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The Beautiful Inca Empire 7D / 6N

The best short visit to the real Peru including all the highlights but going through the non-touristic areas and having a real visit to the Peruvian Andes.

per adult from

$1,928

AUD

Duration

7 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 6x Breakfast
    • 1x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • A Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
    • All Tours And Transfers
    • All Entrance Tickets
    • All Accommodations
    • All Local Taxes
    • Assistance Before During And After The Trip
    • Round trip Expedition Train Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo
    • Round trip Bus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
    • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
    What's excluded :
    • Optional Huayna Picchu Hike: (USD$15 Per Person)
    • Tips For guides, drivers Etc (voluntary)
    • International Flights
    • Local Flights (Lima - Cusco - Lima)

  • Day 1: Lima - Welcome to Perú (late arrival)

    Stop At: Lima, Lima, Lima Region
    Welcome to Peru! In our country, the international flights arrive at late hours of the night and there are no connecting flights from Lima to other cities in Peru at that time. If your international flight arrives at night, you will stay at one of the best hotels close to the airport and have a peaceful night and rest comfortably for your local flight the next day. For your convenience, we have three categories of hotels:

    - Comfort: Hotel Seamens *** located very close to the airport and includes private transport.

    - Exclusive: Hotel Holiday Inn *** located in front of the airport and includes transport.

    - Luxury - Hotel Costa del Sol **** located in the airport. We will make sure that the staff will guide you to your room.

    If you want an additional day in Lima to explore the city, do not hesitate to communicate with us and we can adjust your itinerary accordingly.
    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Lima

    Day 2: Cusco - Lima to Cuzco, the City of the Incas

    Stop At: Cusco, Cusco, Cusco Region
    Beginning the day, we will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the Lima airport to travel to Cuzco. You will travel to the navel of the world and the imperial city and your private guide will welcome you once you arrive. Your private driver will take you to one of the best hotels, previously selected. We will begin in the San Blas neighborhood, the oldest in Cuzco. It is the neighborhood of artists and artisans where the history of imperial Cuzco is revealed. Following this, we will visit the famous 12 angled stone, known for its perfect edges and finish and as an example of Inca architecture. We will later enter the principal plaza of Cuzco and visit the Cathedral, the most important religious monument in the city, where we will find the most famous works of art from the Cuzqueña school. After that, we will visit the Qoricancha, or the Temple of the Sun. It was one of the most adored and respected temples in the Inca Empire. To end the morning, we will guide you to the famous San Pedro market where you will see a large variety of Andean products (potatoes, cheese, corn, fruit, etc.). We will then guide you to one of the best restaurants. After lunch, we will move to explore the city limits (the fortress of the Inca, or Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapukara, and Tambomachay).
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Cusco

    Day 3: Sacred Valley - The Sacred Valley of the Incas - Pisaq, the archaeological jewel Pisaq

    Stop At: Sacred Valley, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
    In the morning, after a pleasant breakfast in your hotel, your guide will pick you up and start the first leg of your private tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Your adventure begins on the same route, surrounded by the impressive landscape of the Andean countryside, the imposing sacred mountaintops rise in the distance, while at the entrance of the Sacred Valley, the Vilcanota river greets you. We will arrive at the colonial town of Pisaq and you will walk through the narrow stone streets, the plaza, and the traditional market. After, you will pass through a beautiful native community where the warmth of the locals will make you feel at home. Our hosts will demonstrate how to make Andean textiles and what the manual manufacturing process is like. To continue, they will teach you about the types of Andean potatoes in the area (in Peru, there are more than 5,000 types of native potatoes) and try your selection. We will start with the local cuisine, trying dishes made with products of the earth that our hosts have cultivated. After a short rest, you will go to the archaeological jewel of Pisaq, known for its great view of the andenes, or sets of stepped terraces built on the slopes of the Andes and fantastic Inca structures while listening to the sound of a quena (an indigenous musical instrument), played by a local. Later, you will go to the Inkariy Museum. Its exhibitions are unique and are divided into 8 pavilions, showing you the Prehispanic cultures that gave rise to the largest ancient empire in the Western hemisphere. The cultures include Chavin, Wari, Paracas, Caral, Mochica, Nazca, Lambayeque, Chimú, and Inca. To finish the day, we will let you enjoy one of the best hotels of the valley.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Sacred Valley

    Day 4: Sacred Valley - The Sacred Valley of the Incas - Chincheros, Moray & Ollantaytambo

    Stop At: Sacred Valley, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
    The day will start early and promising as we pick you up for the second part of the private tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We will take you to the Archaeological Park of Chinchero where we will find the old palace. It was once the residence of the Inca Tupac Yupanqui and is now the church of Nuestra Señora de Monserrate due to the process of syncretism. We will guide you to the atrium finely made of pan de oro, where the Virgin of the Nativity rests. You can also see the local market, Andean stairs, Inca walls, beautiful terraces, and a textile center where they make clothing and other goods out of alpaca and llama wool by hand. Afterwards, we will take a special detour where the locals will teach us about their customs. Afterwards, we will take you to Maras, a plateau with an enormous overlook where one can see the beautiful chain of mountains such as La Verónica, Chicón, and others. After that, we will go to Moray, an impressive agricultural experimental site. The stepped levels generate thermal gradients and affect the climate for each level. Now, they go towards the salt mines in Maras where one can see various salt wells that the locals take to sell to the community and to others in Cuzco (it’s recommended on red meat). To finish the day, we will take you to the Inca city of Ollantaytambo.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Sacred Valley

    Day 5: Machu Picchu - The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu

    Stop At: Machupicchu District, Peru
    Prepare yourself for an incredible adventure! In the morning, your guide will pick you up from your hotel to guide you to the train station in Ollantaytambo where you will board the train to Aguas Calientes. In this 1.5 hour trip, you can observe a beautiful landscape. Upon arriving at Aguas Calientes, your private guide will take you to one of the transports and will accompany you to the citadel of Machu Picchu, “the Lost City of the Incas”. During your visit to this sacred site of the Incas, you will learn about the history of the citadel and visit the Sun and Condor templates. You will also see the aqueducts and houses while learning about the history behind the sacred terraces of the Inca. After your guided visit, you will have enough time to explore this amazing place on your own. There are many options to walk along short trails, like that of the Puerta del Sol for an impressive view of Machu Picchu, or the trail that leads to the Inca bridge, a secret entrance for the Inca army. In the afternoon, you will return to Aguas Calientes, where you will have the rest of the afternoon to spend as you wish. Don’t miss the opportunity to bathe in the hot springs or have a good dinner in one of our recommended restaurants. To finish the day, we will let you enjoy one of the best hotels in the valley.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Machu Picchu

    Day 6: Cusco - Return to the imperial city of Cuzco and cooking classes

    Stop At: Cusco, Cusco, Cusco Region
    Early in the morning, you will be taken to the train station in Aguas Calientes to board the return train to the city of Ollantaytambo. After an hour-and-a-half of travel on the train, you will meet your driver to get to the imperial city of Cusco. Here, you can enjoy cooking classes where you can prepare your own food and enjoy Peruvian food with a professional Peruvian chef. The chef will show you how to prepare the most popular and delicious dishes from the Peruvian Andes. The classes include a refreshing beverage, an appetizer, a main dish, a dessert, and of course, the famous pisco sour.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Cusco

    Day 7: Lima - Cuzco - Lima Flight and International Flight

    Stop At: Lima, Lima, Lima Region
    Today, your private driver will take you from your hotel to the Cuzco airport to take your domestic flight to Lima. You will arrive in Lima in time for your international flight. We hope that you have a wonderful experience in Peru!
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • 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

15

Organised by Luxury Machupicchu Perú Group E.I.R.L.

Activity ID: V-249294P9

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