DAY 1 LIMA
Pick up upon arrival at Lima’s airport and transportation to the hotel.
Overnight (No meals)
DAY 2 FULL DAY LIMA CITY TOUR & GOLD MUSEUM
Breakfast, then you will be picked up from your hotel around 9.00am.
The city tour begins with the visit to the Plaza the Armas, which has
been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Running along two sides
are arcades with shops: Portal de Escribanos and Portal de Botoneros.
In the centre of the Plaza is a bronze fountain dating from 1560.
Located in the Plaza is the Cathedral, note the splendidly carved
stalls, the silver covered altars surrounded by fine woodwork, mosaic
covered walls bearing the coats of arms of Lima and Pizarro. Next to the
Cathedral is the Archbishop's Palace. Then you'll visit the Monastery of
San Francisco, this is famous for the Sevillan tile work and paneled
ceiling in the cloisters, the catacombs under the church and part of the
monastery are well worth seeing, You'll visit the old colonial streets
in the centre of the city, and the modern Lima with the district of San
Isidro and Miraflores. We will also visit the Peruvian Gold Museum; this
excellent collection includes pre-Columbian gold, silver and bronze,
ceramics, weavings, mummies, etc. Upstairs is a remarkable arms
collections with an impressive exhibition from Spanish colonial times.
Finally, transfer to the hotel and overnight. (B,L)
DAY 3 NAZCA FULL DAY TOUR
You will be picked up from your Hotel in Lima at 5:00 am, we will
provide a driver and a minivan, the ride will take around 6 hours each
way . On the way we will visit the Museum of the site. The Maria Reiche
tomb and we will stop at the Over view of Nazca. Cut into the stony
desert are large number of lines, not only parallels and geometrical
figures, but also designs such as a dog, an enormous monkey, a bird with
a wing span of over 100 meters, a spider and a tree. The lines, that
represent some sort of vast astronomical pre-Inca calendar, are best
seen from the air, we will take a half hour flight above the Lines
(Airfare included), after the over flight we will take some time to rest
and we will have lunch (included) before to come back to your hotel in
DAY 4 LIMA - CUSCO
Transfer to the Lima airport for the flight to Cuzco (Airfare Not
Upon arrival to Cusco Airport. Reception and transportation to the Hotel
where you will receive an aromatic coca tea to stimulating for the
height, will have the free morning to rest and also we suggest you have
a light lunch in either your hotel or in one of the surrounded; in the
evening we will depart on a City tour (entrance to the archaeological
centers and museums including) we will visit the Main square, Cathedral,
the Koricancha (temple of the sun) and in addition we will make a route
bordering archaeological centers like Sacsayhuaman Fortress, Q'enko,
Puka Pukara and Tambomachay, tour finishes 6:30pm approximately at the
main square in order you can take dinner in one of the exquisite
restaurants in the area, then overnight. (B)
*Optional Buffet Dinner with Folkloric Show: Adding $24 per person
DAY 5 FULL DAY SACRED VALLEY TOUR
Breakfast. You will be picked up at 8:15 am. Full day excursion to the
Urubamba Valley visiting: the colorful Indian market in Pisac where a
mixture of color and tradition will be able appreciated besides will
have a good opportunity to try our bargain skills on the free time to
interact with the local craftsmen to purchase their hand-made souvenirs.
The Valley has a distance of 31 km (19 miles) of Cusco, and an altitude
of 2,970 ms (9,700 p), Pisac is located to the entrance of the Sacred
Valley and followed by Ollantaytambo, the older town continuously
occupied of the American continent. The narrow streets of Ollantaytambo,
along with their channels that have not varied from the time Inca, evoke
their ancestral inheritance, lunch in a typical restaurant and then the
last visit will be to Chinchero market.
Chinchero is believed to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow. Its
major claim to tourism is its colorful Sunday market which is much less
tourist-orientated than the market at Pisac. At the end, return to Cusco
main square at 6:30pm approx.
The night is free for you to eat in a restaurant of your choice;
although we always have plenty of suggestions for you should you require
them. (B, L)
Note: Take this tour on market days: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Bilingual Guided tour on different days
INKA TRAIL 2 DAYS
This trip allows a taste of the Inca Trail with days of hiking and
camping. We begin the hike from the train stop at Kilometer 104 and
follow the trail for six hours to the spectacular view of Machu Picchu
from Inti Punku, The gate of the Sun. From here we descend into the
world famous “Lost City”. After a restful night in a hotel, We return to
Machu Picchu at dawn to see the ruins in perfect morning light. In the
afternoon, We return to Cusco by train.
DAY 6 CUSCO/MACHU PICCHU
We take the train from Cusco or Ollantaytambo, following the Urubamba
river to Km.104 of the railroad, where we alight and cross a footbridge
to begin our hike at the Inca site of Chachabamba. After a brief visit
to this lovely ruin with its water channels and fountains, we start the
four-hour ascent that will take us past spectacular overlooks above the
great valley, then below a lovely waterfall near the delightful site of
Wiñay Wayna (Forever Young). We ascend through this largest and most
exquisite of the Inca Trail sites, passing its chain of ritual baths and
elegantly curved terracing, and then joining the main Inca trail. We
follow it across a steep mountainside and up narrow stairways through
lush, humid cloud-forest of giant ferns and broad-leaf vegetation.
Suddenly we cross the stone threshold of Intipunku (Sun Gate) and
encounter an unforgettable sweep of natural beauty and human artistry –a
backdrop of twisting gorge and forested peaks framing the magical city
of Machu Picchu.
We walk the last half-hour or so down the royal flagstone walkway, past
outlying shrines and buildings and through the heart of Machu Picchu,
taking a bus to the small town of Aguas Calientes where we spend the
night in a selected accommodation.
(Walking distance approximately 13 Km). (B, Box Lunch)
DAY 7 MACHU PICCHU/CUSCO
We enjoy an early morning visit to the fabulous ruins, spending the day
in both guided and individual exploration. After we visit the most
fascinating features of this astounding and mysterious Inca settlement,
some will want to take the optional hike to an amazing overview of the
site, while other may prefer to investigate Machu Picchu’s multitude of
hidden nooks and corners.
After a full-on experience of this glorious monument to the Inca
achievement, and then take your buffet lunch at the Machu Picchu
Sanctuary Lodge restaurant (included), an according time, we will go
down to the Aguas Calientes town to return to Cusco City. Reception at
the train station and transfer to your accommodation (B,L).
INCA TRAIL INFORMATION *
Train ticket round trip,
hotel night in Aguas Calientes,
transfer on arrival and departure,
Meals during the tour,
entrance fee to Machu Picchu Sanctuary.
First aid kit, bus tickets.
Lunch second day
gratuities to the local guides
DO NOT INCLUDE:
-Extra porter for personal items
YOU SHOULD BRING:
-Small Back pack, trekking shoes
-Water bottle, flash light, hat, sun glasses, sun cream.
-Personal clothing for trek
-Pills to purify the water
NOTE You will need to leave your luggage in the Cusco hotel, all the
hotels in Cusco provide a secure luggage deposit. Put any valuables in
their safe box.
* Participants need to be in good physical health and condition to be
able to enjoy the Inka Trail. The trekking will be difficult if you have
not exercised regularly before your trip. To fully enjoy an Inka Trail
adventure, we advise passengers to get into an exercise program for
their own safety and enjoyment. If a passenger suffers from any medical
condition, we advise him/her to consult a physician about joining an
Inka Trail Expedition.
KIDS under 12 years old or students up to 25 years old Discount $15.-usd
We requires a reservations of minimum 2 months working days in advance
to confirm the trip.
Note: To apply to this discount It is necessary to send us your scan
copy ISIC (International Student Identity Card) with your other
information. Without this copy we will not be able to make the discount.
DAY 8 TRANSFER OUT
Breakfast and according time, transportation will be provided to go the
END OF SERVICES
INCLUDES: All hotel and lodge accommodations
based on double or single occupancy. All scheduled transportation. All
transfers. All scheduled excursions with English-speaking guide
services. All entrance fees. Meals as specified in the itinerary.
B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner.
IMPORTANT: For a better service, the company informs you that it
has autonomy to change the Hotels mentioned in the itinerary with
another one of similar category if therefore sees it by advisable taking
into account justifiable availability of spaces or other reasons, if
this it is the case you will be notified ahead of time.
NOT INCLUDE: International and domestic airfares, airport
departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights
during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic and non-alcoholic
beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry,
phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of international
flights and items of personal nature.