Explore the wonder of Cusco, its streets, learn about the local culture visiting the communities that are in the Sacred Valley, Explore Cusco that brings together colonial and Inca architecture. Visit the beautiful colonial temples built on Inca foundations and the Lost City of Machu Picchu, during this incredible 2-day tour in Peru.
Cusco Airport Transfer
Depends on your flight’s arrival time
Upon arrival, reception and transfer to the Hotel in Cusco; where you are welcomed with a traditional drink coca tea (“mate de coca”) that will help you get used to the altitude – free morning to take a walk around the ancient capital of the Incas and to achieve a good acclimatization in front of the high altitude.
After lunch at 1:30 pm; The City Tour begins in Cusco including the Cathedral, Koricancha,
Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay. Our tour begins in the Plaza de Armas. We will enter the Cathedral of Cusco and see the beautiful wood crafts and colonial paintings that contain extensive Inca iconography. We will visit the Koricancha (Temple of the Sun) part in which the Santo Domingo Convent was also built. Legend has it that this temple was completely covered in gold, which impressed the conquerors upon their arrival.
Ascend to the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman and visit the great Inca wonder. This is the royal house where the Sun God was honored, younger gods were also worshiped. Admire this great structure and enjoy the magnificent landscape of the Cusco Valley with peace and tranquility. Next, we will visit Qenqo, the ancient temple of the Puma, inside you can see a sacrificial altar made of a huge stone.
In Tambomachay, you will see the ceremonial and sacred sources of life and health. Pucapucara safeguarded as the gateway to the city of Cusco and the Fortress of Sacsayhuamán. After a very detailed tour of the city of Cusco – we return to our accommodation at the Hotel.
• Food: Breakfast
Two days of excursion to Machu Picchu; Our representative will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and we will transfer to the Poroy train station, to enjoy a 3 ½ hour train ride to the town of Aguas Calientes, train class (Vistadome).
Upon arrival at the Aguas Calientes station, you will board a comfortable bus that will take us to the Sanctuary of the “sacred city”, Machu Picchu. Your expert guide will walk with you through the main archaeological sites of the Inca citadel. Stroll through the squares and climb the delicately carved stone stairs. The esoteric wisdom that Machu Picchu has considered as the new spiritual center of the world. There will be time to be alone and fully embrace this magnificent wonder of the world, allowing this unique experience in your life. After this great experience, you will have time to take a last walk through the areas that have most impacted you, to take the photos of the archaeological sites that you could not enjoy at the time.
Lunch at the Restaurant of the Santuary Lodge in Machu Picchu.
In the afternoon, take the bus back to Aguas Calientes – Night accommodation at the assigned hotel in Aguas Calientes.
• Food: Lunch
Buffet breakfast at the hotel, to enjoy the sunrise at the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu; Transfer very early at 5:30 to the bus station for the short trip (25 minutes) to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu be the first to enjoy the great sunrise in Machu Picchu, feel the energies and the great mystery that the citadel contains . Then we can climb the great mountain of Wayna Picchu (entrance to Wayna Picchu included in the price) and discover the beautiful landscape that is not close to heaven; from Wayna Picchu you can appreciate the immensity of the Sanctuary.
The ascent is not so easy but technically and with a good physical condition it will be easy. This pleasant experience begins at a height of over 2,000m. Then it becomes more pronounced, until the route becomes almost vertical, achieving great challenges and finally through small tunnels we will access the Sacred Mountain where you will have free time to walk around the summit, and take the most surprising photographs of the enigmatic Historic Sanctuary of Machu. Picchu, wonder of the World.
Then, you will have time to do any of the following activities by yourself (not included in the price):
1. 1. Visit Puerta del Sol; opportunity to walk (approx. 1 hour) to Puerta del Sol (Inti Punku).
2. 2. Walk to Puente del Inca; where a dose of adventure is offered as part of your visit to Machu Picchu.
However, in this case, the adventure is a little less intense, but much more challenging because of the trails and roads on offer.
Then take the bus down according to the scheduled time, lunch at Aguas Calientes, Indio Feliz restaurant.
Train back to Cusco: In the afternoon we go to the Aguas Calientes train station to take the train back to Cusco – train class (Vistadome Class); Upon arrival at Poroy station, reception and transfer to your Hotel in Cusco.
• Food: Breakfast, Lunch
After breakfast, we will be picking you up from your hotel and will be transferring you to the airport.
• Food: Breakfast