Mysterious Peru
7 days / 6 nights

Mysterious Peru
7 days / 6 nights

Day 1: Lima

Meeting at the airport of the capital of Peru, transfer to the hotel.

Day 2: Lima

Today we will take a walk through the historical center of the city, where we will get acquainted with the colonial Lima. We will appreciate the extraordinary architectural ensemble of the main square of Peru — Plaza de Armas, where we will see the Cathedral, the Presidential Palace and the Municipality. A little behind the Cathedral is the unique monastery of St. Francisco, whose intricate galleries will plunge any traveler into the era of the conquest of the South American continent by the Spaniards. After exploring the monastery, visit the catacombs and the Pisco Museum.

Day 3: Lima/Cusco

Let’s start our today’s journey by going by plane to the ancient capital of the lost Inca civilization. Visit some of the most significant ruins of the area: Saksyuyaman, Kori Kancha, Kenko, Puka Pukara, Tambo Mochai. After lunch, walk around Cusco. Visiting the main square of the city, the Square of Weapons and the Cathedral.

Day 4: Cusco/Aguas Calientes

After breakfast, against the backdrop of the rural landscape of Peru, we will set off to explore the suburbs of Cusco in a comfortable car: we will visit the Sacred Valley, Pisac, famous for its picturesque landscapes and the ruins of the ancient Incas, take a walk around Urubamba and end our today’s trip in Ollantaytambo, where the sacred complex of the Incas is located, preserved in in the best shape to date. In the evening we take the train and go to Aguas Calientes. Traveling by train takes less than 2 hours.

Day 5: Aguas Calientes/Cusco

With the first rays of the sun, a comfortable bus will take us to Machu Picchu. The whole day we will explore the Lost City of the Incas, and in the evening we will go back to Cusco. The whole journey will take us about 3 hours.

Day 6: Cusco

After breakfast, visit the ancient Inca agricultural complex — Moray. This is the only place in the world where you can find round agricultural terraces, so it is often confused with a UFO landing site. We continue our way to the salt mines of Maras.

In total, there are more than 3,000 salt pools for evaporating salt, which has been mined here since the time of the ancient Incas, and its bizarre form of the complex resembles milk-chocolate terraces from afar. The distance to the two complexes is very small, they are located about an hour’s drive from Cusco.

Day 7: Cusco/Lima

Transfer to the airport and flight to Lima. Today we will visit an amazing place — one of the few pyramids in South America. The ancient tribe «Uari», who inhabited these lands many thousands of years ago, built this pyramid to offer sacrifices to the gods, asking them for help in some business or healing from a serious illness.

Day 8: Lima

Farewell to Peru and transfer to the airport.