This tour is perfect for travelers who don’t have an extended amount of time.
Fly to Cusco and travel directly to the Sacred Valley of Urubamba, visit the Indian Pisac Market and the Ollantaytambo Fortress. When the market does not take place, you will tour the religious nucleus and archaeological site of Pisac. Overnight in the Sacred Valley.
Travel by Orient Express first class Vistadome train. You will visit the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, one of the most famous and spectacular archeological sites on the continent. Overnight in Machu Picchu. Explore one of the most incredible sights on earth, the ruins of Machu Picchu. Completing your touring, in Cusco, you’ll visit Citadel including the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various burial grounds. Overnight in Cusco.
Meals – None
Upon arrival into Lima International Airport, you will be met by our representative and will be transferred to your hotel. Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures and provide you with a detailed itinerary, vouchers covering all the services included in your tour and additional information on the organization of your Peru trip. You will also receive a contact information sheet with all the hotel details as well as our offices contact information for each city and a 24-hour emergency number.
Overnight in Lima.
PM Half Day Lima City Tour (shared)
Our Lima City Tour offers Lima’s best attractions in its three historical periods: pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern.
ANCESTRAL LIMA: We start our tour with a panoramic view of the “Pucllana Pyramid” a magnificent ceremonial and archeological center built in the 4th century a.D. and considered a “Sacred Village” by the Incas. The Vice royalty of Perú was the most important of the Spanish Empire and Lima was its capital.
COLONIAL LIMA: We visit the Historical Center of Lima, where you will appreciate more than fifty monuments and Colonial edifications, such as the Paseo de la República, the San Martín Square, the Main Square, the Government Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Cathedral Basilica, and the City Council Palace amongst others. We will visit the monumental SAN FRANCISCO CONVENT, which displays the largest collection of religious art in America. Our highlight will be the visit of the underground vaults, known as “Catacumbas” or Catacombs.
CONTEMPORARY LIMA: We will visit traditional residential areas of Lima, such as El Olivar of San Isidro, Miraflores and Larcomar.
Overnight in Lima.
At the proper time, transfer from hotel to Lima airport in order to board your flight to Cusco. Upon your arrival to Cusco’s airport you will be met by our representative who will assist you with your luggage and drive you to the hotel in the Sacred Valley for your check-in.
Full day excursion to Pisac Ruins & Ollantaytambo Fortress including lunch (private)
En route towards the Urubamba Valley, we will visit the Pisac archeological complex, formed by a collection of remains of Incan dwellings, temples, and terracing, all of which combine perfectly with the majestic landscape of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will walk along a roofed path and will watch and learn about the four different kinds of South American camelids: huanaco, llama, alpaca and vicuña. At the end of the path you will find weavers from over 12 communities from southern Peru who alternate exhibitions of threading, dying and weaving traditional Andean textiles, thus avoiding their identity loss. After lunch (which will be on your own), we will end the day with a visit to the Incan fortress and citadel of Ollantaytambo. This fortress was constructed in order to guard the entrance to this part of the valley and protect it from possible invasions of tribes from the jungle lowlands, and was later the scene of Incan resistance in 1537, when Manco Inca’s forces faced Hernando Pizarro’s troops. After the tour you will be driven back to your hotel.
Overnight in the Sacred Valley.
Full Day excursion to Machu Picchu via RT Vistadome train including lunch (shared)
Morning transfer to the train station for an amazing train journey to the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, the great mountain-top city abandoned by the Inca Empire, reclaimed by the jungle and lost to humanity until its rediscovery in 1911. The legendary ‘Lost City’ is without a doubt one of the world’s most impressive archaeological sites. Built by the Incas on the summit of “Machu Picchu” (old peak), overlooking the deep canyon of the Urubamba river in a semi-tropical area 120 Kms (75 miles) from the city of Cusco at 3,400 m.a.s.l (11,155 f.a.s.l). It sits on a mountain site of extraordinary beauty, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest; Machu Picchu was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height, with its giant walls, terraces and ramps, which appear as though they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments. Machu Picchu is also one of the Inca’s best kept secrets, since they did not leave written records and Spanish chronicles make no mention of the citadel, it remains a mystery. Along the way you will enjoy the changing landscape as you travel from Andean highlands to the beginnings of the jungle (“eyebrow of the jungle”), before finally arriving at the town of Aguas Calientes. From here we will board the bus that will take you on a 20 minute ride up to the citadel of Machu Picchu, or Lost City of the Incas, which sits upon the summit bearing the same name, and is one of the most representative and recognized examples of Incan architecture. A guided tour of the Citadel includes the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various burial grounds.
Lunch will be served at Tinkuy Restaurant
Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in the hotel in Machu Picchu town.
OPTIONAL: 2nd Tour to Machu Picchu including Huayna Picchu (without guide)
Excellent opportunity to wake up early and enjoy a beautiful sunrise as well as stroll around the Town of Aguas Calientes and visit its Hot Springs Thermal waters. Then, you will have time to perform some of the following activities: 1. Visit the Citadel of Machu Picchu for a second time. 2. For active or more adventurous people, we suggest to climb up the Huayna Picchu (Depending on weather conditions) from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, even more amazing being so high and distant.
In the afternoon, return to by train and upon arrival at the train station you will be met by our representative and private driver for your transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Cusco.
AM at leisure in Cusco (without guide) PM Cusco City Tour and nearby ruins (shared) We leave for a guided tour of the Imperial City of Cusco. We will visit the Plaza Mayor, the scene of great historical events in Cusco, and the Cathedral, built from large slabs of red granite in the renaissance style, thus contrasting with the baroque style silverwork which decorates the interior. We will then continue on to the Santo Domingo church, built upon the foundations of Inca Temple Koricancha, dedicated to Sun worship. We will then head to the city’s nearby ruins: the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, a magnificent example of Incan military power; Kenko, a ritualistic place with subterranean galleries that form an underground maze; Puca Pucara, the red Fortress; and finally Tambomachay also known as the Incan Baths. Overnight in Cusco.
At the appropriate time transfer to Cusco Airport to board your flight to Lima. Arrival Lima, reception at the airport and assistance with all departure formalities for your return flight home.
END OF OUR SERVICES
- Package operates based on a minimum of 2 pax.
- Private services with local English speaking guides as
indicated in the itinerary otherwise if indicated in shared basis.
- Domestic Airfare Lima / Cusco / Lima
- All entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the
- Meals: As indicated in the itinerary
- Round trip train ticket to Machu Picchu via Vistadome
coach per person
- Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu per person
- Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu & Wayna Picchu
- Bus tickets to and from the Machu Picchu ruins per
- 6 nights’ hotel accommodation
- SLT exclusive tour performance guarantee.
- SLT $1 Million Insurance Protection Plan.
- International air fare
- Meals or any other item not described in the itinerary
- Early check-in, late check-out, services not mentioned in the itinerary
- Personal expenses
- Drinks during meals, hotel extras
- All tips (except hotel staff, guides and drivers) are
included in our program; additional tips are optional and voluntary. However, the following amounts may be used as
* Guide/transferman: US$ 5.00 per guest per day
* Driver: US$ 3.00 per guest per day
* Restaurant Tips: 10% of the total check
- Permanent assistance during the trip
Trip interruption insurance is available and highly recommended.
|Allpa Hotel & Suites – Standard room
|La Hacienda del Valle – Standard room
|El Mapi hotel – Standard room
|Los Portales Cusco – Standard room