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Relaxation & Comfort Tour 4 Days

Our Relaxation and Comfort tour takes you on a journey by car and train to Machu Picchu.

You will have an in-depth look at Cusco the archaeological capital of America, the Sacred Valley, the Lares Hot Springs, the typical Andean community of Choquecancha, and end your adventure in one of the 7 new wonders of the world Machu Picchu.

we immerse ourselves in Andean culture and imagine what it would be like to live as a farmer in Choquecancha. Only True Mountain Traveler does this demonstration and has permission.

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We’ll teach you a ton, feed you local fare, and perform traditional music and dance – but you’ll also have a unique opportunity for an interactive experience:

  • Try your hand at using farming tools to cultivate maize
  • Sample some of the final product, the sacred drink chicha. Careful, it’s strong!
  • Try on traditional clothing weaved by local Choquecancha women
  • Join in the festivities and learn a dance
  • Learn the importance of coca leaf for the Quechua farmers

Day 1: Tour of Cusco, The Capital of the Incas

  • Hotel pickup at 1pm
  • Walk to Cusco’s Plaza de Armas and visit the famous Cathedral of Santo Domingo
  • Visit Q’oricancha, the Temple of the Sun
  • Bus to Sacsayhuaman for a majestic Incan site with 200 ton stone walls that hold the strength to survive high magnitude earthquakes
  • Q’enqo Incan altars
  • Puca Pucara – a military fortress used to defend Cusco in the Incan Empire
  • Tambomachay – water temple used by Incas for bathing
  • Return to Cusco (main square walk – back to your hotel)

Day 2: Shopping and Learning in the Sacred Valley

  • Early pick up at your hotel to begin our visit to the Sacred Valley
  • Visit to Chinchero inca ruins and weaving center
    • Learn the difference between llamas, alpacas, and vicuñas
    • Appreciate the varieties of corn and potatoes that are unique to the Sacred Valley and an important part of the Andean diet
    • A great opportunity to buy real alpaca clothing and gifts
  • Moray Inca ruins, where the terraces were used to farm corn, potatoes, and quinoa
  • Visit to Salineras(salt mine) where the salt was processed sice incas time
  • salineras traditional market where you can purchase souvenirs and sample local food
  • Pass through the towns of Orubamba, and Calca

Arrive at campsite in the Lares Hot Springs. Bring a bathing suit, as relaxation will be steps away from your tent!

Day 3: Andean People, Music, and Merriment

  • After breakfast, we will visit a Choquecancha farm nearby
  • The time here will be filled with fun as you:
    • Learn about Andean agriculture
    • See how music and dance are incorporated into the fabric of Andean farming culture
    • Drink chicha, learn the importance of the sacred drink, and learn proper Andean drinking etiquette
    • Try on clothing weaved by local Choquecancha women

Lunch featuring traditional Andean food

 After lunch we take our private transport to Ollantaytambo  from and we catch the train to Aguas Calientes.

  • Extra time to wander Ollantaytambo village before dinner

Head to Aguas Calientes where we stay the night in a hotel

Day 4: Machu Picchu / Cusco

This is the day you’ve been waiting for.  We wake up early to take a bus to the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, and if the weather allows, we will watch the sunrise for the most spectacular views.

You will have a 2 hour guided tour through these magical ruins. Afterwards, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy Machu Picchu on your own and take pictures. You also have the option of taking the challenging hike up Huayna Picchu.

We depart Machu Picchu, stopping off at Aguas Calientes for lunch before heading back to Cusco by train and bus.


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