Day 1. - …/Lima
Upon arrival in Lima, reception and transfer to the selected hotel and overnight.
Day 2.- Lima/Cusco
After an early breakfast, there is a scheduled transfer from the hotel to the airport to take the flight to Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco, reception and transfer to the selected hotel.
We suggest taking the optional guided city tour to visit: the Cathedral, very important for its architecture and collection of canvases from the “Escuela Cusqueña” (Academy of Cusco); the Temple of the Sun or “Koricancha”, used as a foundation of Santo Domingo Monastery and classical example of the fusion of Inca and Western cultures and the archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Q'enqo, and Tambomachay. Return to the hotel
Day 3.- Cusco / Machu Picchu / Cusco
After an early breakfast, starts a full day excursion to visit Machu Picchu the most important archaeological site in Peru. The citadel is located 113 Km (70 miles northwest of Cusco.) The tour starts with an early transfer to the railway station for the morning train ride to Aguas Calientes for about three-and-a-half hours. Then, continues with a 20-minute bus ride up to the archaeological site for a guided tour. Rediscovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911, Machu Picchu is considered an absolute masterpiece of architecture and a unique testimony of the Inca civilization. At the scheduled time, return to Cusco and transfer to the hotel. Lunch is not included.
Day 4.- Cusco/Lima
After an early breakfast, there is a scheduled transfer from the hotel to the airport to take the flight to Lima. Upon arriving at Lima, there is a reception and transfer to the hotel.
At the scheduled time there is a tour of the city of Lima begins with the historic downtown that was recently declared by UNESCO as a "World Heritage Site" because of its numerous architectural buildings. This represents the strong European Middle Age influence. Important buildings to visit are the Government Palace or “Casa de Pizarro”, the Municipal Palace, Lima’s Cathedral, San Francisco church and convent with valuable works of art and stone and wooden structures and balconies of colonial houses. We will also appreciate “Huaca Pucllana”: a magnificent ceremonial and administrative centre from Lima Culture. The tour ends with a visit to the modern suburbs of San Isidro, and Miraflores. San Isidro has modern apartment buildings and beautiful parks such as El Olivar with olive's trees brought from Spain in the 16th century and finally Miraflores with its Central Park and Larcomar Shopping Center that overlooks the Pacific Ocean.
Day 5. - Lima/...
After breakfast, a scheduled transfer from the hotel to the airport to return home after a once in a lifetime trip to Peru.
Lima, the capital of Peru, lies on the country's arid Pacific coast. Though its colonial center is preserved, it's a bustling metropolis and one of South America’s largest cities. It's home to the Museo Larco collection of pre-Columbian art and the Museo de la Nación, tracing the history of Peru’s ancient civilizations.
Lima, the capital city of Peru, is located on the central coast of the country, bordering the Pacific Ocean. Lima is the only South American capital located on a coastline. Peru has 84 of the planet’s 104 micro-climates, making it the most bio-diverse country on Earth. There are 3 main languages spoken in Peru: Spanish, Quechua and Aymara. Peru has a population 30,814,175 people.