This morning you walk through the major sites of interest in Cusco. You visit the famous cathedral with its magnificently carved woodwork, ornate altar and many hundreds of canvases from the 17th-century Cusco Painting School.
You continue exploring the cultural wealth of Cusco at the Temple of the Sun where we witness the incredible masonry of the Incas, an engineering feat that remains an enigma. Afterwards you walk along Hatunrumiyoc Street named after the 12-angled stone clearly visible in the remaining walls of what used to be Inca Roca’s Palace.
You make a last stop in San Blas artisan quarter. Its steeped cobblestone alleys not only offer spectacular views of the city but are lined with workshops and galleries, a great way to soak in Cusco’s artistic atmosphere.
Explore Lima from a different perspective – on foot! Your transport will drop you off at the Plaza San Martin featuring the legendary Hotel Bolivar, the Club Nacional and the Colon Theater. You then wander along Jr. de la Union featuring the ‘Casa Courret’, Lima’s oldest photography studio in an eclectic Art Nouveau style, and also the ‘Casa Welch’, once considered the Limenian Harrods of the 20th century.
The street ends at the ‘Puente de Piedra’ Lima’s oldest bridge crossing over the Rimac River and built in 1608. Only a few blocks away the Museum of the Central Bank is located with a small but interesting collection of artifacts from pre-Inca cultures that offers a condensed insight of the development of the Peruvian culture (museum closed on MON).
Afterwards you will get to see one of the country’s finest Baroque buildings, the San Pedro Church, built by the Jesuits in 1638. Feel like you have been sent back in time at the bar of Hotel Maury, once one of the most exclusive properties in the last century, now a 3* hotel but still a must-see in the historic center. Supposedly, the famous cocktail Pisco Sour was invented here. Afterwards you return to your hotel.
Please note: An ID is compulsory to enter the Museum of the Central Bank
At proper time you will be transferred to the airport for your international flight.