Cusco & Machu Picchu Tours – 4 Days Overview
This tour allows you to get to know enchanting attractions and landscapes such as the Sacred Valley, with terraces adorning the mountains, picturesque villages where the past is ever-present, and Machu Picchu, an Inca jewel, built with the wisdom of the ancient Peruvians in an ecological setting.
Discover the city of Cusco, also known as the “Navel of the World”, seductive and striking, whose history lives in the streets and squares; the enigmatic Qoricancha or temple of the sun, and the 12-sided stone, works of engineering that allows us to appreciate the greatness of our ancestors.
Cusco & Machu Picchu Tours – 4 Days Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival at Cusco Walking Tour of the City (San Pedro Market + 12-Sided Stone + Qoricancha)
Walking is the noblest action we can perform on this planet.
Arrival in Cusco, welcome and transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
Pm. We will begin the city tour and nearby archaeological places: visit the Cathedral, Santo Domingo, and Koricancha (Inca temple). Continuing the tour to the nearby ruins: Sacsayhuaman, the building was probably used for religious purposes but, due to its location and style, the Spanish and contemporary writers assumed it was a military structure, continue to Qenko or “labyrinth” is considered a sacred place in which ceremonies were performed in honor of the Sun, the Moon and the stars. – Puka Pukara Its role would have been a “Tambo” or a place of rest and lodging. Finally visit Tambomachay would probably had an important religious role, linked to water and the regeneration of the earth, return to Cusco.
Day 02: Sacred Valley Tours (B, L)
Since 5000 years ago….. connect with nature.
On a 10-hour tour, you will be picked up at your hotel early in the morning and head out on a drive to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will visit the archaeological site around Pisac and the picturesque Pisac market. This is the shopping paradise of the valley, where bartering is still practiced. Enjoy the unique atmosphere and take a break for lunch in a local restaurant in Urubamba.
In the afternoon, you will visit the Inca fortress and citadel at Ollantaytambo. The fortress was built to guard the entrance to this part of the valley and protect it from possible invasion from the tribes of the jungle. Take a walk along the quaint streets of the town and get a good idea of what the strategic military, religious, and agricultural center was like during the days of the Inca empire.
On your way back to Cusco, time permitting, you will stop in the Andean village of Chinchero to visit the archaeological place. See the well-preserved wall in the main square and the colonial-era temple built on Inca foundations, with frescoes in the door.
You’ll return to Cusco at around 19:00. Transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
We recommend overnight in the Sacred Valley of Cusco to enjoy its good weather and nature.
Day 03: Private Machu Picchu Tour – Full Day (B, L)
Machu Picchu, harmony between man and the earth
Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning, we will pick you up from your hotel, and transfer to the train station to board the train to Aguas Calientes, arriving you will be meet by our representative, to assist you to board the bus to the entrance to Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu was declared a Natural and Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the best example of Incan architecture. Built-in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, the city appears to have been sculpted straight from the rocky slopes. Besides offering visitors a spectacular landscape, the site also exhibits important endemic biological diversity in flora and fauna. At the agreed time, you will board the bus back to Aguas Calientes to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Train back to Cusco, transfer to your hotel in Cusco. Overnight at selected hotel.
We recommend overnight in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) to go to Machu Picchu the next day very early and enjoy the attraction before most tourists arrive.
Day 04: Transfer to Cusco Airport & Connection in Lima /… (B)
Breakfast at the hotel in Cusco, at according time transfer to the airport and fly to Lima, to return home.
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