Meeting of the Empires
Meeting of the Empires
|Purpose:||Adventure, Culture, Discovery|
|No. of days:||10 days - 9 nights|
|First & Last Cities:||Lima|
|Other cities:||Chiclayo, Trujillo, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu|
Day 1: Lima
Upon arrival, reception by our collaborators and transfer to the hotel. Kit documentation, detailed explanation of the program and assistance with luggage and registration at the hotel. In the afternoon, visit of the city to appreciate their most imposing architectural, like the Plaza Mayor or Pizarro checkerboard samples, where we will see the Palacio de Gobierno, the Cabildo, the Cathedral and Archbishop's Palace. We will continue visiting Santo Domingo Convent, jewel of 16th century architecture. Way to the modern area of the city, will cross the exclusive district of San Isidro, new financial heart of the city, to appreciate the Huaca Huallamarca. Finally, we will conclude our circuit in Miraflores, where we will visit the Parque del Amor, excellent point to enjoy a splendid view of the Pacific Ocean. Drop off in Larcomar or at the hotel. Overnight in Lima.
Day 2: Lima (Pachacamac)
In the morning, it will be conducted 30 km. South of Lima, along the Pan-American Highway, to the Pachacamac pilgrimage center, on the coastal Valley of Lurin. It is a Citadel of adobe from pre-Incan times where pilgrims flocked to consult the Oracle of "Pachacamac" and then, during Inca domination, he loved also the Sol Dios. The arrival of the Spaniards, became the most important ceremonial center of the Peru coast. Return to the hotel. In the afternoon, visit to the Larco Herrera Museum, one of the most complete museums in Latin America, which houses the unsurpassed collection of treasures from ancient Peru and inspires its visitors by making them discover, understand and enjoy more than five thousand years of history of the ancient Peru. This private collection exposes more than 45,000, ceramic pieces, mostly of the Mochica culture, collected by Don Rafael Larco Hoyle, important scholar of our archeological past and great collector. It is also known for its collection of the so called "erotic ceramics". Overnight in Lima. [B]
Day 3: Lima, Chiclayo (Sipan)
At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport to board your flight to the city of Chiclayo. Arrival, reception by our representatives and transfer to the hotel. In the evening, you will enjoy a visit to the Royal Tombs Museum where you can see parts of the treasure of the Lord of Sipan, which causes admiration throughout the world. Overnight in Chiclayo. [B]
Day 4: Chiclayo, Trujillo (Chan Chan)
Early morning, transfer to the bus station to board the VIP bus service to the city of Trujillo. After four hours going through the coastal landscape of the Peru, arrived at the station of Trujillo and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, we will go to Chan Chan. This city of mud is the largest and best preserved in the world. The ancient capital of the Chimu Kingdom, which was established in the Moche Valley between the 12th and 15th centuries, housed up to 60 thousand inhabitants, in an area of 20 square kilometers, extending from the vicinity of Cerro Campana Huanchaco port. Chan Chan, also called "City of the Moon" or "The long walls". Overnight in Trujillo. [B]
* Excursion in the afternoon in regular service.
Day 5: Trujillo, Lima
We will make a tour of city and see beautiful colonial and Republican houses. We will continue towards the Museum of the Universidad Nacional, to appreciate interesting utensils of the cultures that populated the area. At an appropriate time, transfer to the airport to take your flight to Lima. Arrival, reception by our collaborators and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Lima. [B]
Day 6: Lima, Cusco
At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, reception by our representatives and transfer to hotel. Rest of the morning to rest and acclimatize. In the afternoon, visit the city of Cusco, declared World Heritage Site by Unesco and place of a particular essence. The tour begins in the temple of Koricancha, an ancient Inca palace and main center of worship of the god Sol, where after the Dominican order built a church that lies prized so far. Then he will tour the Plaza de Armas, where the Cathedral and the beautiful church of the Jesuits, among other colonial buildings are located. Continue the journey to the colonial church of San Cristobal to enjoy a spectacular view of the city, then continue to the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Inca construction that stands out for its huge walls of hewn stone, located in a strategic position on a hill, with a broad view of the city of Cusco. Later you will visit important archaeological sites Puca Pucara and Qenko. [B]
Day 7: Cusco, Chinchero, Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley
Visit Chinchero, a small picturesque Andean village. Enter the home of a textile artisan, where you will see some of his original work and learn about their techniques, as well as their creative process. Then visit its significant Inca ruins dating from the end of the 15th Century, as well as a beautiful traditional church. Afterwards, on the road to Ollantaytambo, you will stop at the Racchi viewpoint, for one of the best views of the Sacred Valley. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Then head to Ollantaytambo, one of the most representative complexes of the Inca Empire and site of one of the Spanish Conquistadors' rare strategic defeats. Famous for its terraced fields, Ollantaytambo was a very effective fortress and also a religious center. Finally, you will stop at the village of Ollantaytambo, known as "the only living Inca town". It is the best surviving example of Inca urban planning, with stone-paved streets that have been inhabited since the 12th Century. [B,L]
Day 8: Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu
You will visit one of the most important energy centers in the world: Machu Picchu. The excursion is done by train and during the tour we will have an amazing view of the landscape of the Sacred Valley of Urubamba. Upon arrival to Aguas Calientes, our staff will assist you to board the bus that will take you to the Citadel. It will be an unforgettable experience, where a professional guide will transmit us the history surrounding this mysterious and charming place. After the guided tour, you will enjoy free time to explore the area on your own, relax or meditate. When appropriate, descent to the town of Aguas Calientes. Included buffet-style lunch. In the afternoon, it will address the train back to Cusco. Upon arrival, our partners will await at the station, from where we'll drive to your hotel. Overnight in Aguas Calientes. [B/L]
Day 9: Machu Picchu, Cusco
Morning at leisure. Optionally make a second visit to Machu Picchu and take advantage to more remote places such as the "Intipunku" or "Door of the Sun" the more adventurous may enjoy a motorcycle promotion to the "Huayna Picchu" or "Young mountain" to visit the Temple of the Moon and have a view of the Citadel of photography. In the afternoon, it will address the train back to Cusco. Upon arrival, our partners will await at the station, from where we'll drive to your hotel. Overnight in Cusco. [B]
Day 10: Cusco, Lima, USA
At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Lima. Upon arrival, connection with your international flight. [B]
[B] = Breakfast – [B/L] = Breakfast and Lunch
- Welcome kit and detailed itinerary
- Transfers airport/hotel/airport or bus station in Lima, Chiclayo, Trujillo, Cusco
- Transportation Chiclayo/Trujillo.
- 8 nights’ accommodation
- Lima - 3 nights
- Chiclayo – 1 night
- Trujillo – 1 night
- Cusco - 2 nights
- Scared Valley – 2 nights
- Breakfast daily
- 2 lunches
- City tour in Lima
- Visit Pachacamac Ruins
- Visit Larco Museum
- Half-day tour to Chan Chan Complex and Dragon Ruins.
- Half day city tour of Trujillo.
- Half day tour excursion to “Royal Tombs of Sipán” Museum in Chiclayo.
- City Tour in Cusco and ruins
- Full day excursion to Sacred Valley including Pisac Market and Ollantaytambo
- Full day excursion to Machu Picchu
- Vistadome train tickets to Aguas Calientes
- Maps and amenities during excursions.
- Travel Assistance Program.
Not included in tour
- Air tickets, taxes and surcharges.
- International or domestic border taxes.
- Travel Insurance
- Meals and services not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Optional tours and extensions
- Personal expenses.
- Meals or any other items not specifically mentioned as included
Hotels in your Tour
|Category||Hotel Name||Room Type||Tripadvisor|
|Lima||Casa Andina Standard Miraflores||Standard||4|
|Trujillo||Costa del Sol Wyndham||Standard||4.5|
|Sacred Valley||San Agostin Monasterio de Recoleta||Standard||4|
|Agua Calientes||Casa Andina Machu Picchu||Standard||4|
|Chiclayo||Costa del Sol Wyndham||Standard||4|
|Cusco||Costa del Sol Ramada||Contemporary||4|
|Sacred Valley||Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay||Standard||4.5|
|Agua Calientes||Casa Del Sol Boutique||Standard||4.5|
|Chiclayo||Casa Andina Select||Superior||4.5|
|Cusco||JW Marriott Convento||Classic Inca||5|
|Sacred Valley||Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection||Superior||5|
|Agua Calientes||Inkaterra Machu Picchu||Superior||4.5|
Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking
Rates are per person, based on 2 passengers traveling together, valid through December 2020.
Price for single and triple rooms are available upon request.
Rates do not apply to the following holidays: Inti Raymi (the week of June 24), Independence Day celebrations (Week of July 28 and 29), , Christmas and New Year’s (December 23 through January 1). Other blackout dates apply.
Tour Code: PE04LIM20CT