Day 1: Lima
Upon arrival, our representatives will meet and escort you to your hotel.
Day 2: Lima - Cusco
Very early this morning you will board a flight to the imperial Peruvian city of Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco, mid-morning, transfer to your hotel. Take the remainder of the morning to nap or relax as you adjust to Cusco's high altitude. In the afternoon your guided tour of the Inca Royal City of Cusco starts in the very impressionable Central Square, known as the "Plaza de Armas," which is surrounded by a beautiful stone arcade. In the Plaza is the Cathedral, which is exceptional because of its contrasts of styles. The outside façade is in Renaissance style, in contrast to its Baroque and plateresque style of its interiors. The Church of the Society of Jesus, (commonly known as the Jesuits), is highlighted by its carved stone façade and its large alter carved in cedar, plated in gold. The Covent of Santo Domingo was built above the most important Inca Temple, the Temple of the Sun, or "Koricancha," as it was known in the Inca language Quechua. Gold laminas or sheets covered the original Inca Temple walls. Near the City of Cusco, you will visit the extraordinary Inca Fortress Sacsayhuaman, made up of three gigantic terraces, superimposed in a zigzag form, and surrounded by enormous walls of rock, some of which are up to 300 meters in length.Q'enqo, 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. Puca Pucará or the "Red Fort" was military base made up of stone stairways, terraces, and walls. 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. (B)
Day 3: Cusco - Machu Pichu
To travel to Machu Pichu today, you will take a train ride from Cusco to Aguas Calientes, followed by a motorcoach transfer to Machu Pichu. Enjoy an early breakfast at the hotel, then transfer to San Pedro Station to take a three-hour train ride along the Urubamba River to the Aguas Calientes Station. By minibus you will climb the switchback road up to the ruins of Machu Pichu. "Discovered" in 1911, Machu Pichu, called the Lost City of the Incas, represents the cultural heritage of mankind. It is a stone city constructed by incredibly sophisticated techniques, even in present-day terms. Stone upon stone are fitted together perfectly without cement, with exquisite detail worthy of the world's greatest palaces. After a guided visit to the ruins, you will have lunch . Overnight in Aguas Calientes(B,L)
Day 4: Aguas Calientes to Cusco.
Breakfast. Morning at Leisure, Sunrise Tour is suggested ( not Included). At indicated time transfers to the train station to retunr back to Cusco.Overnigt.
Day 5: Cusco - Lima
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take a flight to Lima, the City of the Kings. Relax for a panoramic city tour of Colonial Lima, including a visit to the Main Square, located in the heart of downtown to view the Government Palace, the Town Hall, the Bishop's Palace with its beautiful balconies and the Cathedral of Lima, where you will visit inside. Its outstanding features are the choirstalls, the Churrigueresque Chapel of the Immaculate, the main altar and a Christ made of carved ivory. On the right is the crypt with remains of conqueror Francisco Pizarro. You will pass by the church and convent of San Francisco, considered to be the most important religious monument of Lima, built in 1542 in Baroque style and consecrated in 1673. 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.(B)
Day 6: Lima - Buenos Aires
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take a flight to Buenos Aires, best know as The Paris of South America. Upon arrival our representative will meet and escort you to the hotel. Balance of day at leisure. This evening you will be able to sample Argentina's famous beef and delicious wines. After dinner, you will enjoy a spectacular presentation of the acclaimed popular and sensuous Tango performed by professionals who are the best and will leave you breathless with their skills, timing, passion and stamina. (B,D)
Day 7: Buenos Aires
Breakfast. Morning city tour includes visits to the beauty and wonders of Buenos Aires, view the National Congress, The Metropolitan Cathedral next to the Government House in may square area. Admire the Colon Theater, one of the most important opera houses in Latin America. Visit San Telmo, traditional neighborhood where Tango performances can be seen in many bars and restaurants. Stop at La Boca colorful neighborhood, which was, seat of immigrants - manly Italians - and now home of some artists. Enjoy Palermo, an area that combines its architecture and history with entertainment and amusement in its green spaces. Finally, La Recoleta, an exclusive and elegant neighborhood where the famous cementery is found. Although it may seem unusual, fashionable restaurants, bars, cafes, discos and a cinema complex also surround the area. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Day 8 : Buenos Aires
Breakfast. Day at leisure to stroll the districts of Recoleta, Palermo, La Boca, Florida street and Puerto Madero. We suggest to take some of our “Optional tours from Buenos Aires” . (B)
Day 9 : Buenos Aires - USA
Breakfast. Our representative will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the airport at the indicated time.(B)