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Cusco: 5-Day Imperial Journey

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Visit Cusco's top attractions, before moving on to regional Peru. You'll explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas including the best archaeological sites, before catching a train to Machu Picchu and finishing with the always-popular Rainbow Mountain.

Highlights

  • See the giant circular terraces in Moray
  • Observe more than 3,000 salt poles in Maras
  • Walk through the traditional Inca town of Chinchero
  • Tour through Machu Picchu
  • Hike around the popular and colorful Rainbow Mountain

Description

Discover the highlights of Cusco on a 5-day trip including all entry fees, guided tours, 4 nights of accommodation, round-trip transportation, and some meals. Explore the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountain, local villages, and more. Enjoy hiking and other activities. Day 1: Arrival in Cusco According to your flight schedule in Cusco, get picked up from the airport and then transferred to your hotel. Take a free day to acclimatize and rest or opt to walk around the historic center of Cusco. That evening, lodge at the Ayni Cusco Hotel or similar. Day 2: Tour of Chinchero, Maras, and Moray This day begins with an adventure through the incredible landscapes of Cusco. Start with pickup from the hotel before heading to the colorful town of Chinchero. Continue towards the famous circular cultivation terraces in Moray. In Moray, the area's ancestors, the Incas, experimented to find out the type of product for each floor. Later, descend towards the salt mines in Maras, a picturesque place with spectacular landscapes. Finally, go to Ollantaytambo Station to take the train to Aguas Calientes, the closest town to Machu Picchu. In Aguas Calientes, enjoy time to rest. That evening, you'll stay at the Golden Sunrise Hotel or similar. Day 3: Visit to the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu This day will be one of the best of your tour, as you'll visit one of the 7 Wonders of the World: Machu Picchu. Follow your private tour guide through the best-known sites of the Inca citadel during 2 hours of on-site guidance. Take in the historical sanctuary while capturing memorable moments with your camera. In the evening, stay overnight at the Ayni Cusco Hotel. Day 4: Rainbow Mountain Your day will begin very early in the morning with hotel pickup. From there, venture to the south of the city, crossing fields, rivers, mountains, and villages. Travel for about 2 hours until you reach the town of Cusipata to enjoy a local breakfast. Following breakfast, drive for another 45 minutes, observing beautiful landscapes, canyons, glaciers, and herds of llamas and alpacas, before reaching the starting point of your hike in Pulawasipata. Walk for approximately 2 hours until you reach the Mountain of Colors, also known as Rainbow Mountain or Winincunca. At the top of the mountain, get plenty of time to take photographs and enjoy the landscape. That evening you'll once again lodge at the Ayni Cusco Hotel or similar. Day 5: Transfer to the Airport On your final day, take advantage of a free morning so you can relax and visit the city. In the afternoon or according to your flight schedule, get transferred back to the airport.

Includes

4 nights accommodation in 3-star hotels (double occupancy) 4 breakfasts and 1 lunch All transfers to/from the airport Transportation for all tours All entry fees Tour guide Tour to Rainbow Mountain Round-trip train to Machu Picchu Round-trip buses in Machu Picchu Private tour in Machu Picchu

Important Information

  • If you add the extra entrances for Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain, you can do it after finishing the tour in the citadel of Machu Picchu
  • It is recommended to bring local currency, as some places do not accept credit cards
  • The round-trip train to Machu Picchu is with the Voyager Inca Rail company or Expedition Perurail company

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