9 Days /8 Nights
Panoramic City Tour Lima – Pisac Ruins – Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu – Local Markets – Cuzco – Temple of the Sun – Cusco Cathedral – Lima.
This is a program exclusively for the whole family on the southern route, with luxury and personalized tours from arrival in the capital of the Republic of Peru, one of the largest cities in Latin America. You will take a flight to the historical capital of Peru located in the Andean mountains, with countless archaeological treasures and history, where you will have the opportunity to visit each place with the guidance of a guide who will lead you on your adventure to Machu Picchu Sanctuary. You will have the opportunity to explore every important street in the Historic Center of Cusco, also known as the «Navel of the World,» as well as its customs and traditions.
DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN LIMA CITY. TRANSFER FROM LIMA AIRPORT TO LIMA HOTEL.
DAY 02: LIMA CITY OF KINGS. PANORAMIC CITY TOUR OF LIMA.
The visit to the capital city of Lima will begin in the morning, where your personalized guide and transportation will pick you up for a panoramic tour of the main streets of Colonial and Modern Lima located in the city center. The tour will include visits to the Cathedral, Archbishop’s Palace, Government Palace, and finally, the Convent of San Francisco and its Catacombs.
DAY 03: JOURNEY TO THE NAVEL OF THE WORLD. FLIGHT TO CUSCO – VISIT TO A TYPICAL ARTISAN CENTER – PISAC RUINS.
On this day, we will pick you up from your Lima hotel in the morning for your flight to Cusco. The flight takes 45 minutes to an hour. Your guide will be waiting for you at the Cusco airport, and you will head towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas. During the journey, you can appreciate the beautiful snow-capped mountains and villages along the way. We will visit a typical artisan center where you can see the demonstration and natural process of weaving and raising of camelids. You will have lunch at a restaurant with a view of the Sacred Valley, prepared with typical ingredients of the area and the warm attention of the hosts. Next, you will visit the Pisac ruins, which impressively stand out at the entrance, surrounded by its beautiful terraces. You will also visit the Pisac craft market and the central square. In the afternoon, we will install you in your Sacred Valley hotel for a well-deserved rest.
DAY 04: EXPLORING THE SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS. OLLANTAYTAMBO – MORAY - MARAS TOWN – SALT MINES.
Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in the morning to continue exploring the Sacred Valley. We will visit the Ollantaytambo archaeological site, a ceremonial place decorated with resistance terraces. It was also known as a food storage place during the Inca era. Next, we will visit Moray, which is composed of circular agricultural terraces, has a temperate and dry climate, and is surrounded by mountains and beautiful agricultural landscapes. At noon, we will have lunch with a local family in the town of Maras, where you can enjoy typical cuisine prepared with local ingredients. In the afternoon, we will visit the salt mines, a place where you can appreciate the natural salt coming out of an underground mountain. The locals dig wells to retain the liquid salt until it solidifies, and the natural color of each well makes the place admired. At the end of the tour, your guide will escort you back to your hotel for a well-deserved rest.
DAY 05: INCA CITADEL OF MACHU PICCHU. ENJOY THE TRAIN WITH A PANORAMIC VIEW AND VISIT THE SANCTUARY OF MACHU PICCHU.
In the morning, your guide and transportation will pick you up and drive you to the Ollanta station to take the Vistadome train with a panoramic view. You will enjoy the scenery and the entrance to the jungle eyebrow, the Vilcanota River that will accompany you throughout the route to the town of Machu Picchu, the view of a section of the Inca Trail, and the beautiful terraces that decorate the landscape. The guide will assist you during the entire tour. Upon arrival, you will have lunch at one of the restaurants with a view of the Vilcanota River. You will take the bus up to the Machu Picchu Sanctuary and have a tour of the Inca Citadel. After the tour, you will take the bus down to the town and be escorted to your luxury hotel by your personalized guide.
DAY 06: ENJOYING HOTEL ACTIVITIES. ORCHID OBSERVATORY AND BIRDWATCHING.
After having a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you will enjoy the hotel activities such as visiting the bird forest, orchids, and spectacled bears, or visiting the small town of Machu Picchu. At 10:15 a.m., the guide will pick you up and drive you to the station to take the return train. You will travel back along the same route, enjoying the beautiful scenery and onboard services. Upon arrival at the Ollanta station, your transportation will be waiting to take you to a countryside restaurant located in the Sacred Valley for lunch. Our last visit will be the archaeological site of Chinchero and a textile center, where you can appreciate the production of textiles with ancestral techniques that are still preserved. You will arrive in the city of Cusco in the afternoon and rest at your hotel until the next day.
DAY 07: PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE NAVEL OF THE WORLD. SAN CRISTOBAL VIEWPOINT - SACSAYHUAMAN - WHITE CHRIST VIEWPOINT.
This morning, your personalized guide will pick you up from your hotel to start the tour. Your first visit will be to the Temple of the Sun «Qoricancha,» a religious and important place in Inca times, which was a place of worship to the Sun God. Then, you will take the transportation that will be waiting for you for the next visit, which will be the San Cristobal Temple viewpoint. From there, you will have a beautiful view of the city of Cusco, where you can appreciate the Inca and Colonial constructions. Next, 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 stop at the White Christ viewpoint, where you can observe another panoramic view of the city of Cusco. Finally, you will have lunch in the city and be taken back to your hotel.
DAY 08: REGIONAL COOKING PREPARATION. VISIT TO A LOCAL MARKET "SAN PEDRO".
This day will be very special for all family members; as they will have an experience in the preparation of a regional meal. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you to one of the local markets in the city of Cusco, where you can observe the sale of food from our region and receive an explanation of each product. Then, you will head to one of the restaurants for the preparation of the regional meal, guided by an expert chef in the kitchen. Afterward, you will enjoy the delicious lunch prepared by the entire family, and finally, be taken back to your hotel.
DAY 09: RETURN TO LIMA AND BACK HOME.
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS
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