November 2018 Peru & Machu Picchu Luxury Wellness Retreat

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November 2018 Peru & Machu Picchu Luxury Wellness Retreat

from 4,999.00

NOVEMBER 7 - 12, 2018

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

4 Nights at Explora Valle Sagrado in the Sacred Valley
1 Night at Boutique Hotel in Lima

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Searching for the ultimate Active Getaway defined by authentic experiences, understated luxury, expert local guides without big crowds our tour groups? Look no further. Our 2018 Peru & Machu Picchu Luxury Wellness Retreat includes all of this and more. Enjoy 6 days of hiking, biking, and exploring, with daily optional yoga classes included. Freshly made meals and nightly open bars add to the inclusivity of this one-of-a-kind offer, making your trip to Peru truly unforgettable.

Voted one of the “New Best Hotels in the World 2017” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, explora Valle Sagrado provides its guests with an exclusive experience from the heart of the Incan empire. Located between Cusco and Machu Picchu and 600 meters below the height of the ancient Inca capital city, the lodge is the perfect starting point to explore this area. explora Valle Sagrado was designed as the base from where guests can explore a remote and amazing site: the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

All programs include accommodation, transfers, meals and beverages, by foot or bicycle, you’ll explore the rural, mountainous landscape of the Sacred Valley as well the the iconic destination of Machu Picchu. Enjoy access to off the beaten path experiences, passing by remote villages, archaeological sites such as Ollaytantambo, high peaks, like La Verónica or Incañan. When relaxation is what you're looking for, enjoy the Pumacahua Bath House, an old colonial manor located on one side of the hotel’s corn terraces. Rescued by Explora’s restoration and archaeology team, it contains the hotel’s spa where guests can enjoy massages, a swimming pool, steam baths and saunas. Most days will begin or end with a yoga and meditation session led by Miami-based instructor Bethany Platanella.

Your trip also includes one final night in Lima. Enjoy Peru’s capital, known for its world-renowned food scene!


WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 5 nights accommodation from November 7 - November 12, 2018
  • All meals and nightly open bar at explora Valle Sagrado
  • Final Night Dinner in Lima
  • Daily explorations at explora Valle Sagrado, including day trip to Machu Picchu
  • Almost Daily Yoga and Meditation Classes
  • Airport and ground transportation
  • Domestic flight Cusco - Lima
  • All local taxes

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 | Welcome to explora Valle Sagrado!

The explora team will be expecting your arrival at the airport and will immediately transfer you in their comfortable private vehicle to the lodge. You’ll be welcomed at the lodge by your group leader and yoga instructor Bethany, the explora family, and a welcome drink! Enjoy a short hike through Racchi, meandering through orchards and local communities to familiarize yourself with the rural landscape and culture. This exploration takes place at a high plateau, offering stunning panoramic views of the Sacred Valley, its diverse geographical formations and snowed capped peaks. It provides a good opportunity for acclimatization and to understand the area’s geography. It even includes some archaeological secrets that characterize the history of the sacred valley. 

This evening, join your fellow travelers for a friendly welcome dinner with open bar included.

Overnight at explora Valle Sagrado (D)


Day 02 | Explore Cuesta del Sapo by Bike

This morning after a hearty breakfast, we will hop on our fitted bikes and descend from the heights of the Sacred Valley’s slopes on two wheels. The road to the bottom of the valley offers incredible views of the mountains and the Urubamba River. Once downhill, we will continue pedaling along the river through an area of cornfields, orchards, and densely packed Inca terraces. Head back to the lodge for a filling lunch and some free time this afternoon to explore on your own or relax in the Pumacahua Bath House. This evening, an optional yoga class is included before dinner and open bar. 

Overnight at explora Valle Sagrado (B, L, D)


Day 03 | A Day in Machu Picchu

In this full-day exploration, we will travel to the famous historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu, one of the most impressive architectural feats of the Inca civilization and a wonder of the world.

The excursion includes a hike to the Puerta del Sol or Inti Punku, the gateway through which all the travelers that hike the Inca Trail enter. This point offers a different location from where to admire the sanctuary.

The journey begins at 7:30am, heading from the lodge to the Ollantaytambo train station, located about 45 minutes from explora. At 8:50am we will take the train to the town of Aguas Calientes, arriving to the station at 10:30 am and head to the bus that will take us to Machu Picchu. After entering the Sanctuary, we begin our walk towards Inti Punku or Puerta del Sol, the ancient checkpoint to enter the citadel and the beginning of the Inca Trail from Machu Picchu. This trek is a 1.5 km climb at a leisurely pace and the difficulty level is very low. Enjoy beautiful views before completing the hike at around 2:30pm. Now, we begin our tour of Machu Picchu’s most emblematic landmarks. Our local guide will bring a light lunch to eat while here.

This evening, dinner and drinks will be enjoyed at the lodge.

Overnight at explora Valle Sagrado (B, L, D)


Day 04 | Trekking to Moray

This morning, enjoy a nice hearty breakfast before making our way to Moray, a trail that begins at a farming community located amidst hills and goes down to the Inca remains of Moray, from where it continues to the colonial town of Maras. We see a piece of history in every corner. Afterwards, the trail descends to the bottom of the Sacred Valley and goes through the salt mines. The track crosses barley and potato fields and other crops. Head back to the lodge for lunch and a free afternoon, where you can choose another activity to take part in or relax at the spa. This evening, a yoga and meditation session will take place before dinner. 


Day 05 | Transfer to Cusco Airport & Final Night in Lima

Enjoy your final breakfast at explora Valle Sagrado and, depending on your departing flight schedule, embark on your last activities at the lodge. At the scheduled time, the staff will wish you farewell as you begin your departure back to the airport in Cusco.

Together, we will fly to Lima and check into our center city hotel. Depending on arrival time, we will depart on a guided city tour or simply take the afternoon to explore on our own. This evening we take advantage of Lima’s world-renowned culinary scene with a farewell dinner together in one of the city's fantastic restaurants!

Overnight at Lima Boutique Hotel (B, L, D)


Day 06 | Departure Transfer to Lima Airport 

Enjoy your final breakfast at the hotel in Lima. After check out at the appropriate time, your private transfer will take you to Lima's International airport for your departure flight home.

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RATES

Rates are all inclusive of transportation, in-country flights, meals, activities as per highlighted above, and taxes. Rates do not include international flights, gratuities, and other items of a personal nature.

Shared Room: $4,999 per person
Single Room : $5,499 per person 


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