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Classic Peru Tour – 7 Days

Itinerary

Lima – Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu – Cusco

DAY 1: LIMA ARRIVAL

A View Peru staff member will be waiting for your arrival at the Lima airport, from where they will transport you to the hotel of your choice. Any questions you have will be answered and you will be briefed on your itinerary by your assistant. You have the evening to relax in your hotel to prepare yourself for the exciting tour ahead.

DAY 2: CITY TOUR LIMA (B, L)

Today you will be brought on a city tour of Lima, Peru’s capital as well as most modern and largest city. Lima was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991 and it is a great introduction to Peru as it has drastic contrasts between modernity and its ancient and colonial heritage. An English-speaking guide will bring you to various colonial and modern sites throughout this sprawling city. Visiting the Main Square, the Cathedral, and the Catacombs in the San Francisco Covenant you will be immersed in the city’s rich colonial past. Contrastingly, next you will visit the hip residential areas of Miraflores and San Isidro where you will see the modern face of Peru with the various high end shopping malls, eateries, and bars. After the tour, you have the afternoon and night free to further explore and enjoy the thriving nightlife of Lima.

DAY 3: Lima – SACRED VALLEY (B, L)

After an early breakfast you will be transported to the airport for your domestic flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, a View Peru guide will greet you and bring you to the Sacred Valley, which is at a much lower altitude than Cusco where you will begin your tour in the mountains of the Incas. The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a chain of fertile farmlands and quaint towns unmoved by time, and is a great preparation to get you even more excited for Machu Picchu. Your tour will start in the market town of Pisac, about an hour outside of Cusco. Here you will get to experience the bustling market, where local natives come from all over the valley to sell their gorgeous handicrafts. This is a great opportunity to get the best, most authentic souvenirs from your trip. We will also visit the ruins on the mountain above Pisac that are largely overlooked, they are expansive and impressive as is Machu Picchu. From here we will have a buffet lunch made completely from ingredients grown here in the Sacred Valley, before moving on to the ancient town of Ollantaytambo. This town is the best surviving example of Incan architecture and was never conquered by the Spanish. You will have the afternoon to stroll around these ancient cobblestone streets, visit the ruins overlooking the town, and enjoy some of the many dining options. You will be transferred to your hotel for the night.

DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU (B)

Today you will travel to the feature point of your trip to Peru, Machu Picchu! Early in the morning you will be picked up at your hotel and brought to the train station to board the train to Aguas Calientes. This amazing train journey takes you through rural landscapes outlined by gorgeous towering mountians, and descends into the lush cloud forest that hides Machu Picchu. Recently named one of the Seven New Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu is the ultimate desination for any traveller, as it is rich in history, culture, and lies in an amazing and iconic setting. This is easily the most impressive pre-Colombian city in the world with its amazing stone work and mystical setting in a hidden spot in the Andes. You will get a guided tour of this lost city with an English-speaking guide who will help you to understand the interesting history of the site and the Inca people, as well as the various theories of the purpose of the city. Following the tour, you will have free time to explore this expansive site. Wander through ancient cobblestone paths leading to temples, homes, warehouses and a large square – all surrounded by dramatic terraces cut into the steep mountainsides. In addition, you have the option of taking the challenging hike up Huayna Picchu where you will have the most beautiful, panoramic view of Machu Picchu. Once you have had your fill of these amazing ruins, in the late afternoon you will make your way back down to Aguas Calientes where you will have the rest of the day free to enjoy the hot springs, various hiking opportunities, and the delicious dining options available in this quaint town.

DAY 5: OLLANTAYTAMBO – TARAY – CUSCO (B, D)

You will enjoy breakfast in your Aguas Calientes hotel, followed by a transfer to the train back to Ollantaytambo where you can have lunch. After lunch, you will be taken off of the tourist map to the small town of Taray, just across the Urubamba River from Pisac. This picturesque Sacred Valley town retains its traditional ways of life, most of the families making a living farming off of the land as their ancestors have been for centuries. In 2010 horrible floods destroyed much of the town and affects are still felt today, especially with the children. Because many farms were damaged or livelihoods lost, children are needed as extra help in the home meaning they cannot attend school regularly and miss out on important play time. Here, you will visit the youth development project called Sonco Wasi, which seeks to fill in these gaps by providing education and recreational activities to the children of  Taray. Your visit to Sonco Wasi gives you a chance to give back to a local community. You can either lead an activity or a class, or you can simply play with these amazing children. After this touching experience, you will return to Cusco where you will enjoy a delicous dinner accompanied by a show.

DAY 6: CUSCO (B)

After breakfast in your hotel you will be taken on a Cusco city tour. The tour includes both sites in the city and travels to the ruins surrounding the city. You will see the Cathedral, the Temple of the Sun, and the bustling San Pedro Market in the amazing city of Cusco. You will continue on to see the four ruins in the hills above the city; the impressive Sacsayhuaman fortreess watching over the city, Kenko which is a pre-Incan architectural masterpiece, the Puca-Pucara red fortress, and finishing with the beautiful fountains of Tambomachay. You will have the evening free to explore the great dining and nightlife options in this exciting city.

Day 7: Cusco – Lima (B)

A View Peru representative will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your return flight to Lima.

End of our Services.

Prices

Our Price

Hotel Category Basic 2 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars + 4 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars Lux
Price Per Person  $ $ $ $  $ $ $

 

 

Include / Not Include

Price Includes

  • 6 nights at standard, but high quality hotels with private bathrooms and breakfast included & local taxes
  • All indicated pick-ups and transfers in group service with English-speaking guide
  • Meals indicated: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
  • Expedition train round-trip tickets, Cusco – Aguas Calientes – Cusco
  • All entrance fees

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Domestic flights
  • Meals not indicated
  • Additional expenses, such as laundry, telephone calls, snacks, etc.
  • Travel insurance

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