Luxury Escorted Escapes 29 day Luxury Escorted Escape including Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Arequipa and Colca Canyon. Enjoy stunning Machu Picchu, one of the new wonders of the world and the impressive Colca Canyon, the deepest in the world; whilst being indulged in 5* deluxe hotels.
10 days / 9 nights.
Arrival in Lima. Reception and transfer to the 5* deluxe Miraflores Park Hotel.Day 2 (Sunday): Lima (Breakfast & Lunch)
After breakfast, full city tour of modern and colonial Lima, declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1991. Tour in an air conditioned bus with a bilingual guide. The tour includes a visit to the Cathedral, Main Square, San Francisco Convent and its Catacombs, and the residential areas of San Isidro and Miraflores. Lunch at the internationally acclaimed Rosa Nautica seafood restaurant, strategically located on a pier and extending into the Pacific Ocean. After lunch, a visit to the Gold Museum. Originally from a private collection, the museum houses numerous gold, silver and copper artefacts from several pre-Hispanic cultures. The most precious piece in the collection is the solid gold Tumi (ceremonial knife) belonging to the Lambayeque culture (350AD). Return to your deluxe hotel. Free evening.
Meals: B & LDay 3 (Monday): Lima - Cuzco (Breakfast & Dinner)
After breakfast, flight to Cuzco, reception and transfer to the 5* deluxe Inkaterra La Casona Hotel. Afternoon guided visit of the four ruins nearby; the Sacsayhuaman Fortress overlooking the city of Cuzco, a pre Inca architectural masterpiece; Kenko, a rock sanctuary whose main attraction is the monolithic altar representing a puma, the red Fortress of Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay, a beautiful fountain fed by a spring forming a series of basins continue to the city of Cuzco; the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Koricancha or Temple of the Sun. Dinner and folkloric show in the evening.
Inkaterra La Casona Hotel | Meals: B & DDay 4 (Tuesday): Sacred Valley (Breakfast & Lunch)
Full-day excursion to Urubamba, the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit the village of Pisac, founded during Colonial times. On Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays the Indians barter their products, and artisans from all over the area sell their woven alpaca wool blankets and ponchos, engraved gourds, antique reproductions and jewellery. On Sundays, it is also the meeting place for the local Mayors of the region, who come dressed in their traditional costumes, to attend morning mass. After buffet lunch at the Sol Y Luna Restaurant, a visit to Ollantaytambo, the only Inca town which is still inhabited. Explore the ruins above Ollantaytambo before returning to Cuzco via the traditional market town of Chinchero.
Meals: B & LDay 5 (Wednesday): Machu Picchu (Brunch)
Enjoy a good night's sleep before your private transfer at 9AM to Poroy, a short distance from Cuzco. Boarding of the luxurious Hiram Bingham train to Aguas Calientes. This Orient Express train is the most exclusive way to visit Machu Picchu and includes a hearty brunch aboard the train. Guides will also be available to answer any questions. Arrival to Aguas Calientes, assistance with your luggage and boarding of the bus to your hotel, where you will check in to your suite at the deluxe Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel. Guided visit of the most spectacular ancient city in the world. This fabulous city contains houses, temples, warehouses, a large central square; and all connected by narrow roads and steps that are surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side. After the tour, free time to enjoy this spiritual wonder. Opportunity for a guided trek (approx 1 hour) up to the sungate (Intipunku), which is a part of the Inca Trail, for a magical view of the sanctuary or alternatively an unguided climb to the top of Wayna Picchu, with a magnificent view of the whole Sanctuary (recommended for fit individuals only). Return to your deluxe hotel.
Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel | Meals: BrunchDay 6 (Thursday): Machu Picch (Breakfast & Dinner)
Early opportunity to return to the site and enjoy a wonderful sunrise over Machu Picchu. Time for some private reflection. Today no guide is provided as we feel that Machu Picchu requires a certain amount of self discovery to be fully understood. Take any of the several paths around various parts of the site (we will provide a map to help you), trek up to Wayna Picchu or walk down to the Inca's bridge. Let Machu Picchu unfold all its mysteries for you, take in the breathtaking cloud forests and jagged mountains, or marvel at the extraordinary Masonic precision of the ancient Incas. Either way, your day of self discovery will be a day never to be forgotten. Some free time to visit the colourful town before boarding the Hiram Bingham train in the early evening. Return in style, converse with your fellow passengers and guides and enjoy cocktails followed by a four course dinner. Reception and transfer to the 5* Deluxe Casa Cartagena Hotel for your final night in Cuzco.
Casa Cartagena Hotel | Meals: B & DDay 7 (Friday): Cuzco - Arequipa (Breakfast)
Free morning. Afternoon flight to Arequipa, the most beautiful city in Peru. Transfer to your hotel, the Casa Andina Private Collection. The former Mint House, is the most beautiful traditional house in the White City and a national historical monument, which has been transformed into the best hotel in Arequipa. It is located only 3 blocks away from the Main Square and the hotel features two wide colonial style courtyards. Following check in to your Colonial Suite, a brief overview of the "white city", including the 16th century convent which is built entirely of volcanic lava. The Misti Volcano stands as a sentinel behind this colonial city. Overnight accommodation at the Casa Andina Private Collection Hotel.
Casa Andina Private Collection Hotel | Meals: BDay 8 (Saturday): Colca Canyon (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
After breakfast, we drive through some wonderful scenery towards the Colca canyon, witnessing groups of wild alpacas, vicuñas and guanacos in their natural habitat. Arrival to Chivay, the main town of the canyon in the early afternoon. Transfer to your hotel, the 5* Deluxe Las Casitas Hotel, located in the canyon itself, check into your exclusive individual casita, each casita has a private terrace, and a heated plunge pool, ideal for relaxing after a day exploring the delights of the Colca Canyon.
Free afternoon for personal leisure.
Las Casitas Hotel | Meals: B, L & DDay 9 (Sunday): Arequipa (Breakfast & Lunch)
An early start to visit the Colca canyon, the second deepest canyon in the world (the deepest canyon lies only a few kilometres from here). We shall also have an opportunity to see the huge condor, the world's largest flying bird before returning to Arequipa. Overnight accommodation at the Casa Andina Private Collection Hotel.
Casa Andina Private Collection Hotel | Meals: B & LDay 10 (Monday): Lima
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the return flight to Lima and your return flight home.
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