Discover the "Real Peru" in this week long program that
allows you to enjoy the history of the Inca and their past in a "not so fast pace". First a focus on the Cuzco area
and the archaeological ruins of Sacsayhauman Park then continue to the famous Pisac Market
where you can experience the cultural aspect and barter with the local's. Later proceed to the
famous Inca Fortress of Ollantaytambo where the Inca fought their final battles against the Spanish.
Onward to the "Lost City" of Machu Picchu where the guide will explain the history and myths of the site.
Of course the night is spent at Machu Picchu, for the spectacular view at sunrise! Spend a leisure day in Cuzco and shop or
re-view the areas that interest you most. Complete the program with a Colonial tour of Lima and the choice of any Museum.
This Great trip to be combined to other areas of interest.
Day 1 - Depart to Peru arrive Lima
Depart from the home city to Lima where you will be met and transferred to the hotel located in Lima. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 - Lima - Cuzco - City Tour & Sacsayhauman Park - Cuzco
You will be met and transferred to the Lima airport for the local airline flight to Cuzco.
On your arrival our staff will meet and transfer you to the hotel where you can use the remainder
of the morning to acclimate to the 11,300 ft. altitude in the Inca capital of Cuzco. In the afternoon
(1:45 p.m.), our staff will meet and transfer you by group tour bus and guide for a City tour of Cuzco and the Colonial
and Inca sites of La Cathedral and Santo Domingo Convent, or Q�oricancha, Tambo Machay, Kenko,
Pucapucara, and Sacsayhauman. Early evening return to Cuzco and the hotel. (5:45 -6:15 p.m.)
Over night at the hotel. (CB or BB)
Day 3 - Cuzco - Pisac Market - Ollantaytambo
Our staff will meet and transfer you in the morning ( 8:45 -9:00 a.m.) into the Sacred Valley of the Inca.
This fertile region includes many Inca terraces and farm land. Travel to the town of Pisac and the Ancient
Pisac Market for the annual show where many of the local Indians sell and barter their hand made textiles,
fresh fruits, and vegetables. After an hour or so of mingling with the locals, you will proceed to eat lunch
at a local hacienda restaurant in the Sacred Valley. Afterwards, continue to Ollantaytambo which is
the oldest continuously habituated town of the Inca that contains several important Inca structures.
At the top of the sixteen massive terraces are the ever impressive ruins of Ollantaytambo Fortress.
This is where the Inca fought some of their fiercest and strongest battles. It is unknown how the huge
precisely carved stones were transported down one mountain range to the Ollantaytambo location,
or how they were fitted perfectly to support a strategic fortress that has bared the test of time.
Also found here are �silos� or grain mills that are directly adjacent to the fortress that could
have maintained thousands of pounds of grain for the Inca and its people. Some of the grain was
most likely produced in the surrounding agricultural terracing by the variety of crops that were
grown. Afterwards, remain in the Sacred Valley. (3:45 p.m) Overnight at the hotel. (CB or BB / L)
Day 4 - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu
Morning on your own in Ollantaytambo to explore the area. Afterwards you will be assisted to the Ollanta train station for the First Class train departing
mid afternoon to Machu Picchu. Here you will continue into the Andean Mountains winding and passing through several small villages where the local Indian farmers
manage their farms and reside just as they have for hundreds of years. After a short but scenic ride (1� hours) you arrive into the final stop at
Aguas Calientes. Here the temperatures will have changed to that of tropical and a abundance of plants typical for this region of the Amazon basin
can be appreciated. Here you will be met by the hotel staff and transferred to the preferred hotel. Remainder of the evening on your own. Evening
your guide will meet with you for the orientation regarding the following morning trip into Machu Picchu. Overnight at the preferred hotel. (CB or BB/L)
(NOTE: Sanctuary Lodge includes: BB/L/D, Pueblo Hotel includes: BB/D)
(*NOTE: Entry of Machu Picchu is limited to 4 hours. Entries start at 6:00 A.M. / last entry is 2:00 P.M. All 4 hour time
slots are limited to available spaces at time of purchase.
Based on train times and availabilities service maybe by tour bus from Cuzco to Ollantaytambo and train to Machu Picchu.
The return from Machu Picchu could be train to Ollantaytambo then by tour bus to Cuzco. )
Day 5 - Aguas Calientes - PRIVATE TOUR Machu Picchu - Cuzco
Early morning you will meet your private guide and board the tourist bus and proceed up a incredible winding road that leads to the fabled site
for early morning tour of Machu Picchu. On your arrival your guide will explain the history and the myths that surround this archaeological wonder.
Several ideas or possibilities have been noted of this massive archaeological complex of acropolis proportion. Whether this site was pre Incan, a
previous leaders sanctuary for his retirement, or maybe a location for the virgins to be separated from the kingdom and used as wives for the Inca
rulers or even sacrificial for the gods. It seems that the world will never know. After your tour (2 hours) time will permit to hike to the Inti
Punku Pass (Gate of the Sun) or explore and take more photographs of the area. Remainder of the day on your own. Late afternoon bid farewell to the
lost city of Machu Picchu and proceed to the Aguas Calientes where you will re-claim your baggage at the hotel before departing on the train to Cuzco.
Afterwards transfer to the train station where you will board the First Class train for your return to Ollantaytambo and then to Cuzco and the hotel.
Overnight at the preferred hotel.(CB or BB)
Day 6 - Free day in Cuzco
Full day on your own in Cuzco to explore the many shops & museums
Overnight at the preferred hotel. (CB or BB)
Day 7 - Cuzco - Lima - Colonial & Museum tour of Lima - depart
Our staff will meet and transfer you to the Cuzco airport for your retrun flight to Lima. Here you
will be met and transferred to the hotel in Miraflores. Afternoon tours of Colonial Lima visiting
the Main Square, the site of Spanish foundation by Francisco Pizarro. Continue to the Cathedral,
built in 1625 of Spanish baroque style and the Government Palace, with its traditional & colorful
changing of the presidential guard, then to San Francisco Church and Monastery: Lima�s biggest religious
complex with a convent, museum of colonial art, cloisters and catacombs. Later continue to your choice
Museum ( Larco Herrera, National or Gold ) where priceless pre-Columbian ceramic, weaving�s, gold,
silver & copper artifacts from previous civilizations like Nazca, Paracas, Wari, Chavin, Moche,
Lambayeque, Chimu & Inca can be viewed. Early evening return to the Hotel where you can relax
for the remainder of the evening. Later that evening ( 9:30 p.m. ) you will be met and transferred
to the Lima airport and your flight out of Peru. (CB or BB)
Day 8 - Lima - arrive home
. . . ALERT . . . ALERT . . . ALERT . . .
ALL ENTRIES FOR MACHU PICCHU NATIONAL PARK ALLOW ONLY 4 HOURS FROM SCHEDULED ENTRY TIME.
Entries start at 6:00 A.M. / last entry is 2:00 P.M.
All 4 hour time slots are limited to available spaces at time of purchase.
PRICE PER PERSON INCLUDES :
Lodging, English guided tours, transfers, entry fees & meals where noted.
NOT INCLUDED :
International or Local air, meals, departure taxes and additional incidentals.
NOTE : First Class train from Puno to Cuzco or vise versa available on request.
NOTE : All hotels include Continental or Buffet breakfast.
Room type : ST=Standard;CR=Colonial;SP=Superior;DR=Deluxe;
SPD=Superior Deluxe; JS=Jr.Suite;STP=Standard Patio;SPT=Standard Patio Terrace.