Countries visited : Peru
TOTAL DAYS : 10 Days
STARTS IN : Lima
ENDS IN : Cuzco
Highlights : Lima , Andes Mountains , cuzco , machu pichu , Sacred Valley
TRANSPORT : Air-conditioned vehicle , Airplane , Boat , train , Foot
Travel Projects has designed a special program considering 12 of the best hotels in Peru “As per Travellers Choice 2013”. You will be able to discover every corner of Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu.
Hotels Used ( Subject to Availability)
|City||Option 1||Option 2||Option 3||Option 4|
|Lima||Casa Andina Select||Swissotel||Westin Lima||JW Marriott|
|Cuzco||Terra Andina||Aranwa Boutique||Palacio del Inca||Monasterio Hotel|
|Sacred Valley||Posada del Inca||Aranwa Sacred Valley||Tambo del Inca||Sol y Luna|
Day 1 Lima – Arrival
Arrival in Lima, the “City of Kings” famous for its Spanish Colonial architecture, extraordinary museums and cuisine. Lima is internationally recognized as the “Gastronomic Capital of the Americas”, and its cuisine is considered among the most diverse and exquisite in the world on par with French cuisine. Upon arrival a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and in registering.
Day 2 Lima – City Tour (B)
Tour of Modern and Colonial Lima – This half-day tour visits both the colonial and modern sections of Lima. Colonial sites include the lovely Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, San Francisco Church and the exquisite Torre Tagle Palace modern day seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In modern Lima, drive along the exclusive residential areas of Miraflores and San Isidro.
Day 3 Lima – Cusco (B)
Early morning transfer from the hotel to the airport for a short but spectacular flight over the snowcapped Andes to the oldest inhabited city in the hemisphere, Cusco, at an elevation of 11,440 feet. Upon arrival a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and in registering.
In the night you will enjoy a folkloric show at Native Art’s Qosqo Center. Includes: transfer and entrance ticket.
Day 4 Cusco City Tour and Nearby Ruins (B)
Tour of Cusco and Nearby Ruins – Visitors are caught up in the excitement of touring the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, a delightful combination of Inca and colonial architecture. The tour visits important landmarks such us Cusco’s Cathedral, Plaza de Armas and Koricancha “The Temple of the Sun”. This tour of the oldest continuously inhabited city in the western hemisphere also includes the nearby ruins of Kenko, Puca-Pucara, Tambomachay as well as the Sacsayhuaman fortress, an imposing example of Inca military architecture.
Day 5 Pisac Market and Ollantaytambo Archaeological Complex (B,L)
Full Day Excursion to the Pisac Indian Market and the Ollantaytambo Fortress – Morning departure for a drive through the fertile countryside of the Urubamba Valley to the colonial village of Pisac where an Indian Market takes place Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Other days you will tour the religious nucleus and archaeological site of Pisac. During your visit to the bustling marketplace you will have the opportunity to bargain with the natives for many different types of Peruvian handicrafts and jewelry.
Continue to the Ollantaytambo archaeological complex, the Incas built it as a fort that included a temple, agricultural terraces, and an urban area. There are two distinct sectors: The religious and worship zone, and the residential area. Ollantaytambo was an important administrative center with probable military functions if one considers the walls and towers. There are also traces of ancient roads and aqueducts. The town of Ollantaytambo is called a “Living Inca Town” since the inhabitants maintain very old practices and customs. Lunch is at a beautiful country estate on the shores of the Urubamba River.
Day 6 Sacred Valley – Day at Leisure
Day at leisure in the sacred valley you can visit an authentic Quechua Village to feel the way of life of the Inca’s ancestors. The Inca himself was a noble Quechua. They live off the land and are always wearing their colorful ponchos, see Quechua children scamper about while woman are weaving their family’s clothes. A meaningful experience!
Day 7 Machu Picchu (B,L)
Morning train ride through the sacred valley of Urubamba to the “Lost City of the Incas,” Machu Picchu. Perched 8,200 feet above the valley, it was hidden by mountains and semi-tropical jungles for 400 years until discovered by Hiram Bingham of Yale University in 1911. Archaeologists believe that the Inca “Virgins of the Sun” took refuge from the Spanish Conquistadors here. Guided tour of the ruins upon arrival. Lunch is at the Orient Express’ Sanctuary Lodge located just a few steps from the Inca citadel.
Day 8 Cusco – Free Day (B)
Wandering through this lovely city, exploring the astonishing narrow streets of this tile roof colonial town will be your unforgettable experience. You will find something astounding at every turn. Great buys are the traditional Peruvian handicrafts, alpaca-wool sweaters and rugs, ponchos, pottery, gold and silver jewelry, leather goods, etc. Because there are such a variety of products, we strongly suggest that when you like any particular item, you should buy it – you may not find the same item in other store. Many visitors to Cusco return home wishing they had a free day to discover this imperial city on their own, a free day in Cusco is a MUST!
Day 9 – Cusco – Lima (B)
Transfer to the airport for your departure to Lima. Upon arrival a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and in registering.
Magic Water Circuit (From Wednesday to Sunday)
Late afternoon visit the Magic Water Circuit at Parque de la Reserva. This recently remodeled park boasts 12 beautiful water fountains that literally “dance” under an awesome choreography of music, lights and laser beams. This park is the pride of Lima and has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest water fountain park in the world. The 80-meter high water fountain is an impressive view.
Day 10 – Lima – Out (B)
At proper time transfer to the airport to take your international flight. Arrive home full of great memories of the rich tradition of Colonial Lima and the mystical Land of the Incas
Option 1 - For Travel Up To 31 March 2014
Option 2 - For Travel Up To 31 March 2014
Option 3 - For Travel Up To 31 March 2014
Option 4 - For Travel Up To 31 March 2014
Prices per person in AU$. Not valid during local public holidays and special events.
All prices are as a guide only, please check with us for the latest prices.
Tour name :
Discover Peru Tour
Custom-made, flexible trips to Central and South America. You tell us when, where and how you’d like to travel.
We will put together a program that best suits your needs and preferences.