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Highlights of Peru and Costa Rica

Lima - Cuzco - Machu Picchu - San Jose - Tortugero - Arenal
12 days / 11 nights. - $ per person.
Highlights of Peru and Costa Rica
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ITINERARY
Day 1. LIMA - no meals today

As you arrive into Lima airport and exit customs and baggage, you will be warmly welcomed by our driver. You will be assisted with your luggage before escorted to your hotel in a private vehicle. Your hotel in Lima will be the 3 star Ferre Hotel. Free evening.

Day 2. LIMA (Breakfast only)

After breakfast pick up for your as group visit of colonial and modern Lima, starting in the centre of this vibrant, metropolis. The tour will include a visit of the cathedral, dating from 1654 which still houses the remains of the conquistador Pizarro in the foyer; the Main Square, with the original bronze fountain built in 1650, the Government Palace where the President has his official residence and the San Francisco Convent, with its famous catacombs. Lima, known as the city of the kings, was founded in 1535 by Pizarro and after several devastating earthquakes was rebuilt in 1991; the same year that UNESCO declared Lima a world heritage site. One of the very few South American cities that preserve the colonial past, Lima was home to the Spanish viceroy during the time of the Spanish colonial power.The tour will continue with a visit to the residential areas of San Isidro and Miraflores, before returning to your hotel.

Day 3. LIMA - CUZCO (Breakfast)

After breakfast, with boarding passes in hand, you will be driven to the airport for your quick-check-in and brief one hour flight to Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital of the Incas. In Cuzco, you will be warmly welcomed and assisted with your luggage before your short private drive to the Los Andes Hotel. In the early afternoon, you will be met for a group tour of Cuzco including the Qoricancha temple or temple of the Sun, the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman overlooking Cuzco city, Qenko, Tambomachay and Puka Pukara. Return to the hotel in the evening.

Day 4. CUZCO - MACHU PICCHU (Breakfast)

Today you will have an early start and enjoy breakfast before your train to Aguas Calientes. The train will depart at 06.30am for the 3 ½ hour journey Arrive to Aguas Calientes train station, gateway to the lost city of the Incas.
Check-in to your hotel, the El Sanctuario. The short ride up to Machu Picchu will meander through breathtaking mountain scenery up to the ancient Inca citadel.
Shortly after, a guided tour of Machu Picchu, the most spectacular ancient city in the world. Built by the Inca Pachacutec, and comprising stone blocks fitted with masterful precision, Machu Picchu harmoniously blends into the mountain landscape. There are many theories as to the origins behind Machu Picchu but three of the most popular ideas include a temple to the sun, a fortress against the jungle inhabitants or a sanctuary for the Incas. This fabulous city has houses, temples, warehouses, a large central square, all connected by narrow roads and steps, and is surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side which were used for agriculture.

Day 5. MACHU PICCHU - CUZCO (Breakfast only)

Today you will enjoy a free day in Machu Picchu with an opportunity to see the site at sunrise. Today no guide is provided as we feel that Machu Picchu requires a certain amount of self discovery to be fully understood. Take any of the several paths around various parts of the site, trek up to Wayna Picchu or walk down to the Inca's bridge. Let Machu Picchu unfold all its mysteries for you, take in the breathtaking cloud forests and jagged mountains, or marvel at the extraordinary Masonic precision of the ancient Incas. Return train back to Cuzco and transfer to your hotel.

Day 6. CUZCO - LIMA - SAN JOSE (Breakfast)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport your return flight back to Lima in time for your connecting flight to Costa Rica. Arrival and transfer to your hotel, the Bougainvillea Hotel - www.hb.co.cr

Day 7. SAN JOSE - TORTUGUERO (All meals)

After breakfast, early pick up from your hotel and transfer to Tortuguero, a National Park in the Limon Province of Costa and transfer to the Pachira Lodge www.pachiralodge.com All meals and guided tours included. You will have to pay on the spot a $15 per person Park entrance fee.

Day 8. TORTUGUERO (All meals)

Tours as per the program.

Day 9. TORTUGUERO - ARENAL (Breakfast and lunch)

After breakfast, take the boat out of Pachira, have lunch and then we will pick you up for a private transfer to Arenal and accommodation at the Manoa Resort www.arenalmanoa.com complete with its own Hot Springs.

Day 10. ARENAL (Breakfast)

Free day at Arenal. You can arrange a tour or keep the day free.Overnight at the Manoa.

Day 11. ARENAL - SAN JOSE (Breakfast)

After breakfast, private afternoon transfer back to the Bougainvillea Hotel in San Jose.

Day 12. SAN JOSE (Breakfast)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

End of our services.
Highlights of Peru and Costa Rica Itinerary Overview:
Day 1. Lima - no meals today
Day 2. Lima (Breakfast only)
Day 3. Lima - Cuzco (Breakfast)
Day 4. Cuzco - Machu Picchu (Breakfast)
Day 5. Machu Picchu - Cuzco (Breakfast only)
Day 6. Cuzco - Lima - San Jose (Breakfast)
Day 7. San Jose - Tortuguero (All meals)
Day 8. Tortuguero (All meals)
Day 9. Tortuguero - Arenal (Breakfast and lunch)
Day 10. Arenal (Breakfast)
Day 11. Arenal - San Jose (Breakfast)
Day 12. San Jose (Breakfast)
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WHAT IS INCLUDED / NOT INCLUDED
Our Price Includes:
  • Accommodation at indicated 3 star hotels in double rooms
  • Meals as indicated
  • All airport/train station transfers based on private service
  • Tours as per itinerary with English speaking specialist guides in group service
  • All internal flight tickets in economy class and flight to Costa Rica from Peru
  • Train tickets include the Vistadome train
  • All entrance fees
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
Our price does not include:
  • International flight to Peru and from Costa Rica
  • Meals not indicated
  • Fee for yellow fever certificate
  • Visa costs
  • Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, beverages, etc
  • Insurance against theft, loss, illness and/or accident etc
  • Airport Baggage porterage and other extras not specified

Highlights of Peru and Costa Rica - 12 days / 11 nights.

Highlights of Peru and Costa Rica

Lima - Cuzco - Machu Picchu - San Jose - Tortugero - Arenal
12 days / 11 nights.

For current availability contact us at info@amazingperu.com and we will send you the relevant trip dossier along with a 90 day fixed quote, terms and conditions. Please bear in mind that significant price reductions are available for groups. All our Luxury Tours are fully private and depart daily. Contact us for more information regarding the above tour, or to begin customizing your own itinerary.

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