Adventure Program 8D/7N

 

Adventure Program 8D/7N

DAY 1: —–/LIMA | INC: –

Arrival in Lima, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Lima.

* Please take note that 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: LIMA | INC: B/-/-

In the morning, we will have a tour through Lima’s streets and plazas. Starting at “Parque del Amor” in Miraflores, with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, and then we are heading 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 and explore the Santo Domingo Convent, along which corridors San Martin de Porres and San Rosa de Lima used to walk around in 17th century, and where their remains rest today.

* Please not the Cathedral is closed on Saturdays PM and Sundays AM and in some holidays, instead we eill visit Huaca Huallamarca.

In the afternoon (at 16:00hrs), let’s experience the capital city of Lima with a different style. We will begin our exploration by learning more about the ancient Peruvian inhabitants in the Larco Museum, hosted in a colonial mansion unique of its kind that dates back to the 18th century, and built on top of a Pre-Columbian pyramid of the 7th century. We will tour the halls and galleries where each piece is a book to be opened. We will continue our visit by heading to an antique Tavern, where we will delight our palates with some delicious Peruvian sandwiches not to be missed, accompanied by a drink made of Pisco, our flagship liquor. Finally, we will head for the Magic Water Circuit, the largest water and light show in Latin America. We will witness the greatest show of Ornamental Fountains where there is perfect communion and harmony of water, light, music and images.

* Please note the Magic Water Circuit is closed on Mondays.

Overnight stay in Lima

 

DAY 3: LIMA/CUSCO | INC: B/-/-

Transfer to the airport and flight to Cusco. On arrival, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to hotel.

* We suggest booking a flight arriving in Cusco, no later than 11.00hrs.

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.

Overnight stay in Cusco

 

DAY 4: CUSCO/SACRED VALLEY/CUSCO | INC: B/L/-

FD Maras – Moray (Biking & Hiking).

After the pickup from your hotel, we will transfer you to Cruzpata on Maras’s plateau, where we will start our mountain bike adventure enjoying lovely views of impressive Andean peaks, many cactus plants and Andean villagers on their daily activities, until reach Moray, optional visit of the Inca experimental agricultural terraces of Moray. A picnic lunch will be provided here. After a short rest we will start with the hiking part, walking for approximately two and half hours until Maras Salt mines, we will visit it and the return to the hotel.

 

Includes:  Briefing (orientation meeting), private transportation from hotel to start point of ride and from end of ride to hotel, professional bilingual mountain bike guide, First-aid Kit, repairing kit, front-suspension mountain bike, helmet, gloves, water re-fill, picnic lunch, entrance fees to Maras.

Duration: 2h30m of Biking and 2h30m of Hiking approximately.

Starting time (variable): 08:00hrs

Difficulty level: moderate-hard

Recommendations: Sun block, a hat, sun glasses, trekking shoes, short sleeve t-shirts or shirts, flask or a bottle of water, camera, and medicine for personal use. Personal hygiene kit and a small microfiber towel

 

DAY 5: CUSCO/MACHU PICCHU| INC: B/-/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, Machu Picchu, will astonish us with its terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps and urban areas. Energy is all around us. Afterwards, back to the town.

Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel in Aguas Calientes.

 

DAY 6: MACHU PICCHU/CUSCO | INC: B/-/-

Second day in Machu Picchu by clients own (guided tour, entrance fees or shuttle bus tickets to return to the citadel are NOT included this day).

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 by train and will be transferred to the hotel.

Overnight stay in Cusco

 

DAY 7: CUSCO | INC: BXB/BXL/-

FD 7-COLOR MOUNTAIN- Vinicunca Ausangate

Very early in the morning, we will start our journey across Valle Sur toward Quechuyno, which is the starting point of our hike to the Cerro Colorado or 7-color Mountain, located about 100 km. southeast of Cusco city.  After enjoying a traditional breakfast in the area, we will start our 3 and a half hour hike to reach the control center and enter this mystical place. During our walk we will observe how colors around us change due to the weather. We will reach an altitude of 5000 meters, approximately, which is the top of this mysterious mountain. Geological formations will reveal all its splendor; the contrast of the blue sky creates a formidable line between the coast desert and the Amazon jungle, guided by the beautiful Ausangate.

Visited areas: Cusco-Checacupe-Pitumarca-Quechuyno-Vinicunca-Cusco

Includes: Transport, tour guide, muleteers horses, ticket, box breakfast and box lunch.

Operation: All year round, every day.

Duration: 15 hours total

Starting time (variable): 03:00hrs

Difficulty level: Intense / Ascending walk of 8km (5 miles) approximately.

Recommendations: comfortable walking shoes, camera, sun glasses, cap or hat.

 

DAY 8: CUSCO/OUT | INC: B.

Departure transfer.

End of our services.

 

WITH SELECTED HOTELS:

CITY HOTELS / standard room NT
LIMA Jose Antonio Deluxe**** 2
CUSCO Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco**** 2
MACHU PICCHU Casa del Sol Machu Picchu**** 1
CUSCO Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco**** 2
TOTAL OF NIGHTS 7
REGULAR BASIS
Single room 2597
Double room 1782
Triple room 1640

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

 

SURCHARGE FOR STAYING AT SUMAQ HOTEL (AGUAS CALIENTES):

Single room – USD 38 per person, commissionable rate.

Double room – USD 47 per person, commissionable rate.

Triple room – USD 84 per person, commissionable rate.

 

Important.- Hotels have been quoted without the IGV (Peruvian tax), exoneration that is applied to foreigners (non-Peruvian residents). 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.

 

Includes

LIMA

  • Transfers airport/hotel/airport
  • HD Lima city tour – HD Larco Museum, traditional tavern and Magic Water Circuit.
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Lima – Daily breakfast.

CUSCO

  • Transfers airport / hotel / train station / hotel / airport.
  • HD City tour and archaeological park of Sacsayhuaman.
  • FD Biking and Hiking to Maras & Moray.
  • FD Machu Picchu excursion with Vistadome train (shuttle bus tickets and entrance fee to Machu Picchu included on first day only).
  • FD Vinicunca tour (includes box breakfast and box lunch).
  • 4 nights of accommodation in Cusco – Daily breakfast.
  • 1 night of accommodation in Aguas Calientes (includes dinner) – Daily breakfast.

 

Not included

  • International air tickets.
  • Domestic air tickets.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Personal expenses, beverages in meals.
  • Tips for guides, drivers or waitress.
  • Services not mentioned.

General Conditions

  • Commissionable rates, expressed in US Dollars (USD).
  • Validity: January – December 2017, excepting during Easter, Inti Raymi festivity (Jun 22-26), our national holidays (July 28-29), Christmas and New Year festivities.
  • Confirmation is subject to availability.
  • All tours quoted in regular basis including English-speaking local guides excepting the Maras and Moray (hiking/biking) which are quoted in private basis.

 

 

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

 

 

MORE IDEAS FOR FUN?

Extend your days for more adventures……

Apu Q’ente – AM Paraglider in Sacro Mountain

Fly in paraglider above Sacro Mountain that is located 45 km to the north from Cusco city, it is in the itinerary Cusco – Chinchero – Urubamba. You will have an exclusive view to the Inca´s Sacred valley where you will contemplate some snow peaks that surround it as well as the agricultural zones of Chinchero.

Duration: 15 minutes (flight)

Starting time (variable): 08:30am

HD Stand Up-Paddle with Yoga

Head to Chinchero where the Piuray Lagoon is located. Once at the lake, we will start with a briefing followed by a warm op. then we head out onto the water to paddle for a while before beginning the Yoga session. What make this session of Yoga special, besides the beautiful places, landscape and lake conditions, is practicing over a moving surface.

Duration: 5hours approximately (starts in the morning)

Minimum: 02 passengers

HD Huasao-Tipon-Oropesa-Laguna de Huarcapay (ATVs)

Feel the wind, enjoy the views, see the amazing colonial town of Oropesa and the archeological site of Tipon, take an outdoor adventure on one of our ATV tours near Cusco, always a fantastic opportunity for some off road action. You won’t be disappointed with these epic ATV tours.

Duration: 4 hours (starts in the morning)

Route: Trail, off road.

Main attractions: Archeological Park and Tipon, zoo, landscapes and beautiful natural formations.

2D/1N Skylodge Adventure

Located in the Sacred Valley of Incas, Skylodge Adventure Suites is a new adventure alternative designed to live the experience full of adrenaline in the middle of impressive views. The 3 Skylodge capsules are hung in the mountain 400 meters from the ground. The illumination is totally ecological and each suite comes complete with four beds, a dining area and a private bathroom.

To sleep at Skylodge, people must climb 400 mt. of Via Ferrata or hike an intrepid trail through ziplines. One night at this place will make your dreams come true.

FD River Rafting and Horseback Riding in the Sacred Valley

Beautiful Vilcanota mountain range view, safe and fun whitewater rafting. Experience is not necessary, flotation option available. Afternoon horseback ride through corn fields. There is opportunity to watch the local Andean people on their daily work.

Level: Easy

Duration: 7 Hours total (1/2 hours in the river and 1/2hours riding)

Season: From mid-April to mid-December

 

 

For more information:
usa-canada@vipac.pe  /  T. +51 1 610 1900 Ext. 150