Mythical Machu Picchu

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  • Group Tour
  • Starting Price: $4,475
  • Length: 8 days
  • Operator: Travcoa
  • 866-591-0260
    Destinations: Central and South America, Peru, Machu Picchu
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Tour Description

Something simply magical characterizes Peru. How else could so many amazing qualities be found in just one country” To begin to unravel the mystery of modern day Peru, first we must travel back to the origins of the country as the birthplace of the Inca Empire. You will have the chance to visit Cuzco, capital city of the Inca Empire and oldest continuously inhabited city in all of South America, as well as the famed sanctuary of Machu Picchu, a structure so impressive that modern day scholars still struggle to explain its construction without the aid of modern engineering and equipment. In Lima, you’ll find much of Peru’s rich colonial history coexisting with the elements of a modern, thriving capital city. As you find yourself meeting colorful and friendly locals, you will peruse their world renowned crafts while being serenaded by the soothing sounds of the Peruvian flute. It will become easy to see why Peru holds such a dear place in the hearts of so many travelers.

  • Discover three UNESCO World Heritage Sites on a single journey
  • Overnight at the legendary “Lost City” of Machu Picchu
  • Visit the remarkable ruins at Sacsayhuamán, and the Urubamba Valley, the “Sacred Valley of the Incas”
  • Experience the sunrise at Machu Picchu and explore the site prior to arrival of off-site visitors

Itinerary

DAYS 1 & 2

Lima, Peru

Get acquainted with Peru’s capital city, its 2,000 years of history, colonial heritage and artistic traditions. Tour Lima’s historical city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its high concentration of colonial buildings. Visit the Larco Herrera Museum, housed in an 18th-century colonial mansion, it holds the most extensive collection of pre-Columbian art in Peru.(B)

Miraflores Park Hotel, Lima

DAYS 3 & 4

Cuzco the Urubamba Valley

Visit one of the remarkable ruins of the Inca Empire, the cultural center of Sacsayhuamán. In San Blas, we’ll visit its beautiful colonial church. Then it’s on to the Santo Domingo Convent Monastery, once the Koricancha temple - the most important Inca temple dedicated to the worship of the sun. Travel to the Urubamba Valley, the “Sacred Valley of the Incas,” and continue to the Pisac handicraft market. At the Wayra Ranch, enjoy homemade empanadas. Later, visit the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo.(2B, L)

Monasterio Hotel, Cuzco

DAY 5

Machu Picchu

In the morning, board the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu, “The Lost City of the Incas,” which was discovered by American explorer, Hiram Bingham in 1911. Take a guided tour of the marvelous citadel - a trule awe-inspiring experience - and stay at the exclusive Sanctuary Lodge.(B, L, D)

Sanctuary Lodge, Machu Picchu

DAY 6

Machu Picchu Cuzco

Today we recommend rising early enough to witness the sunrise over the ruins, a spectacular sight. For hiking enthusiasts, the view from the peak of Huayna Picchu is well worth the trek. In the afternoon, return to Cuzco on the Hiram Bingham train and enjoy a silver service four-course dinner on board.(B, L)

Monasterio Hotel, Cuzco

DAYS 7 & 8

Cuzco, Lima Depart for Home

Enjoy one more breakfast before being transferred to Lima for your flight home or on to your next destination.(B)

Miraflores Park Hotel, Lima

DAYS 7 & 8

Cuzco, Lima Depart for Home

Enjoy one more breakfast in your hotel in Cuzco before being transferred to Lima for your flight home. We will provide assistance for your transfers and flights.(2B)

Miraflores Park Hotel, Lima

Departures

Pricing Information

December 31, 2011

From $4,475.00 per person double occupancy.

From $2,225.00 single room supplement.

Journey Includes

  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All transfers and fully guided daily sightseeing provided by a private deluxe A/C vehicle
  • Local English-speaking guide for sightseeing in each city
  • Entrance fees per final scheduled itinerary
  • Airport porterage, where available (2 bags per person)
  • Local taxes
  • TravcoAssist (Medical Travel Assistance Plan)

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Prices displayed are based on the lowest season base price and assume double occupancy. Prices are shown in U.S. dollars and may or may not include administrative fees, taxes, meals, airfare (where applicable) and Single Supplements. Cancellation penalties, blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.

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