CUZCO AND PERU
ESCAPE TO CUSCO AND MACHU PICHU
DAY 1.- QUITO-LIMA
departure in flight. Arrival, transfer and accommodation.
DAY 2.-: LIMA
Tour the historic center of Lima, the old city and the capital of the Viceroyalty of Peru, the Park of Love built in a peculiar style of Gaudi and where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Bay of Lima. We will walk through the residential area of San Isidro, where you can visit the “Huaca Pucllana”, a famous ceremonial center built before the arrival of the Spaniards. We will visit the main square where the presidential and Municial palaces are located. We could not miss the visit to the Cathedral of Lima, located in the Plaza de Armas and where we will visit the tomb of the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro. Finally we will visit the famous Convent of Santo Domingo. During our tour we included the Museum of Religious Art and the Church of Santo Domingo, which contains the remains of important saints of the colony: Santa Rosa de Lima and San Martín de Porres.
DAY 3.-: LIMA
Huacachina A day of full adventure, since you will take a boat to the Ballestas Islands to see the penguins and sea lions in their natural habitat in Paracas. And in the afternoon practice sandboarding or hop on a buggy for the biggest sand dunes in the only oasis of a desert in South America, in Huacachina.
DAY 4.-: LIMA CUZCO:
Transfer to the airport to take your flight to Cuzco. Arrival, transfer and accommodation.
In the afternoon, admire the wonderful pre-Hispanic and colonial legacy of the city of Cusco, an interesting tour where you can get to know the Temple of the Sun or El Koricancha, ancient place of worship to the Sun God of the Incas and on which it was built the current convent of Santo Domingo; contemplate the beauty of the Plaza de Armas of Cusco and admire the most representative sculptural and pictorial exhibitions of Cusco art in its imposing cathedral. Later tour around the city, admire the fortress of Sacsayhuaman and the amazing of its walls composed of huge stones assembled with great precision, know the shrine of Kenko, the watchtower of Puca Pucara and finally Tambomachay, ancient Inca site of worship to water . INCLUDES BREAKFAST
DAY 5.- CUZCO.
Get to know the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a picturesque journey in which you can see important archaeological remains, landscapes and customs. Visit the Awanacancha, the center of dissemination of the Andean textile industry and where you can see different South American camelids up close; then tour the town of Pisac and its handicraft market where you can shop as well as experience the customs of its inhabitants. Admire the imposing archaeological park of Pisac, located on top of a mountain and then travel by bus on the right bank of the Vilcanota river to the different towns of the Sacred Valley to the town of Urubamba where you can enjoy a comforting lunch at a local restaurant . In the afternoon continue your tour to visit the Ollantaytambo Fortress, walk through its typical streets and ascend to the highest point of the fortress to admire the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Then transfer to your hotel. BREAKFAST AND LUNCH
DAY 6.- CUZCO
Live one of the most fascinating and extraordinary experiences in the world, Machu Picchu. The adventure begins by embarking on one of the most beautiful railway routes, crossing picturesque Andean landscapes and then entering the warm and lush jungle of the forest to the town of Aguas Calientes; board the bus that will take you along a winding road to the top of a mountain, then take some time to simply delight your senses and enjoy the breathtaking view of the citadel of Machu Picchu, one of the 7 New Wonders of the Modern World. Experience the sensation of walking through the passageways and alleys of the citadel, witness the architectural greatness of the Incas and bring with it the satisfaction of having contemplated an incomparable place in the world; later descend again to the town of Aguas Calientes to replenish the energies with a nice lunch. At the indicated time, you will board the return train to Cusco. INCLUDES BREAKFAST AND LUNCH
DAY 7.- CUZCO-QUITO.
At the coordinated time, transfer to the airport to board your return flight to Lima. INCLUDES BREAKFAST
– Quito-Lima-Cuzco-Lima-Quito air ticket
-1 night accommodation in the Sacred Valley in first class accommodation 4 *
-2 nights accommodation in Cuzco in first class accommodation 4 *
-Transfer airport-hotel-airport in cuzco
-transfer airport-hotel-airport in Lima
-excursions described in the program
-guide certified in Spanish.
-entries to the parks
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
-visa and personal documents
-tips and personal expenses
-nothing that is not specified in the package.