Private Deluxe Highlights Tour
9 days / 8 nights.
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, Marriott. Free evening.Day 2. LIMA (Breakfast only)
After breakfast pick up for your private 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. Return to your hotel.
Meals: BDay 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 your hotel, the Monasterio. In the early afternoon, you will be met for a private 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.
Monasterio Hotel | Meals: BDay 4. SACRED VALLEY-PISAC-OLLANTAYTAMBO (Breakfast only)
After breakfast at your hotel, start of a full-day's 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. You will 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, you will witness Indians bartering 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. Visit to Ollantaytambo, the only Inca town that was not defeated by the Spanish with an opportunity to explore the ruins which tower above. You will then return to Cuzco after this full day.
Meals: BDay 5. CUZCO - MACHU PICCHU (Breakfast and dinner)
Today you will have an early start and enjoy breakfast before your Vistadome 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. The short ride up to Machu Picchu will meander through breathtaking mountain scenery up to the ancient Inca citadel. 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. Return to your hotel for dinner and accommodation.
Sanctuary Lodge Hotel | Meals: B & DDay 6. MACHU PICCHU - CUZCO (Breakfast and lunch)
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. Return train back to Cuzco on the Vistadome train. Arrival and transfer to your hotel, the Monasterio.
Monasterio Hotel | Meals: B & LDay 7. CUZCO - PUNO (Breakfast and dinner)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Juliaca. Arrival and transfer to your hotel, the Titilaka on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Dinner at your hotel.
Titilaka Hotel | Meals: B & DDay 8. ISLANDS OF LAKE TITICACA (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
After breakfast, a full day excursion to the islands of Uros and Taquile in group service with other hotel guests. Uros, a group of islands made entirely of tortora reeds is home to a small community dating back to a pre-Inca culture. The inhabitants of Taquile are more closely related to the Aymara people of Bolivia than the Quechua Incas of Peru. Lunch box provided. Return to Puno and your hotel. Dinner at your hotel.
Meals: B, L & DDay 9. PUNO - JULIACA - LIMA (Breakfast)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Juliaca airport with boarding passes in hand for your return flight back to Lima in time for your return flight home.
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Private Deluxe Highlights Tour
Lima - Cuzco - Machu Picchu - Lake Titicaca
9 days / 8 nights.
7 day Luxury 5 star
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