Day 01: ARRIVAL TO CUSCO. CITY TOUR IN CUSCO AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES
Arrival to Cusco, welcome and transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
PM, around 13:00hrs will begin the city tour and nearby archaeological places: visit the Cathedral, Santo Domingo and Koricancha (Inca temple). Continuing the tour to the nearby ruins: Sacsayhuaman, the building was probably used for religious purposes but, due to its location and style, the Spanish and contemporary writers assumed it was a military structure, continue to Qenko or “labyrinth” is considered a sacred place in which ceremonies were performed in honour of the Sun, the Moon and the stars. – Puka Pukara Its role would have been a “Tambo” or a place of rest and lodging. Finally visit Tambomachay that would probably had an important religious role, linked to water and the regeneration of the earth, return to Cusco. Accommodation.
Day 02: SACRED VALLEY TOUR (B,L)
On 10-hour tour, you will be picked up at your hotel early in the morning and head out on a drive to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will visit the archaeological site around Pisac and the picturesque Pisac market. This is the shopping paradise of the valley, where bartering is still practiced. Enjoy the unique atmosphere and take a break for a buffet lunch in a local restaurant in Urubamba.
In the afternoon, you will visit the Inca fortress and citadel at Ollantaytambo. The fortress was built to guard the entrance to this part of the valley, and protect it from possible invasion from the tribes of the jungle. Take a walk along the quaint streets of the town and get a good idea what the strategic military, religious, and agricultural center was like during the days of the Inca empire.
You will transfer to your chosen hotel in Sacred Valley.
Day 03: MACHU PICCHU TOUR (B, L)
Early morning, we will pick you up from your hotel, and transfer to the train station, to board the train to Aguas Calientes.
After 1:40 hours trip approximately, you will arrive to the village. Where you will be meet by our representative, to assist you to transfer to the bus station, to board the bus to Machu Picchu. After 30 minutes trip you will arrive to the entrance to Machu Picchu declared a Natural and Cultural Heritage to Humanity, best example of Incan architecture. Built in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, the city appears to have been sculpted, straight from the rocky slopes, besides offering visitors a spectacular landscape. The site also exhibits important endemic biological diversity in flora and fauna, after the tour, you will board the bus back to Aguas Calientes, return to Cusco by train, overnight at selected hotel.
Day 04: TRANSFER OUT /… (B)
Breakfast. At according time, transfer to the airport.