Cultural Tourism

MACHU PICCHU AND THE COLCA CANYON (CT30Ei-25S)

PROGRAM 9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS
Lima, Cañón del Colca, Cusco, Valle Sagrado, Machu Picchu

Itinerary Tourist Destination

Day 1: Lima

Upon arrival, our representative will receive and transfer to your hotel. You will be given a kit of documents, explaining the detailed program and receive assistance for their luggage and check in.

 

Overnight at selected hotel in Lima

Meals included: none

 

Day 2: Lima

TOUR OF THE CITY OF LIMA

Visit the center of the "City of Kings": the most important of America during colonial times: the Plaza Mayor, where are the Government Palace, the Cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace and City Hall. Then, walk one of the most important monasteries of colonial architecture. The tour continues to the modern districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, along the way passing by Sacred Places Temples or pre Incas, and then end with a view of the Pacific.

 

Overnight at selected hotel in Lima

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 3: Lima, Arequipa

At the scheduled time, you will be taken to the airport for your flight to Arequipa. Upon arrival, our representative will receive and transfer to your hotel.

 

CITY TOUR & SANTA CATALINA AREQUIPA

Visit the "White City," one of the most important of Peru, surrounded by 3 volcanoes. Founded in 1540, it maintains a built almost entirely in ashlar (white volcanic stone) that gives the name historic center. Scroll through the square and its colonial buildings, the church of the Jesuits beautiful example of baroque art and baroque Spanish Churrigueresque in the seventeenth century, along with the multi colorful Dome of San Ignacio called the "Sistine Chapel of America" . The visit includes the Convent of Santa Catalina, which more than a cloistered convent, is a beautiful citadel of the sixteenth century, the style of Spanish cities of Andalusia. Continue the tour to appreciate the typical districts of Cayma and Yanahuara with its viewpoint and church.

 

Overnight at selected hotel in Arequipa

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 4: Arequipa

Colca Canyon - 1 NIGHT

Early departure from the hotel for the trip through the town of Yura and the National Reserve of Aguada Blanca and Pampa Cañahuas. A stop is made in Patapampa to cool continuing to Chivay where you can lunch in a typical restaurant or in your hotel.

 

Overnight at selected hotel in Colca

Meals included: breakfast, lunch & dinner

 

 

Day 5: Arequipa

Colca Canyon - DAY 2

Early departure to the "Cruz del Condor", the best location to admire the Colca Canyon and the majestic flight of the condors. Back to the lodge, visit the picturesque towns of Pinchollo and the town of Maca. After lunch and back to the hotel in Arequipa. Then continue the trip by visiting the native peoples, Maca, Yanque, Chivay to reach where they have lunch. After lunch return to the hotel in Arequipa.

 

Overnight at selected hotel in Arequipa

Meals included: breakfast & lunch

 

 

Day 6: Arequipa, Cusco

At the scheduled time, you will be taken to the airport for their flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, our representative will receive and transfer to your hotel.

 

CITY TOUR AND NEARBY RUINS OF CUSCO

You will visit the Imperial City, living example of the mixture of the Andean and Spanish culture. Start your tour visiting the Koricancha, and ancient Inca palace and main worship center of the Sun God. Then tour the Plaza de Armas, where the Cathedral and the beautiful church of the Jesuits among other colonial buildings are. It will continue to rise until the Sacsayhuaman Fortress, imposing sample of military Inca architecture which dominates the city. The archaeological sites of Kenko then tour, enjoy the panoramic view of Puca Pucara archaeological site and come to know Tambomachay, "known as the Inca baths". Finally, visit the Inka Expression art workshop, which features artists working in silver, painting and wood; visit ideal for understanding the Andean art.

 

Accommodation in selected hotel in Cusco

Meals included: Breakfast

 

 

Day 7: Cusco

MARKET PISAC & OLLANTAYTAMBO

Excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, surrounded by the Urubamba river. On the way, stop at Awana Kancha where you will discover the beauty of South American camelids, guanacos, llamas, alpacas and vicunas single species, and an exhibition of traditional Andean textile art. Then the colorful market of Pisac, where you can appreciate a blend of color, tradition and local people exhibiting typical products, crafts silver alpaca and ceramics is traversed. Lunch at a local restaurant, to continue the tour to Ollantaytambo, the oldest continuously occupied settlement in the Americas, its narrow streets and canals unchanged since Inca times. In it, the fortress of Ollantaytambo, the archaeological complex with terraces and carved stone walls with a dazzling technique is observed.

 

Overnight at selected hotel in Sacred Valley

Meals included: breakfast and lunch

 

Day 8: Cusco

MACHU PICCHU

You will visit one of the most important energy centers of the world: Machu Picchu. The excursion will be by train and during the tour we will have a breathtaking view of the landscape of the Sacred Valley of Urubamba. Upon arrival to Aguas Calientes, our representatives will assist you to board the bus that will take you to the citadel. It will be an unforgettable experience, where a professional tour guide will transmit us the history around this mysterious and charming place. After the guided tour, you will have free time to explore the zone on your own, relax and meditate. At the appropriate time, I decline to Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon, you will board the train back to Cusco via Ollanta Station. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.

In the afternoon return train and transfer to hotel.

 

Accommodation in selected hotel in Cusco

Meals included: breakfast and lunch

 

 

Day 9: Cusco, Lima

At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. Upon arrival, assistance and connection with your international flight.

 

Meals included: Breakfast

 

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What Includes

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Assistance card with a total coverage of USD 2,000.00 in Peru (no extra cost)
  • Airport / bus station all transfers - hotel and vice versa
  • Accommodation: 2 nights in Lima, 2 nights in Arequipa, 1 night in Colca, 2 nights in Cusco and 1 night in Sacred Valley
  • All tours include tickets and guided in Spanish
  • Return train trip to Machu Picchu

 


DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Domestic and international air tickets (can be provided upon request)
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping

List of Hotels

Casitas Del Colca

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Colca Lodge

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Eco Inn Colca

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Casa Andina Classic Colca

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La Casa De Mamayacchi

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