Lima and Cusco
The tour begins in colonial Lima (150 m.a.s.l. / 492 ft.) with the Central Square, the San Martin Square, the Government Palace, also many beauty old mansions with their colonial balconies can be seen; after, a delicious “ceviche” can be tasted. The trip continues to Cusco the capital of the Inca Empire (3400 m.a.s.l / 11,154 ft.), the Inca and colonial architecture in every place we visit can be appreciated, such as the Koricancha, the cathedral, the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay, just to name a few; then the Sacred Valley, Pisac market where the old commercial exchange of Incas it consists in change product by product can be appreciated, in the afternoon the Ollanta ruins; finally, the Incas legacy Machu Picchu (2,400 m.a.s.l. / 7,874 ft.) the journey to Machu Picchu is on train (3 ½ hours), on the way we can see the start of the Inca trail, Inca platforms from the Inca times, snows mountains like Salkantay and Veronica making the mornings in Cusco are cold, fresh and pleasant. Before your trip the Antara Travel Agency staff will inform you in detail, so that your trip would be pleasant and unforgettable.
- Transfer in / out Lima, Cusco and Lima.
- 2 nights in hotel in Lima.
- Lima, tourist assistance and transfer to chosen hotel.
- Excursion, visit to colonial Lima.
- 3 nights in hotel in Cusco.
- Cusco, tourist assistance and transfer to chosen hotel.
- City tour and visits to Archaeological Ruins.
- Excursion to Sacred Valley.
- Train tickets to Machu Picchu ruins.
- Entrance tickets.
- Tour guide.
- Type of Service: Private.
- Small backpack.
- Passport original.
- Money small denomination.
- Sun clothes, cold clothes.
- Sun glasses.
- Jacket or poncho for the rain.
- Hiking shoes.
- Sun cap.
- Mineral water.
- Mosquito repellent.
- Camera and / or camcorder.
Day 01.- Arrival to International airport Jorge Chávez, the Antara guide will contact you at the airport and accompany to your chosen hotel, and give detailed information of the itinerary.
Day 02.- Visit to the Historic Centre of Lima, appreciate a considerable number of old big houses, modern avenues highlighting the Paseo de la República, squares as Plaza San Martin, Plaza de Armas, the Government Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Cathedral Basilica, Municipal Palace between others. Visit to Banco Central of Reserva Museum where you can appreciate “treasures from Peru” collection, a select exposition of gold artifacts, ceramic and textiles of diverse pre Columbus cultures. Then we visit the Church of San Francisco which is the largest exhibition of the religious art of colonial America. Highlighting the subterranean crypts known as “Catacombs”. Return to the hotel.
Lima – Cusco
Day 03.- Flight from Lima to Cusco. The opportunity to appreciate the Inca culture.
Reception at the airport of Cusco city, transfer to chosen hotel; general information you will be given by the Antara guide. In the afternoon city tour of imperial city of Cusco with the guide, it begins at Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Sun Palace or Koricancha, visitors can see typical Inca streets; also, visit to ruins of Sacsayhuaman located in the high side of city, this place is ideal to take pictures, then you will visit the Quenco amphitheater, Puca Pucara, the “the bath of the Ñusta”, Tambomachay. Return to hotel.
Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas
Day 04.- Get ready for a remarkable experience.
After breakfast the guide will go to your hotel for Sacred Valley of the Incas trip, it begins with a lovely experience, in route to Pisac we will visit the Handicraft center Awanachancha, see the camelids like llama, alpaca, vicuña animal of fine wool, and the guanaco. After, we will go to handicraft market of Pisac, where locals keep an Inca commercial system called “barter” it is interchange of product by product. Then a delicious rural lunch, in the country estate house “Orihuela”, where there are some Inca pieces and paintings of the School Cusquean, finally, we will visit the Inca town Ollantaytambo, where the streets and houses of Inca style are preserved. Return to hotel.
Cusco – Machu Picchu
Day 05.- This is, without a doubt, the opportunity to appreciate the inca architecture in all its splendor.
After the breakfast. You will go to train station and the Antara guide will give you information about the tour before boarding the train to Machu Picchu citadel. On the road we will see the snow mountains, the begin of Inca Trail, inca terraces that were used for agriculture; finally, we arrive to Aguas Calientes. We will realize the change of climate; the guide will scort you to the bus to climb the ruins. We will visit the “the Lost City of the Incas” the opportunity to take lot of pictures, then the lunch and Night in hotel of Aguas Calientes.
Cusco – Lima
Day 06.- The Antara Guide will be at the given time to accompany you at the airport for you back flight.