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Peru: Inca ruins, Sacred Valley, Andean Condors

7 days/ 6 nights

Departures:  June, July, August

Places Visited: Lima, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Cuzco, Machu Picchu

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • 6 nights accommodation in double room occupancy
  • Daily breakfast, all transfers, tours with bilingual guides, and local taxes
  • 1 half-day city tour, including Santa Catalina Monastery in Arequipa
  • 1 night staying at Casitas del Colca Hotel Full board & activities in Colca
  • 1 half-day City Tour & Sacsayhuaman Archeological Park in Cuzco
  • 1 full-day tour Sacred Valley, Pisac market & Ollantaytambo fortress with lunch
  • 1 full-day tour Machu Picchu with Vistadome train tickets

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:

  • International & domestic flights
  • Meals and drinks other than those mentioned
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional tours and experiences
  • Entrance to the Parks
  • Any items not mentioned

FROM: US$ 2,382.00*

* Price Per Person in US$, based on std. room in Boutique accommodation, subject to availability and may change without notice. Airfare not included unless indicated. Please read terms and conditions. Insurance is highly recommended. This is an exclusive promotion through Borello Travel & Tours.

Day 1: Lima

Arrival in Lima, private transfer to B Hotel.

Day 2: Lima/Arequipa

Half-day City tour, including Santa Catalina Monastery

Private transfer to the airport to catch the departing flight to Arequipa. Welcoming reception on arrival and private transfer to Casa Andina Private Collection Hotel. Free morning to get used to the altitude. This afternoon, the White City opens its doors on a journey that begins in the beautiful Colonial district of San Lazaro, the founding place of Arequipa; from here walk through its picturesque streets adorned with geraniums to later go to the Carmen Alto viewpoint for a chance to see the wonderful landscape of agricultural terraces and the three volcanoes surrounding the city: Misti, Chachani and Pichu-Pichu. It is time to head for the Yanahuara Colonial district, famous for its Andalusian style church and its viewpoint, architecture jewel surrounded by sillar (volcanic stone) arches. Then visit to the Santa Catalina Monastery, impressive religious monument which was closed for about 400 years; with narrow streets, squares and gardens reminiscent of the old quarters of Seville or Granada. Proceed to the Main Square to see its beautiful Cathedral and the stone arches that surround it, and finally, it is time to visit the Church of the Society of Jesus, founded in the seventeenth century by the Jesuits, famous for its cloisters and its magnificent San Ignacio Dome. Overnight in Arequipa.

Day 3: Arequipa/Colca

Set off to the spectacular Colca Valley going up the foothills of Chachani volcano and admiring the Misti and Picchu Picchu Volcanoes. Then cross the vicuñas reservation of Pampa Cañahuas to see them running free in the high Andean lands. Peculiar villages around us. Stop for lunch on the way to the hotel.  Free afternoon to rest and enjoy the hotel and the optional visit to the thermal baths in the area. Transfer to Casitas del Colca Hotel. Dinner.

Day 4: Colca/Arequipa

Early in the morning visit to the Condor Cross viewpoint. Before us the shocking flight of the condors, huge Andean birds on the brink of extinction and symbol of the Andes Mountain Range. The view at this place allows to appreciate the canyons depth, considered as one of the deepest in the world. Then visit the Maca and Yanque towns which still keep the colonial churches. After lunch, drive back to Arequipa.  Overnight in Casa Andina Private CollectionHotel.

Day 5: Arequipa/Cuzco

Private transfer to the airport and flight to Cuzco. Upon arrival, meet and greet at the airport, private transfer to Palacio Nazarenas Hotel. Free morning to get used to the altitude.

Half-day City tour & Sacsayhuaman Archeological Park

In the afternoon, start the Imperial Cuzco city tour visiting the Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park, an impressive fortress of colossal dimensions with rocks that are up to 4 meters tall and surrounded by beautiful views blending together perfectly. Then continue to explore Q'enqo, the Puma shrine, and see the sacrificial altar embedded inside a rock cave and Tambomachay and its sacred fountains of life. On the route, have a panoramic view of Puca Pucará watchtower which guarded the city entrance. After this, visit of the Korikancha temple, Inti God shrine, on which the Santo Domingo church was built. According to the chronicles, this temple was completely covered in gold in Inca times. Finally, visit to the Main Square in order to visit the Cathedral and its valuable and beautiful colonial masterpieces such as The Cross which arrived along with the first conquers. Overnight at Palacio Nazarenas Hotel.

Day 6: Cuzco/Sacred Valley/Cuzco

Full-day tour Sacred Valley, Pisac market & Ollantaytambo fortress with lunch

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is waiting for you. On the way stop at Awanacancha, small complex to admire Andean camelids such as alpacas and llamas and learn from local inhabitants about traditional dyeing and knitting techniques. Later explore the Pisac Market  with enough free time to go around and buy handcrafts and if you feel like tasting something traditional, stop by the wood ovens for a delicious empanada or a piece of bread. Lunch at a local restaurant. 

In the afternoon, our tour continues to Ollantaytambo, a small town full of local color and inhabited since Inca times to visit the main temple used as a fortress during the Inca resistance. Breathtaking views for amazing pictures. Return to Cuzco for overnight at Palacio Nazarenas Hotel.

Day 7: Cuzco/Machu Picchu/Cuzco

This morning, pick-up from your hotel to take you to the station to board train to Machu Picchu. A train trip away to see one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Arrival at the Aguas Calientes station to board the bus to go up the winding road to Machu Picchu, a spectacular view of the Urubamba River and its canyon. The Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, with its terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps and urban areas. Energy is all around us. After a guided visit, lunch at one of the restaurants in the area. At the arranged time, return to Cuzco by train and private transfer to the hotel.  Overnight at Palacio Nazarenas Hotel.

Day 8: Cuzco

Private transfer to the airport for departure.

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 Tour descriptions and approximate times are for informational purposes only.

Some places described may be substituted and/or approximate times may be subject to change, due to unexpected circumstances or weather conditions.