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Lima, the capital of Peru, lies on the country's arid Pacific coast. Though its colonial center is preserved, it's a bustling metropolis and one of South America’s largest cities. For those interested in colonial monuments, archaeology enthusiasts, handicraft collectors, bird watchers, museum aficionados, beach lovers and those who like to eat splendid food Lima is for you. An abundance of exquisite cuisine gives Peru’s capital an authentic personality and makes tourism in Lima a unique experience in South America.
<b>Cusco, Ollantaytambo and Pisac</b>
The indigenous name of this city is Qusqu. Spanish pronounced it Cusco or Cuzco (elevation 11,200 ft), a city in the Peruvian Andes, was once capital of the Inca Empire, and is now known for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture. Plaza de Armas is the central square in the old city, with arcades, carved wooden balconies and Incan wall ruins. The baroque Santo Domingo Convent was built on top of the Incan Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha), and has archaeological remains of Inca stonework.
Ollantaytambo is a village in the Sacred Valley of south Peru, set on the Urubamba River amid snow-capped mountains. It's known for the Ollantaytambo ruins, a massive Inca fortress with large stone terraces on a hillside. The village's old town is an Inca-era grid of cobblestoned streets and adobe buildings.
Pisac is a village in southern Peru’s Sacred Valley region. It's known for its lively handicrafts market in the main square. A large section of the market is dedicated to peruvian-oriented souvenir stalls where you can find weavings, jewellery, ponchos, hats, Andean instruments, ceramics, alpaca products and a whole range of other gifts and souvenirs to take home with you.
<b>Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu</b>
Aguas Calientes lies in a deep gorge below the ruins. A virtual island, it’s cut off from all roads and enclosed by stone cliffs, towering cloud forest, and two rushing rivers. Despite its gorgeous location, Aguas Calientes has the feel of a gold rush town, with a large itinerant population. A haven for trekkers and tourist alike.
Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, above Aguas Calientes and the Urubamba River valley. Built in the 15th century and later abandoned, it’s renowned for its sophisticated dry-stone walls that fuse huge blocks without the use of mortar, intriguing buildings that play on astronomical alignments and panoramic views. Its exact former use remains a mystery. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). It is the most familiar icon of Inca civilization.
<b>Puno & Lake Titicaca</b>
Puno is a city in southern Peru on Lake Titicaca. A regional trading hub, the city's also considered Peru's "folkloric capital" owing to its traditional festivals featuring vibrant music and dancing. Landmarks include the Andean baroque-style Puno Cathedral and the Yavari, a 19th-century steamship (now a bed and breakfast).
Lake Titicaca, straddling the border between Peru and Bolivia in the Andes Mountains, is one of South America's largest lakes and the world’s highest navigable body of water. Said to be the birthplace of the Incas, it’s home to numerous ruins. Its waters are famously still and brightly reflective. Around it is Titicaca National Reservation, sheltering rare aquatic wildlife such as giant frogs. Home to the Uros, famous and ancestral people that live in floating artificial islands.
<b>Colca Canyon & Arequipa</b>
Colca Canyon, a river canyon in southern Peru famed as one of the world's deepest, is a well-known trekking destination. It's a habitat for the giant Andean condor, on view from overlooks like Cruz del Condor. The canyon landscape comprises a green valley and remote traditional villages with terraced agriculture that predates the Incas.
Arequipa is the colonial-era capital of Peru’s Arequipa Region. Framed by 3 volcanoes, it's filled with baroque buildings constructed from sillar, a white volcanic stone. Its historic center is a stately main square anchored by the Plaza de Armas.
<span style="color: #808000;"><b>Peru English Convention Lima - Optional </b></span>
Over the years a large number of foreigners have picked Peru as their residence, and a great door of activity was open in the past 3 years. The Peru English Regional Convention affords a wonderful opportunity for those thinking of serving where there is a need to network with others who have the same goal or have achieved that goal. Almost all the speakers plus those in attendance are missionaries, need greaters and bethelites. The convention is held in a beautiful
Arrival Lima Transfer to Hotel Miraflores area
Visit Lima Bethel Branch, Lunch, City Tour to Colonial City and Miraflores, Evening visit to Barranco (optional Dinner/Folk Show)
Flight to Cusco, Arrival and Hotel accomodation, Evening City Tour
Tour to the Sacred Valley of the Inkas, Buffet Lunch included, Train to Machu Picchu area, Arrival to Aguas Calientes hotel
Tour to Machu Picchu Citadel, enjoy evening Aquas Calientas
Train to Cusco with a stop over in the ancient city of Ollanuaytambo and Pisac
Excursion tour to Puno Baroque Route, Many stops, buffet lunch included
Visit to Lake Titicaca and the Uros and Taquile tribes
Tour Bus towards Colca Canyon Arequipa, Arrival to Hotel
Visit of the Canyon and the Condor Bird observatory, Transport to Arequipa
Visit to the City of Arequipa, Lunch for typical Picanteria (local cousine) Flight to Lima and transfer to hotel
All prices herein are per person and are subject to change without notice. "Full Package" prices are especially subject to change due to the fluctuation in airfare. For Instance: Travelers can expect to pay additional airfare for summer tour dates if their tour includes New York. We will notify you three months, or less, before your departure of any additional fees.
Regarding Land Package Pricing:
Land Package prices signify that...
- ...BCT will NOT provide your transportation EXCEPT during the tour.
- ...you will be required to arrange your own transportation (be that airfare or train or car) at the beginning and after the tour.
- ...BCT is not responsible for any cost associated with the cost of your transportation (be that airfare or train or car) at the beginning and after the tour. Including penalties, fees and/or rebooking cost when a trip is cancelled or moved.
- ...while your transportation is provided during the tour you will be required to arrange your own transportation (be that airfare or train or car) at the beginning and after the tour.
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<li>In-Country Air and Train Tickets</li>
<li>Airport to Hotel Shuttle Service Full Package</li>
<li>Entrance to Parks, Monuments and Hot Springs</li>
<li>Day by Day Transportation for Touring</li>
<li>Breakfast Each Day</li>
<li>Rooming as Requested</li>
<strong>What's Not Included</strong>
<li>Airport to Hotel Shuttle Service Land Package</li>