Essential Cusco

Cusco, which means the navel of the world, is a jewel of the Inca architecture and its imposing empire, which left much history and mysteries of the lifestyle of this incredible civilization. This one-week tour package to Cusco will take you to discover the most representative archeological centers such as Sacsayhuamán, Koricancha, Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo and the South Valley, with the famous Sistine Chapel of America in Andahuaylillas. Explore all the most emblematic places, and let yourself be surprised by the Lost City of the Incas.

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$1,688

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Duration

7 days

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • Round trip private transfers with only driver
    • 3-star accommodation with breakfast included
    • Group service with Spanish/English guide
    • Ticket entrances
    • Train Expedition to Machu Picchu
    • Entry/Admission - Qorikancha
    • Entry/Admission - Cusco Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Sacsayhuaman
    • Entry/Admission - Q'enqo
    • Entry/Admission - Puka Pukara
    • Entry/Admission - Tambomachay
    • Entry/Admission - Salinas de Maras
    • Entry/Admission - Moray
    • Entry/Admission - Pisac Market
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
    • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
    • Entry/Admission - Tipon
    • Entry/Admission - Pikillaqta
    What's excluded :
    • Local and international flights
    • Entrance to Huayna Picchu
    • Transfer to your hotel in Cusco (day 5) after Machu Picchu. The las bus stop is on El Regocijo Square.

  • Day 1: Arrival in Cusco

    Pass By: Cusco, Cusco, Cusco Region
    Arrival in Cusco, and transfer from the airport or bus station, to the hotel located in the city center. Rest of the day off, and overnight at the hotel.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Cusco, 3-star accommodation

    Day 2: City Tour Cusco and 4 nearby ruins


    Stop At: Qorikancha, Avenida El Sol, 3rd block, Cusco Peru
    We’ll pick you up from the hotel, and start the tour visiting the Temple of the Sun well-known as Koricancha. This symbolic place has a clear example of the fusion between Incan and Hispanic cultures, and its base was used to build Santo Domingo’s Church and its famous convent.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Cusco Cathedral, Portal Belen Plaza de Armas, Cusco 08002 Peru
    Then, we’re going to visit the Cathedral located in the Main Square, to appreciate a beautiful religious paintings of the Cusco School.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Sacsayhuaman, Cusco 08000 Peru
    The Cusco City Tour continues in Sacsayhuaman, an amazing archaeological complex with huge carved stones which fit each other in a perfect way, and it is said that it was built by more than 20 thousand men, and took over 70 years to finish it.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Q'enqo, Cusco Peru
    Then we will visit Qenqo religious temple, place where the Incas worshiped their Gods like the Sun, the Moon and the Earth. You will have an incredible experience exploring through its underground galleries, and admire a semicircular amphitheater.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Puka Pukara, Cusco Peru
    We will continue this entertaining excursion in the military compound of Puca Pucara, which means “Red Fortress” for its reddish infrastructure.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Tambomachay, Cusco Peru
    Then we will go the water’s worship center of Tambomachay, with aqueducts and waterfalls provided from nearby springs. At the end, we will back to the hotel.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Cusco, 3-star accommodation

    Day 3: Chinchero, Maras salt mines and Moray ruins


    Stop At: Chinchero, Chinchero, Cusco Region
    Early in the morning, we will pick you up from the hotel to start this fascinating tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Our first stop will be at the town of Chinchero, located 17 miles from Cusco city. Here, we will visit a local workshop to appreciate the ancestral techniques to create amazing textiles.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Salinas de Maras, Carreta a Maras, Maras 08655 Peru
    Then, we will visit the salt mines of Maras located on an open hill in Urubamba’s valley. This place has an impressive process created by Incas, where a subterranean stream evaporates salty water and it emerges at a spring. The flow is then directed into an intricate system of tiny channels constructed so that the water runs gradually down onto the several hundred ancient terraced ponds. The water, which is exposed to the sun, leaves salt on the land.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Moray Valle Sagrado de los Incas, Maras 08655 Peru
    After visiting the salt mines near Maras, head to the Moray ruins, which are made up of three coliseums thought to have been used by the Incas as a sort of open air crop laboratory. The coliseums consist of several enormous terraced circular depressions, the largest of which is about 30 meters (98 feet) deep. Admire these terraces which are arranged in concentric circles and are reminiscent of an ancient Greek theater. The Sacred Valley of the Incas has extensive fertile lands perfect for cultivation, as well as impressive archaeological sites. This place will show us the lifestyle of the Inca Empire and its advanced construction techniques. After the tour you will return to Cusco.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Cusco, 3-star accommodation

    Day 4: Pisac Market, Ollantaytambo Ruins and Train Expedition to Machu Picchu

    Stop At: Pisac Market, Central Plaza Centro, Pisac 08105 Peru
    Breakfast at the hotel. We will pick you up from the hotel in Cusco, to start a 30 Km. journey until Pisac. This fantastic place has an amazing market, and archaeological temples of stone buildings, with incredible views to the valley and the magnificent Inca platforms.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Urubamba, Urubamba, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
    Then, we will continue until Urubamba to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch, and later we will reach Ollantaytambo.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo 08676 Peru
    Its temple was the headquarter of Inca’s army, as well as a religious and agricultural place. It has stunning views, and more than a hundred Inca platforms with an advanced irrigation canal for that period.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Aguas Calientes, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
    Later, you be transferred to the train station in Ollantaytambo to take the Train Expedition to Aguas Calientes. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Short briefing with the guide before the excursion to the citadel. Overnight.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Aguas Calientes, 3-star accommodation

    Day 5: Machu Picchu

    Stop At: Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Peru
    Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning, you will board the bus to go up the winding road to Machu Picchu, amid a spectacular view of the Urubamba River and its canyon. The Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, will astonish us with its terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps and urban areas. Energy is all around us. After a guided visit, you will hace time enough to stay for more time or take the bus to back to Aguas Calientes Town, and have lunch (Optional).
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
    At the arranged time, we will return to Cusco from Ollantaytambo train station by tourist bus.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Plaza Regocijo (Kusipata), Plaza Regocijo Centro Histórico, Cusco 08002 Peru
    The last stop is at El Regocijo Square, one block away from the main square.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Cusco, 3-star accommodation

    Day 6: South Valley: Tipón, Pikillaqta and Andahuaylillas

    Stop At: Tipon, Cusco Peru
    Breakfast at the hotel. After picking you up at the hotel, we will go to the Cusco’s South Valley, starting the visit to the water temple of Tipón, a big area with 12 incredible terraces. Their irrigation system is even more impressive, because it’s still working and it continues to irrigate crops until today.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Pikillaqta, 20 km East of Cusco, Cusco 08003 Peru
    The next stop is Pikillaqta, an important pre-Inca urban Centre, and a significant place for Huari Empire development.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Andahuaylillas, Peru
    Then, we will continue to Andahuaylillas. This traditional Andean town has an amazing chapel, well-known as “The Sisitine Chapel of America” too. After the visit, we will back to your hotel in Cusco City.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Cusco, 3-star accommodation

    Day 7: Departure from Cusco

    Pass By: Cusco, Cusco, Cusco Region
    Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up at the agreed time to transfer you to the bus station or airport in the city of Cusco.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up from the airport or bus station, to centrally located Cusco city hotelsAirports
    • Alejandro Velasco Astete Cusco Airport (CUZ), Avenida Velasco Astete, Cusco 08006, Peru
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Package 4-star Hotels 1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Package 3-star Hotels 7/24/2020 - 12/31/2020
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Rates are not valid for holidays such as Easter, Weekends, National Holidays, Christmas and New Year.
    • Rates are not valid for Peruvians and residents, as well as foreigners with a stay greater than 60 days in Peru.
    • Yous hould bring comfortable clothes, shoes and coat, sunglasses, sunscreen, sun hat, wool hat and gloves, camera, original passport
    • We recommend a good altitude acclimatization before starting any activity
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • It is the passenger's responsibility to wear a protective mask and maintain social distance, in case they do not respect the basic safety measures they will be asked to leave the tour. The maximum capacity of the services will be reduced in order to guarantee social isolation.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

3

Organised by Tangol

Activity ID: V-5674P931

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