DAY 01.- LIMA
Reception at Lima Airport and transfer to the chosen hotel. Accommodation in Lima.
DAY 02.- LIMA – CITY TOUR – CUSCO
This tour will allow us to follow the trail of Lima’s history, walking along the roads where the historical and cultural legacy is found, where we will find the artistic and architectural beauty of its historic buildings.
We will start the visit through the Plaza San Martin, bordered by beautiful historical buildings.
We will walk through the Jirón de la Unión until we reach the main square of the historic center.
– Entrance to the Church and convent of San Francisco where we will appreciate the cloisters, its library and the underground galleries or cemetery catacombs from the colonial era.
– We will arrive at Palacio de Torre Tagle (panoramic) Church of San Pedro.
We will return through the neighborhood of Miraflores where we will pass through a panoramic view of the Huaca Pucllana, a large archaeological complex built more than 1,500 years ago.
Transfer to the airport to take flight to Cusco, flights in the morning (1 hour 20 minutes); reception and transfer to your selected Hotel.
DAY 03.- CUSCO – AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU
Transfer to Poroy station from where we will take the train to Aguas Calientes, departs 06:40 arrival 09:54 Hrs.
We will take the local bus that goes up to the ruins of Machu Picchu. The bus ride to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu lasts around 25 minutes and it follows a steep winding path, offering spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Upon our arrival, we will get into the archaeological zone of Machu Picchu and our guide will show us the most important sectors of this great Inca City, such as the great Intiwatana (solar clock), the Sun Temple, the urban sector, the agricultural sector among others. Machu Picchu was long thought to be legendary. Then in 1911, the explorer Hiram Bingham stumbled upon it remains. Machu Picchu stands 2,430 m above sea-level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, in an extraordinarily beautiful setting. It was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height; its giant walls, terraces and ramps seem as if they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments. The natural setting, on the eastern slopes of the Andes, encompasses the upper Amazon basin with its rich diversity of flora and fauna.
We will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, where you will have time for lunch and also to explore this colorful town that utterly filled with souvenirs shops, restaurants, bars, internet cafes etc.
Return by train to Cusco departing in the afternoon. Accommodation in Cusco.
DAY 04.- CUSCO – RAINBOW MOUNTAIN
Pick up from your Hotel in Cusco 05:00 am 3 Hrs drive on a private transport to Quesiuno located at 4,320 masl (start of the trek). Breakfast will be provided once we arrive to Quesiuno. We start our hike from 4200 m to 5100 masl to Rainbow Mountain aka: (Cerro Colorado, Montaña de Colores or “Vinicunca”) lead by our expert guide, here we can see the stunning colors that are natural formations of minerals since ages that give colors to the mountain. Beautiful views of red and colors mountains, streams and herds of alpacas and llamas and the south side of Ausangate ranges of mountains. We will hike through small traditional andean villages a see the local people with their colorful dresses. After a total hike of approximately 3-4 hours, we finally will reach to this mirador spot to have an impressive views of Rainbow Mountains located at 5,100 masl. Time to explore the area. Time to rest and enjoy our packed lunch. You will have time to take pictures and soak in the environment. (We will spend approximately 30-45 minutes at the top). Then we start our return back hiking a downhill the way thru we came. The hike will take 3 hours. Our private van will be waiting for us when we return. 3 hour drive back to Cusco and drop you off at your Cusco hotel. Approximate arrival 4 pm; Accommodation in Cusco.
DAY 05.- CUSCO – CITY TOUR & NERABY RUINS – LIMA
Visit to Cusco City where we‘ll appreciate the “Cathedral” that stands out due to its beauty, the “chorus” and the “pulpit” which contains an important collection of paintings of Cusquena School and objects made of embossed silver. Continuing with the trip, we’ll visit the “Plaza de Armas”, the Sun’s temple known as “Koricancha” which was one of the most stunning constructions of Andean “Cusco”. By car 10 minutes away from Cusco City, we will visit the “Sacsayhuaman Fortress”, the type of this construction is Cyclopean due to the stone’s size, some of them weight between 90 and 128 tons. We will go at 15 minutes to Cusco City in car, where we’ll arrive to the archeological center of Qenqo known as the Labyrinth sacred place in which the ceremonies in honor to the Sun, the moon and the stars took place. After 30 minutes ride, we’ll visit another archeological complex named Pukapukara, this center has several grounds, interior squares, aqueducts, watchtowers and roads. Finally, we will finish the journey visiting the Archeological Complex of Tambomachay which played an important function related to the Water and to the regeneration of the land.
Transfer to the Airport to take off to Lima, arrival and transfer to your selected hotel. Accommodation in Lima.
DAY 06.- LIMA
Transfer to the Airport to take the flight to the country of your final destination.
|SERVICES FOR SMALL GROUPS||(Local guides in each city in Spanish language)|
|Lima-Cusco||Departs 18:20 Arrival 19:45|
|Cusco-Lima||Departs 16:55 Arrival 18:15|
|$100||No baggage allowance|
|$165||All Air sections - Luggage 10Kg.|
|ISSUANCE OF TICKETS||RESTRICTIONS|
|$15 per person||Subject to change and availability|
|CITY||Tourist||Superior Tourist||First Class||Deluxe I||Deluxe II|
Tierra Viva Miraflores
La Hacienda Miraflores
Casa Andina Select
Pullman S.I Superior
Costa del Sol City
Casa Andina Premium
Novotel San Isidro
Andean Wings hab.
Xima hab. Standard
Union Hab. Clasica
Andean Wings superior
Casa Andina Plaza,
Terra Andina Superior
San Agustin Plaza
Casa Andina Premium
Quinta San Blas
Costa del Sol Superior
Palacio Manco Capac
hab. De Luxe
Palacio Manco Capac
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