Peru’s capital city enjoys a great location directly on the Pacific coast and boasts of spectacular views, elegant neighborhoods, historical districts and a vibrant assortment of cultures.
City Tour of Downtown Lima Explore the highlights of Lima on this privately guided city tour as you gain insights into Peru and her capital. Stroll through the beautiful city center visiting the main square of Plaza Mayor, the Lima Cathedral, and the Government Palace and other historical attractions. (Duration 3 hours. Private Activity.)
Explore Lima on your own Discover the fascinating neighborhoods of this beautiful city by the Pacific Ocean on your own. You could start your day with a stroll around the historic Lima Centro locality, soaking in views of the fine examples of colonial architecture such as the cathedral and government palaces. Or, head south to the upscale localities of San Isidro and Miraflores for some window shopping and gastronomical delights at one of the many restaurants. Take your pick of delicacies from fresh seafood ceviche to flavorful pollo a la brasa! Alternatively, you could spend the day soaking in the sun and having fun in the water at spectacular beaches. Catch the colourful water fountains at the Parque de la Reserva for a pleasant end to an enjoyable day. If partying is on your mind, then you could head to one of the themed bars in the trendy Barranco district for a night to remember. (Full Day; No guide; No transfers; Entrance fees and meals are not included).
The Sacred Valley of the Incas (Valle Sagrado de los Incas) is reachable via Cusco, and links this erstwhile capital of the Incan Empire with the citadel in Machu Picchu.
Visit to Pisac Ruins and Ollantaytambo (Starts from Cusco) A full day privately guided tour that takes visitors from Cusco to the spectacular Sacred Valley of the Incas. Nestled on the banks of the Urubamba River, you will begin your tour in Pisac, exploring the villages extensive ruins, temple, hillsides and terraces before heading to Ollantaytambo in the afternoon. Here you find an attractive town of Inca origin with remarkable channels and stone streets where you will discover its impressive ceremonial centre and fortress that guarded the access from other parts of the valley. (08:00 to 18:00, Private Activity, Lunch Included)
Visit to Chincheros Town, Maras Salt Mines and Moray Ruins On this full-day privately guided excursion you will visit the beautiful colonial town of Chincheros as well as the spectacular Incan sites of Maras and Moray. Start your morning at the fascinating Maras Salt mines which feature more than 100 small pools fed by a salt-water mountain spring that is interconnected by channels. It still remains in use today by the community and represents an important income for numerous families in the area. Walk up to the vantage viewpoint from where you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the salt mines and its surroundings. In the afternoon, you will head along a dirt road towards another typical Andean village called Moray; famed for being an Inca agricultural experimental center. Both these ancient sites and your visit to Chincheros, will take your breath away and leave you fascinated by the mysteries of the Incan civilization. (From 09:00 to 17:00; Private Activity; Lunch Included; Please note that trekking and walking on the salt pans of Maras is prohibited in order to preserve the purity of the salt extracted.)
Visit to Machu Picchu by Vistadome Train from Sacred Valley The most iconic archeological wonder of South America is yours to explore. Travel to the lost city of the Incas via Vistadome train before spending an afternoon at the sacred citadel with a private guide from Machu Picchu town. Learn about the human ingenuity required to construct the site and ponder its many mysteries. Marvel at the surroundings and soak in the wonders of this magical place, hidden amongst the green summits of the high Andean cloud forest. (06:30 to 18:00, Private Activity, Lunch Included)
The ruins of Machu Picchu are one of the most beautiful and enigmatic ancient sites in the world.
Re-entry to Machu Picchu with Wayna Picchu Climb If you are physically fit and want a postcard view of the citadel of Machu Picchu, then be among the first in the morning at the gate of Machu Picchu as you explore on your own the mountain opposite the ruins, Wayna Picchu. The trail is steep but worthwhile with great birds-eye views of the lost city and the surrounding peaks of the Andes. Because of the narrow trail and popular demand, there are only two timings allowed for the climb which must be booked in advance. Please let your travel consultant know if you’d rather do the climb from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. or 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. We recommend rising early to get the best views before the heat and the crowds arrive! After the exertion of Wayna Picchu take a second day to explore the famous ruins of Machu Picchu. Independently view the ruins again, deepening your impressions and gaining a richer understanding and appreciation for this amazing world wonder. (Machu Picchu opens at 06:00. Independent Activity. Maximum time permitted at ruins 4 hours)
Cusco is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an amazing amalgam of an Inca capital and colonial city.
Half Day Walking Tour in Cusco City Discover Cusco’s heart and the secrets of the Incan Empire, where colonial flair and Incan culture combine to create a fascinating atmosphere. On this half day tour your private guide will take you to explore the Main Square and Cathedral, San Blas neighborhood, San Blas Church, Hatun Rumiyok, the market and Korikancha. (Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring comfortable walking shoes. Private Activity)
Explore Cusco on your own Set off at a convenient time to explore the continent’s oldest inhabited city on your own. You could begin your discovery of this UNESCO World Heritage site with a visit to the Convent of Santo Domingo. Stroll around the Renaissance building that sits upon the foundation of an important Incan Sun Temple destroyed by Spanish conquerors. Make your way to Pukamuqu Hill for a closer look at the soaring statue of Cristo Blanco or the White Christ. Savor splendid views of the city and its surroundings before you head to the neighborhood of San Blas with its old world charm. Savor lunch at one of the charming cafes and restaurants in the locality. Afterward, saunter around the Inca Museum before you head to the bustling San Pedro Market for a sensory feast. Mingle with the locals and walk around the displays of fresh produce, apparel, and more before you call it a day. (Full Day; No guide; No transfers; Entrance fees and meals are not included).
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