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.
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.
• Food. Other services not mentioned.
Day 2: Cusco - Machu Picchu - Cusco.
Very early, at 5:50 AM, we transfer you from your hotel to the train station. At 7:20 AM, we board the train that passes through the Sacred Valley to the village of Aguas Calientes. In Aguas Calientes, we take the bus to take us to Machu Picchu Archaeological Park, situated on top of a mountain. In Machu Picchu our tour guide will assist you to know better the history and architecture of the Inca City of Machu Picchu. Marvel at the buildings and Inca temples, beside the natural surrounding environment. After the tour we will have until 2:00 pm to roam freely Machu Picchu. In the afternoon, at 4:30 pm board the train back. Around 6:30 pm we meet you at the station and transfer you to your hotel in Cusco. Hours may vary based on the outputs of trains and train service you want to travel.
Arrive half an hour before time of departure. In Machu Picchu we will climb many stairs, use appropriate shoes. - We suggest a small backpack, camera, wear a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and a water bottle. After the guided Machu Picchu tour enjoy the magical moment, open your arms and recharge your energy. Visit the thermal baths of Aguas Calientes.
Information prior to the tour.
Transfers from Cusco to the train station in Poroy or Ollantaytambo.
Tickets Poroy or Ollantaytambo train - Aguas Calientes round trip.
Entrance to Machu Picchu.
Guide service group. Spanish - English professional guide.
Other services not mentioned.
Day 3: Cusco - Airport.
At the appropriate time, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.