A magnificent cultural experience visiting the Ancient and Colonial Inca City of Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Moray the Inca agricultural terraces, Maras the Inca salt mines and the astounding Machu Picchu. Be dazzled by the blend of Spanish and Inca architecture in Cusco and its surrounding archeological sites with its layout resembling the Puma. Drive through the serene Sacred Valley with its entrancing mountains and stunning landscape, breathing in crisp fresh air. Finally, be in awe of the mystifying Machu Picchu, the long awaiting trophy of the trip. Feast your eyes on the supreme stone work, temples and the serene panoramic views where spirits lay and tell a story forgotten in time.
Arrive in Lima and check-in for your flight to Cusco (3,300mt/10,800ft). Reception at the Cusco airport and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a free morning to acclimatize and relax. Your guide will meet you at the hotel in the afternoon to start your tour of the historical City of Cusco visiting the Cathedral in the Plaza de Armas and Qoricancha (Inca Sun Temple). Afterwards, drive above the city, to visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Q'enqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay. Then return to Cusco.
Morning pick up from your hotel to start the full-day excursion of the "Sacred Valley of the Incas" by bus, driving alongside the Vilcanota River. Visit the Pisac ruins with many terraces and then drive down for a visit of the colorful typical Indian Market. Thereafter, continue to Urubamba to have a buffet lunch of typical Peruvian dishes. After lunch, we'll drive to one of the original Inca towns of Ollantaytambo for a guided tour of the archeological site and town. In the late afternoon transfer to your hotel.
Standard hotel in Sacred Valley
Meals: B, L
This morning pick up from your hotel in the Sacred Valley to begin your amazing tour. In private transport drive to Chinchero (3,780mt/12,400ft.) for a visit of the adorable colonial temple built on Inca foundations. We continue to a local´s home for a weaving demonstration using natural dyes made from plants and insects. After a cultural experience, we drive to the Moray agricultural terraces sitting high on a plateau. Be amazed by the many terraces that were used to test crops in various temperatures by the Incas. After, drive down a dirt road to the town of Maras and to the Inca salt mines. Admire the beauty of the salt pans where the salt is still harvested by hand. Then we will take a scenic walk down to Urubamba, where our transport will be waiting to take us to lunch. After lunch we continue to Ollantaytambo to board our train to Machupicchu Town.
Standard hotel in Machupicchu Town
Meals: B, L
Early morning bus from Machupicchu Town to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machupicchu. Take pleasure in a professional guided walking tour of the mysterious Sanctuary. Vistit the many temples and more. After a grand time, you will have time to further exlplore at your leisure. In the afternoon, take the bus down to Machupicchu Town to have lunch before boarding your train to Poroy. There our staff will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel in Cusco.
Standard hotel in Cusco
Meals: B, L
Optional extra cost: Climb Huayna Picchu overlooking Machupicchu and the valley below.
Morning or afternoon transfer to the Cusco airport and check-in with an assistant for your flight to Lima. End of services.
Meal B OPTIONAL (extra cost): Lima City Tour - Visit the downtown colonial area and the famous gold museum. Return to the airport to catch your international flight.