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Luxury Mysterious Ancient Kingdoms of Peru 10 DAYS $4,295.00pp Lima | Nasca Lines | Northern Kingdoms | 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 Day 1 – Arrive Lima ............................................................................................ 4 Day 2 – Private Lima Tours (B,L) ......................................................................... 7 Day 3 – Nasca Lines Overflight (B,L) ................................................................. 10 Day 4 – Fly Chiclayo & Tombs of Sipan – Private Tour (B,L) .............................. 12 Day 5 – Trujillo and the Moche Pyramids – Private Tour (B,L) .......................... 18 Day 6 – Private Trujillo and the Moche Pyramids Tours – Fly Lima (B,L) .......... 22 Day 7 – Fly Cusco & Private Cusco City Tour (B) ............................................... 25 Day 8 – Private Sacred Valley of the Inca Tour (B,L) ......................................... 31 Day 9 – Machu Picchu – Private Tour (B,L) ....................................................... 35 Day 10 – Fly Lima (B) ........................................................................................ 37 Financial Details ............................................................................................... 38 What is Included: ....................................................................................... 38 What is not Included: ................................................................................. 38 Information & FAQ - Peru .......................................................................... 39 Assist Card Travel & Cancelation Insurance – Included Free of Charge ...... 42 Appendix I – Add a Second Day in Machu Picchu ............................................. 44

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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

Day 1 – 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.

Luxury 5* Country Club Lima

Master King Room

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Luxury 5* Hotel Country Club Lima Nestled in Lima’s prestigious San Isidro district, surrounded by elegant embassies, The Country Club Lima Hotel is a five-star landmark boutique that epitomizes sophistication; and one of the only hotels recognized as a Peruvian national monument. Every detail has been conceived with luxury in mind; ornate chandeliers complement lofty, woodbeam ceilings, and 300 pieces of original artwork - on loan from the Pedro de Osma Museum - adorn the walls. Each of our 83 private luxury rooms and suites are opulent and welcoming, with many featuring exquisite marble bathrooms and deep-soaking Jacuzzis. Enjoy world-class amenities, an awardwinning restaurant, and guest privileges at the exclusive Lima Golf Club, all in a setting of warmth and intimacy. The Country Club Lima Hotel invites you - the traveler of discerning taste - to experience the finest that Lima has to offer.

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Master King Room Our 34 charming Master rooms measure 40m² or 430 ft², with king beds or two full beds. Lofty ceilings impart a bright, airy ambiance, and a spacious work desk is available. Non-smoking rooms are available upon request.

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Day 2 – Private Lima Tours (B,L) Service Notes / Instructions Private Lima Gastronomic Tour Pick up in your Hotel Foyer at 10:30 drop off & Lima City Tour at around 17:00. Lunch is included. Luxury 5* Country Club Lima

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Private Lima Gastronomic Tour This tour has been carefully selected as (apart from being excellent) it has a 10:30am start time. You will likely be arriving to Lima late last night so the extra couple of hours in bed may be greatly appreciated. “Peru is developing the most important culinary movement of the World” Ferran Adriá, Restaurant owner of El Bulli - Three Michelin stars. Today we will introduce you to the history of Peruvian gastronomy. Our culinary adventure begins at a typical Peruvian Market. There, you will be able to appreciate a wide variety of Peruvian product and enjoy and taste exotic fruits. Be amazed by the huge variety of fish and seafood our ocean, considered one of the richest in the World, has to offer. We will also visit an exclusive restaurant ―a where you will have the opportunity to prepare your own Pisco Sour the Peruvian National Drink and Ceviche the Peruvian National Dish. Later you will enjoy a delicious lunch, consisting of the most symbolic dishes of Peruvian cuisine.

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Private Lima City Tour Private Lima City Tour offers the best attractions in its three historical periods: Ancestral Lima We start our tour with a panoramic view of the “Pucllana Pyramid” a magnificent ceremonial and archeological center built in the 4th century a.d. and considered a “Sacred Village” by the Incas. The Viceroyalty of Perú was the most important of the Spanish Empire and Lima was its capital. Colonial Lima We visit the Historical Center of Lima, where you will appreciate more than fifty monuments and Colonial edifications, such as the Paseo de la República, the San Martín Square, the Main Square, the Government Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Cathedral Basilica, and the City Council Palace amongst others. We will visit the Museum of the Banco Central de Reserva (closed Saturday, Sunday & Monday), where we will admire the “Treasures of Perú” collection, a fine selection of objects made of gold, ceramics and textiles from different pre-columbian cultures. We will visit the monumental San Francisco Convent which displays the largest collection of religious art in America. Our highlight will be the visit of the underground vaults, known as “Catacumbas” or Catacombs. Contemporary Lima We will visit traditional residential areas of Lima, such as El Olivar of San Isidro, Miraflores and Larcomar. Luxury Peru Travel Calle Garcilaso 265, Cusco, Peru Toll Free: 1800 298 3158 Questions: enquiries@luxuryperu.travel

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Day 3 – 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 45 minutes to 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 Private Transfer back to Lima arriving between 18:00 – 19:00 depending on traffic and how long you take for Lunch.

5* Country Club Hotel Lima

Master King Room

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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 Pisco airport for your 1:30hr Overflight of 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 AD. 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. In the afternoon a private transfer to your Hotel in Lima.

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Day 4 – Fly Chiclayo & Tombs of Sipan – Private Tour (B,L) Service Notes / Instructions Private Transfer to We will pick you up in your Hotel Foyer early Lima Airport for the approx. 1 hour Private Transfer to Lima Airport. Fly Chiclayo

Early departure.

Private tour of the Royal Tombs of Sipan, Sipan Museum, & Tucume Pyramids

As detailed below.

Lunch is Included

Peru's northern-style cuisine.

Costa Del Sol Ramada Hotel Chiclayo

Superior Room

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Costa del Sol Ramada – Chiclayo Located right in the heart of the city’s financial and commercial district, just a short walk from the Plaza de Armas, the Hotel Costa del Sol Chiclayo is recognized for the quality of service offered by its staff, which enables guests to feel right at home. The hotel offers a number of services, including the Paprika Restaurant, Shams Bar, five event rooms, two meeting rooms, a massage parlor, sauna, Jacuzzi, swimming pool and gymnasium. Finely-decorated rooms with services that include: Cable television, air conditioning, safe deposit box, Wi-Fi internet connection, mini-bar, hair dryer, clock radio, 110 V and 220 V electricity supply and soundproofed windows.

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Northern Kindoms Overview We explore and enjoy the amazing archaeological sites and diverse cultures of the north coast. With one night in Chiclayo and one in Trujillo, this itinerary includes visits to Túcume, the Sipán archaeological site, and the Museum of the Royal Tombs. Between Chiclayo and Trujillo we stop in Paiján to enjoy a colorful show by worldfamous Peruvian paso horses. Near Trujillo we visit Chan Chan, the sprawling 500-acre complex of adobe palaces built by the pre-Inca Chimú culture, and also the majestic Moche Temples of the Sun and the Moon.

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"Cracked Pyramid", Túcume, the Royal Tombs of Sipán – Private Tour We take an early morning flight from Peru's capital to the northern city of Chiclayo, and after some rest time we set off for the mud-brick pyramid that made world headlines in 1987 with one of the most sensational finds of recent archaeology. Known as the Huaca Rajada - the "Cracked Pyramid", because of the deep gulleys weathered into its flanks -- this eroded adobe platform yielded fabulous ancient treasures from a series of deeply buried tombs of the pre-Inca Moche culture, who lived in the valleys of Peru's north coast 1,500 years ago. To get there we drive east up the broad, flat Reque valley past fields of sugarcane studded with varicolored pastel foothills of the great Andean chain, then arriving at the modern village of Sipán. Here we see the tombs themselves, with superb reconstructions of the burials of priests and chieftains, together with their sacrificed guards and companions. A highly informative site museum tells the story of this extraordinary civilization, who created some of the finest pottery, jewelry and goldworking of the Americas -- while also staging macabre costumed rituals of combat, sacrifice and propitiation as they sought to mediate a never-ending struggle between the forces of Order and Chaos.

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We return to Chiclayo for a delicious lunch of Peru's northern-style cuisine, and then continue on to Lambayeque, where we visit the Royal Tombs of Sipรกn Museum. This modern building, representing the style of a Moche pyramid, was built to house the stunning and priceless objects unearthed at Sipรกn. (A single looted object from the tombs was intercepted at an auction in the U.S. -- carrying a reserve price of $1.6 million!)

Here we see the incredible array of precious symbols and images, stones and shell necklaces, ear-plugs and headdresses that were worn and displayed at Moche ceremonies, and also learn what is known of their meaning. This astonishing visit ends at an "animated waxworks" exhibit of the lords and retinue of the Moche court, allowing us to glimpse and imagine the world of an unfamiliar but dazzling civilization that thrived here at a time when Europe was sliding into the Dark Ages after the fall of the Roman Empire.

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After these sensational experiences we drive to an oasis of calm at TucumĂŠ, today's final destination. Here we see the chronological sequence that followed the fall of the Moche, at a site where their descendants, the SicĂĄn culture, continued to amass millions of adobe bricks for the building of mighty pyramids -including the longest of its kind in the world, at more than 700m/2,300ft -- but were now influenced by highland tribes, and began to abandon their old ways. The history of this scenic site -- extensively investigated by the famed Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl -- leads us all the way to the Incas, who conquered the region not long before they, in turn, were conquered by the Spanish. We can climb to a viewing platform with superb views of the surrounding pyramids and the dry woodland habitat of the Leche valley. We can also visit the small, intimate and low-tech site museum, to enjoy the excellent collection of excavated objects, dioramas of daily life, and models of the pyramids.

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Day 5 – Trujillo and the Moche Pyramids – Private Tour (B,L) Service Notes / Instructions Private Transfer to A half day trip arriving to Trujillo Trujillo in the early afternoon. Lunch is Included. Private tour of Huaca de la Luna, and Huaca del Sol

As detailed below.

Libertador Resort and Spa Trujillo

Superior Room

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Libertador Resort & Spa - Trujillo The Libertador resort and Spa is situated on a privileged corner of the city’s main plaza, with a view of the Cathedral and surrounded by buildings from the colonial and republican eras. Only 10 minutes away from the preInca Chan Chan ruins, the largest adobe city in the world, and the impressive Sun and Moon Temples, the hotel is the best alternative in the city as a starting point for a visit to these archaeological destinations. Services and Amenities include:  Malabrigo Bar  Swimming Pool  Las Bovedas Restaurant  Sauna and Gym

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Trujillo and the Moche Pyramids - Huaca de la Luna, and Huaca del Sol In the morning, we'll travel with our guide by private car or bus to Trujillo. This half-day journey south down the Pan-American highway offers a shifting panorama of scenes from coastal Peru, alternating irrigated river valleys such as the Jequetepeque and Chicama, with stretches of arid dune and rocky desert. We make a stop at an hacienda in Paijรกn to enjoy a delicious lunch, along with a colorful display of the skilled horsemanship of local Peruvian paso horses and their riders, who combine their art with the dance and music of the northern marinera. This is an optional activity (cost not included), which we highly recommend.

Optional visit the archaeological site of El Brujo: This site featured in National Geographic magazine after the sensational discovery here of the mummy of a tattooed priestess, buried with a variety of ceremonial and military accoutrements. An extraordinary array of multicolored murals dating from seven or more phases of construction depicts both scenes from the daily lives of the Moche, and gory rituals of sacrifice.

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We arrive in Trujillo in the early afternoon. This city, founded in 1534 on the orders of Francisco Pizarro, maintains a colonial atmosphere, with its spacious main square, and marvellous colonial-period adobe buildings in the coastal colonial style, featuring huge barred windows and massive wooden doorways. We continue onwards, driving a short way from Trujillo, to visit the Huaca de la Luna, and the Huaca del Sol, two huge flat-topped pyramids built by the Moche culture between 0 and 600A.D.

The Huaca de la Luna is an extraordinary demonstration of what patient longterm archaeology can achieve. Here, at a site that has been well known and frequently looted for centuries, excavations have revealed layer upon layer of ancient construction, uncovering wall after wall of colorful friezes that were intentionally buried by the Moche, and had not seen the light of day for one-anda-half thousand years. Bloodthirsty fanged deities and exotic gods in the form of spiders, snakes felines, octopi and other marine creatures rub shoulders with lines of dancers, warriors and naked prisoners, and scenes of ritual combat. One wall is covered with such a multitude of mystifying symbols that it has been labeled simply "The Complicated Theme" -- until some future archaeologist can offer a plausible explanation of them. A site museum to display material unearthed here is under construction, and when opened it will be part of this visit. We return to Trujillo to spend the night. Overnight at Libertador Hotel located in the Main Plaza.

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Day 6 – Private Trujillo and the Moche Pyramids Tours – Fly Lima (B,L) Service Notes / Instructions Private Historical Trujillo City As described below. Tour, Huanchaco, and the PreIncan city of Chan Chan Lunch is Included. Fly to Lima

Afternoon flight to Lima departing from Trujillo.

4* Ramada Airport Hotel

Superior Room

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Colonial Trujillo, Huanchaco, and the pre-Inca city of Chan Chan – Private Tour In the morning we tour the historic center of Trujillo, a city whose heart still pulses with colonial splendor. We visit the immense main square and the spacious mansions built by Spanish and Creole gentry during the 17th and 18th centuries. Then we make our way through Trujillo towards the coast, arriving at the great Chimú center of Chan Chan, the largest adobe city ever built. It was in fact an elite settlement, a series of nine enormous palaces belonging to successive rulers of the Chimú realm. At its height the population here may have reached 50,000 people. Many of them were artists and craftspeople, who made the sumptuous goldwork, textiles and pottery for which the Chimú were famous. At the Tschudi palace enclosure we enter a labyrinthine series of courtyards lined with clay friezes of fish and ocean birds, and walled in places with an open meshwork adobe building style believed to represent fishing nets. We visit inner patios, residences, administrative buildings, temples, platforms and storehouses, and a huge reservoir where "sunken gardens" may have produced specialized crops for the Chimu nobility.

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We continue on to the nearby beach resort of Huanchaco, where we have a chance to try the superb seafood of Trujillo at a restaurant overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Here fishermen still paddle out to sea, kneeling on caballitos de totora -little one-man reed rafts which have been used for millennia to collect the abundant bounty of the Pacific ocean. In the afternoon we drive to the airport in time for our flight to Lima. Because you are flying to Cusco tomorrow morning overnight at the Lima Ramada Airport Hotel. 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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Day 7 – Fly Cusco & Private Cusco City Tour (B) Service Notes / Instructions Fly Cusco Morning flight to Cusco Private Transfer in Cusco to your Hotel

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 14:00. Return at approx. 17:15.

5* Colonial Marriott Hotel Cusco

Superior Room

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Luxury 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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Private Afternoon Cusco City Tour Cathedral | Sacsayhuamรกn | Coricancha | Tambomachay | Puca Pucara | Qenko In the afternoon a Private Half Day Tour of Cusco and the Inca Sights nearby, where you will be accompanied by a qualified English speaking guide. 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. 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. We then proceed to one of the most important Inca sites in South America the enormous Fortress of Sacsayhuamรกn. Its Quechua name means "satisfied falcon", for it was the falcon that guarded the capital of the empire. If, Cusco was designed in the shape of a lying puma, Sacsayhuamรกn would be its head, and Coricancha (or Sun Temple) would correspond to the feline's genitalia.

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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 from Cusco and at places closer 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 Cusque単a (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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Day 8 – 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.

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Full Day Sacred Valley of the Inca Tour Pisac Market | Pisac Ruins | Lunch Posada Tunupa | Ollantaytambo 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 travel to 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, Mercado de Treque 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 The area is perhaps best known for its Incan ruins, known as Inca Pisac, which lie atop a hill at the entrance to the 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). The angles of its base suggest that it served to define the changes of the seasons. Q'allaqasa, which is built onto a natural spur and overlooks the valley, is known as the citadel. The Inca constructed agricultural terraces on the steep hillside, which are still in use today. They created the terraces by hauling richer topsoil by hand from the lower lands. The terraces enabled the production of surplus food, more than would normally be possible at altitudes as high as 11,000 feet. The narrow rows of terraces beneath the citadel are thought to represent the wing of a partridge (pisaca), from which the village and ruins get their name. Birds are also common in the area at dusk. 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.

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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, and the Posada itself is set in extensive gardens with beautiful views across the Valley. Ollantaytambo We next 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. 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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Day 9 – 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 20:40.

Private Transfer in Cusco

Approx 30 minutes.

Luxury 5* Marriott Hotel Cusco

1 x Superior Room

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Private Machu Picchu Tour (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. Separated into three areas, agricultural, urban, and religious the structures are arranged so that the function of the buildings matches the form of their surroundings. 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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Day 10 – Fly Lima (B) Service Notes / Instructions Private Transfer to Cusco Pick up in your Hotel Foyer in the morning Airport for the approx. 15 private transfer to Cusco Airport. Fly Lima Airport

Your flights to Lima leave in the morning Approx. 1 hour flight.

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

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Financial Details Luxury 10 day Mysterious Ancient Kingdoms of Peru Vacation Add a Second Day at Machu Picchu

$4,295.00pp +$400pp

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What is Included: All Tours with Qualified English-speaking guides All Private Transfers All Entrance Fees 8 Nights in Recommended 5* Hotels inc. Breakfasts 1 Night in 4* Ramada Airport Hotel 9 x Breakfasts, 7 x Lunches (B,L) Flight over the Nasca Lines First Class Vistadome Train - Cusco / Machu Picchu / Cusco All Peru Internal flights: Lima / Chiclayo, Trujillo / Lima, Lima / Cusco and Cusco / Lima $50,000 Insurance against theft, loss, illness and/or accident 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 todate 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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Assist Card Travel & Cancelation Insurance – Included Free of Charge

Classic International Policy - Excludes USA – Global Claim Limit $50,000pp All sums stated are per person (pp) Upgrades Available Please Ask Maximum Global Amount Medical Assistance in case of an accident or a non pre-existing illness * Cancel for Any Reason Insured less than 75 years old First medical Assistance in case of pre-existing illness * Emergency Odontology (up to USD 150 per tooth) Emergency medication ambulatory Medication in case of hospitalization Medical Transfers Repatriations (Medical or Funerary) Return of repatriated Card Holder's companion Transfer of a relative Lodging of a relative Per day USD 100 Hotel expenses due to convalescence Per day USD 180 Minors or Elderly people escort Reimbursement of expenses due to delayed or cancelled flight Early return due to serious disaster at home Difference in Airfare due to delayed or early return Sport Practice Up to Pregnancy Up to Legal assistance in case of responsibility in an accident Advance as a loan Cash advance for bail bonds Advance as a loan Transmission of urgent messages Assistance in the event of lost or stolen documents, etc. Location of misplaced luggage Insurances Accidental death in public transportation is traveling as a passenger Total and Permanent disability - accident - Insured less than 75 years old Indemnity due to loss of luggage – Not included ask for upgrade price Compensation due to the delay in the location of the luggage After 36hs Compensation due to the delay in the location of the luggage After 10 days Purchase protection Territorial Validity – Excludes USA

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USD 50,000 Up to USD 50,000 Up to USD 500 Up to USD 300 Up to USD 500 Up to USD 1,000 Included in MMG Included Up to USD 50,000 Included Included Maximum USD 400 Maximum USD 900 Included Up to USD 200 Included Included USD 10,000 USD 10,000 Up to USD 8,000 Up to USD 8,000 Included Included Included . USD 50,000 USD 40,000 Up to USD 1,200 Up to USD 200 Up to USD 1,000 Up to USD 500 International

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Assist Card Travel & Cancelation Insurance – Included Free of Charge

Classic International Policy - Excludes USA Notes: Important: The insurance policies indicated herein have been underwritten by local insurance companies and are subject to usual and/or legal exclusions applicable to this type of coverage approved by the Insurance Regulatory Board in the country where the ASSIST-CARD is issued. * Includes: Doctor Consultations, Attention by Specialists, Contact with your family's pediatrician, Delivery and Pregnancy up to week 26, Complementary medical examinations, Physical recovery therapy in case of trauma, Medication, Emergency Dentistry, Hospitalization, Surgery, Intensive Care and Coronary unit. The General Conditions to which ASSIST-CARD binds are at the disposal of the public and may be consulted at any moment without any obligation of purchase at the sales points, by telephone or at www.assist-card.com. Some products include limitations due to age. The pre-existent illnesses have exclusions and limitations in the benefits. Check those corresponding to the product you have chosen. For beneficiaries 65 years old or older, the sales prices increase 50%. ASSIST-CARD reserves the right to introduce modifications into the scope, extent and descriptions of the service. Check these at the hiring moment.

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Appendix I – Add a Second Day in Machu Picchu Optional Second Day - Revisit Machu Picchu & Return to Cusco (B,L) Service Notes / Instructions 5* Sumaq Hotel Superior Room Machu Picchu 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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