The Cusco Experience 7 days and 6 nights is a perfect balance of diverse experiences in your visit to the city of Cusco – Machu Picchu, allowing us to live an unforgettable adventure in the main places like Cusco, through the City Tours and South Valley, then making a tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, reaching the most expected “the Citadel of Machu Picchu”.
We continue visiting the mines of Maras and the terraces of Moray, finally the mountain of 7 colours, or Vinicunca.
This experience is intended for all people who have an adequate and optimal state of health before the necessary requirement, you can do it individually to meet new people, as a couple or with friends with whom to share emotions and also as a family to live an unforgettable adventure.
|Duration: 7 days||Altitude: 2.350 – 5.200 m.a.s.l.||Accommodation: Hotel|
|Difficulty: Low||Season: All year||Covid-19 Biosafety Protocols|
DAY 01: CUSCO CITY TOUR
We will pick you up from the Cusco airport or bus terminal and transfer you to your hotel. Then you will have some free time in order to relax and acclimatize to the altitude of 3350 m / 10990.8 ft.
From around 1:20 PM to 1:45 PM we will begin the city tour of Cusco. You will learn all the necessary background information about this fascinating and ancient city, whose colonial outlook was mainly built on top of old Inca foundations. Firstly we will visit the Cathedral which is situated right on the main square, built in an impressive renaissance architectural style it reveals innumerable gilded woodworks and a gorgeous exhibition of many beautiful paintings of the “School of Cusco”. Then we will visit the famous Qorikancha or Temple of the Sun which was considered the Royal House of the Sun of Urin in Cusco.
Afterward, we will visit the four most impressive archeological ruins near Cusco: First Sacsayhuaman a large fortress that was the most important ceremonial ritual site of Cusco, its name meaning when translated the “head of the falcon”. Second Qenqo an ancient amphitheater that was a center of worship, sacrifices, and an astronomical observatory. Third Puca Pucara which means when translated “Red fortress” due to the color of the stones that it is built of. Fourth Tambomachay a temple that was used to worship water.
The tour ends at approximately 6:00 PM
** Accommodation in Cusco.
DAY 02: SOUTH VALLEY – TIPON – PIKILLACTA – ANDAHUAYLILLAS.
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, departure to the South Valley. This tour is known for combining beautiful natural landscapes, Inca architecture in Tipón, Pre-Inka Wari architecture in Pikillacta, you will visit Andahuaylillas its beautiful chapel, known as “Sistine Chapel of America”; without forgetting the tasty cuisine that can be tasted in Saylla, Huasao.
In the afternoon, return to the city of Cusco. Free afternoon.
** Accommodation in Cusco.
DAY 03: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, take the hotel to make our visit to the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
During the tour, we will visit the city of Pisaq; the picturesque colonial city of mixed race, also on Sundays, the mass is celebrated in Quechua and then it goes towards the archaeological complex of Pisaq; where we can observe large agricultural terraces, we visit the cities of Coya, Lamay, Calca and Urubamba.
Buffet lunch In the afternoon, guided visit to the city of Ollantaytambo, where the Ollantaytambo archaeological park is located, a gigantic agricultural, social, administrative, and religious, military and military complex in the Tahuantinsuyo era.
Upon returning to Cusco, we passed through Chinchero; another town where we will find the Andean Textile Centers.
** Accommodation in Cusco.
DAY 04: CUSCO – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
Breakfast. At the agreed time, transfer to the train station to begin our trip to the Citadel of Machu Picchu, after a two-hour tour. We arrive at the Ollantaytambo station, where we will take the train to Aguas Calientes.
We arrived at 1:45. Approximately to the Aguas Calientes station, where a representative of our agency will be waiting to go to the bus station, where we will take the bus that will take us to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, the most famous example of Inca architecture, it was discovered in 1911.
We will enjoy a guided visit to the main buildings of the citadel, such as: El Mirador, El Mirador, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Intihuatana, the main square, etc. At the end of this tour, we will take the bus to the city of Aguas Calientes, where we will have lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, departure by train to Ollantaytambo station, where there is a shuttle service that will take you to the bus to Cusco. Arrival in the city of Cusco.
** Accommodation in Cusco.
** Optional: buffet lunch in Machu Picchu: mapy restaurant with an additional cost of $ 25.00 (does not include hot or cold drinks)
DAY 05: CUSCO – MARAS AND MORAY
Breakfast at the hotel. Our tour begins with the departure from the hotel between 8:00 and 8:30 in the morning. m. approximately, to begin our visits:
MARAS: Located west of Cusco, at 3300 m.a.s.l. From there, you can see the Urubamba mountain range and the snow-capped peaks of “La Verónica” (5682 m.a.s.l.) and “Chikón” (5530 m.s.n.m.).
Its important occupation began when the noble inhabitants of the Inkario were stripped of their palaces in Qosqo and had to settle in other small towns such as Maras.
It has a church made of adobes, typical of the religious architecture of the town, inside the church screens of the Cusqueña School are kept.
MORAY: It is located 7 km southwest of Maras; It is the only archaeological group of its kind in the region.
They are gigantic natural depressions or holes in the surface of the earth that have been used to build terraces or agricultural platforms with their respective irrigation channels in their contours;
Therefore, it is a prototype of a greenhouse or biological experimental station quite advanced for its time that helped the American man of antiquity inherit for humanity 60% of the vegetable products he consumes, that Andean man consumes a thousand and a half varieties different types of potatoes, a hundred and a half corn and many other products. In the afternoon, return to the city of Cusco.
** Accommodation in Cusco.
DAY 06: CUSCO – MOUNTAIN OF 7 COLORS
Very early in the morning, at approximately three in the morning, take the hotel to start our tour going to the colorful mountain Peru.
Our 3-hour trip in a tourist mobility towards the slopes of the snowy Ausangate, when we arrive at our destination, we prepare our breakfast after a brief conversation with the passengers to begin our walk with a professional guide who will explain the different customs and customs, mysticism that hides the Andean mountain range and the Quechua villager who lives in this place.
At noon, we will take a short break for lunch.
In the afternoon, return to the city of Cusco.
** Accommodation in Cusco.
DAY 07: CUSCO
Breakfast at the hotel. At the appropriate time, departure transfer.
Why take this package?
*Get to know the Cathedral Basilica and the Qoricancha in the City Tour.
*Enjoy the mixture of flavours of Peruvian gastronomy in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
*Experience the thrills of the citadel of Machu Picchu.
*Capture the best photo shot from the House of the Guardian in the Lost City of the Incas.
*Discover the mystery found behind the Intihuatana.
*Fall in love with the Inca culture, with its living history.
*Be amazed by the impressive 7 Coloured Mountain or Vinincunca.
- In / out transfers in Cusco
- 06 nights of accommodation in Cusco with breakfast.
- Combined Tour of the City of Cusco (Cathedral, Qorikancha, Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara, Tambomachay)
- South Valley (Tipón, Pikillacta and Andahuaylillas).
- Sacred Valley of the Incas with lunch.
- Machu Picchu: by Peru Rail Expedition or Executive Inca Rail (subject to availability).
- 01 Lunch in Machu Picchu in a local restaurant.
- Maras and Moray.
- 7-color mountain tour.
- Services with bilingual professional orientation (Spanish or English).
- Tickets included.
- National or international plane tickets.
- Services not detailed in the program.
Did you know that Cusco is considered the Archaeological Capital of America?
Yes, the ancient capital of the Incas is a place full of archaeological sites, museums, temples and more. Magical places like the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, the temple of QoriKancha, the archaeological centres of Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral of Cusco, visit all these places with the City Tours.
The Sacred Valley of the Incas
Hidden beneath the tawny foothills of formidable hills, the beautiful Urubamba River Valley, known as the Sacred Valley.
It lies about 15km north of Cuzco as the condor flies, along a narrow road of hairpin bends.
It is well worth exploring this quiet and attractive corner of the Andes with attractive colonial towns and isolated woven villages. The star attractions are the markets and towering Inca citadels of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, but they are also packed with other Inca sites.
Its countless hiking trails are deservedly gaining in popularity. Adrenaline activities range from rafting to rock climbing.
If you wish to visit the Sacred Valley, the first thing you should do is buy the Cusco Tourist Ticket, with which you will have access to various attractions in the city and the Sacred Valley.
Where is the Sacred Valley of the Incas located?
The Sacred Valley of the Incas is located in the province of Urubamba in Cusco – Peru. It is located 15 kilometres northeast of the city of Cusco.
It can be reached by paved road from the city of Cusco. A drive through one of the nearest villages will take you about 40 minutes approximately.
From there you can move around the other villages in the valley. It is even possible to get there by train. And your trip will end in the village of Machu Picchu.
Main citadels in the Sacred Valley to visit:
What you should know about Cusco’s Southern Valley
It is made up of important archaeological sites such as Tipon and Piquillacta. Visitors can also enjoy the beautiful landscapes and the exquisite local gastronomy. There is also a colonial church known as the
‘Sistine Chapel of America’ or known as the San Pedro Church, in Andahuaylillas, where you will be able to observe paintings in gold leaf of the Cusco baroque style and a collection of canvases of the Cusco school, representing the life of San Pedro.
What to do in the South Valley?
In the South Valley you can enjoy the following tourist attractions:
*Tipón archaeological site.
*Archaeological site of Piquillacta.
*Colonial church of Andahuaylillas.
*Archaeological site of Raqchi.
*Wetlands of Huasao.
History of Machu Picchu – Machupicchu Citadel
This ancient Inca city known as Machu Picchu or Machupicchu, is one of Peru’s most precious treasures. It was built in the middle of the 15th century and it is believed that it was one of the residences of the ninth Inca of the Tahuantinsuyo, Pachacutec
(considered the great transformer of the Inca empire), although in it there are also the remains of a great Sanctuary (Sacred Place where they worshipped their diverse gods, especially the Sun God), with diverse temples such as: temple of the sun, temple of the 3 windows, temple of the Pachamama, the Inti Huatana, the royal Mausoleum, among others,
Its name means old mountain – Machu Picchu, and refers to the place where it is located, at about 2453 m.a.s.l., on a rocky premonitory between Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu. Machu Picchu is divided into 3 sectors: agricultural sector, religious sector, urban sector.
Today, this Inca jewel is one of the country’s tourist attractions. Travellers come to Aguas Calientes to start the Inca route made popular by Hiram Bingham at the beginning of the 20th century.
The historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu is considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the Modern World and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1983. Machu Picchu Peru
Chosen Wonder of the World
Machu Picchu was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Machu Picchu was also declared one of the new 7 Wonders of the World in 2007.
Machu Picchu was chosen in 2016 as the best destination in the world in a vote by users of the travel website ‘TripAdvisor’.
The traditional village of Maras Where is it located?
It is located 74 km from the city of Cusco. It is an old colonial town that stands out for its noble coats of arms, of noble Indians of the colony, which are still visible on the lintels of some of the doors.
During the colonial period, being very close to the Salineras Salt Mines, it was an important political and administrative enclave.
Did you know that the Inca agricultural experimental centre of Moray is?
It is located 7 km west of the town of Maras and at an altitude of 3500 metres above sea level.
This archaeological zone of Maras Moray, stands out for its system of circular terraces that, in Inca times, served as an agricultural research centre for the adaptation of plants to the different ecological levels.
The salt mines of Salineras or also known as Salinera de Maras.
It is made up of more than 3000 small wells that are dug into the steep slope of a ravine. In these wells, following ancestral methods, the salt water that emanates from the Qaqawiñay mountain spring is stored and crystallised. Once the water has evaporated, the salt is ready for sale.
Discovery of the Rainbow Mountain in Peru
The visual spectacle offered by Rainbow Mountain in Peru has attracted visitors since its discovery in 2016, according to Haydee Pacheco, tourism official of the Municipality of Pitumarca.
We asked elders living in Pitumarca, a village near Vinicunca, about the discovery of Rainbow Mountain in Peru “and they said the mountain used to have snow,” Machacca said in a recent interview. “Global warming caused the ice to melt and the colourful mountain appeared underneath.”
Machacca, a member of the Q’ero community, said Cerro Colorado was an attractive destination for hikers because of its beauty, but also because of the weather. “They love to go because when you are up there you feel the pure air and you forget about everything and you connect with the Apu of Ausangate,” he said, referring to the divinities believed to be part of the Andes Mountains.
Few knew of the existence of this 5,200-metre summit. Its vision was a privilege reserved for the vigorous trekkers who dared to explore for five days the domains of Ausangate, the highest peak of Cusco and the Vilcanota mountain range, a place of pilgrimage for hundreds of thousands of people who come to its icy grandeur to worship the Lord of Qoyllur Riti, the ‘star of snow’.
Facts about Rainbow Mountain in Peru
Here are some interesting facts about Rainbow Mountain Peru that you should know before arriving at this incredible destination:
*Rainbow Mountain or Vinicunca is located at an altitude of more than half that of Mount Everest.
*It is also known as Vinicunca, a word that originates from the native language of Peru, Quechua, which translates as “mountain of colour”.
*The Rainbow Mountain or Vinicunca is composed of 14 different and colourful minerals.
*Only 4 years ago it was completely covered with snow, making it impossible to fully witness the beauty of the mountain.
*Temperatures still drop below 0ºC at night; good to know for anyone visiting Vinicunca on a multi-day Ausangate trek.
Llamas and alpacas can be seen along the route to Vinicunca.
*The weather can change rapidly from snow to rain and scorching sun in the space of an hour.
*You can hire a horse at any point along the way if you begin to find the trek difficult; it is not necessary to hire one from the begging the of the trek.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
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HOW TO BOOK THE TOUR?
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- Name and surname:
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- Hotel Information: (Very important – We need the name and address of the hotel that you are staying at in the city of Cusco so that we can pick you up at the time when the tour starts)
To confirm reservations it is required to pay 50% in advance and the other 50% can be paid upon arrival at your destination.
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- Children under 2 years and 11 months are considered INF (babies) and are not permitted on this tour
- Children from 3 to 10 years and 11 months are considered DCC (child) and thus eligible for special rates and obliged to share the room with their parents
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- Minors must travel with an identity document
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