Day 1: Cusco
You will be picked up upon your arrival to Cusco and transferred to your hotel.
You have the option of a free day to explore the city as you would like or at an extra cost a walking tour or a full city tour including the four ruins that surround the city. These include the Sacsayhuaman fortress overlooking the city, a pre-Inca architectural gem Kenko, the Red fortress of Puca-Pucara; a rock sanctuary whose main attraction is the monolithic alter representing a puma, and finally Tambomachay which is a beautiful fountain fed by a spring that feeds a series of basins.
Optional: City Tour
Day 2: Sacred Valley – Aguas Calientes
Begin your journey through the land of the Incas with a full day Sacred Valley tour. The Sacred Valley of the Incas, just outside of Cusco, is a gorgeous sprawling span of green farms, lofty terraced mountains, contains numerous quaint towns unmoved by time, in addition to lively festivals and the best handicrafts in Peru. The first stop is the artisanal capital of Peru, the small village of Pisac. It is famous for its craft market in the main plaza, busiest on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, where local natives come to sell their colorful woven cloth, alpaca wool, reproductions of ancient jewelry, engraved gourds and much more. Pisac is the best stop in Peru for memories of your trip to bring home to family and friends. After a delicious lunch in Urubamba, we will travel Ollantaytambo, the Inca town that remains inhabited. It is a wonderful example of pre-Colombian architecture, and here you will explore the expansive ruins overlooking the town. In Ollantaytambo you will catch the train to Aguas Calientes to be ready to explore Machu Picchu early tomorrow morning.
Overnight: Aguas Calientes
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3: Machu Picchu
Today is the highlight of any trip to South America – Machu Picchu! You will have a very early transfer to the bus station to going up to The Inca City. This world famous site is easily the most remarkable pre-Colombian city in the world, partially because of its mystical beauty at its lofty place among the Andean cloud forest. A guided tour will help you discover and understand what Machu Picchu tells us about the life and customs of the Incan people. Surrounded by dramatic terraces cut into the mountain sides, famed for innovatively feeding the empire, this complex city will have you fascinated all day. Narrow roads and steps connect ancient houses, temples, warehouses, and a large central square. Your guide will give you a thorough history of the ruins and the Incas as well as share with you the possible explanations for the purpose of Machu Picchu. You have the optional opportunity to take the challenging, unguided hike to the top of HuaynaPicchu, where you will have the best view of the site. This hike is highly recommended for people who are in the right physical condition, as it truly gives unparalleled views of Machu Picchu. After a long day of exploring this lost city, you will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes in order to get a delicious lunch and then you will go to catch the train back to Cusco. Upon arrival to Cusco in the late afternoon you will be brought back to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Day 4: Cusco – Lima
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Lima (Flights not included in tour price).
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