ROUTE OF THE SUN TO MACHU PICCHU 8D/7N
This package and complete itinerary are made to know all the main tourist attractions of Peru. Beginning in Lima with a gastronomic tour, which is considered one of the best in the world, we also will visit the capital Lima…
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This package and complete itinerary are made to know all the main tourist attractions of Peru. Beginning in Lima with a gastronomic tour, which is considered one of the best in the world, we also will visit the capital Lima, where you can visit: colonial and modern Lima, with its many historical and modern points. We will visit the famous White City. Arequipa, with its beautiful Plaza de Armas and great museums, then we will visit the Colca Canyon one of the deepest canyons in the world. Our next City. Puno, at Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world in which we will sail one day Whole in its waters and to know the main islands Called, the "Sun ROAD", with a large number of its important archaeological sites and arriving On the last city of Cusco, "the navel of the world and the empire of the Incas" and touring its archaeological sites, Sacred Valley of the Incas that houses, the most interesting archaeological one of the wonders of the world: Machu Picchu represents one of the most famous archaeological sites in all of South America and one of the most-visited sites worldwide that captivate all who visit it with its beauty and mystery.
Day 01 – Transfer in Lima / Overnight - Lima
Day 02 – Gastronomic Tour + Lunch / Overnight - Lima
Day 03 – Flight to Arequipa + City Tour + Dinner / Overnight – Cusco
Day 04 – Full day Sacred Valley + Lunch + / Overnight – Cusco
Day 05 – Luxury Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu / Overnight – Aguas Calientes
Day 06 – Private Machu Picchu Tour - Day 2 Revisit / Overnight – Cusco
Day 07 – Half-day Maras Moray tour / Overnight – Cusco
Day 08 – Transfer out Cusco – Lima – depart home
Note: The tours are in a private service, which means, your tour your way since we do
not have a fixed schedule to finish the tour at a certain time
Time : 12:45 am
Transfer in Lima
Welcome to Peru! Today is a transit day, and after a long flight, you are probably looking forward to a nice meal and some relaxation. The Costa del Sol hotel is located right across the street from the airport and is the best choice for travelers connecting to Cuzco. However, if you arrive to Lima in the early afternoon, you will have the time to make your way to a hotel in the picturesque waterfront district of Miraflores. If you go for this option, one of our representatives will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel.
Time : 5:00 am
Explore the superfoods of Peru with a unique Lima food tour. Short walking tour of Barranco, Lima's bohemian and art district, organic Peruvian coffee, colourful market visit and tasting, amazing views of Miraflores and a beachside Cebiche and Pisco sour class, an assortment of delicious Peruvian dishes and desserts overlooking the ruins of the Huaca Pucllana.
Passengers will be picked up at their hotel and driven to the local Market Surquillo Fresh Produce in order to start the tour. During the visit to the Modelo Market in Surquillo passengers will have the chance to see the ingredients used to prepare our most traditional Peruvian dish.
Arrival at a traditional eatery where our Chef will give us a demonstration of how ceviche, a popular Peruvian dish is prepared. In addition, we will be tasting ifferent dishes and mixing Pisco sour, our world-famous cocktail.
Time : 5:00 am
Flight to Arequipa + Arequipa city tour
In the appropriate time for your ongoing Flight, a Private Transfer to Lima Airport to board your flight to Arequipa. Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures.
Upon arrival at Arequipa, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives, who will be waiting for you outside of the Arrival Hall with a sign with our and your names on it for your approximate 15 minutes private Transfer to your Hotel. In addition, the assistant will briefly introduce the city and our services while on the way to your hotel.
Known as 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.
Time : 5:00 am
Arequipa to Colca Canyon
Today we depart at Approx. 7:30 am from Arequipa, crossing 160 Km to the town of Chivay, the capital of the Province of Caylloma. At the beginning of our excursion, we will enjoy the majestic views of the Misti, Chachani, and Pichu Pichu 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 at “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 Sunday 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, (the cost of lunch is included in the 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.)
Time : 5:00 am
Cruz Del Condor
Today we will have our breakfast very early in the morning (about 6:30 am), so we can leave for the famous “Cruz del Condor” point as early as possible. We’ll arrive at “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 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.
After Lunch, we will Transfer from Chivay to your Chosen Hotel in Puno, with stops on the way to admire the Peruvian altiplano with some great photo opportunities on the way.
Time : 5:00 am
Lake Titicaca Tour
LakeTiticaca, at 3,820m above sea level, is the highest navigable lake in the world. At this altitude, the pure air creates wonderful light, and the views of the snow-capped Cordillera Real rising over the lake are superb. This immense body of water is home to the Uros people, who live on reed islands they have woven, and to the people of Taquile Island, who create some of the finest crafts in the Andes.
Time : 5:00 am
Flight Juliaca to Cusco
In the appropriate time for your ongoing Flight, a Private Transfer to Cusco Airport to board your flight to Cusco. Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures.
Upon arrival at Cusco, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives, who will be waiting for you outside of the Arrival Hall with a sign with our and your names on it for your approximate 15 minutes private Transfer to your Hotel at the historic center Cusco. In addition, the assistant will briefly introduce the city and our services while on the way to your hotel.
Time : 5:00 am
Private Cusco City Tour
This morning, discover Cusco on a city tour that includes the Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas and the Santo Domingo Temple, a Dominican church built on the foundations of the Qoricancha, the Incas’ principal religious building. Listen as a local expert explains how the historic clashes between the Incas and the Spanish played a role in forming today’s Peruvian culture. Later, visit the well-preserved ruins of Sacsayhuaman, a testament to Incan architectural skill. Compiled from colossal stones, the largest of which may weigh as much as 200 tons, the walls were cut and placed together with incredible precision and without a single drop of mortar to hold them in place. This imposing fortress, which witnessed the greatest battle between the Spanish and the Incas
Time : 8:00 am
Private Sacred Valley Tour
Between Cusco and Machu Picchu lies the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Urubamba Valley), home to some of Peru’s most interesting pre-Columbian ruins and attractive colonial towns and villages. While many travelers pass through here en route to Machu Picchu, the valley has become a destination in its own right.
On the tour you will visit:
Pisac Market - A great place to browse 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.
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 ottery, jewelry, and other handicrafts.
Pisa 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 ex-pats 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.
Ollantaytambo - After lunch (included), we proceed onto Ollantaytambo an attractive little town located at the western end of the Sacred Valley. The town built on top of original Inca foundations and is the best surviving example of Inca town planning.
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.
Luxury Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu
The Luxury Hiram Bingham Train is an exclusive service where you will enjoy a full day of unforgettable experiences.
Luxury 5* Sanctuary Lodge Machu Picchu
This luxurious hotel with landscaped ponds and direct views of the Huayna Picchu Mountain offers free Wi-Fi and rooms with iPod docking stations. Aromatherapy massages and trips to Machu Picchu citadel are available.
Belmond Sanctuary Lodge has elegantly decorated rooms with cable TV and work desks in a palette of tans and earth tones. Some rooms have private patios and mountain views. Private bathrooms include bathrobes and amenities.
Private 2 Hour Tour Machu Picchu Citadel
Certainly, 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 mountaintop citadel of the Inca under Pachacutec and Tupac Yupanqui, until the coming of the Europeans with Pizarro.
Time : 8:00 am
Private Machu Picchu Tour - Day 2 Revisit
Today you will enjoy further Private Guided Tours of Machu Picchu. All tours are included and you are only limited by your time and energy.
The Sun Gate (2 Hours) - 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.
Machu Picchu Mountain (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 trail, accessed from Machu Picchu, joins parts of the Inca trail leading to the Sun Gate before climbing to the mountain's highest point. From there, enjoy the view of soaring eagles as well as Machu Picchu and other significant ruins in the area, such as Putukusi, Huayna Picchu, Salkantay mountain and the Vilcanota River view.
This is a breathtaking hike, many orchids along the way, birds in the bushy areas, and with every stop, the view 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, 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***
Time : 12:25 am
Private Transfer out Cusco – Lima – depart home
At the appropriate time for your ongoing Flight, a Private Transfer to Cusco Airport to board your flight back to Lima. Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures and then to your connecting flight back home.
- Private transportation & assistant Airport / Hotel / Airport
- 5 star Hotel - 1 nights in Lima, 5 nights in Cusco, 1 night in Aguas Calientes
- Entrance ticket to City tour, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu tour
- Luxury Hiram Bingham Train tickets between Cusco Aguas Calientes R/T
- Bus ticket to and from Machu Picchu
- Lunch where it is indicated (Gastronomic tour, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu Maras Moray tour)
- Private guide
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