Inca world and Southern Valley

5 day/4night

Have your first contact with the ancient empire that once ruled the area and wonder at its engineering works. See colorful markets and villages inhabited by friendly people and visit one of the new Seven Wonders of the World before proceeding to the impressive well-preserved pre-Hispanic paths and colonial monuments.

Overwiew

  • DAY 1 Arrival in Cusco. Tour of the city and nearby archaeological sites
  • DAY 2 Sacred Valley excursion: Pisac and Ollantaytambo
  • DAY 3 Machu Picchu. Visit the World Heritage Site
  • DAY 4 Southern Valley excursion/ Baroque tour
  • DAY 5 Departure

Included

  • Round trip arrival and departure transfers
  • Accommodation in Cusco and Sacred Valley
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Cusco city and archaeological tour
  • Sacred Valley excursion with lunch
  • Machu Picchu excursion with transfers, train and bus tickets
  • Excursion to Southern Valley
  • Entrances and one-day pass to Machu Picchu
  • Professional guides

Not inlcuded

  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, bar, laundry, medical expenses, etc.
  • Air tickets

Day 1 Cusco

Upon arrival to Cusco in the morning, transfer to your hotel.

The afternoon tour will lead you to discover the captivating city and the impressive nearby archaeological sites. Start visiting the Koricancha, known as the Temple of the Sun and the Cathedral, a colonial masterpiece with beautiful wood carvings and places of worship. Head uphill to Sacsayhuaman, a vast fortress built with huge stones showcasing the exceptional work performed by the Incas, and continue on to the archaeological complex of Kenko with its zigzagging structures. Following this ancient route of the empire, get to the “Red Fortress” of Puka Pukara, presumed to be a military post, and the Inca Baths of Tambomachay with its sophisticated canal system.

Day 2 Sacred Valley

Full day overland excursion to the gorgeous Sacred Valley of The Incas. Visit the colorful market at Pisac, where you can interact with the artisans and shop for handicrafts and souvenirs. Buffet lunch in a countryside restaurant and continue on to Ollantaytambo, an Inca town with narrow cobbled stone streets and place of a great complex of buildings at its upper part, with an impressive ceremonial center used for water worship. Ollantaytambo, an example of Inca urban planning that is still alive today, is undoubtedly one of the master works of the Incas. Overnight at the Sacred Valley.

Day 3 Sacred Valley -Machu Picchu-Cusco

An unforgettable experience. Transfer to the station and depart by train to the breathtaking Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Upon arrival to Aguas Calientes station, you will be driven to the archaeological site, nestled on the top of a hill overseeing the big canyon of the Urubamba River. Fine stone carved stairways will lead you to town squares, ceremonial shrines, the Sun Dial and urban areas. After visiting this magnificent place where the energy can be felt all around, time to explore the area on your own. Afternoon return by train and transfer to your hotel.

Day 4 Cusco

Morning tour of the Southern Valley. Visit Tipon, an emblematic example of the hydraulic wisdom of the Incas considered a masterpiece and perfectly preserved still cultivated terraces. Proceed to Pikillacta, a pre-Inca city developed by the Wari Culture and continue to the colonial church of Andahuaylillas, known as the America’s Sixtine chapel due to its finely painted interior. Enjoy beautiful landscapes en route and great views of Huacarpay Lagoon. Afternoon at leisure. Great opportunity for shopping or discovering hidden places.

Optional: Baroque tour

Morning baroque tour to the southern part of Cusco. Visit the colonial church of Andahuaylillas, known as the America’s Sixtine chapel due to its finely painted interior; proceed to Huaro church with its murals telling religion stories and then to the recently restored Canincunca chapel with mural paintings and stunning views of Urcos Lake. Enjoy beautiful landscapes en route and great views of Huacarpay Lagoon. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 5 Cusco

Transfer to the airport to board your flight to the next destination.