Duration: 6 Days
Type: Luxury Private Collection Peru Tours
Destinations: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu.
Description: This brief tour can be combined with any other, or if you prefer, a full custom tour can specially prepared for you by working with one of our coordinators Tour.
Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley should not be missed by anyone planning to be near Peru or South America.
You will be greeted by one of our friendly drivers upon your arrival to Jorge Chavez International Airport inLima, Peru. From there you will be driven in comfort by private car to your 5 star hotel in Miraflores, the most exclusive, upscale residential and commercial districts of Lima.
Our staff will assist you in checking in to your hotel.
After breakfast you will be met at your hotel to begin a guided tour of Lima, the fabulous “City of the Kings”. Visit the Plaza Mayor de Lima, the 16th century Cathedral of gold, the catacombs at the Convento de San Francisco and the Museum of Gold. These are the most popular tourist attractions in Lima. The tour will end in one of the wealthiest residential and most beautiful districts in Lima, Miraflores.
There visit the only pre-Inca ruin remaining, Huaca Pucllana. Constructed in the 2nd century AD it was considered by the Incas as a “Sacred Town” and was a busy ceremonial and administrative center. You will be returned to your hotel at the end of the City Tour.
After breakfast our driver will greet you at your hotel and drive you in private comfort to Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima. There you will be escorted into the terminal for your 55-minute flight into the Andes to the majestic city of Incan antiquity, Cusco, Peru. Our staff will greet you at the Cusco airport and escort you to your 5 star luxury hotel in the heart of Cusco.
There we will assist you in checking. At this point of your visit it is essential to take time to enjoy complimentary coca tea and lie down in your room and slowly acclimate to Cusco’s elevation. After a nice afternoon rest you will be able to take a tour of the city. This will include visiting the main square; Plaza de Armas and the temple of the sun (Coricancha).
Then take a short ride north of Cusco with your guide to visit the famous archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo, Tambomachay and Pucapucara. You will be returned to your hotel at the end of the tour.
After breakfast you will be greeted in your hotel and taken to the Poroy train station 30 minutes west of Cusco. Here you will board the train to Aguas Calientes at the base of Machu Picchu, one of the most remarkable and enigmatic archaeological sites in the world. Few works made by man are as harmonious with nature as the citadel of Machu Picchu.
The “Lost City” saddles the top of a flattened mountain. Enjoy Machu Picchu with your guide to see the Sacred District, the Popular District to the south, and the District of Royalty in the urban sector. Visit the Temple of the Sun, the Room of the Three Windows and Temple of the Condor. Besides the outstanding archaeological remains see the spectacular panoramic views of the jungle mountains and the Vilcanota River (also known as Urubamba River) below.
After your guided tour and exploring Machu Picchu on your own return to Aguas Calientes by bus and board for your train back to Cusco. You will be greeted at the train station in Poroy and taken back to your hotel in Cusco.
NOTE: If you desire to stay one night in Machu Picchu this can be arranged.
After breakfast begin your private tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas north of Cusco. First stop will be the famous Indian market of Pisaq, a beautiful place to observe archaeological remains (the best days to visit are Tuesdays, Thursdays or Sundays). In Urubamba enjoy a wonderfully prepared typical Andean buffet lunch at a fine hacienda style restaurant.
Throughout the day stop at scenic overlooks for photo opportunities of the mountains and the traditional, colorfully dressed Quechua women, their children and alpacas. They are happy to pose for pictures along these stops in exchange for 1 sole per person and alpaca you take a picture of. The next major stop is the enormous walled city of Ollantaytambo where you will be able to appreciate the amazing complexity of Inca construction.
If time permits you may visit the traditional town of Chinchero and see the fine handmade items made there. At the end of the day after arriving back in Cusco we will see you safely back to your hotel.
After breakfast you will be taken to the Cusco Airport for you return flight to Lima.
NOTE: All accommodations are in 5 star hotels. If you desire to stay at the Monasterio Hotel in Cusco or Sanctuary Lodge in Machu Picchu please consult us.
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