PERU Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu 8 days   This dynamic tour gives you the opportunity to experience Peru at it’s finest. Explore it’s enigmatic archaeological sites, meet it’s kind and warm hearted people, delight yourself with one of the most exquisite and diverse cultures in Latin America... and doing it all in great style with PrideWorld.
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Hotel Libertador Arequipa and Las Casitas del Colca ***** : $ 753 per passenger in double room Hotel Libertador Arequipa and Colca lodge **** : $ 584 per passenger in double room *Rates mentioned above are not valid during holidays, please contact us for more information.
Day 1 - Lima Arrival Arrival to the city of Lima, assistance and hotel transfer. The rest of the morning and afternoon will be at your leisure. We suggest to walk around Miraflores, the most cosmopolitan and touristic neighborhood in Lima. It is a great place to do shopping, eat in the finest restaurants or just to walk around the parks located at the top of the cliffs and enjoy the magnificent Pacific Ocean view. Overnight in Lima Day 2 - Lima City tour & evening at Larco Museum We will begin our journey sightseeing the main streets, plazas and avenues of the beautiful city of Lima.  We will start at the Lovers’ Park in Miraflores, with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean.  Then we will have a panoramic view of Huaca Pucllana, a ceremonial center of the early inhabitants of Lima and in San Isidro, the financial center of the city. We will appreciate Huaca Huallamarca and ancient pre-Inca shrine. Then we will head for the Main Square, where we will find the Palace of Government and the City Hall.  Here we will visit the Cathedral and walk to Saint Francisco Convent of the XVIIth, century, where we will be able to explore its famous catacombs. Lunch will be at Saqra restaurant, where a colorful and relaxed ambiance will be the best way to have a first encounter with the worldwide famous Peruvian cuisine. This restaurant offers us a unique and modern way to try the most traditional Peruvian dishes. Afterwards, we will enjoy a unique evening visit in the most prestigious museum in the city.  We will climb the lit of the pre-Columbian pyramid where the Larco Museum is built and we will discover the treasures of ancient Peru walking along its halls and galleries.  At the end, we will be able to enjoy an exquisite dinner in a magical and romantic atmosphere surrounded by beautiful gardens. Return to the hotel and overnight in Lima  B, L & D Day 3 - Lima Culinary Tour & Barranco Today we will have an exquisite tour of tastes and flavors that have made Lima the culinary capital of Latin America.  We will start by visiting the local market to learn about the fruits, vegetables, legumes and other products used in our cuisine for centuries. We will learn the secrets of Peruvian gastronomy having a culinary class that will reveal how to prepare the most famous Peruvian dishes and will be able to taste our creations. Return to the hotel. In the afternoon, we will visit one of the most beautiful and traditional districts of Lima: Barranco, known as the bohemian district of the capital and home of the most renowned plastic artists of Peru.  Our visit will begin at Pedro de Osma museum, an ancient palace of republican style that treasures pieces of Colonial art.  A visit to this museum not only shows us a hidden part of Lima, but also it is the perfect way to understand the history of the ancient capital of the viceroyalty.  Then we will visit the art galleries that are located nearby.  According to the passengers’ interests, we will have time to visit another gallery of handicrafts, a gallery of modern art or a gallery of utilitarian art. Overnight in Lima B, L & D Day 4 - Lima - Sacred Valley Pisaq & Ollantaytambo At arranged time, we will be transferred to the airport and take the flight to Cusco. At our arrival, we will go straight to the Sacred Valley.  We will explore the Pisaq Market  with enough free time to go around and buy handcrafts and if you feel like tasting something traditional we will stop by the wood ovens for having a delicious empanada or a piece of bread. We will have Lunch at Wayra Restaurant. We will finish our tour in Ollantaytambo, a small colorful town full inhabited since Inca times in which we will visit the main temple which was used as a fortress during the Inca resistance. Overnight at the Sacred Valley B & L Day 5 - Sacred Valley Chinchero, Maras & Moray We will start the day in Chinchero with a walk around its beautiful town and archaeological complex. We will also have the opportunity to see a short exhibition of traditional textiles. A distinctive feature of this town is the dedicated ancestral dyeing techniques to create high quality pieces of art.  Then we will continue in Moray, a place with breathtaking views created by its colossal concentric terraces resembling a coliseum. The terraces recreate 20 different types of microclimates and they were studied to ensure the agricultural production of the empire. In Maras, the millenary colonial salt mines, you will be able to see this unique and extraordinary contrast of the white pools against the green lush valley. Return to the hotel and overnight stay in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. B & L Day 6 - Machu Picchu Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu- Hiram Bingham Train Morning departure to Ollantaytambo Station. We will board into one of the most spectacular rides on the exclusive Hiram Bingham deluxe train.  The experience on board is genuinely first class. The train’s classic style matches perfectly with the dining room arrangement, where we will have a delightful lunch carefully prepared for us by distinguished chefs. On board appreciate the ravishing landscape that goes from the Urubamba River all the way to the canyon, where we will arrive at Machu Picchu Village. From there, we will take a small bus up the winding road to Machu Picchu (25 to 30 minutes). The Lost City of the Incas will astonish us with its terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps and the solar clock, all this amid a special atmosphere and on a guided tour. Following the tour, we will have a tea at the Sanctuary Lodge Hotel. We will visit the village and then we’ll come back to the hotel. At the arranged time, we will return to Cusco by train and will be transferred to our hotel. Overnight in Cusco B, L & D Day 7 - Cusco Sacsayhuaman Archeological Park, City Tour & Farewell dinner Early in the morning we will visit Sacsayhuaman, a huge and impressive fortress of colossal constructions which is surrounded by beautiful views. Our adventure continues at the Inca shrine Qenqo, we will see a sacrificial altar built inside a rock cave. Later we will arrive to the Puca Pucara viewpoint and Tambomachay which is a monument of impressive architectonic knowledge considered as one of the pillars of Andean cosmovision. Then we will go to Limo restaurant for having lunch. This restaurant is well known for blending typical Peruvian dishes and ingredients with modern techniques, having as result a fun and young ambiance. After lunch, we will take our exclusive city tour with a visit to the San Cristobal Plaza and enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Then we will visit the San Pedro Market to immerse in its local flavors we will learn more about the products grown in the area. After this, the Korikancha temple will welcome us in all its magnificence; this temple, whose Quechua name means “Gold Enclosure” still impress us with the thought of its gold covered walls. We will visit Santo Domingo Church, and then we will walk from San Blas, the artisans’ neighborhood, all to way to Hatun Rumiyoc Street, stopping at the Inca Roca Palace, nowadays home to the Archbishop’s Palace and also at the famous Twelve Angle Stone. We will continue our walk to the Main Square and we will visit the Cathedral which holds valuable and beautiful colonial masterpieces. Return to the hotel. At night we will go the stunning MAP Café. This restaurant is a glass cube located in the middle of the patio of the Pre Columbian Art Museum. Overnight in Cusco B,L & D Day 8 At arranged time we will transfer to the airport and flight back to Lima, then connection to your International flight or you can add an optional extension to your trip. B (B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner DELUXE CLASS HOTELS 2014 Lima JW Marriott Lima 3 Nights Sacred Valley Luxury Collection 2 Nights Tambo del Inka Cusco JW Marriott Cusco 2 Nights Train to Machu Picchu Hiram Bingham Deluxe Train OPTIONAL EXTENSIONS 2 Days | 1 Night in Paracas and Nasca Lines Includes: Private Transfer Lima – Paracas – Lima Overflight to Nasca Lines Visit to the Ballestas Islands 1 night at luxury hotel in Paracas (Breakfast included) Hotel Luxury Collection Paracas ***** : $ 708 per passenger in double room Hotel Hacienda Bahía Paracas **** : $ 626 per passenger in double room Hotel Luxury Collection Paracas ***** : $ 513 per passenger in double room Hotel Hacienda Bahía Paracas **** : $ 430 per passenger in double room *Rates mentioned above are not valid during holidays, please contact us for more information. 4 Days | 3 Night in Arequipa and Colca Canyon Includes: Private Transfer airport – hotel – airport In Arequipa Private City Tour and visit to Santa Catalina Monastery Transfer to Colca Canyon Entrances 2 lunches in Colca 1 Dinner in Colca 2 nights at hotel n Arequipa (Breakfast included) 1 night at hotel in Colca (Breakfast included)
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