10 days / 9 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. Free evening.Day 2. LIMA (Breakfast only)
After breakfast pick up for your 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.
Meals: BDay 3. LIMA - CUZCO - SACRED VALLEY (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 drive to the Sacred Valley. Free day. Accommodation in the Sacred Valley.
Meals: BDay 4. SACRED VALLEY - PISAC - OLLANTAYTAMBO (Breakfast & lunch)
After breakfast at your hotel, 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. 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.
After lunch, visit to Ollantaytambo, the only Inca town that was not defeated by the Spanish with an opportunity to explore the ruins which tower above.
Meals: B & LDay 5. SACRED VALLEY - MACHU PICCHU (Breakfast & lunch)
Today you will have an early start and enjoy breakfast before your train to Aguas Calientes. The train will depart at 08.00 am for the 1 ½ hour journey. Arrive to Aguas Calientes train station, gateway to the lost city of the Incas.
Check-in to your hotel. 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. Lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge hotel.
Overnight accommodation in Aguas Calientes.
Sanctuary Lodge hotel | Meals: B & LDay 6. MACHU PICCHU - CUZCO (Breakfast only)
Today you will enjoy a free day. Enjoy the market town of Aguas Calientes or revisit Machu Picchu at sunrise. Today no tickets are included for Machu Picchu. Return train back to Cuzco and transfer to your hotel.
Meals: BDay 7. CUZCO (Breakfast & dinner)
Free morning. 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. Dinner and folkloric show.
Meals: B & DDay 8. CUZCO (Breakfast)
Free day at leisure.
Meals: BDay 9. CUZCO - LIMA (Breakfast)
After early breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Lima and transfer to your hotel. Free day at leisure.
Meals: BDay 10. LIMA (Breakfast)
Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
Meals: BEnd of our services.
Peru Escape Tour for Seniors
Lima - Sacred Valley - Cuzco - Machu Picchu
10 days / 9 nights.
7 day Luxury 5 star
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