Day 1 : Lima

On arrival at Lima Airport you are met inside the International arrival terminal and before immigration.  Please look for our representative who will be holding a signboard with your name on it.

You will then need to hand over your passports and your luggage tickets. Following this, you will be escorted to the VIP lounge where you can enjoy drinks and snacks. Once your luggage has been collected, you will be brought straight to the immigration counter where you will need to wait just a few moments for immigration to stamp your passport.

Together with our representative, you will then head straight out of the airport and our car will transfer you to your hotel.

Overnight: Hotel B, Lima - Aposento Room – Breakfast included

Day 2 : Lima

This morning you will be met and transferred to one of the most iconic and picturesque markets in Lima where you can see, taste and purchase the most popular ingredients used in Peruvian cuisine. In the hands of a culinary expert, you will have the chance to try fruits from the coast, mountains and jungle – such as chirimoya, mango, passion fruit, aguaymanto and more. The market’s variety of vegetables include native varieties of potatoes, tubers, roots, organic or miniature vegetables, aromatic herbs, grains and more.  And don’t forget the impressive seafood section, offering prawns, shrimp, various fish, octopus and scallops. You will also have the opportunity to buy and sample dried fruits or woodcrafts.

Together with the culinary expert, you will then continue to the restaurant “La Picantera” by famous chef Hector Solís, who is a youll-known cookbook author and owner of the Fiesta Restaurants. The restaurant reproduces the rustic, traditional atmosphere of a classic "picantería," with menus varying according to what's best in the market that day, be it fish or meat. Unless you request a private table, there are two communal tables where people sit like they would in a traditional "picantería."

You will have the chance to sample the "chicha de jora," Peruvian corn beer, and other amazing and authentic flavors that are produced in this rustic restaurant by one of the best chefs in Peru.

After lunch, continue to the Historical Center of Lima and the Plaza Mayor, where the Government Palace, City Hall, the Cathedral and the Archbishop's Palace are located. Move along to the San Francisco Monastery and step inside Casa Aliaga, one of America’s best-preserved colonial mansions. Located across from the Presidential Palace in colonial Lima, Casa Aliaga was built in 1535 by Don Jeronimo de Aliaga, a member of Pizarro's conquering forces. Seventeen generations later, Casa Aliaga is still inhabited by the Aliaga family, whose heirlooms include beautiful original furniture.

You continue to the district of Pueblo Libre, to visit the Larco Herrera Museum, housed in an 18th century colonial mansion.  The museum holds the most extensive collection of pre-Columbian art in Peru, featuring many fine examples of textile work, one of which has a world record 398 threads per inch.  Also found in the museum are the materials and tools used by ancient Peruvians to produce their work in ceramics and metal, huaco pottery, gold and silver pieces with semiprecious stones and erotic art pieces.

Overnight: Hotel B, Lima - Aposento Room – Breakfast included

Day 3 : The Sacred Valley of the Incas

This morning you transfer to the airport to take your flight to Cusco.

Upon arrival in Cusco, you are met and driven to the “Sacred Valley of the Incas”, a succession of picturesque Andean towns, agricultural terraces, and many archaeological sites, as youll as the world’s most famous white corn cultivated for export. The mild climate, the varied and dramatic scenery of snow-capped mountains, floyouring meadows, lush green hills and spectacular flora and fauna, make the Valley a prime adventure destination in South America.  At a lower elevation than Cusco, the Valley is a warmer and less physically taxing environment for visiting the many attractions of the region, including Machu Picchu.

On your way to the Sacred Valley you will stop to learn the ancient weaving techniques used to create Andean clothing at Awanacancha, a breeding center for South American camelids.

You will arrive to your hotel in the Sacred Valley in the afternoon. Rest of the day at leisure to slowly acclimatize to the altitude.

Overnight:  Sol y Luna, Sacred Valley – Breakfast included

Day 4 : The Sacred Valley of the Incas

This morning you visit the circular terraces of Moray, an agricultural “research laboratory” for the Incas, who studied temperature variation from one terrace to another in order to develop different crop varieties.  Later the hardier varieties of seeds youre distributed throughout the Inca Empire.  On the other side of the Urubamba Valley you’ll see dramatic snow-capped peaks of the Vilcabamba and Urubamba cordilleras (mountain ranges).

You leave this interesting archaeological site to follow to the town of Maras, which grew in importance in the 17th century because of the exploitation and commercialization of the “salineras” or saltpans. You will cross the extensive Maras Pampas, where people farm the land and rear cattle and sheep. The Urubamba mountain range and its snow-capped peaks provide a spectacular background for your visit, which you may choose to do by van or through a gentle hike. In the town of Maras you will learn about the facades of the ancient houses, made from finely worked stone, indicative of the economic heights achieved by the town’s population at that time.

Enjoy a picnic lunch and be part of a very special ceremony of sound and traditional offerings to Mother Earth. This ceremony evokes the spirit of healing; taking part of this ritual are many sacred medicines like Palo Santo, Tayta Sayri, Mama Coca, Agua Florida, Condor’s Feathers, Grandfather Puma, Essences and Incenses. You use many pre-hispanic instruments that have no musical register written, that’s why you let their own essence shine to heal with joy, love, color and life. To feel how the poyour of sound becomes a collective prayer that creates healing frequencies you must come with an open heart. One of the main purposes of sharing this experience is to revaluate and to radiate the culture of our original people. It can be recognize it as an amazing cross-cultural experience.

Finally, visit the Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo. It was built to protect the entrance of this part of the Valley and prevent the possible invasions of tribes from the jungle. The Citadel consists of a series of superimposed terraces. You will have the opportunity to walk among the town´s little streets and get a clear idea of what this military, religious and cultural center was like during the Inca Empire.

Overnight:  Sol y Luna, Sacred Valley – Breakfast included

Day 5 : Machu Picchu Pueblo

This morning you will be transferred to Ollantaytambo station to board the Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes. Enjoy a unique train ride towards the marvelous Inca ruins of Machu Picchu. Get the most outstanding views of the Urubamba River, which cuts its way through green fields beneath the high peaks of the Andean glaciers.

From Aguas Calientes you will climb up a hillside to Machu Picchu, the "Lost City of the Incas”. Machu Picchu which means “Old Mountain”, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the seven new wonders of the world.

Lunch will be served at Sanctuary Lodge restaurant with its exclusive location next to the Inca citadel.

You spend the rest of the afternoon visiting the Sacred Inca citadel, exploring its main temples and hidden corners.

In the afternoon you take the shuttle bus back to Aguas Calientes where you will spend the night.

Overnight: Inkaterra Machupicchu Pueblo Hotel - Superior Deluxe - Breakfast included

Day 6 : Machu Picchu Pueblo

This morning you will have a second opportunity to visit Machu Picchu and climb the Huayna Picchu OR Machupicchu Mountain (subject to availability) accompanied by your guide, where one can experience spectacular views of all of Machu Picchu, the valleys and mountains that surround it. 

You could also visit the Inca Bridge, an incredible stone structure that served as the entrance or exit to the city and that has a gap in the middle several meters long over which two large wooden planks were placed; thus the Incas could cut off the city for their own protection by just removing the planks.

Take the shuttle bus back to Aguas Calientes where you will spend the rest of the afternoon.

Overnight: Inkaterra Machupicchu Pueblo Hotel - Superior Deluxe - Breakfast included

Day 7 : Cusco

You have the day at leisure to explore the citadel further.

In the afternoon, take the Vistadome train back to Ollantaytambo or Poroy Station where you will be met and driven to your hotel in Cusco.

Overnight: Belmond Palacio Nazarenas - Deluxe Studio Suite - Breakfast included

Day 8 : Cusco

Your guide will meet you at your hotel´s lobby to visit San Pedro market, which is situated in a very busy area in town that can keep you entertained for hours. Here you will get a first-hand look at how locals live day-to-day, outside of Cusco’s tourist zones. As you stand at the market, you will observe the locals speaking their native tongue and their gestures or habits that are all typical to the Andean culture. Smell the scents of local produce and flora, absorb the styles and textures of the local fashion or discover the traditional fruits, vegetables and ingredients that make up the main staples of traditional meals.

Continue to the Koricancha, the most important temple with walls once plated with sheets of gold and devoted to worshiping the Sun deity. Continue to the Plaza de Armas or Main Square to visit the Cathedral, and end your tour in the bohemian quarter of San Blas. The area is home to the workshops and stores of the most renowned artisans in Cusco, including Mendivil and Merida.

Enjoy lunch in any of the great restaurant options that Cusco offers (meal not included) and then, after lunch, your guide will take you to the ChocoMuseum, where you will have the opportunity to learn first-hand about the amazing cacao fruit during a chocolate-making workshop – because who doesn’t like chocolate, right?  Cacao is the rising star of Peru’s export and since several years Peru is by many considered the producer of the #1 cacao/chocolate in the world.  During today’s activity, learn about the cacao tree from the Peruvian jungle, the origin of chocolate and about the chocolate bean itself.  Make your own chocolate bar with milk or dark chocolate and a variety of different flavors to choose from.

Overnight: Belmond Palacio Nazarenas - Deluxe Studio Suite - Breakfast included

Day 9 : Lake Titicaca

In the morning, you will be transferred to Wanchaq train station to board the Titicaca train service (07:10hrs-17:29hrs).

Enjoy the mysticism offered by the beautiful Peruvian Andean landscape aboard this luxury train. Riding the Titicaca train is a unique experience, a journey between mountains and clouds, and between mountains and highlands. Ten hour train journey, which ends at the majestic Lake Titicaca and in whose path, the traveler will see the changing landscapes among mountains, rolling plains, and the various weather of the area.  The Titicaca train is exquisitely decorated with subtle, delicate style of the great Pullman trains of the twenties. It includes dining cars and a car-bar outdoor observatory.

Upon your arrival in Puno you will be met by your guide who will be transferred to your hotel.

Titilaka is located on the south-eastern shore of Lake Titicaca, far off the beaten path, on a tranquil private peninsula shared only with the local indigenous Aymara community of the same name. Surrounded on three sides by the pristine lake, and with four acres of grounds, Titilaka is the perfect base to explore this unspoiled corner of an area renowned for its ethereal beauty and remains home to some of Peru’s most traditional communities.

Overnight: Titilaka Hotel - Dawn Suite - All meals included

Day 10 : Lake Titicaca

Today you have the day to enjoy the included a-la-carte menu of activities (provided on a shared basis).

More than a dozen complimentary excursions include mountain biking to Inca Anatawi, rowing through the reeds, touring local colonial churches (be sure to visit the town Lampa — it's not on the tourist circuit and is incredible). A highlight is a visit to the Uros floating isles and home of Julio, one of the property's well–versed bilingual guides.

Overnight: Titilaka Hotel - Dawn Suite - All meals included

Day 11 : End of Itinerary

Today you are transferred to the airport to board your domestic flight to Lima.

Upon arrival in Lima, you are met by our representative who will help you with the check in procedure to board your International flight.

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