06 days to explore the basic of Peru.
Day 1 – Lima.
Arrival in Lima. Meeting at the airport and transfer to hotel. Accomodation.
Day 2 – Lima. (B)
HD City tour: Visit both the colonial and modern sections of this “City of Kings”. Colonial sites include the lovely Plaza de Armas with its cathedral and palace; and the exquisite Torre Tagle Palace, modern day seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In modern Lima drive through the exclusive residential areas of Miraflores and San Isidro.
Day 3 – Lima/ Cusco. (B)
Transfer to airport. Arrival in Cusco and transfer to hotel. Accomodation.
Day 4 – Cusco/ Machu Pichu/ Cusco. (B, L)
FD Machu Picchu: Early wake up for a train ride through the sacred valley of Urubamba to the “Lost City of the Incas,” Machu Picchu. Perched 8,200 feet above the valley, it was hidden by mountains and semi-tropical jungles for 400 years until discovered by Hiram Bingham of Yale University in 1911. Archaeologists believe that the Inca “Virgins of the Sun” took refuge from the Spanish Conquistadors here.
Day 5 – Cusco / Lima. (B)
HD Cusco Ruins: Visit Sacsayhuaman fortress, an imposing example of Inca military architecture. It was built using colossal limestone blocks using a variety of interlocking shapes. The estimated weight of some stones is over 120 tons. Visitors are still wondering how it was constructed. Other archaeological sites included in the tour are the Incan military lookout point of Puca-Pucara and the Sanctuaries of Kenko and Tambomachay.
Transfer to airport. Arrival in Lima and transfer to hotel. Accommodation.
Day 6 – Lima. (B)
Transfer to airport.