Day 1: Arrive to Cusco & City Tour
Day 2: Maras Moray, Salineras and Weaving Process in Chinchero
Day 3: Sacred Valley, Incariy Museun and Train to Aguas Calientes village
Day 4: Visit Machu Picchu & return to Cusco
From Your Hotel of Cusco.
7 am, after breakfast at your hotel.
At the airport in Cusco, upon arrival, our representatives will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel and help you check in and provide you with the necessary information about restaurants, money exchange, etc. The rest of the morning will be free for acclimatization.
In the afternoon at 13:00 pm, we will start the archaeological City Tour of Cusco, in this tour we will visit the main Cathedral of Cusco, inside it houses a large collection of architectural works of Spanish Baroque style.
Then we will visit the Temple of Coricancha, also known as Temple of the Sun, where the Spaniards built the Church of Santo Domingo over one of the most important Inca temples.
Then, we will leave the city towards the four archaeological sites, such as Sacsayhuaman, where the Inti Raymi (Festival of the Sun) is recreated every June 24, the most popular celebration of Cusco, then we will visit Qenqo, Tambomachay, and Pukapukara (famous Inca Baths).
The day tour ends at approximately 6:30 pm.
Around 8:00 am after breakfast we will depart to Salineras, where salt has been extracted since Inca times as a means of economic exchange, people still exploit this.
Then we will continue to the archaeological center of Moray, where we can see the magnificent Inca agricultural laboratory, formed by four amphitheaters, circular stones superimposed at a depth of approximately 150 meters. We will also visit Maras, during the colonial times it had its importance because of the large Jesuit community installed there, you can see carved wooden doors that belonged to the priests.
We will then head to the weaving village of Chinchero, where we will see some Inca terraces, used to grow potatoes. We will also see a colonial church on top of the Inca palace. Finally, we will visit a textile center called Tupay where they will explain the process of Andean weaving followed by a delicious lunch prepared by them.
Finally, we will back to Cusco city, where you will be transferred to your hotel.
At 08h00 in the morning is the departure to the famous Vilcanota River, better known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas. On the way, we will stop to have the explanations of our guide the Inca sites and to observe the landscape, the mountains.
We visit the archaeological site of Pisac, with its huge Inca terraces for agriculture, the extensive constructions over the valley such as temples, houses, altars, etc., and then we head to the traditional market (only on market days), there you will have free time to interact with local artisans, or to buy handmade souvenirs.
Then we will continue to the Inkariy Museum, where we will learn about the amazing history of the most important cultures of Peru, where we will see life-size models and mannequins of the pre-Inca cultures such as: Caral, Chavin, Paracas, Nazca, Mochica, Lambayeque and Chumi. Then we will head to Urubamba to enjoy a delicious lunch.
After lunch, we drive to Ollantaytambo, the Inca town with remarkable canals, stone streets, where the Inca architecture is still preserved. We visit the incredible temples with huge blocks.
Finally we will travel by train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes for 2 hours, where you will be transferred to your hotel, and enjoy a delicious dinner at a tourist restaurant, and then prepare for the visit to Machu Picchu.
To make the visit to Machu Picchu perfect, we will leave early, at 5:00 am to avoid the large groups of tourists and enjoy a spectacular sunset over the mountains of Machu Picchu.
We will go by bus to reach the citadel of Machu Picchu, this short trip takes 25 minutes through some mountainous features and breathtaking views.
Finally we arrive to Machu Picchu, where you will have two hours of explanations with our guide, during the explanation you will visit the viewpoint, the Intiwatana located at the top of the citadel, the temple of the sun, the temple of the condor, and other important sectors.
After the visit, you will have free time to explore the rest of the citadel on your own. At the recommended time you should return to Aguas Calientes for lunch and take the train back to Ollantaytambo. From Ollantaytambo, you will be transferred to your hotel in Urubamba or Cusco.
Here is What is Included in the price.
This tour can be done at any date throughout the year. Departures are 100% guaranteed with a minimum of 2 participants.
The Included Hotels are listed here and ares based on two in a room, remember for a single room there will be an additional cost.
To book you have to deposit the required amount through Paypal and the personal data of all participants. Only with this we will be able to confirm your booking.
Deposit required: US$ 200 per person.
Balance: The remaining balance can be paid in advance via Paypal with an additional 5% fee, or you can pay in Cusco with cash without taxes before the tour starts.
These mountains can be visited after finishing the guided tour to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
These extensions can be included in your tour, each requiring an additional day.