We start the City Tour at around 01:00 pm, having a panoramic view of the "Huaca Pucllana", which was a very sacred Inca precinct. Then we are going to visit the Historical Center, San Martin Square, the Main Square, the Government Palace, the Archbishop Palace, the Municipal Palace, the Cathedral, we will enter the Convent of San Francisco which is a legacy of Art Colonial of all Latin America; after that we will see the main districts of Modern Lima as San Isidro, El Olivar and Miraflores, and its residential, commercial and tourist areas, the panoramic and spectacular view to the Pacific Ocean.
Transfer from the hotel to the airport and from the airport in Cusco to the hotel.
In the afternoon we will visit the Historic Center of Cusco: 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, was part of defense of Cusco in times of the Spanish conquest and finally Tambomachay, was the temple of the water, there are aqueducts that run through the terraced rocks.
After the breakfast, we start our tour with a bus trip to the colonial village ofPisaq, 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 AguasCalientes. 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.