Enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experiences as you discover the ancient Inca culture. Explore the capital, heartland, and ancient wonders of the most important historical and cultural sites surronding Cusco. Take a trip back in time to explore and marvel among these sacred landscapes!
DAY 01: PLACE OF ORIGIN – LIMA (CITY TOUR / ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM)
DAY 02: LIMA – CUSCO (CITY TOUR)
DAY 03: CUSCO – PISAQ – URUBAMBA – OLLANTAYTAMBO – SACRED VALLEY
DAY 04: SACRED VALLEY – AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU
DAY 05: MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
DAY 06: CUSCO – LIMA
DAY 07: LIMA – PLACE OF DESTINATION
PLACE OF ORIGIN – LIMA (CITY TOUR / ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM)
Arrive at scheduled time. Pick up and welcome at the airport. Transfer and accommodation at the hotel.
In the afternoon, at a proper time we will have a city tour visiting the Historical Center: Plaza San Martin, Plaza Mayor, Government Palace, Cathedral, Archbishop’s Palace, City Hall, etc. Convent and Church of San Francisco, with monumental assembly of colonial art; its Chorus and Library of the monks; Sacristy with paintings of Zurbaran and Rivera; Big Patio of the Main Cloister, Moorish arches and Catacombs, underground crypts from the colonial era. Modern Lima: The tour continues through the more traditional Residential Areas: El Olivar de San Isidro, Central Park of Miraflores and Larcomar, ended with a spectacular panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. Finally we will visit the Archaeological Museum
LIMA – CUSCO – RECOCIJO PLAZA – CATHEDRAL – QORICANCHA – WHITE CHRIST – SAQSAYHUAMAN- QENQO
Transfer from Lima hotel to the airport. Arrival in Cusco. In the afternoon we will have a City Tour of Cusco visiting the main tourist areas in the city, such as, the Cathedral, Plaza Mayor, passing through various traditional streets. Also we will visit the Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun) and we will continue our route visiting Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay and completing our journey in Pucapucara.
CUSCO – PISAQ TOWN Y ARCHEOLOGICAL COMPLEX – URUBAMBA – OLLANTAYTAMBO – SACRED VALLEY
Breakfast and pick up from hotel. We will begin our tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas where we will have brief stops for photographing cultural elements and landscapes on our way to the first visit point, Pisaq. We will stop at the viewpoints of Qorao – Taray where we will have a fantastic view of the valley and river Willcamayu . Once in in Pisaq we will appreciate the colorful village and we will have a guided tour of the archaeological complex. Continuing our journey we will get to Urubamba where we will have our buffet lunch.
After lunch, we will follow our tour until we arrive in the living Inca town of Ollantaytambo, where Incas still live and whose urban planning is purely Inca. We will visit the archaeological complex of Ollantaytambo where we will visit the religious, astronomical and military complex. Also we will see how the ancient Incas moved stone blocks of nearly 60 metric tons from one mountain to the other. We will finsh our journey with the transfer to the selected hotel.
SACRED VALLEY – AGUAS CALIENTES – SANCTUARY OF MACHU PICCHU
After breakfast, early in the morning we will go to the station to board the train heading to the town of Machupicchu. Pick up at the train station and then we will board our bus to the Sacred Citadel of Machu Picchu (travel time approx. 25 minutes). Once we get to the Inca Citadel we will have a guided tour visiting main attractions, streets, plazas, ceremonial centers and stairways. After that we will have some free time to take pictures of memories in the archaeological complex. Optional hike to the mountain of Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu. At the indicated time we will return to the village where we will have a buffet lunch. Rest of the afternoon free for personal activities or relax in the hot springs or hiking around the village.
MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
After breakfast at indicated time we will board our train back to Cusco, which will be a fantastic trip with marvelous scenic beauty of the place. Arrival at the train station and transfer to selected hotel. In the evening we will enjoy a show of typical dances of Cusco, where we will appreciate art and customs expressed in varied repertoire.
CUSCO – LIMA
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport. Domestic flight to Lima and transfer to the hotel. Free day for personal activities.
LIMA – PLACE OF DESTINATION
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Departure by scheduled flights.
|505 ft||Lima||Cusco||686 mi|
|11.154 ft||Cusco||Sacred Valley||58 mi|
|9.350 ft||Sacred Valley||Machu Picchu||46 mi|
|7.972 ft||Machu Picchu||Cusco||104 mi|
|11.154 ft||Cusco||Lima||686 mi|