The first settlers arrived in Peru 20. 000 years ago. The Inca Empire (1.200 AD – 1.500 AD) was the oldest and most important civilization in South America and represents the culmination of a cultural development process that began 5.000 years ago.
Also known as Tahuantinsuyo, the Empire had its origin and capital in Cusco and its domain expanded to Colombia, Chile and Argentina, including the territories of Bolivia and Ecuador as a whole.
The Incas achieved great mastery of their territory and the technique of building large stone-based citadels in harmony with the surrounding landscape. Some examples of this are Machu Picchu, Choquequirao, Sacsayhuamán, among others.
Seductive, shocking and natural, in Cusco, history is alive in its streets, squares, valleys and villages. It amazes its fine engineering of Inca stone that dominates the buildings and enchanting landscapes of the Sacred Valley.
Machu Picchu is an Inca city surrounded by temples, terraces and water channels, built on top of a mountain. Today it is a cultural heritage of humanity because it is recognized as an important political, religious and administrative center of the Inca era and one of the 7 wonders of the world.
Welcome to Peru!. Arrival in the city of Cusco and reception by the guide. Transfer to the hotel. Check in.
Breakfast served in the hotel's restaurant. Free morning to rest and adapt to the climate and height. In the afternoon, we will take a Panoramic City Tour through the city of Cusco, visiting the Plaza Mayor of the city, the architectural complex of Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun), the architectural complex of Kenko, Pucca Pucará, Tambomachay and Sacsayhuaman. Free night. Overnight stay.
After breakfast, we leave to visit the sacred valley of the Incas. On our first stop we visit Pisac located 32 km from the city of Cusco, a typical Andean village famous for its archaeological park, which hosts the famous craft fairs. Another 20 minutes up the mountain is the Inca site that bears the same name as the city; covering a large area with many finely constructed buildings, the site had various purposes ranging from military, religious and agricultural. Exploring the site is a great way to spend a morning. Continuing the tour, we will pass through the cities of Coya, Lamay, Calca, Yucay, Urubamba, observing beautiful flora and fauna during the journey that takes about 45 minutes to reach the city of Urubamba. Half day we will have our lunch (included).
In the afternoon, we continue the tour visiting the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo, one of the most important places in the sacred valley. This place was a strategic point for the Incas. On the way back to the city of Cusco, we will pass through the city of Chincheros, famous for its textiles and for maintaining ancestral textile techniques such as spinning, natural dyes and weaving. It is currently one of the largest producers of artisanal fabrics in Cusco.Day 4
Breakfast served at the hotel restaurant. In the morning we will take a tour to the Sacred Valley visiting the villages of Pisac, Coya, Lamay, Calca, Yucay Urubamba and Chincheros. After lunch we will take a guided tour of the architectural complex of Ollantaytambo. Return to the city of Cusco. Accommodation.
Breakfast at the hotel (from 04:30) and we leave around 05:00 to visit Machu Picchu. Transfer to the train station in Ollantaytambo and boarding to the city of Aguas Calientes, gateway to the Machu Picchu complex. Expected arrival around 11:00. We will continue with a 30-minute bus ride to reach the top of the mountain where Machu Picchu is located. The Citadel is located on top of the mountain at an altitude of 2450 masl.
Our accessible tour will begin at approximately 12:00 pm. We will visit the citadel, where it is one of the most renowned examples of Inca architecture, guided tour of the most important streets, squares and temples, etc. surrounded by abundant vegetation and some llamas. After our tour of the citadel (around 1h30 – 2h) we descend to Aguas Calientes. Return to Aguas Calientes with free time to browse the local handicraft market. Return by train to the city of Cusco. Overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to Cusco airport. Arrival in the city of Lima. Upon arrival, the guide will wait in the Arrivals area. Transfer and arrival at the hotel. Check in. Overnight stay
Breakfast served in the hotel's restaurant. In the morning, we will take a half-day panoramic tour of the Peruvian capital, passing by the Pyramid of Pucllana, the Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the Cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace and a guided tour of the Santo Domingo monastery. Return to the hotel. Free afternoon. Overnight stay.
Breakfast served in the hotel's restaurant and transfer to Lima Julio Cháves international airport to take the return flight. End of services.
When is the best time to visit Machu Pichu?
The best time to visit Machu Pichu is in the dry season, which takes place between April and October. During these months, the sun shines almost every day. In June and July, daytime temperatures can reach 25 degrees during the day and almost 0 degrees at night.
The high season occurs between May and July, and although it is the season when there are the most tourists, it is also the season where the largest number of festivities are concentrated, such as Inti Raymi (June) or Fiestas Patrias (Julio ).
How is accessibility during the trip?
Lima being the capital of the Country and an important city in South America, accessibility is present in the adaptation of the sites visited. Also, all transfers are made in vehicles adapted for greater comfort.
In Cusco and archaeological complexes, visits are developed with special equipment that allow us to achieve accessibility to the different tourist attractions.
How many days is it advisable to visit Machu Pichu?
The visit to the archaeological site of Machu Pichu takes place in one day, and with this 6-day program you can visit other places and cities in Peru. If you have more time to travel, we recommend visiting Puno, Arequipa and Paracas.
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The visits and some of the tours are done with a mountain chair.
This program can be adapted for users of motorized wheelchairs.
Transfers are done with adapted vehicles.
Vaccines: It is highly recommended to have the yellow fever vaccine at least 10 days before the date of travel. Although Peru is a country at risk of contamination by yellow fever, it is not mandatory to present the vaccination certificate.