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.
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.
Your afternoon tour includes the Santo Domingo
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
Overnight: At your hotel in Cusco.
DAY 03: The Sacred Valley
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
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".
We tour the ruins for around 3 hours, during
which time our guide
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
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"
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.
: 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.
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.
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.
: 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
Departure Transfer: Time at leisure until your departure transfer to Airport.
Assistance at the Airport with all departure formalities.
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