GENERAL ITINERARY

Subject to slight changes

Lima

Day 1 (Saturday, April 29) – Travel/Arrival in Lima

  • Travelers should arrange international flights to arrive to Lima on DAY 1 (April 29th) and depart Lima anytime after 11:30 am on DAY 10 (May 8th).
  • There will be two options offered for transfer from the airport to the hotel. Most flights arrive in the evening.
  • Travelers can also take public transport or a taxi.
  • There are no organized activities on Day 1

Day 2 (Sunday, April 30) – Lima City Tour

  • After breakfast, enjoy a private guided city tour of Lima, including the Plaza de Armas, cathedral, San Francisco Monastery and Catacombs, financial district of San Isidro and tourist district of Lima.
  • Afternoon on your own to explore or relax
  • Group dinner at Malabar
  • Overnight in Lima

Day 3 (Monday, May 1) - Lima/Cusco/Ollantaytambo

Our Hotel in Ollantaytambo

  • After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco.
  • Airport pickup and transfer to your hotel in the Sacred Valley
  • Afternoon on your own to acclimate
  • Group dinner at Pakaritampu
  • Overnight in Sacred Valley

Day 4 (Tuesday, May 2) – Maras and Moray Tour

  • Visit to the Moray ruins – known as the oldest known horticultural experiment center in the world
  • Visit to the Maras salt flats which have been in use since the Inca time
  • Overnight in the Sacred Valley

Pisac

Day 5 (Wednesday, May 3) – Sacred Valley Tour

  • Explore the Peruvian countryside with a full-day private tour of the Sacred Valley, including stops in the market town at Pisac, Ollantaytambo fortress and other locations.  You will have time to spend shopping or exploring the town.
  • Group lunch at Tunupa Restaurant
  • Overnight in the Sacred Valley

Day 6 (Thursday, May 4) – Machu Picchu Tour

  • Early morning train to Machu Picchu followed by a bus to the ruins
  • 3 hour guided tour of Machu Picchu, including visits to the Sun Stone, Sun Temple and the Room of Three Windows
  • Bus down to hotel where you will spend the evening at your leisure
  • Overnight in Aguas Calientes

Option: Ask for more details about hiking Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain during your visit to the ruins. Permits are subject to availability and must be confirmed in advance.

Day 7 (Friday, May 5) - Machu Picchu

  • Free day to spend in the Machu Picchu area to re-visit the ruins (return entrance tickets to Machu Picchu included for this day) or relax at the local Hot Springs.
  • Bus down to your hotel where you will spend the day at your leisure
  • Overnight in Aguas Calientes

Option: Ask for more details about hiking Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain during your visit to the ruins. Permits are subject to availability and must be confirmed in advance.

Cuzco

Day 8 (Saturday, May 6) – Return to Cusco

  • After breakfast at the hotel you will make our way to the train station for train back to Sacred Valley (please arrive at train 30 minutes prior to your train’s departure)
  • Transfer from the train station to the hotel
  • Possible group dinner in Cusco at Limo or Chicha
  • Overnight in Cusco

Day 9 (Sunday, May 7) – Cusco City Tour

  • Guided tour of Cusco City, including the Cathedral in the Plaza de Armas and the Temple of the Sun or Qoricancha, as well as the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Q’enko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay
  • Overnight in Cusco

Day 10 (Monday, May 8) – Departure from Cusco and Lima

  • You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lima
  • International flights depart from Lima

**Additional transfers or tours in Lima can be added upon request depending on flight departure.

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DETAILS

Dates: April 29 –May 8, 2017

Cost: $2869 per person for double occupancy; $3779 per person for single occupancy

Register: Complete and submit the online registration form by November 15, 2016.

Deposit: A deposit of $1000 per person by November 15, 2016.

Full Payment: Due by February 1, 2017.

HOTEL INFO

These hotels are subject to change. In the event of any change, you will stay in a hotel of the same quality/star rating.


CLIMATE INFO FOR MAY

Lima

  • Average High Temp: 71° F
  • Average Low Temp: 61 ° F
  • Average Rainfall: 0.1 in

Cuzco

  • Average High Temp: 67° F
  • Average Low Temp: 39° F
  • Average Rainfall: 0.3 in

Machu Picchu

  • Average High Temp: 72° F
  • Average Low Temp: 55 ° F
  • Average Rainfall: 1.7 in
 

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