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7 Days Peru & Cusco, Enjoying with the locals , Peru cultural tours

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HIGHLIGHTS: Lima - Cusco - Valle Sagrado - Machu Picchu - Cusco / Living experience / Local experience ( Visiting Schools & Meeting Traditional Local family)

Peru destination, is a megadiverse and multicultural country, rich in indigenous heritage many of them still come from the Incas time. This Peru tour will provide you a great opportunity of a life- time by meeting local people, their cultures, interacting and learning from the locals. One of the best trips in Peru and South America.

  • Day 1: Arrival to Lima
  • Day 2: Lima – Cusco & Sacred Valley (Private service)
  • Day 3: Sacred Valley & Visit a school or an orphanage (Private service)
  • Day 4: Ollantaytambo site tour - Aguas Calientes
  • Day 5: Machu Picchu
  • Day 6: Cusco Archaeological
  • Day 7: Departure Cuso

Travel Route

tours peru 7 days

Day 1 Arrival to Lima
Arrival at the International Jorge Chavez airport, welcome and transfer to the hotel

Day 2 Lima - Cusco & Sacred Valley
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport in Lima, to take the flight to Cusco. When you arrive to Cusco we will be waiting for you at Cusco Velasco Astete Airport. Then you will be transfer to the Sacred Valley, with a stop in Chinchero community, where you will meet traditional women from the Andes, showing you the typical and traditional way to weave, with wonderful natural threads and colors. Then you will continue your trip to the Sacred Valley along the urubamba river, to rest and relax the rest of the afternoon in your hotel.

Day 3 Day of a Social responsability visiting some kids
After an early breakfast we will pick you up in the lobby of your hotel and take you to visit better around the village, you can also visit a local school of children, or one of the projects we are supporting (abandoned children, schools with needs, among others), and see how it works and how SA Peru has Begun to help them with your support of you traveling with us.
For Lunch we will visit a home-hosted from a local family or at Local Native restaurante. Then you will have the opportunity to enjoy one of the locals activities such as making the traditional pottery, or preparing the “Chicha” the typical fermented drink made from corn. Available also other activities.

Day 4 Ollantaytambo Tour - Aguas Calientes
This morning you will visit the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo where we will see the ancient Inca archaeological sites and terraces, relax and explore the town of Ollantaytambo . This village is known for their ancient streets and houses and retains the original city plan of the original Inca City.
At the appropriate time we will bring you to the Train Station for your Expedition Train to Aguas Calientes. The train will follow the Vilcanota River for approximately 1½ hr. When you arrive a representative from you hotel will be waiting to help you with your luggage, escort you to your hotel and assist you with the check in process.
The rest of the afternoon will be yours to rest, relax and explore as you wish. We recommend visiting the local Hot Springs of Aguas Calientes for a dip in the Hot Spring Pools.
Optional:

  • Additional Vistadome Train Service, more comfortable, with panoramic windows located beside and above your seat will bring you close to nature.
  • Additional Belmond Hiram Bingham Train Service, more exclusive and luxurious train, with an elegant dining car and a bar car.

Day 5 Machu Picchu Tour
After breakfast we will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and bring you to the bus station for your train to the citadel of Machu Picchu. You will then enjoy a professional guided tour of one of the Modern Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu, one of the most mysterious and magical places in the world
After your tour you will have some extra free time to Explore before returning to the train station for your train and transfer back to the hotel in Cusco.
Optional:

  • Entrance fee to Hike the Huaynapicchu Mountain or the Machupicchu Mountain

**Machu Picchu is considered one of the most extraordinary examples of landscapes architecture in the world, and it is located at the top of the mountain with the same name at 2,430m where was built the extraordinary city, surrounded by agricultural terraces, water natural springs with stairways and canals carved out of stone are recurrent throughout this remarkable archaeological site.

Day 6 Cusco
Today you will have a free morning to rest, relax and explore in the beautiful ancient capital of the Incas. We highly suggest visiting the San Pedro market, the neighborhood of Artisans of San Blas, or the Central Artesanal where you can find many handicrafts made by the locals.
In the afternoon at the appropriate time we will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and start the tour. We will visit the main square or Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Coricancha or Temple of the Sun. Afterwards we will make our way outside the city to the archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, PucaPucara and Tambomachay. After a tour of each location we will bring you back to your hotel for a restful evening.

Day 7 Departure Cusco
At the appropriate time your transfer will pick you up and bring you to the Cusco Airport where you will catch your flight home.
End of our services.

INCLUDED

*Tours, Excursions & Required Entrance Fees : Group & Shared Tours

  • Day 02: Visiting a local community at the Sacred Valley
  • Day 03: Visiting a children’s school or orphanage at the Sacred Valley
  • Day 04: Ollantaytambo archaeological site tour at the Sacred Valley
  • Day 05: Machu Picchu
  • Day 06: Cusco Archaeological

*Transfers:

  • Day 01: Lima Airport – Lima Hotel
  • Day 02: Lima Hotel - Lima Airport
  • Day 02: Cusco Airport – Sacred Valley
  • Day 04: Sacred Valley/ Ollanta Hotel – Ollanta Train station
  • Day 05: Ollantaytambo/Poroy – Cusco Hotel
  • Day 07: Cusco Hotel – Cusco Airport

*Train:

  • Expedition Train Round Trip Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo/Poroy

*Guides

  • Professional Tour Guide English/Spanish speaking in every location

*Lodging

  • 01 Night of accommodation at Hotel in Lima according of your hotel selection
  • 02 Nights of accommodation at Hotel in the Sacred Valley as your hotel selection
  • 01 Nights of accommodation in Aguas Calientes according of your hotel selection
  • 02 Nights of accommodation at Hotel in Cusco according of your hotel selection

*Meals

  • 06 breakfast at the hotels
  • 01 box lunch the day visiting Chinchero
  • 01 Lunch with a local family in home-hosted at the Sacred Valley

**Extra:

  • Personalized assistance by during your whole trip

NO INCLUDED

  • Meals not described on itinerary
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Airport taxes
  • Domestic or national and international flights
  • Tips
  • Transfers, Entrance Fees & Tour Guides for The Optionals on itinerary (See Optionals part)

OPTIONALS

Cusco - Machu Picchu:

  • Vistadome Train Service, more comfortable, with panoramic windows located beside and above your seat will bring you close to nature. Snack included and non-alcoholic hot and cold beverages. Saqra Dances and Fashion Show on the return trip from the Machu Picchu Station.
  • Additional Belmond Hiram Bingham Train Service, more exclusive and luxurious train, with an elegant dining car, a bar car, and the observatory, where you can take in the unmatched scenery in the open air while sipping on a traditional Peruvian cocktail and listening to live local music. The trip Includes a cocktail, once onboard, the maître will invite you to a brunch and gourmet lunch. The return trip includes a fine dining experience at dinner. In both ways, you can accompany your meals with beverages (non-premium) and an excellent wine selection, pisco sour, cusqueña beer. Live music and dances. Included a guided tour to Machu Picchu, for the travellers in Belmond Hiram Bingham train service. Also includes an afternoon tea at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Hotel with wi-fi. *At the moment the Observation balcony Car is closed for operational reasons.

Huaynapicchu Mountain - Machu Picchu:

  • Entrance fee for HuaynaPicchu Mountain: Additional cost of $20.00 per person if the confirmation is at time of the booking. If the confirmation is received after the time of booking a full entrance fee with Huayan Picchu must be purchased at the cost of $80.00 per person. Also it depends of availability, there is two schedules 7:00am and 10:00am (To visit the first schedule may be necessary to travel the night before to Aguas Calientes and spend the night there).

NOTES

  • Please have a print copy of your final itinerary due to days prior of the trip may be some changes that can slightly change.
  • The itinerary has some flexibility; in order to offer a better service occasionally it may be necessary to change or make some alterations.
  • If at the time of booking, the hotels listed are no longer available, we will book another available hotel of the same category, and we will let you know before arrival.