Join Tour East on this group tour to the land of Incas as you experience Lima's colonial elegance, the impressive Larco Museum and the bohemian district of Barranco before heading on to Cusco and the Sacred Valley. Discover the Sacred Valley, marveling at ancient fortresses, traditional towns, salt terrace fields and more before traveling by train to Machu Picchu for your guided tour of this World Wonder. Opt to have a second visit of Machu Picchu at your leisure or take some time for yourself before heading to your hotel in Cusco where you will see the city and nearby sites. Complete with 4-star accommodation, English speaking guides, airport transportation and more!
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Prices shown are per person based on a party of at least 2 adults traveling together. The Single Room Supplement cost is in addition to the twin sharing cost for those who would like a single room. This is a group tour where a minimum number of travelers on each departure date are required to guarantee the materialization of the tour.
Hotel with daily breakfast, lunches & dinners as specified per the itinerary, services of expert English speaking local guides while touring, entrance fees to sites listed on the itinerary, tours as outlined, 2 on-tour domestic flights, and airport transfers with meet & greet. International flights are not included, please inquire.
Interested in an independent second visit to Machu Picchu on Day 6? Please add $115 per person. This cost includes admissions and round trip bus tickets.
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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 brief introduction, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Visit colonial Lima's downtown as you go around the Main Square, Presidential Palace, Cathedral, City Hall and various other historic and traditional buildings before visiting the Santo Domingo Church and Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later, tour the impressive Larco Museum, a private collection of treasures from Old Peru, and then have some time in the afternoon at your leisure to explore at your own pace. This evening, discover the bohemian district of Barranco and its traditional Bridge of Sighs. This evening, enjoy a buffet dinner and Peruvian cultural show.
Fly to Cusco and start touring the Sacred Valley. Start at the Inca's balcony for views of the Chinchero ruins and city, where twelve families still beautifully preserve their traditions, and then head to Ollantaytambo, one of the most monumental architectural complexes of the ancient Inca Empire. Walk the narrow cobblestone streets of the town of Ollantaytambo and then relax at the hotel for some time at your leisure.
Visit the huge circular and semicircular agricultural terraces near Moray, built inside natural holes on a limestone plateau facing Urubamba Valley, and used as a botanical lab by the Incas. A cosmopolitan meaning has been suggested, but its function, besides agricultural, remains a mystery. Nearby, under the colonial town of Maras, we find the salt mines on old terraces and lagoons, before returning back to the hotel for the evening at leisure.
Meet at your hotel for transportation to the Ollantaytambo train station for your Vistadome train journey to Aguas Calientes. Awaiting you today is one of the most extraordinary experiences on the world map: Machu Picchu. Your adventure starts on a train ride to the city of Aguas Calientes where you will disembark and then board a bus that drives you to the actual Machu Picchu archaeological site to begin your unforgettable Machu Picchu experience. The tour includes every nook and cranny of this Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site; afterwards, there is some free time for you to explore the site on your own and relax in one of the world’s most remarkable settings. At the agreed upon time, you will descend to Aguas Calientes and transfer to your hotel. Dinner is included at the hotel restaurant.
Today, you will an opportunity for a second visit to Machu Picchu (unguided) including second day admissions and round trip bus tickets (optional, extra cost). You will have the morning to explore at your leisure. This afternoon, you will board the Vistadome train and head back to Ollantaytambo where you will be met for transportation to your hotel in Cusco.
Spend the day on a guided tour of the city and nearby Inca sites. The outing begins at the Koricancha Temple, an old Incan palace and main center for the worship of the sun god, Inti. Once the Spanish conquered Peru, the Dominican order built a lovely church over this temple’s foundations: the church of Santo Domingo, which is still there today. The adventure continues at the Sacsayhuaman Fortress built of enormous stone blocks expertly shaped by the Incas. It is strategically located at the top of a hill overlooking the city of Cusco. The tour continues with visits to three archaeological sites: Qenko, Puca-Pucara, and Tambomachay, important religious and administrative centers for the Incas. The rest of the evening is at leisure before your late-night transportation to the airport in Cusco for your flight back to Lima where you will connect with your onward flight home.
Days 3 & 4: Discover the Sacred Valley
Day 5: Explore the World Wonder, Machu Picchu.
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