Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Group, Private

Peru - Machu Picchu Adventure (9 days)

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Lima, Peru To Lima, Peru

Valid for Departures Now Through: 28 Nov 2018

Peru - Machu Picchu Adventure (9 days)

Day 6

a Quillabamba Machu Picchu, Peru

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Lima, Peru
Hotel B None

Day 1: Lima

Arrive in Lima, the "City of Kings," and the cultural hub of Peru • You’ll be met at the airport and transferred (one hour) to Hotel B • Dinner on your own • Overnight Hotel B (No meals)

Day 2
Lima, Peru
Hotel B Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Day 2: Lima

Morning tour of the historic center of Lima, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988 • Visit the Paseo de la República, San Martín Square, the Main Square, Government Palace, Basilica Cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace, City Hall Palace and stroll streets lined with colonial mansions and Moorish-style balconies • After lunch at Mangos de Larcomar, check out a collection of pre-Colombian artifacts on a visit to the Larco Herrera Museum • Dinner perched over the Pacific at la Rosa Nautica, an unforgettable restaurant located on Pier 4 of the Lima Beach Circuit

Day 3
Cusco, Peru
Sol y Luna Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Day 3: Cusco / Pisac / Sacred Valley

Morning flight to Cusco, the Inca Empire's capital and oldest continuously inhabited city in the Western Hemisphere • Transfer to the Sacred Valley • Visit Awanacancha, the llama project, where we will see different South American camelids • Shuttle to Pisac for a hike to the region’s mysterious mountainside ruins • Shop an impressive display of handmade textiles and crafts at a local Indian market • Visit a local school to get to know the kids/teachers and to deliver materials, including books, pencils and crayons • Lunch at Hacienda Huayocary where you will discover a vast collection of folk art dating back to the seventeenth century • Check into the tranquil Sol Y Luna, your home for the next three nights, and enjoy a traditional Peruvian

Day 4
Cusco, Peru
Sol y Luna Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Day 4: Chinchero / Maras / Moray

Morning visit to the Chinchero Indian market where you will have the chance to participate in a textile workshop • Bike off-road to the Inca site of Moray • Picnic lunch • Shuttle to Maras and bike to the ancient salt pools and mines known as the "Salinas de Maras" • Dinner in the colorful Huacatay Restaurant

Day 5
Cusco, Peru
Sol y Luna Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Day 5: Urubamba River / Ollantaytambo

Upon reaching our private river put-in and listening to a safety orientation, raft the Class II & III whitewater rapids of the Urubamba River, conquering the adrenaline-inducing "train station" and "slider" rapids • Savor a traditional pachamanca lunch at a local restaurant • This afternoon, explore the fascinating ruins of Ollantaytambo with your guide and later, you may opt for a Peruvian Paso Fino horseback ride • Dinner at Wayra Restaurant, a unique space where nature, art, gastronomy, adventure and good living blend together

Day 6
a Quillabamba Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Day 6: Inca Trail / Machu Picchu

Travel 1.5 hours by train to Kilometer 104 where we meet the Inca Trail and embark on a cloud forest and subtropical jungle hike to Machu Picchu • Visit the sites of Chachabamba and Wiñay Wayna and enjoy lunch at a waterfall before reaching Intipunku, the "Sun Gate" overlooking Machu Picchu • We’ll have time for a short visit before transferring to the upscale Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel for lodging and dinner

Day 7
Cusco, Peru
Palacio del Inka Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Day 7: Machu Picchu / Cusco

Full morning to explore Machu Picchu’s mountaintop ruins with a private guide • You will have the option to hike up Huaynapicchu Mountain at 10:00 am if you desire • Lunch in Machu Picchu • Afternoon train ride back to Ollantaytambo and car transfer back to Cusco • Dinner at Limo Restaurant, renowned for its Alpaca loin steaks, Ceviche and Pisco Sours

Day 8
Cusco, Peru
Palacio del Inka Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Day 8: Cusco

Morning tour of Cusco’s nearby famous archeological ruins: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay • Lunch in the city • Take a guided walking tour of the main square of Cusco, the Cathedral and the "Korikancha" temple of the sun • Farewell dinner at Map Café followed by some lively music

Day 9
Cusco, Peru
Lima, Peru
None Breakfast

Day 9: Cusco / Lima

Return flight to Lima • With guide assistance, connect with your international flight home

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Description

From the rapids of the Urubamba to the mystical mountains of Machu Picchu, the Land of the Inca begs to be explored. Visit the historic center of Lima, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and its various colonial style buildings. Walk around Incan ruins thousands of years old as you try to solve the mysteries of this lost civilization’s expert craftsmanship. Visit and bargain with the locals at the colorful street markets as you practice your Español. View the expansive Machu Picchu site from perhaps the most famous entrance, the "Sun Gate." Learn how salt is made as you gaze at the beautiful evaporating salt pools in Maras. Discover your inner adventurer as you mountain bike on trails to ancient Incan sites. Sip on a Pisco Sour as you reminisce over your adventures of the day with your new traveling friends.

Activities include: Hiking, Mountain Biking, horseback riding & Whitewater rafting.

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