Welcome to Peru! We’ll meet you at the airport and drive 1 hour to nearby Pisac. Explore Pisac Market on your own or rest up and adjust to the high altitude (11,000 ft) before we meet for dinner and cheers to the adventure to come!
Arrival: Fly into Cusco Airport (CUZ) - Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport by 6pm to make the Welcome Dinner at 8pm.
Included: Welcome Dinner, Airport Transfer
We have so much to see today! We’ll visit the Pisac Ruin, in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The amazing Inca city constitutes one of the most important Archaeological Parks in the region. After, we’ll stop by the fine temples, palaces and the well preserved and vast farming terraces. Experience the famous "Indian Market" and admire or purchase handicrafts, this is your chance to enjoy a blend of color, traditions and people while bargaining for exotic craft works.
After Lunch at Urubamba Village, the crew will head over to the oldest continuously inhabited dwellings in South America, where people are still living in the same houses and palaces as 500 years ago; the ancient Incan town of Ollantaytambo.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Pisac Tour, Ollantaytambo Tour
Today includes some travel, so download your Netflix or pack a book! We’ll take the train to Aguas Calientes town, bus to Machu Picchu, and experience a private guided tour of the "Holy City of the Incas", the highlight of any trip to South America. Tonight, we’ll sleep in Aguas Calientes.
Included: Breakfast, Machu Picchu Tour
Optional: Hot Springs Visit
Free day to explore! If you’re up for it, visit Machu Picchu to watch the sunrise and take an optional hike to Huaynapicchu Peak for panoramic views of Machu Picchu and the surrounding mountains.
Visit Moray, a very unique archaeological site in the region with its enormous natural depressions that the Incas built rudimentary greenhouses in. Enjoy beautiful views of the farming fields and the Urubamba snow-capped range and the famous “Inca Salt Mines” that include more than 4000 small pools.
Finally, we'll visit Chinchero village, the Incan site where you’ll learn about Incan textiles. Later, the group will drive to Cusco to stay overnight.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Moray Salt Mines Tour
Rise & shine! This morning we’ll tour the Koricancha ‘Temple of the Sun’, Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay. You have the afternoon free to explore on your own!
Included: Breakfast, Cusco City Tour
Take a free day or embark on an incredible journey and hike to Rainbow Mountain. For those hiking, we'll pick you up at 5:30 AM from your hotel in Cusco. The trip will take us south of Cusco to the town of Cusipata. We’ll stop for food and bathroom breaks before continuing our journey to the “Rainbow Mountain”. The total car travel time is ~2 hours each way. Enjoy views of amazing landscapes, herds of alpacas and llamas, the Ausangate Mountain, lots of reddish mountains and traditional local houses along the way.
The hike starts at about 4600 mts / 15180 feet, and the highest view point of the Rainbow Mountain (5036 mts / 16619 feet) takes about 1 1/2 hours with a gradual incline (3.5 kmts / 2.2 miles). The group will have time to explore the area and take epic pictures for memories that will last a lifetime!
Later, we will hike back downhill to the beginning; this will take approximately 1 hour. We’ll hit the road for Cusipata where we’ll stop to have lunch. After lunch we’ll drive back to Cusco and arrive at the hotel in the evening.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional: Rainbow Mountain Hike
All good things must come to an end. Until next time, my friends!
Included: Breakfast, Airport Transfer
Departure: Fly out of Cusco Airport (CUZ) - Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport.