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Peru - Mysterious Machu Picchu

(9 Days)

Lima | Cusco | Machu Picchu

Day Routing
01 Lima

Arrival in Lima, characterized by its historic centre, art galleries, archaeological sites and traditions.

02 Lima

Half day city tour through the colonial & modern Lima and visit to the Rafael Larco Herrera archaeological museum which houses the world’s largest private collection of Peruvian pre-Columbian Art.

03 Lima - Cusco

Flight to Cusco. Half day city tour inclusive visit of the Plaza de Armas, which was once the exact centre of the Incan world, and the cathedral, built on the ruins of the ancient Inca Palace and borders on other churches on both sides. Proceed to Sacsayhuaman, which offers a fabulous view of the city. Continue to visit the surrounding ruins.

04 Cusco

Full day excursion to visit the famous Pisac market in the town of Pisac. Continue to the important ruin site of Ollantaytambo and visit the town, the shrines and the fortification with its stairs to the sky. Return to Cusco.

05 Cusco - Machu Picchu

Transfer to Ollantaytambo and train ride with Orient Express Vistadome Train and shuttle bus to Machu Picchu. Re-discovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham, Machu Picchu is the only known Inca city to remain intact. Guided tour of the citadel’s agricultural terraces, houses and temples. In the afternoon transfer by shuttle bus to Aguas Calientes. Dinner at the Hotel.

06 Machu Picchu - Cusco

In the morning second visit to the incan site of Machu Picchu, early before most other tourists arrive. Afterwards return by bus and train to Cusco.

07 Cusco

Day at leisure for own activities. Different optional tours can be booked on the spot.

08 Cusco - Lima

Flight back to Lima. Remaining day at leisure.

09 Lima

Transfer to the airport and individual return flight.