Millenary Cusco & Inti Raymi 6D

Since USD 595.00 per person

DAY 1 - June 22: CUSCO CITY TOUR + 4 RUINS

Welcome and pick up at the airport in Cusco to take them to your hotel. According to the arrival time of your flight, you will have the morning free to rest. In the afternoon we have planned a visit to six most representative tourist sites in the city of Cusco. We will pass by your hotel to begin the tour in the Cathedral of Cusco, here you will be able to appreciate the most beautiful pictures of the Cusco school that date between the XVII and XVIII centuries. We will continue the tour to the temple of the Sun or Qoricancha considered the most sacred place of the Inca culture, since here according to some chroniclers they tell us offerings to the sun god, besides that this temple has different deities inside it, you will appreciate the temple of the moon, Illapa (lightning), that of stars and rainbows. We will continue the journey to the archaeological sites outside the city of Cusco, Sacsayhuaman here appreciate the perfect construction of the Inca walls, built in the Inca Pachacuteq period. We continue the visit in Qenqo and its galleries center dedicated to the cults of the sun god and the Pachamama mother earth. Pukapukara the red fort, and finally Tambomachay center dedicated to the cult to the Water consists channels, aqueducts, and some waterfalls. Our tour ends at the main square at approximately 6:00 p.m.

DAY 2 - June 23: CUSCO - MARAS MORAY - CUSCO

After breakfast, we will pass by you to begin our tour to the salt mines of Maras and the agricultural laboratory of Moray. We will start visiting the town of Maras an important town during the era of the viceroyalty now we can see some typical houses of the Jesuit priests with inscriptions of dates, names of the owners. After visiting the salt mines of Maras are more than 3000 pools of salt, its existence dates from the pre-Inca cultures and is currently being exploited by the residents of Maras. Then we will visit the Inca agricultural experimentation center of Moray. Here we will appreciate the surprising agricultural terraces that had the use of the climatic adaptation of plants and crops. In the afternoon we will return to the city of Cusco.

DAY 3 - June 24: FIESTA DEL SOL - INTI RAYMI

The most awaited day by all the Cusco and foreign visitors revives the Inca culture with this celebration. The Inti Raymi or fiesta del Sol was one of the most important celebrations of the Incas that was held for the beginning of the winter solstice. Where the sun god was worshiped, this celebration implied certain rituals of animal sacrifice, dances, offerings, music and banquets. This celebration meant a lot for the Incas since this day the sun was reborn to start the new annual cycle, according to some chroniclers the celebration lasted 15 days.

The tour of this day starts from pick-up at your hotel to take you to the front of the Qoricancha temple or temple of the sun, here we will be located in a strategic place so you can appreciate the event. At 8:30 am, the ceremony will begin the Inca will greet the inti or sun along with the delegation of priests, nobles, representatives of panacas, ñustas, coya, Pallas and dancers who accompany him in this celebration. Afterward, they will go to the Plaza de Armas to continue the ceremony. After 45 minutes, we will board the bus to go to the Sacsayhuaman esplanade to the north of the city. It is here where the complete celebration will take place that will last more than 2 ½ hours, you will be able to appreciate the entrance of the four of you, the greetings to the inti, the sacrifices, offerings, and dances of the different ones. You will be amazed by this unique show full of music and dance with almost sixty years of tradition, the Inti Raymi is now part of the culture of the Cusqueños people. Not only is it a central act of the jubilee month of the city, but its fame has transcended the borders of Peru. After all this wonderful and unique Inca show of Inti Raymi with assistance always from the guide we will go to the private bus to return to the city of Cusco.

DAY 4 - June 25: CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY - AGUAS CALIENTES

After breakfast at the hotel, we will pass by you to begin the tour through the magical Sacred Valley of the Incas, during the tour you will be able to appreciate the most beautiful landscapes of the mountains and some villages that make up the valley. We will begin with our visit to the archaeological site of Pisac in this enclosure we will find streets, houses, temples, and ceremonial baths. After visiting the handicraft market of Pisac where you can take advantage and do some shopping, learn more about the customs and art of the people. After a delicious buffet lunch in the Sacred Valley, we will continue with our visit in the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo or also known as the living Inca population know the Inca enclosures, places that were the homes for the Inca nobles, the temple of the sun and its incredible andenerías. Here we will stay to board the train to the town of Aguas Calientes to spend the night.

DAY 5 - June 26: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - OLLANTAYTAMBO - CUSCO

Very early we will board the bus to travel for 25 minutes and get to the entrance of the Inca citadel Machu Picchu. Here our guide will wait for you to begin the guided tour you will know and learn more about the history and architecture of the Inca culture and some legends that our guide will narrate them. For more than two hours you will be enchanted by so much Inca wisdom and more to a wonder of so much natural beauty on the top of the mountain, you will walk through the most beautiful sites of the citadel temples, platforms, houses, and sacred places. Undoubtedly, you will enjoy an incredible experience before the majesty and beauty that surrounds the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. It will be a unique experience that will finally be without words will be like being in the sky above the clouds.

In the afternoon we will return to the town of Aguas Calientes to rest, have lunch or take a bath in the hot springs. And at the right time, you can board the train with the return to Ollantaytambo and then take it to your hotel in Cusco.

DAY 6 - June 27: CUSCO - AIRPORT

After breakfast at the hotel according to your flight schedule, we will pick you up to take you to the airport in Cusco and take your flight to Lima to return home.

It includes:

  • All the information before starting the tour.
  • Lodging in the places of overnight.
  • Private transfers Apto - hotel - Apto.
  • Tours in the tourist bus.
  • Private transfer from your hotel in Cusco to the train station round trip.
  • Train tickets round trip.
  • Bus tickets Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu round trip.
  • Income to the aforementioned sites and Machu Picchu.
  • Entrance to the Inti Raymi celebration.
  • Guided tour in English - Spanish.

Does not Include:

  • Food not mentioned.
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu $ 75.
  • Admission to Hot Springs.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips or other services.

Recommendations & Additional Information

Recommendations:

  • Take your passport or identity document with which you reserved.
  • Arrive half an hour before the train station.
  • To get to the entrance gate of the citadel of Machu Picchu board the bus very early to avoid long lines and wait.
  • Carry a small backpack with your personal items, such as a camera, water, fruit, sandwich, rain poncho, a hat for heat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
  • The train to Aguas Calientes only allows you to carry a maximum of 7 kilos of luggage.
  • Wear trekking shoes as you will climb many steps in Machu Picchu.
  • Use a walking stick if you wish.
  • The local currency for your personal expenses.
  • In the town of Pisac do not forget to buy the typical empanadas and bring some souvenir from the artisanal market.
  • Visit the thermal baths of Aguas Calientes to relax.
  • Take a walk in the main square and the narrow streets of Cusco.
  • Enjoy the restaurants, pubs, bars, discos that are around the main square.
  • Enjoy Peruvian cuisine and the Peruvian Pisco Sour flag drink.

Important Note: Train schedules vary according to availability.

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