Cusco Spectacular (05 Days – 04 Nights)
Day 1: Cusco – Aclimatación- City Tour
Upon arrival in Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca culture, we will be waiting for you at the airport or terminal to take you to the chosen hotel; While savoring a cup of mate de coca, which helps with acclimatization at 3,400 meters above sea level, the transfer will give you information about the tours or trips you will make during your stay in Cusco. In the afternoon pick up to start your City tour (01:50 pm), we will visit the archaeological sites that surround our city; the Qoricancha, known as the temple of the sun that in the Inca era was the most important religious center of all the Tahuantinsuyo (original name of the Inca land), in this place you will find one of the finest Inca stone constructions; the next place to visit will be Sacsayhuaman located in the upper part of Cusco where we will have a nice view of the city, we will admire the type of construction cyclopean made by the Incas, where we will find some walls made with stones that weigh between 5 to 128 tons ; continuing our tour we will arrive at Qenqo ceremonial place dedicated to the Pachamama (Mother Earth), this is a natural formation that the Incas used, carved and adapted to carry out their religious ceremonies and mummification, then we will continue to Pukapukara a fort where the control of income of people who came from the jungle to the city of Cusco and to end our tour we will visit Tambomachay temple dedicated to water, where a series of aqueducts, canals and waterfalls tell us what this place could have been, then we will return to Cusco approx. 7:00 p.m.
Night in Cusco at chosen Hotel.
Day 2: Tour Moray – Salt Mines
We pick you up at 08:20 am from your hotel, this half-day tour is the best alternative to get to know the unique archaeological site of Moray, where we will observe huge depressions or natural holes that in the Inca time, its contours were used to build terraces or agricultural platforms with their respective irrigation channels, the temperature varies in each of the levels, this was an important center of acclimatization and hybridization of wild plant species that were modified or adapted for human consumption. Then we continue to the Salineras located 7 km from Moray, known by some as the “Salt Mines” are constituted by some 3000 small wells, built on the side of the mountain “Qaqawiñay”, this salt extraction activity was also carried out During the Inca period to prepare their food and carry out the exchange of products with other nearby inhabitants. Today the inhabitants of the area continue to carry out the extraction, and it is the base of the economic sustenance of the area. After the visit we return to the city of Cusco approx. 02:30 pm.
Night in Cusco at chosen Hotel.
Day 3: The Incas’ Sacred Valley – Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu).
We pick you up from your hotel (8:00 am) then we will visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the artisan markets and the incredible archeological centers that make this tour an unforgettable place, we will visit the handicraft market of Pisaq, where people still they keep their traditions and we will see their handcrafted works in ceramics, silverware, textiles and others, after visiting this picturesque town we will go to the top of the mountain where we will find the archaeological center of Pisaq, impressive construction built in the Inca period, Here we can observe the great work accomplished by the Incas through an endless number of agricultural terraces, aqueducts, roads, channeled water channels, cemeteries and bridges, that adorn all the mountains around them, after visiting this place we continue our tour by the edge of the river WILCAMAYU (Sacred River) until arriving at Urubamba where they will have a free time for lunch, then continue to Ollantaytambo, where you will find one of the few places in Cusco and Peru where people still use the Inca buildings as homes, the religious part is located in the upper part of the mountain where the temple of the sun continues to project its grandeur; in this place we finish the tour at approximately 04:00 p.m. then we went to the train station; We board the train to Aguas Calientes (2 hours), during the tour we will have an impressive view of the landscape of the Sacred Valley of Urubamba, upon your arrival in Aguas Calientes, our collaborators will assist you to take you to your chosen hotel; At night our guide will go to your hotel to give you the last details of your next day’s visit to Machupicchu. (B, L)
Night in Aguas Calientes in chosen hotel.
Day 4: Machupicchu ” The Lost City Of The Incas ” – Cusco
We will take breakfast early and then head to the archaeological center of Machupicchu by bus, the trip takes 30 minutes, along a path that takes us uphill, unique place, from where we can enjoy views of incredible landscapes of the cloud forest and down the roaring Urubamba River that contours this canyon, will be an unforgettable experience, where our professional guide will transmit the history that surrounds this mysterious and enchanting enclosure, visiting the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Intihuatana, the royal precincts, the temple of the Three Windows , the cemeteries and the whole city approximately for 1 hour 50 minutes. After the guided tour, you will enjoy free time to explore the area on your own, take pictures, relax or meditate; This beautiful citadel was built next to the mountain Huaynapicchu if you wish you can visit, but let us know in advance as there are only 400 spaces per day, and we need to make the reservation in advance. After the tour we will descend to the town of Aguas Calientes to find a place for lunch in one of the various restaurants and make purchases. In the afternoon, we will board the return train to Ollantaytambo station, upon your arrival and depending on the train reservation, our collaborators will wait for you to transfer you to your hotel in the city of Cusco.
Night in Cusco at chosen Hotel.
DAY 5: CUSCO – NEXT DESTINY
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport or land terminal at the scheduled time.
End of our services.
Included/ Not Included
- Transfers Airport – Hotel – Airport.
- 03 nights of lodging in Cusco in chosen Hotel
- 01 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes in chosen hotel
- Tour inside the City (General tourist ticket is required to enter the archaeological centers *)
- Moray Tour, Salt mines
- Tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. (General tourist ticket is required to enter the archaeological centers *)
- * General Tourist Ticket this is for the City Tour, Sacred Valley and Moray
- Join the Qoricancha this is for the City Tour.
- Join Salineras this is for the tour of Moray.
- Roundtrip train Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
- Entrance to Machu Picchu.
- Bus up and down Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu.
- Professional guides
- Advice during the entire trip
- Food: 04 breakfasts, 01 buffet lunch.
Ő D = Breakfast L = Lunch BL = Box lunch D = Dinner
- Air flights
- Feeding not mentioned.
- Additional nights due to bad weather or other causes.
- Entrance to Huaynapicchu Mountain (US $ 25.00 dollars, passengers have to request in advance since there are only 400 spaces per day).
- Personal care ítems.
- The rate shown in the upper part is 2 people minimum.
- The hotel is based on double or triple accommodation depending on availability.
- If you want the room for a single person ask for the simple supplement.
- The student discount upon presentation of your ISIC Card US $ 39.00
- The discount for the Andean Community (Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia) US $ 25.00.
- Discounts for Peruvians US $ 79.00.
- All tours are in shared groups of 22 to 26 people.
You Need To Carry:
- Shirt with short and long sleeves.
- A warm coat
- Waterproof jacket.
- Wear shoes or light shoes or tennis shoes.
- Camera or video camera.
- Sun glasses.
- Cap or better hat
- A small backpack for your daily outings.
- Always have 20 soles in coins, for any emergency.
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