Last update 09/20/2023

Charming Cusco 05 Days / 04 Nights

Overview

This tour is a perfect option for those who are staying in the town of Urubamba, who are coming back from Machu Picchu after making a tour and want to visit the must-see Inca sites located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas or Urubamba Valley while making your way to Cusco. Make the most of your time by starting the Sacred Valley Tour from Urubamba to Cusco, visit the amazing terraces of Moray and the Maras salt.

Itinerary

ITINERARY:

DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO CUSCO – TRANSFER TO URUBAMBA

Assistance at your arrival in Cusco airport and transfer to the selected hotel in URUBAMBA. Stop in the village of Awanacancha Alpaca Farm, where you can see indigenous people weaving baskets and other goods by hand, as well as, see the different types of camelids: llamas, vicunas, alpacas. Get up close and personal with some of the Andes’ furrier inhabitants as you meet the town’s herds of llamas, alpacas, guanacos, and vicunas. Upon arrival to Urubamba hotel a hot Coca tea will be waiting for you to help you avoid altitude sickness. Resting upon arrival is highly recommended, that way your body acclimates to the altitude while you sleep. Accommodation in Urubamba

DAY 2: TOUR TO MACHU PICCHU – TRAIN BACK TO URUBAMBA

After breakfast, we go to the Urubamba station where we will take the train to Aguas Calientes town and upon arrival a 25-minute bus drive of winding road, to “The Lost City of the Incas”. Once we get there, we will meet the guide to start the tour to The Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu and visit the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Clock, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows. After the tour, we will have time to stroll around the archaeological site at our leisure. Then you will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes town where we will join lunch. At a specific time, you will go to the train station to take the train back to Ollantaytambo.

Accommodation in Urubamba

DAY 3: SUPER SACRED VALLEY TOUR – MARAS & MORAY

We will have an excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, we will visit the Inca Fortress and the Ollantaytambo Citadel, built to protect the entrance to this part of the Valley.

Lunch, then we visit the archaeological sites of Pisac, simultaneously the traditional Indian market of Pisac. We continue with the entrance to the Town of Moray, which is a place of gigantic natural holes on the surface of the area that was used to build cultivation terraces or agricultural platforms with their respective irrigation channels. We continue with Maras where we will find the famous salt mines known by some as «Salinas».

We continue the tour to the town of Chincheros, where we will visit the weavers’ workshops, demonstrating how wool is obtained, its dyeing and garment making. At the end of our visits, we will return to the hotel. 

Accommodation in Cusco

DAY 4: FREE DAY / CITY TOUR 

Free day at leisure. In the afternoon we will start visiting Cusco on a guided sightseeing tour knowing the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun or Koricancha. Then, we drive out of the City to visit the Inca sites of Kenko, Tambomachay (the Inca baths), Puca Pucara and the impressive Fortress of Sacsayhuaman. When the tour end, we will return to the hotel. Overnight in Cusco.

DAY 5: CUSCO / LIMA 

Transfer from the hotel to the airport to take the flight to Lima 

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