Day 1: City Tour + 04 Ruins
(am) Flight Lima/Cuzco.
Arrival in Cuzco, reception and transfer to the hotel.
(14:00 pm) Starts the city tour of Cuzco by bus, visiting the main Square, the cathedral and the Temple Of the Sun or Koricancha; take a pleasant walk in the bohemian district of San Blas, house to the most re-known craftsmen of Cuzco, visiting 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. Then we contine passing by the Hatunrumiyoc street where you can appreciate the twelve-angled stone.
Then drive out of the city to visit the inca sites of kenko, tambomachay, Pucapucara and the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman, built strategically on a hill overlooking Cuzco; famous for its enormaus carved stones joined with astounding precision to form the outer walls. Some of these stones stand over 9m/3oft.tall, and weight over 350 tons. Overnight at the hotel in Cuzco.
Day 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas
(09:00 am) This travel called "The sacred valley of the incas" is a succession of pictures que towns, agricultural terraces and archaeological sites. We'll have the opportunity to bargain with vendors or stroll at the pisaq's typical indian market, with a catholic mass service on sunday (celebrated in Quechua, the native language).
Buffet lunch in a good restaurant in the sacred valley.
In the afternoon pass through Calca and Urubamba towns to arrive to the Inca fortress and citadel 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 Inca empire, and get a clear idea of the military strategy against possible invasions.
On our way back to Cuzco we will visit the picturesque andean village of Chinchero where the remains of what was the royal hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui lies. Admire its well preserved Inca wall at the main square, visit the beautiful colonial temple built on Inca Foundations, with interesting frescoes on the portico.
Overnight at the hotel in Cuzco.
Day 3: Machupicchu
THE LOST CITY OF THE INCAS
(06:00 am) Transfer from the hotel to the train station for a 04 hours train ride to the famous Inca citadel of "Machupicchu", one of the most renowned examples of inca arquitecture, well known as "The lost city of the Incas", get down the train in Aguas Calientes station for a 20 minutes bus drive climbing a 6 KM of winding road to reach the marvelous citadel.
Upon arrival, guided tour of the citadel of Machupicchu, visiting the main plaza, the circular tower, the Sacred Sun dial, Intiwatana, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of three windows and various burial grounds. Then time free to stroll by the archaeological site, and have lunch at Aguas Calientes town.
Overnight at the hotel in Aguas Calientes.
Day 4: Aguas Calientes
Free morning in Aguas Calientes town in order to relax at the thermal springs there or come back to Machupicchu to appreciate it again and take some pictures.
15:30 pm train Machupicchu/Cusco.
19:30 pm Arrival in Cuzco and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel in Cusco.
Day 5: Aguas Calientes
Transfer from the hotel to the airport.
- Flight ticket Lima/Cuzco/Lima.
- City tour + 04 ruins(bus, guide, and entrance fee).
- Sacred valley of the incas tour (bus, guide, entrance and lunch).
- Machupicchu tour (bus, guide, entrance and train).
- 01 night of hotel in Aguas Calientes with breakfast.
- 03 nights of hotel in Cusco with breakfast.
- Transfers in lima and Cuzco.
- Tax and service.
- Meals not specified in the program.