Cusco City Tour:
Cusco Cathedral: Built in 1560 and taking nearly 100 years to complete, Cusco Cathedral is an emblematic feature of Cusco’s main colonial square.
Plaza de Armas. In 1928, Cusco Cathedral was granted Minor Basilica status, and became the official seat of the diocese (under the supervision of a bishop). The full name of the Cathedral is “The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin.” Furthermore, the cathedral was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the City of Cusco listing in 1983.
The Koricancha Palace: Religious center known as “The Temple of the Sun” where you will admire the impressive engineering used in its construction.
Sacsayhuaman: Located 3 Km. From the city of Cusco, impressive stone fortress with an excellent architecture, Famous for its huge carved stones some of which are at 9 m/ 30 feet tall,with a weigh over 350 tons. Here is where the Inty Raymi or Fiesta del Sol take place in June Every year. – Qenqo: Ceremonial and ritual center, amphitheatre where sacrifices were made. – Puca-Pucara: An old tambo (resting place), monitoring place throughout the Inka Empire Routes.
Tambomachay: Located 7 Km. From the city of Cusco, ceremonial center of cult to the water , known traditionally as the place of water.
Excursion time is around 5 hours
Machu Picchu citadel
Machu Picchu took some 30 years to construct. Built during the reign of Inca Pachacutec (1438 – 1471), Due to limited historical information the true and original name of this epic Inca citadel is unknown. Machu Picchu’s name derives from the mountain that lies to the south-west of the citadel, meaning “Old Mountain.”
Machu Picchu citadel covers a vast area of approximately 9 hectares (22.3 acres), and is constructed on a mountain ridge high above the Sacred Valley. Machu Picchu is split into two main sectors: the Agricultural Sector in the south and the Urban Sector in the north, of which both are roughly equal in size. Granite stone was the main building material used in the construction of Machu Picchu, which was obtained from onsite quarries and others within close proximity. The finest Inca construction techniques were reserved for the Royal Quarter; the best examples are found at the Sacred Square, the Temple of the Sun and the Temple of the Moon.
This magic and epic Inca citadel is one of South America’s greatest archaeological sites. In 1981, Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary and later in 1983, it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Located at 5,473 masl (17,956 ft) mountain in the Vilcabamba Range in the Andes of Peru. It is located in the region of Cusco.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Travelling to Cusco shouldn’t be underestimated remember the Inca empire is located at 3,400 meters (11,200ft), therefore we strongly recommend to consult your doctor about altitude pills and the vaccines you may need.
It will be a really enjoyable adventure that you will remember for a long time. Cusco the capital of the Incas, a city that still maintains Inca constructions. Visit the beautiful Humantay Lake Located at 5,473 masl (17,956 ft) mountain in the Vilcabamba Range in the Andes of Peru. It is located in the region of Cusco. Machu Picchu is located at 2500 meters (8200 feet) above sea level, the visit to this Inca city is very unique and special. Along the way you will experience the change of climates because Machu Picchu is located in a tropical mountainous area. During the visit to Macchu Picchu you will visit and experience the walks that the Incas did during their existence in this magical place. With this tour the following destinations are waiting for you:
Welcome at the airport and transfer to the hotel in Cusco.
13,00: City Tour – Visit Cusco Cathedral, Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Pucapucara y Tambomachay.
Hotel night in Cusco
Breakfast at the hotel – At an indicated time transfer from your Hotel to the train station to go to visit amazing Inca city. 4 hours trips where you will be able to view the transition climate and landscape from mountains to jungle mountain scenarios. Arrival at Aguas calientes city where immediately you will get in the tourist bus which will bring you to Machu Picchu. After 8 km we will arrive at Machu Picchu citadel where you will find, Inca temples, water deposits, stairways, water fountains, inca platforms, as well as the temple of the sun, the Intiwatana (Solar Clock) the temple of the three windows among other enchanting scenarios. Lunch buffet and eventually return to Cusco.
Hotel night in Cusco
At around 4:00 and 4:30am you will be picked up at your hotel and then travel to the town of Mollepata, located in the lush valley of the Apurímac River (we will enjoy a short appetizers-buffet). After breakfast we will continue our trip to Soraypampa (3900msnm) after a short break, we will start our hike towards Humantay lake located at 4200 masl (3779 feet), after a hike of 1 hour and 30 mins. we will reach this wonderful lake. Free time to appreciate the beautiful panoramic views of the snowy peaks of Salkantay and its surroundings, get pictures and then return to Mollepata where we will have small buffet lunch. Return to Cusco city at 17.30 Hrs.
Hotel night in Cusco
Transfer from the hotel to the airport to get your flight to your next destination