Christmas time in Peru - 7 Days

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.

Day 1
December 20th: Arrival Lima

Arrival into Lima, Peru airport, our staff will meet you and transfer you to the hotel.

Day 2
December 21st: Lima City Tour. (B)

Today we visit the centre of Lima, San Francisco Church, Plaza de Armas, Government Palace.

Day 3
December 22nd: Departure to Cusco. (B)

After breakfast we go to Lima airport for our departure flight to Cusco. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.

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.

Day 4
December 23rd: Machu Picchu. (B/L)

Breakfast and transfer to train station to aboard the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. Arrival at Aguas Calientes town where our guide will explain you all about this enigmatic place.

Lunch and train back to Cusco. Overnight

Day 5
December 24th: Visit Santurantikuy Fair. (B/D)

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.

Day 6
December 25th: Visit Full day Sacred Valley of the Incas. (B/L)

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.

Day 7
December 26th: Fly back to Lima and back home. (B)

Transfer from Hotel to Cusco airport for your flight back to Lima and back home.

Include

  • All tours and entrance fee
  • Accommodation in 4 star hotels
  • Meals listed on the program
  • Train to and from Machu picchu
  • Domestic flights

Not Include

  • Internatioanl flights
  • Extras
  • tips

The traditional Peruvian Christmas dinner normally features roast pork (often lechón, or suckling pig), turkey or, less traditionally, chicken. Accompaniments often found on the Christmas table include applesauce, tamales, some kind of salad, puré de papas (potato puree) and a rice dish.

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