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Day 1 - Canada - Lima
Enjoy the overnight flight, you will be arriving Lima in the next morning. Bienvenidos!
Day 2: Lima
Embark on a city tour of with its 2,000 years of history. Begin with the colonial centre of the city, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its historical buildings surrounding the splendid Plaza Mayor. View the impressive Palace of the Archbishop with its finely carved balcony, the opulent Government Palace, the official residence of the President, and the 16th-century Cathedral of Lima whose first stone was laid by Pizarro. Tonight, you may join the Optional Magic Water and Fountains of Lima (USD$40/person). In a lush 19-acre nature reserve on the outskirts of Miraflores, Magic Water and Fountain Show is one of the most popular attractions in the city.
Overnight in Lima.
Day 03: Lima - Cusco - Awana kancha - Pisac Market - Sacred Valley
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and fly to Cusco then meet and greet by your tour guide upon arrival in Cusco. In order to avoid altitude sickness, we drive down to the Sacred Inca Valley (2,000m). On-route we visit an indigenous Alpaca and Lama coop-farm. After a tasty Quinoa lunch, take a scenic drive to Pisac Village. There, explore the town and bargain with vendors on the cobblestone streets of the Pisac handicraft market. Enjoy a cultural blast as the entire town has been converted into a street market. Afterward, continue to your hotel in the Sacred Valley.
In the afternoon,you may join the Optional “Maras & Moray Tour”
(USD$ 70/person). Begin at Moray, showcasing Incan agricultural expertise with terraced circular depressions used to study crop conditions. Witness local farmers and shepherds in action. Next, visit the Maras salt mines, where saline spring water feeds terraced pans. Salt has been collected here for centuries. Afterward, return to hotel.
Overnight in Sacred Valley.
Day 04: Scared Valley - Machu Picchu Village
This morning, transfer to Ollantaytambo Railway Station in the Sacred Valley and stroll through the ancient Inca street before boarding the Inca Rail Train to Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known as "The Lost City of the Incas." Register at a nearby hotel. The town center offers dining, shops, the Mercado Artesanal craft market, Los Jardines de Mandor gardens, and the Butterfly House conservation project. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Machu Picchu Village.
Day 05 : Machu Picchu - Cusco
This morning, transfer to the Machu Picchu entrance, then you will have a guided walking tour of the sanctuary. Machu Picchu was built circa 1450 and abandoned only 100 years later. The purpose of this splendid city is still a mystery to modern historians. Enjoy exploring the ancient citadel and marveling at the imposing Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the intricately carved rock likely used as a sundial by the ancient Incas. The images of this significant archaeological site will be a long-lasting memory. Take the train to Ollantaytambo Station and then transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Cusco.
Day 06: Sacsayhuaman - Imperial Cusco - San Blas Neighborhood
This morning, explore Sacsayhuaman, known for its remarkable Inca ruins and megalithic stone walls showcasing Inca engineering. Its name likely means "Royal Eagle" in Quechua. Then, uncover Cuzco, the former Inca capital, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, blending Incan and Spanish history. Walk the well-crafted Incan roads, starting from the central Plaza, and visit the Colonial Cathedral housing 400+ Cusqueña School paintings and colonial art. Lastly, see the Temple of the Sun, famed for its golden-covered walls and floors.
Overnight in Cusco.
Day 07: Cusco
Today, enjoy your free time in Cusco, or you may join the Optional full-day tour to the “Seven-Color Mountain”. It is also known as Vinicunca or Rainbow Mountain, is situated in the Andes Mountains, southeast of Cusco, Peru. It's part of the Vilcanota Mountain Range, which is known for its dramatic landscapes and high-altitude trekking opportunities. The elevation of the trail is over 5,000 meters above sea level. Rainbow Mountain gets its name from the vibrant colors that streak across its surface. These colors, which include shades of red, pink, yellow, and green, are the result of mineral deposits, particularly iron and sulfur, in the sedimentary layers of the mountain. This fantastic adventure allows you to witness one of the most stunning natural wonders in Peru. Overnight in Cusco.
Day 08: Cusco - Lima
After breakfast, transfer to airport and fly to Lima. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel.
Overnight in Lima.
Day 09: Lima - North America
Transfer to airport and board the flight back to hometown.