The Legacy of The Inkas I

Lima – Cusco – Vinicunca – Valle Sagrado – Valle Sur  – Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

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Duration: 09 Days/08 Nights

Location: Lima - Coast / Cusco - Andes / Puno - Altiplano

Altitude: Lima (center) – 161 m.a.s.l / Cusco - 3,399 m.a.s.l

Difficulty: Medium

 

 

Day 01: Lima

Arrival, reception and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation in Lima at the designated hotel.

Meals: None.

 

Day 02: Lima -City Tour Lima

In the morning, we will have the best excursion to know Lima and its history. We begin our tour with a panoramic view of the "Pucllana Pyramid", magnificent ceremonial center. We visit the Historical Center of Lima, where you will appreciate more than fifty monuments and colonial buildings, highlighting the Paseo de la República, Plaza San Martín, the Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the Archbishop's Palace, the Cathedral Basilica, the Municipal Palace between others. We will enter one of themost important convents of the seventeenth century, where the relics of the three Peruvian saints Santa Rosa de Lima, San Martin de Porres and San Juan Macias are still preserved. Back to the hotel. Accommodation in Lima at the designated hotel.

Meals: Breakfast.

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Day 03: Lima - Sanctuary of Pachacamac - Magical Water Circuit

Today we will begin our tour in the traditional district of Barranco. On our tour, we will appreciate the Central Park, the Bajada de los Baños, the Old Library, the "ranchos" or colonial mansions, the traditional Bridge of Sighs and its famous Boulevard that is the most bohemian expression of nightlife in Lima. Continuing with our tour we will take the South Pan-American Highway, to arrive at Pachacamac, the most important ceremonial center of the coast of Peru in pre-Hispanic times. Throughout time, Pachacamac was occupied by different cultures such as the Lima Culture, the Wari Culture, the Ichma Culture, until the Inca Empire (15th century); despite this, he always maintained his great prestige as religion center. Return to the hotel. In the afternoon, we start our tour through the Reserve Park, visiting the Magical Water Circuit. This majestic work holds the recognition and worldwide distinction to have obtained the Guinness record for being the largest public fountain park in the world and have the highest source in the world. The circuit includes 12 cybernetic ornamental fountains and a wonderful spectacle of laser lights, music and images that interact with the movement of water in perfect conjunction and harmony. After the visit, we will go to a local restaurant to enjoy a dinner show. Return to the hotel. Accommodation in Lima at the designated hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner show.

Circuito Mágico del Agua
Circuito Mágico del Agua

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Circuito Mágico del Agua
Circuito Mágico del Agua

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Circuito Mágico del Agua
Circuito Mágico del Agua

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Day 04: Lima / Cusco - City Tour Cusco & Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuamán

At the coordinated time, transfer to Jorge Chávez International Airport to board the flight to the city of Cusco. Arrival, reception and transfer to the Hotel. In the afternoon, we will begin our visit to the capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco. You can admire the wonderful Inca and Spanish legacy of the colony. Visit among other attractions the Temple of the Sun or Koricancha on which the Santo Domingo Convent was built, you can also admire the Plaza de Armas and its colonial architectural heritages. Finished the visit to the city we will go to the outskirts to be able to appreciate the four more important archaeological rest like Sacsayhuamán, Kenko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay. Return to the city. Accommodation in Cusco at the designated hotel.

Meals: Breakfast.

Sacsayhuaman
Sacsayhuaman

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Sacsayhuaman
Sacsayhuaman

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Sacsayhuaman
Sacsayhuaman

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Day 05: Cusco / Mountain of the Seven Colors - Vinicunca / Cusco

Today we will pick you up very early from the hotel to visit the Vinicunca mountain (departure 03.30 hours), is located approximately 100 kilometers from the city of Cusco and at an altitude of 5,200 meters above sea level, in this attraction of nature you will be able to appreciate different colors like an arc iris but formed in the same mountain on the slopes and at the top, are dyed in various colors such as purple, green, pink, yellow, red and other different variations of colors, this natural expression is due to the different mixtures of minerals that It occurs in this area. Finished the tour return to the city. Accommodation in the city of Cusco at the designated hotel.

Meals: Box breakfast and lunch.

 

Day 06: Cusco / South Valley - Pikillacta - Andahuaylillas / Cusco

We will leave early in the direction of the South Valley of the city of Cusco, on our route you will be able to see interesting archaeological remains such as Tipón with its experimental terraces, we will continue our journey, we will go through the villages of Oropesa, Huaro and we will know the archaeological remains of the culture pre-Inca Wari, Pikillacta, we will continue our tour to visit as last the town of Andahuaylillas where we will visit one of the most beautiful and interesting Jesuit churches in the area, "The Sistine Chapel of America", inside it we will find wonderful colonial pulpits and short baroque arts with A rich variety of wall paintings, finished the tour return to the city. Accommodation in the city of Cusco at the designated hotel.

Meals: Breakfast.

 

Day 07: Cusco / Sacred Valley - Pisac Market & Ollantaytambo

We will leave early in the direction of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where you will be able to appreciate beautiful landscapes and the most important archaeological remains of the area, then we will visit the town of Pisac, here you will appreciate the customs of its inhabitants, the artisan market and you will have the opportunity to make purchases. After this first part of the tour we will go to taste a delicious lunch at a restaurant in the area. After lunch we will visit the impressive Ollantaytambo Fortress with its stone terraces, non-agricultural terraces and cobbled streets. Return to the city. Lodging in the city of Cusco Valley at the designated hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

Pisac
Pisac

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Pisac
Pisac

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Pisac
Pisac

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Day 08: Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu / Cusco

Very early, we will go to the railway station, to board the train that will take us to the town of Aguas Calientes and station of the same name. In this station, our staff will assist you to board the bus that will take you to the citadel of Machu Picchu (meaning in Quechua "Old Mountain"), considered a masterpiece of Inca architecture and engineering. Our wonder of the world is 2,450 meters above sea level. In our tour, we can appreciate all its majesty. After the visit, we will go down to the village to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Finished the tour return to the city. Accommodation in the city of Cusco at the designated hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

 

Day 9: Cusco

At the coordinated time departure transfer.

Meals: Breakfast

End of the Program

Included:

  • Transfers of entrance and exit in private service.

  • Tours and excursions in shared service in Spanish and / or English.

  • HD City Tour Lima Colonial & Moderna.

  • HD Sanctuary of Pachacamac.

  • HD Water Magic Circuit.

  • HD City Tour Cusco & Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuamán.

  • FD Montaña Vinicunca.

  • FD Excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

  • FD Excursion to the citadel of Machu Picchu by train tourist category.

  • 03 nights accommodation in Lima.

  • 04 nights accommodation in Cusco.

  • 01 night accommodation in Sacred Valley.

  • 07 breakfast.

  • 01 box breakfast.

  • 03 lunches.

  • 01 dinner show.

 

Not included:

  • National and international plane tickets.

  • Food not mentioned in the program itinerary.

  • Extra expenses such as laundry, phone calls, consumption of the mini bar, tips for porters, bellboys, waiters, guides and drivers.

  • Other cats not indicated in the program itinerary.