7 Days Peru - Sunrise in Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu
Day 1 - Monday
Arrival Day | LIMA
Arrival in Lima, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to your hotel. Stay in Lima. This same day, our representative, will give you a short briefing about the rest of your stay. Overnight stay in Lima.
Please take note check-in at hotels in Lima is at 3:00pm, therefore in case of early arrivals, passengers should wait at the lobby until check-in time, otherwise book the room a day earlier.
Day 2 - Tuesday
After breakfast, approx 9L00 AM you will have a tour through Lima’s streets and plazas. Starting at “Parque del Amor” in Miraflores, with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, and then we are heading to the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial center of the Lima culture, for a panoramic view. After this, we go on to the Main Square, where the Government Palace and the Town Hall are located. We will visit the Cathedral and explore the Santo Domingo Convent, along which corridors San Martin de Porres and San Rosa de Lima used to walk around in 17th century, and where their remains rest today. In the afternoon (approx 16: PM), you will visit the spectacular Larco Museum, which is considered one of the main attractions of Lima. Then, we will take a break to enjoy a drink made of Pisco, our flagship liquor, in a traditional tavern in Pueblo Libre to later head to the Park of the Reserve to enter the Magic Water Tour, the newest entertainment icon in the city, comprised of 13 water fountains that provide a mixture of color, illusion and fantasy. Overnight stay in Lima
Day 3 - Wednesday
LIMA / CUSCO
After morning breakfast, transfer to the airport and flight to Cusco. *Suggest to book flight arriving in Cusco, no later than 10:30hrs.
On arrival, meet and greet, transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon,(approx 13.30 PM) we will start our Imperial Cusco city tour visiting the Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park, an impressive fortress of colossal dimensions with rocks that are up to 4 meters tall and surrounded by beautiful views blending together perfectly. Then we will continue to explore Q'enqo, the Puma shrine, and see the sacrificial altar embedded inside a rock cave and Tambomachay and its sacred fountains of life. On the route, we will have a panoramic view of Puca Pucará watchtower which guarded the city entrance. After this, we will visit the Korikancha temple, Inti God shrine, on which the Santo Domingo church was built. According to the chronicles, this temple was completely covered in gold in Inca times. Finally, we will go to the Main Square in order to visit the Cathedral and its valuable and beautiful colonial masterpieces such as The Cross which arrived along with the first conquers. Overnight in Cusco.
Important: This evening you will need to pack a small bag for your departure to Sacred Valley also for your train journey to Machu Picchu (on day 7). For all train journeys, each passenger is allowed 1 bag or backpack which must not exceed 5kg/11pounds and/or 62 inches/157cm (length + height + width). Baggage that exceeds these measurements will not be allowed. We ask you to pack the necessary for one day overnight (or 02 if you plan to stay in Machu Picchu as well). Your extra luggage should be stored at the hotel in Cusco.
Day 4 - Thursday
CUSCO / SACRED VALLEY
After breakfast, you will visit the most outstanding sites of the Sacred Valley of the Incas (approx 7:30 AM). We will leave for the town of Chinchero, the most typical and picturesque of the Sacred Valley. This town is also famous for its women weavers, we will make a brief stop in a textile center to appreciate its beautiful fabrics and where they will teach us the ancient Inca techniques for dyeing and spinning with Alpaca wool. In the town of Chinchero we will visit its Inca archaeological complex and its beautiful colonial church enjoying the impressive natural images that surround the town. We will continue to Moray, beautiful and curious Inca archaeological complex composed of colossal concentric terraces simulating a large amphitheater. In Incas times, it served as an agricultural laboratory, where diverse microclimates were recreated. Lunch at one of the restaurants in the area. Finally, we end our tour visiting the fabulous archaeological complex of Ollantaytambo, important for the Incas as a military, religious and agricultural center. We will visit the Temple of the ten windows, the bathrooms of the ñusta, the Temple of the Sun among other places of interest. The postcards from the heights of Ollantaytambo will close this magical day in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Overnight stay in the Sacred Valley
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 - Friday
SACRED VALLEY | MACHU PICCHU
After breakfast, transfer to Ollantaytambo station and depart by train to Aguas Calientes town, for a train trip away to see one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. We arrive at the Aguas Calientes station, where our staff will assist you on boarding the bus to go up the winding road to Machu Picchu, amid a spectacular view of the Urubamba River and its canyon. The Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, will astonish you with its terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps and urban areas. Energy is all around us after a guided visit, we will have lunch at one of the restaurants in the area. Overnight stay at one of the hotels in Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu. Dinner included at hotel.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
* The guided tour to Machu Picchu last 2 ½ hours, the maximum time allowed within Machu Picchu is 4 hours.
Day 6 - Saturday
MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO
After breakfast, Morning off. Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu are limited. We suggest applying for the entrance tickets for later dates at the moment you book the whole tour program so as to avoid any complications due to congestions or lack of local availability. In an additional visit to Machu Picchu we will be able to see the areas of the Intipunku or Door of the Sun, the Inca Trail entrance to the citadel. For those looking for a more intense adventure and wish to visit Huayna Picchu, it is important to have in mind that there are only 400 daily spots to climb the mountain, all of which have to be reserved in advance. At the arranged time, we will return to Cusco by train and will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight stay in Cusco.
Day 7 - Sunday
CUSCO - FLIGHT BACK HOME
After breakfast, at scheduled time we will go to the airport to board the departing flight to Lima
End of Services!
Note: We suggest to book return international flight in late afternoon.
- Transfer airport / hotel / airport - HD City tour - HD Larco Museum and Magic Water Circuit.
- 2 nights of accommodation in Lima - Daily breakfast.
- Domestic flight from Lima - Cusco - Lima
- Transfers airport / hotel / train station / hotel / airport.
HD City tour and Sacsayhuaman Archeological Park.
FD Sacred Valley of the Incas : Pisac indian market and Ollantaytambo Fortress with lunch
FD Machu Picchu excursion - Buffet lunch
Comfort and Tourist classes – Expedition train
First and Deluxe Classes – Vistadome train
2 nights of accommodation in Cusco - 1 night of accommodation in the Sacred Valley - 1 night of accommodation in Aguas Calientes - Daily breakfast.
Prices does not include
- International air tickets.
- Airport taxes (USD 9.40 domestic flights and USD 30.74 international flights / Subject to modification without prior notification).
- Personal expenses, beverages in meals.
- Tips for guides, driver or waitress.
- Subject to availability.
- Tour Map
- Does not apply during Easter, Inti Raymi (June 22-26) and our national holidays (July 28-29).
- Services with English speaking local guides.
- Hotels only allow one child sharing bed w/parents in a double room.
- In order to purchase entrance fees, train tickets, etc, at child rate we must have in advance copy of passport, otherwise we cannot apply child rate.
- Hotels have been quoted without the IGV (Peruvian tax), exoneration applied to foreigners (non-Peruvian residents). In order to apply for this exoneration it is required to show a copy of your passport together with the entrance seal to Peru and the Andean migration card (which is given on the plane upon entering the country) sealed by the airport Immigration Services representative. In case of cancellation, this 18% should be added to the amount quoted.
MACHU PICCHU TOWN (AGUAS CALIENTES)