Thursday, June 21 - USA - LIMA
Arrive in Lima. Proceed through the immigration and customs areas.
You will be met by a local representative and transferred to the
Hotel JW Marriott.
Overnight at Hotel Marriott
Friday, June 22 -
11:00 a.m. Pick up at the hotel by private guide for tour of Lima.
3:30 p.m. Return to hotel to rest and refresh
5:00 p.m. Transfer to Architects' college
7:00 p.m. Dinner at local restaurant. Rest of evening at leisure.
Overnight at Hotel Marriott [BB, D]
Saturday, June 23
Pick up at the hotel and transferred to the airport for flight
to Cusco. [There is an airport departure tax of $6.05 per person
to be paid directly at the airport]. Met by the local representative
and transferred to the Hotel Libertador Cusco. Time to rest and
adjust to high altitude
Later in the afternoon half
day city tour & Sacsayhuaman, San Blas and the Merced Church
“Cusco, The Archaeological Capital of the Americas, exists
in the present and the past at the same time, being a living example
of the meeting of two different ages of culture”.
Visit to the Koricancha or
Temple of the Sun and the Cathedral. Continue the excursion with
the visit to the fortress of Sacsayhuaman.
San Blas is one of the most
picturesque barrios in Cusco. The Merced, the baroque-style Church
built between 1657 and 1680. Overnight at Hotel Libertador [BB]
Sunday, June 24 -
Full Day Inti Raymi
The Winter Solstice in the southern hemisphere and the local harvests
are the driving force behind the greatest, most majestic pre-Hispanic
ceremony to render homage to the sun. Today, the Inti Raymi festival
evokes the splendid Inca ritual of yore, being carefully scripted
by Cuzco professors, archaeologists and historians. The central
event is acted out on the esplanade below the imposing fortress
of Sacsayhuaman, 2 km. outside the city of Cusco. There, step
by step, thousands of actors enact a long ceremony giving thanks
to the sun god, Inti. The Inca ruler is borne on a royal litter
from the Koricancha, or Temple of the Sun to the Huacaypata, the
city's main square, where he commands the local authorities to
Overnight at Hotel Libertador [BB, L]
Monday, June 25 –
6:00 a.m. You have a very early start this morning as you travel
by coach to the station for a three-hour rail journey through
the spectacular Urubamba Valley, the Sacred valley of the Incas,
through pictures Indian villages.
On arrival at Aguas Calientes station, you board a bus for an
amazing 20 minutes drive up a zigzag road to the Inca citadel
of Machu Picchu. You have a guided tour through the stone ruins
of palaces, temples, towers and staircases.
Enjoy lunch in a purpose –built restaurant near the stone
ruins. The guide will return to Cusco in the afternoon
Overnight at Hotel Hatuchay [BB, L]
Tuesday, June 26 –
Morning at leisure to reenter the ruins
Buffet lunch at Sanctuary Lodge. Overnight at Hotel Hatuchay [BB,
Wednesday, June 27
– MACHU PICCHU
Morning at leisure to reenter the ruins. Lunch at Sanctuary Lodge.
Overnight at Hotel Hatuchay [BB]
Thursday, June 28
- MACHU PICCHU/CUSCO/OLLANTAYTAMBO
The group departs Machu Picchu at 1:30 p.m. and gets off in Ollanta
to visit the town and ruins of Ollantaytambo. Continue to Cusco
and visit the interesting ceramic workshop of Seminario who uses
ancient techniques to produce wonderful modern pieces. Arrive
in Cusco by 6:30 p.m. Overnight at the Libertador Hotel.
Friday, June 29 -
Morning at leisure. After lunch transfer to the airport.
Depart Cusco at 3:20p.m.; arrive in Lima at 4:40p.m.
In Lima, you are met by your guide and visit Larcomar for last
minute shopping or photography. After dinner transfer back to
the airport for flight back to USA. [BB]
Land Price: US$1,995.00
per person based on double occupancy.
Land Price: US$2,690.00 per person based on single occupancy.
Deposit of US$600.00 due at time of registration.
Full payment due by April 1st.
Accommodations and meals as described in the itinerary, transfers
and excursions on private basis with local English speaking guides,
entrance fees, train tickets to Machu Picchu, local service taxes
and administration fees.
international airfares, airport taxes (domestic US$ 6.05 per route
per person / International US$ 30.25 per person) telephone calls,
laundry services, tips at hotels and restaurant, additional, expenses
not specified above.
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