Traditional Discovery Circuit: Lima - Cusco in 6 Days


In this circuit you will be able to know the most traditional destinations of Peru: Lima known as the city of the kings, and Cusco the historical city of Peru, and Sacred Valley (Pisac and Ollantaytambo), Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.Don’t forget to bring your camera so as not to take away a beautiful memory of your visit.

ITINERARY


Day 1: LIMA
  • Places:  Huaca Pucllana, Historic Center of Lima, Plaza San Martin, Plaza Major, Cathedral of Lima, Government Palace, Archbishop´s Palace.
  • Highest Elevation : 161 m.s.nm/ 528.22 feet ASL
  • Accomodation: Hotel in Lima

Reception at Jorge Chavez airport in Lima and transfer to the hotel.

City Tour Lima

We will start by picking up all our participants from their different hotels in Lima, and then start with a small visit to the Intihuatana Park, established on the Malecón of Miraflores, where will appreciate the magnificent Pacific Ocean.

We will continue our tour of the residential districts in the modern areas of Miraflores and San Isidro; we will have the opportunity to observe the Huaca Pucllana, pre-Inca ceremonial temple in the shape of a pyramid that despite the urban expansion of Lima has endured.

We will continue the tour to continue to the Parque del Olivar and the Financial Center of Lima, and then visit the Historic Center of Lima, named by UNESCO in 1991 as a World Heritage Site Cultural of the Humanity. Where the Spanish crown, founded the center of the colony in the sixteenth century, where the first colonial buildings were built.

We will be dazzled by the magnificent Plaza de San Martin, old balconies and old mansions, the Plaza Mayor and its most prominent buildings such as the Palace the Cathedral of Lima, the Archbishop's and Municipal Palace, the Desamparados Station and a lot more. In between the tour, we will have the opportunity to visit one of the most highlights of the 17th century. Place where in spite of the time the relics of the three Peruvian saints most prominent, Santa Rosa de Lima, San Martin de Porres and San Juan Macias.

Then we will return to Miraflores, where we will finish the tour, the option to stay in the Indian market, Larcomar or return to your hotel, it will be at your discretion.

Overnight at the selected hotel in Lima.

Day 2: LIMA - CUSCO (FREE)
  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.
  • Highest Elevation (Cusco) – 3,399 meters ASL / 11,151 feet ASL

Breakfast at the hotel and then transfer to the airport in Lima

Flight Lima - Cusco (on behalf of the passenger)

Reception at the airport in Cusco and transfer to the selected hotel

You will have the afternoon off to acclimatize or take a tour of the city.

Day 3: SACRED VALLEY
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.
  • Places: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero.
  • Highest Elevation (Chinchero) – 3,754 meters ASL / 12,316

Breakfast at the hotel.

After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up by our, to begin the day's excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, located on the banks of the Vilcanota River.

We will have the opportunity to appreciate the Inca citadel of Pisac, where platforms and architectural structures located on the slopes dominate the landscape of that place and at the top of the mountain, back to the traditional village of Pisac, we will visit the traditional Indian market, where we can appreciate closely the ancestral customs of its inhabitants.

We will continue to the village of Urubamba where we will have a delicious lunch in one of the traditional restaurants located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

After a delicious lunch, we will visit the Fortress and citadel of Ollantaytambo, established to guard the entrance to this part of the valley and to safeguard it from invasions coming from the eastern jungle. After appreciating such an impressive place of return to Cusco, we will appreciate the traditional town of Chinchero, where the remains of the royal hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui.

We will appreciate its very well preserved Inca walls in the main square and also appreciate the beautiful temple with interesting frescoes in the portico, built on the foundations of an Inca construction, this town is a beautiful example of the mestizo and colonial style and at the appointed time we will return to Cusco.

Overnight in Cusco.

Day 4: CUSCO – INKATRAIL TO KM 104
  • Meals: Box Lunch and dinner.
  • Distance: 16kms / 10 mills (6 hours more or less of walk)
  • Difficulty: Easy / moderate.
  • Walking time: Approximately 6 hours (includes lunch on the route).
  • Walk and terrain: Walk on open roads, some steep trails

We pick you up at 4:30 a.m. from the hotel and transfer you to the train station along the train journey you will see picturesque landscapes, until you reach km 104 “Chachabamba”, also known as the beginning of the 2 day Inca Trail around 10 a.m.

After 3 hours of walking we will arrive at the archaeological group of "Wiñaywayna" (2650 m.a.s.l.) which is also the main attraction and archaeological site of the Inca Trail, guided visit of the archaeological complex.

In the afternoon, we continue our hike to Machu Picchu through a semi-tropical forest to "Intipunku" (the gate of the sun) from where we can enjoy a panoramic visit of the majestic "Machupicchu".

Rest and after 01 hour we will arrive at the Inca City of Machupicchu, brief rest and then descend to Aguas Calientes or Machupicchu Town by tourist bus, arriving approximately at 16:30, transfer to the Hotel and rest.

Day 5: MACHUPICCHU “THE SUNRISE EXPERIENCE”
  • Meals: Breakfast 
  • Distance: 8.9kms / 5.5mls "By bus in 25 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy

Breakfast at the hotel.

5:00am After breakfast we take the bus to the Inca city of Machupicchu, if time allows, enjoy the sunrise, then we will have approximately 2 hours a visit to the most important sites with your guide, then you can explore the mysterious city at your own pace.

If you still have energy you can also climb Wayna Picchu (2720m/8923ft) (which is optional) It takes 45 minutes to reach the top, this walk is additional and optional and you may have to leave the Machu Picchu tour to be able to get a permit to climb this mountain.

On the way, back we will take the bus to the town of Aguas Calientes and in the afternoon take the train back to Ollantaytambo. Expedition service (to Ollantaytambo) and tourist bus to Cusco.

We will be in Cusco at approximately 10:30pm.

Day 6: CUSCO OUT

Breakfast at the hotel

At the appropriate time, transfer to the airport in Cusco.

 


MORE INFORMATION


  • Transfer in and out at each destination.
  • 01 night accommodation in Lima with breakfast
  • Traditional city tour in Lima
  • 03 nights’ accommodation in Cusco with breakfast
  • Full Day Sacred Valley + Buffet Lunch
  • Inca Trail 02 days with Box Lunch and Dinner on the first day
  • 01 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • Visit to Machu Picchu
  • Bus Consetur descends on the first day and goes up and down on the second day of the Inca Trail.
  • Train Ollantaytambo - Km 104 - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo
  • Train Expedition round trip + dinner at tourist restaurant, is for category 2 and 3 stars and train Vistadome to return + dinner at restaurant El Mapy for category 4 and 5 stars, for those who spend the night in Belmond dinner in Tinkuy (Sanctuary Lodge).

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Please keep in mind that significant price reductions are available for groups. All our tours are fully guaranteed, departure every day. Contact us for more information for the tour that you are choosing, or to begin customizing your own itinerary. recommendations:

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*** Each reservation requires a USD $ 200.00 deposit as a down payment per person + 10% transfer tax (Total USD $ 220.00). The final balance can be paid at our Local office in cash during your briefing a day or two before your trip.

Once the deposit will be confirmed we will send you your contract voucher.


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