three-day vacation package offers the highlights of cusco, the
most important historic and archaeological sites in and around
the inca capital, and a full-day excursion to explore machu picchu,
the ruins of inca pachacutec's citadel city atop a jungle mountaintop.
Day 1: transfer in apto-hotel- city tour
Pick up at the airport and transfer to your hotel. because of
the high altitude, 11,152 feet above sea level (3400m), it is
highly advisable that you take a short rest to acclimatize. in
the afternoon, you will have a city tour highlighting cusco's
historic past, the fusion of inca and spanish architecture. the
excursion features walk-thru tours of the cathedral and the ruins
of koricancha (or temple of the sun), which was looted and razed
by the spanish, who then constructed the santo domingo church
on its massive foundation. you will also explore the four main
ruins just outside the city: the sacsayhuaman fortress, kenko,
puca pucara, and tambomachay.
Day 2: Machu Picchu Excursion
Breakfast at the hotel, then pickup and transfer to the train
station to board Peru Rail's Expedition Train for the 4-hour journey
to Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of Inca.” Experience
this mysterious ruins, with its ingeniously engineered underground
water canalization and its sacred citadel of temples, mausoleums,
squares and royal houses. Widely believed to have been built in
the mid-15th century by Inca Pachacutec, Machu Picchu was the
secret city of the Inca, never discovered by the Spanish. Its
rediscovery for the world was made in 1911 by American explorer
Hiram Bingham, and it remains South America´s most spectacular
archaeological site. Afternoon, return to Cusco on the train.
Day 3: Transfer Out
Breakfast. Transfer from the hotel to the airport.
- Transfers In /out
- City tour + koricancha
- Tourist ticket
- Entrance fee to Machu Picchu.
- Bus Aguas Calientes –MachuPicchu – Aguas Calientes.
- Train ticket Cusco – Machupicchu – Cusco in expeditions
- Profesional bilingual guide.
- 02 nights hotel.
NOT INCLUDED IN PROGRAM:
- Nacional airline tickets.