We will explore "La Ciudad Blanca" or “The White City”, the first place will be its Plaza de Armas, then the viewpoint of Carmen Alto from where you can see the 3 emblematic volcanoes of the city, after that we continue our tour to the traditional districts of Yanahuara and Cayma. Then we will visit the outlet and zoo “INCALPACA” to see different Andean camelids such as llamas, alpacas, vicunas and guanacos that exist in Peru. Finally we will see the artificial lake of Tingo, Los Molinos de Sabandía, the house of the founder and the Campinas.
Early pick up and trip to the Colca Canyon. We will take the asphalted track passing Yura village then we will pass through the Natural Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca, arriving in Chivay we will have lunch and in the afternoon we will cross some villages of the right margin of the canyon: Coporaque, Ichupampa, we will observe their majestic churches. At night we can enjoy the thermal baths of the canyon.
We start the day very early in order to appreciate the flight of the majestic condor, from the viewpoint called “Cruz del Cóndor”. On our way back we will pass through the towns of Pinchollo, Maca, Achoma, Yanque where there are also majestic churches. Return to the “White city” at approximately 5:00 pm. We will pick you up at approximately 7:00 pm to take you to the Terminal and take our bus to Cusco.
We pick you up from the Terminal and take you to your Hotel. In the afternoon 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)
Transfer to the terminal or airport.