Multi-Day Tour | Private

Cusco Family Trip (6 days)

Metropolitan Touring - Peru

Lima, Peru To Lima, Peru

Valid for Departures Now Through: 28 Nov 2018

Itinerary

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

Day 01- Lima

Transfer Lima Airport / Hotel (private)

Upon arrival into Lima International Airport, you will be met by our representative and private driver and will be transferred to your hotel. Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures and provide you with a detailed itinerary, vouchers covering all the services included in your tour and additional information on the organization of your Peru trip. You will also receive a contact information sheet with all the hotel details as well as our offices contact information for each city and a 24-hour emergency number.

Rest of the morning at leisure

In the afternoon: Half day Lima City tour & Larco Museum (private)

Enjoy a half day guided sightseeing tour to the most attractive and important sites in Lima, the "City of Kings". Visit Lima's Historical Center, passing by Plaza San Martin, Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the City Hall, the Cathedral and its Religious Art Museum (closed on Sunday and Saturday pm; Santo Domingo Convent is provided instead on these days) as well as San Francisco Monastery and its famous underground crypts known as the Catacombs.

Continue your visit through the residential Districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, passing by the Huaca Pucllana, a Ceremonial and Administrative Centre of the Lima Culture built in the II Century A.C. that the Incas considered as "Ñaupallaqta" or Sacred Town. Also visit El Olivar Park with olive trees brought from Spain in the XVth Century, the Central Park of Miraflores and El Parque del Amor, or Peruvian Love Park.

Your visit continues with a stop at the Larco Museum, for an excellent overview of Peru's ancient past as it holds the best private collection of pre-Columbian art in the country.

After the visit you will be driven to your hotel.

Overnight in Lima

Day 2
Cusco, Peru
Lima, Peru
None None

Day 02 - Lima / Cusco / Sacred Valley

Transfer Hotel / Lima Airport (private)

At the appropriate time, our representative will meet you at the hotel lobby and transfer you to the Lima Airport to board your next flight. Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures and all departure formalities.

Transfer Airport / Sacred Valley Hotel including Awanacancha Textile Center, Pisac Market & Pisac Ruins (private)

Upon your arrival in Cusco, you will be met by our guide who will assist you with your luggage and drive you to your hotel in the Sacred Valley.

Today you will have the opportunity to visit Awanacancha, an Andean textile center whose key objective is to maintain the wealth of Incan textile art and keep their traditions alive.

You will walk along a thatched roof path and will watch and learn about the four different kinds of South American camelids: Huanaco, Llama, Alpaca and Vicuña. At the end of the path you will find weavers from over 12 communities from southern Peru who alternate exhibitions of threading, dying and weaving traditional Andean textiles, thus avoiding their identity loss.

Then head to the town of Pisac, famous for its ruins which lie atop a hill at the entrance to the valley and separated along the ridge into four groups: P'isaqa, Inti Watana, Q'allaqasa, and Kinchiraqay. Visit the Inti Watana group which includes the Temple of the Sun, baths, altars, water fountains, a ceremonial platform, and an inti watana - a volcanic ritual stone used as an astronomic clock or Inca calendar to define the change seasons.

Continue to the Pisac Markets, which was the place of reunion for all artisans of the region to get together and exchange or buy and sell their products.

It is a favorite destination for visitors from all over the world who don’t want to miss the opportunity of enjoying the colorful ambience in this marketplace.

After the visit you will be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight in Sacrd Valley
Day 3
Cusco, Peru
None Breakfast

Day 03 - Sacred Valley

Full day Maras Saltpans, Moray Terraces & Ollantaytambo (private)

Enjoy a journey through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, to the salt fields of Maras and its seemingly never-ending terraces, where salt extracted from springs is stored. Although these waters have been used for centuries, even before the time of the Incas, Maras was founded by the Spanish in 1556. It supplied salt to the southern highlands during the viceroyalty, so it was an important town. The use of Maras Salt dates back thousands of years and is inherited from generation to generation and managed communally.

Continue your excursion to admire the Moray terraces, believed to be a former gigantic agricultural laboratory, an astronomical observatory or a place of worship, or maybe all three. It is thought that Moray was used for plant adaptation to new climatic environments thanks to its circular terraces in immense cone-shaped depressions of 47 to 84 m that resemble giant fingerprints or contour lines. These create a series of microclimates at the different heights of the terraces, which enabled the Incas to experimentally improve a great variety of crops. Today, it is an evidence of the high level of agricultural knowledge they reached.

Then, you will head to the Inca fortress and citadel of Ollantaytambo. This site was built just as the Spaniards arrived and evidence of how it was constructed is still visible. This fortress was believed to be constructed in order to guard the entrance to this part of the valley and protect it from possible invasions of tribes from the jungle lowlands.

The town of Ollantaytambo is referred to as a "Live Inca Town" because inhabitants still live according to customs and traditions inherited from their ancestors. Take a journey in time through its straight streets with perfectly laid stones that feature a canal for water to run through the town.

Lunch will be booked directly by the clients (our guide will suggest some restaurants)

After the tour you will be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight in Sacred Valley

Day 4
Cusco, Peru
None Breakfast, Dinner

Day 04 - Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu

Full day excursion to Machu Picchu via one way Vistadome train (private)

Morning transfer to the train station for an amazing train journey to the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, the great mountain-top city abandoned by the Inca Empire, reclaimed by the jungle and lost to humanity until its rediscovery in 1911.

Along the way you will enjoy the changing landscape as you travel from Andean highlands to the beginnings of the jungle (“eyebrow of the jungle”), before finally arriving at the town of Aguas Calientes.

From here, board the bus that will take you on a 20 minute ride up to the citadel of Machu Picchu, or Lost City of the Incas, which sits upon the summit bearing the same name, and is one of the most representative and recognized examples of Incan architecture. A guided tour of the Citadel includes the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various burial grounds.

The legendary 'Lost City' is without a doubt one of the world's most impressive archaeological sites. Built by the Incas on the summit of "Machu Picchu" (old peak), overlooking the deep canyon of the Urubamba river in a semi-tropical area 120 Kms (75 miles) from the city of Cusco at 3,400 m.a.s.l (11,155 f.a.s.l).

It sits on a mountain site of extraordinary beauty, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest; Machu Picchu was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height, with its giant walls, terraces and ramps, which appear as though they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments.

Machu Picchu is also one of the Inca's best kept secrets, since they did not leave written records and Spanish chronicles make no mention of the citadel, it remains a mystery.

Lunch will be booked directly by the clients (our guide will suggest some restaurants)

Dinner is included and will be served at the hotel restaurant.

Overnight in Machu Picchu Town

Day 5
Cusco, Peru
None Breakfast, Dinner

Day 05 - Machu Picchu / Cusco

In the morning, enjoy of an excellent opportunity to wake up early and enjoy a beautiful sunrise at the ruins of Machu Picchu. Visit the Citadel for a second time, or, for more active we suggest to climb up the Huayna Picchu from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, even more amazing being so high and distant

NOTE: Shuttle bus up & down, entrance fee Machu Picchu & Huayna Picchu included

**Guide service is not included today.

PM: Return to Cusco (private)

In the afternoon, take the shuttle bus to Aguas Calientes and then board your Deluxe train Hiram Bingham back to Poroy.

Dinner will be served on board the train.

Upon arrival at the train station you will be met by our representative and private driver who will transfer you to the hotel.

Overnight in Cusco

Day 6
Lima, Peru
Cusco, Peru
None Breakfast

Day 06 - Dec 23, 2017 Cusco / Lima

In the morning, half day City tour including a visit to San Pedro Market and Sacsayhuaman (private)

Get ready for a guided sightseeing tour of Cusco, the Imperial City and archaeological capital of South America, where you will be able to admire the finest examples of Inca history and architecture. Visit the city's most important historical monuments that reveal the influence of different cultures: the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral dating from Spanish viceroyalty times, built with great slabs of red granite Renaissance style in contrast with the baroque style silverwork of its interior and, the Santo Domingo church built upon the foundations of the Inca temple Koricancha, dedicated to worship the Sun God.

The tour continues with a visit to the San Pedro Market, a typical Mercado, and a popular place for locals to eat a hot meal or fresh juice. They offer almost all the regional produce from fruits, vegetables, and meats to hand-woven sweaters other clothes and crafts.

The tour ends with a visit to the Cusco City’s surrounding ruin: the Sacsayhuaman Fortress - a ceremonial compound and magnificent example of Inca military power that boasts a panoramic view of the city.

After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel.

In the afternoon, Transfer Hotel / Cusco Airport (private)

At the appropriate time, our representative will meet you at the hotel lobby and transfer you to Cusco Airport to board your next flight. Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures and all departure formalities.

Arrival in Lima, Assistance at the Airport (private)

Upon arrival into Lima International Airport, you will be met by our representative who will assist you with check-in procedures and any departure formalities for your next flight.

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Adventure
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Sightseeing
  • Wildlife & Nature

Description

Enjoy Cusco and the magic of Machu Picchu while experiencing diverse family activities.

About Us

Metropolitan Touring - Peru is a very agile and extremely reliable DMC in Peru providing outstanding custom-made travel experiences. Originally founded as Receptour in the 1960’s, we became Metropolitan Touring Peru in 2007. By merging the local knowledge of our 100% Peruvian staff and the continuous innovation of the Metropolitan Touring network, we are able to constantly exceed our guests’ expectations and to offer important advantages for multi-country trips (ie. Peru & Galapagos combination). Our Dedicated Travel Advisor Desk’s goal is to provide exclusive assistance to the agent community to deliver a perfect travel experience.

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