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CUSCO  &  MACHU  PICCHU  CLASSIC - PLT02
Visit: Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley of the Incas - Machu Picchu

7 days / 6 nights
- Friday thru Thursday


PROGRAM  ITINERARY

 Tour Description:   The Cuzco and Machu Picchu Classic program takes you on an unforgettable journey from Lima to the Andes, Cuzco and the lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu.
 

This tour includes air from Lima to Cuzco and back, city tours in Lima and Cuzco, tours of the Sacred valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu and a choice of accommodations in Lima and the Cuzco / Machu Picchu areas, guided services on all transfers and tours by professional bi-lingual guides and meals as indicated. Extension programs to Lake Titicaca, the Amazon, Ica and Nazca and other changes are available upon request.

 DAY BY DAY ITINERARY  *

 Day 1 - Friday  - LIMA
PM or EVE
- Arrival transfer and overnight
Our program and services will begin upon arrival of participants at the airport of Lima - Peru. Our local representative will be waiting for you outside the customs area to assist with luggage and provide the transfer to your local hotel in the San Isidro or Miraflores area of the city. The remainder of the day at leisure in Lima.

Contact us for International airfares to Peru, additional services in Lima and the rest of Peru

EVE - Overnight at the hotel.
(No meals)

 Day 2 - Saturday  - LIMA / CUZCO
AM - Transfer and flight to Cuzco
After breakfast at the hotel prepare for a morning transfer for the flight to the magical city of Cuzco. Enjoy the flight with spectacular views of the Andes’ mountains with its snow capped peaks. Upon arrival in Cuzco you will be met by your local guide who will assist with your luggage and provide the transfer to the hotel. A cup of coca tea will be served which will help you get accustomed to the altitude. Check in and relax for a while.
 

PM - City tour and visit nearby ruins
In the early afternoon you will be picked up from the hotel for a city tour of Cuzco. Drive the cobble stone streets of this typical city and observe the many remains of the Inca culture even within the limits of the city. The tour will include a visit to the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun. Later we leave Cuzco by van or bus for a visit to the nearby Inka ruins at the Sacsayhuaman Fortress and the Inka bath at Tambomachay.
 

EVE -
Evening at leisure and overnight at the hotel
(B.)

 Day 3 - Sunday  - CUZCO / SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS
AM & PM - Full day tour
Wake up in the city of Cuzco. You may want to head out of the hotel for a stroll along the main Plaza and observe the daily morning routine before the departure by bus to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Here we will visit the colorful Indian market of Pisac where hundreds of locals from the area gather to sell their goods and handicrafts. Lunch will be served at a typical restaurant or hacienda in the valley. After lunch we will cross the valley to explore the Inca ruins at Ollantaytambo before the transfer to your local hotel.
 

EVE -
Evening at leisure and overnight at the hotel.
(B, L.)


 
 Day 4 - Monday  - SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS / AGUAS CALIENTES / MACHU PICCHU
AM
- Transfer and train ride
Wake up surrounded by the mountains of the Andes. The cool morning and the astonishing views will leave long-lasting memories. After breakfast at the hotel depart on the transfer to the train station at Ollantaytambo. From here we will board the train for a 1 ½ hour ride alongside the fast flowing Urubamba river to Aguas Calientes, located at the bottom of the trail that leads to the citadel of Machu Picchu.
 

PM - Guided tour of the ruins of Machu Picchu
Lunch will be served followed by our visit to the world famous ruins of Machu Picchu, also called, the "Lost City of the Incas". These well-preserved pre Colombian Inca ruins are located about 70 kilometers (44 miles) northwest of Cuzco at an altitude of 2,350 meters (7,710 feet) above sea level. Our knowledgeable guide will explain you about the Incas and the fortress they built here. It is hard not to sense the magic of this place, forgotten for centuries by the outside world until Hiram Bingham, a Yale archeologist, re-discovered Machu Picchu in 1911 and brought it to international attention.
 

EVE - Overnight at one of the excellent hotels in the area.
(B, L.)

 Day 5 - Tuesday  - AGUAS CALIENTES / MACHU PICCHU AREA / CUZCO
AM
- At leisure
Wake up close to Machu Picchu. Enjoy the morning and part of the afternoon at leisure. You may want to visit Machu Picchu for a second time or climb Huayna Picchu, the mountain in front of Machu Picchu, for an incredible view of the ruins.
 

PM - Train ride and transfer
In the afternoon you will board the train for the return to Cuzco, where you will arrive in the early evening hours.



EVE - From the station we will provide the transfer to your local hotel where you will have dinner and spend the night.
(B, D.)
  

 Day 6 - Wednesday  - CUZCO
AM & PM
- At leisure
After several days of activities you will surely enjoy a day at leisure in the Cuzco area. Relax in this friendly city of maybe you would like to take a bicycle or horseback ride along the countryside or for the more adventurous maybe a river rafting trip along the Urubamba river. Just let us know and we will be glad to arrange it for you.
 

EVE - Folkloric dinner show
On this last evening in Cuzco you will be picked up from the hotel for a folkloric dinner show at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
(B, D.)

 Day 7 - Thursday  - CUZCO / LIMA
AM
- Transfer and flight to Lima
Breakfast at the hotel. Time permitting there may be some time for last minute shopping in Cuzco before a morning transfer to the airport and the one hour return flight to Lima.
 

PM - City tour of Lima Modern and Colonial
Upon arrival at the airport of Lima you will be met again by our local representative who will assist you with your luggage and take you on a city tour of Lima Modern and Colonial. You will see the contrasts of the "new" and "old" in this bustling city of some 7 million people. The tour will end with an early dinner at a local restaurant before the return to the airport or drop-off at a local hotel.)
(B, D.)
 

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* IMPORTANT NOTE: The itinerary, as shown, is subject to change without prior notice. Certain circumstances, such as: changing weather conditions, safety concerns and in general any reason or situation beyond our control may force local tour operators and / or their guides to alter any part of this itinerary for the wellbeing and in the best interest of travelers. Changes will only be made if they are absolutely necessary. Our goal is to provide clients with a safe environment and programs that exceed their expectations.


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