06 Day Cusco: Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mountain_490836

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6-Day Cusco: Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mountain

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Duration
time-raw6 days
Difficulty
Moderate
Starting point
Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport
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Pickup Option
Free Pickup

On this detailed 6-day excursion, you'll get to know the history and landmarks that surround the beautiful city of Cusco, catching highlights such as the Sacred Valley, Rainbow Mountain of Vinincunca, and the famous Inca fortress of Machu Picchu.

What to expect?

Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVAL TO CUSCO AND CITY TOUR

Stop At: Cusco

  • Upon your arrival in Cusco, a representative of “Waman Adventures” will meet you at the airport to assist you with transportation and take to your respective hotel.

  • In the afternoon, you will take the famous City Tour. This tour begins with a visit to Sacsayhuaman, one of the most emblematic buildings of the Inca Empire (a few minutes from the city center, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO), built by the Inca Pachacutec in the 15th century. It is a vast fortress built from huge stones. How were they transported and worked? It remains a mystery. It has been calculated that what we see today is only twenty percent of the original structure because when the Conquerors arrived they used their stones for the construction of new buildings such as the cathedral and other churches.

  • No meals included on this day.

Day 2: PISAC – OLLANTAYTAMBO – “AGUAS CALIENTES”

Stop At: Sacred Valley of the Incas, Cusco Region

  • After breakfast, we will embark towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas, our first destination will be the “Animal Sanctuary of Cochahuasi”. Here, we can observe many of the Andean species, native as the Puma, the Andean Condor, the Alpacas and many more.

  • Continuing our tour, we will go to Pisac where we will observe the construction design of the construction of the Archaeological site, which many say, which portrays the profile of a condor. Pisac is mostly known for two reasons: for its famous handcraft market and for its archaeological site. Here, we will have free time to interact with local artisans.

  • Finally, we will visit the town of Ollantaytambo, also known as “Living Inca City”. Here, we will have a tour of approximately 1-hour to visit all the ceremonial centers and the most important places in this magical town.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

Day 3: MACHU PICCHU

Stop At: Machu Picchu

  • Today, we will get up very early at approximately 05:00 a.m., to have breakfast and take one of the first buses to Machu Picchu. There are two good reasons to be at the entrance to Machu Picchu very early:
    It is worth the effort to get up early, as it is better to be one of the first and be able to enjoy the Sunrise over Machu Picchu, likewise enjoy this magical city without many people.

  • Our guide will give you a tour of Machu Picchu of approximately 02 hours to learn about the history, the most important temples and altars. After your tour, you will have free time to explore the site on your own or if you still have a lot of energy go up the Huayna Picchu Mountain (optional), from where you will have a stunning and spectacular view of Machu Picchu, it takes approximately 02 hours to climb to the top.

  • After completing our visit, you will return by bus to the town of “Aguas Calientes”.

  • Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4: MARAS - MORAY & CHINCHERO

Stop At: Sacred Valley of the Incas, Cusco Region

  • After breakfast, we will board the train to return to the town of Ollantaytambo, from here we will start our tour by bus, our first stop will be the Archaeological Center of Moray. Here, we will enjoy the magnificent circular terraces that functioned as an agricultural research center during the Inca period. When you have finished exploring Moray, we will go to the Salt Mines of Maras, this town is known as a former center of salt production, where you can find around 3,000 salt wells, which are filled daily by a small stream of water.

  • Finally, we will visit "the town of Rainbow Mountain", Chinchero. Here, we can admire the well-preserved walls of Inca constructions and altars. We will also visit the beautiful Colonial Church, unique for its works of art and interior images. Continuing the tour, we will participate in a wonderful introduction and learning of the Andean weavings, where we will be able to familiarize ourselves with the wisdom of their Inca Art.

  • Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5: VISIT TO THE RAINBOW MOUNTAIN / VININCUNCA

Stop At: Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain

  • We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco very early, and we will head south of Cusco through the beautiful valley landscapes and farming communities. We will need about 03 hours to reach the community of Quesyuno (4,326 masl / 14,192 feet). Once in the community, we will have a delicious breakfast prepared by our chef.

  • After breakfast, we will start our hike, following a beautiful stream through a pass between mountains, accompanied by the beautiful first views of Ausangate, the fifth highest peak in Peru. Along the way, we will pass by herds of hundreds of alpacas and llamas, occasionally spotting the local inhabitants by going on their daily activities.

  • The ascent will take us a total of approximately 03 hours, taking us to our final destination at the highest point of our trek, Vinincunca or Rainbow Mountain (5,020 masl / 16.466 ft). Here, we will stop to admire and appreciate the outstanding views that we will find in all directions and also the rare geological formations that seem to be painted with exotic colors by the hand below us we will see infinite valleys and glaciers until we lose sight of them.

*W e will stop for about 30 minutes - the perfect amount of time to rest, have a snack, and immerse ourselves in this wild environment before starting our descent, which will take approximately 02 hours. Upon returning to Quesyuno, our chef will be waiting for you with a delicious hot lunch. After lunch, we will have time to make some visits to some of the homes of the community and observe the lifestyle and customs that are still practiced since Inca times. Here Quechua, which is the native language of the Incas, is spoken very well, and agriculture is essential for life.

  • At the end of the day, our tour will conclude with the opportunity to meet with the people of the community before leaving back to the city of Cusco in our private van. We will drop you off at your hotel at around 07:00 p.m.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

Day 6: TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT (END OF TOUR)

Pass By: Cusco

  • You will have the morning free to relax or take the walking tour of the city (Optional).

  • In the afternoon, we will take you to the Cusco airport (according to your flight schedule) for your departure to the city of Lima or others (end of the route).

  • Meals included: Breakfast

What is included?

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Overnight accommodations
  • Train ride
  • Admission to all attractions
  • Ground transportation
  • English-speaking guide

Is this experience for me?

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves & a coat (dependant on weather)
  • Overnight items
  • Sunscreen

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 1 week in advance of the start of the experience.
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