Discover Peru

7 days 6 nights (August 12th–18th, 2020) Min. 6 / Max. 12

Lima - Cusco - Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mountain




Day 1: Arrive in Lima
Bienvenidos! Welcome to Peru. You will be picked up at Lima Airport and transferred to the hotel in

Around 4:30 p.m. your Barranco experience and dinner show starts. This evening, you will discover the
bohemian district of Barranco and its traditional Bridge of Sighs. Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner and a
spectacular show at La Dama Juana restaurant, featuring amazing local dance, music, and Peruvian

Included: Private group transportation, Barranco private guided tour, dinner show

Accommodations: Del Pilar Miraflores Hotel

Day 2: Lima – Cusco

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Cusco and from Cusco airport to the
hotel. You will have some time to relax and acclimatize to the high altitude.

Later, we will pick you up from your hotel to explore the city of Cusco and the surroundings. The tour will
start at the Plaza De Armas and Cathedral. We’ll walk around the main square and visit the famous 12-
angled stone, then continue along the Street of the Sun to finally arrive at the Temple of the Sun
(Korincancha). After visiting the most important temple of the Inca Empire, we will go to San Pedro Market
to see Cusco life, customs, food, and much more. We will finish the tour at the Plaza de Armas.

Included: Transportation, flight, walking city guided tour, entry to all sites, breakfast
Accommodations: Hotel Las Ruinas or similar


Day 3: Imperial City tour

After a healthy breakfast you will start the Imperial City Cusco tour. You will visit four archaeological sites:
Sacsayhuaman, an incredible site of huge stones where the Incas showed to the conquistadors the
power of their Empire; Q’enqo, a ceremonial center; Puca Pucara, a control point that served as a kind of
customs office, and Tambomachay, a sacred place where Incas worshipped the water. 
Included: Transportation, guided tour, entry to all sites, breakfast
Accommodations: Hotel Las Ruinas or similar


Day 4: Sacred Valley Tour
The tour bus will pick you up between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m., where you will head to the Sacred Valley of
the Incas. Along the way, we will stop to marvel at the classic view of the Urubamba River as it snakes its
way through the valley. Your journey continues to the small village of Pisac, where you will see one of the
most famous, colorful, and traditional handicraft markets in the region. Then you’re off to a trip to the
archeological complex of Pisac, where our knowledgeable guide will explain the history of Inca

Afterward our professional driver will take us to the next stop, Urubamba, where we will taste the best
regional food. Then you will head to the most exciting archeological site of Ollantaytambo, known as the
Inca living city. It still has the original streets, with channels of water flowing in from every side. You will
travel to the upper part of Ollantaytambo to see the biggest sculpture of their main God called Wiracocha
carved into the mountain. Then you will be transferred to the train station and take the train to Aguas
Calientes, where you will spend the night.

Included: Transportation, Sacred Valley guided tour, entry to all sites, breakfast and lunch
Accommodations: Hotel Tierra Viva or similar

Day 5: Machu Picchu – Cusco

We will have an early breakfast and then take the bus, which leaves at 6:30 a.m. to get to Machu Picchu,
so that we can be at the citadel early to see the sunrise. We will have a thorough explanation of the Inca
construction; a walking tour is given by your guide for about 2 hours. After that, you can explore the
mysterious city by yourself. If you want to climb Huayna Picchu and appreciate Machu Picchu from a
different vantage point, it is recommended to book in advance (not included). Later, we will descend back
to Aguas Calientes, take the train back to Cusco, and return to your hotel.

Included: Transportation, guided tour, entrance fee, breakfast
Accommodations: Hotel Las Ruinas or similar

Day 6: Rainbow Mountain

We will pick you up early (5 a.m.) from your Cusco hotel and set out on a drive through the South Valley.
Once we reach the Inkintuyoc Bridge, we will have breakfast. We then start off on our hike, following a
lovely stream. You will be immediately surprised by herds of alpacas and llamas. Throughout the hike, we
will have consistent views of the Ausangate Mountain. We will also hike through villages and interact with
the locals, then stop for a box lunch along the trail.

Back on the trail, we will encounter more of the traditional elements of this trek. There’s the prospect of
seeing chinchillas and vicunas! Vicunas are the only non-domesticated animal of the llama family in Peru.
Many red mountains are also a highlight of this portion of the hike.

After a total hike of approximately 3 1/2 hours, we finally reach the destination we came to see: Rainbow
Mountain (5,020 m / 16,466 ft). After getting over the initial shock of its beauty, you will have time to
explore the area, take pictures, and soak up the environment. At this point, it is time to go back down. We
will hike downhill the way we came. The hike will take 3 hours. Our bus will be waiting for us when we

We will embark on the 3-hour drive back to Cusco and drop you off at your Cusco hotel. Approximate
arrival time is 6 p.m.

There will be other tours available with less hiking for this day.

Included: Guided tour, entrance fee, transportation, breakfast, box lunch
Accommodations: Hotel Las Ruinas or similar

Day 7: Lima

When you have finished, you will be seen off like royalty. After you eat a hearty regional breakfast, we will
deliver you in style to the airport, where your flight awaits. We’ll help with whatever your need: check-ins,
tickets, luggage, etc.

Just remember to come back and vacation with us again! You can never see too much of Peru.

Included: Transportation, breakfast