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.|
|Luxury 5* Country Club Hotel – Lima||Master King Rooms|
Luxury 5* Country Club Hotel Lima
Nestled in Lima’s prestigious San Isidro district, surrounded by elegant embassies, The Country Club Lima Hotel is a five-star landmark boutique that epitomizes sophistication; and one of the only hotels recognized as a Peruvian national monument.
Every detail has been conceived with luxury in mind; ornate chandeliers complement lofty, wood-beam ceilings, and 300 pieces of original artwork – on loan from the Pedro de Osma Museum – adorn the walls. Each of our 83 private luxury rooms and suites are opulent and welcoming, with many featuring exquisite marble bathrooms and deep-soaking Jacuzzis.
Enjoy excellent amenities, an award-winning restaurant, and guest privileges at the exclusive Lima Golf Club, all in a setting of warmth and intimacy.
The Country Club Lima Hotel invites you – the traveler of discerning taste – to experience the finest that Lima has to offer.
Master King or Master Double Rooms available.
Nom-smoking rooms available upon request.
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.|
|Luxury 5* Marriott Hotel Lima||Prime Deluxe Rooms With Ocean Views|
The Lima Gourmet Company Gastronomic Tour
This Lima Peru tour starts at a local roastery, where they hand-pick 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’ll 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’ll 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’ll enjoy a variety of gourmet Peruvian dishes as well as four different desserts and another pisco-based cocktail.
3th Day Fly Cusco & Free Afternoon (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.|
|Luxury 5* JW Marriot. El Convento Cusco||Inca Wall Rooms|
|Free Afternoon||Take the day to enjoy the Historic City Center while you Acclimatize to the high altitude. (11,000 ft.)|
Luxury 5* J.W.Marriott Hotel Cusco
Located in the city’s historical center, the JW Marriott Hotel Cusco combines the needs of today’s luxury traveler with the design elements of an architecturally stunning archaeological site.
This 5-star Cusco hotel offers easy access to Peru’s iconic attractions and towns including Machu Picchu, the Urubamba Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo and Pisac. History- seekers will find Peruvian cultural artifacts in the hotel’s two exhibition halls.
Accommodations at this luxury hotel in Cusco are equipped with the latest technology including Wi-Fi, LCD cable TVs, and oxygen systems for a fee. Designed around a colonial convent, this hotel in Peru features resort-like amenities including a Cusco restaurant with excellent Peruvian cuisine, a bar and a full- service spa offering a relaxation pool, sauna, steam room, and treatments inspired by ancient techniques.
Inca Wall Rooms
Cusco Marriott has 153 guestrooms & 7 suites in the heart of historic Cusco.
Guestrooms come with customized & authentic design decoration in king or double configurations.
Luxury amenities at our Cusco Hotel ensure a comfortable stay and include in-room safe & mini-bar.
All are equipped with Wi-Fi high-speed Internet access.
The Pool & Spa
The spa is an exclusive environment with more than 300 square meters of space, and is the ideal place for revitalization using millenarian elements combined with different techniques.
The Spa includes:
- Relaxation pool
- Treatment rooms
- Dry sauna
- Steaming chamber
*****All rooms have an oxygen enrichment system to help acclimatize you to the altitude, for extra fee.
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.|
|Luxury 5* JW Marriott. El Convento – Cusco||Inca Wall 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 20,000 men approximately, 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.|
|Luxury 5* JW Marriott El Convento – Cusco||Inca Wall Rooms|
Full Day Private Sacred Valley of the Inca Tour
Pisac Market | Pisac Ruins | Lunch Posada Tunupa | Ollantaytambo
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.
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 Transfer to the Inca Trail – Begin the Trek (Moderate) (B, L, D)
Early morning pick up from your Hotel for transfer to the Inca Trail starting point.
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the most famous trekking routes in the World, built by the Incas 500 years ago. The Classic Inca Trail tour starts in the Sacred Valley and finishes in a cloud forest region going through a range of vegetation types in route. The Classic Inca Trail trek is a once in a lifetime experience.
Cusco – KM 82 – Wayllabamba (Easy) (B,L,D)
We will collect you from your Cusco hotel early in the morning around 6:30 (approx. 8:30 if your hotel is in the Sacred Valley) for the private transport to the Inca Trail entrance.
We will stop in Ollantaytambo for last minute Purchases, plus an Opportunity for breakfast if you wish (Breakfast is also provided in your Hotel prior to departure). We will continue to Pisqacucho (Also known as Kilometer 82) where the trail begins, arriving at approximately 10:30 to Kilometer 82. It is NECESSARY to show entrance tickets and original passports at the at the entrance checkpoint.
We then cross the Urubamba River and begin our trek through dry forest area. We’ll walk approximately 6 km to Llactapata, the first Archaeological Site on our journey, where we’ll rest and have lunch. After lunch, we continue on a gradual, 4 kilometer, uphill walk through farmland to our campsite – Wayllabamba.
Total walking distance for the day is 7.2 miles with a minimum altitude of 8,990 feet and reaching a maximum of 10,000 feet.
What is not included on the Inca Trail:
- Tips for the guide, cook, and porters
- Sleeping Bags (You can rent sleeping Bags for an additional $20)
You should bring:
- Sleeping Bag
- A light day pack / Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho
- Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended.
- Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces, gloves, scarf and beanie. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping.
- Camera, films and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
- Sun block and after-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
- Insect repellent minimum recommended 20% DEET
- Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
- Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning.
- We advise you to bring water sterilizing tablets in case you collect water from streams.
- Personal medical kit with any special medications that you might require
- Small towel or sarong and swimsuit (if you intend on swimming in the hot springs)
- Cash in dollars and Soles – sufficient for snacks, tips, and souvenirs.
- Original passport
- Walking sticks or poles (available for hire)
7th Day Wayllabamba – Pacaymayo (Challenging) (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we begin the part of the trek which is considered `the most challenging day´ of the trail.
We wake up early to get a good start. The landscape will change from small villages and farmland to the sub- tropical forest where we’ll stop for lunch around Llulluchapampa. From here we start a steep ascent towards the highest point – Dead Woman’s Pass (4,220mts/13,779ft).
There is an amazing sense of Achievement upon reaching the top. We will continue downwards 600m / 1,980 feet over 3 km (1.8 miles) through humid forest until we reach our campsite – Pacaymayo in the early evening.
Total walking distance today is 11kms (7.2 miles) ranging from 10,000 to 13,780 f.a.s.l.
8th Day Pacaymayo - Wiñay Wayna (Long but moderate) (B, L, D)
After another early breakfast we will walk to the beautiful Inka site of Runkurakay which is the beginning of the original royal Inca trail to Machu Picchu.
From here we will start a steep ascent towards the second highest pass 3,950m/13,035 feet and continue on to Sayakmarka, one of the most beautiful Inka remains on this trail.
After lunch we continue through some very beautiful scenery, cloud forest where we can observe a large variety of orchids and humming birds. We will walk for another hour to Phuyupatamarca (City in the Clouds) and reach the third highest point on the trail (3,680m). There are also wonderful views of the Salkantay Mountain.
From here we have 3 hours of downhill into the forest and our last campsite. A short distance from this campsite the Inca site Wiñayhuayna (Forever Young) is located. Even if you are tired from walking, don’t miss out on visiting, what is considered, the most impressive Inca site on the trail.
Total walking distance today is 11.5 miles with altitudes ranging from 8,760 feet to 12,965 feet.
9th Day WiñayWayna – Arrive to Machu Picchu – Return to Cusco (B, L)
|Machu Picchu Tour||A walking tour (2-3 hours) is given by our guide and then you are free to explore the Lost City on your own.|
|Lunch||Buffet Lunch is included at the 5* Sanctuary Lodge Hotel. (12:00 – 15:00)|
|First Class Vistadome Train||Catch the 17:20 Vistadome train returning to Poroy Train Station at 20:50. A Small Meal & Small Show on the train.|
|Private Transfer in Cusco||Approx. 30 minutes to your Hotel.|
|Luxury 5* JW Marriott. El Convento Cusco||Inca Wall Rooms|
We will rise very early today in order to arrive at the Sun Gate 8,792ft.
Before sunrise, we begin a short hike to the Sun Gate where we have our first view of the mysterious and enigmatic Machu Picchu as the sun rises.
Sometime after enjoying the view, we will walk down the last part of the trail to the spot where you can take the classic photo of this ancient city.
Finally we visit Machu Picchu itself!!! A walking tour (2-3 hours) is given by our guide and then you are free to explore the Lost City on your own. If you still have enough energy, you can climb Huayna Picchu (2,720m/8,923ft). It Takes about 45 minutes to reach the top. (Requires a separate ticket which needs to be purchased in advance by us)
You then return to Cusco on board the Luxury Hiram Bingham Train. Congratulations!!!
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.
10th Day Free Day in Cusco – 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.|