A Cusco that must be seen
5D/4N: Cusco, Valle Sagrado and Machu Picchu
Five days to discover the best Cusco has to offer. Visit the main attractions of downtown Cusco, Sacsayhuaman and surrounding archaeological sites, the always colorful Sacred Valley, and the spectacular Machu Picchu.
DAY 1: CUSCO | INC: –
Arrival in Cusco, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon our exclusive city tour starts with a visit to the San Cristobal Plaza to enjoy its panoramic view of the city. Then, we will visit the San Pedro Market to soak in its local flavors and to learn about more of the products grown in the area which supply the whole city. After this, the Korikancha temple will welcome us in all his magnificence; this temple, whose Quechua name means “Gold Enclosure” still bedazzles us with the thought of its gold covered walls. Then it is the turn to visit the Santo Domingo Church. We will walk from San Blas, the artisans’ neighborhood, to the Hatun Rumiyoc street, stopping at the Inca Roca Palace, nowadays home to the Archbishop’s Palace and also at the famous Twelve Angle Stone. We will continue our walk to the Main Square to visit the Cathedral and its valuable and beautiful colonial masterpieces.
DAY 2: CUSCO | INC: B
In the morning we will distance from the crowds and visit Sacsayhuaman, a huge and impressive fortress of colossal constructions and surrounded by beautiful views blending together perfectly. Our adventure continues at the Inca Shrine Qenqo, to see the sacrificial altar embedded inside a rock cave. Finally we will arrive to the Puca Pucara viewpoint and Tambomachay, monument of impressive architectonic knowledge considered as one of the pillars of Andean Cosmo vision. Stay in Cusco.
VIPAC suggests: Visit to Cusco’s South Valley. Where we will discover the impressive archaeological complex of Tipon. Then we will visit the picturesque town of Huaro, where we will find the fantastic 16th Century church and the breathtaking murals, painted by the great artist, Tadeo Escalante.
DAY 3: SACRED VALLEY | INC: B/L
The Sacred Valley of the Incas is waiting for you. On the way we will stop at Awanacancha, small complex to admire Andean camelids such as alpacas and llamas and learn from local inhabitants about traditional dyeing and knitting techniques. Later we will explore the Pisac Market with enough free time to go around and buy handcrafts and if you feel like tasting something traditional, stop by the wood ovens for a delicious empanada or a piece of bread. Lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, our tour continues to Ollantaytambo, a small town full of local color and inhabited since Inca times in which we will visit the main temple used as a fortress during the Inca resistance. Breathtaking views for amazing pictures. Stay at the Sacred Valley.
DAY 4: SACRED VALLEY/MACHU PICCHU/CUSCO | INC: B/L
A train trip away to see one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. We arrive at the Aguas Calientes station where our staff will assist us on boarding the bus to go up the winding road to Machu Picchu, amid a spectacular view of the Urubamba River and its canyon. The Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, will astonish us with its terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps and urban areas. Energy is all around us. After a guided visit, we will have lunch at one of the restaurants in the area. At the arranged time, we will return to Cusco and will be transferred to the hotel.
DAY5: CUSCO | INC: B.
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Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa
- Transfers airport / hotel / train station / hotel / airport
- HD City tour – HD Sacsayhuaman Archeological Park
- FD Sacred Valley of the Incas : Pisac indian market and Ollantaytambo Fortress with lunch
- FD Excusion to Machu Picchu by Inca Rail train, Executive Class – Buffet lunch
- 3 nights of accommodation in Cusco – 1 night of accommodation in the Sacred Valley – Daily breakfast
- Net rates in USD Dollars.
- Rates only apply for bookings through booking.vipac.pe
- Booking window: From June 15th to July 15 th
- Traveling dates: From June 15th to August 31st
- Shared services in Spanish or English.
- Rates do not include air tickets, airport taxes and services not mentioned in the program.