SELECT h.*, d.destino, d.slug_hotel as slugdestino FROM thotel as h, tdestino as d where h.iddestino=d.iddestino and h.idioma='en' and d.idioma='en' and ( idHotel=48 or idHotel=46 or idHotel=36 or idHotel=88 ) Magical and natural treasures on luxury tours to Machu Picchu and Cusco.

Cusco, The Magic Of This Natural Treasures

Overview

The following luxury tour “CUSCO, THE MAGIC OF ITS NATURAL TREASURE” is recommended to visitors who are interested in history and culture, and want to learn about the most powerful ancient civilization of the South American Continent. This luxury tour lets people discover the hidden treasures of Cusco in just a short time.
Starting from Lima we take a domestic flight to Cusco; in the airport exit gate our representative will be eagerly waiting your arrival, to start your magical voyage through the centuries of time discovering ancient mysteries. You will be taken to your Hotel in the Sacred Valley which is located in a lower altitude from Cusco, hence a better location to acclimatize and prevent altitude sickness. We begin your journey in Awanacancha, a South American Center where you can immerse yourself in the colorful and artistic expressions of the Andes. You will be astounded by the Pisaq archaeological Inca complex, resting above a beautiful village surrounded by the mountains. Then take a journey to Maras and Moray, picturesque Andean towns with an important pre-Columbian salt mine complex, along with the mystery circle shaped terraces. Last but not least, you will discover Machupicchu, the greatest Inca Citadel, the amazing lost city of the Incas, stylish comfort and outstanding landscape will be experienced during the train ride from the cloud forest to the jungle zone.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Admire the beauty of the Pisaq landscape
  • Experience the Mystery and wonder in Moray and Maras
  • Machupicchu, stone immortal monument
  • Culture and tradition in Cusco’s walking tour

  • Domestic flight from Lima to Cusco
  • Visit the Colorful Awanacancha centre
  • Visit the amazing Pisaq complex
  • Spend the rest of the day for acclimatization
  • Overnight in the Sacred Valley
  • Enigmatic Maras and Moray
  • Majestic Ollantaytambo fortress
  • Visit an interesting social project to have lunch
  • Overnight in the Sacred Valley
  • Train journey to Aguas Calientes
  • Feel the sensations of time travel in Machu Picchu
  • Overnight in Cusco
  • The Cathedral and Colonial art Tour
  • Qoricancha, Impressive Inka building
  • Tour to the nearby Ruins Qenqo, Pukapukara and Tambomachay
  • Overnight in Cusco
  • Transfer to the airport
  • Departure fight from Cusco back to Lima

Full Itinerary

DAY 1: FLIGHT TO CUSCO, WELCOME & JOURNEY TO THE SACRED VALLEY

Upon your arrival, our tour guide in Cusco will be there to welcome and take you to Awanacancha center, that promotes, retrieves, and revalues the ancient techniques of weaving, dyeing, management and production of camelids fibers. This project works together with families of native weavers craftsmen in high Andean native communities; providing for this purpose a unique space in a restored and proper archaeological environment for the promotion, distribution and supply of textiles and related products.
The archaeological site of Pisaq is located on top of a hill in front of the Sacred Valley. It is made up of groups of platforms and architectural structures scattered on the slopes and on top of the hill. According to the archaeologist and ethno historian John Rowe, Pisaq has been part of the heritage of the Inca Pachacutec, who may have ordered its construction. Due to its location and its particular characteristics, we can say it was an Incan center of great importance. In the afternoon, you will be taken to a tourist restaurant situated in the valley, and where lunch will be served; then you will be taken back to your hotel where you have the rest of time to relax.

  • Overnight in the Sacred Valley
  • Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

DAY 2: ENCOUNTER THE AMAZING MORAY TERRACES AND THE INCA SALT MINE

After a rich breakfast in your hotel, you will visit the terraces of Moray that resemble a sunken amphitheater or an artificial crater; when it was built, its walls were filled with fertile earth and watered by complex irrigation systems. Thus, the existing thermal variation between the surface and the bottom of these natural holes was exploited so that each terrace had different varieties of plants (more than 250 plant species) adapted. It is speculated that, from their experience with this kind of greenhouse, the Incas organized agricultural production throughout the Tahuantinsuyo. Las Salinas de Maras, Maras or as it is also called, are salt mines whose exploitation is as old as the Tahuantinsuyo. Located on the hillside, the salt-mines form terraces or platforms that are connected by an irrigation system that feeds the pools of salt with water. Using Maras Salt dates back thousands of years and is inherited in each family, but is managed communally.
After visiting Maras, you will be invited to the Foundation “Niño’s del Arco Iris”, the most important social project in the area that provides education and health care to children and teenagers in extreme poverty. Here you will have a delicious BBQ lunch prepared by a local cook while being in the midst of amazing landscapes.
After lunch, our tour guide will lead you to visit Ollantaytambo; a finely worked ceremonial center is at the top of the terraces. Some extremely well-built walls were under construction at the time of the conquest and for that have never been completed. The stone was quarried from the mountainside 6km away, high above the opposite bank of the Río Urubamba. For this reason Transporting the huge stone blocks to the site was a great effort. At the end of the day, you will be transferred to your hotel situated in the heart of the Sacred Valley.

  • Overnight in the Sacred Valley
  • Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 3: BE MYSTIFIED BY THE WONDER OF THE WORLD MACHU PICCHU & RETURN TO CUSCO.

The city of Machu Picchu, once the royal state of the powerful Inca Empire, stayed hidden in the Peruvian mountains until 1911, when Hiram Bingham, Professor of History at Yale University, discovered its ruins. From that time on, it has become South America's most important archaeological site.
Today, we will pick you up early in the morning to be transferred to Ollantaytambo station to catch a train to Aguas Calientes, for many people the train ride has a special glamour. In this particular route, which has an average speed of 40-45 kilometers per hour, passengers can fully appreciate the beauty of the amazing scenery. The route follows the bank of the river Vilcanota and views are truly moving and relaxing. The train ride to Machupicchu will be a most rewarding experience. One of the peculiarities of this route is that the passenger can see how the landscape is slowly changing for instance from beautiful Andean mountains to lush fields and the rain forest where hides the Inca citadel on top of a mountain. The trip takes approximately 1 hour and 45minutes.
What many do not know: the train reaches the station of Machupicchu Pueblo also known as Aguas Calientes, due to the influx of hot springs. From there you will meet your guide to take a bus that goes to the top of the mountain where the Inca citadel resides. According to estimations, the Incan city’s construction would date from the 14th century and is attributed to the Inca Pachacuteq. The archaeological complex is divided into two sectors which cover about 20 hectares. After a complete excursion into the sanctuary with your guide, you will partake of an exquisite lunch in the best restaurant: Tinkuy by Sanctuary Lodge, you will then return to Aguas Calientes by bus; and then your guide will take you to the station to catch your train, Upon arrival in Poroy, our representative will be waiting for you, then you will be transferred to your hotel in a private transportation.

  • Overnight in Cusco
  • Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 4: IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WORLD; LUXURY TOUR IN CUSCO

For the morning, your guide will meet you in your hotel at a specific time to begin your private tour through the city. Your guide will take you through the past and present, starting from Inca walls to ancient churches, including the Basilica Cathedral of Cusco city; the ancient capital of the Inca Empire. You will also visit and see some Inca buildings such as the Qoricancha or the Temple of the Sun also considered as the most important Inka building, above you will see that the monastery of the Dominican order have built a church that has a colonial and Andean Baroque style. Ten minutes away from the city's downtown are located the massive walls of the fortress of Sacsayhuaman. A few kilometers away from it, are the archaeological sites of Kenko, Pukapukara and Tambomachay, archaeological Inca complexes constructed completely with stone. Once the tour has finished, we will take you back to your hotel; so you have the rest of afternoon as free time for exploring the city by your own.

  • Overnight in Cusco
  • Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 5: DEPARTURE FLIGHT FROM CUSCO BACK TO LIMA

The last day you will be transferred to Cusco airport in order to take a domestic flight back to Lima. Upon your arrival, there will be plenty of time to check in at the airport to catch your international flight.

  • Meals included: Breakfast

INCLUDED

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR ITINERARY
  • Personalized itinerary planning: Work together with your Cusco Peru.Travel consultant to create the vacation of your dreams.
  • Your Cusco Peru.Travel guides take the hassle out of traveling. They’ll be there to help you every step of the way – whether with luggage, check in, transport or translating – at every stop during your private tour of Peru.
  • Got a question? Cusco Peru.Travel operate a 24-hour, seven days a week customer service operation and can provide updates and assistance whenever you need it.
  • With Cusco Peru.Travel, each visit, activity, tour and experience will be completely private and conducted by your very own expert, English-speaking guide.
  • Our private and personal tours of Peru are fully flexible, which means we can modify them to suit your travel mood. So if you want to leave out an activity or add on a new one, just let us know!
  • All necessary adventure and trekking equipment will be provided so all you need bring is yourself.

COST

All our luxury tours are based on private service and can be customized to satisfy your personal needs and preferences. Please do not hesitate to contact us at contact@cuscoperu.travel and receive full assistance for planning your customized private tour in Peru. Our prices often vary based on the requirements of your trip, and will depend on number of travellers, length of time, type of accommodation, etc.

Recommended Accommodations

Our Cusco Peru.Travel staff locates and secures the best hotels in the country to ensure you get the best comfort and also hotels with character, which we feel is important for your Peru experience.
Take a look to our hotels and let us know if you’d like to include one or a few in to your next vacation


best hotels in cusco

Aranwa Boutique

The "Aranwa Boutique Cusco Hotel" belongs to a new chain of hotels opened in Peru on October 2010, known for its careful attention to their customers. It is located a few meters from the principal square of Cusco, just behind the San Francisco square, built in a sixteenth century mansion ...

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Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel

It's considered as one of the best hotels in Cusco, it is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, in the small town of Huayllabamba, situated at an hour from Cusco city and 30-minute drive from Ollantaytambo train station. It was built in a seventeenth century colonial hacienda, ...

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Belmond Hotel Río Sagrado

Among flowers, trees, a sacred river, fields and fresh air is the "Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado" is located 4 km from the province of Urubamba and 30 minutes away from the train station of Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu. It is the ideal hotel to get acclimated to the high altitude. The hotel is ...

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Inkaterra La Casona

The first boutique hotel in Cusco, Inkaterra La Casona is located in the traditional Plaza de las Nazarenas, surrounded by vibrant, cobblestoned streets. This 16th Century manor house stands on the training grounds for an elite army of Incas, and had Spanish Conquistador Diego de Almagro and ...

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FURTHER INFORMATION

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what our customers say



DIANNE ZIMMER
luxury vacations with dianne simmer
  • From: USA, Visit: 23 November 2016

"Fantastic! A+ All the day!!! All details of our trip were taken care of, so we could sit back and enjoy our trip to Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Our guides were prompt, polite and informative. Sol expedited our arrivals, transfers and ..."

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KRISTIN REDMAN
luxury vacation with kristin redman
  • From: USA, Visit: 21 November 2016

"We were very happy with our services” We chose a private tour and could not have been happier with the service we received, it made our time traveling between places enjoyable. Our guides all very knowledgeable, friendly and made us feel welcome, ..."

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SUNIL PATEL
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  • From: USA, Visit: 10 October 2016

"We had a wonderful experience visiting sites around Cusco and seeing Machu Picchu. The views were amazing, we took so many pictures. The restaurant lunch buffet next to the Urubamba river with live music was excellent. It was nice to having all the ..."

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