Highlights: The City of Cusco, Sacsayhuaman Park, Qenqo, Pisaq with the typical market, and the archaeological part, Inca Fortress of Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu considered as a new wonder.
Take your family on vacation to new heights on this 3-day trip through Cusco and Machu Picchu. Stroll through the ancient streets of Cuzco, where the ghosts of history mix with the Inca culture. Then we will take a train trip through the clouds to the lost city of Machu Picchu to take incredible photos and enjoy an experience that you will never forget.
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 (“coca tea”) that will help you to achieve a good adaptation in the altitude free morning to take a walk around the ancient capital of the Incas or to achieve a good process of to air conditioning.
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 with an exuberant Baroque style of the 16th century, see the beautiful wood crafts with gold leaf 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. The chronicles say that this temple was completely covered with gold, which impressed the conquerors upon their arrival in the capital of the Empire.
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 old temple in honor of the Puma, inside you can see a sacrificial altar perfectly worked in a huge piece of stone. In Tambomachay, you will see the sacred ceremonial sources of life and health, finally we will visit the Pucapucara fortress, an important mandatory checkpoint before entering the city of Cusco or the Sacsayhuamán Fortress. After having enjoyed all this archaeological and cultural knowledge we return to the city of Cusco – Night of Accommodation in Cusco.
• Food: None
Note: It is recommended to arrive in the city of Cusco between 7 to 9:30 am
Breakfast at the hotel; Full day excursion to Machu Picchu; Our representative will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and we will transfer by tourist bus to the Poroy train station to enjoy a 3 ½ hour scenic train ride to Aguas Calientes in a very comfortable train next to the sacred river of the Incas the Willkamayu or Urubamba river, we will be able to appreciate the change of the landscape from the dry climate of the city of Cusco to the typical humid climate of the jungle, which is where the New Wonder of the World is located.
Upon arrival at the Aguas Calientes station, you will board a tourist bus that will take us to the “sacred city” of Machu Picchu. In the company of your expert guide you will participate in a guided tour of the Complex or Sacred City, visiting the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the most important known as Intihuatana, important for its great handling for Inca astronomy, it has a good state of conservation, generates a lot of admiration in our visitors, the temple of the Three Windows, houses, warehouses, the great central square; and the entire urban area with narrow passages that are surrounded by terraces or platform systems that give greater strength to the mountain. After the excursion, you will have time to stroll through the archaeological sites or sites that have most impressed you, taking the photo perhaps as the most important proof of your visit to this new wonder of the planet.
Then, you will have time to do any of the following activities by yourself (not included in the price):
1. Climb the Mountain of Wayna Picchu; For the more adventurous, climbing this great Mountain implies a great unique challenge for you. From where you will be able to appreciate the great immensity of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary, making your visit even more surprising.
2. Another impressive walk is to get to Puerta del Sol; great opportunity to walk (approx. 1 hour) and enjoy the great landscape, the Urubamba canyon, highly recommended Puerta del Sol (Inti Punku).
Lunch at the Restaurant scheduled in Machu Picchu, considered in the price of this program. Then take the bus down according to the scheduled time
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). Arrival at Poroy station, reception and transfer to your Hotel in Cusco.
• Food: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast at the hotel; Transfer to the airport to take the flight back to Lima and from there take the connecting flight home, thank you for your visit, end of our services.
• Food: Breakfast
All the transportation mentioned in the itinerary (tourist bus, etc.), hotel accommodation with breakfast, entrance to parks and places of cultural and tourist interest, guided visits and excursions mentioned, English / Spanish guide who accompanies the visitors during the excursions, all transfers, food, as indicated in the itinerary, Vistadome class train tickets.
Services not included
International flights, domestic flights, Airport departures taxes or fees (US $ 30 per person for international flights and US $ 6.5 for some domestic flights) visa procedures, excess baggage, additional nights during the trip due to cancellations of flights, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, laundry services, phone calls, messages, reconfirmation of flights and others of a personal nature, mandatory personal travel insurance and meals that are not mentioned, income to the Mountain of Wayna Picchu.