8-Day Adventure Thrills & Discovery Expedition – From $2,679.00 Adults Double Basis
AVAILABLE FOR MONDAYS & THURSDAYS ARRIVALS IN LIMA UNTIL DEC 15, 2019
This Program is Fully Customizable
An Exciting Peruvian Eco Adventure to Discover the off-the-beaten path Sacred Sites of the Inca Civilization
Escape from the ordinary with Peru Adventure Thrills vacation package and enjoy a different look at the Peruvian landscape while partaking on extraordinary, off-the-beaten-path adventures through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu on an ATV Safari, river rafting, Horseback Riding Expeditions and a light trek on the Inca Trail. Enter Machu Picchu through the Intipunku or Sun Gate, and the next morning beat the crowds and be first in-line to enter the Machu Picchu Citadel. For a more intense adventure you may opt to hike Huayna Picchu. Enjoy a guided visit of Old and Ancient Cusco. Interact with the locals and venture in all of these extraordinary experiences with your choice of accommodations.
With Peru Adventure Thrills 8-day vacation package, you will enjoy river rafting in the Urubamba River, ATV & horseback riding in the Sacred Valley and hiking the Inca Trail to visit Machu Picchu.
- 7-Night accommodations: 1 in Lima, 4 in the Sacred Valley, 1 in Machu Picchu, 1 in Cusco
- 12 meals (7 breakfast, 4 lunches and 1 dinner)
- Peruvian Paso Fino Horse and Folkloric Dances Show with lunch
- ATV Countryside Adventure
- Urubamba River Rafting Expedition with lunch
- Peruvian Paso Fino Horseback Ride
- Vistadome Train Tickets
- Inca Trail Light Trek with box lunch & snacks
- Guided visit of the Machu Picchu Citadel with lunch
- Guided visit of Colonial Cusco and Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park with lunch
- All Entrance fees as per itinerary
- All transfers and sightseeing in A/C vehicle as per itinerary
- Services of English-speaking local hosts and guides
- Personalized service of our Peru-based representative office
Day 1 | Welcome to Lima, Peru!
Meet and greet service at the airport and assistance with check-in procedures at the Wyndham Costa del Sol Airport Hotel for an overnight stay with breakfast included.
Day 2 | Let the Peru Adventure Thrills begin! | Lima / Cusco / ATV Expedition in the Sacred Valley of the Incas | B.L.
Early morning flight to Cusco (airfare LIM-CUZ is not included). Upon arrival in Cusco, we will be transferred to the Sacred Valley of the Incas for a better acclimatization process. Once we are all checked-in at our hotel for a 3-night stay, we will head for the Wayra Ranch for a one-of-a-kind lunch at La Terraza. While at La Terraza, enjoy an overwhelming display of color and contrast brought by the mountains, the popular art, the mural paintings and an inspiring garden. We will also be treated with the glamour of the Paso Fino Peruvian horses and the Marinera dance (dances may vary depending on the day).
In the afternoon, around 2:00 pm, we will enjoy an ATV Sacred Valley Expedition (minimum age requirement: 16-years old) through the Countryside, allowing us the opportunity to drive on routes, off the regular tourist path, where we find amazing landscapes and glimpses of the everyday life of this region. From the Pumahuanca gorge, we cross the farming communities of Rumichaca, Palcaraqui and Pumahuanca. Accompanied by scenic vistas, passing through native flora, we continue along to Chicon gorge from which we can see mountains and glaciers. The route takes us on to the town of Urubamba, the archaeological ruins of the palace of Huayna Capac, the traditional community of Chichubamba and its chicherias where locals brew maize beer.
- First Class: Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay Hotel
- Deluxe: Sol y Luna Hotel
Day 3 | Urubamba River White-Water Rafting Expedition – Class II & III | B.L.
After an early breakfast at the hotel, we will be transferred to the dock located in Pachar, the starting point for our Urubamba River white-water rafting expedition. We will receive the river rafting equipment and a proper safety briefing in order to be prepared on how to handle the rapids class II and III. After a brief practice on the flat parts of the river, we will start our journey on easy waters, while we admire the spectacular views of the mountains and archaeological remains, continuing towards Ollantaytambo and its amazing Inca terraces. At this time we experience class II and III rapids and finish with El Resbaladero (The Slide), a strong class III rapid that includes waves and small whirlpools.
After our expedition, we will have lunch in a traditional restaurant located on the riverside, owned by the local community family. This is a great chance to enjoy the Andean cuisine while supporting community projects. In the afternoon return to our hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure.
Day 4 | Horseback Riding Expedition through the Sacred Valley | B.
After breakfast at the hotel, during this morning we will enjoy a half-day Peruvian Paso Fino Horseback Riding adventure through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. After a short orientation, we set off on rural paths, across small villages and communities such as Palcaraqui, Rumichaca, San Jose de Media Luna, Pumahanca and Chichubamba.
As we ride, we are transported into a rural lifestyle, meeting and greeting villagers in their everyday wear, observing how they cook, herd cattle and cultivate their fields, so we will be able to respectfully interact with them, in their cultural space and get a glimpse of their daily routine. Our expedition follows mostly rural routes and paths, and just a few or no cars at all. Only at certain points and when there is no alternative, we use paved roads to cross back onto paths or to reach culturally significant destinations on our itinerary.
Day 5 | Express Inca Trail, a Light Trek to Machu Picchu / Overnight in Machu Picchu | B.L.D.
Today, we will leave the bulk of our luggage in the Sacred Valley and pack in a backpack only the necessary for our overnight stay in Machu Picchu. After breakfast at the hotel, we will be transferred to the Ollantaytambo Train Station, where we will have a short stroll around the village before boarding the Vistadome Class train. A whistle stop will be made at Km. 104 of the railroad, for us to get off the train and start our Express Inca Trail, a light trek to explore the beautiful Winaywayna complex. After a boxed picnic lunch, we will continue to Machu Picchu, entering through the Intipunku, also known as the Sun Gate. We will spend the night in the hotel of our choice in Machu Picchu Town (formerly Aguas Calientes). Dinner is included.
- First Class: El Mapi Hotel
- Deluxe: Sumaq Hotel
Day 6 | Machu Picchu Guided Exploration / Afternoon Train to the Sacred Valley of the Incas | B.L.
Very early in the morning, our guide will take us to Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas to enjoy a special visit to this magnificent Inca ruins. We will WOW at the beauty of the incredible terraces, stairways, ceremonial rooms and urban areas of this magnificent wonder of the ancient world where energy emanates from everywhere. For those looking for a more intense adventure we will visit Huayna Picchu (optional). Later we will have time to explore the citadel on our own and have lunch in one of the restaurants of the area. At the scheduled time we will board the Vistadome Train back to Ollantaytambo, and then transferred to our hotel in the Sacred Valley for an overnight stay.
Important Note: Guests opting for the Huayna Picchu Climb must request this adventure at booking time as the number of climbers allowed per day is limited.
- First Class: Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay Hotel
- Deluxe: Sol y Luna Hotel
Day 7 | Sacred Valley to Cusco / Guided Exploration of the Colonial City and the Sacsayhuaman Archeological Park | B.
After breakfast at the hotel and at the appropriate time, we will meet our local host for a transfer to the city of Cusco. Upon arrival, we will check-in at the hotel of our choice for an overnight stay.
In the afternoon, we will start our sightseeing excursion visiting the Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park. Sacsayhuaman is an impressive fortress of colossal dimensions with rocks that are up to 4 meters tall and surrounded by beautiful views blending together perfectly. Then we will continue to explore Q’enqo, the Puma shrine, and see the sacrificial altar embedded inside a rock cave. We will also visit Tambomachay and its sacred fountains of life. En-route, we will have a panoramic view of Puca Pucara watchtower which guarded the city entrance. After this, we will visit the Korikancha temple, Inti God shrine, on top of which the Santo Domingo convent was built. According to the chronicles, this temple was completely covered in gold in Inca times. Finally, we will go to the Main Square in order to visit the Cathedral and its valuable and beautiful colonial masterpieces such as The Cross which arrived along with the first conquerors.
- First Class: Costa del Sol Hotel
- Deluxe: J.W. Marriott Hotel
Day 8 | Cusco / Lima / Home or Next Destination | B.
Today is the end of your Peru Adventure Thrills program. After breakfast at the hotel and at the appropriate time, we will be transferred to the Cusco airport to check-in for our flight back to Lima (airfare CUZ-LIM is not included) to connect with your onward flight.
ADVENTURE THRILLS & DISCOVERY EXPEDITION
PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – MINIMUM 2 GUESTS REQUIRED
AVAILABLE FOR MONDAYS & THURSDAYS ARRIVALS IN LIMA UNTIL DEC 15, 2019
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In Lima: Wyndham Costa del Sol Airport is conveniently connected to the Jorge Chavéz International Airport, with easy access to all of Lima’s many cultural and historic wonders and a wealth of upscale services and amenities designed for discerning travelers. The Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport is the premier upscale international hotel in Peru’s capital city. This Lima Airport hotel is perfect for those in transit, with the unparalleled ability to walk to or from your flight within minutes of the front door – and 24-hour dining options, they have endeavored to deliver round-the-clock service in a world where round-the-clock is the norm. Wyndham Costa Del Sol Lima Airport has a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas and a computer station is located on site. This spa hotel offers a restaurant, a coffee shop/café, and a bar/lounge. Additional amenities include spa services, fitness center, and steam room.
FIRST CLASS HOTELS
In the Sacred Valley: Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay Hotel. This 87-room hotel 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 the majestic Machu Picchu. The Sonesta Posada del Inca-Yucay Hotel is a former 18th century colonial-style monastery surrounded by beautiful gardens. Guests will enjoy the refined rooms which come with wood or tile floors, countryside or courtyard views, TVs, private baths with tubs, safes, free Wi-Fi, individual climate control, direct-dial telephone and hairdryers. In the restaurant, experience Peruvian cuisine while dining in front of an inviting fireplace. There’s also a bar, cafe and private dining area. Additional amenities include a gym, a chapel and an Andean market, as well as several shops. This upscale hotel is ideal for nature trips and romantic getaways. Discover all the mystery that surrounds Machu Picchu and immerse yourself in the history of Cusco and Peru.
In Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes: El Mapi is a smart and contemporary hotel situated in the commercial village of Aguas Calientes, where you can admire and interact with the local residents and get a different perspective. The hotel is efficient, lively and people friendly; it welcomes a wide range of guests who expect an uncomplicated visit. You will be enlightened when you visit Peru’s most distinguished destination, the Machu Picchu Archaeological site. The hotel rooms are equipped with blackout curtains, 100% cotton sheets, down duvets, hypoallergenic pillows, cotton bath robes, and 32″ flat screen TVs. Step into the smart, contemporary and cozy confines of El MaPi, amidst the picturesque Machu Picchu Pueblo. The flowing lobby creates a sense of vitality. Lofty ceilings, panoramic windows and an open café allow natural light to filter between tall eucalyptus, creating an ambience of order and wellbeing.
In Cusco: Costa del Sol Ramada Hotel is the perfect base for discovering the beautiful heritage of the Inca civilization. Located in Cusco’s Centro Historico, the hotel is housed in a 17th-century colonial mansion combining historical architecture and murals with all the comforts of a modern, contemporary hotel. The 90 guest rooms are well-appointed with free high-speed Wi-Fi, cable TV, telephone, safe and mini bar. Delight in the convenience of around the clock room service. Refresh yourself in the pool or step into the warmth of their jetted hot tub. Get energized with a visit to their onsite fitness center. In the afternoon, read a book in the peaceful comfort of the hotel’s courtyard or enjoy a special vintage wine from their wine cellar. Discover the magnificent beauty of this historic colonial mansion when you choose Costa del Ramada Hotel.
DELUXE CLASS HOTELS
In the Sacred Valley: Sol y Luna Hotel. The luxurious and charming collection of 43 bungalows set in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in the province of Urubamba, is a refined complex of stone and adobe buildings close to the many attractions and activities the valley boasts. The intimate spa wrapped in artful stained glass and local stone offers holistic relaxation between invigorating adventures around the Sacred Valley and excursions to Machu Picchu. It is close to 800 meters lower in altitude than Cusco city, making the adjustment to the Andean altitude much easier. Rooms are elegant – rustic casitas with marble bathrooms featuring a rich palette, wood-beamed ceilings, eclectic furnishings, folk art and Peruvian accents. Amenities include free Wi-Fi; some have terraces with Jacuzzi tubs. Complimentary breakfast is served in the restaurant which features a seasonal menu; don’t forget to visit the bar and wine cellar. You will have a lasting smile after your experience at this gem of the Sacred Valley!
In Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes: Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel located at the foot of the imposing mountains surrounding Machu Picchu, by the banks of the Vilcanota River, stands the five-star hotel architecturally inspired by the enigmatic Lost City of the Incas. After an enchanting trip to the historical past of the Andean culture, Sumaq’s luxury room awaits you with a relaxing sleep on hypoallergenic pillows, goose feather comforters, spring mattresses, and modern thermal heating. Also offered are LCD TV with cable, radio alarm clock with docking station, Wi-Fi and minibar. The exquisite culinary creations of the hotel’s restaurant are influenced by the fusion of flavors and ingredients from many countries as well as native Peruvian products. The chef would like to share some of his most prized recipes from the menu with you. Take in the wonderful views befitting one of the few restaurants in Machu Picchu while you savor a selection of delightful dishes.
In Cusco: JW Marriott Cusco Hotel This elegant hotel in a restored 16th-century stone convent on the site of ancient Incan ruins is a 5-minute walk from the colonial arcades of Plaza de Armas and Cusco Cathedral. The hotel is located a few blocks from the Main Square and surrounded by the main historical sites such as, Qoricancha, and San Blas Neighborhood. Some of the rooms are built with the original Inca walls and the windows facing the walls of the Incan ruins. Common areas (all non-smoking) feature period decor and artifacts. The hotel has 2 stylish restaurants with a courtyard featuring a bar; the perfect way to end a day full of adventures. Other amenities are a heated indoor pool, a hot tub and a spa. All of their guest rooms are equipped with luxury bedding and hotel amenities such as wireless Internet and the latest in technology. Upon request, all rooms have a supplementary oxygen enriched system. In addition, all bathrooms have a separate shower and bathtub. The sophisticated rooms and suites feature Wi-Fi, flat-screens and whirlpool tubs. All also offer minibars, bottled water and safes. Room service is available 24/7.
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