Essential Peru Cultural TourThe Essential Peru cultural tour combines Cuzco, Machu Picchu and the Nazca Lines all in one week. This is an ideal Peru Holiday choice for those with limited time but who still wish to see the main cultural highlights of Peru.
7 days / 6 nights.
Arrival to Lima, reception at the airport and transfer by private vehicle to your hotel.Day 2. LIMA - NAZCA - LIMA (B)
After early breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Nazca. Arrival and change of aircraft for the fly- over tour of the spectacular Nazca lines. Return flight to Lima and transfer to your hotel.
Meals: BDay 3. LIMA - CUZCO (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital of the Incas. After the one hour flight, reception and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, a guided tour of Cuzco including the Cathedral, Qoricancha temple, the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman overlooking Cuzco, Qenko and Puka Pukara. Return to the hotel.
Meals: BDay 4. SACRED VALLEY - PISAC - OLLANTAYTAMBO (B & L)
Full-day excursion to the beautiful Urubamba, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, situated between Pisac and Ollantaytambo. It is an exceptionally fertile valley that was and remains the larder of Cuzco. Visit the village of Pisac, founded during colonial times, and set at the foot of a hill crowned by the remains of an ancient Inca city. On Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Indians barter their products in the main square and artisans from around the area sell their woven alpaca wool blankets and ponchos, engraved gourds, antique reproductions, jewellery, etc. On Sundays, it is also the meeting place for Mayors from all the villages in the region, dressed in their traditional costumes to attend morning mass. After a buffet lunch, a visit to Ollantaytambo, the only Inca town that was not defeated by the Spanish with an opportunity to explore the ruins which tower above. Late afternoon return to Cuzco whilst visiting en-route the traditional market of Chinchero.
Meals: B & LDay 5. CUZCO - MACHU PICCHU (B)
Enjoy a good night's sleep before boarding the train to Aguas Calientes. Arrival to Aguas Calientes, assistance with your luggage and check-in to your hotel, the Sanctuary Lodge. 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.
Sanctuary Lodge Hotel | Meals: BDay 6. MACHU PICCHU - CUZCO (B)
Free day in Machu Picchu. Return to Cuzco and to your hotel.
Meals: BDay 7. CUZCO - LIMA (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the return flight back to Lima and your connecting flight home.
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Essential Peru Cultural Tour
Lima - Nazca - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Cuzco
7 days / 6 nights.
7 day Luxury 5 star
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