Cusco is much more than a very special destination! As you will discover during four fascinating days visiting its main attractions. Visit the Imperial city, the impressive archaeological remains and explore some of the most spectacular views in this planet on your way to the magnificent citadel and mountain of Machu Picchu.
Cusco: The ancient Inca capital is a unique blend of pre- Columbian past with Spanish architecture. Its temples, squares and streets are surrounded by hills that hide amazing places like Sacsayhuamán, Qenqo, PukaPukara and Tambomachay.
Machu Picchu: The Lost City of the Incas is hidden on top of an Andean peak. It offers not only views of the mountain range, but also ofthe Inca past.
Coricancha: Impressive sample of convergence between the Inca and the Spanish worlds. It was the temple dedicated to the veneration of the sun. Later, with the arrival of the Spaniards, its foundations were used as a base for the construction of the Santo Domingo convent.
Sacsayhuaman: An immense Inca fortress erected in the fifteenth century on top of a hill above Cusco. Its gigantic stones are a sign of its grandeur that continues to amaze visitors 500 years later
Arrive at the Cusco airport and enjoy a comfortable transfer to your hotel.
Enjoy a guided tour of this charming city, which was the capital of the Inca Empire. The tour starts with a visit to Santo Domingo Convent, a large Renaissance-baroque complex, which was built over the Inca Coricancha temple. It was one of the most important temples dedicated to worshipping of the sun, and its foundations are still prominent at the base of the convent. Ancient chronicles say the temple was covered in gold leaf and filled with golden representations of nature. Then, visit the Cathedral, the most imposing monument of the Main Square. Head to the hills above Cusco to visit the remains of the fortress of Sacsayhuamán, whose imposing ramparts offer a stunning panoramic view of Cusco, and the ruins of the temple and amphitheater of Qenqo, where it is believed the Incas practiced agricultural rituals. Admire Qenqo and then finally visit Puka Pukara (‘Red fortress’ in Quechua) an Inca military complex located on a prominent hill. Afterwards, return to your hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Ollanta train station. Your tour to Machu Picchu begins with a train ride to AguasCalientes in approximately one hour and a half. This town is also known as "Machu Picchu Pueblo" and is the last stop before entering the remains of the most important archaeological site in Peru. In Aguas Calientes there is a craft market, restaurants and hotels of different categories for those who prefer to spend the night at the foot of the mountain and climb it early the following morning. Finally, after a short bus ride, reach Machu Picchu, a masterpiece of engineering and architecture that served as a sanctuary and retreat for the Inca Pachacuti. Machu Picchu, which means "Old Mountain", and is considered a World Heritage by the UNESCO and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. At the end of the tour, return by bus to Aguas Calientes for lunch. Finally, you return by train to Ollanta Station and to your hotel in Cusco during the afternoon.
A transportation service will pick you up from your hotel at the established time and transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.
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