MARAS MORAY, HUCHUY QOSQO, SACRED VALLEY MACHU PICCHU
In this fantastic adventure know the perfection of Inca architecture, visiting the most impressive archaeological sites in the region cusco to get the last day to the perfection of a sacred city of the Incas: Machu Picchu.
The inca civilization was highly advanced in architecture and building, in this tour we want to show you the best archeological sites that let us, know the center of agricultural of Moray acclimatization, the mines of salt of Maras, Pisac Archaeological Park, the fortress of Ollantaytambo to finish, the sacred Inca city, one of the places where the Spaniards did not reach to destroy in the invasion , the wonder of the world: Machu Picchu.
DAY 1: MARAS, MORAY
This day we will depart to Maras, a small village located to the West of Cusco to 3300 meters above sea level, will have a spectacular view of the bright white and yellow sulphur salt pools and observe the process of extraction of salt. These ancient salt mines since the Inca period so far residents used to the livelihood of their families. We will continue our journey to Moray.
Moray, an impressive circular agricultural center which shows the ancient knowledge Inca crops at high altitude, is the archaeological site of terraces and microclimates. where she is carried out experiments of crops at different heights, here return to Cuzco hotel.
DAY 2: SACRED VALLEY
Pisac, will visit the typical market where you can see the famous fair of handicrafts and the archaeological group of Pisac with their amazing terraces on the mountain.
Urubamba is a village where we will have a lunch buffet consisting of Andean products, a native of the place of the Sacred Valley.
Ollantaytambo is a monumental architectural complex of the ancient inca Empire, commonly called ‘Fortress’, due to its colossal walls, was actually a Tambo (ciudad-alojamiento), located strategically in order to master the Sacred Valley of the Incas. From here we return to our hotel in cusco.
DAY 3: HUCHUY QOSQO TO AGUAS CALIENTES
Will pick you up at your hotel around 5:30 a.m. through the lagoon of Piuray we headed to the Taucca community. Starting our hike where the highest step is 4100 meters, passing through beautiful landscapes after 5 hours we arrive to Huchuy Qosqo, a beautiful inca city built on the heights of the Sacred Valley of the incas. Its name in quechua means “Small Cusco”. Then follow the 2 hour walk down steep towards Lamay district. Our shuttle service will pick us up and take us to Ollantaytambo, where we will be provided with a delicious dinner for then board the train to reach waters hot town of Machu Picchu.
Day 4: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUZCO
This day we will wake up very early and after breakfast we will board the first bus 5:30 AM, we will make a 30 minute trip arriving at the citadel of Machu Picchu at 6:00 AM and to appreciate the majestic sunrise. We will have a guided tour of 2 hours to know the most important places of Machu Picchu tour, those who wish may go up to Wayna Picchu * (not included – reservations required ).
After the tour you will have free time of about 04 hours to visit Machu Picchu on your own. You can go down to Aguas Calientes where you can visit the thermal baths (entrance ticket not included), after lunch in a restaurant (not included) we will take the train back to Ollantaytambo station where Our transfer is going to pick up you to return to Cusco City on your repective hotel.
Take an optional Wayna Picchu hike up the steep peak called Huayna Picchu, located inside the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. The road takes about 45 – 60 minutes and we will appreciate exclusive and unforgettable views of Machu Picchu from a fantastic perspective. Please note that if you want to take this optional excursion, you must contact us at least 1 month in advance to reserve your ticket.