NATIVE ENTHUSIAST: Cusco Day Trips + Machu Picchu. Experience Peru!

This trip will take you to some of the most beautiful destinations in Peru. Together, we travel to wondrous places such as Cusco, Pisaq ruins, Maras, Moray, Salineras, Ollantaytambo and finally the astonishing Machu Picchu.

ITINERARY

Day 0: Flight to Cusco with connection in Lima
Day 1:  Awanakancha-Cochahuasi-Chinchero
• Airport reception and private van transfer from CUZ airport to hotel.
• Awanakancha llama/alpaca ranch and textile arts center.
• Flight of the Condor at Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary.
• Chincheros textile arts center and emperor Tupac Inca Yupanqui's royal estate.
• Hotel in Sacred Valley. (Homestay optional.)
• 2.5 miles / 4 km – 2 hours.
Day 2:  Pisaq-Community Immersion
• Authentic home-cooked meal and cultural presentations with the Amaru, Paru Paru, or Willoq indigenous communities.
• Pisaq archaeological site.
• Textile and handicrafts market in Pisaq.
• Hotel in Sacred Valley.
• 2.5 miles / 4 km – 2 hours.
Day 3:     Maras-Moray-Salineras
• Maras colonial architecture.
• Moray Incan agricultural terraces.
• Salineras natural salt mines.
• Hotel in Sacred Valley.
• 2.5 miles / 4 km – 2 hours.
Day 4:  Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes
• Private transport from hotel to Ollantaytambo.
• Authentic home-cooked meal and cultural presentations with the Willoq indigenous community.
• Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes.
• Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
• 2.5 miles / 4 km – 2 hours.
Day 5:  Machu Picchu
• Machu Picchu Citadel
• Wayna Picchu (optional advance purchase)
• Aguas Calientes hot springs baths
• Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
• Private transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
• Hotel in Cusco.
• 2.5 miles / 4 km – 2 hours.
Day 6:  Cusco City Historical Tour
• Via private van, walking, or horseback.
• Includes Q’enqo, Tambo Machay, Puca Pucara, Templo de la Luna, Saqsayhuaman, cathedral, and Q’oricancha.
• Hotel in Cusco.
• 1-2 miles / 2-5 km – 1-2 hours intermittent walking for car and horseback tours.
• 3-5 miles / 5-8 km – 3-4 hours for walking tours.
Day 7:  Southern Ruins Route: Pikillaqta-Tipon-Andahuaylillas
• Tipon’s Incan agricultural terraces and irrigation system.
• Pikillaqta (Quechua for “village of the flea people” – due to their short stature) is a large archaeological site the Wari culture occupied from about 550 to 1100 AD for ceremonies.
• The magnificent frescos in the baroque church of Andahuaylillas, nicknamed "the Sistine Chapel of America".
• Hotel in Cusco.
• 2.5 miles / 4 km – 2 hours.
Day 8: Private van transfer from Cusco hotel to CUZ airport.

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