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This is a special tour, because you will experience the wonderful landscapes and the best places of Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Puno and Lake Titicaca.
We start in Cusco and its most attractive and tourist spots, with the City tour to the historic center and then through the famous archeological sites that are located just minutes from the city.
Then, we will pass through the Sacred Valley, located 35 km from the city of Cusco, place that houses incredible archaeological monuments, craft markets and above all that still maintains the Inca culture in their lifestyle. Then at night, we will spend the night in Aguas Calientes, a citadel surrounded by beautiful mountains, which surround Machu Picchu, considered one of the seven wonders of the world, we will make the guided tour and learn better about history, culture, we will also know the points important, magical and mystical of the citadel.
We follow our itinerary, leaving Cusco to Puno, then begin our journey along the sun route, passing through the archeological centers of Andahuaylillas, Raqchi, Sicuani, La Raya and Pukara and at the same time allowing the contemplation and admiration of the dazzling landscape of these places.
In Puno, the Titicaca Lake promenade will be precise on your trip, spectacular for its natural wealth, considered the highest navigable lake in the world, which has the floating islands of Uros and Taquile, located 30 minutes by boat from the city from Puno.
The next day, we return to Cusco on a direct trip; Upon arrival, we will transfer the land terminal to the hotel in Cusco, where you can rest. We will finish the itinerary and close our activities with the transfer from the hotel to the airport.
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Airport - Hotel Cusco (Buy flights arriving in Cusco at the time of your choice)
According to your flight schedule, our team will receive you at the airport and we will go to your hotel in Cusco where you will be greeted with a cup of the famous coca tea.
You will have the afternoon free to acclimatize.
The city of Cusco is at an altitude of 3,399 meters above sea level
IMPORTANT TIPS ON YOUR ARRIVAL IN CUSCO
The first thing to consider when arriving in our city, is the height, if you feel very tired it is better to rest a few hours and when you wake up take quite a bit of coca. On the other hand, if you already feel well, drink coca tea, it will help you gain more energy and oxygenate the body.
It is necessary to exercise the body a little while doing light walks (you can walk through the Plaza de Armas, glimpse with the colonial constructions or make some kind of purchase).
It is important to drink plenty of water since the body is still acclimatizing. In the first days it is advisable to eat light meals, and then you can experience the “Cuy Baked” (baked guinea pig), the Incas consumed it as part of their diet. At present, Peruvians, especially Cusco people, enjoy this stew that is tasted only at special events such as birthdays, parties in Cusco, etc.
There is something you should definitely not miss, on your days off, visit the Qosqo Center for Native Art, a music and dance show typical of the region, it is a true show. This show starts at 6:00 p.m., but we suggest you arrive at least 40 minutes before the queue, as it is a very busy place. If you have included in your package the general tourist ticket, you will have free access to this beautiful event. Entrance Ticket: S / 25.00 per person.
Overnight: Hotel in Cusco
Cusco City Tour (Cathedral, Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay) - 05 hrs tour
This day you will know the best places in Cusco and the surrounding area.
We will start with the Cathedral , located in the Plaza de Armas, it is the main church of the imperial city, it was built on the palace of the Inca Wiracocha. The Cathedral has more than 300 paintings from the Cusco art school.
Then we will visit the Qoricancha , in the Quechua language means “temple of gold”, it was the first temple built by the Incas, it was formerly covered with large amounts of gold and silver.
We will leave the city of Cusco and arrive at the Saqsayhuaman complex , famous for its huge lithic blocks of more than 150 tons. In the Inca era the temple was considered to lightning, "the god Illapa".
Next, we will visit the temple of Q'enqo , a place dedicated to the Pacha Mama (Mother Earth) where you can appreciate carved stone constructions.
Then we will arrive at the impressive Inca fort Puka Pukara , in the Quechua language it means Red Fortress.
Finally, we will arrive at Tambomachay , where we will see the sacred temple dedicated to the cult of water that probably also had a purification bath function for the Inca rulers.
At the end of the afternoon we will return to Cusco, where we will leave you at your hotel or if you prefer in the Plaza de Armas.
The City Tour will start in the afternoon. You will have the morning free. Start it by having a good coca tea at breakfast and prepare yourself with a good pair of trekking shoes, as it will be a great help. We suggest getting to know the Plaza de Armas with its colonial temples, the Regional Historical Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Qoricancha Museum and the Museum of Popular Art. These places will make your visit even more unforgettable.
Overnight: Hotel in Cusco
Sacred Valley of the Incas - Aguas Calientes (Awanacancha, Pisaq, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo) - 08 hrs tour
This day you will know the wonderful Sacred Valley of the Incas also called the Vilcanota Valley .
We will start the day visiting the artisan center of Awanacancha , observe the famous llamas, have the opportunity to talk with local artisans, learn about their techniques and be dazzled by the richness of Peruvian crafts and textile art, here is an excellent place to buy those Memories for all our loved ones, make the most of it, because the fine handicraft and textile pieces are really impressive.
Then we will visit the archaeological complex of Pisaq , located on top of a mountain. This wonderful place is formed by groups of terraces and architectural structures scattered on the slopes and on top of the mountain. Mix the landscape with the wonderful buildings. Then we will go to the artisan market where you can appreciate a variety of works from ancient times.
We will pass through Urubamba where we will pause for lunch, we will taste the typical Peruvian cuisine, with a good variety of dishes, including salads, soups, background dishes, the famous ceviche and delicious desserts.
After lunch we will visit the architectural complex of Ollantaytambo , a living town built to monitor the entrance to this part of the valley and protect it against possible invaders. We will have the opportunity to walk through its streets and have a clearer idea of how this military, religious and cultural center was during the Inca Empire.
After the visit we will board the train to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival the hotel representative will be waiting to take you to your hotel.
Always with a good breakfast accompanied by coca tea, we recommend that you only carry a small backpack to spend the night in Aguas Calientes (money, light clothes, documents, camera and personal hygiene items). So your trip will be more comfortable and quiet. The rest of your luggage can be left in the luggage storage of the hotel in Cusco, since on the return you will return to the same hotel.
After the visit to Ollantaytambo you will have free time until the departure time of your train. Time you can use to know the streets of the town and interact with the local people.
If you like to drink coffee, do not miss the opportunity to experience one of the best coffees in the world, which is produced in the Quillabamba jungle and you can find it in several of the Ollantaytambo establishments.
Overnight: Hotel in Aguas Calientes
Machu Picchu - Cusco - 02h30m tour
In the morning, agreed schedule, our guide will pass by your hotel to go to the bus station, for 30 minutes we will climb 400 m along a zigzagging path to reach the incredible wonder of the world “ The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu ” known also as "The Lost City of the Incas"
Upon arriving at the citadel of Machu Picchu with our guide, we will show the entrance tickets, and start with the tour of the entire citadel. During 02h30m approx. We will visit the main places such as: The Plaza Mayor , the Temple of the Sun , the Sacred Solar Clock known as “ Intiwatana ”, the royal quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows , the Temple of the Condor among many other attractions that has the wonder of “ Macchu Picchu". At the end of the guided tour our guide will leave you in an area that you can use to take pictures.
In the afternoon it will be the return to the town of Aguas Calientes, where you will have free time to enjoy your lunch in one of the many restaurants or if you prefer at the Sanctuary Lodge (lunch is on your own).
After lunch, we will board the return train to Ollantaytambo (Depending on the availability of train departure time), the return will follow the same one-way route.
Upon arrival in Ollantaytambo, our driver will be waiting to take you to your hotel in Cusco.
TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT
Since January 1, 2019, the rules regarding the entrance to the Machu Picchu Sanctuary changed. Now the time limit for the visit is 04 hours with entry shifts every hour. All our passengers have a guided tour during the 8:00 am shift, as their overnight stay will be in Aguas Calientes.
The visit to the citadel of Machu Picchu is one way and that having passed through a place can not be returned. In addition, there is no re-entry, if we leave the citadel we will not be able to re-enter. Re-entry is only possible if your ticket includes the Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain.
If your ticket includes the Machu Picchu Mountain, the guided tour in the citadel of Machu Picchu will be 01h30m, so that you have enough time for the trek.
Before going up to Machu Picchu, we suggest leaving your backpack in the luggage storage of your hotel in Aguas Calientes and only take the entrance ticket to Machu Picchu, documentation, money, hat, repellent and sunscreen. Upon returning from Machu Picchu you can pick up your backpack and return to Cusco.
After returning from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes, if the schedule allows it, we recommend visiting the Chávez Ballón Museum , which is the site museum of Machu Picchu, admission from 12:00 hrs is free; To enter you just have to present your valid passport.
We must take into account that in low season and high season it will be necessary to line up to board the one-way bus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu and return from Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes, as well as to board the return train from Aguas Calientes. Our guide will help you with recommendations to dose your hours in the best way.
THINGS FOR YOUR VISIT TO MACHU PICCHU TO BE MUCH INCREDIBLE
- Request exclusive guide for Machu Picchu
- Request lunch at one of the best restaurants near the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu, Sanctuary Lodge . Just ask one of our consultants to make your purchase. It's very easy (USD 45.00 per person)
Overnight: Hotel in Cusco
Cusco - Ruta del Sol (Andahuaylillas, Raqchi, La Raya and Pucará) - Puno - 10 hrs tour and travel
In the morning our transport will pass by your hotel to go to the bus station to make the “ Ruta Del Sol ”, where we will visit the most impressive places between Cusco and Puno.
Our first stop will be the village of Andahuaylillas , where we will visit its outstanding and fantastic 16th-century church known as the Sistine Chapel of America due to the large number of paintings on its walls and ceilings. It has an organ decorated with angels and cherubs and prodigious murals by the famous artist Tadeo Escalante.
We will continue and arrive at the Raqchi Archaeological Center which was a Temple built in honor of the God Wiracocha . In these ruins, we will see remains of the Inca culture and the Wari culture.
The next stop will be Sicuani , where we will have a typical lunch.
After lunch, we will visit “ La Raya ” which is the highest point along the trip, it is the natural border between Puno and Cusco, where we will have excellent photographic views of the place watching the snow.
The last place to visit will be Pukara , where we will get to know a little of the culture of the old town of the same name that has lived there for 300 years, we will also know its Temple and its particular Museum.
At the end of the afternoon we will arrive in the city of Puno where our driver will be waiting for you and will take you to your hotel.
The city of Puno is 3 800 meters above sea level
Upon arrival in Puno, I was warm enough, sometimes the temperature can drop to 2 ° C.
After your tour, you will surely be hungry, we highly recommend the restaurant “Los Balcones de Puno”, located in the center of Puno, where you can also observe a folkloric show.
Overnight: Hotel in Puno
Titicaca Express Uncovered Lake (Uros and Taquile Floating Islands) - 08 hrs tour
At about 06:45 hrs, we will make the transfer from the Hotel to the Port. At approximately 07:15 hrs we will leave by boat " Titicaca Express " south of the island of Taquile , where we will arrive at a paradisiacal white sand beach.
We will walk through spectacular Pre-Inca landscapes and meet local families, their crafts, their culture and their textile activities.
At approximately 11:00 a.m. we will arrive at the community of Santa María , in the Capacheca Llachón peninsula , where we will be introduced to a cultural experience, we will see their dances, traditions and we will be able to participate in an ancestral ceremony. Next, we will participate in the preparation of the " Pachamanca ", which is a traditional way of cooking meat, fish and potatoes, where we will observe the different way of cooking in this town, with an underground oven.
For adventure lovers, optional to kayak along the coasts of Llachón .
We will depart from Santa María and at approximately 2:30 p.m. we will arrive at the island of Los Uros Titono , located in the Titicaca Lake Reserve, considered one of the last floating islands. The inhabitants of the islands of "Los Uros" are descendants of one of the oldest cultures in South America.
Optional ride on rafts of " Totora ".
At approximately 4:30 p.m. we will be back to Puno, where we will leave you at your Hotel.
Overnight: Hotel in Puno
Puno - Cusco - 08 hrs direct trip
In the morning at the agreed time our transport will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the Puno bus station, where we will board the bus.
After a trip of approximately 08 hrs we will arrive in Cusco, where our team will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel.
You will have the afternoon free in Cusco.
Overnight: Hotel in Cusco
Hotel - Cusco Airport (Buy return flights at the time of your choice)
According to the schedule of your flight, we will make the transfer from your hotel to the Cusco airport.
END OF OUR SERVICES
- Transfer Airport - Hotel - Cusco Airport
- Cusco City Tour: Transportation, Guide and Tickets
- Sacred Valley Tour: Transportation, Guide, Tickets and Lunch
- Tour Machu Picchu: Train Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes (EXPEDITION 19:04 or similar), Bus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes, Entrance to Machu Picchu, Professional Bilingual Guide, Guided tour in Machu Picchu, Train Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo (EXPEDITION 14: 55/15: 20/16: 22/18: 20 according to availability) and Transfer Train Station - Hotel
- Transfers Hotel - Bus Station - Hotel Cusco
- Ruta del Sol Cusco to Puno Tour: Transportation, Guide, Tickets and Lunch
- Transfers Bus Station - Hotel - Puno Bus Station
- Lake Titicaca Express Tour: Transportation, Guide, Tickets and Lunch
- Puno bed bus ticket - Cusco
- 04 nights of lodging in Cusco with breakfast
- 01 night of lodging in Aguas Calientes with breakfast
- 02 nights of lodging in Puno with breakfast
- Driver tour (from 5 passengers)
- Agency Services
- Drinks, except as mentioned
- Food, except as mentioned
- Phone calls
- Extra expenses
- Travel insurance
- Entrance to the Huayna Picchu mountain or Machu Picchu mountain: USD 40.00 per person (IMPORTANT! These two additional services have limited spaces made available by the Peruvian government, the reservation must be made at least 03 months in advance)
- If you prefer to travel on the VISTADOME train (Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes: 15:37 and Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo: 15: 48/16: 22/17: 23) - train service (VIP): USD 80.00 per person (round trip) )
What to wear
- Passport or original identity card (the same document with which you made the reservation, taking into account the validity of the documents being the passport with a minimum of 06 months of validity and the identity card, the date of issuance cannot be more than 10 years)
- Lightweight backpack
- Water bottle
- Snack, chocolates, energy bars
- Personal hygiene products
- Toilet paper
- Clothing for hot and cold weather
- Warm jacket or jacket
- Sun hat
- Rainwear or rain poncho
- Long sleeve shirts (due to the presence of mosquitoes in Machu Picchu)
- Short, long and light pants (depending on the tour)
- Trekking shoes
- Camera, extra memory and additional batteries
- Personal medications (headache, anti-inflammatory)
- Extra money (preferably in soles)
- Small towel, bath linen (if necessary for thermal baths)
Tour price per person
|Cusco - Hotel Cusco Plaza I / Hotel La Casa de Don Ignacio / Hotel Llipimpac Guesthouse
Aguas Calientes – Hotel Terrazas del inca / Hotel Inka Town
Puno - Hotel Sillustani Inn / Hotel Puno Terra
|Cusco - Yawar Inka Hotel / Hotel Sueños del inka / Hotel San Agustín Internacional
Aguas Calientes – Hotel Flowers / Hotel Inti Punku Inn / Hotel Waman
Puno - Hotel Balsa Inn / Hotel Conde de Lemos / Hotel Qelqatani
|Cusco - Hotel Tierra Viva Cusco Plaza / Hotel Siete Ventanas / Hotel Tierra Viva Saphi
Aguas Calientes – Hotel Inti Punku Machu Picchu / Hotel Casa Andina / Hotel Tierra Viva
Puno - Hotel Casona Plaza / Hotel Tierra viva / Hotel Casa Andina Clássic
|Cusco - Hotel Eco Inn Cusco / Hotel Jose Antonio / Hotel Sonesta
Aguas Calientes - Hotel El Mapi / Hotel Taypikala
Puno - Hotel Qalasaya / Hotel Royal Inn / Hotel Sonesta Posada del Inca
|Cusco - Hotel Plaza de Armas / Hotel Costa del sol Ramada
Aguas Calientes - Hotel Casa del Sol / Hotel Hatun Inti Boutique
Puno - Hotel Eco Inn / Hotel Taypikala Lago
|Cusco - Hotel Libertador / Hotel JW Marriott el Convento / Hotel Inkaterra la Casona
Aguas Calientes - Hotel Sumaq / Hotel Inkaterra
Puno - Hotel Libertador Lago Titicaca
|Cusco - Hotel Belmond Palacio Nazarenas / Hotel Aranwa Boutique
Aguas Calientes - Hotel Sanctuary Lodge - Quarto Standar
Puno - Hotel Casa Andina Private Collection Isla Suasi