Essential Peru Holiday

A spectacular journey through varied landscapes of Peru, relax in Cuzco Plaza de Armas, you will be amazed by the geometric perfection of Ollantaytambo, visit the Sacred Valley: Here is the lost city of Machu Picchu, the life of the sample in Lake Titicaca floating islands, the imposing Machu Picchu in its incredible mountain setting, and the impressive 3000m deep Colca Canyon.

What's Included?

• All of the aforementioned private ground transportation (bus, train, etc.)
• Hotel accommodation with breakfast
• Entrance to parks and places of cultural interest
• Guided tours and mentioned excursions
• English / Spanish speaking guide to accompany the visits and excursions
• All transfers
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary
• Vistadome Class train tickets.

Duration

10 days

Destination Covered

Lima, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, Machu Picchu and Colca Canyon

Best Suited

All, Budget, Families, Groups, Honeymoon, Kids, Luxury, Solo travellers
Day 1: International Arrival in Lima
Our representative will meet you at the international airport of Lima and will accompany you to your hotel.
There are no scheduled activities, so check in at the hotel and rest. We will spend the night in Lima Hotel
• Food: None
Note: Arrival in Lima, at any time, but we recommend that you arrive in Lima between 3 to 10 pm

Day 2 - Lima Tourist visit
Breakfast at the hotel; in the morning free to relax; We recommend that you take a long break and be prepared to begin this unforgettable trip through our wonderful country.
At 2:30 p.m., you will begin the guided tour of the most important places and attractions of Lima, the "City of Kings". This tour offers the best combination of the various attractions of Lima in its three historical periods: pre-Hispanic, colonial and contemporary. In Lima, several pre-Columbian cultures have been developed that date back thousands of years. Lima was part of the Inca Empire until its foundation by the Spaniard Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535; back to Hotel - Lodging in Lima Hotel
• Meals: Breakfast
Optional excursion to Fuentes de Lima; Surprise for the largest composite of electronic sources in the world.
Guided tour of the Magical Water Circuit, the largest composite water source in the world, certified by Guinness World Records. Here you can enjoy a wonderful display of water, light, music and images presented in the Parque de la Reserva - (starting at: 6:30 pm - Duration: 2 hours and a half - Open from Wednesday to Sunday)

Day 3: Flight to Arequipa - Arequipa city
Breakfast at the hotel; transfer to the airport of Lima to take the flight to Arequipa, after receiving the arrival, assistance and transfer to the hotel, in the morning free time to relax
In the afternoon Arequipa; including Mirador de Carmen Alto, Mirador de Yanahuara, Plaza de Armas and the Santa Catalina Monastery. We will visit the Monastery of Santa Catalina, called "a city within a city", a Spanish city in miniature with narrow streets, beautiful courtyards and a square. It is a masterpiece of colonial architecture and houses some of the best examples of religious art in Spanish America, during the colonial era were the refuge of the female nobility who had decided to close the world's garbage and devote themselves entirely to prayer.
Accommodation at the hotel in Arequipa
• Food: Breakfast

Day 4: Arequipa - Colca Valley
Breakfast at the hotel; excursion to the Colca Canyon 2 Day; Pick up at the hotel at 07:45 am then leave Arequipa for a trip to the center of the Earth, our end Colca Canyon, towards no west direction behind snowy Chachani, Yura, small valley with hot springs, see wild vicuñas in Pampa Cañahuas national reserve, alpacas and llamas in Tocra, some birds such as flamingos, ibis, Andean Gooze, ducks, Andean eagle "Kara Kara" point of view of volcanoes and snow-capped mountains in Patapampa (4,800m) (15,000.), See Ampato, Sabancaya, Walca Walca, etc.) Chivay capital of the valley in the afternoon visit to the thermal baths and pools of La Calera
(Entrance to the pools not included, about US $ 5 per person) - Lodging in the Valley of the Colca hotel
• Food: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Colca Canyon - Cruz del Cóndor - Bus to Puno
Breakfast at the hotel; To see the powerful Condor, you wake up at 5:00 in the morning, breakfast is served at 5:30 am and at 6:00 am you will be driving to the "Cruz del Cóndor", a natural viewpoint where you can see the spectacular flight of the majestic Condor can be seen. On the way back to Chivay, visit the Chinina Viewpoint, where we will find the famous Cliffside Tombs and the Sifón Suspension Bridge that connects the towns of Yanque and Coporaque. To have spectacular views of the Colca Valley, we will go to the viewpoints of Choquetipo and Artahuilque.
After the tour, take the bus for the trip to Puno, it will take around 6 hours. Upon arrival, reception and transfer to the hotel in Puno - Accommodation in Puno
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Floating Islands of the Uros and Taquile - Lake Titicaca
Breakfast at the hotel; We pick up from the hotel at 7:30 a.m. We take two hours by excursion boat in the waters of Lake Titicaca to visit the Floating Islands of Uros. These ancient inhabitants of the lake, known as the Water Tribe, have built their own "islands" by periodically adding new layers of a unique species of reeds to the area called "Totora". Their homes and their boats are made of this material. We continue our trip by boat to the Island of Taquile, inhabited by natives who have developed efficient and unique social systems, as well as fine weaving technique, from generation to generation of Quechua speakers. Upon arrival in the city of Taquile we will have a lunch. Then we will have a walk through its hills and archaeological sites of this 6 km long island. Afternoon,
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Bus to Cusco
Breakfast at the hotel; Pick up at the hotel at 07:00 in the morning and transfer to the bus station to go to Cusco. A beautiful landscape along the way, visit the Raqchi and archaeological sites, as well as the town of Andahuaylillas and its famous "Sixteen Chapel" that was built in the middle of the 17th century. Lunch in Sicuani; At the arrived; reception and transfer to the Hotel Cusco - Lodging at the Hotel Cusco
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: Sacred Valley of the Tour
Breakfast at the hotel; Pick up at the hotel at 8:00 am for your full day excursion to the impressive Sacred Valley of the Incas, explore the beautiful landscape of Peru with a full day tour of the magical Sacred Valley. First, you will visit the city of Pisaq, known for its lively market. This hometown was once in "exchange operations" were carried out. In this type of operations, clients exchange one good for another instead of using the currency. Visit the Pisaq market, where you can buy beautifully crafted products by hand by the locals. On Sunday, the main attraction is a mass celebrated in Quechua and performed in Spanish. It is the presence of mayors and their assistants who play traditional musical instruments called "pututos".
Afterwards, you can enjoy a typical Peruvian lunch (included in the price) before visiting the Ollantaytambo fortress.
Next, we will visit the impressive ruins of the Ollantaytambo fortress. These magnificent ancient ruins serve as great viewpoints to contemplate the valley.
Originally, the royal domain of Emperor Pachacutec during the Inca Empire, this site later served as a bastion of Manco Inca in the final Inca rebellion against the Spanish.
Leave in Ollantaytambo, where you can take the train to Aguas Calientes; upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, reception and transfer to hotel - Night in Aguas Calientes hotel
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9: Full Day Machu Picchu and return to Cusco
Breakfast at the hotel; Full day excursion to Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes, early transfer at 5:30 am to the bus stop for the short trip (25 minutes) to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, you will participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock (the most important preserved Intihuatana), the royal rooms, the Temple of the Three Windows, houses, warehouses, a large central square; and all connected by narrow roads and steps that are surrounded by terraces carved into the mountainside. After the tour you will have time to walk around the archaeological site in your free time.
Then, you will have time to do some of the following activities on your own (not included in the price):
1. Ascent to Wayna Picchu; For the more adventurous, we suggest you climb the Wayna Picchu from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, being even more surprising high and distant.
2. Walk to Puerta del Sol; opportunity to walk (approx 1 hour) to the Puerta del Sol (Inti Punku)
Lunch at the Lodge Restaurant Sanctuary of Machu Picchu (included in the price)
Train back to Cusco: In the afternoon return to the train station Aguas Hot for the trip back to Cusco - departure of the train to Cusco; Upon arrival at the reception and transfer to Cusco Hotel
Accommodation at the Cusco Hotel
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10: Departure from Cusco - Lima international departure
Breakfast at the hotel; transfer to the airport to take the flight back to Lima and from there take the connecting flight at home
• Meals: Breakfast
Not Included:
• International flights, domestic flights
• Departure from the airport (US $ 30 per person for international flights and US $ 6.5 for domestic flights)
• Taxes or visa fees
• Excess baggage
• Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
• Alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks
• Insurance of any kind
• Laundry
• Phone calls, radio calls or messages
• Reconfirmation of flights and personal order
• Personal equipment
• Mandatory personal insurance and meals that are not mentioned
• Entrance to Wayna Picchu.

Essential Peru Holiday 10D
Superior class $ 3654.00 per person
Tourist class $ 3257.00 per person
Trip name: Essential Peru Holiday
Trip Length: 10 Days
Type service: Group Tour Type itinerary: Fixed
Destinations: Lima, Arequipa & Colca, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, Machu Picchu
Activities: Culture and History / Family
Highlights: Lima, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Lake Titicaca, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Andes Mountains, Cusco, Pisac ruins and market, ruins of Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley
All aspects more highlights of our best value of 10 days of travel

Booking conditions
Machu Picchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire, wants to enjoy your holiday of a lifetime with complete success. Please take the time to read and understand the conditions of booking set out below prior to booking a trip with Machu Picchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire.
Reservations: To reserve and confirm any program for groups or individual clients the following information is required and must be sent to our reservation form, and include the following information: Full name as it appears in the holder’s passport; passport number valid on the date of the trip being requested; address and telephone number; current e-mail address; nationality; gender; times of flights or arrival in Peru and Cusco; any medical or dietary restrictions; any special interests regarding the service requested.
By making a booking with, with Machu Picchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire, you accept on behalf of yourself and all those named on the booking including minors and person under a disability to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. A booking is accepted and becomes definite only from the date when Machu Picchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire, sends a confirmation by email.
In order to deal with your reservation in a timely manner we require a deposit of 50 percent of the cost of the chosen program at the time of booking. The balance should be paid 30 days before departure.

PAYMENT OPTIONS
a. Credit Card
Once you decide to book our services (peruvian tour, package, hotel, train, etc.) you can pay by our safest and fastest online payment with Credit Card (VISA) our company not consider a Credit Card commission charges. Other by PAYPAL.
b. Wire Transfer
You can directly transfer funds from your own banking account to our banking account. There is a US$ 50 admin fee attached to this account that you need to add onto the amount you are sending. We will send you details of our account upon your confirmation of trip. Duration of taken to receive transfer: 1 day to 3 days dependent on where you are sending from.
c. Western Union
Another way to do your payment from abroad and avoid high bank charges or taxes is using WESTERN UNION, a global transfer service that has a large network of offices around the world. From the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, France, Netherlands & Norway you can make the money transfer online. Just visit the website www.westernunion.com and follow the instructions. We will send you details of what information to use upon your confirmation of trip. Duration of taken to receive transfer: Almost instantaneous.
Cancellations: In our experience a certain percentage of bookings are cancelled by the client before departure due to some unforeseen circumstance. The penalties incurred for cancellation of services will depend on the date of cancellation according to the following list (Important: At any time after confirming the purchase of your Inca Trail permit, in the event of cancellation we will charge the full cost said permit):
•45 days or more before the date of the start of services: only the bank charges will not be refunded (except in the case of the Inca Trail permit).
•44 to 30 days before the date of the start of services: 40 percent of the deposit will not be refunded.
•29 to 16 days before the date of the start of services: 50 percent of the deposit will not be refunded.
•15 to 07 days before the date of the start of services: 80 percent of the deposit will not be refunded.
•06 to 0 days before the date of the start of services: 100 percent of the deposit will not be refunded.
A special note regarding cancellations of Inca Trail reservations: The advance payments for the different treks which include the Inca Trail, Lares & Salkantay trek such as: Inca Trail 4 days/3 nights; Inca Trail 2 days/1 night; Inca Trail 5 days/4 nights, Lares, Salkantay and Inca Trail 7 days/6 nights. The costs of these treks are non-returnable, and include entrance tickets to the Inca Trail, porters, cooks and train tickets. This is because these services are reserved and paid for at the time of booking and therefore the deposit required is non-returnable.
Failure to Arrive (No show): We will retain the full amount paid and will not be responsible for the failure of the client to arrive due to cancelled or delayed flights. Machu Picchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire, is not responsible for damage to or loss of luggage, accidents, unforeseen expenses, unavoidable delays, services provided by third parties or direct or indirect causes beyond our control. In the unfortunate event of a no show due to unforeseen circumstances, the company will provide a certificate to the client for insurance purposes.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In the event of a passenger leaving the tour for any reason, any extra expenses are the passenger's responsibility and the company shall not be liable for any refund, either total or partial, of money paid for any unused services.

MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
The Client must notify Machu Picchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire in writing during the process of booking of any medical conditions, pregnancy, disability or any other mental and or physical condition which may affect fitness to travel and or any medical condition. Failure to notify Machu Picchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire may result in the Client being refused travel. Failure to notify Machu Picchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire of any such condition that results in cancellation will have full cancellation fees to the Client. Some trips may be unsuitable for Clients due to age, mobility, disability, pregnancy or physical or mental conditions. It is the Client’s responsibility to check prior to booking. Machu Picchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire may refuse to carry pregnant women over 24 weeks or Clients with certain conditions. Machu Picchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire is not required to provide any special facilities unless it has agreed to do so in writing. Machu Picchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire will do its best to meet Clients special requests including dietary, but such requests do not form part of the Contract and therefore Machu Picchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire is not liable for not providing these requests. Medical facilities vary from country to country and Machu Picchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire makes no representations and gives no warranties in relation to the standard of such treatment.
Traveling with Children Clients aged 18 at date of first travel are viewed as adults. An adult over the age of 18 must accompany every 2 children under the age of 18. The ratio of adults to children traveling together must be one adult per two children and two adults per four children (17 and under). The minimum age for Clients traveling on tours is 12 (for Family designated tours, the minimum age is 5). All enquiries with respect to children are subject to review and approval by Machu Picchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire that reserves the right to restrict the number of travelers under the age of 18 on tours.
Our prices
We are able to guarantee our prices because we operate all our own services, . Because all prices are subject to change without prior notice; we will reconfirm the price at time of booking. Prices do not cover delays and expenses caused by flight delays/cancelations. Single supplements are available on all our tours. Most hotels offer single rooms subject to availability. At our campsites single tents are available, as are single rooms in our rainforest lodge, at an additional cost.

TRAVEL INSURANCE
Travel insurance is compulsory for all Machu Picchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire travellers and should be taken out at the time of booking. Your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation with a recommended minimum coverage of US$ 200,000 for each.
Travel insurance is strongly recommended to cover loss of deposit or final monies paid because of unavoidable cancellation due to illness or other causes, personal baggage loss, medical expenses, etc. All travellers should be adequately insured against personal accident and medical costs. We recommend a short term insurance policy that covers the trip selected with cover in the event of illness, accident, emergency evacuation, costs incurred due to flight delays, schedule changes, delays caused by bad weather, missed connections, strikes, natural disasters, or unforeseeable events. We require that all passengers involved in adventure activities excursions in Peru like a adventure trips, trekking and jungle region be fully insured.
You must provide proof of your travel insurance 15 days before trip departure; you will not be able to join the trip without it.

PASSPORT, VISA AND VACCINATIONS
It is the responsibility of the Client to be in possession of a valid passport, visa permits, inoculations and preventive medicines as may be required for the duration of the tour. Information about these matters or related items is given in good faith but without responsibility on the part of Machu Picchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire.

AGE, FITNESS AND PARTICIPATION
a. All Clients are expected to satisfy themselves prior to booking that they are fit and able to complete the itinerary of their choosing. Persons over 60 years of age will be advised to obtain medical evidence of fitness to travel on the chosen itinerary.
b. No unaccompanied minors (those under 18 years of age) can be accepted on tours operated by Machu Picchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire, however older teenagers may be considered provided they are accompanied by a parent who accepts full responsibility for them.
c. Machu Picchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire reserves the absolute right to decline a booking at their discretion. Clients agree to accept the authority and decisions of Machu Picchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire,
d. If in the opinion of such person the health or conduct of a Client before or after departure appears likely to endanger the safe, comfortable or happy progress of a tour.

LOCAL LAWS
All participants in tours operated by Machu Picchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire are expected to the laws and regulations of the countries visited and any failure to do so will relieve of all obligations that they may otherwise have under these booking conditions.
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