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Lima & Machu Picchu – 8 Days

ABOUT THIS PACKAGE

Starting Price USD 1500
Duration 8 Days
Highlights Lima, Sacred Valley, Pisac Market, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Cuzco.
Sample Itinerary to Customize

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1 – Arrival in Lima, airport transfer to your hotel
  • Day 2 – Lima Half Day City Tour with Larco Museum
  • Day 3 – From Lima to Cuzco and Sacred Valley
  • Day 4 – Tavel from Cuzco to Sacred Valley visiting Pisac Mark and Ollantaytambo
  • Day 5 – Travel from Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary
  • Day 6 – Travel from Machu Picchu to Cuzco by train
  • Day 7 – Cuzco Half Day City Tour & Archeological Sites
  • Day 8 – Travel from Cuzco back to Lima

Best time to go: April to September

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 – Welcome to Lima!

Upon your arrival at Lima airport a transfer will be waiting for you to take to your hotel.
You will have the rest of the day to explore the city on your own or relax at the hotel.

What’s Included: Airport transfer (shared service), accommodation in Lima.

Day 2 – Lima Half Day City Tour with visit to Larco Museum

Today we will start with a stroll through the contemporary districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, visiting the esplanade which occupies a prime position, perched right on the clifftop, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Next, we turn inland and make for more local highlights including the leafy Parque el Olivar, and archaeological site of Huaca Pucllana. Then, we head to Lima’s colonial district by walking through the Plaza Mayor, which is lined with some of the most important monuments from the time: Government Palace and City Hall. This snapshot of the colonial period is rounded off with a visit to the Santo Domingo Convent, a religious and architectural gem. We’ll round off this city tour with a visit to the Larco Museum. This 18th century mansion, built on the ruins of an ancient pyramid, harbors the collections of gold and silver jewelry, masks, ceramics and vases to name a few, as well as an exhibition of erotic sculptures.

What’s Included: Breakfast, accommodation in Lima.

Day 3 – From Lima to Cuzco and Sacred Valley

At the appropriate time you will have a transfer from your hotel to the airport to board the flight to Cuzco.
Upon your arrival in Cuzco a private transfer will take your hotel in Sacred Valley (1 hour 30 min).

What’s Included: Breakfast, accommodation in Sacred Valley.

Day 4 – Travel from Cuzco to Sacred Valley visiting Pisac Mark and Ollantaytambo

This morning, we will continue the trip toward the Sacred Valley, a few miles farther along, we will reach Pisac, a beautiful place where Incan and Colonial influences have reached a perfect balance and created the unique way of life of the local inhabitants. We will get a chance to explore this quaint town, famous for its artisan markets where we can find extraordinarily fine jewelry and ceramic and textile craftwork. We will also visit the archaeological site of Pisaq, an inca settlement that was built on row upon row of fine stone terraces, laid out on a natural balcony. Afterward, we will visit one of the last remaining Incan towns, Ollantaytambo, which was once fiercely guarded by a massive fortress. We will discover the large archaeological complex of what used to serve as a wayside inn for royal delegations on long journeys. Surviving structures here include multiple walls and towers that were used to protect the citadel from possible invasions.

What’s Included: Breakfast, lunch, accommodation in Sacred Valley.

Day 5 – Travel from Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary

We will pick you up from your hotel at the scheduled time and go to the train Station. The comfortable train ride from there to the station at Aguas Calientes is packed full of spectacular vistas. On our arrival, we will take a bus that will drop us at the admission fee to the citadel of Machu Picchu itself. Unearthed for modernity by Hiram Bingham more than a century ago, Machu Picchu is considered one of the seven wonders of the world. Its architectural beauty, spectacular natural setting, and the energy that radiates from its enigmatic buildings will take your breath away. We will follow in the footsteps of the ancient Incas as we take a tour of the magical citadel led by one of our guides. Finally, we will return to Aguas Calientes train station and catch the train back. Upon arrival, private transfer to the selected hotel.

What’s Included: Breakfast, lunch, tour to Machu Picchu ruins with private local guide, Vistadome Train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu (one way ticket), accommodation in Aguas Calientes.

Day 6 –  Travel from Machu Picchu to Cuzco by train

 At the appropriate time you will take Vistadome train back to Cusco. Upon your arrival to Ollantaytambo a transfer will be waiting for you to take to the hotel in Cuzco.

What’s Included: Breakfast, Vistadome Train from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo (one way ticket), accommodation in Cuzco.

Day 7 – Cuzco Half Day City Tour & Archeological Sites

Today we will visit to one of the most impressive buildings of Incan Cusco: the Qoricancha (the Golden Temple) – a temple dedicated to the worship of the Sun God, whose interior walls were said to have been covered in gold. Then, we will discover the Cathedral and admire its exquisite vestibules and priceless paintings from the Cusco School of the 17th and 18th centuries. Afterward, we begin the exploration to the nearby ruins: the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, a colossal structure of enormous stones, carved and fitted together with incredible precision; Qenqo, the religious center; we will enjoy a panoramic view of Puca-Pucara, the red fortress and then we will visit Tambomachay with their water fountains.

What’s Included: Breakfast, accommodation in Cuzco.

Day 8 –  Travel from Cuzco back to Lima

At the appropriate time you will have a transfer to the airport.

What’s Included: Breakfast, airport transfer.

STARTING PRICE USD 1500 PER PERSON

This trip is customizable according to your preferences.

The starting price is based on travel for a minimum of two travelers staying in comfort accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
  • 2 Nights of Accommodation in Lima
  • 2 Nights of Accommodation in Sacred Valley
  • 1 Night of Accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • 2 Nights of Accommodation in Cuzco
  • Breakfast
  • Airport transfers
  • Half Day City Tour in Lima and Larco Museum
  • Full Day Tour to Sacred Valley, Pisac Market and Ollantaytambo Fortress
  • Half Day Tour Guided Tour to Machu Picchu from Sacred Valley ending in Aguas Calientes
  • Entrances fee to Machu Picchu and bus tickets (round trip)
  • Train Vistadome to / from Machu Picchu
  • Half Day City tour in Cuzco & Arqueological Sites
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24×7 support during your trip.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
  • International and Domestic Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional activities suggested on the itinerary
  • Meals unless specified
  • Entry tickets to National Parks
  • Local Taxes
  • Early check in or Late check out

Important information
Know before you go

  • It is the passengers’ responsibility to determine if a Visa is needed and to obtain it
  • This is a shared tour that takes place in groups of up to 20 people. Travel by car, van, or bus, depending on group size

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