Cusco / Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu
(add-on option Nazca Lines)
Sample Itinerary Options
DAY 1 Flight from hometown into Miami then on to Lima, Peru.
DAY 2 We arrive in Lima and catch flight on to Cusco. Next we continue by ground transportation out to Sacred Valley to rest & acclimatize to the altitude of 9,000 feet. Amaru will lead an evening fire ceremony along the Urubamba River. Overnight in Sacred Valley hotel along the Urubamba River. (Private sessions will also be available during our stay in Sacred Valley).
DAY 3 Wake up to the bubbling Urubamba River and fresh mountain air, snuggled in the arms of the Andes in Sacred Valley. Breakfast in our hotel. We will visit Cusco's famous Korikancha, Temple of the Sun, as well as, the Palace of the Virgins of the Sun and Cusco's famous Cathedrals. There will be ample time to take advantage of the wonderful ambiance of Cusco's music, dining & shopping, plus and optional visit to the Art & History Museum which houses many unusual artifacts. Overnight Sacred Valley hotel.
DAY 4 Breakfast at our hotel. Today, we visit the traditional Pisac Market for shopping & a light lunch. Optional trek to the ruins above the village. Dinner & overnight at the hotel.
DAY 5 Breakfast at hotel. We will view one of the highlights of the Sacred Valley, the Temple of Ollantaytambo. These enigmatic ruins have been the subject of many special documentaries. Picnic lunch provided on site near the baths of the virgins of the Sun. Back to our hotel for overnight.
DAY 6 Breakfast at our hotel before we depart for Express train to Machu Picchu. The scenery is breathtaking as we journey from idyllic Sacred Valley to the jungle lushness of Machu Picchu. We will check into our hotel in Aquas Calientes at the foot of Machu Picchu. After lunch we will visit the Crystal City of Machu Picchu with Amaru and Lyn. After dinner we will re-enter Machu Picchu for an evening moonlight ceremony led by Amaru. Afterwards Amaru and Lyn will lead us on a pilgrimage by foot back down to Aquas Calientes.
DAY 7 Free day to chose between staying in Aquas Calientes for a day of shopping and relaxing or return to top of Machu Picchu where you may explore the ruins at your leisure. Hike to the Temple of the Moon. Pachamama Rock, Gate of the Sun. Dinner. Afternoon will check out of hotel and depart on train to Cusco. Overnight in Cusco hotel.
DAY 8 Breakfast at our hotel. Today we will visit the sacred sites of Cusco such as the incredible ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Kenko and much more. Farewell dinner. Overnight Cusco hotel.
DAY 9 Breakfast at hotel. Depart for airport for a late morning flight to Lima. For those returning home, catch flight in Lima for USA. For those extending their trip to visit the Nasca Lines, bus to Nasca and overnight.
DAY 10 Arrive back in USA or
Nasca Lines (add-on option):—
Day 10 Awake in Nasca, fly over Nasca Lines in small airplane. Bus back to Lima and flight back to USA
Day 11 Arrive back in USA