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DAY 1: LIMA ARRIVAL

Upon arriving in the city of Lima, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives, who will give you a brief introduction to the city and to our services while en route to the hotel.

You will have the day to yourself .

Night in Lima

DAY 2: CUSCO ARRIVAL & CITY TOUR

After breakfast at your hotel, a representative will pick you up and transport you to the airport to catch your plane to Cusco.

Transfer An authorized representative will greet you at the airport and transport you to your selected Cusco hotel.

Early Afternoon: Guided Tour of Cusco and Surroundings

Highlights:

Historical capital of Peru

  • Incan and Spanish Colonial architecture
  • Cathedral of Santo Domingo, a Baroque church built on the ruins of theopulent Incan Koricancha Palace (Temple of the Sun)
  • Incan holy place of Q’enko, an amphitheater once used for ceremonial sacrifices
  • Incan monument of Tambomachay, ceremonial site of water worship
  • Sacsayhuaman, an Incan fortress and site of the Inti Raymi (Fiesta del Sol), mostnotable for its hand-carved stones up to 9m tall and weighing over 350 tons
  • Incan tambo (travelers’ rest stop) of PukaPukara

Late Afternoon/Evening at Leisure: Suggested Activities

  • Browse the markets for an alpaca wool sweater
  • Meet the local peopl e and savor the l ocal dishes in one of Cusco’s many restaurants and cafes.

Night in Cusco

DAY 3: SACRED VALLEY TOUR

Breakfast and Transfer Following an early breakfast at your Cusco hotel, a GOTOPERU representative will pick you up for a short bus ride to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Be sure to have your camera ready to capture the lush Andean landscapes and the traditional villages that dot the hillside!

Pisac Visit This small town with its exquisite architecture is the perfect place to purchase authentic Andean souvenirs. As you browse through the selection of traditional clothing and crafts, you will easil y understand why Pisac’s market has a reputation all its own.

Tour of Ollantaytambo This Incan site began as a palace, but was eventually used in the last Incan stand against the invading Spanish conquistadors. Whether palace or fortress, these ruins offer an unforgettable view of the surrounding area.

Transfer and Evening at Leisure After an exciting day of archaeological exploration, you will be escorted back to your hotel in Cusco.

Trip Notes: Clay fire ovens. Traditional costumes.Agricultural traditions. Handmade crafts. Your day in the Sacred Valley will take you back in time over 500 years. When you are surrounded by the rich soil and small villages, you will quickly see why this beautiful place was so important to the Incan civilization, and why many still embrace this lifestyle still today.

Night in Cusco

DAY 4: INCA TRAIL DAY 1

Breakfast and Transfer After an early breakfast at your Cusco hotel, a representative will pick you up at approximately 5:40am to escort you to the train station. There you will embark on a scenic 4-hour journey destined for the Winay Wayna (Forever Young) trailhead at K104.

Trek Itinerary and Highlights:

  • Four-hour hike up to Winay Wayna, an Incan agricultural complex at an elevation of 2680 m (8792 ft.)
  • Continue to Inti Punku (Sun Gate), one of the most stunning sites along the Inca Trail
  • Enjoy the breathtaking panorama of Machu Picchu below
  • Descend into Machu Picchu (2400m or 7873 ft.) for leisurely exploration
  • Descend into the ancient city of Aguas Calientes
  • Night in Aguas Calientes

Dinner and Evening at Leisure In Aguas Calientes, you will have an evening to rest before the guided tour of Machu Picchu tomorrow. We suggest sampling Andean cuisine from a local restaurant, or enjoying the town's famous hot springs, reputed for their healing powers.

DAY 5: INCA TRAIL DAY 2

Breakfast and Transfer After an early breakfast, you will take the 6:00 a.m. bus ride from Aguas Calientes to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Machu Picchu for a guided walking tour.

Tour of Machu Picchu

Highlights:

  • English-speaking guide
  • Guided portion approximately 2 hours long
  • Insight into the process of building Machu Picchu
  • Information on Hiram Bingham’s discovery of this sacred site in 1911
  • Explanation of the most significant architectural features such as the Sun Stone, Temple of the Sun, and Room of the Three Windows
  • Leisure time after the guided portion to allow for photography and contemplation

Lunch and Transfer Following your morning explorations, your guide will gather everyone in Aguas Calientes for lunch.

Night in Aguas Calientes

DAY 6: MACHU PICCHU – HUAYNA PICCHU

Pick up from your hotel.

Transfer to the entrance of Machu Picchu/ Huayna Picchu.

  • Hike to the top of Huayna Picchu

Transfer and Evening at Leisure In the late afternoon, train back to Cusco, where you can spend another leisurely evening shopping for last-minute souvenirs or dining in style.

DAY 7: HORSEBACK RIDING & VISIT TO THE CHOCO MUSEO

You can find horses all throughout the world, and ride them practically anywhere, but only in Cusco in the ancient Incan inspired true capital of Peru can you ride them in such style. You will journey past gorgeous and historic archaeological sites in and around Cusco. This excursion lasts from around 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. depending on the pace.

Some of the sites along the route include:

  • The Temple of the Moon, known as Cusilluchayoqo
  • Various valleys and overlooks
  • “Littl e Sacsayhuaman,” which is a great archaeological site
  • And many more great and historic locations

CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP

In the late afternoon, you will visit the Choco Museo

  • Learn all the chocolate making process starting from the cocoa tree from the Peruvian jungle.
  • Learn the origin of chocolate
  • Make your own chocolate with milk or dark chocolate and more than 15 different flavorings.
  • You will leave with your own handmade chocolates filled the way you l ike them.

Night in Cusco

DAY 8: TRANSFER OUT

After breakfast at your hotel a representative will pick you up and transport you to the airport to catch your plane to Lima and then home.

What's Included

  • 7 nights in Peru high quality Hotels
  • All tours stated in the itinerary with English-speaking guides
  • All transfers and entrance fees
  • All breakfasts
  • Private Airport Shuttle in & out
  • 24/7 Assistance
  • Trains and buses
  • A prepaid cellphone for extended Programs

What's Not Included

  • Internal Flights
  • Lunch or Dinner

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