Please note that this tour will be locally escorted. Indus strongly believe in using guides with special regional knowledge at the destination and therefore experienced local experts will handle your sightseeing arrangements in each city. In addition, they will offer suggestions for your free time, recommendations for local restaurants, and insider tips so you can experience the destination the way a local would. While every city may feature a new guide, each with strong ties, unparalleled access, and invaluable information about the destination, rest assured you will also be taken care of during your transfers within the country. When flying; local guides will receive you as you arrive at the airport so you will be in knowledgeable, safe hands the moment you arrive in a new city. During land transfers, you will have a dedicated driver available for any questions you may have.
Make your own way to your gateway airport for your international flight to Lima. Enjoy inflight meals and services. Arrive in Lima, the "City of Kings" famous for its Spanish Colonial architecture, extraordinary museums and cuisine. Lima is internationally recognized as the "Gastronomic Capital of the Americas", and its cuisine is considered among the most diverse and exquisite in the world on par with French cuisine. On arrival at Lima International Airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Lima.
Overnight in Lima
After Breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airport for your domestic flight to Cusco; a short but spectacular flight over the snowcapped Andes to the oldest inhabited city in the hemisphere, Cusco, at an elevation of 11,440 feet. Upon arrival you’ll be met and transferred to Urubamba in the Sacred Valley. Drive through the fertile countryside of the Urubamba Valley to the colonial village of Pisac where an Indian Market takes place every day. During your visit to the bustling marketplace you will have the opportunity to bargain with the natives for many different types of Peruvian handicrafts and jewelry. Continue to the Ollantaytambo archaeological complex, the Incas built it as a fort that included a temple, agricultural terraces, and an urban area. There are two distinct sectors: The religious and worship zone, and the residential area. Ollantaytambo was an important administrative center with probable military functions if one considers the walls and towers. There are also traces of ancient roads and aqueducts. The town of Ollantaytambo is called a "Living Inca Town" since the inhabitants maintain very old practices and customs. Lunch at “Tunupa Valle” restaurant (beautiful country estate on the shores of the Urubamba River).
Overnight in Urubamba
This morning travel on the Premium Economy train of “Inca Rail” company through the sacred Urubamba Valley to the "Lost City of the Incas" Machu Picchu. Perched 8,200 feet above the valley, it was hidden by mountains and semi-tropical jungles for 400 years until discovered by Hiram Bingham of Yale University in 1911. Archaeologists believe that the Inca "Virgins of the Sun" took refuge from the Spanish Conquistadors here. On arrival at Aguas Calientes you will transfer to a shuttle service for a drive up the switch back road to the ruins. A knowledgeable tour guide will share the history of this mystical place of the Inca. This afternoon take the train back to Ollantaytambo rail station, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the Sacred Valley.
Note -Buffet lunch is “Ayasca” restaurant located in Aguas Calientes town.
Overnight in the Urubamba
After breakfast enjoy a tour of the oldest continuously inhabited city in the western hemisphere, Cusco and its nearby ruins. This gives you a chance to see how the Andean and Spanish cultures co-existed and influenced the city. The tour starts at Santo Domingo Convent, built on the site of Koricancha, which was an important ancient Inca palace and center of worship of the Sun God. The tour continues to the Main Square and the Cathedral from the early 17th century, it is a fine example of colonial baroque art.
Overnight in Cusco.
Renowned for its variety of dishes and regarded as gastronomic destination of Cusco, Tunupa Cusco Restaurant is located three blocks from the Plaza de Armas with breathtaking views of the city and the Andes. Delight your senses with mouth-watering buffet, exotic fusion of flavours and experience a truly unique Peruvian dining experience.
Breakfast and hotel and remaining of the day free at leisure or consider below optional tour.
Overnight in Cusco
Today you will be transferred to the Cuzco airport for a flight back to Lima; Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Then, start your half day tour of Lima. The tour visits both the colonial and modern sections of Lima. Colonial sites include the lovely Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, San Francisco Convent and convent of Santo Domingo. Santo Domingo Convent, a religious and architectural gem that houses holy paintings, images, and relics of Peruvian saints, as well as written accounts of the endeavors of the Dominican Order across the country. In modern Lima, drive along the exclusive residential areas of Miraflores and San Isidro.
Overnight in Lima
The Huaca Pucllana restaurant is located within the ancient ruins of Huaca Pucllana, an archaeological site constructed of 1500 years ago. Overlooking the illuminated ruins at Huaca Pucllana, this restaurant serves array of contemporary Peruvian dishes Huaca Pucllana offers a mouth-watering tasty selection of Peruvian Criollo cuisine, cleverly put together by head chef Marilú Madueño (Cordon Blue Paris), using her skills to combine local ingredients and flavours with modern cooking techniques. The menu includes Ceviches, soups, pastas, meats and traditional Peruvian dishes such as Creole style Chupe
This morning you will be transferred back to Lima International Airport for your return flight back home.