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Majestic Cusco – 07 Days

Feel the energy of the sacred city of Machu Picchu and enjoy a wonderful awakening, contemplating the beautiful landscapes and imposing natural attractions on the mountain, always walked by the best guides.

DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN THE CITY OF CUSCO

Upon arrival, reception by our collaborators and transfer to the hotel. Welcome with coca-leaves tea.

CITY TOUR AND SURROUNDINGS

We pick you up from your hotel according to the scheduled time of the Tour. Our starting point will be the Main Square, better known as Plaza de Armas of Cusco. And during the Inca time it was also called Awqaypata or the Warrior Square. Next, we will visit the Qoricancha, Temple of the God Inti, on which the Church of Santo Domingo was built. Then we will visit the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman, where the Inti Raymi ceremony takes place, after that will be Qenqo, the ancient temple of the Puma where you can see an altar for sacrifices inside a huge rock; Pucapucara, which was a point of entry and exit control, Tambomachay, which contains sacred sources of life and health. Return to Cusco by 6:00 p.m. Approximately.

DAY 02: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS + CONNECTION TO AGUAS CALIENTES

Pick up from your hotel by 08:00 a.m. approx. We will start the tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas taking the road to Pisaq, during the tour we will make a brief stop at the Taray viewpoint to enjoy a classic view of the meandering Urubamba River, through the different carpets of the farm fields. We will arrive at the archaeological center of Pisaq, the largest pre-Hispanic cemetery in the city of Cusco; then we will go to the colorful Pisaq market where we will have free time to interact with the residents and artisans, there, you will be able to make purchases of beautiful handicrafts and souvenirs. Then, we will continue to Urubamba for a buffet lunch. Continuing with our trip, we will visit Ollantaytambo, an attractive town of Inca origin with notable canals and cobbled streets; from the upper part, an impressive ceremonial center for the worship of water and a fortress that protected the access to the lower part of the valley can be seen. Returning to the city of CUSCO we will visit the last archaeological center of this tour, Chinchero, the most important textile art center in the city. We will finish our tour by 6:30 p.m. approximately.

DIA 03: MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

We will pick up from your hotel between 4:30 a.m. to 5:00 a.m., to transfer you to the Ollantaytambo train station, which is 1 hour and 40 minutes from the city of Cusco. You will get on the train that will take you to the town of Aguas Calientes, the journey will be 1 hour 50 minutes approximately. Upon arrival, our staff will assist you to get onto the coach and go up to the citadel of the Incas Machu Picchu. It will take 30 minutes approximately. Then we will enter and start our guided tour for about 2 hours, during the tour we will be able to visit strategic points for your photographs and important places such as: terraces, stairways, ceremonial precincts and dwelling places. At the end of our tour, you will descend to the town of Aguas Calientes to have lunch (not included) return by train to the Ollantaytambo or Poroy station, our staff will be waiting to transfer you to the City of Cusco.

DAY 04: RAINBOW MOUNTAIN

Pick up from your hotel, from 04:30 to 05:00 hours approximately. We will go to the town of Cusipata for about 02 hours, where we will make a stop at a restaurant to have breakfast, then we will continue for 1 more hour towards the starting point of the trek called Chilliwani at 4700 m.a.s.l., from there we will start our trek to the famous rainbow mountain for 02 hours, uphill (4 kilometers approximately) Once on the mountain, you can take pictures, listen to the guide’s explanations and enjoy the wonderful scenery of the area. The time you will spend in the mountain is from 30 minutes to 01 hour approximately, depending on weather conditions. After that, we will prepare for the trek back to the tourist transport station, which will be the end of the trek. Using our transport, we will return back to Cusipata where we will stop for having a buffet lunch. Finally, we will be arriving in the city of Cusco by 5:00 p.m. approximately

DAY 05: SALT MINES OF MARAS – MORAY

We pick you up from your hotel at 08:30 AM, we go to the picturesque town of Maras, which is 40 km from Cusco; one of the most incredible places in the Andean South America. The importance of the place is given by the salt mines it owns; they are made up of about 4,200 natural salt wells. The Salt Mines of Maras have been exploited since the time of the Incas which were used as a means of economic exchange. Nowadays it is also used as an ingredient in gourmet cuisine worldwide.

Continuing with the tour, we will go to the archaeological group of Moray, located at about 7 km of Maras. Moray is a group of circular crop terraces of different sizes, which in the time of the Incas were used as an agricultural experimental center. Return to Cusco. 14:30 hours approximately.

DAY 06: HUMANTAY LAKE

We pick you up from your hotel between 04:00 a.m. and 04:30 a.m., and then we will go to the town of Mollepata, the journey will be for about two hours, where we will enjoy a delicious breakfast, continuing with the tour for 01 hour more towards the starting point, Soraypampa at 3900 m.a.s.l. once there, we will start the walk towards the Humantay lake uphill around 02 hours (03 kilometers approximately) upon arrival you will have enough time to take photographs, listen to the explanations of the guide and enjoy all the wonderful landscape of area. The time you will spend in the Humantay lake is from 45 minutes to an hour, depending on weather conditions. After that, we will start with the return walk, taking the transport back to Mollepata for an hour, where another brief stop will be made to enjoy a buffet lunch. Finally, we will be arriving in Cusco by 18:30 hours approximately.

DAY 08: RETURN TO YOUR COUNTRY OR CITY

Breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your return flight to your city or international connection.

INCLUDES

CUSCO

  • Transportation, Airport – Hotel – Airport
  • Full Cusco Tourist Ticket – BTCI (entrance ticket to the archaeological centers and Qoricancha)
  • City Tour
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour
  • Buffet lunch in the Sacred Valley
  • Professional bilingual tour guide for all tours
  • 05 nights of accommodation in Cusco with breakfast and taxes included.
  • Rainbow Mountain Tour (breakfast, lunch and entrance tickets)
  • Salt Mines of Maras – Moray Tour, entrances ticket to the salt mines included
  • Humantay Lake tour, breakfast, buffet lunch and entrance tickets included
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Trekking canes. (Rainbow Mountain tour and Humantay Lake)

MACHU PICCHU

  • Round-trip Tourist-train tickets (regular service)
  • Entrance ticket to the citadel of Machu Picchu.
  • 01 night of accommodation in Aguas Calientes Town with breakfast and taxes included.
  • Round trip Bus ticket, Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes.
  • Transportation, Ollantaytambo – Cusco.
  • Cusco4travel personalized service

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks or mineral water.
  • Extra expenses
  • Tips
  • Not mentioned food in the program.
  • Second option tours or excursions (prices separately)
  • Excursion to Huayna Picchu US$ 25.00 per person (subject to availability)

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Original Passport
  • Face mask
  • Warm clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Bottle of water
  • Small backpack
  • Trekking shoes
  • Rain poncho (for the season of October – April)
  • Sun hat, sunscreen
  • Digital camera
  • Personal medications. (if necessary)
  • Extra money

IMPORTANT

  • Price per person in US dollars
  • This document is only a travel estimate and not a confirmation of service
  • Reservations can only be confirmed when requested by an advance payment of 60% of the total cost.
  • There is no blocking of spaces either in hotels or in the services
  • Cusco4travel recommends the purchase of travel insurance.
  • You can pay with any credit/debit card or by bank deposit or platforms provided by us.

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