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Lights of the Inca Empire – 8 Days

Amazing Cultural insight in Peru

Explore the spectacular Inca Sites

Experience the legendary Machu Picchu Ruins

FROM 1190USD 8 Days / 7 Nights
Highlights

Lima
Cusco
Sacred Valley
Machu Picchu

Lights of the Inca Empire – 8 Days

Tour Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley & Lima

Spend 8 days discovering the most enchanting destinations Peru has to offer! The adventure will start with a guided tour through Lima, Peru’s capital city, which is brimming with historic architecture, fascinating museums, and stunning coastal views from Miraflores. Your adventure will continue in Cusco, where you will spend the day strolling through Pisac’s famed craft market and exploring the Inca archaeological site of Ollantaytambo. Afterwards, you will venture to the Sacred Valley and spend two days marveling at the masterpiece of Machu Picchu, the famed 15th century Inca citadel that also happens to be one of the most significant and spectacular sites in the world. Finally, your journey will end in Cusco, where you will have the opportunity to explore incredible landmarks of the lost Inca civilization including Qoricacha temple, the Plaza de Armas, and the Sacsayhuaman and Puka Pukara fortresses.

Day 1- The Adventure begins in Lima, Peru

Welcome to Lima, Peru! The capital and largest city of Peru. It is located in the central coastal part of the country, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

 

Upon your arrival in Lima airport, you will meet with your guide and transportation service, that will take you to your hotel.

 

Rest of the day free, to relax at the hotel or take the first sights of the city.

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Day 2- Half Day City Tour in Lima

After breakfast, you will leave on a half day tour to 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 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.

 

Return to the hotel after the excursion.

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Day 3- Lima / Cusco / Valle Sagrado

At the appropriate time, you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport of Lima to take your flight to Cusco.

 

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Sacred Valley (private service).

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Day 4- Sacred Valley - Full Day Chinchero/ Vivo Museum/Ollantaytambo

During the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco to visit the town of Chinchero, a traditional Cusco urban centre located at an elevated point with a beautiful view of the valley. The inhabitants of this area preserve the artisan traditions and the inherited knowledge of the Incas and display them in their clothes and customs.

 

In Chinchero there are also archaeological remains and a beautiful seventeenth-century church, one of the first Catholic buildings in Peru. After this, you are transferred to Ollantaytambo, making a stop at the Raqchi viewpoint from where you can see the local archaeological site. Upon arriving in Ollantaytambo visit its town, inhabited uninterruptedly since Inca times, and climb the iconic fortress, built next to a mountain.

 

Later, have lunch in Ollantaytambo and live a superior Andean gastronomy experience in Chuncho restaurant, where the true spirit of the Sacred Valley is transmitted in a cosy atmosphere. It should be noted that the restaurant offers exclusive service for LimaTours passengers at regular lunchtime, providing first class personal attention.

 

Then, you are transferred from Ollantaytambo to the Living Museum of Yucay, a centre Andean traditions interpretations, where demonstrations of the elaboration of textile work, adobe, pottery and silverware are carried out in the same way in which they used to in antiquity; an original recreation of Inca traditions. Also, residents of the museum include llamas, sheep and alpacas, and they can be fed! At the end of this activity, you are transferred back to your hotel.

 

Duration: Full day

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Day 5- Sacred Valley - Full Day Machu Picchu Ruins / Aguas Calientes

After breakfast, you will start the desired adventure to Machu Picchu, with a train ride to Aguas Calientes in approximately four hours time. This town is also known as “Machu Picchu Pueblo” and is the last stop before entering the remains of the most important archaeological site in Peru. In Aguas Calientes there is a train station, a craft market, restaurants and hotels of different categories for those who prefer to spend the night at the foot of the mountain and climb it early.

 

Finally, after a short transfer by bus you will reach Machu Picchu, a masterpiece of engineering and architecture that served as a sanctuary and retreat for the Inca Pachacutec. Machu Picchu, which means “Old Mountain”, and is considered a World Heritage by UNESCO and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. At the end of the tour you will take a bus back to Aguas Calientes and have lunch at ‘Cafe Inkaterra’ Machu Picchu.

 

You will have the rest of the afternoon free, to relax at the hotel or explore the surroundings.

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Day 6- Sacred Valley - Full Day Machu Picchu Ruins / Cusco

Today, you will have breakfast at the hotel and you will have the opportunity to return to Machu Picchu and visit any of the attractions of the citadel.

 

Visit the Intipunku, which in Castilian means “Sun Gate” and is the last stop before entering Machu Picchu if you follow the Inca trail from Ollantaytambo. The sun rises every day through this door if viewed from the most important buildings of the citadel.

 

You may climb the Wayna Picchu (subject to space availability), which means ‘Young Mountain’, as opposed to Machu Picchu. This ascent takes about an hour and its main attraction is the ‘Temple of the Moon’, a complex of underground constructions likely to have been used by the elite.

 

Finally, you will be able to know the Inca Bridge, an incredible stone building that served as entrance or exit of the citadel.

 

In the afternoon, you will head to the train station of Aguas Calientes and take the train back to Cusco. Once in Cusco you will be transferred to your hotel.

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Day 7- Cusco - Half Day City Tour

Today you will enjoy a guided tour of this charming city and learn about the fascinating Inca Empire.

 

Discover the insights of this lost civilization visiting the famous Qoricancha temple, the Plaza de Armas and its Cathedral and other important monument along the city. Head to the top of the city to visit the remains of the fortresses of Sacsayhuaman and Puka Pukara with stunning panoramic views of Cusco.

 

Return to the hotel after the tour.

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Day 8- Goodbye Peru

At appropriate time, you will be pick up from your hotel by guide and transportation to head to the Cusco airport for your flight back home.

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Included

– Transfer mentioned on the itinerary

– 2 nights in Lima, 2 nights in Sacred Valley, 1 night in Aguas Calientes and 2 nights in Cusco with breakfast included.

– Lunch included on day 4 & 5 of the itinerary.

– Tours described in the itinerary
– Tickets to Casa Aliaga, Cathedral and Larco Museum in Lima, Pisac and Ollantaytambo Fortress, Machu Picchu, Qoricancha Temple, Cathedral, Sacsayhuaman, Qenco, Puca Pucara & Tambomachay in Cusco
– Bilingual guide (English / Spanish)

 

 

Not Included

– International or Domestic Flights

– Travel / Medical Insurance – To get a free quotation please follow this link: World Nomads

– Personal Expenses

Accommodation & Prices

Lights of the Inca Empire – 8 Days


INN / B&B

USD 1190

CONFORT

USD 1380

SUPERIOR

USD 1705

Prices in US Dollars.
*Valid until April 2019 (ask for prices in Christmas and New Year).

*Prices are per person, based on 2 people in double occupancy. Single rates are available on request. Flights are not included in the price, but can be arranged on request.



Flights needed for this itinerary

Lima- Cusco- Lima

Flights in South America cost approximately $100 to $300 USD per segment (destination).
We offer special rates on flights for this tailor-made itinerary.

Included

– Transfer mentioned on the itinerary

– 2 nights in Lima, 2 nights in Sacred Valley, 1 night in Aguas Calientes and 2 nights in Cusco with breakfast included.

– Lunch included on day 4 & 5 of the itinerary.

– Tours described in the itinerary
– Tickets to Casa Aliaga, Cathedral and Larco Museum in Lima, Pisac and Ollantaytambo Fortress, Machu Picchu, Qoricancha Temple, Cathedral, Sacsayhuaman, Qenco, Puca Pucara & Tambomachay in Cusco
– Bilingual guide (English / Spanish)

 

 

Not Included

– International or Domestic Flights

– Travel / Medical Insurance – To get a free quotation please follow this link: World Nomads

– Personal Expenses

Trip Reviews

Lights of the Inca Empire – 8 Days

Laurie K

Laurie K

(5 / 5)

Easter Island - Definitely different !

We went from Lima to Santiago to Easter Island before returning to Santiago where we will fly to Punta Arenas to catch the ship. Here are some shots from Easter Island. Some of them show the moai (statues) face down because that is how they were found by the later day explorers. They had been pushed over by raiding groups who had attacked. Several countries (Japan and USA included) have helped finance the restoring of many of them to the way they would have stood. There are about 3000 natives on the small island, and seem to be more Polynisian than anything else. Definitely different than the Chileans.


24.11.17

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Douglas W. Hodgson

Douglas W. Hodgson

(5 / 5)

Thank you so much for such wonderful trips!

Hola Sol,

I have found “Say Hueque” via Google search and I chose the Agency because of the great reviews. I travelled two times with “Say Hueque” and my highlights were Torres del Paine in 2013 and in 2017 the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu. All hotels were great. I do not really have favorite.

Due to the excursions my favorite one was the one to Torres del Paine for the world class scenery. My absolutely favorite guide was Fernando on Inca Trail. Extremely knowledgeable, great attitude, very helpful and showed personal interest in each traveler.

The only thing is that perhaps we could have been given a choice of less expensive hotels. All the hotels were fantastic, but we do not really require that level of luxury. After hiking 26 miles over difficult terrain and camping out and using pit toilets, even a 3 or 4-star hotel would have felt like 5 stars!

Thank you so much for such a wonderful trip!


09.11.17

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