Independent Machu Picchu & Cusco Getaway ( ISP1)

4-Day Package from Cusco to Cusco

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If your independent spirit is filling your dreams with new heights in adventure, just point your compass south to soar higher in the Andes and the heart of Peru. This Independence by Globus vacation in South America shares the spectacular sights of magnificent Machu Picchu – the “Lost City of the Incas.” Your Peruvian vacation begins in Cusco where you’ll begin with on an overnight adventure through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Next stop, Machu Picchu! Board the Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes before ascending the mountain to Machu Picchu. Take the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch the sunrise over Machu Picchu and see the mile-long aqueduct, holy houses, and remarkable temple ruins. You’ll also explore a wealth of ancient ruins that defy explanation and encounter the captivating cultures that live on in the Sacred Valley and Cusco. Timeless temples, textiles, and tantalizing dishes are all on the menu on this free-spirited sojourn in Peru, including the I-time you crave to explore the extraordinary culture of Peru on your own. Truly a dream come true!

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

4-Day Package from Cusco to Cusco

Notes:

Guests will be met at the Cusco airport by the Local Host to begin the included sightseeing on day 1. Therefore, arrival transfers are included for all guests. We recommend that you schedule flights to arrive no later than 11 am due to included sightseeing on this day.

Maximum enjoyment of this vacation requires walking on cobblestone streets, uneven pathways, and climbing stairs. Elevations exceeding 10,000 feet can make even modest exertion a challenge. Maximum elevation on this tour is 12,000 ft.

For your overnight stay in the Sacred Valley, you will only be allowed to bring an overnight bag weighing no more than 11 pounds due to luggage restrictions on the train. Your main luggage will be stored at the Cusco hotel where you will return.

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfast daily; 2 lunches

 Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE IN CUSCO–SACRED VALLEY
• Arrive in Cusco where you will be met by your Local Host. (Please arrive no later than 10 am.)
• Together, embark on a private tour into the Urubamba Valley and the Sacred Valley of the Incas for lunch.
• Visit the market town of Pisac, where you can buy handmade rugs, alpaca sweaters, and jewelry at bargain prices.
• At the other end of the valley, visit Ollantaytambo to see some of the finest examples of Inca masonry.
• Stay overnight in the Sacred Valley.

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Day 2

SACRED VALLEY–MACHU PICCHU–CUSCO
• This morning, transfer to the Ollanta train station where you will board the Vistadome Train. Embark on a short journey through the lush Urubamba Valley to Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of the mountain where Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas,” is located.
• Upon arrival, transfer to a motorcoach for the ascent to the legendary ruins high above the steep valley overlaid with dense tropical jungle. On a guided tour, explore this intact fortress with its temple remains, holy houses, and mile-long aqueduct. Your Local Guide will bring you closer to the lives and mysteries still hidden in these amazing structures built by the Pre-Columbian masters of this sacred land.
• Later this afternoon, return by train to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Incas.


Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch


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Day 3

CUSCO
• Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the city of Cusco.


Breakfast Breakfast


Today’s I-Time Tips
Perhaps take an optional walking tour to learn more about the Incas and their struggle against invading Spaniards. Visits include the imposing Cathedral and the Inca Temple of the Sun, Koricancha, which became the Spaniards’ Santo Domingo Monastery.


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Day 4

CUSCO
Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning.


Breakfast Breakfast


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 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

JORGE MALAGA

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

" Hello my name is Jorge Malaga. What I like about Cusco is the peace it makes you feel. A tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas on a sunny day is enough to make you relax and enjoy this peace and harmony, in which its people live every day. I really admire this city and its cultural identity that amazes everyone who visits our archaeological sites."

Tour Director -  JORGE MALAGA

PATRICIA SCHEGGIA

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

" My name is Patricia Scheggia, and I have the pleasure to work as a Globus representative and support our visitors with interesting and useful information about my beautiful country. I´m a mother of three children and also take care my parents, which means I am a busy woman, but when I receive visitors, I always welcome them with a smile and a warm hospitality! I like to travel, and years ago I worked for an airline. Now, after 20 years working in tourism, I can say that I enjoy the opportunity to share with visitors my experience and knowledge. Lima is a big city and traffic can be heavy, so I provide guests with confidence and security when transferring them to our destinations!"

Tour Director -  PATRICIA SCHEGGIA

 Accommodations

SACRED VALLEY

CASA ANDINA PREMIUM VALLE SAGRADO HOTEL AND VILLAS

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

CUSCO

CASA ANDINA PREMIUM CUSCO

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

Contact your Travel Consultant for more information.
Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



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