Peru - History and Culture
Peru is a country in South America that's home to a section of Amazon rainforest and the Andes mountains. This 7 day trip will give you the best of Peru, from its impressive capital colonial architecture, exquisite culinary scene, authentic cultural experiences, visiting some of the most important historical sites in the world such as Machu Picchu, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Pisac archaeological sites, Ollantaytoambo fortress and so much more.
Day 1Welcome to Peru
Upon arrival our team will transfer you to your Hotel for your first night in Lima Peru. Get some rest and be ready for an exciting week of adventure, great food, authentic experiences and amazing destinations.
Day 2Lima - Cusco
(Flight from Lima to Cusco)
Upon arrival you’ll be transferred to your Hotel and let you adapt to the altitude of Cusco. Today is a great day to relax, explore the nearby places and be ready for tomorrow which will be a full day to explore all the beautiful sites of Cusco.
Day 3Cusco (B) CUSCO CITY TOUR, SAN PEDRO MARKET
AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE:
You will visit the city of Cusco, known as the Imperial City and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO Here you will start your tour at the iconic San Pedro market a local market where you can explore the colors, flavors and traditions of modern Cusco The visit continues with the Koricancha Temple an ancient Inca Palace and cult center of the Sun God, above which the order of the Dominicans built a church, which remains standing to this day You will continue ascending to the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman an impressive example of Inca military architecture Afterwards, you will explore Q’enko archeological site, where important Inca ceremonies took place Finally, you will arrive to the Plaza de Armas (main square), where you will visit the Cathedral the most important temple in the city.
Day 4Sacred Valley (B) VISIT PISAC MARKET, PISAC ARCHAEOLOGICAL
SITE AND OLLANTAYTAMBO FORTRESS:
You will head to Chinchero to visit the Parwa Center, where you can appreciate beautiful textiles and even buy some to take home. Afterwards, you will be able to observe in a panoramic way its beautiful and traditional church, which was built by the Spanish in 1607 and remains standing today. You will continue with the visit to the Chinchero ruins, where you will find an important Inca center in which terraces and aqueducts were built. Then, you will make a stop at the Raqchi Viewpoint, from where you will have a panoramic view of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Afterwards, you will head towards the town of Ollantaytambo, where you will find the imposing Inca fortress that bears the same name. This place is of great historical importance, because it is where Manco Inca defeated the Spanish forces in 1538. Then, it will descend to the town of Ollantaytambo which stands out for still maintaining the Inca urban planning as part of its original urban layout, with some buildings and narrow stone alleys. You can tour the town and visit the local market.
Day 5Machu Picchu (B, L)
A visit to one of the most important tourist destinations in the world: Machu Picchu. The excursion starts with a train trip to the town of Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo. The natural beauty of the surroundings makes the train the best way to start your visit. When you arrive, you will start the ascent to the ruins, which will without a doubt be one of your most unforgettable experiences. At Machu Picchu you can see every part of one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World, with free time to explore on your own, relax and take some impressive photos. Then it is back down to Aguas Calientes for lunch in a local restaurant. Finally, you board the train for the return journey and transfer to your hotel. Back to the Aguas Calientes train station at the appropriate time to take the train back to Cusco.
Day 6Cusco - Lima
Enjoy breakfast in Cusco and get transferred to the airport.
Regular flight to Lima.LIMA
On arrival, you'll be transferred to your Hotel, the afternoon is your to enjoy more of the beautiful city of Lima.
Enjoy a goodbye dinner and cultural dance show.
Day 7Until Next Time! (B)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, take a few last minute pictures and shopping, say goodbye to the beautiful country of Peru.
Transfer to the airport.
- Transfers from and to the airport / bus station on private service.
- Tours mentioned on your program (Transfers, entrance tickets and guided tours) on shared and private service
- Expedition class train tickets to Machu Picchu
- Bus tickets and entrance tickets to Machu Picchu citadel on your first day of visit
- Flight tickets Lima - Cusco / Cusco - Lima (Local airlines according to availability)
- 02 overnights at Lima
- 03 overnights at Cusco
- 01 overnight at Sacred Valley
- All breakfasts
- 01 Welcome dinner Show in Cusco
- 01 Goodbye dinner in Lima
- 01 lunch at Sacred Valley
- 01 lunch at Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
- Medical Assistance Card
- Personalized service
- B - Breakfast | L - lunch | D - dinner
- International flights
- Travelers insurance in case of trip or flight cancellations
- Meals not mentioned on your program
- Alcoholic beverages
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