8D/7N Sunrise in the Inca Empire

8D/7N Lima, Cusco, Valle Sagrado y Machu Picchu

Data:
Departures: daily.
Minimum: 1 passenger.
Operating season: all year.
Service: shared tour.


Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: LIMA | INC: -
Arrival in Lima, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to your hotel. Stay in Lima.

 

DAY 2: LIMA | INC: B.
This exclusive tour takes you through Lima’s Historic Center, where you can admire and learn about the numerous architectural relics that make up this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begin in the magnificent Santo Domingo Convent, which was built during Lima’s foundation, and originally housed the San Marcos University – the oldest university in the Americas. Stepping into the convent is like stepping into the past. The oldest chairs in the country sit in the chorus area, while the library – with its 25,000 books from the Dominicans, some of which were printed in the XV Century – is of incredible historic value. The Santo Domingo Convent was transited by all the major Saints of Lima, and currently houses the remains of San Martín de Porres, San Juan Masías y Santa Rosa de Lima. From here, cross through Lima’s Main Plaza – which contains the Government and Municipal Palaces – as you make your way towards the Lima Cathedral. The Cathedral is containing numerous religious art gems and is considered an integral part of Lima’s history. The paintings housed within it take us on a visual tour through moments of Lima’s past. Then, make your way to the Larco Museum, located 30 minutes from Lima’s city center. The museum, named one of the Worlds 25 Best Museums by Tripadvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards, has many different displays that offer visitors a journey through the beauty and history of Peru’s ancient cultures. Meanwhile, the warehouse contains an impressive number of ceramic pieces that depict faces, objects, fruits, birds, and many other aspects of day-to-day life in ancient Peru.

 

DAY 3: LIMA/CUSCO | INC: B.
Transfer to the airport and flight to Cusco. On arrival, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, we will climb up the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman, and start our excursion visiting the fortress with the same name, a beautiful place that radiates peace and quiet, where we will be able to admire the huge rocks measuring up to 4 meters high that were used in its construction. We will then head for Q'enqo, and ancient temple of the Puma, where we will be able to appreciate an altar for sacrifices in the inner part of a huge rock, and then Tambomachay, sacred fountains of life and health. On the way we will have a panoramic view from Puca Pucara, a watchtower that controlled the entrance to the city. After that we will visit the Temple of the Sun “The Korikancha”, on top of which the Saint Dominique Convent was built. A legend tells that his temple was entirely lined in gold sheets that marveled the Conquistadors upon their arrival. Finally, we will go to the Main Square and will visit the Cathedral that reassures invaluable colonial paintings and other works of art such as the Cross that arrived with the first conquerors.

 

DAY 4: CUSCO/ SACRED VALLEY | INC: B/L.
The Sacred Valley of the Incas will welcome us today. We will visit Awanacancha, a tourist complex where we will see and feed the Andean camelids such as the llamas and alpacas, and where the locals will show us the weaving and dyeing techniques of their traditional textiles. We will then continue to Inca and Colonial Pisac. Discover one of the most beautiful archeological sites in the Sacred Valley at the top of the mountain where you can have a view of the colonial town of Pisac. Walking tour to the Colonial town. Time to do some shopping at the handicraft market. 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.

 

DAY 5: SACRED VALLEY | INC: B/L.
We will start visiting the Living Culture Yucay Museum, which mission is to preserve and value the different cultural and agricultural activities of the Sacred Valley. Also, we will visit the interpretation centres of adobe manufacturing, traditional chicheria store and folklore. Then, our adventure continues exploring the less visited treasures of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We will start in Moray where the view is awesome due to the colossal concentric terraces simulating an amphitheatre. The purpose of it is to recreate 20 different types of microclimates, a measure that guaranteed the agricultural production of the empire. After that, we will go to Maras, the famous and millenary salt mines from colonial times. The contrast of the white wells and the green valley is impressive and a must for a spectacular snapshot of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Buffet lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo, Overnight in the Sacred Valley.

 

DAY 6: SACRED VALLEY / MACHU PICCHU | INC: B/l.
We will go to Ollantaytambo train station, where we will depart by train to visit one of the New 7 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, Machu 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. Overnight stay at one of the hotels in Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu.

 

DAY 7: MACHU PICCHU/CUSCO | INC: B
Morning off. Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu are limited. We suggest applying for the entrance tickets for later dates at the moment you book the whole tour program so as to avoid any complications due to congestions or lack of local availability. In an additional visit to Machu Picchu we will be able to see the areas of the Intipunku or Door of the Sun, the Inca Trail entrance to the citadel. For those looking for a more intense adventure and wish to visit Huayna Picchu, it is important to have in mind that there are only 400 daily spots to climb the mountain, all of which have to be reserved in advance. At the arranged time, we will return to Cusco and will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight stay in Cusco.

 

DAY 8: CUSCO | INC: B
Departure transfer.

End of our services.

 

RATES

Category EXPEDITION VISTADOME
Accommodation Single Double Triple Single Double Triple
Tourist 981 716 684 1026 759 729
Tourist Superior 1050 749 698 1095 794 743
First Class 1204 819 783 1224 852 816
First Class Plus 1353 895 871 1398 939 916
Deluxe* 1952 1239 1163 1095 1289 1209

 

HOTELS
Tourist Britania Miraflores, Royal Inka , La Hacienda Valle Sagrado, Hatun Inti Classic
Tourist Superior Allpa Hotel and Suites, Casa Andina Standard Koricancha, La Hacienda Valle Sagrado, El Mapi Hotel by Inkaterra
First Class Jose Antonio Lima , Jose Antonio Cusco, San Agustin Monasterio La Recoleta, El Mapi Hotel by Inkaterra
First Class Plus Jose Antonio Deluxe , Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco, Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado, Casa del Sol Machu Picchu Boutique Hotel
Deluxe Double Tree El Pardo by Hilton, Aranwa Cusco Boutique, Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba, Sumaq Hotel

 

INCLUDES

Lima:

  • Transfer airport / hotel / airport - Lima's Historic Center and the Larco Museum
  • 01 night of accommodation - Daily breakfast

Cusco:

  • Transfers airport / hotel / train station / hotel
  • HD City tour and Sacsayhuaman Archeological Park
  • Sacred Valley Full Experience:
  • 1st day : Awanacancha, Colonial and Inca Pisac, visit to Inkariy Museum with lunch.
  • 2nd day : Moray, Maras and Ollantaytambo with lunch. Ending at Ollantaytambo train station.
  • Fd Machu Picchu excursion - Buffet lunch
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Cusco - 2 night of accommodation in the Sacred valley - 1 night of accommodation in Aguas Calientes - Daily breakfast.                         

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Commissionable rates per person
  • Valid for bookings and stays from October 15th to February 29th
  • Spaces are subject to availability.
  • Shared services with Spanish or English speaking representatives.
  • Not available for special dates: Christmas (Dec 23-27) and New Year´s Eve (Dec 28-31).