Peru Special Program

5 Day Tour

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Travel: From May 05th until November 30th 2017.

OVERVIEW

Peru is a country that will take your breath away. It has a very rich cultural heritage, stunning landscapes from high mountains to dense jungle to coastal deserts and has deep rooted colonial and indigenous traditions, including some fascinating Festivals such as Inti Raymi in late June.

Discover how nature, history and living cultures merge in a single country, whose peoples are a mixture of ethnic groups seeking to integrate their customs, costumes, handicrafts and food, etc., unifying a country that looks ever mor beautiful.

DAY 1 | LIMA
Upon your arrival in Lima, a transportation service will transfer you from the airport to your hotel. (Includes the assistance of an English speaking representative).

  • Accommodation in Lima Hotel
  • CHECK IN: 13:00 CHECK OUT: 12:00

DAY 2 | LIMA

Optional tour: Half Day City Tour and Larco Museum

Explore Lima old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site packed with fascinating historic buildings. Start with a scenic tour in the colonial downtown, which radiates from the Main Square, where you can appreciate the grandiose architecture of the Spanish Empire. Stroll over to the Cathedral, which was begun in the 16th century and took 80 years to build. Then visit the Casa Aliaga, a colonial mansion granted in 1535 by chief conquistador Francisco Pizarro to Jerónimo de Aliaga, one of his captains. This is the only house from that time that still belongs to the same family after all these centuries. Continue to the Larco Museum, located in the traditional Pueblo Libre district, which is housed in a beautifully restored viceregal mansion built on a seventh-century a pre-Columbian pyramid. The museum boasts the most complete pre-Hispanic collection of gold and silver artefacts, as well as pieces of erotic art. Finally, head to the "Love Park" in the upscale coastal district of Miraflores, where you can admire the cliffs and a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean.

Optional tour: Bike and food tour in Lima

You will depart from Larco Avenue and visit Kennedy park, Surquillo market and taste exotic fruits and juice in market. Then bike around Miraflores where you will enjoy the most beautiful Pacific Ocean view, then you will spend time in Larcmar. Barranco food tour is also included where you can taste Ceviche, Marine Causa, Lomo Saltado, organic cakes & Picarones, Craft beers and coffe, finally return to Larco Avenue.
*Ask for others Bike tours: Urban, Downtown, Eco, Bohemiam & beach tour

  • Accommodation in Lima Hotel
  • CHECK IN: 13:00 CHECK OUT: 12:00

DAY 3 | LIMA – CUSCO
A transportation service will wait for your arrival at the Cusco Airport and transfer you to your hotel. Flight Lima / Cusco (not included) You will be accompanied by a guide who will inform you about the attractions and services that the city has to offer.

Optional: Cusco Walking city tour

You will be transferred from your hotel to the Koricancha Temple, one of the most important buildings in the city. It was one of the most important centers of worship to the Sun God of the Incas that was converted into a convent after the arrival of the Spanish. Then visit the wonderful Cusco Cathedral, built between 1560 and 1664, and end the tour visiting the San Pedro market, a pantry of thousands of products from different areas of the region. Finally, you will return to your hotel.

* The visit to San Pedro market can be replaced by a visit to Casa Concha, an old colonial mansion that houses an impressive collection of Inca pieces from Machu Picchu.

Optional: Half day Cusco city tour & nearby ruins

For this purpose hundreds of stones were extracted and transported from Sacsayhuaman fortress under the command of the Ecclesiastical Council. You will continue your tour to the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, one of the most emblematic buildings of the Incas (located just minutes from town center) built by the Inca Pachacutec in the fifteenth century. This is a huge fortress built with large stones whose transportation remains still a mystery. Each June 24th, during the winter solstice, the feast of Inti Raymi is recreated here, where the sun is worshipped. Continue to Quenqo, located 4 kilometers from the city of Cusco. Quenqo is an archaeological complex of mainly religious use where it is believed agricultural rituals were performed. Finally get to know Puka Pucara, located 7 kilometers from the city of Cusco. Puka Pucara, which means "Red Fortress", was an architectural complex of alleged military use with multiple spaces, plazas, baths, aqueducts, walls and towers, and it is believed the entourage of the Inca used it while he rested in Tambomachay. Return to the hotel.

Optional: Stand up Paddle or Kayak

Stand Up Paddle in Piuray Lake at 3 thousand meters above sea level. Surrounded by mountains full of “Incan Andenes” with an amazing view to Salkantay peak.
Wake up in Cusco, where a staff member will pick you up at 8am and take you towards “Sacred Valley”. After an approximate 45min ride you will reach to Chincheros, were Piuray lagoon is located. The adventure start with a security briefing and introduction to paddle techniques on land. Ones on the water, the idea is to familiarize first with the PaddleBoard / Kayak and then practice the technique of paddle and turns. The lagoon offers the ideal conditions to practice SUP, no wind, currents or waves, so the board/kayak is really stable. According to your skills, you can paddle a 5 km distance in more or less 1:30 hours. Return to Cusco hotel.

Optional: Rooftop kitchen

Our tour is a culinary experience with a unique insight into Peru’s food and culture through the use of regional products like quinoa, yellow peppers, and trout. With our chef you will create fusion gourmet dishes and enjoy the most spectacular views that the city has to offer. The cooking lessons starts at either 11:00 am or 4:00 pm and includes pick up and drop off the customer’s hotel. The class starts with a 30 minute tour of the traditional open air San Pedro market. Afterwards we will head to the 11th floor Rooftop Kitchen facility, with breathtaking views of the city, to start the cooking lesson.

The class consists of the preparation of an appetizer, main course, and pisco sour. We also offer vegetarian options (please specify when you reserve). The lesson lasts approximately 2 hours.

  • Accommodation in Cusco Hotel
  • CHECK IN: 09:00 CHECK OUT: 08:00

DAY 4 | CUSCO – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
On schedule pick up from your hotel and transfer to Ollanta Train Station. Ollantaytambo's train station is located close to the site where the old Inca hanging bridge crossed the Urubamba. Move along the tracks following the river's course into the jungle lowlands to Aguas Calientes also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo. This is the last stop before getting to the famous archaeological complex. Find crafts, books, restaurants and array of hotels in this buzzling town. The bus zig-zags up the steep side of the mountain for nearly 20 minutes. The prehispanic engineering marvel unveils itself gradually; this was the site Inca Pachacutec chose as royal retreat and where his "malqui" or mummified remains were to be worshiped. Machu Picchu or "Old Mountain" is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders yet the traveler senses a beauty unmatched by these or any other title. How was such a work accomplished? Granite stone buildings that seem to naturally sprout from the earth instead of being constructed on it. Andean mountain aesthetics can truly be appreciated at Machu Picchu; explore the site at your own pace. Visit the Royal Mausoleum or take the path to the Inca Bridge, or the central flight of steps to reach Intihuatana. Or simply contemplate the sacred geography all around; the Urubamba nearly encircling the site and Mount Salkantay ("Wild"), overlooking the citadel from the southeast. Enjoy the evening train back. A vehicle will be waiting for you at the train station of Ollantaytambo to transfer you to your hotel in Cusco.

  • Accommodation in Cusco Hotel
  • CHECK IN: 09:00 CHECK OUT: 08:00

DAY 5 | CUSCO – DEPARTURE

A transportation service with a guide will pick you up from your hotel at the established time and transfer you to the airport.

OUR HOLIDAYS TO RWANDA ARE TAILOR-MADE PLEASE ASK US FOR PRICING OPTIONS.

There are a number of factors which will influence the price of your travel arrangements, including the season, category of lodges/hotels chosen and any additional services added to the basic holiday.

INCLUDED

  • GUIDED: English speaking local Guided
  • ACCOMMODATION:
    - 2 nights in Lima
    - 2 nights in Cusco
  • MEALS: Daily breakfast at the hotel, lunches and dinners as specified in the itinerary.
  • TRANSPORT:
    - Expedition Mapi / Oll (84) Prom***
    - Expedition Oll / Mapi (83) Prom**
    - All transfers airport / hotel / airport are private.
  • TICKETS AND ACTIVITIES:
    - Entrance tickets to attractions mentioned in the itinerary.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Personal expenses. alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages during meals. Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Airline tickets and rates international and domestic shipping.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone calls, travel insurance, etc.)
  • Meals not mentioned in the program.
  • Early check in, late check out.
  • Optional tours

Value for money

We believe that value for money is important, we want you to travel with ICAN Holidays again. When comparing prices, ensure you are comparing like for like as often there may be a cheaper option, but there may be hidden extras or the quality may not be as good.

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Explore Lima old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site packed with fascinating historic buildings.