Lima, with its sunny beaches, fine museums and beautiful flowered boulevards named "City of the Kings" by the Spanish conquistadors is the capital city and gateway to Peru.
LIMA CITY TOUR
(Modern and colonial Lima)
Visit Lima's principal attractions: Plaza de Armas, Government Palace, Cathedral of Santa Domingo, San Francisco Convent and beautiful garden suburbs of Miraflores and San Isidro.
Mujica Gallo Gold Museum: Famous for a priceless collection of Pre-Columbian gold.
Largo Herra Museum: Appreciate the extensive collection o Pre-Inca pottery.
Museum of Archaeology: Contains a fabulous collection of Pre-Columbian artifacts.
Discovered in 1911, Machu Picchu, the "Lost City of the Incas" is a beautifully preserved enormous stone city nestled on a terraced plateau, surrounded by three towering green mountain peaks, where llamas roam on the slopes.
Day 1: Arrival in Lima, meeting and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Morning city tour of Lima, overnight hotel.
Day 3: Transfer to airport for flight to Cuzco, on arrival transfer to your hotel, morning free to adjust to the 11,200 ft altitude, afternoon city tour of Cuzco and Ollantaytambo ruins, overnight hotel.
Day 4: Transfer to train for 3 hour alpine excursion to Machu Picchu, lunch enroute, afternoon guided tour of the famous "Lost City", overnight hotel.
Day 5: Morning free to explore the ruins on your own before returning to Cuzco in the afternoon, overnight hotel.
Day 6: Transfer to airport for return flight to Lima.
Enjoy a 3, 4 or 7 night Amazon cruise aboard the luxurious M/V Aqua.
Departing from Iquitos, Peru, this 24 passenger ship features 12 oversized air-conditioned guest suites with panoramic windows to watch the jungle pass in slow motion.
Daily trips via skiff will take you deep into remote areas where you can see iguanas, monkeys. scarlet macaws and piranhas as well as visit the local Indian villages. Gourmet meals with extraordinary South American wines are served.
The crew of 17 includes a cruise director, paramedic and three English-speaking naturalist guides.