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Treasures of the Incas

Treasures of the Incas (Insight Vacations Luxury Gold)
 

Summary:

Indulge in Peru with Pachamanca feasts in the Sacred Valley, a VIP tour of artist Victor Delfin’s home in Lima and a menu to rival all others in Cusco at the city’s preeminent MAP restaurant. Step back in time at the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu,...

Duration
12 Days
Cities
6
Next Departure
21-Jan-2022
Starting at
USD 5,566.00
USD 6,055.00
Price per day
USD 505.00

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Treasures of the Incas
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Summary

Indulge in Peru with Pachamanca feasts in the Sacred Valley, a VIP tour of artist Victor Delfin’s home in Lima and a menu to rival all others in Cusco at the city’s preeminent MAP restaurant. Step back in time at the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu, exploring this UNESCO world heritage site and the lost city of the Incas before it opens to the crowds of day-trippers. Explore the great Temple of the Sun and the ancient Intihuatana sun clock with your Local Expert before retiring to the luxury accommodations at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel—an enchanting Andean village resort, set amongst 12 acres of unspoiled cloud forests, with winding rivers, and misty waterfalls. From Machu Picchu enjoy a choice of exploring a working tea plantation or see the world’s largest private collection of indigenous orchids.

Short Itinerary

Day 1.
Arrive In Lima, Peru.
Day 2.
Lima, City Of The Kings.
Day 3.
On To The Sacred Valley.
Day 4.
Exploring The Sacred Valley. Relaxed Start
Day 5.
Journey To Machu Picchu.
Day 6.
Mysterious Machu Picchu.
Day 7.
Return To Cusco. Relaxed Start
Day 8.
Historical Cusco. Relaxed Start
Day 9.
Lake Region Of Peru.
Day 10.
The Floating Islands Of Lake Titicaca.
Day 11.
Puno, Back To Lima.
Day 12.
Depart Lima. Departure Flight

Visited cities (6): Cusco, Juliaca, Lima, Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Puno

 

Remarks

Highlights

Chairman's Collection

  • Lima: Meet Dr. Canseco today and visit his beautiful home and hear about his family's history and his sucessful political and philanthropic career. Dr. Canseco comes from a long lineage of Peruvian politicians and has started his own political party in Peru in which he ran fro president. He also owns Quinoa farms in the highlands of Peru in which he uses as a part of his social program to support local indigenous farmers.

Choice Highlights

  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Lima: Take a guided visit of the Monastery and its catacombs.
  • Lima: Visit the historic Torre de Tagle Palace and the Central Reserve Bank museum.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Machu Picchu: Visit a working tea plantation.
  • Machu Picchu: View the world's largest private collection of indigenous orchids around your hotel surrounded by the Cloud Forest.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Machu Picchu: Explore Machu Picchu further with a guided hike up to Inti Punku, also known as Sun Gate. These ruins are considered the main entrance for those who journey through the original Inca Trail. It offers a spectacular panoramic view of Machu Picchu from above.
  • Machu Picchu: Embark on a twilight nature walk where your guide will point out medicinal plants, sacred Pre-Inca pictographs, and an enchanting waterfall in the Cloud Forest.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Cusco: Visit the ruins of Tambo Machay and enjoy a leisurely 3.7 mile (6 km) downhill walk back to Cusco as you pass the ruins of Puca Pucara and Quenguo.
  • Cusco: Return to Cusco by vehicle and visit San Blas church and the surroundings of this fascinating artsy neighbourhood of Cusco. After San Blas, continue to San Pedro market for some local shopping and insight into Peruvian produce.

Exceptional Dining

  • Callao Region: You can relax before meeting your Travelling Concierge at 18.00 for a Welcome Dinner at MAYTA with chef Jamie Pesaque.
  • Lima: Enjoy a fantastic seafood restaurant in the trendy neighborhood of Barranco in Lima. This restaurant offers Peruvian classics in a great outdoor ambiance underneath the lush trees.
  • Sacred Valley: Experience a caja china lunch, a popular way to create a delicious meal in Peru, cooked in a wooden box.
  • Machu Picchu: Enjoy lunch at Café Inkaterra, located between the Machu Picchu train tracks and surrounded by lush forest.
  • Machu Picchu: Savour traditional Andean cuisine at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary.
  • Cusco: Savour a Pachamanca feast in the Sacred valley. This traditional way to slow cook local vegetables and meats using hot stones and clay pots underground is a communal rite in the Sacred Valley that dates back to pre-historic times. It is a way to celebrate and show gratitude to Pachamama, "Mother Earth".
  • Cusco: Dine at MAP restaurant, one of the city's most prominent restaurants, situated on the lively, modern patio of the Museum of Pre-Colombian Art.
  • Lima: Savour a creative array of seasonal dishes created by chef Arlette Eulert at Matria. This Peruvian restaurant boasts organic ingredients that change according to the season.
  • Dining Summary: 11 Breakfast (B), 7 Dinner with Wine (DW), 8 Lunch (L), and 1 Lunch with Wine (LW)

Journey Highlights

  • Lima: Take a guided visit of the Monastery and its catacombs.
  • Lima: Visit the historic Torre de Tagle Palace and the Central Reserve Bank museum.
  • Sacred Valley: Learn from locals about the process of salt mining.The cascading salt terraces along this scenic canyon have been harvested using an evaporation technique since the times of the Incas and has been passed down by local families, who still harvest salt from it today to sell to the local market.
  • Sacred Valley: A local shaman will perform a welcoming ceremony to the Sacred Valley and the mystical Andes Mountains that surround it.
  • Ollantaytambo: Join a local expert and visit the ruins of Ollantaytambo. See the magnificent views of the ruins on the side of the cliffs above the Urubamba river.
  • Machu Picchu: Visit a working tea plantation.
  • Machu Picchu: View the world's largest private collection of indigenous orchids around your hotel surrounded by the Cloud Forest.
  • Machu Picchu: Spend a full day exploring the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, rediscovered by American historian Hiram Bingham in 1911 after being forgotten for centuries. A Local Expert helps you understand the enigmatic fortress abandoned by the Incas in the 16th century.
  • Machu Picchu: Explore Machu Picchu further with a guided hike up to Inti Punku, also known as Sun Gate. These ruins are considered the main entrance for those who journey through the original Inca Trail. It offers a spectacular panoramic view of Machu Picchu from above.
  • Machu Picchu: Embark on a twilight nature walk where your guide will point out medicinal plants, sacred Pre-Inca pictographs, and an enchanting waterfall in the Cloud Forest.
  • Sacred Valley: Travel back to the Sacred Valley by train, offering you great views with panoramic windows and an outdoor observation carriage.
  • Cusco: Join your Local Expert for a visit to the ruins of Sacsayhuman, on of the most important Incan sites and a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site. You'll also visit Korikancha, also known as the Temple of the Sun, and the beautiful colonial neighborhood of San Blas and the magnificent Cathedral at Plaza de Armas which took 100 years to complete.
  • Puno: Enjoy a picnic lunch on the shores of Lake Umayo before visiting the archeological site of Sillustani. Explore the stone burial towers 'chullpas' that have dotted the shores since pre-Inca times.
  • Lake Titicaca: Visit the Uros Floating Islands to learn about the lifestyle and customs of the local people and enjoy lunch with this community that bundles reeds from the lake to build floating platforms, houses and canoes.

VIP Experiences

  • Lima: Visit the home of local artist Victor Delfin, known for his monumental El Beso sculpture at his workshop in the city's trendy Barranco district.
  • Cusco: Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you meet Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, a Quechua scholar, director of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, and a recipient of a TreadRight Foundation grant. Learn about her mission to preserve traditional weaving techniques and how she has succeeded in bringing weaving once more to the forefront of her community.
  • Lake Titicaca: Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you meet the locals of Amantani Island to discover how the traditions and language of the Inca culture are being kept alive. A remote location not commonly visited by tourists, you'll meet a local family and community members for a farm-to-table lunch before exploring the terraced hillsides and viewing the skillfully made crafts the inhabitants are known for.

Well-being

  • : Your Well-Being Director takes a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met. On tours fewer than 15 guests, your Traveling Concierge will act as your Well-Being Director.
  • : Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travelling Concierge's, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.

Your Way

  • Cusco: Visit the ruins of Tambo Machay and enjoy a leisurely 3.7 mile (6 km) downhill walk back to Cusco as you pass the ruins of Puca Pucara and Quenguo.
  • Cusco: Return to Cusco by vehicle and visit San Blas church and the surroundings of this fascinating artsy neighbourhood of Cusco. After San Blas, continue to San Pedro market for some local shopping and insight into Peruvian produce.

Included in Price

Additional Included Highlights

  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • Complimentary, airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travellers that arrive on the same flight. Complimentary, private train station transfers are included when train travel is included within the itinerary. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city of the itinerary, may be requested but are not guaranteed.

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