TOUR DESCRIPTION
This tour is planned for people that want to visit Cusco and see the most important sites.

Saqsayhuaman is an Inca "ceremonial fortress" located two kilometers from the main square of the city of Cusco.

Qenqo is a touristic complex that had religious functions, it has an amphitheater with semicircular form with trapezoidal niches and a monolith that had the shape of puma or cougar.

Qoricancha is probably the most important building of the Tawantinsuyo empire, Qoricancha is a Quechua word that was given to the Inca Temple of the Sun. During the conquest, the temple was destroyed and looted.

Chinchero is a place where you will see, how the Incas used their techniques for dying their textiles.

Moray is a place where you will see, how the Incas wanted to adapt products from other regions that they visited, it is called the Inca agricultural lab.

Salt mines is a place where you will see, how the Pre Incas extracted and crystalized the salt from the salty water by evaporation.

Pisaq is divided into two areas, the old one, the Inca archaeological site, located in the upper part and the current cultural one in the lower part, located in the valley, dated from the colonial time. Its main square is an entertaining place full of color and with various handmade touristic items for sale.

Machu Picchu was built in the fifteenth century and then abandoned, it is famous for its sophisticated carved stone walls that combine huge blocks without the use of mortar, fascinating buildings that were related to astronomical alignments and panoramic views.

You will spend a full day in Lake Titicaca, traveling through the history and culture of the islands. During this tour, first you will pass by the Uros Floating Islands where you will learn how these islands are made. After that you will explore the Taquile island, where you will see how the local habitants keep their traditional costumes and their traditional way of life away from the technology.

The best way to learn about Lima and its history. Knowing the most important attractions of Lima in its three historical periods: Pre Hispanic, Colonial and Contemporary.

TOUR SUMMARY
Day 1: Tour of Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo and Qoricancha, about 04 hours.
Day 2: Tour of Chinchero, Moray and Salineras, about 5 hours
Day 3: Tour of Pisaq Ruins and Pisaq Market, about 5 hours
Day 4: Tour of Machu Picchu, about 3 hours.
Day 5: Tour from Cusco to Puno, about 09 hours
Day 6: Tour of Uros and Taquile, about 09 hours
Day 7: Juliaca airport / Lima
Day 8: Lima City tour, about 3 hours.

DETAILED TOUR:

DAY 1: ARRIVE IN CUSCO / CUSCO CITY TOUR
Morning arrival in Cusco, pick you up from the airport and transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
13:30 Pick up from your hotel to visit the city of Cusco and the surrounding ruins of Cusco: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, and Qoricancha.
Overnight in Cusco at a nice hotel.

DAY 2: CHINCHERO, MORAY AND SALINERAS TOUR
09:00 Pick you up from your hotel then you will visit: Chinchero (weaving demonstration workshops), Moray (the agricultural Inca lab), and Salineras (the Inca Salt Mines).
Overnight in Cusco at a nice hotel.

DAY 3: PISAQ RUINS AND PISAQ MARKET TOUR / OLLANTAYTAMBO TRAIN STATION
09:00 Pick you up from your hotel then you will visit: Pisaq Ruins, Pisaq traditional market.
Lunch in Urubamba.
Transfer to Ollantaytambo train station.
16:38 Take the Inca Rail train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu Pueblo.
19:00 Briefing at your hotel for the following day tour.
Overnight in Machu Picchu Pueblo at a nice hotel.

DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU CITADEL TOUR / CUSCO
06:00 Take the bus up to Machu Picchu citadel (about 30 minutes).
07:00 Guided tour of Machu Picchu (about 03 hours) then you will have the rest of time to explore the area on your own.
12:30 Take the bus down to Machu Picchu Pueblo.
14:30 Take the Inca rail train from Machu Picchu Pueblo to Ollantaytambo train station.
15:55 Arrive in Ollantaytambo, pick you up from the train station to transfer you to Cusco.
18:30 Arrive in Cusco and transfer you to your hotel.
Overnight in Cusco at a nice hotel.

DAY 5: CUSCO / LAKE TITICACA (PUNO)
06:00 Pick you up from your hotel to drive you to the bus station of Inka Express.
06:30 Boarding the bus
06:50 Departure from Cusco
07:40 Andahuaylillas, “The Sistine Chapel of America”
10:00 Raqchi the biggest Incan Temple of Wiracocha
11:35 Buffet lunch at Marangani
12:50 La Raya a scenic overlook at 4,335m / 14,222ft
14:30 Pucara Museum, Pre Inca artifacts
17:30 Arrival in Puno, pick you from the bus station and transfer you to your hotel
19:00 Briefing at your hotel for the next day Lake Titicaca tour.
Overnight in Puno at a nice hotel.

DAY 6: UROS FLOATING ISLANDS AND TAQUILE ISLAND TOUR
Pick you up from your hotel at 06:45 a.m. and transfer you to the port.
You will take a boat to visit the Uros floating islands. The people in the island use the benefits of a unique plant: the totora reeds to built their houses and boats.
On Taquile island the people maintain their old customs, dressing traditional clothing also, you will enjoy a typical lunch in Taquile (natural products), after that, you will go back to the port and come back to Puno by the same boat.
You will arrive in Puno at 5:15 pm approximately, then transfer you to your hotel.
Overnight in Puno at a nice hotel.

DAY 7: PUNO / JULIACA AIRPORT / LIMA
Pick you up from your hotel to transfer you to the airport of Juliaca for your flight to Lima(about 01 hour car ride) .
Pick you up from the airport of Lima and transfer you to your hotel.
Overnight in Lima at a nice hotel.

DAY 8: LIMA CITY TOUR
12:30 Pick you up from the hotel to do the City tour of Lima: Visit the Historic Downtown: San Martin Square , Main Square, Government Palace, Cathedral, Archbishop Palace, City Hall, and old streets with colonial mansions and balconies, San Francisco Church and catacombs.
Transfer you to the airport of Lima for your flight home.

Inclusions.
Inclusions in Cusco:
• Private guide.
• Private transportation.
• Entrance tickets to all the archaeological sites included in the itinerary.
• Round trip train tickets Ollantaytambo/Machu Picchu Pueblo/ Ollantaytambo or Poroy.
• Private transfers.
• Bus tickets to Machu Picchu.

Inclusions in Lake Titicaca:
• Bus transportation from Cusco to Puno and guide
• Lunch in Sicuani
• Transfer hotel/bus station/hotel
• Transfer hotel/port/hotel
• Private boat in Lake Titicaca
• Entrances to Taquile island
• Lunch in Taquile
• Transfer hotel in Puno /Juliaca airport

Inclusions in Lima:
• Private transfer airport / hotel
• Private transportation
• Private guide
• Entrance tickets
• Transfer to the airport

No inclusions.
• Tips
• Hotels

What to bring.
• Passport
• Hat
• Sunblock.

Price and availability
To send you the costs, please send us an email or send us a message through WhatsApp.

To book the package tour
It’s required: Full names, date of birth, nationality and passport numbers.

About the payment:
To secure the package tour, we need 50% of the total payment, it can be wired by:
Bank to bank (www.xoom.com), PayPal (topmachupicchutours@gmail.com) or Western Union (we will give you more details once we settle and finalize about our services)
The balance will be paid once you arrive in Cusco.

Questions or Reserves