Highlights: the historic center of Lima the “City of Kings”, Explore the streets of the city of Cusco, Cradle of the Inca Civilization, learn about the local culture with a visit to the Sacred Valley, Reflect on the beauty and the wonder of the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Knowing this tourist destination in Peru is to appreciate the mixture of Inca and colonial architecture.
Perfect for those looking to experience archaeological and cultural treasures of the region in a short period of time – along with a visit to the lost city of the Incas Machu Picchu, surrounded by typical jungle-browed cloud forest.
Lima Airport Transfer
Depends on your flight’s arrival time
Our representative will meet you at the Lima international airport and escort you to your hotel.
There are no scheduled activities, for this day, check in at the hotel and rest –
Note: It is recommended to arrive in Lima at any time, but preferably arrive in Lima between 3 to 10 pm.
Breakfast at the hotel; we have the morning free to relax; We recommend that you take a restorative morning after a long journey and be prepared to begin this unforgettable journey through our wonderful country.
At 2:30 pm the guided city tour of the most important places in Lima will begin, it was the “City of the Kings”. This excursion offers the best combination of the various attractions of Lima in its three historical periods: pre-Hispanic, colonial and contemporary.
The Cathedral of Lima, the Government Palace, the Church of San Francisco with its famous Catacombs, and the Convent of Santa Rosa de Lima stand out. Visit the surroundings of the city such as the pre-Inca archaeological sites of Pachacamac or visit the Huaca Pucllana, also known as “Juliana”.
As well as the alternative of having a gastronomic tour to know the best restaurants in the city. At the end of this experience, return to our Hotel.
Optional excursion to the Water Fountains; Guided service to the Magic Water Circuit which is made up of more than 32 fountains with electric lighting and multi colored lights, has been certified by Guinness World Records.
Here you can enjoy a wonderful display of water, light, music and images reflected in the water fountains, presented in the Reserve Park – (they start at 18:30 hrs. – Duration: 2 hours and a half – Open on Wednesdays to Sunday).
Upon arrival, reception and transfer to the Hotel in Cusco; where you are welcomed with a traditional drink coca tea (“coca tea”) that will help you to achieve a good adaptation in the altitude free morning to take a walk around the ancient capital of the Incas or to achieve a good process of to air conditioning.
After lunch at 1:30 pm; The City Tour begins in Cusco including the Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay. Our tour begins in the Plaza de Armas. We will enter the Cathedral of Cusco with an exuberant Baroque style of the 16th century, see the beautiful wood crafts with gold leaf and colonial paintings that contain extensive Inca iconography.
We will visit the Koricancha (Temple of the Sun) part in which the Santo Domingo Convent was also built. The chronicles say that this temple was completely covered with gold, which impressed the conquerors upon their arrival in the capital of the Empire.
Ascend to the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman and visit the great Inca wonder. This is the royal house where the Sun god was honored, younger gods were also worshiped. Admire this great structure and enjoy the magnificent landscape of the Cusco Valley with peace and tranquility.
Next, we will visit Qenqo, the old temple in honor of the Puma, inside you can see a sacrificial altar perfectly worked in a huge piece of stone. In Tambomachay, you will see the sacred ceremonial sources of life and health, finally we will visit the Pucapucara fortress.
It is an important mandatory checkpoint before entering the city of Cusco or the Sacsayhuaman Fortress. After having enjoyed all this archaeological and cultural knowledge we return to the city of Cusco.
Buffet breakfast; The transfer starts from the hotel at 8:00 am for your full day excursion to the impressive Sacred Valley of the Incas, explore the beautiful full day landscape of the magical Sacred Valley.
First, you will visit the city of Pisaq, very famous for its well-known and varied artisan market, textiles, handicrafts, works and unique silver designs. In colonial times, “exchange of products or barter” were carried out.
In this type of operation, customers exchanged one good for another instead of using currency. To know the Pisaq market is to appreciate the magnificent works made by hand by local people, this gives an incalculable added value to their work.
Sunday is a main day in Pisaq for having the attraction of hearing masses celebrated in Quechua and Spanish. With the presence of the main authorities such as mayors and their assistants who play traditional musical instruments called “pututos”.
Then, we continue to the city of Urubamba, the most important in the Sacred Valley, here we have a typical Peruvian buffet lunch (included in the price) for one hour we will enjoy the restaurant facilities, and then continue our visit to the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo Knowing this impressive archaeological complex reflects the great management and mastery that these characters had in the place.
This magnificent archaeological group offers a great panorama and viewpoint to contemplate the valley both to the South and the North. The chronicles say that it was the royal domain of Emperor Pachacutec, this great Inca portent later served as a stronghold for Manco Inca when he carried out the rebellion against the Spanish.
At the end of the visit of this impressive place we have scheduled to spend the night in a very comfortable hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel; Full day excursion to Machu Picchu; take the train from the Ollantaytambo train station to enjoy 1 hour and 40 minutes heading to Aguas Calientes in a very comfortable train next to the sacred river of the Incas the Willkamayu or Urubamba river.
We will be able to appreciate the change in the landscape of the dry climate of the Valley to the typical humid climate of the jungle, which is where the New Wonder of the World is located.
Upon arrival at the Aguas Calientes station, you will board a tourist bus that will take us to the “sacred city” of Machu Picchu. In the company of your expert guide you will participate in a guided tour of the Complex or Sacred City, visiting the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the most important known as Intihuatana, important for its great handling for Inca astronomy.
It has a good state of conservation, generates a lot of admiration in our visitors, the temple of the Three Windows, houses, warehouses, the great central square; and the entire urban area with narrow passages that are surrounded by terraces or platform systems that give greater strength to the mountain.
After the excursion, you will have time to stroll through the archaeological sites or sites that have most impressed you, taking the photo perhaps as the most important proof of your visit to this new wonder of the planet.
Then, you will have time to do any of the following activities by yourself (not included in the price):
1. Climb the Mountain of Wayna Picchu; For the more adventurous, climbing this great Mountain implies a great unique challenge for you. From where you will be able to appreciate the great immensity of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary, making your visit even more surprising.
2. Another impressive walk is to get to Puerta del Sol; great opportunity to walk (approx. 1 hour) and enjoy the great landscape, the Urubamba canyon, highly recommended Puerta del Sol (Inti Punku).
Lunch at the Restaurant of the Sanctuary Lodge in Machu Picchu, considered in the price of this program. Then take the bus down according to the scheduled time.
Train back to Cusco: In the afternoon we go to the Aguas Calientes train station to take the train back to Cusco – train class (Vistadome Class). arrival at Poroy station, reception and transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
Breakfast at the hotel; transfer to the airport to take the flight back to Lima and from there take the connecting flight home, thank you for your visit, end of our services.
• Food: Breakfast