This seven-day itinerary will show the most important destinations of Cusco city. During this tour, you will visit its must-visit spots such as the main square, and its surrounded archaeological sites. Then you will venture the outskirts of the city, to the Sacred Valley to get amazed not only by its astonishing landscapes, and Inca sites. Finally, you will take the train to the glorious Machu Picchu citadel, hidden on the top of a mountain between the lushes and the clouds.
Machu Picchu tours
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Your trip to Peru and your Machu Picchu tour will be unforgedable if you let us organize it, you will just need to show up and enjoy the fantastic experience of visiting incredible and ancient places such as Cusco city, the sacred valley of the Incas, Machu Picchu citadel, Maras salt flats, moray terraces, or you can also choose to hike the Inca trail as part as your Machu Picchu tour, however you prefer it, we are going to make it a once-in-a- lifetime experience. Just send us a form and let us know which one of our Machu Picchu tours you like the most and from that point, we will customize it according to your needs, dates, preferences, and expectations, and within the next 24 hours, you will get a proposed itinerary and a quote from your travel designer. From that point, she will work on your Machu Picchu tours according to your feedback until you find it perfect for you.
Our guided visit to Lima allows you to see the Historical Center: Main Square, the Government Palace, the Archbishop's Palace, the City Hall and old streets with colonial mansions and Moorish balconies. You will also visit the historic Santo Domingo Convent , an icon of colonial architecture. The tour goes all the way to modern district of San Isidro and Miraflores, where you’ll appreciate archaeological sites of sacred Inca structures and also, you will observe the Pacific Ocean coast from the vast seafront.
Transfer to Lima airport to take the flight to Cusco city.
Transfer to the hotel.
Afternoon City Tour:
Visit the city declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. The tour will start at the temple of Koricancha, an ancient Inca palace where the order of the Dominicans built an incredible church that can still be seen there. Then visit the Main Square, where the Cathedral and the beautiful Church of the Society of Jesus, among other colonial buildings, are located. Continue to the San Cristóbal colonial chruch to enjoy a spectacular view of the city. Afterwards you will go on to the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, an Inca building known for its massive walls of hewn stone, also Qenko and Puca Pucara archaeological complexes.
Half day visit to Ollantaytambo, a military, religious and agricultural center of the Incan Empire. The fortress is located on top of a mountain to allow them to protect the whole valley from invaders. From the highest spot you will be able to appreciate the narrow roads along with the channels that remain unaltered since Incan times.
Transfer from the hotel to the train station to take the train to Machu Picchu.
You will arrive to station in Machu Picchu town, and then you will be transported by bus to Machu Picchu citadel, one of the most renowned examples of the Inca’s architecture, surrounded by an amazing landscape of lush forest. Lost in history, Machu Picchu was not discovered until 1911 by the American explorer Hiram Bingham, but was built in the middle of XV century. At the appointed time, you will return to the station to take your train ride back to the Sacred Valley. From there transfer to Cusco city and to the selected hotel.
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