The best of Cusco on the way to the lost city of the Incas through the Sacred Valley

Start in the ancient city of the Incas Cusco, with the in-depth Walking tour and make a difference with pre-Colombian and Spanish buildings. You will discover the full Sacred Valley, Included Pisac local Market, Pisac Inca site, Agricultural experimental of Moray, Salineras in Maras, Ollantaytambo fortress, featuring the Tourist Train we will reach Machu Picchu.

Choosing this tour, you will not only be enjoying the wonders that this tour offers you, but also you will be supporting the sustainability and the economic improvement of the farmers living in high Andean communities of Peru. Because part of our profits is destined to support our nonprofit projects Colours of Peru, this project supports building rustic houses in the Andes of Cusco.

Travelers who wish to visit one of the projects, choose your community and ask your Travel Advisor to add 1 or 2 days to your initial itinerary.

* In Cusco: Walkthrough its narrow streets built with Inca stones at the base and with colonial balconies. We will interact with local vendors in San Pedro local fruit market, then visit the Cathedral, Temple of the Sun (Koricancha), at the end you will be impressed with Sacsayhuaman fortress

* In the Sacred Valley: We will take you to the Ancient town of Pisac and ruins, Stunning agricultural experimental center of Moray, Salineras (salt mines) in Maras Town, the Impressive Ollantaytambo Inca Site.

* In Machu Picchu: Witness the glory of ancient Peru in Machu Picchu in the company of your expert local Guide

Itinerary:

  • Day1 - Arrival to Cusco at any time

    Upon arrival to Cusco, assistance at the airport and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon have a rest and acclimatize on this high elevation, Cusco is over 3400 meters.

    • Hotel: In Cusco - El Balcon or similar
    • Meals: None
  • Day2 - Walking Cusco City Tour: San Blas – Cathedral – Temple of the sun – San Pedro Local Market - Sacsayhuaman

    Pick up from your hotel at 09:00 am; the tour is beginning in the neighborhood of San Blas, with its artisans. Then you'll go down the narrow stairs of Hatun Rumiyoc Street where the Palace of Inca Roca is located. On its walls, you'll discover the figures of a puma and a snake. Also, be sure to observe the famous stone with 12 angles, the perfect image of the Incan architectural perfection. Continue on to the Plaza de Armas of Cusco, you will enter the Cathedral of Cusco, the first Catholic church ordered to build on 1559, then continue towards the Temple of the Sun (known as Koricancha) on which the Santo Domingo Convent was built. After we will visit San Pedro local fruit market; here you'll learn about the market's history as you explore rows of local produce, colorful fabrics, flower vendors and shaman stalls; see the real life of the townsfolk. Finally, the tour ends with your visit to Sacsayhuaman fortress, from Cusco, you'll drive up the mountains for 20 minutes to visit this impressive archeological site. Continue on to the famous park of Sacsayhuaman where you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of Cusco, Sacsayhuaman boasts impressive Incan design and artwork with massive stones over 9 meters (30 feet) tall and weighing up to 125 tons, then back to Cusco

    • Hotel: In Cusco - El Balcon or similar
    • Meals Included: Breakfast in the hotel
  • Day3 - Full Sacred Valley: Pisac, Moray, Salineras, Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

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    Pick up at 7:30 a.m. Then you will continue to the picturesque town of Pisac, in about 50 minutes driven we will arrive in this town, short ride 25 more minutes up to Pisac archeological site. Here you will participate in the guided tour, visiting all its holy places including terraces, aqueducts, paths that are associated with walls and gates, water channels, cemeteries, bridges, etc.

    After we will continue to Pisac local Market where you can purchase beautifully crafted products hand-made by the locals.

    From there, you'll head to the fascinating display of terraces in Moray. Moray boasts three amphitheater-like terraces made by the Incas. These terraces, which are carved deep into the earth in a bowl shape, were thought to be used to determine the optimal conditions for growing crops. Then you will start your descent into a gorge where terraces, this time holding salt deposits, are visible. These salt terraces have been uninterruptedly in use since Pre Inca times.

    Your next destinations will be the remains of Ollantaytambo Fortress and the Temple of the Sun, a mysteriously built structure with a massive 12 foot (3.5m) tall stones.

    In the afternoon we will take the train to Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu town

    • Hotel: In Aguas Calientes - Flowers House or similar
    • Meals included: Breakfast in the hotel, Lunch
  • Day4 - Machu Picchu Tour – Back to Cusco

    Excursion to Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes, short ride (25 minutes) up to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, and you will participate in a guided tour, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the most important preserved Intihuatana, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows.

    Optional climb to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain; from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, even more, amazing being high and distant (not included in the price): In the afternoon you will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes for the train ride to Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival at Ollantaytambo station, private transfer to Cusco.

    • Hotel: In Cusco - El Balcon or similar
    • Meals included: Breakfast in the hotel
  • Day5 - Departure from Cusco

    After breakfast in your hotel, according to your domestic flight schedule pick up and transfer to Cusco airport and continue with your next destination.

    • Meals Included: Breakfast in the hotel


Whats included

  • Accomodations

    3-nights hotel accommodation in Cusco

    1-night hotel in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town)

  • Excursions

    Cusco Walking Tour, Sacred Valey, Pisac, Moray, Salineras, Maras, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu.

  • Tickets

    General Boleto Turistico for access to Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Moray Inca Site, Salineras, Machu Picchu Ticket

  • Transportations

    Comfortable van or minibus to visit Sacred Valley, Moray, and Salineras

    Tourist Train from Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo (round trip)

    Bus from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes (round trip)

    Minivan for pick-ups and drop-offs

  • Others

    Meals according mentioned in the itinerary

    Local top quality English-speaking guides to accompany visits and excursions

    24-hour support by our local staff

Not included

  • Additional tickets

    Ticket to Huayna Picchu mountain

    Ticket to Machu Picchu Mountain

  • Insurance & Others

    No cover Travel Insurance during this tour

    Internal flights

    Personal items, pre & post-tour accommodation, snacks, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips, and any extras

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