Day 1 – Arrival to Cusco & City Sightseeing Tour
Upon arrival, reception and transfer to your Cusco Hotel; where you’ll be welcomed with coca infusion tea (“mate de coca”) that will help you to get used to the altitude – free morning to take a leisurely walk around the ancient capital of the Incas or to acclimatize to the high altitude setting.
After lunch at 1:30pm; Cusco tour including the Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay. Our tour will beginning on to the Main Square of Cusco. You’ll enter the Cathedral of Cusco and see the beautiful woodwork and colonial paintings containing extensive Incan iconography. Visit the Korikancha (Temple of the Sun) on which the Santo Domingo Convent was built. Legend says this temple was completely gold coated, which impressed the conquerors upon their arrival.
Ascend to the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman and visit the Cuidadela. This is the royal house where they admired the Sun God but also worshiped younger gods. Admire this large structure and enjoy the magnificent landscape which brings peace and tranquility. Next, visit Qenqo, the old temple of the Puma. Inside you can see a sacrificial altar made of a huge stone. At Tambomachay, you’ll see the sacred fountains of life and health. Pucapucara safeguarded the city gates and the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman. The tour ends with a detailed visit of the city of Cusco – Overnight at Cusco Hotel
- Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 2 – Train to Aguas Calientes – Visit Machu Picchu
Two day excursion to Machu Picchu; our representative will pick you up from your Cusco Hotel and you’ll be transferred to the Poroy railway station to enjoy 3 ½ hour scenic rail tour to Aguas Calientes (Vistadome Class).
Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes station, you’ll board a small bus and head up to the ruins of the “sacred city”, Machu Picchu. Your expert guide will walk with you through the main streets of these amazing ruins. Stroll through town squares and climb delicately carved stone stairways. Esoteric wisdom holds Machu Picchu as the new spiritual center of the world. There will be time to be alone and fully embrace this magnificent wonder of the world, letting this once in a lifetime experience set in. After the tour you’ll have time to stroll around the Archaeological Site at your leisure.
Lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge Restaurant in Machu Picchu
In the afternoon take bus and back to Aguas Calientes – Overnight at Aguas Calientes Hotel
Day 3 – Sunrise at Machu Picchu & Climb Wayna Picchu Mountain/Back to Cusco.
Breakfast at the hotel, to enjoy Sunrise at Machu Picchu; early transfer at 5:30am to the Bus Stop for the short ride (25 minutes) up to the citadel of Machu Picchu at first time enjoy the magnificent sunrise of Machu Picchu and feel the energies and mystery of this citadel. Then climb Wayna Picchu Mountain (entrance to Wayna Picchu included in the price) and discover the beautiful landscape near of the sky; from Wayna Picchu Mountain you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, even more amazing being high and distant.
The climb isn’t technical, but it isn’t easy either. It’s quite strenuous, starting at an altitude over 2,000m. It gets steeper and steeper, until the route becomes almost vertical with rock-hopping over large borders and squeezing through small tunnels. Back from the mountain you will have free time for strolling through the ruins taking photographs and walking through the most amazing and enigmatic this wonder.
Then, you will have time to perform some of the following activities by yourself (not included in the price):
- 1. Visit the Sun Gate; opportunity to walk (approx. 1 hour) up to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku)
- 2. Hike to the Inca Bridge; the Inca Bridge offers a dose of adventure for your next Machu Picchu visit. However in this case, the adventure is a little less strenuous, but a lot more death defying.
Take bus down and lunch in Aguas Calientes at Indio Feliz Restaurant
Train back to Cusco: In the afternoon you’ll return to the train station in Aguas Calientes for the trip back to Cusco – train departure to Cusco (Vistadome Class); upon arrival to Cusco reception and transfer to the Hotel
- Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 – Transfer from your hotel to Airport.
- Meals Included: Breakfast