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First Class Ancient Highlights and Machu Picchu

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These are Private Vacations with Guaranteed Departures Every Day! Everything you would expect is Included.

  • All Private Tours with Qualified English Speaking Guides
  • All Private Transfers
  • All Hotels
  • All Entrance Tickets
  • All Breakfasts / Other Meals as Specified: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (B, L, D)
  • All Internal Flights
  • No Hidden Fees for Paying with Visa.
  • Book & Pay by Visa, Bank Transfer, or PayPal.
  • Low $500pp Deposits. Balance Due 60 Days before Travel.
  • Large Discounts for Groups of 4 or more. (Invite your Friends & Family!)

The people of Peru are a mix of many different cultures, including Indians, Spaniards and other Europeans, descendants of African slaves, and Asians. Until recently, most people lived in the countryside. But now, more than 70 percent live in cities. Most Peruvians follow the Catholic religion introduced by the Spanish.

Enjoy Lima and its famed gastronomic experienced before making you way to Cusco, the heart of the Inca empire, and discover the primary fortress that fought off the Spanish nation and eventually forced to cuccumb to the will of the Spanish. This First Class Peru Travel Tour will bring you closer to the history of this amazing ancient culture that exceded the bounds of nature and brought us that much closer to who we really are.

Enjoy this First Class Luxury Peru Travel and Trip by exploring the mysteries of the Inca from Superior 4* Hotels with Private tours and transfers throughout the entire Peru Vacation. Visit the Sacred Valley of the Inca, colonial and ancient highlights such as Saqsayhuaman, Ollantaytambo, and Cusco, known as the ‘Imperial City’ and a modern city with the feel of the ancient world where people still wander the streets with llamas, in their traditional dress.

Take the First Class Vistadome Train to and from Machu Picchu, where you will spend the night in the Superior 4* El Mapi Hotel in a Superior Deluxe Room with whomever you wish. Enjoy all this wonderful city has to offer in this seven day Luxury Travel Peru adventure.

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Exceptional Luxury 5* Ancient Highlights & Machu Picchu Vacation 8 Days / 7 Nights
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What is Included:

  • All Private Tours with Qualified English-speaking guides
  • All Private Transfers
  • All Entrance Fees
  • 7 Nights in Recommended First Class 4* Hotels inc. Breakfasts
  • 7 x Breakfast, 4 x Lunch, 1 x Dinner (B,L,D)
  • First Class Vistadome Train – Cusco / Machu Picchu / Cusco
  • Flights within Peru – Lima / Cusco / Lima

What is not Included:

  • International airfare to Peru and Taxes
  • National Departure Taxes at airports
  • Other Meals unless specifically stated in the Itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, beverages, etc.
  • Baggage porterage and other extras not specified.

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First Class Ancient Highlights and Machu Picchu 8 Days and 7 Nights

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Day of trip B L D Hotel
1st Day Arrive Lima – Private Transfer to Hotel 4* Casa Andina Private Collection Lima
2nd Day Private Lima Gastronomic Tour B L 4* Casa Andina Private Collection Lima
3th Day Private Transfer – Fly Cusco – Free Day B 4* Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco
4th Day Private Afternoon Cusco City Tour B 4* Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco
5th Day Private Full Day Tour of the Sacred Valley of the Inca B L 4* Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco
6th First Class Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu B L D 4* Inkaterra El Mapi Hotel Machu Picchu
7th Revisit Machu Picchu & Vistadome Train to Cusco B L 4* Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco
8th Free Day in Cusco – Private Transfer – Fly Lima & Home B

Full Itinerary

First Class Ancient Highlights and Machu Picchu 8 Days and 7 Nights

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  • 1st Day Arrive Lima – Private Transfer to Hotel
  • 2nd Day Private Lima Gastronomic Tour (B, L)
  • 3th Day Private Transfer – Fly Cusco – Free Day (B)
  • 4th Day Private Afternoon Cusco City Tour (B)
  • 5th Day Private Full Day Tour of the Sacred Valley of the Inca (B, L)
  • 6th Day First Class Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu (B, L, D)
  • 7th Day Revisit Machu Picchu & Vistadome Train to Cusco (B, L)
  • 8th Day Free Day in Cusco – Private Transfer – Fly Lima & Home (B)

1st
Day

Arrive Lima – Private Transfer to Hotel

Arrive Lima Most flights arrive in the late evening.
Private Transfer With English-speaking assistance There will be a man waiting for you outside the Arrivals Hall with a sign with your names on it. Approx. 1 hour to your Hotel.
4* Casa Andina Private Collection Lima Superior Rooms

4* Casa Andina Private Collection Lima

With its stylish contemporary design, cutting-edge technology and ideal location, the flagship Casa Andina Private Collection – Miraflores Hotel is the top of its class in every aspect. First-class amenities include a heated, indoor pool and breezy terrace, gymnasium with the latest exercise equipment, prestigious Joop salon & massage room.

Location

Situated in the heart of Lima, Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores, a family-friendly Hotel, is within walking distance of Sala Luis Miro Quesada Garland, Calle de las Pizzas, and Kennedy Park. Also nearby are Mercado Indios and Larco Avenue.

Guestrooms

The 148 air-conditioned guestrooms at Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores include laptop-compatible safes and minibars. Guests can use the in- room complimentary wireless

High-speed Internet access. Rooms are equipped with LCD TVs with cable channels.

All accommodations provide desks and phones. Bathrooms offer shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, hair dryers, and slippers. Turndown service is offered nightly and housekeeping is available daily.

2nd
Day

Private Lima Gastronomic Tour (B, L)

The Lima Gourmet Company Private Lima Gastronomic Tour Pick up in your Hotel Foyer at 09:45 drop off at around 15:00. Lunch is included.
4* Casa Andina Private Collection Lima Superior Rooms

The Lima Gourmet Company Gastronomic Tour

This Lima Peru tour starts at a local roastery, where they handpick the coffee beans daily, for an organic Peruvian coffee. You will also tour the colonial streets of the bohemian district, Barranco, home to artists, musicians and the city’s top art galleries.

From here, you will visit a traditional market in the San Isidro district to try exotic fruits and local products and learn the ancient myths and legends associated with them.

The third stop is one of the city’s top seafood restaurants (cebichería), Embarcadero 41 Fusión, on Avenida La Mar in the Miraflores district – a stop other tours in Lima won’t take you. You will discover the secrets to the perfect Cebiche and Pisco Sour as you prepare the dish and cocktail yourself with the head chef and bartender.

The last stop is for lunch at la Huaca Pucllana, a restaurant within a pre-Incan archeological complex – undoubtedly a highlight of tourism in Lima Peru. This prestigious restaurant is so impressive that the King of Spain, Mick Jagger, Bill and Hillary Clinton, just to name a few, have made sure not to miss it during their trips to Lima. You will enjoy a variety of gourmet Peruvian dishes as well as four different desserts and another pisco-based cocktail.

3th
Day

Private Transfer – Fly Cusco – Free Day (B)

Fly Cusco We pick you up from your Hotel Foyer at 07:00 for an approx. 60 minute Private Transfer back to the airport for the flight to Cusco. Flights depart at 10:00 and arrive to Cusco at 11:20.
Private Transfer in Cusco We will be waiting for you outside of Cusco Airport Arrival Hall with a sign with our and your names on it. An approx. 15 minute Private Transfer to your Hotel in Cusco.
4* Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco Superior Rooms
Free Afternoon Take the day to enjoy the Historic City Center while you Acclimatize to the high altitude. (11,000 ft.)

4* Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco

A beautifully renovated 18th- century manor house, just 3 blocks from Cusco’s Plaza de Armas, it is replete with authentic colonial character. The Hotel is distinguished by its 3 interior patios with wooden balconies and surrounded by four colonial style courtyards The principal patio, featuring a gurgling stone fountain, is one of Cusco’s emblematic colonial courtyards.

In the Hotel’s cozy lounge and reading room has a massive stone fireplace that’s always crackling, while the romantic gourmet restaurant invites guests to dine by candlelight in one of 4 connected salons richly decorated with 18th-century Cusco School paintings.

Superior Rooms Includes:

  • 1 King bed or 2 Full-size beds
  • Hair dryer
  • Desk and/or breakfast table
  • Bathtub
  • Coffee kit
  • LCD TV
  • Safety box
  • Heating

4th
Day

Private Afternoon Cusco City Tour (B)

Afternoon Private Cusco City Tour Pick up in your Hotel Foyer at approx. 13:45. Returns at approx. 18:00.
4* Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco Superior Rooms

Private Afternoon Cusco City Tour

The Private Half Day Cusco City Tour Visits all of the Principal Inca & Colonial Attractions in Cusco

Tambomachay – This was an Inca sanctuary dedicated to the cult of water, a place reserved for Inca Royalty.

Puca Pucara – This is an Inca archaeological site located again on the peak of a hill and is thought to be a military position and an administrative centre.

Qenko – A sanctuary dedicated to the adoration of animals, and consists of ruins formed by a rocky site with stairs in a zigzag, and a main building similar to a circular amphitheatre where 19 window sills are located as a way of seats.

Sacsayhuamán – Its construction took over seven decades and required the work of approximately 20,000 men both for the foundations and hewn stone works, the transportation of materials, carving and stones setting. Many say it is as impressive as Machu Picchu itself!

Cusco Cathedral – One of the finest Colonial Cathedrals in the Americas.

Coricancha – Originally named Inti Qancha (‘ Temple of the Sun’) was the most important temple in the Inca Empire, dedicated primarily to Inti, the Sun God.

5th
Day

Private Full Day Tour of the Sacred Valley of the Inca (B, L)

Private Full Day Tour
The Sacred Valley of the Inca
Pick Up in your Hotel Foyer at 08:30. Returns at approx. 18:30. Lunch is included.
Lunch at Posada Tunupa Buffet Lunch is included at Posada Tunupa.
4* Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco Superior Rooms

Full Day Private Sacred Valley of the Inca Tour

Pisac Market

A famed hill town, Pisac is a great place to purchase top quality Andean knitwear at lower prices than visitors will find in major cities during their travels in Peru. Woven blankets, tapestries, and alpaca garments such as sweaters and mittens, colorful fabric and accessories are found in abundance at the Pisac market in addition to pottery, jewelry, and other handicrafts.

Pisac Inca Ruins

It’s not hard to succumb to the charms of sunny Pisac, a bustling colonial village at the base of a spectacular Inca fortress perched on a mountain spur. Its pull is universal and recent years have seen an influx of expats and new age followers in search of an Andean Shangri-la.  Located just 33km northeast of Cuzco by a paved road, it’s the most convenient starting point to the Sacred Valley.

Ollantaytambo

After lunch, we proceed onto Ollantaytambo an attractive little town located at the western end of the Sacred Valley. The town is located at the foot of some spectacular Inca ruins which protected the strategic entrance to the lower Urubamba Valley. The temple area is at the top of steep terracing which helped to provide excellent defenses. Stone used for these buildings was brought from a quarry high up on the opposite side of the Urubamba River – an incredible feat involving the efforts of thousands of workers. The complex was still under construction at the time of the conquest and was never completed.

6th
Day

First Class Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu (B, L, D)

Private Transfer out Cusco and Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu Pick Up in your Hotel Foyer at 07:00 for the ninety minute private transfer to Ollantaytambo train station. Catch the 08:50 Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu, arriving at 10:24. A Small Meal & Show on board.
Private Machu Picchu Tour 2-3 Hours with plenty of time to ask questions.
Lunch Buffet Lunch is included at the 5* Sanctuary Lodge.
4* Inkaterra El Mapi Hotel Machu Picchu Superior Mountain View Rooms with Terraces Gourmet Dinner is included in the Hotel.

4* Inkaterra El Mapi Hotel

Smart and contemporary are the defining elements of this hotel, amidst the commercial village of Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes), from where you can admire and interact with the quaint folksy town and get a different perspective.

The hotel is efficient, playful and people friendly; it welcomes a wide range of guests expecting an uncomplicated visit. Turn into an amiable and healthy environment after your enlightening visit to Perus most distinguished destination, the Machu Picchu Archaeological site.

Superior Deluxe Rooms

Each room is equipped with blackout curtains, 100% cotton sheets, down duvets, hypoallergenic pillows, cotton bath robes, natural herbal amenities, 32″ flat screen TVs and tight- focus reading lights.

El Bar – Comfortable bar/lounge with Plasma TV and complimentary Wi-Fi, features a delectable variety of snacks and tapas, a wide selection of Piscos, and organic wines.

The Vistadome Train Service

This DELUXE train ride into the spectacular land of the Inca is highlighted by amazing views of valleys, Inca farming terraces, snow capped mountains, and sub-tropical jungle.

After arriving in Aguas Calientes, a shuttle bus will transport you to this magic, sacred, and mysterious town known as Machu-Picchu.

The Vistadome service has large panoramic windows and additional windows in the roof allowing you to enjoy the mountain scenery.

A small meal and hot drink are included with the Vistadome service.

There is also a table in front of you and posh leather seats which are very comfortable with plenty of leg room.

The Vistadome also has air conditioning and heating, leather seats that adjust the body to provide comfort and relaxation during the

entire trip, and a traditional show as well as a fashion show to keep you entertained – as if the amazing scenery isn’t enough.

This service allows the visitor to be immersed and feel the Andean culture through its landscapes, music, dance and food carefully prepared with local ingredients.

On-board experience with the best comfort and quality service.

Guided Tour of Machu Picchu (2 – 3 Hours)

The ‘Holy Grail’ for lovers of Inca monuments, the enigmatic lost city of Machu Picchu is the most famous archaeological site in all of South America and possibly the world.

The spectacular collection of temples, terraced hills and plazas was the mountain-top citadel of the Inca under Pachacutec and Tupac Yupanqui, until the coming of the Europeans with Pizarro.

It may have the most familiar

name, but Machu Picchu has refused to reveal many of its mysteries, including the secrets of its construction, function, and demise. The overgrown ruins were discovered by US historian Hiram Bingham in 1911, and the quality of the stonework hints that it was an extremely important ceremonial site.

The remains are thought to date from around 1450, built at the height of the Inca Empire, and as they escaped being plundered by the Spanish they include semi-intact icons and shrines that were defaced or removed at other sites.

Entering the site, a set of steps leads to the ruined Temple of the Sun and a series of altars and niches.  Highlights include the remains of ceremonial baths, the Sacred Plaza with its tremendous view across the Urubamba River valley, a rare shrine to the sun, and a labyrinth of passageways and cells.

7th
Day

Revisit Machu Picchu & Vistadome Train to Cusco (B, L)

<tr»>LunchBuffet Lunch is included at the 5* Sanctuary Lodge Hotel. (12:00 – 15:00)

Private Machu Picchu Tours There are 4 additional Machu Picchu Tours you may choose from. There are no additional charges, you are only limited by your time and energy.
First Class Vistadome Train Catch the 15:20 Vistadome train returning to Poroy Train Station at 19:06. A Small Meal & Small Show on the train.
Private Transfer in Cusco Approx. 30 minutes to your Hotel.
Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco Superior Rooms

Revisit Machu Picchu

Today you will enjoy further Private Guided Tours of Machu Picchu.

You may start at Dawn or as you wish. All tours are included and you are only limited by your time and energy.

The Sun Gate (2 Hours)

Inti Punku the Sun Gate marks the entrance to Machu Picchu.

It is a one hour uphill hike to the southeast of the Sanctuary, climbing more than 300 meters. The hike is on the original Inca trail and is paved with Inca stones. There is a spectacular view from the gate!

Additional Tours Available

Apu Machu Picchu (4 to 5 Hours Roundtrip)

The hike to the summit of Apu Machu Picchu is 2 ½ hours and can be quite steep in places.

This is a breathtaking hike, lot of orchids along the way, birds in the bushy areas, and with every stop the view is gets better and better. The climb is 600 meters uphill, so a reasonable level of fitness is required.

*** Access to Apu Machu Picchu is controlled by special tickets which need to be purchased in advance by us. Access is 07:00 – 11:00.  Please ask to have these tickets included in your tour if desired***

Inka Bridge (Bridge 1 Hour Round Trip)

This hike is to the south west of Machu Picchu, a nice original trail that overlooks the Aobamba valley and the Hydro-electric plant.

This Inca Bridge is a part of a mountain trail that heads west from Machu Picchu. The trail is a stone path, part of which is cut into a cliff face.  A twenty-foot gap was left in this section of the carved cliff face, over a 1,900 feet drop that could be bridged with two tree trunks. When the tree trunks were removed then the trail became impassable to outsiders. The path is narrow and paved with original Inca stones.

Huayna Picchu (3 – 4 Hours)

Huayna Picchu is the mountain you see behind Machu Picchu. Towering above the north end of Machu Picchu this steep mountain is often seen in the backdrop to the classic photos of the ruins.

The mountain is steep, but stone steps are laid along most of the way and where the mountain is steeper you will find steel cables used as handrails. For fit people it is not a difficult climb.

Very Limited Access!

Only 400 people are allowed to hike Huayna Picchu each day.  You have to sign in at the entrance gate. The first 200 tickets are available for the 8:00am hike. The second 200 are available at 10:00am.

***We need to buy these special tickets in advance to be sure you will have space for this hike***

8th
Day

Free Day in Cusco – Private Transfer – Fly Lima & Home (B)

Free Day Take the day to enjoy the Historic City Center and buy souvenirs.
Private Transfer to the Airport We will pick you up from your Hotel Foyer at the appropriate time for a 20 minute private Transfer to the Airport.
Fly Lima & Home Have a nice flight Home.
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