Day 01: Pick up from the airport - City tour Cusco
RECEPTION: We will be waiting for you at the airport with your name on the poster of our agency to offer you a pleasant welcome, after that, we will transport you to your hotel.
We pick you up from your hotel and start to visit the historical center, Plaza de Armas (Main Square) In Inca times; it was called “Huacaypata,” a Quechua word meaning a place of meeting or of weeping. It was an important ceremonial site, where the Festival of the Sun was celebrated each year. It was also the site where Francisco Pizarro proclaimed the conquest of Cuzco. With the arrival of the Spanish, the plaza was transformed: they built stone arches and erected the buildings that still surround it nowday.
- The cathedral
- The koricancha
- Sacsayhuamán archaeological
- Qenko anfitheater
- Puka pukara fortress
- Tambomachay temple of the water
Day 02: Sacred Valley of the Incas
The Urubamba Valley, better known as El Valle Sagrado de los Inkas (the Sacred Valley of the Inkas), is a relaxed and incomparably beautiful stretch of small villages and ancient ruins spread across broad plain and rugged mountain slopes northwest of Cusco. The magnificent Inca ruins found from Pisac to Ollantaytambo and beyond — some of the finest not only in Peru, but also in all of the Americas — are testaments to the region’s immense ceremonial importance. The Incas built several of the empire’s greatest estates, temples, and royal palaces between the sacred centers of Cusco and Machu Picchu, positioned like great bookends at the south and north ends of the valley.
Through the valley rolls the revered Río Urubamba (called the Willcamayu by the Inkas; today it is also called the Vilcanota in one section), a pivotal religious element of the Inkas’ cosmology. The Incas believed not only that the flow of the Urubamba was inexorably tied to the constellations and the mountain peaks, but also that the river was the earthbound counterpart of the Milky Way. With the river as its source, the fertile valley was a major center of agricultural production for the Inkas, who grew native Andean crops such as white corn, coca, potatoes, and other fruits and vegetables in expansive fields and along spectacularly terraced mountain slopes. The valley continues to serve as a breadbasket for Cusco, providing grains, peaches, avocadoes, and much more.
Even though the villages of the Sacred Valley, stretching about 100km (62 miles) from Pisac to Ollantaytambo, are highlights of many tourist itineraries and are coveted by hotel developers, they remain starkly traditional. Quechua-speaking residents work the fields with primitive tools and harvest salt with methods unchanged since the days of the Inkas, and market days — although now conducted to attract the tourist trade as well as intervillage commerce — remain important rituals.
We begin picking you up in your hotel at 08:00 and start completely guide tour to lovely Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Day 03: Cusco / Chachabamba / Wiñayhuayna / Aguas Calientes (Private service)
Early in the morning 3:30 A.M t0 4:00 A.M.from the main square next to the cathedral will pick you up in our comfortable bus going to the train station of Ollantaytambo, where we board Train 6:10 A.M. to follow the route of the Urubamba river until km 104, the route of the train where arrive around 7:30.am.in that place the tour guide will wait. Where we cross a footbridge to begin our trek at the archaeological site of Chachabamba (2150 m). After a brief visit to this fascinating archaeological complex with fountains and water channels, we began the ascent of approximately four hours to take us to enjoy a panorama of the great valley, and then go through a fence to the complex cracked impressive archaeological Wiñaywayna (Forever Young). We rise to the largest and praise instead of the Inca Trail passing through a chain of ceremonial baths and elegantly curved or convex platform. Continue immediately after a mountainside and a lush rain forest filled with giant ferns and the diversity of broadleaf plants. Immediately thereafter, through a door (inti punku or door of the Sun) and our view is a majestic natural beauty and unforgettable work left behind by our ancestors, a twisting gorge and forested peaks. We crossed the final half hour, down the road that will be able to estimate the altars and buildings, so as they pass through the heart Machupicchu. Later we took the bus that took us to the city of Machu Picchu that people in 30 minutes, and spend the night in a comfortable hostel.
Meals: Box Lunch-Dinner
Estimated Walking Time: 6-7 Hours
Day 04: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes – Cusco (Private service)
We woke up early for breakfast and go about 30 minutes by bus to Machupicchu archaeological complex, where we enjoy a spectacular view of the city enigmatic. Our visit last about 2 hours all around the archaeological complex as precincts, plazas, and fountains, sacred temples, urban and agricultural sector. Later you will have free time to visit the archaeological After our visit we return to Aguas Calientes around 2:00 pm,We recommend to eat the lunch in Aguas Calientes the are many Local restaurants. Finally we take the train 18:20 pm to return to Ollantaytambo- Cusco, where we expected our transport to get to regocijo square Cusco, after 4 hours of travelling by train, by bus.
Day 05: Maras - Moray – Salineras
The Moray circuit is located between Chincheros and Urubamba district in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Moray was possibly an Inca agricultural research center where experiments were conducted at different heights crop, the arrangement of its platforms produces a variety of microclimates taking the center of the concentric circular terraces higher temperature and decreasing gradually outward lower temperatures, thus being able to simulate up to 20 different types of microclimates.
We pick you up at your hotel at 08:30 in our tourist transportation will travel by the way of Chinchero (3783msnm) on a trip approx. 50 minutes, then take the way to the village called Maras (3383msnm). Where we’ll visit in this place a typical streets, we also have the opportunity of tasting chicha corn local drink. Then will taking in our transportation 30 minutes later we arrive at the archaeological site of Moray (3499msnm) important agricultural system construction. Here we will visit for about one hour and then we will visit the salt mines (Salineras) where salt is extracted in artesanal form. Finally we return by the same route to get to the City of Cusco, arriving aprox at 14:30hrs.
Day 06: Free day - Cusco
According to the departure time of your flight, this day can be used to make purchases of souvenirs or handicrafts that you can take, as well as the Andean products that are the Cheese or the famous Oropesa bread or also known as Chuta, etc. You can also visit some museums that the entrance is free with the BTG ticket.
The transfer to the Airport or Terrestrial Terminal, will be a few hours in advance to carry out the procedures and boarding bags at the Velasco Astete airport agency.