Visit the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and the Rainbow Mountain
When you think about visiting Cusco and Sacred Valley of the Incas, the famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu immediately comes to mind. It is very impressive from the first moment you step foot in this sacred sanctuary. When you take a guided tour you will feel very happy for everyone. the mysteries and curious facts that your site guide explains to you. Because it is perhaps one of the few archaeological sites that still preserves its original design that in more than 500 years has not changed its harmony and aesthetics of its temples and enclosures of the noble class of the Inca empire.
If something can be enjoyed daily in the capital of the Incas, it is its gastronomy, which enjoys the greatest global prestige. This is because Cusco is a region that has different microclimates, which facilitate the production of fine ingredients, achieving a Regional cuisine based on the preparation of tasty stews, Cusco has the best selection of fruits, vegetables, cereals and exotic Andean grains, which you should try.
Likewise, the attraction in global trend is the famous colorful mountain Vinicunca, whose origin is due to the orogenic processes of the Andes mountain chain. This place is easy to access even though it is located at more than 5,000 meters. Once there you can take some souvenir photos with the local residents and their llamas dressed in colorful wool.
- The Sacred Valley of the Incas is one of the most important destinations in South America. It is home to beautiful traditional towns settled since colonial times, such as the community of Maras. There the Incas built ancient citadels such as Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero. They also grew a great diversity of agricultural products on terraces such as Moray.
- Currently, the mystery of its buildings and the richness of its history is one of the reasons why many tourists visit Cusco. How did the Incas, without knowing the wheel or modern Western techniques, build their cities so perfectly made of stones weighing hundreds of kilos? Although there are many theories, the truth about this great civilization is still not known for sure.
- Visiting Machu Picchu in Cusco-Peru has become the dream of many. The classic postcard photo of the Wonder of the World with the Huayna Picchu mountain. In 2007 Machu Picchu was chosen one of the 7 wonders of the modern world, the Inca Citadel is a must-see destination for travelers. It is one of the things that every person must do before dying.
Inclusions of this tour
ARRIVNG TO CUSCO - CITY TOUR IN THE AFTERNOON
Today you should arrive on an air flight from the city of Lima to Cusco in the morning. At the airport our staff will wait for you and will pick you up and then take you to your hotel. If the height does not affect you, a tour will be organized to the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Temple of the Sun, Quenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay. This tour starts at 1:00 pm and ends after 6 hours.
In case you want to rest and adapt to the altitude calmly, you will be offered a tour of the city, where you will visit the traditional streets and markets in the company of our local guide. At the end of any of the tours you will be transferred to your hotel, or you can also decide to go to a typical restaurant where you will have a glamorous dinner.
TOUR TO SACRED VALLEY - TRAIN TO AGUAS CALIENTES
Today the pick up will be from your hotel in Cusco at 7:00 am, then we will go on a tour to the sacred valley of the Incas, the first place to visit will be the ruins of Chinchero, there you will also have the opportunity to meet the traditional weavers of Cusco textiles who use only natural dyes to make handmade alpaca wool blankets and sweaters.
Then we will visit the viewpoint of the Sacred Valley of the Incas in the town of Raqchi, from where you can see the Vilcanota River and the snow-capped mountains of Veronica, Chicon and Pitusiray. Thirty minutes away are the attractions of the circular terraces of Moray and the salt mines of Maras. At noon you arrive in the city of Urubamba where you will have a buffet lunch.
At 1:00 pm we go to the ruins of Ollantaytambo, here you can explore the most spectacular Inca temples of the Incas, and in the afternoon you must take the train at 4:12 pm, which leaves from the Ollantaytambo station, Upon arrival in the town of Aguas Calientes you will be received by the staff of the Retama hotel. At night you can enjoy dinner at the restaurant you like the most.
RETAMA MACHU PICCHU
TOUR IN MACHU PICCHU - RETURN TO CUSCO
Today will be very special as we will visit the wonders of the world Machu Picchu, after a short time to have breakfast, we head to the Consettur bus station, the trip to the access gate to the citadel lasts approximately 30 minutes. Together with the local guide you will visit the most important sites for a period of 2 hours, then you will have to leave and descend by bus to the town of Aguas Calientes where you will look for a restaurant to have your lunch. In the afternoon the return train leaves at 2:30 pm in the direction of Ollantaytambo station where you will be picked up by a bus that will arrive in the city of Cusco at approximately 7:30 pm.
Note: If you wish to visit the Huayna Picchu mountain, please consult with your travel agent when making reservations about the availability of tickets to said attraction.
TOUR TO VINICUNCA MOUNTAIN OF 7 COLORS
Today you will be picked up from your hotel at 4:20 am, then you will go by tourist transport to the town of Cusipata, which is 2 hours from the city of Cusco. Upon arrival you will have a nutritious breakfast. Then we headed in the van to the town of Phulawasipata, which is located at 4,626 meters above sea level. (15,177.17 feet) and it is from there that you will begin the hike that will take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes along a beautiful stream. Along the way you will see groups of herds of Andean camelids such as llamas and alpacas. During the trip you will be able to interact with the residents of the area and learn a little about their daily life; You will observe various crop fields that are worked in the area, especially potatoes in their different varieties.
After the 1 hour and 30 minute walk, you will be surprised by the wonderful view of Vinicunca, the Mountain of Colors (5,020 m.a.s.l. / 16,466 ft.). Prepare your camera, the great snow that you will see is the highest in the region, the “Apu Ausangate”, its majesty and mysticism will remind you that you are in a unique and magical place. You will have enough time to explore the area and take a break to renew your energy (approximately 30 minutes at the top).
When the time comes to begin the descent along the same ascent route, the return walk will take approximately 1 hour to reach the place where the return transportation will be waiting for you. After 1 hour you will arrive to Cusipata for the lunch. Then you will continue our return to Cusco arriving after approximately 2 hours. You will be back in Cusco at approximately 4:30 pm.
Best season to travel
The best time to visit Peru is during the dry season, between May and November, when the weather is dry and bright, with more frequent rainfall occurring between November and April.
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A unique adventure in Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu & 7-Color Mountain 4 Days
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