Best of Peru Incan World

Lima  –  Yucay  -  MACHU PICCHU  -  CUZCO  -  LIMA
Travel Peru Seat-in-Coach Tour

 

Peru – also known as, 'The Kingdom of the Sun', Peru is one of the most representative countries of Latin America due to the mix of native Indian, afro American and European cultures. Peru is a country where the traditional customs have transcended through the years and they are the base for the current way of life. The contrast produced because of the different landscapes and people is the reason why Peru is a country so interesting for you to visit. The City of Kings was once the scenario of the war against the Spanish conquerors, who came in a ruthless search for the gold that was hidden somewhere in Peru. However, their most wanted treasure was the Lost City of the Incas: Machu Picchu, which they never found.

 

Day 01 – Thursday                                                                                  Lima / Approx. 22 km

  • Transfer airport – hotel

Arrival at the airport in Lima, where you will be welcomed by an English-speaking guide. Transfer to the hotel and Check-in.

Lima was founded in 1535 by the Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro as “The city of the kings” and became the capital and most important city of the Spanish Viceroyalty. Today it is still Peru’s most important city as it gives home to about 9 million people, almost 30% of the national population. The historical city centre comes with splendid colonial style architecture, ample squares as the Plaza de Armas (or Plaza Mayor) and grand churches which yielded it the declaration as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. In its modern quarters such as Miraflores and San Isidro you can find present day architecture, rich entertainment possibilities and a great number of first-class hotels and restaurants. Peruvian cuisine is excellent and gets more and more famous in the world and Peruvians are extremely proud of their typical dishes.

Standard:

Overnight at Hotel La Hacienda Miraflores 3-4* (local category 4*) or similar (standard room)

Superior:

Overnight at Casa Andina Premium Miraflores 4* (local category 5*) or similar (superior room)

  

Day 02 – Friday                                                                                       Lima / Approx. 35 km

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • City tour including San Francisco Monastery and Larco Museum (5h)

In the morning you will explore the city on a sightseeing tour through Lima. The Plaza de Armas with the beautiful buildings of the government Palace, the town hall, the Palace of the archbishop and the cathedral are still the most important places in town. After that you will visit the beautiful San Francisco Monastery which displays the largest collection of religious art in America. The highlight of this convent is the visit of the underground vaults known as “Catacombas” or Catacombs.

Proceed through the modern districts of San Isidro and Miraflores and to the Coastline enjoying the view over the beaches of Lima and the Pacific Ocean.

Afterwards enjoy a guided visit of one of the Lima’s most noted museums, the Larco Archaeological Museumwhich houses the world’s largest private collection of Peruvian pre-Columbian Archt. Mr. Rafael Larco Hoyle founded the museum on July 28, 1926, in the Chiclin sugar estate in Trujillo, naming it as his father as an expression of filial homage. In 1958 he moved the collection to Lima, installing the Museum in a Colonial house in the district of Pueblo Libre, where it currently functions. This locale was adapted to the characteristics style of the 18th century Colonial houses from Trujillo. The approximate 45,000 objects of the collection have been exhibited to the public in the Permanent Hall, Jewellery Vault and the Classified Storage Area ever since.

The Halls of the Larco Museum are organized by subjects. The Metals, Ceramics, the Stones, the Culture, the Great Jewellery Vault and Textile Halls emphasize the technological aspects by Pre-Columbian cultures.

Finally, the World’s unique Erotic Hall gives us a glimpse of the fascinating sexual life of ancient Peruvians.

Afternoon free at leisure.

Optional: Visit of Waterpark and dinner (4h) : ( Can be booked when at destination with local office )

You will be picked up at the hotel and driven to the city center. You will visit the Parque de la Exposición, one of the biggest waterparks that exists within a city. There you can marvel at the different shapes of fountains illuminated with different colors. The highlight of each evening is the music show at the biggest fountain with the water dancing at the rhythm of the tunes.

After the show you will stop at a famous restaurant in Barranco to enjoy a buffet dinner and a spectacular show of traditional folk dances from the Coast, Sierras and Jungle of Peru.

*Remark: The visit of the Waterpark is only possible from Tuesday to Sunday. The tour can also be booked on regular seat-in-basis (shared with other international passengers).

Standard:

Overnight at Hotel La Hacienda Miraflores 3-4* (local category 4*) or similar (standard room)

Superior:

Overnight at Casa Andina Premium Miraflores 4* (local category 5*) or similar (superior room)

 

Day 03 – Saturday                                                    Lima – Cusco – Yucay / Approx. 66 km

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transfer hotel – airport
  • Flight Lima – Cusco (not included)
  • Transfer airport – hotel in the Urubamba Valley including visit of the Sanctuary Cochahuasi

Transfer to the airport for the flight to Cusco. Upon Arrival Transfer to the Hotel in the Urubamba Valley, known as Sacred Valley, where the Urubamba River, a headstream of the Amazon passes through.

On your way to the Urubamba Valley you will undertake a short visit to the sanctuary Cochahuasi. You will have the opportunity to see Pumas, Condors and Aras. The small conservation project is not comparable with a Zoo. It’s also possible to get an insight in the Andean web techniques.

Standard:

Overnight at Hotel Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay 3-4* (local category 3*) or similar (standard room)

Superior:

Overnight at Hotel Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness 4-5* (local category 5*) or similar (deluxe room)

 

Day 04 – Sunday                                                                                   Yucay / Approx. 46 km

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Visit of the “Mercado de Urubamba”
  • Half day excursion to the Ollantaytambo Ruins (4h)
  • In the morning, you will visit the “Mercado de Urubamba”.

The “Mercado de Urubamba” is an authentic market where real bartering takes place. The rural people of the surroundings sell and barter agricultural products as well as animals. It is also the place where locals exchange gossips and news.

Continue to the typical Inca community of Ollantaytambo. Towering above the town of Ollantaytambo we will find the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. Steep stone terraces rising from the edge of town lead up to the fortress ruins at the top of the hill. A stone stairway leads up through the terrace walls, allowing visitors to step out on them. One of the best-preserved areas lies north of the Hanan Huacaypata square: an area of 15 blocks of houses built on top of carved stone walls. Lunch included in a typical restaurant on the way to Ollantaytambo.

Free time in the afternoon.

Optional:

Trekking to the terraces of Yucay (1h): (Can be booked when at destination with local office)

An easy and relaxing hike to enjoy nature. Behind the Plaza of Yucay you will see an impressive group of terraces that follow the outline of the mountain and are still in use by the locals.

The trail will take you to witness also the old Incan water channel used for the irrigation of the agricultural terraces.

Standard:

Overnight at Hotel Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay 3-4* (local category 3*) or similar (standard room)

Superior:

Overnight at Hotel Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness 4-5* (local category 5*) or similar (deluxe room)

 

Day 05 – Monday                              Yucay – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes/ ca. 56 km  

  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Full day tour to Machu Picchu

Transfer by bus to the train station of Ollantaytambo where the tour starts by train that goes through the fertile plain of the Urubamba valley and on to Aguas Calientes. From there, small buses drive up the steep mountain to the ruins of Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu called the Lost City of the Incas; this cultural heritage of mankind is a beautifully located impressive stone city constructed with a technique incredible for its era and even for present times. Stone upon stone, fitted together perfectly without any cement, with impressive delicacy, exquisite detail and discrimination worthy of the world’s greatest palaces. There are many theories about Machu Picchu, but one thing is for sure - it is one of the most impressive sites in the world.

Enjoy a guided visit of around 2 hours of the ruins and return by shuttle bus to Aguas Calientes.

Your guide will return to Cusco today.

Dinner included at the hotel.

Standard:

Overnight at Hotel El Mapi 3-4* (local category 4*) or similar (superior deluxe room)

Superior:

Overnight at Hotel Sumaq 4-5* (local category 5*) or similar (deluxe room)

 

Day 06 – Tuesday                                                            Aguas Calientes – Cusco/ca. 95 km

  • Meals: Breakfast

Morning free at leisure.

Optional: Second entrance to Machu Picchu (without guide) including shuttle bus : ( If you require this option it is important to reserve and pay well in advance )

Today, you have the possibility to visit the mystic site of Machu Picchu once again early in the morning, this time on your own. Take the shuttle bus to the ruins and enter the site a second time. After the visit, take the shuttle bus back down to Aguas Calientes.

*Remark: we strongly recommend to book the entrance in advance. The number of visitors per day is limited, so only by buying the entrance ticket in advance can the visit be guaranteed.

In the afternoon, return by train to Ollantaytambo (without guide assistance). Transfer to Cusco.

Standard:

Overnight at Hotel Xima Cusco 3-4*(local category 4*) or similar (standard room)

Superior:

Overnight at Hotel Aranwa Cusco Boutique 5*(local category 5*) or similar (deluxe room)

 

Day 07 – Wednesday                                                                            Cusco / Approx. 25 km

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Half day city tour and visit of the ruins
  • Afternoon free at leisure

Cusco – South America's archaeological capital and oldest continuously inhabited city is now one of Peru’ s most important and most frequented tourist attractions. Nevertheless, it is still keeps its vivid legacy as the hub of the Inca Empire: Quechua-speaking Inca descendants can still be found multitudinously in the centuries-old stone-walled city streets. Cusco also boasts magnificent repositories of colonial art – fine examples can be found in the Cathedral and Museum of Archaeology. 

Today you will begin a half day city tour. Visit the exact centre of the Incan Empire, the Plaza de Armas. There one can find the cathedral built on the ruins of the ancient Inca Palace. The cathedral borders on other churches on both sides. Next stop will be the old town with its magnificent renovated colonial buildings; some of them are being used as hotels.

Proceed to the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, located approx. 3 km above Cusco. Sacsayhuaman also offers a fabulous view over the city. Afterwards visit the surrounding ruins.

*Remark: To protect the historic center of Cusco, vehicles are no longer allowed in the main square.

The afternoon is free at leisure.

Standard:

Overnight at Hotel Xima Cusco 3-4*(local category 4*) or similar (standard room)

Superior:

Overnight at Hotel Aranwa Cusco Boutique 5* (local category 5*) or similar (deluxe room)

 

Day 08 – Thursday                                                                   Cusco – Lima / Approx. 27 km

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transfer hotel – airport Cusco
  • Flight Cusco – Lima (not included)
  • Transfer airport Lima – hotel

Transfer from the hotel to the airport of Cusco.

Flight to Lima (not included) and transfer to the hotel.

Optional: Gastronomic Tour : (Can be booked when at destination with local office)

You will be picked up at the hotel and begin your culinary tour through Lima. Your first stop will be at a very known market of the city. Here, you will find different sections with different products at many stands. Fruits and vegetables are exhibited in abundance, meat and fish are offered fresh and directly brought from the butcher or harbor. You will be leaving with appetite which is perfect, as afterwards you will continue with the sampling of classical Peruvian dishes.

*Remark: The tour can also be booked on regular seat-in-basis (shared with other international travelers and bilingual English/Spanish guide). The excursion on regular seat-in-basis starts at 11:00am.

Optional: Visit of Barranco district (3h): (Can be booked when at destination with local office)

In the morning you will transferred to the district of Barranco. Barranco is the bohemian heart of Lima where many of the country's foremost artists, musicians, photographers and designers live and work. Its charming colonial and Republican mansions, flowery parks and languid aura give it a distinctly romantic feel. You will stop at the Bridge of Sighs, an ancient but solid bridge which has long inspired poets and songwriters like Chabuca Grande.

Stroll around a little bit, admire the old houses and the view of the ocean. Interested guests can also visit one of the galleries and art shops (coordinate with the local guide).

Standard:

Overnight at Hotel La Hacienda Miraflores 3-4* (local category 4*) or similar (standard room)

Superior:

Overnight at Casa Andina Premium Miraflores 4* (local category 5*) or similar (superior room)

 

Day 09 – Friday                                                                Lima – departure / Approx. 22 km

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transfer Hotel – airport

Transfer from the hotel to the airport for your flight home.

 

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For a more intense travel experience Travel Peru offers individual extensions to different regions. Further details below the price information.

 

Price Information

 

with accommodation in (room)                                                  Double                   Single*

Seat-in-coach rates from 2 pax on:  

Price in US$ and can be paid in sterling at current exchange rate.

Valid from January until December 2021: 

Standard hotels

per person net in STERLING                                                           1.388,00                1.749,00

per person net in USD                                                                      1.701,00                2.144,00

 

Superior hotels

per person net in STERLING                                                           1.694,00                2.294,00

per person net in USD                                                                      2.077,00                2.812,00

  

*Surcharges for single transfers on arrival and departure day can apply for single travelers.

You can book this tour on private basis (from 1 pax on):

Valid from January until December 2021*:

Standard hotels

Basis 1 pax: per person net in STERLING                                                                     3.250,00

Basis 1 pax: per person net in USD                                                                                3.984,00

 

Basis 2 pax: per person net in STERLING                                        1.817,00                2.210,00

Basis 2 pax: per person net in USD                                                  2.227,00                2.709,00

 

Superior hotels

Basis 1 pax: per person net in STERLING                                                                     3.810,00

Basis 1 pax: per person net in USD                                                                               4.670,00

 

Basis 2 pax: per person net in STERLING                                      2.129,00                 2.780,00

Basis 2 pax: per person net in USD                                                2.610,00                 3.408,00

  

* Please note that private departure rates are subject to reconfirmation and might not be valid on the following dates (due to Carnival, Easter, Christmas, New Year’s, local holidays, congresses and important events):

 

01.01.2021

02.02.2021 – 11.02.2021 

01.04.2021 - 04.04.2021

18.04.2021 - 25.04.2021

01.05.2021             

20.06.2021 - 29.06.2021

28.07.2021 - 29.07.2021

20.09.2021 - 25.09.2021

24.12.2021 - 25.12.2021

31.12.2021

 

Optional Excursions

Listed rates are only valid when booked via Travel Peru. Rates are net in US-Dollar per person:

Day 06:

Second Entrance to Machu Picchu incl. shuttle bus (without guide)           per person

Seat-In Basis:                                                                                                                       80,00

 

Price Information - Flights

 Additional airfares – Travel Peru is not responsible for any changes made by the airlines and the resulting costs (i.e. airfares, schedule changes, cancellations, taxes, fuel- and other charges). Airfares can only be guaranteed upon ticketing and may vary with the number of passengers. Airport taxes are subject to change.

LIM/CUZ/LIM

January – December 2021:

net p. p. USD 390,00 incl. Q-tax and national airport tax with international ticket numbers*

*REFERENTIAL RATE ONLY, SUBJECT TO CHANGES

Attention:

  • In order to issue local flight tickets, it is important to receive your INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT details latest 10 weeks prior arrival

 

General Conditions

  1. Departure is guaranteed with a minimum of 02 participants. If this number of persons (2) is not achieved 60 days prior to departure date, tour will be cancelled. Please note that in this case all monies paid will be returned including deposit.
  2. The transfers on arrival and departure day are included in the round-trip rate from 02 persons on-wards; in the case of 01 passenger arrival /departs separately, surcharges for extra transfers will apply.
  3. Group size will be a max of 12 which will be for most of the tours, transfers and excursions for Seat-In-Service, which includes local English-speaking guides (changing in each area). There can be exceptions and these will be clearly stated below and will be known as non-exclusive services and are called, Regular Seat–in–Basis. This is where we will join with other passengers just for the services specified and our group size for these tours can be more than 12:

On day 05 the guide will leave to Cusco in the evening, the second visit of Machu Picchu on day 06 which is optional please note additional cost, is without guide assistance and passengers have to go to the train station in Aguas Calientes on their own.

  1. The great advantage of all these programs called, ‘Seat on Coach ‘, is that they will operate between 2 and 12 passengers. They are guaranteed departures and the group will be together for the duration of the program. The maximum size of 12 is small and you can be sure to enjoy all the tours and services provided on this basis. All the tours will be with local English-speaking guides and change according to the region you are visiting. After the tour you will have your own free time, you can mix within the group or just be on your own. There is no over all Tour Leader for the group, so your free time is yours.
  2. Cancellation Policy:
  • From 59 until 31 days prior departure maximum 50% cancellation fee
  • From 30 until 20 days prior departure maximum 80% cancellation fee
  • From 19 until 0 days prior departure there will be 100% cancellation fee

Cancellation fees for flights are subject to separate cancellation conditions depending on the airline. For some airline’s cancellation fees will apply already 70 days before arrival.

  1. In case of early transfers breakfast in the hotel cannot be guaranteed. If a dinner is included in the program it cannot be guaranteed in case of unforeseen late arrivals.
  2. The mentioned kilometres do not include the distances covered by airplane, boat or on trekking excursions.
  3. Travel Peru is not responsible for any belongings of the passengers carried during any services rendered by Travel Peru, such as transfers or tours.
  4. Bordering the train to/from Machu Picchu /Aguas Calientes the passport or copy has to be shown.
  5. For the train ride to/from Machu Picchu /Aguas Calientes only one 5 kg piece of hand luggage is allowed. For the visit of Machu Picchu, we recommend good shoes, the trail is without handrail and could be slippery. Walking sticks need to have a rubbery end in order to be permitted inside the Sanctuary.
  6. For entering Machu Picchu Sanctuary, it is not allowed to bring glass, plastic bottles or food. Large backpacks (more than 20 litre volume) have to be stored at an extra cost at the storage by the entrance.
  7. For groups travelling through Cusco please note that due to regulations in order to protect the historic buildings and streets, certain larger vehicle sizes are not allowed in some central areas of the city. This implies that that various parts of the city tour will be done walking, and in order to approach hotels groups will be split up temporarily in smaller vehicles, and some vehicles will be travelling for a short period of time without an assistant (driver only).
  8. Travel Peru holds an allotment for the required internal flights and can book/reserve all flights. If you require Travel Peru to book/reserve your flights please confirm and we will invoice you directly for these services. Tickets will be given to you at destination. If you wish to book directly your flights, Travel Peru will confirm the flights that you will need. With this we can try to ensure that the whole group will travel together on the same flights to avoid extra transfer costs.
  9. Our prices includes, transfers, tours seat in coach/service and regular seat on the basis specified in point no 3, taxes, entrance fees. Meals are included as and when mentioned in our program. Unless mention lunch and dinner does not include drinks. (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner).
  10. Our prices do not include: airport taxes, airfares, personal expenses, extras in the hotels and tips.
  11. The above-mentioned rates for pre- and post-nights at the group hotels are subject to availability and valid for max. 3 nights. From the 4th night on, a higher rate could apply.
  12. If you wish to book additional tours please advise. Travel Peru cannot be held responsible for tours booked via any other supplier.
  13. Flights not booked via Travel Peru can only be reconfirmed by Travel Peru with the correct booking details supplied.
  14. On booking we will require full name, passport number and validity date, nationality, date of birth and at least 10 weeks prior to starting your program international flight details.
  15. Our quoted hotel rates in Peru do not include 18% local VAT tax. Peruvian law exonerates all foreigners visiting Peru for periods of sixty days or less, of the 18% local VAT tax. This will be verified by means of presenting their passport when checking into the hotel, a copy will be taken. Important: Cancellation charges for hotel services may increase to 118% of the sales rate in case of no-show or last-minute cancellation. In case the requirements are not met by the guests, the 18% local VAT tax will be charged directly to them.
  1. With regard to Visas or vaccination regulations please check this in your country.
  2. Travel Peru liability will be limited to the reimbursement of services supplied for failure of services contracted by us. Travel Peru cannot be held liable for any injury, loss, accident, delay or irregularity occasioned by air-carriers or third-party suppliers and by natural phenomena, sickness, war, quarantine, strike, or any other kind of force major or by attendance to Federal Police, customs and Health Authorities regulations.
  3. All distances given in itinerary are only an approx and does not include any journey by air.

Conditions of Payment:

On booking 10% deposit non-refundable.

Full payment is due 60 days prior to arrival.

Payment method can be via bank transfer (Bank details are provided on each invoice). We also accept credit card payment processed via PayPal (Please add 2% to cover commission charge from card companies) - VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or PayPal.  PayPal might require you to set up an account to process payment.


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