Machu Picchu & The Sacred Valley

9 Days


PERU HIGHLIGHTS

  • Machu Picchu
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Vistadome Train Ride, Andes Mountains
  • ​Ollantaytambo
  • Saqsaywaman
  • ​Tambomachay
  • Ruins of Moray
  • Urumbamba River
  • Aguas Calientes
  • Temple of the Sun and Qorikancha
  • Cusco, 16th century Spanish Culture
  • Lima, Historic Old Town

Machu Picchu & The Sacred Valley

9 Days


Dates

  • February 19th-27th, 2018

Pricing

  • Tour Pricing: $1,995

Machu Picchu & The Sacred Valley

9 Days


DAY 1: HOLA! WELCOME TO LIMA, PERU

A Volant representative will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. We will spend the remainder of the day exploring Lima. Larcomar is a modern shopping center in the Miraflores District located right on the coast. After a long day of travel we can grab a bite to eat and walk along the Pacific Ocean. Make sure to stop by Parque del Amor, the home to a giant sculpture of a couple kissing as well as beautiful mosaic walls.

DAY 2: LIMA

We will spend our day in the historic city center of the "City of Kings." At the heart of it all, Plaza de Armas contains many different roman catholic cathedrals as well as colonial architecture. We will visit the Government Center, San Fransisco Monastery, enter the catacombs, and perhaps even stop by the Archbishop's Palace of Lima to witness the changing of the guard. Take advantage of the modern comforts of Lima as we dive deeper into the cultures and history of South America.

DAY 3: SACERD VALLEY OF THE INCAS - OLLANTAYTAMBO

After our short flight to Cusco we will explore many different archeological sites in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Some of which are called Saqsaywaman, Rodadero, Humedal Wayllarqocha, Tambomachay and Pisac. We will also see spectacular views of the Urumbamba River. Tonight we will rest in Ollantaytambo, the only Inca settlement that has been inhabited since its inception.

DAY 4: OLLANTAYTAMBO - AGUAS CALIENTES

Waking up in the Sacred Valley we will spend our morning visiting the archeological sites of Ollantaytambo. We will witness the massive Incan Fortress that includes large stone terraces. Next, a 90 minute ride aboard the Vistadome train will take us to Aguas Calientes. Along the way peer outside for incredible views of the Sacred Valley. In the afternoon we will have time for an optional dip in the hot springs. Our evening will be spent in Aguas Calientes.

DAY 5: MACHU PICCHU

Today we will catch an early morning bus ride (20 minutes) to Machu Picchu. The early morning sun will magnify the beauty of the citadel. Our day in this "Lost City of the Incas" will be spiritually awakening as the history here is immeasurable. The majority of our day in this region will be spent hiking around the ruins. For those willing and able we will have the option to hike the Machu Picchu Mountain or Huayna Picchu Mountain later in the day. In the evening we will return to Aguas Calientes.

DAY 6: MORAY - MARAS - CHINCHEROS - CUSCO

Our morning will consist of riding the Vistadome train ride back to Ollantaytambo. From there we will take a private car to Maras. The hour drive follows the Urumbaba River and passes even more ruins. Once in Maras we will visit the ruins of Moray. These Incan sites consist of concentric depressions measuring 30 m at their deepest. From Maras we will drive to the Chincheros District. Known to the Incas as the "Birthplace of the Rainbow," the old town of Chincheros is a small Andean Indian Village. Before our drive back into Cusco we will see a demonstration of cultural and historical agricultural practices. Be sure to soak up the our final views of the Sacred Valley.

DAY 7: CUSCO

In the heart of the former capital of the Incas we will tour the Plaza de Armas, Cusco Cathedral, Iglesia De La Santo Domingo and the Iglesia De La Compania De Jesus.  We will also check out sites that date back to the 15th century including the Temple of the Sun and Qorikancha. As we explore this colonial city we will encounter local shopping markets as well as buildings that were once covered in gold. Much like in Lima the Plaza de Armas is considered the center square of Cusco. Here there are picturesque gardens as well as a central fountain to see. Colonial paintings inside the Cusco Cathedral are also a must. Our comfortable accommodations tonight will be in Cusco.

DAY 8: CUSCO-LIMA

Before we catch our flight back to the capital use this time to stroll through the elegant courtyards of historical Cusco one last time. Once in Lima, take the rest of the day to relax or explore on your own. We will be sure to reconvene in the evening for one last farewell dinner.

DAY 9: DEPART - TOUR ENDS

International flight home from Chavez International Airport, Lima, Peru.

Machu Picchu & The Sacred Valley

9 Days


Inclusions

  • Scheduled restaurant meals in Lima
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Four scheduled hotel nights in Lima
  • Round-trip airfare: Lima to Cusco
  • All meals and overnight accommodations while on the tour
  • All entrances fees to museums, archaeological sites,  etc.

Excluded

  • Items of a personal nature (personal gear, telephone calls, laundry, etc.)
  • Airfare to Lima
  • Staff/guide gratuities
  • Nonscheduled lodging and meals
  • Any alcoholic beverages
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • Medical rescue insurance

Machu Picchu & The Sacred Valley Tour Map | Volant

Machu Picchu & Sacred Valley Tour Map | Volant

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Machu Picchu

Sacred Valley of the Incas

Maras, Peru

Ollantaytambo

Aguas Calientes

Cusco

Lima

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