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7 Day Peru & Machu Picchu

7 days with Gate 1 Travel   Rating: First Class

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices  DAY 1 - Depart for Peru
Depart for Peru. Upon arrival in Lima. Balance of the day at leisure.

DAY 2 - Lima City Tour
This morning, begin the day with a tour of Lima. Enjoy the sights of Peru's capital city with 2000 years of indigenous and colonial heritage, before stopping at the San Francisco Monastery, famous for its 17th century architecture and world-renowned library. Then, join the optional tour to the Larco Herrera museum, considered the best museum in Lima, located in an 18th century restored mansion. This museum holds one of the world's largest collections of pre-Columbian art. Later, have an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager for the Peruvian adventure that awaits you. This evening, perhaps enjoy an optional Peruvian dinner along with a delightful musical performance. (B)

Optional: Half Day Larco Herrera Museum (PM) ($49)

Optional: Dinner & Show in Lima (PM) ($55)

DAY 3 - Fly to Cuzco, Afternoon at Leisure
This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cuzco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cuzco is declared the Historical Capital by the Constitution of Peru and hosts nearly 1 million visitors every year. Time permitting, meet children at a local school before transferring to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure to explore on your own or participate in the optional Highlights of Cuzco tour that visits the Colonial Cathedral, Temple of the Sun, and the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman.  (B)

Optional: Half Day Highlights of Cuzco (PM) ($69)

DAY 4 - Visit Machu Picchu
Early this morning, transfer to the Sacred Valley's Ollanta Station and board the Inca Rail Executive Train for Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, arriving in the early afternoon. Also known as "The Lost City of the Incas", 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 its corridors, ceremonial centers, and terraces. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel. (B,D)

DAY 5 - Return to Cuzco
This morning, enjoy a little time at leisure before departing Aguas Calientes for your return to Cuzco. Upon arrival in Cuzco, transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure. (B)

DAY 6 - Fly to Lima, Farewell Dinner
This morning transfer to the airport for your flight back to Lima. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Enjoy your last evening in Peru and say goodbye to your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at the Farewell Dinner. (B,D)

DAY 7, Monday - Depart Peru
Your vacation ends after breakfast.  (B)
Map
All This Included
  • All intra-flights: Lima-Cuzco & Cuzco-Lima
  • 6 nights accommodations
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 8 meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager
  • Services of English-speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
Highlights
  • City Tour of Lima with its 2,000 years of history
  • Full Day Tour via Train to the astonishing ancient citadel of Machu Picchu
Accommodations
Lima: Jose Antonio Executive Hotel
Cuzco: Eco Inn Cuzco
Machu Picchu: El Mapi Hotel
Notes
  • Due to the high elevation, travel in the Peruvian highlands may cause some passengers to experience the temporary effects of altitude sickness. If you have any concerns about traveling to higher than your accustomed elevation, please consult your healthcare provider.
  • This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes.
  • Lima-Cuzco-Lima flights included.
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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