Experience the best of Colombia and Peru on this classic two-country itinerary of mountain citadel ruins to colonial-era cities and towns. Start in Lima with a visit to city sites and then travel to the Sacred Valley for insights into activities of an ancient civilization. Experience a train journey to Machu Picchu and take a guided excursion of the citadel before heading to historic Cusco for a deeper dive into Inca’s rich heritage. Fly to Bogota, the capital city of Colombia boasting a rich and vibrant history oozing with hints of modernity. Take a guided tour of city sites from La Candelaria to the Gold Museum and then travel to Cartagena for a walking tour of colourful cobblestone streets, plazas, and alleys.
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Upon arrival in Lima, you will be met by your local guide in the arrivals area holding a name-board. After a warm welcome & brief introduction, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Stay two nights in Lima.
Begin your city tour visiting the modern and colonial parts of Lima starting in the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro. The road passes a huaca or sacred pre-Inca site. There will be a stop at Parque del Amor (Lovers Park) in Miraflores for its magnificent view over the Pacific Ocean. The tour also includes the Historic Centre based on the Main Square, where the Presidential Palace, the Archbishop´s Palace, the Municipality of Lima and the Cathedral are located. You will also visit the Santo Domingo Monastery, and the impressive Larco Museum. In the evening, enjoy dinner and a cultural show.
Fly to Cusco and then drive to the Sacred Valley of the Incas en route stopping to see the Pisac Ruins and market.
Take a full day excursion to se the picturesque Maras Salt Fields, the circular and semi-circular agricultural terraces in Moray overlooking the Urubamba Valley, and then head to the Andean community of Misminay for insights into day to day activities and regional traditions.
Travel by train to Machu Picchu where you will enjoy a guided tour and some time to explore at your leisure. Lunch is included followed the afternoon free at your leisure.
The morning is at your leisure with an option to do further exploration of the citadel. In the afternoon, take the return train back and then transfer to your hotel in Cusco for the evening free.
Take the morning to enjoy a half-day guided walking tour of this ancient capital. See the Koricancha Temple, the neighbourhood of San Blas, the Inka Musuem, and more.
Fly to Bogota Colombia where you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Enjoy a full day guided tour of the city sites. Highlights include La Candelaria and Plaza Bolivar, Gold Museum, Paloquemao local market, Monserrate Convent, Street Art, and more.
Depart the hotel in the morning for your excursion to Zipaquira Village to visit the Underground Salt Cathedral and then in the afternoon take part in a premium coffee experience in the Usaquen historical neighbourhood.
Take a flight to the city of Cartagena on the northern coast. Arguably one of South America’s most beautifully charming, Cartagena’s rich history, diverse culture and vibrant energy has an allure hard to match. On your arrival, take an orientation walking tour of the historic walled city center including the Inquisition Palace and the San Pedro Claver Monastery and Museum.
Take an excursion to La Popa and san Felipe Castle. The Castle is the largest Spanish fortification in the Americas whose earliest construction dates back to the 1500’s. From here, head to the highest point in the city at the La Popa Convent. Visit the site and admire the views of the bay, old town and Caribbean Sea in the distance. In the afternoon, take a Getsemani Street Art tour. The evening is free at your leisure.
Meet at the hotel to depart on your full day excursion to the Rosario Islands for some rest and relaxation. Round trip shared boat transfers are included.
Meet at the hotel for transportation to the airport for your departure flight.
Day 2: Enjoy a city tour visiting the modern & colonial parts of Lima.
Day 9: Enjoy a full day guided tour of Bogota’s city sites.
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