SAMPLE PROGRAM: MUSIC INTERCHANGE IN PERU

 

8D/7N Sample Program: Music Interchange in PERU

Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu PicchuEight days to discover the best PERU with the extraordinary opportunity of a music interchange (performance at a local school concert hall). Lima, City of Kings, modern and full of life, historical and intense and Cusco, the navel of the world, the always colorful Sacred Valley, and the spectacular Machu Picchu. Data Departure: Thursdays. Minimum: 15 participants + 01 escort. Operating season: From March to middle of November. Service: Private basis tours and transfers except where indicated.

DAY 1 (THU): LIMA | INC: -/-/-

Arrival in Lima, meet and greet at the airport, assistance for check-in at hotel.
This same day, our representative, will give you a short briefing about the rest of your stay.
Overnight stay in Lima.

* Please take note check-in at hotels in Lima is at 15.00hrs, therefore in case of early arrivals, passengers should wait at the lobby until check-in time, otherwise book the room a day earlier.

DAY 2 (FRI): LIMA | INC: B/L/D

Let’s experience the capital city of Lima, we will have a tour through the Historical City Center and the Cosmopolitan districts of Miraflores with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean.

Start at “Parque del Amor” in Miraflores whose main highlight is a sculpture dedicated to lovers made by the renowned Peruvian artist, Victor Delfin. The park is surrounded by an undulating wall where you can read romantic verses by the most famous Peruvian poets.

Then head to the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial center of the Lima culture, for a panoramic view.

After this, we go on to the Main Square where the Government Palace and the Town Hall are located. We will visit the Cathedral, a jewel of religious art and part of the history of Lima. The tomb of Francisco Pizarro, a Spanish explorer credited with having founded the city of Lima in 1535, is placed to the right side of the entrance in the beautiful mosaic chapel. The Cathedral has a small museum, which has artifacts of the colonial time and displays the historical heritage of the city.Also the Catacombs beneath the building are other highlights of this place.

At lunch time we will be taken to a local restaurant to enjoy “Pollo a la Brasa”, also known as Peruvian chicken, is one of the most consumed dishes in the country. Originally only seasoned with salt and cooked in charcoal today the chicken is marinated in a "secret" mixture mainly consisting of vinegar, dark beer or soy sauce, salt, pepper, chili, rosemary or cumin and paprika and then grilled in especially fabricated Pollo a la brasa ovens. Served with thick French fries and a small salad it's eaten with the fingers.

After lunch, assemble for rehearsal followed by dinner.

We will be taken back to the hotel to get ready for the visit to the local School where we you perform the next day.

Opportunity to greet and meet our local hosts.

* If group does not have an afternoon rehearsal, we will visit the Magic Water Circuit, the greatest show of fountains and lights in Latin America. It is an amazing show of cybernetic and interactive ornamental fountains where there is a perfect communion of water, light, music and images.

Shows available at 19.15hrs, 20.15hrs and 21.30hrs.

DAY 3 (SAT): LIMA | INC: B/L/D

This morning, come together to rehearse for your debut concert this afternoon!

Lunch will be served at school or a at a local restaurant nearby the school.

OPTIONALY: We can have the opportunity for a local instrument lesson:

A cajón ("box", "crate" or "drawer") is nominally a box-shaped percussion instrument originally from Peru, played by slapping the front o r rear faces (generally thin plywood) with the hands, fingers, or sometimes various implements such as brushes, mallets, or sticks. Cajones are primarily played in Afro-Peruvian music, as well as contemporary styles of flamenco and jazz among other genres.

Participate in a truly interactive workshop trying out a versatile musical instrument and a unique form of dance.

We start with a brief overview of Afro-Peruvian history, to put the art forms into context. Afro-Peruvian music is heavy on cadences and rhythms originally played on dried squashes and wooden boxes that Peruvian slaves started to use after their masters, and the Catholic Church, banned their traditional drums.

During this workshop students are introduced to the cajón, a wooden six-sided, box-shaped instrument developed in Peru in the 19th century. One by one, the students learn how to create distinct sounds on the cajón by tapping out beats with their fingertips and the palms of their hands.

Later on, we will enjoy a demonstration of “zapateo”, a form of tap dancing, which originated among Afro-Peruvians in coastal communities. Inspired by African rhythms, zapateo dancers often accompany guitarists or violinists and replicate the rapid beats of the cajón. Zapateo, which dates back to the days Peru was a viceroyalty, requires great coordination, agility and stamina.

Tonight, highlight is your concert in Lima!

Celebrate your successful performance tour this evening with a dinner at a local restaurant accompanied by a show of music and typical Peruvian dances

Overnight stay in Lima.

DAY 4: (SUN) LIMA / CUSCO / SACRED VALLEY | INC: B/L/D

Transfer to the airport and flight to Cusco.

* We suggest booking a flight arriving in Cusco, no later than 10.00hrs.

Upon arriving in Cusco, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives, who will assist you and give you a short briefing about the rest of your stay. As you begin the journey toward Valle Sagrado (Sacred Valley), you will enjoy the beauty of the Andean landscape along the way. Brief stop to visit Awanakancha, a complex where we will be able to feed Andean camelid: the llamas and alpacas, and also a great opportunity to chat with the local people who will show us their weaving and dyeing of their traditional textiles. We will then go to the Colonial and Inca Pisac.

Discover one of the most beautiful Inca archaeological sites of the Sacred Valley, strategically located on top of the mountain that dominates the Colonial town of Pisac. Free time to buy handicrafts and explore the town. Then, we will head to the impressive Inkariy Museum. Here we will enjoy a delicious lunch. We will take a guided tour of the museum to learn more about the numerous rooms where cultural representations of pre-Hispanic civilizations of ancient Peru are exhibited. Overnight in the Sacred Valley. Dinner included at hotel.

DAY 5 (MON): SACRED VALLEY | INC: B/L/D

Our adventure journey takes us now to less explored treasures of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. First stop: Moray, a place with breathtaking views thanks to its colossal concentric terraces resembling a coliseum. What did they use it for? The terraces recreated 20 different types of microclimates, and they were studied to ensure the agricultural production of the empire. We will continue our journey to Maras, the millenary colonial salt mines. The contrast of the white pools against the green valley is so impressive that it resembles a postcard. Buffet lunch. In the afternoon, our tour continues to Ollantaytambo, a small town full of local color and inhabited since Inca times in which we will visit the main temple used as a fortress during the Inca resistance. Breathtaking views for amazing pictures. Overnight in the Sacred Valley. Dinner included at hotel.

DAY 6 (TUE): SACRED VALLEY / MACHU PICCHU / SACRED VALLEY | INC: B/L/D

This morning, pick-up from your hotel to take you to Ollantaytambo station to board train to Machu Picchu. A train trip away to see one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. We arrive at the Aguas Calientes station where our staff will assist us on boarding the bus to go up the winding road to Machu Picchu, amid a spectacular view of the Urubamba River and its canyon. The Lost City of the Incas, M achu Picchu, will astonish us with its terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps and urban areas. Energy is all around us. After a guided visit, we will have lunch at one of the restaurants in the area.

At the arranged time, we will return to Ollantaytambo station and then we will be transferred by land to the hotel. Overnight in the Sacred Valley. Dinner included at hotel.

DAY 7 (WED): SACRED VALLEY / CUSCO | INC: B/L/D

This morning we will drive back to Cusco, on the way we will visit Chinchero, where we will be able to appreciate the beauty of the town and archaeological site; and we will also have the opportunity to participate in a brief exhibition of traditional textiles, the distinctive feature of this town, famous for the beauty and high quality of its textiles and ancestral dyeing techniques.

Upon arrival in Cusco, check in at hotel and we will be taken to a local restaurant for lunch.

In the afternoon our exclusive city tour starts with a visit to the San Cristobal Plaza to enjoy its panoramic view of the city. Then, we will visit the San Pedro Market to soak in its local flavors and to learn about more of the products grown in the area which supply the whole city. After this, the Korikancha temple will welcome us in all his magnificence; this temple, whose Quechua name means “Gold Enclosure” still bedazzles us with the thought of its gold covered walls. Then it is the turn to visit the Santo Domingo Church. We will walk from San Blas, the artisans’ neighborhood, to the Hatun Rumiyoc street, stopping at the Inca Roca Palace, nowadays home to the Archbishop’s Palace and also at the famous Twelve Angle Stone. We will continue our walk to the Main Square to visit the Cathedral and its valuable and beautiful colonial masterpieces.

By night, we will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant with folklore show. Overnight stay in Cusco.

DAY 8 (THU): CUSCO | INC: B/-/-

Day at leisure for self-exploration.

At appropriate time, transfer to the airport to board your departure flight via Lima.

* We suggest booking a flight departing from Cusco after noon.

End of our services.

Meals: B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner / BL = Box lunch / BR = Brunch / TT = Tea Time.


2018 RATES:

CITY HOTELS / Standard room NT
LIMA El Tambo II 3
SACRED VALLEY Mabey 3
CUSCO Warari 1
TOTAL OF NIGHTS 7
  15/19+1 paxs 20/24+1 paxs 25/29+1 paxs
Single room 1205 1201 1160
Double room 991 987 946
Triple room 958 954 913

* Rates net per pax, non- commissionable and expressed in US dollars.

Tour Conductor policy: We grant 01 tour leader free of charge (in 01 single room) for groups from 15 paying participants on. Air tickets or airport taxes for this tour leader are not included (please consider additional cost).

Our offer do NOT include a Peruvian Tour Escort Throughout (but local guides on each city), in case group were interested, please let us know, so we can send you the surcharge to apply.

OUR RATES INCLUDE:

  • 7 nights at the hotels of the selected category with daily breakfast.
  • All transfers, visits and excursions based on private basis and including English-speaking local guides, EXCEPTING the train ride to Machu Picchu, the shuttle bus up/down Machu Picchu (due to for these services apply different conditions detailed on the itinerary).
  • INCA RAIL: EXECUTIVE coach train ticket for the route Ollantaytambo/Aguas Calientes/Ollantaytambo.
  • Meals mentioned.

OUR RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:

  • International air tickets.
  • Domestic air tickets for the routes Lima / Cusco / Lima. Approximate rate between USD 300.00 to 400.00 per pax. Rates are subject to change without previous notice.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Personal expenses, beverages in meals.
  • Tips for transfers, guides or waitress.
  • Services not mentioned.

Important.- Hotels have been quoted without the IGV (Peruvian tax), exoneration that is applied to foreigners (non-Peruvian residents) with a maximum stay of 60 days in Peru. In order to apply for this exoneration it is required to show a copy of your passport together with the entrance seal to Peru and an Andean migration card, which is given on the plane upon entering the country and sealed by the airport Immigration Services representative. In case of cancellation, this 18% should be added to the amount quoted.

CANCELLATION/RESERVATION POLICY

For Groups – From 13 passengers

61 days prior group arrival, there will be no cancellation fees.

Less than 61 days, cancellation fees may be charged, according to supplier’s charges.

45 days prior group arrival, we require preliminary rooming list including at least 80% of the total names of the group. Rooms that won’t be used should be released at this time

30 days prior group arrival, we require final rooming list.

Note:

In all cases, Viajes Pacífico - Gray Line Tours Peru negotiates with all our suppliers to reduce any cancellation fee to the minimum.

Some suppliers and products have specific policies which will be advised on our quotations or reservations status.

PAYMENT POLICY

For Groups – From 13 passengers

55 days prior group arrival, we require 50% of the total payment.
35 days prior group arrival, we require full payment.

Please send your payment to our bank account:

Beneficiary: VIAJES PACIFICO S.A.C.
Bank: BANCO DE CRÉDITO DEL PERÚ
Account Nro. 194-2285791-1-06
Bank Address: Jr. Lampa N.499 - LIMA – PERÚ
Swift Code: BCPLPEPL
Beneficiary Address: La Mar 163, Lima 18, Perú

OR

Beneficiary: VIAJES PACIFICO S.A.C.
Bank: BBVA BANCO CONTINENTAL
Account Nro. 0011-0117-96-0100038117
Bank Address: Av. República de Panamá 3055 San isidro - LIMA - PERÚ
Swift Code: BCONPEPL
Beneficiary Address: La Mar 163, Lima 18, Perú

IMPORTANT ABOUT PAYMENT POLICY:

When you process a payment, we require that all international transfers to be made with the OUR instruction; whereby the commissions and expenses inherent to the transfer both at source and destination shall be expensed to the customer.
Otherwise your payment will reflect a lesser amount with respect to our billing and therefore an outstanding balance on your accounts
It is important to mention that this concept is not associated with Viajes Pacífico, but to the ordering Customer.

 

a).- Hand luggage policy on board the train to Machu Picchu:

In order to assure passengers’ security and comfort, it has been established:

  • The train ticket, allows client’s transportation and his hand luggage (01 bag or backpack) with a weight of no more than 05kg/11lb and with a maximum size of 62 linear inches/157 cm (length + height + width ):

Carry-on luggage allowed per passenger

Each passenger may take

1 bolso o mochila 05kg/11lb 62 pulgadas lineales/157cm (alto + largo + ancho)  
1 bag or backpack 05kg/11lb 62 inches/157cm (length + height + width)

Baggage that exceed the measures will not the allowed

BLOCKING EXITS IS PROHIBITED BY LAW