Day 01 : Arrival in Lima
Reception at Jorge Chavez Airport and private transfer by an elegant and comfortable car to Miraflores Park hotel. The Miraflores Park hotel, with its 82 rooms, is a small boutique hotel, set in a park on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea and affording almost all of the rooms with stunning sea views. The service is very personalized, the rooms are large and opulent and the attention to detail has won the hotel many awards. In the afternoon, we suggest you to visit the Pachacamac Ruins which are the beginning of the Pre-Inca era. You will have the chance to appreciate the Acllawasi where the most beautiful women prepared to be one of the wives of the Inca.
Dinner at the Rosa Nautica restaurant. Then you will be able to enjoy Lima at night in a limousine. You will appreciate Lima in the most elegant way and you will be able to make some stops at different points to take some pictures, such us the sculpture in the Park of love representing a "Couple of Andean Lovers" facing the Pacific Ocean and many fountains located in different parks. Transfer back to your hotel to enjoy the facilities your hotel provides.
Day 02 : Lima / Cusco
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to board your flight to Cusco. Reception, assistance and private transfer to Monasterio hotel. The 16th-century Hotel Monasterio, originally built as a monastery in 1592. The Hotel remains a national historical landmark, protected by the INC (National Institute of Culture) and has retained its characteristics and charm. It is a splendid model of the colonial Renaissance style, consisting of three sections in different levels. The heart of the Hotel is the central courtyard with its soft fountain and 300-year old Cedar tree surrounded by gardens and the famous stone cloisters.
The stones around the huge wooden entrance doors looking on to the Plazoleta Nazarenas still bear the Spanish Arms Escutcheon and the image of Bishop Monsignor Juan Serricolea y Olea. This unique hotel museum is an architectural treasure built on Inca foundations with a beautiful chapel adorned with extraordinary gold ornaments. It combines the solemnity of a colonial monastery with the luxury, elegance, comfort and excellent quality of a modern five-star hotel. Free morning to get acclimatized to the 3 360 m.a.s.l.
In the afternoon, a private city tour walking through the Cathedral, Qorikancha or the Sun Temple and the surroundings ruins: Sacsayhuaman Fortress, Q'enqo, Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay. Transfer back to your hotel.
Day 03 : Cusco / Sacred Valley / Cusco
Overnight at Monaterio Hotel*****
After breakfast, you will have a private visit to the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas, a succession of picturesque towns, agricultural terraces and archaeological sites. First you will visit Pisac, with its typical market, and picturesque cultivated terraces in the mountain slopes, also famous for its Sunday Fairs where you will be able to appreciate and buy beautiful handicraft. Then you will have lunch in a very elegant restaurant located in the Valley, with a splendid view of the landscapes. Then, you will continue up the Urubamba Valley to the highlight of this day which is the Town of Ollantaytambo. The upper section of Ollantaytambo features a fortress made up of a series of carved stone terraces built to protect the valley from possible invasion by warring jungle tribes. After this interesting visit, the excursion will continue to the village of Chinchero where the remains of what was the royal hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui lie. Return to Cusco
Overnight at Monaterio Hotel*****
Day 04 : Cusco / Machu Picchu
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from your hotel to the Poroy train station to take the luxury Hiram Bingham train, consisting of 2 dining cars, an observation bar car and a kitchen car, can carry up to 84 passengers. The general style of the carriages reflects the luxury of the 1920s Pullman era. The Hiram Bingham departs Cusco at 9am which gives a more leisurely start to the day than the traditional 6am departures of other services. Brunch is served on board the train whilst travellers enjoy the spectacular scenery unfolding before them from the large windows. You will arrive to Machu Picchu at 12.30pm. This time will give you the advantage of entering to the Sanctuary at an hour when the majority of the visitors are already beginning to leave for their journey back to Cusco. Your guide will be waiting for you to take the bus to Machu Picchu (20 minutes). In Machu Picchu we have about 2 hours and a half for our guided tour and another hour and a half to explore the ruins individually. You will know the amazing Machu Picchu Citadel and the Intiwatana (Solar Clock). After that, transfer back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge.
The Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge is located right on the top of the mountain; a couple of seconds from the actual ruins. Reflecting the casual, intimate atmosphere of a home away from home, the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge has two suites and twenty-nine rooms, twelve of them with an amazing view of the mountains.
Day 05 : Machu Picchu / Cusco
Overnight at Machu Picchu Sactuarly Lodge.
Breakfast. We suggest you to enjoy the hotel or visit the Machu Picchu Citadel or hike the Huayna Picchu to receive the cosmic and tellurics energy that the Sacred Apu has. (Entrance tickets not included for the second visit).
The hike to Huayna Picchu starts at the Sacred Rock and passes through a gate that is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. This - one to two - hour walk is steep but the path is in excellent shape, though the last 20 meters include a steep rock slab that is climbed with a ladder and a rope. The Incas built terraces here, and the airy summit offers a perfect view of the entire complex, which spreads out before the summit like a map. You will get excellent photos and the view is unique.
You will be back on board for a 6.00pm departure; pre-dinner cocktails are served in the bar accompanied by live entertainment before passengers enjoy a 4-course, à la carte dinner, in the dining cars. The train pulls into Poroy station in Cusco at 9.25pm. Arrival and transfer to your hotel.
Day 06 : Cusco / Lima
Overnight at Monaterio Hotel*****
Breakfast. At fixed time, private transfer to the airport to board your flight to Lima. Reception at Jorge Chavez airport, then you will be transferred to Miraflores Park hotel. Free morning for personal activities. In the afternoon, you will visit Lima City and its Colonial enchantments as the Main Square, The Cathedral, the Government Palace, the San Francisco Monastery, with its beautiful cloister and entrance, as well as the underground galleries or catacombs. Then you will travel back to the XX century visiting modern districts with beautiful squares, small squares and avenues, as well as Miraflores with its beautiful beaches, intensive commercial trading and active nightlife.
Overnight at Miraflores Park Plaza Hotel*****
Day 07 : Lima
Breakfast. Transfer from your hotel to the airport to board your domestic or international flight.
Meals unless mentioned.
All Land transfers.
Private visit of Lima in a limousine
02 night accommodation at Miraflores Park hotel in Lima.
All Guided tours and excursions as described in the program.
RT Hiram Bingham Train tickets Cusco / Machu Picchu / Cusco.
Bus tickets from / to Machu Picchu. (just for the first day)
All entrance fees.
03 nights accommodation at Monasterio Hotel in Cusco.
01 night accommodation at Machu Sanctuary Lodge.
All meals mentioned in this program.
Prices from US$ 3855.71
(per person based in double occupancy)
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