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11 Days  Lima, Nazca Lines, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Puno

Tour overview
The haunting world of the ancient Inca civilization comes alive as you explore both the remains of their empire and the new world that has evolved in Peru. With Machu Picchu as a stunning highlight, this adventure-packed journey puts you in touch with fascinating remains and modern, colorful local culture. Highlights include a cruise on Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world.

Day 1 - Arrive Lima
Your journey begins as you board your overnight flight to Lima, Peru. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2 - Lima: City Tour & Larco Herrera Museum
After a leisurely morning, embark on your tour of Lima. Start at the Plaza de Armas and visit the Cathedral, where the skeleton of Francisco Pizarro is sealed in a wooden coffin. Stroll to the venerable San Francisco Monastery, with its splendid 17th-century cloister murals. Next, stop at Lima’s famous Herrera Museum. (B)

Day 3 - Lima / Pisco - Nazca Lines
Enjoy a scenic drive south along the Pan American Highway to the town of Pisco. Have your cameras handy this afternoon as you board your aircraft for a flight over the Nazca Plains—a series of drawings of animals and geometric figures etched into the parched soil. Dinner this
evening is at your hotel. (BD)

Day 4 - Paracas / Ballestas Island Cruise / Lima
Cruise out to the Ballestas Islands, which are inhabited by a wide variety of sea mammals and exotic birds. Re-board your coach and arrive in Lima late afternoon. Overnight at your hotel. (BD)

Day 5 - Lima / Cuzco - Pisac
Depart for Cuzco by flight this morning. Upon arrival, proceed to the fortress village of Pisac, an old mountain village. You will have free time in the town center to browse the many colorful stalls. Overnight in Sacred Valley. (BLD)

Day 6 - Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu
Board your train this morning for a short journey into the lush Urubamba Valley. Then transfer to a motor coach for the ascent to legendary Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas,” situated high above the steep valley overlaid with dense tropical jungle. Your local guide will bring you closer to the lives and mysteries still hidden in these amazing structures built by the pre-Columbian masters of this sacred land. (BL)

Day 7 - Machu Picchu / Cuzco
Today enjoy the tranquility of the morning. This morning you will have some free time to wander the charming village of Aguas Calientes or pay locally to take the coach up to the Citadel and wander the ruins at your own pace inhaling the magic that is Machu Picchu. After lunch at the hotel, return to Cuzco aboard the “Inca Train.” Sip a cup of tea and enjoy panoramic views as the beautiful greenery of the Urubamba Valley rolls by. (BL)

Day 8 - Cuzco City Tour
Today learn more about the Incas and their futile struggle with the invading Spaniards. Visit the imposing Cathedral, the Santo Domingo  Monastery, the nearby Inca baths of Tambomachay and the semi-circular Kenko Amphitheater. See the ancient site of Puca Pucara before reaching the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, “House of the Sun,” perched on a hillside overlooking Cuzco. (BD)

Day 9 - Cuzco / Puno
Travel to Puno. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)

Day 10 - Puno / Lake Titcaca / Puno
Enjoy excursion by boat to Uros and Taquile Islands on Lake Titicaca. This full day excursion will take you to the highest navigable lake in the world to the floating islands of the Uros Indians. These are man-made islands by tying totora reeds. Continuing to Taquile where a native community of about 400 families still lives traditionally as the Incas lived centuries ago. Taquile is a very important site on Lake Titicaca for its archeological
remains, the sacred and ceremonial sites, the festive activities and their rituals. (BL)

Day 11 - Puno / Lima
Today, drive to Julliaca airport to board your flight to Lima. Later in the day transfer to the airport for your flight to home. (B)

Note: Maximum elevation on tour: 13,000 ft.

Extend your tour with a Galapagos Islands Cruise.

Untitled Spreadsheet
2017
  Join-in Tour Private Tour
Arrive Daily Double Single Double Single
Jan 5 - Dec 20
Standard $3,440 $4,345 $4,075 $4,980  
First Class $4,005 $5,250 $4,605 $6,900  
Deluxe $5,568 $8,294 $6,185 $8,986  
Internal airfare applies. Please contact us for current applicable pricing.  
 
Note: Rates not valid for travel during Inti Raymi Festival (June 20 to 25, 2017)
 
Hotels  
 
Standard  
Destination Property Room type Meals
Lima Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro Traditional B
Paracas La Hacienda Paracas Standard B
Lima Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro Traditional B
Sacred Valley Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay Standard B
Machu Picchu El Mapi by Inkaterra Standard DBB
Cuzco Casa Andina Classic Cuzco Plaza Traditional B
Puno Sonesta Posada del Inca Puno Standard B
 
First class          
Destination Property Room type Meals
Lima Casa Andina Private Collections Miraflores Traditional B
Paracas Doubletree Paracas Suite Garden View B
Lima Casa Andina Private Collections Miraflores Traditional B
Sacred Valley Casa Andina Sacred Valley Private Collections Superior B
Machu Picchu Sumaq Machu Picchu Sumaq Deluxe DBB
Cuzco Casa Andina Private Collections Cuzco Superior B
Puno Casa Andina Puno Private Collection Superior B
 
Deluxe          
Destination Property Room type Meals
Lima The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center Deluxe B
Paracas Libertador Paracas Superior B
Lima The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center Superior B
Sacred Valley Libertador Tambo del Inka Luxury Collection Superior B
hotel Sacred Valley
Machu Picchu Belmond Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge Classic Standard FB
Cuzco Libertador Palacio del Inka Cuzco Superior B
Puno Libertador Lago Lake Titicaca Superior B
 
 
 
 
SITA Exclusives:
As a guest of SITA, you will receive a Special SITA amenity in Lima - a Pablo Seminario Peruvian Ceramic Souvenir.
 
Inclusions & Highlights:
• Standard, first-class or deluxe accommodation with private facilities
• 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners
• Arrival & departure transfers
• All sightseeing as per the itinerary
• Local English-speaking guides during touring
• Baggage handling at airports & hotels
• Entrance fees
• Lake Titicaca excursion
• Machu Picchu, Peru train to the "Lost City of the Incas"
• Flight over the Nazca Lines
• Cruise to the Ballestas Islands
 
Value Adds:
Pablo Seminario Peruvian Ceramic Souvenir for SITA guests. THERMAL CIRCUIT for 1 person for 20 minutes (per single or double room) applicable only for Deluxe option.
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