Cuscomajestuosa ciudad de historia, aventura y mística

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CUSCO RUINS 4 DAYS / 3 NIGTHS

DAY 01: CUZCO

W e will meet upon arrival and transfer to your selected hotel. Remaining morning free to rest in your hotel in order to avoid altitude sickness. In the afternoon, we will visit the City of Cusco on a guided sightseeing tour visiting the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun or Korikancha. Then, we drive out of the City to visit the Inca sites of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, strategically built on a hill overlooking Cusco, famous for its enormous carved stones, some of them standing over 9 m / 30 ft high and weighing over 350 tons.

Meals Included: None

DAY 02: Cusco – Machu Picchu

Early in the morning, transfer to Cusco Train station for a three hours train ride to the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, one of the most renowned examples of Inca architecture, known as "The Lost City of the Incas", stepping off the train in Aguas Calientes Station for a 30-minutes drive climbing a 6km of winding road to reach the marvellous Citadel. Upon arrival, guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial (the most important Intihuatana), the Royal Quarters, the Temple of Three Windows and various burial grounds. Time free to stroll by the Archaeological Site. Lunch at a local restaurant. Late afternoon transfer to your selected hotel in Machu Picchu or in Aguas Calientes, the closest Town, at only 15 minutes by bus from Machu Picchu.

Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch

DAY 03: Machu Picchu: Aguas Calientes / Cusco

Leisurely breakfast. Excellent opportunity to wake up early and enjoy a beautiful sunrise as well as a stroll through the Town of Aguas Calientes and visit its Hot Springs Thermal Waters. Then, you will have time to perform some of the following activities: (not included in the overall tour price).

1. Visit the Citadel of Machu Picchu for the second time.

2. For the most adventurous people, we suggest to go up the Huayna Picchu (if it is not raining) from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, even more amazing being high and distant.

Arriving at the top takes about two hours and a half and it must be before 13:00 hours. It is necessary to register in an office at the beginning of the trail. An exciting adventure for the travellers who want to see, from the top, the nature and the carved stone emerging from the ground as if a geological miracle.

In the afternoon, back to Cusco by train, and transfer to your hotel. Overnight.

NOTE: Not included second entrance to Machu Pichu

Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 04: Cusco

After breakfast, transfer assistance on your departure.

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT CUSCO

  • ORIENTATION +

    Peru is located on the central west coast of South America. Its neighboring countries are: Ecuador and Colombia to the N; Chile to the S; Brazil and Bolivia to the E; and the Pacific Ocean to the W. It is the third largest country in South America, with a surface area of 1 285 215,6 km2 (larger than France, Spain, and Germany combined) distributed approximately in the following manner: 12% coastal territory, 28% Andean highlands and 60% Amazon jungle. Its capital, Lima, is located in the coastal area, where the country's greatest economic activities take place.
    TIME ZONE
    Peruvian time is five hours past Greenwich Mean Time and is similar to Eastern Standard Time in the United States (except when the U.S. goes on daylight savings time from April to October). In reference to other cities, when it is noon in Peru, it is:
    Santiago de Chile and Caracas 13:00
    Rio de Janeiro 14:00
    New York 12:00
    Madrid 18:00
    Londres 17:00
    Tokyo 03:00
  • TEMPERATURE +

    Being such a geographically diverse country within the tropical belt, the weather in Peru is determined both by altitude and season. However, it also means that there is almost invariably sunshine somewhere in Peru ! Below is a summary of the weather conditions you can expect to find in each different region of the country at different times of the year.
    Coast (Ica, Chiclayo, Lima, Piura, Trujillo, Tumbes)Northern region: warm year-round with highs of up to 35°C in the summer.
    Central and southern regions: two well-defined seasons, winter between April and October, and summer between November and March.
    Highlands (Ancash, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Cusco, Puno)
    This region has two seasons, dry season between April and rainy season between November and March.
    Rainforest (Iquitos, Madre de Dios, Manu)High rainforest (over 2,300 feet asl): has a temperate, subtropical climate with abundant rainfall.
    WE RECOMMEND YOU TO
    - Use boots or sneakers the whole time on the walks.
    - Drink a lot of liquid during long excursions.
    - Always take an umbrella or rainwear.
  • WHAT TO BRING +

    - Hiking boots, sneakers and shoes.
    - Long pants or slacks.
    - Long-sleeved shirts.
    - T-shirts.
    - Sweaters and a jacket.
    - Camera.
    - Insect Repellent.
    - Personal toilet items and first-aid kit (Bandaids, cotton, alcohol, Aspirin).
    - Medicine to arrest or prevent the so called ”Soroche” or altitude sickness.
    Please consult your physician what medicine is best suited for your organism.
    WEATHER
    Cusco city has a temperate climate with year round temperatures fluctuating between14º - 16ºC and warm days and cold nights.
    Rainy season in Cusco is from December to March. Machu Picchu has a semi-tropical climate, with warm, humid days and cold nights.
    Rainy season in Machu Picchu is from November to April. Although you can go trekking during the months of April to October, the best months for visiting Machu Picchu are May and June.
  • ALTITUDE - WATER - VISAS +

    ALTITUDE
    Cusco City: 3360 m.a.s.l.
    Machu Picchu: 2400 m.a.s.l.
    Sacred Valley of the Incas: 2850 m.a.s.l.
    WATER
    Tap water in most of Peru is potable, but the chemical content varies from place to place. To avoid problems, we recommend you to always drink bottled water.
    VISAS
    All travellers should contact the nearest Peruvian consulate in order to ascertain what visa rules apply, since these may change without previous notice.
  • AIRPORT +

    Hand luggage regulations
    a) All liquids must be carried in containers whose capacity can not exceed of 100 ml (or its equivalent in other volumetric units, such as liquid ounces for instance). No liquids will be allowed in containers of more capacity than the said 100 ml, even if the container is not completely full.
    b) The containers must be placed in reclosable plastic bags with a maximum capacity of 1 liter. The containers must fit effortlessly in the transparent plastic bag, which must be perfectly sealed.
    c) The plastic bag must be presented at the inspection post for its visual examination. Only one plastic bag per passenger can be allowed.
    d) Exceptions must be made in case of medications, milk and baby food, as well as in case of passengers who require a special diet. There must be the appropriate means in place to verify the nature of these liquids.
    Likewise, exceptions must be made regarding liquids purchased in the duty free shops at the airport or on board an aircraft, provided that these liquids are packed in a sealed plastic container foolproof against undue manipulations, and that a satisfactory proof (receipt) is produced showing that the article was acquired at the airport’s duty free shops, or aboard an aircraft on the traveling day(s) for passengers leaving an airport or being there on transit.
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