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The Royal Inca Path

6 Days From USD $ 3195* Only
Peru... home to one of the earliest and most advanced civilizations in the Western Hemisphere... Under the rule of powerful kings, an incredible peopl...
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Keren Samuel
After Graduating from Bombay University, I decided I wanted to pursue a career as a travel agent. After obtaining a Diploma in Travel and Tourism; and becoming certified by IATA- UFTAA as an International Travel Consultant, I now have 25 years experience in the Travel Industry, 15 years of which have been in Canada. During this time, I have travelled extensively throughout India; Australia; New Zealand; the Exotic South Pacific Islands like Tahiti, Fiji and The Cooks; The Maldives; Israel; Italy, England, South Africa, Swaziland and Singapore. Every place I’ve travelled to has offered me a different experience….the world is a stunning place. There’s nothing quite like seeing Michelangelo’s DAVID in person, or standing right at the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, or cuddling a real live Koala, or having a huge herd of African elephants block the tiny dirt road your jeep is traveling on……. the list of exciting things I’ve seen and done on all my travels goes on and on...
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Description
Luxury Collection Peru allows travellers to see the highlights of this breathtaking country whilst staying in specially selected luxury hotels. Begin in Lima with a tour of the Larco Museum before travelling south to see the incredible Nazca lines. A short flight then takes passengers to Cuzco. Explore Machu Picchu and the surrounding Inca sites before catching the luxury Orient Express train to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. After exploring some of the lake’s many islands guests will return to Lima, where the tour ends.
Tour Highlights
Stay in some of Peru’s most exclusive hotels
See the extraordinary Nazca lines from the air
Explore the ancient Inca site of Machu Picchu and the nearby Sacred Valley
Visit the impressive man-made islands on Lake Titcaca
   

Luxury Collection Peru 10 Days


DAY
1
LIMA
Arrive in Lima, the "City of Kings" famous for its Spanish Colonial architecture, extraordinary museums and cuisine. Lima is internationally recognized as the "Gastronomic Capital of the Americas", and its cuisine is considered among the most diverse and exquisite in the world on par with French cuisine. Upon arrival a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and in registering.

DAY
2
LIMA CITY TOUR AND LARCO MUSEUM (B)
Tour of Modern and Colonial Lima including the world famous Larco Museum - This half-day tour visits both the colonial and modern sections of Lima. Colonial sites include the lovely Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, San Francisco Church and the exquisite Torre Tagle Palace modern day seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In modern Lima, drive along the exclusive residential areas of Miraflores and San Isidro. Continue to the Larco Museum, founded in 1926, it displays remarkable chronological galleries providing an excellent overview on 3000 years of development of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. Located in a unique vice-royal mansion of the 18th century built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid is surrounded by beautiful gardens. The Larco Museum also features the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous erotic archaeological collection, one of the most visited Peruvian tourist attractions.

DAY
3
LIMA – PISCO - PARACAS (B)
Travel along the Peruvian coast to Pisco for a spectacular flight over vast drawings, figures like a spider, a hummingbird, a monkey, etc. The Nazca Lines, discovered in 1927, are the most extraordinary legacy left by a culture that flourished in 300 BC. The lines are a series of complex designs, some up to 300 meters long, which can only be seen in their true dimension from an altitude of at least 1,500 feet. The Nazca culture is not believed to have been capable of manned flight. But the question remains as to how they crafted the drawings, what technology they used and what purpose the lines served. Continue to your hotel in Paracas.

DAY
4
PARACAS - LIMA (B)
Early morning transfer to Paracas for a yacht ride to the Ballestas Islands passing the Candelabro. These islands, also known as the Guano Islands, constitute the habitat to large concentrations of sea birds and sea lions colonies in their natural environment. El Candelabro (The Candelabra) is a geoglyph of more than 394 feet long, better appreciated from the ocean. This afternoon return to Lima. Overnight in Lima

DAY
5
LIMA - CUSCO (B/-/-) FLIGHT
Early morning transfer from the hotel to the airport for a short but spectacular flight over the snowcapped Andes to the oldest inhabited city in the hemisphere, Cusco, at an elevation of 11,440 feet. Upon arrival a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and in registering. Tour of Cusco and Nearby Ruins – Visitors are caught up in the excitement of touring the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, a delightful combination of Inca and colonial architecture. The tour visits important landmarks such us Cusco's Cathedral, Santo Domingo Church, Plaza de Armas and Koricancha “The Temple of the Sun”. This tour of the oldest continuously inhabited city in the western hemisphere also includes the nearby ruins of Kenko, Puca-Pucara, Tambomachay as well as the Sacsayhuaman fortress, an imposing example of Inca military architecture

DAY
6
PISAC MARKET AND OLLANTAYTAMBO ARCHAEOLOGICAL COMPLEX (B/L/-)
Full Day Excursion to the Pisac Indian Market and the Ollantaytambo Fortress - Morning departure for a drive through the fertile countryside of the Urubamba Valley to the colonial village of Pisac where an Indian Market takes place Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Other days you will tour the religious nucleus and archaeological site of Pisac. During your visit to the bustling marketplace you will have the opportunity to bargain with the natives for many different types of Peruvian handicrafts and jewelry. Continue to the Ollantaytambo archaeological complex, the Incas built it as a fort that included a temple, agricultural terraces, and an urban area. There are two distinct sectors: The religious and worship zone, and the residential area. Ollantaytambo was an important administrative center with probable military functions if one considers the walls and towers. There are also traces of ancient roads and aqueducts. The town of Ollantaytambo is called a "Living Inca Town" since the inhabitants maintain very old practices and customs. Lunch is at a beautiful country estate on the shores of the Urubamba River.

DAY
7
SACRED VALLEY – MACHU PICCHU - SACRED VALLEY (B/L/-)
This morning travel on the Vistadome train through the Sacred Valley to the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu. Perched 8,200 feet above the valley, it was hidden by mountains and semi-tropical jungles for 400 years until discovered by Hiram Bingham of Yale University in 1911. Archaeologists believe that the Inca "Virgins of the Sun" took refuge from the Spanish Conquistadors here. Enjoy a guided tour of the ruins upon arrival. Lunch is at the Orient Express’ Sanctuary Lodge located just a few steps from the Inca citadel.

DAY
8
CUSCO – PUNO (M-W-F-S) (B/L/-)
This first class and spectacular rail journey aboard the "Andean Explorer" travels south to the beautiful city of Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. On the journey the train makes a gentle climb to higher and cooler, altitudes. The first half of the journey is dominated by the magnificent Andean mountains, which tower over the deep valleys of the meandering Huatanay River. It then reaches the gentler, rolling Andean Plains, where vicuña and alpaca can be seen. The glass-walled observation car of the Andean Explorer provides the perfect opportunity to view the beautiful scenery. The journey is broken by a scenic stop at La Raya, which is also the highest point on the route. Train journey includes a three-course lunch. A Breakfast Menu, along with various snacks and a continuous Restaurant and Bar service is available at an additional cost. Late afternoon arrival in Puno

DAY
9
UROS AND TAQUILE ISLANDS ON LAKE TITICACA (B/L/-) (B/L/-)
Enjoy a boat excursion to the Uros and Taquile Islands on Lake Titicaca. This full day excursion will take you to the highest navigable lake in the world to the floating islands of the Uros Indians, man-made islands by tying totora reeds. The Uros considered themselves Lords of the Lake; they hunt wild birds and maintain traditional fishing methods. The men have developed an extraordinary skill in weaving reeds; producing houses, boats and handicrafts, and the women are expert knitters. Continuing to Taquile where a native community of about 400 families still lives with the traditions and high principals of the Incas. Taquile is a very important site on Lake Titicaca for its archeological remains, the sacred and ceremonial sites, the festive activities and their rituals. Taquile is characterized by its friendly inhabitants, who maintain their customs and traditional clothing. They distinguish themselves by their detailed, fine, and colorful textiles with symmetrical decorations and symbols that reflect their way of life and Andean beliefs. Lunch is included.

DAY
10
PUNO – LIMA (DEPARTURE) (B/-/-) FLIGHT
Transfer to the airport for your departure to Lima and connecting flight home. You will arrive home full of great memories of the rich tradition of Colonial Lima and the mystical Land of the Incas.

*Please note supplements will apply for Inti Raymi, Christmas and New Year’s Eve dates

tour price 2013:

VALID FROM 01 Oct 2013 to 31 Dec 2013
Luxury Category  
Price Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis  USD $ 5390.00  
Supplement for Single Room  USD $ 1890.00  Per Single

TOUR PRICE 2014:

VALID FROM 01 Jan 2014 to 31 Dec 2014
Luxury Category  
Price Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis  USD $ 5590.00  
Supplement for Single Room  USD $ 1940.00  Per Single

Accommodation at listed hotels or similar
Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
Transportation/Transfers in an Air-conditioned Car
Return airport transfers
Baggage handling at airports and at hotels
All bus tickets, train tickets and entrance fees as per the itinerary
All tours and excursions indicated on the itinerary
Excursion to Machu Picchu onboard the Vistadome train
First Class ticket onboard the Andean Explorer from Cusco to Puno
Lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge at Machu Picchu
English Speaking local guides as per the itinerary
All applicable taxes
Meals not mentioned as being included
Beverages with meals
Camera & Video fees (if applicable)
International Airfare
Domestic airfare: Lima – Cusco / Juliaca – Lima (approx. 400 USD per person)
Items of a personal nature
Tips & Gratuities
Travel Insurance
Visa fees
Items not mentioned as being included
09 Nights
Accommodation will be provided on a twin sharing basis
Accommodation Type - Luxury
Libertador Isla Esteves (Puno)
Our Rating: 5 Star   |   Local Rating: 5 Star   |   Accommodation Type: Luxury
Puno Hotel Libertador Lake Titicaca, the only five-star hotel in the region, is located on Esteves Island on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. We are only five minutes away from downtown Puno, 45 minutes from the Manco Cápac International Airport in Juliaca and two hours from the Bolivian border. Our Puno hotel is the ideal haven for business people and travelers owing to the vast selection of rooms and suites that ensure the traveler the highest levels of comfort and hotel quality. Moreover, Libertador Puno is considered the best hotel in Puno because of the services offered, such as restaurants, bars, business center, gift shop, gym, Jacuzzi and outdoor pool, which along with the warm hospitality from our highly trained personnel will make your stay a unique and memorable one. Let yourself be surprised by the warmth and authenticity of our luxury accommodation in Puno, in a magical world in which you will be the main character. All you need to do is leave everything in our hands and enjoy your stay.
Libertador Paracas Hotel (Paracas)
Our Rating: 5 Star   |   Local Rating: 5 Star   |   Accommodation Type: Luxury
Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort is the perfect place to rest in the Peruvian coast, traveling 3 hours by car or 45 minutes by plane from Lima. It is located near a nature reserve where you can admire marine life (sealions, flamingos, dolphins, penguins) and where the Paracas culture flourished nearly two millennia before the Incas. Strategically located in the bay, in front of the Nature Reserve of Paracas, this Paracas hotel is the most luxurious resort spa in the Peruvian coast and is the ideal starting point for excursions to the Ballesta islands from our own private deck. Also, a series of activities are available for our guests. Paracas hotel offers private flights to the Nazca Lines, tours of the islands by yacht as well as tours around the area. The Paracas Hotel is one of the most important five-star hotels in the south of Peru with a total area of 34,136m2, 120 rooms and suites, two restaurants, a bar lounge, a luxury spa, a conference rooms that seat up to 460 people and a wide variety of activities available for our guests. Let yourself be surprised by the warmth and authenticity of this luxury accommodation in Paracas, in a world in which you will be the main character. All you need to do is leave everything in our hands and enjoy your stay.
Tambo del Inka (Sacred Valley)
Our Rating: 5 Star   |   Local Rating: 5 Star   |   Accommodation Type: Luxury
The only hotel in Urubamba with a private train station to Machu Picchu, we go to every length to ensure an indelible stay, offering refined dining, a therapeutic spa, and premier fitness center, along with an emerald lagoon and blooming riverside gardens.
JW Marriott (Lima)
Our Rating: 5 Star   |   Local Rating: 5 Star   |   Accommodation Type: Luxury
The JW Marriott Hotel Lima awaits with a stunning central location, awe-inspiring architecture and magnificent views. Towering above grand, oceanside cliffs in Lima, Peru's Miraflores district, the JW Marriott Hotel Lima offers sweeping panoramas of the Pacific Ocean from every guest room. The hotel's 25-story, ultra-modern glass tower makes a grand statement as the most cosmopolitan and contemporary of Lima luxury hotels. Our spacious ocean-view rooms feature new bedding from Marriott with designer duvets and extra-plush pillows, air-conditioning, in-room safe and mini-bar. Superbly suited for business and pleasure, the JW Marriott Hotel Lima is home to a 5-star gourmet restaurant and over 18,000 SF of meeting space. Enjoy the first-class service and facilities that include a health club spa and fitness center, swimming pool (open from late Dec to March) and gift shop. Whether your trip entails business or leisure, you'll find a haven for relaxation and rejuvenation at the luxurious JW Marriott Hotel Lima.
Monasterio (Cusco)
Our Rating: 5 Star   |   Local Rating: 5 Star   |   Accommodation Type: Luxury
High in the Andes, at 3000 metres above sea level, lies the historic city of Cuzco, famed for its unique blend of Spanish and Inca cultures. Right beside the lively Cuzco central square is Hotel Monasterio, a former monastery and national monument dating from 1592. This delightful Orient-Express hotel combines its centuries-old charm and ambience with luxury hotel service, inspired restaurants and boutique rooms and suites. The ideal hotel from which to discover the delights of Cuzco, its doors open to a vibrant scene of old and modern architecture, markets, galleries and restaurants serving ‘new Andean’ cuisine.
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