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Cusco, Sacred Valley, Aguas Calientes y Machu Picchu

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Cusco, Sacred Valley, Aguas Calientes y Machu Picchu


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Day 1: Cusco City and vicinity.

Welcome and we pick you up from Cusco airport and transfer you to your hotel. Tour the magical city of Cusco and the Inca sites around the city. Beginning in the Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Puka - Pukara and finally Tambomachay. Overnight in Cusco.

Day 2: Sacred Valley-Pisac – Ollantaytambo – Chinchero.

The tour starts by picking you up from your hotel at 8:00 AM to tour the Sacred Valley. We will visit the Pisac village famous for its handicrafts, and the archaeological site. At noon, we will have lunch in Urubamba, then visit Ollantaytambo and end our visit in the village of Chinchero, which is known for its textiles. At 6:30 PM, we will return to Cusco.

Day 3: Cusco – Aguas Calientes.

Early morning, we embark on a journey to Aguas Calientes. We will have spare time so we can walk around the village, discover the beauty of Mandor Falls or enjoy the hot springs.

Day 4: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco.

Early in the morning, after breakfast board the bus to take us to the Archaeological Center of Machu Picchu. High in the mountains you will learn from its history and architecture and especially feel the awesome energy that only Machu Picchu provides. Overnight in Cusco.

Day 5: Cusco - Airport.

At the appropriate time, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Includes:

• 03 nights hotel in Cusco.
• 01 night Hotel in Aguas Calientes
• Entrance to all tourist destinations mentioned in Cusco (tourist ticket - Cathedral and Qoricancha) and entrances to Machu Picchu.
• Train ticket to Aguas Calientes and back.
• Bus ticket to Machu Picchu and back.
• All Private Transportation (train station and airport.)
• Tours Cusco Valley Bus.
• Guided group. Professional English – Spanish Guide
• Lunch in the Sacred Valley - Day 2.

Not included:

• Food. Other services not mentioned.

Full itinerary

Day 1: Cusco City and vicinity.

In the afternoon, at approximately 1:00 PM, we will meet at the hotel and start our city tour. Starting with the Cathedral of Cusco, we will find in its walls priceless art and treasures, which is considered by many the most beautiful works of art in South America. Afterward, we will visit the Qorikancha. This wonderful temple is considered sacred because it harbored priests of the Inca Empire that were in charge of worshiping, Inti, the Sun God. We will then continue our tour of the archaeological centers located around the city of Cusco. Starting with Sacsayhuaman, the Quechua name means "satisfied falcon" which was built with huge stone blocks. At the time of the Incas, it was called the "house of the sun" and was a religious center of great importance in local tradition. Afterward, we will visit, Kenko, Quechua word meaning "Labyrinth" coined by the Spanish for its labyrinthine underground galleries and small canals carved zigzag. We will continue our tour visiting Puka-Pukara, called the Red Fort, which is built with stones in that tone of colour. And finally, we will arrive at Tambomachay which was an Inca temple to worship the water.
Our tour ends at the Plaza de Armas of Cusco, at approximately 6:00 pm.

Recommendations:
After the tour, stroll through the Plaza de Armas and surrounding areas, where you can appreciate the work of the Cusqueñian artisan craft stores. Grab a bite at the famous Peruvian cuisine restaurants nearby or relax on the park benches of Plaza de Armas and then take a photo there for memories to last during the warm weather in the afternoon, despite the cold nights of Cusco. And if you like the night around the square you will find many nightclubs and bars filled with tourists and locals who expect to have fun with good music and drinks.

Our tour includes:

• Information prior to the tour.
• Entrance to all tourist destinations mentioned (tourist ticket - Cathedral and Qoricancha).
• All transfers in tourist bus.
• Guided group. Spanish - English professional guide.

Not included:

• Food. Other services not mentioned.

Day 2: Sacred Valley - Cusco – Pisac – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes.

Breakfast at the hotel. At 8:00 AM pick up from your hotel and start visiting the archaeological site of Pisac located 45 minutes from Cusco by private transport. Pisac give you an idea of advanced knowledge achieved by the Incas in architecture. As in other Inca constructions, some studies show that this was not a fortress but a kind of "real estate", property of Inca Pachacutec, consisting of platforms, domestic and ceremonial structures and aqueducts that provided the water for agriculture. Another good reason to visit Pisac is its traditional market where you can find some unique and authentic memorabilia.
At noon we head to the town of Urubamba where we will have lunch, a buffet where you can enjoy the delicious Peruvian cuisine. Urubamba was one of the main agricultural centers of the Inca Empire. Currently here the best corn in the world is harvested during the rainy season and the valley own fruits abound, such as peaches, cherry tree, quince, strawberries, among others.
In the afternoon, we will visit the fortress of Ollantaytambo, which was a strategic military, agricultural and religious center to manage and control the Sacred Valley of the Incas; the constructs were presumed to be used for agricultural, as well as for military. Walls and watchtowers (probably to protect them from jungle ethnicities). This archaeological site comprises a series of superimposed terraces, showing impressive and large stone blocks finely carved and placed on the upper deck. Way back to Cusco visit the town of Chinchero, known as the city of the rainbow, discover the church of Our Lady of Monserrat built in 1607 on Tupac Yupanqui Palace, also see terraces and craft market.

Recommendation:
We suggest suitable footwear, you will climb stairs with many steps. Bring a small backpack, camera, wear a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a water bottle. In Pisac, do not forget to try the delicious empanadas, and purchase an artisan souvenir/memorabilia. In Urubamba enjoy a delicious buffet lunch where we invite you to try the corn of Sacred Valley.

Includes:

• Entrance at the archaeological site of Pisac, Ollantaytambo.
• Shuttle Bus.
• Guided group. English and Spanish speaking professional guide.
• Buffet lunch at the Tunupa restaurant.

Not included:

• Other services not mentioned.

Day 3: Cusco – Aguas Calientes

We pick you up from your hotel at 6:00 AM to take you to the station and board the train which passes through the Sacred Valley. The view is beautiful and you can see snow-covered mountain tops, small towns and the Urubamba River that will guide us on the trip. At approximately 11:00 AM arrive to Aguas Calientes. Free during the afternoon we can perform many activities like climbing the mountain of Putucusi, visit the falls of Mandor, or relax in the hot springs of Aguas Calientes, you can also stroll through the village and see the passage of the Urubamba River make its way through the jungle. Overnight in Aguas Calientes.

Includes:

• Private transportation by bus from Cusco to the train station in Poroy or Ollantaytambo.
• Ticket train, round trip from Poroy or Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes.
• Hotel in Aguas Calientes.

Not included:

• Food.
• Other services not mentioned.

Day 4: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco.

Early breakfast at the hotel. At 5:50 AM, we will go to the bus station to board the Archaeological Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, the journey will take 25 minutes and we will finally get to appreciate the breathtaking sunrise. At 8:00 AM we start the tour by guiding you to know better the history and architecture of Machu Picchu. Marvel at the Inca buildings and the natural environment that surrounds it. The tour will last approximately two hours and at the end you will have until 12:00 PM to rest and freely explore Machu Picchu.
In the afternoon we will have until 3:00 PM for lunch, enjoy the hot springs of Aguas Calientes and visit the town. At 4:00 PM we board the train to Poroy. Arriving at approximately 7:00 PM, we pick you up from the station to transport you to your hotel in Cusco. Hours may vary based on the outputs of trains. Recommendations: Arrive half an hour before the time of train departure.
In Machu Picchu we climb many stairs, use appropriate shoes for a hike. We suggest that you carry a small backpack, a camera, wear a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a water bottle. After the guided tour you will have free time at Machu Picchu so enjoy the magical moment, appreciate the wonder, open your arms and recharge your energy. - You can also visit the thermal baths of Aguas Calientes.

Includes:

• Transportation by bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo or Poroy station and back.
• Train ticket from Poroy or Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and back.
• Bus ticket Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu and back.
• Entrance to Machu Picchu.
• Guide service group. Spanish - English professional guide.

Not included:

• Other services not mentioned.

Day 5: Cusco - Airport.

At the appropriate time, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

 

Offer price

SPECIAL OFFER UNTIL THE MONTH OF JUNE 2015

Price per person base on double rooms – minimun 2 people
Tren Expedition –  Incasita B&B or  Midador de Santa Ana B&B in Cusco - Inti LLaqta – Las Rocas in Aguas Calientes US$ 525.00
Tren Expedition – Hotel Madison B&B or Hostal Tika Wasi en Cusco - Marco Wasi Hotel in Aguas Calientes US$ 578.00
Tren Expedition – Casa Elena or El Puma Hotel 3*in Cusco - Killa Inn 3* in Aguas Calientes US$ 615.00
Tren Expedition – Hotel San Agustin Internacional 3* in Cusco - La Cabaña 3* - Inti Punku Hotel 3* in Aguas Calientes US$ 658.00
 
LUXURY HOTELS AND PRIVATE TOUR SERVICE 
Price per person base on double rooms – minimun 2 people
Tren Vistadome Panorámico  MARRIOT 4* in Cusco - SUMAQ 5* in Aguas Calientes US$ 1444.00
Tren Vistadome Panorámico ARANWA  5* or INKA TERRA 5*in Cusco - INKA TERRA 5* in Aguas Calientes US$ 1783.00
 
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