Cusco is a symbol of human power, the intermediate world between cosmos and the Pachamama. Its perfect stone walls and mysterious streets remind us that it was the ancient capital of the Inca Empire under Spanish constructions. Today, it has several places to visit: monuments, houses, convents, museums that keep art and historical richness. The Incas revered as “the navel of the universe” and drew from there the roads linking its vast empire. Discover the many attractions of the Magic City through the sumptuous palaces and squares that look intact despite the years..
From here you can access the cultural and natural wonders of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. Cusco is for everyone, so decide to make this dream trip now.
Day 1.- Lima
Upon arrival in Lima, reception at the airport and transfer to hotel chosen. Overnight in Lima.
Day 2.- Lima – City Tour
City tour to appreciate its most imposing buildings like the Plaza Mayor or Checkerboard of Pizarro, where we will see the Government Palace, the City Hall, the Cathedral and Archbishop's Palace. Continue visiting the Convent of San Francisco, jewel XVI century architecture. Journey to the modern part of the city, cross the exclusive district of San Isidro, the new financial heart of the city, to appreciate Huallamarca. Finally, we conclude our circuit in Miraflores, where we visit the Parque del Amor, excellent spot to enjoy a splendid view of the Pacific Ocean. Back to your hotel.
Day 3.- Cusco – City Tour – Saqsayhuaman Fortress
Transfer from Airport to the selected Hotel, in the afternoon we will start our visit for Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983 and is undoubtedly one of the most important destinations of Peru. Its cobbled streets and its buildings constructed completely with stone., like the Koricancha or Temple of the Sun where we can appreciate the fine work that the Incas performed on stone and the palace of Inca Roca, with colonial buildings and Andean Baroque style, such as the Cathedral and the Church of the Company with its delicate work and impressive carved wooden altars and the beautiful church of La Compañía. Later we will visit the massive walls of the Sacsayhuaman fortress. A few miles away, are the archaeological sites of Qenko, Pukapukara and Tambomachay.
Day 4.- Cusco – Machu Picchu (Lost City of the Incas)
Early morning transfer to the train station to take the train to Machu Pichu, during the trip we will have a breathtaking view of the landscape of the Sacred Valley of Urubamba. On arrival at Aguas Calientes, our representatives will assist you to board the bus that will take you to the citadel. It will be an unforgettable experience. The enigmatic complex of Machu Picchu, the most important and beautiful legacy of the ancient Peruvians, is part of the Historic Sanctuary of the same name, which is one of the few places in America, both Cultural Heritage and Natural Heritage by UNESCO, currently, one of the New Wonders of the World. It is located on the top of a mountain and complements the exuberant nature that surrounds it, creating a unique place in the world.
In the afternoon, you will board the train back. Upon arrival and depending on the train reservation, our staff will be waiting at the park Ollanta or Poroy, from where we will transfer to your hotel.
Day 5.- Cusco – Sacred Valley
This day we will start our tour along the Sacred Valley of the Incas, one hour from Cusco, arrival to the colorful market of Pisac, where we will have free time to interact with the local craftsmen or to purchase fine handicrafts and souvenirs, continue to Urubamba for a buffet lunch at a local restaurant. Finally, visit Ollantaytambo, attractive town of Inca origin with remarkable irrigation waterway and cobbled streets. At the top stands an impressive ceremonial center of cult to the water and a fortress that protected the access to the valley. Ollantaytambo, from where you can take the train to Machu Picchu is another way to get to the citadel by following one of the Inca Trails, a spectacular network of roads that wind through glaciers, rivers and breathtaking scenery. This is one of the best trekking routes in the world, because through it, you find remarkable archeological sites and areas rich in unique species of flora and fauna.
Day 6 .- Cusco – Lima
Transfer to Cusco airport to connect with your international flight.