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Church of Santo Domingo and Koricancha Cusco

Lima & Machu Picchu Express 6 Days

$1,103.00

Travel Lima City and Machu Picchu perfect experience

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TRIP OVERVIEW

Trip code LME6D01
Travel style Classic
Trip type Group service
Group size Min 1, Max 16
Physical rating Some easy physical activities included in this trip. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the journey.
Departure dates Guaranteed departures any day. Departures are available along the year. We do not have fixed departures.
Min age 1+ All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  This tour package is fully customizable according to your interest and needs.

 

Enjoy an unforgettable trip; Lima & Machu Picchu Express
Explore the ancient cultural heritage of the Incan empire and enjoy the lush green scenic spots with this 6-day Lima and Machu Picchu Express. Your itinerary will include the magnificent scenic areas of areas that include Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and of course the Peruvian capital of Lima. Experience the spectacular attractions around Peru and that allows you to explore the former “City of Kings” in magnificent splendor.

Highlights

  • Take a stroll down the colorful Plaza Mayor in Lima.
  • Roam around the markets and experience the rich colors and traditions.
  • Observe the historical sites in ancient Cusco, which is Incas ancient capital.
  • Walk along the colorful and vibrant streets.
  • Gain more information about the culture and the traditions that are commonly followed in the area at the Sacred Valley community center.
  • A comprehensive tour of Machu Picchu that covers all the main attractions. A guide would also accompany you and provide you with valuable knowledge.

TRIP ITINERARY

Day 1 – International Arrival Assistance

  • Arrive in Lima at any time.
  • Our representative will be waiting for you at Lima airport with a customized sign with your name on it and private transfer to your hotel.
  • There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel and rest up.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Lima.
  • Meals included: None.

Day 2 – Peruvian Cooking Class and Lima Colonial Walking Tour

  • Breakfast at Hotel; pick up from the hotel at 09:00am. This culinary adventure will begin with a visit to the local market. You will see, smell, taste, and experience the infinite variety of textures, colors, aromas, and flavors.
  • Then, we will take you to our cooking studio where you will have a “hands-on”, learn more about Peruvian cuisine and prepare delicious local dishes. You will make an authentic Peruvian dish to tantalise your tastebuds and later enjoy your achievements.
  • You have to choose 4 options; FISH; “Sudado de Pescado” steamed fish (Main Course) or Peruvian National dish called “Ceviche”. CHICKEN; “Aji de Pollo” in English chili chicken (Main Course) or “Papas a la Huancaina”. MEAT; “Lomo saltado” (Main Course) or “Causa Limeña”.
  • Vegetarian option; “Pimento Relleno” (Main Course) and “Solterito”.
  • At the end we will enjoy the lunch prepared by ourselves.
  • At 14:00pm pick up and transfer to Lima historical center. We’ll take you to a fascinating walking tour. We will show you Palaces and castles our city hides, we also going to take you to our great Saint Francisco Monastery and the impressive underground Catacombs!
  • Also we visit “The Main Square”, Archbishop’s Palace and the Municipal Palace, other great places you will visit are: the Train Station Palace, unique old fashioned “Cordano Bar”, colorful mansion palaces, Jiron del Union Pathway, Post Office Palace, Dominicans tower, Historical Rimac Bridge and lovely surrounded wooden Balconies and the next big project in the City the Under river subway.
  • Our historical center is considered a World Heritage protected by the UNESCO; we will show you the Original Spain Mansion Palace and enjoy its great collection of 18th Century paintings, its impressive sculptures, wooden varandas, trendy gilded mirrors and great original terrace.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Lima.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 – Flight to Cusco and City Tour & Archeological ruins

  • Breakfast at hotel; pick up from the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco, the ancient Inca capital of the Incas.
  • On arrival in Cusco, assistance at the airport and transport to your hotel, where the rest of the morning is free time to rest in hotel in order to avoid altitude sickness.
  • Pick up from the hotel at 13:20pm – Tour begins from Cusco’s Main Square, Plaza de Armas.
  • Includes a visit to Cusco’s cathedral in which you will be able to see the intricate woodwork and colonial paintings that contain detailed Incan iconography.
  • After, we will head to the Temple of the Sun (Qorikancha) upon which the Convent of Santo Domingo has been built. Interesting fact: according to a legend, this temple was entirely gold plated which left many conquerors impressed with its magnificence when they came here!
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Cusco.
  • Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 4 – Full day to Sacred Valley (Pisac, Ollantaytambo)

  • Breakfast at hotel – pick up from your hotel at 07:30am.
  • We then will then embark on a journey back in time to the Incan´s Sacred Valley beginning in Pisac, 31 km from Cusco. The ancient Incan archeological site and city is located on the top of a mountain. There you will have the chance to firsthand witness the impressive stonemasonry skill of our ancient ancestors.
  • Afterwards, you will go down into the quaint little town and wander through its colorful market where you can buy intricate, beautifully crafted locally hand-made products.
  • After this, lunch will be served at a local restaurant.
  • Then, you will continue to Ollantaytambo, a military, religious, and agricultural center of the Incas located at the top of a mountain. Note: unlike other small towns, this one has maintained its original Incan design including outstanding stone buildings and narrow streets. It was once used as a fortress and administrative and urban center.
  • Stop in Ollantaytambo from where we catch the train to Aguas Calientes, upon arrival to Aguas Calientes, reception and transfer to your hotel
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 5 – Visit Machu Picchu & Back to Cusco

  • Breakfast at the hotel; at 05:00AM take first bus to Machu Picchu citadel, you will ride a bus to Machu Picchu archeological site and tour every nook and cranny of this New 7 Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site: an unforgettable experience.
  • Your guide will expertly direct you throughout the astounding ruins and its main streets. You can then wander around the town squares as well as climb the intricately carved stairways made of stone. Machu Picchu is considered as the world’s spiritual center by esoteric wisdom. Once the guided tour is over, you will have some free time to explore the site on your own, to relax, or to meditate.
  • You will then have the time and opportunity to indulge in a few of the following activities on your own (not included in the price):
    • Climb up Huayna Picchu Mountain and appreciate the beauty and magnificence of Machu Picchu from there.
    • You will be given some time to walk till the Sun Gate or Inti Punku.
    • Other optional activities in Aguas Calientes include a visit to the new local museum or to the hot springs.
  • Back to Cusco: You will descend to Aguas Calientes and, later on, board the train for the return trip to Cusco. On reaching Cusco train station, reception and transfer to your hotel.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Cusco.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 – Departure from Cusco 

  • Breakfast at hotel; at the scheduled time our representative will meet with you at hotel lobby, transfer and assistance on your departure.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast.

PRICES PER PERSON

HOTEL CATEGORY Single Room Double Room Triple Room
Tourist US$ 1311 US$ 1103 US$ 1074
Superior Tourist US$ 1585 US$ 1273 US$ 1236

(*) Single Supplement for solo traveler: US$ 182.00

Extra Optional Services

  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain US$ 25 per person.
  • Upgrade train to Vistadome return to Cusco US$ 25 per person.

INCLUDED

  • Accommodation: 5 night(s) in hotel(s) in Lima, Cusco and Aguas Calientes.
  • Excursions: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu.
  • Entrance fees to parks and cultural sights: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu.
  • Transfers: All airport transfers, Hotel pickup and drop-off, all transfers are assisted by English-speaking staff.
  • Train ticket: Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Cusco (Expedition Class).
  • Transport: bus, minivan, on foot.
  • Meals: According mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Local top quality English-speaking guides to accompany visits and excursions.
  • 24 hour support by our local staff.

NOT INCLUDED

  • International airfare, domestic airfare within Peru.
  • Airport departure taxes (Approximate cost US$ 31.00 international flights, and US$ 7.40 for each domestic flight).
  • Tips on included excursions, visas, travel insurance, personal ítems.
  • Pre & post tour accommodation.
  • Spending money – allow approximately US$ 35-50 per day to cover meals, snacks, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips and any extras.
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.

SELECTED HOTELS FOR THIS TOUR PACKAGE

Following is that the list of our recommended hotels that we use for this tour package. Our recommendation relies on the standards of our company concerning quality, charm, personalized attention, warmth, fair price, social responsibility, best practices on environmental care, etc. for each hotel category, but most importantly, on our past customer reports, in which each hotel is evaluated. Hence, our choice includes those who have obtained a higher client satisfaction so far.

We have rated the accommodations according to 2 categories:

City Tourist Superior Tourist
Lima

Runcu Miraflores

Faraona Grand

Casa Andina Select Miraflores

Tierra Viva Miraflores Larco

Cusco

Sueños del Inka

Maytaq Wasin Boutique

Sonesta Cusco

Xima Cusco

Aguas Calientes

Flower’s House

Inti Punku Machu Picchu

Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu

El MaPi by Inkaterra

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOTEL CATEGORY

Tourist

  • In this type of accommodation are the 2-star and 3-star hotels and some guest houses.
  • Appeals to tourists looking for more than basic accommodation.
  • The rooms and bed are simple, comfortable and adequate.
  • Beds are made and rooms are cleaned daily. Clean towels are supplied.
  • Rooms with private bathroom and hot shower.
  • Breakfast is included.
  • Ideal for travelers on a reduced budget.

Superior Tourist

  • In this type of accommodation are the 3-star and 4-star hotels.
  • Standard accommodation. Accommodation is deemed “very good”.
  • The rooms and bed are comfortable and adequate.
  • Beds are made and rooms are cleaned daily. Clean towels are supplied.
  • They have spacious reception with seats and other public rooms.
  • Some of these hotels have food and drink service; restaurant and bar.
  • Buffet breakfast is included.

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