Mystical 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. 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. As well as places like Choquequirao, Sacsayhuaman, Qenko, Tambomachay, Ollantaytambo and especially Machu Picchu, architectural jewel built with the wisdom of the ancient Incas that served as political, religious and administrative center of the time. 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. The department of Cusco also has several tourist attractions such as the Sacred Valley, considered the center of production of the best grain of corn; the Neighborhood of San Blas, called the Artisans' Quarter because it houses renowned popular artists of the city; Maras, a place that has salt mines that were used since the Incas; Paucartambo, a town that still maintains its ancestral Andean culture.
Day 01: Cusco City Tour
Day 02: Sacred Valley of the Incas / Machu Picchu
Day 03: Machu Picchu
Day 04: Departure Day
The words are not enough to describe Cusco, just visit it and let yourself be trapped by the telluric air that is impregnated in streets and houses combined with history and modernity.
Our awaited City Tour in Cusco begins with the pick-up of our passengers from their hotels and then we head to the first place to visit. The Cathedral of the city of Cusco that has in its walls artistic treasures of incalculable value, you will be impressed .Then we will visit the temple of Qoricancha (temple of the Sun) the maximum expression of Inca architecture and engineering, nowadays it is also the Santo Domingo convent. We continue with our guided tour to the archaeological center of Sacsayhuaman which means "hawk satisfied" in this place highlights the construction with huge blocks of rocks in addition we will have an impressive view of the entire city of Cusco. Now it is time to visit Qenqo, which means a labyrinth or zigzag, where an amphitheater is found in the semicircular part. We continue our tour to Puka Pucara "red fort" which is built with stones of that color tone. Finally we will visit Tambomachay archaeological site that was destined to the cult to the water this place is considered also baths of the Inca. Our tour ends at approximately 6:30 p.m.
We begin this long-awaited day with the picking you up from your respective hotels to start our travel at 7:20 a.m to the Sacred valley, where we will visit the taray viewpoint from where we will have an unparalleled view of the entire Sacred Valley of the Incas, after We will arrive in Pisac where we will visit the artisanal center of said town as well as the archaeological zone, Therefore we will arrive to Urubamba where we will have a well deserved buffet lunch after having enjoyed the delicious lunch we will go to Ollantaytambo where we will visit the ruins and finally we have the town of Chinchero where the remains of the royal treasury of Túpac Inca Yupanqui in this place we will get to know the colonial temple of Chinchero.
We began our tour with the pick-up of our passengers from their hotels two and a half hours before the departure of their train. We will drive you in our mobility to the town of Ollantaytambo from where the trains depart. Arrived in Ollantaytambo you will have to board your train to be driven to hot waters, where our transfer will be waiting to take you to the main square of the town, after this you will have time to go to breakfast. Upon your return we will board the bus that will take you to Machu Picchu. After arriving at Machu Picchu we begin with our tour, you will have your guided for 2 hours through the main parts such as the temple of the sun, the three windows, the urban area, etc. At the end of the tour you will have time to learn more and take pictures. Then you will have to get off in the bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes to enjoy an exquisite lunch. In the afternoon you will board your train and our car will be waiting for you at your arrival in Ollantaytambo to bring you to the city of Cusco.
Suggested clothing may vary according to the weather on the day of your trip; we recommend you check the weather forecast; however, know that in Cusco you can go from a clear sky to a heavy rain, in just minutes. We suggest you to carry:
These elements are quite useful to enjoy your visit.
We know you will not forget your cell phone, so we will not include it in the list.
Most of these things can be purchased in Cusco but you may want to bring your own for your convenience.