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Peru - Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

(9 Days)

Cusco | Sacred Valley | Machu Picchu | Lima

Day Routing
01 Cusco - Sacred Valley

Upon arrival in Cusco, welcoming with Coca tea and transfer to the Sacred Valley. On the way visit of Awanakancha, a living museum of Andean cameloids. Arrival at the hotel. Welcome dinner at Hacienda Huayoccari, a private hacienda.

02 Sacred Valley

Transfer to the little town of Maras. Guests can choose between 2 activities:
A) Visit the typical and rural village of Maras and be introduced by a grozp of villagers in several wokshops to their culture, customs and traditions.
B) Visit the ancient village and ruins of Ollantaytambo, the "last living Inca village of Peru", including a visit to a local home and a taste of delicious Empanadas. Lunch at hacienda "El Parador de Moray". Return to the hotel for dinner.

03 Sacred Valley

In the morning, visit the colorful Pisac market. In spite of its great popularity and the crowd of tourists that arrive every day, this colorful and vivid market still retains its local charm. Afterwards, proceed to the Potato Park for a typical Andean lunch "Pachamanca". During the under-earth baking process guests will take part in the Andean ritual "pago a la tierra". After lunch they will have the opportunity to learn more about the Potato Park. Dinner at the hotel.

04 Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

In the morning, transfer to the train station Ollantaytambo for a ride on the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival guests walk from the train station to the hotel for lunch. After lunch guided visit of the most famous ruin site of South America - Machu Picchu. Dinner at the hotel.

05 Machu Picchu

Guests can choose from the following activities today: in the morning second visit of Machu Picchu. See the sunrise in this magnificent setting, use the time to see Machu Picchu in another light and explore the marvelous site on your own OR Huayna Picchu Hike: for the more adventurous and active this hike to the mountain behind the Machu Picchu site gives totally new views of the ruins. The hike is strenuous and in case guests are afraid of altitude, we don't recommend this hike. Guests also can relax in the spa treatment of the hotel.

06 Machu Picchu - Cusco

Transfer back to Cusco by bus and train. In the afternoon, explore Cusco in a guided visit of the city, including the main square and Qoricancha, also known as the temple of the sun. Continue to the Cathedral, considered the best repository of colonial art from the Cusco school. It was built over the palace of the Inca Wiracocha and considered the religious and political center of Cusco during the Inca era.

07 Cusco

In the morning, enjoy a visit to Sacsayhuaman, a ruin site around 2km from Cusco. The site is considered either a fortress or a temple, and is today the site of the famed Inti Raymi Festival each 26th of June. Drive to Christo Blanco for an outdorr lunch under a tented roof with tables set up for a gala lunch. Afternoon at leisure, for example for shopping activities. Dinner at leisure.

08 Cusco - Lima

Flight to Lima. Upon arrival, drive to Larco Herrera Museum. The museum includes the Collection of Peruvian Gold and Silver from ancient times, and the Pre-Hispanic Erotic Art Salon. Before a guided tour in the museum, guests will enjoy lunch in the Restaurant Museo Larco, which belongs to the museum. Transfer to ther hotel. Evening at leisure to try out one of Lima's award winning restaurants or enjoy an evening stroll along the coastline for gorgeous views.

09 Lima

In the morning visit Barranco, the bohemian district of Lima, packed with art galleries and interesting sites. Continue to visit a nearby Hacienda for lunch and a presentation of Paso Horses, a horse unique to Peru and cause for national pride. Afterwards, drive back to Lima for a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage awarded colonial parts of Lima, enjoying a great panoramic view of the ancient districts of Lima. Enjoy a private dinner with live music. Afterwards, transfer to the airport for guests midnight flight home.