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Discover an Andean Christmas in Peru, where the celebration takes place on Christmas Eve, called Noche Buena’, (Good Night) and people attend the night service called Misa de Gallo. Stroll the Inca city of Cusco on December 24 to experience the typical Christmas market of Santurantikuy held in the Plaza de Armas (main square), where they sell ornaments, nativity pieces, and many more lovely handicrafts. The holidays are a wonderful time to visit Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and Machu Picchu in Peru.
TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY IN PERU!
Arrive at the airport of the coastal city of Lima, Peru, and be greeted by our cheery View Peru Representative, who will escort you to the comfortable hotel in Miraflores of your choice. You will receive a briefing on your upcoming tours in Peru. Enjoy free time exploring Lima, the city of Kings, feeling the spirit of Christmas, and savoring delicious Peruvian cuisine.
After an appetizing breakfast, our guide will meet you to begin the historical tour of the cosmopolitan city of Lima. Our well-versed guide will introduce you to the cosmopolitan city of Lima, Peru, located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. We start our tour by going through the modern districts of Miraflores and San Isidro which are very affluent and passing by the pre-Inca ruins of Huaca Pucllana, an adobe clay pyramid, which was occupied by the Lima culture from 200 to 700 CE. Next, our tour takes us through Colonial Lima visiting its historic center, Plaza Mayor, and observing the elegant architecture, cathedral, and the cryptic San Francisco Catacombs. After a fabulous time, we will leave you at your hotel. Enjoy a lovely Peruvian lunch of Ceviche (fresh seafood dish), or other delectable dishes.
Later on, our representative will take you to the Lima airport to take your flight to Cusco.
Our View Peru representative will greet you at the Cusco airport and transfer you to your hotel in the center of the city. Get acquainted with the beautiful city of Cusco wandering about admiring the Christmas scene
Alternative Tours in Lima
Lima Gourmet Tour
JOY TO THE WORLD VISITING THE SACRED VALLEY OF PERU!
In the morning depart your hotel in Cusco with your guide and group or in private en route to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Enjoy the beautiful vistas of the precious Sacred Valley of Peru, surrounded by the impressive Andes Mountains. Continue to the Inca Pisac archeological site surrounded by many terraces built on the side of the hilltop, for a stroll on the top trail of the ruins to catch impressive views of the Sacred Valley, Sun Temple, and water channels below (in private only). Then continue to the colorful Pisac handicraft market to wander about the many stalls, where you can pick up some lovely souvenirs for your family and friends. Our next stop will be in Urubamba to relax and have a flavorful Peruvian lunch. After lunch, we will drive to the Inca town of Ollantaytambo for a tour of the spectacular archeological site of many terraces, and temples, facing the town. Following a fantastic time, we proceed to the Andean village of Chinchero for a visit to the ruins and to appreciate the surreal vistas of the fabulous landscapes. Return to Cusco around 7:00 pm.
In private services you will visit the ruins of the Sacred Valley more in-depth and at your pace. Also, in Chinchero you can observe a colorful traditional weaving demonstration. Private service is flexible.
PEACE ON EARTH HAVING A JOLLY TIME AT MACHU PICCHU DURING THE CHRISTMAS SEASON!
Today, we set off early from your hotel in Cusco, with your View Peru Representative and drive to the Poroy train station to board the train of your choice to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival at the Aguas Calientes train station, our professional guide will be waiting to take you to the bus stop to board the shuttle bus up to Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and the most visited site in Peru. Now is the WOW moment you have waited for all your life coming face to face with the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu! Discover the world of the Incas with your well-versed guide who will provide the theories behind this impressive citadel. Relish in its beauty and be inspired by the spirit of Machu Picchu that the Incas once frequented. Stroll by the many temples, corridors, and Sun Temple to check out the carefully cut stones that were adjoined together, and not even a knife can penetrate them. The sheer genius of the Incas to have an out-of-this-world skill of building is just memorizing. After a fabulous time exit the park with your guide. Return to town and have a flavorful lunch surrounded by the spirit of Christmas cheer. Then it’s time to board the train to the Poroy station, where our View Peru Representative will be waiting to take you back to your hotel in Cusco.
T’WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS IN CUSCO!
The enchanting city of Cusco is the perfect place to be on Christmas Eve, visiting the famous Santurantikuy Christmas market of Peru. The Plaza de Armas (main square) is very festive bustling with people and vendors selling the Andean Jesus, nativity, pottery, paintings, and much more to do with Christmas. Admire the Andean Nativity and Christmas scene while wandering about the market in Cusco feeling the magic. Afterward, we continue exploring the city of the Incas with your guide strolling to Qoricancha, the Inca Sun Temple. We then drive above Cusco to visit the impressive Sacsayhuaman with its magnificent presence. Return to Cusco and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure shopping, or have some hot chocolate with panettone a Christmas treat. In the evening, feast on an exquisite Peruvian Christmas dinner with drinks and dessert. After dinner, relax and see the colorful sparkling fireworks in the city of Cusco.
WISHING YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS WHILE TRAVELING IN CUSCO, PERU!
Stand under the mistletoe and Cusco will bless you with romance, fertility, and vitality.
Wander around the ancient city of Cusco feeling the cheer and positive spirit of Christmas.
Optional tours extra cost:
Peruvian Cooking Class
Today, you will depart early in the morning from Cusco, with your guide in the direction of Soraypampa (3850 mt.) to start the thrilling hike to Humantay Lake (4300 mt.). We will pass many towns and lovely landscapes until reaching Mollepata Village (2900 mt.), where we will have a hot breakfast. After breakfast, continue in our vehicle to Sorayapampa, the starting point of our exhilarating hike. Hike for about 1.5 hours climbing gradually, catching striking vistas of the glacial mountains, vegetation, and adorable birds. Then behold the dramatic turquoise-colored Humantay Lake sparkling in front of us, nestled comfortably between the tremendous snow-covered mountains of Humantay and Salkantay looming over it. The panoramic views are unbelievable, to say the least. You will have time to wander around Humantay Lake and take many pictures. Later after a stellar experience, it’s time to retrace our trail descending down to Soraypampa. Our waiting transport will take us to Mollepata to have lunch. After lunch, it’s time to return to Cusco arriving around 6:00 pm.
Now, that you have enjoyed Christmas cheer in Cusco, Peru, it is time to say goodbye until we meet again.
Our friendly, View Peru Representative will take you to the Cusco airport at the scheduled time to connect to your flight to Lima.