SIX DAY LUXURY JOURNEY

LIMA - CUZCO - SACRED VALLEY (URUBAMBA) - MACHU PICCHU

  • Duration
  • 6 days
  • High Light
  • culture and archaeology
Experience the best of Peru by journeying in style to the heart of the land of the Incas, staying in the finest accommodations, while you are accompanied by one of the best guides of our country. From the gastronomic capital of South America and City of the Kings, you will travel to the wonderful colonial city of Cuzco, once capital of the great Inca Empire, where you will visit the most impressive colonial and Inca attractions, and will enjoy the lifestyles and culture of the fertile and beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will travel on board the fabulous luxurious Hiram Bingham train, which will take you to a once in a life time trip to Machu Picchu, where you will stay at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, staying at the incredible hotel will give you the freedom to spend all afternoon in the city, and enjoy a spectacular sunrise the following morning.

 

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN LIMA - TRANSFER TO HOTEL
DAY 2: FLIGHT TO CUZCO - CITY TOUR IN CUZCO
DAY 3: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS - LLAMA FARM - PISAQ MARKET - OLLANTAYTAMBO
DAY 4: LUXURY TRAIN TO MACHU PICCHU - VISIT OF MACHU PICCHU
DAY 5: MACHU PICCHU FREE DAY - RETURN TRAIN TO CUZCO
DAY 6: AFTERNOON FLIGHT TO LIMA

ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN LIMA - TRANSFER TO HOTEL

On arrival in Lima you will be met by our representative at the airport and transferred to the Miraflores Park Hotel, located in the Miraflores district, which is one of the most prosperous commercial and residential districts in Lima, with a lively cultural and tourist scene.

Overnight    :  Miraflores Park Hotel - Lima
Meals         :  None

DAY 2: FLIGHT TO CUZCO - CITY TOUR IN CUZCO

Transfer to the Lima airport for the one-hour flight to Cuzco. On arrival you will be transferred to the Hotel Monasterio in Cuzco and will have time to rest before you begin a sightseeing tour to the city’s beautiful historic center. You will visit the Qorikancha, or Temple of the Sun, which was the most important temple of the ancient Inca Empire. Its finely-worked stone walls are now housed within the Spanish convent of Santo Domingo. The Cathedral is decorated with many fine pieces of colonial art, including more than 300 paintings from the 17th century Cuzco School of Art. The archaeological site of Saqsayhuamán, is the largest surviving Inca architectural monument in the Andes. Saqsayhuamán’s monolithic walls are divided into three levels and some of the blocks used in the walls weigh more than 100 tons.

Overnight    :  Monasterio Hotel - Cuzco
Meals         :  Breakfast

DAY 3: SACRED VALLEY - LLAMA FARM - PISAQ MARKET - OLLANTAYTAMBO

You will have a full day tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, which is home to many Inca archaeological sites. The hills around the Valley are covered with ancient agricultural terraces, while the Valley itself is dotted with colonial villages where the people of the Andes live traditional lives, based on agriculture, and continue to wear traditional dress. You will visit Awanacancha, a privately-owned farm where the four species of the American camelidae family can be seen (llamas, alpacas, guanacos and vicuñas) and weavers will demonstrate their traditional weaving, spinning and dyeing techniques. In the Sacred Valley you will visit the village of Pisaq, with its colorful local market where the inhabitants of the Valley gather to trade their goods and offer their handcrafts to visitors. You will lunch at the Casa Hacienda Orihuela, which is a private house with an interesting collection of art and Inca and colonial artifacts. In the afternoon you will visit the impressive Ollantaytambo archaeological site, which is the last remaining example of an Inca settlement in Peru.

Overnight    :  Tambo del Inca Hotel - Urubamba
Meals         :  Breakfast, lunch

DAY 4: TRAIN TO MACHU PICCHU - VISIT OF MACHU PICCHU

Today you will take a one hour bus journey to the Poroy train station to board the luxury Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu. This three and a half hour train ride is one of the most spectacular in Peru, passing through Andean valleys, deep canyons and cloud forests and ever changing vegetation. A three course lunch is served onboard. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes train station you will take a 25 minute bus journey to the Sanctuary Lodge Hotel, located at the entrance to the ruins of Machu Picchu. After checking in, you will have a guided tour of Machu Picchu, known as the Lost City of the Incas. The tour will be given by our professional tour guide.
This ancient wonder is famous for the mystery surrounding its original purpose; it’s almost inaccessible location and the superb mountain forest scenery that surrounds it.

Overnight    :  Sanctuary Lodge - Machu Picchu
Meals         :  Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 5: MACHU PICCHU FREE DAY - RETURN TRAIN TO CUZCO

This day you are free to enjoy the sunrise over Machu Picchu, a privilege possible due to the fact that the hotel is just a few steps walk from the entrance to the ruins. All you need to do is grab your camera and start taking pictures…!
Today you can opt to hike up the mountain known as Huayna Picchu, located behind Machu Picchu and offering spectacular views, or walk to the Inca drawbridge located just 30 minutes away. Alternatively, you might opt for the easy one-hour walk along the Inca Trail to the Sun Gate, or Inti Punku. In the evening you will take the Hiram Bingham train back to Cuzco. A four course a la carte dinner will be served onboard. On arrival at Poroy station you will be transferred by private vehicle to the Hotel Monasterio in Cuzco.

Overnight    :  Monasterio Hotel - Cuzco
Meals         :  Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 6: FLIGHT TO LIMA - CITY TOUR IN LIMA

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lima.

Overnight    :  None
Meals         :  Breakfast

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