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Magic of Machu Picchu
Unveil the Sacred Valley and its treasures. Travel in style from Cusco to Machu Picchu aboard the astonishing Hiram Bingham train. Have an afternoon English style tea in the magnificent citadel of Machu Picchu. And beat the crowds as you experience a morning stroll through the archaeological park before all the tourists arrive. Or simply enjoy the lush orchid gardens at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge.
8-Days Lima - Cusco - Machu Picchu :
Day 1: Upon arrival in Lima, transfers will be provided to the exclusive Miraflores Park Hotel, located in Miraflores, a residential area with incredible ocean views; enjoy welcome drinks upon arrival. You will then be escorted to a magnificent ocean view executive suite, for a two-night stay. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 2: After breakfast, spend the morning touring downtown Lima; also know as "The City of Kings" considered since 1991 a World Heritage Site for its magnificent colonial architecture. Lima is currently the gateway to the rest of Peru.
Thereafter enjoy a visit to Enrico Poliís private collection; an extraordinary gathering of pre-Columbian and colonial art objects and one of the best private collections of its kind in the world.
Return to Miraflores and go back in time at the casa Garcia Alvarado, built in 1912 and recently recognized as a national heritage building. The Alvarado house, located in the heart of this traditional area is a living example of Republican architecture. Enjoy a fabulous set lunch menu in this enchanting setting with your host Ana Maria Garcia Alvarado, the owner of the house.
Relax for the remainder of this afternoon and indulge in a soothing Bath Butler Service or simply enjoy Lima at your own pace. In the evening delight your tastebuds with an extravagant a la carte dinner at Poissonnerie, the Miraflores Park Hotel signature restaurant, where you will be able to taste the innovative fusion of Peruvian and European flavors that our menu has to offer.
Day 3: In the morning after an energizing breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport, where you will take Lan Peruís 320 Airbus on your one-hour flight to Cuzco. On arrival, we have arranged reception and transfer to the Hotel Monasterio, the hallowed colonial San Antonio Abad seminary, built more than 300 years ago. You will be welcomed with a comforting cup of hot coca tea and escorted to your deluxe room.
Overnight in a deluxe room with oxygen enrichment system to help you acclimatize to the high altitude in Cuzco (11,000 feet - 3,352.80 meters). A la carte lunch will be served in the main courtyard. This afternoon embark in a fascinating tour of the city of Cuzco, you will discover millenary buildings such as the Cathedral and the Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun). In the evening we will visit the Archbishopís private gold collection; afterwards dine in Colcampata in a private residence overlooking the city of Cuzco.
Day 4: Morning transfer will be arranged to Poroy; the Hiram Bingham train station, twenty five-minutes away from Cuzco. We will then travel to Machu Picchu via the luxurious Orient Express Hiram Bingham train; enjoy brunch and mimosas on board. The train will arrive at 12:30 pm in Aguas Calientes where the guides will take you up to the majestic citadel of Machu Picchu by private bus. Upon arrival check-in for a one-night stay at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge located in a privileged area right at the entrance to this magnificent site.
Next on your itinerary is a two-hour tour around the site, one of the most outstanding archaeological wonders of the world. Upon returning to the hotel enjoy an exquisite afternoon "English style tea" with an assortment of fresh and hot drinks, petits fours and mini snacks. Afterwards indulge into a replenishing massage session. This evening dinner will be served at Tampu; the hotelís signature restaurant.
Day 5: Enjoy a magnificent dawn from this advantaged location and get ready to embark on different activities such as climbing up the Wayna Picchu or perhaps strolling through the hotelís lush orchid gardens. This afternoon enjoy lunch at Tampu Restaurant. We will then transfer you to Aguas Calientes to travel back to Cuzco via the astonishing Hiram Bingham train. Enjoy a sophisticated gourmet dinner on board.
Upon arrival at Poroy, a private transfer will await to take you back to the Monasterio Hotel for a two-night stay in a deluxe oxygen-enriched room.
Day 6: We have arranged a private transfer for a full day at the Sacred Valley, starting at the city of Chincheros, which still keeps the infrastructure of a typical Inca town. On Sundayís enjoy the arts and crafts of a typical Andean market that showcases unique souvenirs from the area; and experience the old barter system still used by its vendors and buyers. Afterwards, enjoy a specially prepared barbecue lunch amongst superb Andean surroundings. To continue this magical journey we go up the valley to Ollantaytambo (place offering hospitality to travelers), the last Inca town that still keeps its original architecture. In Ollaytantambo we can find original Inca houses, natural water canals, and ďandenes"; ancient terraces used by the Incas for agricultural purposes.
On the way back to Cuzco, we will visit the Sacsayhuaman fortress located north of the city of Cuzco, with spectacular views of the city. Back at the Hotel Monasterio indulge in a luxurious twenty five-minute massage that will make you feel as lavish as Incan royalty. Tonight experience an unforgettable evening at the hotelís signature restaurant Illariy, enjoying an a la carte candle-light dinner with soft music and the restaurant's magnificent cuisine.
Day 7: Morning transfers to the airport have been organized for you to board your 320 Airbus Lan Peru flight back to Lima, where an ocean view executive suite has been prepared at the Miraflores Park Hotel for a one-night stay. In the afternoon enjoy a visit to Mari Solariís private art collection and continue on a personalized shopping tour in the bohemian and romantic district of Barranco; with its antique republican constructions and artsy shops. Or you may indulge in to a luxurious massage.
Afterwards dine in at Restaurant Poissonnerie, the hotelís signature restaurant, or enjoy dining around in Lima in a selection of restaurants we recommend.
Day 8: After enjoying breakfast, it's time for your organised transfer to the airport, a member of our staff who will assist you with your travel arrangements before you take your international flight back home.
Escorted airport assistance
Travel to Machu Picchu via Hiram Bingham luxury train service
Accommodations in suites and deluxe rooms
Twenty-five minute massages in each property
Bath Butler services
All meals included
A la carte lunches and dinners
Buffet breakfast in all properties
Full board in Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge
Meals in private residences
One-hour internet access in each property
Extensions available to continue on your Amazon Adventure
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