LIMA OF VICEROYS AND CUSCO OF THE INKAS
LIMA – CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY – MACHUPICCHU
7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS
During the development of this private tour you’ll discover in a guided tour the cities and emblematic places of Lima, the capital of Peru, with its vibrant Miraflores district next to the Pacific Ocean, the Larco museum with its largest collection of pre-Columbian art and we’ll tour the streets of its historic center Virreinal. then we’ll discover Cusco the ancient capital of the Inka civilization, where you will be witness of the living culture that still breathes on this side of the Andes visiting the Sacred Valley and the inevitable Machupicchu and surroundings.
DAY 1: WELCOME TO PERÚ
Your host will be waiting you at the airport to welcome you and transfer to your accommodation where you can rest and prepare for the next days full of new experiences.
DAY 2: THE COLONIAL LIMA
During the morning we’ll pick you up from your accommodation to begin the tour of the city, starting in the district of Miraflores overlooking the Pacific ocean. At the appropriate time we’ll take you on private transportation to the district of Pueblo Libre, where the Larco Herrera Museum is located, which has the most important private collection of pieces of Pre-Columbian art in the world, here you’ll have a guided tour that will be the perfect setting to learn more about the cultural heritage of the ancient Peru, where you can also enjoy lunch at the Museum’s restaurant, then we’ll go to the historical center of Lima city to visit the emblematic places that houses the old capital of the Viceroyalty of Peru as the Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, Convent of San Francisco and Casa Aliaga, finally we’ll take you back to your accommodation, where your guide will be happy to suggest some good places to dinner.
DAY 3: FROM LIMA TO CUSCO
We will pick you up from your accommodation to transfer you to the airport and board your flight to the old Inka capital. Here your host will be waiting to transfer you to your reserved accommodation, have lunch and take a nap, then we’ll meet again in the afternoon to start the walking tour through the historic center Cusco city, touring its narrow streets, the local market and the Qorikancha temple accompanied by your guide.
DAY 4: CUSCO, SACSAYHUAMAN AND SURROUNDIGS
We’ll pick you up from your accommodation in the afternoon to go toward outskirts of the city. Our first stop will be in the neighborhood of San Cristóbal formerly called Colcampata, from here you’ll appreciate the city from above and you’ll receive a brief explanation from the guide about the history of the place, then we’ll go to the archaeological center of Sacsayhuaman, located above the hill characterized by its monumental stone buildings, after Qenqo, a place dedicated to religious worship, we’ll continue to Tambomachay, an enclosure where the inkas worshiped the water to finally visit Puca Pucara that was a military fortress always accompanied by your guide.
DAY 5: TOUR TO THE SACRED VALLEY OF THE INKAS
Today you’ll be witness of this important cultural and architectural legacy left by the Inka civilization in this valley, first we’ll arrive to the Awanakancha sector, here you will appreciate the work of women in the spinning of garments with traditional and ancestral techniques, then we will go to the Pisac town where you’ll visit its market and archaeological center, here you’ll see the agricultural terraces on the hillside and other enclosures accompanied by your guide, then we’ll continue to Urubamba, where we’ll stop to lunch, finally we’ll visit the Archaeological Center of Ollantaytambo, where you’ll appreciate the exquisite stone works on the top of the hill. It’s in this town where you will spend the night in a previously booked local accommodation.
DAY 6: THE LOST CITY OF THE INCAS – MACHU PICCHU FULL DAY
Early you’ll board the train to Machupicchu town in a journey that will last approximately 2 hours. When you arrive you’ll board your bus to go to the main access of Machupicchu that is above the mountain in an ascent that will last 30 minutes, here the guided tour will start and will last approximately 2 hours, then you’ll have free time to explore and take photos on your own, finally at a prudent hour you’ll board the bus down toward the town again to lunch at a local restaurant, finally you have to be half hour before in the station to take your train back to Ollantaytambo, here the transportation will be waiting for you to transfer you to your accommodation in Cusco.
DAY 7: CUSCO – LIMA AND RETURN TO HOME
We’ll pick you up from your accommodation to transfer you to the airport to board your flight to Lima. In Lima your host will be waiting you to make the most the rest of day, depending on the schedule of your flight, finally we’ll transfer you to the airport where you’ll board your flight back home. Farewell
IN MOST OF OUR ITINERARIES THE ACCOMMODATIONS ARE NOT INCLUDED, IT’LL DEPEND ON TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION THAT YOU WANT IN EVERY PLACE
TELL US AND WE’LL RECOMMEND YOU THE BEST THAT ADAPTS TO YOUR PREFERENCE.
REMEMBER THAT OUR PRIVATE TOURS IN PERÚ ARE COMPLETELY FLEXIBLE, WHICH MEANS THAT WE CAN MODIFY IT AND ADAPT TO YOUR MEASURE.
MONDAY TO SATURDAY
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 pm