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- 7 nights
- From $2395.00 USD
- Departing 11 August 2012
- South and Central America
- Gay Men, Lesbians, and their Friends
he Inca whisper in the wind. We hear their echoes in meticulously carved stonework, amid soaring Andean peaks … from the heights of Machu Picchu to the splendor of Cusco and the Sacred Valley. Our small group uncovers the ancient and colonial mysteries of this wondrous land, even staying overnight near the base of the Lost City. Join our tour and witness natural beauty and inspiring architecture that’s unrivalled, and glimpse the heart and soul of a welcoming people.
•Lima, including Plaza Mayor, Miraflores
•Sacred Valley of the Incas, including Ollantaytambo and Pisac
•Machu Picchu, including a morning tour before daytrippers arrive
•Cusco, including Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay, and Puca Pucara
•Scenic train travel between Cusco and Machu Picchu
•Accommodations for 8 nights in 4 star, centrally located hotels
•Daily breakfast, 2 lunches, and 3 dinners
•Services of an expert, local guide in all cities
•$100 per person savings if you reserve 5 months before departure!
$870 USD, Not Required. We can match you with another traveller should you wish at no cost.
All of our hotels will be 4 star centrally located hotels. Contact us for more information and rates to extend your stay.
Lima: 4* Double Tree Pardo Hotel
Welcome to the DOUBLETREE EL PARDO by Hilton Lima hotel, a full service hotel in the heart of Miraflores , the most cosmopolitan district of Lima, Peru, where we will welcome you with our emblematic and traditional Peruvian cocktail "Pisco Sour."
Sacred Valley : 4* Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay
The 87-room Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a one-hour drive from the ancient Inca capital of Cusco and close to Machu Picchu. The Sonesta Yucay Posada is a former 18th century colonial-style monastery and is surrounded by beautiful gardens.
Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) : 4* Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel
In Inkaterra’s vacation paradise and luxury boutique hotel, a pueblo of luxurious whitewashed bungalow nestles into terraced hills. Spa services use sublime natural essences, and a first-class restaurant boasts stunning views of the rushing Vilcanota River.
The train station is only steps away. But Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel exists in a world apart. An intimate 85-cottage luxury hotel in sprawling Andean style village within the secluded 12 acres of exquisite beauty, where guests follow stone pathways to their rooms, located in comfortable one- or two-story whitewashed casitas.
Cusco: 4* Sonesta Cusco Hotel
The 70 guest room hotel features modern amenities and conveniences and offer a view of the city or the mountains. The entire hotel was renovated in anticipation of the January, 2010 grand reopening. The hotel, which was built in 1986 as the Cusco Savoy, now features a modern contemporary décor and a fine dining restaurant serving classic Peruvian cuisine. Explore the local neighbourhood including the handcraft market, Plaza de Armas, wonderful local restaurants and artisan shops, and the monuments from the ancient Inca capital of Cusco.
Please note that the cost includes all accommodation in 4 star, gay friendly hotels, with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips and service charges. Tips to local drivers/guides, All activities as outlined in the itinerary; all meals as per itinerary; the services of a Tour Escort throughout the trip; all ground transportation as per itinerary; Entrance fees to all sites on itinerary.
International airfare to/from Lima, Peru; airport transfers, domestic air tickets between cities (budget $525), passport & visa fees if applicable; personal travel and cancellation insurance; meals and activities not specifically included in the itinerary; services of a personal nature like alcohol; soft drinks; bottled water; laundry; telephone calls; faxes as well as customary tips to drivers and guides.
|Day 1||Arrive in Lima||Fly to Lima, Peru today. Arrive anytime and meet your fellow travellers at the hotel.|
|Day 2||Lima||We get to know La Ciudad de los Reyes, or the City of Kings, on today’s tour. We’ll explore the historic district, noted for its 1,600 distinctive, colonial-era balconies. Our tour stops at Plaza Mayor, centre of commerce and government, and Casa Aliaga, constructed in the year of Lima’s founding, 1535. We’ll also stroll the upscale Miraflores district. Get to know fellow travellers at tonight’s welcome dinner|
|Day 3||Fly to Cusco - Sacred Valley||We rise early today as we have a full day and fly to Cusco and drive to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We visit Ollantaytambo, once a royal estate of an Incan emperor. After lunch, we stop at a local market in Pisac and try our hand at bargaining.|
|Day 4||Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu||Journey by train to Machu Picchu and enjoy a guided tour of the Lost City. Because we’re staying overnight near the base of the ruins, we can return in the morning before day-trippers arrive.|
|Day 5||Machu Picchu - Cusco||Rise early to admire the morning sun as it bathes the extraordinary ruins. Your guide will point out some hiking trails for you to explore. This afternoon we return to Cusco by train.|
|Day 6||Cusco||You may feel right at home in Cusco, since its official flag displays a rainbow. If you look closely you’ll see that some of its colonial buildings still have their original Inca foundations. We’ll venture outside the city to the ancient sites of Sacsayhuaman, said to resemble a Puma head; Tambomachay, a system of aqueducts, canals, and waterfalls; and Puca Pucara, with impressive views of the valley.|
|Day 7||Cusco||Today is free to explore Cusco on your own. Your tour escort with have a number of suggested options for you including visting a local farm.|
|Day 8||Cusco - Lima||The morning is free in Cusco. This afternoon we fly to Lima where you can connect with your evening return flight home.|