Cusco, the beautiful city built on the foundations of the Inca culture, offers each and every one of its visitors great unforgettable adventures with tours of the city, the sacred valley and Machu Picchu.
You can tour each of the archaeological sites inside and outside the city, and you can also have adventures in the most beautiful mountains that run along trails like the Inca Trail.
The Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour can be as economical or as luxurious depending on the tastes of each visitor, so there are different travel alternatives for all tastes, for example; the luxury train trip to Machu Picchu, economical bus trip to Machu Picchu or the famous 1-day trip to Machu Picchu. All these alternatives are offered only to benefit the visitors and everyone can know and enjoy the wonders that Cusco offers.
Cusco City Tour.
Morning dedicated to the discovery of Cusco and the surrounding archaeological sites. You can visit the most important monuments of the city: the Cathedral, one of the most beautiful in South America, the Koricancha Temple, the Sacsayhuaman Fortress and the ceremonial centers of Quenco, Tambomachay and Puca Pucara.
Enjoy your free afternoons, you can take advantage of the opportunity to get lost in the narrow streets of San Blas with its colorful shops and bars, or simply to stroll around the powerful walls of the ancient buildings.
Cusco – Chinchero – Maras – Aguas Calientes.
departure to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, an easy excursion to the villages of Chinchero, where we visit the Inca temple in honor of the sun god and the colonial church and Moray, the Inca agricultural center. Continuing to Maras, where you will find the incredible salt mines, composed of dazzling white terraces.
Today’s route also offers beautiful views of the majestic mountains. Passing the Ollantaytambo train station, from where the train journey to Aguas Calientes begins; one of the best alternatives to visit Machu Picchu is to spend the night in Aguas Calientes to be the first to climb Machu Picchu!
Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu.
To enjoy a beautiful sunrise in the Inca citadel, we start very early with the trip in a minibus to travel the last 8 km of winding road to the entrance of the Sacred Inca City: Machu Picchu, located at 2400 meters. It is the most beautiful Inca city, the best preserved and the most famous in the world. It was discovered by the American historian Hiram Bingham on July 24, 1911, and since then it has been considered one of the wonders of the modern world. The city was considered lost for centuries because it was covered by thick vegetation, which is very common in an area such as the Andes of southern Peru.
Sacred Valley – Cusco.
A holiday would not be enough to visit all the archaeological sites in the region. You can dedicate one day to the Sacred Valley (Sacred Valley of the Incas): you can visit the site of Ollantaytambo, on the banks of the Urubamba River, the administrative, social, religious and agricultural centre of the Inca period. Then we will arrive at Pisac, whose Inca walls, surrounded by powerful terraces, are considered one of the most valuable examples of Inca architecture.
On the way to Cusco we stop to visit the center of Awanacancha, to see the Andean camelids such as the alpaca, llama, vicuña and huanaco. Finally we arrive back to Cusco and settle in the hotel.