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Local Cusco
6 Days — 5 Nights

Local Cusco

Day 1: City Tour Cusco

Arrival in Cusco, reception and transfer to your hotel, where the rest of the morning is free for resting and acclimation. The afternoon is set aside for a tour of the incredible colonial city, whose buildings the Spanish constructed on top of the foundations of Inca palaces. You will visit: 

  • Qoricancha, the Temple of the Sun, a testament to the exquisite stone work achieved by the incas.
  • The Cusco Cathedral, the main Catholic church in the city, considered as the main expression of the colonial architecture.
  • The impressive Plaza de Armas of Cusco and its surrounding historical streets.

Overnight in Cusco

Day 2: Sacred Valley

Today you will set off for the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Along the way, we have the option to visit a zoo to see the llamas, alpacas, vicuñas, condors, pumas, as well as other stops in the nice lookouts before the arriving to Pisaq. Then we’ll visit Pisaq Inca Town, over an impressive mountain surrounded by beautiful terraces where it is possible to see the houses and sections this Inca town formerly had. We’ll also be visiting the Pisaq Market, a colorful place to interact with the townsfolk and artisans and to shop for handicrafts and souvenirs. Once back in Cusco you will have lunch of traditional food. Then we will visit the Archaeological Park of Saqsayhuaman, the most impressive Inca temple and fortress in the vicinity, located in a strategic spot high above the city of Cusco. We will also visit Qenqo, Pucara and Tambomachay, which are all Inca religious complexes. Overnight in Cusco

Day 3: Chinchero and Maras – Moray

Today’s itinerary will show you some of the most stunning tourist attractions on our way to Ollantaytambo:

  • Chinchero, a picturesque town with a mix of Inca and colonial culture. Boasts of a breathtaking location among the mountains and glaciers, and features many textile workshops.
  • Maras, a salt mine where you can see the process of mining salt from a salty spring to the thousands of evaporation ponds on site!
  • Moray, an experimental center of agriculture, captivating and unique for its concentric terraces of Inca origin.

Overnight in Ollantaytambo

Day 4: Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

Morning will be spent in Ollantaytambo, a lovely town constructed by the Incas, whose streets are made of cobblestone and where a man-made canal brings fresh water right up to the city limits. At the upper part of the town, there is an impressive ceremonial center and a mighty fortress that protected the access point to the lower part of the valley. Afternoon transfer to the train station, where you will take the train to Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu Town), then transfer to your hotel.

Optional. Baths in the hot water spring pools of Aguas Calientes. Overnight in Aguas Calientes

Day 5: Machu Picchu

You are going to visit one of the most remarkable wonders of the world: Machu Picchu. You will be driven to the archeological site, the visit of which will be an unforgettable experience, with a professional tour guide to impart to you all the history that surrounds this mysterious and enchanting place. Once the guided tour is over, you will have time to enjoy a panoramic view of Machu Picchu or have time to explore the site on your own, or to simply relax or even meditate. At the hour agreed upon, you will descend to Aguas Calientes for lunch and board the train for the return trip. Once you have arrived at Ollantaytambo train station, you will be driven to your hotel in Cusco. Overnight in Cusco

Day 6: Local Markets & Museums

Our guide will pick you up at the arranged time to carry out our tour to San Blas, a neighborhood of artists and artisans with narrow stone streets and a bohemian and charming atmosphere. From there we will pass to the Inca Museum, and then we’ll visit the traditional Market of San Pedro, where you can see different sections of goods, fruits, flowers, vegetables, crafts, etc. There will be plenty of time for interacting with locals or just taking pictures of this special market in Cusco. Afternoon is free. We recommend you to visit the Native Art Center of Cusco for its show of regional dances.

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