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Peru Luxury ** SPECIAL ** LIMITED TIME!

 
Destination(s): Lima - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Cuzco
Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
Frequency: Daily, October 2018 thru March 31, 2019
Price: starting at $3,900.00 per person / double
  *single supplement on request
Deadline to book: Book by February 28, 2019
 
 
 

Featuring three of Belmonds signature properties in Lima, the Sacred Valley & Cuzco, and Sumaq in Machu Picchu, this Peru Luxury program offers some of the best luxury Peru has to offer!

With Peru's countless archaeological sites, cathedrals, temples and museums, combined with the luxury accommodations that Belmond & Sumaq are known for, this is a can't miss opportunity for couples, families or individuals who have yet to experience Peru and all it has to offer, and want to do it in style!

Tour includes:
- Two nights’ accommodation in Lima at Belmond Miraflores Park, Ocean View Junior Suite
- Two nights’ accommodation in the Sacred Valley at Belmond Rio Sagrado, Deluxe Terrace
- Two nights’ accommodation in Machu Picchu at Sumaq Machu Picchu, Sumaq Deluxe
- Two nights’ accommodation in Cuzco at Belmond Monasterio, Superior
- All tours and excursions indicated in the itinerary in private
- All entrance fees and transfers needed to operate tours and excursions
- All train tickets, bus tickets and boat services needed to operate tours and excursions
- Excursion to Machu Picchu is aboard the Vistadome Train
- Lunch in the excursion to Machu Picchu at Sanctuary Lodge
- Service of a bilingual licensed tour guide for all tours and excursions
- All meals indicated in the itinerary (14)
- All airport transfers listed in the itinerary in private
- Baggage handling at airports and hotels
- 24-hour local assistance
- Welcome kit
- Special gift!

Not included:
- Extra expenses in case of modifying the itinerary due to flight cancellation, or unforeseen delays. Travel insurance is 
  strongly recommended.
- When staying overnight in Machu Picchu, second entrance fee to Machu Picchu is not included. This can be added to the 
   itinerary upon request
- Expenses such us beverages on meals, tips, laundry, phone calls and other personal expenses are not included

* Extensions and upgrades are available upon request

Terms: 
- This offer is limited to travel between October 15, 2018 and March 31, 2019, excluding Dec 22-Jan 02, 2019, and is 
  subject to availability
- Travel must be completed by March 31, 2019
- Once confirmed, rescheduling outside of special travel window, October 15, 2018 thru March 31,2019, is not permitted 

Day 1 – Arrival in Lima

Arrival in Lima, the "City of Kings" famous for its Spanish Colonial architecture, extraordinary museums and cuisine. Lima is internationally recognized as the "Gastronomic Capital of the Americas", and its cuisine is considered among the most diverse and exquisite in the world on par with French cuisine.

Upon arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to the Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel, check-in and overnight. Meals: N/A


Day 2 – Lima City Tour

This half-day tour visits both the colonial and modern sections of Lima. Colonial sites include the lovely Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, San Francisco Church and the exquisite Torre Tagle Palace modern day seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In modern Lima, drive along the exclusive residential areas of Miraflores and San Isidro. Duration: 3 ½ hours. Meals: breakfast


Day 3 – Lima / Cusco / Sacred Valley

Today you have an early morning transfer from the hotel to the airport in time to board your flight to Cuzco. This short but spectacular flight over the snowcapped Andes is to the oldest inhabited city in the hemisphere, Cusco, at an elevation of 11,440 feet.

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred, about 1 ½ hours, to the Sacred Valley, at 8,200 feet of altitude, and the Belmond Rio Sagrado.

In route visit Awanacancha, the living Museum of the Andes. This Living Museum of the Andes showcase the South American Camelids such as llamas, vicuñas, guanacos and alpacas in their native environment. You will also enjoy a spinning and weaving demonstration of ancient techniques on how to make clothing from the wool fibers of these animals. You can also see native flowers and some agricultural terraces from the Inca times. Afterwards continue to the hotel and overnight. Meal: breakfast              


Day 4 – Pisac Market and Ollantaytambo Fortress with lunch at Wayra

Today you have a morning departure for a drive through the fertile countryside of the Urubamba Valley to the colonial village of Pisac where a unique Indian Market takes place daily. The variety of products offered is overwhelming, from pottery with reproductions of archaeological pieces, to all kinds of textiles, jewelry and Peruvian handicrafts. During your visit to this bustling marketplace you will have the opportunity to bargain with the artisans and indigenous traders. Grab the items you like, you will hardly see the same ones again.              

Lunch at Wayra with Peruvian Paso Horse Show

“Caballo de Paso” known worldwide for their smooth gaited movements and unusual spirit. No other horse combines strength, intelligence and beauty so perfectly as the Peruvian Paso Horse. The characteristic of the Paso Horse is precisely the reason for its name: the sublime charm of its typical step. As it walks, its front legs step very high and forward while the hooves sway to the sides in a graceful and synchronized movement. Enjoy a delightful demonstration of the skills of this unique member of the horse kingdom. Lunch at the celebrated Wayra at “Sol y Luna” in the Sacred Valley.          

Continue to the Ollantaytambo archaeological complex, the Incas built it as a fort that included a temple, agricultural terraces, and an urban area. There are two distinct sectors: The religious and worship zone, and the residential area. Ollantaytambo was an important administrative center with probable military functions if one considers the walls and towers. There are also traces of ancient roads and aqueducts. The town of Ollantaytambo is called a "Living Inca Town" since the inhabitants maintain very old practices and customs. Duration: 8 hours. Meals: breakfast and lunch


Day 5 – Moray, Moray and Misminay with lunch at local community

Pass through unspoiled and picturesque Andean communities on your way to the Incan agricultural experimental center of Moray, famous for its sunken amphitheater, made up of four circular terraces, which appear to fade away into the earth like an artificial crater. The site was apparently an Inca agricultural research station filled with fertile earth and watered by complex irrigation systems, designed for experimenting with crops at various altitudes (some of which run down to depths of 100 meters).          

Continue to the impressive Maras salt pools formed by water emerging from a lake inside a mountain in the Urubamba Valley. An amazing view of evaporating ponds for the extraction of salt. Learn about ancestral techniques, which are still used, in agricultural, irrigation and salt-recollection tasks, as well as in Andean festivals and rites.  

Finally. you will arrive to the community of Misminay, elevation 3700 meters, in the Urubamba Valley, where the townsfolk will greet you. You will be able to join with the families as they perform their daily tasks, like plowing or harvesting, depending on the time of year. You will enjoy a traditional lunch made by the community women from ingredients organically grown in their fields. Duration: 7 hours.

In the late afternoon transfer to the Ollantaytambo Station and board the Peru Rail Vistadome train Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, you ‘ll be met and transferred to the Sumaq Machu Picchu, check-in and overnight. Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner


Day 6 – Machu Picchu

The "Lost City of the Incas," Machu Picchu. Perched 8,200 feet above the valley, it was hidden by mountains and semi-tropical jungles for 400 years until discovered by Hiram Bingham of Yale University in 1911. Archaeologists believe that the Inca "Virgins of the Sun" took refuge from the Spanish Conquistadors here.

This morning you’ll meet your guide at the hotel and travel by bus, 20-minutes, to the entrance of the citadel to enjoy a 2 ½ guided tour of this most famous Inca ruin! Lunch is at the Belmond’s Sanctuary Lodge located just a few steps from the Inca citadel.

You have the afternoon free to explore the ruins on your own (fees may apply) or just stroll through the many shops in town. Overnight at the hotel. Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner


Day 7 – Machu Picchu / Cusco

Today you have the morning free to enjoy one of the most incredible sights on earth, the sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Take as much time as you need to study these magnificent ruins or hike the steep stone-paved trail of Huayna Picchu, the pyramid-shape mountain above Machu Picchu for a breathtaking “condor view” of the citadel (reservations and extra fees apply),  or you can stroll to the Inca Bridge a secret entrance used by the Inca's army or walk toward the Inca Trail to find the historic Intipunku or “Sun Gate” or visit Manuel Chavez Museum or hike in Mandor Valley or just enjoy the thermal springs of the town.).

In the afternoon return to the station and board the Peru Rail Vistadome train to Cuzco. Upon arrival you’ll be met by our representative and transferred to the Belmond Monasterio, check-in and overnight. Meals: breakfast             


Day 8 – Cusco City Tour and Nearby Ruins

Today you will get caught up in the excitement of touring the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, a delightful combination of Inca and colonial architecture. The tour visits important landmarks such us Cusco's Cathedral, Plaza de Armas and Koricancha “The Temple of the Sun”. This tour of the oldest continuously inhabited city in the western hemisphere also includes the nearby ruins of Kenko, Puca-Pucara, Tambomachay as well as the Sacsayhuaman fortress, an imposing example of Inca military architecture. Duration: 4 hours.    

Tonight, you’ll enjoy dinner at MAP Café: In the middle of the manorial and ample patio of the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art of the city of Cusco, MAP Café is a singular restaurant that surprises through its contemporary proposal that has character and boldness, and which deliciously incorporates the most extraordinary ingredients of the region. The menu includes tasty classics of the Peruvian cuisine, prepared with a very personal touch, as well as original dishes and desserts. Return to the hotel and overnight. Meals: breakfast and dinner


Day 9 – Cusco / Lima / Home

Today you have the free until your transfer to the airport in time for your departure flight home or where you may want to extend to! Meals: breakfast

Arrive home full of great memories of the rich tradition of Colonial Lima, the snowcapped roaring Andean mountains and lush valleys, and the zig-zag road to the overwhelming sight of Machu Picchu, the amazing legacy the Incas. 

End of Services

 

Tour includes:

- Two nights’ accommodation in Lima at Belmond Miraflores Park, Ocean View Junior Suite

- Two nights’ accommodation in the Sacred Valley at Belmond Rio Sagrado, Deluxe Terrace

- Two nights’ accommodation in Machu Picchu at Sumaq Machu Picchu, Sumaq Deluxe

- Two nights’ accommodation in Cuzco at Belmond Monasterio, Superior

- Hotel accommodation and hotel service charge

- All tours and excursions indicated in the itinerary in private

- All entrance fees and transfers needed to operate tours and excursions

- All train tickets, bus tickets and boat services needed to operate tours and excursions

- Excursion to Machu Picchu is aboard the Vistadome train

- Lunch in the excursion to Machu Picchu at Sanctuary lodge

- Service of a bilingual licensed tour guide for all tours and excursions

- All meals indicated in the itinerary

- All airport transfers listed in the itinerary in private

- Baggage handling at airports and hotels


Not included:

- Extra expenses in case of modifying the itinerary due to flight cancellation, or unforeseen delays. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

- When staying overnight in Machu Picchu, second entrance fee to Machu Picchu is not included. This can be added to the itinerary upon request

- Expenses such us beverages on meals, tips, laundry, phone calls and other personal expenses are not included


Luggage Restrictions:

Important information on luggage restrictions to Machu Picchu and to the Sacred Valley

Your backpack or carry-on on the train to Machu Picchu should not exceed 11 lbs. or 5 Kgs. And its size should not be larger than 62 inches or 1.57 meters. Passengers taking the "Inca Trail" will be excluded from this restriction.

It is advisable to leave the bulk of your belongings in your luggage in Cusco; and take only what you need to the Sacred Valley and on to Machu Picchu. You can also request the “transfer service” of your luggage from the Sacred Valley to Cusco or vice versa for $30 for 1 to 3 pieces of luggage.



Note: All itineraries are subject to change, due to weather and other conditions. All times indicated are approximate, and are also subject to change.


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