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Luxury Peru: Lima, Cusco & Machu Picchu

  • Destination: Peru, South America
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Start: 07/01/2017
  • End: 07/08/2017
  • Price: $4895

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Machu Picchu ranks among the most desirable ancient sites in the world for tourists to visit. There are many trips in the market, and it may be difficult to decide which one is right for you. Coda has chosen the best season for visiting Peru. The weather is ideal. Discover the trendy cuisine of Lima, a new culinary capital. Acclimatize at the luxury spa-resort Tambo del Inka in the Sacred Valley, ride aboard the famous Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu, while feasting on a delicious brunch. We have chosen to stay at the wonderful Inkaterra Hotel in Aguas Calientes at Machu Picchu to allow maximum time to explore the village and get to know life in this remote region. Lastly we luxuriate at Belmond Palacio Las Nazarenas in Cusco, a truly magnificent lodging.
Start & End in Lima (LIM)

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Day 1

SAT JUL 1, 2017 • USA | Lima, Peru

Arrive Lima (LIM) on any regularly scheduled flight. Transfer to the JW Marriott Hotel.

Hotel: Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel
Room: City View
Meals: None

Day 2

SUN JUL 2 • Lima

pe2After breakfast, a city tour begins with a visit to the Plaza Mayor, the official center of the city and the original site where Lima was founded by Francisco Pizzaro on January 18, 1535. It is also a World Heritage site. From the historic center, drive across modern Lima for a visit to the Larco Herrera Museum, an extensive private collection of pre-Incan ceramics – probably the largest collection of its kind in the world. Lunch at Café del Museo Restaurant. The afternoon and evening are at your leisure to further explore Lima. This evening we will host our Welcome Dinner at one of Lima’s best restaurants.

Hotel: Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel
Room: City View
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

MON JUL 3 • Lima | Cusco | The Sacred Valley

pe3Transfer to the airport for our domestic flight to Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco, an ancient Andean community and former capital of the Inca Empire, we stop for lunch at at Calle del Medio Restaurant.

After lunch we drive to The Sacred Valley, stoppng en-route to visit Awanankancha, a center where South American ‘Cameloids” (varied members of the camel genus) – Llamas, Alpacas, Guanacos, and Vicunas – are bred.

Continue on to the Inkary Museum, created by an inspired group of artists and archaeologists introducing today’s Peruvian youth to the pre-Columbian cultures of Peru. Check-in at the hotel Luxury Collection Tambo del Inka.

Overnight in The Sacred Valley.

Hotel: Luxury Collection Tambo del Inka
Room: Deluxe
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

TUE JUL 4 • The Sacred Valley

pe4Today we visit the Andean Highlands where we meet the Quechua-speaking farmers and weavers of this rural Andean community, and experience Incan lifestyles and traditions. Explore the magical and inspiring world of Quechua Highlanders, learning how traditional people live and work today in the Andean countryside. Participate in the daily activities of Chivay village “…the village of beautiful flowers”, roaming its quiet streets lined with Spanish Colonial buildings, pausing at local craft shops displaying multi-colored yarns, weaving looms and finished woven garments adorned with ancient Incan designs. Accompanied by the music of flutes and drums, our Quechuan hosts perform age-old terraced-farming farming techniques, blessing their earth, their animals, and the newly plowed land. Lunch will be served at Rancho Wayra. A spectacular equestrian exhibition – The Paso Horses – will impress with their elegance and synchronized prancing to the rhythm of live Marinera music.

After lunch, continue on to the massive fortress of Ollantaytambo, once a thriving complex of homes, palaces, temples and military might and the site of the Inca’s’ greatest victory against the Spanish invasion of the 16th Century. Overnight in The Sacred Valley.

Hotel: Luxury Collection Tambo del Inka
Room: Deluxe
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

WED JUL 5 • Machu Picchu

pe5Transfer to Ollantaytambo Station to board the 1920’s Pullman Carriages of The Hiram Bingham Train, named after the man who discovered Machu Picchu on July 24, 1911. Travel in luxurious comfort, marveling at the ever-changing scenery of the Andes Mountains from the period observation car, and enjoy a delicious brunch on your three-hour journey ascending into the Andes Mountains.

Arrive in Machu Picchu and board the awaiting bus to Machu Picchu Citadel. With our guide, explore the incredible ruins of this once indomitable city, assembled sans the use of modern machinery and held in place for centuries without the aid of any mortar. After our visit we stop for tea at the Sanctuary Lodge. Afterwards, return to the town of Aguas Calientes to check in to the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel.
Dinner at the hotel.

Hotel: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
Room: Superior
Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner

Day 6

THU JUL 6 • Machu Picchu | Cusco

pe6Morning at leisure. This morning, you will have the opportunity to hike up the Huayna Picchu (additional cost) – the highest mountain which is actually part of the ruins, from where you are afforded excellent views of the surrounding area, as well as a unique view of the famous ‘lost city’, (approx 2.5 hours). Or explore the grounds of our hotel where there are many wonders to discover, such as the rate orchid tour.

In the afternoon, board the Vistadome train back to Cusco city. Once in Cusco, we transfer to our hotel, Belmond Las Nazarenas. This spectacular hotel is a former convent built on Incan wall in the city center. Our Junior Suites are appointed with many luxuries.

Hotel: Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
Room: Junior Suite
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7

FRI JUL 7 • Cusco

pe7This morning, visit Cusco Cathedral, located on the Plaza de Armas. Completed in 1654, almost one hundred years after construction began, it is dubbed one the most beautiful churches in the Americas, reflecting Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque styles. Another beautiful church is Santo Domingo, a 16th-century Dominican Church and Convent built on the foundations of the Incan Koricancha (“The Sun Temple” or “Place of Gold”) – an astronomical observatory and religious temple for worship of the sun – with its outer walls covered in sheets of gold. Unfortunately, it was ransacked and destroyed by Spanish conquistadors, with Cusco Cathedral erected from original pieces of Incan stonework. Visit Sacsayhuamán, an ancient fortress and impressive example of Incan military architecture, is the final site of the greatest battle between the invading Spanish and the defending Incas. On the return to Cusco, see Qenqo (“The Labyrinth”), an Incan shrine dedicated to the Earth Mother, and Puka-Pukara, a limestone military construction with intricately carved depictions of mythical beings and dark, winding underground passages.

Afternoon at leisure to explore the city on your own. Farewell dinner in Cusco.

Hotel: Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
Room: Junior Suite
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8

SAT JUL 8 • Cusco | Lima | USA

Transfer to the airport to board your domestic flight back to Lima. We will have day rooms at the Costa del Sol Wyndham Hotel while we await our return flights to the USA.

Hotel: Costa del Sol Wyndham Hotel
Room: Standard

Hotels

JW Marriott Hotel Lima

5star

Perfectly placed in the heart of Lima’s exhilarating Miraflores district, near the beach and just moments from renowned cultural, dining and entertainment destinations. Our elegantly appointed rooms offer luxury amenities like designer bedding, a marble bathroom, a flat-screen TV and more. In addition, every room boasts mesmerizing ocean views.

Luxury Collection Tambo del Inka

5star

Set at the base of Ch’iqun mountain and overlooking the Vilcanota River, this elegant hotel is a 5-minute walk from the lively Plaza de Armas square and the Sacred Valley ruins. Posh, vibrant rooms with balconies and marble bathrooms.

Inkaterra Terra, Machu Picchu

5star

The hotel is an intimate Andean village with terraced hills, waterfalls, stone pathways and 81 whitewashed adobe casitas. Member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, the property has 214 bird species and the world’s largest native orchid collection.

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, Cusco

5star

This former palace and convent emerged from years of restoration to become one of Cusco’s most exclusive hotels. Step past walls of Inca stones and into a cloistered courtyard with an ancient fountain at its heart. Then see the fabulous spa, outdoor pool and stylish restaurants.

Costa del Sol Wyndham Hotel, Lima

5star

Within mere steps of Jorge Chavéz International Airport, and with a wealth of upscale services and amenities, our Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport is perfect for those in transit, with the unparalleled ability to walk to or from your flight within minutes of our front door.

Rates & Facts

Rates Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
Per Person $4895 $6695

Inclusions

  • 7 nights deluxe and luxury accommodations as described in the itinerary:
    Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel Lima; Luxury Collection Tambo del Inka Sacred Valley; Inkaterra Terra Machu Picchu; Belmond Las Nazarenas Hotel Cusco; Costa del Sol Wyndham Hotel (dayroom) Lima
  • Round trip transfers from/ to airports by private vehicle
  • Domestic flights Lima/Cusco/Lima in coach class
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu
  • Vistadome train to Cusco
  • Expert English-speaking Peruvian guide
  • Coda Tour Manager on minimum participation
  • Baggage handling: two pieces of luggage per person in Lima and Cusco
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel taxes and service charges on quoted services
Exclusions

Early check in or late check-out expenses; Cost of obtaining a passport or visa; International flights tickets; Communications costs, such as phone calls and faxes and Wifi; Gratuities for local guides, drivers; Coda Tour Manager; Any items of a personal nature; Drinks with meals; Any items not included in inclusions.

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