TOURS TO CUSCO-MACHUPICCHU
Participants can choose their favorite travel agency or go independently to Cusco-Machupicchu, we will be at your disposal to provide you with the information you require.
We have also coordinated with the agencies of the environment and we suggest the following agency “Lima Tours” that has experience in Tours services in Peru, all management would be directly between the participant and the agency.
About the dates that are indicated, it is a suggestion that we propose to coincide in the tours with a majority group of participants. Each participant in coordination with the agency can adapt their schedules and days that suit them best, there is a wide variety of tours in Peru.
It is important to hire the tours well in advance, Machupicchu is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world and August is the high season for visits.
TOURIST AGENCY CONTACT
To reserve Tour send mail to the Agency that we are referencing, the agency is offering a preferential rate for ICTI-2022 participants, variable if the participant wishes to make changes to days and/or hotel category. Participants can choose their favorite travel agency or go independently and all management would be directly between the participant and the agency.
Agency: Lima Tours
Contact: Sally Alejandrez
Mobile Phone: +51 946 225 073
CUSCO EXPRESS (3D/2N)
Day 1: Sunday, August 14, 2022
CUSCO – CITY TOUR AND NEARBY ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES
Arrive at the Cusco airport and enjoy a comfortable transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of this charming city, which was the capital of the Inca Empire. The tour begins at Coricancha, also known as ‘the temple of the sun’. It was built by order of the Inca Pachacútec to worship the sun and, upon the arrival of the Spaniards, it became the basis for the construction of the Convent of Santo Domingo. Then, visit the Cathedral, the most imposing monument in the Plaza de Armas, and head to the hills where Sacsayhuamán stands, one of the most emblematic Inca buildings built in the 15th century. It is an immense fortress built with large stones, whose transfer and assembly remains a mystery. Continue to Qenqo, an archaeological complex for religious use, where rituals related to agriculture were held. Finally, you will visit Puca Pucará, located seven kilometers from the city. Puca Pucará, which means “Red Fort”, was an architectural complex of alleged military use, with multiple rooms, squares, baths, aqueducts and towers. It is believed that it was used by the Inca entourage while the leader rested in Tambomachay. After finishing the visit, you will return to your hotel.
Night at the selected hotel in Cusco.
Day 2: Monday, August 15, 2022
Your visit to Machu Picchu begins with an hour and a half train ride to Aguas Calientes departing from the Ollanta station. This place, also known as “Machu Picchu Pueblo” and is the last stop before entering the most important archaeological site in Peru. Finally, after a short bus ride, you will arrive at Machu Picchu, a masterpiece of engineering and architecture that served as a sanctuary and refuge for the Inca ruler Pachacutec. Machu Picchu, which means “Old Mountain”, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the new seven wonders of the world. At the end of the tour, take the bus back to Aguas Calientes for lunch and then board the train back to Ollanta. Finally, enjoy a comfortable transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
Night at a selected hotel in Cusco on a bed and breakfast basis. Lunch included.
Day 3: Tuesday, August 16, 2022
A mobility will take you from your hotel to the airport to board your flight out of the city.
– Operated with bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
– Two nights of accommodation in Cusco
– Daily breakfast at the hotel from day 2
– Lunch on day 2
– Transfers from/to the airport with transfer driver in Cusco
– Transfers from/to the airport in private
– Transfers from/to the train station in shared
– Train to Machu Picchu round trip in Expedition service (Peru Rail) or Voyager (IncaRail)
TICKETS AND ACTIVITIES:
– All the visits indicated in the program: Coricancha, Cathedral, Saqsayhuamán, Qenqo, PucaPucará and Machu Picchu.
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