212 – 10 Day Cusco & Lima Package Itinerary
Cost Per-Person – $939.00
Child Discount – $45.00
Single Supplement – $327.00
Est. Additional Costs – $219.00*
Day 1 – Arrival in Lima at any time, pick up at the airport and transfer to your accommodation for check in, then you will have the remainder of the day to explore the city.
Day 2 – Transfer back to the Lima airport for your flight from Lima to Cusco (flight not included), arrival in Cusco at any time, you will then be picked up and transported to your accommodation for check in, after checking into your accommodation you will need to visit the agency office for a short briefing regarding your tours, you will then have the remainder of the day to relax or explore Cusco on your own.
Day 3 – Today you will be able to sleep in a bit if you want, or you can explore the city of Cusco, making sure to return to your accommodation by 12:30 pm. You will then be picked up between 12:30 pm and 1:15 pm (time and location set at briefing), for the start of your ½ day city tour. During this tour you will visit the main Cathedral and then Qorikancha before taking a bus up to the sites overlooking the City, Saqsaywaman which contains some of the largest stones used in any Inka construction, Q’enqo a funerary center, Pucapucara which was a fort, and Tambomachay which is known as the Inca baths. After your tour you will be dropped off back in Cusco at approximately 6:30 pm
Day 4 – Today you will be picked up (time and location set at briefing) around 8:00 am and depart for the Sacred Valley, your first stop will be an artisanal market where you can purchase a variety of commercial and hand made items. After the market stop you will continue on to the town of Pisac and it’s archaeological site where you will enjoy a tour of this important Inka agricultural center. After visiting Pisac you will head West through the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Inkas before taking a break to enjoy a Peruvian lunch buffet. After lunch we will continue on towards the town of Ollantaytambo, here you will have a guided tour of this ancient city before having to be at the train station for your 7:00 pm train to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo). When you arrive in Aguas Calientes someone from the Inti Killa hostal will meet you at the train station and take you to the hostal for check in. In the evening your guide for the next day will meet you at the hostal (the time will be covered in your briefing) to inform you of the meeting time and location for your Machu Picchu tour the next day.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Day 5 – You will have two options today, you can hike up to the Machu Picchu entrance, or take the optional shuttle bus, in either case you will need to be at the entrance in time to meet your guide (normal around 7:00 am). Once the group is assembled you will enter Machu Picchu and start your tour that will last for approximately 2 hours, during which the guide will explain the history of this “Lost City of the Inkas”. After the tour you will have free time to explore the site on your own before having to return to the train station in time to catch your 6:20 pm train back to Cusco, where you will arrive around 10:00 pm.
Day 6 – Today you will be picked up (time and location set at briefing) at approximately 8:20 am and then transported approximately 40km to the West, here you will tour the town of Maras and it’s church, as well as the nearby salt mines, where salt is believed to have been harvested since before the Inkas. You will also visit the site of Moray which is believed to have been a laboratory or green house, where the Inka experimented with a variety of crops (actual order of sites may vary). You will be returned to Cusco at about 2:30 pm where you will have the remainder of the day to explore, shop and/or relax.
Day 7 – Morning breakfast followed by transfer to the airport for your flight back to Lima (not included), upon arrival in Lima you will be picked up at the airport and transferred to your accommodation for check in, then you will have the remainder of the day to explore the city.
Day 8 – Today after breakfast you will be picked up to start your full day Lima tour, your first stop will be Huaca Pucllana, a large mud brick pyramid built in the 4th century. Next you will visit the museum in the Central Reserve Bank (This Museum is closed on Sundays and Mondays) where you will see a fine selection of artifacts, ceramics and gold objects from a variety of pre-colonial cultures, as well as the Cohen gold collection. The next stop will be the main square where you will see the Cathedral as well as the Government and Municipal Palaces, after the main square you will visit the San Francisco church where you will not only tour the church itself, but also the catacombs beneath the church with their rooms full of intricately stacked bones.
After the church you will enjoy lunch before setting off for Pachacamac, an archaeological site constructed around 200 AD and located approximately 40km South of Lima, here you will tour the site, visiting the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of Pachacamac, and the Temple of Acllahuasi or “Palace of the Virgins of the Sun”. After the tour of Pachacamac you will return to Lima, stopping to visit the bohemian district of Barranco before being dropped off in Miraflores.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Day 9 – Today you will have a free day in Lima, you can explore on your own or we can arrange additional tours for you if you would like.
Day 10 – After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight out of Lima.
* Estimated Additional costs are based on required items and do not include package options.
- Lima – Hostel Buena Vista or Similar
- Cusco – Amanecer an el Sol Hotel or Similar
- Aguas Calientes – Inti Killa Hostal or Similar
- All Ground transfers and transportation indicated
- 4 nights lodging in Lima, 4 nights lodging in Cusco & 1 night in Aguas Calientes
- Entrance to Machu Picchu
- Meals indicated
- Tour guide at the sites
- International or Domestic Flights
- Meals not indicated
- Entry to the Main Cathedral
- Entry to Qorikancha
- Entry to the Salt Mines
- Tourist Ticket for entry to sites in Cusco (other than Machu Picchu)
- Tips (optional)
- Huayna Picchu
- Machu Picchu Mountain
- Early return train @ 4:12pm
- Shuttle bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu