06 Day Machu Pichu and Cusco “The Puma City”

Highlights

06 Day Machu Pichu and Cusco “The Puma City”

This tour 06 Day Machu Pichu and Cusco The Puma City, will begin with the visit to the Inca Museum, home of thousands of years of Andean culture, after that we will move onto the temple of Koricancha, the famous Sun Temple of Qosqo, continuing with the journey we will go to Saqsayhuaman which is considered in humanity’s history one of the greatest constructions on the face of the Earth, also Temple of the Moon.

Our Machu Picchu and Cusco “The Puma City” will left you to see and feel the citadel Inka of Machu Picchu to appreciate sunrise in this magical place. Also there is the famous Inka town of Ollantaytambo before continuing onto Moray, an ancient construction designed for agricultural investigations and studies of different crops in a range of altitudes, exploring Moray you will head to the salt mines of Maras.

In Chinchero we will participate in a wonderful introduction and learning experience of the art of Andean textiles.

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN CUSCO – INCA MUSEUM AND KORICANCHA

Shuttle from the airport to hotel. The rest of the morning will be reserved for resting to adapt to the altitude, approximately 3400 meters (11,000 feet).

In the afternoon we will visit the Inka Museum, home of thousands of years of Andean culture. Here we will become more familiar with the origens and beginnings of Andean civilizations. Continuing with the tour we will move onto the temple of Koricancha, the famous Sun Temple of Qosqo, that was and still remains the pinaccle of organization, architecture, and religion of Inka civilization. During its construction they had already achieved the greatest advances of their time, and this temple may have been the exact representation of the center, or “Navel of the World” and therefore the center of the world, as dictated by the pre-hispanic Andean cosmovision.

Lodging: Tandapata Hotel Boutique *** or similar

DAY 2: SAQSAYHUAMAN – TAMBOMACHAY AND TEMPLE OF THE MOON – TRANSFER TO AGUAS CALIENTES

We will begin our day with the journey to Saqsayhuaman. This Inka architecture with its magnificient qualities and colossal stones is considered in humanity’s history one of the greatest constructions on the face of the Earth. From here we will continue on to the Temple of the Moon, a place for spiritual connection and encounter with the feminine energy of the Moon Goddess.

Places that are visited:

  • Sacsayhuaman.
  • Tambomachay.
  • Temple of the moon.

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

You will have the option to visit and enjoy the hot springs.

Lodging: Waman Hotel Machupicchu *** or similar

DAY 3: MACHU PICCHU

Today we will rise very early for breakfast and ascend to the citadel Inka of Machu Picchu to appreciate sunrise in this magical place, a famous masterpiece of architecture and engineering, believed to have been a santuary 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.
  • The trek to Machu Picchu Mountain that has the most spectacular view, but in turn is one of the most overlooked treks in Machu Picchu. Located to the southwest of the citadel of Machu Picchu with a height of 3,050 m (10,007 ft.), This trek offers unparalleled views of the famous Inca sanctuary and also panoramic views of the surrounding mountainous landscape. Difficulty: Moderate to challenging.

Lodging: Waman Hotel Machupicchu *** or similar

DAY 4: AGUAS CALIENTES- OLLANTAYTAMBO – MORAY-SALT MINES

In the morning we will return to “living” Inka town of Ollantaytambo by train and continue visit the Inka town of Ollantaytambo during the morning, visit the “living” Inka town of Ollantaytambo before continuing into 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 dissapates as the rings ascend outward and upward, creating reductions in temperatures until reaching the ground-level norm.

When you are done exploring Moray you will head to the salt mines of Maras, which is about 2 miles away. This village is known as a former salt-producing center that is thought to date back all the way to pre-Inca times. There are over 3000 salt pools all carved into the mountain side, being filled daily by a little stream of water.

Lodging: Casa de Barro Chinchero

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 well-preserved Inca 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 Inca times.

In the afternoon we will return to Cusco and in the evening we will have a buffet dinner, with music, show and typical dances. You can also plan Cusco City Tours with us.

Lodging: Tandapata Hotel Boutique *** or similar

DAY 6: CITY WALKING TOUR – FLY TO LIMA

Free morning to relax or walking tour. The walking tour will visit the following places:

  • Plaza de Armas/Main square, which is home to the main cathedral and colonial houses
  • Plaza Nazarenas
  • San Blas neighborhood
  • The twelve angle stone
  • San Pedro local market

In the afternoon we have culminated this incredible experience of Machu Picchu and Cusco “The Puma City” and will be transferred by our staff to the airport for your departure to Lima.

What´s Included

INCLUDED:

  • 05 night’s accommodations in 03 or 04 stars hotels (based in double occupation)
  • 05 breakfasts, 01 lunches , 01 dinners
  • Entrances to Machu Picchu.
  • All transportation.
  • All transfers.
  • All entrances fee.
  • Ejecutive (Incarrail) or Expedition tren 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:

  • Flights
  • Single suplement: US$230 (03 stars hotel) /us$400 (04 stars hotels)
  • Meals where are not stated
  • Huayna Picchu entrance fee US$35
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

THINGS TO BRING:

  • Original Passport
  • Current University Card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film

Prices

THIS TOUR RUNS ONLY AS A PRIVATE SERVICE.

****Daily Departure with at least 02 people****

1.-PRICES WITH 03 STARS HOTELS (based in double occupation):
NUMBER OF PAXS PRICE PER PERSON ACTION
*02 people US$ 819.00
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*03 people US$ 739.00
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*04 people US$ 699.00
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*05 people US$ 689.00
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*06 people US$ 669.00
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*07 people US$ 649.00
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*08 People US$ 639.00
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*10 people US$ 619.00
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2.-PRICES WITH 04 STARS HOTELS (based in double occupation):
NUMBER OF PAXS PRICE PER PERSON ACTION
*02 people US$ 1069.00
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*03 people US$ 989.00
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*04 people US$ 959.00
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*05 people US$ 949.00
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*06 people US$ 919.00
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*07 people US$ 899.00
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*08 People US$ 889.00
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*10 people US$ 869.00
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Discounts:

  • Under 18 years old: US$ 25:00 Please send us a copy of the passport at the booking time.
  • Under 10 years old: US$ 65:00 Please send us a copy of the passport at the booking time.
  • Student Discount (Maximum Age 25 years old): US$ 25:00 Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD at the time of the trek or who is 17-years-old or younger. For those using an university student card to receive the discount, we need to see a copy of the card at booking. For those booking children 17-years-old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. Please send all to info@inkayniperutours.com.  More Information about STUDENT CARD.

Departure Dates

  • Daily departures: We pick you up from your hotel 30 minutes before the tour.

FAQS?

How to contact Inkayni Peru Tours?

Inkayni works 24 hours per day, in their differents booking forms and free information: by e-mail, by telephone, and by our web page.

Inkayni Peru Tours, will organize all about your trip, hotels, transportation, meals, and others items for give you an amazing trip. If you want to organize your own packages to visit PERU, Inkayni is the only tour operator which give you the alternative to do your own packages and give you options for your hotels and your kind of transportation.

You can book with us with 50% of the cost of your trip, and you will pay the other 50% when you will be in Cusco city with us.

Useful Things

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)
Airport Information

Airport and airlines located in the port of city of Callao, Lima´s Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chavez 01-517-3100 www.lap.com.pe.

Callao is serviced by flights from North, Central and South America, and two regular direct flights from Europe (Madrid and Ansterdam) check the airport website or call 01-511-6055 for update departure and arrival schedules for domestic and international flights.

Cusco has the only other airport with international al service to La Paz, Bolivia.

Do I need a Visa to enter Peru?

With a few exceptions (notably some Asian, African and Communist countries), Visa are not requiered for travelers entering Peru.

Tourist are permited a 30 to 90 day stay, wich is stamped into their passports and onto a turist card called Tarjeta Andina de Migracion “TAM”(Andean Immigration card), that you must return upon leaving the country.

Be careful not to lose your tourist card, or you will have to queue at immigration office (oficina de migraciones), also simply known as migraciones to get a replacement card. It is a good idea to carry your passport and TAM on your pocket at all times especially when traveling in remote areas, for example: it is required by law on the Inca Trail.

For security get a photocopy of both documents and keep them in a separate place form the originals.

Money in Peru

Peru uses the Nuevo Sol (S), which has traded from S3.00 to S3.30 per US dollar (US$) for several years although you should keep an eye on current events.

Carrying cash, an ATM card or traveler´s checks, as well as a credit card that can be use for cash advances in case of emergency, is advisable.

When receiving local currency, always ask for small bills (billetes pequeños), as S100 bills is hard to change in small towns or for small purchases. Carry as much spare change as posible, especially in small towns.

Public bathrooms often charge a small fee for use and getting change for paper can be darn near impossible.

The best places to exchange money are normally foreign exchange bureaus (casa de cambio), which are fast, have longer hours and often give slightly better rates than banks.

Many places accept US dollars. Do not accept torn money as it will likely not be aceppted by Peruvians.

It is best not to change money on the street as counterfeits are a problem.

Do you know what voltage the sockets have (110 or 220)?

What are the standars plugs?

Electrical current is 220V, 60HZ AC, Standard outlets accep round prongs, but many places will have dual-voltage outlets which take flat prongs. Even so, you may need and adapter with a built-in surge protector.

What should we pack?

Peru is a diverse country in natural and cultural resources so you only need a passport to enter the country and take some precautions that will help you to enjoy the wealth of this beautiful land.

Phone Calls

Public pay phones operated by Telefonica-Peru (www.telefonica.com.pe) or Claro-Perú (www.claro.com.pe)  are available on the street even in small towns. Most pay phones work with phone cards which can be purchased at supermarkets and groceries. Often internet cafes have private phone booths with ¨net-to-phone¨ and ¨net-to-net¨ capabilities (such as skype), where you can talk for pennies or even for free.

When calling Peru from abroad, dial the international access code for the country you are in, then Peru¨s country code (51), then the area code without the 0 and finally, the local number.

When making international calls from Peru, dial the international access code (00), then the country code of where you are calling to, then the area code and finally the local phone number.

In Peru any telephone number beginning with a 9 is a cell-phone number. Numbers beginning with 0800 are often toll-free only when dialed from private phones, not from public pay phones.

What is the time difference between the United States and Peru?

Peru is five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). It is the same as Eastern Standard Time (EST) in North America.

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is not used in Peru, so add an hour to all of these times between the first Sunday in April and the last Sunday in October.

Weather

Peru has three main climatic zones: the tropical Amazon jungle to the east, the arid coastal desert to the west, and the Andean mountains and highlands in between. In the Andes, which have altitudes over 3500m. average daily temperatures are around 10°C (50°F) and overnight temperatures can dip will below freezing. Travelers flying straight to Cuzco (3250m), or their hight altitude cities, should allow several days to aclimatize since altitude sickness or soroche can be a problem.

April to November is the dry season in the mountain and Andean Plateau (altiplano). the wetts months are from December to March. It rains al the time in the hot and humit rainforest, but the driest months there are from April from November. However, even during the wettest months from December to March, it rarely rains for more than a few hours at a time. Along the arid coastal strip, the hot summer months are form December throught March.

Hotels 3***

Some of our partner hotels are:

IN CUSCO:

  • Tandapata Boutique hotel
  • Taypikala Hotels
  • San Agustin Internacional
  • Andenes al cielo hotels

IN MACHUPICCHU:

  • La Cabaña Hotels
  • Waman Hotels
  • Hatun Inti Classic

IN THE SACRED VALLEY:

  • Inkallpa Lodge & Spa.
  • Villa Urubamba Lodge Spa.
  • Casa de Barro Chinchero.
Hotels 4***

Some of our partner hotels are:

IN CUSCO:

  • Sonesta Hotel Cusco
  • Casa Andina Private Collection
  • San Agustin El Dorado
  • San Agustin Plaza

IN MACHUPICCHU:

  • Taypikala Hotels
  • Inkaterra Hotels “El Mapi”

IN THE SACRED VALLEY:

  • Inkallpa Lodge & Spa.
  • Villa Urubamba Lodge Spa.
  • Casa de Barro Chinchero.









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