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Shades of Peru

This seven-day guaranteed departure tour through the Imperial City is the perfect mix between history and outdoor activities. Appreciate the magnificent natural legacy of the 7-color Mountain, as well as the historical heritage of Machu Picchu, the heart of the most important pre-colonial empire in South America. Also, explore the cities of Lima and Cusco, where you will discover a great testament to the history of the country.

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$1,518

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Duration

7 days

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  • What's included :
    • 6x Breakfast
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • Operated with English and Spanish speaking local guide on shared basis on day 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    • Private transfers from and to the airport
    • Transfers Cusco - Ollanta train station- Cusco
    • Train Ollanta- Aguas Calientes- Ollanta
    • Bus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu- Aguas Calientes on shared basis.
    • All visits mentioned in the itinerary: city tour in Lima (day 2)
    • city tour & archaeological sites in Cusco (day 3), guided tour in Machu Picchu (day 4)
    • Vinicunca Trail (day 6).
    • Meet and Greet on day 1 and day 3
    • 6 night's accommodation
    What's excluded :
    • Personal expenses, drinks and meals not explicitly mentioned in the programme.
    • Tips for driver and guide.
    • International flights to Peru
    • Domestic flights (it is advised to book the first flights in the morning).
    • Domestic and foreign airport taxes.
    • Walking sticks.

  • Day 1: Day 1 : ARRIVAL LIMA

    Stop At: Lima Airport, Callao District 07031, Peru
    On arrival in Lima, transport service and a guide will pick you up from the airport at the scheduled time to transfer you to your hotel in Lima. Have the rest of the day at leisure to get to know the city. The Peruvian capital is a modern metropolis full of history and the home of approximately 10 million inhabitants. The city is currently undergoing an exciting process of cultural and economic changes.
    Overnight in Lima
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = El Tambo II or similar 3*

    Day 2: Day 2 : LIMA: CITY TOUR

    Stop At: Hoteles el tambo, Av. la Paz 720, Miraflores 18, Peru
    Breakfast at the hotel. At approximately 9 am, your local guide will be waiting in the lobby of the hotel to pick you up to explore Lima’s old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, packed with fascinating historic buildings. The route begins at the traditional Pueblo Libre district, where you visit the Larco Museum, located in a beautifully restored viceregal mansion built on a pre-Columbian pyramid from the seventh century. The museum boasts a complete pre-Hispanic collection of gold and silver objects, as well as pieces of erotic art. Then visit Casa Aliaga, a colonial mansion granted by chief conquistador Francisco Pizarro to one of his captains, Jeronimo de Aliaga. This is the only house from that time, still belonging to the same family. Continue with a scenic tour through the colonial downtown. See the Main Square, where you can appreciate the grandiose architecture of the Spanish Empire. Admire Lima’s Cathedral, built during the 16th century. At around 1 pm finish the trip returning to your hotel. Rest of day at leisure. You can enjoy an optional 3-hour tour on shared basis: Magic Circuit & Dinner Show. A modern system of fountains certified as the largest in the world by the Guinness World Records. Built in Exhibition Park, the Magical Water Circuit attracts crowds during summer and winter, being one of the new favourite attractions of Lima. After your visit, head towards a restaurant to enjoy a fantastic dinner show. Return to the hotel at 10.30 pm
    Overnight in Lima
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = El Tambo II or similar 3*

    Day 3: Day 3 : LIMA – CUSCO: CITY TOUR & ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES (90 min by flight)

    Stop At: San Agustin Internacional Hotel, Calle San Agustin, Cusco 08002, Peru
    Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport to take your flight to Cusco ( Lima – Cusco flight is not included). Domestic flight from Lima to Cusco must arrive not later than 10:30 am. Noon arrivals are too late. One of our representatives will receive and welcome you and then you will be transferred to the selected hotel. After a short break at the hotel, you will be picked up by your local guide to start the tour at 1 pm. Enjoy a guided 4-hour tour of this charming city, which was the capital of the Inca Empire. The tour starts with a visit to Santo Domingo Convent, a large Renaissance-baroque complex, which was built over the Inca Coricancha temple. It was one of the most important temples dedicated to worshipping of the sun, and its foundations are still prominent at the base of the convent. Ancient chronicles say the temple was covered in gold leaf and filled with golden representations of nature. Then, visit the Cathedral, the most imposing monument of the Main Square. Head to the hills above Cusco to visit the remains of the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, whose imposing ramparts offer a stunning panoramic view of Cusco, and the ruins of the temple and amphitheatre of Qenqo, where it is believed the Incas practised agricultural rituals. Admire Qenqo and then finally visit Puca Pucara (‘Red fortress’ in Quechua) an Inca military complex located on a prominent hill. Its dwellings squares, bathrooms, aqueducts, walls, and towers can still be appreciated. Afterwards, at approximately 5.30 pm, return to your hotel.
    Overnight in Cusco
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = San Agustin Internacional or similar 3*

    Day 4: Day 4 : CUSCO - MACHU PICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES (1,5 hr by train / 75 km - 2 hrs by land)

    Stop At: Hatun Inti Clasic, Ave Pachacutec 607, Aguas Calientes 08681, Peru
    After breakfast at the hotel, a transportation service will pick you up and transfer you to the Ollanta Station to board the train to Aguas Calientes, the nearest town to Machu Picchu. Following a scenic journey through dramatic Andean landscapes, arrive at the station in Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival, you will be guided to the bus that takes you to Machu Picchu. From here, you will take a 25-minute bus ride to Machu Picchu, the 'lost city of the Incas'. It is believed that the archaeological site was built around 1450 by the Inca Pachacútec as his holiday residence. However, a century later, the city was abandoned after the Spanish conquest, saving itself from the destruction that reached other Inca settlements. Instead, the jungle grew slowly among its stone constructions and hid it, protecting it. During the guided tour, you will learn about the origins of this impressive citadel and visit its most outstanding monuments such as the main square, the royal rooms, the temple of the three windows, the circular towers, the sacred clock and the cemeteries. After the 2.5 hrs guided tour, you will have the opportunity to have free time in the citadel. At the time indicated by the guide, you will return by bus to Aguas Calientes to enjoy a delicious lunch. Rest of the afternoon at leisure.
    Overnight in Aguas Calientes.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Hatun Inti Classic or similar 3*

    Day 5: Day 5 : AGUAS CALIENTES – OLLANTA STATION – CUSCO (1,5 hr by train / 75 km - 2 hrs by land)

    Stop At: San Agustin Internacional Hotel, Calle San Agustin, Cusco 08002, Peru
    Today breakfast is followed by a relaxing free morning in Aguas Calientes. Spend your time however suits you best, be that making the most of the available facilities at the hotel, or leisurely exploring this wonderful location. Alternately, you can also return to Machu Picchu and visit the attractions that the citadel houses. We recommend waking up early to go watch the sun rise over the mountain. It is an unforgettable experience! You will find the best views at the Huayna Picchu and at the Inti Punku, both more than 300 metres above the citadel itself. Another option is to visit the Inca bridge, a secret military road that used to control access to Machu Picchu (second entrance to Machu Picchu and bus and Entrance to Huayna Picchu and bus not included). In the afternoon; at the time indicated by the guide the day before, board the train back to the Ollanta station and, from there, a vehicle will take you to your hotel in Cusco. Depending on the time of arrival in Cusco, you can join in the Plaza de Regocijo, where our guide will take you to begin the visit of the 3-hour Planetarium (tour and transfers not included) This is a centre of cultural interpretation on Inca astronomy, astronomical observatory and a beautiful place surrounded by nature, all in one experience. Upon arrival in Plaza de Regocijo, you will have a talk about Inca astronomy and then a virtual projection of the southern sky in the Dome, where you will see the constellations. Finally, you will participate in an observation activity with a telescope. Return on your own to the hotel.
    Overnight in Cusco.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = San Agustin Internacional or similar 3*

    Day 6: Day 6 : CUSCO – VINICUNCA – CUSCO (240 Km – 7 Hrs)

    Stop At: San Agustin Internacional Hotel, Calle San Agustin, Cusco 08002, Peru
    You are picked up from the hotel early in the morning, at approximately 4 am and transferred to Cusipata, where the hike begins. The trek is surrounded by beautiful sceneries of the Andes and guarded by the majestic Ausangate Mountain, one of the most important mountains of Cusco, considered a sacred entity since the times of the Incas. Once you reach the viewpoint of the 7-Colour Mountain, appreciate the surroundings from up high. After a few minutes, start descending to Cusipata, where your transfer is waiting for you to return to Cusco. On the way you will stop to savor a lunch box. Arrival at the hotel in Cusco at approximately 4 pm. Rest of afternoon at leisure.

    Distance: 4 Km. Ascent: 406 meters. Descent: 406 meters. Duration: 3 hours.
    Overnight in Cusco
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = San Agustin Internacional or similar 3*

    Day 7: Day 7 : DEPARTURE CUSCO

    Stop At: Lima Airport, Callao District 07031, Peru
    After breakfast, enjoy a pleasant transfer from the selected hotel to the airport. A representative will assist you along the way.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    On arrival in Lima, transport service and a guide will pick you up from the airport at the scheduled time to transfer you to your hotel in Lima.Airports
    • J Chavez Intl Airport, Lima Peru
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Standard Hotel Category 10/1/2020 - 12/17/2020
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    12/18/2020 - 1/2/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    1/3/2021 - 3/25/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    3/26/2021 - 4/3/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    4/4/2021 - 6/19/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    6/20/2021 - 6/23/2021
    Monday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Tuesday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Wednesday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    6/24/2021 - 7/21/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    7/22/2021 - 7/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    7/31/2021 - 12/17/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    12/18/2021 - 1/2/2022
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Superior Hotel Category 10/1/2020 - 12/17/2020
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    12/18/2020 - 1/2/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    1/3/2021 - 3/25/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    3/26/2021 - 4/3/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    4/4/2021 - 6/19/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    6/20/2021 - 6/23/2021
    Monday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Tuesday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Wednesday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    6/24/2021 - 7/21/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    7/22/2021 - 7/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    7/31/2021 - 12/17/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    12/18/2021 - 1/2/2022
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Rates do not apply to Peruvians or residents with more than 60 days of stay. If passengers are Peruvians or exceed 60 days of stay, sale taxes (18%) will be collected by our local operator
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Domestic flight from Lima to Cusco must arrive not later than 10:30hrs. Noon arrivals are too late.
    • Please note that Check In in most hotels begins at 13:00 hrs. Clients will be subject to the availability of the room if they arrive before, waiting in the hotel lobby
    • If your trip includes the visit to high altitude cities such as Cusco and Puno located at more than 3400 meters (11 200 feet above sea level), do not forget to take precautions in order to avoid altitude sickness. Passengers who have heart problems or high blood pressure should check with their doctor before travelling
    • Upon arrival is recommended to rest for few hours, drink coca tea and eat lightly. As a reference Machu Picchu is located at 2400 meters (8 000 feet above sea level)
    • IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEW ENTRANCE REGULATIONS TO MACHU PICCHU The current restrictions on visits to Machu Picchu allow a maximum stay of 4 hours in the citadel accompanied by a guide during the first entry. If the visitor tours an alternate route (Mountain Machu Picchu or Huayna Picchu) the passenger will have 3 hours to for this purpose, additional to the 4 hours in the citadel. If the passenger wishes to enter the citadel again during the afternoon shift or the next day, he must acquire previously an additional ticket to enter in the new shift. There is no ticket sale in the archaeological zone. The following objects are forbidden: professional cameras that require lights and tripods, or with telephoto lenses with a weigh higher than 2 kilos (in order to use them, special authorization is needed, as well as the payment of an additional fee), drones, selfie sticks, sprays, high heels, walking sticks without rubber tip, banners and posters, sharp objects and backpacks bigger than 40cm x 35 cm x 20 cm.
    • NEW PLASTIC REGULATION: After the prohibition of the access of single use plastic items to 76 natural areas including Machu Picchu, it is important to use reusable bottles. Lima Tours installs a water refill point in our office in Aguas Calientes.
    • What do I need to bring? Weather in the region is extremely variable and we suggest you to pack for a variety of conditions. In addition, our trek passes through various bio-zones ranging from high altitude alpine conditions to high jungle. During a sunny day you can expect temperatures of about 18–27°C (65–80°F), however, on the pass the weather is very unpredictable and temperatures can drop to 0°C (30°F) during the day (but you won’t spend a lot of time up there). At nights, temperatures vary from 05 - 10º C to 0°C or below. We provide you a Sleeping bag that can support -28 °C (-18 F), and a bottle of hot water for your convenience. Expect a mixture of terrain from the highlands to the cloud forest. Most of the road is rocky, passing through steep parts and downs, surrounded by stunning natural landscapes.
    • INSTRUCTIONS Carry the same document that you presented to the agency, given that the train tickets and entrance to Machu Picchu will be issued with the same information In all train services to Machu Picchu, the passenger can carry only hand luggage (backpack, bag or briefcase) weighing no more than 5kg / 11lb on the train to / from Machu Picchu. You will find your luggage at the chosen hotel. Allowed size: 62 linear inches 157cm (height + length + width) If you are prone to altitude sickness, please see a doctor to get a prescription for altitude pills before you go. Aside from the clothes for trekking, you should bring casual clothes for dinner and for visiting Machu Picchu the next day.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

3

Organised by LimaTours

Activity ID: V-5363P114

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