Lima- Cusco & Machu Picchu 4N/5D Program

SUGGESTED ITINERARY PERU 4 NTS /5 DAYS

 DAY 01: LIMA
Upon arrival at Lima Airport, and trasfer to your hotel.
Since its foundation on the 18th of January 1535 by the conqueror of Peru, Francisco Pizarro, Lima, or the “City of Kings” (the name was given to the city because of the proximity of the date of its foundation to January the 6th, the day of the three kings) has been the capital of Peru. Its magnificent colonial architecture led UNESCO to declare the Historic Centre of Lima a World Heritage Site.

Baroque and neoclassical churches and convents, balconies dating from the 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries, colonial town houses and beautiful public spaces speak of a past in which Lima was Spain’s richest vice regal capital in the Americas. But Lima is also a modern metropolis an ever-growing melting pot of cultures and peoples who are making their mark on Peru’s most populous city.
On the shore of the Pacific Ocean, with a world-renowned cuisine and friendly people eager to show off their city to visitors, Lima, your first taste of Peru is an attraction in itself.
After check in and some personal time you will head off for a City Tour.
This tour includes points of interest such as  the Main Square (Plaza Mayor) founded in 1535 by Francisco Pizarro, conqueror of Perú, Government Palace, City Hall, the Cathedral, San Francisco Convent,  built in the 17th century, and its “Catacombs” ancient underground cemetery of Lima, and finally the House of El Oidor.

During the tour, you will see other colonial architectural jewels, such as Torre Tagle Palace, a beautiful mansion dating back to the 18th century and the Osambela House.
The tour continues to the new residential and commercial areas of San Isidro and Miraflores.
Overnight at Selected Hotel

DAY 02: LIMA / CUSCO
After breakfast at Hotel You will be collected from the hotel and driven to the airport to board your flight to Cusco.Upon arrival at Cusco airport transfer to your Hotel.
In the afternoon discover this enigmatic, ancient Inca city on City Tour & Nearby Ruins Visit.
Cusco, The Archaeological Capital of the Americas, exists in the present and the past at the same time, being a living example of the meeting of two different age of culture.
Visit to the Koricancha or Temple of the Sun, the Cathedral from the early 17th century, it is a fine example of colonial baroque art.
Continue the excursion with the visit to the nearby ruins of Tambomachay with their water fountains; Kenko, the religious center; Puca-Pucara, the red fortress, and finally the fortress of Sacsayhuaman.
Overnight at Selected Hotel

DAY 03: CUSCO / MACHU PICCHU
Early Buffet breakfast at the hotel and transfer to train station to board train to Machu Picchu.
The train goes through Urubamba Valley, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, to the fabulous mountaintop ruins of Machu Picchu.
Framed by spectacular Andean peaks and surrounded by verdant jungle, Machu Picchu is an eye-tantalizing tribute to man in harmony with nature. Located high above the clouds, the city’s streets, temples, and staircases spread across a jungle ridge that eventually plunges more than 300 meters into the treacherous waters of the Rió Urubamba below. Everything within this city, from the intricate terraces and delicate gardens to the complex system of aqueducts, was designed to both promote and preserve the sacred relationship between man and nature.

Natural phenomena like the sun, moon, water, and earth, were sacred to the Incas and were the inspiration for much of the city’s layout. Besides its awe-inspiring architecture and spiritual atmosphere, perhaps the most enchanting aspect of Machu Picchu, is its relative historical ambiguity.

Enjoy Buffet Lunch and continue your walk in this Magic place.
Since it was first introduced to the modern world in 1911 by Yale archeologist Hiram Bingham, this mountain city has yet to reveal the purpose of its origins and a number of theories have circulated throughout intellectual circles, including one suggesting that it was a boarding school where the children of those conquered by the Incas were brainwashed. Despite, or perhaps due to its enigmatic character Machu Picchu has become one of the single most popular destinations in the world, drawing nearly 2,000 people a day to its ancient grounds, high above the Sacred Valley. Afternoon return to Cusco by train and transfer from train station to Hotel.
Overnight at Selected Hotel 

DAY 04: CUSCO / LIMA
Enjoy Breakfast at Hotel.
Transfer to Airport for flight to Lima
Arrival at Lima airport and transfer to Hotel.
Optional Excursion: Pachacamac Ruins.
Visit to the Pachacamac Ruins at 31 kms. south of Lima on the Panamericana highway.Since Pre-Inca times this was an important ceremonial center where the god Pachacamac was venerated. when the Incas came they respected the religion, and at the same time they built the temples to their own Sun and to the Moon.
Overnight at Selected Hotel

DAY 05: LIMA
After Breakfast at Hotel, transfer to international airport.
END OF SERVICES

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