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Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu Tour

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Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Price: Upon Request
Tour Type: Cultural Classic Incentive
Places to be visited: Lima, Cusco

Tour Description

All our programmes can be tailor made according to your requirements, whether regarding the length of your tour, any special interests or specific activities, flight reservations, optional destinations or tours.

DAY 01: International arrival: Lima, Peru
Arrival: Meet & assist at Lima International Airport by our professional English-speaking Representative, who will assist you.
Transfer & check-in: Transfer in modern air-conditioned vehicle to your selected Hotel for check-in.
Option: Welcome banner and typical dancers to greet the group on arrival at the hotel.

Welcome Cocktail Platter: Pisco sour - Soft drinks
(1 assorted platter)

Cold Appetizers (6 per person)
Chicken with peppers - Smoking Pore and Trout - Cream cheese and dry fruits
Roquefort cheese with walnuts - Camembert cheese with grapes
Prosciutto with melon - Pork Fillet with Chutney Caprese
Tapenade with Quail eggs - Salami, cheese and cocktail onions
Potatoes filled with Sour cream and Caviar
Hot Appetizers (6 per person)
Spring rolls with Tamarind sauce - Panserotto filled with jam and ricotta cheese
Small risotto cylinders quartirolo style - Tropical chicken sheshkabebs
Sweets (4 per person)
Small tartlet filled with chocolate and peanuts - Stuffed walnuts
Cinnamon cakes - Raspberry tartlets - Cream éclairs - Peruvian sweets


DAY 02: Lima / Cusco
Early buffet breakfast at your Hotel in Lima.
Transfer & Flight: Lima / Cusco: Early transfer to the Airport to board your plane for flight to Cusco, centre of the old Inca Empire. Meet & assist at Cusco Airport by our professional English-speaking Representative.
Rest of the morning is free to relax, and slowly acclimatise. Lunch: Enjoy a private lunch at the Inka Museum, a 17th Century building known as Palacio del Almirante, which was inhabited by a Spanish noble family, descendant to the Royal Admiral of Spain. It features impressive wood carved ceilings, a main stone patio and a very impressive collection of artifacts from the subsequent periods of human dwelling of Cusco, dating from several thousand years back. Live show entertainment.

Sightseeing Tour: Your afternoon tour includes the Santo Domingo Monastery - Main Square Cusco,  Classic Incentive, Tours in Peruthe legendary Koricancha (Gold Square), the most important temple devoted to worship of the Sun and whose walls were plated with sheets of gold; the Main Square, the Cathedral, Plaza del Regocijo, the Old Town with its very narrow streets and the nearby Ruins of Cusco: Tambomachay, Kenko, Puca Pucara and the Inca Fortress of Sacsayhuaman.

This evening enjoy a delicious dinner and spectacular show.
The Inka Dinner served in the splendid Tupay Restaurant, reenacts the arrival of the Inka amongst his people. The show, performed during dinner, consists of several acts including the Paying of Tribute to Sacred Earth, the Reading of the Fall of Coca leaves and various typical dances from the Andes. The show is peformed by a group of approximately twelve artists, wearing traditional dresses. In keeping with this theme, the waiters are also dressed in typical costumes.
Overnight: At your hotel in Cusco.

DAY 03: The Sacred Valley
Ollantaytambo,  Classic Incentive, Tours in PeruPisac and the Fortress Town of Ollantaytambo: The Sacred Valley leads the way from Cusco to Machu Picchu, and it was in the heart of the Inca Empire. Today we see the highlights of this beautiful Valley beginning with the market Town of Pisac. On market days, this town becomes a bustle of activity as nearby farmers and townsfolk all take part in a mêlée of trading, both in local and tourist products.

Lunch: Your countryside buffet lunch venue today is the charming Hacienda Huayocari, where the Lambarri-Orihuelas, a family of great collectors will be your hosts. The visitors can appreciate a valuable collection of Colonial and Folk art. Located on the summit of a hill sheltered amidst Andean peaks, guests will find from here one of the finest views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Proceed on to the larger Fortress Town of Ollantaytambo, from where Manco Inca led a fierce resistance against Pizarro's Spanish troops in 1537. One of the most amazing aspects to the Town however is the way that old mingles with new in an almost casual manner, and certain parts of the Town appear to have not changed since Inca days.

Dinner: Enjoy a delicious dinner of Andean fare at a local Restaurant in Cusco, while enjoying a folklore music and dance display.
Overnight: At your hotel in Cusco.

DAY 04: Cusco / Machu Picchu / Cusco
Breakfast: Early buffet breakfast at your hotel.
Cusco - Machu Picchu: Transfer to the station. Leave in Orient-Express Panoramic Railcar for the 3 ½ -hour ride to Machu Picchu, discovered for science in 1911 by the American explorer Hiram Bingham. Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes, you will make the 25-minute motorcoach ascent to the "Lost City of the Incas".

Machu Picchu: We tour the ruins for around 3 hours, during which time our guide Machu Picchu,  Classic Incentive, Tours in Peruexplains the astounding degree of technology achieved by the builders of this famous site. The tight construction, the water channels, the staircases carved from the living rock of the mountain, and the Intihuatana, (or "Hitching Post of the Sun") which served as an Astronomical Calendar, all show technological advancement far beyond anything this area of the world was thought to have achieved. These, along with the Temple of the Sun, the Royal Tomb, the Priests' House, the Inca Baths, and the Temple of the Three Windows, all allow us to glimpse back into the past and with the help of our guide, revisit the lives of a truly remarkable people.

Lunch: We enjoy the buffet lunch on the "Old Mountain" at the entrance to the ruins, with the famous view of the ruins and Huayna Picchu, or "Young Mountain" behind it.

Return: The mid-afternoon train takes you back to Cusco. Meet by our representative and transfer to your selected hotel.
Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Cusco.

DAY 05: Cusco / Lima
Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Cusco.
Transfer and Flight: Cusco / Lima: Transfer to the Airport for your flight to Lima. Meet on arrival by your representative and transfer to your hotel.

Lunch: Enjoy a typical buffet lunch at Restaurant Brujas de Cachiche: a wonderful decorated restaurant where you can enjoy Peruvian Criollo cuisine. They offer aa variety of dishes in a nice informal setting.
Lima: In the afternoon, guided sightseeing tour to the most attractive and important sites in Lima, the "City of Kings". The tour includes Lima's Historical Center, passing by Plaza San Martin, The Main Square, the Government Palace, the City Hall, the Cathedral and its Religious Art Museum, the Church of Santo Domingo, with the tombs of Santa Rosa and San Martin de Porras, and Lima's Colonial Balconies.
Church and Convent of San Francisco,  Classic Incentive, Tours in PeruWe will visit the Convent and Church of San Francisco, the greatest monumental complex of Colonial Art in America and Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The tour includes a visit to the Basilica of 21 altars, Convent of Cloisters, Capitulary and Clementine Rooms, Chorus and Library of the priests, a Museum showing 11 paintings of the Rubens School, the Sacristy with paintings of Surbaran and Ribera, its great patio decorated with Seville tiles of the XVIth Century, Moorish arches and underground Catacombs.
We then drive through the residential Districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, passing by the Huaca Pucllana, a Ceremonial and Administrative Centre of the Lima Culture built in the II Century A.C. that the Incas considered as "Ñaupallaqta" or Sacred Town. We will also visit El Olivar Park with olive trees brought from Spain in the XVth Century, the Central Park of Miraflores and Larcomar, a symbol of modern Lima and a tourist and entertainment center as well as a privileged site to enjoy an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean. Late afternoon transfer to your hotel.

Gala Dinner: On the broad Larco Avenue in front of the Central Park, located a few metres from the Miraflores Municipality, is the old but impressive House of the Castro Iglesias-Thorndike family, which was constructed in 1912 by the Architect Rozzaga.

The Castro Iglesias family goes way back to Peru's Colonial period, when one of its forbearers earned the titles Count of Lurigancho, and Marques of Otero, for services he rendered to the Spanish Crown. Mrs. Throndike was the daughter of a very distinguished Chilean lady, and an American engineer, who came to Peru with Henry Meiggs to construct railway bridges in the heights of the Andean mountains. The house was remodelled in 1932 by Architect-Engineer Luis Santisteban Benavides, which gave it its present look. It was fashioned after Peru's Government Palace (the Presidential Palace in the Centre of Lima), which was also being restored at the same time. The Casa Garcia Alvarado offers six distinct ambiences that conserve unaltered, the elegant tradition of the 1930s. Our Gala Dinner will take place at "The Garden", the perfect setting for shows and parties.

The garden is serenely beautiful and very typically Spanish. It is divided into four passageways that converge at a central fountain, and is surrounded by a hallway, a service area which has a back door facing Esperanza Street, the interior façade of the home of one of the members of the family, and a small nursery with different types of plants. (3 Course meal inc glass of wine, soft drinks and mineral water).

Entertainment: We will arrange for a private evening opening hosted by the grand daughter of this renowned Peruvian family. Live show, an energetic music and dance exhibition of approx. 1 ½ hour will take place while enjoying dinner.
Late evening transfer to your hotel for overnight.

DAY 06: Lima / International Departure
Leisurely buffet breakfast at your hotel in Lima.
Time at leisure for independent activities.
Optional
: shopping tour.
Today's lunch will be at at the elegant Rosa Nautica Restaurant. This restaurant juts out into the Pacific Ocean for a breathtaking view. Above the cliffs of Lima you can see the condos and the Larcomar Shopping Centre of the Miraflores District. The Rosa Nautica Restaurant is famous for its scenery, service and excellent food.

Departure Transfer: Time at leisure until your departure transfer to Airport. Assistance at the Airport with all departure formalities.



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Unique on the Ground

  • Every client travelling to Peru has the security of a 24 hour contact number, for assistance any time of the day or night.
  • Details such as hand towels, nutritious snacks, and chilled mineral water during transfers and full-day excursions.
  • Room up-grades for VIPs on availability, early check-ins and/or late check-outs - more flexibility in hotel bookings.
  • Preferred seating on flights to get the best views of the Andes.
  • Preferential check-in at hotels, (with pre-check in for groups).
  • Great dining events - from al fresco barbecues to home-hosted dinners…
  • Personalised care - Enjoy Peru's Customer Service Department call each client personally at least once during the client's stay in our country
  • Internationally trained guides and staff care for Enjoy Peru's clients while in Peru.
  • Enjoy Peru guarantees complete brand protection for your company on the ground should you wish, offering our highest standards of services, but with your company's own logo's, stationary, name tags, airport and vehicle signs.
  • IT support improving communications and lowering costs.
  • Sales & Marketing support in Europe.
  • "Guardian Angel" service in Cusco - each Enjoy Peru client is assigned a person from our Cusco office who will be in constant contact with them throughout their stay.
  • Best tables at the most popular restaurants in town.
  • Nutritious snacks on every day excursions at high altitudes containing: bottled water, chocolate bars, granola bars, lemon hard candies and fruit juices.
  • Oxygen in all our vehicles at high altitudes.
  • Meet & greet by our staff at the arrival gate for VIPS's
  • Special transfer arrangements such as: pre-check at all airlines which allows guests to go to the Airport only 1hr prior to Flight Departure; transfer to and from Poroy Train Station which allows 45 minutes to 1hr time saving when travelling to Machu Picchu.
  • Strict quality control of all suppliers. At Enjoy Peru Cusco we keep track of all documents pertaining to all transportation units, with photocopies of driver's license, ownership card, insurance policies, and circulation permits.
  • All guests rooms are checked one hour prior to clients' arrival at hotels in Cusco


Tour Inclusions

INCLUDED:

Main programme includes the following:
  • 2 Nights at your selected Hotel in Lima on Bed & Breakfast basis, unless otherwise stated.
  • 3 Nights at selected Hotel in Cusco on Bed & Breakfast basis, unless otherwise stated.
  • Buffet breakfast daily + meals specified in the itinerary.
  • All transfers in luxury coach mentioned in the programme, with professional Enjoy Peru representatives.
  • Refreshing towels and chilled mineral water on the bus during transfers and excursions.
  • Meals described in the programme include tea, coffee, and mineral water. Other drinks charged as per consumption.
  • English-speaking tour escort throughout.
  • 1 gratuities on double basis min. 30 paying passengers.
  • Porterage at airports and hotels.

NOT INCLUDED:
  • International airfare.
  • Domestic flights in Peru, quoted separately and subject to change without notice.
  • Airport departure taxes within Peru, quoted separately and subject to change without notice.
  • Tips for guides, drivers and hotel staff - flat supplement possible if you wish to include this for clients, quoted separately.
  • All items of personal nature (telephone calls, laundry, room service, other drinks charged as per consumption, personal insurance, etc).

Points to note:
  • All prices are net and non-commissionable in US dollars.
  • Hotel and flight reservations are subject to availability on receipt of your booking confirmation.

  • All prices are based on group size of 30 paying persons including 1 free of charge on double basis.

  • We can offer special gifts and room-drops for these clients on other days. Ideas range from hand blown glass perfume bottles, to silver paper knives with Peruvian motif engraved with a commemorative text. We can provide you with a list of suggestions and prices should your clients be interested.


Useful Information

ORIENTATION
Peru is located on the central west coast of South America. Its neighboring countries are: Ecuador and Colombia to the N; Chile to the S; Brazil and Bolivia to the E; and the Pacific Ocean to the W. It is the third largest country in South America, with a surface area of 1 285 215,6 km2 (larger than France, Spain, and Germany combined) distributed approximately in the following manner: 12% coastal territory, 28% Andean highlands and 60% Amazon jungle. Its capital, Lima, is located in the coastal area, where the country's greatest economic activities take place.

TIME ZONE
Peruvian time is five hours past Greenwich Mean Time and is similar to Eastern Standard Time in the United States (except when the U.S. goes on daylight savings time from April to October). In reference to other cities, when it is noon in Peru, it is:

Santiago de Chile and Caracas 13:00
Rio de Janeiro 14:00
New York 12:00
Madrid 18:00
Londres 17:00
Tokyo 03:00


TEMPERATURE
Being such a geographically diverse country within the tropical belt, the weather in Peru is determined both by altitude and season. However, it also means that there is almost invariably sunshine somewhere in Peru ! Below is a summary of the weather conditions you can expect to find in each different region of the country at different times of the year.

Coast (Ica, Chiclayo, Lima, Piura, Trujillo, Tumbes)
Northern region: warm year-round with highs of up to 35°C in the summer.
Central and southern regions: two well-defined seasons, winter between April and October, and summer between November and March.

Highlands (Ancash, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Cusco, Puno)
This region has two seasons, dry season between April and rainy season between November and March.

Rainforest (Iquitos, Madre de Dios, Manu)
High rainforest (over 2,300 feet asl): has a temperate, subtropical climate with abundant rainfall.


WE RECOMMEND YOU TO
- Use comfortable shoes the whole time during walking tours.
- Take lots of liquids during long excursions.

WHAT TO BRING
- Hiking boots, sneakers and shoes.
- Long pants or slacks.
- Long-sleeved shirts.
- T-shirts.
- Sweaters and a jacket.
- Rain wear for rainy season.
- Camera.
- Insect Repellent.
- Personal toilet items and first-aid kit.
- Medicine to arrest or prevent the so called ”Soroche” or altitude sickness.
  Please consult your physician what medicine is best suited for your organism.

ALTITUDE
Lima: Sea level, 54 m.a.s.l.
Nazca: 588 m.a.s.l.
Paracas: Sea level, 5 m.a.s.l.
Cusco City: 3360 m.a.s.l.
Machu Picchu: 2400 m.a.s.l.
Urubamba Valley: 2850 m.a.s.l.


WATER
Tap water in most of Peru is potable, but the chemical content varies from place to place. To avoid problems, we recommend you to always drink bottled water.

VISAS
All travellers should contact the nearest Peruvian consulate in order to ascertain what visa rules apply, since these may change without previous notice.
For more information clic here:
Type of visa to enter Peru

AIRPORT

Hand luggage regulations

a) All liquids must be carried in containers whose capacity can not exceed of 100 ml (or its equivalent in other volumetric units, such as liquid ounces for instance). No liquids will be allowed in containers of more capacity than the said 100 ml, even if the container is not completely full.

b) The containers must be placed in reclosable plastic bags with a maximum capacity of 1 liter. The containers must fit effortlessly in the transparent plastic bag, which must be perfectly sealed.

c) The plastic bag must be presented at the inspection post for its visual examination. Only one plastic bag per passenger can be allowed.

d) Exceptions must be made in case of medications, milk and baby food, as well as in case of passengers who require a special diet. There must be the appropriate means in place to verify the nature of these liquids.

Likewise, exceptions must be made regarding liquids purchased in the duty free shops at the airport or on board an aircraft, provided that these liquids are packed in a sealed plastic container foolproof against undue manipulations, and that a satisfactory proof (receipt) is produced showing that the article was acquired at the airport’s duty free shops, or aboard an aircraft on the traveling day(s) for passengers leaving an airport or being there on transit.

LANGUAGE
The official languages of Peru are Spanish, spoken by 73% of the population, and Quechua spoken by 24% of Peruvians. English is widely spoken in hotels and shops.

CURRENCY
Peru's official currency is the Nuevo sol ; its symbol is S/. The denominations in circulation are bills of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 nuevos soles; coins of 1, 2, and 5 nuevos soles; and coins of 5, 10, 20 and 50 céntimos of a nuevo sol. US$ are widely accepted.
At the moment, US$ 1.00 is worth around 3.50 Nuevos Soles.

TIPPING
Whilst tipping is a personal matter, we are happy to give some guidelines:
Most restaurants add a 10% tip. The total tip should be about 15%.
Doorkeepers should be tipped 1 US$ per bag. Taxi drivers do not expect a tip.

Full-day excursion : US$6.00 per person
Half-day excursion : US$3.00 per person

PHOTOGRAPHY
If you are taking photographs of local people, always ask their permission beforehand. Your guide can assist you in this. Do not take photographs of military installations or airports. Film is readily available in all tourist areas. It is advisable to carry your camera in a dust-proof bag. Photography or camera fees are applicable at most sights and museums; your guide can give you details of the latest charges.

ELECTRICITY
Power voltage in Peru is 220 Volts AC, 60 Hz. Most modern electrical appliances do not need adapters since they will accept both 110 as well as 220 AC voltages. Please make sure to check the voltage options of those artefacts you intend to take with you during your trip, such as hair dryers, battery chargers, notebooks and lap tops, video cameras, etc. Most of these do not usually need a special adapter, but it is important that you make sure of that before leaving your country of origin in order not to have to buy special 110 V / 220 V AC adapters, which, however, can be found in the local market here in Peru.

HEALTH
Vaccinations
Full details of the latest health requirements should be obtained from an authorized medical source, such as your doctor. There are no mandatory health requirements for Peru.
Because you are visiting Andean areas, don't forget to take precautions to avoid altitude sickness. Be sure to try hot tea or infusion of coca leaves on your arrival in the altitude; during your first day move slowly and eat lightly.

PERUVIAN GASTRONOMY
Peruvian cuisine is highly varied and spicy. Some of our typical dishes are: "cebiche" (raw fish marinated in lemon juice), "aji de gallina" (de-boned chicken cooked in a milk and aji sauce), and "anticuchos" (shish kebabs of beef heart and meat), apart from the typical dishes from each region.
Be sure to try "Pisco Sour", Peru's typical mixed drink prepared with pisco, lemon, egg white and sugar.

DRESS CODE
Dress in general is very casual unless you want to eat in one of the more expensive restaurants in Lima for example, in which case a tie and/or jacket will be required and smarter ladies' wear. Due to the altitude, it is important to remember whatever the season, to take some warmer woollens for the nighttimes drop in temperature.

IMPORTANT: We reserve the right to make changes to the order of the trip, without prior notice, due to changes in climate conditions, river water levels, flight or bus arrival and departure times or any other reason relevant to the best development of the trip.

 

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