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7 Days The ancient Peru, Meeting the traditional people from the Andes, sharing their activities

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

Peru destinations, rich in indigenous heritage, where in the Andes you still find local people who keep their ancient traditions, many from the Incas time. This Peru tour is perfect for those looking to experience the culture, meeting local people, and to learn about their traditional activities and their way of life. This experience will be like nothing else you have ever experienced by meeting local people, interacting and learning from their ancient culture. One of the best recommended trips in Peru and South America.

  • Day 1: Arrival to Lima
  • Day 2: To Cusco & Sacred Valley for visiting a Traditional Andean Community (Private service)/ (Possible lunch at Parwa in Huchuy Qosqo)
  • Day 3: Sacred Valley (Pisac & Ollanta) (Private service)
  • Day 4: Machu Picchu
  • Day 5: Cusco Archaeological
  • Day 6: Visit a school or an orphanage in surrounding areas of Cusco (Private service)
  • Day 7: Departure Cusco

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 - Meeting Andean Local Community
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 bring to the Sacred Valley, to visit a remote Andean community, with a Local family, experience the ancient traditional activity (weaving, agricultural, cooking, etc) with the ancient methods they have used for centuries to support themselves in this challenging Andean mountains environment. Lunch in the home hosted or community Restaurant.
Then you will continue along the urubamba river by the Sacred Valley, to rest and relax the rest of the afternoon in your hotel.

Day 3 Sacred Valley Tour
After an early breakfast we will pick you up in the lobby of your hotel for the tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Our first visit will be to visit the archaeological site and traditional market of Pisac. After your tour of Pisac we will make our way to Urubamba where you will enjoy a lovely lunch make with some of the many fresh products of the area.
After lunch we will make our way to the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo where we will visit the ancient Inca Fortress and terraces. After the tour we will bring you to your Ollantaytambo hotel where you will enjoy a restful and relaxing evening.

Day 4 Machu Picchu Tour
At the appropriate time we will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and 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, we will meet you and take you to the bus station for your ride 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 Cusco.
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.
  • Entrance fee to Hike the Huaynapicchu Mountain or the Machupicchu Mountain

Day 5 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 6 Day of a Social responsability visiting some orphanages in surroundings of Cusco
After an early breakfast we will pick you up in the hotel and bring you to visit an School of Children or one Children's Orphanage in the surrounding areas of Cusco city, you will spend some time with them and their tutors.
**Bringing some little presents is very welcome for the kids, previous coordination of some details as age, gender and other requirements.
Rest of the afternoon free to relax and enjoy your last day at the magica capital of the Incas empire.

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 an Andean local community at the Sacred Valley
  • Day 03: Sacred Valley (Pisac site and market, and Ollantaytambo)
  • Day 04: Machu Picchu
  • Day 05: Cusco Archaeological
  • Day 06: Visiting a children's school or orphanage

*Transfers:

  • Day 01: Lima Airport – Lima Hotel
  • Day 02: Lima Hotel - Lima Airport
  • Day 02: Cusco Airport – Sacred Valley
  • Day 04: Ollanta Hotel – Ollanta Train station
  • Day 04: Ollantaytambo/Poroy – Cusco Hotel
  • Day 06: Cusco Hotel - Orphanage - 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
  • 03 Nights of accommodation at Hotel in Cusco according of your hotel selection

*Meals

  • 06 breakfast at the hotels
  • 01 Lunch with a local family in home-hosted at the Sacred Valley
  • 01 Buffet Lunch in a Restaurant at the 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.