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A classic holiday in beautiful Peru awaits you traveling through the coast and onto the precious Andes. Explore Lima, the capital of Peru, strolling through its historical and modern sides and dining in its finest restaurants feasting on delicious ceviche and other flavorful creole dishes. Then journey to the Andes to discover the Inca world strolling on the cobblestoned streets of Cusco, once the capital of the Inca Empire. Admire the charming city with its Inca and Colonial architecture and archeological sites of Sacsayhuaman and Qenko. Travel to the lovely Sacred Valley with its stunning landscapes, colorful markets, and Inca ruins of Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Take a wonderful train ride to Aguas Calientes for a tour of the iconic Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Finally a visit to the alternative rainbow mountain of Palcoyo with stunning scenery.
Upon your arrival to Lima, the capital of Peru, our View Peru Representative will meet you and take you to your hotel and provide a briefing on your upcoming events.
Get settled in your comfortable hotel in Miraflores, and have a delicious dinner. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
After a delicious breakfast, our guide will meet you at your hotel to start your half-day tour through the capital of Lima that lies on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, to appreciate the beautiful contrast between the modern and historic sides of the city.
Our tour starts with a visit to the Huaca Pucclana pyramid, a pre-Incan site that was built around 500 A.D., by the Lima Culture.
We will explore colonial Lima, the historic center, which was declared a UNESCO world heritage. Pass through San Martin Square, Plaza de Armas, Government Palace, the Cathedral, Archbishops Palace, and the Mayor`s Palace. Next, we will visit the San Francisco Catacombs.
Then we will travel through the upper-class neighborhoods of San Isidro Olivar, Miraflores, and Larco Mar where you can have a delicious ceviche while taking in stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. We will leave you at a fine restaurant in Lima to have a succulent seafood dish of Ceviche.
Later on in the day, our representative will take you to the Lima airport for your flight to Cusco.
Arrive in the Andean city of Cusco, where our View Peru Representative will be waiting to take you to your hotel. Settle in your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
Optional Tours extra cost:
Today after a delicious breakfast, our guide will greet you at your hotel to start a wonderful tour of the city of Cusco, Sacsayhuaman + Qenqo.
The first stop will be at the Qoricancha Sun Temple, a marvelous shrine that was built with religious prophecies during the Inca apogee. Following the tour, we will visit the Plaza de Armas of Cusco (the main square), where our guide will be intensifying the information about the construction and history behind the Cathedral and its beautiful architecture. Then we can visit the well-known San Pedro Market to get a taste of culture and maybe try an enticing fruit juice or eat an exotic fruit. We continue with a short drive up above Cusco taking in the lovely scenery. Visit the impressive Inca complex of Sacsayhuaman with its huge boulders and magnificent presence. As you cross its massive opening it will leave you in awe, your guide will explain that this site was built for the Incas using rocks weighing up to 180 tons which they managed to fit perfectly. The next stop is another mysterious site named Qenqo which means labyrinth. This site is very interesting as it is a rocky construction that hides subterranean passages in its interior. It is also believed this was a ceremonial place where the Incas used to possibly embalm their dead and make sacrifices. After a fabulous time, we will leave you at your hotel or the center of Cusco to have lunch. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the enchanting city of Cusco.
After breakfast, depart your hotel in Cusco with your View Peru guide, with destination to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Go forward to the lush Sacred Valley surrounded by the Andes Mountains with beautiful landscapes, warmer weather, and at a lower altitude than Cusco. Drive passing the town of Pisac, up the hill to the archeological site with the same name. The Pisac ruins are surrounded by terraces and stunning views of the Sacred Valley. Afterward, we will go to the Pisac colorful handicraft market for a look. You can pick up alpaca sweaters, jewelry, and more. We continue towards Urubamba along the Vilcanota River to have a delightful lunch in an exclusive restaurant, serving cuisine with fresh local ingredients grown in the Sacred Valley. After lunch, we move forward to the Inca town of Ollantaytambo, to tour the archeological site built facing the town, with its amazing terraces and structure. Walk along the cobblestoned streets still bearing the Inca design around town. Then walk to the Ollantaytambo train station to board your train to Aguas Calientes. Take in the beautiful vistas on your train ride to the town of Machu Picchu. Upon your arrival, our representative will meet you and walk you to your comfortable hotel to settle in. The rest of the day is at your leisure to take a stroll around town and have a delicious dinner at your hotel.
Today you will have an early breakfast, before departing with your guide to the bus station to take the shuttle bus up to the Iconic Machu Picchu.
Ultimately, the day you`ve dreamed about is here! Meet face to face with the astounding Machu Picchu, Tour the wonderous Citadel with your guide who will provide all the theories surrounding this marvel of the world. Fix your eyes on the stunning structures built by the Incas and the striking surroundings. After a fantastic time, you can do the optional hike of Huayna Picchu or exit the park with your guide to take the bus back to Aguas Calientes. In town enjoy a delightful lunch before it’s time to board your train to the Poroy station. Upon your arrival at the station, our View Peru Representative will be waiting to take you to your hotel in Cusco.
Optional extra cost:
Huayna Picchu Hike
In the morning, we depart our hotel with our professional guide en route to Palccoyo, the multicolored rainbow mountain located in the Red Valley. This route is the alternative to Vinicunca if you want an easier walk, lower elevation, lovelier landscapes, and fewer tourists. Start your easy stroll through remarkable views of the rock formations and spectacular landscapes. Explore the colorful rainbow mountain and take many pictures. Then it will be time to have a delicious box lunch before retracing our route to our waiting vehicle. On our way back to Cusco we will visit Checacupe church and the Inca bridges. You will arrive around 17:00 hours at your hotel in Cusco to relax and to further explore the city.
Our View Peru Representative will meet you at the scheduled time in your hotel for your transfer to the Cusco airport to take your flight to Lima.
Teary-eyed you will leave Cusco, Peru but promise to return in the future.