ADVENTURE IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH ATV AND MACHU PICCHU AND HUAYNA PICCHU
8 Days /7 Nights
Lima City – Pisac Ruins – Sacred Valley – ATVs – Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu – City of Cusco
The southern route offers luxury and personalized tours from the arrival in the capital of the Republic of Peru, one of the largest cities in Latin America. The Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral are the core of Lima’s ancient center. You will then take a flight to the historic capital of Peru located in the Andean mountains, with countless archaeological riches and history, where you will have the opportunity to visit the Sacred Valley in a different way, always with the accompaniment of a personalized guide who will also lead you on your adventure to the Machu Picchu Sanctuary. The visit to Huayna Picchu will be an unforgettable adventure, as it is a famous mountain with a thrilling journey and panoramic views of the Sanctuary and the surrounding mountains. The adventure continues with a hike to the colorful mountain, a natural attraction located in the southern Andes of Cuzco.
DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN THE CITY OF LIMA. TRANSFER FROM LIMA AIRPORT TO LIMA HOTEL.
After going through immigration, head to the exit gate where our ATIKA staff will be waiting for you with a sign displaying your name. They will take you in a private transportation directly to your hotel, as after a long trip you will need a well-deserved rest to relax and regain energy before your flight to Cusco the next morning.
DAY 02: LIMA, CITY OF KINGS. PANORAMIC CITY TOUR OF LIMA.
The visit to the capital of Lima will begin in the morning, with a personalized guide and transportation picking you up for a panoramic tour of the main streets of Colonial and Modern Lima, located in the center of Lima, including a visit to the Cathedral, the Archbishopric and the Government Palace. Finally, you will visit the Convent of San Francisco and the Catacombs.
DAY 03: JOURNEY TO THE NAVEL OF THE WORLD. FLIGHT TO CUSCO - VISIT TO A TYPICAL ARTISAN CENTER - PISAC TOWN.
This morning, we will pick you up from your hotel in Lima for your flight to the city of Cusco. The flight lasts between 45 minutes to 1 hour. The guide will be waiting for you at Cusco airport, and you will head through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. During the journey, you will be able to appreciate the beautiful snow-capped mountains and the villages along the way. You will arrive at a typical artisan center where you can observe the natural process of textile production, the breeding of alpacas, visit the Pisac craft market, and the central plaza. You will have lunch in a restaurant in the Sacred Valley, prepared with typical ingredients from the area, and most importantly, with the warm attention of the hosts. In the afternoon, we will install you in your hotel in the Sacred Valley for a well-deserved rest.
DAY 04: EXPLORING THE SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS ON QUAD BIKES. CHINCHERO - MARAS MORAY - SALT MINES.
In the morning, the guide will pick you up from your hotel to continue exploring the Sacred Valley, visiting various places of natural and archaeological attractions, including Chinchero, where you will visit a typical artisan center to see a demonstration and the natural process of textile production. You will also visit the archaeological site, considered as «The Land of the Rainbow». Then, you will be taken to the starting point for your quad bike adventure. After being equipped and instructed by your guide, you will visit the circular agricultural terraces of Moray, which have a temperate and dry climate and are surrounded by mountains and beautiful farming landscapes. You will visit the salt mines, where you can appreciate the natural emergence of salt from an underground mountain that is collected and solidified in wells dug by locals. The natural color of each well makes the place admirable. At the end of the tour, your guide will take you to a restaurant located in the Sacred Valley, where you can enjoy a delicious box lunch. Finally, you will be escorted to your hotel by the guide for a well-deserved rest.
DAY 05: TRIP TO MACHU PICCHU TOWN. OLLANTAYTAMBO - ENJOY THE TRAIN WITH A PANORAMIC VIEW.
In the morning, the guide and transportation will pick you up from your hotel. You will be driven to the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo, where you will visit this beautiful tourist attraction and appreciate its temples and impressive architecture. After the tour, you will be taken to the Ollanta station, where you will board the Vistadome train with a panoramic view. You can enjoy the landscape and the entrance to the jungle brow, the Vilcanota River that will accompany you throughout the route to the town of Machu Picchu, the view of a part of the Inca Trail, and the beautiful terraces that decorate the entire landscape. The guide will be there to assist you throughout the journey. Upon arrival, you will have lunch at one of the best restaurants, and in the afternoon, you will have time to explore the small town. In the evening, you will stay in one of the luxury hotels in the town of Machu Picchu.
DAY 06: INCA CITADEL OF MACHU PICCHU. TOUR IN THE SANCTUARY OF MACHU PICCHU - CLIMBING HUAYNA PICCHU MOUNTAIN.
Early in the morning, your personalized guide will pick you up from your hotel to take you to the bus station so that after the controls, you can board the bus. During the route, you will experience going up a zigzag path surrounded by beautiful vegetation and with an exceptional view of all the mountains until you reach the control gate. The first visit will be to the Huayna Picchu Mountain, which will be in the first slot since it is the best time for the hike to the top. During the tour, you can appreciate stone staircases, Inca terraces, and religious enclosures, and above all, the beautiful view it possesses. This hike lasts for 1 hour and 30 minutes. After finishing this adventure, you will continue with the visit to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, always accompanied by the guide.
After completing the tour, you will take the bus down to the town and then have lunch at a highly recommended restaurant. In the afternoon, you will take the return train that will take you to the Poroy station. Upon exiting, you will be met by an Atika host who will receive you and take you to the transportation to transfer you to your hotel in the city of Cusco so that you can have a well-deserved rest.
DAY 07: CITY OF CUSCO. CITY TOUR IN THE CITY OF CUSCO.
Continuing with the itinerary, in the morning, our personalized guide and transportation will pick you up from your hotel to take you to the Temple of the Sun «Qoricancha,» located within the city of Cusco. Then you will be taken outside the city to visit one of the most impressive fortresses of the Inca culture, «Sacsayhuaman,» famous for its zigzag construction with gigantic rocks. Continuing with the tour, you will visit the archaeological site of Qenqo, a place that served as a ceremonial worship site, special and important for Andean culture, always with the accompaniment of your personalized guide. Finally, you will have lunch in the city and be taken back to your hotel.
DAY 08: RETURN TO LIMA AND BACK HOME.
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS
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