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CUZCO RUINS
Machu Picchu, Cuzco


   3 Days / 2 Nights

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  1. City tour and visit to nearby ruins
  2. Machu Picchu-Aguas Calientes
  3. Cuzco-Lima

 

Day 1: City tour and visit to nearby ruins

In the morning transfer to Lima’s airport to take a plane to Cuzco. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. After arrival we suggest some rest in the hotel in order to avoid altitude sickness. In the afternoon, city tour of Cuzco visiting the Main Square, the Cathedral, the Temple of the Sun or Korikancha and the Cathedral. Take a pleasant walk in the bohemian district of San Blas, home to the best known craftsmen of Cuzco. Visit its beautiful church, to admire its impressive carved wooden pulpit, with images of local fruits carved into it in filigree. Pop into some of the craft shops in its small Main Square. On your way back to Cuzco center, go through Hatunrumiyoc Street with its famous Twelve-angled stone. Then, we drive out of the city to visit the Inca sites of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuamán. The latter site is strategically built on a hill overlooking Cuzco and is famous for its enormous carved stones, some of them standing over 9m / 30ft tall, and weighing over 350 tons, set together with astounding precision to form the outer walls.

Day 2: Machu Picchu-Aguas calientes

The day starts with an early morning rise to transfer to Cuzco train station for a three hour train journey to the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, also known as "The Lost City of the Incas", one of the best known examples of surviving Inca architecture. Arrive in Aguas Calientes station followed by a 30-minute bus drive, climbing 6km of winding road, to the marvelous citadel. Upon arrival, you will participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial (the most important preserved Intihuatana), the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various burial grounds. After the tour you'll have time to stroll around the archaeological site at your leisure. Lunch at a restaurant at Aguas Calientes town. In the afternoon, return to Cuzco by train. Overnight at your Cuzco hotel.

Day 3: Cuzco-Lima

After Breakfast, transfer to airport.

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Photos:

Solar calendar in Sacsayhuaman, Cuzco
Tourist in Paucartambo   Lucre Laggon

Affiliations:


IATA

(International Air Transport Association)
Affiliation Code: 91-5-008-0
Telephone Number: (+511) 222-4353

COTAL
(Latin America Confederation of Travel Organizations)
Affiliation Code: AC1812
Telephone Number: (+5411) 4393-5696 (based in Argentina)

APAVIT
(Peruvian Association of Travel Agencies)
Affiliation Code: AO683
Telephone Number: 011-511-433-1111

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