Independent Tour-Land Only
7 Days/ 6 Nights
Departures daily January 1-December 31
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6 nights hotel accommodation in chosen category all with private facilities-Tourist class-Hotel La Hacienda in Lima, Hotel Casa Andina in Cuzco, First class-Hotel Jose Antonio in Lima and Hotel Novotel in Cuzco, Deluxe Hotel-JW Marriott in Lima and Hotel Libertador in Cuzco
Round trip airport transfers
2 lunches-drinks not included
English speaking tour escort
Sightseeing as per itinerary-Tourist class package seat in coach basis, first class package combination seat in coach and private tours, deluxe package all private tours
Hotel taxes and service charges
Please note that domestic air flights are not included
Day 1 Arrive Lima
Upon arrival in Lima you will be met at Jorge Chavez Airport and transferred to your hotel. Remainder of the day is free to begin your exploration of colonial Lima.
Day 2 Lima
After breakfast at leisure to rest or take a stroll around the capital. Founded by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro, Lima is also known as the “City of Kings.” For more than three centuries, Lima was the most important city and greatest metropolis in South America. More than four centuries have passed since its founding as a Spanish city, and Lima has become an expression of Peru’s heritage, with nearly one-third of the nation’s population living in its metropolitan area. In the afternoon you will be taken on a city tour that includes, the Plaza Mayor (Main Square), founded in 1535 by Francisco Pizarro, the Government Palace, City Hall, Cathedral, Torre Tagle Palace and the House of El Oidor. Overnight in Lima.
Day 3 Lima-Cuzco
After breakfast you will be taken to the airport for your flight to Cuzco (not included). Upon arrival you will be taken to your hotel to rest and adjust to the altitude (11,152 ft. above sea level). In the afternoon you will enjoy a tour of Cuzco and the Sacsayhuaman Fortress. First you will visit Korikancha (Temple of the Sun). As Cuzco was the center of the Tahuantinsuyo (Inca Empire), this is one of the most important of Inca temples. Originally a temple of the Killki culture, its walls served as the foundation for the construction of the Convento de Santo Domingo. You will also visit the Cuzco Cathedral, which was first built in 1529 at the Suntur Wasi Inca site; in 1560, the construction of a new cathedral on the Kiswir Kancha, palace of Inca Wiracocha, was ordered. The cathedral was finished in 1664. Next is a visit to Sacsayhuaman, the best known Inca ruin which is located nearby Cuzco. You will also see Tambomachay which as two aqueducts, artistically carved on the rock. The Kenko complex contains a semicircular amphitheater that surrounds a natural carved stone. It also has a rocky projection decorated with a passage that leads to an underground hall, a complex of cultivation terraces, rooms and drainage channels. Your last stop will be at Puka Pukara, which was thought to be a military building or a wayside inn. Overnight in Cuzco
Day 4 Cuzco-Pisac Indian Market-Ollantaytambo-Cuzco
After breakfast you will be taken to the famous Pisac Indian Market. Here you will be able to find art and handicrafts from the entire region. Lunch will be served in a typical Andean restaurant. Later continue to Ollantaytambo, which means “Storehouse of my Lord,” and is thought to be the only remaining example of pre-Columbian urban planning. The buildings and courtyards as well as the narrow lanes have their original form. The straight, narrow streets today form fifteen square blocks, or canchas, which contain one entrance to a central quadrangle which is surrounded by houses. A number of fine colonial houses are constructed on finely-worked Inca walls of dark pink rock. The original Inca settlement constituted an administrative, religious, agricultural and military complex. Overnight in Cuzco.
Day 5 Cuzco-Machu Picchu-Cuzco
After breakfast you will be taken to the Poroy Train Station for your Vistadome coach to Machu Picchu. The train goes through the Urubamba Sacred Valley of the Incas, to the spectacular mountaintop ruins of Machu Picchu which were never found by the Spaniards but re-discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911. The Holy City of Machu Picchu, an extraordinary example of architecture and engineering, was built in stone among the flanks of two hills belonging to the eastern mountain range of the Andes, descending into the Amazonian upper sylvan. A buffet lunch will be served at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge. After your tour and lunch you will travel back to Cuzco on the Vistadome train. Overnight in Cuzco.
Day 6 Cuzco-Lima
After breakfast you will taken to the airport for your return flight to Lima (not included). Upon arrival you will be met and taken to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure to visit one of the city’s many fine museums or do some last minute shopping in one of the markets or modern shopping malls. Overnight in Lima.
Day 7 Lima-Departure
After breakfast you will be taken to the airport for your flight home. You may extend your stay in Peru with one of our add on tours of the country or continue to Bolivia or Ecuador.
Additional nights are available
Ica, Nazzca Lines and Paracas pre tour available
Arequipa and Colca Canyon post tour available
Extension to Puno available
Discover the Jungle extension available