The Luxury Peru Classic tour in Peru is 10 days long and includes Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca.
Make a dream come true and enjoy a Peru tour in luxury with top 5 star hotels, transfers and excursions with excellent private service and activities in an environment that makes you feel very special.
After breakfast you are picked up for a guided tour of the colonial and modern Lima which includes the cathedral built in 1654 where the remains of the Spanish conqueror of the Inca Empire, Francisco Pizarro, rest, the Main Square with a bronze fountain from 1650 and some unique wooden colonial balconies around the main square (Plaza de Armas), the San Francisco monastery with the famous catacombs and the modern areas of Miraflores and San Isidro. Lima is also known as “The city of the kings”, and was founded 1535 by Francisco Pizarro and 1991 it was declared a world heritage by UNESCO. After lunch you will visit the Gold Museum, a unique private collection of amazing gold artifacts from the Inca Empire and other ancient Peruvian cultures.
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Incas. Reception at the airport and transfer to the deluxe 5 star Monasterio Hotel. VIP check-in by the chapel to your Deluxe room. A fruit basket, fresh flowers and chocolate will be waiting for you. The room is oxygenated to help you avoid getting problems with the high altitude.
After lunch a private guided tour of Cusco and the four famous Inca ruins which are located in the outskirts of Cusco; the water temple Tambo Machay, the fortress Puca Pucara, the Oracle place Qenqo and the impressive fortress and temple of Sacsayhuamán. Three enormous stones, each one weighs 120 tons, are making three perfect zig-zag walls and the view of Cusco is spectacular. The tour also includes a walking tour in the centre of Cusco with visits to the Cathedral, the Main Square and the Sun Temple of Korikancha.
A full day excursion to Urubamba, the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will visit the village Pisac that was founded during colonial times and that is located at the foot of some impressive Inca ruins. Visit the Pisac market on the Main Square where the Indians sell their products and handicrafts. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays are the busiest days, but the market is always open. After lunch, visit Ollantaytambo, the only Inca village that the Spaniards never conquered, and explore the ruins located above the village. Return to Cusco in the afternoon.
Transfer to Poroy. Board the luxurious Hiram Bingham train to Aguas Calientes. This is the most exclusive way to go to Machu Picchu and it includes a 4 course lunch onboard the train. Guides will also be available to answer your questions. When arriving to Aguas Calientes you will be assisted with the luggage and to board the bus for the short ride up to Machu Picchu. Your hotel, the Sanctuary Lodge, is located at the very entrance to Machu Picchu. You get a VIP check-in to your room from where you have an amazing view over the surrounding mountains. A welcome drink and a fruit basket will be waiting for you.
Now it is time for the highlight of the trip, Machu Picchu! You will get a fully private tour of the ruins where you learn everything there is to know about this magical wonder. Machu Picchu is made of stone blocks fitted with masterful precision and it harmoniously blends into the mountain landscape. There are many theories about the origin of Machu Picchu and your guide will tell you all about this. In the evening you will be served dinner in the restaurant at the hotel.
Today you have the opportunity to return to Machu Picchu to enjoy the beautiful sunrise over the ruins. There will be plenty of time for you to discover the site. Many people choose to trek up Huayna Picchu from where you will have a breathtaking view of Machu Picchu and the surrounding mountains. Lunch will be served at the hotel.
In the afternoon you are going back down to Aguas Calientes by bus. Take some time to visit this colorful town before boarding the Hiram Bingham train for the return trip to Cusco. Onboard the train you will enjoy cocktails followed by a four course dinner and a show. Reception and transfer to the Monasterio Hotel.
Transfer to the train station for the beautiful trans-altiplano Andean Explorer train to Puno. Lunch onboard the train. There will be plenty of opportunities to see alpacas and vicuñas along the route in the magnificent scenery. A stop at the highest point, La Raya (altitude: 4319m), will be made and lunch will be served. (The Andean Explorer train only leaves on mondays, wednesdays and saturdays, on other days you have to go by bus or flight). Reception at the train station and transfer to your hotel, the 5 star Libertador hotel located on the shore of Lake Titicaca.
After breakfast, transfer to the port for the Lake Titicaca tour with your private guide. The first stop is the islands of Uros, made entirely of reeds and inhabited by the Aymara Uros people. The people of this community live in huts built on platforms of reeds, not more than 30-40 cm thick. A native will show you how they build the platforms and then you will take a short trip in their typical reed boats. After that the trip continues to the island of Taquile. People from this Aymara community receive visitors in their colourful costumes and show them around the island. Taquile is also famous for its fine decorative weavings. You will get a great insight in life on the island by walking around and the view over Lake Titicaca is spectacular. Have lunch on the island before you return to Puno and your hotel.
Wake up early to enjoy the beautiful sunrise over Lake Titicaca. Then an excursion to the Sillustani towers. These pre-Inca funeral towers lie right next to the beautiful Umayo Lake and were used by both the Altiplano civilisation and the Incas to honour the dead and in preparation for the after-life. There are over ninety tombs, all built from volcanic rock. They were abandoned when the first Spaniards arrived. You then continue to Juliaca airport for the flight back to Lima. Transfer to your hotel, the 5 star Miraflores Park Hotel.
Price per person based on two people: 6 650 USD
Price does not include:
Note 1: Because of the nature of hotels and the travel industry, it is not always possible to secure the hotels and lodges listed in the itinerary. Tailor Made Peru will endeavour to secure the hotels listed in your itinerary. However, Tailor Made Peru reserves the right to secure the next best available option or an upgrade in the event that the original hotels are not available or overbooked.
Note 2: Please ensure that your passport expiration date is good for at least 6 months past the end of your tour.
Note 3: Please make sure to inform Tailor Made Peru of any health or dietary restrictions.
Note 4: Tailor Made Peru strongly recommends that all clients purchase travel insurance after booking your tour to cover your investment.
Destinations: Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca
Time: 10 days / 9 nights
Pris: From 6650 USD
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