8-Day Adventure Thrills & Discovery Expedition – From $3,165 Adults / $2,528 Kids
AVAILABLE FOR DAILY ARRIVALS IN LIMA UNTIL DEC 15, 2017
An Exciting Peruvian Eco Adventure to Discover the off-the-beaten path Sacred Sites of the Inca Civilization
Escape from the ordinary with Peru Adventure Thrills vacation package and enjoy a different look at the Peruvian landscape while partaking on extraordinary, off-the-beaten-path adventures through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu on an ATV Safari, river rafting, Horseback Riding Expeditions and a light trek on the Inca Trail. Enter Machu Picchu through the Intipunku or Sun Gate, and the next morning beat the crowds and be first in-line to enter the Machu Picchu Citadel. For a more intense adventure you may opt to hike Huayna Picchu. Enjoy a guided visit of Old and Ancient Cusco. Interact with the locals and venture in all of these extraordinary experiences with your choice of accommodations.
- 7-Night accommodations: 1 in Lima, 4 in the Sacred Valley, 1 in Machu Picchu, 1 in Cusco
- 13 meals (7 breakfast, 5 lunches and 1 dinner)
- Peruvian Paso Fino Horse and Folkloric Dances Show with lunch
- ATV Countryside Adventure
- Urubamba River Rafting Expedition with lunch
- Peruvian Paso Fino Horseback Ride
- Vistadome Train Tickets
- Inca Trail Light Trek with lunch
- Guided visit of the Machu Picchu Citadel with lunch
- Guided visit of Colonial Cusco and Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park with lunch
- All Entrance fees as per itinerary
- All transfers and sightseeing in A/C vehicle as per itinerary
- Services of English-speaking local hosts and guides
- Personalized service of our Peru-based representative office
Day 1 | Welcome to Lima, Peru!
Meet and greet service at the airport and assistance with check-in procedures at the Wyndham Costa del Sol Airport Hotel for an overnight stay with breakfast included.
Day 2 | Let the Peru Adventure Thrills begin! | Lima / Cusco / ATV Expedition in the Sacred Valley of the Incas | B.L.
Early morning flight to Cusco (airfare LIM-CUZ is not included). Upon arrival in Cusco, we will be transferred to the Sacred Valley of the Incas for a better acclimatization process. Once we are all checked-in at our hotel for a 3-night stay, we will head for the Wayra Ranch for a one-of-a-kind lunch at La Terraza. While at La Terraza, enjoy an overwhelming display of color and contrast brought by the mountains, the popular art, the mural paintings and an inspiring garden. We will also be treated with the glamour of the Paso Fino Peruvian horses and the Marinera dance (dances may vary depending on the day).
In the afternoon, around 2:00 pm, we will enjoy an ATV Sacred Valley Expedition (minimum age requirement: 16-years old) through the Countryside, allowing us the opportunity to drive on routes, off the regular tourist path, where we find amazing landscapes and glimpses of the everyday life of this region. From the Pumahuanca gorge, we cross the farming communities of Rumichaca, Palcaraqui and Pumahuanca. Accompanied by scenic vistas, passing through native flora, we continue along to Chicon gorge from which we can see mountains and glaciers. The route takes us on to the town of Urubamba, the archaeological ruins of the palace of Huayna Capac, the traditional community of Chichubamba and its chicherias where locals brew maize beer.
- First Class: Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay Hotel
- Deluxe: Sol y Luna Hotel
Day 3 | Urubamba River White-Water Rafting Expedition – Class II & III | B.L.
After an early breakfast at the hotel, we will be transferred to the dock located in Pachar, the starting point for our Urubamba River white-water rafting expedition. We will receive the river rafting equipment and a proper safety briefing in order to be prepared on how to handle the rapids class II and III. After a brief practice on the flat parts of the river, we will start our journey on easy waters, while we admire the spectacular views of the mountains and archaeological remains, continuing towards Ollantaytambo and its amazing Inca terraces. At this time we experience class II and III rapids and finish with El Resbaladero (The Slide), a strong class III rapid that includes waves and small whirlpools.
After our expedition, we will have lunch in a traditional restaurant located on the riverside, owned by the local community family. This is a great chance to enjoy the Andean cuisine while supporting community projects. In the afternoon return to our hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure.
Day 4 | Horseback Riding Expedition through the Sacred Valley | B.
After breakfast at the hotel, during this morning we will enjoy a half-day Peruvian Paso Fino Horseback Riding adventure through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. After a short orientation, we set off on rural paths, across small villages and communities such as Palcaraqui, Rumichaca, San Jose de Media Luna, Pumahanca and Chichubamba.
As we ride, we are transported into a rural lifestyle, meeting and greeting villagers in their everyday wear, observing how they cook, herd cattle and cultivate their fields, so we will be able to respectfully interact with them, in their cultural space and get a glimpse of their daily routine. Our expedition follows mostly rural routes and paths, and just a few or no cars at all. Only at certain points and when there is no alternative, we use paved roads to cross back onto paths or to reach culturally significant destinations on our itinerary.
Day 5 | Express Inca Trail, a Light Trek to Machu Picchu / Overnight in Machu Picchu | B.L.D.
Today, we will leave the bulk of our luggage in the Sacred Valley and pack in a backpack only the necessary for our overnight stay in Machu Picchu. After breakfast at the hotel, we will be transferred to the Ollantaytambo Train Station, where we will have a short stroll around the village before boarding the Vistadome Class train. A whistle stop will be made at Km. 104 of the railroad, for us to get off the train and start our Express Inca Trail, a light trek to explore the beautiful Winaywayna complex. After a boxed pic-nic lunch, we will continue to Machu Picchu, entering through the Intipunku, also known as the Sun Gate. We will spend the night in the hotel of our choice in Machu Picchu Town (formerly Aguas Calientes). Dinner is included.
- First Class: El Mapi Hotel
- Deluxe: Sumaq Hotel
Day 6 | Machu Picchu Guided Exploration / Afternoon Train to the Sacred Valley of the Incas | B.L.
Very early in the morning, our guide will take us to Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas to enjoy a special visit to this magnificent Inca ruins. We will WOW at the beauty of the incredible terraces, stairways, ceremonial rooms and urban areas of this magnificent wonder of the ancient world where energy emanates from everywhere. For those looking for a more intense adventure we will visit Huayna Picchu (optional). Later we will have time to explore the citadel on our own and have lunch in one of the restaurants of the area. At the scheduled time we will board the Vistadome Train back to Ollantaytambo, and then transferred to our hotel in the Sacred Valley for an overnight stay.
Important Note: Guests opting for the Huayna Picchu Climb must request this adventure at booking time as the number of climbers allowed per day is limited.
Day 7 | Sacred Valley to Cusco / Guided Exploration of the Colonial City and the Sacsayhuaman Archeological Park | B.L.
After breakfast at the hotel and at the appropriate time, we will meet our local host for a transfer to the city of Cusco. Upon arrival, we will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and then check-in at the hotel of our choice for an overnight stay.
In the afternoon, we will start our sightseeing excursion visiting the Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park. Sacsayhuaman is an impressive fortress of colossal dimensions with rocks that are up to 4 meters tall and surrounded by beautiful views blending together perfectly. Then we will continue to explore Q’enqo, the Puma shrine, and see the sacrificial altar embedded inside a rock cave. We will also visit Tambomachay and its sacred fountains of life. En-route, we will have a panoramic view of Puca Pucara watchtower which guarded the city entrance. After this, we will visit the Korikancha temple, Inti God shrine, on top of which the Santo Domingo convent was built. According to the chronicles, this temple was completely covered in gold in Inca times. Finally, we will go to the Main Square in order to visit the Cathedral and its valuable and beautiful colonial masterpieces such as The Cross which arrived along with the first conquerors.
- First Class: Costa del Sol Hotel
- Deluxe: Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel
Day 8 | Cusco / Lima / Home or Next Destination | B.
Today is the end of your Peru Adventure Thrills program. After breakfast at the hotel and at the appropriate time, we will be transferred to the Cusco airport to check-in for our flight back to Lima (airfare CUZ-LIM is not included) to connect with your onward flight.
ADVENTURE THRILLS & DISCOVERY EXPEDITION
PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – NO MINIMUM GUESTS REQUIRED
AVAILABLE FOR DAILY ARRIVALS IN LIMA UNTIL DEC 15, 2017
(except on Thursdays and Fridays as the Hiram Bingham Deluxe Train does not operate on Sundays)
|CATEGORY||DOUBLE||TRIPLE 1||QUAD (2 BDR)||CHILD 2||SINGLE (SUPPLEMENT)|
¹ Triple Occupancy share existing beds.
² Children 2-11 years old can apply rate of triple accommodation. Breakfast included. Hotels allow only 1 child per double room.
In Lima: Wyndham Costa del Sol Airport: Conveniently connected to the airport in Callao, Wyndham Costa Del Sol Lima Airport is close to Minka Shopping Centre, National University of San Marcos, and Major National University of San Marcos. Additional area attractions include Leyendas Park and Plaza San Miguel.
Wyndham Costa Del Sol Lima Airport has a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas and a computer station is located on site. Business amenities at this 3-star property include a business center and limo/town car service. This spa hotel offers a restaurant, a coffee shop/café, and a bar/lounge. Additional amenities include spa services, a fitness center, and a steam room. For a surcharge, guests receive transportation including an area shuttle within 100 km, a theme park shuttle, and a shopping center shuttle.
The 192 guestrooms at Wyndham Costa Del Sol Lima Airport include laptop-compatible safes and minibars. Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access is provided. 26-inch LED TVs are equipped with cable channels. All accommodations provide desks and phones. Bathrooms offer bathtubs or showers, hair dryers, and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is offered daily.
FIRST CLASS HOTELS
In The Sacred Valley: Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay Hotel: The 87-room Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a one-hour drive from the ancient Inca capital of Cusco and close to Machu Picchu. The Sonesta Yucay Posada is a former 18th century colonial-style monastery and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Our guests will enjoy Sonesta’s signature service and the comfort of in-room amenities that include: Television, individual climate control, direct-dial telephone for domestic and international calls, hair dryer upon request, bath with bathtub, safe, fittings for disabled guests upon request.
In Machu Picchu: El Mapi: Smart and contemporary are the defining elements of this hotel, amidst the commercial village of Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes), from where you can admire and interact with the quaint folksy town and get a different perspective. The hotel is efficient, playful and people friendly; it welcomes a wide range of guests expecting an uncomplicated visit. Turn into an amiable and healthy environment after your enlightening visit to Peru’s most distinguished destination, the Machu Picchu Archaeological site. Each room is equipped with blackout curtains, 100% cotton sheets, down duvets, hypoallergenic pillows, cotton bath robes, natural herbal amenities, 32″ flat screen TVs and tight-focus reading lights.
In Cusco: Costa del Sol Ramada Hotel: Is located in a colonial-era mansion that is considered part of the cultural heritage of the city of Cusco. The building dates back to the 17th century, when the Marquis de Picoaga arrived in the city and built himself a new home, employing stonework and murals.
The hotel is divided between a colonial wing and a contemporary wing, combining stone archways, a beautiful patio, a fountain and original murals dating from the architecture of the 17th century with all the comforts of a modern, contemporary hotel. The rooms have been designed for the comfort of the guests and are spacious, peaceful and fully equipped. They have Wi-Fi internet connections, cable television, direct dial telephones, safe deposit boxes and a mini-bar.
The hotel conserves all the beauty of an old colonial mansion and provides the welcoming service that will make you feel special during every day of your stay with us.
DELUXE CLASS HOTELS
In The Sacred Valley: Sol y Luna Hotel: The luxurious and charming collection of bungalows at the Hotel Sol y Luna offers a peaceful stay in the stunning Sacred Valley, perfect for those wanting to explore the many attractions and adventure activities that the valley boasts. Moreover, the Hotel Sol y Luna is easily accessible from Cuzco as well as being a good base for taking a trip to Machu Picchu, or for embarking on an Inca Trail trek. It is close to 800 meters lower in altitude than Cuzco city, making the adjustment to the Andean altitude much easier. The Hotel Sol y Luna is oriented towards travelers who are committed to living side by side and in harmony with nature. The owners of the hotel are involved with various conservation projects, as well as contributing towards social development in the region.
In Machu Picchu: Sumaq Hotel: 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.
In Cusco: Aranwa Boutique Hotel: Cusco luxury cannot be usurped by any other than the great Aranwa Cusco. Created from a colonial mansion from the XVI century it is filled with ancient art, sculptures and carvings. Located in the heart of the Incan city of Cusco, only two blocks from the main square it is the perfect place to stay while visiting the surrounding area and learning more about the Peruvian culture.
The rooms themselves offer amenities that bestow gratitude on the Peruvian belief in hospitality. The bathrooms were created with the concept of spa relaxation in mind with heated floors, large Jacuzzi tubs, and Scottish massaging showers. Each room receives fine robes and slippers, individually controlled heat, organic toiletries, satellite TV, down comforters and 30% more oxygen than the normal hotel; just to ensure that the guest is comfortable at all times despite the altitude change.
A breakfast buffet is offered daily with fresh fruit, juices, coffee, eggs, and other homemade delicacies. For a quick drink or a light snack the hotel offers Khasikay Bar, which only seats 30 guests, ensuring a private and cozy atmosphere. They are known for their pisco based cocktails such as the Aua Ymanto Aranwa, which consists of gooseberry, mandarinliquor, and Pisco infused with apricots. The true culinary art, however, comes from Mishti Mestizo Restaurant, which is located inside the hotel and open every day. One of their many Peruvian specialties is Quinoa and Pariah cheese peske – grilled poultry fillets with wild mushroom sauce and black truffle oil. They offer a wide range of desserts, appetizers, entrees and drinks. Hotel Aranwa Cusco is a place to be treated like royalty and enjoy nothing but the best!
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