We pick you up from the airport and take you to the hotel. We will visit the Historic Center of Cusco in the afternoon: its “Plaza de Armas” or main square which was also the center of the Inca Empire, its Cathedral of the colonial period, the Inca Temple of “Qoricancha” or Temple of the Sun; then we are going to visit the complexes of Sacsayhuaman, monument of 3 platforms in a zigzag shape with huge stones; Qenqo, an important and sacred place for Inca’s ceremonies; Pucapucar which was part of defense of Cusco in Spanish conquest times and finally Tambomachay which was possibly considered like the temple of the water, there are aqueducts that run through the terraced rocks; from this place we descend back to the city.
After the breakfast, we start our tour with a bus trip to the colonial village of Pisaq, located 32 km away from Cusco, where we will visit its archaeological complex and its famous handicrafts market; here you can buy textiles, handicrafts, jewels, delicious “empanadas” among other souvenirs at an unbeatable price.
We continue our journey for about 45 minutes passing through beautiful landscapes of the Sacred Valley in order to reach the town of Urubamba, where we will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch. Then we travel to Ollantaytambo famous for being the only Inca city that is still inhabited, we are going to visit its important archaeological site and board the train which goes to Aguas Calientes. We spend the night there!
After the breakfast, we will take the ascension buses to the citadel of Machu Picchu, arriving you will have a guided tour for 2 hour approx., we will visit its temples, squares, Andean terraces, palaces, intiwatana or solar clock, its water fountains built on the rock and others places of interest. After the guided tour you can visit the citadel on your own*. At the right time we will descend by bus, arriving at the train station to return to Cusco, transfer to the hotel.
*Optional: Hike up Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (prior booking necessary)
We pick you up very early from your hotel, between 3:00 and 3:30 am in order to take you to the village of Pitumarca (1 and a half hour) and then continue for around 2 and a half hours more to reach Hanchipata where our camp is located and where we can take the continental breakfast (included). After a short rest we will start the trek ascending towards the mountain, we will pass by Machuraccay and finally we will arrive to Vinicunca, place of control of access, we will observe the mystical landscape, beautiful mountains, streams of crystalline water until the top (5033 masl), we will have enough time to take photos and enjoy the wonderful view, then we will return to our camp where a delicious lunch awaits for us, we take our transportation back to Cusco, if it is opportune we will visit the colonial bridge of Checacupe. We will arrive in Cusco at approximately 7pm.
Some of the times on this itinerary may change
We pick you up from the Hotel and take you to the airport or terminal.