History, Art and Gastronomy in the highlights of Peru.
Days: 8 days
Resumo de cada itinerário
Day 1: Lima
Free Time in Lima. Enjoy the bustling streets of Miraflores, a coastal neighborhood of the capital of Peru.
Day 2: Lima
Guided walking tour of the historic part of Lima. In the Plaza de Armas, you will visit the Cathedral and the Governmental Palaces. The San Francisco monastery is a short walk away. In it, you can see some impressive art from the Colonial Period, as well as visit the catacombs. Finish the tour at a local market and try some of the iconic local food.
Day 3: Sacred Valley
Fly to Cusco and start your journey through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will visit an ancient amphitheater, an ancient fortress, and local markets where you will learn how the Andean wools are woven. You will take part in a ceremony performed by a shaman to salute nature.
Day 4: Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu
This morning you will visit the fortress of Ollantaytambo, located in a small village of same name. It is usually considered the town that remains the most similar to what towns used to be like during the Inca Empire. At the end of the day, take a Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. Take a guided tour through the Lost City of the Incas. The city remained unconquered, being found in the 20th century as it was abandoned by the Incas. This and many other mysteries surround this Wonder of the World. Be amazed by the fine Inca engineering of temples, agriculture terraces, aqueducts, and much more.
Day 5: Machu Picchu
You can return to Machu Picchu in the early morning to watch the sun rise. Morning at leisure to soak up a little more of this amazing site. Take the train to Cusco.
Day 6: Cusco
Cusco was the Capital City of the Inca Empire, where today you can see how the Spanish conquerors reused the Inca constructions. You will start visiting the Cathedral, a catholic church full of symbology from the Inca culture. At the Santo Domingo monastery, you can clearly see the remains of the Koricancha, temple of the sun.
Day 7: Lima
Fly back to Lima and enjoy the rest of the day free. We suggest you wonder the streets of Barranco neighborhood and enjoy the street art, local cuisine, and vibrant night life.
Day 8: Lima
Free morning before heading to the airport for your return home.