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Machu Picchu, Cuzco

   4 Days / 3 Nights

  1. Lima-Cuzco: City Tour and Visit to Nearby Ruins
  2. Cuzco: Excursion to Machu Picchu
  3. Cuzco: Excursion to the Sacred Valley
  4. Cuzco-Lima


Day 1: Lima-Cuzco: City tour and visit to nearby ruins

Assistance upon arrival in Cusco and transfer to your hotel where you will have some free time to take a short rest to be acclimatized to the altitude as on reaching heights above 3000m, heart pounding and shortness of breath are a normal response to the lack of oxygen in the air.
In the afternoon, city tour of Cusco visiting the Main Square, the Cathedral of Cusco and the Korikancha or Temple of the Sun; visit to the bohemian quarter of San Blas, pass by the Hatunrumiyoc Street where the twelve-angled stone is located and then continue the tour visiting some of the most important Inca ruins surrounding the city: the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, the ceremonial center of Kenko, the Puca Pucara fortress and the Inca Baths or Tambomachay.

Day 2: Cuzco: Excursion to Machu Picchu

You will be picked up from your hotel At 05:45 , transfer to the train station where you'll get the train which leaves at 06:00. Arrival to the Aguas Calientes Train Station around 09:10, from where you take a 15 minute bus ride to the ruins of Machu Picchu. The ruins are on the eastern slope of Machu Picchu in two separate areas: the agricultural and the urban. Guided sightseeing through the archaeological site of Machu Picchu visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial (the greatest Intihuatana), the Royal Quarters, the Temple of Three Windows and various burial grounds. Time free to stroll by the archaeological site. Lunch at a restaurant at Aguas Calientes town. Late afternoon return to Cusco Train Station. Pick up upon arrival and transfer to your hotel. Overnight.

Day 3: Cuzco: Excursion to the Sacred Valley

After breakfast, the excursion will take you to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a succession of picturesque towns, agricultural terraces and archaeological sites. First you will visit Pisac, with its typical market, and picturesque cultivated terraces in the mountain slopes, also famous for its Sunday Fairs where you will be able to appreciate and buy beautiful handicraft. Lunch at a local restaurant in the Sacred Valley. Continue up the Urubamba Valley to the highlight of this day, a visit to the Town of Ollantaytambo. The upper section of Ollantaytambo features a fortress made up of a series of carved stone terraces built to protect the valley from possible invasion by warring jungle tribes. After visiting the town and fortress of Ollantaytambo the excursion will continue to the village of Chinchero where the remains of what was the royal hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui lie. After this splendid excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas you will return to your hotel.

Day 4: Cuzco-Lima

Transfer to the Cusco Airport to board your flight back to Lima. End of services.

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Písac, Cuzco
Hatum Rumiyoc Street   Ollantaytambo



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