Take flight from Lima to Cusco
Today, you will be met by your representative at the airport, who will introduce you to your private guide and driver who will be with you during your stay in Cusco, then you will be escorted in a private vehicle to Pisac, one of the most important Inca sites in the Urubamba Valley. Making some stops along the way.
Llama & Alpaca Ranch | Along the way to Pisac, you will have the opportunity to see the different andean camelids that live in the Andes such as llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and guanacos. Alpacas have thick wool commonly used for textiles while the vicuñas are smaller and have delicate fur that is considered the finest in the world.
Guided Visit of Pisac Market and Ruins: Following your visit to Llama & Alpaca Ranch continue on to Pisac where you will experience the sights and sounds of the town’s famous market, with a variety of handcrafts and fresh produce. Afterwards, continue on to the Pisac ruins. With Inca masonry of superlative quality, the stunning terracing following the contours of the mountain and superior view of the valley will leave you in awe. Explore at your own pace in this marvellous setting.
Guided Visit to Ollantaytambo Town & Fortress: Today visit the fabulous town of Ollantaytambo and its ruins. The town is unique in that it still preserves its original Inca plan, with people living in traditional cancha enclosures once occupied by the Inca elite. The archaeological compound found here is a remarkable spectacle and a site of great historical significance. It was here that one of the greatest battles of the Conquest was fought, and one of the few where the Incas defeated the Spaniards. Following your visit, you will continuing to next part of your visit.
Guided Visit to Maras & Moray: In the afternoon, you will visit Maras, the site of the remarkable and unusual Salt mines, located in the heart of the Sacred Valley and not far from Urubamba.
This site consists of a huge number of watered terraces that collect salt by evaporation from the saline waters that gush from an underground stream. Built-in a similar way to agricultural terraces seen throughout the Andes, the Salinas have been in use since pre-Columbian times. Visually, the shining, salt-encrusted terraces are extraordinary. Nearby Maras are the most enigmatic Inca terraces at the site of Moray.
This unique site, probably used for agricultural experimentation, consists of several enormous terraced circular depressions. Following your visit, transfer back to your hotel.
Transfer from the Urubamba Valley to the Ollantaytambo train station: Today you will be picked up from your hotel and driven in a private vehicle approximately 20 minutes to the train station in Ollantaytambo to begin your journey to Machu Picchu.
Train to Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes: As the name suggests, the train .... has spectacular panoramic windows to make the most of the incredible panoramic views during the incredible trip. This service has a total of five cars and is the mid-range option of PeruRail, offering comfort and quality in addition to snacks and soft drinks. The approach of the... is to captivate guests with an impressive and constantly changing environment while giving them the opportunity to take some spectacular photos of the trip. The journey from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes is about 1.5 hours.
**The baggage allowed for this service is hand luggage (which we can provide) with a maximum weight of 5 kg/11 pounds and a maximum size of 157 cm/62 inches (length + height + width). Our representatives will coordinate for larger suitcases to be kept in a safe place at your hotel until your return from Machu Picchu.
A day in the ruins: Guided tour accompanied by expert guide | "Magnificence" is the only word to describe the scene as you contemplate the ruins of Machu Picchu. The main destination on the lists of many travelers, the 'lost city of the Incas' is a wonder made by man that has become a symbol of the ingenuity and prosperity of the most expansive empire of pre-Columbian America. Only a century ago the incredible ruins were discovered; a two-year excavation led by Yale archaeologist Hiram Bingham and the National Geographic Society of Washington DC allowed Machu Picchu to gain the prominence it deserves.
Its fascination is partly due to its position on top of a mountain, at 2430 meters (7972 feet) above sea level. Believed to be an Inca settlement built to control the economies of neighboring communities, it is associated with being the royal property of Pachacuti, the great Inca who caused the expansion of the empire.
Enjoy a guided tour of the spectacular ruins, discussing their history and meaning while enjoying the panoramic views. After your visit, you will take a bus back downhill to the small town of Aguas Calientes, to take your train back to Cusco.
Train from Aguas Calientes to Poroy: As the name suggests, the Vistadome train has spectacular panoramic windows to make the most of the incredible panoramic views during the incredible trip. This service has a total of five cars and is the mid-range option of PeruRail, offering comfort and quality in addition to snacks and soft drinks. The approach of the ..... is to captivate guests with an impressive and constantly changing environment while giving them the opportunity to take some spectacular photos of the trip. The journey from Aguas Calientes to Poroy is about 3 hours and 15 minutes.
**The baggage allowed for this service is hand luggage with a maximum weight of 5 kg/11 pounds and a maximum size of 157 cm/62 inches (length + height + width)
Transfer from Poroy train station to Cusco: Upon arrival at Poroy train station, you will be greeted by a representative of Andean Exclusive and transferred approximately 20 minutes to your hotel in Cusco.
In Cusco and Surroundings: 4-hour tour accompanied by one of our expert guides. Cusco (3400 m/11 155 ft) is undoubtedly the most beautiful city in Peru and possibly in South America. It was considered the navel of the earth and was the capital of the Tahuantinsuyo (Inca Empire), an empire that, at its peak, extended northward to southern Colombia, southward to northern Chile and Argentina, and eastward through the Andes to the Amazon Basin.
After being transported from your hotel, start your visit at the Plaza de Armas in the city center. Tour the city as you learn about the rich history and important moments that took place in the streets and buildings in front of you. Visit the Renaissance style Cathedral, undoubtedly one of the most imposing structures in the city, and admire the exquisite masonry of Qoricancha, or the "Temple of the Sun"" Inca. You will also be able to walk through the bustling open-air market of San Pedro, where you will be mesmerized by the variety of unique fruits and potatoes, before traveling to the outskirts of the city to see the important Inca ruins of Sacsayhuaman.
Transfer from hotel in Cusco to airport: On the way out from Cusco, a representative will pick you up from your hotel 2 hours and 15 minutes earlier to your flight and take you to the airport. The representative has already your boarding pass to get inside the airport and would help you with check-in process and be there if you need something in the counter. Then will escort you to the entrance of departures launge to say goodbye.
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The south of Peru and its most incredible tourist sites await you in this exclusive tour filled with history, culture, customs, gastronomy, and more.