Magic Highlands: Machu Picchu & Colca Canyon 9 days!!
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Magic Highlands: Machu Picchu & Colca Canyon 9 days!!

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Created: Tuesday, December 21, 2021
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Created: Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Destinations: Lima, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Arequipa, Cuzco/Cusco, Sacred Valley, Cuzco/Cusco
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Machu Picchu & Colca Canyon 9 Days / 8 NIghts

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Day 1: Welcome to Lima

Collect your luggage then meet your courteous driver in the arrivals lounge at Jorge Chavez International Airport, holding a sign with your name or group reference on it.

Get onboard your air-conditioned vehicle and relax during the direct and hassle-free journey to your Lima hotel.

You will have free time to rest.

Accommodation at selected hotel in Lima.

Meals included: None.


Day 2: The Colonial and modern Lima

Known as The City of Kings, Lima has many iconic places. Combining the modern and colonial parts of the city, you will start visiting the beautiful districts of Miraflores and San Isidro, before heading to the Historic Center. There, you will have time to explore some of the most historically important streets of the city, leading to the Plaza de Armas, and also have time to take pictures of the amazing colonial architecture that surrounds it. Then, you will visit the impressive Convent of Santo Domingo, an astonishing building with colonial style. After exploring the Historical Center, you will head towards modern Miraflores to make a stop at the Parque del Amor, a beautiful spot with a panoramic view of the Lima bay area, from where you can take beautiful photographs.

Accommodation at selected hotel in Lima.

Meals included: Breakfast.


Day 3: Flight to Arequipa

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

On your arrival, you will be transferred to your Hotel.

Leisure afternoon to explore the beautiful White City, Arequipa.

Accommodation at selected hotel in Arequipa.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 4: Colca Adventure

Start this adventure heading to the Pampa Cañahuas National Reserve, a place with breathtaking landscapes and a habitat for a large number of vicunas and local fauna. Then, you will stop in Patahuasi to cool off before heading to Chivay. Then, the next step in this adventure will take you to Chivay town, where you will have lunch.

Accommodation at selected hotel in Colca.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day 5: Colca Valley

Early in the morning, you will start the day heading to the Colca Valley's Condor's Cross, the best lookout that will allow you to admire the beautiful Colca Canyon where you will have time to admire the imposing canyon take pictures of the amazing landscape, and, if the weather permits, the flight of the majestic condor. On your way back, you will stop in the colorful town of Maca, before continuing to the town of Chivay, where you will enjoy a delicious lunch. Afterward, you will be picked up and transferred to your Arequipa hotel.

Accommodation at selected hotel in Arequipa.

Meals included: Breakfast.


Day 6: Flight to Cusco

At the scheduled time you will be transferred from your hotel in Arequipa to the airport to take the flight to Cusco.

Once you arrive in Cusco you will have a leisure day to explore the most iconic places in the city.

Accommodation at selected hotel in Cusco.

Meals included: Breakfast.


Day 7: Authentic Sacred Valley

Today you will visit Chinchero, a small and picturesque town that houses an important Inca archaeological center built at the end of the 15th century, a beautiful and traditional church and you will be able to visit the PARWA Center. In this place, you can appreciate beautiful textiles and even buy some to take a little bit of Cusco back home. Afterward, on the way to Ollantaytambo, you will stop at the Racchi viewpoint, where you will have some of the best views of the Sacred Valley. Later, you will enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant. You will continue to Ollantaytambo, one of the most representative architectural complexes of the ancient Inca Empire and one of the few places where the Spanish conquerors lost an important battle. Well known for its platforms, Ollantaytambo was a very effective fortress that also served as a temple. Finally, you will descend to the town of Ollantaytambo, a picturesque place that stands out for maintaining the Inca urban planning as part of its original urban layout, with some buildings and narrow stone streets.


Accommodation at selected hotel in the Sacred Valley.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch.


Day 8: Full Day Machu Picchu

Today you'll explore what is probably the biggest highlight for Cusco visitors: Machu Picchu. As one of the most renowned and beautiful must-see destinations of the world, it’s no wonder it welcomes over 1 million tourists every year. Your adventure starts with an early train ride towards Aguas Calientes, a picturesque village at the foot of Machu Picchu citadel. Once you arrive it’s only a short bus ride up the mountain and you’ll find yourself standing before one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World – it will be an unforgettable sight! You’ll set off to explore the citadel with its incredible ruins, terraces, and photogenic alpacas while marveling at the stunning landscape. From the highest hills, you’ll be able to take in the spectacle that is Machu Picchu seen from above. After soaking up the magical energy (and with plenty of photographs to show) you’ll head back down to Aguas Calientes to enjoy a delicious lunch and in the afternoon aboard the Expedition, train to start the journey back to the Ollantaytambo station to finally be transferred to your hotel.


Accommodation at selected hotel in Cusco.

Meals included: Breakfast.


Day 9: Farewell

Enjoy a delicious breakfast and at the indicated time you will be transferred to the Cusco airport for your flight to Lima, (not included)

Meals included: Breakfast.

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Destinations 5
Transports 2
Accommodations 5
Tours 1
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Pick Up at Lima Airport
Included
  • Transfers: airport/hotel/airport (The first transfer at arrival is private)
  • 02-night accommodation in Lima
  • 02-night accommodation in Arequipa
  • 01-night accommodation in Colca
  • 01-night accommodation in the Sacred Valley
  • 02-night accommodation in Cusco.
  • Daily breakfast at the hotels
  • Lima City Tour with entrances to Santo Domingo Convent.
  • Sacred Valley Tour with entrances
  • Machu Picchu Tour with Expedition train ticket
  • Colca Canyon tour
  • Flight from Lima to Arequipa
  • Flight from Arequipa to Cusco
Excluded
  • Beverages at meals and tips.
  • Items not specified in the itinerary.
  • International airfare
  • Flight from Cusco to Lima.
Possible hotels depending on the modality
Lima
Ferre de Ville Hotel
Ferre de Ville Hotel
70%
Arequipa
Casona Terrace Hotel
Casona Terrace Hotel
82%
Colca Canyon
HOTEL POZO DEL CIELO
HOTEL POZO DEL CIELO
80%
Cuzco/Cusco
San Francisco Cusco Hotel
San Francisco Cusco Hotel
84%
Sacred Valley
Tikawasi Valley
Tikawasi Valley
80%

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