1st Day Arrive Lima
|Most flights arrive in the evening||The Hotel is attached to the airport by a footbridge. Simply walk across to the Hotel and check-in.|
|4* Ramada Airport Hotel||Superior Room|
4* Ramada Airport Hotel
Strategically located in the heart of Jorge Chavez International Airport, few miles away from all cultural and historical wonders Lima has to offer, Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport Hotel is the first hotel that provides the necessary services to meet your expectations during your stay. Perfect for those on transit, perceptive traveler will enjoy our services and amenities with the tranquility of walking to or from your flight in a few minutes. Indoor pool and free Wi-Fi.
2nd Day Fly Arequipa – Private Arequipa City Tour (B)
|Fly Arequipa||The Hotel is attached to the airport by a footbridge. Simply walk across to the Airport and check-in. Flights depart around 10:00 and arrive to Arequipa approx. 11:35.|
|Private transfer to your Hotel in Arequipa||Approx. 20 minutes to your hotel.|
|Private Arequipa City Tour||Pick up at your hotel at 14:00 and returning to your hotel at 18:30.|
|5* Libertador Hotel – Arequipa||Superior Rooms|
Private Arequipa City Tour
Nicknamed the ‘white city’, Arequipa is surrounded by spectacular mountains, including the volcano El Misti. A fascinating feature of the city is its many beautiful buildings made of a light-colored volcanic rock called sillar.
The City Tour of Arequipa is a great way to get to know the impressive beauty of «La Ciudad Blanca», the White City. The tour includes sites such as the church and square of San Francisco, home of La Compañía de Jesus, colonial homes, the Plaza de Armas and the unforgettable Convent of Santa Catalina, characterized by its narrow streets and different styles and famous in the 16th century.
The Convent of Santa Catalina, perhaps the most fascinating colonial religious building in the country, was until recently home to almost 450 nuns.
Luxury 5* Libertador Hotel Arequipa
Check into your Hotel the beautiful Hotel Libertador, the only 5-star Hotel in Arequipa.
The Hotel Libertador Arequipa offers a distinguished and warm service, to tourists traveling the Arequipa- Cuzco circuit. Its facilities and location make it an ideal starting point for exploring the Colca Canyon, which is one of the deepest canyons in the world.
The spacious Guest Rooms and Suites offer:
- Internet access
- Room service 24 hours a day
- Minibar refrigerator
- Laundry service
- Cable TV and radio
- 220V and 110V electrical current
- Gift Shop
- The Kuna store – offers a wide variety of gifts, which are indigenous to Peru.
- Gym and sauna – Recently remodeled, new equipment, sauna and massages
- Jacuzzi and swimming pool – available 24 hours.
- Los Montoneros Bar
- Los Robles Restaurant – Where you can enjoy our buffet breakfast (05:00a.m. to 10:30a.m.).
3th Day Private Colca Canyon Tour (B, L)
|Private Transfer to Colca Canyon Lunch is Included||Collection from your Hotel Foyer at 07:30. Lunch is Included at a good local Restaurant.|
|Colca Lodge Hotel & Spa (Medicinal Thermal Hot Springs)||Double Rooms|
Private Colca Canyon Tour
We will depart at 7:30, crossing 160 Km to the town of Chivay, capital of the Province of Caylloma. At the beginning of our excursion we will enjoy the majestic views of the Misti, Chachani and PichuPichu volcanoes and then approach the National Reserve of “Pampa Cañahuas”, where our transportation will make a short stop to observe the wild Vicuñas (the most important American camel) in its natural habitat. At this point we will be around 3,400 meters above sea level.
We will arrive to “Pata Wasi” (Pata=high Wasi=home) an Andean community at the opposite border of the reserve. Here you might enjoy the natural formation of rocks and the view to the backside of the Misti and Chachani volcanoes. To prevent altitude sickness, we will have an original Andean “Mate de Coca” drink in Sunbay at 3,800 meters above sea level.
Continuing on the road we will pass through “Tocra” over the 4,500-meter-high mountains, where we will observe lakes with migrant birds and get pictures of the “Antiplano” (high plains) with its Llamas and Guanacos. Our highest point will be “Pata Pampa” (Pata=high, Pampa=land) located at 4,820 meters, where we’ll observe the volcanoes Ampato, Sabancaya, Hualca-Hualca, Mismi (the source of the Amazon River), and the “Cordillera de Chila”.
When we are getting close to the town of Chivay (3,651 meters) we will start to wonder at the spectacular multicolor view of the terraces of the Colca valley. In Chivay we will drive to our hotel and after occupying our rooms we will have time for lunch, (cost of lunch is included in program).
In the afternoon we will walk to the real Indian Town of Coporaque, where we will visit its traditional main square and – optionally- go on a hike to the hill of the San Antonio ruins, where we will visit a cemetery and have a wonderful view to the terraces of the Canyon (the hike takes about 1 hr.)
Colca Lodge Hotel, Spa, & Hot Springs
We invite you to feel the energy of one of the most spectacular regions in the south of Peru: The Colca Valley. This is where the river meets the sky, the sun joins the moon and the mind and body are connected; there is history, and the friendly people retain their traditions, their legends and their spirit.
At an altitude of 3250 metres above sea level and two-and-a-half hours travel from the city of Arequipa, our hotel nestles on the banks of the River Colca. It is surrounded by hundreds of pre-Inca agricultural terraces, which have been declared a Peruvian cultural heritage, and is blessed with relaxing hot spring waters rich in lithium.
This is a place with ancient energy, synchronized with nature and the starting point for exploring the valley and visiting the Colca Canyon, one of the world`s deepest ravines.
At Colca Lodge you will feel another dimension to relaxation at our hot springs Eco-spa where we offer you a steam room, Jacuzzis, and massage sessions with local therapists. The spa was conceived as eco-friendly, and makes use of geothermal energy without interfering with or polluting the natural environment.
You will also feel the healing power of our open-air hot pools, each one with a different temperature. Taking a bath in the light from the stars is simply a magical experience. In addition to the sense of tranquility and harmony provided by the relaxing effect of the lithium, the landscape and the never-ending murmuring of the river complete an experience not to be forgotten.
Each of the 45 rooms have a wonderful view towards the valley and are built around the gardens and courtyards which make up the hotel. The style is rustic, with thatched roofs and some of them have adobe walls. An ecological heating system which uses the geothermal energy has been implemented in the hotel. The bathrooms are supplied with hot water from solar heaters.
All 27 standard rooms have small terraces where one can sit in the sunshine and admire the unique local Andean landscape. There are 15 quadruple rooms fitted with two beds up in rustic mezzanines built out of eucalyptus logs. There are two suites suitable for families of four members, and one bridal suite ideal for honeymooners, with the hotel’s best view and its own Jacuzzi fed by a hot spring.
4th Day Cruz del Condor – Private Transfer to Arequipa (B, L)
|Private Cruz del Condor Tour & onto Arequipa||Collection from your Hotel Foyer at 06:00. (It is best to visit the Condors in the early mornings) Arrive to Arequipa Airport around 16:00.|
|Lunch is Included||Lunch is included at a good local restaurant.|
|5* Libertador Hotel – Arequipa||Superior Rooms|
Private Cruz del Condor
We will have our breakfast very early in the morning (about 6:00 am), so we can leave to the famous “Cruz del Condor” point as early as possible. We’ll arrive to “Cruz del Condor” at approximately 8:00 am. After taking pictures of the majestic Condors, our guide will take you for a short walk near the Canyon.
We will then drive back to Chivay, visiting the traditional town of Pinchollo and the “Antahuilque viewpoint”, where a wonderful 1,500-year-old terracing constructed by the Collaguas culture well before the Incas’ time can be observed.
We visit the town of Maca, an Andean community that experienced an earthquake in November of 1991 and the town of Yanque with the most beautiful church in the valley.
We’ll return to Chivay for lunch at a local restaurant (cost of lunch is included in the program and then, onto to Arequipa.)
5th Day Fly Cusco & Private Afternoon Cusco City Tour (B, L, D)
|Private Transfer to the Airport in Arequipa||We will collect you from your Hotel Foyer at approx. 08:00 for a 20 minute transfer to the Arequipa Airport.|
|Fly Cusco||Flights Depart at 10:25 and arrive to Cusco at 11:25.|
|Private Transfer to your Hotel in Cusco||We will be waiting for you outside of Cusco Airport Arrival Hall with a sign with our and your names on it. Approx. 15 minutes.|
|Private Afternoon Cusco City Tour||Pick up in your Hotel foyer at 13:45. Return at approx. 17:30.|
|Luxury 5* Marriott Hotel Cusco||Inca Wall Rooms|
Private Afternoon Cusco City Tour
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 center.
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 approx. 20,000 men, both for the foundations and hewn stone works, 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 – Originally named Inti Qancha (‘ Temple of the Sun’) was the most important temple in the Inca Empire, dedicated primarily to Inti, the Sun God.
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 with the altitude, for an extra fee.***
6th 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.
7th 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 First Class 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.|
|Luxurry 5* Sumaq Hotel Machu Picchu||Superior Deluxe Rooms Gourmet Dinner is included in the Hotel.|
Luxury 5* Sumaq Hotel Machu Picchu
Includes Gourmet Buffet Dinner, Cooking Class & Cocktail Making Class. At the foot of the imposing mountains surrounding Machu Picchu, by the banks of the Vilcanota River, stands Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel. The only five-star hotel in Aguas Calientes is architecturally inspired by the enigmatic lost city of the Incas.
Superior Deluxe Rooms Include:
- 100% Alpaca Fiber Blankets
- 100% Cotton Sheets
- Cable television
- Sound proof Windows
- International Calls
- Electronic Safety Deposit Box
- Voltage 110v / 220v
- Black-out curtains
- Turndown service
Optional Free of Charge Sumaq Hotel Cooking Class & Cocktail Making
In the Cooking Classes & Peruvian Bar, the participants will learn how to prepare the traditional Ceviche, Sumaq style, a dish based on fresh trout and exotic chili peppers from the Peruvian cost.
Also the barman from the hotel makes a memorable presentation with the preparation of Pisco Sour or any other cocktail based on seasonal fruits and Andean herbs with our unique touch.
In This culinary activity, participants will interact with the ingredients and recipes from our culinary creations, and they will be able to try everything whilst they contemplate our majestic mountains, and they can take the recipe book home to enjoy it one more time!
Cooking Classes & Peruvian Bar last 40 minutes approximately and are available for groups between 2 and 15 people, in two schedules: 11: 00 am and 2:00 pm. Just ask to join a group at the Hotel reception.
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.
8th Day Revisit Machu Picchu & Vistadome Train to Cusco (B, L)
|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* Sanctuary Lodge Hotel. (12:00 – 15:00)|
|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 tonight.|
|Private Transfer in Cusco||Approx. 30 minutes to your Hotel.|
|Luxury 5* JW Marriott El Convento Cusco||Inca Wall 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***
9th Day Free Day – Private Transfer to Airport – Fly Lima & Home (B)
|Free Day in Cusco||Take the day to relax and buy souvenirs. There are many shops in Cusco.|
|Private Transfer to Airport||At the appropriate time a private transfer to Cusco Airport. Approx. 20 minutes.|
|Fly Lima & Home||Have a nice flight Home.|
|At this time, our services end with your arrival to Lima Airport.|