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First Class Cusco & Machu Picchu Vacation 3 Days / 2 Nights

$995.00pp Cusco | Sacred Valley | Machu Picchu

"In the variety of its charms and the power of its spell, I know of no place in the world which can compare with it. Not only has it great snow peaks looming above the clouds more than two miles overhead, gigantic precipices of many-colored granite rising sheer for thousands of feet above the foaming, glistening, roaring rapids; it has also, in striking contrast, orchids and tree ferns, the delectable beauty of luxurious vegetation, and the mysterious witchery of the jungle." - Hiram Bingham (1875 - 1956) on discovering Machu Picchu

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Table of Contents 1st Day – Arrive Cusco ........................................................................................ 4 2nd Day – Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu – Private Tour (B,L) ..................... 11 3rd Day – Fly Lima (B)........................................................................................ 13 Financial Details ............................................................................................... 14 Options & Upgrades......................................................................................... 14 What is Included: .......................................................................................... 15 Information & FAQ - Peru ............................................................................. 16 Optional Second Day – Revisit Machu Picchu & Return to Cusco (D,B,L).......... 19

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Overview The Luxury Peru Travel Company is a First Class & Luxury Peru Vacation Operator based in Cusco, Peru. Luxury Peru Travel won “Best Tour Operator� 2012 by DIRCETUR the Peruvian National Tourist Authority for Cusco & Machu Picchu. Our mission is to provide unique, personalized Peru Vacation experiences for our clients, listening carefully to your needs, wants & desires and customizing a Machu Picchu Vacation itinerary that meets these perfectly, and at the right price. All of our vacations are Private and as such you may start any day you wish and do and see exactly what you wish. If this vacation itinerary is not perfect for you, please just let us know and we will be delighted to make further suggestions as to Hotel and Tour etc. until we have the perfect Peru vacation for you. Thank you for your enquiry and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch. Regards,

Andrew Flowerdew Senior Travel Consultant - Luxury Peru Travel Andrew@luxuryperu.travel Toll Free USA / Canada - 1 800 298 3158 Skype: LuxuryPeruTravel www.luxuryperu.travel www.luxuryperu.travel

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Service Arrive Cusco

1st Day – Arrive Cusco Notes / Instructions Flights arrive in the morning. We will be waiting for you outside of Cusco Airport Arrival Hall with a sign with our and your names on it.

Private Transfer in Cusco

An approx. 15 minute Private Transfer to your Hotel in Cusco.

Casa Andina Private Collection

1 x Superior Room

Half Day Private Cusco City Tour

Pick up in your Hotel foyer at 14:00. Return at approx. 18:00.

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Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco

In Cusco we recommend the Casa Andina Private Collection. A beautifully renovated 18th-century manor house, just 3 blocks from Cusco’s Plaza de Armas, it is replete with authentic colonial character. It offers the intimacy of a boutique hotel but the comforts and services of a much larger property. The hotel is distinguished by its 3 interior patios with wooden balconies. The principal patio, featuring a gurgling stone fountain, is one of Cusco’s emblematic colonial courtyards. In the hotel’s cozy lounge and reading room is a massive stone fireplace that’s always crackling, while the romantic gourmet restaurant invites guests to dine by candlelight in one of 4 connected salons richly decorated with 18th-century Cusco School paintings.

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Private Afternoon Cusco City Tour Cathedral | Sacsayhuamรกn | Coricancha | Tambomachay | Puca Pucara | Qenko

We start the tour at the Inca ruins of Tambomachay. This was an Inca sanctuary dedicated to the cult of water, a place reserved for Inca Royalty. Consisting of a group of walls that are united by stairs, there are springs that cascade to a pool through several channels. The waterfalls in these ruins form part of a terrace to the second wall where the drainage cascades to the first and forms a small pool. The window sills, holes or niches are 2m height, and was the place, according to the historians, that the Inca and important people of his court offered water rights to the Sun God, Inti.

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We then proceed on to visit Puca Pucara (Quechua for red fortress). This is an Inca archaeological site located again on the peak of a hill and is thought to be a military position and an administrative centre. Due to its proximity to Tambomachay, it is believed to have had a relationship with its defense, as well as the control of the route to Calca.

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We proceed on to visit Qenko; a sanctuary dedicated to the adoration of animals, and consists of ruins formed by a rocky site with stairs in a zigzag, and a main building similar to a circular amphitheatre where 19 window sills are located as a way of seats. It is presumed that this place was a site of adoration, and supporting this presumption is the presence of an enormous stone block of 5.9m height that resembles the appearance of a puma. There is a labyrinthine entrance towards several underground galleries, passages, channels and stairs with signs of an earlier culture. These reveal themselves in a series of drawings and engravings including outstanding figures of pumas.

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We then visit one of the most important Inca sites in South America the enormous Fortress of SacsayhuamĂĄn.

Its construction took over seven decades and required the work of 20,000 men approximately, both for the foundations and hewn stone works, the transportation of materials, carving and stones setting. Hewn stones could have been located at Muina, Huacoto and Rumicolca, 20 kilometers away from Cusco, and at closer places such as Sallu, Rumi, Chita, Curovilca and Viracocha. Thereafter, we will visit Cusco Cathedral which is one of the finest Colonial Cathedrals in the Americas. Building started in 1560 and was declared completed in 1664. The design is constituted by a Latin - Cross base, the facade has a Renaissance style, very ornamental, and it contains the best manifestations of colonial goldsmith and wood carving, as well as a valuable collection of canvases from the Escuela CusqueĂąa (Academy of Cusco). There are two auxiliary chapels on its both sides: Capilla del Triunfo and Jesus, Maria y Jose.

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Finally we proceed on to visit Coricancha (from the Quechua word Quri Qancha meaning 'Golden Courtyard'), originally named Inti Qancha (' Temple of the Sun') was it the most important temple in the Inca Empire, dedicated primarily to Inti, the Sun God. It was one of the most revered and respected temples of the city of Cusco, Peru. The walls and floors were once covered in sheets of solid gold, and the courtyard was filled with golden statues. Spanish reports tell of its opulence that was 'fabulous beyond belief'. The Church of Santo Domingo was built on the site, using the ruined foundations of the temple that was flattened by the Spanish in the 17th century, and is a fine example of where Inca stonework has been incorporated into the structure of a colonial building. Major earthquakes have severely damaged the church, but the Inca stone walls, built out of huge, tightly-interlocking blocks of stone, still stand thanks to the sophisticated stone masonry. Nearby is an underground archaeological site museum containing a number of interesting pieces, including mummies, textiles and sacred idols.

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2nd Day – Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu – Private Tour (B,L) Service Notes / Instructions Private Transfer out Pick Up in your Hotel Foyer at 07:30 for the Cusco and Vistadome Train to thirty minute Private transfer to Poroy train Machu Picchu station. Catch the 08:25 First Class Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu, arriving at 12:11. Private Machu Picchu Tour

2-3 Hours with plenty of time to ask questions.

Lunch

Buffet Lunch is included at the 5* Sanctuary Lodge Hotel. (12:00 – 15:00)

Return To Cusco

Catch the 17:27 Vistadome Train to Cusco, arriving at 18:54.

Private Transfer in Cusco Casa Andina Private Collection

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Approx. 90 minutes. 1 x Superior Room

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Guided Tour of Machu Picchu (2 – 3 Hours) Your tour to Machu Picchu will take you through the most important sites that comprise the citadel, where you can learn more about the incredible Inca civilization.

Within Machu Picchu there are a number of specific treasures that you can explore at your own pace. There are over 150 different palaces, temples, dwellings, and other structures within the citadel. Take time to get lost in its 75 acres of wonder and climb some of the citadel’s 10,000 steps. Famous Machu Picchu attractions include the Intihuatana stone, which points toward the sun at the winter solstice and may have acted as an astronomical calendar, and the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of Three Windows, both of which were devoted to the sun god Inti. The central buildings of Machu Picchu use the classical Inca architectural style of polished dry-stone walls. The Incas were masters of this technique, called ashlar, in which blocks of stone are cut to fit together tightly without mortar. Many junctions in the central city are so perfect that it is said not even a blade of grass fits between the stones.

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3rd Day – Fly Lima (B) Service Notes / Instructions Private Transfer to Cusco We pick you up at the appropriate time. Airport Approx. 15 minute Transfer to the airport. Fly Lima

Your flights to Lima leave in the morning.

At this time our services end with your arrival to Lima Airport. Depending on the time of your flights home we can add a final Dinner in Lima here if you wish.

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Financial Details First Class Cusco & Machu Picchu Vacation 3 Days / 2 Nights

$995.00pp

Book Now

Deposit would be $500.00pp Balance due 60 Days before travel. Options & Upgrades Add a Second Day at Machu Picchu

+$330.00pp

Upgrade to the Luxury Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu

Please Ask (Price varies by season)

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What is Included: All Private Tours with Qualified English-speaking guides All Private Transfers All Entrance Fees 2 Nights in Recommended 4* Hotels 2 x Breakfasts, 1 x Lunches (B,L) First Class Vistadome Train - Cusco / Machu Picchu / Cusco What is not Included: International airfare to Peru and Taxes National Departure Taxes at airports Other Meals unless specifically stated in the Itinerary Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, beverages, etc. Baggage porterage and other extras not specified.

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Information & FAQ - Peru IMPORTANT - Baggage Restrictions Luggage Allowance: Train to Machu Picchu All trains to and from Machu Picchu now have a 5Kg Limit on baggage, basically an overnight bag and your day pack. Luggage Allowance: Amazon Jungle All Jungle Lodges have a 5Kg per person weight limit basically an overnight bag and your day pack. You may safely leave your excess baggage at the Jungle Lodges offices at Puerto Maldonado Airport Useful Travel Information Departure Tax Departure taxes at airports are not included as a part of your tour. We have indicated below current amounts (although these can change at any time). For international flights departing from Lima a departure tax of US$30.25 is applicable per person. For domestic flights a departure tax of US $6.05 is applicable per person. Hotel vouchers for your trip We do not issue individual hotel vouchers; your full day by day itinerary represents exactly what is included in terms of hotel accommodation and meal basis.

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Passports Please double check your passport is valid for six months beyond the date of return from your trip. Immigration Card Upon arrival in Lima you will receive an immigration slip that should be kept for your departure. This slip of paper will be required at all hotel check-in’s so please keep it with you at all times. Visas UK / USA / Canadian & Australian citizens do not currently require a visa to visit Peru. A valid passport for at least 6 months after date of departure from Peru is required by all visitors. Tipping Tipping for good service is an accepted fact. Amounts are obviously discretionary, but as a rough guide our ground agents recommend US$6-10 per day for guides and US$4-5 for drivers Electricity 220 volts/110 volts. The plugs are either two pronged round (not the European pins) or flat pins. Time GMT minus 5 hours or 6 hours Communications The phone code for Peru is 0051 Major tourist centers have numerous internet centers where you can also make reasonably priced international phone calls, and send faxes.

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Money & Expense The Peruvian currency is the new sol, it is currently worth approximately $0.30 Change is always in short supply. Automatic cash dispensers are available in the major cities and towns. Most machines take all debit cards, as well as Cirrus and Plus cards. Visa and Amex are widely accepted (MasterCard to a lesser degree). If you want to bring traveler’s cheques, they should be in US dollars, and not sterling. Peru is a good value destination. Allow about $15-20 a day for meal and drink expenses, a local beer will normally cost around 1.00, a 2 course lunch $5 and a 2 course dinner $20. (Prices based on good local restaurants). Health No vaccinations are compulsory but tetanus, polio, typhoid, hepatitis A and yellow fever are advisable. Please check with a GP or Travel Clinic for other up to- date immunization advice, including malarial areas. Do not drink the tap water. Up to date health information available at: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinationPeru.aspx Altitude sickness ('soroche') is a possibility in the highland areas, precautions include resting when you first arrive, avoiding caffeine and alcohol and drinking coca tea. Nearly everyone will have a headache and feel out of breath and possibly nauseous for at least the first day at altitude, if symptoms worsen hotels and guides will have oxygen handy, the only cure for acute sickness is to descend to a lower altitude. The power of the sun at high altitudes is magnified, take sunglasses and sun cream.

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Optional Second Day in Machu Picchu Optional Second Day – Revisit Machu Picchu & Return to Cusco (D,B,L) Service Notes / Instructions 4* El Mapi Hotel 1 x Superior Room Dinner is included in the Hotel. Private Machu Picchu Tours

Detailed below are 4 additional Machu Picchu Tours you may choose from. There are no additional charges; you are only limited by your time and energy.

Lunch

Buffet Lunch is included at the 5* Sanctuary Lodge Hotel. (12:00 – 15:00)

First Class Vistadome Train to Cusco

Catch the 17:27 train service returning to Cusco (Poroy Station) at 20:40.

Private Transfer in Cusco

Approx. 30 minutes to your Hotel.

4* Casa Andina Private Collection Superior

1 x Superior Room

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Optional Second Day in Machu Picchu Hotel El Mapi Smart and contemporary are the defining elements of this hotel, amidst the commercial village of Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes), from where you can admire and interact with the quaint folksy town and get a different perspective. Hotel El Mapi includes Dinner in the Hotel. The hotel is efficient, playful and people friendly; it welcomes a wide range of guests expecting an uncomplicated visit. Turn into an amiable and healthy environment after your enlightening visit to Perus most distinguished destination, the Machu Picchu Archaeological site. 48 Rooms Each room is equipped with blackout curtains, 100% cotton sheets, down duvets, hypoallergenic pillows, cotton bath robes, natural herbal amenities, 32" flat screen TVs and tight-focus reading lights. El Bar Comfortable bar/lounge with Plasma TV and complimentary Wi-Fi, features a delectable variety of snacks and tapas, a wide selection of Piscos, and organic wines.

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Revisit Machu Picchu Private Guided Tours of Machu Picchu. You may start at Dawn or as you wish. All tours are included you are only limited by your time and energy. Machu Picchu Tours: Inti Punku (Sun Gate) (2 Hours round trip) Inti Punku the Sun Gate marks the entrance to Machu Picchu. It is a one hour uphill hike to the southeast of the Sanctuary, climbing more than 300 meters. The hike is on the original Inca trail and is paved with Inca stones. There is a spectacular view from the gate (pictured right).

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Apu Machu Picchu (4 to 5 Hours Roundtrip) The hike to the summit of Apu Machu Picchu is 2 ½ hours and can be quite steep in places. This trail, accessed from Machu Picchu, joins parts of the Inca trail leading to the Sun Gate before climbing to the mountain's highest point. From there, enjoy the view of soaring eagles as well as Machu Picchu and other significant ruins in the area, such as Putukusi, Huayna Picchu, Salkantay mountain and the Vilcanota River view. This is a breath-taking hike with a lot of orchids along the way, birds in the bushy areas, and with every stop the view gets better and better. The climb is 600 meters uphill, so a reasonable level of fitness is required. *** Access to Apu Machu Picchu is controlled by special tickets which need to be purchased in advance by us. Access is 07:00 – 11:00. Please ask to have these tickets included in your tour if desired***

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Inka Bridge (Bridge 1 Hour Round Trip) This hike is to the south west of Machu Picchu, a nice original trail that overlooks the Aobamba valley and the Hydro-electric plant. This Inca Bridge is a part of a mountain trail that heads west from Machu Picchu. The trail is a stone path, part of which is cut into a cliff face. A twenty-foot gap was left in this section of the carved cliff face, over a 1,900 foot drop that could be bridged with two tree trunks. When the tree trunks were removed, the trail became impassable to outsiders. The path is narrow and paved with original Inca stones. The steep trail continues on and climbs the side of the mountain, leading adventurous travelers to a remote corner of this archaeological site. In addition to a magnificent bird's-eye view of Machu Picchu, the summit also offers a perfect vantage point to the canyon of the Vilcanota River, the mountain of Putukusi, and the distant snow-capped Andean peaks.

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Huayna Picchu (3 - 4 Hours) Huayna Picchu (Huayna Picchu or Young Peak) is the mountain you see behind Machu Picchu. Towering above the north end of Machu Picchu this steep mountain is often seen in the backdrop to the classic photos of the ruins. The mountain is steep, but stone steps are laid along most of the way and where the mountain is steeper you will find steel cables used as handrails. It is not a difficult climb for relatively fit people. On wet days you have to be very careful as things can turn dangerous quickly. Very Limited Access! Only 400 people are allowed to hike Huayna Picchu each day. You have to sign in at the entrance gate. The first 200 can enter at 7:00am, and are often gone in less than an hour on busier days. The second 200 are available at 10:00am. ***You should buy these special tickets in advance with us to be sure you are guaranteed a spot for this hike*** There are breath-taking views on your way up and some ruins near the top which many like to visit.

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The most important thing about Huayna Picchu is the bird’s eye view of the whole of Machu Picchu from the top. More on the level of difficulty: You will be glad to see that the path is almost two meters wide, but at the beginning only, later it becomes narrower, and one side there is a steep fall. There are some accidents and even deaths every year so be aware this can be a quite dangerous hike. After a while you will find the path becomes really narrow - only a couple of feet wide and here the slope is really steep. In some parts the rocks are uneven and sometimes slippery as well but you will find hand rails along these areas.

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