CUSCO TOUR ARCHAEOLOGICAL CAPITAL OF AMERICA

9D / 8N
Pisac - Machu Picchu- 7 Colores
Hotel 3 ***
Guide in English
Private or shared transportation
Tickets included
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Cusco Archaeological Capital of America Tour

The toponym of the city was the Quechua Qosqo, which means center, navel, belt. According to Inca mythology, here converge the world below (Uku Pasha), the visible world (Kay Pasha) and the world above (Hanan Pasha). Thus, the city was and is called the navel of the world, in reference to the universe. Cuzco, a region with the most beautiful landscapes on the planet, crowned by six mountains over 6,000 meters high, is the oldest city in the western hemisphere and the cradle of the Inca civilization. It is known throughout the world for the marvelous archaeological remains that have been discovered, such as the citadel of Machupicchu.

Includes:

  • 08 nights included
  • Accommodation in comfortable 3-star superior category hotels.
  • All breakfasts and meals mentioned in the program.
  • Private or collective ground transportation, as detailed in the program.
  • Assistance at airports
  • Domestic flights: Lima - Cusco, Cusco - Lima.
  • All entrance fees to the places to be visited according to the program.
  • Spanish speaking guide for all visits.
  • Shared or private excursions, according to the program.
  • All activities mentioned in the program.

Not included:

  • Some lunches and dinners are not mentioned in the program.
  • Drinks
  • Insurance
  • International flights
  • Advice

A city that lives, where the past blends with the present. Where colonial palaces, monasteries and convents coexist in amazing harmony with modern buildings and the most impressive pre-Inca huacas thousands of years old. Whether in the hallway of an old mansion or in the depths of a gloomy catacomb. Lima, the city of kings, awaits you to dazzle you with its magic and intoxicate you with its flavor. Upon arrival at the Lima airport, a host will greet you and help you arrange your transfer and check-in at the hotel.

  • Private vehicle for transfer
  • Spanish-speaking private assistance
  • Night in a 3* hotel in Lima

At the indicated time, transfer to the airport, where you have the flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, we will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. In the afternoon you will visit the ancient capital of the Inca Empire and current archaeological capital of America. The visit begins with the Cathedral of Cusco, which is decorated inside with numerous gold leaf altarpieces and paintings of the Cusco school, and then the Temple of the Sun, better known as Q'oricancha. We then visit the Inca archaeological sites, such as the complexes of Tambomachay, Puca Pucara, Q'enqo and the impressive site of Sacsayhuaman; strategically built on a hill overlooking the city of Cusco. Its enormous stone walls have been cut and assembled with amazing precision. Some of these stones are more than 9 feet high and weigh more than 100 tons.

  • Shared tourist vehicle for the group
  • Shared Spanish-speaking guide for the group
  • Entrance to the cathedral, Qoricancha and 04 ruins
  • Night in a 3* hotel in Cusco

This day we will begin to explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas, on the banks of the Vilcanota River. The tour begins in the Inca citadel of Pisaq, composed of terraces, fountains, observatories and a cemetery, the largest in the region, was a point of control and dominion of the Incas in the sacred valley. After the guided tour, we will go down to the village and visit the traditional market of Pisaq, there we will have the opportunity to discover the customs of the people and also to bargain with the vendors for their handicrafts; then we will continue to the heart of the Sacred Valley of Urubamba, where we will have lunch and then we will go to the fortress of Ollantaytambo, located on the hill that dominates the town, buildings like the Temple of the Sun and its gigantic monoliths stand out: The Mañaracay or Royal Hall, the Incahuatana and the Princess Baths. At the top there is a fortress, with a series of carved stone terraces, built to guard the entrance to this part of the valley and protect it from possible invasions of the inhabitants of the jungle. After the visit we will go to the train station to go to Aguas Calientes, upon arrival transfer to your hotel.

  • Shared tourist vehicle for the group // train Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes
  • Shared Spanish-speaking guide for the group
  • BTG tickets (general tourist ticket)
  • Breakfast and lunch included
  • Overnight stay in a 3* hotel in Aguas Calientes

That day, after breakfast, we head to the bus station and depart for Machu Picchu. We will see how spectacular is the citadel of Machu Picchu, the "old summit", considered a jewel of Inca architecture: with neighborhood squares, houses, agricultural areas, roads, observatories, etc.. Built on one of the flanks of the ancient mountain in the middle of semi-tropical vegetation. It was built on one of the slopes of the ancient mountain and discovered on July 24, 1911 by the American explorer Hiram Bingham. We will have a 2-hour guided tour, where we will visit the most representative places of the Inca citadel of Machupicchu. After the tour, we have free time to continue exploring and, as an option, we can visit the mountain of Huaynapicchu; from where we have beautiful views of Machu Picchu. Later we return to Aguas Calientes and then we head to the train station to go to Poroy and then transfer to your hotel.

  • Tourist bus (i/v) to Machupicchu // train Aguas Calientes - Poroy // private vehicle for the transfer
  • Shared Spanish-speaking guide
  • Entrance to the historic sanctuary of Machupicchu
  • Breakfast included
  • Night in a 3* hotel in Cusco

In the morning we will begin our tour of the southern valley, starting with Tipon, an amazing model of hydraulic engineering created by the Incas. The archaeological site features terraces and preserves the irrigation system used for agriculture. Then we will go to Pikillaqta, which means city of tokens, includes more than 800 constructions with different functions, in which it is estimated that more than ten thousand people lived, which presents the characteristics of a large urban center corresponding to the period of development of the Wari empire. Then we will go to Andahuaylillas, where we will visit the Catholic temple of the colonial era with a beautiful decoration and murals of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, known as the Sistine Chapel of Cusco. Return to Cusco.

  • Shared tourist vehicle for the group
  • Shared Spanish-speaking guide for the group
  • BTG tickets (general tourist ticket)
  • Breakfast included
  • Night in a 3* hotel in Cusco

In the morning we leave to the district of Cusipata-Paucarpata; where we have breakfast. Then we arrive at the starting point of the hike, which will last 2 hours until we reach Vinicunca or Montaña de Colores 5020 masl. On the way we will see a large number of llamas and alpacas that are at the mercy of the shepherds dressed in beautiful and colorful typical costumes of the place; almost at the top we will see the Vinicunca mountain range (5020 m/16,466 ft). At this point, our guide will explain the orography, the ecosystem and the color of the mountain. Then we continue to the Red Valley, the name is due to the special pigmentation of the soil that has a reddish color due to the abundant amount of minerals, this route will be more special because we will be one of the only groups on this route, we return to our mobility and continue to the restaurant where we have lunch, finally we will return to the city of Cusco.

  • Shared tourist vehicle for the group
  • Shared Spanish-speaking guide for the group
  • Tickets included
  • Breakfast and lunch included
  • Night in a 3* hotel in Cusco

In the morning we leave to the district of Cusipata-Paucarpata; where we have breakfast. Then we arrive at the starting point of the hike, which will last 2 hours until we reach Vinicunca or Montaña de Colores 5020 masl. On the way we will see a large number of llamas and alpacas that are at the mercy of the shepherds dressed in beautiful and colorful typical costumes of the place; almost at the top we will see the Vinicunca mountain range (5020 m/16,466 ft). At this point, our guide will explain the orography, the ecosystem and the color of the mountain. Then we continue to the Red Valley, the name is due to the special pigmentation of the soil that has a reddish color due to the abundant amount of minerals, this route will be more special because we will be one of the only groups on this route, we return to our mobility and continue to the restaurant where we have lunch, finally we will return to the city of Cusco.

  • Shared tourist vehicle for the group
  • Shared Spanish-speaking guide for the group
  • Tickets included
  • Breakfast and lunch included
  • Night in a 3* hotel in Cusco

This day we visit the Humantay lagoon. We leave for Mollepata, where we have breakfast, and then continue to Soraypampa, the starting point of the trek, but the journey will allow us to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and the gorges that surround us until we reach Soraypampa. We will begin our hike to Humantay Lake, at an altitude of 4,250m. Our ascent will take about an hour and a half until we reach Humantay Lake. Upon arrival, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds us and the snow-capped mountains of Salkantay and Humantay. Here, our guide will give a demonstration of the use of the coca leaf and a small offering to our Apus (Mountains) that have made our arrival possible, in which we will participate. Afterwards we return to Mollepata for lunch and then return to Cusco.

  • Shared tourist vehicle for the group
  • Shared Spanish-speaking guide for the group
  • Tickets included
  • Breakfast and lunch included
  • Night in a 3* hotel in Cusco

This day we visit the Humantay lagoon. We leave for Mollepata, where we have breakfast, and then continue to Soraypampa, the starting point of the trek, but the journey will allow us to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and the gorges that surround us until we reach Soraypampa. We will begin our hike to Humantay Lake, at an altitude of 4,250m. Our ascent will take about an hour and a half until we reach Humantay Lake. Upon arrival, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds us and the snow-capped mountains of Salkantay and Humantay. Here, our guide will give a demonstration of the use of the coca leaf and a small offering to our Apus (Mountains) that have made our arrival possible, in which we will participate. Afterwards we return to Mollepata for lunch and then return to Cusco.

  • Shared tourist vehicle for the group
  • Shared Spanish-speaking guide for the group
  • Tickets included
  • Breakfast and lunch included
  • Night in a 3* hotel in Cusco
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