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Luxury Collection Flight of the Condor Vacation 8 Days / 7 Nights

$2,595.00pp Lima | Arequipa | Colca Canyon | 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 – Fly Arequipa – Private Arequipa City Tour (B,L) .................................. 6 3rd Day – Private Colca Canyon Tour (B,L) ........................................................ 10 4th Day – Private Cruz del Condor Tour and Return to Arequipa (B,L) .............. 15 5th Day – Fly Cusco & Private Cusco City Tour (B) ............................................. 17 6th Day – Private Sacred Valley of the Inca Tour (B,L) ....................................... 26 7th Day – Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu (B,L) ............................................. 32 8th Day – Fly Lima & Home (B) .......................................................................... 34 Financial Details ............................................................................................... 35 What is Included: ....................................................................................... 35 What is not Included: ................................................................................. 35 Information & FAQ - Peru .......................................................................... 36 Appendix I – Add a Second Day in Machu Picchu ............................................. 39

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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.

Walk across to the airport hotel

We will not be there to meet you. Please just walk across to the Airport Hotel and check-in. The hotel is connected to the Airport building by a footbridge on the 2nd floor of the Airport.

Hotel 4* Ramada Airport hotel

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4* Ramada Airport Hotel Hotel Ramada Costa del Sol Lima Airport provides comfortably furnished rooms and suites that include 26 inch LCD TV with cable, free Wi-Fi, and marble bathrooms. Suites feature a 32 inch LCD TV, separate living room, and Jacuzzi. Guests can keep fit at the gym or relax at the spa. Hotel Ramada Costa also provides a business centre. There is a restaurant and bar where breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as a variety of drinks are served. Hotel Ramada Costa del Sol Lima provides ideal accommodation for guests in transit to different domestic destinations.

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2nd Day – Fly Arequipa – Private Arequipa City Tour (B,L) Service Notes / Instructions Walk across to the airport We will not be there to meet you. Please just walk across to the Airport and check-in. The hotel is connected to the Airport building by a footbridge on the 2nd floor of the Airport. Please check-in at 10:00. Fly Arequipa

Flight departs at 12:00 noon. Arrives in Arequipa at 13:25.

Private transfer to your Hotel in Arequipa

Approx. 20 minute ride to your hotel.

Private Arequipa City Tour

Pick up at your hotel at 15:00 and returning to your hotel at 18:30.

Lunch is Included

Lunch is Included at a good local Restaurant.

5* Hotel Libertador Arequipa

1 x Superior Room

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Hotel Libertador Arequipa

Check into your Hotel the beautiful Hotel Libertador, the only 5 star Hotel in Arequipa. The Hotel Libertador Arequipa offers a distinguished and warm service, to tourists traveling the Arequipa-Cuzco circuit. Its facilities and location make it an ideal starting point for exploring the Colca Canyon, which is one of the deepest canyons in the world. The spacious Guest Rooms and Suites offer: Internet access Heating Room service 24 hours a day Mini-bar Refrigerator Laundry service Cable TV and radio 220V and 110V electrical current

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Additional Services: Business Center - We provide a 24-hour internet connection in the Business Center, as well as in the comfort of your own room. Gift Shop The Kuna store - offers a wide variety of gifts made of exclusive alpaca and vicuna fibers, which are indigenous to Peru. Gym and sauna - Recently remodeled, new equipment, sauna and massages Jacuzzi and swimming pool - available 24 hours. Los Montoneros Bar Los Robles Restaurant - Where you can enjoy our buffet breakfast from Monday to Friday (05:00a.m. to 10:30a.m.). During the afternoon and night we offer an international menu that fuses regional ingredients in an original manner.

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Private Arequipa City Tour

Nicknamed the 'white city', Arequipa is surrounded by spectacular mountains, including the volcano El Misti. A fascinating feature of the city is its many beautiful buildings made of a light-colored volcanic rock called sillar. The City Tour of Arequipa is a great way to get to know the impressive beauty of "La Ciudad Blanca", the White City. The tour includes sites such as the church and square of San Francisco, home of La Compaùía de Jesus, colonial homes, the Plaza de Armas and the unforgettable Convent of Santa Catalina, characterized by its narrow streets and different styles and famous in the 16th century. The Convent of Santa Catalina, perhaps the most fascinating colonial religious building in the country, was until recently home to almost 450 nuns.

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3rd Day – Private Colca Canyon Tour (B,L) Service Notes / Instructions Private Transfer to the Collection from your Hotel Foyer at 07:30. Colca Canyon Lunch is Included

Lunch is Included at a good local Restaurant.

5* Las Casitas Del Colca Hotel Colca Canyon

1 x Superior Casita As detailed below.

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Private Colca Canyon Tour Starts

We will depart at 7:30 am from Arequipa, crossing 160 Km to the town of Chivay, capital of the Province of Caylloma. At the beginning of our excursion we will enjoy the majestic views of the Misti, Chachani and PichuPichu volcanoes and then approach the National Reserve of “Pampa Cañahuas”, where our transportation will make a short stop to observe the wild Vicuñas (the most important American camel) in its natural habitat. At this point we will be around 3,400 meters above sea level. We will arrive to “Pata Wasi” (Pata=high Wasi=home) an Andean community at the opposite border of the reserve. Here you might enjoy the natural formation of rocks and the view to the backside of the Misti and Chachani volcanoes. To prevent altitude sickness we will have an original Andean “Mate de Coca” drink in Sunbay at 3,800 meters above sea level.

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Continuing on the road we will pass through “Tocra” over the 4,500 meter high mountains, where we will observe lakes with migrant birds and get pictures of the “Antiplano” (high plains) with its Llamas and Guanacos. Our highest point will be “Pata Pampa” (Pata=high, Pampa=land) located at 4,820 meters, where we’ll observe the volcanoes Ampato, Sabancaya, Hualca-Hualca, Mismi (the source of the Amazon River), and the “Cordillera de Chila”. When we are getting close to the town of Chivay (3,651 meters) we will start to wonder at the spectacular multicolor view of the terraces of the Colca valley. In Chivay we will drive to our hotel and after occupying our rooms we will have time for lunch, (cost of lunch is included in program). In the afternoon we will walk to the real Indian Town of Coporaque, where we will visit its traditional main square and -optionally- go on an hike to the hill of the San Antonio ruins, where we will visit a cemetery and have a wonderful view to the terraces of the Canyon (the hike takes about 1 hr.) We then proceed onto the 5* Hotel, Las Casitas De Colca, deep in the base of Colca Canyon.

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5* Las Casitas Del Colca – Superior Casita Inspired by its surroundings, Las Casitas del Colca was designed and built to fit in perfectly and harmoniously with the landscape, scattering twenty spacious and private cottages (casitas) throughout the complex. The hotel was constructed to be a refuge of peace and tranquillity, providing the guest a chance to forget about all the worries of everyday life and enjoy the serenity and beauty that the Andes offer. Marvelous views, a singular hospitable setting, excellent weather, and the height of service you deserve are a few of the delights this hotel offers. Other features include: The Stables There are five beautiful Peruvian paso horses that live in the stables which you can visit and feed. Horseback riding excursionsare also offered along different trails that lead to nearby communities.

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The Garden The hotel is located on 24 hectares, which include an extensive organic garden where a large variety of plants and vegetable are grown, many of which are used in the food offered to the guests. There are also 5 greenhouses set aside for growing vegetables and other flowers. A lovely picnic is offered to all guests in the midst of the flower fields. The Farm This hotel has an incredible variety of plant and animal species, and many people visit us just to experience the diversity of birds that can be seen in this region of the country, like the giant hummingbird that feeds on the cantuta flower, regional flower of Arequipa. Ducks, chickens, turkeys, pigs, rabbits, and Guinea pigs at the farm are also raised on the hotel grounds.

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4th Day – Private Cruz del Condor Tour and Return to Arequipa (B,L) Service Notes / Instructions Private Cruz del Condor Tour & Collection from your Hotel Foyer at 06:00. Return to Arequipa (It is best to visit the Condors in the early mornings) Arrive to Arequipa around 18:00. 5* Hotel Libertador Arequipa

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Private Cruz del Condor and Transfer to Puno

We will have our breakfast very early in the morning (about 6:00 am), so we can leave to the famous “Cruz del Condor” point as early as possible. We’ll arrive to “Cruz del Condor” at approximately 8:00 am.After taking pictures of the majestic Condors, our guide will take you for a short walk near the Canyon. We will then drive back to Chivay, visiting the traditional town of Pinchollo and the “Antahuilque viewpoint”, where a wonderful 1,500 year old terracing constructed by the Collaguas culture well before the Incas’ time can be observed. We visit the town of Maca, an Andean community that experienced an earthquake in November of 1991 and the town of Yanque with the most beautiful church in the valley. We’ll return to Chivay for lunch at a local restaurant (cost of lunch is included in the program).

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5th Day – Fly Cusco & Private Cusco City Tour (B) Service Notes / Instructions Private Transfer to the Airport We will collect you from your Hotel Foyer at in Arequipa approx. 07:30 for a 20 minute transfer to the Arequipa Airport. Fly Cusco

Flights Depart at 10:00. Arrival to Cusco at 11:10.

Private Transfer to your Hotel in Cusco

We will be waiting for you outside of Cusco Airport Arrival Hall with a sign with our and your names on it. Approx. 15 minutes.

Private Afternoon Tour of Cusco

We’ll collect your from the Hotel Foyer at 13:45. Return at approx. 18:00.

5* Luxury Marriott Hotel Cusco

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Luxury 5* Marriott Hotel Cusco Located in the city’s historical center, the JW Marriott Hotel Cusco combines the needs of today’s luxury traveler with the design elements of an architecturally stunning archaeological site. This 5-star Cusco hotel offers easy access to Peru’s iconic attractions and towns including Machu Picchu, the Urubamba Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo and Pisac. History-seekers will find Peruvian cultural artifacts in the hotel’s two exhibition halls. Accommodations at this luxury hotel in Cusco are equipped with the latest technology including Wi-Fi, LCD cable TVs, and oxygen systems for a fee. Designed around a colonial convent, this hotel in Peru features resort-like amenities including a Cusco restaurant with excellent Peruvian cuisine, a bar and a full-service spa offering a relaxation pool, sauna, steam room, and treatments inspired by ancient techniques.

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Guest Rooms

Cusco Marriott has 153 guestrooms & 7 suites in the heart of historic Cusco. All rooms have an oxygen enrichment system to help acclimatize you to the altitude, for extra fee. Guestrooms come with customized & authentic design decoration in king or double configurations. Luxury amenities at our Cusco Hotel ensure a comfortable stay and include inroom safe & mini-bar. All are equipped with Wi-Fi high-speed Internet access. Luxury Peru Travel Calle Garcilaso 265, Cusco, Peru Toll Free: 1800 298 3158 Questions: enquiries@luxuryperu.travel

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The Pool & Spa

The spa is an exclusive environment with more than 300 square meters of space, and is the ideal place for revitalization using millenarian elements combined with different techniques. The Spa includes a relaxation pool, treatment rooms, dry sauna, and steaming chamber.

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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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6th Day – Private Sacred Valley of the Inca Tour (B,L) Service Notes / Instructions Private Full Day 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.

5* Luxury Marriott Hotel Cusco

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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7th Day – Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu (B,L) Service Notes / Instructions Private Transfer out Pick Up in your Hotel Foyer at 06:30 for the Cusco and Vistadome Train to 90 minute Private transfer to Machu Picchu Ollantaytambo train 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)

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* Marriott Hotel Cusco

1 x Deluxe 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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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 Flight of the Condor Peru Vacation 8 Days / 7 Nights

$2,595.00pp

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Deposit would be $500.00pp Balance due 60 Days before travel. Book Online Address: https://luxuryperutravel.rezdy.com/5349/luxury-flightof-the-condor-8-days What is Included: All Private Tours with Qualified English-speaking guides All Private Transfers All Entrance Fees 6 Nights in Recommended Luxury 5* Hotels inc. Breakfasts 1 Night in the 4* Ramada Airport Hotel 7x Breakfasts, 5 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. All Peru Internal flights: Lima / Arequipa, Arequipa / 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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Appendix I – Add a Second Day in Machu Picchu Optional Second Day - Revisit Machu Picchu & Return to Cusco (B,L,D) Service Notes / Instructions 5* Sumaq Hotel 1 x Superior Room Machu Picchu A Gourmet Dinner is included at 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.

5* Colonial Marriott Hotel Cusco

1 x Superior Room

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Option – Add a Second Day at Machu Picchu 5* Sumaq Hotel Machu Picchu Includes Gourmet Buffet Dinner, Cooking Class & Cocktail Making Class. At the foot of the imposing mountains surrounding Machu Picchu, by the banks of the Vilcanota River, stands Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel. The only five-star hotel in Aguas Calientes is architecturally inspired by the enigmatic lost city of the Incas. The exquisite culinary creations of the hotel's restaurant are prepared with regional ingredients and its luxury suites await you for an enchanting trip to the historical past of the Andean culture. Highlights: Privileged location: Sumaq is surrounded by the majesty and enchantment of the biodiversity of the Machu Picchu Archaeological Park and its main tourist attractions: Valleys, mountains, rivers, and waterfalls.

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Optional Free of Charge Sumaq Hotel Cooking Class & Cocktail Making

In the Cooking Classes & Peruvian Bar, the participants will learn how to prepare the traditional Ceviche, Sumaq style, a dish based on fresh trout and exotic chili peppers from the Peruvian cost. Also the barman from the hotel makes a memorable presentation with the preparation of Pisco Sour or any other cocktail based on seasonal fruits and Andean herbs with our unique touch. In this culinary activity, participants will interact with the ingredients and recipes from our culinary creations, and they will be able to try everything whilst they contemplate our majestic mountains, and they can take the recipe book home to enjoy it one more time! Cooking Classes & Peruvian Bar last 40 minutes approximately and are available for groups between 2 and 15 people, in two schedules: 11: 00 am and 2:00 pm. Just ask to join a group at the Hotel reception The attention for groups of 30 people or more is also available in the auditorium or in the restaurant of the hotel. This culinary activity includes a tasting of the prepared dishes and a cook book.

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Revisit Machu Picchu Today 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 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 Hydroelectric 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*** There are breath-taking views on the hike 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. Throughout the rocks are uneven and sometimes slippery too. But the good thing is that you will find hand rails at those places.

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