ITP 1 - Lima - Cusco - Machu Picchu 6 Days

Incentive Travel Program #1

Lima City of Kings,
Cusco Imperial City,
& Mighty Machu Picchu
voted one of the seven wonders

LIMA – CUSCO – MACHU PICCHU

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

PREPARED BY:

Peru and its neighbors


Map of Route


Lima / Cusco / Machu Picchu

The Destination


Peru... home to one of the earliest and most advanced civilizations in the Western Hemisphere... Under the rule of powerful kings, an incredible people known as the Incas amassed an empire that built systems of winding mountain roads, remarkable cities, and an unforgettable legacy.

One is still mystified today by their amazing accomplishments, as can be seen at the hidden and fascinating Machu Picchu... Take a trip back in time and explore the roots of an ancient civilization that left behind some of the most interesting and awe-inspiring constructions in the world.

The DMC

Fiesta Tours Peru is an Incoming Tour Operator and Destination Management Company specialized in the upscale market since 1976. We offer a unique selection of products and extraordinary private adventures that will exceed your passengers’ expectations.

We are qualified to assist your clients through their journey in Peru and Latin America, whether it’s a discerning traveler, honeymooners, a family vacation or an incentive travel program; we do have the knowledge and sophistication to create unforgettable travel experiences.

Location

Peru is located in the west of South America, and has borders with Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia and Chile. It has sovereignty over 1,285,215 km2 of land and 200 nautical miles of the Pacific Ocean, as well as 60 million hectares of the Antarctic.

Area

1,279,999 km²
494,210 sq. miles

It is the third largest country in South America and one of the 20 largest countries in the world. its sovereignty extends over 200 nautical miles. having been a consultative party to the Antarctic Treaty it has a Scientific Station called Machu Picchu on that continent

Geography

Peru is an extremely diverse country, with 11 ecological regions and 84 of the world’s 117 different types of “life zone”. It has a huge variety of scenery thanks to its geography, which also provides it with a wide range of natural resources. The country has 3 main regions according to the traditional method of dividing the country by altitude: coast, mountains and jungle.

Day 1

Arrival in Lima

Arrival

Arrival in Lima, the “City of Kings” famous for its Spanish Colonial architecture, extraordinary museums and cuisine. Lima is internationally recognized as the “Gastronomic Capital of the Americas”, and its cuisine is considered among the most diverse and exquisite in the world on par with French cuisine. Upon arrival a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and in registering.

Day 1

Lima

Lunch at La Rosa Nautica

Please your palate and soothe your soul at this delightful restaurant just above the Pacific waves, and enjoy its privileged location with stunning views. La Rosa Nautica offers a diverse and unique cuisine. The renowned Peruvian chef Enrique Blondet with a group of professionals in gastronomy have created a great selection of Peruvian and International specialties.

Day 1

Lima

Modern Lima including Larco Mar

Tour the capital and largest city of Peru. Located in the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín rivers, on a coast overlooking the Pacific Ocean, forms a contiguous urban area with the seaport of Callao. Among the ten largest in the Americas, and among the thirty largest in the world, Lima offers the sophistication of a modern and cosmopolitan city. Drive along the fashionable districts of Miraflores and San Isidro, El Parque del Amor (The Park of Love) and the striking beaches of Costa Verde. Tour includes a visit the fashionable Larcomar shopping center.

Day 1

Lima

Dinner at Huaca Pucllana

The Huaca Pucllana Restaurant provides and an outstanding cuisine and enjoys a privileged location, it is practically on top of an ancient Inca Pyramid. In the Fifth century, the Lima valley inhabitants started the construction of the Huaca Pucllana. Under the management of sacred priests, the Huaca Pucllana was built as an expression of their religious authority and to control the hydrological resources stemmed from the water canal system, on the left bank of the Rimac river. Pucllana was an important ceremonial and administrative location. Its magnificence was reflected by the configuration of a monumental architecture.

Jose Antonio

Lima

American breakfast daily

Located Miraflores downtown, near business and financial centers, and within walking distance from Miraflores shopping centers. Easy access to restaurants, parks, art galleries, movie, theaters, bank and others sites of interest.

Casa Andina Select Miraflores

Lima

American breakfast daily

Casa Andina Select Miraflores is the perfect choice for modern and urban travelers who value efficient service. They are conveniently located in cities’ most active areas, have a hip and casual design as well as corporative facilities.

Belmond Miraflores Park

Lima

American breakfast daily

Set in Miraflores, one of Lima’s most exclusive residential areas, Belmond Miraflores Park is an all-suite hotel o ering breathtaking views out to sea. Its state-of-the-art facilities, spacious suites and pampering services make the hotel the perfect place to stay for corporate and leisure travelers. Renowned for its beautiful garden location and peerless service, it has gained recent accolades from TripAdvisor, The Leading Hotels of the World’s Commitment to Quality and The World Travel Awards in 2013.

Day 2

Lima

Pachacamac Temples
and Peruvian Paso Horse Show

A drive along the Pan-American Highway with its views across the beautiful Pacific beaches will take you years back. Visit to the pre-Inca ruins of Pachacamac considered by many to be the most important archaeological site near Lima. Four hundred years before the Incas, the Ishmay culture developed a major ceremonial center, featuring streets, dozens of temples fitted with ramps and the Painted Temple.

Day 2

Lima

Continue to a delightful demoznstration of the skills of the Peruvian Paso horse, a unique member of the horse kingdom. “Caballo de Paso” known worldwide for their smooth gaited movements and unusual spirit. No other horse combines strength, intelligence and beauty so perfectly as the Peruvian Paso Horse. The particular characteristic of the Paso Horse is precisely the reason for its name: the sublime charm of its typical step. As it walks, its front legs step very high and forward while the hooves sway to the sides in a graceful and synchronized movement.

Lunch is included.

Day 2

Lima

Shopping tour

On this tour stop by the famous Indian Market at Miraflores, where artisans sell beautiful Peruvian handicrafts, alpacawool sweaters and rugs, ponchos, pottery, gold and silver jewelry, leather goods, etc.

Day 2

Lima

Visit and Dinner at Casa de Aliaga

The “Casa de Aliaga” is the oldest Colonial mansion in Jeronimo De liaga Ramírez, Captain of Spain and Admiral of the Seas was a co-founder of the city of Lima. He received a “solar” neighbor to Pizarro’s house, he started to build his house in 1535, which until today is home to the descendants of this conquistador. It is the oldest residence in America inhabited continuously by the same family. Due to its historic value this house was declared a Historical Monument and the owners have decided to share their heritage with visitors. It is one of the first original houses in Lima.

Its artistic value comes from the beauty of its spaces and the original distribution of them where different styles from Colonial and Republican times are represented in harmony. The Casa is absolutely beautiful, the balcony and inner patio are extraordinary and an imposing wooden staircase takes you to the graceful salons that are decorated with Colonial furniture. The visit is an amazing experience! Dinner includes hors d’ouvres, a fine selection of cocktails and three courses. It also includes wines, different options for teas and pousse café. Casa de Aliaga is the perfect venue for gourmet dinners and gala events.

Day 3

Lima

Larco Museum

Visit the world famous Larco Museum - The Larco Museum, founded in 1926, displays remarkable chronological galleries providing an excellent overview on 3000 years of development of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. Located in a unique vice-royal mansion of the 18th century built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid is surrounded by beautiful gardens. The Larco Museum also features the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous erotic archaeological collection, one of the most visited Peruvian tourist attractions.

Day 3

Lima

Mario Testino Photography Exhibition

Mario Testino photography exhibition is in the attractive neighborhood of Barranco, which was the place to be in the 19th century and retains its laid-back charm today. Mario Testino is recognized as one of the world’s most influential photographers, well-known for his pictures of the British Royal family, famous actors and beauties for the greatest international magazines, his creative exhibitions and books.

Day 3

Lima

Lunch at Cala Restaurant

From the day it opened, Cala has adopted a successful combination of stupendous cuisine, an excellent view of the sea, reasonable prices and a revitalized the menu with new and modern dishes that emphasize respect for the ingredients. Strategically located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, its setting and atmosphere are outstanding, casual and contemporary. An ideal place for lunch by the sea, while listening to the sound of the waves. Lunch is not included.

Day 3

Lima

Peruvian Culinary Experience

Visitors are impressed by the large variety of fishes and sea fruit showcased at our local market, try the local fruit and learn about our typical vegetables, followed by a demonstration of how to prepare our famous “Ceviche” at one of the leading seafood restaurants.
Continued with a guided visit to a Pisco tavern and cellar.
Learn how to prepare “Pisco Sour” and other Peruvian cocktails. You will have the chance to flavor our famous national drink, the Pisco in different presentations.

Day 3

Lima

Magic Water Circuit

Late afternoon visit the Magic Water Circuit at Parque de la Reserva. This recently remodeled park boasts 12 beautiful water fountains that literally “dance” under an awesome choreography of music, lights and laser beams. This park is the pride of Lima and has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest water fountain park in the world. The 80-meter high water fountain is an impressive view.

Day 3

Lima

Dinner at Señorio de Sulco

El Señorio de Sulco, the most outstanding venue for Peruvian Cuisine, where tradition and modernity mingle in a beautiful decorated environment, the magnificent iconographic designs tell you the history of our flavors. Enjoy a view of the sea while you savor the exquisite and the finest Peruvian cuisine prepared by one of the best chefs in the country.

Day 4

Lima / Cusco

Airport transfers

Early morning transfer from the hotel to the airport for a short but spectacular flight over the snowcapped Andes to the oldest inhabited city in the hemisphere, Cusco, at an elevation of 11,440 feet.

Upon arrival a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and in registering.

Day 4

Cusco

Lunch at Incanto

Located a few meters away from the Plaza de Armas, Incanto is a cozy and contemporary restaurant with a touch of chic. Its varied and tasty menu offers specialties of the Italian cuisine, such as pastas and pizzas; everything, prepared with an original style and excellent Peruvian ingredients. The decoration manages to score the final point, which in Incanto was designed to offer the guest a comfortable and nice environment that complements the gastronomic experience.

Day 4

Cusco

Cusco City Tour and Nearby Ruins

Visitors are caught up in the excitement of touring the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, a delightful combination of Inca and colonial architecture. The tour visits important landmarks such us Cusco’s Cathedral, Plaza de Armas and Koricancha “The Temple of the Sun”. This tour of the oldest continuously inhabited city in the western hemisphere also includes the nearby ruins of Kenko, Puca-Pucara, Tambomachay as well as the Sacsayhuaman fortress, an imposing example of Inca military architecture.

Day 4

Cusco

Opera dinner

This unique experience closes with a superb dinner at Monasterio’s renowned Tupay restaurant that offers internationally-inspired Peruvian cuisine in a captivating atmosphere. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays nights the romantic arches of El Tupay resonate with the operatic sounds of Cusco’s best tenor and soprano. Mondays and Wednesdays nights dinner is accompanied with live classical music. A “not-to-miss” opportunity to experience the splendor of a monastic dining room restored to full glory.

Jose Antonio Cusco

Cusco

American breakfast daily

Located only 10 minutes away from the airport and walking distance from the Plaza de Armas. Safe and comfortable with a cozy atmosphere. Enjoy the aroma of a new hotel within the fascination of an ancient city.

Casa Andina Private Collection

Cusco

American breakfast daily

The hotel has been built in a colonial large house form 16th century. It’s located in the old port of Cusco City, just few blocks from the main square.

Belmond Hotel Monasterio

Cusco

American breakfast daily

Close by Cusco’s lively central square is Belmond Hotel Monasterio, a restored 16th-century monastery and important national monument. This delightful retreat, set around a stunning central courtyard with a 300-year-old cedar tree, is known for its exceptional architecture and a gilded chapel hung with fine works of art. Belmond Hotel Monasterio has won numerous awards. In Condé Nast Traveler’s “Gold List 2013” it was named the number one hotel in Peru.

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

Cusco

American breakfast daily

A historic former palace and convent, Palacio Nazarenas has emerged from years of restoration to become one of Cuzco’s most exclusive hotels. Palacio Nazarenas takes hospitality in Cuzco to a higher realm. A painstakingly restored private residence-turnedconvent, it blends original features including Inca walls and colonial frescoes with 21st-century indulgence.

Day 5

Cusco / Machu Picchu / Cusco

Machu Picchu excursion aboard
the Vistadome Train

Morning train ride through the sacred valley of Urubamba to the “Lost City of the Incas,” Machu Picchu. Perched 8,200 feet above the valley, it was hidden by mountains and semi-tropical jungles for 400 years until discovered by Hiram Bingham of Yale University in 1911. Archaeologists believe that the Inca “Virgins of the Sun” took refuge from the Spanish Conquistadors here. Guided tour of the ruins upon arrival. Lunch is at the Belmond’s Sanctuary Lodge located just a few steps from the Inca citadel. Lunch is included.

Day 5

Cusco / Machu Picchu / Cusco

Machu Picchu excursion aboard the Luxury Train
“Hiram Bingham”, operates daily except the last
Sunday of the month

Morning train ride aboard the most luxurious railway service in South America to enjoy the unbelievable sights of the “Lost City of the Incas,” Machu Picchu. Perched 8,200 feet above the valley, it was hidden by mountains and semi-tropical jungles for 400 years until discovered by Hiram Bingham of Yale University in 1911.

Archaeologists believe that the Inca “Virgins of the Sun” took refuge from the Spanish Conquistadors here. Guided tour of the Sanctuary and plenty of free time to study the mysterious site.

Brunch and four-course dinner and cocktails are aboard the Hiram Bingham.

Afternoon “Tea Time Goodies” at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, located just a few steps from the Inca citadel is also included.

Day 5

Cusco

Dinner at MAP Café

In the middle of the manorial and ample patio of the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art of the city of Cusco, MAP Café is a singular restaurant that surprises through its contemporary proposal that has character and boldness, and which deliciously incorporates the most extraordinary ingredients of the region. The menu includes tasty classics of the Peruvian cuisine, prepared with a very personal touch, as well as original dishes and desserts.

Day 6

Cusco / Lima / Home

Hotel - Airport transfer

Transfer to the airport for your departure to Lima and your connecting international flight. Arrive home full of great memories of the rich tradition of Colonial Lima, the snowcapped roaring Andean mountains and lush valleys, and the zig-zag road to the overwhelming sight of Machu Picchu, the amazing legacy the Incas.

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