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; Pucapucara 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)
Early pick up. We will have a long trip with very interesting stops along the way: The Church of Andahuaylillas also known as “Sistine Chapel of America”, the Wiracocha Temple in Raqchi, the Raya Pass (4335 masl) and the Museum of Pukara in the colonial town called Pukara. You can also enjoy hot and cold drinks during the trip as well as the famous "Pan Chuta". Lunch will be buffet type in Sicuani.
We will arrive in Puno at around 5 pm.
After the breakfast we are going to pick you up and transfer to the port. We will visit Titicaca Lake by boat, arriving at Uros Island, which is a peculiar floating island made of totora, where the "community of Uros" has lived for centuries which maintain their customs and communal life, hunting and fishing.
Then we will visit Amantaní Island, from the port we will climb towards the main square, this walk takes approximately 1 hour and during the tour the guide will make us discover many aspects of the local culture of Taquile. After lunch we are going to return to Puno city.