Our journey will take you high into the Andes, to the magical city of Cusco, often referred to as “The Navel of the World”, and the once capital of the Inca Empire, now a wonderful living museum of Inca and Spanish history. Visit the legendary citadel of Machu Picchu “The Lost City of the Incas”, regarded as one of the seven wonders of the world and finally return to Lima for a brief overview of its rich colonial past before leaving Peru.
Accommodation for 4 nights in double occupancy
5 meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Meet and greet by our representatives
Return tourist class train to Machu Picchu
Visits as per itinerary
English-speaking local guides
Taxes and fees
International airfare – Beverages – Gratuities.
DAY 1 LIMA
Accommodation : Lima
DAY 2 LIMA - CUSCO
Cusco, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
In the afternoon, you will visit Cusco’s Historical Inca and Spanish Colonial Monuments, such as the Main Square, known in Inca times as Huacaypata or the Warrior’s Square, it was the scene for many key events in Cusco’s history. The Cathedral, originally built on the site of the old temple of Suntur Wasi (House of God), now the church of El Triunfo, a particular interest are the choir cloisters, the pulpit, the engravings on the altar and furniture. You will continue onto the Church and Convent of Santo Domingo, a Spanish construction belonging to the Dominican Order built upon the foundations of the Inca temple of Koricancha or Temple of the Sun. Koricancha (in quechua, site of gold) was the main religious building of the Incas dedicated to the worship of the Sun and whose walls, according to the chroniclers, were plated with sheets of gold. Magnificent blocks of finely carved stone were used in its construction. After, you will visit the surrounding ruins of the city of Cusco: Sacsayhuamán, this huge Inca fortress is built on three overlapping platforms, each of them over 360 m long. Then you will visit Tambomachay, known as the Inca baths. It was apparently a site dedicated to the worship of water and a resting place for the Inca monarch. Kenko, it is said to have been a worship site. There is a huge 5, 9 m high stone block that looks like a puma. There are also passages, canals and stairways with stone engravings representing animals. Finally, Puca Pucará, which was an administrative and military centre formed by terraces, stairways, passages, turrets and vaulted niches. Return to your hotel.
Meals : Breakfast
Accommodation : Cusco for 3 nights
DAY 3 CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY - CUSCO
minutes. On the way we will stop on route to take some pictures, and admire the Pucara Bulls on the roofs of Andean houses. These small bulls are thought to be amulets that bring wealth to each family who owns them; they are usually given as gifts on weddings. On arrival to the archaeological complex of Pisac, we will begin our tour of the site, during the course of our hike arround this area; appreciate the magnificent Andean terraces, which were built to expand the agriculture lands. After we will visit the artisan market of Pisac a colourful local event that over the centuries has attracted local traders and remote communities from all over the valley, dressed in their traditional and colourful costumes, enjoy the opportunity to interact with local people, appreciate their craftsmanship, handicrafts and local fruit and vegetable stalls Buffet lunch and after we will make our way to the town of Ollantaytambo, with its distinct Inca urban planning, visit the religious, astronomical and military complex and observe how the ancient Peruvians moved boulders of nearly 60 metric tons from one mountain to another and across the river and valley. At around 16:00 you we will depart for Chinchero, visit the local church built on Inca temples and palaces and before leaving we will visit one local weaving and dyeing workshops. Finally we will return to the city of Cusco, arriving at approximately 18.00 hrs.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4 CUSCO - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
Meals : Breakfast
DAY 5 CUSCO - LIMA
Meals : Breakfast
HOTEL OPTIONS OR SIMILAR
Arawi Prime 3*
Casa Andina Premium Miraflores 4*
Casa San Blas 3*
Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco 4*
Rates in CA$, per person, starting from, in double occupancy
|Daily departures 2023||Regular||Private|
|Tourist Superior Hotels 3*
|March 1st – December 23||1699||1839|
|Superior Hotels 4*
|March 1st – December 23||1789||1939|
|Single room supplement or single passenger||On request|
|Note: Seasonal surcharges may apply
Regular: Transfers and excursions in a group
Private: Transfers and excursions in private
**Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to exchange rates and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment. The prices indicated exclude the contribution to the Customer Compensation Fund of $3.50 per $1,000 of tourism product or service purchased from a travel agent in Quebec.