Welcome to Lima, the capital of Peru. On arrival you will be met by a Scenic Tours Representative and transferred* to your luxurious hotel located in the heart of the upmarket San Isidro district.
Two Night Special Stay: Lima
This morning meet your Tour Director then enjoy your Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE activity to discover Lima’s fascinating past. Choose from: (1) a tour of the historic centre and the colourful districts of Barranco and Miraflores; or (2) tour Pachacamac Ruins and see the Temple of the Sun God; or (3) journey through Lima’s past visiting Huaca Huallamarca adobe Pyramid ruins and the Larco Herrera Museum; or (4) pamper yourself with a relaxing spa. SCENIC ENRICH: Tonight is a highlight as you are hosted by the Garcia-Alvarado family at their home for a private welcome dinner.
Included flight to Cuzco and then travel to the spectacular Sacred Valley of the Incas, set at a lower altitude. SCENIC ENRICH: A highlight is your visit to the Hacienda Huayocarri with a history spanning over three centuries. Enjoy a delicious Andean lunch freshly prepared from the Hacienda’s own produce and be entertained by the women of Chinchero Village as they demonstrate their centuries old weaving techniques. Transfer to your hotel, a member of the Starwood Luxury Collection, located in the heart of the valley at Urubumba.
Three Night Special Stay: Sacred Valley
This morning your expert local guide will take you on an Included walking tour of the town of Ollantaytambo, the oldest continuously occupied settlement in the Americas, and tour the imposing Incan fortress overlooking the town. SCENIC ENRICH: Visit the community supported by Scenic Tours. Meet the students and teachers at the local school and learn about their lifestyle. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure and time to explore the charming village of Urubumba.
Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE ctivity choose from: (1) walking tour of Chinchero Village and see the Andean Priest perform the ritual to Mother Earth; or (2) at Pisac tour the Inca ruins towering over the town and the colourful markets; or (3) visit the ruins of Moray then see the ancient Inca salt pans; or (4) visit a Peruvian Paso Horse Ranch for a mesmerising display of horsemanship. SCENIC ENRICH: Tonight share stories of your excursion with your fellow travellers as you enjoy a private performance by local musicians complemented with supper.
Take an Included rail journey to Machu Picchu, where the highlight of your tour is your Included full day visit to the ancient Inca site. Be amazed as your expert local guides share the mysteries of this “lost city of the Incas”, with plenty of time to explore these fascinating ruins at your own pace. Included is your chance to visit the “Sun Gate” with your expert local guide.Overnight Stay: Machu Picchu
Optional Inca Trail Trek 5 hour trek to Machu Picchu on the Inca trail available Mar to Dec 2014. Enquire for full details. Price Per Person: $295
You have the morning to explore the township of Machu Picchu. SCENIC ENRICH: This afternoon marvel at the spectacular views from the glass dome carriages as you journey through the snow-capped peaks of the Andes aboard the Vistadome train and enjoy Afternoon Tea. Continue to Cuzco by coach to reach your luxurious hotel located right in the heart of the old city centre.
Three Night Special Stay: Cuzco
The charming city of Cuzco is a World Heritage listed site that was a former capital of the Incas. Included today is a walking tour where you will marvel at the mix of Incan, Spanish and modern architecture, starting with the Cathedral. SCENIC ENRICH: Visit Casa Concha and see the exhibits from Machu Picchu excavated by Hiram Bingham. Continue to visit the Koricancha (Sun Temple) and then the ruins of Sacsayhuaman fortress.
Enjoy a free day to explore this charming city at your leisure. Tonight enjoy your Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE Dining choose from: (1) sampling Andean fusion cuisine at Limo Restaurant, with fabulous views over the floodlit main square; or (2) savour a delicious à la carte dinner at the El Tupay Restaurant; or (3) enjoy gourmet fine dining at the unique MAP Café.
SCENIC ENRICH: One of the great rail journeys of the world is aboard the Andean Explorer for a full day picturesque journey across the Andes to Lake Titicaca. Exquisitely decorated in the manner of the great Pullman trains of the 1920’s, the Andean Explorer boasts an open-air Observation Car for the opportunity to take photographs of the majestic scenery.
Overnight Stay: Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca is considered the highest navigable lake in the world and the largest lake on the continent of South America. Join your Tour Director and local guide today for an Included excursion to the unique floating islands of Uros. Made of totora reeds, the islands were originally constructed as a defensive measure to enable them to be moved should a threat arise. Your expert local guide will introduce you to the quirky lifestyle of the communities and take you for a ride on one of the reed boats. Then take an Included flight to Lima.
Overnight Special Stay: Lima
Your tour ends after breakfast and you will be transferred* to the airport for your onward or homebound flight (flight not included).
*Check transfer entitlements with your travel agent. For guests who have already received documentation - refer to your booking summary.