|DAY 1: CUSCO CITY TOUR
Upon arrival to Cusco Airport. Reception and transportation to the Hotel where you will receive an aromatic coca tea to help your body and heart with the altitude, you will have the morning free to rest and we also suggest you to have a light lunch either at your hotel or in one of the restaurants near the hotel; in the afternoon you will depart on a guided city tour, where tourist have the opportunity to visit 6 places (entrance to the archaeological centers and museums including) we will visit the Main square, Cathedral, the Koricancha (temple of the sun) and in addition we will make a route bordering archaeological centers like Sacsayhuaman Fortress, Q’enko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay, tour finishes 6:30pm approximately at the main square in order you can take dinner in one of the restaurants in the area, then overnight. (No meals included).NOTES:
*City tour: from 1.45pm to 6:30pm approx. (Pickup from the hotel starts at 1:15pm)
DAY 2: MORAY –MARAS –SALINAS – PICHINGOTO – OLLANTA – AGUAS CALIENTES:
Early breakfast and at the agreed time, we leave with direction to CRUZPATA town, place where we arrive after of one hour trip; we prepare our belongings and immediately start our trek that is located in the Andean areas of the Urubamba province; one hour after we are going to observe the circular and concentric platforms used to the agricultural experimentation in Inca’s time named MORAY, place where we take a little rest and our food; we continue our trek to THE SALINERAS OF MARAS (SALT MINES), where we can observe that actually there the SALT is worked as times ago, the open sky with the crystallize process, that whit the plots where they do the work show us beautiful photography; after we continue our descent to PICHINGOTO town, where we are going to find some caves constructed in the same rocks of the place that are conserved by the people there, like part of their history; finally we are going to cross the river through of a picturesque bridge to Yanahuara town, from where with our transport we go to Ollantaytambo, place where we take the train which go to Aguas Calientes. Overnight (B, Box lunch, D)
DAY 3: MANDOR OR PUTUKUSI:
After a very early breakfast we started our different walks fairly important points that can be done from the town of Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Picchu village. Will start our walk:
MANDOR: The botanical garden at the end of the walk that gives us the opportunity to see a beautiful waterfall in addition to enjoying the benefits of a natural pool at the base of the waterfall, this walk will take an average of four hours.
PUTUKUSI: Mountain located next to Aguas Calientes town and in an opposite position than Machu Picchu which allows us have others Machu Picchu’s views. We are going to do this trek according to the passenger’s physical conditions, the same that will take an average of three hours on average. If not we will be able to perform it, we will go to Machu Picchu Pueblo hotel for a soda or other drink and enjoy the beautiful collection of orchids it has.
HOT SPRINGS: Located in the same town with hot springs, to which we will go in the evening for a refreshing bath to allow us to replenish our strength. (B, L, D)
DAY 4: WAYNA PICCHU – INTIPUNKU & MACHU PICCHU:
Around five in the morning we are going to ascent with direction to the Historic sanctuary MACHUPICCHU; and immediately we start to explore the giant Inca’s citadel in a average time of two and two and a half hours approximately; we are going to visit with our guide: The Main square, INTIHUATANA, THE MORTERO’S ROOM, THE THREE WINDOWS TEMPLE, THE CONDOR’S TEMPLE and many important points in Machu Picchu; after we go to:
WAYNAPICCHU: The picturesque mountain backdrop shown in the classic photographs, the full path will take us an average of four hours the same order to explore constructions located on the top of Wayna Picchu and follow the path towards a place called Temple of the Moon AND / OR GREAT CAVE, which at the sacrifice of walking we will be well rewarded.
When we return if we have physical strength necessary to continue our walk we will go to:
INTIPUNKU: Known like Sun’s door that taking the opposite direction of arrival of the Inca Trail can climb an average of one hour to explore the qualities of the place and finally back in the direction of Aguas Calientes.
Then according to our scheduled train return to Cusco, in the station will be waiting for us to return to our accommodation. (B)
Entrance ticket to: Machupicchu, Maras, Moray and Mandor.
Train ticket Cusco – Machupicchu – Cusco
Transportation Cusco – Maras – Moray – Ollanta
Professional bilingual guide
Food 1stday and 2nd day
Bus ticket Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes
Tips for guides, porters or chefs
Fee entrances to the hot springs.
Lunch 3rd day.
Cash (no ATM machines in Aguas Calientes)
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DAY 5: SOUTH VALLEY (Note: Take this tour on: Mon, Wed and Fri)
Early breakfast and then we will pick you up at 7:45 am for a tour in the valley south where you can visit the following sites:
TIPON: This beautiful set of agricultural terraces, long stairways and canals carved in stone is located about 20 km southwest of the city (45 minutes). According to legend, Tipon is one of the royal gardens ordered the construction Wiracocha. It consists of twelve terraces flanked by stone walls and huge terraces perfectly polished, these are quite large and as one moves, shrink, as well as canals and ornamental waterfalls.
Apparently, Tipon was part of the real estate Yahuarhuaca while, a place dedicated to religious worship and agricultural experimentation.
Highlights of the harmony achieved greatly in the conduction of water through the fine stone structures as aqueducts, some of them underground or falls gullies.
PIKILLAQTA: The complex includes the city itself plus another 23 sets associated with closeness and functionality, containing historic or Muyna Wakarpay lagoon, with a suggestive landscape considered one of the most beautiful in the world. Pikillaqta was built during the heyday of the Wari culture AD 500 or 900 years. This great urban and ceremonial center of almost 2 km long, consists of a citadel surrounded by ramparts and walls up to 7m. in height. There are numerous deposits qolqas or barns and buildings in almost every small stones have been used together with mud.
In some precincts were small idols in turquoise on display at the museum Inca. Pikillaqta stands as a massive set of stone structures concentrated on a hill overlooking the beautiful lagoon of Lucre. Pikillaqta fleas or city, is perhaps the greatest pre-Inca city in the region and its name derives from the presence of numerous compounds of only 4 m square which apparently belonged to a military garrison.
ANDAHUAYLILLAS: Is a cozy village with a warm climate rather benign as a result of being surrounded by mountains and the left bank of the river “Vilcanota” below which is called “Urubamba” lands have a privileged fertility and its people are quiet and friendly.
In its vast main square, adorned with “rams” and palm trees is their most valuable jewel: the colonial church of Andahuaylillas, considered the “Sistine Chapel” of the Americas, the quality of the work of art that are in their interior. That church was built on some important Inca constructions, possibly a “Waka” as the foundation of the church were made with carved andesites own religious Quechua architecture, turn around are the remains of other Inca constructions, highlighting the cover of transitional architecture (transition from colonial to Inka) on the western side of the church with sculptures of two quadrupeds in its lintel.
At the end, return to Cusco arriving at 1:30pm approximately at the main plaza. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight (B, Box Lunch)
DAY 6: TRANSFER OUT
Breakfast and according time, transportation will be provided to go the airport (B).
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