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DEC 1 - USA-LIMA Depart Austin, USA for Lima, Peru. After going through customs and immigration, transfer to HOTEL CASA ANDINA PREMIUM located in the pretty district of Miraflores for overnight. Lima is the capital and the largest city of Peru. It is located in the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín rivers, in the central coastal part of the country, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Together with the seaport of Callao, it forms a contiguous urban area known as the Lima Metropolitan Area. With a population of more than 10 million, Lima is the most populous metropolitan area of Peru, and the third largest city in the Americas, just behind Sao Paulo City and Mexico City
DEC 2 - LIMA In the morning gather in the hotel lobby for a sightseeing tour of Lima the “City of Kings”, founded by Francisco Pizarro in 1535 and the most important city in the Americas during colonial times. Afternoon at leisure for some shopping or visit a local museum on your own. Overnight HOTEL CASA ANDINA PREMIUM. (BB)
DEC 3 - LIMA-CUSCO–SACRED VALLEY – PERUVIAN AIRLINES AM transfer for your flight to Cusco. Transfer in to the 5 star Aranwa Hotel in the Sacred Valley. PM Is at leisure to rest and acclimateto the high altitude. (BB)
DEC 4 – SACRED VALLEY Full day private excursion to the picturesque town of Pisac to experience its native market, then visit the town of Ollantaytambo, a typical town of Inca origin. Its design and the foundations of the majority of its buildings date from the Inca era, when it was a strategic military, religious and agricultural center. Above it stands a fortress as a defense against the primitive inhabitants of the hot valleys of the “Antis” or jungle indians. The fortress consist of a series of superimposed terraces of carved stone accessed by long staircases. The upper terrace contains large, admirably worked stone. Overnight at the Aranwa Hotel. (BB & L)
DEC 5 -SACRED VALLEY-MACHU PICCHU Early morning your tour guide will pick you up and transfer you to the train station in Ollayantaytambo where you will board the Vistadome train for a 1½ to 2 hour ride with spectacular views of the Urubamba River and the Andean mountain range to Machu Picchu one of the most energetic and spiritual places in the Inca civilization.. Temples, palaces, towers and staircases are built into the side of the mountain. Here your tour guide will take you from site to site explaining the advanced world of the Incas. Late afternoon bus ride to the hotel. Overnight in Aguas Calientes situated at the base of Machu Picchu at the well-located HOTEL CASA ANDINA MACHU PICCHU or HOTEL EL MAPI. (BB, L, Snack on train).
DEC 6 – MACHU PICCHU/CUSCO - Today is at leisure. In the mid-afternoon, a 1½ hour train ride back to Ollyantaytambo where buses will be waiting to transfer you to Cusco and the 5 star Aranwa Cusco Hotel. (BB, Snack on train). Optional to climb Huayna Picchu or visit Machu Picchu mountain (entrance fee/bus tickets US$135 –no guide included) DEC 7 - CUSCO Morning tour of Cusco, the center of the universe for the Inca civilization. Visit the Temple of Koricancha or Sun God, the Cathedral and the ruins nearby such as Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay. The remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy this beautiful and colonial city. Overnight is at the Aranwa Cusco Hotel. (BB)
DEC 8 - CUSCO-LIMA PERUVIAN AIRLINES AM is at leisure to enjoy the colonial city of Cusco. In the afternoon transfer to the airport for flight to Lima. Tour end. Upon arrival in Lima you may connect to the Austin, USA or return to another destination on your own. (BB)
INCLUDED: Hotel accommodations for 7 nights including room taxes and service charges. Meals mentioned in itinerary BB=Buffet breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner. RT Transfers airport and train station. Tours on a private basis as noted including entrance fees and English speaking guide. Tips to airport porters. Tips for tour guides, drivers, and hotel porters. Airfare via Peruvian Airlines LIM-CUZ-LIM. 24/7 assistance of our local representatives.
NOT INCLUDED: *Airline baggage fees and seat assignments *Baggage handling at airport *Passport fees *International airfare (we can assist with air), travel insurance (optional but recommended), meals, unless specified in itinerary. Any other service not mentioned in itinerary; Airport departure taxes -Lima and Cuzco $4.00 each and upon leaving Peru $30.00 (usually included in your airline ticket)
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