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Private transfer Lima's airport/bus station to your hotel.

Htl 4* Radisson Red Miraflores: Studio + BR

Half day Lima city tour: Cathedral and San Francisco Convent.
We will begin the visit of the city with an exploration of Colonial Lima. First, we will stop off at the Main Square, to explore it on foot and admire the exteriors of the Government Palace, the Cathedral, and the City Hall, all examples of Lima's still-present colonial architectural opulence. We will visit the Cathedral; as walking through its numerous chapels, we'll discover various architectural styles and learn about the religious history of Peru. We will continue with the visit to San Francisco Convent built in the 17th century, and its “Catacombs” ancient underground cemetery of Lima. Finally, we will begin a journey through the streets of modern Lima as head toward the most traditional of the residential zones of the capital: San Isidro, the heart of the city's financial district; and Miraflores, a perfect spot to enjoy wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean.

Htl 4* Radisson Red Miraflores: Studio + BR

Private transfer from your hotel to Lima's airport / bus station.
Private transfer from your hotel to Lima's airport / bus station.

Private transfer Cusco's airport to your hotel
Upon your arrival in Cusco, we will meet you at the airport to transfer you to your acommodation.

Standard Room - Xima Cusco

(Morning) Half day Cusco tour: Cathedral, Qoricancha Inca Temple and San Blas church.
At the scheduled time, we will begin the exploration of the Imperial City. We will start with a visit to one of the most impressive buildings of Incan Cusco: the Qoricancha (the Golden Temple) - a temple dedicated to the worship of the Sun God, whose interior walls were said to have been covered in gold. Then, we will stroll through the Main Square, where we will discover the Cathedral and admire its exquisite vestibules and priceless paintings from the Cusco School of the 17th and 18th centuries. Finally, we will visit San Blas, a quaint neighborhood that is home to many renowned artists. Stroll along its cobblestone alleys as we make our way toward its church, which features a beautiful pulpit carved from a single block of wood.

(Afternoon) Half day tour to nearby ruins: Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park, Qenqo Archaeological Complex, Puca Pucara Fortress and Tambomachay Archaeological Complex.
We will visit the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman a colossal structure built with huge carved rocks jointed with absolute accuracy, this astounding sample of the Incan military architecture is, undoubtedly, the greatest architectonic work of the Tahuantinsuyo. But, in addition, it proves the undeniable firmness of the great administrative capacity of the empire and its powerful logistic system capable of mobilizing and organizing such a work. As of the Spaniards arrival its aspect has changed a lot, since this fortress was used as a hewn stone to build the colonial Cusco. Then we will visit the ancient amphitheater of Quenqo, the so-called ‘Red Fortress’, Puca Pucara and the aqueducts ancient baths of Tambomachay.

Standard Room - Xima Cusco

Full day tour to Sacred Valley: Pisac Market, Pisac Archaeological Park and Ollantaytambo Fortress. Lunch included.
This morning, we will continue the trip toward the Sacred Valley, a few miles farther along, we will reach Pisac, a beautiful place where Incan and Colonial influences have reached a perfect balance and created the unique way of life of the local inhabitants. We will get a chance to explore this quaint town, famous for its artisan markets where we can find extraordinarily fine jewelry and ceramic and textile craftwork. Few miles away, on the slopes of a mountain, which overlooks the Vilcanota River is the Archaeological Park of Pisac, where we will find andens of different areas and altitudes separate by architectural structures. The most notable of these is the solar calendar (INTIWATANA) that means, “Where the sun is tied”. Finally, we will visit one of the last remaining Incan towns, Ollantaytambo, which was once fiercely guarded by a massive fortress. We will discover the large archaeological complex of what used to serve as a wayside inn for royal delegations on long journeys. Surviving structures here include multiple walls and towers that were used to protect the citadel from possible invasions. We will take lunch at a local restaurant.

Private transfer to Ollanta train station
At the appropriate time we will transfer you to Ollanta station to board the train that will take you to Aguas Calientes.
Then we take a train for a two hours journey to Aguas Calientes (your guide will not go with you for the train ride). Upon arrival at the exit of Aguas Caliente's train station, your representative or guide will hold a sign with your name on it, and escort you to check in your hotel. You would then schedule your favorite time to visit Machu Picchu the following day.

Superior Deluxe Room - El Mapi Hotel Machu Picchu by Inkaterra

Visit to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
In the morning you will be picking you up from your hotel at designated time, and later you will line up to take shuttle bus (30 minutes drive, bus ticket included) up to Machu Picchu Mountain.
We then explore the Lost City of the Incas! Declared by the Peruvian Government as a Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983, Machu Picchu is believed to have been a sacred religious site for the Inca royalty.

Finally, at the scheduled time, you will be picked up and taken to the Aguas Calientes train Station to board Vistadome train return train.

Private transfer Ollanta train station to your hotel in Cusco
Upon your arrival in Ollanta, we will meet you at the train station to transfer you to your acommodation in Cusco.

Standard Room - Xima Cusco

Private transfer from Cusco to Puno with lunch
Today we will depart from Cusco to the city of Puno. This beautiful route awaits to surprise us. We will make a stop in Andahuaylillas town and its church, known as the Sistine Chapel of America for the quality of the art it houses. The sanctuary was built by the Jesuits in the 16th century on top of an Inca temple. The church is a small structure consisting of a single nave and the bell tower.
We will continue our tour until we reach Raqchi. The most important building within the complex is the Wiracocha temple. Architecturally it is classified as Kallanka, that is, a tall building completely covered with straw (wood and "ichu"). Externally it is 92 meters long and 25.25 meters wide.

We will finally arrive to the city of Puno.

Standard Room - Jose Antonio Puno

Full day Titicaca Lake: Uros islands and Taquile island
Today we will enjoy an extraordinary journey across the world's highest navigable lake, Lake Titicaca. We will sail to legendary places where time seems to have stood still. Our first stop will be the Uros floating islands. These are a peculiar grouping of around 40 small islands made totally of totora, a natural reed that grows around the lake. The cheerful inhabitants will invite us to get to know their traditional lifestyle and customs. We will continue our voyage across the placid waters of the lake until arriving to the picturesque Taquile Island, a peaceful place where old Quechua traditions live in perfect balance with modernity. We will discover a landscape distinct from the other islands thanks to the Incan terraces filled with local flowers and crops. The rich colors of the clothing worn by the local inhabitants will amaze us as well their beautiful hand-made fabrics. Most importantly, we will enjoy the unbelievable hospitality of the islanders, known as Taquileños, who will make our visit to the island a memorable one. Before making our way back to Puno, we will have lunch at a local home.

Standard Room - Jose Antonio Puno

Private transfer from Puno to the airport with a visit to Sillustani Archaeological Site.
On the way to Juliaca airport, we will visit the archaeological complex of Sillustani, an amazing pre-Incan cemetery where more than 90 Chullpas or funerary towers (some of them up to 40 feet high), rise up imposingly around Lake Umayo.

Inclusions

Transfers and excursions on private basis, excepting trains and buses to Machu Picchu are shared services with the other guests
English-speaking guides
Accommodation in selected hotels
Mentioned meals
Entrance fees to sites
Round trip bus ticket to the Machu Picchu ruins
Train tickets to / from Machu Picchu
Tips for luggage porters at airports and hotels
1 bottle of cold drinking water per person per day and clean cold tissues/towels should be provided in the vehicle

Exclusions

International and domestic airfare
Travel insurance
Tips for guides, drivers and waiters
Expenses of personal nature
Any additional not specified in the program

Notes

HOTELS QUOTED

Lima
Radisson Red Miraflores
Room Type: Studio
Feed Type: Breakfast
Check-In: 14:00 / Check-Out: 12:00

Cusco
Xima Cusco
Room Type: Standard
Feed Type: Buffet Breakfast
Check-In: 10:00 / Check-Out: 09:00

Machu Picchu
El Mapi Hotel Machu Picchu by Inkaterra
Room Type: Superior Deluxe
Feed Type: Buffet Breakfast, Dinner a la carte
Check-In: 13:00 / Check-Out: 11:00

Puno
Jose Antonio Puno
Room Type: Standard
Feed Type: Buffet Breakfast
Check-In: 15:00 / Check-Out: 12:00
Prices subject to change without notice due to vatiation in taxes
Prices do not valid for special dates; Eastern, National Holiday July 26th to 30th, Christmas and New year.
Trains to Machu Picchu : Carry-on Baggage Allowance
Each passenger may take :
1 bag or back pack – 05 kg/11 lb – 62 inches/157 cm (length + height + width)
Baggage that exceed the measures will not be allowed
Passengers doing the Inca Trail can apply to our Exceptional Flexibility Policy for Luggage on Board, when showing their UGM permission.
Pack an overnight bag for Sacred Valley or Aguas Calientes due to the limited space on the trains for big luggage. The hotel will store your other luggage.

Trip Highlights

Lima/ Cusco/ Machu Picchu/ Valle Sagrado/ Puno

Departure Period

29 Feb, 2020 to 31 Dec, 2020
AUD 4,105 P P twin share

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