Christmas time in Peru. Peru is packed during the holidays but also gets really festive. The combination between Andean and Christian traditions make Peru a unique place to spend the holiday period.
Every year Cusco has a Christmas market on the 24th called Santuranticuy (selling of saints) for which people from all over Peru gather on the Plaza de Armas to sell their merchandise. As to be expected on the 24th of December, their goods are mostly religiously inspired or centred around the nativity.
Peru is packed during the holidays but also gets really festive. The combination between Andean and Christian traditions make Peru a unique place to spend the holiday period.
- Lima City and Guided Tour
- Cusco City
- Sacred Valley Tour
- Machu Picchu
- Visit Santuranticuy Fest
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Arrival into Lima, Peru airport, our staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at Miraflores Park Luxury Hotel.
Lima, the capital city of Peru, is a cosmopolitan and vibrant metropolis. The beautiful and historical center is a tapestry of exquisite buildings that date back to colonial times.
In the district of Miraflores, history and tradition sit side by side with the city’s commercial and financial centers. The area is loved by locals for its blooming six-mile boardwalk that borders the Pacific. It’s also a go-to destination for luxurious shopping, cutting edge galleries and scintillating restaurants.
Miraflores Park enjoys a privileged oceanside position, surrounded by lush garden. When you stay with Belmond, Lima is yours to uncover.
The day begins with one of the many tours in Lima: the historic city center of the famous “City of the Kings” and UNESCO World Heritage site. You will walk about the Main Square and be awed by the incredible landmarks that have been built around it. Next, you will go to the Santo Domingo Convent, a 16 th century architectural masterpiece where the earthly remains of two of the city’s patron saints, Rose of Lima and Martin de Porres, lie. Later, you will continue on to the city’s modern sectors: the exclusive district of San Isidro, Lima’s new financial center, and Miraflores, with a stop at the “Parque del Amor” and its incredible view of the Pacific Ocean.
Lunch and Dinner included.
After breakfast we go to Lima airport for our departure flight to Cusco. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Lunch included.
Afternoon Cusco city tour, we visit Temple of the Sun, The Catedral and later on we go to up on the hill of Cusco to visit Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay. Return to the hotel. Night Dinner included. Overnight at Monasterio Deluxe Hotel.
Moments from Plaza de Armas is an ancient monastery that has been at the heart of the city for centuries. Dine by candlelight among the cloisters; explore interiors rich with art and antiques; uncover the secrets of Peru’s national drink with a pisco lesson. Belmond Hotel Monasterio is a true jewel in the treasure trove of Cusco.
Breakfast and transfer to train station to aboard the Luxury Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu.
Travel to Machu Picchu in avant-garde style. Look forward to delicious fresh menus. Admire the bespoke artwork installation. Delight in new-and-exclusive on-board experiences. The journey to Machu Picchu now brings you closer to contemporary Peruvian culture than ever before.
Arrival at Aguas Calientes town where our guide will explain you all about this enigmatic place. Lunch and dinner on board and back to Cusco.
Today Cusco’s Main Square is transformed by local artisans, sculptors and religious image makers to show their finest work in this one of a kind Christmas fair that every year summons and enchants hundreds of cusqueños and tourists. Santurantikuy (or Santuranticuy) is way more than the ideal place to find artistic products of high quality and originality and everything you may need to assemble a nativity scene. The Santurantikuy fair is Cusco’s spirit, tradition, culture, art and devotion. Overnight and enjoy the Peruvian Dinner for Christmas.
Breakfast at hotel and bus ride to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The Sacred Valley tour is one of the most popular tours in the region. The Sacred Valley of the Incas was a crucial area for the Inca empire and it functioned as both an agricultural, spiritual and political center for them. We stop at Pisac market where we will visit this amazing place. Luncha t local hacienda restaurant and continue to Ollantaytambo. Lasting a full day you will get to appreciate the fine works of craftmanship that the Incas produced and see the beautiful scenery of the Sacred Valley. Return to Cusco. Overnight.
Transfer from Hotel to Cusco airport for your flight back to Lima and back home.
Cost Include & Exclude
- All tours and entrance fee
- Accommodation in Luxury Hotels
- 2 Nights Miraflores Park Hotel
- 4 Nights Monasterio Hotel
- Meals listed on the program
- Luxury Train to and from Machu picchu
- Domestic flights Lima/Cusco/Lima
- Internatioanl flights