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Exploring Cusco and the Fascinating Sacred Valley 5 Days

Exploring Cusco Tour

Exploring Cusco Tour and the fascinating Sacred Valley enables you to visit all the highlights of the Inca civilization located around Cusco as the astonishing Sacred Valley, Moray, salt mine and the majestic lost city of the Incas “Machu Picchu” .

In Inca times Cusco was a Holy City, the main Inca Capital called “Qosqo” was the center of the great civilization in South America. Nowadays Cusco is a fascinating city showing part of Inca and Spanish cultures; mix of colonial churches, monasteries, convents and magnificent Inca architecture found at every corner.

With Exploring Cusco tour you will explore the most important sites of this magical Inca land.

Exploring Cusco tour- Highlights:

  • Amazing mountain scenery
  • The unique Inca Museum.
  • San Pedro, the biggest local Market.
  • The impressive Qoricancha Sun temple.
  • The exceptional Cathedral
  • Pisac town and market.
  • The Majestic Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Fascinating Moray and salt mine.
  • Machu Picchu the lost Inca City.

Overview

Exploring Cusco tour – Overview

  • First day.- Arrival in Cusco – Walking city Tour (Inca museum, San Pedro market and the main square)
  • Second day.- Sacred Valley of the Incas – Pisac Ruins and Urubamba.
  • Third day.- Maras -Moray -Salt Mine -Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)
  • Fourth day.- Machu Picchu – Cusco
  • Fifth day.- Cusco – Departure.

Itinerary

Day 1.-Arrival in Cusco – Walking city Tour (Inca museum, San Pedro market and the main square)

Upon arrival, reception by our representatives at the airport of Cusco and transfer to the hotel. You will have some free time to rest and get acclimatized to the altitude.

Plaza de armas Cusco. At the scheduled time we will be starting our Exploring Cusco tour walking  in the down town of the City, where you will observe the mixture of the Andean and Spanish cultures. We walk around the main square to see some of the catholic churches and some of the beautiful Inca streets, the typical local market called San Pedro and the Inca museum (optional to enter in Qoricancha and Cathedral).

  • Cusco hotel:
  • Meals: none

Day 2. – Sacred Valley of the Incas – Pisac Ruins and Urubamba.

Ruta valle sagradoWe will drive towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas, using the direct route to Pisac.  Awana Cancha weaving center will be our first stop, where we will have some explanation of the traditional weaving process and also to see the South American camels (llamas, alpacas and vicuñas). You can purchase the hand-made textiles.

Our next stop will be at the look out of Taray to have a classic view of the Urubamba valley. We then continue to the ruins of Pisac, where we visit the most important parts of this big Inca Archaeological complex.

Later after lunch we will visit the colonial town of Pisac, which has a nice traditional market on Sundays. On the way down to Urubamba we will pass Lamay town(famous for roasted guinea pigs).

  • Urubamba Hotel:
  • Meals: breakfast and lunch.

Day 3.- Maras – Moray – Salt Mine – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)

Maras MorayIn the morning after breakfast, we will drive through Maras a picturesque colonial town, arriving to Moray (the Inca experimental center) we will walk around this fascinating place and then we will continue to the salt mine own by locals. Afterwards we will be back to Urubamba for lunch.

In the afternoon we will drive to Ollantaytambo, to see the attractive town of Inca origin with remarkable channels and stone streets. In its high part one rises to an impressive ceremonial center of cult to the water and a fortress that guarded the access to the inferior part of the valley.

At the schedule time, we will take the train down to Aguas Calientes town.

  • Overnight in Aguas Calientes hotel:
  • Meals: breakfast and Lunch.

Day 4. – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Exploring CuscoIn the morning after breakfast we will board the bus which will take us to the biggest energetic center of the Incas “Machu Picchu” where a professional tour guide will transmit us all the history of this mysterious and outstanding place (sun temple, royal palace, main temple, three windows temple, sun dial and more). After the guided tour, free time to explore more places on your own. At the scheduled time we will go down to Aguas Calientes and then return to Cusco.

  • Cusco hotel:
  • Meals: breakfast and lunch.

Day 5. – Cusco – Departure.

At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport to take the flight to your next destination.

  • Meals: breakfast

Inclusions

Included in the Exploring Cusco Tour:

  • Transfers included for exploring Cusco tour: airport/hotel/ airport.
  • Complete tour to the Sacred Valley.
  • One night of hotel in Urubamba
  • Entrance fee to Moray and Salt mines
  • Entrance fee to the Inca Museum.
  • Lunch in Urubamba.
  • Train tickets round trip in expedition class
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu.
  • Bus ticket up and down to Machu Picchu.
  • Professional guide for the Exploring Cusco Tour.
  • One night hotel in Aguas Calientes.

Not Included in the Exploring Cusco Tour:

  • Entrance fee for Qoricancha and Cathedral ( optional to enter)
  • Entrance fee to Wayna Picchu (20.00 US additional per person)
  • Meals not described in the itinerary of exploring Cusco tour.
  • Any kind of drinks.
  • Hotels not described in the itinerary of exploring Cusco tour.
  • Tips (transfer, guide).
  • International or domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges.

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