Day 1 Arrival
to Cusco and city tour
Upon your arrival to the city of Cusco, we will take
you to the hotel located in the historical center (hotel not included). After a rest to avoid
altitude sickness, the city tour starts visiting the most representative Inca sites.
You will explore the Koricancha, also known as the Temple of the sun. The Incan Empire
built this amazing place in 1438, however, it was almost complete destroyed
during the colonization. The temple’s architecture is incredible, made with
natural stones. Spanish colonizers used the building foundation to build the Santo Domingo Convent.
Then, you will go to Plaza de Armas to visit the Cathedral of Cusco, a marvel of the
religious art. You will admire this beautiful square, the main meeting point of
locals and tourists.
The tour continues to the nearby ruins located around
the city. Sacsayhuaman, situated
just 1.2 miles from the city center. This archaeological site is a majestic
place with impressive works in stone, some up to 120 tons.
You are going to continue the tour to the red fortress
of Qenqo, a religious center
dedicated to the adoration of the Earth. Then, we will explore Puca Pucara which was used as a
military control center and, finally, the temple of the water of Tambomachay, a center of adoration and
worship of water.
Later, we will drop you off at the hotel.
Day 2 Cusco -
Machu Picchu – Cusco
We will pick you up very early in the morning to go to
the train station of Poroy and begin an amazing full day tour to Machu Picchu taking
the train to Aguas Calientes. Enjoy the wonderful landscapes of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.
When we arrive to Aguas Calientes, we have a short
walk to the bus station and then a 30 minutes’ bus journey up to the entrance of Machu Picchu. Once inside,
you will receive a two-hour professional guided tour of the beautiful Machu
Picchu Historical Sanctuary followed by some free time to explore the area on
Machu Picchu is a UNESCO
World Heritage Site and one of the seven
world wonders. This place has a magic environment, and amazing fauna like llamas and bears. Also, it
is part of the Amazon Rainforest, so it is warmer than Cusco city and with
unique flora such as different kind
of trees and orchids.
If you wish you can visit Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu
Picchu Mountains (optional). After enjoying a magic time at the Lost City of the Incas, you will take
the bus down to Aguas Calientes.
Later we will board the train back to Poroy. Upon your
arrival to the train station, we will pick you up and take you back to your
hotel in Cusco (hotel not included).
Day 3 Depart
At the agreed time, you will be taken back to the
airport or bus station to catch your trip out of Cusco.