Peru is full of fantastic places to visit! You will have 10 days to explore the wonders of Machu Picchu, then visit Cuzco, capital of the Inca Empire, and check out what Lima, the capital, has to offer. Come with us in this adventure in South America!
After you arriving in Cuzco, the tour agent you meet and assist you ate the airport, then transfer you to your hotel.
Enjoy the free day at leisure to rest from the trip or to walk around the city.
You will enjoy the tour in Cuzco, which starts by visiting the Convent of Santo Domingo, built on the Inca temple of Coricancha, followed by a visit to the Cathedral.
Next, we will head to the hills where is located the fortress of Sacsayhuamán and offers a panoramic view of the city.
You will visit Qenqo, an archaeological site which served to rituals practiced by the Incas.
Finally, explore Puka Pukara, in Quechua; a red fort used for military use.
In the Sacred Valley you will visit the Palace of Tissues, known as Awanakancha, for textiles ehxibition and considered a living museum . See Andean camelids and learn about the techniques.
Time to continue to Pisac, a market where locals sell handmade articrafts and products.
After lunch, we will continue to Ollantaytambo, an example of the urban planning designed by the Incas that still is inhabited nowadays. Visit the fortress of Ollantaytambo.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
We will start the journey to Machu Picchu. On the way we will pass by Aguas Calientes, that offers Andean landscapes. Take a bus tour to Machu Picchu.
During the guided tour you will learn about the story of the place, its construction and abandonment, the citadel and see some important monuments such as the main square, the royal quarters, the three-window temple, the circular towers, the sacred clock and the cemeteries.
Return to Aguas Calientes for lunch and to overnight.
The rest of the day is to be spent at leisure.
Note: Please pack a piece as hand luggage for the trip to Machu Picchu. Passengers can only carry one (1) small package of maximum 5 kg.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
On this day you will return to Machu Micchu to explore more the site. Take the opportunity to wake up early and enjoy the morning on the mountain followed by a visit to Intipunku (Puerta del Sol or Sun´s door), the last stop before entering the Inca sanctuary
In the afternoon, return to Cuzco and to the hotel.
Enjoy time at leisure as you would like in Cuzco.
After breakfast, you will be taken to the airport to take your flight to Lima. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Touring day in Lima. You will visit the major attractions, such as the Paseo de la Republica, Plaza San Martín and the Plaza Mayor.
We will then visit the Convent of San Francisco, the largest sample of colonial religious art in America.
Finally, enjoy the modern neighborhoods of San Isidro and Miraflores.
Enjoy time at leisure as you would like in Lima.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight back home or to your next destination.