Upon arriving in Lima, you will be picked up and taken to your hotel.
Our representative will give you a documentation kit with detailed program explanation. Luggage and hotel registration assistance will be offered.
Visit the modern and colonial parts of the city of Lima the "City of Kings", beginning in the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro. Pass by a Huaca or sacred pre-Inca site. There will then be a stop at Parque del Amor (Lovers Park) in Miraflores for its magnificent view over the Pacific Ocean. The tour also includes the Historic Centre based on the Main Square, where the Presidential Palace, the Archbishop´s Palace, the Municipality of Lima and the Cathedral are located, as well as a visit to one of the largest colonial-era convents.
Breakfast. At schedule time transfer to the airport to board the flight to Cusco city.
Enjoy the charm of this beautiful colonial city that was built upon the remains of amazing Inca buildings. Not to miss: Temple of the Sun (Koricancha), San Blas artisan’s neighborhood, the Cathedral, and the Inca Fortress of Sacsayhuaman.
OPTIONAL WITH EXTRA COST:
PM HD CITY TOUR AND RUINS (SIB) – (MINIMUM 2 PASSENGERS)
You will explore the city of Cusco, also known as the Imperial City and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will walk its streets where time seems to have stopped, where every corner tells a story. You will visit the Koricancha Temple, an ancient Inca palace and center of worship to the Sun God, on which the Dominican order built a church, which remains standing to this day. You will continue ascending to the Sacsayhuaman Fortress, an impressive example of Inca military architecture. Afterwards, you will visit other places of importance within the Inca culture, such as the archaeological site of Q'enko. Finally, you will arrive at the Plaza de Armas (main square), where you will visit the Cathedral, the most important Catholic temple in the city.
You will tour the Sacred Valley of the Incas, discovering its fascinating culture, surrounded by majestic mountains. You will visit a small and picturesque Andean town, where you will explore an important Inca archaeological site and learn about the local history. Afterwards, you will pause at a local restaurant for a delicious lunch. Then, you will continue to Ollantaytambo, one of the most representative architectural complexes of the Inca Empire and site of one of the Spanish Conquistadors' rare strategic defeats. Famous for its terraced fields, Ollantaytambo was a very effective fortress, that also served as a temple.
At proper time you will board the train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu.
(*) Timetables are subject to confirm
You are going to visit one of the most important energy centers of the world: Machu Picchu. You will be driven to the archeological site, the visit of which will be an unforgettable experience, with a professional tour guide to impart to you all the history that surrounds this mysterious and enchanting place. Once the guided tour is over, you will have some free time to explore the site on your own, to relax, or to meditate. At the agreed upon hour, you will descend to Aguas Calientes for lunch and board the train later that afternoon for the return trip.
Board train in Aguas Calientes, to Ollantantaytambo, and transfer back to Cusco.
(*) Timetables are subject to confirm
Enjoy a unique experience filled with beautiful scenery, spectacular views, small communities, and opportunities to observe local wildlife. The Adventure awaits you! Don’t miss Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain, Maras and Moray.
OPTIONALS WITH EXTRA COST:
FULL DAY VINICUNCA RAINBOW MOUNTAIN (SIB) – (MINIMUM 2 PASSENGERS)
You will leave your hotel in Cusco early in the morning, crossing the South Valley, towards Cusipata. From there, you will be transferred to Phulawasipata where you will begin your walk. After some time to prepare, you will start with the ascending route to Vinicunca, the Rainbow Mountain. The place will amaze you with its vivid colors and natural beauty. There, you will have time to take photos and fill yourself with the energy of the place. At the end of this visit, you will walk back to the starting point. Finally, you will be taken back to your hotel in Cusco.
FD MARAS MORAY WITH LUNCH (SIB) – (MINIMUM 2 PASSENGERS)
Located Northwest of Cusco, we will visit the huge circular and semicircular agricultural terraces near Moray, built inside natural holes on a limestone plateau facing Urubamba Valley, and used as a botanical lab by the Incas. A cosmopolitan meaning has been suggested, but its function, besides de agricultural one, remains a mystery. Nearby, after that you will enjoy a panoramic view of Maras, where we find the salt mines on old terraces and lagoons. Lunch included.
At the scheduled time, you will be transferred to the airport .
Upon arrival, meet and transfer to the lodge.
Activities of selected lodge included.
Activities of selected lodge included.
Day 10: Puerto Maldonado - Lima (B)
Transfer to the airport.
Rainbow Mountain Day tour with Lunch (USD $129/person)
November – April
After breakfast, you will leave your hotel early (03:30 AM) heading towards the Southern Valley. Your first stop will be in Pitumarca, where you will take the road to the town of Quesiuno. Once there, you will be transferred to the Inkintuyoc Bridge, where you will have an energetic breakfast. Then, start the hike along the path of a beautiful stream; in the ascent you will enjoy beautiful landscapes and you will see flocks of Andean camelids like llamas and alpacas. On the way, the highest peak in the region, the Apu Ausangate, will reveal its majesty and the magic and energy of the place will captivate you. Afterwards, you will enjoy a box lunch. Keep hiking and you will see various fields of cultivation -especially of para and its varieties- that are worked in the area; You can also see wildlife such as chinchillas, vicuñas and maybe also the Andean cat. After a few hours of walking, you will come to the main attraction of this experience: Vinicunca, known as Rainbow Mountain. Upon arriving at the site, you will participate in a small Andean ceremony with Coca leaves as a thank you to the Apu, for having allowed you to reach the place successfully. Then, you can explore the area, take pictures and also renew your energies before the descent.
May – October
You will leave early (05:00 AM) from your hotel towards the Southern Valley. Make your first stop in Combapata and then take the dirt road to the town of Palccoyo (4,202 m / 13, 789 ft). Along the ascent to the starting point of the hike we will begin to enjoy beautiful landscapes and see groups of herds of Andean camelids as they are llamas and alpacas; The highest peak in the region, the “Apu Ausangate” will reveal its majesty. We`ll arrive at Palccoyo and get ready for the hike with a shirt briefing from the guide, preparing to start the trek to the top of the red mountains to appreciate a wonderful landscape. After walking approximately 1 hour, at a very calm pace we will reach the main attraction of this experience, Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain (4,980 masl / 16,338ft). We`ll give thanks by making a small Andean ceremony with Coca leaves to offer to the Apu for having us allowed to successfully reach the place, then we will have enough time to explore the area, take photos. After a short rest we continue exploring the area and we walk for 1 hour more to the forest of stones very close to the area where we find a magnificent place and lookout to appreciate in its splendor the Ausangate snow, on arrival we will have enough time to explore a bit and take pictures of the wonderful landscape. After renewing the energies, we started the descent by the same path, the return walk will take between 45 minutes to reach the starting point of the road where we will board the transport that will bring us back to Cusco af:ter 3 hours of travel, arriving in Cusco between 16:00 hours approximately.
Thinking about staying longer after the trip? You definitely can! Simply contact our customer service for more information.
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