1st Day Arrive Lima – Private Transfer to Hotel
|Arrive to Lima.||Most flights arrive in the late evening.|
|Private Transfer with English-speaking assistance.||There will be a person waiting for you outside the airport holding a sign with your names on it. It is approximately 1-hour to your Hotel.|
|Belmond 5-star Miraflores Park Hotel in Lima.||Junior Suite with Ocean View.|
Luxury 5-star Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel in Lima.
The Miraflores Park Hotel is within walking distance from Lima’s financial district and the Larcomar Entertainment Center, boasting some of the city’s best shopping. The sleek, modern guestrooms feature all the comforts of home, but the rooftop reveals the hotel’s true glamour, with a pool, spa, and views of the Pacific Ocean.
The poolside restaurant and the Observatory serve an innovative menu prepared by Chef Federico Ziegler, while the lively lobby bar, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, inspired by the Robert Louis Stevenson novel, feels traditionally British with a dark wood staircase, large paintings and leatherback sofas. Mesa18 is the newest restaurant.
Junior Suite with Ocean View
The Junior Suites are an indulgent sanctuary after a busy day in the Peruvian capital. Each suite is exquisitely decorated and feature fine cotton linens. They offer a separate sitting space and a work area with a desk.
- City View Junior Suite
- City View Club Junior Suite
- Garden Junior Suite
- Ocean View Junior Suite
- Ocean View Club Junior Suite
2nd Day Private Lima Gastronomic Tour. (B, L)
|Private Lima Gastronomic Tour with The Lima Gourmet Company.||Pick up in your Hotel Foyer at 09:45. Return around 15:00. Lunch is included.|
|Luxury 5-star Miraflores Park Hotel in Lima.||Junior Suite with Ocean View.|
The Lima Gourmet Company Gastronomic Tour
This Lima tour starts at a local coffee roastery, where they handpick the coffee beans, 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, as well as learn the ancient myths and legends associated with them.
The third stop is one of the city’s top seafood restaurants, Embarcadero 41 Fusión, in the Miraflores district. You will discover the secrets to the perfect Ceviche 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 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 during their luxury trips Machu Picchu. You will enjoy a variety of gourmet Peruvian dishes as well as four different desserts and another pisco-based cocktail.
3th Day Private Transfer to Airport – Private Afternoon Cusco City Tour (B)
|Fly to Cusco.||We will pick you up from your Hotel Foyer at 07:00 for a 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 to the hotel in Cusco.||We will be waiting for you outside of Cusco Airport with a sign with our and your names on it. A 15-minute Private Transfer to your Hotel in Cusco.|
|Belmond 5-star Palacio Nazarenas Hotel in Cusco.||Junior Suite.|
|Private Afternoon Cusco City Tour.||Pick up from your Hotel Foyer at 13:45. The tour returns at 18:00.|
Luxury 5-star Palacio Nazarenas Hotel
Located in a peaceful area behind Cusco’s main square. This intimate urban retreat has 55 suites, each enriched with oxygen and with its own private bar where guests can create 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.
A choice of bedding includes one king or two twin poster beds. Suite amenities include complimentary full buffet breakfast.
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, personal safe large enough for a notebook PC and a well-stocked mini-bar.
The sumptuous marble bathroom is equipped with a separate bath and shower, dual washbasins and luxurious bath amenities.
Other Suites Available:
Suites – The Suites provide the utmost comfort while reflecting the authentic charm of Belmond Palacio Nazarenas.
Grand Master Suites – The grand Master Suites offer guests two luxurious Master Suites. Each has a spacious bathroom with underfloor heating and Peruvian travertine marble décor.
Palacio Suite – This beautiful Suite is located in the ancient part of the hotel. It is ideal for longer stays in Cusco or for those who enjoy the luxury of space.
Nazarenas Suite – This elegant master suite boasts an original, handcrafted ceiling, whose colours have inspired the entire palette of the hotel. The authentic charm and exclusivity of the Suite make for an irresistible combination.
**** 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 all of 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 archaeological site located on a hill and is thought to be a military position and an administrative center.
Qenko – A sanctuary dedicated to animals. It 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.
4th 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 pick you up from your Hotel Foyer at 08:30. Returns around 18:30. Lunch is included.|
|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 Posada Tunupa | 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 tours Machu Picchu. 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
Pisac is a colonial village at the base of an Inca fortress on a mountain. Its pull is universal and recent years have seen an influx of foreigners in search of an Andean Shangri-la. It is located 33km northeast of Cuzco by road. It’s the most convenient starting point to the Sacred Valley.
After lunch, we proceed to Ollantaytambo, an attractive little town located at the western end of the Sacred Valley. The town is located at the foot of some Inca ruins which protected the entrance to the lower Urubamba Valley. The temple is at the top of a steep terrace, which helped to provide military defense. The stones used for these buildings were 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.
5th Day Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu. (B, Br, D)
|Private Transfer to the Hiram Bingham Train.||We pick you up from 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, which arrives at 12:24. A three course gourmet brunch is included on board.|
|Private Machu Picchu Tour.||This tour is two to three hours long with plenty of time to ask questions.|
|Belmond’s Luxury 5-star Sanctuary Lodge. (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 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 with 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 luxury tours Machu Picchu.
Guided Tour of Machu Picchu (2 – 3 Hours)
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.
6th Day Revisit Machu Picchu and Return to Cusco (B, L, D)
|Private Machu Picchu Tours.||There are four additional Machu Picchu Tours from which you may choose. 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 train returning to Poroy Train Station at 21:13. A Four Course Gourmet Dinner & Show on the train tonight.|
|Private Transfer to your hotel in Cusco.||It takes 30 minutes to your Hotel.|
|Luxury 5-star Palacio Nazarenas Hotel in Cusco.||Junior Suite.|
Revisit Machu Picchu
Today, you will enjoy further Private luxury 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 hike to the southeast of the Sanctuary. 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 breathtaking 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. Access is 07:00 – 11:00. Please ask to have these tickets included in your tour if desired***
Inka Bridge (1-Hour Round Trip)
This hike is to the southwest 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 are removed, the trail becomes 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 people are available at 10:00am.
***We need to buy these special tickets in advance to be sure you will have space for this hike***
7th 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 last minute souvenirs.|
|A 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.|