7 DAY CUZCO & MACHU PICCHU
Cuzco is situated in the Peruvian Andes and it is the former capital of the Inca empire. In the 16th century Cuzco was conquered by the Spanish, which nowadays makes this city a nice mix between Inca ruins and colonial buildings. One of Cuzco’s many highlights is the Plaza de Armas, where you can also find Cuzco’s Cathedral. There are many excursions possible from Cuzco such as to Ollantaytambo, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and of course to Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu, also known as the Lost City of the Incas, was built in the 15th century, but was only rediscovered in 1911 by the American professor Bingham. This sacred city is situated at approximately 2400 meters (7875 ft) above sea level and it is about 130 kilometers (80 mi) from Cuzco. Since 1983 Machu Picchu is a UNESCO world heritage site and in 2007 it was elected one of the ‘new 7 world wonders’.
B = breakfast included
L = lunch included
D = dinner included
DAY 1 (-):
Today your English speaking guide will pick you up from the airport in Lima. The driver will take you to your hotel in Lima.
DAY 2 (B):
FLIGHT TO CUZCO – HIGHLIGHTS CUZCO
Early in the morning, after breakfast, you will be brought to the airport in Lima where you will take your flight to Cuzco. At the airport in Cuzco you will be awaited by a driver who will take you to your hotel. In the afternoon you will do a guided city tour which will show you the most interesting places in Cuzco. For example the ‘Plaza de Armas’, the ‘Templo del Koricancha’ (Temple of the Sun), the Cathedral, the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay (Inca baths), the labyrinth of Puka-Pukara, and the Quenko amphitheater. After the city tour you will be brought back to your hotel.
DAY 3 (B, L):
SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS – PISAC – OLLANTAYTAMBO
Today your guide will take you to the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Valle Sagrado de los Incas). The Sacred Valley is located between the small towns of Pisac and Ollantaytambo and easily reachable from Cuzco. This valley had a special meaning to the Incas because of its geographical location and the mild climate. It is located at 2800 meters (9185 ft) above sea level and is characterized by hills and a pleasant climate. This day will also include a visit to the colorful, traditional market of Pisac. Afterwards you will go to Urubamba where you will have a delicious lunch. After lunch you will continue your trip to Ollantaytambo, where you can see the fort, the temples and the Inca terraces. You will have an overnight stay in Ollantaytambo.
DAY 4 (B):
TRAIN TO AGUAS CALIENTES
During the day you will take the train in the direction of Machu Picchu. At the Ollantaytambo train station you will get on board of a comfortable train to Aguas Calientes. This train has got large windows through which you will have a nice view on the landscape during your journey to Machu Picchu. You will be staying in a hotel in Aguas Calientes.
DAY 5 (B):
MACCHU PICCHU – CUZCO
Early in the morning you will depart to Machu Picchu to be ahead of the large tourist crowds. Here you will be guided through the city and its most important sights such as ‘El Mirador’, ‘La Plaza Principar’ and the ‘Templo de las Tres Ventanas’. At the end of the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo where you will be awaited by a drive you will take you back to Cuzco, where you will spend the night.
DAY 6 (B):
CUZCO – FLIGHT TO LIMA
Today you will have the chance to explore Cuzco by yourself until it is time to go to the airport. You will fly from Cuzco back to Lima. At the airport in Lima you will be awaited by a driver who will take you to your hotel.
DAY 7 (B):
Today you will have free time until you will be picked up from your hotel to go to the airport of Lima. At the airport in Lima your itinerary will end and from here you will take your flight back home.
6x Overnight stay in hotels, with breakfast (including late checkout on the last day. Should this not be necessary, a discount applies)
Return train tickets Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)
Excursions according to the itinerary
Transfers according to the itinerary
Lunch during the Sacred Valley of the Incas excursion
Entrance fee Machu Picchu (including guided tour)
Entrance fees excursions according to the itinerary
English speaking guides during the tours
24/7 assistance in English, Spanish and Dutch
Return flight Lima – Cuzco
Other food and drinks not mentioned in itinerary
Other activities as not mentioned in the itinerary
Optional tips for the guide
$ 1.830 p.p. based on 2 persons
Based upon good middle class hotels. Upgrades possible for additional costs.
ADVANTAGES OF BOOKING WITH REBECCA ADVENTURE TRAVEL
- Personal attention: the team would like to get to know the customers so they can create the perfect holiday;
- The staff: the staff use their passion and own travel experiences to create tours of high quality;
- Authenticity: the tours are personally selected by Rebecca and are a unique and authentic experience;
- Tailor made: tell the team your preferences and they will create an unforgettable experience;
- 24/7 assistance: our team can be contacted 24/7 by phone in case of emergencies or unexpected situations (they speak English, Spanish and Dutch!);
- Insurances: customers will be traveling safely with Rebecca Adventure Travel because they are insured by Dutch guarantee funds (GGTO & VvKR).