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Peru Discovery 8 Days

Tour code: SA03



Year of 2020 Land Tour Fare Airfare Total Single Supplement
2/04 $1900 $900 $2800 $700
3/24 $1900 $900 $2800 $700
5/05 $1900 $900 $2800 $700
6/02 $1900 $900 $2800 $700
7/23 $1900 $900 $2800 $700
8/18 $1900 $900 $2800 $700
9/22 $1900 $900 $2800 $700
10/20 $1900 $900 $2800 $700
11/17 $1900 $900 $2800 $700
* Land Tour Fare listed above are per person in U. S. dollars based on two adults sharing one room, double occupancy. A customer who travels alone is required to pay a single room supplement.
* Airfare listed above includes fuel surcharge and tax and including flight tickets in Peru. Roundtrip international airfare is based on Miami (MIA) departure. For New York (JFK) departure, please add $100. For SFO departure, please add $200. For LAX departure, please add $100.
* Children under 12 (2-11 years of age) share room with two adults and not asking for extra bed, they will be charged 90% of a regular adult fare, if they need an extra bed in the same room with two adults, they will be charged at the regular adult fare. Children 12 and older will be charged at the regular adult fare.

Itinerary

Day 1 USA - Lima, Peru  

Board your international flight to Lima from the USA and arrive in Peru's capital late this evening or early the next morning. After meeting your guide at the airport, transfer to your hotel.

Day 2 Lima

Relax over breakfast before spending the day getting acquainted with the fascinating city of Lima. Join your guide for a sightseeing tour and start at the Main Square, where the ‘City of Kings' was founded in 1535. Admire the pretty lanes and balconied houses and view the Presidential Palace and Lima Cathedral, where the conquistador Francisco Pizarro is buried. Next, visit the 17th-century San Francisco Monastery, which houses a convent, library and catacombs where it's said 75,000 bodies are buried. After exploring these eerie tunnels, leave old Lima for the modern, middle-class districts of Miraflores and San Isidro, where upscale apartments, restaurants, and shops nuzzle the Pacific coast. Soak in the laid-back atmosphere before visiting Miraflores' Love Park, where landscaped gardens overlook Lima Bay.

  • Includes Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley of the Incas 

A transportation service with a representative will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the airport for a short flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, meet the local guide and immediately transfer to Urubamba, the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will start your tour in Awanakancha, an exhibition center of textiles and South American camelids, considered a living museum and here you can see Andean camelids, learn about the techniques to take their wool and finally acquire finely spun garments. You will then visit the Pisac market, consisting of dozens of stalls displaying and selling goods crafted by residents of the area. You can find textiles, carvings, and replicas of ancient Inca pieces. Continue to your hotel for check-in. Dinner will be served at hotel's restaurant.

  • Includes Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 Sacred Valley of the Incas - Maras-Moray - Ollantaytambo

Begin your trip today with visits to the archaeological vestiges of Maras and Moray. Maras is an impressive salt mine complex. These are huge salt deposits that were exchanged for other products from other parts of the empire. Moray's archaeological vestiges are composed of mysterious concentric circular terraces which, according to some scholars, would be an agricultural research center. The higher external terraces would be at a higher temperature than the inner terraces and could simulate the different ecological strata of the empire. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue the trip to the Ollantaytambo Park, stopping at various points of interest along the route. Ollantaytambo is a typical example of the urban planning of the Incas, whose residents still live in accordance with their old traditions. Pachacútec (1438-1471) conquered the town, destroyed it and built a new one, absorbing it as part of his empire, and it is currently considered one of the most remarkable archaeological complexes of the Inca Empire. Enjoy dinner at hotel in Sacred Valley.

  • Includes Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Cusco

Your tour to Machu Picchu begins with a 2-hour Vistadome train ride to Aguas Calientes. This town is also known as "Machu Picchu Pueblo" and is the last stop before the entrance to the remains of the most important archaeological site in Peru. Walk to the bus station and finally, after a short shuttle bus transfer you will reach Machu Picchu, a masterpiece of engineering and architecture that is believed served as a sanctuary and retreat for the Inca Pachacutec (1438 - 1572). Machu Picchu, which means "Old Mountain", is considered a World Heritage by UNESCO and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Enjoy an unforgettable 3-hour guided tour throughout the citadel. After lunch at a local restaurant, take the bus down to Aguas Calientes to board the Vistadome train back to Ollantaytambo station. Transfer to your hotel in Cusco.

  • Includes Breakfast,Dinner

Day 6 Cusco 

This morning enjoy a walking tour of Cusco city. Start at the Koricancha Temple, one of the most important buildings in the city. It was one of the most important centers of worship to the Sun God of the Incas that was converted into a convent after the arrival of the Spanish. Then continue to the wonderful Cusco Cathedral, built between 1560 and 1664. After lunch at a local restaurant, transfer to the Sacsayhuamán fortress, one of the emblematic Inca constructions, built by Inca Pachacútec in the 15th century. It is a huge fortress made of very large stones, and the manner in which they were transported and cut is still a mystery. Then go to Qenqo, a mainly religious archaeological complex where it is believed that propitiatory agricultural rituals were carried out. Continue to Puka Pukara, which means "red fortress", was an architectural complex presumably used for military purposes. Next, explore the fountains of Tambomachay, a construction that has fine stone finishings and high command of hydraulic engineering, with aqueducts that continue supplying clear water to this place. This archaeological complex is also known as the "Inca Bath", a leisure place for the Inca and his entourage. Dinner is served this evening at a famous local restaurant, where you will enjoy the best panoramic view of the marvelous Main Square of Cusco, traditional music and folk dances, together with novo-Andine buffet and international cuisine.

  • Includes Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 Cusco - Lima

Fly back to Lima and transfer to hotel upon arrival. The rest of the day is free for you at leisure. Lima is a modern metropolis full of history, which has approximately ten million inhabitants and is going through an exciting process of cultural and economic changes. This evening dinner is served at a local restaurant.

  • Includes Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 Lima - USA

Depart Peru with a transfer to Lima Airport for your homeward flight.

  • Includes Breakfast


Meals

Breakfast daily at hotel. 
Lunches or dinners provided as specified in the itinerary.

HOTELS

Lima……….………..…Hotel Jose Antonio Deluxe or similar
Sacred Valley….………Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness or similar
Cusco………….………Palacio del Inca Luxury Collection or similar


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