A micro tour of Peru touring the highlights of the Andes discovering the history of the Incas. This short journey will take you to the Inca capital of Cusco, with its beautiful Inca and Colonial past. Then travel to the wonderful Sacred Valley of the Incas with picturesque views and Inca archeological sites of Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Explore, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu, which is the ultimate experience.
Arrive at the Cusco airport, where our View Peru Representative will be waiting to take you to your hotel in the heart of the city. Our representative will give you a briefing on your upcoming tours in Peru and will answer all of your questions. The lovely Inca city of Cusco (3350 mt.), is high in altitude so please drink plenty of water, drink coca tea, or muñay tea to help with altitude sickness. Wander around the city of Cusco, exploring the beautiful Inca and Colonial architecture gazing into the past, and feeling the wonderful energy of Cusco.
This morning, we depart Cusco and move forward to the gorgeous Sacred Valley of the Incas looking at the precious vistas of the surrounding Andes Mountains and valley. Visit the Inca Pisac ruins with numerous terraces on the hillside and gaze at the spectacular landscape. Afterward, take a stroll around the Pisac colorful market where you can pick up some souvenirs for friends and family. Continue to Urubamba along the Vilcanota River, to have a wonderful Peruvian lunch in a selected restaurant. From here, we will travel to the Inca town of Ollantaytambo for a tour of the impressive archeological site facing the village. Next, journey by train to Aguas Calientes, taking in breathtaking views of the countryside and mountains as you descend into the cloud forest. The hotel staff will be waiting at the Aguas Calientes station, to escort you to your hotel.
Today is the highlight of your Peruvian journey, taking a blissful tour of the iconic Machu Picchu.
Ride the shuttle bus with your guide to the ultimate visionary Inca archeological site of Machu Picchu, One of the Seven Wonders of the World. Immerse yourself into the history and legends of the Incas as you stroll through the different corridors and temples observing the perfect construction. Lose yourself in the moment imagining you are royalty living in the era of the Incas. After, a dynamic visit, exit the magical Machu Picchu and return to Aguas Calientes. Enjoy lunch on your own in one of the many restaurants in town. Following, a great day, it is time to board the train to the Ollantaytambo or Poroy station, where our View Peru Representative will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel in Cusco.
Optional extra cost:
Huayna Picchu or Montaña Hike
Add an extra night in Machu Picchu
Upgrade from Tourist train to Vistadome services
Today explore the Inca Capital of Cusco in the morning or afternoon.
Start the tour at the stunning Plaza de Armas (main square) to sightsee the stunning architecture and tour the beautiful Cathedral built on an Inca Temple with the stones from Sacsayhuaman. Then walk along the narrow streets on cobbled stoned streets to Qoricancha, the sacred Inca Sun Temple that once had gold-covered walls. Following this, we will take a short drive above Cusco for a visit to the impressive Sacsayhuaman, with its immense boulders that will leave awe-struck. Then move on to the mysterious site of Qenko, a rocky construction that has tunnels, and was used for embalmment of the royal Incas, rituals, and sacrifices. From here we will visit the Puka Pukara red fort and finally a tour of Tambomachay, the Inca baths. Return to Cusco to enjoy time at leisure.
At the scheduled time, our View Peru Representative will meet you in your hotel and transfer you to the Cusco airport to connect to your flight to Lima.
Bid farewell to the charming city of Cusco, Peru, promising to return in the future.