Duration: 07 Days
Type: Special Packages and Holidays in Peru
Destinations: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu
This itinerary was planned and designed for those wishing to experience the wonder, culture, mysticism and a joyful Christmas and New Year’s holidays in Lima and Cusco, Peru. The below dates are only a recommendation. This itinerary can be customized, shortened or lengthened to accommodate your international Lima arrival and departure dates.
Welcome and reception in the Lima airport. Private transfer in our secure car to the Miraflores, Lima hotel of your choice.
At the time indicated by you, our staff will be ready to start the Lima City Tour also know as the City of Kings tour of Colonial Lima. Visit the Cathedral, the Catacombs of San Francisco, the 2nd century ceremonial and administrative center of Huaca Puccllana. Optional visit to the Gold Museum. You will be returned to your hotel after the tour.
In the morning your private car will meet you in your hotel and take you to the Lima airport for your flight SE over the Andes to the Imperial City of Cusco (approx 1:15 hrs). Cusco airport greeting and private transfer to your hotel in the heart of historic Cusco. After a brief rest and acclimatization to Cusco’s 11,000 feet elevation you may begin your Private Cusco City Tour. Visiting the most important archaeological sites around the city of Cusco: Koricancha , Sacsayhuamán, Kenko, Pucapucara and Tambomachay. If you have any stamina left you can see the typical dance show in the Qosqo Native Art Center, which presents Beautiful dances from all over Peru .
After breakfast you will be greeted by your guide in your hotel to begin your tour of the magnificent Sacred Valley. Drive north from Cusco in your private van with your guide and driver to see glaciers, farms, small pueblos and beautiful landscapes as you approach the majestic Sacred River Mountains. This tour will start in Pisac craft market place where we can appreciate handmade artistic work, fabrics and fine jewelry.
If you wish to you can visit the Pisaq ruins high above the town. The stonework and archaeological wonders their rival anything in the area. Continuing west, drive through the valley along the Urubamba River to a delicious local buffet lunch at one of the best restaurants in the Valley. After lunch continue to the Architectural and Hydraulic wonder of Ollantaytambo, a small town that still retains some of its original Inca construction. Climb Ollantaytambo’s famous wall the defended the Sacred Valley to the north. Board the train at Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu (2 hours) where your hotel staff will be waiting to escort you to your hotel.
If you wish to, after breakfast, you can visit Machu Picchu with your guide before the sunrises to experience the citadel at its finest hour. Take one of the continuous buses up (20 minutes) to the park entrance. Spend time with your guide then hike and explore on your own before taking one of the continuous buses back down to Aguas Calientes in time for your train back to Cusco. You will be greeted in the train station and driven back to your Cusco hotel. New Years festivities tonight in Cusco’s main square.
Take this day to explore Cusco, relax and take in the magnificent city. Visit the neighborhood of San Blas, wander the small accent streets and visit the huge San Pedro market. OPTIONAL: Private Tour of Tipon waterworks engineering site 1 hour east of Cusco.
After breakfast and hotel check out you will be greeted in your hotel and driven by private car to the Cusco airport for your flight to Lima and return home. END OF SERVICES
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