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Machu Pichu
PERU
4 Nights | Express
  • City: Lima - Cusco
  • Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
  • From: GBP 480
  • Itinerary: Lima - Cusco - Machu Picchu - Lima
Day-By- Day - Programme

Date Itinerary in Brief Accommodation Arrangements

Day 1 - Lima

Day 2 - Lima - Cusco

Day 3 - Cusco - Machu Picchu -Cusco

Day 4 - Cusco - Lima

Day 5 - Lima

The city of Cusco, called ìThe Navel of the Worldî and Machu Pitchy ìThe Lost City of the Incasî, attracts world interest. You will be able to visit its streets, monuments and Inca ruins. At the end of the journey, you will end your program with a visit to Lima, increasing your knowledge of both the modern and the tradition sides of Peru.

Day 01 - Lima

Arrival and transfer from the airport to the hotel. Overnight in Lima.

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Day 02 - Lima - Cusco

Transfer to Lima Airport to take the flight to Cusco. Arrival to Cusco, reception and transfer to the hotel

In the afternoon, visit Cuscoís Historical Inca and Spanish Colonial Monuments, such as the Main Square, known in Inca times as Huacaypata or the Warriorís Square, it was the scene for many key events in Cuscoís history. The Cathedral, originally built on the site of the old temple of Suntur Wasi (House of God), now the church of El Triunfo, a particular interest are the choir cloisters, the pulpit, the engravings on the altar and furniture.

You will continue onto the Church and Convent of Santo Domingo, a Spanish construction belonging to the Dominican Order built upon the foundations of the Inca temple of Koricancha or Temple of the Sun. Koricancha (in quechua, site of gold) was the main religious building of the Incas dedicated to the worship of the Sun and whose walls, according to the chroniclers, were plated with sheets of gold. Magnificent blocks of finely carved stone were used in its construction.

After, you will visit the surrounding ruins of the city of Cusco: Sacsayhuam·n, this huge Inca fortress is built on three overlapping platforms, each of them over 360 m long. Then, onto Tambomachay, known as the Inca baths. It was apparently a site dedicated to the worship of water and a resting place for the Inca monarch.

Kenko, it is said to have been a worship site. There is a huge 5,9 m high stone block that looks like a puma. There are also passages, canals and stairways with stone engravings representing animals. Finally, Puca Pucar·, which was an administrative and military centre formed by terraces, stairways, passages, turrets and vaulted niches. (B)

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Day 03 - Cusco - Machu Picchu -Cusco

Early in the morning, departure to the Lost City of the Incas: Machu Picchu, by train in Tourist Class (Backpacker), Pls note Optional (First Class train). Spectacular train journey crossing valleys, mountains and typical communities

The altitude will descend from 3,500 to 1,500 m.a.s.l. Crossing two different regions from the sierra to the rainforests. Snow peaks, eucalyptus, deep canyons and orchids are also part of the sceneries.

This stone citadel, located 112 km from Cusco, was discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911. The citadel was built on a very special spot covered in vegetation between two mountains: the Machu Picchu (old mountain) and Huayna Picchu (young mountain), at the foot of which meanders the Urubamba or Vilcanota River (lower Jungle featuring abundant flora and fauna). On arrival Tour of the Sanctuary

In the afternoon, train Tourist Class back to Cusco. (Optional: Train First Class).

Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Cusco. (B).

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Day 04 - Cusco - Lima

Transfer to the airport to take the flight back to Lima. Transfer to the hotel.

In the afternoon, city tour of Colonial Lima visiting the Cathedral, located in the Main Square which was rebuilt on the same site from 1555, under the direction of Jesuit priest Juan Rehr after the 1746 earthquake. Both its faÁade and interior are austere with its remarkable wooden choir stalls, altars and the tomb of Francisco Pizarro, who died in 1541, are to be noted. Visit the Church of San Francisco, with its convent, museum of colonial art, cloisters and catacombs. Afterwards, panoramic view of the Main Square with the Government Palace, the Municipal Hall, the ìDesamparadosî Train Station, and finally drive through the old streets with their vice traditional mansions and Moorish style balconies. Continue through the most traditional, residential and commercial areas of contemporary Lima, passing by sites of pre-Columbian Civilisations dating back to the beginning of the Christian era. Finally, you will enjoy a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean.

Note: In Regular Service, the city tour is panoramic, except the Convent of San Francisco (Art Museum, Cloisters and Catacombs).

Overnight in Lima (B)

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Day 05 - Lima

Transfer out (B)

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END OF THE PROGRAM

Extras

National Flights not included GBP / National Airport Tax

  • Lima - Cusco
  • Cusco - Lima
    Local (GBP 5,00) and International (GBP 23,00) airport taxes.
Meal plan key
B - Breakfast
L - Lunch
D - Dinner
Tour Rate Include
  • Excursions as described, transportation, entrances, specialised English local guides.
  • Accommodation with breakfast.
  • Meals where stated (B=Breakfast / L=Lunch / D=Dinner).
  • Transfer airport/hotel/airport.
Tour Rate do not Include
  • Personal expenses
  • Services not specified in the programme, extras and tips.
  • During meals drinks are not included.
  • National flight tickets: Lima / Arequipa, Arequipa / Cusco and Juliaca / Lima.
  • Local (GBP 5,00) and International (GBP 23,00) airport taxes.

National Flights not included GBP / National Airport Tax

  • LIMA - AREQUIPA 129.00 / 5.00
  • AREQUIPA - CUSCO 129.00 / 5.00
  • JULIACA - LIMA 129.00 / 5.00
  • LIMA - CUSCO 129.00 / 5.00
  • CUSCO - LIMA 129.00 / 5.00
Departure Dates
 
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