07 Day Andean Experience Through the Living Culture of the Incas.

Itinerary

DAY 1: CUSCO NAVEL OF THE WORLD.

Upon your arrival to the airport in Cusco, an Inkayni Peru Tours member will be there
to greet you and take you to our partner lodge, located in the charming historic
district of San Blas. The lodge is centrally located and only a few minutes walk from
the Plaza de Armas, the beautiful and bustling town center. This day will be reserved
for resting and acclimatising to the altitude, approximately 3400 meters (11,000
feet).
Meet your expedition group at 5:00pm
Lodging: Cusco

Tandapata Boutique *** or Similar.

DÍA 2: CITY TOUR (D)

This trip starts at Sacsayhuaman, one of the emblematic buildings of the Inca Empire
(just a few minutes from the centre of the city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site)
built by the Inca Pachacutec in the 15th Century. It is a vast fortress built from huge
stones; how they were transported and worked is still a mystery. It has been
calculated that what we see today is only twenty percent of the original structure,
because when the Spanish arrived they used its stones for new buildings such as the
cathedral.

PLACES THAT ARE VISITED:

  • Sacsayhuaman.
  • Qenko.
  • Tambomachay.
  • Puca Pucara.

In the afternoon we will travel by car to the town of Ollantaytambo where the train
station to Machu Picchu awaits our transfer to the town of Machu Picchu (Aguas
Calientes).

DAY 3. MACHU PICCHU

Today, we will rise very early for breakfast and ascend to the citadel Inka of Machu
Picchu (approx 25 minutes by bus) to appreciate sunrise at this magical place, a
famous masterpiece of architecture and engineering, believed to have been a
sanctuary and energetic center. Today, Machu Picchu is recognized by UNESCO as one
of the seven wonders of the world and a World Heritage site.
Optional: The trek to the peak of Huayna Picchu, a rigorous climb on steep trails with
impressive ruins and spectacular views, a round-trip of 2 hours.

Lodging:  Aguas Calientes Hatun Samay Hotel ***

DAY 4: OLLANTAYTAMBO – MORAY-SALT MINES

Return to “living” Inka town of Ollantaytambo by train and continue by car to Moray,
an ancient construction designed for agricultural investigations and studies of
different crops in a range of altitudes. Here, the many concentric “rings” of terraces
produce a fine gradient of micro-climates; the warmth of the lowest central ring
slowly dissipates as the rings ascend outward and upward, creating reductions in
temperatures until reaching the ground-level norm.

PLACES THAT ARE VISITED:

  • Ollantaytambo
  • Maras (Salt Mines)
  • Moray.

Lodging: Chinchero- La Casa de Barro- Lodge.

DAY 5: CHINCHERO (TEXTILE INTERPRETATION CENTER)

Chinchero: the rainbow village, home of the ruins of the royal palace of the Inka
Túpac Inca Yupanqui, a picturesque community located on a high plateau overlooking
the many snowcapped peaks of the Cusco region. Here we can admire the wellpreserved
Inka walls of the main square as well as the many altars. We will also visit
the beautiful colonial church, unique for its interior artwork and imagery.
Moving on, we will participate in a wonderful introduction and learning experience of
the art of Andean textiles; throughout the afternoon we will become acquainted with
the wisdom of Andean weavings as maintained since long before Inka times.
Traditional food will be prepared for lunch here.

Lodging: Chinchero- La Casa de Barro- Lodge.

DAY 6: ANIMAL SANCTUARY – PISAQ – PISAQ MARKET

Travel to the Sacred Valley of the Inkas towards the town of Pisaq. We will stop on
the way to visit the animal sanctuary of Cochawasi: here we may observe many of
the native Andean species such as the puma, Andean cóndor, alpacas, and many
more. Further en route we will stop for at a spectacular viewing location to observe
the Urubamba river as it curves like a serpent through the mosaic-like agricultural
lands.
As we continue towards the town of Pisaq, we may also observe the construction
design of the archaeological site of Pisaq, which many say portrays the profile of a
condor. Pisaq is known mainly for two reasons – for its famous craft market and for its
archaeological site. Here we will have free time to wander the market and to
interact with the many local artisans. The ruins of Pisaq, high above the modern
town on the mountain, is one of the most important of the Sacred Valley.
Lodging: Cusco

Tandapata Boutique *** or Similar.

DAY 7: FREE WALKING TOUR -FLY TO LIMA

Free morning to relax or free walking tour. The walking tour will visit the following
places:
Plaza de Armas / Main Plaza, which is home to the main cathedral and colonial
houses
Plaza Nazarenas
San Blas neighborhood
The twelve angle stone
San Pedro local market
This afternoon transfer to the airport for your departure to Lima

 

Includes

Includes:

  • 06 night’s accommodations in 03 stars hotels (based in double occupation)
  • Small Groups anywhere between 2 – 12 people, to keep your experience unique and assure personalized attention.
  • 06 breakfasts, 01 dinners
  • Entrances to Machu Picchu.
  • All transportation.
  • All transfers.
  • All entrances fee.
  • Ejecutive (Incarail) or Expedition train to Machu Picchu.
  • Buses to Machu Picchu. (Round trip)
  • Private guided tour in Machu Picchu.
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide during whole trip

Not included:

  • International & Local Flights
  • Single suplement: US$300 (03 stars hotel)
  • Huayna Picchu entrance fee US$35
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

Packing List

PACKING LIST

Sturdy shoes, a good raincoat, and warm layers for the evening are the only essential items. Bring comfortable and modest clothes for the time in Cusco. There is no need to bring a sleeping bag or any gear as you’ll be staying in lodges throughout the expedition.

Documents and Logistics

  • International flights booked and confirmed to Cusco
  • Flight information submitted
  • Passport valid through end of trip (*Passport and entry receipt must be carried at all times during expedition!)
  • Medical insurance card
  • Cash for tipping guides, buying souvenirs, incidental costs, etc. (*Note: Please bring crisp US bills. Many places will not accept torn, wrinkled, or worn bills)

Prices and Dates 2017 /2018

July 2017
August 2017
September 2017
October 2017
November 2017
December 2017
January 2018
February 2018
March 2018
May 2018

Extensions

Peru Amazon Jungle- From US$880.00

Head to the heart of the amazon to spot monkeys, go star-gazing, and listen to the sounds of the jungle. This extension can be added to any of our Peru expeditions.

Day 1: Take a 45-minute flight from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado, followed by a 30-minute motorized canoe ride to one of our partner lodges in the Tambopata National Reserve, a conservation area within the Amazon. Enjoy an afternoon walk through jungle trails where you will discover exotic birds ands insects. After dinner, head back out on the boat for an evening star-gazing tour.

Day 2: Explore the jungle, home to macaws, monkeys, toucans, and caimans during the Canopy Walkway Tour. Included as well is an optional nighttime rainforest excursion to experience the nocturnal animals.

Day 3: Visit the Butterfly House before taking a boat ride back to Puerto Maldonado Airport. Catch a plane to Cusco to conclude your Peru Jungle extension.

PRICES

Inclusions:

  • Transportation to/from airport in Puerto Maldonado.
  • Lodging.
  • Excursions.
  • All food at lodge, and domestic airfare.

*Single supplement of $85 USD applies

NOTE: Extensions and extra nights are confirmed immediately upon receipt of payment. All extensions and extra nights are 100% non-refundable, non-transferable.
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