1st Day Arrive Lima
|Most flights arrive to Lima in the evening.||The Hotel is attached to the airport by a footbridge. Walk across to the Hotel and check-in.|
|Ramada Airport 4-star Hotel||Superior Room|
4-star Ramada Airport Hotel
Strategically located in the heart of Jorge Chavez International Airport, a few miles from the cultural and historical wonders in Lima, Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport Hotel is the first hotel that provides the necessary services to exceed your expectations during your stay. It is ideal for those in transit. An indoor pool and free Wi-Fi are available.
2nd Day Fly Cusco – Private Afternoon Cusco City Tour. (B)
|Fly to Cusco.||The Hotel is attached to the airport by a footbridge. Simply walk across to the airport and check-in. Flights depart at 10:00 and arrive to Cusco at 11:20.|
|Private Transfer to your hotel in Cusco.||We will be waiting for you outside of Cusco Airport holding a sign with our and your names on it. It is an approximate 15-minute Private Transfer to your Hotel in Cusco.|
|Belmond 5-star Palacio Nazarenas Luxury Hotel in Cusco.||Junior Suites|
|Private afternoon Cusco City Tour||We will pick you up from your Hotel Foyer at 13:45 and return around 18:00.|
Luxury 5-star Palacio Nazarenas
Located in a peaceful area behind Cusco’s main square, this former palace and convent emerged from years of restoration to become Cusco’s most exclusive Hotel. This intimate urban retreat has 55 suites, each enriched with oxygen and with its own private bar where guests can make drinks with fresh ingredients grown at the hotel.
Junior Suites are located in both the ancient part of the hotel and the new section – close to the pool.
Also included are complimentary wireless internet access, butler service, widescreen LED satellite TV with premium channels, CD and DVD players, iPhone and iPad for guest use, iPod dock, and a well-stocked mini-bar.
The marble bathroom is equipped with a separate bath and shower, dual washbasins and luxurious bath amenities.
Other Suites Available:
- Grand Master Suites
- Palacio Suite
- Nazarenas Suite
**** All Suites are enriched with oxygen to help combat altitude sickness. You may also choose to have your room delicately scented with healing essential aromas of Andean flowers and herbs.
Private Afternoon Cusco City Tour
The Private Half-Day Cusco City Tour visits the Inca & Colonial highlights in Cusco.
Tambomachay – This was an Inca sanctuary dedicated to water. It was a place reserved for Inca Royalty.
Puca Pucara – This is an Inca site located on the peak of a hill and is thought to be a military position and an administrative center.
Qenko – A sanctuary dedicated to animals, which consists of ruins formed by a rocky site with stairs in a zigzag formation, and a main building similar to a circular amphitheater where 19 window sills are located as seats.
Sacsayhuamán – Its construction took over seven decades and required the work of 20,000 men for the stone foundations, the transportation of materials, carving, and stone setting.
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.
3th Day Private Full Day Tour of the Sacred Valley of the Inca (B, L)
|Private Full Day Tour of The Sacred Valley of the Inca.||We will pick you up from your Hotel Foyer at 08:30 and return at approximately 18:30. Lunch is included with the tour.|
|Lunch at Posada Tunupa restaurant.||Buffet Lunch is included at Posada Tunupa restaurant.|
Full Day Private Sacred Valley of the Inca Tour
Pisac Market | Pisac Ruins | Lunch at Posada Tunupa Restaurant | Ollantaytambo
Pisac is a great place to purchase top quality Andean knitwear at lower prices than visitors will find in major cities during their luxury Peru trips. Woven blankets, tapestries, and alpaca garments such as sweaters and mittens, colorful fabric, pottery, jewelry, and other handicrafts are found at the Pisac market.
Pisac Inca Ruins
It’s not hard to succumb to the charms of Pisac, a colonial village at the base of a spectacular Inca fortress on a mountain. Its pull is universal and recent years have seen an influx of foreigners and new age followers in search of an Andean Shangri-la. Pisac is located 33km northeast of Cuzco by road, it is the most convenient starting point to the Sacred Valley.
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 Inca ruins which protected the strategic entrance to the lower Urubamba Valley. The temple is at the top of steep terracing hill, which helped to provide military defense. Stone used for these buildings was brought from a quarry 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.
4th Day Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu (B, Br, D)
|Private Transfer out to the Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu.||We will pick you up in your Hotel Foyer at 8:00 for the thirty-minute private transfer to Poroy train station. Take the 09:05 Luxury Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu, arriving at 12:24. A three course Gourmet Brunch is included on board.|
|Private Machu Picchu Tour.||This tour is two to three hours with plenty of time to ask questions.|
|Belmond Luxury 5-star Sanctuary Lodge Hotel. (All-Inclusive)||Superior Mountain View Rooms with Terraces. Gourmet Dinner is included in the Hotel.|
Luxury Hiram Bingham Train
To and from Machu Picchu
The Hiram Bingham is an exclusive Luxury Orient Express service operated by Peru Rail.
The Service Includes:
- Champagne Reception.
- Brunch and dinner on board.
- Exclusive Bus return to the citadel of Machu Picchu.
- Entrance to Machu Picchu.
- Guided tour in the citadel.
- Gourmet Dinner & Small Show included on the return journey.
Observation Car: At the back of the Hiram Bingham is the Observation car, offering a space in which to truly appreciate the stunning Peruvian landscape.
Carriages: The carriages are luxurious with elegant decoration in the style of the 1920′s Pullman trains. Each of the four carriages has been furnished in polished wood and brass, with large chairs and plenty of space.
Luxury 5* Sanctuary Lodge Hotel
All Inclusive | A la Carte Full Board | Beverages & Minibar
Superior Mountain View Room with Terrace
Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge is the only hotel located adjacent to this ancient Inca citadel. It offers guests exceptionally easy access from early morning to late afternoon, when most of the day visitors and buses have left.
Sit out on a terrace and savor Peruvian cuisine made from produce grown at the Lodge. This delightful Belmond hideaway is the perfect place to relax and unwind in the shadow of the Lost City.
We include a Superior Mountain View Room with Private Terrace for your night of Luxury at Machu Picchu.
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.
5th Day Revisit Machu Picchu and return to Cusco (B, L, D)
|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.|
|Lunch||Buffet Lunch is included at the 5-star Sanctuary Lodge Hotel. (12:00 – 15:00)|
|Luxury Hiram Bingham Train to Cusco.||Take the 17:50 Hiram Bingham train, returning to Poroy Train Station at 21:13. A Four Course Gourmet Dinner & Small Show on the train tonight.|
|Private Transfer to your hotel in Cusco.||It is 30 minutes to your Hotel in Cusco.|
|Luxury 5-star Palacio Nazarenas Hotel in Cusco.||Junior Suites.|
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!
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 breath-taking hike, a lot of orchids along the way, birds in the bushy areas, and with every stop the view 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***
6th Day Free Day in Cusco – Private Transfer to Airport – Fly Home (B)
|Free Day in Cusco.||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.|