Cusco Magic
(5 days / 4 nights)

 

DAY 1: CUSCO – CITY TOUR – SACSAYHUAMAN
– Transfer from the airport to your hotel.

City Tour
– You begin the city tour at the Cathedral and the Koricancha or Temple of the Sun, an important example of Inca architecture, this is the Santo Domingo church now.

Following that, you head upwards to Sacsayhuaman, a fortress located in a strategic spot high above the city with a view that is absolutely stunning.

You will also visit Kenko, the amphitheater and religious center; Tambomachay, it is called as well “The Inca Baths” and center of worship to the water god; and finally we go to Puca-Pucara “The red fortress” built to protect Tambomachay.

– Overnight in Cusco.

DAY 2: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS
– Breakfast.

This morning depart for a full-day trip, we drive 32 kilometers to visit the colorful Indian market at Pisac and the archaeological site.

– Lunch at local restaurant in Urubamba.

In the afternoon we will visit the ancient fortifications at Ollantaytambo, one of the most monumental architectural complexes of the ancient Inca Empire. Ollantaytambo was a highly effective fortress, that also served as a temple. Then, we will follow to the town of Ollantaytambo, “the unique living Inca town”: the best surviving example of Inca city planning, with narrow cobblestone streets that have been continuously inhabited since the 13th century.

From Ollantaytambo you will go to the train station for your Vistadome class train ride to Aguas Calientes at the base of Machu Picchu.

– Overnight in Aguas calientes.

DAY 3: MACHU PICCHU 
Early, your guide assists you to the buses and together you take the winding journey up the mountain to see and experience Machu Picchu for the first time. Spend the morning at the citadel with your private guide. If you’d like, hike to Inti Punku, or “Sun Gate,” the original gateway to Machu Picchu that approaches the site along the Inca trail and offers the most superb views of the ruins and the surrounding landscapes. For something less rigorous, traverse the narrow Inca road amid lush vegetation to an Inca bridge.

Once the guided tour is over, you will have some free time to explore the site on your own, to relax, or to meditate. At the agreed upon hour, you will descend to Aguas Calientes for lunch and board the train later that afternoon for the return trip.

Once you have arrived at either the Ollantaytambo or Poroy Station, you will be driven to your hotel.

– Overnight in Cusco.

DAY 4: CUSCO
– Breakfast.
A.M. – 40 kilometers from Cuzco is the town of Maras, found in the high part of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Tourist sites in the area include the colonial church and local salt mines, the scenery of which is interesting to observe and photograph. Since pre-Inca times, salt has been obtained in Maras by evaporating salty water (provided by a nearby subterranean stream) in the sun, leaving the salt behind.

Moray, seeing this Inca green-house is spectacular. This tour will take you to the magnificent series of terrace circles set into the ground that were once used by the Incas for experimentation with crops. You will also visit the nearby salt mines and enjoy the tranquil farms and atmosphere of the area.

– Free afternoon.

– Overnight in Cusco.

DAY 5: CUSCO – LIMA
– Breakfast.

– Transfer to the airport.

HOTEL Single Double
Aranwa Boutique $2080 $1235
Casa Andina Premium $1890 $1155
Novotel  $1800 $1110
Costa del Sol $1760 $1080
San Blas Boutique  $1740 $1060
Tierra Viva $1630 $1000

Details:

Language:
English or french.

Inclusions:– Transfers in/out.
– Breakfast.
– 03 nights accommodation in Cusco.
– 01 nights accommodation in Aguas Calientes: Casa Andina or Tierra Viva Machu Picchu.
– Professional Tour Guide in Spanish, English or French.
– All tours in Private Service.
– Round-trip train tickets in the Vistadome train.
– Entrances fees for the sites included in the program.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • Tours or activities will not consist of more than 14 people per group.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc…) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything

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