2017 Peru & Costa Rica Honeymoon Tour
13 days / 12 nights.
Arrival to Lima, reception at the airport and transfer by private vehicle to your hotel.Day 2: LIMA (Breakfast & lunch)
After breakfast, a guided visit of colonial and modern Lima, including the cathedral, dating from 1654, the main square, which still houses the original bronze fountain built in 1650, and the San Francisco Convent and its catacombs. Known as the city of the kings, Lima was founded in 1535 by Pizarro and rebuilt in 1991, the same year that UNESCO declared it a world heritage site. Lunch at the Costa Verde Restaurant. Return to your hotel.
Meals: B & LDay 3: LIMA - CUZCO (Breakast)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital of the Incas. After the one hour flight, reception and transfer to your hotel. Free morning at leisure to acclimatize to the altitude. In the afternoon, a guided tour of Cuzco including the Cathedral, Qoricancha temple, the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman overlooking Cuzco, Qenko and Puka Pukara. Cuzco's history extends back to before 1000 BC when the Marcavalle Culture was the dominant power; indeed organized life in the City began practically with them. In the second phase of its history, around 800BC, Cuzco was home to the Chanapata culture and later developed several regional states. What is traditionally known as the Inka civilisation began around 1200 AD in its initial phase, with the first Inka, Manko Capaq and Mama Ocllo. It is also suggested that Pachakuteq, the ninth king, elaborated another foundation in 1438 which is also known as the expansive phase. Inca builders hereafter laid out the city in the form of a puma, with the fortress of Sacsayhuaman as the head.
Meals: BDay 4: SACRED VALLEY - PISAC - OLLANTAYTAMBO (Breakfast & lunch)
Full-day excursion to the beautiful Urubamba, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, situated between Pisac and Ollantaytambo. It is an exceptionally fertile valley that was and remains the larder of Cuzco. Visit the village of Pisac, founded during colonial times, and set at the foot of a hill crowned by the remains of an ancient Inca city. On Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Indians barter their products in the main square and artisans from around the area sell their woven alpaca wool blankets and ponchos, engraved gourds, antique reproductions, jewellery, etc. On Sundays, it is also the meeting place for Mayors from all the villages in the region, dressed in their traditional costumes to attend morning mass. After a buffet lunch, a visit to Ollantaytambo, the only Inca town that was not defeated by the Spanish with an opportunity to explore the ruins which tower above. Late afternoon return to Cuzco whilst visiting en-route the traditional market of Chinchero. Return to your hotel.
Meals: B & LDay 5: CUZCO - MACHU PICCHU (B & L)
After early breakfast, transfer to the railway station for the train to Aguas Calientes. Arrival to Aguas Calientes, assistance with your luggage and check in to your hotel. Shortly after, a guided tour of Machu Picchu, the most spectacular ancient city in the world. Built by the Inca Pachacutec, and comprising stone blocks fitted with masterful precision, Machu Picchu harmoniously blends into the mountain landscape. There are many theories as to the origins behind Machu Picchu but three of the most popular ideas include a temple to the sun, a fortress against the jungle inhabitants or a sanctuary for the Incas. This fabulous city has houses, temples, warehouses, a large central square, all connected by narrow roads and steps, and is surrounded by terraces.
Meals: B & LDay 6: MACHU PICCHU - CUZCO (Breakfast & lunch)
Free day in Machu Picchu. 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. Lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge before return to Cuzco onboard the train.
Meals: B & LDay 7: CUZCO - LIMA - SAN JOSE (Breakfast)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the return flight back to Lima and connecting flight to San Jose Costa Rica. Arrival and private transfer to your hotel in San Jose, the Ramada Hotel.
Meals: BDay 8: SAN JOSE - ARENAL (Breakfast)
After breakfast, transfer with an English speaking driver to Arenal. This journey will take about 2½ hours by road. Transfer to your hotel, the Arenal Manoa Hotel. Today you will embark on a guided hike to Arenal Volcano. You will hike through Las Coladas Trail which crosses the rain forest and goes over a large lava flow from 1992. It is possible to observe a great variety of plants, wildlife, and magnificent lava formations here. Once on top of the lava flow, you will have a beautiful view of the Arenal Lake. The hike ends at a viewing area where, if weather permits you will be able to see lava rolling down. Return to your hotel.
Meals: BDay 9: ARENAL - MONTEVERDE (Breakfast)
After breakfast, private land transfer with an English speaking driver to Monteverde and to your hotel, El Establo. The journey will take approximately 4 hours. Free afternoon at leisure.
Meals: BDay 10: MONTEVERDE - MANUEL ANTONIO PARK (Breakfast)
After breakfast, enjoy a morning canopy Zip Line Tour before your private transfer with an English speaking driver to the Central Pacific region and directly to Manuel Antonio Beach and your hotel, the Parador Hotel. Free day at leisure at the fabulous beach resort.Day 11: MANUEL ANTONIO PARK (Breakfast)
Free day at leisure.
Meals: BDay 12: MANUEL ANTONIO PARK (Breakfast)
Free day at leisure.
Meals: BDay 13: MANUEL ANTONIO PARK - SAN JOSE (Breakfast)
After breakfast, private transfer to the airport for your flight home.
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