Destination

Peru

Duration

6 Days

Price

From $2,495 pp

Travel to Peru to explore the legendary ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. Begin by arriving in Lima for an overnight stay, the next mornin fly to Cusco, the ancient Inca Capital is a blend of Incan civilization and colonial influences. Enjoy an afternoon city tour of Cusco and the surrounding ruins includy Sachsayhuman. The next day visit the Sacred Valley including the traditional Chinchero Market, stay overnight in the Sacred Valley. Early the next morning board the train to Machu Picchu Pueblo where you will enjoy a guided tour of mystical Machu Picchu. The next morning is at leisure to return to Machu Picchu for the sunrise and opportunity to clmb Huayana Picchu (must be pre booked). Return to Cusco for overnight, the next morning fly to Lima where you will visit the Larco Herrara Museum which houses a unique collection of Pre Columbian of artifacts, including textiles, gold and Jewlery in addition the Erotic Ceramics Gallery.

Days Activities Accommodations
Day 1
Lima
  • Lima Airport Assistance (Arrival)
Costa Del Sol Ramada - Airport - Standard Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 2
Lima - Cusco
  • Lima Airport Assistance (Depart)
  • Airport - Cusco Transfer
  • Cusco City Tour & Ruins
Libertador Palacio del Inka - Superior Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 3
Cusco - Sacred Valley
  • Pisac & Moray Ruins, Maras Salt Terraces & Chinchero Market
Libertador Tambo del Inka - Superior Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 4
Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes) - Machu Picchu
  • Transfer Ollanta Station
  • Vistadome Valley Train - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
  • Machu Picchu Guided Exploration
Sumaq - Superior Deluxe
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Day 5
Machu Picchu - Poroy Station - Cusco
  • Machu Picchu Morning at Leisure
  • Vistadome Train - Poroy Station
Libertador Palacio del Inka - Superior Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 6
Cusco - Lima
  • Transfer Hotel - Cusco Airport
  • Half Day Larco Museum - Lima Airport Transfer

Day 1
Lima

Welcome to Lima International Airport. Once you have cleared customs, a Travelous representative awaits your arrival holding a sign with your name printed on it. They will assist you with check in to your airport hotel for overnight stay.

Costa Del Sol Ramada - Standard Room

Day 2
Lima - Cusco

A Travelous representative will escort you from the airport hotel to assist you with check-in for your flight.

Upon arrival at the Cusco Airport, transfer in private vehicle with full assistance to your hotel.

In the early afternoon, enjoy a private city tour of Cusco city and its surrounding ruins. This captivating city tour begins with a visit to Cusco's Main Square, known in Inca times as "Huyacaypata" or "The Warrior"s Square." This was the location of key political and cultural events in Cusco's history. The next stop is the great Cathedral, which was built between 1560 and 1664 with large stones of red granite taken from the Inca Fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Next, tour the gold-plated Korikancha Temple, the most important temple dedicated to sun worship. Afterwards, continue to the ruins above Cusco: Kenko, Pucapucara, Tambomachay and the Sacsayhuaman Fortress, an imposing example of Inca military architecture.

Libertador Palacio del Inka - Superior Room

Day 3
Cusco - Sacred Valley

Bask in the glory of the Sacred Valley through a full-day tour of its alluring attractions. Visit the Pisac Ruins, set high above the valley (9,700ft), by patterned fields and rimmed with terraces, the stone work and panoramas from Pisac ruins are quite striking. Continue to Maras Salt Terraces glistening salt mines where local communities extract salt from these mines that have been in use since pre-Columbian times. Visit the archaeological site of Moray. The Andean terraces, built on retaining walls filled with fertile soil and watered via a complex irrigation system, offered more than 250 different types of vegetables and cereals, such as corn, quinoa and kiwicha.

Next is Chinchero, a vibrant community nestled in the mountains. Its main attraction, however, is its Sunday Market, which was originally dedicated to the barter of produce by the people of the valley, today it is a hub of pulsating activity of color and movement with its range of produce, handicrafts and textiles made in pre-Columbian style.

Libertador Tambo Del Inka - Superior Room

Day 4
Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes) - Machu Picchu

Transfer to Ollanta Station from the Sacred Valley with private vehicle and English speaking assistance.

Travel to Aguas Calientes on board the Vistadome Valley Train, accompanied by your private guide. Upon arrival, board the 30-minutes shuttle bus to the Machu Picchu citadel.

Enjoy a private exploration of Machu Picchu, a citadel considered to be one of the most extraordinary examples of landscape architecture in the world, re-discovered in 1911 by the explorer Hiram Bingham. Located in an enclave on the saddle of a mountain, overlooking the deep canyon of the Urubamba River, in an area of lush tropical forest, it served as a place of worship, a site for star-gazing and a private hacienda of the family of the Inca Pachacutec. It consists of two main areas: one agricultural and the other urban, which is noted for its sacred zone with its temples, squares and royal tombs.

After the tour, you will take the bus to Aguas Calientes town, escorted by your private guide.

Sumaq - Superior Deluxe

Day 5
Machu Picchu - Poroy Station - Cusco

Enjoy a leisurely morning so to explore Machu Picchu at your own pace. Travelous encourages you to return to Machu Picchu for a magical morning sunrise and the chance to climb Huayna Picchu.

The Machu Picchu ruins are limited to only 2,500 visitors per day between 6am and 2pm, while the Huayna Picchu hike is limited to 400 people per day. The 400 visitors are divided into two groups that depart at different times in the morning. The first group departs between 7-8am, while the second group departs between 10-11am. It is necessary to book the Huayna Picchu hike well in advance.

Board the Vistadome train as you journey to Poroy station located 20 minutes from Cusco.

Libertador Palacio del Inka - Superior Room

Day 6
Cusco - Lima

Transfer in private vehicle with full assitance to the Cusco airport .

A private guide will greet you at Lima airport and your final tour of Lima will begin upon arrival.

The guide will accompany you on a visit to the Larco Herrera Museum. The Museum showcases remarkable chronological galleries that provide an excellent overview of 3000 years of development of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. Located in a unique vice-royal mansion of the 18th century, built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid, it is surrounded by beautiful gardens. The Museum features the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous erotic archaeological collection. Larco is one of the few museums in the world where visitors may enter the storage area with its 45.000 classified archaeological objects. Its masterpieces are considered worldwide icons of Pre-Columbian art.

Unfortunately, we say goodbye to you today. Transfer in private vehicle with full assistance at Lima Airport. Keep the memories alive and we hope to see you again in Peru.

Peru is a country of exceptional natural beauty, with a wide range of places and activities available. Every city, whether on the coast, the mountains or the jungle, offers visitors a wide range of individual landscapes, sounds, colors and tastes. Peru is also known as the land of the Incas, an incredible civilization that learned how to tame its geography and live in harmony with the rivers, the Sun, the rain, the ocean, the mountains and the cold dryness of the Andes, adapting to their surroundings and surviving thanks to Mother Earth's gifts. Travel back in time to ancient civilizations and share the great cultural heritage of the Peruvian people.

Costa Del Sol Ramada

Located within Jorge Chavez International Airport, the Hotel Costa del Sol Ramada offers a way to save time during your stay and optimize your rest. In this way, you will benefit from a perfect combination of time, pleasure and relaxation. The hotel also offers Spa Express, a complete spa facility which is the ideal option after a long journey, and before catching your next flight.

Spacious, modern, and very comfortable, the rooms offer services such as cable television, air conditioning, heating, safe deposit box, Wi-Fi internet connection, mini-bar, hair dryer, clock radio, 110 V and 220 V electricity supply, and music. The main objective is to provide guests with the best accommodation in Lima, just a few steps from the international and domestic arrivals and departure lounges of Peru"s principal airport.

Libertador Palacio del Inka

Dating back nearly five centuries, Palacio del Inka stands in the historic center of Cusco. Directly across from the Koricancha, a five-minute walk from the main square and less than a mile from an array of museums, markets, and restaurants.

With 203 exquisitely appointed guest rooms which combine Peruvian art and handcrafted furnishings with contemporary amenities from a signature Luxury Collection bed to state-of-the-art technology, including an LED TV, High Speed Internet Access, and an iPod docking station.

Guest rooms with a queen or king-size bed located in a very quiet part of the hotel; some have a direct view of the Koricancha temple and others have wireless Internet service available.

Libertador Tambo Del Inka

Nestled in the Sacred Valley, just 50 minutes from the city of Cusco, Tambo del Inka is the best hotel in Peru from which travelers can reach Machu Picchu, the mystical Inca citadel. This spectacular resort & spa invites you to relax and indulge the senses, offering unparalleled service and limitless opportunities of discovery for groups, weddings, meetings and incentive travel around Peru.

Airy and inviting, the Superior Room strikes an easy balance between timeless tradition and modern conveniences; it has one king or two queen size beds, 32" LCD TV and a walking closet. Enjoy mesmerizing views of the internal gardens and valley landscape from the furnished balcony.

Sumaq

In addition to its exclusive service, Sumaq offers a privileged location in the Machu Picchu historic sanctuary, on the banks of the Vilcanota River near the main tourist attractions. Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel is a family hotel dedicated entirely to its guests. Enjoy exclusive haute cuisine that features traditional Peruvian dishes and a staff that provides warm and friendly atmospheres, with attention to your needs. Immerse yourself in the outdoor activities and experience the authentic traditions of neighboring communities. The Aguas Calientes Train Station is just a ten-minute walk away, and the Sumaq offers bus service from the door of the hotel to and from Machu Picchu for guests.

The Superior Deluxe room is designed for the rest and comfort of its guests. Sleep soundly, with hypo-allergenic pillows, alpaca wool fibre blankets, sheep wool comforters, box spring mattresses and modern thermal heat.

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