Cusco Peru, better known as the imperial city of the Incas, in most cases is the destination that most travelers prefer, accompanied by the stunning views that you see on arrival, giving us to understanding that the trip we will make will not be in vain. The mystic sacred city is considered the capital of the Tahuantinsuyo Empire with a great historical and architectural legacy. Surrounded by green valleys with imposing tourist attractions, culture, tradition, and faith are still dormant. Known as the navel of the world for being the political and territorial center of the Inca Empire, the department of Cusco shows a striking geographical variety from natural mountain ranges and reliefs, to rivers like the Urubamba. The city of Cusco, located in the Andes mountain range at 3 399 m.a.s.l, was declared the Historical Capital of Peru, being an impressive sample of high Inca engineering whose main tool was stone.
Machu Picchu the Inca citadel, located in the middle of the tropical rainforest, at about 2,430 meters above sea level, was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1981 and a new wonder of the modern world in 2007, it is a fantastic architectural complex built in the time of the Inca Pachacutec in the middle of a great variety of flora and fauna. There is no simple way to explain the majesty that Cusco represents.
Huayna Picchu and Montaña Machu Picchu, are just as spectacular. These mountain are finding in top of the Machu Picchu citadel from there the scenary views are amazing. Only discovered in the 20th century, Machu Picchu is considered one of the most important pre-Columbian sites at all.
This region gathers history, modernity and adventure with a mystique that wraps from the Cusquenian Main Square to the most distant places of it. Cusco Peru Travel Tour gives you the opportunity to discover this magical city, the extraordinary Sacred Valley of the incas and the famous Humantay Lake.
Day 01: Cusco City Tour
Day 02: Sacred Valley of the Incas
Day 03: Machu Picchu
Day 04: Humantay Lake Trek
Day 05: Departure Day
Service Level: Comfortable accommodations, meals, private transport, and comfortable tourist-class, activities.
Physical Rating: Easy walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Not too challenging.
Age requirement: 2+ / All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Accommodation: Hotel*** 4 Nights.
Meals: 4x breakfast, 2x lunch,
Transportation: Transportation by private van, 1x train (Expedition Class).
Specialist in Trekking Expeditions for international tour operators.
Highly experienced english speaking guide.
Best lodging is included
Welcome to Cusco Peru Travel. Our representive will be waiting for you at the airport for your transfer to the hotel in Cusco. Upon arrival at the hotel, you will check into the hotel and rest. Good time for a coca tea.
In the afternoon, City Tour in Cusco is the perfect start to your visit and your experience with the Andean culture. The first day of your arrival is very recommended to make this city tour, our agency organizes this tour every afternoon. They are picked up from your hotel between 1:00 p.m. and 13: 20hrs. You will have a guided tour through the center of the city of Cusco, visit the Main Square, the Cathedral, the Temple of the Sun Qoricancha-Santo Domingo, then go out to visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay , returning to the city between 18:00 hrs. and 18:30 hrs. What you will see?:
The Qoricancha Temple
This tour starts at approximately 08:00 hrs. and ends at 7:00 p.m. approx., we pass by your hotel, to have a guided tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, over the Vilcanota River, for a panoramic view of the Inca citadel of Pisac and visit the typical Indian market of Pisac , where we will have the opportunity to learn about the customs of its inhabitants and haggle prices with sellers, then we go to the city of Urubamba, traveling along the Vilcanota river,to discover Ollantaytambo. In the afternon, train to Aguas Calientes. Our representative will be waiting for you in the train station and transfer you to the hotel in Machu Picchu. Between 19:00 and 20:00, our guide brief you on your Machu Picchu tour.
Picturesque village located in the foothills of Intihuatana hill (place where the sun is moored), has the best andean system achieved by the Incas in all the Andes. Near the village is located the Picac Archaeological Park, Inca archaeological sites, finely assembled polished stone constructions, citadel, towers, military fortresses, astronomical observatories, etc. Highlights the Inca cemetery, the largest in all of America. Every Sunday the Sunday party is celebrated, headed by the caciques or chiefs of Ayllus carrying their varáyoc and typical costumes, folk dances and mass in Quechua. Also every Sunday is the "catu", which is the native trade fair for the exchange of agricultural products in which barter prevails, a living custom of a purely Inca character. Every Thursday and Sunday the "Pisac Traditional market" is held in the Main Square, the handicrafts fair, among which stand out beautiful textile crafts, sweaters, ponchos, bags, etc. and the ceramic crafts with reproductions of Inca archaeological pieces, the queros (ceremonial vessels), necklaces, etc. This fair is attended by craftsmen and indigenous merchants from many towns to stock and trade their products.Pisac is located 32 km. (20 miles) from the city of Cusco, 2,972 m.a.s.l. (9,751 feet).
The legend tells that Ollantay (the titan of the Andes) of plebeian origin, loved the princess Cusi Coyllor (cheerful star) daughter of the king Inca Pachacútec, who was in disagreement with this love. Pachacútec sent the princess to a house of Virgins, Ollantay tried to kidnap her from there, without success and managed to flee. From the fortress that Ollántay had in command he rebelled against Pachacútec, and after bloody battles he was defeated, but Pachacútec's generosity made him spare Ollantay's life. The foundation of Ollantaytambo is attributed to Ollántay, and the military fort that protected this area of the valley, strategically located between two mountains, prevails. Today you can see this fortress, and also the rich Inca archaeological sites, formed by the temple to Inti (sun god), the Incamisana, the baths of the Ñustas (princesses), the chullpas of Cachiccata, a group of terraces symmetrically staggered and very steep on the side of a hill. At the top of the archaeological complex stand out six monoliths of enormous size, assembled with incredible precision, which have mysterious engravings of Inca iconography motifs. The current town of Ollantaytambo, has many houses built on the foundations of the ancient Inca town, where native inhabitants live rooted in ancestral customs. The complexity and beauty of the Inca buildings and the contemporary people, the immense agricultural complex, great administrative and social center, religious and military, is considered by many scientists and historians as one of the most important living museums in the world. Ollantaytambo is located 97 km (60 miles) from Cusco, 2,846 m.a.s.l. (9,337 feet). Train station to Machu Picchu.
Picture: Archaeological center of Pisaq
Wake up early and bus up to Machu Picchu for the guided tour of Machu Picchu. Then you will explore the lost Inca City site.
In the afternoon, you will catch the train back to Ollantaytambo, there our driver will be waiting for you and transfer you to the hotel in Cusco. Finally our driver will drop you off in your hotel.
This route is ideal for nature lovers who do not have many days but who will find spectacular landscapes, with exotic flora and fauna along this adventure hike through beautiful valleys and white mountains especially the Humantay lagoon considered one of the mountains and most sacred lagoons in the region. We will go through their respective hotel to pick them up between 4:45 and 5:00 am and then travel by private transport to the town of Mollepata located in the lush valley of the Apurímac River. After a well-deserved breakfast to fill us with energy we will continue our trip to Soraypampa (3900msnm) after a short break, we will begin our trek to Humantay lake located at 4200mt 13779 feet, after the ascent of 1 hour and 30 min approximately we will be able to appreciate such a wonderful place and we will return to our camp to have our lunch with beautiful panoramic views of the snowy peaks and later they will be transferred to our city of Cusco.
Depending on the month and place you visit Cusco - Peru, you can expect from very heavy rains to intense heat. In addition, temperatures are often different in the day and at night. It can be very hot at times and quite cold for the night, so it's good to have some clothes for both types of weather. Chek the list: