Day 1 : Arrival to Cusco
Make your way to the airport for your morning flight to Cusco. Your airport hotel is walking distance from the departure terminal.
Upon arrival to the Cusco airport, a EXPLORE ADVENTURES PERU representative will meet you for the drive to the historic center. On the way to your hotel, you will see examples of Spanish colonial architecture constructed upon the remains of ancient Inca palaces and temples.
The city is located at high altitude, so you may want to spend the remainder of the day acclimatizing. Once you have adjusted to the altitude, Cusco has many options for casual and fine dining.
Overnight in Cusco.
Day 2 : Cusco City Tour
Spend the morning at your leisure. This is a good time to explore some of Cusco’s less-visited attractions including the San Pedro Market, the bohemian neighborhood of San Blas, or one of many museums, such as the Museum of Pre-Colombian Art, Casa Concha, or the Choco Museum, where you can make your own chocolate from scratch.
In the afternoon, an expert guide will take you to many of the amazing archeological sites in and around the city, including the Cusco Cathedral in the Plaza de Armas and the Temple of the Sun or Qoricancha, as well as the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Q'enko, Puka Pukara, and Tambomachay.
In the late afternoon, you'll return to your Cusco hotel. Spend the evening at your leisure enjoying the local cuisine and the hospitality of the Cusco locals.
Day 3 : Sacred Valley Tour
This morning, journey into one of the most beautiful areas of Peru. The Sacred Valley often becomes one of the highlights of your trip and you will soon see why! You'll test your bargaining skills with the locals while visiting one of the great textile markets in the area. You may also hike to the inspiring ruins of Pisac or take a short walk through the countryside to the seldom-visited town of Maras, where pre-Columbian salt mines still operate today. Visit the Inca agricultural terraces of Moray, thought to have been a nursery to experiment with and modify different varieties of crops. Eventually, you make your way to the living Inca city of Ollantaytambo and overnight.
Day 4. Ollantaytambo Free Time & Cultural Immersion
Willoq Local Community Visit - Alpaca Farming, Wool Processing & Textile Making
Day 5 : Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu Tour
Board the train and follow the Urubamba River as it tumbles its way towards the Amazon and the sacred city of Machu Picchu, Peru. Tour ancient canals that still bring water from the high mountains to the baths used by Inca priests. As visitors, you are welcomed to respectfully dip your hands in the cool water. After your guided tour of Machu Picchu, you'll return to the village of Aguas Calientes (located at the base of Machu Picchu). Enjoy one of many excellent local restaurants or end your day soaking in the hot springs after exploring one of the most magical archaeological sites in the world.
- Optional: Hike up Huayna Picchu, the peak overlooking the Machu Picchu ruins. This hike is steep and takes about 3 hours round trip, but has remarkable views. Please let your Travel Advisor know if you’d like to add this to your itinerary.
Day 6 : Departure from Cusco
After breakfast at your hotel, one of our representatives will meet you at your hotel and take you to the airport for your journey home or on to your next destination.
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