Explore all of Must-See Cusco: Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley and Cusco City.
If you want a trip full of adventure and a lot of history, Cusco is the best alternative to learn more about its natural landscapes. Not only will you observe a wonder of the world such as Machu Picchu, there you will also discover more about the Sacred Valley of the Incas, an area of mountains that was very important for the Inca empire for its fertile lands.
This valley was a sacred area for the Incas since it included an extensive territory that was very productive for agriculture. The main products cultivated by the Incas were: corn, potatoes, olluco, quinoa and the coca leaf, considered a sacred plant. Today, agriculture continues to be one of the main activities of the residents of this valley.
Due to the vast agricultural activity in the valley, the Incas decided to build their main temples and cities there. The most important urban centers are Pisac, Urubamba, Chinchero and Ollantaytambo. Even a little further into the jungle, Emperor Pachacutec ordered the construction of a beautiful citadel that would serve as his resting place and limit with the jungle towns: Machu Picchu. The Vilcanota River runs through all the main towns in the valley. The Incas believed that this river was the earthly representation of the Milky Way.
- 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
ARRIVING TO CUSCO – CITY TOUR – SACSAYHUAMAN – PUCA PUCARA
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.
CUSCO - CHINCHERO - MORAY - OLLANTAYTAMBO - 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.
TRANSFER TO CUSCO AIRPORT
After you check out from your Cusco hotel, we will pick you up and take you to the Cusco Airport.
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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