Lima & Machu Picchu Express 4 days 3 nights

Lima & Machu Picchu

 

Day 01: Lima City Tour - Magical Water Circuit

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We will see  Lima and its three historical periods: Ancient, Colonial and contemporary.

Ancestral Lima: We begin our tour with a panoramic view of the "Huaca Pucllana", magnificent ceremonial and archeological center built in the fourth century AD and considered "Holy People" by the Incas.

Colonial Lima: The Viceroyalty of Peru was the most important of the Spanish Empire and Lima was its capital. We visit the Historic Center of Lima, where you will appreciate more than fifty monuments and colonial buildings, highlighting the Paseo de la República, Plaza San Martin, Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the Archbishop's Palace, the Cathedral, the City Hall among others. We also visit the San Francisci monumental complex, which is the largest exhibition of colonial religious art in America. After that we will go to its subterranean crypts known as "Catacombs".

Contemporary Lima: We visit the most traditional residential areas of Lima, El Olivar de San Isidro, Miraflores and Larcomar.

In the evening, we will make a guided excursion to the world's largest fountain complex, certified by Guinness World Records. Here you can enjoy one of the most attractive places in Lima "The Magical Water Circuit". Incomparable ornamental fountains that combine with the rhythm of classical music, and laser spectacular lights in with the water, producing multicolored forms. This recreation center comprises more than a dozen fountains, each with its own deployment of geysers that drive the water to more than 80 meters high. Here you can enjoy a wonderful water show, light, music and images, presented in the famous Paque de la Reserva, one of the most beautiful urban areas in Lima.

Overnight in Lima.

Day 02: Lima - Cuzco City Tour- Koricancha

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City Tour, we will visit:

The Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun), was and is one of the most respected temples in the city of Cusco. It was a sacred place where they worship the Sun (Inti), the main deity for the Incas. Before the arrival of the conquerors, the Temple had its walls decorated by a continuous band of pure gold. The present Church of Santo Domingo was built over the original incan temple in order to evangelize the natives.

Then we visit The Convent of Santo Domingothe Cathedral and the Main Square.

After that we visit the archaeological park that surround the city of Cusco: 

Sacsayhuaman, one of the most impresive incan complexes. Built with stone blocks wonderfully united, that protect the city. The main wall is formed by stones measuring up to 5 meters high and 2.5 meters wide, and can weigh between 90 and 125 metric tons. Move these stones was a real challenge, but so was the perfect fit between them and the care put into the curvature of the pads. 

Qenqo, the interest of this place lies in two aspects: the originality of its construction, since it is a huge rock carved with different symbols of the Andean people, and the closeness to Sacsayhuaman. Qenko is known as a Labyrinth, because of the multiple tunnels and galleries.

Tambomachay,was one of the pillars of the defensive system of the Cuzco valley. It consists of a set of structures finely carved in stone, aqueducts and water falls from the springs and hot springs nearby (so you think it was related to the worship of water). The sound of the water in the place, the tranquility and peace of the rooms and the shape of the space in which it was built, give Tambomachay a peculiar atmosphere. Besides is a great example of the ability of the Andean architects to harmonize their constructions.

Pukapukara, which means "red fortress", because its limestones acquired a reddish coloration due to the abundant iron in the land. It was a "pukara", which is a small fortified construction which function was to protect Tambomachay, a very important inca palace. Its main function was to more administrative control than militar. This site is composed of a small square rooms and two walls that hold a roof terrace. By where it is located, it has visual domain of the zone, it must have been, besides a monitoring and control center, a gateway to Cusco from the Antisuyo.

Overnight in Cuzco.

Day 03: Machu Picchu

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We will take a train to Machu Picchu, the wonderful Inca citadel. During the trip we will travel along the Vilcanota river and the mountains, enjoying a magical landscape. When we start changing from the Andes to the the Upper Amazon rainforest region, then we know we are closer to the great Machu Picchu.
We arrive at Aguas Calientes town, from where we take the bus which will take us to Machu Picchu.

Once in Machu Picchu, we explore the citadel, and go through the different rooms and areas, like the Intihuatana (Sun Stone), the Sun Temple, The Sacred Stone, and the Room of 3 Windows. 

Time to explore the citadel and take pictures. After our visit we go back by train to Cuzco.

Overnight in Cuzco.

Day 04: Cuzco - Lima

Flight from Cuzco to Lima.

 

What is included?

  • Private airport / bus terminal shuttle transfer In & Out
  • Transportation with AC and professional driver.
  • English speaking guide.
  • All transfers and entrances fee (tickets)
  • 01 night accommodation in Lima with breakfast included.
  • 02 nights accommodation in Cusco with breakfast included.  
  • Round Trip Train Tickets to Machu Picchu
  • Flight Lima Cuzco Lima.
  • 01 Buffet lunch at Aguas Calientes.
  • 24 hours assistance during the trip.

What is not included?

  • Other meals or expenses not specified above.

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