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Impressive archaeological heritage of ancient civilizations testifies art, customs, rites and development.

Culture in Peru

The strong presence of the Inca culture may be felt in its fortresses and temples.

The welcoming city of Lima will be the perfect introduction to a trip back in time to the Incas ruins. Savor the world renown Peruvian cuisine after you visit the Larco Museum to understand this country’s fascinating history. Continue your journey to Cusco, a beautiful colonial city in the Andes. Visit the Sacred Valley, a place where many Inca traditions are still alive today. Finally, reach Machu Picchu by train and discover this archaeological complex with your private guide.

PACKAGE DETAILS

DAY 1 - LIMA

A Link Experiences representative will be waiting for you at Lima’s airport in order to welcome you and accompany you during the transfer from airport to hotel.  
  • Accommodation Lima

DAY 2 - LIMA

Explore Lima´s old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site packed with fascinating historic buildings. Start with a scenic tour in the colonial downtown, which radiates from the Main Square, where you can appreciate the grandiose architecture of the Spanish Empire. Be amazed by Lima´s Cathedral, built during the 16th century and took over 80 years to complete. Then visit the Casa Aliaga, a colonial mansion granted in 1535 by chief conquistador Francisco Pizarro to Jerónimo de Aliaga, one of his captains. This is the only house from that time that still belongs to the same family after all these centuries. Continue to the Larco Museum, located in the traditional Pueblo Libre district, which is housed in a beautifully restored viceregal mansion built on a pre-Columbian pyramid from the VII century. The museum boasts the most complete pre-Hispanic collection of gold and silver objects, as well as pieces of erotic art. Finally, head to the "Love Park" in the scenic coastal district of Miraflores, where you can admire the cliffs and a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. After this, you will be transferred back to your hotel.  
  • Meals included:  breakfast
  • Accommodation: Lima
 

DAY 3 - LIMA - CUSCO

After breakfast, a transportation service will pick you up from your hotel at the established time and will transfer you to the airport of Lima. At your arrival in Cusco, a transportation service will transfer you from the airport to your selected hotel. A representative will assist you during the journey and check-in at the hotel. In the afternoon, you will start your tour visiting the Coricancha, also known as "The Temple of the Sun" (QuriKancha 'Golden Temple'), which was built by the Inca Pachacutec and at the arrival of the Spaniards became the basis for the construction of the Santo Domingo Convent. Here, during the Inca Empire reverence was surrendered to the sun ("Inti"), and there was a time when it was covered with gold. Then visit the Cathedral, the most imposing monument in the Plaza de Armas. Its construction began in 1560 and ended only in 1654. For this purpose hundreds of stones were extracted and transported from Sacsayhuaman fortress under the command of the Ecclesiastical Council. You will continue your tour to the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, one of the most emblematic buildings of the Incas (located just minutes from town center) built by the Inca Pachacutec in the fifteenth century. This is a huge fortress built with large stones whose transportation remains still a mystery. Each June 24th, during the winter solstice, the feast of IntiRaymi is recreated here, where the sun is worshipped. Continue to Quenqo, located 4 kilometers from the city of Cusco. Quenqo is an archaeological complex of mainly religious use where it is believed agricultural rituals were performed. Finally get to know PukaPucara, located 7 kilometers from the city of Cusco. PukaPucara, which means "Red Fortress", was an architectural complex of alleged military use with multiple spaces, plazas, baths, aqueducts, walls and towers.  
  • Meals included: Breakfast, lunch
  • Accommodation Cusco
 

DAY 4 - CUSO – SACRED VALLEY

During the morning, you are picked up from your hotel in Cusco to visit the town of Chinchero, a traditional Cusco urban centre located at an elevated point with a beautiful view of the valley. The inhabitants of this área preserve the artisan traditions and the inherited knowledge of the Incas and display them in their clothes and customs. In Chinchero there are also archaeological remains and a beautiful seventeenth-century church, one of the first Catholic buildings in Peru. After this, you are transferred to Ollantaytambo, making a stop at the Raqchi viewpoint. Upon arriving in Ollantaytambo visit its town, inhabited uninterruptedly since Inca times, and climb the iconic fortress, built next to a mountain. Later, have lunch in Ollantaytambo and live a superior Andean gastronomy experience in Chuncho restaurant, where the true spirit of the Sacred Valley is transmitted in a cosy atmosphere. It should be noted that the restaurant offers exclusive service for Link Experiences passengers at regular lunchtime, providing first class personal attention. Then, you are transferred from Ollantaytambo to the Living Museum of Yucay, a centre Andean traditions interpretations, where demonstrations of the elaboration of textile work, adobe, pottery and silverware are carried out in the same way in which they used to in antiquity; an original recreation of Inca traditions. Also, residents of the museum include llamas, sheep and alpacas, and they can be fed! At the end of this activity, you are transferred to your hotel.  
  • Meals included: Breakfas, Lunch
  • Accommodation: Cusco

DAY 5 - SACRED VALLEY – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

Your tour to Machu Picchu begins with a train ride to Aguas Calientes. This town is also known as "Machu Picchu pueblo" and is the last stop before entering the most important archaeological site in Peru. In Aguas Calientes there is a train station, a craft market, restaurants and hotels of different categories for those who prefer to spend the night at the foot of the mountain and climb it early. Finally, after a short transfer by bus you will reach Machu Picchu, a masterpiece of engineering and architecture that served as a sanctuary and retreat for the Inca Pachacutec. Machu Picchu, which means "Old Mountain", is considered a World Heritage by UNESCO and one of the new seven wonders of the world. Return to Aguas Calientes for lunch at Café Inkaterra. In the afternoon you will head to the train station to take the train back to Ollantaytambo and start the return to Cusco from there.  
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: Cusco
 

DAY 6 - DEPARTURE

Private transfer to the airport for your domestic flight to Lima  
  • Meals included: Breakfast
 

INCLUDED

TOUR GUIDE:

  • English-Spanish speaking – guide-driver in private basis

ACCOMMODATION:

  • Double accommodation with daily breakfast. Accomodation is subject to availability until confirmation.

TRANSPORT:

  • All transfers & private ground transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Assistance with the check-in procedure at airport

ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES:

  • All excursions as mentioned in the itinerary with private bilingual speaking guide (English & Spanish)
  • Meals as detailed on the program, Peruvian and international gastronomy.
  • Cusco tourist tax
  • Machu Picchu package, services on PRIVATE BASIS:
    • Transfer hotel / train station / hotel
    • Round trip train ticket on board selected train
    • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu plus round Trip bus
    • 2.5 hours Private basis tour with local guide
  • Personalized assistance 24/7

NOT INCLUDED

Personal expenses, Extras and Tips.

YES

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Meals not stated in the program.

YES

International air tickets to Ecuador.

YES

Early check-in/Late check-out.

NOT

Medical services.

NOT

Personal travel insurance.

NOT

RECOMMENDATIONS

Comfortable and light clothes are the most convenient choice for traveling on Peru’s coast, while warmer clothes are best for stays in the highlands. Passengers must not wear sleeveless T-shirts, shorts, miniskirts or very tight clothes when visiting temples, religious places or official buildings. Sunblock lotion, sun glasses, a hat or cap and a mosquito repellent can be also very helpful during the trip.

 

RELEVANT INFORMATION ON THE NEW ENTRY REGULATIONS IN MACHU PICCHU

Current restrictions on visits to Machu Picchu include a maximum stay of 4 hours in the citadel and the first entry accompanied by a guide. If the visitor makes an alternate route (Machu Picchu Mountain or Huayna Picchu) he will have 3 more hours, additional to the 4 hours of the citadel. If the passenger wishes to enter again during the afternoon shift or the following day, he must first acquire an extra ticket to enter on the new shift. There is no sale of tickets in the archaeological zone.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR LUGGAGE TRANSFER ABOARD THE TRAIN TO MACHU PICCHU

  • Carry the same ID card submitted to the agency, as train tickets and entrance ticket to Machu Picchu will be issued with the same information.
  • In all train services to Machu Picchu the passenger may only carry hand luggage (backpack, purse or briefcase), with a maximum weight of 5kg / 11lb. You will find your luggage at your chosen hotel.
  • Size allowance: 62 linear inches, 157cm (height + length + width)
  • 1 bag or backpack - 5kg/11lb - 62 inches/157cm

RATES

Non-commissionable net Price based on double accommodation per person in USD:

 

CATEGORY HOTELS CITY 2 PAX 3 PAX 4-6 PAX SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Tourist Superior José Antonio
San Agustin Plaza
Lima
Cusco
$1259 $1110 $1003 $335
First Class Dazzler
Sonesta Cusco
Lima
Cusco
$1299 $1150 $1037 $433
Luxury Hyatt
Palacio del Inka
Lima
Cusco
$1820 $1673 $1559 $955

 

NET PRICE PER PERSON IN US DOLLARS

“I had the luck of getting paired with this travel agent...was consistently amiable, prompt, extremely competent and overall made our trip enjoyable and easy to plan.”

Gina Gotthilf

California, USA

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