Peruvian Sojourn – A Tour by Motorcoach

  • Ancient Inca ruins along the Inca Trail in Peru

Highlights

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Visit Lima’s Historical Center – UNESCO world Heritage Site
  • Tour the City of Cuzco and nearby archaeological sites
  • Explore the Ollantaytambo Ruins
  • Explore the “Urubamba Valley”, The Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Shopping at the Pisac Market
  • Scenic round trip Expedition Train ride – Cuzco/Machu Picchu/Cuzco
  • Discover the Ancient ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Access to the VIP room at Lima International Airport on the day of your departure

Itinerary

ITINERARY:

DAY 1 | LIMA
Arrive in Lima, capital of Peru, founded in 1535 by the Conquistador Francisco Pizarro. Meeting and assistance and transfer to your Hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure.

DAY 2 | LIMA
After breakfast visit the Larco Herrera Museum. This private collection, which displays about 45,000 pieces, mainly pottery, was excavated and collected by the Peruvian archaeologist Rafael Larco Hoyle and is today housed in a renovated hacienda house. The museum is famed for its collection of erotic pottery. Our guided visit to Lima allows you to see the Historical Center: Plaza Mayor ("Main Square"), the Government Palace, the Archbishop's Palace, the City Hall and old streets with colonial mansions and Moorish balconies. You will also visit a historic convent, an icon of colonial architecture. The tour goes all the way to the modern district of San Isidro and Miraflores, where you’ll appreciate huacas or sacred Inca structures. Also, you will observe the Pacific Ocean coast from the vast seafront. Rest of the day at leisure. (B)

DAY 3 | LIMA | CUZCO
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Cuzco. Arrival in Cuzco, reception and transfer to the hotel. Get to know the city of Cuzco, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site and possessor of a style all its own. The tour begins at the Koricancha Temple, an old Incan palace and main center for the worship of the sun god, Inti. Once the Spanish conquered Peru, the Dominican order built a lovely church over the top of this temple’s foundations: the church of Santo Domingo, that is still there today. Your next destination is the Main Square, upon which sit the Cathedral, the beautiful Church of La Compañia de Jesus (Society of Christ), and other Colonial period buildings. The adventure continues to the Sacsayhuaman Fortress built of enormous stone blocks expertly shaped by the Incas. It is strategically located at the top of a hill overlooking the city of Cuzco. What a view of the city! The tour ends with visits to three archaeological sites: Qenko, Puca-Pucara, and Tambomachay, important religious and administrative centers for the Incas. (B)

DAY 4 | SACRED VALLEY
After breakfast you will be driven through a scenic landscape to the Urubamba Valley, the “Sacred Valley of the Incas”. In the route, stop at Awana Kancha and discover the beauty of South American camelids, guanacos, llamas, vicuña and alpacas, and an exhibition of traditional Andean textile art. Then arriving at the town of Pisac, an hour drive from Cuzco, you will visit the colorful Pisac Market, where the local indians meet to sell their merchandise as they have done it for centuries. There is also a handicraft market. The tour continues to the town of Ollantaytambo from where you will climb up to its imposing Inca fortress at the top of the mountain. Lunch will be provided at local restaurant. (B, L)

DAY 5 | MACHU PICCHU
Awaiting you today is by far and away one of the high points in world tourism: Machu Picchu. Your adventure starts on board the Expedition train. After your arrival at the city of Aguas Calientes, you disembark and then board a bus that drives you to the actual Machu Picchu archaeological site, where you will definitely have an experience you will never forget. The tour includes every nook and cranny of this New 7 Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site; afterwards, there is some free time for you to explore the site on your own, to relax, or to meditate. (B, L, D)

DAY 6 | MACHU PICCHU | CUZCO
This morning is at leisure in Aguas Calientes. Optional (not included) Second Machu Picchu Visit. We strongly recommend waking in the morning to visit Machu Picchu and maybe to climb to the top of Mount Huayna Picchu (2,490 meters), Quechua for “Young Mountain”, on the eastern side of the Central Cordillera. The trail is steep and parts of it include several section of stone staircases carved directly into the mountainside. Later on, you will descend to Aguas Calientes and, board the train for the return Expedition train back to Cuzco; you will stop at the Ollantaytambo Station and be picked up and driven to your hotel. (B)

DAY 7 | CUZCO
Buffet breakfast. Morning transfer back to the airport.

(B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner

Hotels

Daily Departures
Valid through August 2017
CITYNIGHTSHOTELROOM TYPE
Lima2Four Points by SheratonClassic Room
Cuzco2El MErcado Tunqui by mountain LodgesSuperior Room
Sacred Valley1Aranwa Sacred ValleyColonial Room
Machu Picchu1Sumaq Machu PicchuSuperior Room

Land Prices Per Person

DAILY DEPARTURESTWINSINGLE
Starting From:$1,942$2,666

*Airfares not included*
Please call for International & domestic Peruvian Airfares.
Prices are based on a minimum of 2 persons traveling together. Prices are not valid during certain holiday periods.
International and local Airfare, Local Peruvian Taxes, Local Rail Taxes and Local
Airport Taxes (for each air segment) are not included.
Extra rate for Second Visit to Machu Picchu (entrance & bus ticket only) – Inc Huayna hike: (Huayna hike included) $90 per pax

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