The Inka Empire Tour 4 days / 3 nights

 

 

PROGRAM DETAILS

Starting point : Cusco
Ending point : Cusco
Activities : Cultural, Archaeological, Sightseeing
Airfares : Not included, available upon request
Feel free to ask for extra services, this tour is customizable.


ITINERARY - DAY BY DAY


Day 1: Cusco
We will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel. You will have a free morning to rest and acclimatize to the alltitude.
In the afternoon we will take you on a city tour of cusco visiting the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun or Korikancha. We will have a pleasant walk in the bohemian district of San Blas, where you will find the most famous arts and crafts of Cusco. We will visit its beautiful church to admire its impressive carved wooden pulpit, with images of local fruits and carved filigree. After we will visit some art shops in the small square of San Blas. We will then return to the centre of Cusco, we will go down the street 'Hatunrumiyoc' which has the famous Twelve-angled stone.
Then we will leave the city to visit the Inka sites of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman, built strategically on a hill overlooking Cusco; famous for its enormous carved stones joined with astounding precision to form the outer walls. Some of these stones stand over 9m / 30ft tall and weigh over 350 tons. You will have a free night to yourself.


Day 2: Sacred Valley of the Inkas
Today will be an excursion to the "Sacred Valley of the Inkas", a succession of picturesque towns, agricultural terraces and archaeological sites. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, we´ll have the opportunity to bargain with vendors at the Pisac typical Indian market, with a catholic mass service on Sunday (celebrated in Quechua, the native language).
Lunch will be at a local restaurant. In the afternoon we will pass through Calca and Urubamba to arrive to the Inka Fortress and City of Ollantaytambo, which was built to guard the entry of this part of the valley and protect it from enemies of the lower jungles; consisting of a series of terraces of carved stones accessed by long staircases. We will have the opportunity to walk through the quaint streets of the nearby town, religious and agricultural centre from the Inka Empire. You will get a clear idea as to how strategically important this military base was. On our way back to Cusco we will visit the picturesque Andean village of Chinchero where the remains of what was the royal hacienda of Tupac Inka Yupanqui lies. You will also get to admire its well preserved inka Wall at the Main Square and visit the beautiful colonial temple built on inka foundations, with interesting frescoes on the portico.
We will arrive back to Cusco in the afternoon.


Day 3: Machu Picchu
The day starts with an early morning transfer to Cusco train station for a four hour train journey to the famous Inka City of Machu Picchu, also known as "The Lost City of the inkas". You will arrive at Aguas Calientes station and to follow will be a 30 minute bus drive, climbing 6km of winding roads untill you reach the incredible Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, we´ll participate in a guided tour of the City, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various burial grounds. After the tour you will have time to stroll around the archaeological site at your leisure.
We will take an afternoon train back to Cusco and then transfer you back to your hotel.


Day 4: Cusco
After breakfast or whenever you're ready we will transfer you back to the airport.


(End of services)


TOUR INCLUDES

- 03 nights accommodation
- All land transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
- All tours including entrances and transportation
- English/spanish speaking guide for all tours mentioned.
- All applicable taxes - except Airport taxes


** Custom made programs may be prepared for groups with special interests. Extra nights, optional starting and ending points, additional tours and extra flight reservations may be arranged upon request. All tours may be provided in private upon request as well.


PRICE

Type Price US $
Adult    630.00
Student    600.00

If you have a large group, please contact us to work out the best price.