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Duration: 08 Days
Location: Lima – Cusco - Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu.
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  • Day 01 – Lima

    Day 02 – Lima

    Day 03 – Lima

    Day 04 – Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley

    Day 05 – Sacred Valley

    Day 06 – Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu – Cusco

    Day 07 – Cusco

    Day 08 – Cusco to Lima

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  • Day 01 – Lima

    Arrival in Lima, meet and greet by our representative, who will assist you with luggage and will provide a brief city orientation and helpful information. Transfer to hotel. At night, we suggest an optional dinner at the classic restaurant La Rosa Nautica, a Victorian decorated city icon that overlooks the Pacific Ocean.  Overnight stay in Lima.

    Meals included: Nil.

    Day 02 – Lima

    We will have a tour through Lima’s streets and plazas. Starting at the Love Park in Miraflores, with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, and then heading to the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial center of the Lima culture. After this, we go on to the Main Square where the Government Palace and the Town Hall are located. We will visit the Cathedral and explore the Santo Domingo Convent, along which corridors San Martin de Porras and San Rosa de Lima used to walk around in 17th century, and where their remains rest today. While exploring Lima´s downtown we will stop at a classic bar for a taste of Peru´s famous Pisco Sour.  It is time for lunch, let´s have a special one! We will attend a culinary lecture on Peruvian cuisine by a renowned specialist. Lunch tasting.  The rest of the day is at leisure to rest and enjoy the city.

    At night and as an optional activity, Astrid y Gaston restaurant is a must; a night of delicious revelations for your senses, thoughtfully created by Peruvian food ambassador and world renowned chef Gaston Acurio.  Overnight stay in Lima.

    Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch.

    Day 03 – Lima

    Today we will focus on the exquisite fusion between Peruvian ingredients and diverse world renowned techniques. We will head for Miraflores to have a lunch tasting at a popular restaurant in order to learn more about the Peruvian-Japanese fusion.  Afternoon at leisure.  At night, we will have a food adventure, tasting new flavors at Malabar, Pedro Miguel Schiaffino’s restaurant, a Peruvian author, food will be served as dinner tasting.  Overnight stay in Lima.

     Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

    Day 04 – Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley

    Transfer to airport to catch our flight to Cusco.  Upon arrival we will be transferred to the Sacred Valley of the Incas for a better acclimatization process.  Before heading for the hotel, we will stop briefly at the traditional market, with enough free time to go around, see the typical produces and buy handcraft.  We will take a few minutes to relax and taste a delicious empanada (filled pastry) or a piece of bread freshly baked in wood ovens.

    Once we are all checked-in in our hotels, we will head for the Wayra restaurant. La Terraza is the most informal room at Wayra, where we will get rid of all our pretentions to conciliate our proposal with the awesome environment that surrounds us: an overwhelming display of color and contrast brought by the mountains, the popular art, the mural paintings and an inspiring garden.  This is the background to a peaceful lunch that combines the delights of the valley with the glamour of the dancing Peruvian horses and the marinera dance (dances may vary depending on the day).  Free afternoon to enjoy the hotel facilities. An optional spa session is highly recommended. Meditation and shaman sessions are also available. Dinner at hotel.  Overnight stay at Urubamba.

     Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

    Day 05 – Sacred Valley

    This morning we will depart for Ollantaytambo, a picturesque village continuously inhabited since the Inca times, where we will visit the temple with the same name, used as a fortress during the Inca resistance and where we can get collection photos.  For lunch we have thought of a special place, the Huayoccari Estate House, one of the best places after an active excursion to the valley.  The estate owners are the Lambarri Orihuela family, residents in the valley for over 350 years, who will be our hosts.  Let ourselves be dazzled by the architecture of the estate, its history and an impressive view over the Sacred Valley while the last touches to lunch are made.  After admiring the family’s private collection of local art, enjoy a meal prepared with fresh ingredients grown in the estate and served in the garden.  Return to hotel and rest of afternoon at leisure.  Optional dinner at hotel.  Overnight stay in the Sacred Valley.

     Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch.

    Day 06 – Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu – Cusco

    Departure to the Ollanta Station, where we will embark into one of the most spectacular rides on board the exclusive Hiram Bingham Deluxe train. The experience on board is purely first class. The train’s incredible classic style goes perfectly with the dining room arrangement, making it easy to taste the delightful dishes carefully prepared for us by experienced chefs. The landscapes are breathtaking and while we follow the Urubamba River course getting closer and closer to the canyon, we’ll arrive at Aguas Calientes. From there, we will take a small bus up the winding road to Machu Picchu. The Lost City of the Incas will astonish us with its terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps and the solar clock or Intihuatana, all this amid a special atmosphere and on a guided tour. At the arranged time, and after a tea time, we will take the train back to Cusco.  Entertainment and fine gourmet dinner on board.  On arrival we will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight stay in Cusco.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

    Day 07 – Cusco

    In the morning, while visiting a local market, we will attend a brief lecture on Cusco’s cuisine by a renowned chef. We will carefully select the ingredients for lunch to later be welcomed at the chef’s house for a demonstration on how to prepare the selected dishes of the traditional Cusco cuisine for that day. After a delicious lunch, we will visit the main attractions of Cusco’s magnificent downtown, a mixture of Inca and Spanish culture.

    Our first stop is Santo Domingo or Koricancha (Golden Temple), a beautiful monastery built on an Inca palace.  Then, Cusco’s Cathedral will delight us with an impressive display of architecture and paintings of the Cusco School.  Continuing with our immersion in the city, we will visit Sacsayhuaman: the spectacular panorama of buildings and the surroundings are a perfect blend. The adventure continues to the Sanctuary of Q’enqo to appreciate the altar embedded in the rock. Finally, we reach the viewpoint of Puca Pucara and Tambomachay, a striking architectural monument considered one of the pillars of the Andean world view.  For the evening, we recommend making a reservation at the famed Cicciolina, Limo or Chicha restaurants. Overnight stay in Cusco.

    Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch.

    Day 08 – Cusco to Lima

    Transfer to the airport. Flight to Lima. Arrival and assistance for the connection with the international flight.

    Meals included: Breakfast.

  • Trip Cost varies based on travel season (high to low), your choice of accommodation (from budget to luxury), flight (economy to first class), optional tours and other special requests. Kindly email us at info@funkytravels.com to get the correct price for your selected trip.

    Please Note: The Hiram Bingham Deluxe Train does not operate on Sundays.

    INCLUDES:

    • Accommodation on twin or double sharing basis in your choice of accommodation.
    • All meals as stated in itinerary.
    • All airport / land transfers as stated.
    • All tours and transfers in private air-con vehicle with English speaking guide and including all entrance fees.

    EXCLUDES:

    • International Airfare and airport / government taxes, fuel surcharges etc.
    • Domestic Airfares.
    • Visa (if required).
    • Travel insurance.
    • Beverages in the restaurants where meals are included.
    • Optional tours mentioned in the itinerary will be charged extra.
    • Gratuities to guide and driver.
    • Personal and other expenses such as bar bills and laundry not stated in the itinerary.