Peru Classic Luxury - 8 Days

Peru Classic Luxury

Explore the historic treasures of Peru on this Peru Classic Luxury holiday in comfort, style, and awe-inspiring natural grandeur.

On this tour you:

  • Enjoy a half day Colonial Lima with Larco Herrera Museum
  • Pisac Ruins Hike
  • Tour to Moray & Maras including the Maras Hatters and the Salt Fields
  • Tour of Ollantaytambo Ruins & town
  • PeruRail Vistadome train trip from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
  • Machu Picchu including Huayna Picchu hike
  • Tour of Historical Cusco and its inca ruins

Overview

Lima • Cusco • Sacred Valley of The Incas • Machu Picchu

Highlights

  • Half Day Colonial Lima with Larco Herrera Museum
  • Half day Pisac Ruins Hike
  • Full Day tour to Moray & Maras
  • Maras Hatters and the Salt Fields
  • Ollantaytambo Ruins & town
  • PeruRail Vistadome train trip
  • Machu Picchu including Huayna Picchu hike
  • Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo with PeruRail Vistadome Train
  • Half day tour of Historical Cusco

Accommodation

Casa Republica

Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness

Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel

Palacio del Inka

Itinerary

Day 1
Lima, Peru

On arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel.

Accommodation: Casa Republica
Meals Included: None Today

Day 2
Lima

Today, enjoy a half day tour of Lima, including Larco Herrera Museum.

Visit the historical San Martín Square and the Main Square to see the Presidential Palace and the Lima Cathedral, impressive constructions that are still in use. You will then visit the Aliaga House, an ancient viceregal construction delivered by Francisco Pizarro to one of his captains (Jerónimo de Aliaga) when he founded the city.

Lima’s colonial downtown is a World Heritage site listed by UNESCO.

Also visit the Larco Herrera Museum, with its collection of pottery, gold and silver works, mummies and exotic ceramics from the Chimu, Mohica and other pre-Inca civilizations. The museum is the only one of its kind in the world, housed in an 18th century colonial mansion.

Accommodation: Casa Republica
Meals Included: Breakfast Today

Day 3
Lima / Cusco / Sacred Valley of the Incas

Welcome to the Sacred Valley.

Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Cusco. En-route to the Sacred Valley visit Pisac Market and Ruins.

The Pisac ruins are one of the most important and well-preserved ruins in the Sacred Valley. After your visit to the ruins, head back down the trail to Pisac village where authentic shopping and photographic opportunities abound. A boxed lunch is included.

Accommodation: Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness
Meals Included: Breakfast, Boxed-Lunch Today

Day 4
Sacred Valley of the Incas

Explore the Sacred Valley.

Enjoy a full day tour in the Sacred Valley exploring Maras and Moray.

Moray’s archaeological vestiges are composed of mysterious concentric circular terraces which, according to some scholars, could be an agricultural research centre. The higher external terraces would be at a higher temperature than the inner ones and could simulate the conditions of various ecological strata of the empire.

See the famous salt pans of Maras (Salineras). Here, more than 5,000 terraces are still in production, and many families of Maras bring their salt to the market of Urubamba on mules. Even at these present times, the locals practice rituals of payment to the Pacha Mama. The production of salt continues from ancient times through the vaporization of their wells and community work.

Accommodation: Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch Today

Day 5
Sacred Valley of the Incas / Machu Picchu

Visit Ollantaytambo.

We are heading to Ollantaytambo today, where you will find the best surviving example of Incan town planning. Many of the building foundations in old town Ollantaytambo were built by the Inca, and the majority of the Inca canchas, or blocks, are still intact, making for a nice walk.

The snowcapped mountain surroundings make for a most picturesque setting. Because of its strategic location in the Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo became a prime centre within the Inca Empire. The Ollantaytambo Fortress was first a place of worship, as well as a location for studying astronomy.

After lunch at El Albergue Hotel’s restaurant, you will be transferred to the Ollantaytambo train station for your train journey to Aguas Calientes aboard the PeruRail Vistadome train. Upon arrival, you will be met and escorted to your hotel.

Accommodation: Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Today

Day 6
Machu Picchu / Cusco

Full day exploration of Hauyna Picchu and Machu Picchu.

Join your guide for a full day exploration of Hauyna Picchu and Machu Picchu.

Esoteric wisdom holds Machu Picchu as the new spiritual centre of the world. Highlights include the remains of ceremonial baths, the Sacred Plaza with its tremendous view across the Urubamba River valley, a rare shrine to the sun, and a labyrinth of passageways and cells. On this visit, you will fully embrace this magnificent wonder of the world, letting this once-in-a-lifetime experience sink in.

For many trekkers, climbing Huayna Picchu is one of the highlights of a visit to Machu Picchu. The views of the Citadel and surrounding landscape are extraordinary from the top and well worth the climbing effort. From the summit, the scale and ingenuity of Machu Picchu and its various structures and terraces is fully revealed. The sheer magnitude and complexity of the site provides for a humbling view.

After lunch, you will be escorted back to the Aguas Calientes train station for your return train journey to Ollantaytambo aboard the PeruRail Vistadome train. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Cusco.

Accommodation: Palacio Del Inka
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch Today

Day 7
Cusco

Historical Cusco and its Incan ruins.

Enjoy a half day tour of Historical Cusco and its Incan ruins.

Inside Cusco’s historical centre, visit Coricancha, also known as the “Temple of the Sun”. Cusco’s Cathedral, the most important building on the Main Square and one of the most splendid Spanish colonial churches in America, is shaped as a Latin Cross and houses about 400 colonial paintings from the Cusco art school. You Visit the Sacsayhuamán fortress, en emblematic work of the Incas, which protected the Holy City. You can also visit the vestiges of Puka Pukara, located seven kilometres away from Cusco. Puka Pukara, which means “red fortress”, was an architectural complex presumably used for military purposes.

Accommodation: Palacio Del Inka
Meals Included: Breakfast Today

Day 8
Cusco / Lima / Depart Peru

Departure to Lima
You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lima. Upon arrival, you will connect to your departure flight from Peru.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Today

What is included?

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals as per Itinerary
  • Excursions as per Itinerary

What is not included?

  • Personal Expenses

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Peru Classic Luxury