This travel package is tailored to visit the most representative places in Cusco region such as Machu Picchu, Pisac, Tipon, Pikillaqta, Sacsayhuaman, Ollantaytambo and Moray archeological sites in addition the antique church of Andahuaylillas, salt ponds of Maras and the zoo of lamas, alpacas and vicuñas.
DAY 01: Cusco City arrival
At your arrival to Cusco Airport you will be picked up to transport to your hotel; you will have free day in Cusco city to enjoy the City and its surroundings it to tolerate and get over the altitude sickness.
DAY 02: City tour – Pisac − Cusco
We’ll pick you up from your Hotel for a tour of half day, beginning upon nearest archeological site of Cusco city such as Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo, Pukapukara and Tambomachay where you will get a short hiking around each archeological place then we continue our driving to the colorfull Andean village of Pisac where is located the archeological site of Pisac “Pisaq” which lie atop a hill facing to the valley. The existing buildings are disperced along a huge mountain divided into four groups: P’isaqa, Inti Watana, Qalla Q’asa, and Kinchiraqay which includes temple of the Sun, altars, water fountains, astronomic observatory, shelters and agricultural terraces; complemented by the local artisan market a perfect place to get the souvenirs, you will also find a large choice of jewelry and silver-ware store.
DAY 03: Tipon – Pikillaqta − Andahuaylillas
Early pick up to drive over southern of Cusco city to visit the large complex of Tipon which consists of wide agricultural terraces irrigated by a network of water channels. Very impressive is the irrigation system in Tipon and is a show of Incas skills and knowledge about the hydraulic engineering. Then we continue the tour visiting the archeological site of Pikillaqta which is still well preserved and belongs the Wari culture, a pre-Incas community. Afterward we go to Andahuaylillas town where is located a singular catholic church of colonial age built at seventeenth and eighteenth century.
Day 04: Cusco – Sacred valley
visit to the Sacred Valley of the Incas where is located the amazing typical town of Chinchero where the families are still keeping the traditional way and mores of weaving and local weavers will be willing to teach you the traditional mores, skills and the system of textiles industry then a walking at around the archeological site where there is a good view of the terraces and cultivation fields.
Later, we will get the archeological site of Moray; they are circular terraces shape and have peculiar stairs among terraces. The purpose and function of those terraces served as an agricultural laboratory used by the Incas then we continue driving down to the salt evaporation ponds, located in Maras town, salt has been obtained since pre Incas time till now a day it is obtained by evaporating salty water from a local subterranean stream. The highly salty water emerges at a spring, a natural outlet of the underground stream. The flow is directed into an intricate system of tiny channels constructed so that the water runs gradually down onto the several hundred ancient terraced ponds.
Afterward, we will arrive to Urubamba town to have lunch (we recommend buffet restaurant where you can enjoy a mixture of Peruvian dishes plus vegetarian options).
Afterwards, we will get to Ollantaytambo, where we take a walking at around the archeological sites which consist of terraces for agricultural purposes, temples, storages and palaces plus the plaza. We spend the night here.
Day 05: Ollantaytambo – Machupicchu − Cusco
Very early in the morning will take two hours train from Ollantaytambo station to Aguas Calientes town to visit Machupicchu the best known archaeological site on the continent and the well preserved where you can observe the magnificent technique and finest style of Incas architecture.
It is high 7,973 ft above sea level and combined with adjoining forest and Wilderness Park, the “historical sanctuary”, as Unesco describes it, covers more than 116 square miles. It’s composed of temples, terraced hills, storages and plaza the city was built under Pachacutec and Tupac Yupanqui kingdom.
You will have some free time to explore the site on your own, to relax, or to meditate. At the agreed-upon time, you will return to Aguas Calientes town to take the train back for around two hours till Ollantaytambo or 3hours 30 minutes to Poroy Station, where you will be you will be picked up and transported to your hotel in Cusco.
Day 06: Transport to Cusco airport
Some more free Time to go shopping and organize your stuff. At the agreed-upon time you will be transported the airport for next destiny.
- All the transfers and transportation (Airport pickup and transfer to the hotel, hotel pick up to start the tour and transfer to your hotel at the ending of each tour.
- Round trip bus from Aguas Calientes town to Machupicchu,
- Round trip train service from ollantaytambo to Aguas Cientes town.
- Professional English speaking tour guide.
- Hotel in Ollantaytambo town.
- Entrance fee to Machupicchu.
- Entrance to the Salt mines of Maras.
- Entrance to the Church of Andahuylillas.
- Tourist ticket “boleto tusitico” entrance fee for many of the most popular places of interest in Cusco can only be made using a Tourist Ticket. This ticket allows you entrance at many sites in and around Cusco and cost S/ 130 Soles “Peruvian currency” (US$ 48 aprox) and 70 soles for students with an ISIC card (US$ 26). The ticket is valid for 10 days and allows entrance to 16 places which are:In the city of Cusco: Museum of Regional History (Museo de Historia Regional), Museum of Contemporary Art (Museo Palacio Municipal de Arte Contemporaneo), Koricancha Museum (Museo Arqueologico Koricancha), Museum of Popular Art (Museo de Arte Popular), Native Music and Dance Centre (Centro Qosqo de Arte Nativo), Pachacutec Monument (Monumento Pachacutec).Out the city of Cusco: Sacsayhuaman, Q’enko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray, Pikillacta, Tipon.
- Meals (restaurants will be recommended according your requirements)
- Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu Mountain (US$ 25.00). Spaces are really limited and goes very quickly.
- Hotel in Cusco city
- Flight ticket
WHAT TO TAKE
- Original Passport.
- Student card (ISIC Card if you are student).
- A backpack (for daily and personal items).
- Rain jacket, umbrella or rain poncho (rains even on dry season).
- Short pants for confortable walking.
- Water bottle.
- Walking and confortable shoes.
- Binoculars for bird watching.
- Mosquitos repellent and sun block.
- Hat, gloves, scarf, wool socks, sandals.
- Cash to tip the crew and buy drinks and snacks. (Peruvian currency).
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