Cusco authentic

6 days

Lima - Valle Sagrado - Machupicchu - Cusco

Reserve 30 days in advance


City of hidden treasures
Nature and history together, this is at the heart of Peru's attraction, especially in Cusco, a place where visitors can relax and explore to enrich themselves, at the same time, create authentic connections, in one of the most amazing places in South America.

Overview Cusco 6 days
DAY 01 Arrival in Lima - Flight to Cusco- Trip to the Sacred Valley
DAY 02 Maras Moray & Salt Mines
DAY 03 Machu Picchu The Secret of the Incas
DAY 04 Machupicchu – optional walks
DAY 05 Sacsayhuamán – City
DAY 06 Transfer to the airport. Flight back home.


Your tour begins in Lima where our representative will be waiting for you at your arrival flight to help you with your connecting flight to Cusco. Shortly after takeoff, the plane climbs over the Andes where the mountain views are spectacular.

Sacred Valley of the Incas Picture: Archaeological site of Pisaq

Upon arrival in Cusco, our private guide will be waiting for us. Our journey begins towards the Sacred Valley. The first stop is Awanacancha, a farm with llamas, alpacas and vicuñas. The tour continues through the Corao River canyon, with spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley. We descend to the bottom of the valley to the typical town of Pisac, to visit the archaeological site and the typical town. We will have lunch at a local restaurant in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Lodging in Urubamba.

Day 2. Maras Moray & Salt Mines

Departure from the hotel in the direction of visiting the magnificent agricultural terraces of Moray where different levels of terraces are carved into deep bowls/sinks that were used by the Incas to experiment and adapt Andean crops to altitude, then we will have the option to enjoy a nice walk or just drive to visit the town of Maras with the spectacular view of the mountains and enjoy our picnic lunch prepared by a nice outdoor caterer in the middle of the landscapes.

After lunch, we will drive to visit the salt flats of Maras. A hot spring at the top of the valley discharges a small stream of salt-laden water, which is diverted into salt pans and evaporated to produce a salt that is harvested by local people. We got to see them from the road and then descend to them. Return to the hotel.
Lodging in Urubamba.

Salineras de Maras Picture: Salineras in Maras

Day 3. Machu Picchu The Secret of the Incas

09:00 am (approx.) Departure from the hotel to the city of Ollantaytambo, to see the spectacular temple-fortress and town of Ollantaytambo, a site that has changed little since the time of the Incas. Huge stones were carried more than 16 kilometers to the site, and the ramps of the building are still there.

At 10:00 am, we will continue to the train station to board the train to Machupicchu. The train journey is one of the most spectacular in the world. The railway line follows the Urubamba River through the spectacular Vilcanota Canyon to the Lost City of the Incas. We will have 25 minutes; to drive to visit the Sacred Center. Our expert guide will share with us the latest information and personal ideas about Machupicchu.
Lodging in Aguas Calientes.

Tour to Machu Picchu Perú Picture: Machu Picchu view

Day 4. Machupicchu – optional walks

In the morning we will have optional walks, such as Puerta del Sol, Huaynapicchu, or the Temple of the Moon, which vary in length and difficulty but are undoubtedly a great option to enjoy nature around this unique site.

Huayna Picchu:

It is the imposing mountain behind the actual site of Machupicchu. For many people, climbing Huayna Picchu is one of the highlights when visiting Machu Picchu. you will see how the Inca cut some steps out of the rocks and as it winds around the side of a mountain you will see Machupicchu from different angles, the views are impressive and give you an impression of the magnitude of the site. Before reaching the top you will also have to go through a tunnel carved into the rocks and the higher you get the more structures. Some structures and terraces are built-in impossible places that speak to your imagination.

Huayna Picchu mountain Pisture: Huayna Picchu mountain

Machu Picchu Mountain:

Mountain trek offers incomparable views of the famous Inca sanctuary and panoramic views of the surrounding mountain landscape. At its summit, Inca priests once performed rituals on special dates, as well as liturgical greetings to the Salkantay Apu, one of the mightiest mountains in the Peruvian Andes. As the trail approaches the base of Machu Picchu Mountain, the steps become steeper and more challenging.

Buffet lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge hotel restaurant.

Free time for independent exploration Board the bus for the 30-minute drive to Aguas Calientes. Collect your luggage and head to the train station to board the Vistadome train to the Poroy train station, where our private car will be waiting for you for a 30-minute ride to our hotel in Cusco.

Accommodation in Cusco.

Day 5. Sacsayhuamán – City

In the morning we will visit Sacsayhuamán, which translates as "Decorated Head of the Puma." This was the ruling palace of the Inca containing a temple where the living God led his people. It was called a fortress by Europeans due to the immense pieces of stone that were used in its construction, the oral tradition of Cusco states that around 70,000 people worked in the palace for 50 years. It's lunchtime. Cusco City Picture: City of Cusco

After lunch we walk the streets and marvel at the flawless Inca stonework, we imagine a time and place when the Incas once had a great empire. We tour the colonial Plaza de Armas, visiting the Cathedral, which contains one of the largest samples of mestizo paintings in the city from the 18th century. Following the Cathedral, we will visit the Inca Historical Museum for a good overview of the history of the Incas.

Accommodation in Cusco.

Day 6. Transfer to the airport. Flight back home.

Your Andean Exclusive representative will pick you up from your hotel 2 hours before your flight departure and accompany you to the airport.

  • All tickets to the archaeological centers to visit
  • Entrance fees to the citadel of Machu Picchu
  • Private transportation during your entire trip
  • Snack and water available all the time in the private transportationSnack and water available all the time in the private transportation
  • Private tour guide
  • Personal assistance throughout your visit
  • Breakfast included
  • Lunch on the 01, 02 and 04
  • Tips
  • Flights Lima / Cusco / Lima.
  • Complete meals (lunches and dinners not specified in the program).