Day 01 : Arrival in Lima
Reception at Jorge Chavez Airport and private transfer, in a elegant and comfortable car, to Miraflores Park hotel. The Miraflores Park hotel, with its 82 rooms, is a small boutique hotel, set in a park on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea and affording almost all of the rooms with stunning sea views. The service is very personalized, the rooms are large and opulent and the attention to detail has won the hotel many awards. In the afternoon, we suggest you to visit the Pachacamac Ruins which are the beginning of the Pre-Inca era. These ruins are considered as one of the most important magnetic centers of the earth where we will practice a meditation ceremony. As a peregrination center located at the Peruvian Coast, it is as important as the Machu Picchu citadel at the Peruvian Andes.
Dinner at Rosa Nautica restaurant, and after that you will be able to enjoy Lima at night in a limousine. You will know Lima in the most elegant way, and you will be able to make some stops at different points to take some pictures of Lima at night, such us the sculpture in the Park of love representing a "Couple of Andean Lovers" facing the Pacific Ocean, and many fountains located in different parks. Transfer back to your hotel to enjoy the facilities your hotels provides.
Day 02 : Lima / Cusco
Breakfast. Transfer from you hotel to the airport to board your flight to Cusco. Reception, assistance and private transfer to Monasterio hotel. The 16th-century Hotel Monasterio, originally built as a monastery in 1592. The Hotel remains a national historical landmark, protected by the INC (National Institute of Culture) and has retained its characteristics and charm. It is a splendid model of the colonial Renaissance style, consisting of three sections in different levels. The heart of the Hotel is the central courtyard with its soft fountain and 300-year old Cedar tree surrounded by gardens and the famous stone cloisters.
The stones around the huge wooden entrance doors looking on to the Plazoleta Nazarenas still bear the Spanish Arms Escutcheon and the image of Bishop Monsignor Juan Serricolea y Olea. This unique hotel museum is an architectural treasure built on Inca foundations with a beautiful chapel adorned with extraordinary gold ornaments. It combines the solemnity of a colonial monastery with the luxury, elegance, comfort and excellent quality of a modern five-star hotel. Free morning to get acclimatized to the 3 360 m.a.s.l.
In the afternoon, a private city tour walking through the Cathedral, Qorikancha or the Sun Temple and the surroundings ruins: The Sacsayhuamán Fortress. People think it was an astronomic observatory and is used for meditation because of its great accumulated cosmic energy. You will visit Q'enqo, this place was used for worship and ceremonial center, Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay or Inca's Bath. Transfer back to your hotel.
Day 03 : Cusco / Sacred Valley / Cusco
After breakfast, you will have a private visit to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a succession of picturesque towns, agricultural terraces and archaeological sites. First you will visit Pisac, with its typical market, and picturesque cultivated terraces in the mountain slopes, also famous for its Sunday Fairs where you will be able to appreciate and buy beautiful handicraft. You will have lunch in a very elegant restaurant located in the Valley, with a splendid view of the landscapes. Then, you will continue up the Urubamba Valley to the highlight of this day, a visit to the Town of Ollantaytambo. The upper section of Ollantaytambo features a fortress made up of a series of carved stone terraces built to protect the valley from possible invasion by warring jungle tribes. After visiting the town and fortress of Ollantaytambo the excursion will continue to the village of Chinchero where the remains of what was the royal hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui lie. After this splendid excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas you will return to Monasterio hotel..
Day 04 : Cusco / Machu Picchu
Breakfast at the hotel to start our visit to Machu Picchu archeological complex, located in a subtropical Cusco area at 2 350 m.a.s.l. Transfer from your hotel to the train station. You will take the Hiram Bingham train, consisting of 2 dining cars, an observation bar car and a kitchen car, can carry up to 84 passengers. The general style of the carriages reflects the luxury of the 1920s Pullman era. The Hiram Bingham departs Cusco at 9am which gives a more leisurely start to the day than the traditional 6am departures of other services. Brunch is served on board the train whilst travellers enjoy the spectacular scenery unfolding before them from the large windows. The arrival at Machu Picchu at 12.30pm gives passengers the advantage of entering the Sanctuary at an hour when the majority of the visitors are already beginning to leave for their journey back to Cusco. Arrival to Aguas Calientes, and your guide will be waiting for you to take the bus to Machu Picchu (20 minutes). In Machu Picchu we have about 2 hours and a half for our guided tour and another hour and a half to explore the ruins individually. You will know the amazing Machu Picchu Citadel and the Intiwatana (Solar Clock). After that, transfer back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge. The Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge is located right on the top of the mountain, a couple of seconds from the actual ruins themselves and thus enjoys a prime position within the sanctuary. Reflecting the casual, intimate atmosphere of a home away from home, the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge has two suites and twenty-nine rooms, twelve of them with an amazing view of the mountains.
Day 05 : Machu Picchu / Cusco
Breakfast. We suggest you to enjoy the hotel or visit the Machu Picchu Citadel or hike the Huayna Picchu to receive the cosmic and tellurics energy that the Sacred Apu has. (Entrance tickets not included for the second visit).
The hike to Huayna Picchu starts at the Sacred Rock and passes through a gate that is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. This - one to two - hour walk is steep but the path is in excellent shape, though the last 20 meters include a steep rock slab that is climbed with a ladder and a rope. The Incas built terraces here, and the airy summit offers a perfect view of the entire complex, which spreads out before the summit like a map. You will get excellent photos and the view is unique.
You will be back on board for a 6.00pm departure, pre-dinner cocktails are served in the bar accompanied by live entertainment before passengers enjoy a 4-course, à la carte dinner, in the dining cars. The train pulls into Poroy station in Cusco at 9.25pm. Arrival and transfer to your hotel.
Day 06 : Cusco / Lima
Breakfast. At fixed time, private transfer from Monasterio hotel to the airport to board your flight to Lima. Reception at Jorge Chavez airport, then you will be transferred to Miraflores Park hotel. Free morning for personal activities.
In the afternoon, you will visit Lima City and its Colonial enchantments as the Main Square,The Cathedral, the Government Palace, the San Francisco Monastery, with its beautiful cloister and entrance, as well as the underground galleries or catacombs, traditional districts with their own enchanments as the Stone Bridge, the Alameda de los Delcalzos, the Paseo de Aguas and the famous Acho Bullring, we will appreciate then the Huaca Huallamarca from the Pre-Inca Period.
Then you will travel back to the XX century visiting modern districts with beautiful squares, small squares and avenues, as well as Miraflores with its beautiful beaches, intensive commercial trading and active nightlife.You will visit the Park of Love, where stands a big sculpture representing a "Couple of Andean Lovers" facing the Pacific Ocean.
Day 07 : Lima
Breakfast. At fixed time transfer from your hotel to the airport to board your domestic or international flight.