Day 1: Welcome to the Sacred Valley of the Incas (L - D)
Welcome to Perú. Once you arrive to Lima you will depart on your domestic flight to Cusco, the Capital of the Incas. Upon arrival in Cusco you will be met and get a warm welcome by the Cusco Unique Experience team. From Cusco you will be transferred to the Sacred Valley where you will have the rest of the day at your leisure, enjoying a lunch and dinner in the neat restaurant of the hotel in the beautiful surroundings of the Sacred Valley.
Day 2: The Sacred Valley (B - L - D)
The Sacred Valley of the Incas was important for the Incan Empire as it worked as an agricultural, spiritual and political center. This tour will take you through amazing scenic Andean landscapes to the interesting archaeological site of the town Pisac which were a former military base of the Incas and is where ancient Inca priests once existed. Next stop will be at the town of Yanahuara where we will enjoy a delicious lunch based on typical dishes from the exquisite Peruvian cuisine. Ollantaytambo is the most well-preserved town in Peru today considering the Incan architecture and is also the holder of a great archaeological site, where big monuments are located on the steep mountain hills and the faces of the surrounding mountains. After visiting these wonders, we will drop you off at your hotel in the Sacred Valley where a delicious dinner will be waiting for you at your hotel.
Day 3: Maras Moray & Chinchero (B - L - D)
Today you will visit some spectacular sites in the Sacred Valley of Cusco constructed by the Incas and the nature of Peru. This private tour will take you to the Salineras salt mine which includes over 3000 salt pools, close to the town of Maras. This tour will also show you the spectacular agricultural labs of the Incas, which have shapes of aqueducts from the old Roman times. The tour guide will explain with more information the myths and ancient histories about these two wonders. Before arriving to the town of Chinchero, we will stop and have a delicious lunch in the famous restaurant of "MIL" made by one of the best international chefs of Peru, where some of the famous Peruvian food will be served. Chinchero is famous for its amazing textile market and you can have the opportunity to buy a beautiful textile souvenir home. Its archaeological site is located beautifully together with the main church of the town and your tour guide will teach all about its history and myths. Before going back to your hotel in Cusco, you will get a demonstration of how the textiles in this area is hand made, colored and how the textile clothes is produced. Once you arrive at your hotel in Cusco, dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant.
Day 4: Cusco City & Color your Journey (B - L - D)
Cusco City is not only the ancient capital of the Incas, but also the most popular tourist destination in South America. The city tour will take you to Qorikancha; the temple of the sun, which was the most important religious center of the Incas, where ancient temples are located and the history of the Spanish conquest and the Inca society will be found. It will take you to the very interesting Cathedral located on Plaza de Armas in Cusco which is a very important place for the locals of Cusco, there you will find some very important paintings, art and histories. The tour also goes to the amazing Inca fortress Sacsayhauman, where the Incas ones had a big war against the Spanish conquistadors, to Qenqo, a religious Inca site, to Tambomachay, an intelligent irrigation center and to Pukara Pukara, a military base of the Incas. After the visit you will take a Peruvian cooking class and learn all about the famous Peruvian Cuisine. While learning all about these popular Peruvian dishes you will also enjoy the meals. In the night we have reserved a table in the great restaurant Kushka where you will enjoy a great meal.
Day 5: Hiram Bingham Train to Aguas Calientes (B - L - D)
In the morning you will get picked up at your hotel in Cusco to go to the train station of Poroy located close to Cusco. There the train ride to Aguas Calientes awaits and will take you through beautiful Andean landscape along the great Vilcanota River. In Aguas Calientes, neat touristic restaurants, souvenir markets and natural hot springs will be available. There you will get settled comfortably in your hotel, where you will have a delicious lunch. In the night we have reserved a table at the famous restaurant "Indigo Feliz" for dinner, whereafter you will get a good night sleep before the next day´s big adventure to the Lost City of the Incas.
Day 6 : Machu Picchu & Vistadome Train to Cusco (B - L - D)
Very early in the morning you and the tour guide will take the bus up to Machu Picchu. Once the gates to Machu Picchu open, your guide will take you through an amazing roundtrip in this amazing city, you will pass by all its temples, offering areas, Inca monuments and you will learn about the history and the culture of the Incas. If you are an adventurous person and want to see more of the site, you can also take a hike to the magnificent mountain Huayna Picchu, located next to Machu Picchu. From there you can walk to the top of the mountain between Inca temples and houses and see Machu Picchu from many different angels. This hike is not included in the tour package and it is much recommended to book this hike several months in advance, due to its high popularity and restricted availability. In the late afternoon your train will take you back to Poroy where your driver will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel in Cusco.
Day 7: Farewell Cusco (B)
In time for your domestic flight to Lima you will be picked up at your hotel in Cusco and transferred to Cusco Airport. The Cusco Unique Experience team will say goodbye to you and wish you a great trip home.
We hope that you had a unique experience with us!
Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast / L=Lunch / D=Dinner)
Private transportation throughout the trip
Private guides throughout the trip
All tours in private service
Color your journey experience in Cusco
Hiram Bingham train from Poroy to Aguas Calientes (round trip)
Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (round trip)
All accommodations based on 5 star hotels
Domestic flights: Lima to Cusco (round trip)
Entrance tickets to Huayna Picchu & Hot Springs in Aguas Calientes