Best of Cusco

Sacred Valley of the Incas - Cusco (0)
from/per person $1,395


Best of Cusco

Our program Best of Cusco starts and ends in the city of Lima.
On this trip, we visit the colonial building of Cusco as well as amazing Inca palaces.
We also explore the Inca ruins of the Sacred Valley, also the Indian market.
During our excursion, you will see great Inca fortresses and wonderful landscapes.
Finally, we travel by train towards Machu Picchu, a lost citadel amid the cloud forest.
Besides Machu Picchu, you will also have the opportunity to hike the Wayna Picchu Mountain.

Best of Cusco

Day 1°: Flight from Lima to the city of Cusco.

At the designated time our driver picks you up from your hotel in Lima.
Afterward, we drive to the airport to take the flight to Cusco.
The flight from Lima to Cusco lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Like many Andean cities, Cusco is situated at a high altitude (3300 m) therefore the weather is usually cold.
Upon arrival in Cusco, our guide meets you at the airport and then drives you to the hotel.
Overnight at the Hotel Casa Andina Classic Cusco ***.

Day 2°: City Tour of Cusco.

Our tour starts at your hotel in Cusco; our guide will pick you from there.
Firstly, we visit the Inca Ruins of Sacsayhuaman, which is located around 4 km away from downtown.
Sacsayhuaman origins are uncertain; however, some scholars agree it was built for ceremonial purposes.
Later on, we will reach a mysterious Inca site known as Qenko.
Qenqo means labyrinth or zig-zag, perhaps named like this due to a series of canals carved on its main rock.
Afterward, we visit the Puka Pukara ruins, better known as the “red fortress,” due to its reddish stones.
Further up, we visit the ruins of Tambomachay, a site that springs crystalline water through fountains.

After that, you will return to the city center to visit the colonial site of Cusco.
Once there, we will visit the temple of QoriKancha, also known as the Santo Domingo temple.
Coricancha was perhaps the most important religious building during the Incas heydays.
Eventually, we will visit the Cathedral of Cusco, which was built in the XVI by the Spaniards.

Overnight at the Hotel Casa Andina Classic Cusco ***.

Day 3°: Sacred Valley of the Incas & Train to the village of Aguas Calientes.

08:30 h. Our Sacred Valley adventure starts right at your hotel in Cusco; our guides will pick you up from there.
Along the road, we will stop at the textile center of Awanacancha, a project dedicated to elaborate textiles.
During this short visit, we will see various types of Andean Camels, among them the Vicuñas and Alpacas.

Shortly afterward we head to Pisac, an important Inca citadel located high above the modern Pisac village.
Like many other important Inca buildings, Pisac also houses the Intiwatana, a ritual stone associated with the stars.
Following the itinerary, we walk down to the Pisac Market, which is located nearby.
Around the market, you will find musical instruments, ceramics, and many other handmade products.
Shortly after we visit a typical restaurant, in which we will enjoy good Andean gastronomy.

Finally, we will leave in the direction of the Ruins of Ollantaytambo.
Once at the ruins, we do a private visit to the most important sectors of Ollantaytambo.
After exploring the ruins, we go to the station to take the train to Aguas Calientes.
The train trip offers great natural sceneries, with many staggering views.

Upon arrival, our representative will collect you from the station and then escort you to the hotel.

Overnight at the Hotel Casa Andina Machu Picchu *** or similar.

Day 4°: Private tour to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.

Early in the morning, our guide picks you up from your hotel and then we take a small bus up to the citadel.
The bus ride takes around 25 minutes and offers along the way spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.
Since Machu Picchu is the most iconic tourist attraction in Peru, we do a private tour at the citadel.
During our visit, we will see the most important sectors of Machu Picchu.
Among the buildings, we will see the solar clock, the Sun Temple, as well as the mysterious Intiwatana.
Additionally, we walk up to the lookout point of the citadel to enjoy a great view as well as for group photos.
After the tour, you will have free time to explore Machu Picchu on your own.
Likewise, you can hike to the Sun Gate, located approximately 2 hours from Machu Picchu.

Later on, we will take the bus down to the village of Aguas Calientes. Free time for lunch.
Before going to the station, you will have free time to shop around Aguas Calientes.
Eventually, we head to the train station to take the train back to Cusco.
We will arrive in Cusco shortly after sunset. Free evening.
Upon arrival, you will be received at the station by our local driver.
Overnight at the Hotel Casa Andina Classic Cusco *** or similar.

Day 5°: Flight from Cusco to Lima.

Soon after breakfast, you will be driven to the Cusco airport by our local guide.
Upon arrival in Lima, our driver meets you at the airport and drives you to your hotel.

End of the trip.

What is included?

  • All transfers. In and Out.
  • Accommodation in Lima and Cusco. (3 stars hotel)
  • Flight tickets Lima – Cusco – Lima.
  • Entrance fees to all sights.
  • English speaking guide.

What is NOT included?

  • Meals, extras & gratitude.
  • Raingear.
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Warm clothing.
  • Water.
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
  • Free cancellation – Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.
  • Covid-19 precautions – Special health and safety measures apply.
  • Mobile ticketing – Use your phone or print your voucher.
  • Live tour guide – Spanish, English.

Our trip Best of Cusco is subject to availability.
We highly suggest to send us an e-mail and ask for availability.
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