Explore the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu with this sojourn to Peru.
- Cusco city tour & surroundings
- Traditional Sacred Valley tour
- Train journey from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
- Tour Machu Picchu
Upon arrival at airport in Lima you will be met by your private transfer who will take you to your selected hotel with your guide.
After breakfast you will be met by your guide for private transfer from the hotel to the airport in Lima. Domestic flight Lima-Cusco. Private transfer from airport in Cusco to your hotel with guide
CUSCO CITY TOUR & SURROUNDINGS This excursion starts on the Main Square, known in Inca times as Huacaypata or “The Warriors Square”, this was the scene for many key events in Cusco’s history. The Cathedral, built between 1560 and 1664 with large stones of red granite taken from the Inca Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, is one of the most imposing structures in the city, It houses one of the most signiﬁcant collections of gold and silver work of the colonial period. You'll continue to Koricancha and the Convent of Santo Domingo. The Convent was built on the amazing Koricancha (or site of gold), the most important temple dedicated to the worship of the Sun and whose walls were covered with sheets of gold. This Convent was built on a foundation of polished stone structures, the most ﬁnely crafted in Cusco, taken from the Inca sanctuary. After visiting these sites in the city, you will drive to the nearby ruins of Cuzco, such as Sacsayhuaman Fortress with his immense walls of temples made up of huge stones distributed in a zigzag pattern, the red Fort Puca Pucara, Qenko Amphitheatre and Tambomachay, the Inca baths. After an impressive tour you will turn back to the hotel.
TRADITIONAL SACRED VALLEY The Sacred Valley of the Incas was undoubtedly a key area of settlement to the Incas. Its agreeable climate and fertile plains make a rare and fruitful combination for the high Andes. It was also the route to the jungle and therefore an area with access to the fruits and plants of the tropical lowlands. Today the Sacred Valley remains a lush agricultural region supplying the city of Cusco with much of its produce such as maize, fruit and vegetables. Sacred Valley The visit is including Pisac ruins, this archaeological complex built between the 10th and 11th centuries AD. Inca architecture continues to stun admirers with the technique used to build its enormous walls, palaces and turrets with stone blocks, all done without any type of cement or adhesive. Continue to Indian Market which attracts thousands of visitors and people from remote communities, dressed in colorful, traditional attire. In the afternoon, visit to the Ollantaytambo Ruins, named in honor of the chief Ollanta, who was famous for courting an Inca Princess daughter of Pachacutec. One of its best preserved areas, known as Hanan Hucaypata lies north of the main square and contains 15 states built with elegantly crafted stone walks. At the end of the tour, you will ﬁnally arrive to Chinchero. In this very well know textile village was located the hacienda of the Royal Inca, Tupac Inca Yupanqui, as well as a Colonial church built over the original Inca constructions, which had trapez oidal windows. After this tour, you will be transferred to your hotel. Lunch at Alhambra Restaurant in the Sacred Valley
Private transport from Cusco city to Ollantaytambo Station with guide. Executive Inca Rail train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes. Begin your journey by luxuriating in a comfortable seats and excellent service. Delight in the incredible landscape along the route to Machu Picchu, including towering mountains, snow-capped peaks, serpentine river, and the gradual change in vegetation to the point of entry to the magical rainforest that hosts the Inca citadel. Enjoy a variety of natural drinks on the house, prepared using Andean essences representative of the region. The hospitality of our staff will assure you of a fantastic experience along the way to the Aguas Calientes train station.
TOUR MACHU PICCHU Machupicchu was only re-discovered in 1911 by the explorer Hiram Bingham, this citadel is considered to be one of the most extraordinary examples of landscapes architecture in the world. Located in an enclave on the saddle of a mountain overlooking the deep canyon of the Urubamba River, in an area of lush tropical forest, it served as a place of worship, a site for star-gazing and a private hacienda of the family of the Inca Pachacutec. It consists of two main areas one agricultural, formed mainly by mountains and food stores, and the other urban, which is noted for its sacred zone with its temples, squares and royal tombs. The stairways and canals carved out of stone are recurrent throughout this remarkable archaeological site. Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In 2007, Machu Picchu was chosen as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Executive Inca Rail train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo. Private transport from Ollantaytambo station to Cusco city with guide.
Day at your leisure.
Private transfer from the hotel to the airport in Cusco with guide. Domestic flight Cusco-Lima
- Accommodation based on standard double room including breakfast
- Transfers, excursions, meals, entrances as mentioned
- Excursions and meals not mentioned in the program
- Travel Insurance
- Drinks, tips and personal expenses
- International/ Domestic flights