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Luxury+ Collection Mysterious Machu Picchu Vacation 8 Days / 7 Nights

$4,795.00pp Lima | Nasca Lines | 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 Tour (B,L) ...................................................................... 11 3rd Day – Nasca Lines Overflight (B,L) ............................................................... 14 4th Day – Fly Cusco – Private Tour of Cusco (B) ................................................ 16 5th Day – Full Day Private Sacred Valley of the Inca Tour (B,L) ......................... 28 6th Day – Luxury Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu (B,Br,Tea,D) .............. 34 7th Day – Revisit Machu Picchu & Return to Cusco (B,L) ................................... 44 8th Day – Fly Lima & Home (B) .......................................................................... 52 Financial Details ............................................................................................... 53 What is Included: ....................................................................................... 53 What is not Included: ................................................................................. 53 Information & FAQ - Peru .......................................................................... 54

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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.

5* Luxury Miraflores Park Hotel Lima

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1 x Junior Suite With Ocean View

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5* Miraflores Park Hotel

Ideally located for business travelers and leisure visitors alike, the Miraflores Park Hotel is within walking distance from Lima's financial district and the Larcomar Entertainment Center, boasting some of the city's best shopping. The sleek, modern guestrooms feature all the comforts of home, but it is the rooftop that reveals the hotel's true glamour, with a pool, spa and views of the Pacific Ocean. The poolside restaurant, the Observatory, serves an innovative menu prepared by Chef Federico Ziegler, while the lively lobby bar, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, inspired by the Robert Louis Stevenson novel, feels traditionally British with a dark wood staircase, large paintings and leather-back sofas. Mesa18 is the newest restaurant. Luxury Peru Travel Calle Garcilaso 265, Cusco, Peru Toll Free: 1800 298 3158 Questions: enquiries@luxuryperu.travel

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Mesa 18

Framed by a beautiful garden, and with impeccable style and design, Mesa 18 is the place to see and enjoy Creative Japanese cuisine, high-quality Peruvian products, creative techniques and artful presentation. The Observatory Restaurant Located on the 11th floor, affording it spectacular views of both Lima and the Pacific Ocean. The delicious breakfast buffet offers a range of fresh breads and pastries, charcuterie, fresh fruit and eggs cooked to order. Monday – Saturday: 6:30 – 10:00am Sundays: 6:30 – 10:30am

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Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde

Stop by this intimate, English-styled bar to find out the secrets of Dr. Jekyll hidden in the Ardiente Pasi贸n drink, blended with unique combinations. Featuring a wide selection of cocktails, liquors and light meals made with Peruvian ingredients, the bar also serves local favorites like the traditional Pisco Sour and the Chilcano. Spa Features: Treatments: Aromatherapy Body Treatments Facials Hot Stone Treatments Scrubs and Wraps Classes: Tai Chi Yoga Additional Features: Elliptical Machines Treadmills Upright & Recumbent Bikes

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The rooftop reveals the hotel's glamour factor, with an outdoor pool, spa, and stunning views of Lima.

Junior Suites

Our Junior Suites are an indulgent sanctuary after a busy day in the Peruvian capital. Each suite is exquisitely decorated and features fine cotton linens. They offer a separate sitting space and a work area with a desk. City View Junior Suite City View Club Junior Suite Garden Junior Suite Ocean View Junior Suite Ocean View Club Junior Suite

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Deluxe Junior Suites

Elegant Deluxe Junior Suites offer stunning views and luxurious features to make your stay in Lima spectacular. All Deluxe Junior Suites include a spacious sitting area and a workspace with desk. The opulent marble bathrooms feature luxury toiletries, a bathtub and a separate shower plus a sauna. City View Deluxe Junior Suites City View Club Deluxe Junior Suite Ocean View Deluxe Junior Suite Ocean View Club Deluxe Junior Suite Terrace One Bedroom Suite

A generous private terrace is the ideal place from which to enjoy both city and ocean views. This suite features a separate bedroom, a living and dining area plus a sumptuous marble bathroom with a separate bathtub and shower.

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Presidential Pool Suites

These elegant one-bedroom suites are located on the top floor, featuring panoramic ocean vistas from a private terrace. Relax in your Jacuzzi after a long day or invigorate the senses with a session in your private sauna. These suites offer an outside terrace and a private plunge pool from where you can soak up the view. Each Presidential suite features a bedroom with a separate living and dining area. For a truly indulgent stay, or if you’re travelling with family and friends, some presidential suites can connect to each other. Details: King-sized bed Private terrace with pool Jacuzzi and sauna Butler Service Two phone lines Wireless internet Widescreen LCD TV and DVD Fully stocked minibar

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2nd Day – Private Lima Tour (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. 5* Luxury Miraflores Park Hotel 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 to your Hotel in Paracas. Half hour Private Transfer to the Pisco Airport for the Nasca Lines Overflight. Nasca Lines Overflight

From here you fly for approximately 45 minutes over the Nasca Lines in a small say 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

Is included in a good local restaurant.

Private Transfer to Your Hotel

Approx. 4 Hours to return to Lima.

5* Luxury Miraflores Park Hotel Lima

1 x Junior Suite With Ocean View

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Nasca Lines Overflight Today we will collect you from your Hotel at approximately 07:00 for your approx. 4 hour Private Transfer to Paracas and your Hotel the Libertador in Paracas. From here, a half hour transfer to Pisco airport for your 1 ½ 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 to them. Transfer back to your hotel in Lima. Luxury Peru Travel Calle Garcilaso 265, Cusco, Peru Toll Free: 1800 298 3158 Questions: enquiries@luxuryperu.travel

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4th Day – Fly Cusco – Private Tour of Cusco (B) Service Notes / Instructions Fly Cusco Private Transfer back to the airport for the flight to Cusco. 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.

Half Day Private Cusco City Tour

Pick up in your Hotel foyer at 13:45. Returns at approx. 17:30.

5* Luxury Monasterio Hotel Cusco

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1 x Deluxe Room (With Courtyard or City View)

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Luxury 5* Hotel Monasterio

Right beside the lively Cuzco Central Square is Hotel Monasterio, a former monastery and national monument dating from 1592. This delightful hotel combines its centuriesold charm and ambience with luxury hotel service, inspired restaurants and boutique rooms and suites. The ideal hotel from which to discover the delights of Cuzco, its doors open to a vibrant scene of old and modern architecture, markets, galleries and restaurants serving ‘new Andean’ cuisine. The building was seriously damaged by the earthquake in 1650, and upon restoration the beautiful Chapel was added. It is decorated in the indigenous Baroque style with gold-plated pictures frames and truly magnificent paintings by the best artists of the Cusquenian Art School, depicting scenes from the life of San Antonio Abad.

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The Monastery was originally built in 1595 on the site of the palace of Inca Amaru Qhala. In 1598, it was founded as the Seminary of San Antonio Abad by the sixth Bishop of Cuzco, Monsignor Antonio de la Raya, to train Catholic priests. Art and architecture The building which houses Belmond Hotel Monasterio is steeped in history and hosts its very own art collection. You don’t need to travel far to soak up the local culture.

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Guest services Whether you’re into white water rafting or a four-day trek through the Sacred Valley, there’s plenty of fresh air fun just outside the hotel walls. Our team can arrange guided cultural tours, classes in traditional crafts or an afternoon cooking regional specialties with our Chef. Therapy suite Choose relaxing aromatherapy or a reviving Thai massage from the massage menu. Or call your personal Bath Butler to prepare an exquisite and indulgent end to a day of adventure and exploration. Business and events The historical building offers a unique backdrop for your conference, team building or incentive event. The glorious Baroque chapel and cloistered courtyard make an exquisitely romantic setting for a wedding. Enjoy modern comfort surrounded by timeless charm. Each Room is wonderfully unique, reflecting the monastery’s charm and elegance. Rich wood furnishings, antique artwork and architectural quirks add to the historic atmosphere.

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Junior Suites

Each of the Junior Suites spans two levels. A bright and airy bedroom sits on the mezzanine, while stairs lead down to a spacious living area. These luxurious suites feature rich wood furnishings and antique artwork, as well as stunning courtyard or city views. Some of the elegant marble bathrooms offer luxurious baths while others feature just a shower. All rooms also offer: Individually controlled heating system and air conditioning Personal safety box Televisions Telephone Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet connection Some of our Rooms are enriched with oxygen to help combat any problems with altitude sickness. Rooms can be enriched with oxygen to combat the effects of Cusco’s high altitude.

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Deluxe Rooms

These unique Rooms feature charming colonial interiors with additional space to luxuriate. Windows look across the courtyard or over the cobbled streets of Cuzco. Elegant bathrooms offer shower only. Superior Rooms

Superior Rooms feature warm and inviting Spanish colonial dÊcor, king-size or twin beds and luxurious marble bathrooms. Views across a cloistered courtyard or the Hotel’s beautifully restored exteriors are sure to inspire.

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Dining in the Monasterio

Sample the Mediterranean cuisine and distinctive charm of Illary Restaurant. At El Tupay, French-inspired dishes and Bohemian Nights with local singers are not to be missed. Hotel Monasterio is located right next to Palacio Nazarenas and you may add any dining expense to your account. The Lobby Bar Join us at the Lobby Bar after an exciting day of sightseeing. The tranquil atmosphere offers the perfect place to relax and sample a traditional pisco sour with canapÊs. In the late afternoons, sink in front of the roaring fire and enjoy the smooth sounds of Cusco’s finest Jazz musicians.

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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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5th Day – Full Day Private Sacred Valley of the Inca Tour (B,L) Service Notes / Instructions Private Sacred Valley Tour Pick up in your Hotel Foyer at 09:00 for a Full Day Tour of the Sacred Valley of the Inca. Returns at 18:00 approx. Lunch

A Buffet Lunch Is included at Posada Tunapa

5* Luxury Monasterio Hotel Cusco

1 x Deluxe Room (With Courtyard or City View)

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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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6th Day – Luxury Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu (B,Br,Tea,D) Service Notes / Instructions Private Transfer out Pick Up in your Hotel Foyer at 8:15 for the Cusco and Hiram Bingham Train thirty minute private transfer to Poroy train to Machu Picchu station. Catch the 09:05 Luxury Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu, arriving at 12:24. Gourmet Brunch is included on board. Private Machu Picchu Tour

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

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea is served in the 5* Sanctuary Lodge Hotel.

Luxury 5* Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel (Dinner Included)

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1 x Deluxe Room A La Carte Dinner is Served in the Hotel.

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Luxury Hiram Bingham Train This morning an approximately 08:15 private transfer in time to catch the 09:05 Hiram Bingham service to Machu Picchu.

The Hiram Bingham is an exclusive Luxury Orient Express service operated by Peru Rail, all service inclusive where you will enjoy a full day of unforgettable experiences. The service includes: Champagne Reception Brunch and dinner on board. Exclusive Bus return to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Entrance to Machu Picchu. Guided tour in the citadel. Afternoon tea at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge

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Observation Car: At the back of the Hiram Bingham is the Observation car, offering a space in which to truly appreciate the stunning Peruvian landscape. Observations cars are a great addition to any train and this one is furnished with dark wood, polished brass and large cushioned seats, thus making it the perfect place to sit, relax and watch the unfolding Peruvian landscape. Carriages: The carriages are luxurious with elegant decoration in the style of the 1920′s Pullman trains. Each of the four carriages has been furnished in polished wood and brass, with large chairs and plenty of space.

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Dining Carriages: The two dining carriages offer a capacity of 42 seats each, with tables beautifully laid with gleaming crystal and polished cutlery. In the morning, on the way towards Machu Picchu you’ll enjoy a delectable threecourse brunch, complete with a refreshing sparkling wine and freshly squeezed orange juice. In the evening, on the journey from Machu Picchu to Poroy, you will be served a luxurious four-course menu, complete with Pisco Sour and Peruvian delicacies. Bar Car: The bar car is the perfect place to enjoy a Pisco Sour and experience live Peruvian music courtesy of the on board band.

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Guided Tour of Machu Picchu (2 – 3 Hours) The ‘Holy Grail’ for lovers of Inca monuments, the enigmatic lost city of Machu Picchu is the most famous archaeological site in all of South America and possibly the world.

The spectacular collection of temples, terraced hills and plazas was the mountaintop citadel of the Inca under Pachacutec and Tupac Yupanqui, until the coming of the Europeans with Pizarro. It may have the most familiar name, but Machu Picchu has refused to reveal many of its mysteries, including the secrets of its construction, function, and demise. The overgrown ruins were discovered by US historian Hiram Bingham in 1911, and the quality of the stonework hints that it was an extremely important ceremonial site. The remains are thought to date from around 1450, built at the height of the Inca Empire, and as they escaped being plundered by the Spanish they include semiintact icons and shrines that were defaced or removed at other sites. Entering the site, a set of steps leads to the ruined Temple of the Sun and a series of altars and niches. Highlights include the remains of ceremonial baths, the Sacred Plaza with its tremendous view across the Urubamba River valley, a rare shrine to the sun, and a labyrinth of passageways and cells. Luxury Peru Travel Calle Garcilaso 265, Cusco, Peru Toll Free: 1800 298 3158 Questions: enquiries@luxuryperu.travel

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Luxury 5* Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel Breakfast | A la Carte Dinner | Orchid, Hummingbird, and Nature Tours Included

How does one best prepare for a visit to the enigmatic Lost City of the Incas? Nothing less than a natural paradise will do — a paradise where one connects completely with the sacred energy of the mountain. In Inkaterra’s vacation paradise and luxury boutique Hotel, a pueblo of luxurious whitewashed bungalow nestles into terraced hills. Spa services use sublime natural essences, and a firstclass restaurant boasts stunning views of the rushing Vilcanota River. The train station is only steps away. But Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel exists in a world apart. An intimate 85-cottage luxury Hotel in sprawling Andean style village within the secluded 12 acres of exquisite beauty, where guests follow stone pathways to their rooms, located in comfortable one or two-story whitewashed casitas.

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Pueblo Hotel includes several services in their prices being:  Your choice of 6 tours Detailed below  A la carte Dinner  Welcome gift  Tea Time  Happy Hour  Breakfast

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Optional Tours - All Included Birds (2 Hours) Walk early in the morning to take advantage of the optimum time for cloud-forest bird watching. Begin at a river observatory, with the possibility of sighting the sought-after torrent duck and the white-capped dipper. Then proceed to a productive tanager feeding area, where silver-beaked, blue-necked, fawn-breasted and saffron-crowned tanagers can be found. Along the hotel's pathways, be on the lookout for the cock-of-therock, the golden-headed quetzal and many of the 18 different hummingbirds identified on the grounds, including the booted racket-tail and the green-andwhite hummingbirds, which are native to the area. Orchids (2 Hours) Walk through the orchid garden to observe some of the hotel's 372 different native orchids in bloom. Discover this extraordinary plant family, which has captured the human imagination for centuries. From the largest orchid flower in the world – the Phragmipedium caudatum, to tiny flowering specimens properly appreciated only through a magnifying glass, there are orchids to amaze both the newly inquisitive and the expert, including species new to science which have been discovered on the hotel grounds.

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Nature Walk (2 Hours) Walk along the hotel's trails, and discover the fascinating yet fragile ecosystem of the Machu Picchu cloud forest, and learn about its many indigenous plants and animals. The Nature Walk offers guests a glimpse of cloud forest flora: ferns, bromeliads and orchids and fauna -an interesting variety of birds; as well as an introduction to the Vilcanota river system, the Observatory, the tea garden and house. Tea Plantation (2 Hours) Visit our organic tea (Camellia Sinensis) plantation and tea house to discover the wonders of the traditional tea making process. Take part as the freshly picked leaves are pressed over wooden blocks and finally seal your own tea bag. A glass of fresh iced-tea is included. Twilight Walk (2 Hours) This early evening walk is designed to connect on a spiritual level with the environment and the historical energy of the Machu Picchu area. With special attention placed on nature's core elements, the walk pauses at the Rocotal Observatory to appreciate an enchanting waterfall and sacred pre-Inca pictographs.

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Spectacled Bear Project (2 Hours) Spectacled Bear Project, The Inka Terra Association (ITA) and the Peruvian National Institute of Natural Resources (INRENA) manage the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Spectacled Bear Project, an effort designed to recover bears that have been negatively affected by human impact, and reintroduce them into their natural habitat. Once common throughout the Andes, the spectacled bear is now critically endangered. Visits to the project are organized with advanced coordination to gain insight into the world of these large mammals (the only bear species in South America), and learn about the challenges they face to survive in today's world. Donations to the project are welcome and will be duly acknowledged and certified.

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7th Day – Revisit Machu Picchu & Return to Cusco (B,L) Service Notes / Instructions 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)

Vistadome Train to Cusco

Catch the 17:27 train service returning to Cusco (Ollantaytambo) Station at 18:56.

Private Transfer in Cusco

Approx. 90 minutes to your Hotel.

Luxury 5* Monasterio Hotel Cusco

1 x Deluxe Room (With Courtyard or City View)

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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 breathtaking hike, lot of orchids along the way, birds in the bushy areas, and with every stop the view is 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, these 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 feet drop that could be bridged with two tree trunks. When the tree trunks were removed then 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. For fit people it is not a difficult climb. 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 numbers are released 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 will have space for this hike*** What to see while hiking; the beautiful landscape on your way to the top is breath taking and there are 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. Throughout the rocks are uneven and sometimes slippery too, but you will find hand rails along those areas.

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The Vistadome Service This DELUXE train ride into the spectacular land of the Inca is highlighted by amazing views of valleys, Inca farming terraces, snow capped mountains, and sub-tropical jungle.

After arriving in Aguas Calientes, a shuttle bus will transport you to this magic, sacred, and mysterious town known as Machu-Picchu. The Vistadome service has large panoramic windows and additional windows in the roof allowing you to enjoy the mountain scenery. A snack and hot drink are included with the Vistadome service. There is also a table in front of you and posh leather seats which are very comfortable with plenty of leg room.

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The Vistadome also has air conditioning and heating, leather seats that adjust the body to provide comfort and relaxation during the entire trip, and a traditional show as well as a fashion show to keep you entertained – as if the amazing scenery isn’t enough.

This service allows the visitor to be immersed and feel the Andean culture through its landscapes, music, dance and even food carefully prepared with local ingredients On-board experience with the best comfort and quality service.

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8th 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

Choose your flight time to Lima based on the time of your International return Flight.

At this time we include no tours in Lima. If you want add tours please just ask: http://www.luxuryperu.travel/#!lima-tours/c1ej6

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Financial Details

Luxury+ Collection Mysterious Machu Picchu Vacation - 8 Days / 7 Nights

$4,795.00pp

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Deposit would be $1,000.00pp Balance due 60 Days before travel. Book Online Address: https://luxuryperutravel.rezdy.com/28540/luxury-mysterious-machu-picchuvacation-8-days-4-795pp

What is Included: All Tours with Qualified English-speaking guides All Private Transfers All Entrance Fees 7 Nights in Recommended Luxury 5* Hotels inc. Breakfasts 7 x Breakfasts, 4 x Lunches, 1 x Dinner, 1 x Brunch (B,L,D,Br) Luxury Hiram Bingham Train – Cusco / Machu Picchu First Class Vistadome Train – Machu Picchu / Cusco Flight over Nasca Lines All Peru Internal flights: Lima / Arequipa & Cusco / Lima 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 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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