The Lost City of the Inkas – Machu Picchu
- Day 1 – Qosqo City Tour.
- Day 2 – Sacred Valley of the Incas tour.
- Day 3 – Machu Picchu, the lost city of Pachacuteq.
- Day 4 – 2nd Machu Picchu visit.
The Lost City of the Inkas – Machu Picchu 4 Days
Our 4 Days – The Lost City of the Inkas – Machu Picchu
Day 1 – Qosqo City Tour.
Cusco we will meet you and transfer you to your hotel, all of which are safe, clean and comfortable. After settling in and grabbing a quick lunch, later in the afternoon you will enjoy aCusco City Tourvisiting the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman plus the 3 other smaller Inca ruins close to Cusco, the Cusco cathedral in the main square and the most important temple of the Inca Empire, the Qoricancha, the Inca Temple of the Sun.
Cusco is lovely city to wander around and you should take time to do this when not being guided. This ancient capital of the Inca Empire it is located at 3300 m above sea level made of stones an exceptional and perfect fit of each rocks each building has importance made by the Incas hand nothing has stopped them they went far in every activity that they have done. Worth to mention colonial churches, monasteries and convents, the city was made to be the center of the world made to last forever to the date we can admire and worship to the Incas civilization. In the afternoon you will be collected from your hotel for your walking tour of Cusco’s historical centre.
You will be accompanied by a qualified English speaking guide. In the afternoon we will pick you up from your hotel and we will start by visiting Cusco Cathedral which is one of the finest Colonial Cathedrals in the Latinamerica. Building started in 1560 and was completed in 1664. More than 90 years of sacrifice and effort Situated on the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral owes many treasures , history and mysteries in the Plaza de Armas every year there are celebrations can be cultural can be religious Finally you visit Qoricancha (from the Quechua word Qori Qancha meaning (‘Temple of the Sun’). One of the most important temples of the Inca Empire, it was built to the Sun the father of the INCAS in the 17th century when Spanish arrived every temple was destroyed to the ground but QORICANCHA has survived and still stands to the eye of the world on the side of Qoricancha there is Santo Domingo church Driving to Tambomachay. Situated at 3.700 m of sea level a Quechua word ( Tampu machay ) the place where people can rest a short period of time. It could also be the bath of the Ñusta ( the Inca princess) it is also believed the sanctuary to the cult of water. Next stop will be Puka Pukara Quechua word ( red fortress).
This is an Inca archaeological site it was a military and administrative site it was built to control ,provide security and defend the Cusco city , as well as the control of the route to Calca that led to the Antisuyo (Forest County of the Inca).
The route then goes to the carved rocks of the Temple of the Moon and through the maze of rocks and tunnels of the Temple of the Monkey before arriving at Qenqo. is believed to be a multifunctional religious site was also a place of Andean worldview where nature converges and the space around us and astrological observatory, commissioned by people specifically looking for the seasons, the wise INKAS this archaeological site is unique, here the carving of many animals can be seen in high relief were considered secondary gods in the time of the Incas, and consists of rests formed by rocks with stairs in a zigzag, and a main building similar to a circular amphitheatre where 19 window sills are located as a way of seats. You then move on to one of the most important Inca sites in South America, the enormous fortress of Sacsayhuaman.
Scene of epic battles between Conquistadores and Incas, brave inka warriors protecting the citadel against the Spaniards, an ancient Inca story of Captain Cahuide he remained more than three days fighting the Spaniards killing one of the pizarro brothers, after having been alone and no one else around, Cahuide bravely threw himself in one of the towers to avoid being killed by the hands of the Spaniards. this cannot fail to impress. While the high towers that once dominated the skyline were long since razed to the ground, the sheer scale of the zigzag stone walls is a sight to behold. Its construction took over seven decades and required the work of approximately 20,000 men.
The stone was dragged from 20 miles away and still today we are not quite sure how they moved the huge megaliths into place. Some of its external walls exceed 30 feet in height and the largest stone weighs over 350 tonnes. From Sacsayhuaman we will head down to Cusco leaving you some time to wander these ancient streets, explore some more of the sites or just sit in a café on the Plaza de Armas and watch the world go by.
Accommodation based in 3 star hotel . maytaq wasin,san blas boutique,casa andina
Days 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas tour.
After pick-up from your hotel today you will enjoy a full-day Sacred Valley tour, we will be visiting the Inca archeological site of Pisaq the market at Pisaq a great place to buy souvenirs and then drive through the valley to the lovely Inca site and village at Ollantaytambo. You will have an English-speaking guide all day and a great buffet lunch included in the sunny valley.
Pisac archaeological complex.
The archaeological complex of Pisac, it is located on hillside of pisaq This wonderful archeological site it is believed as a military, administrative and religious site a solid construction this cannot fail to impress you together with beautiful landscapes and of course you will have free time to take some photos Pisac Market Located 30 km from the city of Cusco, the main square of Pisac market houses, colorful and cheerful place, where the most famous Cusco Andean handicrafts made by hands are exhibited, including crafts, projecting pieces textiles, ponchos bags, etc. handicrafts and ceramics, which are reproductions of Inca archaeologies parts like stocks ( ceremonial glasses ), necklaces, etc.
To this fair traders and artisans of many indigenous peoples, dressed in their costumes. Ollantaytambo Lunch at a local restaurant in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. In the afternoon we visit the fortress and citadel of Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to this part of the valley and protect it from possible invasion from the tribes of the jungle. We will have the opportunity to walk the streets of the town and have a clear idea of what this military, religious and agricultural center during the Inca Empire was.
later in the afternoon you will have a train journey to aguas calientes and spend the night down there as its more convenient for you fro the next early start.
accommodation hotel jaya,la cabaña
Day 3 – Machu Picchu, the lost city of Pachacuteq.
today you will start early after breakfast you will take the buses up to machupicchu and start the guided tour this will take about 3 hours after this you will have free time to enjoy and visit other places that has not been visited.
In the late afternoon you will board the train back to Cusco, transfer direct to your hotel.
Accommodation based in 3 star hotel . maytaq wasin,san blas boutique,casa andina
Day 4 – end of tour in Cusco.
We will transfer you to Cusco airport where you can fly to Lima to connect with your international flight home or perhaps to continue exploring latinamerica.
What is included?
- Pre-departure briefing
- Experienced Guide:
- Entry ticket to Machu Picchu Archeological Site
- Hostel in Aguas Calientes
- daily Snacks on the trail
- Medical kit: Our crew will bring a first-aid kit, including emergency oxygen
- Train tickets: round trip
- Private transport from Ollantaytambo train station to your hotel in Cusco
- 24-hour guest assistance
- entrance tickets to all inka archaelogical sites
- Last Day: Lunch in aguas calientes
- Travel Insurance
- Tips for our staff
- Additional costs or delays out of control of the management (landscape, bad weather condition, itinerary modification due to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability/strike, etc.)