Luxury Travel, Cusco & Machu Picchu 4 days and 3 nights
The program offers of head expeditions peru is only just made us and for you who really want to know all the attractions of Cusco, capital of the Inca culture that still keeps great mysteries and living culture. places to visit Sacsayhuaman, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, moray, machupicchu
Plaza de Armas, Cusco Cathedral, QORICANCHA we pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel to rest in the morning and we will meet in the lobby of your hotel at 13:00 to start this tour. From here you will head to the main square of Cusco, where he will visit the famous cathedral (entrance fee: S / 25 is not included in the tourist ticket). After touring this holy church will continue to walk with his group through an old street built Inca from the Plaza de Armas to Q’oricancha, the Sun Temple (entrance fee: S / 15 is not included in the tourist ticket). in this temple of the sun we appreciate the Inca architecture and colonial paintings.
SACSAYWAMAN , QUENKO, PUKAPUKARA, TAMBOMACHAY
Sacsayhuaman is the temple of the sun, greatest of Inca period which was built by the Inca Pachacuteq, which has a megalithic, unique construction in South America. one stone weighs 120 tons and about 50,60,90,80, tons. I was a religious place for large parties as Warachicuy, and other festivities. Quenko an astronomic place where the Incas were doing mummifications a very interesting place. Pukapucara a resting place through which the Inca trail and checkpoint and administrative. tambomachay a ceremonial place dedicated to water where we see water fountains and channels.
Pick up from your hotel at 7 am, and then we will drive our private car to the Sacred Valley taking the direct route to Pisac. We stop at Ccochawasi animal sanctuary for native animals as Condor, llama, alpaca and Puma. Then drive for 20 minutes to the viewpoint of Taray have a classic view of the Urubamba River with crops dressing the mountains like a checkerboard. Afterwards we will drive to the archaeological site of Pisac, where we see the greatest work of agricultural terraces and Inca cemetery with more than 3,000 graves. Also explore the Inca tunnel and the religious area of this important archaeological site. Here we will spend more less 2 hours exploring the Inca city. Then we returned back to the colorful market of Pisac where you can appreciate and buy works of jewel made of silver and tissues.
The lunch we have in this town of Urubamba capital Sacred Valley, is the only suitable place to have lunch , where you will find tourist restaurants, usually lunch is buffet service that you decide what kind of food to eat because we have experience some a la carte restaurants do not prepare fast and is not clean and that is why we recommend having a lunch buffet (Andean food to taste, vegetables, soup, and dessert.) after a delicious lunch you will have a break of 25 minutes to Ollantaytambo where we have to walk again.
Is an Inca city that was divided by urban and religious sector, in Inca times was a tambo (resting place) this site is very impressive by the type of construction and size, the guide head Expeditions Peru will take you to places more interesting as the sun temple, temple of Ten niches, water sources, the water temple. after exploring an hour and a half ollantaytambo you again take our van to take you up for an hour chinchero
Here we see the Inca agricultural terraces and the palace of Inca Tupac Inca Yupanqui the tenth emperor, and this palace conquerors built the temple colony, which today we can see even with its mural painting and beautiful just, and if no time in this place we can have a demonstration of spinning and weaving.
Moray is located at 3,450mt located, where we find the agricultural terraces of Moray with its complex system of irrigation and terraces. The different levels of terraces are carved into a large bowl, part of which was excavated further by the Incas. The terraces have varied microclimates depending on the depth in the container they are, and so are believed to have been used by the Incas to discover the optimal conditions for their crops. These terraces were as a natural green house to grow an extraordinary variety of crops at a height that would normally only grow in tropical Andes then we will Salineras.
Salineras where the salt mine, which consists of 3,000 small pools of about 5 square meters (53.8 sq ft) in size. Every three days during the dry season, workers fill the pools with salt water from a natural hot spring at the top of the complex of Maras. When the water evaporates from the pool, the salt is left for collection. This process is conducted for a period of one month until the pools reach a volume of solid salt that is 10 centimeters (4 inches) high. The salt is ground, treated with iodine, and is packaged and sent to the various markets in the region
After breakfast at your hotel, we will pick you up at 5:00am to go the train station to leave for Machu Picchu. During the 4-hour train journey, you will have an amazing views of the landscapes the Sacred Valley, Urubamba and the Amazon rain forest have to offer while providing you with a small hint of what Peru has to show. When we arrive to Aguas Calientes, we have a short walk to the bus station and then a 25 minute bus journey up to Machu Picchu. Once inside, you will receive a two hour professional guided tour of the beautiful Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary followed by some free time to explore the area on your own.