Peru awaits you. Enjoy this megadiverse and multi-cultural country that you will simply fall in love with. This vacations will be like nothing else you’ve ever experienced. You will tour and discover its most visited destinations: Lima “City of Kings” and South America’s capital for the best dining; Arequipa and Colca Canyon with their impressive views; Puno and its famous Lake Titicaca and last but definitely not least is Cusco, start point to the highlight of this trip: Machu Picchu. Give yourself the best Peruvian vacation where you will see a little bit of everything: history, archeology, nature, and especially culture.
Morning at leisure. This would be a very good time to explore a little bit more of Cusco’s less-visited attractions, you have for example: San Pedro Market, the beautiful neighborhood of San Blas, or one of Cusco’s fine museums, such as the Pre-Columbian Art Museum, the Casa Concha (“Machu-Picchu Museum”), or the Choco Museum, where you can make your own chocolate from scratch. In the afternoon, you will have the chance to visit the historical city of Cuzco. Your visit will begin with the center of the city, touring around two beautiful colonial landmarks: The Main Square and The Cathedral to see its fabulous wood carvings and impressive altars and the lovely Church of La Compañia de Jesus (Society of Christ). Then you will visit the ancient Koricancha (Temple of the Sun in Quechua), an ancient Inca worship center to the Sun God and a marvelous mixture of Inca and colonial architecture. Later on you will leave the city and head towards the outskirts where several archaeological sites from Inca times can be found, and what better example of this that the Sacsayhuaman Inca Fortress, entirely built in stone, each piece carefully carved to fit perfectly to the other. This Inca fortress is also the chosen site for the Inti Raymi (Festival of the Sun) that is celebrated every year on June 24th. Even more archaeological marvels are ahead: Kenko (labyrinth or maze in Quechua), a ceremonial site; Tambomachay, where a never-ending spring can be found, this place is locally known as the Inca Baths, a site that it is believed to be an Inca tribute to Unu (water in Quechua) and you will have a panoramic view of Puca Pucara. In the late afternoon, you will return to your Cusco hotel. Evening at leisure where you can enjoy local cuisine, music, and the splendor of Cusco at night. Overnight in Cusco.