Departs: 9/28/2018 Returns: 10/7/2018
Day 1 : Fly to Peru
Today we fly to Lima, Peru’s capital city. Upon arrival we check-in to our accommodations for two nights at the Casa Andina Premium Collection Miraflores.
Day 2 : Lima
A local guide joins us today to introduce the exotic sights of the "City of Kings." We view Lima's Historical Center, City Hall and The Love Park. We also enjoy tours of the Lima Cathedral and the San Francisco Monastery, offering thrilling underground Catacombs. Later, we take in the ancient Pre-Columbian exhibits at the Larco Herrera Museum. This afternoon is free to explore the city at your leisure. B,D
Day 3 : Sacred Valley
This morning we fly to Cusco, the holy center of the Inca Empire. Upon arrival, we make our way to the Sacred Valley, the heart of the Inca civilization during the 14th and 15th Centuries. Along our route, we stop at Awanacancha to learn about Llamas, Alpacas and other regional animals and their impact on Peruvian textiles. Later, we visit the historic markets and ruins of Pisac. The next two evenings are in the Sacred Valley. B,L,D
Day 4 : Inca Culture
Fascinating history awaits us today as we unearth Ollantaytambo, an impressive Inca fortress of significant military, religious and agricultural importance. The fortress is located on the highest part of the mountain and protected the valley from invaders. Later, we visit the sweeping vistas of the Maras Salt Pans and the Moray Terraces, believed to be an ancient astronomical observatory and agricultural laboratory. B,D
Day 5 : Chichubamba
Our day begins with a visit to the Chichubamba community to explore their culture, food and traditions. Join local families to learn about their ceramics, chocolate and textile art, plus visit the local school. After lunch we board our train for a breathtaking journey to Machu Picchu, a renowned example of Inca architecture and one of the world’s most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The towering city was built in the mid-15th century by the Inca Pachacutec and was lost to history until 1911 when it was discovered by American explorer Hiram Bingham. This evening we arrive in Aguas Calientes, our home for two evenings. B,L,D
Day 6: Machu Picchu
Today the legendary Lost City unfolds before our eyes. One of the world's most impressive archaeological wonders, it sits on a mountain site of extraordinary beauty, nestled in the middle of a tropical mountain forest. The most significant artifact of the Incan Empire, it also stands as one of their most mysterious. The Spanish records make no mention of the massive citadel, adding even more intrigue to our tour as we traverse these incredible sites. Our guided tour showcases the Sacred Sun Dial, Royal Quarters, Temple of the Three Windows and much more. This is sure to be the highlight of our trip! B,L,D
Day 7 : Aguas Calientes
We take our morning at leisure today to stroll around Aguas Calientes. Visit the markets for hand-made goods and delectable food. This afternoon we travel to Cusco and check-in to our
hotel in Cusco for two nights. B,L
Day 8 : Explore Cusco
Behold the amazing colonial city of Cusco today on a guided tour. See the incredible masonry of the Incas at the Temple of the Sun, the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral. We also tour the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman in the Cusco area. B,L
Day 9 : Fly Home
Today we travel to Lima, enjoy a special Holiday Vacations Farewell Lunch and return home on our overnight flight with memories of this spectacular Peruvian journey. B,L
Day 10 : Return Home
Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes
• All airfare
• All fuel surcharges, government fees, airport & departure taxes (minimum value of $190 per person)
• Holiday Vacations Tour Director & Peruvian guides
• Motorcoach & professional driver
• Baggage handling at hotels
• $100 travel voucher for a future tour
19 Excellent Meals Featuring
• Daily breakfast
• Lunch in the Chichubamba community
• Holiday Vacations Farewell Lunch
All Accommodations Featuring
• 2 nights at the Casa Andina Premium Collection Miraflores in Lima
• 2 nights at the Casa Andina Premium Collection Sacred Valley
• 2 nights at the Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel in Aguas Calientes
• 2 nights at the Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco
Attractions & Highlights
• Lima city tour
• Larco Herrera Museum
• Sacred Valley guided visit
• Awanacancha Center
• Pisac Market
• Ollantaytambo Fortress
• Chichubamba community
• Train to/from Machu Picchu
• Machu Picchu guided visit
• Cusco city tour
Lima - 260 ft.
Cusco - 11,000 ft.
Machu Picchu - 8,000 ft.
Sacred Valley - 9,500 ft.
|Category - Occupancy||Price (Per Person)|
|Airport - Double||$5399|
|Airport - Single||$6399|
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