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Day 1: Cusco City tour – Half day
At 8:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m., the tour guide will meet you at your hotel in Cusco to begin the tour. From here, you’ll head to Plaza de Armas, where you will visit the famous cathedral of Cusco. Following, you’ll continue walking through an ancient Inca-built street from the Plaza de Armas to the Q’oricancha sunTemple. At the Q’oricancha you will be able to compare and contrast the building methods of the Inka culture and Catholicism. It’s was the key spiritual center of the Inkas, which leads to all 4 quarters of the Inka Empire. You’ll see also a bronze, high altar to be seen.
From Q’oricancha, your group will go to the famous San Pedro market, where you’ll take our private transport for 25 minutes outside of the city. You will be taken to the majestic Inka site, Sacsayhuaman with enigmatic, 200 ton monoliths, Your guide will explain about it and then, you will be able to explore on your own the site.
From Sacsayhuaman, you will take a 5 minutes ride to the Q’enqo Inka site to see the fascinating Incan altars. Following, you will take another 10 minutes drive to Puca Pucara, a small, circular Inka site. The final visiting site on your tour is Tambomachay, a water temple with impressive water fountains, according the history it was used by the Inka for bathing. We will then drive back down to Cuzco city where the tour ends in the main square or we will return you to your hotel.
Day 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas to Aguas Calientes
We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at eight in the morning, you and your guide will take our private transport to the first stop, the Ahuanacancha Llama farm. Here, you will see the traditional animals of the Incas: llamas, alpacas, vicuña, and guanaco. Your guide will give you background information, show you a potato display and a textile center, showing how the wools are woven and colored. Good quality alpaca wool will be for sale. Then, will drive to the Lookout Point of sacred valley, for beautiful views and photos. After the photos we are going to continue the journey up to the Pisac Inca site for guided tour, situated on top of Pisac Mountain within the Sacred valley. Your tour guide will take you to the most impressive spots. Then, we’ll drive along the Vilcanota sacred valley river for about forty five minutes, till we arrive to Urubamba town, where we’ll stop for lunch (Not Included). You will have an incredible selection of fresh meals, served buffet-style, served buffet-style. After lunch, we will drive to Ollantaytambo, where the second heaviest Inca monoliths are to be found.
The ruins have an incredible Temple of the Sun, Moon, and also the Temple of the ten Niches. This living Inca village displays narrow walkways, lined with water channels. you’ll have time to explore a lot of of the ollantaytambo village and enjoy dinner. your departing train is at 7 p.m., you will need to head to the train station 30 minutes before and catch your train to Aguas Calientes. The train trip to Aguas Calientes is just under two hours, descending into the Cloud Forest, where you will see orchids, bromeliads and ferns.
Hotel Inti Punku or similar in Aguas Calientes – Included
Day 3: Machu Picchu and Train Journey Back
Today you will visit Machu Picchu. You will be visiting the new 7 wonders of the world Machu Picchu, the crystal city of the Inka civilization. You will confirm, together with your guide, the best time to start out the day according your entrances ticket.
Most people prefer to rise at 5 a.m. walk to the bus station to take one of the first buses up to Machu Picchu. It will be nice to go to the ruins as soon as they open, at 6 a.m., to catch the magical mists on the site because the sun rises. after a twenty 5 minute bus ride to Machu Picchu, your guide can take you to the best views before the day trippers arrive. Then, we are going to begin the 3 hour guided walking tour, exploring all of the famous sites of this spectacular inka citadel: The Sun Temple, The Royal spot, The Intihuatana (sun dial rock), Main Plaza, Temple of the three Windows, The trained worker Sector, the Temple of the Condor and lots of others. after the tour, you’ll have time to explore Machu Picchu again on your own. If you’ve booked permits to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, you’ll head to that adventure. At around 1 pm you’ll need to take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes to enjoy lunch at one of the several restaurants there.
Be sure to arrive at the train station 30 minutes before your departure. The train schedule to Ollantaytambo depend on according how long before you book, where you will catch our private transportation for another two hour drive back to your hotel in Cusco.