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8-Day Archeological Peru from Lima

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    Day 1: DAY 1: LIMA

    Stop At: Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), Jr. Junin and Jr. Carabaya, Lima Peru
    Arrival in Lima, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon we will have a tour through Lima’s streets and plazas. Starting at the Love Park in Miraflores, with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, and then heading to the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial center of the Lima culture. After this, we go on to the Main Square where the Government Palace and the Town Hall are located. We will visit the Cathedral and explore the Santo Domingo Convent, along which corridors San Martin de Porras and San Rosa de Lima used to walk around in 17th century, and where their remains rest today. Stay in Lima.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: 1 night of accommodation in lima

    Day 2: DAY 2: LIMA/CUSCO

    Stop At: Cusco Cathedral, Portal Belen Plaza de Armas, Cusco 08002 Peru
    Transfer to the airport and flight to Cusco. On arrival, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon our exclusive city tour starts with a visit to the San Cristobal Plaza to enjoy its panoramic view of the city. Then, we will visit the San Pedro Market to soak in its local flavors and to learn about more of the products grown in the area which supply the whole city. After this, the Korikancha temple will welcome us in all his magnificence; this temple, whose Quechua name means “Gold Enclosure” still bedazzles us with the thought of its gold covered walls. Then it is the turn to visit the Santo Domingo Church. We will walk from San Blas, the artisans’ neighborhood, to the Hatun Rumiyoc street, stopping at the Inca Roca Palace, nowadays home to the Archbishop’s Palace and also at the famous Twelve Angle Stone. We will continue our walk to the Main Square to visit the Cathedral and its valuable and beautiful colonial masterpieces.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: 1 night of accommodation in Cusco

    Day 3: DÍA 3: CUSCO

    Stop At: Sacsayhuaman, Cusco 08000 Peru
    In the morning we will distance from the crowds and visit Sacsayhuaman, a huge and impressive fortress of colossal constructions and surrounded by beautiful views blending together perfectly. Our adventure continues at the Inca Shrine Qenqo, to see the sacrificial altar embedded inside a rock cave. Finally we will arrive to the Puca Pucara viewpoint and Tambomachay, monument of impressive architectonic knowledge considered as one of the pillars of Andean Cosmo vision. Free afternoon to explore the city.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: 1 night of accommodation in Cusco

    Day 4: DÍA 4: SACRED VALLEY

    Stop At: Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo 08676 Peru
    This day we will visit the most outstanding sites of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We will leave for the town of Chinchero, the most typical and picturesque of the Sacred Valley. This town is also famous for its women weavers, we will make a brief stop in a textile center to appreciate its beautiful fabrics and where they will teach us the ancient Inca techniques for dyeing and spinning with Alpaca wool. In the town of Chinchero we will visit its Inca archaeological complex and its beautiful colonial church enjoying the impressive natural images that surround the town. We will continue to Moray, beautiful and curious Inca archaeological complex composed of colossal concentric terraces simulating a large amphitheater. In Incas times, it served as an agricultural laboratory where diverse microclimates were recreated. Lunch at one of the restaurants in the area. Finally, we end our tour visiting the fabulous archaeological complex of Ollantaytambo important for the Incas as a military, religious and agricultural center. We will visit the Temple of the ten windows, the bathrooms of the ñusta, the Temple of the Sun among other places of interest. The postcards from the heights of Ollantaytambo will close this magical day in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Stay at the Sacred Valley.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: 1 night of accommodation in the Sacred Valley

    Day 5: DAY 5: SACRED VALLEY/MACHU PICCHU/CUSCO

    Stop At: Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), Signposted from main square, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu Peru
    A train trip away to see one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. We arrive at the Aguas Calientes station where our staff will assist us on boarding the bus to go up the winding road to Machu Picchu, amid a spectacular view of the Urubamba River and its canyon. The Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, will astonish us with its terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps and urban areas. Energy is all around us. After a guided visit, we will have lunch at one of the restaurants in the area. At the arranged time, we will return to Cusco and will be transferred to the hotel.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: 1 night of accommodation in Cusco

    Day 6: DAY 6: CUSCO/PUNO

    Stop At: Puno 21001, Peru
    Departure on a tour bus to Puno. On the way we’ll stop to visit the attractions this beautiful route has to offer. The first stop: Andahuaylillas for a visit to its beautiful chapel, then its Racchi, Temple of the Wiracocha god where the walls and narrow streets stand out. Then it’s lunch time and the opportunity to see the view at La Raya, natural border between Cusco and Puno. Before our final destination we will visit the in site Pucara Museum and a chance to get one of the local classic bull shaped ceramics. We will arrive in Puno at the end of the afternoon.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: 1 night of accommodation in Puno

    Day 7: DAY 7: TITICACA LAKE

    Stop At: Taquile Island, Lake Titicaca, Puno 21510 Peru
    A full day tour to explore Lake Titicaca. First we will visit the Uros , the friendly inhabitants of these handmade islands made of totora reeds. Then it’s off to Taquile Island, a place in which the settlers still maintain their ancestral traditions and colorful typical clothes. A great opportunity to explore the island and get the best view of the lake. A typical lunch is provided in the island. Return to the city in the afternoon.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: 1 night of accommodation in Puno

    Day 8: DAY 8: PUNO/LIMA

    Pass By: Inca Manco Capac International Airport, Juliaca, Peru
    Departure transfer

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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