Ideal Peru tour
This 8-day tour will take you through the imperial city of Cuzco with its enormous colonial heritage and Lima, ancient capital of the Viceroyalty. We'll enjoy Machu Picchu's magic in an unusual way. We'll make you see interesting places usually not visited by tourists, sorrounded by breathtaking landscapes, ranging from the coast, the Andes and the Amazon forest, without forgetting the native communties and villages.Read more
This 8-day tour will take you through the imperial city of Cuzco with its enormous colonial heritage and Lima, ancient capital of the Viceroyalty. We'll enjoy Machu Picchu's magic in an unusual way. We'll make you see interesting places usually not visited by tourists, sorrounded by breathtaking landscapes, ranging from the coast, the Andes and the Amazon forest, without forgetting the native communties and villages.
Accomodation in Hotels Casa Andina and Tierra Viva, standard rooms.
Arrival at Jorge Chavez International Airport and transfer to the selected hotel.
Sightseeing in the old town center and its enormous monuments and buildings, such as La Catedral, El Convento de San Francisco, Plaza Mayor and Plaza San Martín. We'll take you to the residential areas of San Isidro and Miraflores. The rest of the afternoon is free.
Accommodation in Lima.
According to the chosen means of transport (bus or plane), your driver will pick you up at your hotel to transfer you to the bus terminal or to the airport. Once you arrive in Cusco, your transportation will be waiting to take you to your hotel. Check in and rest of the day free
We will visit the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman: start the tour by visiting the fortress of the same name. We will continue with Q'enqo, ancient temple where you can see an altar for sacrifices, and then with Tambomachay, sacred fountain of life and health. To finish, we will go to the Plaza de Armas to enter the Cathedral, which keeps invaluable colonial works and paintings, like the Cross that arrived with the first Europeans.
Transfer to the train station. We will travel with the Vistadome train to the town of Aguas Calientes. The route follows the course of the Urubamba or Vilcanota river descending more and more and entering a canyon until arriving at the town of Aguas Calientes, located at the foot of the mountain of Machu Picchu. We will board our mini buses to ascend to the vestiges of the Sacred citadel of the Incas "Machu Picchu". We will visit its terraces, passages, temples, the solar clock or "Intihuatana", and other sacred places that this citadel guards. In the afternoon, we go back to the town to take the return train. Arrival to the station and return to the hotel.
On our last day in Cusco, we will visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas. On the way we will stop at Awanacancha, a complex where we will be able to feed llamas and alpacas, in addition, local villagers will show us their techniques of weaving and dyeing traditional textiles. We will then arrive at the traditional Pisac Market, and have some free time to look around and buy local crafts. We will have lunch at a traditional restaurant in the area. In the afternoon, continue to Ollantaytambo, a picturesque village that has been inhabited since the Inca times, where we will visit the temple that was used as a fortress during the Inca resistance.
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