VIP Luxury Machu Picchu & Sacred Valley Tour
9 days / 8 nights.
As you arrive into Lima airport and exit customs and baggage, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide Monica. You will be assisted with your luggage before escorted to your hotel in a private vehicle. Your hotel in Lima will be the 5 star Marriott Hotel. Upgrade to Deluxe room with ocean view confirmed. Free evening.Day 2. LIMA (All meals)
After a delicious breakfast, you will be met again by your guide Monica as you start 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. 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 stopping at La Rosa Nautica for a delicious lunch. This seafood restaurant is popular with affluent Limenos as well as international visitors but may be substituted for any other restaurant of your choice. After lunch, you shall enjoy a private visit to the Larco Herrera Museum, one of the finest private museums in Peru. With a fabulous collection of artefacts of the northern cultures particularly of the Mochica culture. The museum was founded in 1926 in Trujillo but was transferred in the 1950's to Lima. There is a room of mummies, textiles (including a Paracas cloak over 2000 years old), and several gold and silver vaults. Return to your hotel. Complimentary massage for two.
Tonight, you will enjoy dinner at Astrid and Gaston, the flagship restaurant of one of the best chefs in Latin America. Alternatively, we can arrange dinner at the spectacular Huaca Pucllana restaurant located adjacent to a pre-Inca pyramid.
Meals: All mealsDay 3. LIMA (Breakfast)
Free day. Option of visiting markets and shopping. We will provide a private vehicle for 4 hours use anywhere in central Lima.
Meals: BDay 4. LIMA - CUZCO - SACRED VALLEY (All meals)
After breakfast, with boarding passes in hand, you will be driven to the airport for your quick-check-in and flight to Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital of the Incas. In Cuzco, you will be warmly welcomed by the staff of the VIP lounge who will collect your luggage as you wait in the oxygenated lounge. Meet with your guide, assistance with your luggage before your private drive to the Sacred Valley. Accommodation at the Tambo del Inka Hotel. Upgrade to Deluxe room subject to availability. Lunch and dinner included. Free afternoon.
Tambo del Inka Hotel | Meals: All mealsDay 5. SACRED VALLEY - PISAC - OLLANTAYTAMBO (All meals)
After breakfast at your hotel, Jaime your guide will again meet with you for the start of a full-day's excursion of 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. 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, jewellery, etc. Lunch will be at the splendid Huayoccari Hacienda, overlooking the Sacred Valley and which dates back to the seventeenth century. The hacienda is owned by one of the most prominent landowners in the Sacred Valley and is home to beautiful gardens producing native ingredients that are used in the restaurant's kitchen. These include corn, quinoa, fruit and aromatic herbs. Enjoy a set meal in this marvellous country residence before continuing your trip to Ollantaytambo, the only Inca town that was not defeated by the Spanish.
Meals: All mealsDay 6. SACRED VALLEY - CUZCO (All meals)
After breakfast, enjoy an incredible 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. Your private driver will be with you at all times as you visit each part of this fascinating and ancient city. Return to the hotel in the evening. Dinner at your hotel.
Meals: All mealsDay 7. CUZCO - ROYAL INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU (All meals)
Today you will have an early start and enjoy breakfast before your private chauffeur will take you to Poroy Railway Station in time for the boarding of the Vistadome train, taking in stunning views of the mountains all around, with snowcapped peaks in the distance as we slowly lose elevation and head into high altitude cloud forest. Our destination, the Machu Picchu gateway town of Aguas Calientes. Father and son will disembark early to start the Royal Inca trail whereas the Mother and daughter will continue onto Aguas Calientes.
Father and son will commence the hike by crossing a hanging bridge over the Urubamba River to approach the small but interesting Inca archaeological complex of Cachabamba. After a brief visit of this site we will begin a four hour ascent to the ruins of Wiñay Wayna 2700m/8829 ft; an important Inca spiritual site, and one of the finest of all Inca ruins. At this point the trail joins with the main Inca Trail. From here you will be walking on Inca pavement which winds downhill (45 minutes) into the lost citadel of Machu Picchu, at 2400m/7872. Arrival to Machu Picchu and meet with your family.
Mother and daughter will enjoy a private tour of Machu Picchu with your own guide. Dinner and overnight accommodation at the Sanctuary Lodge. Upgrade to Deluxe room subject to availability
Meals: All mealsDay 8. MACHU PICCHU - CUZCO (All meals)
Today you will enjoy another 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 lunch. Afternoon tea will be served before taking the private Hiram Bingham bus down to Aguas Calientes in time for the return Luxury Hiram Bingham train to Cuzco. You will enjoy dinner and cocktails onboard before arriving back to Cuzco. Welcome and private drive back to your hotel, the exclusive deluxe five star Monasterio Hotel. Your room which will be oxygenated to help you relax and sleep more comfortably in the high altitude setting of Cuzco (11,600ft above sea level). Upgrade to Deluxe room subject to availability
Monasterio Hotel | Meals: All mealsDay 9. CUZCO - LIMA (Breakfast only)
After breakfast, we bid farewell to Cuzco and take a short drive in a private car to the airport in time for your return flight to Lima and connecting international flight at 13.50pm.
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VIP Luxury Machu Picchu & Sacred Valley Tour
Lima - Sacred Valley - Cuzco - Machu Picchu
9 days / 8 nights.
7 day Luxury 5 star
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