Tuesday, 21th of June - Lima
PM. Arrival to Lima. Assistance and transfer to the Hotel.
Wednesday, 22th of June - Lima /
Cusco - Cusco City Tour
Transfer to Lima's airport to take the flight to Cusco.
Upon arrival reception, assistance and transfer to the hotel.
Visitors should take a short rest in order to adjust to altitude.
Afternoon tour of the city visiting the Korikancha Temple
and the Cathedral. Continue to the surrounding ruins: the
fortress of Sacsayhuaman overlooking the city, Kenko, Puca-Pucara
and Tambomachay ruins. The excursion ends at the bohemian
district of San Blas, house to the most famous craftsmen of
Cusco. Back to Cusco in the afternoon
Thursday , 23 th of June - Sacred
Valley of the Incas - Cusco
Excursion to the "Sacred Valley of the Incas", a
succession of picturesque towns, agricultural terraces and
archaeological sites. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays,
we´ll have the opportunity to bargain with vendors or
stroll at the Pisac's typical Indian market, with a catholic
mass service on Sunday (celebrated in Quechua, the native
Lunch at a local restaurant in the Sacred Valley.
In the afternoon pass through Calca and Urubamba towns to
arrive to the Inca Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo,
which was built to guard the entry of this part of the valley
and protect it from enemies of the lower jungles; consisting
in a series of superimposed terraces of carved stones accessed
by long staircases. We will have the opportunity to walk through
the quaint streets of the nearby town, religious and agricultural
centre during the Inca Empire, and get a clear idea of the
military strategy against possible invasions. On our way back
to Cusco we will visit the picturesque Andean village of Chinchero
where the remains of what was the royal hacienda of Tupac
Inca Yupanqui lies. Admire its well preserved Inca Wall at
the Main Square, visit the beautiful colonial temple built
on Inca foundations, with interesting frescoes on the portico.
Back to Cusco in the afternoon.
Friday, 24th of June - Inti Raymi
Participate of the impressive festival of the Inti Raymi at
the Sacsayhuaman fortress and experience by yourself this
ritual celebrated since Inca times. Box lunch. Full day tour
Saturday, 25th of June - Machu Picchu
The day starts with an early morning rise to transfer to Cusco
train station for a four- hour train journey to the famous
Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, also known as "The Lost
City of the Incas". Arrive at Aguas Calientes station
followed by a 30-minute bus drive, climbing 6km of winding
road, to the incredible Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, we´ll
participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the
Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial, the Royal
Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various burial
grounds. After the tour you will have time to stroll around
the archaeological site at your leisure.
Back to Cusco by train in the afternoon, transfer to the Hotel
Sunday, 26th of June - Cusco / Lima
Transfer to Cusco airport for departure flight to Lima. End