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Peruvian Culture Experience and the Sacred Valley

Embrace Peruvian cultural arts from the foothills of the Andes to the Sacred Valley.

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A valid passport is required to travel and should have at least 6 months’ validity after your return home. You should have at least 2 blank pages per country that you are visiting. If your passport does not meet this requirement at the time of departure, you can be denied boarding for your international flight and may consequently incur additional expenses. You do not need a visa to enter Peru as a tourist with a US passport. However, we always recommend that you double check this for last minute changes with your local consulate. Value Added Tax (IGV) Exemption: All non-resident foreign tourists in Peru who remain in the country less than 60 days (not to exceed 90 days in a calendar year) are exempt from paying the IGV, which is only for residents of Peru. Yampu does not include the 18% tax in our quoted rates. Note that when checking in at each hotel, you can expect to present your passport and the Andean Migration Card (TAM) stamped with your date of entrance into Peru. If your stay in Peru has exceeded 60 days, you will be counted as a resident and you will not be exempt from the IGV. In this case, you will be required to pay this tax for all hotels and services booked. Please let your Yampu Consultant know immediately if you or a member of your party may be ineligible for this exemption so that we may make the appropriate payment arrangements in advance During your tour you will be visiting high altitude areas. Travelers with medical conditions, such as heart disease, lung disease, high blood pressure, sickle cell disease, or women who may be pregnant, should be advised to consult a physician familiar with high-altitude medical issues before traveling to high altitude areas. For up to date information on recommended and required vaccinations and general health travel tips for Peru please visit the CDC Website, then use the drop down menu to select Peru. Please consult with your physician for clarification or concerns regarding recommended or required vaccinations. Inclusions Prices include round-trip international airfare from Miami to Lima and domestic round-trip airfare from Lima to Cusco; hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast, all transfers between airports and hotels, and baggage handling assistance. Guided private tours in English and all entrance fees and meals are included when specified. Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included. Note: *Cost includes Vistadome train from Cusco or the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu. Vistadome is ideal for travelers who want a personalized immersion of Andean culture with traditional dances and music along the way. This train features panoramic windows, leather seats, new table design as well as heating and air conditioning. *Deluxe service Hiram Bingham train features an observation wagon with a bar and two dining cars. In addition, this train includes a gourmet brunch on board, exclusive bus return to Machu Picchu, entrance to Machu Picchu as well as a guided tour. Afternoon tea in the Sanctuary Lodge, pre-dinner cocktails and a 4-course, a la carte dinner is also included. The train does not operate on Sundays. Upgrades available from Vistadome to Hiram Bingham Deluxe; please ask your Yampu Tour Consultant for the cost of the upgrade. Cost includes Expedition train for 3-star category, and Vistadome train for 4-star category and above. Expedition train features comfortable seats, fixed tables, backpack storage, panoramic windows, and heating and air conditioning. Vistadome is ideal for travelers who want a personalized immersion of Andean culture with traditional dances and music along the way. The Vistadome features panoramic windows, leather seats, new table design, heating, and air conditioning. Upgrades are available from the Expedition to Vistadome at $46 per person. Deluxe service Hiram Bingham train features an observation wagon with a bar and two dining cars. In addition, this train includes a gourmet lunch on board, exclusive bus return to Machu Picchu with entrance and a guided tour of the ruins. Also offered is afternoon tea in the Sanctuary Lodge, pre-dinner cocktails, and a 4-course a la carte dinner. The train does not operate on Sundays. Upgrades from Vistadome to Hiram Bingham Deluxe is available for $575 a person. *Our tours are guided not escorted. You will be part of a medium-sized group for day excursions, not necessarily the same group for your entire itinerary. Transfers between airports and hotels (and visa versa) are usually offered on a private basis. The price quote includes standard rooms in all hotels unless otherwise specified. Upgrades to Superior rooms or Suites and private tours are available at an additional cost.

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Day 1
Flight to Lima

Day flight to Lima. Upon arrival, be met by one of Yampu representatives who will give all of the necessary documents and assist with check-in at the airport hotel Ramada Costa del Sol.

Day 2
The Sacred Valley

In the morning, walk across the sky bridge from the hotel to the Lima airport to check in for an early morning flight to Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco, be met at the airport and transferred to the Sacred Valley. Dropping in altitude, enjoy the peaceful countryside as one makes their way up to the lodging. Upon arrival, be briefed on the available excursions in the Sacred Valley.

Afternoon at leisure to relax and enjoy the surroundings.

Day 3
Sacred Valley and Pisac Market

Today, transfer through the picturesque landscape of the Urubamba Valley to the town of Pisac. En route to Pisac stop briefly at Awana Kancha where there will be time to peruse an exhibition of local handicrafts including the traditional Andean textiles. Arriving in Pisac, enjoy some time at the colorful market of Pisac, with time to visit the stands filled with local handicrafts. Explore and have several opportunities to meet the local people selling their merchandise, as their families have done for many centuries. Leaving Pisac, continue to the town of Ollantaytambo to climb to the ruins of an Inca fortress resting on a hilltop. Lunch is included today, enjoyed at a local restaurant.

Day 4
Inca Pottery and Textile Workshop

Our first stop on this private tour is Chinchero a village famous for their textiles. Once arriving in this village, meet the women who weave the textiles dedicated to continuing the Inca's techniques. Watch demonstrations of people making handicrafts and pottery using ancient pre-Colombian style including making vivid dye from natural ingredients. Following the demonstrations there will be an hour and a half to shop and explore the market.
After the market, continue driving 30 minutes further into the Sacred Valley to Urubamba where we meet with a local family that manufactures ceramics. The family will demonstrate the Inca techniques that produce this famous pottery allowing clients to participate and truly interact with the locals.

After lunch, drive one hour to the village of Willoq located 3,675 meters above sea level. This village is popularly known as the home of the most skilled weavers in the region creating the highest quality of textiles in the Sacred Valley. Afterward, transfer to the hotel in the Sacred Valley.

Day 5
Machu Picchu

In the morning, transfer from the hotel to the train station. The train travels through the Sacred Valley up to the town of Aguas Calientes. From here, board a bus to the mountain-top citadel of Machu Picchu. Enjoy a private guided tour of the ruins. Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, was a flourishing ceremonial and agricultural site, probably the gateway to the jungle marshes of the Inca Empire. The central buildings of Machu Picchu were erected with stones polished in the Cusco imperial style, though the site was probably occupied well before the Incas began their expansion. Machu Picchu was also associated with the earth cult revolving around the coca leaf, a privileged delicacy of the royal Inca family and priests.

There will be time to enjoy a light lunch or snack and then return to the hotel at leisure. In the evening, enjoy a wonderful dinner at the hotel or in the village of Aguas Calientes.

Note: Government regulations limit the number of visitors to Machu Picchu daily. Entrance is subject to availability. Please book with plenty of notice to confirm entrance to the ruins today and tomorrow.

Day 6
Machu Picchu Day at leisure

One may choose to return to Machu Picchu, hike Huayna Picchu or relax in the village of Aguas Calientes and its hot springs. In the afternoon, board the train to return to Cusco. Upon arrival, train station reception and transfer to the hotel.

Note: Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu on this day are not included. Please contact a Yampu travel consultant to go back to the ruins or hike the Huayna Picchu at time of booking (subject to availability).

Day 7
Cusco

This morning, enjoy a private city tour of Cusco to visit the Korikancha Temple or Temple of the Sun, the Cathedral and its Art Museum, the San Blas artisan quarter, and the San Blas church. The tour continues on to the nearby water shrine of Tambomachay (the Inca Fountains), Puca Pucara (the Red Fortress), the amphitheater of Kenko, and the Sacsahuaman Fortress. Afterward return to the hotel.

Day 8
Lima

Transfer to the airport for the flight to Lima. Once in Lima be transferred to the hotel. In the afternoon take a privately guided culinary tour of Lima that guides through to a local market to gather the freshest ingredients. After the market visit a traditional Peruvian restaurant and be taught how to make fresh ceviche. After enjoying the freshly made ceviche, enjoy a privately guided tour of a typical Pisco tavern and cellar where one can prepare and taste their own pisco sours. After the tour, transfer to the hotel.

Day 9
Lima

Enjoy a leisurely morning in Lima before taking the private afternoon tour of Peru's capital. This afternoon, enjoy a city tour of Lima. Lima has always been one of the most important cities in South America since its founding in 1535. We will visit famous landmarks such as the San Francisco Monastery and its unique cloisters, the Plaza de Armas with the Goverment Palace and the Cathedral, and the Court of the Inquisition.

During this city tour of Lima, visit the Museo Larco located in central Lima. The Museo Larco was founded in 1926 and chronologically showcases the past 3,000 years of Peruvian history and culture including its pre-Colombian history. The museum is located in a beautiful 18th century vice-royal mansion built atop a 7th century pre-Colombian tomb.

After touring the museum, we visit the Larco Cafe on site, overlooking the beautiful gardens, and enjoy appetizers and a cocktail. After the tour, return to the hotel to collect stored bags and transfer to the airport for the flight back home.

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