archaeological park of Saqsaywaman.
Drive to hotel. Dinner is on own.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Lunch will be at a local restaurant.
Drive to the north of the Sacred Valley, to see the amazing Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. A stone stairway leads up through the terrace walls, allowing visitors to step out on them. The highlight is Hanan Huacaypata square: an area of houses built on top of carved stone walls.
Return to hotel. Dinner on own
Overnight:Cusco (B, L).
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
The “Lost city of the Incas” is not only one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, but also the biggest treasure of Peru’s past and the empire of the Incas. Undiscovered by the Spaniards and forgotten over centuries, it was in 1911 when the American scientist Hiram Bingham came upon it accidentally.
Enjoy a guided tour of the marvelous citadel, visiting the main plaza, the royal quarters, Temple of Three Windows, the circular tower and the sacred Sun Dial.
Continue to the hotel for check in, dinner and overnight.
Overnight:Aguas Calientes (B, D).
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Machu Picchu - Cusco
In the afternoon, we will take the train back to Ollantaytambo and continue by road to Cusco.
Check in at the hotel.
This evening is at leisure.
Friday, October 26, 2018
Suggestions include the Inca Museum (from textiles to pottery to gold and metal pieces, the museum will intrigue visitors who want an introduction to Incan culture and history) as well as the Pre-Columbian Art Museum (the only museum in Peru dedicated to rebound the arts of ancient Peruvian cultures).
Foodies can visit the San Pedro Market to enjoy the local cuisine, and see the colorful ingredients used in Peruvian gastronomy. This market features over 30 freshly-squeezed juice stalls.
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Upon arrival, proceed to your hotel for check in. There will be time to relax and freshen up for dinner.
Tonight, we will enjoy our farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Return to the hotel.
Overnight:Lima (B, D).
Sunday, October 28, 2018