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First Class Mysterious Amazon Peru Vacation 11 Days / 10 Nights

$2,995.00pp Lima | Nasca Lines | Amazon Jungle | 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 Lima .......................................................................................... 4 2nd Day – Private Lima Tours (B,L) ...................................................................... 7 3rd Day – Nasca Lines Overflight (B,L) ............................................................... 10 4th Day – Fly Amazon Jungle & Hacienda Concepcion (B,L,D) ........................... 12 5th Day – Amazon Jungle Tours (B,L,D) ............................................................. 20 6th Day – Amazon Jungle Tours (B,L,D) ............................................................. 23 7th Day – Depart Amazon Jungle & Fly Cusco (B) .............................................. 27 8th Day – Private Tour of Cusco (B) ................................................................... 29 9th Day – Private Sacred Valley of the Inca Tour (B,L) ....................................... 35 10th Day – Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu – Private Tour (B,L) .................... 41 11th Day – Fly Lima & Home (B) ........................................................................ 43 Financial Details ............................................................................................... 44 What is Included: ....................................................................................... 44 What is not Included: ................................................................................. 44 Information & FAQ - Peru .......................................................................... 45 Optional Second Day – Revisit Machu Picchu & Return to Cusco (B,L,D).......... 48

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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 Lima

1st Day – Arrive Lima Notes / Instructions Most flights arrive in Lima in the evening.

We meet you at the airport

We will meet you outside of Lima airport arrivals hall. There will be a man with a sign with your names on it.

Private Transfer in Lima

Private Vehicle with English Speaking assistance to your Hotel in Lima. Approximately one hour.

4* Casa Andina Private Collection Hotel Lima

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4* Casa Andina Private Collection Lima

With its stylish contemporary design, cutting-edge technology and ideal location, the flagship Casa Andina Private Collection - Miraflores Hotel is the top of its class in every aspect. Its quintessential Lime単o flavor reverberates in the exquisite art collection of contemporary local artists and prized colonial-era antiques, in both public spaces and accommodations. First-class amenities include a heated, indoor pool and breezy terrace, gymnasium with the latest exercise equipment, prestigious Joop salon & massage room. Location Situated in the heart of Lima, Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores, a family-friendly hotel, is within walking distance of Sala Luis Miro Quesada Garland, Calle de las Pizzas, and Kennedy Park. Also nearby are Mercado Indios and Larco Avenue.

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Guestrooms The 148 air-conditioned guestrooms at Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores include laptop-compatible safes and minibars. Guests can use the in-room complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Rooms are equipped with LCD TVs with cable channels. All accommodations provide desks and phones. Bathrooms offer shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, hair dryers, and slippers. Additional amenities include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Turndown service is offered nightly and housekeeping is available daily.

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2nd Day – Private Lima Tours (B,L) Service Notes / Instructions The Lima Gourmet Company Pick up in your Hotel Foyer at 09:45 drop off Private Lima Tour at around 15:00. Lunch is included. Casa Andina Private Collection Superior Lima

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The Lima Gourmet Company Tourism in Lima Peru, once omitted from travelers’ lists while visiting the country, has been steadily attracting the attention of globetrotters and adventure-seekers. While there are an abundance of tours in Lima that follow the typical tourist circuits led by traditional guided monologues, we believe that a hands-on experience, savoring the food, chatting with real limeños and visiting the top restaurants, districts and historical points the locals prefer is a much more dynamic and exciting way to see the city. We’ve designed this Lima Peru tour to be an ideal introduction to the city and Peruvian culture so that you can get a good feel of the city in just five hours. Now you have no excuse not to fall in love with the city before heading to Machu Picchu, the Amazon or even if you’re just here for work.

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This Lima Peru tour starts at a local roastery, where they hand-pick the coffee beans daily, for an organic Peruvian coffee. You will also tour the colonial streets of the bohemian district, Barranco, home to artists, musicians and the city’s top art galleries. From here you’ll visit a traditional market in the San Isidro district to try exotic fruits and local products and learn the ancient myths and legends associated with them. The third stop is one of the city’s top seafood restaurants (cebichería), Embarcadero 41 Fusión, on Avenida La Mar in the Miraflores district – a stop other tours in Lima won’t take you. You’ll discover the secrets to the perfect Cebiche and Pisco Sour as you prepare the dish and cocktail yourself with the head chef and bartender. The last stop is for lunch at la Huaca Pucllana, a restaurant within a pre-Incan archeological complex – undoubtedly a highlight of tourism in Lima Peru. This prestigious restaurant is so impressive that the King of Spain, Mick Jagger, Bill and Hillary Clinton, just to name a few, have made sure not to miss it during their trips to Lima. You’ll enjoy a variety of gourmet Peruvian dishes as well as four different desserts and another pisco-based cocktail.

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3rd Day – Nasca Lines Overflight (B,L) Service Notes / Instructions Private Transfer to Pisco Airport Pick up in your Hotel Foyer at approx. 07:00 for the approximate 4 Hour Private Transfer to Pisco Airport. Nasca Lines Overflight

From here you fly for approximately 1 ½ hour flight of the Nasca Lines in a small 8 seater Cessna type plane. You spend approx. 10 – 15 minutes circling over the Nasca Lines. You then fly back to Pisco airport. This is a small aircraft and if there is turbulence you will feel it. Also the banking over the Nasca Lines can cause air sickness if you are prone to this. Here is a link to some great 360 degree pictures: http://www.airpano.ru/files/Nazca-LinesPeru/2-2 Please note the vertical right hand side menu where there is additional film of the Nasca Lines.

Lunch

Lunch is included in a good local restaurant.

Private Transfer to Your Hotel

Approx. 4 Hours Private Transfer back to Lima arriving between 18:00 – 19:00 depending on traffic and how long you take for Lunch.

Casa Andina Private Collection Superior

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Nasca Lines Overflight Today we will collect you from your Hotel at approximately 07:00 for your approx. 4 hour transfer to Pisco airport for your 01:30 hour flight over the Nasca Lines in a small Cessna type aircraft. The Nasca Lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nasca Desert in southern Peru. They were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. The high, arid plateau stretches more than 80 kilometers (50 mi) between the towns of Nasca and Palpa on the Pampas de Jumana about 400 km south of Lima. Although some local geoglyphs resemble Paracas motifs, scholars believe the Nasca Lines were created by the Nasca culture between 400 and 650 A.D. The hundreds of individual figures range in complexity from simple lines to stylized hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, fish, sharks, orcas, llamas, and lizards. The lines are shallow designs made in the ground by removing the ubiquitous reddish pebbles and uncovering the whitish ground beneath. Hundreds are simple lines or geometric shapes; more than seventy are zoomorphic designs of animals such as birds, fish, llamas, jaguar, monkey, or human figures. Other designs include phytomorphic shapes such as trees and flowers. The largest figures are over 200 meters (660 ft.) across. Scholars differ in interpreting the purpose of the designs, but in general they ascribe religious significance. In the afternoon a private transfer to your Hotel in Lima.

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4th Day – Fly Amazon Jungle & Hacienda Concepcion (B,L,D) Service Notes / Instructions Private Transfer to Lima Airport We will collect you in your Hotel Foyer at approx. 06:00 for the Private Transfer to Lima Airport. Fly Puerto Maldonado Airport

Departs Lima at approx. 08:15 and arrives at about 11:15.

Hacienda Concepcion Amazon Jungle Lodge

1 x Independent Cabana.

Drop off your Excess Luggage

You will be taken to the Lodge Operators offices to drop off your excess luggage. You are limited to approx 5Kg pp in the Jungle due to space constraints in the motorized canoes. Basically your aircraft carry-on bags and day packs.

Jungle Tour Begins

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Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion

Hacienda Concepción, by Inkaterra’s newest lodge, is built in a former cacao and rubber plantation, on the grounds of what was back in the 50’s “Fundo Concepción”, an Amazonian medical catholic mission center. The National Geographic Society supported the restoration of the station. The projection onwards was to bring all interested travelers an opportunity to learn about nature and biodiversity first hand through unforgettable experiences in comfortable rainforest immersion. Hacienda Concepción is comprised of 819 hectares of mostly primary rainforest, with a natural cocha or oxbow lake. It is home to diverse ecosystems, tropical plants, and wildlife. The lodge acts as a buffer zone between the Tambopata National Reserve and the shores of the vast Madre de Dios River, making the location of Hacienda Concepción a privileged one. This family-friendly lodge will introduce you to the biodiversity of the rainforest through the wide range of land and river fixed excursions in its surroundings. As you may have the opportunity to observe giant river otters, blue and yellow macaws, dusky titi monkeys, agoutis, two-toed sloths, peccaries, hoatzins, fly catchers, black caiman, ladder-tailed nightjar, among others.

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Independent Cabañas We include Independent Cabanas – These are nicer and quieter than the rooms in the main building ‘Casa Grande’. Equipped with 2 twin beds / 1 king bed, mosquito nets and curtains, 100% cotton sheets, 2 hypoallergenic pillows per guest, hypoallergenic comforters, cotton bath robes, hot water, natural essence toiletries, reading light, limited electricity, ceiling ventilator, and a sitting area that includes a hammock. Every cabaña has a view to the forest and some of them face the oxbow lake.

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Dining & Bar Hacienda Concepción has 2 main social areas in the Casa Grande.

Dining Cozy interiors of thatched roof, wood and expansive forest views make every meal magical. Inspired by the tropical flavors of the Amazon region, meals and beverages are prepared with fresh local ingredients. We serve an international buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All meals include a variety of salads and fruits, as well as a selection of homemade breads. We offer vegetarian options and a children’s menu, upon request. BREAKFAST: 5:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M. LUNCH: 12:30 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. HAPPY HOUR: 5:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. DINNER: 7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. BAR 12:30 P.M. – 12:00 A.M. Complimentary Pisco sour during happy hour between 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

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Tambopata National Reserve The Rainforest A rainforest, or tropical forest, is a vast territory with high annual rainfall, very dense plant growth, and relatively constant warm temperature. Two-thirds of the world’s plant and animal species make their home in these immense rainforest regions, and many are believed to be yet scientifically unnamed. Tropical rainforests are called "jewels of the Earth" and the "Earth's lungs" since they are essential to sequester carbon dioxide and to release oxygen. Rainforests are also known as the "world's largest pharmacy", because of the many natural medicines discovered there. Hacienda Concepción has a medicinal botanical garden with some 200 indigenous vascular plant species. Weather Tropical (hot and humid) Day time average temperature: 89°F (32°C). At night it tends to get chilly. Varies from 77°F (25°C) to 107°F (42°C) December – March: Hottest season, with frequent afternoon rains. June – September: Occasional friaje (Patagonia Cold Fronts) can bring the temperature down to 50°F (10°C).

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Fauna & Flora Wildlife in the Tambopata Reserve is remarkable. Giant colorful parrots, toucans, and macaws share the forest with tamarins, peccaries, black caimans, and anacondas. Our region is home to hundreds of butterfly species and a large variety of monkeys, southern river otters, four feline species, and much more. Numerous world records for biodiversity have been broken here, and many species are still undiscovered. Tambopata Reserve holds the world record for ant species with more than 365 species as well as butterflies - 1200 species. Note: The Amazon rainforest has abundant wildlife, although many animals like to hide in the dense vegetation. Be aware that you may not actually see them. Access Daily flights connect Puerto Maldonado to Lima (2.15 hrs.) via Cusco (35 min.). The lodge is 5.5 miles (8 km.) from Puerto Maldonado, about 25 min. by outboard motorized canoe, downstream on the Madre de Dios River.

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Amazon Jungle Tours Lunchtime - Butterfly House Located near the Puerto Maldonado Airport, the Butterfly House is a welcome and information center for travelers. Here you can learn about the fascinating transformation of these colorful insects, bred in our laboratory. Duration: 1/4 day Difficulty Level: I Attractions: Butterflies / Photography Afternoon - Concepci贸n Trails Take a walk inside Hacienda Concepci贸n nature trails. Learn about primary and secondary rainforest, its components, uses and transformations by the human being, and its relevance for the world. See the cacao plantation, dried fruit trees, banana trees, rubber trees, etc. Duration: 1/4 day Difficulty Level: I Attractions: Footprints / Birds / Ants / Medicinal plants / Native skills

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Evening - Twilight River At dusk, take a ride by outboard motorized canoe on the Madre de Dios River. Learn about the river ecosystems, Amazonian creeks, nocturnal animals’ behavior, and the southern constellations. Duration: 1/4 day Difficulty Level: I Attractions: Astronomy / Photography

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5th Day – Amazon Jungle Tours (B,L,D) Service Notes / Instructions Hacienda Concepción 1 x Independent Cabana. Amazon Jungle Lodge Jungle tour Continues

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Amazon Jungle Tours Morning – Lake Sandoval

Walk into the Tambopata National Reserve through terra firma forest, towards Lake Sandoval. Then navigate by dugout canoe around this beautiful oxbow lake. Learn about the reserve’s conservation efforts, the lake’s formation, the water palms (Mauritia flexuosa) and the animals that inhabit this lake such as the endangered giant river otters (Pteronura brasiliensis), blue and yellow macaws (Ara ararauna), red howler monkeys (Alouatta seniculus), black caimans (Melanosuchus niger), and one of the world’s biggest fresh water scaled fish, the paiches (Arapaima gigas). Duration: 1/2 day Difficulty Level: II Attractions: Birds / Ants / Canoe / Photography RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN

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Afternoon - Inkaterra Canopy Walkway & Anaconda Walk Take a 20-minute ride by outboard motorized canoe to the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway Interpretation Center. Learn about its construction and the conservation projects of ITAInkaterra Asociaci贸n (NGO). Ascend one of the 98-foot towers (30 m.) and cross the 7 hanging bridges that connect the treetops at 91 ft. high (28 m.). Descend and take a walk along the 656-foot wooden bridge (200 m.) over the aguajales swamps (Mauritia flexuosa), home of the legendary anaconda. Learn about the fauna and flora of these flooded ecosystems, part of the largest natural monoculture in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest. Duration: 1/2 day Difficulty Level: II Attractions: Birds / Frogs / Ants / Astronomy / Photography

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6th Day – Amazon Jungle Tours (B,L,D) Service Notes / Instructions Hacienda Concepción 1 x Independent Cabana. Amazon Jungle Lodge Jungle Tour Continues

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Amazon Jungle Tours Morning – Cachuela Parrot Clay Lick Short trip by boat up the Madre de Dios River. Arrival to the clay lick Cachuela. Learn about the importance and benefits of the activity at a clay lick, while birdwatching colorful parrots and parakeets among other psittacids. Duration: 1/4 day Difficulty Level: I Attractions: Birds / Photography Morning - Inland Collpa Walk 15 to 20 min. toward one of the four clay licks that are in Hacienda Concepción. Learn about this mammal inland collpa activity and the difference between collpas according to their location. Look for footprints and traces of animal activity on the clay lick’s salted walls, such as agoutis, monkeys, and peccaries among others. Duration: 1/4 day Difficulty Level: II Attractions: Footprints

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Afternoon - Cocha Take a dugout canoe ride on the Hacienda Concepción oxbow lake. Try native fishing applying the “catch and release” techniques, as you enjoy the scenery and observe hoatzins (Opisthocomus hoazin), a diversity of fly catchers, and gray-necked woodrails (Aramides cajanea). Disembark at the remains of the Fitzcarraldo steam boat. Learn about its history, and how it inspired Inkaterra to ask Werner Herzog to film the award-winning “Fitzcarraldo”, best director at Cannes, 1982. Duration: 1/2 day Difficulty Level: II Attractions: Birds / Fishing / Ants / Canoe / Photography

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Evening - Hidden Rainforest

Explore the Amazon rainforest that gives way to nocturnal animals who display intriguing behavior patterns, and enhanced senses as adaptation mechanisms. Listen to nocturnal living nature sounds, and penetrate this hidden world. Duration: 1/4 day Difficulty Level: I Attractions: Footprints / Birds / Frogs / Astronomy

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7th Day – Depart Amazon Jungle & Fly Cusco (B) Service Notes / Instructions Fly Cusco Transfer back to the airport for the 11.55 flights to Cusco which arrive at 12:40. Private Transfer in Cusco

We will be waiting for you outside of Cusco Airport Arrival Hall with a sign with our and your names on it. An approx. 15 minute Private Transfer to your Hotel in Cusco.

4* Casa Andina Private Collection Superior

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Free Day Cusco

Take the rest of your day to relax, acclimatize, and catch up on your sleep.

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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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8th Day – Private Tour of Cusco (B) Service Notes / Instructions Private Half Day Pick up in your Hotel foyer at 14:00. Cusco City Tour Return at approx. 18:00. 4* Casa Andina Private Collection Superior

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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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9th Day – Private Sacred Valley of the Inca Tour (B,L) Service Notes / Instructions Full Day Private Tour of the Pick Up in your Hotel Foyer at 08:00. Sacred Valley of the Inca Lunch is included. Returns at approx 18:30. Lunch at Posada Tunupa

Buffet Lunch at Posada Tunupa.

Casa Andina Private Collection Superior

1 x Superior Room

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Full Day Sacred Valley of the Inca Tour Pisac Market | Pisac Ruins | Lunch Posada Tunupa | Ollantaytambo

Introducing The Sacred Valley Tucked under the tawny skirts of formidable foothills, the beautiful RĂ­o Urubamba Valley, known as El Valle Sagrado (The Sacred Valley), is about 15km north of Cusco as the condor flies, via a narrow road of hairpin turns. Long the home of attractive colonial towns and isolated weaving villages, in recent years it has become a destination in its own right. Star attractions are the markets and the lofty Inca citadels of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, but the Valley is also packed with other Inca sites. Trekking routes are deservedly gaining in popularity. Adrenaline activities range from rafting to rock climbing. Spend the day exploring this peaceful, fetching corner of the Andes. The archaeological sites of Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and Chinchero can be visited with a boleto turĂ­stico, which is included in the tour.

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Pisac Market A famed hill town, Pisac is a great place to purchase top quality Andean knitwear at lower prices than visitors will find in major cities during their travels in Peru. Woven blankets, tapestries, and alpaca garments such as sweaters and mittens, colorful fabric and accessories are found in abundance at the Pisac market in addition to pottery, jewelry, and other handicrafts. Though Pisac’s biggest crafts market takes place on Sunday, you will find fewer tourists and smaller crowds in general if you visit the weekday craft markets. The village’s largest produce market is also held on Sunday, bringing a multitude of vendors from the countryside to supply the local population with produce, fresh from the fields.

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Pisac Inca Ruins It’s not hard to succumb to the charms of sunny Pisac, a bustling colonial village at the base of a spectacular Inca fortress perched on a mountain spur.

Its pull is universal and recent years have seen an influx of expats and new age followers in search of an Andean Shangri-la. Located just 33km northeast of Cuzco by a paved road, it’s the most convenient starting point to the Sacred Valley. The ruins are separated along the ridge into four groups: Pisac, Intihuatana, Q'allaqasa, and Kinchiracay. The Intihuatana group includes the Temple of the Sun, baths, altars, water fountains, a ceremonial platform, and an Intihuatana, a volcanic outcrop carved into a "hitching post for the Sun" (or Inti). With military, religious, and agricultural structures, the site served at least a triple purpose. Researchers believe that Pisac defended the southern entrance to the Sacred Valley, while Choquequirao defended the western entrance, and the fortress at Ollantaytambo the northern. Inca Pisac controlled a route which connected the Inca Empire with the border of the rain forest. Luxury Peru Travel Calle Garcilaso 265, Cusco, Peru Toll Free: 1800 298 3158 Questions: enquiries@luxuryperu.travel

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Ollantaytambo After lunch, we proceed onto Ollantaytambo an attractive little town located at the western end of the Sacred Valley. The town has been built on top of original Inca foundations and is the best surviving example of Inca town planning.

The town is located at the foot of some spectacular Inca ruins which protected the strategic entrance to the lower Urubamba Valley. The temple area is at the top of steep terracing which helped to provide excellent defenses. Stone used for these buildings was brought from a quarry high up on the opposite side of the Urubamba River - an incredible feat involving the efforts of thousands of workers. The complex was still under construction at the time of the conquest and was never completed.

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Posada Tunupa Lunch Lunch at Posada Tunupa is included. Posada Tunupa serves perhaps the finest buffet lunch in the Sacred Valley.

The Posada itself is set in extensive gardens with beautiful views across the Valley. Chinchero Chinchero was once one of the most important Inca towns in Peru. There is a lovely Colonial Church and a great plaza where a local market is held.

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10th 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 18:56.

Private Transfer in Cusco 4* Casa Andina Private Collection Superior

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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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11th Day – Fly Lima & Home (B) Service Notes / Instructions Private Transfer out Cusco At the appropriate time a private transfer to Cusco Airport. Approx 15 minutes. Flights to Lima Airport

The first flights to Lima Airport arrive at 09:00 so your International flights home should not be before Midday or 13:00 even better.

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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Deposit would be $500.00pp Balance due 60 Days before travel Book Online Address: https://luxuryperutravel.rezdy.com/6895/first-class-mysterious-amazonjungle-peru-11-days What is Included: All Tours with Qualified English-speaking guides All Private Transfers All Entrance Fees 7 Nights in Recommended 5* Hotels inc. Breakfasts 3 Nights at Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion Jungle Lodge 10 x Breakfasts, 7 x Lunches, 3 x Dinners (B,L,D) 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. All Peru Internal flights: Lima / Puerto Maldonado, Puerto Maldonado / Cusco, & Cusco / Lima

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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 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 (B,L,D) 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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