Escorted Peru New Years Tours 2017-18
9 days / 8 nights.
Arrival in Lima. Reception and transfer to your hotel.December 29: Lima - Cuzco (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Cuzco. Reception and transfer to your hotel. Free day to acclimatize to the altitude and an opportunity to explore the ancient capital of the Incas on foot.
Meals: BDecember 30: Cuzco - Machu Picchu (B)
An early start today by Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes. After the 3 ½ hour train ride, arrival and quick check-in to your hotel followed by a guided visit of the most spectacular ancient city in the world. This fabulous city contains houses, temples, warehouses, a large central square; and all connected by narrow roads and steps that are surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side. After the tour, free time to enjoy this spiritual wonder. Opportunity for a guided trek (approx 1 hour) up to the sungate (Intipunku), which is a part of the Inca Trail, for a magical view of the sanctuary or alternatively an unguided climb to the top of Wayna Picchu, with a magnificent view of the whole Sanctuary (recommended for fit individuals only). Return to your hotel in Aguas Calientes.
Meals: BDecember 31: Machu Picchu - Cuzco (B, L D)
Opportunity to return to the sanctuary for a more personal appreciation of the Eighth wonder of the world. Lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge Hotel located in front of Machu Picchu. Return in the afternoon by train to Cuzco and transfer to the hotel of your choice. New Years dinner in Cuzco.
Meals: B, L & DJanuary 1: Cuzco (B & D)
Morning at leisure. In the afternoon, a guided visit of the four ruins nearby; the Sacsayhuaman Fortress overlooking the city of Cuzco, a pre Inca architectural masterpiece; Kenko, a rock sanctuary whose main attraction is the monolithic altar representing a puma, the red Fortress of Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay, a beautiful fountain fed by a spring forming a series of basins continue to the city of Cuzco; the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Koricancha or Temple of the Sun. Dinner and folkloric show in the evening.
Meals: B & DJanuary 2: Sacred Valley (B & L)
After breakfast, a full-day excursion to Urubamba, the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit the village of Pisac, founded during Colonial times. On Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays the Indians barter their products, and artisans from all over the area sell their woven alpaca wool blankets and ponchos, engraved gourds, antique reproductions and jewellery. On Sundays, it is also the meeting place for the local Mayors of the region, who come dressed in their traditional costumes, to attend morning mass. After buffet lunch at the Tunupa Restaurant, a visit to Ollantaytambo, the only Inca town which is still inhabited. Explore the ruins above Ollantaytambo before returning to Cuzco via the traditional market town of Chinchero. Return to your hotel.
Meals: B & LJanuary 3: Cuzco - Puno (B & L)
Today, you will embark on a spectacular first class train journey aboard the Inca Explorer across the stunning altiplano to Puno. Lying on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, Puno is also the folkloric capital of Peru. Accommodation in Puno.
Meals: B & LJanuary 4: Islands of Lake Titicaca (B & L)
Full day excursion to the islands of Uros and Taquile. 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. Basic lunch on the island prepared by the local inhabitants. Return to Puno and to your hotel.
Meals: B & LJanuary 5: Puno - Lima (B)
After breakfast, transfer to Juliaca airport for the return flight to Lima. Arrival and transfer to your hotel for a day-in use. In the early afternoon, a city tour of modern and colonial Lima, declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1991. Tour in an air conditioned bus with a bilingual guide. The tour includes a visit to the Cathedral, Main Square, San Francisco Convent and its Catacombs, and the residential areas of San Isidro and Miraflores. In the evening, return to the airport for your return flight home.
Meals: BEnd of our services.
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