TRADITIONAL TOUR CUSCO

JUNE 2016 

Wednesday 22nd June     Pick up from the airport at the time indicated by the passenger and transport to your hotel. Confirmation of airline and number is necessary.

 

CITY TOUR

 

1.30 p.m.      You will be taken to the Plaza Regocijo from where the City Tour leaves.

2.00 p.m.      Tour begins.

The tour begins with a visit to the Sun Temple (Qoricancha). After this you head to the outskirts of the city to visit the impressive fort of Sacsayhuaman followed by the Inca sites of Qenqo, Pucapucara and the Water Temple at Tambomachay.

Duration:       Approximately 4:30 hours

Includes:       Transport and guide.

Not included: Entrance Tickets.

  • Cost of visit to Qoricancha S/.10

 

It is recommended that you buy a ticket (Boleto Turistico Completo) which allows you to visit all the main archaeological sites and museums in Cusco and the Sacred Valley (The cost is currently S/.130 (US$40) for foreign visitors, S/.70 for Peruvians but these prices are subject to change)

 

Thursday 23rd June                     

 

TOUR TO THE SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS

 

8:30 a.m.      Pick up from hotel

9:00 a.m.      Bus departs for the Sacred valley.

We begin our tour in the small town of Pisaq where we shall visit the indigenous market. Here we can learn about Andean customs and can buy artisan goods produced local families. Following this we shall continue our journey along the banks of the Vilcanota River. We shall have a buffet lunch in Urubamba.

 

In the afternoon we shall visit the fort at Ollantaytambo which was constructed by Inca Pachacutec to overlook and control. We shall have a chance to walk through the streets of this unique town which retains its Inca architecture and design to this day, whilst still being occupied by local families. On our return journey we shall visit the colorful town of Chinchero, where we can see the remains of the home belonging to Tupac Inca Yupanqui and appreciate handmade textiles.

 

Duration:       Full day (9 a.m. 6:30 p.m.)

Includes:       Transport, guide, buffet lunch

Not included:           Entrance Tickets

Friday 24th June                  

INTI RAYMI OR SUN FESTIVAL

 

This is the most important and spectacular festival held in honor of the Sun God since Inca times.

08:00 a.m. The ceremony begins at the Sun Temple (Qoricancha). The procession then proceeds to the Plaza de Armas and from there to the fort of Saqsayhuaman where a seat in one of the stands will be provided from where you can watch the rituals and dances – all carried out in Quechua.

Duration:       08.00 a.m. until 16:30 p.m. approximately

Includes:       Transport to Saqsayhuamán, entrance fees to the spectator area, guide, box lunch.

 

Saturday 25th June

MACHUPICCHU

 

04:10 a.m.    Pick up from hotel and transport to Ollantaytambo.

06:10 a.m.    Take train to Aguas Calientes

07:40 a.m.    Arrival in Aguas Calientes where a professional guide will be waiting

17:20 p.m.    Return to Ollantaytamno

19:00 p.m.    Return to Cusco.

 

Note: The return journey can be made later at an additional cost of US$50

Duration:       4 a.m. to 21 p.m.

 

Price Includes:

  • Transport by bus Cusco –Ollanta- Cusco
  • Transport by train Ollanta- Aguas Calientes- Ollanta
  • Bus service Puente Ruinas – Machupicchu- Puente Ruinas
  • Professional Guide service for about 2½ hours approximately at Machu Picchu, following which you will be free to explore as you wish.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu

 

Recommendations:

  • Use comfortable walking shoes
  • Drink plenty of liquid
  • Take summer clothing for Machu Picchu
  • Warm clothing will be needed for the early start and late return to Cusco
  • Sun Block
  • Take a hat
  • Have insect repellent to hand
  • Take a day pack

 

Sunday 26th June

 

Transport to the airport at the time indicated by the passenger