Program City Tour Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu – 4 Days / 3 Nights.
Pick up from your hotel at approximately 1:00 p.m. to start our tour. From the Plaza de Armas of Cusco where our visit the imposing cathedral. After taking the tour with your guide through the Church, we will continue to walk with the group through a beautiful Inca road between the Plaza de Armas to Qoricancha or Sun Temple. In the Qoricancha you can see the combination of Inca culture and Catholicism and will have the opportunity to differentiate both construction methods. The main temple of the Incas where you can see the skill of the Inca culture in each of its precincts and observe their skill with stone and perfection of style.
From the Temple of the Sun or Qoricancha you walk with your guide to Av.El sun, where the bus will be waiting to leave the city and visit the majestic Sacsayhuaman. That’s where we have the explanation of the place and it was in Inca times, then you will have free time to take pictures and discover more about this wonder.
we will go to Qenqo, another of our Incas places where we can see the altars of the Inca period, immediately headed to Puca Pucara beautiful place good location and design and finally headed to Tambomachay, water temple with stunning water sources. After the explanation your tour guide you will have time to take pictures. After the service we went back to the city of Cusco, where the tour ends at the Main Square of this form is closer to your hotel and you can enjoy the Cusco night
Day 2: Ollantaytambo Pisaq.
We leave the city of Cusco at 8.30 in the morning heading towards AWANA court, a small Textile Center located about 35 minutes from the city of Cusco, where we can see some Andean camelids such as llamas, alpacas and vicunas. There you will have time to take pictures with them. You will also see some of the Andean products working people of our Valley community, you can also do some shopping for clothes with material of actual alpaca.
We finished the visit to this center we headed Pisaq where we will make our first visit to the archaeological site. In Pisac we will see magnificent buildings Incas, like the ancient Architecture and Engineering impressive Inca temples that will leave you breathless. Our tour of the archaeological site of Pisac is to last about 2 hours, then we visit the local market more colorful and traditional in Pisac where you can buy traditional textiles at low prices.
After our tour of the market, we continue our journey to the beautiful Sacred Valley. This area also known as the breadbasket of the Incas and yet still produces large quantities of maize in different sizes and colors on the terraces Incas. Our next destination is Urubamba, this place will arrive at approximately 13:00 pm to enjoy a delicious meal with products from the valley. (Lunch not included) in one of the local restaurants. From Urubamba are just 30 minutes to reach the last Inca ruins known under the name of Ollantaytambo or (Inca Palace). This is the only living Inca city, style and cobblestone streets that make us go back in time and imagine what living in this area, Ollantaytambo was built with pink granite rocks and is another great example of the Inca skill is still preserved. It is here where we can see the second largest rock Inca times, (90 tons) was used as part of the Sun Temple. After guided you will have time to take pictures and walk around the area. It is at this point that we left the group to take the train towards Aguas Calientes, the trip takes about 2 hours.
Day 3: Maras – Moray – Chinchero.
Today breakfast will be at 6:30 am. After breakfast, we head to the salt mines of Maras. This mine was extremely important to the Incas as it was their supply of salt and salt still provides up to today. There are about 3,000 salt pools that are owned by local farmers and which have become the main economic activity of all the locals who live nearby. These salt mines as well as being historic and useful, are really beautiful.
After the mines, we will go to Moray is an Inca archaeological site. The Incas used Moray as a way to study agriculture. They built terraces and experimented with different plants to see what grew best depending on the temperature. You will see in the different terraces of Moray in each cultivated what grew best in them according to the Incas studies.
After Moray, we head to Chinchero. Chincheros will see some Inca terraces that were used to grow potatoes. The Incas discovered that at this point 3,700 meters / 11,500 feet, was the perfect place to grow potatoes. They grew much production of potatoes that were able to provide this amazing product to all the Inca civilization. Also here we see a unique colonial church that was built on top of Inca palace by the Spaniards. Then visit the last textile center and you will have your last chance to buy some gifts here.
then return to Ollantaytambo. Where you can enjoy one of the restaurants in town and where they enlist to take the train to Aguas Calientes. We will take you to your hotel where you should go to sleep early and get ready for your most important day, a visit to Machu Picchu.
Day 4: Machu Picchu.
Early in the morning we went to the bus station where you can take one of the buses that will take us to the Citadel of Machu Picchu, and are only 30 minutes and they run every 10 minutes. If you do not want to take the bus, but if you prefer walking along the Inca Trail, just let them know your guide so that He can show you the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, which takes about 1 hour 20 minutes approx.
In Machupicchu your guide will be waiting for your tour of 2 hours and then will have extra time to explore the ruins on your own. To view Huaynapicchu can walk, you can also go to the most famous place of Machu Picchu, La Puerta del Sol, 1 hour or so if you want to get beautiful images of Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, at a reasonable time off at bus to the town of Aguas Calientes to eat and have adequate time to take the train back to the town of Ollantaytambo where a representative of our company will be waiting to return by bus to the city of Cusco.
Note: For admission to the Puerta del Sol is always available and is free. This is another way to walk and meet new areas where you can have great views of Machu Picchu.
If you want to make a visit to Huaynapicchu more spectacular views, you have to make a reservation in advance and visit this place is worth $ 25 per person.
It has an average duration of 45 minutes to get to the top and the ride is a bit difficult. The other option is Machu Picchu Mountain which is 1.5 hours up and is very challenging. This has a value of $ 15 per person. This is probably the most beautiful and spectacular of all the options, however all three options are charming and will be good experience
– Pick up at your Hotel
– All private tours with professional bilingual guides
– Bus transport in the city and along the Sacred Valley
– Visit the different archaeological sites.
– Tourist train service to Ollantaytambo / Aguas Calientes / Ollantaytambo.
– Pick up from the train station of Aguas Calientes and transfer to the hotel.
– Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
– Entrance fee to Machu Picchu.
– Tour Guide in English.
– Overtime free to climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu.
– Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
– Return ticket by train to Ollantaytambo and then by bus to Cusco and hotel.
The meals can be organized at the restaurant. Huayna Picchu / Machu Picchu Mountain ($25 / $15) All hotels during their stay in Cusco.
What to bring:
- – Small backpack
– Comfortable clothes and appropriate footwear (hiking boots or sandals recommended)
– Extra money for souvenirs such as handicrafts in the local market
– A camera with extra batteries
– Insect repellent
– Water to drink
– Scarf or a hat to protect your head from strong sunlight, which can lead to heat stroke
– A warm jacket for the evening
– Any medication needed
- – Student discount card ISIC CARD: $25
– Under 18 – $25
Price S / Hotel Per Person: $665
Price C/ Hotel per person: $ 825