8-Day In Search of the Hidden Inca Treasures – From $1,420 Adults / $635 Kids
AVAILABLE FOR DAILY ARRIVALS IN LIMA UNTIL DEC 15, 2017
Come with us In Search of the Hidden Inca Treasures. Admire the Spanish Colonial area of central Lima while enjoying wonderful views of the Pacific in Miraflores, relax in Cusco and visit its main landmarks and the ancient ruins of Sacsayhuaman; explore the terraces of Moray, wow at the millenary Maras salt pools, enjoy a walk around the Ollantaytambo Fortress, watch the sunrise in Machu Picchu and partake on a guided visit of the Sacred City of the Incas.
- 7 Nights’ accommodations according to the selected category: 2 in Lima, 3 in Cusco, 1 in the Sacred Valley and 1 in Machu Picchu
- 11 meals (7 breakfast, 3 lunches and 1 dinner)
- Guided tour of Modern and Colonial Lima
- Guided Visit of Colonial and Ancient Cusco
- Visit to Sacsayhuaman Archeological Park
- Guided Visit to Moray and Maras in the Sacred Valley
- Guided Drive to the Sacred Valley of the Incas with visits of Awanacancha, the Pisac Market and Ollantaytambo Inca Fortress.
- Train Ticket: Ollantaytambo / Aguas Calientes Station-Machu Picchu/ Ollantaytambo
- Guided visit of the Machu Picchu Citadel
- Round Trip Shuttle bus ticket Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu
- Transfer from Ollantaytambo train station to Cusco hotel
- Arrival and departure transfers in Lima
- Arrival and departure transfers in Cusco
- Services of English-speaking local hosts and guides
- Entrance fees to all included visits
- Personalized service of our Peru-based operational office
- All Transfers and Sightseeing in A/C vehicles
Day 1 | Welcome to Lima!
Upon arrival in Lima, meet and greet service at the airport and transfer to the hotel of your choice for a two-night stay with breakfast included. Check-in time is after 2:00 PM.
- Standard Class: Allpa Hotel & Suites
- First Class: Casa Andina Select
- Deluxe Class: Casa Andina Private Collection
Day 2 | Lima Sightseeing Excursion | B.
In the morning we will have a tour through Lima’s streets and plazas. We will start at the Love Park in Miraflores, with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, and then head to the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial center of the Lima culture. Later we will go to San Isidro, financial center of the city to visit Huaca Huallamarca; ancient pre-Inca shrine. 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 San Francisco convent, built in the seventeenth century, to discover the mystery of its catacombs. End of the tour, return to the hotel. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 3 | Lima / Cusco – Cusco at your pace | B.
Transfer to the Lima airport and flight to Cusco (airfare is NOT included). On arrival, meet and greet at the airport, and transfer to your choice of hotel for a two-night stay with breakfast. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to adjust to the altitude.
- Standard Class: Casa Andina Korikancha
- First Class: Jose Antonio
- Deluxe Class: Libertador Palacio del Inka
Day 4 | Discovering Cusco – Morning & Afternoon Excursions | B.
In the morning we will distance ourselves 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.
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. Stay in Cusco.
Day 5 | From Cusco to the Sacred Valley / Urubamba Overnight | B.L.
The Sacred Inca Valley welcomes us this day. We will stop at Awanacancha, a complex where we will be able to feed Andean camelid: the llamas and alpacas, and also a great opportunity to chat with the local people who will show us their weaving and dyeing of their traditional textiles. We will then go to the Colonial and Inca Pisac and discover one of the most beautiful Inca archaeological sites of the Sacred Valley, strategically located on top of the mountain that dominates the Colonial town of Pisac. Free time to buy handicrafts and explore the town is next. Buffet lunch. Visit to the store of artist and sculptor Pablo Seminario. Overnight stay in the Sacred Valley at the hotel of your choice with breakfast included.
- Standard Class: La Casona de Yucay
- First Class: Sonesta Posada Yucay
- Deluxe Class: Aranwa Resort
Day 6 | The Hidden Treasures of the Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu Overnight | B.L.D.
Our adventure takes us now to less explored treasures of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. First stop: Moray, a place with breathtaking views thanks to its colossal concentric terraces resembling a coliseum. The terraces recreated 20 different types of microclimates, and they were studied to ensure the agricultural production of the empire. We will continue our journey to Maras, the millenary colonial salt mines. The contrast of the white pools against the green valley is so impressive that it resembles a postcard. Buffet lunch. In the afternoon, we will head towards the archaeological complex of Ollantaytambo, where you can see the technique with which the Incas work the stone. It is now time to catch the train at the Ollantaytambo station. We will arrive in Aguas Calientes where our trained staff will welcome and assist us on getting settled in one of the hotels in Aguas Calientes (now, Machu Picchu town) for an overnight stay with breakfast included. Enjoy dinner at the hotel.
- Standard Class: El Mapi Hotel
- First Class: Casa del Sol Machu Picchu
- Deluxe Class: Machu Picchu Pueblo
Day 7 | Morning Exploration of Machu Picchu / Afternoon Train-Van to Cusco | B.L.
We will board the bus to go up the winding road to Machu Picchu, amid a spectacular view of the Urubamba River and its canyon. The lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu, will astonish us with its terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps and urban areas. Energy is all around us. After a guided visit, we will have lunch at one of the restaurants in the area. At the arranged time, we will return to the Ollantaytambo station and transfer to a van for ride to Cusco. You will spend overnight in Cusco at the hotel of your choice with breakfast included.
- Standard Class: Casa Andina Korikancha
- First Class: Jose Antonio
- Deluxe Class: Libertador Palacio del Inka
Day 8 | Cusco / Lima / Home or Next destination | B.
At the appropriate time, departure transfer the Cusco airport to check-in for your flight to Lima (airfare not included) to connect with your onward flight. Adios Amigos and Gracias.
PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – NO MINIMUM GUESTS REQUIRED
AVAILABLE FOR DAILY ARRIVALS IN LIMA UNTIL DEC 15, 2017
|CATEGORY||DOUBLE||TRIPLE||QUAD (2 BDR)||CHILD||SINGLE (SUPPLEMENT)||TRAIN CLASS|
|First Class||$1,587.00||$1,543.00||$1,575.00||$635.00||$626.00||Inca Rail|
STANDARD CLASS HOTELS
In Lima: Allpa Hotel & Suites: The Allpa Hotel & Suites provides spacious and modern rooms with the latest technology and comfort for today’s guest demand, integrating a magnificent environment of trends, decoration and art. Conveniently located in Lima, the Allpa Hotel & Suites is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. All the rooms have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience, with in room safe, shower, satellite/cable TV, desk, hair dryer in each room. Besides, the hotel’s host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Allpa Hotel & Suites.
In Cusco: Casa Andina Koricancha Hotel: The hotel is removed from the traffic, hustle and bustle of the center but still just 3 blocks from Cusco Plaza de Armas. An atmosphere of spaciousness and serenity, spread across 2 sprawling, connected 18th-century manor houses and 2 peaceful interior colonial patios. Just steps from Koricancha (the Inca Temple of the Sun) and Santo Domingo church. All the bedrooms feature one Queen or 2 Twin beds warmly decorated with Cusco textiles, and include either writing desks or breakfast tables, closets with safes, cable TV, heating system, Wi-Fi access, and more. Oxygen is available upon request.
In The Sacred Valley: La Casona Yucay Lodge: This hotel is located in the deepest part of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, at 2,700 meters above sea level, in the center of the small town of Yucay. Every room features ample windows with views of colorful gardens, setting the mood to contemplate the first rays of sunshine and enjoy the natural beauty of the countryside. In the restaurant you will have the opportunity to try the pachamanka, which is a typical cooking technique where the regional meat, cuy, is cooked directly in the earth, along with a wide variety of potatoes, meats and beans, all of which are accompanied by a delicious Pisco Sour.
In Machu Picchu: El Mapi: Smart and contemporary are the defining elements of this hotel, amidst the commercial village of Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes), from where you can admire and interact with the quaint folksy town and get a different perspective. The hotel is efficient, playful and people friendly; it welcomes a wide range of guests expecting an uncomplicated visit. Turn into an amiable and healthy environment after your enlightening visit to Peru’s most distinguished destination, the Machu Picchu Archaeological site. Each room is equipped with blackout curtains, 100% cotton sheets, down duvets, hypoallergenic pillows, cotton bath robes, natural herbal amenities, 32″ flat screen TVs and tight-focus reading lights.
FIRST CLASS HOTELS
In Lima: Casa Andina Select Miraflores: Ideally located in Miraflores, the Casa Andina Select Miraflores Hotel is the perfect choice for sophisticated travelers who expect efficiency, excellent service and a comfortable design. All 155 comfortable budget rooms and suites are outfitted with LCD cable TV, digital safe deposit box, work desk, telephone and mini bar/refrigerator. Some units come with separate sitting area and breakfast/dining table. Casa Andina Select Miraflores Hotel features complimentary Wi-Fi access, business centre with secretarial services and meeting room. For on-site leisure, guests can unwind at the gym, spa or Jacuzzi. Valet parking, currency exchange, 24/7 front desk and souvenir shop are also available.
In Cusco: Jose Antonio Hotel: Is located in the heart of Cusco’s archaeological centre, the oldest city of America. A few minutes away from the Main Square, this recently built hotel has a modern architecture, with a fine colonial touch. The 6-stories building is one of the highest hotels in the city, offering excellent views over the city of Cusco. All the 126 rooms are divided among 5 floors and on the rooftop you can enjoy a solarium, the Jacuzzi and sauna. These can be quite refreshing after a full day of sight-seeing in the beautiful city of Cusco or in the nearby Sacred Valley.
In The Sacred Valley: Sonesta Posada Yucay: The 87-room Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a one-hour drive from the ancient Inca capital of Cusco and close to Machu Picchu. The Sonesta Yucay Posada is a former 18th century colonial-style monastery and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Our guests will enjoy Sonesta’s signature service and the comfort of in-room amenities that include: Television, individual climate control, direct-dial telephone for domestic and international calls, hair dryer upon request, bath with bathtub, safe, fittings for disabled guests upon request.
In Machu Picchu: Casa del Sol: We are located in the middle of privileged and revered sacred lands in the village of Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes), which gives visitors a true luxury experience. Our hotel is surrounded by nature and splendor and is located very close to the imposing buildings full of knowledge and wisdom where the fascinating Inca citadel was erected with stories yet to be fully told. We are in the midst of a beautiful, imposing and majestic landscape, just 5 minutes walking from the train station and across the street from the bus station to the ruins of Machu Picchu.
DELUXE CLASS HOTELS
In Lima: Casa Andina Private Collection Hotel: With its stylish contemporary design, cutting-edge technology and ideal location, the flagship Casa Andina Private Collection – Miraflores hotel is the top of its class in every aspect. Once the Miraflores Cesar’s, Lima’s fondly remembered, original five-star hotel, this modern icon was dramatically transformed in 2008 into the capital’s newest luxury hotel. Its quintessential Limeno flavor reverberates in the exquisite art collection of contemporary local artists and prized colonial-era antiques, in both public spaces and accommodations. The 17-story hotel, with views over Miraflores and the Pacific coast, offers 148 sophisticated, contemporary luxury rooms and suites, with soundproofing and LCD flatscreen TVs in every room. First-class amenities include a heated, covered pool and breezy terrace, gymnasium with the latest exercise equipment, prestigious Joop salon & massage room, business center, and 5 multimedia-equipped corporate event & meeting rooms.
In Cusco: Libertador Palacio del Inka Hotel: Cusco Hotel Libertador Palacio del Inka location invites guests to enjoy a fascinating and unique experience in the historic center of this ancient city. Located in front of the Koricancha, or Sun Temple, in this Cusco Hotel there’s an adventure awaiting: the guest familiarizes with the colonial and Inca legacy of this Andean jewel, strolling around the narrow streets of the city and visiting several places of interest such as Machu Picchu, the main square, the cathedral, the artisan neighborhood of Saint Blas, as well as the archeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Q’enko, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay.
In The Sacred Valley: Aranwa Resort & Wellness Center: Aranwa Sacred Valley is known for its eclectic combinations of service, amenities and culinary masterpieces. The rooms overlook lush gardens of local flora and the distant mountains. Each room offers a private balcony, climate control, Electronic safes and Jacuzzi bathtubs in the spa style bathrooms.
Outside of the rooms, guests find an adult playground of attractions ranging from a movie theatre, an art gallery and a library. Most well-known of the attractions, however, is the Temple of St. Peter and St. Paul, which was created with gold leaf and hand painted to perfection. As any great hotel is aware, fun is only fun until someone gets hungry; and Aranwa has restaurant choices for everyone. Pukawi, which can be directly translated to Nourishment, serves traditional Andean cuisine and usually has a local pianist playing softly in the background. If it is a lighter dinner that is wanted they can oblige with the Rikhura Restaurant; created with three walls and a large glass window, it is the perfect place to play pool, order drinks, look out at the beautiful view and eat small but delectable cuisine. Kusi Pisco, on the other hand, is a cozy sushi restaurant located between two floors with a fireplace in the center of each story. The sushi and sashimi is a native approach at culinary fusion using local vegetables, Japanese recipes and European influence to create greatness. For more of a family vibe, try the Colonial Kitchen. This literal hole in the wall pizzeria was created with freshness and fun in mind. The pizza is baked in a large clay oven and the chefs use 17th and 18th century utensils for the authentic taste and look. With this blend of culinary gastronomy, never-ending entertainment and astounding service, Aranwa Sacred Valley lives up to everything it promises.
In Machu Picchu: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo: Nestled in the terraced hills of the Sacred Valley, Inkaterra Pueblo is a blend of natural paradise and luxury. Enveloped by the Vilcanota River and beautiful mountains, the Inkaterra Pueblo welcomes its guests amidst peace and comfort in a sanctuary of natural tranquility. Whitewashed bungalows, surrounded by the sacred energy that encompasses the lost city of the Incas, offer plush privacy for travelers looking to explore and enjoy the natural environment and culture. The cottages are spread over 12 acres of opulent greenland which is the native habitat of large vibrant flora.
Guests should be prepared to witness indigenous animals such as the Giant Otter, the Andean Spectacled Bear and the Canadian Warbler, which are frequent visitors. While enjoying the daily tea time service, guests are treated to excellent views of the Vilcanota River. Each room is equipped with Alpaca blankets, fireplaces, spa-like bathrooms, and ecologically friendly toiletries. With so much to learn, observe, and enjoy, travelers are rarely disappointed by the ambiance and atmosphere that makes up Inkaterra Pueblo.
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