DAY 01: Reception in Cusco – Excursion (City Tour).
… Reception at the airport and transfer to the selected hotel in Cusco, where you will be served an aromatic coca leaf tea stimulating due to the altitude of the city, and then you can relax and have lunch before the city tour.
02:00 pm: EXCURSION CITY TOUR: We will visit the Temple of the Sun or Qorikancha, we will also visit the 04 nearby ruins of the city, the Sacsayhuaman Fortress, Kenko, Puca Pucara, and finally “Los Baños del Inca”. Tambomachay 06:30 pm Transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Cusco.
DAY 02: Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas – “Aguas Calientes” (hotel)
This day, we will take the tour to the “Sacred Valley of the Incas” starting the tour at 09:00 am.
We will pick you up from the hotel to go to Pisac, where we will visit the typical market where we will find the famous handicraft fair and the archaeological group of Pisac, where there are picturesque terraces cultivated in the mountain, then we will go to Urubamba, where we will take lunch (optional $ 20 USD). Then, we will visit the Ollantaytambo Fortress where the descendants of the Incas lived in the Inca houses, finally we will go to Ollantaytambo train station to board the train that leaves at 04:30 pm for the people of “Aguas Calientes”. We will travel approximately 2 hours and arrive at 6:30 pm on average, where we will spend the night in a hotel in “Aguas Calientes” (Machu Picchu town).
Overnight in a hotel in “Aguas Calientes”.
DAY 03: Visit of the citadel of Machu Picchu – Cusco
This day, we will wake up very early and, after breakfast, we will board the first bus at 05:30 am, we will travel 30 minutes to reach the citadel of Machu Picchu at 06:00 am and enjoy the majestic sunrise. We will have a guided tour of 2 hours and 30 minutes to know the most important places of Machu Picchu. At the end of the tour, you will have a free time of approximately 04 hours more to visit Machu Picchu on your own (optional ascent of Huayana Picchu mountain, costs $ 15 USD).
At the appropriate time, we will descend from Machu Picchu to “Aguas Calientes” where you can enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants.
In the afternoon, we will take the train back to Cusco (you must be at the station 30 minutes before the departure time of your train). Upon arrival at the train station in Ollantaytambo, we will be waiting to take you to your hotel in Cusco (1 hour and 30 minutes drive).
Overnight in Cusco.
DAY 04: Mountain of Colors – Vinicunca
Our staff will come to pick you up at 5:00 am to your respective hotel, we will board our private transportation and then head to the town of Cusipata-Paucarpata, during the trip we will pass through different villages and enjoy the incredible views of the Peruvian Andes, the trip is about 2 hours.
Upon arrival we will make a stop to enjoy a delicious breakfast and stock up on some things necessary to start the tour. After this short stop, we will continue our trip for approximately 40 minutes where we will observe the landscapes, the mysterious mountains and the deep valleys.
We will arrive at the town of Llaqto at 3700 meters above sea level. From here we will start hiking uphill for 2 hours until we reach the Rainbow Mountains. Upon reaching the top of the mountain at 5100 masl, you will be able to enjoy breathtaking views of the Andes and the Andean wildlife.
All the mountains surrounding this area are red and there are breathtaking views of the valleys and the mysterious 7 colored mountain, where we will have enough time to take pictures and videos.
After the great experience we will start the return hike, in a duration of 2 hours, then we will enjoy a delicious lunch. After lunch you can visit some of the local family houses, where you can see the lifestyle of these people who still practice the ancient traditions of the Incas.
Afterwards we will return to Cusco, we will be arriving to the city at 6:00 PM approximately to leave you in your respective hotels, so we finish the tour to the mountain of 7 colors.
Overnight in Cusco.
DAY 05: Chinchero, Moray and salt mines of Maras
The tour starts at 8:30 am with the pick up from your hotel in Cusco, then, we will go to the picturesque town of Maras, district of the province of Urubamba at 3,300 meters above sea level. Located 52km from the city of Cusco, houses the most important salt mines in the region exploited since Inca times and the colonial period, which was the first salt producing center.
Moray is located 7 km. from Maras, 01 hour from the city of Cusco by the route of Chinchero is one of the most spectacular visits where there are circular terraces of different sizes. They are terraces of agricultural experimentation and places of concentration of feminine energy, for which it is considered as a magnetic center of the Pachamama.
Salt mines of Maras, located northwest of the town of Maras, known by some as “salt mines” are made up of about 3,000 small wells. The salt has been obtained since pre-Hispanic times through a system of sun-drying salt water that comes from a subway stream. Once the water has evaporated, the salt is ready for sale.
Chinchero: This town is located 28 km from Cusco on the paved road to Urubamba. Its main attraction, however, is its handicraft market, originally dedicated to the barter of agricultural products between the villagers of the valley and those of the highlands. Currently, the market is a true spectacle of color and movement that causes the fascination of the tourist with its offer of handicrafts and textiles made in the purest pre-Columbian style.
DAY 06: Cusco – Return to Lima
At the appropriate time, pick up from the hotel and transfer to the airport to take our flight back to Lima.
End of services.