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 man waiting for you outside the Airport Arrivals Hall with a sign with your and our names on it. Approximately 1-hour to your Hotel.|
|Belmond 5-star Miraflores Park Hotel in Lima.||Junior Suite with Ocean View.|
Luxury 5* Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel in Lima.
Ideally located for business travelers and leisure visitors, 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 that reveals the hotel’s true glamour, with a pool, spa, and views of the Pacific Ocean.
The poolside restaurant, the Observatory, serves 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 leather-back sofas. Mesa18 is the newest restaurant.
Junior Suites with Ocean Views
The Junior Suites are a quiet sanctuary after a busy day in the capital of Peru. Each suite is exquisitely decorated and features 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, drop off around 15:00. Lunch is included.|
|Luxury 5-star Miraflores Park Hotel in Lima.||Junior Suites with Ocean Views.|
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 (cevicheria), Embarcadero 41 Fusión, on Avenida La Mar in the Miraflores district – a stop other tours in Lima will not make. 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 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 luxury trips to Peru. 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 to Cusco.||We will 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 approximate 15-minute Private Transfer to your Hotel in Cusco.|
|Belmond 5-star Palacio Nazarenas Luxury Hotel in Cusco.||Junior Suites.|
|Free Afternoon.||Take the day to enjoy the Historic City Center while you Acclimatize to the high altitude. (11,000 ft.)|
Luxury 5 * Palacio Nazarenas
Located in a tranquil area behind Cusco’s main square, this former palace and convent emerged from years of restoration to become one of the city’s most exclusive hotels.
Step past walls of Inca stones and into a cloistered courtyard with an ancient fountain at its heart. Then be surprised as contemporary Cusco comes to the fore: a fabulous spa, the city’s first outdoor pool and stylish restaurants serving cutting-edge local cuisine.
This intimate urban retreat has just 55 suites, each enriched with oxygen and with its own private bar where guests can create drinks accented with fresh ingredients grown at and around 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 or are room only – depending on the rate plan selected.
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:
- 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.
4th Day Private Afternoon Cusco City Tour. (B)
|Private Afternoon Cusco City Tour.||We will pick you up from your Hotel Foyer at 13:45. The tour returns at approximately 18:00.|
|Belmond 5* Palacio Nazarenas Luxury Hotel in Cusco.||Junior Suites.|
Private Afternoon Cusco City Tour
The Private Half-Day Cusco City Tour Visits all of the Principal Inca & Colonial highlights 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 on the peak of a hill and is thought to be a military position and an administrative center.
Qenko – A sanctuary dedicated to the adoration of animals, and consists of ruins formed by a rocky site with stairs in a zigzag pattern, and a main building, similar to a circular amphitheater, where 19 window sills are used as seats.
Sacsayhuamán – Its construction took over seven decades and required the work of more than 20,000 men to create the foundations, the transportation of materials, carving, and stone setting. Many say it is as impressive as Machu Picchu itself!
Cusco Cathedral – One of the finest Colonial Cathedrals in the Americas.
Coricancha – This building was originally named Inti Qancha (‘ Temple of the Sun’). It 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 of The Sacred Valley of the Inca.||We will pick you up from your Hotel Foyer at 08:30. This tour returns at approximately 18:30. Lunch is included.|
|Lunch at Posada Tunupa.||Buffet Lunch is included at Posada Tunupa Restaurant.|
|Belmond 5-star Palacio Nazarenas Luxury Hotel in Cusco.||Junior Suites.|
Full Day Private Sacred Valley of the Inca Tour
Pisac Market | Pisac Ruins | Lunch at 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 Peru vacation. 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 bustling colonial village at the base of a spectacular Inca fortress resting on a mountain. In recent years, Pisac has seen an influx of foreigners settling here in search of an Andean Shangri-la. It is located just 33km northeast of Cuzco by road.
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 spectacular Inca ruins which protected the entrance to the lower Urubamba Valley. The temple is at the top of steep terrace, which helped to provide excellent 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 Spanish invasion and was never completed.
6th Day Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu. (B, Br, D)
|Private Transfer to the luxury Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu.||We will pick you up from your Hotel Foyer at 8:00 for the thirty-minute private transfer to Poroy train station. The Luxury Hiram Bingham Train departs at 09:05, arriving to Machu Picchu at 12:24. Gourmet Brunch is included on board.|
|Private Machu Picchu Tour.||Two to three hours with plenty of time to ask questions.|
|Belmond Luxury 5-star Sanctuary Lodge Hotel at Machu Picchu. (All-Inclusive)||Superior Mountain View Room with Terrace. 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 Train is the Observation car, offering a space in which to truly appreciate the stunning Peruvian landscape. Observations cars are a great addition to any train and this one is furnished with dark wood, polished brass, and large cushioned seats, thus making it a perfect place to sit, relax, and enjoy the 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-star 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 city. 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 based on produce grown at the Lodge. This delightful Orient- Express 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 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.
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 & Return to Cusco. (B, L, D)
|Private Machu Picchu Tours.||There are 4 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 Machu Picchu.||Catch the 17:50 Hiram train, returning to Poroy Train Station at 21:13. Enjoy a Four-Course Gourmet Dinner & Small Show on the train tonight.|
|Private Transfer to your Hotel in Cusco.||It is approximately 30 minutes to your Hotel.|
|Exceptional 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 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 to Airport – Fly Home. (B)
|Free Day in Cusco.||Take the day to enjoy the Historic City Center and buy any last minute 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.|