Cusco Traditional Package 06 Days, Cusco birthplace of a great and ancient culture and tourist destination in South America has one of the modern wonders of the world, the enigmatic Inca city of Machu Picchu, cosmopolitan city and tourist places in the same town and along the Sacred Valley, here you can also make different adventure tours like the Inca Trail. Salkantay, Lares trek, choquequirao, ausangate, Huchuy qosqo, and enjoy the magic of the Andes the warmth of its people.
*Difficulty level depends very much on your fitness and acclimatization.
Day 01.-Cusco – City Tour
Day 02.- Cusco – Sacred valley:
Day 03.- Citadel of Machu Picchu:
Day 04.- Maras- Moray – Salineras:
Day 05.- Rainbow Mountain – Vinicunca:
Day 06.-Cusco – Lima.
Day 01.- Cusco- City Tour: 02.00. p.m.
Arrival in the city of Cusco and transfer from the airport to the Hotel, free morning. They are picked up from your hotel between 10:00 hrs. and 13: 20hrs. You will have a guided tour through the center of the city of Cusco, visit the Temple of the Sun Qoricancha- and then go out to visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay, returning to the city between 18:30 hrs.
1.– The Qoricancha
Then we visit the Qoricancha temple, the highest expression of Inca architecture and engineering. The Temple of the Sun or Qoricancha, is also currently the Convent of Santo Domingo.
The impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman is strategically built on a hill from where you can see all of Cusco. It is famous for its huge carved stones, some of which are 9 meters or 30 feet high and weigh more than 350 tons.
Located four kilometers northeast of the city of Cusco, it has the archaeological groups of Qenqo Grande and Qenqo Chico. Etymologically, it means labyrinth or zigzag, served a purely religious function, being on the outside a semicircular amphitheater with trapezoidal niches and a monolith that simulates a puma which is approximately six meters.
5.- Puka pukara
Puka pukara means “red fortress”, because the calcareous stones with which it is built have acquired the reddish coloration of the terrain, very abundant in iron. It is alleged that it had the function of protecting Tambomachay, an important palace in the Incario. But that, in turn, for its architectural layout and the existence of fountains, aqueducts and multiple enclosures, was a “tambo” that is, a collective shelter that offered inn and food to travelers, as well as the entourage that was to accompany to the Inca in his retirement in Tambomachay.
Tambomachay, is located about 8 kms. North of Cusco and very close to the ruins of Puka Pukara, it is an archaeological site that was dedicated to the worship of water and so that the head of the Inca Empire could rest. This place is also called Baños del Inca. It consists of a series of aqueducts, canals and several waterfalls that run along the rocks. The surprising thing about this is that from a main waterfall, the Incas created 2 secondary waterfalls, which are exactly the same. That is, if one places two empty bottles, one in each waterfall, the two are filled at the same time.
Our service includes:
- Tourist transport
- Professional bilingual tour guide
- Tourist cusco tickets (foreigners 130 soles / peruvians 70 soles)
- Entrance to koricancha
- Extra spences
Day 02.- Sacred Valley: 08.00.am
This trip to the Sacred Valley of the Incas is one of the most impressive in your visit to Cusco, we will visit the most traditional archaeological sites such as the typical market of Pisaq, Ollantaytambo and the handicraft market and the chinchero ruins. It is the second most visited place in Cusco after the trip that is made inside the City.
PISAQ.- A small city, visited by many tourists daily, has a very colorful market and an amazing Inca architecture in the place called Complejo Hanaq Pisaq. After the visit we will continue to the town of Urubamba to taste a typical lunch of the area and later to the archaeological center of ollantaytambo.
OLLANTAYTAMBO.- A city where the design of the archaeological complex is confused with the current town. There is a very fine class of architecture, the entrance can be seen as a main square, with its narrow streets, it is the main place to visit within the Sacred Valley tour.
Our Service Includes:
- Tourist transport
- Professional bilingual guide
- Buffet lunch (Urubamba)
It Does Not Include:
- Entrance Tickets (S/.130 soles)
- Personal expenses
Note: the train to Aguas Calientes Machu Picchu is Ollantaytambo Station (overnight)
Day 03.- Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu: 06.00. a.m
After breakfast at the hotel, the bus (it takes 25 minutes) by a zigzag path, to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is addressed. Buses begin to depart at 5:30 am (as soon as they fill, leave). If you do not mind taking the bus and prefer to walk along the Inca Trail, just let your guide show the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, which will take about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Once in Machu Picchu, you will have a private guided tour of 2 hours. Then you have more time to explore the city on your own. If you have reserved a permit to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu, or if you want to walk to the Puerta del Sol which is a rise of 1 hour (is free and available for everyone) is ideal for those postcard images City can do after the tour. Then you have to go back to Aguas Calientes to board the train back to the town of Ollantaytambo and then return to the city of Cusco by bus.
Our Service includes:
- Round trip train service Expedition (out of Ollantaytambo.)
- Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
- Bus up and down
- Entrance to the city of Machu Picchu
- Tourist lunch.
- Return to the city of Cusco.
Does not include:
Day 04.- Maras – Moray – Salineras: 09.00.a.m
MARAS.- Maras district is located in the province of Urubamba, department of Cusco, 52km. 3,465 meters above sea level and has natural and cultural attractions. The salt mines, consisting of platforms based saltwater pools has its pre-Inca, Inca, colonial and contemporary home today Maras villagers continue to work in the salt mines. This place becomes a prime attraction for tourists.
MORAY.- It is located two hours from Cusco by Chinchero route is one of the most spectacular views in which there four circular terraces of different size. Experimental agricultural terraces are places of concentration of female energy, which is considered as a magnetic center of the Pacha Mama.
SALINERAS.- In this place we will appreciate mines which people leave the area working to supply the city of Cusco and surrounding areas and formerly also the Incas used to supply the entire empire, return to the city of Cusco.
Our service includes:
- tourist bus service
- professional guide service
- Entrance ticket
Does not include:
- Extra expenses
Day 05.- Rainbow Mountain – Vinicunca:
It is an impressive hike in the Andes mountain range (Vilcanota chain) route of the mountain of colors that is very close to a very important mountain for the Andean people, APU AUSANGATE (6,377. Masl) this Apu, bearer of Life is guardian of one of the most beautiful ecosystems in the world. Thus, our walk will be accompanied by snowy peaks, glaciers, herds of alpacas, llamas. This hike offers a selection of wildlife and stunning landscapes.
We pick you up at your respective hotel at 4.15 to 4.30 am, then start our incredible adventure driving, approximately 2.30 to 3.00 hours in our private van through the southern valley until you reach the town of Tintingo which is at 3,800. msnm, where we will enjoy After a delicious breakfast, then we continue our journey towards the beginning of the trail called Killiwani (4,800. msnm). Along this road there are stunning views of agricultural terraces, canyons and snowy mountains.
Once you reach the beginning of the trail our Guide will give you a small introduction of the area, to finally start a walk of approximately 1.30 hours along a road with a gradual climb of approximately 35 degrees, during the walk we will have the opportunity to appreciate a variety of South American camelids, spectacular systems of this place and beautiful views of the snowy Ausangate.
At 11.45am Approximately we will arrive at our destination the mountain of colors that is 5000.msnm. Here you will have enough time to enjoy this landscape.
After our visit to the mountain of colors we will return to the place where our transport is located for approximately 1.30 hours, then return to Tintingo where our lunch is waiting for us. After lunch and a short break we begin the return trip to the city of Cusco arriving at approximately 5.30.p.m
- Pick up from your respective Hotel
- Round Trip Transportation
- Buffet lunch
- Bilingual professional guide
- Entrance to the protected area
- Finished blankets
- First aid kit
- Oxygen balloon
We Recommend To Take:
- A small backpack
- Thermal clothing
- Trekking shoes
- Sun hat
- Warm coat
- Photographic camera.
- Rain jacket / poncho (for safety)
Day 06.-Cusco Free:
Breakfast free time and transfer to the Airport
- Fly Ticket Lima – Cusco – Lima
- Transfer – Airport-Hotel-Airport.
- Tourist Transport for visit
- Circuits detailed in the program
- Professional Guide service
- Buffet Lunch in the Sacred Valley
- Hotel in Cusco and Aguas Calientes
- Entrance fees.
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Extra expenses
WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE.
- Proof of identity (passport + student card).
- Walking shoes
- Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
- coat, hat and gloves.
- Polar, comfortable pants, Sun Hat
- sunscreen (factor 70 recommended)
- Insect repellent
- Extra money (recommend soles)
- right backpack.
Price & Add – ons
Group: U$: 750
Private: U$: 830
Group versus Private Treks: What’s the difference?
- Depending on the number of people in your booking, additional people may join the trek to make a full group.
- If you choose “private”, no additional people will be joining your group, no matter the size.
- Minimum booking size is two people; one person may book a group trek if Pacha Expeditions Travel Peru, is able to join that person with additional groups.
- Under 18 years Discount: USD $20
- Under 07 years Discount: USD $35
- Return Vistadome train – USD $50 per person
- Return Hiram Bingham train– USD $380 per person
- Belmond Sanctuary Lodge (5-star hotel) – USD $490 Per person
- Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel (5-star hotel) – USD $245 Per person
- Tierra viva Machu Picchu (3+ star hotel) – USD $50 Per person
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August 6, 2022
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By joining this trip, you are directly supporting a project with a positive impact, with the Goal of Sustainable and responsible Development for future generations.
The earnings that Pacha Expeditions receives, for each of our tours, a percentage is destined to support various Andean communities. Pacha Expeditions organizes activities for the benefit of the local community, for children and adults, throughout the year.
Our projects are backed by local authorities and with internationally recognized standards and are audited by third parties. Which imply positive impacts on the beneficiaries