Machu Picchu 5d/4n
Day 1: Reception in airport Cusco:
Arriving to Cusco we will be waiting you with your name at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. There we are going to give you all the information about Cusco city and your Itinerary program in Cusco.
City tour Cusco: We will meet you at your hotel lobby at 1PM to begin this tour. From here you will head to Cusco’s Plaza de Armas where you will visit the famous cathedral. After touring this sacred church you will continue on foot with your group through an ancient Inca built street from the Plaza de Armas to Qoricancha, the Temple of the Sun. In Qoricancha you will see the clash between Inca culture and Catholicism, and you will have the opportunity to see firsthand the difference in building methods. The Inca constructions here are amazing as this was the main temple of the Incas, where all their highways used to depart from. The high altar made in bronze in the catholic church is one of the the high light.
From Qoricancha your group will walk down Avenida El Sol, where you will take your bus to drive up and outside of the city. It will takes 25 minutes until you arrive to the majestic Inca site Sacsayhuaman, where your guide will lead you around. You will have extra time to explore on your own.
From Sacsayhuaman you will take a bus for very short time to Quenqo Inca site, where you will see some altars from Inca times, then drive to Puca Pucara, a small circular Inca site. Finally you will visit Tambomachay, the temple of water with its impressive water fountains. Then we will drive back to Cusco, where the tour ends in the main square, unless you are taking a private tour which ends in your hotel.
Day 2: Rainbow Mountain tour full Day
Pick up from the hotel between 3:30 and 4:00 am, we will take an approximate 2 hour journey in our tourist transportation to the town of Pitucarca, where we will enlist for the walk and have our breakfast 6:30 am.
We start the walk up to the rainbow mountain, this first part is 3 hours until you reach the vantage point of Vinicunca, where you will have a spectacular view of the snowy Ausangate and the Mountain of colors (Rainbow Mountain). After having free time for some photos and contemplating this beautiful landscape, we will begin the descent trek to the village of Pitunarca where we are waiting for a delicious lunch and then return to Cusco approximately 18:30 pm.
As an alternative to hiking, you can rent a horse for your comfort
Day 3: Sacred valley tour, Aguas calientes Overnight
At 8:00 AM be ready at your hotel lobby, because our driver will come to pick you up and bring you to the the Sacred Valley. Along the way we will visit Awana Cancha, a weaving center, where you will see the difference between llamas, alpacas, vicunas and different varieties of potatoes and corn, that are special in the Sacred Valley. If you like, this is a great place to purchase real alpaca clothing and gifts.
We will drive from here to Pisaq Inca ruins. These are amazing ruins that are located on top of one of the mountains in the Sacred Valley. We will enjoy hundreds of terraces for agriculture, where the incas farmed corn, potatoes and quinoa. We will also see the religious and astronomical side of the Incas at these ruins. It is an amazing place to take photos as you will be on top of the Sacred Valley, with near endless views.
We will get back in the car to drive to Pisaq market and town. This is the most traditional market and another great place to purchase gifts, if you like. You can also experience some local delicacies – many of the local farmers bring their vegetables here to sell. This is also where we will stop for our lunch break.
We will drive through the Sacred Valley after lunch to Ollantaytambo. Ollantaytambo was an Inca checkpoint where they protected Machu Picchu and the valley against any enemies (Ollantay is the name of the leader, Tambo is a lodging place). After your tour you have extra time to wander around the site before dinner, which you have in any one of the local restaurants. In the evening you will head to the train station which is around 15 minutes by foot, your train will depart at 7.00 pm to Machu Picchu Town Overnight, which will be a 2 hour journey. Arriving to Machu Picchu Town our personal will be waiting with your name and them will take you to your hotel.
Day 4: Machu Picchu full day – Return to Cusco.
Today is the most important day, as we will be visiting Machu Picchu. Because it’s so special, we encourage you to wake up early in the morning to enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then get to the bus station to try to catch one of the first buses, which begin at 5.30 am (they are all first come first serve). This bus will take about 25 minutes to get to Machu Picchu. As soon as you arrive to the complex, it is our job to take you to the best spot to overlook all the ruins and get a panoramic view of the landscape and the sunrise over the mountains. There will be a rendezvous to observe the sunrise (if weather allows) in order to get a spectacular view of the Lost City of the Incas. You will then have a 2 hour guided tour around Machu Picchu, with plenty of free time afterwards to explore on your own. If you have tickets to climb the amazing mountain of Huaynapicchu, your guide will direct you to where this hike begins. Please make sure this is arranged at least a month in advance of your visit, as tickets do sell out. It is 20 USD per person. Once you are done with exploring all, what Machu Picchu has to offer, you will take a bus down to Machu Picchu Town for lunch. Then we will take an afternoon train back to Ollantaytambo and from there we return to Cusco by Bus, where we will drop you off at your hotel.
Day 05: Transfer to the Airport.
We will tranfer you at your adecuate momento to the airport of cusco