Peru A Magical Experience
8 Days / 7 Nights from
US$551 per person in double for 2012
Departures: Daily
   
   
Included Tour Features:
Sightseeing Highlights
Lima: Tour of Modern and Colonial Lima including the Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, San Francisco Church.

Urubamba "The Sacred Valley": Full day excursion to Pisac Indian market and Ollantaytambo Fortress including lunch.

Cusco: Half day tour of Cusco, including the Cathedral and Koricancha "The Temple of the Sun", the nearby archaeological sites of Kenko, Puca-Pucara, Tambomachay and Sacsayhuaman fortress.

Machu Picchu: Optional full day excursion to famous Inca Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, we offer several options for this excursion.

Accommodation Highlights
Two nights in Lima with daily breakfast.
Five nights in Cusco with daily breakfast.

Meals
Eight meals
Seven American Buffet Breakfasts
One buffet lunch at a beautiful country estate on the shores of the Urubamba River.

Transfers and Operational Highlights
English speaking licensed tour guide during all your tours and excursions.
All entrance fees, bus tickets and train tickets needed for the operation of the tours and excursions listed on the itinerary.
All transfers in Peru, to hotels, to airports, to train stations and to all sites listed on the itinerary.
Baggage handling fees at airports and at hotels.
Service charges at hotels and restaurants. Visitors to Peru are exempt from hotel sales tax.
24-hour emergency phone numbers of our representative in Peru.
 
 
Day-by-Day Itinerary
   
Day 1 Lima - Arrival
Arrival in Lima, the "City of Kings" famous for its Spanish Colonial architecture, extraordinary museums and cuisine. Lima is internationally recognized as the "Gastronomic Capital of the Americas", and its cuisine is considered among the most diverse and exquisite in the world on par with French cuisine. Upon arrival a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and in registering.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Day 2 Lima - City Tour (B)
Tour of Modern and Colonial Lima - This half-day tour visits both the colonial and modern sections of Lima. Colonial sites include the lovely Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, San Francisco Church and the exquisite Torre Tagle Palace modern day seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In modern Lima, drive along the exclusive residential areas of Miraflores and San Isidro.
 
Day 3 Lima - Cusco with day at leisure (B)
Early morning transfer from the hotel to the airport for a short but spectacular flight over the snowcapped Andes to the oldest inhabited city in the hemisphere, Cusco, at an elevation of 11,440 feet.
Upon arrival a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and in registering. The rest of the day is at leisure, we suggest you to rest and let your body to adjust to the altitude and minimize the chances of getting altitude sickness.
 

Day 4 Pisac Market and Ollantaytambo Archaeological Complex (B,L)
Full Day Excursion to the Pisac Indian Market and the Ollantaytambo Fortress - Morning departure for a drive through the fertile countryside of the Urubamba Valley to the colonial village of Pisac where an Indian Market takes place Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. During your visit to the bustling marketplace you will have the opportunity to bargain with the natives for many different types of Peruvian handicrafts and jewelry.
Continue to the Ollantaytambo archaeological complex, the Incas built it as a fort that included a temple, agricultural terraces, and an urban area. There are two distinct sectors: The religious and worship zone, and the residential area. Ollantaytambo was an important administrative center with probable military functions if one considers the walls and towers. There are also traces of ancient roads and aqueducts. The town of Ollantaytambo is called a "Living Inca Town" since the inhabitants maintain very old practices and customs. Lunch is at a beautiful country estate on the shores of the Urubamba River.

 
Day 5 Machu Picchu (B)
Optional: Morning train ride through the sacred valley of Urubamba to the "Lost City of the Incas," Machu Picchu. Perched 8,200 feet above the valley, it was hidden by mountains and semi-tropical jungles for 400 years until discovered by Hiram Bingham of Yale University in 1911. Archaeologists believe that the Inca "Virgins of the Sun" took refuge from the Spanish Conquistadors here. Guided tour of the ruins upon arrival.
 
Day 6 Cusco City Tour (B)
Tour of Cusco and Nearby Ruins - Visitors are caught up in the excitement of touring the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, a delightful combination of Inca and colonial architecture. The tour visits important landmarks such us Cusco's Cathedral, Santo Domingo Church, Plaza de Armas and Koricancha "The Temple of the Sun". This tour of the oldest continuously inhabited city in the western hemisphere also includes the nearby ruins of Kenko, Puca-Pucara, Tambomachay as well as the Sacsayhuaman fortress, an imposing example of Inca military architecture.
 
Day 7 Cusco - Free Day (B)
Wandering through this lovely city, exploring the astonishing narrow streets of this tile roof colonial town will be your unforgettable experience. You will find something astounding at every turn. Great buys are the traditional Peruvian handicrafts, alpaca-wool sweaters and rugs, ponchos, pottery, gold and silver jewelry, leather goods, etc. Because there are such a variety of products, we strongly suggest that when you like any particular item, you should buy it - you may not find the same item in other store. Many visitors to Cusco return home wishing they had a free day to discover this imperial city on their own, a free day in Cusco is a MUST!
 
Day 8 Cusco - Lima - Home (B)
Transfer to the airport for your departure to Lima and your connecting international flight. Arrive home full of great memories of the rich tradition of Colonial Lima and the mystical Land of the Incas.
   
 
Package Price and Optional Tours
2012 Land Cost Per Person in US dollars:
$551 in double room, $498 in triple room, $779 in single room

Prices Include:
- All transfers, tours, meals, hotel accommodation and services listed on Tour Features.
- All entrance fees, train tickets and bus tickets to operate the tours and excursions listed in the itinerary.
- Services of a local host or hostess during all transfers.
- Services of a local tour guide during all the tours and excursions.

Not Included:
- Airfare into Lima and on to Cusco
- Airport departure taxes, approximate cost $31.00 international flights from Lima, and $7.40 for each domestic flight within Peru
 
Lima Optional Tours
# 1.- Pachacamac Temples and Ceremonial Center $72
# 2.- Pace Horse Show with lunch or dinner at Hacienda Los Ficus $115
# 3.- Lunch or dinner at Huaca Pucllana, no transfers $48
# 4.- Dinner and Folkloric Show at Junius, with round trip transfers $76

Machu Picchu Optional Tours
Excursion to Machu Picchu on the Orient Express' economy train Expedition
# 5.- Excursion with out lunch $331
# 6.- Excursion with buffet lunch at Hotel Hatuchay Tower $360
# 7.- Excursion with buffet lunch at Orient Express' Sanctuary Lodge $380

Excursion to Machu Picchu on the Orient Express' first class train Vistadome
# 8.- Excursion with out lunch $370
# 9.- Excursion with buffet lunch at Hotel Hatuchay Tower $398
# 10.- Excursion with buffet lunch at Orient Express' Sanctuary Lodge $418

Amazon Rainforest Optional Tours Includes all meals and excursions
From Iquitos, on the shores of the Amazon River (North East Peru)
# 11.- Ceiba Tops Luxury Lodge 2 nights, Dorado Plaza in Iquitos 1 night
4 Days / 3 Nights Package, Monday departures
$446 per person in double room
$408 per person in triple room
$607 in single room

# 12.- Ceiba Tops Luxury Lodge 2 nights, Dorado Plaza in Iquitos 1 night
4 Days / 3 Nights Package, Monday to Saturday departures
$574 per person in double room
$536 per person in triple room
$735 in single room

From Puerto Maldonado (South East Peru)
# 13.- Posada Amazonas at Tambopata National Reserve
3 Days / 2 Nights Package, daily departures
$348 per person in double or triple room
$452 in single room

Nazca Lines Optional Tours
Nazca Lines, including over flight from Ica (Ica is 3.5 hours south of Lima)
# 14. Two Day Service Package, Regular Public bus service, local host based in Ica
flight over the Nazca Lines, without Ballestas Islands
$494 per person in double or triple room
$552 in single room
 
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