Visit Lima, the Sacred Valley, Cusco, “Capital of the Inka Empire” and The “Lost City of Machu Picchu overnight with Tara Tours. The company is offering an 8 day / 7 night trip with a departure on May 3, 2013 from Miami for $2,599 which includes tips and taxes.
The itinerary is as follows:
FRI MAY 03 – MIAMI-LIMA LA#2515 530P/1010P – Depart Miami for Lima, Peru. After going through customs and immigration, you will be met and taken to the five star Lima-Westin located in San Isidro (Meal service on plane)
SAT MAY 04 – LIMA – In the morning, a sightseeing tour of Lima the “City of Kings”, founded by Francisco Pizarro in 1535 and the most important city in the Americas during colonial times. Lunch and tour of the Larco Herrera Museum which features the finest pottery, gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous erotic archaeological collection. Overnight is at the Lima-Westin.
SUN MAY 05 – LIMA-CUSCO–SACRED VALLEY – LA#2023 805A/925A Early AM transfer for your flight to Cusco. Transfer in to the 5 star Aranwa Hotel in the Sacred Valley followed by a visit to the Ollayantaytambo Ruins and Pisac with lunch.
MON MAY 06 – CUSCO-MACHU PICCHU – AM Excursion to the most mysterious and energetic place of the Inka civilization. Early morning your tour guide will pick you up and transfer you to the train station in Ollayantaytambo for our 1½ to 2 hour ride with spectacular views of the Urubamba River and the Andean mountain range to Machu Picchu. Temples, palaces, towers and staircases are built into the side of the mountain. Here your tour guide will take you from site to site explaining the advanced world of the Inkas. Late afternoon bus ride to the hotel. Overnight in Aguas Calientes situated at the base of Machu Picchu at the well-located 4 star El Mapi Hotel.
TUE MAY 07 – MACHU PICCHU/CUSCO – Today at leisure where you can visit the village of Aguas Calientes and the thermal baths (bring a bathing suit). Or explore Machu Picchu on your own. You may visit the InkaTerra Hotel and book an orchid tour. In the mid-afternoon, a 3½ hour train ride back to Cusco and transfer to the 5 star Libertador Hotel.
WED MAY 08 – CUSCO Morning tour of Cusco, the center of the universe for the Inka civilization. Visit the Temple of Koricancha or Sun God, the Cathedral and the ruins nearby such as Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay. The remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy this beautiful and colonial city. Overnight is at the Libertador Hotel.
THU MAY 09 – CUSCO-LIMA LA#2018 930A/1055A. Early morning transfer to the airport for flight to Lima. Arrive and transfer to the 4+ star Casa Andina Private Collection Hotel located in Miraflores. Balance of day at leisure to visit another museum or the local indigenous market on your own. Tonight is a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
FRI MAY 10 – LIMA-MIAMI LA#2510 910A/355P Early morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Miami and homeward bound.
1st AGENT $2,718 and a 2nd agent from the same agency is $2,818 SPOUSE /COMPANION = $3,118
Included: Hotel accommodations for 7 nights including room taxes and service charges. Meals mentioned in itinerary BB=Buffet breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner. RT Transfers airport and train station. Tours on a private basis as noted including entrance fees and English speaking guide. Tips to guides, drivers, airport and hotel porters. Airfare via LAN Peru MIA-LIM-CUZ-LIM-MIA. Escorted with 9 or more.
Tara Tours, www.taratours.com