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Tour to Peru: Machu Picchu & Art

OVERVIEW

The most important museums in this part of the Americas are in Peru, where the best collections of pre-Columbine cultures are exhibited. If you like any kind of artistic expression this the trip for you.

Peru has a unique artistic fusion.  From the pre-Columbine cultures to the modern times, passing by the Inca empire and the colonial architecture of XVI century, this country is one of the best places to come if you are interested in art. Here you will find different art expressions you cannot find elsewhere.

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT THIS TOUR

  •  See the colonial architecture of Lima, palaces and cathedrals
  • Meet the artist Alfredo Alcade in Lima’s bohemian Barrancho district
  • Visit the San Blas textile and ceramic workshop in Cusco
  • Travel First Class by train through the Andes mountains to Machu Picchu
  • Buy local crafts from the famous Piscan market craftsmen
  • Relax in one of Lima’s finest Spa’s at the end of your trip!

DETAILED PROGRAM 

DAY 01: LIMA

We will attend to you form the moment you arrive at Lima; with  Mapusur personnel waiting at the airport to take you to your hotel.

 

DAY 02: LIMA

The city tour begins in the morning. You will visit the colonial buildings of Lima, like the Main Square, the Cathedral, the Presidential Palace.  Likewise, you will visit the Moorish style mansions of the viceregal times.

In the afternoon we will take you to Museo de Oro, where you will see gold jewels and gems of pre-Columbine cultures, as well as a collection of weapons and pre-Inca textiles.

There will be a dinner specially organized for you.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (B, L, D)

 

DAY 03: LIMA

We will take you to Larco Herrera museum and the National Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, where you will see the most important collections of gold, textiles and ceramics.

Afterwards, you will be able to meet Alfredo Alcalde, known for his paintings of landscapes and human expressions. You will have the opportunity to talk to this artist about different topics like art history of Peru and social anthropology.  You will visit his workshop where he will explain the different techniques used in his paintings.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch (B, L)

 

DAY 04: LIMA / CUSCO

We will take you to the airport, where you will aboard an airplane towards Cusco.  The morning will be free for you to acclimatize to the city’s altitude.  The tour begins in the afternoon with a 3 hour walk with a professional guide.  You will visit the main colonial attractions like the Cathedral and the Santo Domingo monastery.  Afterwards you will visit the workshop of San Blas, where you will see textiles and ceramics.

Includes: Breakfast (B)

 

DAY 05: CUSCO / URUBAMBA VALLEY

In the morning there will be a trip to the Urubamba valley.  During the trip you will find the famous market of Pisac, where you will get to know the local craftsmen and buy their art.  Afterwards you will be able to participate in the millenary ritual of pachamama (tribute to the earth), while you have a lunch and enjoy the cultivated soils on the Pisac mountain and Vilcanota river.  Finally, you will visit the fortress of Ollantaytambo.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch (B, L)

 

DAY 06: VALLE DEL URUBAMBA / MACHU PICCHU

To go to Machu Picchu you will travel by train (first class), from which you will enjoy the impressive landscape.  We guarantee it will be an unforgettable experience, in which you will visit Machu Picchu accompanied by a professional guide who will explain the history of this mysterious imperial city.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch (B, L)

 

DAY 07: CUSCO / LIMA

We will take you to the airport, where you will aboard an airplane towards Lima.

In the afternoon, you will visit the art gallery Lucia de la Puente, specialized in a buying contemporary art pieces (paintings, sculpture, video, photography), curating public or private collections, valuation and authenticating specialist pieces. Afterwards, you will visit the jewellery shop Stern, known for its jewels of different Peruvian cultures.

We will then take you to one of Lima’s best spas, where you will enjoy relaxation therapies.  Finally, we will offer you a farewell dinner.

Includes: Breakfast, Dinner (B, D)

 

DAY 08: LIMA

We will take you to the airport where you will take a plane back home.

Includes: Breakfast (B)