Touring Dates26 Dec 2017 - 03 Jan 2018
13 Feb 2018 - 21 Feb 2018
07 Aug 2018 - 15 Aug 2018
20 Nov 2018 - 28 Nov 2018
Peru is a unique place. Standing in the citadel of Machu Picchu is just an unforgettable experience. This Inca fortress has been internationally voted as one the new Seven Wonders of the World and has been considered a World heritage monument since 1983. But Machu Picchu is not the only place in Peru that has been recognized as something outstanding. Lima is a pulsating city that archives Peru’s history in a fascinating manner.And the islands of Ballestas, commonly referred to as the “Galapagos of Peru” displays some of the ancient animal life and vegetation that lured Darwin to his eventual theories. So come and join us. It’ll be a blast!
Day 1, Tuesday: arrival Lima
Arrival Lima Int`l airport, Peru, where we meet the English speaker guide. Will be transferred to our hotel.
Day 2, Wednesday: Lima
We will have a city tour that begins at the Plaza the Armas, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Running along two sides are arcades with shops: Portal de Escribanos and Portal de Botoneros. In the centre of the Plaza is a bronze fountain dating from 1560. Located in the Plaza is the Cathedral, note the splendidly carved stalls, the silver covered altars surrounded by fine woodwork, mosaic covered walls bearing the coats of arms of Lima and Pizarro. Next to the Cathedral is the Archbishop’s Palace. Then you’ll visit the XVII century Monastery of San Francisco, this is famous for the Sevillian tile work and paneled ceiling in the cloisters, the catacombs under the church and part of the monastery are well worth seeing, You’ll visit the old colonial streets in the centre of the city, and the modern Lima with the district of San Isidro and Miraflores. We will also visit the Inquisition Museum.
Dinner at Jewish Community. After Dinner we will see a Folklor Show.
Day 3, Thursday: Lima – Paracas
After breakfast we will visit the Peruvian Gold Museum, this excellent collection includes pre-Columbian gold, silver and bronze, ceramics, weavings, mummies, etc. Upstairs is a remarkable arms collections with an impressive exhibition from Spanish colonial times. After the visit we will drive to Paracas. On the way we will visit Archeological Chincha Sites.
Dinner at hotel.
Day 4, Friday: Paracas – Lima
After breakfast will transfer to Paracas Luxury Collection Pier.
We will take a cruise to Ballestas Islands Navigation. After the cruise we will drive back to Lima. and prepare for Shabbat.
Shabat Dinner at Jewish Community.
Day 5, Shabbat: Lima
After prayers and breakfast, we shall go for a walking tour of Lima.
Lunch at Jewish Community.
In the evening drive to Parque de la Reserva for a visit of the Magical Circuit of the Water.
Day 6, Sunday: Lima-Cusco-Urubamba
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival will have a full-day excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The tour begins at Awanakancha, a living museum of the Peruvian Andes, where you can observe traditional textile dyeing and weaving techniques and the four types of camelids that are native to the region. Transfer to hotel via Pisak market.
Dinner at Hotel.
Day 7, Monday: Urubamba-Machu Picchu-Urubamba
Early breakfast and transfer to the train station for the ride to Machu Picchu, ‘the Lost City of the Incas’ (7,900 feet). This mountaintop citadel, which served as both a center of worship and an astronomic observatory, is located in the middle of the cloud forest overlooking the Urubamba River. There are both agricultural and urban areas constructed with the precision stonework that the Incas are known for. The agricultural area consists of terraces and food storehouses, and the urban area contains temples, squares, and royal tombs. After the tour return to Ollanta station. Transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 8, Tuesday: Urubamba-Cusco
After breakfast we will drive to Cusco via Maras Salt Ponds. Upon our return to Cusco we shall have a city tour that includes a walk through of the Cathedral, the Koricancha (‘site of gold’), typical streets, and the four ruins that surround the city: the Sacsayhuaman Fortress, Kenko, Puca Pucara, and Tampumachay.
In the evening we will have a buffet dinner & a show.
Day 9, Wednesday : Cusco – flight back home
Morning sightseeing in Cusco. After the tour, flight back home from Cusco airport.