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5-Day Cusco and Machu Picchu Tour

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Highlights
  • 5-day tour of Cusco and Machu Picchu
  • Delve into the heart of the ancient Inca Empire and learn the history of what had been the largest empire in Pre-Columbian America
  • See Cusco's top sights and attractions, including prime examples of Spanish architecture and the massive stone ruins of Sacsayhuaman
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5-Day Cusco and Machu Picchu Tour
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5-Day Cusco and Machu Picchu Tour
From US$959.00
Overview

Immerse yourself in the Inca's ancient and modern culture with a 5-day visit to the historic city of Cusco and the amazing mountaintop citadel of Machu Picchu. First explore Cusco's rich colonial architecture and fascinating Inca traditions, stopping at Inca sites like Saqsayhuaman and Koricancha. Then spend the day at Machu Picchu, touring its incredible buildings and temples. Spend your final day exploring Moray, home to both an ancient agricultural site and an Andean textile center. Here you can watch traditional dyeing and weaving demonstrations as well as purchase souvenirs.

What to Expect
Take a journey into the heart of the ancient Inca Empire during this 5-day trip including Cusco, the surrounding Sacred Valley and the incredible mountain city of Machu Picchu. This multi-day excursion through the top sites of the Incas and the iconic city of Cusco is the perfect introduction to this celebrated ancient civilization.
Start your adventure after arriving at the Cusco airport your first day between 10am and 12pm. Continue on an exploration of the former colonial capital and one-time center of the Incan culture at Cusco during days one and two. Explore the city's intriguing museums and stop by some of its most important Incan religious and political sites, including Saqsayhuaman and Koricancha.
Head on day three to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu, where you'll arrive at sunrise to explore this masterpiece of ancient engineering and design with your guide. On your fourth day stop by the fascinating archaeological site of Moray, where you'll discover the innovative farming practices of the Inca and learn about their scientific acumen. Finish in the small town of Chinchero near Cusco, where you'll have time to explore the beautiful Andean textile traditions at a traditional weaving center. On day five, return to the airport in Cusco for a flight back to Lima.
Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival to Cusco (Navel of the World) - Inka Museum and Korikancha 
This morning will be reserved for resting or free time. In the afternoon we will visit the Inka Museum, home of thousands of years of Andean culture. Here we will become more familiar with the origins and beginnings of Andean civilizations.

Continuing with the tour we will move onto the temple of Koricancha, the famous Sun Temple of Qosqo, that was and still remains the pinnacle of organization, architecture, and religion of Inka civilization. During its construction they had already achieved the greatest advances of their time, and this temple may have been the exact representation of the center, or "Navel of the World" and therefore the center of the world, as dictated by the pre-hispanic Andean cosmo-vision.
Lodging: Cusco Tandapata Boutique or Taypikala Hotels

Day 2: Saqsayhuaman - Temple of the Moon - Transfer to Aguas Calientes 
We will begin our day with the journey to Saqsayhuaman. This Inka architecture with its magnificent qualities and colossal stones is considered in humanity's history one of the greatest constructions on the face of the Earth. From here we will continue on to the Temple of the Moon, a place for spiritual connection and encounter with the feminine energy of the Moon Goddess.

In the afternoon transfer to the town of Machu Picchu.
Lodging: Aguas Calientes Waman Hotel

Day 3: Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo
Today we will rise very early for breakfast and ascend to the citadel Inka of Machu Picchu to appreciate sunrise in this magical place, a famous masterpiece of architecture and engineering, believed to have been a sanctuary and energetic center. Today Machu Picchu is recognized by UNESCO as one of the seven wonders of the world and a World Heritage site.
Lodging: Aguas Calientes Waman Hotel

Day 4: Moray - Chinchero (Textile Interpretation Center)
In the morning we will visit Moray, an ancient construction designed for agricultural investigations and studies of different crops in a range of altitudes. Here the many concentric "rings" of terraces produce a fine gradient of micro-climates; the warmth of the lowest central ring slowly dissipates as the rings ascend outward and upward, creating reductions in temperatures until reaching the ground-level norm.
Here we will participate in a wonderful introduction and learning experience of the art of Andean textiles.

Lodging: Cusco - Tandapata Boutique or Taypakala Hotels

Day 5: Fly to Lima
Transfer to the airport.
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Reviews (10)
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile
Tour with Carlitos

I am having the best tme of my Andean tour here in Pisac eating the famous CUY with my awesome guide Carlitos and gentle driver Alcides. This Inca trail tour in Cusco, Peru, Is by far the best cultural tour I ever have. My guide...More

1  Thank purelyviolet
Alex Marco H, Manager at Inkayni Peru Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Dear Florinda, thanks so much for your commentary. It looks you really enjoyed during your amazing tour around the inca trail and Machu Picchu. We are grateful with you to let us organise everything, we hope you carry the best memories of us. Best regards,...More

Reviewed 22 May 2018
Great tour

This small group tour of Machu Picchu and Other Inka sites was wonderful. Our guide, Jonathan is an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed his guidance as well as his company. I also want to give two thumbs up for our driver, Fernando...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mattpots
Alex Marco H, Manager at Inkayni Peru Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Many thanks for your review, we appreciate the trust placed in us, it motivates us to move forward and we are very happy to have been part in this wonderful experience. Your review helps to our guide and driver to continue improving. Best regards, INKAYNI...More

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Wonderful trip, wonderful company!

The 5-day Inkayni Tour from Cusco to Machu Picchu was wonderful! Our guide Jonathan and our driver Percy did an excellent job of taking us to all the best places and providing us with everything we needed. We were able to see a plethora of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank nischaef54
Reviewed 9 May 2018
Best Adventure Ever, A True Experience

From the moment we met our guide Jonathan and our driver Percy we knew we would have a great adventure. Everything was well planned. We got to do so much. Jonathan’s knowledge of the areas history was incredible. He answered our endless amounts of questions...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank BoardChair
Alex Marco H, Manager at Inkayni Peru Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Dear Nora, Many thanks for you recommendation. We appreciate the trust placed in us, it motivates us to move forward and we are very happy to have been part in this wonderful experience around the Cusco. Best regards, INKAYNI PERU TOURS.

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Fantastic tour!

I did the 5-day tour with Jonathan and Percy and it was everything I could have hoped for! Jonathan, our tour guide, showed us all of the most important sites in Cusco and Machu Picchu and everything in between. He is extremely knowledgeable in Peruvian...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Taylor R
Alex Marco H, Manager at Inkayni Peru Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Dear Taylor, thanks so much for your commentary. We are happy that our guide Jonathan has made your tour a best experience during the tour around the Cusco. We hope that you come back soon. Best regards, INKAYNI PERU TOURS.

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