The perfect combination to see the full extent of Cusco, visiting places full of historical, cultural and ethnographic content. discover a city alive with attractions on every corner, suck the magic of its history, go trough valleys and places where time has stopped, people rooted with customs and authenticity, art expressed in many ways, taste delicious food with fusions and unreleased flavors ... simply an exquisite destination and unforgettable journey into the land of the Inkas. Welcome !!
Pick-up at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Free morning.
Tour in Cusco city:
13:30 departure from the hotel. We will go on a trip within the emblematic-of-Peru and ancient city, that will lead us to our first viewpoint, the Plaza de Armas, to enter Cusco main church, the Cathedral, in which we will appreciate the impressive work of this period artists in silversmith's, wood and gold leaf. We will enjoy ourselves with the monumental colonial paintings that contain extensive Inca iconography. We will continue towards the Koricancha or Temple of the Sun, on the bases of which was built the Santo Domingo Convent, which has one of the most beautiful towers in the city, in its whimsical style. According to the legend, one of the walls of this temple was laminated with gold, which impressed the conquistadors upon arrival. We will then head for the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman, the most impressive architectural sign of America. We will also visit the underground temple of Kenko, where the Inca used to have important ceremonies and rituals. Very near, we will see Tambomachay, the temple dedicated to water, famous area of spiritual purification for the ancients; the water sources and channels keep flowing as they were, more than 500 years ago. This excursion reveals us the Inca-Hispanic cultural richness, full of contrasts and hisorical values worth seeing.
Trip back to the hotel.
08:10 Departure from the hotel. We will take the road towards the Sacred Valley, and will arrive at PISAC a traditional village in the Andes, with a Hispanic influence. Its narrow and paved streets, houses mostly made of sun-dried bricks and tiled roofs, a church of the period with remains of the Cusqueña school, where the mass is still celebrated in Quechua, the Incas native language. They are now part of the appeal of this calm place. Every day, the artisanal market takes place; it is very entertaining, colorful and with diverse items going from textiles to ceramics, through woodworking, leatherworking, fabric, and many products that attract people's attention. At the same place, we will find the local market, and will have the opportunity to enjoy products brought from the fields, from vegetables to potatoes, through corn and the big variety of items of the region. We will see the Indian chiefs or Mayors of diverse nearby communities, who bring the village its typical ornaments and colors..
One of the singular appeals of the city is the bakeries; some of them are very old, and you will find there wheat bread, and the well-touted cheese-and-onion empanadas (pies) that are a delight for the visitors.
We will drive as far as Urubamba, to enjoy a lunch buffet, with varied, fresh and delicious food, in an old farm.
In the afternoon, we will visit one of the most emblematic places of the Sacred Valley, the Inca village of OLLANTAYAMBO, where the time has stopped. This is one of the few villages of South America that still has its original plan, since it was built, more than 500 years ago. The descendants kept on living in the remains, large houses and Inca palaces. At the pass, we will find canals and sources of crystal-clear water still noisily flowing through the ancient streets. In the superior part of the village, we will visit the terraces, the Inka temple, structures that are colossal due to the size of its stones. Breathtaking views for amazing pictures.
At dusk we return by a different route to learn more about this destination, we will ascend about 3,800 m, passing through fertile fields with varied green tones and from this point enjoy a beatiful sunset, the surrounding snow and unsurpassed scenery. We will stop at CHINCHERO a Colonial & Inka town , famous for its weavers, its square, narrow streets and the warmth of its people. Trip back to Cusco..Day 3:The lost city of Machupicchu
Very early in the morning, we will head for the station, to take a train that will take us to see one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A amazing trip through the sacred valley, along the most captivating and colorful landscapes you will ever see. During the journey, we will appreciate beautiful contrasts of ecological zones, and in particular the flora, which is very varied and colored. We will pass through fields, several Andean villages, situated in vast plains and valleys. We will arrive to Aguas Calientes station where our staff will assist us on boarding the bus to go up the winding road to the citadel, amid a spectacular view of the Urubamba River and its canyon. We will finally arrive to Machupicchu ,the Inka Citadel, let's experience a walk among the splendid remains, the squares, the temples, the mausoleums, the rooms used to store food, the stone canals, the fountains, the steps, and the sidewalks, that are harmoniously spread over the mountain.The Inkas had a very close bond with nature, and you'll get to understand the value of this extremely magnetic experience, energy is all around us. Un unforgettable moment that will stay in our retina for a long time. After a guided visit, we will have time to explore the citadel and have lunch at one of the local restaurants. In the afternoon train back to Cusco, transfer to your hotel..Day 4:Leaving transfer
At a convenient time, transfer to the airport or terminal for your trip back.
End of our services.
- Transfers airport / hotel / train station / Hotel / Airport
- Hd City Tour & Nearby Archaelogical Sacsayhuaman sites
- Fd Sacred Valley: (Pisac Market & Ollantaytambo).
- Fd Machupicchu including train & bus ticket .
- Lunches at Sacred Valley Tour and Machupicchu.
Does NOT Include:
- HOTEL. Quote separately, depending on the type and category. (Contact us !!, we have the best options)
MARAS MORAY: Visit the Salt Mines of Maras : More than 3000 pools, where salt is extracted using traditional methods as 500 years ago. Moray: The enigmatic enormous circular terraces which were possibly used to study the effects of different climatic conditions on the crops. A unique place!!
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