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Classic Cusco and Around 4 days/ 3 nights

History mixed with magic and fun in the city of Cusco, sometimes written Cusco or Qosco. The capital of the Inca Empire of Tawantinsuyu, known  at the time as  the “Navel of the World.” It is considered the archaeological capital of America and a Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Without a doubt, it is the most important tourist  destination in Peru and possibly in South America, due to the majestic citadel of Machu Picchu.
The history of our country can be summed up on the streets of this city. One only has to see it to  appreciate the mixture of culture, people, customs  and the architecture that are merely an example of the passage of the different periods, from pre Inca to the present day, thus bringing  together the history of Peru in one single place.
Cusco is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World: Machu Picchu, the most important expression of the Incas’ technology and work effort in stone. In addition to a great variety of archaeological sites, history and  culture, Cusco is  one  of the  best places to do  all kinds of  tours  such as: trekking, rafting, biking, cultural tour  and much  more.

ITINERARY

DAY 1: CUSCO CITY TOUR – SACSAYWAMAN – NEARBY RUINS

Upon your arrival to Cusco you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel. There you will receive a short briefing having the rest of the morning at your leisure to rest and acclimatise to the altitude.  In the afternoon, we will pick you up at your hotel and we will start to visit the Imperial Cusco City, a living example of the mix of Andean and Spanish cultures. Then we continue our journey visiting the Santo Domingo Convent built over the Koricancha, as well as the ancient Inca Palace and the main worship centre of the Sun God. You will have time to enjoy these beautiful sights; after we proceed to visit the archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman with its military Inca architecture which dominates the city. Finally we go to the archaeological sites of QenqoPucapucara and Tambomachay, located in the north east of the city.  We take you back to your hotel in the early evening.  After time to rest, you will experience Cusco by night in one of the many terrific restaurants surrounding the main square or Plaza de Armas.

Meal: Dinner
Accomodation: Hotel (options to suit all budgets)

DAY 2: CUSCO – PISAC – MORAY – SALT MINE – OLLANTAYTAMBO

We pick you up at your hotel and drive in our private transport towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas, taking the direct route to Pisac. We will stop on the way to have a classic view of the Urubamba valley, with crops dressing the mountains like carpet. Then arrive at the colourful market of Pisac, where we will have free time to interact with the local craftsmen or to purchase their hand-made souvenirs. Afterwards we will go to thearchaeological site of Pisac where we will enjoy the great and unique ancient tombs, terraces, watch towers and the religious area. Having lunch in Urubamba and continuing our journey to the archaeological site of Moray also known as “The Greenhouses of the Incas”, which is unique and fascinating. Different levels of terraces are carved into a huge bowl, part of which was further excavated by the Incas. The terraces have varied microclimates depending on how deep into the bowl they are, and so they were thought to have been used by the Incas to discover the optimal conditions for their crops. We proceed on our journey to the colonial town of Maras, where we start a little hike downhill to the pre-Inca salt mine. Thousands of salt pans have been used for salt extraction since before Inca times. A hot spring at the top of the valley discharges a small stream of heavily salt laden water, which is diverted into salt pans and evaporated to produce a salt that is used for cattle licks. Finally we drive toOllantaytambo, where we spend the night.

Meals: Breakfast & dinner.
Accomodation: Hotel (options to suit all budgets)

DAY 3: OLLANTAYTAMBO –  AGUAS CALIENTES

After a delicious breakfast, we will visit the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo, attractive town of Inca origin with remarkable channels and Stone Streets. In its high side, one rises to an impressive ceremonial centre of cult to the water and fortress that guarded the access to the inferior part of the valley. On the other mountain side, we can admire impressive ancient storehouses. After time to explore and enjoy this great sight, we take ourtrain to Aguas Calientes having great views of the Sacred Valley. We spend the night in our hotel.

On this day! There is the possibility to ride 47kms on a Mountain Bike through the Andean communities. Watch the video!

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.
Accomodation: Hotel (options to suit all budgets)

DAY 4: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

After a very early breakfast we leave our hostel to take the bus, for the journey up to Machu Picchu ruins.  We will visit one of the most important energetic centres of the world: Machu picchu. The 3 hour guided tour will take us into the history around this mysterious and charming place.Afterwards we have plenty of time for further exploring, taking photos and the option to climb Wayna Picchu Mountain or go up to the Sun Gate.Then we head back to Aguas Calientes for a buffet lunch. Later in the afternoon we return by train to Ollantaytambo or Poroy; then you will be transferred by van to Cusco, arriving in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast – Buffet lunch

 

INCLUDES

  • All private transports
  • Four days private tour
  • Admission tickets to all the Incas’ sites
  • Professional guide for four days.
  • Expedition train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Three nights in hotel with private room, bathroom and breakfast included.
  • Delicious meals (3Breakfasts/1 Buffet lunch/3Dinners).
  • Round trip bus ticket Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu
  • Personal assistance

NOT INCLUDES

  • Food and beverages not specified in the itinerary.
  • Other services not specified in the program.
  • Ascend of Wayna Picchu
  • Last night hotel in Cusco.
  • Tips

WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU BRING

  • Small backpack.
  • Warm clothes and light pants. Not jeans.
  • Layers for variable temperatures especially at night.
  • Camera, extra film & batteries.
  • Sun protection: sunscreen: sun hat: sunglasses.
  • Scarf and woollen hat
  • Insect repellent.
  • Rain gear or rain jacket.
  • Bathing clothes for the hot springs (optional).
  • Original passport and ISIC student card if is applicable.

 

RESERVATIONS

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Please keep in mind that significant price reductions are available for groups. All our tours are fully guaranteed, departure every day. Contact us for more information for the tour that you are choosing, or to begin customizing your own itinerary. recommendations:

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