Peru and Colombia Special Deals: South America’s Best Kept Secrets
Are you ready for the South American trip of a lifetime? We are proud to present a combined itinerary that takes you through the jewels of Peru and the marvels of Colombia. Check out our 13 day itinerary
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13 Day Itinerary
On the route to the valley you will have the chance to stop at Awanacancha, where you will observe the traditional Andean weaving techniques and see the four types of camel-related Andean animals – llamas, guanacos, alpacas and vicunas.
Alpacas have thick wool and is the most commonly used, while the vicunas are small and delicate with fur considered the finest. Awanacancha is a weaving center with the goal to keep alive the traditional textile arts. Then, visit the Pisac market where you will have opportunity to interact with local people, and even negotiate with sellers.
Lunch included at Wayra Restaurant with Paso Horse demonstration: Peruvian Paso Horses, with their elegance and noble spirit, symbolize a centuries-old tradition of cultural fusion and folklore that defines and enriches Peru.
Overnight in the Valley.
Continue to Maras Salt Mines. These archaeological ruins reveal that this resource was already well-known and used at pre - Hispanic time, it could have been one of the many sources of supply of salt for the Inca village. The technique for the extraction of the salt has been very similar to that used one for nine hundred years or more.
During all these centuries this technology has been conserved and that consists of a true hydraulic engineer installation but of miniature, since the pool has relatively small dimensions, constructed in shapes of platforms on one of the slopes of the gorge.
Each pool has an entrance channel and vents the water, this way the steam is expected to come out and later the salt grain that is settled in the floor is gathered.
The extraction is seasonal; it’s done in dry season, from May to November or at the beginning of December.
Lunch will be served on a local restaurant.
Continue to the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. The site was built just as the Spaniards arrived and evidence of how it was constructed is still visible. After seeing the magnificent past of the spot stroll through the quaint streets of the present town.
Transfer to the train station.
Departure by Vistadome or Inca Rail train to Machu Picchu Town (1hrs 20 minutes)
Arrival to Machu Picchu and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Machu Picchu.
Your guide will explain the surprising degree of technology achieved by the builders of this incredible citadel. The exact precision of massive stone building, the provision of water channels that reveal a deep understanding of hydraulics, the steps carved into the rock of the mountain and Intihuatana (“the highest point of the Sun”), which served as a solar calendar that regulate planting and harvesting, are tangible and concrete expression of the deep knowledge and technological advancement of the empire.
All these buildings, along with the Temple of the Sun, the Royal Tomb, the Priest’s House, the Inca Baths and the Temple of the Three Windows, allow you to go back in time and with the help of your guide, revive the existence of those truly admirable builders. Lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge Restaurant.
In the afternoon you will take the Vistadome back to Ollantaytambo and then private transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
Overnight in Cusco.
He looked to religion for his primary inspiration, but he moved away from traditional religious images, by making grotesque images with exaggerated features. It is a form of sculpture that has come to be known as "mud of protest." His style is one of expressionism and has thus been referred to as Expresionismo Indio. Then visit the Pre-Columbian Art Museum, the only museum in Peru dedicated to rebound the arts of ancient Peruvian cultures. The collection of 450 master pieces date from 1250 B.C to.1532 A.D. Continue with a visit to the Cathedral, the Main Square, the Korikancha temple.
PM: Afternoon at leisure for personal activities. Overnight in Cusco.
We will stop at El Cordano bar, a Lima institution since 1905. This old-world dining hall with its swinging, “saloon-style” doors has received practically every Peruvian president for the last 100 years as a customer. From here we will visit some historical buildings on a pleasant walking tour. We will visit The Archbishop's Palace of Lima, the residence of the Archbishop and the administrative headquarters of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lima. The current building is considered a prime example of neo-colonial architectural that developed in Lima.
Continue with our walking visit, we will pass through The Jiron de la Union, a pedestrian street that for many years was one of the most important boulevards of the city. We will finish our Lima´s Down Town visit with a delicious Piscosour at El Bolivar Hotel, that was declared Historical monument on 1972.
Finally we will visit the modern part of Lima, passing through Huaca Huallamarca ending in Miraflores with a pleasant 10 minutes walk in the Malecon with a nice ocean view.
At proper time, transfer back to the airport for your international flight departure.
Arrive at El Dorado International Airport, Bogotá. Met and greeted by tour guide and transferred to the selected hotel for checking-in.
After visit the famous and ‘must see’ Gold Museum, where the world’s greatest collection of pre-Hispanic Indian gold crafts is displayed. This tour commences with a drive through the northern residential area of the city and through the fertile plateau to the small colonial town of Cajicá, where there’s a short stop at the main plaza. Lunch included. After a hearty lunch the tour continues to the town of Zipaquirá famous for its underground salt cathedral. Experience the sights extraordinary architecture where the Stations of the Cross and three naves are eerily illuminated along with other sculptures and cavernous pools all hewn from the salt mine tunnels under the Halite Mountains. Though a popular tourist destination, it is still a place of pilgrimage for the local community
NOTE: The Gold Museum is closed on Mondays.
Overnight in Bogotá.
Arrival in Medellin, meet and be greeted by the tour guide and transfer to the selected Hotel
Overnight in Medellin
Cartagena is truly a highlight of Colombia. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site the city has a wealth of character that will capture any traveller’s senses, from its well preserved colonial architecture, romantic atmosphere, vibrant flora, balmy temperature, excellent cuisine and amazing sunsets over the Caribbean to its warm and inviting people. It was this alluring setting that fueled the imaginative powers of Gabriel García Márquez to write ‘Love in a time of Cholera’.
Overnight in Cartagena.
Walk along interesting streets to admire old houses, beautiful balconies and different little squares. It will be possible to learn about the different systems of construction of the Spaniards , and after that it will be easy to recognize the areas where poor or wealthy people lived. There will be also the opportunity to see this alive city, with its students, vendors of fruit or juices, and all the people that live here. Arrival at the Plaza of San Pedro Claver, named in honour of the Spanish born monk who was known as the ‘Apostles of Blacks’ Free time to take some pictures and return to the hotel .
Overnight in Cartagena
Overnight in Cartagena.
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- Price does not include domestic or international airline tickets or airport tax.
- Private tours with a local guide in Portuguese. Tour to Machu Picchu is included in the train ticket of Expedition.
- Price does not include: early check-in/late check-out/hotel extras or food.
- Meals will be provided according to the detailed itinerary. Extras will be accounted by the passengers.
- Beverages during meals are not included.
- It is not possible to visit Lima’s Cathedral on Sundays.
- Alternative hotels can be confirmed according to the hotel’s disponibility at the moment of processing the reservation.
- To confirm airline and train tickets, it is necessary to provide: Passenger’s full name, nationality, date of birth and passport number.
- Price valid till 23 of December 2013.
- Standard accommodations in all of the hotels. In most hotels, triple rooms are made by 1 double bed + additional bed.
- There might be some changes in the itinerary during the holidays.
- Prices do not apply during special events or Inti Raymi Celebration (from 20-27 of June). In case passengers want to travel during these dates, please check new prices.
- It is mandatory to present your passport with the entry seal and immigration card in the hotels.
- As soon as the reservation is confirmed, the bank transfer for the total must be made.
- Activities in the jungle may vary according to the weather.
- Prices may vary according to the Hotel disponibility.
- By purchasing only the accommodation, it must be added the tax value of 16%.
- The full price applies per person, valid through 2013 except during Easter (March/23 till 31), end of the year (24 of December – 31 of December) and other national or religious holidays when special prices may apply, please verify.
- Price does not include airline tickets.
- Transfer from airport/hotel/airport.
- Accomodations in the selected hotel.
- Activities and Meals indicated in the itinerary.
- National and international airline tickets.
- Meals and Activities not described in the itinerary.
- Personal expenses.
- Additional expenses in hotels.
- Tips to guides.
|1nt||Lima||Lima Wasi Hotel- Standard Room|
|1nt||Sacred Valley||Hacienda Valle Sagrado- Standard Room.|
|1nt||Machu Picchu||El Mapi Hotel- Superior Room|
|2nt||Cusco||Mamasara Hotel – Superior Room|
|2nt||Bogotá||Augusta Hotel –|
|3nt||Cartagena||Don Pedro de Heredia Hotel|
|1nts||Lima||Casa Andina Select–Traditional Room|
|1nt||Sacred Valley||Casa Andina Private Collection Valle Sagrado – Superior Room|
|1nt||Machu Picchu||Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel- Superior Deluxe|
|2nt||Cusco||Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco – Superior Room|
Alternativa First Class
|1nts||Lima||Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores- Superior Room|
|1nt||Sacred Valley||Hotel Aranwa Sacred Valley- Colonial Room|
|1nt||Machu Picchu||Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo – Superior Deluxe|
|2nt||Cusco||Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel- Classic Room|
|2nt||Bogotá||JW Marriott Hotel – Standard Room|
|2nt||Medellin||Diez Hotel – Standard Room|
|3nt||Cartagena||Casa San Agustin – Standard Room|
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