Get to know your new friends as you begin to acclimate at 11,200 feet and take it easy as you explore the Historic center of Cusco.See Cusco's incredible Plaza de Armas at night and feel like you've gone back in time.This trip is for those who enjoy being physically challenged and reaping the rewards.It includes moderate to intense physical activities and participants should expect to be active 6-8 hours most days. Arrive in Cusco (CUZ) before PM and take the included transportation to our boutique hotel.
Surrounded on all sides by mountains and desert, Lima is situated in a verdant vallet, and enjoys some of the best produce and seafood on earth, making it a great place to experience not only the best of Peruvian cuisine, but various other international styles as well.Much like similar city squares in other Spanish colonial cities, the Plaza de Armas was traditionally used for various public events such as bullfighting, markets, and public executions, as well as serving as a place for townspeople to gather and take up arms should the city come under siege (hence 'de Armas').This particular square was the site where, in 1821, Peruvian independence was declared."The Lost City of the Incas" will take your breath away as you weave through the paths and tour this preserved piece of history.Explore Machu Picchu with a local guide who will explain the history and magic of this site.In fact, the 2006 'Fourth International Summit of Gastronomy Madrid Fusión' formally declared Lima to be the "Gastronomy Capital of the Americas"!Plaza de Armas The grand central city square of Lima.Wander through the artisanal market to find beautiful multi-colored alpaca wool sweaters for friends back home.At night, enjoy the local fare as we have dinner in Cusco's, "Plaza de Armas."Drive to the upper part of the Sacred Valley as we visit a small indigenous community in Chinchero.From there, drive through the Sacred Valley and see the Urubamba River as you head to the town of Ollantaytambo where you'll catch the train to Aguas Calientes at the base of Machu Picchu.Wake up early and catch the bus from Aguas Calientes up the winding road to Machu Picchu.