Cusco Encompassed Tour – 7 Days

Begin your adventure in Lima and travel to Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Experience the best that Peru has to offer!

Duration – 7 Days
Difficulty – Medium

Description

  • 7 days / 6 nights
  • Experience the best of Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu!
  • Nicely paced so you will not find it rushed

Short Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Lima
Day 2 Lima – Cusco
Day 3 Sacred Valley
Day 4 Aguas Calientes
Day 5 Machu Picchu
Day 6 Cusco
Day 7 Cusco – Lima – Home

Tour Itinerary

This program offers the best of Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machupicchu!  Everything you need to see and do whilst visiting the ancient Capital of the Incas!

DAY 1

Arrival to Lima

Greeting and transfer to your hotel. Most flights from the USA arrive late night, so we accommodate you in hotel located close to the airport.

DAY 2

Lima – Cusco

We transfer you to the airport for your early morning flight to Cusco. On arrival our Team will meet you and transfer you by private car to your hotel in the centre of Cusco.

In the afternoon you have a Private City Tour visiting the most important sites of Cusco (The Cathedral, Koricancha “Temple of the Sun”, Tambomachay “Temple of the Water”, Pukupukara “Red Fort”, Qenqo “The Maze” and the very impressive site of Sacsayhuaman which we are still not entirely sure whether it was a fort or religious area.

DAY 3

Sacred Valley – Aguas Calientes

We will collect you from your hotel and take you on the Private Tour of the Sacred Valley.  We will visit Awanacancha Cultural Village, where you can see and interact with many species of camelids (alpacas, llamas, vicuñas).  Here you will also see ladies making fine alpaca weavings.  From here we travel to the town of Pisac where we visit the market for a little while and then travel by car up to the ruins above the town.  We will walk   in the area of the ruins for around 1 hour.  From here we make our way back to Urubamba where we take lunch in a touristic restaurant (not included in the cost). Our final place to visit is  the pretty Andean town of Ollantaytambo.  We will hear all about the amazing history of this village and explore some of its pretty lanes.   We end the tour in Ollantaytambo and take the train to Aguas Calientes.

On arrival you will be met and taken to your hotel which is a short walk away. Rest of the evening at leisure – perhaps take a dip in the hot springs!

DAY 4

Machupicchu!

This morning you rise early to take the bus together with your guide up to the ruins of this beautiful New World Wonder, Machupicchu!!  You will walk with your guide around the citadel exploring the most important sites and temples learning about the civilisation that once inhabited this mountain top citadel.  The tour lasts around 2 hours and afterwards you have free time to explore on your own. When you are ready you make your way back to the town for lunch (not included in the price).  You can explore the town a little, maybe get some souvenirs in the market, and then we take the train back to Ollantaytambo where you will overnight.

DAY 5

Ollantaytambo – Moray – Salineras – Chincheros –  Cusco

Your guide will meet you at the hotel this morning and we continue further exploring the Sacred Valley.  We start making our way back to Cusco and will stop enroute at the little town of Maras which is the gateway to the Inca circular terraces of Moray commonly referred to as the “Inca Greenhouse” due to the fact that it is believed these terraces were used to experiment with growing crops at various levels of altitude.  From here we visit the ancient saltworks of Salineras where salt is still being farmed using the age-old techniques.   From here we make our way to the market town of Chincheros where we will visit the market and the pretty colonnial church in this town.  We then continue back to Cusco and leave you in your hotel in the early afternoon.

DAY 6

Cusco

Free day to explore wonderful Cusco!  Perhaps take a walk to the well-known San Pedro food market and try one of the local smoothies or go to the Inca Museum or explore the old area of San Blas (the artistic area).

DAY 7

Cusco – Lima – Home

We transfer you to the airport for your mid-morning flight to Lima. On arrival you will be met by your Private Guide and Driver and taken on a wonderful tour of modern and colonnial Lima sites!

You will have the opportunity to visit one of the most important architectural constructions of the 17th century, Convent of Saint Francis. This complex has a small square, the convent and church. Its cloisters have beautiful tiles and one can visit the catacombs which are more than 300 years old. We then visit the three most important sites from colonial times: Plaza Mayor, plaza San Martin, Palacio de Gobierno (known as the house of Pizarro), and the Municipality, preserving their original architecture.

This 3-hour sightseeing tour offers the best of colonial and modern Lima. The tour ends with a visit to the modern suburbs of San Isidro and Miraflores, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean. At the end of the tour you have free time in Miraflores to do some last minute shopping and have a nice meal before we collect you and return you back to the airport. This is a really nice time filler for those late night flights back home!

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Tour Prices

Please note that all our programs can be customised.  If you have budget constraints we can change the hotels in the program for you to more economical ones or change the private tour services to group services. There are options available to help you, so please feel free to let us know what you require and we will do all our best to assist you!

As a guideline to this program, prices including 3-star hotels are:

US$ 1,480 per person based on 2 adults sharing 1x Double Room

US$ 1,260 per person based on 4 adults sharing 2x Double Room

US$ 1,170 per person based on 6 adults sharing 3x Double Room

If you have less or more persons, please ask for a separate quotation. Single supplements apply.

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