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Enjoy this incredible 3-night program to visit three amazing destinations in Peru. Enjoy Cusco, a place full of history, mystic and incredible colors. A combination of ancient magic with the colonial architecture. Cusco is the historic capital of Peru, and place to visit many interesting places like the historical center, the cathedral, Koricancha and the golden temple of the sun, the Plaza de Armas, San Pedro Market and more. Then, we will go directly to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, to be impressed by the beauty of Urubamba Mountans and the green fields around Vilcanota River. It`s a unique andean valley full of archaeological sites and unique picturesque villages with ancestral culture. Maras, Moray, Pisac, Racchi, Ollantaytambo, and unique incredible landscapes will be waiting for you.
Finally, we will visit one of the highlights of South America, and of course in Peru: the citadel of Machu Picchu. The most important religious, political and cultural center of the Inca Empire, revealed oto the world in 1911 by Hiram Bigham. You will be impressed by the green terraces and imposing mountains surrounding this unique place, in a wonderful landscape. Be ready to take hundred of photos, to this Unesco World Heritage and must-see place in South America.
After arrival, check in in your hotel in Cusco. If you arrived in the morning, some free time to rest. Then, we will start a half day visit to the incredible city of Cusco. We will enjoy some incredible places in this ancient city: Korikancha Temple, the local Cathedral, Sacsayhuamán, Kenko and Puca-Pucará ruins.
It`s a visit to the imperial city, a living example of the mix of Andean and Spanish culture in the Americas. The tour begins at the Koricancha Temple, the ancient Inca palace and main center for the worship of the Sun God. Be ready to take some great photos of this incredible place. Then, you will visit the Plaza de Armas, where you will visit the Cathedral. Make a stop at the Mirador San Cristóbal, from where you will enjoy a beautiful view of the city. Continue ascending to the Sacsayhuaman Fortress, an imposing example of Inca military architecture that dominates the city. Then, you will visit the archaeological sites of Kenko, enjoy the panoramic view of the Puca-Pucara archaeological complex. Finally, you will visit the Inka’s Expression art workshop, which presents artists working in silver, paint and wood; ideal visit to understand Andean art.
Return to the hotel and free time to rest. Overnight.
After breakfast, we will start our second day of visits in the area. We will start visiting Chinchero, a small and picturesque town that houses an important Inca archaeological center built at the end of the 15th century, as well as a beautiful and traditional church. Free time to enjoy this unique place. Then, on the way to Ollantaytambo, we will stop at the Racchi viewpoint, where you will have some of the best views of the Sacred Valley. Amazing! Free time for lunch. You can taste some typical dishes of the Sacred Valley and taste a pisco!. Continue to Ollantaytambo, one of the most representative architectural complexes of the ancient Inca Empire and one of the few places where the Spanish conquerors lost an important battle. Well known for its platforms, Ollantaytambo was a very effective fortress that also served as a temple. Finally, continue to the town of Ollantaytambo, known as “the only living Inca city”; It is the best existing example of Inca urban planning, with stone streets that have been inhabited since the 12th century.
Overnight is in the Sacred Valley today.
After breakfast, we will start one of the most incredible visits you can do in Peru and South America. We will visit Machu Picchu
Early in the morning and after breakfast, we will transfer you to the train station. Be ready today, to visit one of the world’s most famous landmarks: the citadel of Machu Picchu. The excursion begins on board the train to approximate to the area of Aguas Calientes. Upon your arrival in Aguas Calientes, you will begin your ascent to Machu Picchu, where, surely, you will live one of the most unforgettable experiences you can have in South America. Once there, you can walk through every corner of one of the Seven Wonders of the world, accompanied by an expert guide, and enjoy free time to explore the area. At the appropriate time, you will descend to the town of Aguas Calientes and later board the return train to Cusco, via the Ollantaytambo station. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel and overnight
After breakfast, free time until transfer to bus station or airport.
Good bye Cusco!
LIMA EXTENSION PROGRAM
Add a 2-night program to visit Lima, the capital of Peru and enjoy the most important areas in this city
DAY 1 – Arrival to Lima!
DAY 2 – Half day city tour and Larco Museum
DAY 3 – Good bye Lima!
It`s just a suggested program, we can add nights if necessary