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Our 6 days tour to Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Nazca Lines and Ballestas island, will provide enough contrast on local traditions, culture, people, food and nature, to make this trip an unforgetable travel experience.
Visit Cusco City and surrounding valleys, as well as many pistoresque villages, and before reaching our main destination, Machu Picchu, experience the amazing Chinchero ruins, the handicraft Community of Urpi ands Ollantaytambo ruins to understand how Incas lived.
There is also an optional opportunity to visit Moras & Moray, a former inca agricultural site, the site contains unusual Inca ruins, mostly consisting of several terraced circular depressions, the largest of which is approximately 30 m (98 ft) deep.
At return from Cusco we will change our scenery and visit Nazca, famously known for its mysterious drawn lines on arid desert. The tour will also visit the Ballestas island and enjoy the sea life.
Rates per person- Economy in USD
1 single: 1,315
2 double: 1,166
3 triple: 1,110
To be confirmed on booking
To be confirmed on booking
Trekking Shirts, Hiking Trousers and Shorts, Fleece Jacket and Wind Breaker, Rain Gear / Poncho, Sun Hat
At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, reception by our representatives and transfer to hotel. Rest of the morning to rest and to be acclimatized over the highlands. In the afternoon, visit the city of Cusco, declared World Heritage Site by Unesco and place of a particular essence. The tour begins in the temple of Koricancha, an ancient Inca palace and main center of worship of the god Sol, where after the Dominican order built a church that lies prized so far. Then our guide will tour the Plaza de Armas, where the Cathedral and the beautiful church of the Jesuits, among other colonial buildings are located. Continue the journey to the colonial church of San Cristobal to enjoy a spectacular view of the city, then continue to the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Inca construction that stands out for its huge walls of hewn stone, located in a strategic position on a hill, with a broad view of the city of Cuzco. Later you will visit important archaeological sites Puca Pucara and Qenko. Overnight in Cusco. (B)
Meals included: breakfast
Chinchero ruins, temples, handicraft Community of Urpi & Ollantaytambo with buffet lunch.
Today’s first destination is Chinchero, a quaint little town that houses an important Inca archaeological center, built at the end of the 1400’s, as well as a lovely and very traditional church. You will visit “Urpi” a famous textile center where the townsfolk have preserved the traditional Andean spinning and weaving techniques, they will also show you how they get the vivid natural colours for their fabrics.
On our way to Ollantaytambo, we will stop at the lookout point of Racchi, where we will have the chance to have some of the best views of the Sacred Valley, after that, lunch will be served in a local restaurant.
Afterwards, we will get to Ollantaytambo, one of the most monumental architectural complexes of the ancient Inca Empire, one of the few places where the Spanish conquistadors lost a major battle. Very well known for its “andenes” (terraces dug into the slopes of mountains for agricultural purposes), Ollantaytambo was a highly effective fortress that also served as a temple. Then, we will continue to the adjacent town of Ollantaytambo, “the unique living Inca town”: the best surviving example of Inca city planning, with narrow cobblestone streets that have been continuously inhabited since the 13th century. Overnight in Sacred Valley. (B/L)
For only $3 additional, change your tour of the Sacred Valley and visit Maras & Moray. (The visit will be to Ollantaytambo, Maras and Moray, instead of Ruins and Church of Chincheros and Handicraft Community of Urpi)
MARAS, MORAY & OLLANTAYTAMBO
You will discover the best about Sacred Valley in this fascinating experience that starts in Moray, in which you will visit the enormous circular and semicircular agricultural terraces built into the top of a hill overlooking the Urubamba Valley and used by the Incas as a botanical laboratory. Nearby is the town of Maras, you will visit its salt pans where one of the finest salts is extracted, this salt is used by the top chefs around the world. Then, lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Afterwards, we will get to Ollantaytambo, one of the most monumental architectural complexes of the ancient Inca Empire, one of the few places where the Spanish conquistadors lost a major battle. Very well known for its “andenes” (terraces dug into the slopes of mountains for agricultural purposes), Ollantaytambo was a highly effective fortress that also served as a temple. Then, we will continue to the town of Ollantaytambo, “the unique living Inca town”: the best surviving example of Inca city planning, with narrow cobblestone streets that have been continuously inhabited since the 13th century. Overnight in Sacred Valley.
Meals included: breakfast and lunch.
Visit one of the major energy centers of the world: Machu Picchu. The excursion will be by train and during the trip we will have an amazing view of the landscape of the Sacred Valley of Urubamba. Upon arrival to Aguas Calientes, our representatives will assist you to board the bus that will take you to the citadel. It will be an unforgettable experience, where a professional guide will transmit us the history around this mysterious and charming place. After the tour, enjoy free time to explore the zone on your own, relax and meditate. At appropriate time, descend to Aguas Calientes. Lunch included. In the afternoon, board the train back to Cusco. Upon arrival, our collaborators will be waiting at the station, from where we will transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Cusco. (B/L).
At the scheduled time transfer to airport to board your flight to Lima. On arrival transfer to the bus station to board the special bus service to Paracas (4 hrs. Approx.). Arrival and assistance. Overnight in Paracas. Meals included: breakfast, snack.
At the scheduled time, transfer to the aerodrome of Pisco to board the plane and enjoy the flight over the incredible Nazca Lines, located in the plains of the same name. Here you can see the many geoglyphs, figures representing stylised animals and plants, which are distributed in a huge labyrinth of lines, trapezoids, triangles and spirals recorded over the land and preserved for almost 2,000 years. Overnight in Paracas. (B)
Early departure to the port where our boat excursion begins nearly two hours to the Ballestas Islands, located off the coast of the Paracas National Reserve, the largest natural sanctuary of our shores. These two beautiful islands are home to thousands of migratory birds who share their habitat with restless colonies of sea lions. During the trip, you will appreciate a mysterious design on the side of a hill, called “The Chandelier”. At the scheduled time return by bus to the city of Lima. (B).
End of the Tour
All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including but not limited to weather, road, trail, sea conditions flight schedules adjustments or cancellations, local authorities orders.