PERU, featuring VIPAC’s New Tour: Lima, its legacy and history

7D/6N PERU, featuring VIPAC’s New Tour: Lima, its legacy and history

Lima, Cusco and Sacred Valley with visit to a rural community

A memorable selection of Peru’s main attractions: Lima, City of Kings. Cusco, the navel of the world. A trip that will allow you experience Peru's amazing scenery, nature, and culture up close

 

DAY 1: 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.

DAY 2: LIMA | INC: B.

Today, we will tour the city to uncover Lima’s extraordinary art and history. We start at the Love Park, El Beso” (The kiss) is the most impressive sculpture of the park dedicated to all lovers and with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. Then, we continue to Huaca Pucllana, where we have a panoramic view of this ceremonial center of the Lima culture. Later we will visit the Art Museum of Lima – MALI (*), this building is one of the most beautiful examples of Lima architecture, and houses the most representative art collection in Peru, more than 1,200 pieces of a collection that recount 3,000 years of Peruvian art history (from pre-Columbian times to mid-20th century). 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 Porras and San Rosa de Lima used to walk around in 17th century, and where their remains rest today.

Afternoon at leisure. Overnight stay in Lima.
* The Art Museum of Lima – MALI do not operate on Mondays.

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.
In the afternoon our exclusive city tour starts with a visit to the San Cristobal Plaza to enjoy its panoramic view of the cit y. 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 Arch bishop’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.

* We suggest book a flight arriving in CUZ, no later than 11.00hrs.

 

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

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is waiting for you. On the way we will stop at Awanacancha, small complex to admire Andean camelids such as alpacas and llamas and learn from local inhabitants about traditional dyeing and knitting techniques. Later we will explore the Pisac Market with enough free time to go around and buy handcrafts and if you feel like tasting something traditional, stop by the wood ovens for a delicious empanada or a piece of bread. Lunch at a local restaurant.

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. Stay at the Sacred Valley.

 

DAY 5: SACRED VALLEY | INC: B/L.

Today we will visit Huilloc, a Quechua community located 12 km (7.5mi) from Ollantaytambo town, at 2,875 m.a.s.l. (9,432 f.a.s.l.). This traditional farming and weaving community is home to about 200 traditional Quechua families, that still maintains its ancient customs and traditions. During our visit we will experience their daily activities, participating in the farm work in the fields as a community member, learning to use traditional farm tools, and interacting with these friendly local, perfect hosts that will share with us their way of live and Inka heritage. At the end of the day we will meet the local kids at their school, and get to share their educational process, from the point of view of the Andean cosmovision, its values ​​and beliefs of their culture, based on reciprocity, life in the countryside, interaction with nature and what they consider magic-sacred. An unbeatable opportunity for a mutual cultural exchange (*). Lunch will be served today with the community members. Stay at the Sacred Valley.

* School season: April to December, except the second half of July (school holidays)

Important: This evening you will need to pack a small bag for your train journey to Machu Picchu (on day 6). For all train journeys, each passenger is allowed 1 bag or backpack which must not exceed 5kg/11pounds and/or 62 inches/157cm (length + height + width). Baggage that exceeds these measurements should stay at your hotel (hotels provide storage). You can get your bags on your return to Cusco from Machu Picchu.

 

DAY 6: SACRED VALLEY/MACHU PICCHU/CUSCO | INC: B/L.

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. After a guided visit, we will have lunch at one of the restaurants in the area.

At the arranged time, we will board the train back to Ollantaytambo, we descend at the station, where our transportation will meet us to take us to our hotel in Cusco. Overnight stay.

* The guided tour to Machu Picchu last 2 ½ hours, the maximum time allowed within Machu Picchu is 4 hours.

 

DAY 7: CUSCO/LIMA | INC: B.

At the arranged time we will go to the airport to board the departing flight. On arrival in Lima, connect your international departure flight.

 

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

2018 RATES

S.I.C. SHARED BASIS SERVICES: Prices per person in US. American Dollars (minimum 02 participants)
Category Single Double Triple Child triple accomm Child sharing bed w/parents
First Class Plus 2024 1521 1392 1184 967
First Class 1693 1327 1268 993 967
Tourist Superior Class 1609 1287 1247 972 967

INCLUDES

LIMA

  • Transfer airport / hotel / airport – HD tour Lima, its legacy and history.
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Lima - Daily breakfast.

CUSCO

  • Transfers airport / hotel / train station / hotel / airport.
  • HD City tour.
  • FD Sacred Valley of the Incas: Pisac indian market and Ollantaytambo Fortress with lunch.
  • FD visit to Huilloc community with lunch.
  • FD Machu Picchu excursion with Vistadome train - Buffet lunch.
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Cusco - 2 nights of accommodation in the Sacred Valley - Daily breakfast.

GENERAL CONDITIONS

Important

  • Commissionable rate per person in USD Dollars.
  • Valid until December 15th, 2018.
  • Subject to
  • Does not apply Inti Raymi (June 22-26), our national holidays (July 28-29), Christmas, New Year’s Eve.
  • I.C. SHARED BASIS SERVICES: All transfers, visits and excursions based on Group or SIC Basis and including English-speaking local guides.
    * Our transfers: airport/hotel or v.v., bus station/hotel or v.v., train station/hotel or v.v., port/airport or hotel or v.v., does not include handling fee (tip for porters or bellboys), EXCEPT for transfers on private basis.
  • Children rates:
    Children of 2 to 5 years can apply rate sharing bed w/parents.
    Children of 2 to 11 years can apply rate of triple accommodation.
  • Hotels only allow one child sharing bed w/parents in a double room.
  • In order to purchase entrance fees, train tickets, etc, at child rate, we must have in advance, copy of passport, otherwise we cannot apply child rate.
  • Hotels have been quoted without the IGV (Peruvian tax), exoneration 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 (by the airport Immigration Services representative). In case of cancellation, this 18% should be added to the amount quoted.

Prices do not include

  • International and domestic air tickets.
  • Airport taxes (USD 9.40 domestic flights and USD 30.74 international flights / Subject to modification without prior notification).

* Above mentioned cost, at this moment, are included on the cost of the air tickets.

  • Personal expenses, beverages in meals.
  • Tips for guides, driver or waitress.

HOTELS

LIMA

  • First Class Plus: Casa Andina Premium Miraflores
  • First Class: Jose Antonio Deluxe
  • Tourist Class: Casa Andina Standard Miraflores Centro

CUSCO

  • First Class Plus: Casa Andina Premium Cusco
  • First Class: Jose Antonio
  • Tourist Class: Casa Andina Standard Cusco Koricancha

SACRED VALLEY:

  • First Class Plus: Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado
  • First Class: Agusto’s Sacred Valley
  • Tourist Class: Agusto’s Sacred Valley

 

CANCELLATION/RESERVATION POLICY

For FIT´s (up to 7 participants)

21 days prior passengers’ arrival, no cancellation fees will be charged.

Less than 21 days, cancellation fees may be charged according to suppliers´ charges.

 

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 FIT´s (up to 7 participants)

16 days prior passenger’s arrival, we require full payment.

Please send your payment to our bank account:

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Otherwise your payment will reflect a lesser amount with respect to our billing and therefore an outstanding balance on your accounts

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