FD Visit to Chinchero Village, Moray, Salineras de Maras and Ollantaytambo with lunch
To enjoy several of the main points of the Sacred Valley. We begin in Chinchero, where we will appreciate the beauty of its people and archaeological complex; we will also offer the possibility to participate in a brief exhibition of traditional textiles, distinguishing feature of this town famous for the beauty and high quality of their tissues and ancient techniques of dyeing. We will continue toward Moray, where the view is impressive thanks to colossal terraces simulating a large amphitheater concentric. Its usefulness: recreate 20 different types of microclimates, measurement which ensured the agricultural production of the empire. After lunch, we will continue to Maras, the famous and ancient salt mines of the colonial era. The contrast of its wells white with the green valley is impressive and not to be missed for a postcard spectacular of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Finally, we will visit Ollantaytambo, picturesque village continuously inhabited since the Inca period, where we will visit the temple of the same name, used as a fortress during the Inca resistance and from where we will obtain images of collection. Collection.
Minimum: 1 passenger.
Operating season: all year.
Service: shared tour.
DAY 1: LIMA | INC: -
Arrival in Lima, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon we will have a tour through Lima’s streets and plazas. Starting at the Love Park in Miraflores, with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, and then heading to the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial center of the Lima culture. After this, we go on to the Main Square where the Government Palace and the Town Hall are located. We will visit the Cathedral and explore the Santo Domingo Convent, along which corridors San Martin de Porras and San Rosa de Lima used to walk around in the 17th century, and where their remains rest today. Stay in Lima.
DAY 2: LIMA | INC: B
Free day to explore the city.
DAY 3: LIMA/CUSCO | INC: B
Transfer to the airport and flight to Cusco. On arrival, meet and greet, 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 4: 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. Free afternoon to explore the city.
DAY 5: CUSCO/MACHU PICCHU | INC: B/L
According to the season, we will go to the Poroy train station or Ollantaytambo train station, where we will depart by train to visit one of the New 7 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. Overnight stay at one of the hotels in Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu.
DAY 6: MACHU PICCHU/CUSCO | INC: B
Morning off. Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu are limited. We suggest applying for the entrance tickets for later dates at the moment you book the whole tour program so as to avoid any complications due to congestions or lack of local availability. In an additional visit to Machu Picchu we will be able to see the areas of the Intipunku or Door of the Sun, the Inca Trail entrance to the citadel. For those looking for a more intense adventure and wish to visit Huayna Picchu, it is important to have in mind that there are only 400 daily spots to climb the mountain, all of which have to be reserved in advance. At the arranged time, we will return to Cusco and will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight stay in Cusco.
DAY 7: CUSCO/LIMA | INC: B
RATES PER PAX, COMMISSIONABLE AND EXPRESSED IN U$ DOLLARS
|Rates per person in US Dollars – Minimum 01 participant|
|Category||REGULAR BASIS SERVICES|
|FIRST CLASS (4*)||1636||1178||1148||890||464|
CHILD (2-6 years old): can apply rate sharing bed with parents. Do not include breakfast
CHILD (2-11 years old): can apply rate of triple accommodation. Breakfast included.
Hotels allow only 01 child per double room.
We do not recommend traveling with children less than 7 years as visits to archaeological sites are by foot.
- Transfers airport / hotel / train station / hotel / airport.
- HD City tour and HD archaeological park of Sacsayhuaman.
- FD Machu Picchu excursion (shuttle bus tickets and entrance fee to Machu Picchu included).
- 2 night of accommodation in Lima – Daily breakfast.
- 1 night of accommodation in Aguas Calientes – Daily breakfast.
- 3 nights of accommodation in Cusco – Daily breakfast.
- International air tickets.
- Domestic air tickets.
- Airport taxes.
- Personal expenses, beverages in meals.
- Tips for guides, drivers or waitress.
- Services not mentioned.
- Commissionable rates in 12%, expressed in US Dollars (USD).
- Valid for accommodations until December 31, 2018.
- Shared services in English or Spanish.
- Confirmation is subject to availability.