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
Assistance on arrival in Cusco and transfer to the hotel. Free time to take a short rest to be acclimatized to the altitude.
In the afternoon, city tour of cusco visiting the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun or Korikancha; take a pleasant walk in the the bohemian district of San Blas, house of the most re-known craftsmen of cusco, visit to its beautiful church that houses an impressive pulpit, a filigree woodcarving bearing the fruits of the region and visit some artisans workshops located in its small Main Square. On the way back, pass by the Hatunrumiyoc Street where you can appreciate the famous Twelve-angled stone.
Then, drive out of 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 weight over 350 tons.
Back to the Hotel, free night.
Day 2: Sacred Valley of the inkas
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 or stroll at the Pisac's typical Indian market, with a catholic mass service on Sunday (celebrated in Quechua, the native language).
Lunch at a local restaurant in the Sacred Valley.
In the afternoon pass through Calca and Urubamba towns 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 in a series of superimposed 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 during the inka Empire, and get a clear idea of the military strategy against possible invasions. 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. Admire its well preserved inka Wall at the Main Square, visit the beautiful colonial temple built on inka foundations, with interesting frescoes on the portico.
Back to Cusco in the afternoon.
Day 3: Machu Picchu
The day starts with an early morning rise to 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". Arrive at Aguas Calientes station followed by a 30-minute bus drive, climbing 6km of winding road, to 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.
Back to Cusco by train in the afternoon, transfer to the Hotel
Day 4: Cusco
After breakfast, transfer assistance on your departure. End of our services.
- 03 nights accommodation
- All land transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
- All tours include 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.
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