DAY 1: Lima
Upon arrival our representatives will meet and escort you to your hotel.
Day 2: Lima
After breakfast, guided tour of both the colonial and the modern sections of Lima, "City of Kings”. Colonial Lima includes a visit to the Main Square, located in the heart of downtown to view the Government Palace, the Town Hall, The “Desamparados” Train Station ,the old streets with their vice royal mansions and Moorish style balconies, the Bishop Palace with its beautiful balconies and the Cathedral of Lima. (Its outstanding features are the choir stalls, the Churrigueresque Chapel of the Immaculate, the main altar and a Christ made of carved ivory). The tour continues with a visit to San Francisco with its convent (considered to be the most important religious monument of Lima, built in 1542 in Baroque style and consecrated in 1673) and the museum of colonial art, cloisters and catabumbs. Your drive through Lima will pass by several Colonial squares, churches and mansions, then you will continue to the Modern Districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, for a glimpse of life in this huge city, as well as its beautiful parks, modern buildings and great ocean views. Duration: 3 ½ hours approx.
Day 3: Lima – Cusco
After Breakfast, very early this morning you will board a flight to the imperial Peruvian city of Cusco. Upon arrival our representatives will meet and escort you to your hotel.Take the remainder of the morning to nap or relax as you adjust to Cusco high altitude. In the afternoon take the City of Cusco neary by ruin; you will visit the Inca Fortress Sacsayhuaman, made up of three gigantic terraces, superimposed in a zigzag form. Qenqo, was a religious centre formed by a singular flowering of calcareous rock. It has underground galleries and a semicircular amphitheatre with a series of stone seats. Nearby is Tambomachay, well known as Baths of the Incas, a place dedicated to the cult of the water, formed by aqueducts, channels and small cascades worked in the rock. Tour Starts at 2:30PM. Duration: 2 Hours
Day 4: Cusco- Machu Pichu
After breakfast, you are picked up from you hotel very early in the morning and transported to the train station. Departure to Aguas Calientes, located 120 km from the City of Cusco and after 3 hour train trip you arrive to of Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Machu Picchu complex which is an extraordinary combination of remarkable architecture and unforgettable scenery. After arrival in Aguas Calientes bus station you are transported by bus to the Citadelle, which is located on the top of a steep mountain that dominates the deep Canyon formed by the passing the Urubamba river and whose sides are so sheer that the ancient buildings of Machu Picchu City Complex cannot be seen from the bottom of the mountain. Then you will have your guided visit for 3 hrs aprox. Machu Picchu is also called "The Lost City of the Incas." It was planned and constructed in two distinct areas, the agricultural one formed by the cultivation terraces or platforms and located in the precipitous hillside of the mountain, and the urban area, where Machu Picchu inhabitants lived. In the high part, a line separates the agricultural and urban areas. In the urban sector, you can observe two very well defined: civil engineering works. One is the residential neighborhoods, and the other water canal systems. Both constructions did not reach the same perfection in their finishing as the buildings of the Sacred Valley (temples, mausoleums, squares, real houses). Here it is very common to see the use of the trapezoidal window and of niches where they deposited their idols as well as the prevalence of the rectangular constructions of a single floor. After lunch ( Not Included ) you have time at leisure before to return to your hotel in Aguas Calientes .
Day 5: Machu Pichu- Cusco
Breakfast. Morning at Leisure. In the afternoon transfer to the station for the train ride back to Cusco.
Day 6: Cusco – Sacred Valley & Pisac – Cusco
After breakfast, morning departure for a drive through the fertile countryside to the colonial village of Pisac, located at the beginning of the Sacred Valley of the Incas it is 31 km from the City of Cusco and famous for its Sunday market fairs, where the tourists can mix with the people dressed in their colorful traditional cloths, each being unique to the remote village from where they come to sell their goods, and exchange local gossip. During your visit to the bustling marketplace you will have the opportunity to bargain with the natives for many different types of Peruvian handicrafts and jewelry. It is also a well-known archaeological spot known as "the Old Village" and is located on the sides of a hill dominates the river Vilcanota with splendid old forts, esplanades and temples. After lunch the tour continues to the village of Ollantaytambo, located 97 km from the City of Cusco for a visit to its impressive Inca fortress. This village has preserved the Inca style in the layout of its streets, squares, walls and the construction of houses. The town is flanked by an impressive fortress that was an integral part defense system of the Sacred Valley. At the entrance to the Fortress there is a steep stairway of sheer stone, and once you reach the summit two esplanades can be seen. In the afternoon , return to the hotel in Cusco (Fixed departures Tue, Thu and Sunday). Duration: 9 Hours
Day 7: Cusco - Lima - Iguazu Falls
Breakfast. Our representative will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the airport to take your flight to Lima to conect to Iguazu Falls ( Brazil Visa is no longer required for US Citizens .Upon Arrival Transfers to your hotel. Depending on your arrival Time Brazil Side of the Falls will be visited.
Day 8: Iguazu Falls
Breakfast. Morning tour will introduce you to one of the wonders of the world: the Iguazu falls.Drive to the Argentine side of the Iguazu National Park and walk the paths that lead along the lush tropical basin, over and under the splashing torrents of falling water. We will walk through the Inferior and Superior paths admiring the breathtaking 275 cascades which spread across a gulf of nearly 2 miles and pour past lush tropical vines as they crash into the waters below. Beautiful flowers, ferns, tropical plants, butterflies and exotic birds add to the exciting experience of close contact with nature. A short train trip will take you up to the pathways leading to the Devil’s Throat, one of the more impressive falls
Day 9: Iguazu Falls to US
After Breakfast. At Indicated time transfer to airport back home.