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).
*City tour: from 1.45pm to 6:30pm approx. (Pickup from the hotel starts at
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)
The Vistadome connect your senses through a sophisticated and sensory
travel experience; is the ideal train for those who want to be in contact
with the environment and appreciate the wonderful journey to Machu Picchu.
Surrounded entirely by glass and wagons with large panoramic windows
offering incomparable scenic views and innumerous opportunities to capture
amazing pictures, Vistadome travelers feel connected and part of the
impressive landscape of Peru.
The Vistadome also has air conditioning and heating, leather seats that
adjust the body to provide comfort and relaxation during the entire trip and
has a different service, which allows the visitor to be immersed and feel
the Andean culture through its landscapes, music, dance and even food
carefully prepared with local ingredients
The Expedition is a travel experience with all the quality and
benefits at a lower cost. Is a service designed for the traveler’s comfort,
with four passenger seats located in front of each other, so you can share
your experience, and for the faithful backpack that is always with you we
offer racks placed above the seats. Also, this train has panoramic windows,
air conditioning and heating, and Andean music that creates a cheerful
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
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
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