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7D/6N: Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu
It will be a trip to pamper all your senses and fulfill your dreams as you visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
DAY 1: LIMA | INC: -
Arrival in Lima, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to your hotel. Stay in Lima.
DAY 2: LIMA | INC: B
A tour through Lima’s streets and plazas. Starting at the Love Park in Miraflores, with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, and then heading to the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial center of the Lima culture. After this, we go on to the Main Square where the Government Palace and the Town Hall are located. We will visit the Cathedral and explore the Santo Domingo Convent, along which corridors San Martin de Porras and San Rosa de Lima used to walk around in 17th century, and where their remains rest today. Free afternoon to explore the city.
DAY 3: LIMA/CUSCO | INC: B
Transfer to the airport and flight to Cusco. On arrival, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon our exclusive city tour starts with a visit to the San Cristobal Plaza to enjoy its panoramic view of the city. Then, we will visit the San Pedro Market to soak in its local flavors and to learn about more of the products grown in the area which supply the whole city. After this, the Korikancha temple will welcome us in all his magnificence; this temple, whose Quechua name means “Gold Enclosure” still bedazzles us with the thought of its gold covered walls. Then it is the turn to visit the Santo Domingo Church. We will walk from San Blas, the artisans’ neighborhood, to the Hatun Rumiyoc street, stopping at the Inca Roca Palace, nowadays home to the Archbishop’s Palace and also at the famous Twelve Angle Stone. We will continue our walk to the Main Square to visit the Cathedral and its valuable and beautiful colonial masterpieces.
DAY 4: CUSCO | INC: B
In the morning we will distance from the crowds and visit Sacsayhuaman, a huge and impressive fortress of colossal constructions and surrounded by beautiful views blending together perfectly. Our adventure continues at the Inca Shrine Qenqo, to see the sacrificial altar embedded inside a rock cave. Finally we will arrive to the Puca Pucara viewpoint and Tambomachay, monument of impressive architectonic knowledge considered as one of the pillars of Andean Cosmo vision. Free afternoon to explore the city.
DAY 5: CUSCO/MACHU PICCHU | INC: B/L/TT/D
From the Poroy or Rio Sagrado station, we will embark in one of the most spectacular rides on board the exclusive Hiram Bingham deluxe train. The experience on board is purely first class. The train’s incredible classic style goes perfectly with the dining room arrangement, making it easy to taste the delightful dishes carefully prepared for us by experienced chefs. The landscapes are breathtaking and while we follow the Urubamba River course getting closer and closer to the canyon, we’ll arrive at Aguas Calientes. From there, we will take a small bus up the winding road to Machu Picchu. The Lost City of the Incas will astonish us with its terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps and the solar clock or Intihuatana, all this amid a special atmosphere and on a guided tour. Tea time at Sanctuary Lodge hotel. Overnight stay at one of the hotels in Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu.
DAY 6: MACHU PICCHU/CUSCO | INC: B/D
Morning off. Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu are limited. We suggest applying for the entrance tickets for later dates at the moment you book the whole tour program so as to avoid any complications due to congestions or lack of local availability. In an additional visit to Machu Picchu we will be able to see the areas of the Intipunku or Door of the Sun, the Inca Trail entrance to the citadel. For those looking for a more intense adventure and wish to visit Huayna Picchu, it is important to have in mind that there are only 400 daily spots to climb the mountain, all of which have to be reserved in advance. At the arranged time, we will return to Cusco. Gourmet dinner on board. Transfer to the hotel.
DAY 7: CUSCO/LIMA | INC: B
LIMA -Transfer airport / hotel / airport - HD City tour -2 nights of accommodation - Daily breakfast CUSCO -Transfers airport / hotel / train station / hotel / airport -HD City tour - HD Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman tour -FD Machu Picchu excursion with Hiram Bingham train (brunch on board, tea time at Sanctuary's Lodge restaurant and gourmet dinner on board) -3 nights of accommodation in Cusco - 1 night of accommodation in AguasCalientes - Daily breakfast