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Inca Treasures: 8 days tour to Lima, Cuzco, Inca Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu

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Day 1: Arrival to Lima

Pass By: Centro Historico de Lima, Lima Peru
Arrive at Lima Airport. A transportation service and a guide will pick you up from the airport at the scheduled time to transfer you to your hotel in Lima. The Peruvian capital is a modern metropolis full of history, currently undergoing an exciting process of cultural and economic changes.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Lima.

Day 2: Lima: City tour & Larco museum

Stop At: Centro Historico de Lima, Lima Peru
Breakfast at the hotel. Explore Lima´s old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site packed with fascinating historic buildings. Start with the Larco Museum, located in the traditional Pueblo Libre district, which is housed in a beautifully restored vice regal mansion built on a pre-Columbian pyramid from the VII century. The museum boasts the most complete pre-Hispanic collection of gold and silver objects, as well as pieces of erotic art. Then visit Casa Aliaga, a colonial mansion granted in 1535 by chief conquistador Francisco Pizarro to Jerónimo de Aliaga, one of his captains. This is the only house from that time that is still owned by the same family through the centuries. Continue to a scenic tour in the colonial downtown, which originates and spreads out from the Main Square, where you can appreciate the grandiose architecture of the Spanish Empire. Be amazed by Lima´s Cathedral, built during the 16th century and took over 80 years to complete.

Finally, you are transferred back to the hotel.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: At the hotel.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Lima.

Day 3: Lima - Cuzco: Sacred Valley

Pass By: Sacred Valley of the Incas, 0051 Peru
After a tasty breakfast, enjoy a comfortable transfer from your hotel to Lima Airport to catch a flight to Cuzco. A representative will meet and greet you, and then transfer you to the selected hotel in the Sacred Valley. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure, exploring the surroundings on your own.

Meals included:
• Breakfast: At the hotel.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Sacred Valley.

Day 4: Sacred Valley: Chinchero - Ollantaytambo - Living Museum of Yucay

Stop At: Sacred Valley of the Incas, 0051 Peru
Breakfast at the hotel. During the morning, you are picked up from your hotel to visit the town of Chinchero, a traditional Cuzco urban centre located at an elevated point with a beautiful view of the valley. The inhabitants of this area preserve the artisan traditions and the inherited knowledge of the Incas and display them in their clothes and customs. In Chinchero there are also archaeological remains and a beautiful seventeenth-century church, one of the first Catholic buildings in Peru. Then, you are transferred to the Living Museum of Yucay, a centre Andean traditions interpretations, where demonstrations of the elaboration of textile work, adobe, pottery and silverware are carried out in the same way in which they used to in antiquity; an original recreation of Inca traditions. Also, residents of the museum include llamas, sheep and alpacas, and they can be fed!. Later, have lunch in Ollantaytambo and live a superior Andean gastronomy experience in a restaurant, where the true spirit of the Sacred Valley is transmitted in a cosy atmosphere. Upon arriving in Ollantaytambo visit its town, inhabited uninterruptedly since Inca times, and climb the iconic fortress, built next to a mountain.
*On Sundays, also visit the local market.After your visit
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: At the hotel.
• Lunch: In Sacred Valley
Accommodation included: Overnight in Sacred Valley.


Day 5: Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

Stop At: Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), Signposted from main square, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu Peru
After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, transportation service will pick you up and transfer you to the Ollanta Sation to board the train to Aguas Calientes, the nearest town to Machu Picchu. Following a scenic journey through dramatic Andean landscapes, arrive at the station in Aguas Calientes. Here you board a coach for a 25-minute ride to Machu Picchu. The ‘Lost City of the Incas’ is believed to have been built in the 1450s by Inca emperor Pachacuti as a holiday retreat, yet within a century the city would be abandoned following the Spanish conquest. The Spaniards never found it, so it was spared the destruction they brought on other Inca sites. Instead, it was slowly swallowed up by the jungle and hidden from harm. A guided tour explains the origins behind this awe-inspiring citadel, presenting its most prominent landmarks such as the monumental Main Square, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Circular Towers, the Sacred Sun Dial, and the Burial Grounds. Return to Aguas Calientes for a tasty lunch at the famous Café Inkaterra, a beautiful thatched-roof restaurant hemmed in between the railway and a mountain. Enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: At the hotel.
• Lunch: In Aguas Calientes
Accommodation included: Overnight in Aguas Calientes.

Day 6: Machu Picchu - Cuzco

Stop At: Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), Signposted from main square, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu Peru
The delicious breakfast at the hotel is followed by a relaxing morning at leisure. By your own, you can optionally return to Machu Picchu, we strongly recommend waking up early today to see the breathtaking sunrise over Machu Picchu. This is a must-have experience! The best views are from Huayna Picchu (subject to space availability), which is about 360 metres above Machu Picchu, boasting an underground temple complex, and from Inti Punku, which offers even better views from about 390 metres above the citadel. Another option is the Inca Bridge, a secret military trail, which controlled the access to the citadel. In the afternoon, transfer to the Aguas Calientes station and take the train back to Ollanta station. From here you will be transferred to your hotel in Cusco. The second entrance to Machu Picchu is not included.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: At the hotel.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Cuzco.

Day 7: Cuzco: City Tour & nearby archeological site

Stop At: Centro Historico De Cusco, Cusco 08002 Peru
Start the day with breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy a guided tour of this charming city, which was the capital of the Inca Empire. The tour starts with a visit to Santo Domingo Convent, a large Renaissance-baroque complex, which was built over the Inca Coricancha temple. It was one of the most important temples dedicated to the worship of the sun and its foundations are still prominent at the base of the convent. Ancient chronicles say the temple was covered in gold leaf and filled with golden representations of nature. Then, visit the Cathedral, the most imposing monument of the Main Square. After, head to the hills above Cuzco to visit the remains of the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, whose imposing ramparts offer a stunning panoramic view of Cuzco, and the ruins of the temple and amphitheatre of Qenqo, where it is believed the Incas practised agricultural rituals. After a stop at Qenqo, finally, visit Puka Pukara (‘Red fortress’ in Quechua) an Inca military complex located on a prominent hill. Its dwellings squares, bathrooms, aqueducts, walls and towers can still be appreciated. Return to and drop-off at your hotel.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: At the hotel.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Cuzco.

Day 8: Departure Cuzco

Pass By: Centro Historico De Cusco, Cusco 08002 Peru
After breakfast, enjoy a pleasant transfer from the selected hotel to the airport. A representative will assist you along the way.

Meals included:
• Breakfast: At the hotel.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
- Pick up from International Airports: Jorge Chavez in Lima and Alejandro Velazco Astete in Cuzco.
- Pick up from the selected hotels in Lima and Cuzco.
Departure Time
3:00 PM
Duration
8 days
Inclusions
  • 7x Breakfast
  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Seven nights of accomodation in the hotel category selected
  • Round trip transfers upon arrival and departure of the airport
  • Roundtrip transfer to the Cuzco train station for the trip to Machu Picchu
  • Round trip train ticket to Aguas Calientes
  • Round trip bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to the citadel of Machu Picchu
  • Guided tour to Machu Pichu and the other attractions mentioned in the itinerary
  • Admission to all major monuments and sightseeing attractions mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entry/Admission - Centro Historico de Lima
  • Entry/Admission - Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Entry/Admission - Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes)
  • Entry/Admission - Centro Historico De Cusco
Exclusions
  • Expenses of a personal nature.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during meals.
  • Other vistis non specified in the itinerary.
  • International flights to Perú
  • International and domestic airport departure taxes
  • Meals or items not stated explicitly in the programme
  • Tip for driver and guide (optional)
  • Airline ticket: Lima - Cuzco - Lima
  • Entry/Admission - Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Rates do not apply for Peruvians or foreign passengers who stay in Peru for more than 60 days because sales taxes are not included in the above total and, if applicable, will be collected by the local operator.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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What can I say about Lima Tours!? They were the friendliest and easiest company to travel with that I’ve ever experienced. The tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The transport was perfect. The accommodations, restaurant recommendations, and the friendly
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Response from LimaToursMKT, Manager at Inca Treasures: 8 days tour to Lima, Cuzco, Inca Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu
Responded 4 Jun. 2019
Dear Mathew, It was our pleasure to show to you and your wonderful friends the wonders of our country! We are glad that you learned more about Peru´s culture, enjoyed delicious food and participated in amazing activities and adventures. Thank you for your kind words, and we hope to have you back very soon to keep exploring even more!
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