Tour Length: 5 days and 4 nights
Activities: Archaeological, Cultural, and tons
Spots to visit: Cusco and the New Wonder of the World: Machu Picchu.
Fixed Departures: Daily from Lima, except Sunday.
Domestic Flights: Not included.
1 LIMA - CUSCO
City tour and visit to nearby ruins Flight to “the archaeological capital of America” Cuzco. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Morning at leisure to acclimate. P.M. Half day tour visiting the most interesting spots on the city: Sacsayhuaman, the Inca fountain and Temple of Tambomachay, the Puca-Pucara labyrinth and the Kenko amphitheatre, then the tour continue towards The Main Square, the Korikancha Temple, The Cathedral with its magnificent chapels and cloister and paintings of the Cuzqueña School. Return to the hotel.
2 CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS
Early morning excursion to the Urubamba Valley, the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit to the picturesque Indian Pisac Market held on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, the shopping paradise of the Andes where barter is still practiced. Enjoy the unique atmosphere during a typical lunch. In the afternoon, passing through the towns of Calca and Urubamba, we visit the Inca Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to this part of the valley, and protect it from possible invasion from the tribes in the lower jungle. You can walk through the quaint streets of the nearby town, and get a good idea of what this strategic military, religious, and agricultural center was like during the era of the Inca Empire. Overnight in one of the cozy Hotels of the area. We suggest strolling around the picturesque Square and enjoy the night atmosphere trying a delicious Pisco Sour in some of the smalls pubs around the Square.
3 OLLANTAYTAMBO - MACHU PICCHU
Breakfast. The day begin with a short walking transfer to the Ollanta train station, where the full day tour to Machu Picchu start; the journey goes downwards the Urubamba Canyon for about 1 hour and 30 min. the journey will continue by bus to the lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu. The tour continues roving the Lookout, the Main Plaza and Temple of the Three Windows, the Acllawasi and other spots of the amazing Citadel now considered among the 7 Wonders of the Modern World. Time for a buffet lunch brake and then return to Aguas Calientes by the tourist bus. Overnight at your selected hotel in Aguas Calientes.
Day 4 MACHU PICCCHU - CUSCO
Breakfast. Excellent opportunity to an early wake up and enjoy a beautiful sunrise as well as stroll around the town of Aguas Calientes and visit its thermal waters. Visit the Citadel of Machu Picchu for a second time (by your own - entrance is not included). In the afternoon, return to Cusco by train, and transfer to your selected hotel for overnight. Evening free. We recommend to dine at the hotel and have an early night.
5 CUSCO - LIMA
Breakfast. At proper time transfer to Cusco airport to board your flight back to Lima. Upon your arrival, international connection.