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Cusco Vacations Packages

Cusco Vacations Packages

Cusco, Peru's main tourist destination and one of the most important in the world, offers its visitors, in a unique and spectacular way, a rich historical and monumental legacy, located in a territory of mountains and multicolored valleys, forests and lush forests, beautiful lagoons and rivers. The department of Cusco is considered Cultural Heritage of Humanity and its main attraction The Natural Sanctuary and Citadel of Machu Picchu, declared one of the new seven wonders of humanity. Cusco Vacations Package offers the traveler to enjoy the thrill of outdoor tourism, in an environment of beautiful landscapes, dazzle with the testimonies of the Inca architecture, admire the artistic richness of the colonial churches, overwhelm with the penetrating sound of the pututos or sacred conches , enjoy the most beautiful sunrise in the world on the heights of three crosses, feel and live the live cultures in Cusco communities or experience the flavor and aroma of a tasty pachamanca or a delicious baked pork. Mystic sacred city, 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 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.  

Quick Itinerary

Day 01: City Tour 

Day 02: Sacred Valley of the Incas

Day 03: Rainbow Mountain Trek


Highlights of Cusco Vacations Packages:

  • Visit Cusco; Discover the beauty of  the Main Square, the Cathedral, the Temple of the Sun Qoricancha - Santo Domingo, and then go out to visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Qenko, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay.
  • The City Tour in the city of Cusco will allow you to know the most impressive archaeological and religious tourist places of the cosmopolitan city of Cusco, Peru.
  • A City Tour in Cusco is the perfect start to your visit to Machu Picchu and your experience with the Andean culture.
  • Touring Cusco "Navel of the World", it will take approximately half a day; The City Tour allows you to visit some of the most impressive attractions of the city and surroundings
  • Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas, see its wonderful Andean landscapes, where its inhabitants, natives of the Quechua ethnic group, conserve many customs and ancestral rites.
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas, known by the Incas as Willcamayu, the beautiful valley extends from the town of Pisac to Ollantaytambo, along the Urubamba River.
  • The Sacred Valley of the Incas is located at 2,800 masl, 600 meters below Cusco, and enjoys one of the best climates of this region, temperatures during the day vary between 19 ° and 24 ° C.
  • Surprise yourself with a destination without equal: the Walk to the Mountain of 7 Colors of a day.
  • The Vinicunca mountain, known as the 7 Colors Mountain or Rainbow Mountain, offers you a dreamlike landscape by having the seven colors of the rainbow stacked one on top of the other.

Interesting Info:

Day 1: City Tour Cusco

On the first day of your arrival it is advisable to make City Tour, our agency organizes this tour every afternoon. They are picked up from your hotel after 1:00 p.m. 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, and then go out to visit the ruins of Sacsayhuamán, Kenko, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay , returning to the city between 18:00 hrs. and 18:30 hrs.You will visit:

  • The Cathedral of Cusco: We start the tour visiting the Cathedral of Cusco, the church of the "Sagrada Familia", and the church of Triunfo - Cathedral of Cusco 
  • The Qoricancha Temple: Then we visit the Qoricancha temple, the highest expression of Inca architecture and engineering. The Temple of the Sun or Qoricancha, is also currently the Convent of Santo Domingo. 
  • Sacsayhuamán: The impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman is strategically built on a hill from where you can see all of Cusco. It is famous for its huge carved stones, some of which are 9 meters or 30 feet high and weigh more than 350 tons. 
  • Q'enqo: Located four kilometers northeast of the city of Cusco, it has the archaeological groups of Q'enqo Grande and Q'enqo Chico. Etymologically, it means labyrinth or zigzag, served a purely religious function, being on the outside a semicircular amphitheater with trapezoidal niches and a monolith that simulates a puma which is approximately six meters. 
  • Puka pukara: Puka pukara means "red fortress", because the calcareous stones with which it is built have acquired the reddish coloration of the terrain, very abundant in iron. It is alleged that it had the function of protecting Tambomachay, an important palace in the Inkario. But that, in turn, for its architectural layout and the existence of fountains, aqueducts and multiple enclosures, was a "tambo" that is, a collective shelter that offered inn and food to travelers, as well as the entourage that was to accompany to the Inca in his retirement in Tambomachay. 
  • Tambomachay: Tambomachay, is located about 8 kms. north of Cusco and very close to the ruins of Puka Pukara, it is an archaeological site that was dedicated to the worship of water and so that the head of the Inca Empire could rest. This place is also called Baths of the Inca. It consists of a series of aqueducts, canals and several waterfalls that run along the rocks. The surprising thing about this is that from a main waterfall, the Incas created 2 secondary waterfalls, which are exactly the same. That is, if one places two empty bottles, one in each waterfall, the two are filled at the same time.

 

Day 2: Sacred Valley Tour

This tour starts at approximately 08:00 hrs. and ends at 7:00 p.m., 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, returning to Cusco between 18:30 and 18:40 hrs .You will visit:

 

  • Pisac Archaeological Complex: The archaeological complex of Pisac, is located on the top of a mountain from where a good part of the Sacred Valley is dominated. This wonderful place is formed by groups of platforms and architectural structures scattered on the slopes and at the top of the mountain, Pisac is one of the most beautiful monumental centers of the valley because it combines the landscape with the impeccable finish of its buildings.    
  • Pisac Handicraft Market: Located 30 km from the city of Cusco, the main square of Pisac houses this market, a colorful and lively place, where the most famous Cusco handicrafts made by Andean hands are exhibited, among the crafts, textiles, ponchos, bags, etc. stand out. , and the ceramic handicrafts, which are reproductions of Inca archaeological pieces, such as the queros (ceremonial vessels), necklaces, etc. This fair is attended by traders and inhabitants craftsmen from many villages, dressed in their typical costumes.  
  • Ollantaytambo: Lunch at a local restaurant in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. In the afternoon we visit the Fortress y Citadel of Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to this part of the valley and protect it from possible invasions of the inhabitants of the jungle. We will have the opportunity to walk through the streets of the town and thus have a clear idea of ​​how this military, religious and cultural center was during the Inca Empire.

 

Day 3: Rainbow Mountain Trek

Early, around 04:00 hours, the hotel pickup in Cusco to make the trip to Qollasuyo / Pampachiri, southern part of the ancient Quechua (Cusco), which was an important part of the Tawantinsuyo (4 ancient regions of the Incas ) - from the beginning we will travel for 3 hours approx. in transport, we will first pass through the village of Checacupe, then continue through Pitumarka, and then we will arrive at Pampachiri, where we will start the trek, after a brief talk, we will begin our trekking at the foot of the Ausangate mountain, a climb of approximately 2 hours to the highest point of the colored hill, during this journey we will have the opportunity to see the different varieties of South American camelids, come to the red hill, we will have time to take pictures of this enigmatic place. After continuing with the 2 hour walk down and back to the morning (Pampachiri), then we will go by car, we have a stop where we will have lunch, finally we will return to Cusco, where we will arrive at 7:00 p.m.

THIS TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Transfer from the airport to your hotel 
  • Tourist transportation for all the tours 
  • Professional bilingual Tour Guide 
  • Buffet lunch in Urubamba Town the 2nd day  
  • Pre-trek briefing for Rainbow Mountain Trek (Our guide will visit your hotel a day before the trek for your briefing); 
  • Meals: 01 x Breakfast, 01 x Lunch for Rainbow Mountain trek
  • Small emergency Oxigen bottle 
  • First aid kit

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Tourist ticket to the Cusco City Tour U$ 22
  • Entrance fee to the Cathedral U$ 8 
  • Entrance fee to the Qoricancha Church U$ 5 
  • Traveler's insurance
  • Tips to local staff
  • Extras not mentioned

What to bring in my Cusco vacations?

The rainy season includes from November to March: The climate in this period is characterized by the heaviest rainfall in the year. While these do not happen throughout the day, it is important to prevent their effects with the right clothes. This is the dress you should take on your trip: 

  • Waterproof coat. 
  • Waterproof vest. 
  • Cotton shirt 
  • Windbreaker 
  • Waterproof pants. 
  • Leggins (for women). 
  • Cotton socks. 
  • Trekking shoes. 
  • Gloves 

It is not advisable to wear shorts or skirts due to the mosquitoes that are in place. If you are traveling with children, it is important to carry a baby carrier and light, warm clothes. 


The dry season includes from April to October: The climate is characterized by being warm, of a pleasant temperature. The rains can happen although much less frequently than the rainy season. This is the right dress you should wear at that time during your visit to Cusco. 

  • A hat. 
  • Shirt or cotton blouse. 
  • Detachable pants 
  • Leggins (for women). 
  • Cotton socks. 
  • Trekking shoes. 

 

 

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