The legacy of The Inkas II

Lima – Cusco – Maras & Moray – Valle Sagrado – Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

press to zoom
Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

press to zoom
Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

press to zoom
1/2

Duration: 08 Days/07 Nights

Location: Lima - Coast / Cusco - Andes

Altitude: Lima (center) – 161 m.a.s.l / Cusco - 3,399 m.a.s.l

Difficulty: medium

 

Day 01: Lima

Arrival, reception and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation in Lima at the designated hotel.

Meals: None.

 

Day 02: Lima -City Tour Lima

In the morning, we will have the best excursion to know Lima and its history. We begin our tour with a panoramic view of the "Pucllana Pyramid", magnificent ceremonial center. We visit the Historical Center of Lima, where you will appreciate more than fifty monuments and colonial buildings, highlighting the Paseo de la República, Plaza San Martín, the Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the Archbishop's Palace, the Cathedral Basilica, and the Municipal Palace between others. We will enter one of the most important convents of the seventeenth century Convento de Santo Domingo,where the relics of the three Peruvian saints Santa Rosa de Lima, San Martin de Porres and San Juan Macias are still preserved. Back to the hotel. Accommodation in Lima at the designated hotel.

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 03: Lima / Cusco - City Tour Cusco & Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuamán

At the coordinated time, transfer to Jorge Chávez International Airport to board the flight to the city of Cusco. Arrival, reception and transfer to the Hotel. In the afternoon, we will begin our visit to the capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco. You can admire the wonderful Inca and Spanish legacy of the colony. Visit among other attractions the Temple of the Sun or Koricancha on which the Santo Domingo Convent was built, you can also admire the Plaza de Armas and its colonial architectural heritages. Finished the visit to the city we will go to the outskirts to be able to appreciate the four more important archaeological rest like Sacsayhuamán, Kenko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay. Return to the city. Accommodation in Cusco at the designated hotel.

Meals: Breakfast.

 

Day 04: Cusco / Sacred Valley - Pisac Market & Ollantaytambo

We will leave early in the direction of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where you will be able to appreciate beautiful landscapes and the most important archaeological remains of the area, then we will visit the town of Pisac, here you will appreciate the customs of its inhabitants, the artisan market and you will have the opportunity to make purchases. After this first part of the tour we will go to taste a delicious lunch at a restaurant in the area. After lunch, we will visit the impressive Ollantaytambo Fortress with its stone terraces, non-agricultural terraces and cobbled streets. Accommodation in the Sacred Valley at the designed hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

 

Day 05: Sacred Valley - Maras & Moray

After tasting our breakfast, we will leave to visit the town of Maras in this excursion we will be able to appreciate the picturesque landscapes of the zone if we will know the salt mines that date from the Inca period and that up to date they are maintained, the inhabitants channel the water that emanates from the subsoil and direct it towards some pools, these waters being left to evaporate by the sun forming the salt of domestic consumption going through a cleaning process before its sale. After the view we will visit the archaeological site of Moray, here what stands out is an incredible ancestral acentric system in circular form with superimposed platforms that are connected by a complex network of artificial irrigation, which makes it an important achievement of engineering hydraulics. Moray is considered one of the first centers in the humanity of genetic research. Accommodation in the Sacred Valley at the designated hotel.

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 06: Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu

Very early we will go to the railway station, to board the train that will take us to the town of Aguas Calientes and station of the same name. In this station, our staff will assist you to board the bus that will take you to the citadel of Machu Picchu (meaning in Quechua "Old Mountain"), considered a masterpiece of Inca architecture and engineering. Our wonder of the world is 2,450 meters above sea level. In our tour, we can appreciate all its majesty. After the visit we will descend to the town of Aguas Calientes to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Return to Cusco by train. Lodging in the town of Aguas Calientes at the designated hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

 

Day 7: Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) / Cusco

Today you will have the morning free to carry out activities of personal interest such as shopping in the craft market or the option of climbing the Machu Picchu mountainor the Huayna Picchu mountainthat surround the citadel, you will be able to observe it in all its splendor, you can take panoramic photographic shots wonderful (the ascent to these two mountains are not included in the visit to the citadel), you have to make an extra reservation with an additional cost, this scaling is done very early in the morning). In the afternoon at the time coordinated by our staff transfer to the railway station of the town to board the train to the city of Cusco. Arrival, reception and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation in Cusco at the designated hotel.

Meals: Breakfast.

Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

press to zoom
Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

press to zoom
Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

press to zoom
Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

press to zoom
1/3
Day 8: Cusco

At the coordinated time departure transfer.

Meals: Breakfast.

 

 

End of the program

Included:

  • Transfers of entrance and exit in private service.

  • Tours and excursions in shared service in Spanish and / or English.

  • All tickets to the tours and excursions indicated in the program.

  • HD City Tour Lima Colonial & Modern.

  • FD Excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

  • HD Tour to the South Valley of Cusco, Tipón, Pikillacta and Andahuaylillas.

  • FD Excursion to the citadel of Machu Picchu by train tourist category.

  • 02 nights of accommodation in Lima.

  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Cusco.

  • 02 nights’ accommodation in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

  • 01-night accommodation in the town of Aguas Calientes.

  • 07 breakfasts.

  • 02 lunch.

 

Not included:

  • International and domestic airfares.

  • Meals not mentioned in the program itinerary.

  • Extra expenses such as laundry, phone calls, consumption of the mini bar, tips for porters, bellboys, waiters, guides, drivers and drivers.

  • Other expenses not indicated in the itinerary.