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Exploring Ancient Peru & Machu Picchu 10 Days

INTRODUCTION

Explore the Ancient Peru & Machu Picchu, getting around Peru’s most picturesque landscapes such as: Lima, Cusco, Paracas, Nazca Line and more stunning attractions. This fantastic tour will start in Lima, followed by a short journey to Pisco, where you will enjoy your tour flying over the enigmatic Nazca Line. A few minutes private drive to Paracas will be the best opportunity to watch the fascinating seabirds such as: Humbolt penguins, pelicans, flamencos, roaring sea lions and spot dolphins.  Enjoy exploring “Lost City of the Incas – Machu Picchu”, the Sacred Valley and the heartland of the Incans in Cusco and Finally, hike along a section of the historic Inca Trail, where the Inca pilgrims did the same hundreds of years ago. You will have the privilege of exploring every nook and cranny of the historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu in the afternoon and also enjoy it the next day. You will be staying at comfortable hotels that will make you feel at home. To minimize the effects of altitude sickness, your first night will be spent in Lima upon arrival to Peru. Your second night will be spent in Paracas city ( 7,660 feet ) and once you get used to the altitude, you will be ready to visit Cusco (located at 11,600 feet), and Machu Picchu by Train (7,000 feet).

Would you like a remote experience in the Ancient Peru? If so, this is the tour for you!

Highlights & Special Features

  • Take in scenic “Parque Del Amor” (Love Park) in Miraflores for views of Lima’s gorgeous coastline/ Time allowing, visit Larco Archaeological Museum, the San Francisco Monastery and the trendy waterfront district Miraflores.
  • Enjoy your thrilling flight over the Nazca Lines (This place holds the enormous (15 to 300 m. each) ancient man-made figures of animals, such as the spider, monkey, dog, condor, among others.
  • Watch the fascinating seabirds such as: Humbolt penguins, pelicans, flamencos, roaring sea lions and spot dolphins.
  • Discover the astonishing ancient citadel of Machu Picchu via the Peru Rail Expedition Train or Vistadom Train.
  • A tour at key sites of the sacred valley, including Inca cemetery of Pisac and the ruins of Ollantaytambo, Salt Mine in Maras, concentric circle terraces of Moray and Chinchero.
  • Sub-tropical valley offers for you breathtaking landscapes.
  • Visit the nice llama and alpaca zoo along the Valley
  • Explore the Inca City- Cusco.

Visits to the imposing ancient Incan temples of Sacsayhuaman and Koricancha.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Lima Airport. Transfer to hotel included

Once you arrive to the Lima airport, you will meet our Discover Satori representative for a transfer to your confirmed Lima hotel. If arriving early, you can also take in scenic “Parque Del Amor” (Love Park) in Miraflores for views of Lima’s gorgeous coastline. If you arrive to Lima in the early afternoon, one of our representatives will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel in the scenic waterfront district of Miraflores.

DAY 2: Nazca Lines Flight. Overnight in Paracas

After having your breakfast and at the pre-arranged time, one of our representatives will pick you up from your accommodation to take you to the station where you will take a bus to Pisco. Upon your arrival at Pisco, a Discover Satori representative will be waiting for you in order to take you to the local airport. Your luggage will be stored at the airport and then you will board a small aircraft for a thrilling flight over the Nazca Lines (This place holds the enormous (15 to 300 m. each) ancient man-made figures of animals, such as the spider, monkey, dog, condor, among others. After landing, you will be taken to your Paracas hotel where you will spend the night here. You also will relax by the pool, enjoying the sunset over Paracas Bay.

DAY 3: Tour in Ballestas Islands. Return to Lima

In this tour, you will visit the Paracas National Reserve and getting around wildlife wonderland on the Ballestas Islands via boat and on foot. You will see the famous Candelabro and the Humbolt penguins, pelicans, flamencos, roaring sea lions and spot dolphins. After the tour, you will take a bus to head back to Lima. Upon your arrival to Lima, one of our representatives will wait for you to take you to your Lima Hotel.

DAY 4: Fly to Cusco. Relax and getting around

Upon arrival at the Cusco airport, meet our Discover Satori representative for a transfer to your hotel in Cusco. After your check-in you will have enough time to take acclimatization and relax in your hotel and be prepared for Cusco day. If you’re up for a bit of exploring, the city center is pedestrian-friendly and full of fascinating sites, colors, museums, markets, Main Square and people. We’re happy to recommend the city’s best options for delicious dining and exciting shopping. Remember to take it easy on your first day at altitude.

DAY 5: Private Cusco City Tour.

Today is an exciting day to explore the heart of Cusco city!!! You will begin your day with a private guided tour of Cusco’s most important sites. You will start with a visit to the Cusco Cathedral and Qoricancha. Later, you will see the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay (temple of water), and Sacred Alters on the Bed Rock formations. Then you will spend the afternoon at your leisure.  You can shop with locals at San Pedro Market, wander on the streets of 12 angles (stonework) or bohemian San Blas.

DAY 6: Private Sacred Valley Tour. Return to Cusco

By the morning, after your breakfast, you will meet your guide for a trip to the Sacred Valley. Along the Valley, you will see stunning farmland of cornfield and the Urubamba River. Your private tour continue  with the short  visit to an Alpaca and Llama zoo, then head to an Inca cemetery at the ruins of Pisac, followed by  the monolithic fortress ruins and village of Ollantaytambo. Finally, visit Chinchero, the traditional handy craft market, later we return to Hotel in Cusco arriving at 17:00 hrs approx.

DAY 7: Short Inca Trail hike. Overnight in Machu Picchu

You will wake up early and meet your guide in your Cusco hotel or similar accommodation in order to go to the trail head that is in km 104 (Chachabamba). This memorable journey will be by Train and you will go through the Sacred Valley of the Incas and along the bank of Urubamba River. Once you get to the km 104 following the railway, you will get off the train here and get ready for your unforgettable hike. You will hike by around 6.5 hours in total. Along the trail you will able to see the flora, fauna and some Inca ruins until you make it to Machu Picchu Inca City.

After you take some pictures and enjoy the sunset and fresh air in Machu Picchu, you will catch the bus to head back to Aguas Calientes town.

Important Note: Sometimes train tickets sell out quickly and we must take an alternative train, the Expedition train at 6:10 A.M. If this is the case, we will have to start this tour instead, at 4 A.M. from your hotel.

DAY 8: Private Machu Picchu Tour. Return to Cusco

Day 8 will be one of the more remarkable and busy day, because you will visit one of the 7 new wonders of the world and thus you will need to wake up early and will go up to Machu Picchu sanctuary with your guide by bus and you will have a memorable walking tour through the “Lost City of the Incas”. Let yourself be swept away by the magical landscape that surrounds this important ruin. Finish up with last photos and then return to Aguas Calientes town for the return trip to Cusco/ Sacred Valley.

Upgrade options:

Climb Huayna Picchu/ Machu Picchu Mountain for views over the ruins.

DAY 9:  Rainbow Mountain hike

In the morning, you will meet your guide for a drive to the Rainbow Mountain that takes 3-hour drive from Cusco. Along the way, you’ll see wonderful valleys and some traditional local houses. Once you get to the trailhead you will get ready and start hiking for two hours until you reach the highest Pass (Rinbow Mountain) that is with an elevation of 16,300 feet (5,200 meters). You will return to trailhead for lunch and then begin the return drive to Cusco.

DAY 10: Return to Lima or continue your journey.

After enjoying your final breakfast at your Cusco hotel, one of our representatives will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the Cusco airport to begin your journey back home. (Optional recommended excursion) – Depending on the time of your international flight, you can take the opportunity to squeeze in a private tour of Lima’s key sites. Please ask our travel advisors.

END OF TOUR

You can also customize this itinerary to continue your exploration of Peru’s other wonders.

Inclusions

INCLUSIONS

  • 9 nights of accommodation in selected hotels or accommodations ***
  • Daily Breakfast at all hotels
  • One lunch at hot Spring restaurant (Machu Picchu)
  • One dinner at Indio Feliz restaurant ( Machu Picchu)
  • Selected Tours in the itinerary with English speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Train tickets.
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in private vehicles
  • First Aid: Every Discover Satori guide has received training in first aid from physicians.

NO INCLUSIONS

  • Airfare
  • Airport taxes
  • Lunches and dinners (unless otherwise specified)
  • Optional tours and gratuities
  • Travel insurance

Featured Hotels

Discover Satori take care of your every requirement and choose the best hotels with excellent location in the heart of Lima city, Paracas, Cusco city, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.  A few minutes away from the Ancient popular sites to enjoy a view, test a variety of Peruvian cuisine, Andean culture and have fun. In addition to that, a perfect weather to get acclimatization in easy going and confront altitude sickness¡

Browse our list and find your perfect hotel. If you have a hotel in mind that you don’t see here, just let us know and we can book a room for you in any hotel in Peru.

OUR CAREFULLY SELECTED HOTELS

  1. – Lima hotels

Holiday Inn (with 3 stars)

Holiday Inn Lima Airport offers a convenient location next to Jorge Chavez International Airport and with easy access to the city’s downtown and all touristic attractions of Lima, whether for business or pleasure. An ideal alternative to rest and be on time for your next flight or meeting, offering great advantages for travelers with internet included and free transfer to the airport. https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn.com

Hotel’s Services (Restaurant, bar deal to enjoy a refreshing moment inside our facilities, Internet, shuttle, accessibility and so on)

 

SONESTAS POSADA DEL INCA

Sonesta Posada Del Inca Miraflores is a warm hotel located in the heart of the district of Miraflores, known for its exclusive residences, fashion boutiques, cafes, beautiful parks, fine restaurants, and the best nightlife.  A short distance from the Larcomar Mall and 5 minutes from the beach.

http://espanol.sonesta.com/miraflores

Hotel’s Services (Hair dryer, Wifi, In-room telephone, Minibar, Cable TV, Air Conditioning, Digital Safe and so on).

  1. – Paracas hotels

Gran Palma Paracas Hotel (with 3 stars)

Featuring a terrace with a splendid ocean view, this modern hotel is located in Paracas, the only coastal marine reserve in Peru. Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast with fresh fruit, seasonal juices and delicious plates each morning on the terrace which has a view of Paracas. The hotel is a one minute walk from Oltursa and from El Chaco Beach Paracas, and an 8-minute walk from Cruz del Sur. Pisco International Airport is 6.8 mi away. Parking is available nearby. https://hotelgranpalma.com/

Hotel’s Services (The rooms at Hotel Gran Palma- Paracas feature a private bathroom, cable TV, and a mini-bar. All rooms have either garden, sea, or street views. Room service is provided.

III. – Cusco hotels

Hotel Rumi Punku (with 3 stars)

We are located in the historic center of Cusco, 3 blocks away from the Main Square (Plaza de Armas), together in the traditional neighborhood of San Blas and very close to the important places like museums, churches, restaurants, stores, and others.  The hotel has 43 rooms in superior and standard categories.  http://www.rumipunku.com

Hotel’s Services (Wifi, TV zone,Non-smoking rooms, Heating system, Gymnasium, Spa, Airport transportation, Currency exchange, Luggage storage, Safe, Business Center, Laundry and so on)

 

 

Tierra Viva San Blas (With 3 Stars)

A colonial house made of mud-brick adobe that was restored and converted into a hotel with 24 rooms.  Located in the heart of San Blas, in the well-known neighborhood of artisans five blocks from Main Square (the Plaza de Armas).  Some rooms have a coffee set, a minibar, living room, tub, and in some rooms we are able to place and extra bed. http://tierravivahoteles.com/es/tierra-viva-cusco-san-blas/

Hotel’s Services (Free Wifi, Breakfast included, Laundry Service, Currency Exchange, LCD TV with Cable and so on)

 

Los Portales Hotel (with 3 stars)

Enjoy personalized service from the moment you arrive with the ultimate in sophistication and comfort.  We are located in the commercial and financial district of Cusco, a few blocks away from Main Square (the Plaza de Armas) that leads you to meet the most popular entertainment, commercial, historic, and the cultural tourist attractions of the country.  Reserve a room or suite in the hotel LP Los Portales Cusco and enjoy from a different perspective.

http://www.losportaleshoteles.com.pe/hotel/cusco/

 

Hotel’s Services (Wifi,A safe,Hair dryer, Room service, Business Center and others one more)

  1. – Machu Picchu hotels

Hotel el MaPy by Inkaterra (with 3 stars)

Step into the smart, contemporary and cozy confines of El MaPi, amidst the picturesque Machu Picchu Pueblo. Discover an efficient, lively and friendly atmosphere, welcoming guests expecting an unfussy, down-to-earth break. The flowing lobby creates a sense of vitality. Lofty ceilings, panoramic windows and an open café allow natural light to filter between tall eucalyptus dried branches, creating an ambience of order and wellbeing.

Relax in a pleasant and wholesome ambience after your enlightening visit to Peru’s most famous destination. https://www.inkaterra.com/byinkaterra/el-mapi-hotel.

Hotel’s Services (A complimentary Pisco Sour, Nutritious buffet breakfast,A la carte dinner, Express Check-out, 24/7 reception, Personalized wake-up calls, Wi-Fi in public areas, DirecTv and so on ).

Inti Punku Machu Picchu (with 3 stars)

Inti Punku Machu Picchu hotel tucked within the quiete Sacred Canyon village of Aguas Calientes. Inti Punku Machu Picchu offers comfortable accommodation in tune with natural surroundings.

Come to Machu Picchu & live the amazing experience on the ancient land of the Incas… on live! https://www.intipunku.pe

Hotel’s Services (Exclusive Rooms with terrace, Garden 01 center table plus 2 Chairs that allows an extraordinary view of the mountains. This beautiful space includes King Size Bed, Bathtub and Shower, DirecTV, Minibar, Coffee kit, Safety box, Heating, Desk, Chair, Lobby, Free Wi-Fi, Shower Cap, Bathrobes and Slippers and so on.

Departure Dates

The Exploring Ancient Peru & Machu Picchu Tour is available year round.

Peru has many annual festivities, special events and festivals such as: the Feast of the Sun in Cusco city, Easter Sunday procession, Folkloric Parade, Carnival, Christmas day, Bullfighting and many others. A solar or lunar eclipse would also be a special experience for you, this is why we recommend and guarantee your departure dates. All we need to book your adventure is your confirmation that this is the tour for you.

 

CLICK here to check your availability for Annual Festivities, Events, short Inca trail & Machu Picchu Tour.

Price

We require a deposit of 50% of the total price per person, in order to book and secure any trek or city tour with Discover Satori. The deposit can be made by PayPal, which will incur a 5.5% merchant fee paid by the traveler, or by wire to Bank of America or Citibank (for free if you are a fellow account holder).

Please notify us if paying by wire transferor Paypal the address to send your deposit to is cusi@discoversatori.com. All deposits are fully non-refundable and non-transferable. In the event that you need to cancel your trip, cancellation fees will be assessed as outlined below under our cancellation policy. If canceling, you may not transfer your deposit to another person’s trek.

Bank Account Number: XXXXXXX (US DOLLARS)

Paying Bank:  Bank of America, TX

Account Holder: Discover Satori

Swift Code: XXXXX

 

NOTE. Non-Refundable, Non-Transferable Deposit

 

WAYS TO PAY

 

1) Credit card Visa, American Express. Diners Club, Mastercard payments will incur an additional credit card merchant service charge of 8%

2) Paypal payments will incur an additional merchant service charge of 5.5%.

3) Western union payments will need to be addressed as follows:

Receiver:

Full name: FREDY CUSI HUAMAN

Address: APV. Jardines Del Inca C-10, Cusco – Perú

Please don’t forget to send us the tracking code (MTCN) in order to pick up the deposit and confirm your booking.

 

WITH 3 STAR HOTELS: $1,250 per person/double occupancy

  * Single Supplement= +$290 per person

    Price per Person
Single ( SWD) USD  $1,250
Double ( DWB)   USD  $1,250

 

Options:

  • Book Without Hotels:– $ 360 per person
  • Upgraded Hotels ( 4 – 5 Star): $1920 per person/double occupancy

 Notes:

  • The hotels listed in the feature hotels are always our first options when booking, but a similar hotel will be booked if they are unavailable. Your Discover Satori Representative will give you the name of the confirmed hotel after booking.
  • An additional day can be added before and/or after your tour. Ask your Discover Satori specialist for prices and options.
  • Groups of 5 or more following the same exact itineraries qualify for a discount.

Permit permitting, we are excited for this opportunity of a lifetime to guide you through the Machu Picchu Express Tour.

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