7-Day Lima, Cusco and Sunrise at Machu Picchu

Cultural & Theme Tours, Jorge Chavez International AirportTraveler pickup is offered to Velasco Astete, Cusco, Peru

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Discover the very best of both Lima and Cusco on a 7-day tour of Peru. Visit the famous landmarks and government buildings of Lima before heading south to Cusco and exploring ancient Inca ruins and the famous citadel of Machu Picchu. With enough free time to explore both cities on your own, this week-long itinerary in Peru fits the budget while satisfying your need to explore.
ItineraryDay 1: LimaStop At: Centro Historico de Lima, Lima, Lima RegionArrival in Lima, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon we will have a tour through Lima’s streets and plazas. Starting at the Love Park in Miraflores, with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, and then heading to the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial center of the Lima culture. After this, we go on to the Main Square where the Government Palace and the Town Hall are located. We will visit the Cathedral and explore the Santo Domingo Convent, along which corridors San Martin de Porras and San Rosa de Lima used to walk around in the 17th century, and where their remains rest today. Stay in Lima.Duration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at limaDay 2: limaStop At: Miraflores, Lima, Lima RegionFree day to explore the cityDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at LimaDay 3: CuscoStop At: Cusco Cathedral, Cusco, Cusco RegionTransfer to the airport and flight to Cusco. On arrival, meet and greet, transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon our exclusive city tour starts with a visit to the San Cristobal Plaza to enjoy its panoramic view of the city. Then, we will visit the San Pedro Market to soak in its local flavors and to learn about more of the products grown in the area which supply the whole city. After this, the Korikancha temple will welcome us in all his magnificence; this temple, whose Quechua name means “Gold Enclosure” still bedazzles us with the thought of its gold covered walls. Then it is the turn to visit the Santo Domingo Church. We will walk from San Blas, the artisans’ neighborhood, to the Hatun Rumiyoc street, stopping at the Inca Roca Palace, nowadays home to the Archbishop’s Palace and also at the famous Twelve Angle Stone. We will continue our walk to the Main Square to visit the Cathedral and its valuable and beautiful colonial masterpieces.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at CuscoDay 4: CuscoStop At: Sacsayhuaman, Cusco, Cusco RegionIn the morning we will distance from the crowds and visit Sacsayhuaman, a huge and impressive fortress of colossal constructions and surrounded by beautiful views blending together perfectly. Our adventure continues at the Inca Shrine Qenqo, to see the sacrificial altar embedded inside a rock cave. Finally we will arrive to the Puca Pucara viewpoint and Tambomachay, monument of impressive architectonic knowledge considered as one of the pillars of Andean Cosmo vision. Free afternoon to explore the city.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at CuscoDay 5: Cusco - Machu PicchuStop At: Cusco Cathedral, Cusco, Cusco RegionAccording to the season, we will go to the Poroy train station or Ollantaytambo train station, where we will depart by train to visit one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. We arrive at the Aguas Calientes station where our staff will assist us on boarding the bus to go up the winding road to Machu Picchu, amid a spectacular view of the Urubamba River and its canyon. The Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, will astonish us with its terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps and urban areas. Energy is all around us. After a guided visit, we will have lunch at one of the restaurants in the area. Overnight stay at one of the hotels in Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Machu PicchuDay 6: Machu Picchu - CuscoStop At: Cusco Cathedral, Cusco, Cusco RegionMorning off. Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu are limited. We suggest applying for the entrance tickets for later dates at the moment you book the whole tour program so as to avoid any complications due to congestions or lack of local availability. In an additional visit to Machu Picchu we will be able to see the areas of the Intipunku or Door of the Sun, the Inca Trail entrance to the citadel. For those looking for a more intense adventure and wish to visit Huayna Picchu, it is important to have in mind that there are only 400 daily spots to climb the mountain, all of which have to be reserved in advance. At the arranged time, we will return to Cusco and will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight stay in Cusco.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at CuscoDay 7: Cusco - LimaPass By: Cusco Cathedral, Cusco, Cusco RegionDeparture transfer.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 6x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • Round-trip arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Lima city tour
  • Two nights accommodation in Lima. Hotel varies by option selected
  • Daily breakfast
  • Cusco city tour
  • Archeological park of Sacsayhuaman tour
  • Transportation to and from train station in Cusco for trip to Machu Picchu
  • Bus to and from the citadel of Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes
  • One-day pass to Machu Picchu
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Three nights accommodation in Cusco. Hotel varies by option selected
  • One night accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • Entry/Admission - Centro Historico de Lima
  • Entry/Admission - Cusco Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Sacsayhuaman
  • Entry/Admission - Cusco Cathedral

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Airfare: Lima - Cusco - Lima
  • Airport taxes ($6.50 for domestic flights and $32.00 for international)

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Breakfast included
  • Airport transfer
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Itinerary

Day 1: Lima Stop At: Centro Historico de Lima, Lima, Lima Region Arrival in Lima, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon we will have a tour through Lima’s streets and plazas. Starting at the Love Park in Miraflores, with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, and then heading to the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial center of the Lima culture. After this, we go on to the Main Square where the Government Palace and the Town Hall are located. We will visit the Cathedral and explore the Santo Domingo Convent, along which corridors San Martin de Porras and San Rosa de Lima used to walk around in the 17th century, and where their remains rest today. Stay in Lima. Duration: 4 hours No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Overnight at lima
Day 2: lima Stop At: Miraflores, Lima, Lima Region Free day to explore the city Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at Lima
Day 3: Cusco Stop At: Cusco Cathedral, Cusco, Cusco Region Transfer to the airport and flight to Cusco. On arrival, meet and greet, transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon our exclusive city tour starts with a visit to the San Cristobal Plaza to enjoy its panoramic view of the city. Then, we will visit the San Pedro Market to soak in its local flavors and to learn about more of the products grown in the area which supply the whole city. After this, the Korikancha temple will welcome us in all his magnificence; this temple, whose Quechua name means “Gold Enclosure” still bedazzles us with the thought of its gold covered walls. Then it is the turn to visit the Santo Domingo Church. We will walk from San Blas, the artisans’ neighborhood, to the Hatun Rumiyoc street, stopping at the Inca Roca Palace, nowadays home to the Archbishop’s Palace and also at the famous Twelve Angle Stone. We will continue our walk to the Main Square to visit the Cathedral and its valuable and beautiful colonial masterpieces. Duration: 4 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at Cusco
Day 4: Cusco Stop At: Sacsayhuaman, Cusco, Cusco Region In the morning we will distance from the crowds and visit Sacsayhuaman, a huge and impressive fortress of colossal constructions and surrounded by beautiful views blending together perfectly. Our adventure continues at the Inca Shrine Qenqo, to see the sacrificial altar embedded inside a rock cave. Finally we will arrive to the Puca Pucara viewpoint and Tambomachay, monument of impressive architectonic knowledge considered as one of the pillars of Andean Cosmo vision. Free afternoon to explore the city. Duration: 4 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at Cusco
Day 5: Cusco - Machu Picchu Stop At: Cusco Cathedral, Cusco, Cusco Region According to the season, we will go to the Poroy train station or Ollantaytambo train station, where we will depart by train to visit one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. We arrive at the Aguas Calientes station where our staff will assist us on boarding the bus to go up the winding road to Machu Picchu, amid a spectacular view of the Urubamba River and its canyon. The Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, will astonish us with its terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps and urban areas. Energy is all around us. After a guided visit, we will have lunch at one of the restaurants in the area. Overnight stay at one of the hotels in Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu. Duration: 4 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at Machu Picchu
Day 6: Machu Picchu - Cusco Stop At: Cusco Cathedral, Cusco, Cusco Region Morning off. Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu are limited. We suggest applying for the entrance tickets for later dates at the moment you book the whole tour program so as to avoid any complications due to congestions or lack of local availability. In an additional visit to Machu Picchu we will be able to see the areas of the Intipunku or Door of the Sun, the Inca Trail entrance to the citadel. For those looking for a more intense adventure and wish to visit Huayna Picchu, it is important to have in mind that there are only 400 daily spots to climb the mountain, all of which have to be reserved in advance. At the arranged time, we will return to Cusco and will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight stay in Cusco. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at Cusco
Day 7: Cusco - Lima Pass By: Cusco Cathedral, Cusco, Cusco Region Departure transfer. Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.
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