The Wonders of Cusco & Machu Picchu 6D/5N
Day 1: Arrival to Lima
You will be picked up at the airport by our representative and taken to your selected hotel in Lima to rest before start your legendary adventure in our amazing country.
Day 2: Flight from Lima to Cusco
- The fascinating Sacred Valley of the Incas
- Pisac Handicraft Market
After breakfast at your hotel in Lima, you will be privately transported to the airport for your flight to Cusco.
Upon arrival, you will be collected by our Representative at Cusco airport and taken in a private transfer to your selected hotel in the Sacred Valley, a delightful peaceful valley lower than Cusco, an ideal place to acclimatize to the altitude.
On the way to the Sacred Valley, we will visit some enchanting places.
As you wind through the Andean mountain tops, you will see echoes of the traditional lifestyles that have remained unchanged for more than 500 years. Many people proudly wear traditional clothing, cook in clay fire ovens and utilize many of the irrigation techniques developed over half a millennia ago. The drive from Cusco is not very long and on the way you will see some typical Andean villages and scenery.
The first place of our visit will be Ccochahuasi Animal Sanctuary, dedicated to the protection and care of the animals in the Andes of Peru.
Upon descent into the Sacred Valley you will appreciate the beautiful Inca fertile soils and advanced agricultural methods, and immediately you will understand why Incas considered this valley to be a sacred place.
After some minutes and always escorted by the gorgeous panorama you will arrive to the town of Pisac that also has some very interesting small architectural elements which make this town a gem of the Sacred Valley.
Here you will have the opportunity to visit the lively local market, the largest in the area, and enjoy the beautiful handmade textiles, ceramics, silver jewelry and crafts.
Then you will enjoy lunch at one of the most prestigious restaurants at the Sacred Valley and finally you will go to your selected hotel.
Overnight in the Sacred Valley.
Day 3: Still enjoying of the Land of the Incas
- Moray Agricultural Terraces
- Maras Salt Mines
Your personal guide and driver will start your day with a visit to Moray – Inca terraces shaped like an amphitheater that may have been an experimental agricultural station; you will continue to Maras, a small town renowned for its colonial doorways.
Then, you will descend an ancient path to the salt mines that have been in continuous use since pre-Incan times. They are truly unique.
You will have lunch at a cozy restaurant at Chinchero and after a delicious lunch you will then visit a Traditional Textile Center, where women of this village still practice traditional, Incan weaving techniques – some of the oldest in the Americas – and the more than 50 unique designs produced here have spread throughout the region.
Return to your hotel in the Sacred Valley.
Day 4: Machupicchu
- Private Tour of Machu Picchu
After breakfast, you will have an early morning departure to the train station for the ride to Aguas Calientes, and then a private guided tour of the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu. After a complete overview of the site with your guide, you will enjoy lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge and then have the remainder of the day to further explore the site at your leisure.
Overnight in Aguas Calientes.
Day 5: Return from Machu Picchu to Cusco & Ollantaytambo
After breakfast, you together with your Tour Guide will board the train back to Ollantaytambo Train Station, arriving there our driver will be waiting for you to bring you back to Cusco, but before your Tour Guide will show you one of the most impressive places in the Sacred Valley, the Archaeological Park of Ollantaytambo.
After the visit will go back to Cusco.
You will have the afternoon free to explore the city at your leisure.
Overnight al Cusco.
Day 6: City tour in Cusco & Flight back to Lima & Home
After breakfast, your Tour Guide will meet you to do your last tour in Peru, a private tour of one of Peru’s most attractive, fascinating cities: Cusco.
We will visit the amazing Archaeological Site of Saqsayhuaman, then we will go to Qoricancha the Inca religious Center of Cusco.
Next, we will visit the Machupicchu Museum, where Inca artifacts found by Hiram Bingham at Machupicchu are exhibited.
Finally we will visit the basilica Cathedral of Cusco, considered as one of the most important colonial buildings in South America.
Enjoy a delicious lunch in a very good restaurant in the city.
At the appropriate time your Tour Guide and driver will escort to you to Cusco Airport for your afternoon flight to Lima.
Upon arriving to Lima our Representative will be waiting for you.
You will have a car at your disposal in case you would like to explore some of Peru’s capital.
At the appropriate time, you will be transferred back to Jorge Chavez Airport for your international flight home.
Please note: All trips are private and will be customized to suit your individual interests and schedules. Prices will vary based on the specifics of your itinerary, and will depend on number of travel companions, number of days, types of accommodation etc.