Two fantastic Peru Travel destinations in one perfect tour: Lima, Peru’s cosmopolitan capital and Cusco, capital of the Inca Empire, put together in this Peru Express program. This promises to be a quick, yet memorable, view of Peru and its culture. The modern concept of Lima and the ancient treasures of Cusco and Machu Picchu are everywhere. Breathe the Inca energy in Cusco and Machu Picchu. Come with Peru Travel Now and discover the jewels of this magical Empire. Cusco will fascinate you with its colonial Cathedral, the Korikancha temple devoted to the Inti (the Sun God), the Pisac market’s handicrafts, and the vibrant traditions from towns like Ollantaytambo. Lastly, you’ll crown your Peru Travel with a visit to the legendary Machu Picchu. A visit to this lost city will take you through its platforms, shrines, stone buildings and stairs, from which a mystical aura will take you to the spirit of the old Empire.
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Day 1: Lima
Arrival to Lima and welcoming reception. In the afternoon we will have a tour through Lima’s streets and plazas. Starting at the Love Park in Miraflores, with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, and then heading to the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial center of the Lima culture. Later we will go to San Isidro, financial center of the city to visit de Huaca Huallamarca, ancient pre-Incan shrine. After this, we go on to the Main Square where the Government Palace and the Town Hall are located. We will visit the Cathedral and explore the San Francisco convent, built in the seventeenth century, to discover the mystery of its catacombs. Overnight stay in Lima.
Transfer to the airport and flight to Cusco. On arrival, welcoming reception and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon the Imperial Cusco city tour starts at the Main Square to visit the Cathedral and its valuable and beautiful colonial masterpieces such as The Cross which arrived along with the first conquistadores. Then it is time to visit the Korikancha temple, Inti God shrine, on which the Santo Domingo church was built. According to the chronicles, this temple was completely covered in gold in Inca times. After this we will visit the Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park to explore Q'enqo, the Puma shrine, and see the sacrificial altar embedded inside a rock cave; Tambomachay and its sacred fountains of life; Puca Pucará viewpoint and watchtower which guarded the city entrance and Sacsayhuaman, an impressive fortress of colossal dimensions with rocks that are up to 4 meters tall and surrounded by beautiful views blending together perfectly. Overnight stay in Cusco.
Day 3: Cusco/ Sacred Valley/ Cusco - (Breakfast & Lunch included)
The Sacred Valley of the Incas is waiting for you. On the way we will stop at Awanacancha, small complex to admire Andean camelids such as alpacas and llamas and learn from local inhabitants about traditional dyeing and knitting techniques. Later we will explore the Pisac Market with enough free time to go around and buy handcrafts and if you feel like tasting something traditional, stop by the wood ovens for a delicious empanada or a piece of bread.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, our tour continues to 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. Overnight stay in Cusco.
Day 4: Cusco/ Machu Picchu/ Cusco - (Breakfast & Lunch included)
A train trip away to see one of the Seven Wonders of the World. We arrive at the Aguas Calientes station where our staff will assist us on boarding the bus to go up the winding road to Machu Picchu, amid a spectacular view of the Urubamba River and its canyon. The Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, will astonish us with its terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps and urban areas. Energy is all around us. After a guided visit, we will have time to explore the fortress and have lunch at one of the restaurants in the area. At the arranged time, we will take the train back to Cusco to be transferred to the hotel. Overnight stay in Cusco.
Day 5: Cusco/ Lima - (Breakfast included)
Departure transfer to the airport.
Our programs include all entrance fees and guides on all excursions.