Resume Tour -
Day 1 Lima
Day 2 Lima / Cusco / Sacred Valley
Day 3 Sacred Valley
Day 4 Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu / Cusco
Day 5 Cusco
Day 6 Cusco / Puno

Itinerary Day by Day


Day 1 - LIMA

Upon your arrival in Lima, you will be met by your transfer-man who will assist you with your luggage and check-in procedures at your hotel in the airport. You will receive a contact information sheet with all the hotel’s information as well as our office's contact information for each city and the 24-hour emergency numbers for any further assistance you may require. Accommodation at Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport hotel for one night in Standard room.

Day 2 - Lima / Cusco / Sacred Valley

At the appropriate time, you will be met by your transfer-man who will assist you with your flight to Cusco. When you arrive to Cusco, the Imperial City, you will be met by your transfer-man and private driver who will assist you with your luggage and will drive you to your hotel located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

On the way, visit Awanacancha textile center to observe traditional Andean weaving and to see the four types of camel-related Andean animals – llamas, guanacos, alpacas and vicuñas. Alpacas have thick wool and is the most commonly used while the vicuñas are small and delicate with fur considered the finest. Awanacancha is a weaving center with the goal to keep alive the traditional textile arts. Here you can meet these four types of camelids, learn about the harvesting of the different wools, the natural dying techniques and have a chance to see native weavers from different areas showing their different weaving secrets and lifestyle. Accommodation at Tambo del Inka Luxury, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa hotel for two nights in Superior rooms, including breakfast, hotel tax and service charge

Day 3 - Sacred Valley

FD Pisac Market, Pisac Ruins & Ollantaytambo fortress with Lunch (Private)

Today have the opportunity to visit Pisac ruins, famous for its ruins which lie atop a hill at the entrance to the valley and separated along the ridge into four groups: P'isaqa, Inti Watana, Q'allaqasa, and Kinchiraqay. Visit the Inti Watana group which includes the Temple of the Sun, baths, altars, water fountains, a ceremonial platform, and an inti watana - a volcanic ritual stone used as an astronomic clock or Inca calendar to define the change seasons. The Incas constructed agricultural terraces on the steep hillside by hauling richer topsoil by hand from the lower lands, enabling the production of surplus food, more than would normally be possible at altitudes as high as 11,000 feet. The narrow rows of terraces beneath the citadel are thought to represent the wing of a partridge (pisaca), from which the village and ruins get their name.

Continue to the Pisac Markets, which was the place of reunion for all artisans of the region to get together and exchange or buy and sell their products. Originally held only on Sundays, but due to the increase of tourism in the area during the 16th century, it became increasingly popular to the point that now it is held daily. It is a favorite destination for visitors from all over the world who don’t want to miss the opportunity of enjoying the colorful ambience in this marketplace.

Lunch is enjoyed in the Wayra Gardens among the native plants, served in a modern environment. We are enveloped by the aroma of freshly baked bread coming out of the wood-burning ovens, tasty empanadas with different fillings and an amazing assortment of native potatoes from remote communities that have preserved them along with their stories. After lunch visit the Inca fortress and citadel of Ollantaytambo. This fortress was believed to be constructed in order to guard the entrance to this part of the valley and protect it from possible invasions of tribes from the jungle lowlands. Later, it served as a temporary capital for Manco Inca, leader of the Inca resistance in 1,537 during the Spanish conquest of Peru, who fortified the town to stop the advance, as Cusco had fallen under Spanish domination. Ollantaytambo also features the vestiges of the town built by orders of Inca Pachacutec and thought to be not only a strategic military place to control the Sacred Valley of the Incas but also for agricultural and religious purposes. Additionally, this place is a ceremonial center dedicated to the purification and worship of water with 150 steps built with perfectly carved stones. The archaeological site includes a series of superimposed terraces and stunning finely carved stone blocks located on the upper terrace or Temple of the Sun. The main settlement has an orthogonal layout with four streets crossed by other seven parallel streets and at the center, the Incas built a large plaza about the size of four blocks.

The town of Ollantaytambo is referred to as a "Live Inca Town" because inhabitants still live according to customs and traditions inherited from their ancestors. Take a journey in time through its straight streets with perfectly laid stones that feature a canal for water to run through the town. After the tour, return to your hotel. Accommodation at Tambo del Inka Luxury, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa hotel. Today includes Breakfast, Lunch, hotel tax and service charge.

Day 4 - Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu / Cusco

FD Machu Picchu citadel by Vistadome Train (Private guide)

This morning, you will be transferred to Ollantaytambo's train station, located close to the site where the old Inca hanging bridge crossed the Urubamba. Onboard the Vistadome train you will move along the tracks following the river's course into the jungle lowlands to Aguas Calientes a.k.a. Machu Picchu Pueblo (a 2-hour ride). This is the last stop before getting to the famous archaeological complex. Find crafts, books, restaurants and array of hotels in this buzzling town. The bus zig-zags up the steep side of the mountain for nearly 20 minutes. The pre-Hispanic engineering marvel unveils itself gradually; this was the site Pachacutec Inca (1438-1572) chose as royal retreat and where his "malqui" or mummified remains were to be worshiped. Machu Picchu or "Old Mountain" is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders yet the traveler senses a beauty unmatched by these or any other title. How was such a work accomplished? Granite stone buildings that seem to naturally sprout from the earth instead of being constructed on it. Andean mountain aesthetics can truly be appreciated at Machu Picchu; explore the site at your own pace. Visit the Royal Mausoleum or take the path to the Inca Bridge, or the central flight of steps to reach Intihuatana. Or simply contemplate the sacred geography all around; the Urubamba nearly encircling the site and Mount Salkantay ("Wild"), overlooking the citadel from the southeast. Buffet Lunch at Tinkuy Restaurant – Sanctuary Lodge hotel.

Note.- There are 2 shifts for the visit of Machu Picchu citadel, the AM Shift and PM Shift. You are scheduled to visit at any of these turns (not both) and the shift confirmed will depend on the train schedule that we will be able to confirm upon booking time.

After visiting Machu Picchu, head to the train station of Aguas Calientes and from there take the Vistadome train back to the Sacred Valley. Upon arrival to Ollantaytambo station, a private transport will be waiting for you to take you to Cusco city. Accommodation at Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection hotel Cusco. Two nights in Superior room, Buffet Breakfast and lunch are included this day.

Day 5 - Cusco

HD City tour of Cusco & nearby ruins (Private)

Inca rulers once called Cusco the "Navel of the World". Cusco remains today a city that blends colonial Spanish charm with older, more austere remains of pre-Columbian glory. One can see the foundations of Inca structures on many of its city streets today. Today you will go on a guided visit of the Imperial City of Cusco. In this Cusco city tour, you will visit the Main Plaza, which has been the scene of great historical events in the Capital of the Incas, the main Cathedral church, built of great slabs of red granite in renaissance style and thus contrasting with the baroque style silverwork which decorates its interior. You will then continue on to the Santo Domingo church, built upon the foundations of the Inca temple Koricancha, which was dedicated to S un worship. Later, you will head to the City’s nearby ruins; the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, a magnificent example of Incan military power; Qenqo, a ritualistic site with subterranean galleries that form an underground maze; Puca Pucara, the red fortress and finally Tambomachay, also known as the Incan Baths. After this amazing educative Cusco city tour, you will be driven back to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. Accommodation at Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection hotel Cusco. Buffet Breakfast is included this day.

Day 6 - Cusco / Lima

Transfer hotel / Cusco airport (private)

After breakfast, your guide will take you to the Cusco airport in time for your flight to Lima. Upon arrival to Lima, reception at the airport by a representative and assistance at airport with your international departure flight back home.

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  • Laundry
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  • Gym
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