Explore the peaceful and fetching corner of the Andes with attractive colonial towns and isolated weaving villages of the valley tucked under the tawny edges of formidable foothills, The Sacred Valley.
The picturesque ‘Peru – The Sacred Valley’ tour offers you an unparalleled opportunity to explore the top attractions of the Sacred Valley including the significant sites of Lima and Cusco.
The Sacred Valley of the Incas, also recognized as Urubamba Valley, lies 20 km north of Cusco. The scenic and historical valley is one of Peru’s major attraction of the voyagers. The major highlights of the Sacred Valley are; Ollantaytambo, Pisac Ruins, Huchuy Cusco, Moray, Salinas, Pisac Market, Chinchero and Urubamba. You will be exploring most of these crams on this voyage. It’s also the gateway to the most important archaeological site in Peru ‘Machu Picchu’ which is considered an absolute masterwork of architecture and a unique testimony of the Inca civilization. You will have a full day excursion to visit this beautiful place.
Besides that, in Lima, you can explore the major attractions of the town including the World Heritage Site ‘Historic Centre,’ Lima Plaza Mayor (Main Square), Lima Cathedral, Government Palace, San Francisco Church and Convent, Gastronomy House and many more. And in Cusco, you will have a guided tour to visit The Cathedral, the Temple of the Sun or ‘Koricancha,’ and the archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, and Tambomachay.
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Upon arrival at Lima, there is a reception and transfer to the selected hotel and overnight.
After an early breakfast, transfer from the hotel to the airport at a scheduled time to take the flight to Cusco. Upon arrival reception and transfer to the selected hotel. At the scheduled time, there is a guided city tour to visit: The Cathedral, very important for its architecture and collection of canvases from the “Escuela Cusqueña” (Academy of Cusco); the Temple of the Sun or “Koricancha”, a classical example of the fusion of Inca and Western cultures and the archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, and Tambomachay. Return to the hotel.
After an early breakfast, there is a scheduled tour of the Sacred Valley, formed by the Vilcanota or Urubamba River. It begins in Pisac market, where artisans sell a wide variety of handicrafts. After lunch, the tour continues to the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo, where the locals maintain the original construction of the Inca citadel. Return to Cusco and to the hotel. Lunch is included.
After an early breakfast, starts a full day excursion to visit Machu Picchu the most important archaeological site in Peru. The citadel is located 113 Km (70 miles northwest of Cusco.) The tour starts with an early transfer to the railway station for the morning train ride to Aguas Calientes for about three-and-a-half hours. Then, continues with a 20-minute bus ride up to the archaeological site for a guided tour. Rediscovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911, Machu Picchu is considered an absolute masterpiece of architecture and a unique testimony of the Inca civilization. Lunch is provided. At the scheduled time, return to Cusco and transfer to the hotel.
After an early breakfast, there is a scheduled transfer from the hotel to the airport to take the flight to Lima. Upon arriving at Lima, there is a reception and transfer to the hotel. At the scheduled time, there is, a tour of the city of Lima begins with the historic downtown that was recently declared by UNESCO as a “World Heritage Site” because of its numerous architectural buildings. This represents the strong European Middle Age influence. Important buildings to visit are the Government Palace or “Casa de Pizarro”, the Municipal Palace, Lima’s Cathedral, San Francisco church and convent with valuable works of art and stone and wooden structures and balconies of colonial houses. We will appreciate also “Huaca Pucllana”: a magnificent ceremonial and administrative center from Lima Culture. The tour ends with a visit to the modern suburbs of San Isidro, and Miraflores. San Isidro has modern apartment buildings and beautiful parks such as El Olivar with olive’s trees brought from Spain in the 16th century and finally Miraflores with its Central Park and Larcomar Shopping Center that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Return to the hotel.