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Cusco and alternative route to Machu Picchu
6 Days / 5 Nights

DESCRIPTION

  • Activity: Cultural - Adventure
  • Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Operates: All year round
  • Leaves: Daily
  • Minimum Number of People: 1
  • Location: Lima - Cusco - Machu Picchu

ITINERARY

Day 01: Lima

Tour in Lima
Tour in Lima
LIMA

Transfer from the airport to your chosen hotel. You will then have the rest of the morning free to rest and enjoy your surroundings at leisure. Later in the day we will embark on a City Tour of Lima and visit many important areas, churches, museums, the Plaza de Armas and others. Dinner will be at a popular tourist restaurant which includes a traditional show. We spend the night in Lima.

Day 02: Lima - Cusco

City tour Cusco
City tour Cusco
CUSCO

Transfer from the airport in Cusco to your hotel. You will then have the rest of the morning free to rest and enjoy your surroundings at leisure.

About 2pm we will depart on a CITY TOUR of CUSCO, visiting the most important sites in the local area both Colonial and Incan: The Cathedral, Temple of the Sun, Archaeological Complex of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the city of Cusco in all its splendour. You will marvel at Spanish colonial buildings built on the foundations of ancient Incan constructions. We transfer you back to your hotel.

Day 03: Machu Picchu By Car

Machu Picchu by car
Machu Picchu by car
CUSCO

This new route to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is frequented by the backpackers and the more adventurous tourists. The road leaves from Ollantaytambo, crosses the districts of Santa Maria and Santa Teresa; the bus to Santa Teresa takes eight hours and then there is a short bus trip to the Hydroelectric Plant. From here there are two options, a 20 minute train ride or a very scenic walk along the train tracks for approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Whichever route is chosen you will arrive at Agues Calientes, the nearest town to Machu Picchu. Once there, a bus will transport us up the steep hill and into the Archaeological Sanctuary. Currently this is the most affordable method of reaching Machu Picchu and offers an equally challenging and picturesque alternative.

We will leave Cusco at 08:00 am and arrive approximately 5:30 pm in Aguas Calientes. We take a small break in Ollantaytambo for light refreshment. We stop for lunch in Santa Teresa. Once in Aguas Calientes you will have the evening off to explore and visit the thermal hot springs. We will assist you in checking into your hotel and arranging dinner for the group.

Day 04: Machu Picchu

Tour Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu
CUSCO

We have two options getting to Machu Picchu in the morning, by bus or on foot. After breakfast in Aguas Calientes our guided tour will commence at 6:00 a.m. and will last approximately 2 hours. We arrive very early at the sanctuary of Machu Picchu so we can witness the dawn bathe the mountain with its first rays. With guide in tow, we will extensively explore the site including all of the main constructions, Temples, Towers, the Solar Clock or Intiwatana, Platform, etc. At the base of Machu Picchu, several thousand feet below, the raging waters of the mighty Urubamba River can be seen winding its path through the Sacred Valley. You will be free until 11:30 am to explore and enjoy the site at leisure. As you sit and marvel at the work of this ancient culture you will have time to absorb and reflect on the undeniable energies that will connect you to this sacred place. We will need to leave Aguas Calientes by 12:35 p.m to begin the return journey to Cusco via the same route that we arrived. We get back to Cusco approximately 9:30 p.m.

Day 05: Cusco

Free day to make purchases in the commercial centres, explore the attractions in Cusco or visit one of the many day spas.

Day 06: Cusco

After breakfast in your hotel you are free to explore the city one last time before being transferred to the airport in Cusco.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Transportation  from airport /Hotel/ airport
  • City tour  Lima
  • City tour  Cusco BTG .Entrance ticket to different  places  Cusco and ruins sacred valley
  • Entrance cathedral church and Koricancha church
  • Machupicchu by car 
  • Entrance to Machupicchu
  • Bus up and down Machupicchu
  • Excelent food 5B/5L/5D  
  • 05 Nights  hotel  in Lima, Cusco, Aguas calientes

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
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