Cusco Empire of the Incas 4D/3N

Discover the Inca Empire of Cusco - Megalithic Inca walls form the foundations of the colonial mansions and baroque churches.

The hills beyond the city and the Sacred Valley hold fascinating ancient temples and palaces. From Cusco we travel to Machu Picchu, the lost sanctuary of the Incas and to the vibrant, colonial city of Lima.

DAY 1: Cusco.

Desert

On arrival in the Cusco airport our staff member will be waiting at the Cusco airport exit gate with a sign with y our name. Then transfer you to your hotel and give you a briefing on the upcoming tours and provide tickets and vouchers for hotels, schedules and more. You can check in and have the morning to relax. In the afternoon your guide will come to collect you from your hotel for your guided city tour, including 4 archeological sites. We visit the impressive Qoricancha temple and then take a short stroll through the atmospheric streets of Cusco visiting the Cathedral in the main square. From here our bus will takes us to the megalithic site of Sacsayhuaman, Qenko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay. Finishing back next to the main square in Cusco.
Lodging in Cusco.
Breakfast included.

DAY 2: Sacred Valley – Aguas Calientes.

Desert

At 8 am we set off from Cusco heading up and over the highlands towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We arrive at Pisac on the Urubamba River and visit the colorful Pisac village market. Here you can bargain for some of the many artisan goodies on offer. You can either stay here haggling for longer or head up to Pisac ruins situated high up overlooking the valley.
After an hour exploring this magnificent site we head back down and through the valley until we reach the town of Urubamba. Here we take a traditional lunch before heading on to Ollantaytambo town for our tour of the archeological site which hang, high on the valley walls overlooking the town. Ollantaytambo is the gateway to Machu Picchu, where the road ceases and the route must be continued by train. If you have chosen a private service tour then you will board the afternoon train to Aguas Calientes (3.37pm).If you are with shared group then, due to slower travel times, you will board the later, evening train (7.00pm) or you can opt for the IncaRail train departing at 4:40pm. On arrival, our representative will help you find your hotel. Our guide will visit you at your hotel to brief you about the next day’s events.
You then have the evening free to relax or investigate some of the many activities available. Overnight in Aguas Calientes.
Breakfast and Lunch included.

DAY 3: Machu Picchu - Cusco.

Desert

We start early, taking breakfast and then your guide will take you by bus up to the citadel of Machu Picchu, in time to catch the magnificent sunrise. Our professional guide will slowly show you around the main areas, recounting myths and legends passed down over the centuries and explain about some of the advanced building techniques the Incas used. After your tour you will have plenty of time to look around maybe do some of the other treks which are available in the surrounding mountains.
After lunch it will be time to board the afternoon return train through the Sacred Valley to Poroy town and then a transfer back to Cusco.
Lodging in Cusco.
Breakfast included.

DAY 4: Flight to Lima.


Morning transfer to Cusco airport for your flight to Lima.
Breakfast include.

Extensions:

On arrival to Lima our representative will collect you from the exit gate and you should head straight over to leave your luggage in airport storage. From there you will be transferred to the drop off pick up point in Miraflores in front of the Marriott Hotel. You have free time for lunch. Afternoon City Tour of Colonial and modern Lima. Evening transfer to Lima airport for your international flight.

INCLUDED:


Hotels: 2 nights in Cusco and 1 night in Aguas Calientes.
Entrance tickets: All entrance tickets for the places to visit mentioned in the program.
Excursions: All excursions mentioned in the program.
Guide: Official bilingual guides during excursions.
Machu Picchu: Roundtrip bus tickets entrance tickets to the Sanctuary.
Meals: Meals as mentioned in program.
Train: Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes - Poroy - (Vistadome Train with comfort and luxury hotels / Expedition Train Economic and Tourist hotels).

NOT INCLUDED:


Flights: International flights.
Flights: 02 Domestic flights Lima/ Cusco/Lima (From (USD $ 150).
Flight taxes: National and international departure airport taxes.
Tips: Tips at airports, hotels and tips for guides, drivers or other personal.
Insurance: Travel insurance.