DAY 01: LIMA – CUSCO
We will meet upon arrival and be taken to your selected hotel. You will have the remainder of the morning free to rest in your hotel in order to avoid altitude sickness. In the afternoon, we will visit the City of Cusco on a guided sightseeing tour visiting the Main Square, then we will visit the Cathedral of Cusco which has characteristics of Gothic, Renaissance Mannerist and Baroque. Flanked by two solid towers, side covers are mannerist, and central, discreetly baroque. The next place is The Temple of the Sun or Korikancha.
Then, we drive out of the City to visit the Inca sites of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, strategically built on a hill overlooking Cusco, famous for its enormous carved stones, some of them standing over 9 m / 30 ft high and weighing over 350 tons.
DAY 02: FULL DAY SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS
Full day excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We will pick you up from the accommodation and then head to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We will visit important tourist places like Pisac Market Pisac ruins, province of Urubamba (Lunch Buffet), continuing to Ollantaytambo, with a guided tour of their strengths (built to guard the entrance to this part of the valley and protect it from possible invasion from the tribes jungle).
In the afternoon we will return to Cusco. Stay in Cusco.
DAY 03: CUSCO – AGUAS CALIENTES
The day starts with an early morning rise and transport to the Cusco Train Station for a three hour train journey to the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, also known as “The Lost City of the Incas”, one of the most renowned examples of surviving Inca architecture. Arrive in Aguas Calientes and transfer to the hotel.
In the afternoon, you can go to “Aguas Calientes” thermal bath (optional). Stay in Aguas Calientes.
DAY 04: TOUR MACHU PICCHU/CUSCO
In the morning, breakfast will be served, then we will ascend in bus to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu and visit the lost City of the Incas, an impressive Inca citadel built on a mountain, rich in flora and fauna. Its name in English means Old Mountain. It has also been called the Lost City of the Incas, as it was unknown to the outside world until Hiram Bingham revealed its existence to the West in 1911. It was built in the 15th Century and its attributed to Inca Pachacutec. The site is divided into sectors covering approximately 20 hectares. The agricultural sector consists of terraces up to four meters high cut into the mountain sides.
The urban sector is made up of open spaces and buildings, including the Temple of the Sun, the Intihuatana or solar observatory, The Temple of Three Windows, The Main Temple and the Condor Sector. There is also an impressive carved monolith three meters high and seven meters across the base, known as the Sacred Stone. Lunch at Aguas Calientes.
In the afternoon we will return to Cusco by train and transported to the hotel. Stay in Cusco.
DAY 05: CUSCO / LIMA
Breakfast, transport and assistance on your departure.