Peru

Gay Group Trip: Peru, Magic And Machu Picchu

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8 days£4695
Group Trip

Gay Group Peru Adventure: For thousands of years, Peru’s extraordinary beauty has been both the backdrop of incredible cultural and spiritual expression and a pallet for architectural artists. Your journey will take you through the cultural heart of Lima, charming Cusco, and the Valley of the Incas (all world heritage sites).

But perhaps what will impress and inspire you most is your visit to one of the world’s most important archaeological sites: the ancient mystical city of Machu Picchu. Many visitors to Machu Picchu report a strange energy they feel, walking among the ruins.

Perhaps it’s simply the beauty of the Inca’s mass stone structures set atop high mountains over the winding Urubamba River below. Or, perhaps it is the leftover blessings of an ancient Inca Priest. Whatever it may be, nothing can truly prepare oneself for the “magic” of Machu Picchu.

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  • 23rd November 2019 Saturday
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Group Trip Breakdown

Lima Cathedral

Day 1: Lima

Arrival and transfer to the Belmond (Orient Express) Miraflores Park Plaza Hotel. Day at Leisure.

Evening: Tonight, a very special welcome dinner will be held at Lima’s oldest manor that has been inhabited since 1535. Seventeen generations from the original owner still live in the house. The original owner was among the first Spanish conquerors to arrive in Peru. Evening free to enjoy Lima’s nightlife.

Lima

Day 2: Lima

Buffet Breakfast at leisure in hotel

Morning: We depart for a tour of the Historic Center of Lima, the City of Kings, including a visit to the main city square, the Cathedral, Plaza de Armas, the ancient catacombs and Santo Domingo Convent.  Lima’s magnificent colonial architecture led UNESCO to declare the Historic Center of Lima a World Heritage Site.

Lima once ranked as the richest and most important city in the Americas and was considered to be the most beautiful colonial settlement in the region.

Lunch: Gourmet lunch will be served at a sensational restaurant in Lima, that offers many choices of the most famous Peruvian dishes.

Cusco Cathedral

Day 3: Cusco

Buffet Breakfast at leisure in hotel

Morning: Morning flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, transfer to The Sacred Valley of the Incas.

En route: we will visit a beautiful alpaca farm, where we will have the chance to feed many different species of alpaca, grazing at the farm.

Afternoon: We proceed to the famous outdoor market of Pisac and its ruins, a huge fortress on the Inca Trail.

Sacred Valley Cusco Peru

Day 4: The Sacred Valley Of The Incas

Buffet Breakfast at leisure in hotel

Morning: After breakfast, we will visit Maras, which is the name of a place and of an indigenous community. The soil of Maras is rich in salt, and its people have always made a living by extracting this resource using terraced salt pools. The salt pans are a magical sight, gleaming white in the sun.

Lunch: Today’s lunch will be unforgettable. At noon we will arrive at a hacienda, located on high ground in the valley which provides a unique view of this green and fertile land. The family of the estate waits with a buffet lunch based on the valley’s culinary traditions.

Machu Picchu Peru

Day 5: The Sacred Valley Of The Incas and Machu Picchu

Buffet Breakfast at leisure in hotel.

Morning: Enjoy a morning excursion to Ollantaytambo, and visit the archaeological remains and its typical market. Ollantaytambo contains a fortress built to defend it against the invading Chankas.

We’ll transfer you to the station to board the Hiram Bingham Orient-Express train that will take us to the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu.

Afternoon: You will arrive early enough to be able to enjoy the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site before the masses arrive. Our expert guide will explain all the pertinent aspects of this magical citadel, an awe-inspiring experience.  Following the visit, we retire for afternoon tea at the Orient-Express Sanctuary Lodge overlooking Machu Picchu.

Evening: Relax in one of the world’s most appealing boutique hotels.

Day 6: Machu Picchu To Cusco

Buffet Breakfast at leisure in hotel

Late Afternoon: Departure for Cusco on the Hiram Bingham Orient-Express train where cocktails and a gourmet dinner will be served. Relax and enjoy a cocktail accompanied by the sounds of a guitar trio, before retreating to the dining car for a specially prepared gourmet Thanksgiving dinner as you glide along the Andes Mountains and Urubamba Valley.  Upon arrival just outside Cusco, in Poroy, private transfer to our stunning hotel.

Day 7: Cusco

Buffet Breakfast at leisure in hotel

Morning: Roam the older quarters of the city. We will Pass by the Hatunrumiyoc Street with its famous twelve angle stone and visit the impressive Cathedral at the Plaza de Armas. We also visit Koricancha, the most important Inca temple, dedicated to the worship of the sun.  The Spanish built a church and Dominican monastery on top of this temple, which reveals the two cultures existing together.

Afternoon at leisure.

Day 8: Lima

Buffet Breakfast at leisure in hotel.

Morning: Late morning flight to Lima.

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