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Peru: Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu Special

Minimum Passengers 2
Category Guaranteed Departures
Duration 7 days / 6 nights
Available Dates
Sep, 2017 24
Oct, 2017 8,15
Nov, 2017 5,12
Mar, 2018 11,18
Apr, 2018 15,22,29
May, 2018 6,13,20,27
*Always small groups, 10 - 14 people.


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Come experience Peru .The energy that flows from each of the rocks that make up this impressive fortress; one that stands in perfect harmony with its beautiful surroundings. Discover Machu Picchu, one of the most important Inca legacies. The expression of “ Machu Picchu” goes beyond the image of a handful of gemstones. It leads you to enjoy the spectacular view of the Urubamba River, while ascending to this World Wonder. Then, the sudden encounter, at the top, with the ancient platforms, buildings, stairs and scientific constructions surrounded by a frame of mountains, will take us to the Inca Empire and its mysteries. These are the real Machu Picchu.

Tour Includes: 

•    Arrival and departure transfers
•    Meet and greet upon arrival
•    2 nights in Lima at Courtyard Marriott Lima Miraflores or similar
•    1 night in Machu Picchu at El Mapi Hotel or similar 
•    3 nights in Cusco at Maytaq Wasin Boutique Hotel or similar
•    Daily breakfast 
•    Half day guided city tour of Lima (Modern & Colonial) 
•    Full day guided excursion to Machu Picchu with Train Ride (ON Expedition) and buffet lunch 
•    Transfers throughout the itinerary 
•    English speaking guides & representatives 
•    All entrance fees

Not Included:

•     Domestic flights: Lima - Cusco- Lima (about $250 roundtrip)

IMPORTANT NOTICE:About our Tours 
* UPGRADED HOTELS AVAILABLE (for an additional fee)
* All tours and entrance fees are included.
* All taxes are included and NO HIDDEN FEES
* International Airfare is not included, but we can book it for you at very competitive rates.

* Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. Prices for vacation packages are subject to change without notice. All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger. A valid passport with at least 6 months validity after the date of travel is required. Travel insurance is highly recommended.

Day 1 : Lima

Upon arrival at the airport, our host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel.

*Proposed flight: Not included, to be booked by agent - LIM-Arriving time : 10:55 AM

For other arrival times, please add $25 per person for arrival transfers.

Meals: None

Overnight in Lima.

Day 2 : Lima - City Tour

After breakfast you will be taken on a guided city tour through Lima’s streets and plazas. The tour starts at the Love Park in Mira Flores, with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. After we proceed to the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial center of the Lima culture. Following we will go to San Isidro, financial center of the city to visit de Huaca Huallamarca, ancient pre-Incan shrine. Afterwards, the tour moves on to the Main Square where the Government Palace and the Town Hall are located. The tour finishes with the visit of the Cathedral and explore the San Francisco convent, built in the seventeenth century, to discover the mystery of its catacombs.

Overnight in Lima.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 3 : Lima - Flight to Cusco

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Cusco*.

*Proposed flight: Not included, to be booked by agent - LIM-CUZ  Departure time from Lima: 9:25 AM 

Upon arrival at the airport, our host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel.

Optional: Tour of Cusco and Its Ruins: For the afternoon tour, you will visit the oldest continuously inhabited city in the western hemisphere, including important landmarks of enchanting Cusco and also the nearby ruins of Kenko, Puca-pucara, Tambomachay as well as the Sacsayhuaman fortress. It was once the center of the Inca civilization; modern Cusco is a delightful combination of Inca and colonial architecture. During the tour, you will visit Cusco's Cathedral, Santo Domingo Church and the Plaza de Armas.

Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4 : Cusco / Machu Picchu

Begin your fourth day with breakfast before taking a train ride through the sacred valley of Urubamba to the "Lost City of the Incas”, Machu Picchu.

Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, you will meet your tour guide at the station and go for a buffet lunch at the El Mapi hotel . Following lunch, you will ride a bus that will take you to the Machu Picchu citadel.

Take as much time as you need to admire these magnificent ruins. You have time at leisure before to returning to your hotel in Aguas Calientes.

Overnight in Machu Picchu.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 : Machu Picchu - Cusco

After breakfast, do as you please with your free time. You may rest or take another visit to the Ruins. At the arranged time, return via train to Cusco, you will be transferred from the train station via bus to the Hotel.

Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 6 : Cusco

After breakfast, there is an Optional Full Day Excursion to the Pisac Indian Market and the Ollantaytambo Fortress. You will ride through the fertile countryside to the colonial village of Pisac. During your visit to the bustling marketplace you will have the opportunity to bargain with the natives for many different types of Peruvian handicrafts and jewelry. Following lunch, the tour continues to the village of Ollantaytambo for a visit to its impressive Inca fortress. In the afternoon return to Cusco.

Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 7 : Cusco - Lima

After breakfast, enjoy the morning on your own. You will later be transferred to the airport for your departure to Lima* and your connecting international flight.

*Proposed flight: Not included, to be booked by agent - CUZ-LIM Departure time from Cusco: 4:40 PM

Meals : Breakfast

Visa and Passport

In general citizens of the countries in the listing below do NOT have to apply for a visa at an embassy or consulate before entering Peru. A passport valid at least six months with at least 2 free pages in the visa section is enough to get a Tourist Visa (actually it's only an entry stamp) directly at the border or the airport.

North America: Citizens of the United States, Canada and Mexico

Central America: Citizens of most Central American countries (exception Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic)

Clothing

Regardless of the season and the area of Peru you are visiting, it is advisable to carry warm clothes, loose pants, cotton tops, hiking footwear, good sunblock and a hat (to protect you from the sun and the cold).

Safety

Don't let your personal belongings out of your sight. Avoid using unofficial or unmarked taxis during the night. Avoid exchanging currency in the street or carrying large sums of money. Currency exchange agencies are safe.

Health

Peru does not require any immunizations for entry, although it recommends vaccination against Yellow Fever when traveling to the Amazon.

In case of altitude sickness, rest well during the first days avoiding physical strain; drink mate with coca leaves or take coca pills. Drink plenty of fluids, particularly in high altitude zones, using only bottled or previously treated water. Purchase your food at restaurants, avoiding street food.

Another good option is to chew coca leaves. Coca leaves are easily obtainable, and are considered by many as the best way to combat potential altitude sickness. A pharmaceutical option is the drug Acetazolamide sold under the trade name Diamox, which works as an effective altitude sickness preventative, however please ask your doctor before taking any medicine.

In brief, to avoid altitude sickness we suggest you to drink the coca tea leaves and laydown for 1 hour before any activity.

 

Electricity

Peru's electricity runs on 220 volts and 60 cycles (except for Arequipa where it is 50 cycles)

Tipping

There is no pre-established amount for gratuities; it depends on the customer's level of satisfaction with the service. 10% of the check is usually considered adequate.

Our suggestions for daily tipping are the following:

Drivers: $ 2.00 to $ 5.00

Tour Guide: $ 10.00 to $ 20.00

House Keepers: $ 2.00

Porters: $ 1.00  per luggage

Currency

The Peruvian currency is the Nuevo Sol (S/.). One Nuevo Sol equals 100 céntimos. There are S/. 200, S/.100, S/. 50, S/. 20, and S/. 10 bills. There are coins for 1, 2 and 5 Nuevos Soles, and 50, 20, 10, and 5 céntimos. 

Note: US Dollars are also in use and accepted for payment, particularly in tourist areas. While effectively interchangeable, it is best to use local currency wherever possible, and it is always good for tourists to have some local currency in small denominations, to pay for buses, taxis and goods in some small establishments.

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted, but usage may be limited outside of Lima and tourist areas. Visa and MasterCard are the most commonly accepted. It is also sensible to carry some cash rather than rely on cards.

ATM

ATMs are now generally regarded as one of the best ways to obtain money in Peru. They are found almost everywhere, including in small towns, although when travelling in remote places it is best to have some cash just in case the nearby ATMs are not working or have run out of money. In bigger cities, use ATMs inside banks for greater security, especially at night. Many banks have gun-carrying security guards.

Courtyard Marriott Lima Miraflores
Make the Courtyard Marriott Lima Miraflores your home base during your trip to Peru. Featuring a fantastic location in Lima's Miraflores district, this hotel provides sophisticated lodging with service to match.
 
The hotel rooms feature sleek, tasteful design touches and a host of superb amenities, such as separate areas for living and sleeping and a wide variety of in-room entertainment.
El Mapi Hotel

Step into the smart, contemporary and cozy confines of El MaPi, amidst the hustle and bustle of Machu Picchu Pueblo (formerly Aguas Calientes), where you can admire and interact with the quaint folksy town and glimpse a peculiar perspective. Discover an efficient, lively and people-friendly atmosphere; you are welcomed along with other global guests expecting an unfussy, down-to-earth break. Relax in a pleasant and wholesome ambience after your enlightening visit to Peru’s most distinguished destination, the Machu Picchu Archaeological site.

 

Maytaq Wasin Boutique Hotel
Tastefully decorated rooms can be enjoyed just 350 feet from Cusco’s main square. There is a shaded terrace with views of the hill and chic common areas with modern décor. Wi-Fi is free.
 
Cusco City Centre is a great choice for travelers interested in food, culture and history.

Lima

Cusco