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Andean Living Culture

Themes: Nature History Adventure Peru

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18/12/2019 25/12/2019

Andean Living Culture 8D/7N

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Address
Pick up from Lima airport
Departure time
15:00
End time
12:00
Included

-  Welcome kit and detailed itinerary upon arrival.

-  Transfers: airport/hotel/airport (The first transfer at arrival is private)

-  2 nights’ accommodation in Lima, 1-night accommodation in Cusco, 2-night accommodation in the Sacred Valley, 1-night accommodation in Aguas Calientes and 1 night at a local house at Misminay Community

-  Daily breakfast at the hotels

-  Lima by night City Tour.

-  Misminay Community with entrances.

-  Llama Trek Weaver's Route with Box Lunch

-  Machu Picchu Tour with Expedition train ticket and lunch (doesn’t include drinks)

-  Cooking class with entrance to the Pre-Columbian Museum

-  Domestic airfare Lima- Cusco – Lima 

Excluded

-  International airfare.

-  Airport taxes.

-  Beverages at meals and tips.

-  Items not specified in the itinerary. 

Hotels

Lima: Ferre de Ville Hotel or Similar

Standard room

www.hotelesferre.com

Cusco: Warari Hotel or Similar

Standard room

www.hotelwarari.com

Valle Sagrado: Tikawasi Valley Hotel or Similar

Standard room

www.tikawasi-valley.hotelvallesagrado.com

Itinerary:

Explore the culture and live a unique experience through the different places of Peru and its gastronomy. Starting from the city of Lima until ending in the city of Cusco. 

Day 1: Welcome to Lima

Welcome to Lima.

Upon your arrival you will be assisted at the Lima airport and then you will be transferred to your hotel.

You will have free time to rest.

Meals included: None. 

Day 2: Lima by night

You will have free the morning to rest.

Enjoying Lima at night is, without a doubt, a different experience but worth doing. It's a short but complete tour where you will see the most important streets, monuments and historical buildings of the city, which are illuminated in a way that highlights their particular beauty, among them: the Plaza San Martín, the Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the Cathedral, the Palace of the Archbishopric and the Municipality.

We will end our tour in a restaurant, where we will enjoy a dinner-show, with representative dances from each region of the country.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 3: Welcome to Cusco  

Upon your arrival, you will be assisted and will be transferred to the hotel at the Sacred Valley.

Housed within Sol y Luna's Wayra ranch and open to the public, our relaxed day into evening eatery was built for three simple purposes: to eat, to drink and to enjoy.

Enjoy a delicious lunch at Wayra Restaurant.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch.

Day 4: Misminay

Visit the Misminay community, located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Upon your arrival, the towns people will give you a warm welcome with typical music and dances. You will explore local gastronomy through a wonderful cooking class, beginning your experience with the planting and harvesting of some products, according to the season. Then, next to your hosts, you will prepare a delicious traditional dish using only local products, which you will enjoy for lunch. In the afternoon, your hosts will guide you with music and chants towards the Moray viewpoint, where you will have a privileged view of this important Inca agricultural center and the Sacred Valley. At night, your hosts will accompany you next to a bonfire where they will share local stories while you appreciate the beautiful and starry Cusco sky. Afterwards, share with them a delicious Andean dinner before spending the night at a local home.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5: Misminay

Enjoy a traditional breakfast before joining the townspeople for a farewell ceremony, where they will express their gratitude for your visit.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 6: Llama Trek Weaver's Route

Experience what it is like to trek in the mountains on these ancient trails that are still used today by llama drivers who make their living by leading their animals to different points in the Andes. You will observe beautiful landscapes and share a day with the members of a local Andean community.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch.

Day 7: Highlights of Machu Picchu

You will visit one of the world's most famous landmarks: the citadel of Machu Picchu.

Early in the morning you will be transferred to the station to take the Expedition train. Upon your arrival in Aguas Calientes, you will begin your ascent to Machu Picchu, where, surely, you will live one of the most unforgettable experiences. Once there, you can walk through every corner of one of the Seven Wonders of the world, accompanied by an expert guide, and enjoy free time to explore the area and take impressive pictures.

Finally, you will return to Aguas Calientes for lunch at a local restaurant, after that, you will board the train for the return journey and be transferred from Ollantaytambo station to your hotel in Cusco.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch.

Day 8: Cooking Class at MAP restaurant

The restaurant at the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art (MAP), located in the beautiful patio of a colonial house, will offer you a cooking class inside its kitchen, where you will learn about the preparation of the best dishes in Andean food. Then, enter the museum to appreciate its fabulous collection of pre-Columbian art. Finally, enjoy a delicious dinner or lunch in a sophisticated and cozy atmosphere.

At scheduled time, you will be picked up from your hotel and be transferred to the airport to take the departure flight. 

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch.


*NOTE: While some of the volunteering activities (planting trees or ornamental plants, donating school supplies and wall taping with clay take place in the Misminay community itself, other volunteering activities, such as installation of gutters and water tanks, installation of improved kitchens and installation of vegetable bio-gardens, take place at the neighboring sector called Mullak’as (45min walking from Misminay).

Summary

Andean Living Culture
Andean Living Culture