The 1 Week Wonders of Peru and Machu Picchu

 

Day 1:  Arrival in Lima and Lima Exploration

After departing Miami International airport, we’ll fly for approximately 4 hours to Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima, Peru. After transferring to the hotel, you can choose to either relax from the long journey in the hotel or take time to explore the city of Lima, Peru’s capital city. Lima boasts many fascinating sights such as the Plaza de Armas, which was the heart of the 16th century Spanish Empire, and the Bridge of Sighs, a beautiful wooden bridge with access to restaurants and shopping as well as views of the ocean.
Hotel: Hotel Antigua Miraflores or similar, Lima

Day 2: Tour of Lima

This morning’s tour of Lima, with its 2000 years of history, begins at the colonial center of the city, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its historic buildings surrounding the splendid Plaza Mayor. View the impressive Palace of the Archbishop with its fine carved balcony, the opulent Government Palace, official residence of the President, and the 16th century Cathedral of Lima whose first stone was laid by Pizarro. Continue to the 17th century Monasterio de San Francisco complex with its magnificent tiles, ornate carved ceilings, exceptional paintings and world-renowned library. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure or, join the optional not to be missed tour to the Larco Herrera Museum, considered the best museum in Lima, housed in a restored 18th century mansion. Here, admire the world’s largest collection of pre-Columbian masterpieces and a stunning exhibition of gold and priceless jewels. This afternoon, join your Tour Manager for a briefing about the wonderful journey that awaits you.
Hotel: Hotel Antigua Miraflores or similar, Lima
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Cuzco, Chinchero Market, Ollantaytambo Ruins

In the morning, the group will depart Lima and travel by air to Cuzco. Today’s tour starts at the impressive Colonial Cathedral in Cuzco which contains over 400 paintings from the Cusqueña School in addition to an impressive collection of colonial art, including Marcos Zapata’s depiction of The Last Supper displaying Cuy, or Guinea Pig, as the main course. Continue on to visit the Temple of the Sun, whose walls and floors were allegedly once covered by sheets of solid gold. This temple was once the most important religious site of the Incas. From here you will travel to Sacsayhuaman, located on the northern slope of Cuzco. This impressive fortress, which consists of individual stones weighing well over 100 tons, took over seven decades to complete and is a prime example of Incan military architecture. Conclude the day at the Kenko amphitheater, a mysterious limestone formation decorated by intricately carved depictions of mythical entities. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to visit a local shop featuring alpaca clothing and accessories, and a local jewelry shop, featuring gold and silver necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings.

Hotel: Eco Inn Cuzco
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day4 : Machu Picchu

Perhaps the most famous of Peru’s landmarks, Machu Picchu was established in 1450 but mysteriously abandoned after only about 100 years and lay undiscovered until 1911. In the morning, the group will board a train at Urubamba and head to this incredible ancient city. Spend the afternoon exploring all that the “Lost City of the Incas” has to offer, including its three main structures, the “Hitching Post of the Sun”, the “Temple of the Sun” and the “Room of the Three Windows.” Machu Picchu is not only designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but is also considered one of the “New Wonders of the Ancient World.” Many of the buildings here have been restored to give visitors an idea of what they looked like in the 15th century.
Hotel: El Mapi Hotel or similar, Machu Picchu
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Machu Picchu to Cuzco

 After lBreakfast, the group will head to Cuzco, by way of train and bus along the Urubamba River and the Gorge of Torontoy.
Hotel: Jose Antonio Cuzco Hotel, Cuzco
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Fly to Lima

This morning transfer to the airport for your flight back to Lima. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Enjoy your last evening in Peru and say goodbye to your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at the Farewell Dinner
Hotel: Hotel Antigua Miraflores or similar, Lima
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Fly Home

Today travelers will transfer to the airport for their flights home or on to the Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast,

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