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Splendors of Peru ~ Machu Picchu - 8 Days


July 16, 2021 - July 27, 2021 $1,130
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Splendors of Peru ~ Machu Picchu

A once-in-a-lifetime journey will take you through the heart of the Inca Empire, which in its height, dominated the entire length of the Andes, a land of wonders! Tucked away in the rocky countryside northwest of Cusco, Peru, Machu Picchu is believed to have been a royal estate or sacred religious site for Inca leaders, whose civilization was virtually wiped out by Spanish invaders in the 16th century. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983 and designated one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007, Machu Picchu is Peru’s most visited attraction and South America’s most famous ruins.

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Highlights & Inclusions:

  • Lima City Tour, Aquas Calientes Tour, Sacred Valley Tour
  • Expedition Train Ticket Cusco -Aguas Calientes-Cusco
  • R/T Bus Service to the archaeological center of Machu Picchu
  • Visit to the sacred site of Machu Picchu
  • Daily breakfast
  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Professional Tour Manager & Local Guide

Day 1
July 16, 2021

Depart in the morning and arrive late in the evening. These first 3 nights come as an added bonus because we have chosen American Airlines Vacations for our air. Transfer to the hotel and check in for a good night’s rest. Overnight in Lima

Day 2
July 17, 2021

Breakfast is included. Ron and Sue and Wendy will have some suggestions for the day. The city is built on a cliff and there are a number of activities to keep your attention for today and tomorrow. We have chosen a premium hotel so there will be nice things at the hotel also.

Overnight in Lima.

Day 3
July 18, 2021

Same as yesterday. There is a park nearby and you may want to just walk around the area for some of the day. Overnight in Lima

Day 4
July 19, 2021

Our land portion begins today. A local guide will meet us to transfer to our new hotel. Overnight in Lima

Day 5
July 20, 2021

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a panoramic city tour where we can see the Colonial Center, the Major Square, the Government Palace, the Cathedral Basilica, the Arch-bishop's Palace and the Municipality of Lima. Likewise, we will visit the convent of San Francisco, a convent with cloisters and catacombs of the Colonial period. The tour will continue through the traditional, residential and commercial areas of Lima to end with a spectacular panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and the beaches of the Miraflores district. Overnight in Lima (B)

Day 6
July 21, 2021

Breakfast at the hotel. At the set time we will transfer you to the airport to board your flight to the city of Cusco. Upon arrival, a local guide will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel. (B)

Day 7
July 22, 2021

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the train station to start the excursion to the Sacred City of Machu Picchu, recognized as one of the wonders of the world and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The train takes us to the town of Aguas Calientes, from where we will ascend by bus to the Archaeological Centre and start the guided tour that lasts approximately 2 hours. During the visit you can see temples, squares, terraces, houses, barns, as well as the great biodiversity that exists in the surroundings. It is worth noting that the beauty of Machu Picchu is exalted by the extraordinary scenery where it is located. Around the citadel has been formed a National Reserve that has an area of 32,500 hectares, and that includes a constellation of archaeological monuments, which, in our opinion, were built as part of the Machu Picchu complex and not in isolation. At the indicated time we will continue to the Sacred Valley for a tour of the area and overnight. Tucked under the tawny skirts of formidable foothills, the beautiful Río Urubamba Valley, known as El Valle Sagrado (the Sacred Valley), is about 15km north of Cuzco. It's worth exploring this peaceful, fetching corner of the Andes with attractive colonial towns and isolated weaving villages. Star attractionsare the markets and the lofty Inca citadels of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, but it's also packed with other Inca sites.

Day 8
July 23, 2021

Breakfast at the hotel. It is a free morning in the Sacred valley or you may return to Machu Picchu for a second visit. At the appointed time we will return to Aguas Calientes, where we have lunch included as well as a tour of the area. Overnight in Aguas Calientes (B,L)

Day 9
July 24, 2021

Breakfast at the hotel. Return by train to Cusco city. Upon arrival a local guide will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel. Overnight in Cusco.

Day 10
July 25, 2021

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure in Cusco. Today you can visit the nearby archaeological ruins optionally, or maybe have a gastronomic experience with a visit to a typical market. Overnight in Cusco. (B)

Day 11
July 26, 2021

Breakfast at the hotel. At the set time, you will be transferred to the Lima airport for your overnight flight home arriving 3/27/21. (B)

Trip Facts

  • July 16-27, 2021
  • $1130
  • 3
  • $1525