Gregory Kiep

Machu Picchu & Peru

Explore Machu Picchu & Peru with the Legendary Sherry Vine!

This gay-friendly adventure of a lifetime will be the most fabulous way to see Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, and Peru. Enjoy 5 star hotels, dining, and private tours of some of the most beautiful sites in the world. Start your adventure with a VIP performance by Sherry Vine at XXX Club on Saturday night. From there, private guides will tour you around Peru including Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, and many sites along the way. All coordinated by Gregory Kiep who has travelled the world with groups such as Atlantis Events, RSVP Vacations, R Family Vacations and many more!

October 18 - 26, 2019

This experience includes:

• Land transportation as mentioned

• Airport services as mentioned

• Onsite travel guides

• Hotel accommodations, including occupancy taxes

• Guided touring as mentioned

• Meals as mentioned

• 24/7 English-language travel support

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Lima, Peru

• Arrive in the evening at Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) in Lima, Peru.

• Upon arrival in Lima, airport reception outside luggage claim area.

• Private transportation to the seaside Barranco neighborhood. Transportation time is approximately 45 minutes.

• Check in for a two-night stay at Villa Barranco

• Evening at leisure

Day 2: Lima

• Breakfast at Villa Barranco

• Morning departure for a privately guided tour of Lima’s colonial core, including the cathedral, the Plaza Mayor and the church & catacombs of San Francisco. Founded by Francisco Pizarro in 1535, this "City of Kings" served as one of Spain's most important colonial power centers for nearly three centuries. The city's historic center was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. Several of its structures—churches, palaces, convents, and catacombs—date to the 16th century.

• Afterwards, explore the Larco Herrera Museum, which houses the world’s finest private collection of pre-Columbian art. The museum’s galleries display tapestries, gold ornaments, and ceramics.

• Lunch reservation at the La Mar cevicheria. Meal paid locally.

• After lunch, return to the Barranco neighborhood by private transportation and visit the Dedalo artists’ collective before returning to Villa Barranco for time at leisure.

• Evening dinner and show with Sherry Vine at XXX

Day 3: Lima to the Sacred Valley

• Early breakfast at Villa Barranco

• Private transportation to the Lima airport for your domestic flight to Cusco.

• Fly from Lima (LIM) to Cusco (CUZ)

• Upon arrival in Cusco, airport reception outside the luggage claim area.

• Private transportation to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Transportation time is approximately one hour.

• En route, visit the ancient settlement of Pisac. The hillside ruins, known as Inca Pisac, contain several baths and temples, including a Temple of the Sun. The hills above the town are also lined with ancient agricultural terraces, arrayed in the shape of a partridge (pisaca) wing, from which the area takes its name.

• Continue by private transportation to the town of Urubamba. This transfer takes approximately 20 minutes.

• Check in for a three-night stay at Hotel Sol y Luna (five double-occupancy rooms).

• Evening at leisure

Day 4: Sacred Valley

• Breakfast at Hotel Sol y Luna

• Morning departure for a privately guided tour of the valley and surrounding sites, beginning at the Inca fortress town of Ollantaytambo. This hillside citadel was a key stronghold during Manco Inca’s resistance against Hernando Pizarro in 1536. Here you can climb the massive steps of the fortress, see examples of Incan civil engineering, view the hillside granaries of Pinkuyuna and observe a sacred fountain fed by a centuries-old aqueduct.

• Ascend the Chinchero Plateau by private vehicle, for a picnic near the church at Tiobamba, which is backdropped by the massive, snowcapped peaks of the Andes.

• In the afternoon, visit the Inca gardens of Moray and the ancient saltpans of Maras, Page 3 of 6 where salt is still collected using the traditional methods.

• Return to Sol y Luna by private transportation for time at leisure. The hotel has gardens, spa, pool, and a neighboring ranch (offering biking and horseback riding).

• Dinner

• Today you will prepare smaller “overnight” bags (20 pounds maximum per person) and a day-pack for your trip to Machu Picchu. Only small (purse sized) bags and daypacks are allowed within Machu Picchu. Your stored luggage will be securely transported to your hotel in Cusco, ready for your arrival on Day 6. Passports are necessary for train boarding and national park entry.

Day 5: Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

• Breakfast at Hotel Sol y Luna

• Private land transportation to the Ollantaytambo train station. Transportation time is approximately 30 minutes.

• Board the Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes, located at the base of Machu Picchu.

• Your guide will then lead you through the market, and you will board the shared bus service for the 30-minute switchback ascent of Machu Picchu.

• Afternoon entry for your privately guided tour of Machu Picchu. The historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu is an engineering marvel—a city in the clouds surrounded by sheer precipices. The site contains 140 known structures, including temples, palaces, ritual baths, and dwellings. The city also includes agricultural terraces and over 100 flights of stone stairs. Much of the stonework is so fine that it seems to spring organically from the living rock. Machu Picchu—"Old Mountain" in the Quechua language— straddles a ridge at approximately 8,000 feet above sea level. Far below, the Urubamba River Valley carves sharp turns around the mountain's base. Huayna Picchu—or the "Young Mountain"—serves as the citadel's principal backdrop.

• After your tour, exit the national park gate and check in for an overnight stay at Hotel Sumaq

• Dinner at Hotel Sumaq

Day 6: Machu Picchu to Cusco

• Breakfast at Hotel Sumaq

• Second entry to Machu Picchu with your private guide. Today’s national park tickets, tickets to a trail (Machu Picchu Mountain or Huaynapicchu), and bus tickets are included in your vacation package.

• Enjoy lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge’s Tampu Restaurant. Meal is included.

• After visiting Machu Picchu, return to Aguas Calientes by shared bus service.

• Board the Vistadome train for your return to the Ollantaytambo train station. Dinner is included onboard.

• Upon arrival, private transportation to Cusco. This drive takes approximately two hours.

• Check-in for three-night stay at the Hotel Palacio del Inka

• Evening at leisure

Day 7: Cusco

Breakfast at Hotel Palacio del Inka

• Morning at leisure.

• In the afternoon, private transportation to the Cusco airport for your flight to Lima. Transportation time is approximately 20 minutes.

• Airport assistance with check-in for your return flight to Lima.

• Fly from Cusco (CUZ) to Lima (LIM).

Pricing & Details:

Pricing for all above inclusions is $3,499 per person for double occupancy

Plus international/domestic flights and gratuities. Special flight pricing available on LATAM airlines.

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