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8-Day Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Cusco Tour from Lima, ends in Cusco Tour Code: 255-19438

From USD$2459
Wed, Sat
Lima, Peru
English
8 7
Visit Cusco, Lima, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley.
  • 4-star Hotel with hot breakfast in buffet style, English-speaking driver/guide or driver and guide, include entrance to Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Machu Picchu and Train ticket to Machu Picchu.
  • Experience a unique way to travel to Machu Picchu, exploring the Andean landscape like never before with wider and taller panoramic windows and an observation outdoor carriage.
  • Explore the Sacred Valley and Cusco
  • Lima, the capital of Peru! the city offers relaxing tours to convents, churches, and historical plazas and centers, as well as beautiful gardens, bars and nightspots.
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Day 1: Lima

Welcome to Lima, the capital of Peru! The tour guide will raise a sign to pick up at the airport, and guests who are close to the flight will be arranged to take the same bus to the hotel.
  • Lima, PERU

    Lima, PERU
    Lima, the capital city of Peru, was founded by conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535. This city's historic places include the National University of San Marcos, which was established in 1551 and is the oldest university in the Americas.
Deluxe Hotel: INNSiDE by Meliá Lima Miraflores Or similar

Day 2: Lima

This half-day city tour starts at Lima's main square, where you can admire the Governmental Palace. You visit the Cathedral, where the conqueror Francisco Pizarro is buried, and its religious museum. Then, your guide takes you to the San Francisco Church and its monastery, which cloisters and entrance hall are embellished with authentic tiles from Seville dating back to 1620. Also remarkable are the church' museum, the Zurbaran room, and the library. The complex was built over underground catacombs which were used as cemeteries during colonial times.

Embark on a 4-hour tour where you can taste up to 12 Peruvian flavors while discover the historic center of Lima, visit the largest market in the city and walk through the streets of its Chinatown. During this experience off the beaten track, your guide will invite you to taste some of the dishes that were born from the many fusions of which the Peruvian gastronomy. Finish this tour with the best way, in a craft brewery where you We invite you to stay and exchange with your new fellow foodies.

  • Lima, PERU

    Lima, PERU
    Lima, the capital city of Peru, was founded by conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535. This city's historic places include the National University of San Marcos, which was established in 1551 and is the oldest university in the Americas.

    Plaza de Armas

    Also Plaza Mayor, located in the Historic Centre of Lima, it is surrounded by the Government Palace, Cathedral of Lima, Archbishop's Palace of Lima, the Municipal Palace, and the Palace of the Union.

    Cathedral Basilica of Lima

    A Roman Catholic cathedral located in the Plaza Mayor of downtown Lima constructed in 1535 - 1649.

    Iglesia de Santo Domingo

    One of Lima’s most historic religious sites, the Iglesia de Santo Domingo and its expansive convent were originally completed in the 16th century, this impressive pink church has been rebuilt and remodeled at various points since. It is an example of New Spanish Baroque architecture.

    Lima Chinatown

    Lima Chinatown is less than one square kilometer. At a crossroads stands a traditional Chinese green glass tile archway, with four large characters engraved on the forehead by Dr. Sun Yat-sen's handwriting "All the World is Gong". Beneath the archway, along two cross streets, are open-air bazaars lined by small traders of all kinds. On the street, people come and go, business is booming.
Deluxe Hotel: INNSiDE by Meliá Lima Miraflores Or similar

Day 3: Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley (8642 km)

In the morning, you will take a flight from Lima to Cusco, please pay for the air ticket by yourselves. There are no restrictions on the flight on that day, and the departure experience between 11:00 and 14:00 is relatively good. There is no tour guide on the plane. After arriving in Cusco, the tour guide will pick up at the airport with a sign. Guests who are close to the flight will be arranged to take the same bus to a hotel located in Sacred Valley, and they may need to wait.

There are many flights from Lima to Cusco that day without any restrictions. It is recommended to book flights taking off between 11:00-14:00 for a more comfortable experience. Airport transfers can be arranged during this time period.

Deluxe Hotel: Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado Or Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay Or similar

Day 4: Sacred Valley

First of all, we will head to the Pisac Market, which is one of the most famous food centers in Cusco. It is centuries old, since the settlers used to meet there during the colonial era. It offers different edible and artisan products every day. Then go to the Parque Arqueologico de Pisac to experience the ancient Inca civilization. In the afternoon, we will visit Ollantaytambo Ruins.
  • Sacred Valley, PERU

    The heart of the Inca Empire, the Sacred Valley of the Incas is the region of Peru surrounding the city of Cusco. The valley is full of the ruins of this once-powerful empire, such as Ollantaytambo, Pisac and Tipon.

    Pisac Market

    Pisac Market is a busy marketplace where fresh produce, meats, and handmade crafts are sold by locals.

    Parque Arqueologico de Pisac

    The National Archaeological Park of Pisac is made up of groups of archaeological remains, including terraces, aqueducts, roads associated with walls and gates, channeled waterways, cemeteries, bridges, etc. This group covers an area of 4 square kilometers. On this area the ruins are found occupying the hills, they are presented forming groups of complicated disposition, while in others there are constructions isolated from the other groups.

    Ollantaytambo Ruins

    Ollantaytambo was a very important agricultural, military, and religious center during the time of the Inca Empire. It is considered a masterpiece of Inca architecture. The main section includes 17 imposing terraces leading up to a fortress. At the top there is an impressive 10-niche wall and Sun Gate, as well as a monolithic Sun Temple consisting of six enormous pink granite boulders.
Deluxe Hotel: Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado Or Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay Or similar

Day 5: Sacred Valley Free Day Or participate in activities at your own expense

Today you can freely travel in the Sacred Valley or choose to participate in activities at your own expense (choose 1). The optionals are considered from 2 travelers. Please take note all optionals are subject to availability.


Option 1: Maras+Moray+Chinchero One Day Tour

After breakfast, we will first discover Moray, the enigmatic Inca ruin in the beautiful Sacred Valley. Moray is one of the famous Inca ruins near Cusco. It is composed of three groups of circular terraces (muyus in Quechua) that descend 490 feet (150 meters) from the highest terrace to the lowest. Then we will head to the Salineras de Maras, which is made up of more than 3,000 natural salt wells near the town of Maras. Following, we will visit Chinchero. It is one of the most representative towns of Cusco in general. Known for its archeology and its crafts. After visit, we will return to the hotel.


Option 2: Willoq community One Day Tour

In the morning, we will depart from the hotel and head to the Willoq community. It brings tourists closer to the daily life of a high Andean community of Ollantaytambo in the department of Cusco. After arriving in Willoq, you will have the opportunity to wear unique clothing. Then, you will appreciate the weaving process and the shearing of wool. At noon, you will enjoy a local specialty lunch. After lunch,we will back to Ollantaytambo Ruins for a visit. After visit, we will return to the hotel.

  • Sacred Valley, PERU

    The heart of the Inca Empire, the Sacred Valley of the Incas is the region of Peru surrounding the city of Cusco. The valley is full of the ruins of this once-powerful empire, such as Ollantaytambo, Pisac and Tipon.
Deluxe Hotel: Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado Or Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay Or similar

Day 6: Sacred Valley-Aguas Calientes-Machu Picchu-Cusco (8193 km)

Depart from the hotel, we will take the bus to Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival,we will take the observation train to Machu Picchu. This is a famous scenic train route that runs along the turbulent Urubamba River, with panoramic skylights providing a panoramic view of the Sacred Valley. After arriving at the station, we will walk to the bus stop and take a public bus under the guidance of the guide to Machu Picchu. We will visit this well preserved pre Columbian Inca ruins.

After visiting Machu Picchu, we will take the train back to Ollantaytambo and then take the bus to Cusco.


Ollantaytambo-Machu Picchu Observation Train Time: 07:22-08:48

Machu Picchu-Ollantaytambo Observation Train Time: 16:12-17:50


The above train times are for reference only. Due to the high availability and limited resources, the time will be adjusted according to the actual situation.


The allowed luggage for the train is 8 kilograms per person.

  • Machu Picchu, PERU

    Machu Picchu, PERU
    The famous citadel of the Inca sits atop a scraggy mountain peak overlooking the valley that was sacred to those people. These ruins feature many temples and the famous terraced-gardens the Inca developed for agriculture in the Andes.
Deluxe Hotel: Xima Exclusive Cusco Or similar

Day 7: Cusco Free Day Or participate in activities at your own expense

Today you can freely travel in Cusco or choose to participate in activities at your own expense.  The optional tours are considered from 2 travelers, please take note all optionals are subject to availability.


Option 1: Cusco walking & Shopping (3 hours)

Start a 3-hour hike in Cusco and explore the mysteries of this city! Our tour guide will take you to the main square, where the center is a fountain surrounded by beautiful gardens and lawns. To the north of the square is the Cusco Cathedral, a 16th century Baroque style church that showcases a blend of Spanish and Inca cultures. To the west of the square is the Monastery of Kangkagall, one of the important religious centers of the Inca Empire. Then, you will walk to the famous "Twelve Angled Stone". It is an archeological artifact in Cusco, Peru. It was part of a stone wall of an Inca palace, and is considered to be a national heritage object. Our next stop is the Maximo Lola Art Museum. This is Peru's first museum with a theme of modern textile art. Continue to the San Brass district, which is a very popular community. Finally, we will go to a textile shop to admire the excellent works of the locals. After visit, the tour guide will take you back to the hotel. Or you can go to a traditional restaurant for lunch (at your own expense) and the tour guide will tell you how to return to the hotel alone.


Option 2: Cooking Class (4 hours)

We will take you to the culinary studio located in the city center of Cusco, where you will have a "hands-on" class, you will learn to use representative ingredients to cook nutritious and healthy dishes under the guidance of professional Peruvian chefs. 


Option 3: Cusco tour and nearby ruins (Half day)

Today you can start a half day tour at the main square in Cusco. You can admire the city's cathedral under the guidance of the tour guide. It was built between 1560 and 1664 and was made of red granite from the Inca fortress of Sakayewaman. Then you will continue to the Coricancha and the Convento de Santo Domingo. The monastery is built in the most important Inca temple dedicated to the sun, with walls covered in gold foil. After exploring Cusco, you can also explore four ruins in the outskirts of Cusco, such as Sacsayhuamán, whose temple walls are made of huge stones in a serrated shape;  we will also visit the Qenko and Tambo Machay. Following, we will visit the colorful Rainbow Mountain. After the visit, we will return to the hotel.


Option 4: Trekking to Rainbow Mountain (Full day), The hiking during the trip takes about 4-4.5 hours and the altitude is high. Please decide whether you can participate based on your actual physical condition.


The rainbow mountain, known as the 7-color mountain, mountain colors , Vinicunca mountain, is a magical place where its roads were part of the ancient Quechua culture, and used to exchange products (barter) along with the other Quechuas regions, has now become a natural wonder resembling the rainbow mountain in China.

You will leave Cusco early in the morning to the south of the city, we will pass Urcos, Checacupe until arriving at the community of Pitumarca (2:00 hrs of trip aprox.) Where we will have breakfast which will take About 40 minutes approx.

After a short briefing with the guide ,You will continue our journey taking our mobility towards the starting point of the trek (1:00 hrs approx). You will begin our walk at the foot of the Ausangate snowfall, an ascent of 2:30 hrs.Approximately until arriving at the highest point where you can appreciate the rainbow mountain, during this trip you will have the opportunity to see the different varieties of South American camelids as well as own flora of the place, arriving at the mountain of colors you will have time to take photographs of this Puzzling place about 40 minutes.

Later you continue with our descent hike of approximately 2 hours arriving at the point where you start our walk where you are waiting for our mobility to go in the direction of the restaurant in Pitumarca where you will await your delicious lunch.

At a suitable time, return to Cusco.

Included: boxed breakfast, private transportation, English speaking guide, entrance fee to Rainbow Mountain, lunch.

  • Cusco, PERU

    Cusco, PERU
    This city once served as the capital of the Inca Empire. Many of its most popular sights are the ruins of this once-great people, such as the famous "lost city" of Machu Picchu. Cuzo itself also has many sights.
Deluxe Hotel: Xima Exclusive Cusco Or similar

Day 8: Cusco

Today will be the end of our unforgettable and pleasant journey! You can book a suitable flight to leave the Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) according to your needs. Our staff only provides one drop-off service from the hotel at 8:00 in the morning. If a guest has an early flight and needs to leave the hotel before 8 o'clock to the airport, please provide your own transportation to the airport.
  • First day Lima Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) Free airport picp-up Free pick-up time: 10:00, 14:00, 18:00. This time is the time for the guests to meet with our staff after picking up their luggage at the baggage claim area of the airline they are taking.
  • Last day Cusco Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) drop off We only provides one drop-off service from the hotel at 8:00 in the morning. If a guest has an early flight and needs to leave the hotel before 8 o'clock to the airport, please provide your own transportation to the airport.

Price Includes

  • 7 nights 4-star hotels (standard for two people per room and hotel breakfasts)
  • A Chinese-English bilingual team leader and a Chinese-speaking tour guide.
  • Professional foreign driver, 25-50 seats in an air-conditioned bus
  • Entrance to Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Machu Picchu.
  • Train ticket and bus ticket to Machu Picchu.
  • Hotel hot breakfast in buffet style and special meals listed in the itenerary.

Price Excludes

  • Meals and drinks unspecified during the trip.
  • A mandatory service fees: Minimum $15 / day / person should be paid in cash to tour guide and the bus driver as a service fee. Any child / Infant reserving a seat will have to pay the service fees as well. Ex: 2 people taking a 2-day tour would pay: $15 x 2 (seats) x 2 (days) = $60.
  • Personal room fees: such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/mini bar items, unless they are otherwise specified.
  • Any private expenses

Additional Note

  • Travel tips Since the altitude of the destination varies from about 2,500 to 3,500 meters, please be sure to confirm that your physical condition allows it before signing up for a group tour.
  • Tour route may be changed and reversed; you may contact the vendor 1-2 days prior departure to confirm final itinerary
  • Customers are held solely responsible for their own travel documents and/or visas if required.
  • Luggage: Each customer may bring on board one checked luggage plus one carry-on bag.
  • Bus Arrangement: Usually only passengers in the same order will be arranged in the same bus. If you book the tour separately with your friends and you want to sit in the same bus, you need to inform us before departure . Or you may be arranged in different buses.
  • Language: All tours are escorted by professional bi- or multi-lingual tour and/or driver guides (English/Chinese). Depending on the number of passengers booked for a particular departure, tours and/or languages may be combined to operate the tours.
  • This tour does not accept any City Pass or your own tickets for the attraction. Passengers who take this tour need to purchase admission tickets from tour escort upon arrival.

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