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Cusco and Machu Picchu 7nts/8days

Day 1: Lima

Upon your arrival reception at the airport and transfer to the selected Hotel. Overnight at the selected hotel.

Day 2: Lima

Guided visit through Lima's Historical Center: the Plaza Mayor (Main Square), the Government Palace, the Archbishop's Palace, the City Hall and old streets withcolonial mansions and Moorish balconies. You will also visit the San Francisco Convent, which has the most magnificent collection of colonial art in North and South America. The tour will continue through the most traditional residential areas of Lima, including San Isidro, Miraflores and LarcoMar, a shopping center of international thematic attractions which offers a spectacular panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean .Overnight at the selected hotel

Day 3: Lima / Cusco

At the appropiate time, transfer to the airport / Upon your arrival at the airport you will be carried to the selected hotel/ City tour for 3 hours through the beautiful Cusco city and its nearby ruins. . In theCusco travel will show you the amazing colonial city built on the foundations of theInca palaces. You will visit the Koricancha or Temple of the Sun, where you can appreciate the incredible masonry of the Incas, the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedralwith its carved woodworks, altars and paintings. Then you will be driven to the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman, to the underground cave and temple of Qenqo and toTambomachay, known as the Baths of the Inca. Finally you will visit the Misminay Exhibit, Misminay is a native community of Cusco, there you will be able to appreciate their beautiful handcrafts Overnight at the selected hotel.

Day 4: Cusco / Sacred Valley

Full day Sacred Valley excursion. 31 km (19 miles) far from Cusco is Pisac, at the entrance of the Sacred Valley. Visit the colorful market that on sundays, tuesdays and thursdays a craft fair took place where you can buy beautiful handicrafts and sourvenirs. The lunch will be served in a local restaurant. The tour continues towardsOllantaytambo, an archaeological site that the Incas built as a fort and includes a temple, agricultural terraces, and an urban area. There are two distinct sectors: Araqama Ayllu, the religious and worship zone, and Qosqo Ayllu, the residential area. Ollantaytambo was an important administrative center with probable military functions due to the walls and towers. There are also traces of ancient roads and aqueducts. The town of Ollantaytambo is called a Living-Inca-Town, since the inhabitants maintain very old practices and customs. Overnight at the selected hotel

Day 5: Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu

Transfer to the train station. Arrival by Vistadome class train to Machu Picchu ruins. From Aguas Calientes station you will be transported by bus to the top of the mountain and begin the Machu Picchu Trek, one of the most renowned examples of Inca architecture. The city of Machu Picchu is the department of Cusco’s most important tourist attraction and one of the new 7 Wonders of the World. Discovered in 1911 by the North and South American explorer, Hiram Bingham, this city is considered to be one of the most extraordinary examples of scenic architecture in the world, built at the top of a granite mountain. The Incas, using ingenious engineering techniques, were able to transport heavy stone blocks up the mountain side, and once there, they used their excellent masonry skills to produce amazingly polished stones that fit together perfectly After a two hours guided visit in the ruins, you will have lunch at a restaurant of the area, Overnight at the selected hotel.

Day 6: Machu Picchu / Cusco

Entrance fee to visit Machu Picchu ruins or to climb the Huayna Picchu peak, the great mountain behind the citadel. The guide is not included. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. At the appointed time, you will return to the station to take your train ride to Ollantaytambo station at the Sacred Valley. Transfer from Ollanta Station in the Sacred Valley to Cusco Hotel. Overnight at the selected hotel.

Day 7: Cusco / Lima

At the appropiate time, transfer to the airport. Airline ticket to Cusco. Upon your arrival at the airport you will be carried to the selected hotel. Transfer from the hotel to the airport. Airline ticket to Lima. Upon your arrival reception at the airport and transfer to the selected Hotel. Overnight at the selected hotel.

Day 8: Lima

Transportation to the airport for your international departure flight.

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