Peru Travel Now offers a first class experience on the roads of Peru. Travel along the luxurious, world class service of the Orient Express, the most exclusive train service in Peru. The journey begins in the Sacred Valley, where visitors will enjoy the peace and quiet of the environment surrounding them. Arrive riding the world recognized train: the Hiram Bingham. Since guests will be staying at the five stars Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, there will be plenty of time to visit Machu Picchu. This experience will end in the Monasterio Hotel, another top hotel in the city of Cusco.
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Day 1: Lima Arrival to Lima and welcoming reception. Overnight stay in Lima. Day 2: Lima - (Breakfast and Dinner Included) Our guide will pick us up to show us Lima in a non-traditional way. There will not be a pattern, let´s feel free to design a ride according to our interest and visit different places in Lima such us the Colonial downtown, San Isidro and Miraflores. If shopping is what you want, we´ll visit some of the finest stores in the capital. Lunch will be on our own. At night, enjoy a sophisticated and unique culinary experience at Mesa 18 restaurant in the Miraflores Park Hotel. Overnight stay in Lima. Day 3: Cusco/Sacred Valley - (Breakfast and Lunch Included) Transfer to the airport and flight to Cusco. On arrival, welcoming reception and transfer to our hotel in the Sacred Valley, a lower area in Cusco that allows us to enhance our acclimatization to the altitude. On the way there we will stop for a short visit at the Pisac Market to admire the colorful displays of this community as well as their cultural diversity. Then we are off to Urubamba to the exquisite boutique hotel Rio Sagrado. Free afternoon to enjoy the hotel facilities. An optional spa session is highly recommended. Overnight stay at Urubamba. Day 4: Sacred Valley - (Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner Included) We will travel to remote places of the Sacred Valley. First stop: Chinchero, where we’ll take a walk around its beautiful town and archaeological complex. We will also have the opportunity to see a short exhibit of traditional textiles, a distinctive feature of this town dedicated to following ancestral dyeing techniques to create high quality works of art. Our trip continues in Moray, a place with a breathtaking view thanks to its colossal concentric terraces resembling a coliseum. What did they use it for? The terraces recreated 20 different types of microclimates, and they were studied to ensure the agricultural production of the empire. After a picnic-style lunch we will continue our journey to Maras, the millenary colonial salt mines. The contrast of the white pools against the green valley is so impressive that it resembles a postcard. Our last stop: Ollantaytambo, a small town full of local color and inhabited since Inca times in which we will visit the main temple used as a fortress during the Inca resistance. Breathtaking views for amazing pictures. Day 5: Sacred Valley/Machu Picchu - (Breakfast, Brunch, Tea Time and Dinner Included) From the Ollantaytambo station, we will embark in one of the most spectacular rides on board the exclusive Hiram Bingham deluxe train. The experience on board is purely first class. The train’s incredible classic style goes perfectly with the dining room arrangement, making it easy to taste the delightful dishes carefully prepared for us by experienced chefs. The landscapes are breathtaking and while we follow the Urubamba River course getting closer and closer to the canyon, we’ll arrive at Aguas Calientes. From there, we will take a small bus up the winding road to Machu Picchu. The Lost City of the Incas will astonish us with its terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps and the solar clock or Intihuatana, all this amid a special atmosphere and on a guided tour. Tea time and stay at Sanctuary Lodge hotel. Day 6: Machu Picchu/Cusco - (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included) Free morning. Do as you please with your free time: enjoy once more the energy and mystique offered by the fortress or do some hiking like going up Intipunku or Door of the Sun, entrance to Machu Picchu coming from the Inca Trail, or climb the Huayna Picchu, mountain overlooking the citadel and home to the temple of the Moon. At the arranged time, we will return to Cusco by bus and will be transferred to Monasterio hotel. Day 7: Cusco - (Breakfast and Lunch Included) Our tour guide will take us around the city of Cusco at our own pace, exploring the city on foot to get us into less explored places as well as visiting the city’s main attractions and the Sacsayhuaman archaeological park. If you want to as well, we will visit Cusco’s South Valley where the Huaro Church and the ancestral water shrine, Tipon, stand out. At noon, we will stop for a lunch tasting at MAP Café. Night at leisure, we strongly recommend to start with pisco appetizers at Limo Restaurant, with a majestic view of the Main Square at night. Overnight stay in Cusco. Day 8: Cusco/Lima - (Breakfast Included) At the fixed time, transfer to the airport for your departure to Lima. Upon arrival, assistance at airport for your international departure.