How to spend time in Machu Picchu?
In the city of Cusco there are many touristic places, but it is essential that you take the time to do tourism in the right way and avoiding to rush your vacation.
If you have been planning to know about Peru donÃ‚Â´t forget to add CUSCO to your list, a citadel with a cultural legacy from immemorial times, according to the people who visited Cusco.
Cusco it characterized by mysticism, magic and more. So plan your trip ahead of time with us!
The most visited places to visit are:
Koricancha: The most important temple of the Tahuantinsuyo which means in Quechua “Temple of the Sun”, a beautiful sacred temple that was built under the order of Pachacutec after his victory over The Chancas on 1438.
Before the construction of this monument, Incas used to worship the sun in a little temple called Inticancha, constructed by Manco Capac. ItÂ´s important to know that this temple includes some rooms destined to worship other gods as Wiracocha, Illapa o Mama Quilla.
Sacsayhuaman: Located at the north of the main square of Cusco, 1km away of the Colonial Church named “San Cristobal”. The name of this place is a compound Quechua word- Saqsay: to be satisfied and Waman: falcon. Sacsayhuaman is a famous Inca fortress, built with huge blocks of stones placed with high precision.
ItÂ´s impossible to introduce a needle between stones. Its hard to explain how the Incas could cut the stones with such mastery. The principal custom celebrated in SacsayhuamÃƒÂ¡n is the “Inti Raymi” that takes place on June 24th at the winter solstice.
Which lets us see the Inca ritual of worshipping the Sun God or Inti. To this festival people from all over the world come here and makes reservation with anticipation.
The Sacred Valley of the Incas or Urubamba Valley: Is a valley in the Andes of Peru, close to the Inca capital of Cusco and below the ancient sacred city of Machu Picchu.
It is a fertile area, occupied by ruins of the Incas from long time ago. These ruins are visible in the entire valley, with two important places like Pisac and Ollantaytambo. The Sacred Valley is a home for many tiny villages.
Aguas Calientes:(Spanish for “hot water” or “hot springs”) is a town on the Urubamba river and is close to the historical site of Machu Picchu, which is 6 km away or about 1 hour 30 minutes walk. This site has many natural hot baths, which gives the name to the city. the baths were destroyed by floods several years ago, but they have been rebuilt.
The Sanctuary of Machu Picchu has many places that you can visit, by clicking here How to get to Machu Picchu, you can choose many ways to get to this beautiful place.
To visit the Sacred Sanctuary, you must check our Machu Picchu Packages, and you can enjoy one of the best trips of your life.
When you decide to go on vacation, you should think about Machu Picchu, a great place to visit and enjoy. You can check our Machu Picchu Vacation Packages,ideally for your family, friends, or just you and someone special.
When you think of Machu Picchu, you think of an ancient culture, amazing landscapes and beautiful people, and you can also spend a wonderful time in the Sanctuary, thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s why we got you our Machu Picchu Trips, which include many thematics destinations as the Archaeological CUSCO.
Selection Machu Picchu travel programs, please make a choice
|CUSCO THE INCAS EMPIRE 5 DAYS||5 Days and 4 Nights||Cusco, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay, Urubamba Valley, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes|
|CUSCO SOFT ADVENTURE 5 DAYS||5 Days and 4 NightS||Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (2 days), Cusco, Sacred Valley|
|6 Days and 5 Nights||Cusco, Moray, Maras, Salinas, Aguas Calientes, Mandor, Putukusi, Wayna Picchu, Intipunku, Machu Picchu|
|MACHU PICCHU LIGHT ADVENTURE 6 DAYS||6 Days and 5 Nights||Cusco , Horse Back riding to Cusco Ruins, Sacsayhuaman, Aguas calientes, Machu Picchu.|
|INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS||4 Days and 3 Nights||Walking Adventure up to Machu Picchu|
|MACHU PICCHU EXPRESS 3 DAYS||3 Days and 2 Nights||Cusco, Machu Picchu|
|MACHU PICCHU CLASSIC 4 DAYS||4 Days and 3 Nights||Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley|
|MACHU PICCHU SPECIAL 4 DAYS||4 Days and 3 Nights||Cusco, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley of Urubamba|
|NEW CUSCO 4 DAYS||4 Days and 3 Nights||Cusco, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay, Machu Picchu,Aguas Calientes|
|NEW PISAQ & MACHUPICCHU 4 DAYS||4 Days and 3 Nights||Cusco, Ruins of Pisac, Urubamba Valley, Ollantaytambo, Maras, Moray ruins, Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes|
|NEW PISAQ & MACHUPICCHU 5 DAYS||5 Days and 4 Nights||Cusco, Ruins of Pisac, Sacred Valley of the Inkas, Ollantaytambo, Maras, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley of Urubamba, Aguas Calientes, Putukusi|
|CUSCO UNKNOWN 6 DAYS||6 Days and 5 Nights||Cusco , Koricancha, Lares, Huacahuasi, Patacancha, Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu|
|CUSCO NATURE 7 DAYS||7 Days and 6 Nights||Cusco, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman Fortress, horse riding adventure, short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu|
|CUSCO ARCHEOLOGICAL 7 DAYS||7 Days and 7 Nights||Cusco City, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Tipon, Pikillaqta, Andahuaylillas, Maras y Moray.|
|CUSCO ADVENTURE BUDGET 8 DAYS||8 Days and 7 Nights||Cusco, Inca Trail hike up to Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Rafting|
|SALKANTAY ADVENTURE BUDGET 8 DAYS||8 Days and 7 Nights||Cusco, Rafting, Salkantay, Soraypampa, Chaullay, Aguas Calientes, machu Picchu.|