Recommended tours Salkantay – Machu Picchu TrekTOUR DESCRIPTION
This tour is planned for people who want to visit Cusco slowly and see the most important sites.
Chinchero(incan archaeological site) is the place where you will see, how the Incas used their impressive vegetable techniques for dying their textiles.
Moray(inca agricutural lab) is the place where you will see, how the Incas tried to adapt products from other regions that they visited to this altitude, it is called the ancient agricultural lab.
Salt mines(ancient salt pans) is a place where you will see, how the Pre Incas extracted and crystalized the salt from the salt water by evaporation.
Pisaq is divided into two areas, the old one which is the Pisaqha archaeological site, located in the upper part and the current cultural one in the lower part, located in the valley dated from the colonial times. Its main square is a very entertaining colorful place with lots of handmade touristic items for sale.
Ollantaytambo site was a military, agricultural and religious center to administer and control the Sacred Valley of the Incas, this is deduced because of the constructions that were agricultural deposits and also for military uses.
The greatest Machu Picchu was built by Pachacutec, 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, the marvelous Machu Picchu has (fascinating buildings that were related to astronomical alignments and panoramic views.
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 shape with trapezoidal niches and a monolith that had the shape of puma (cougar).
Qoricancha is probably the most important religious 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 by the conquerors of the Inca civilization.
The archaeological complex of Tipon has the largest irrigation systems on its terraces, it is named as the best inca hydrolic system because of its incredible distribution of outdoor water pipes.
Oropesa(the bread villlage) is a place where you will see how people have been baking bread in old ovens for hundreds of years, there are more than 80 ovens in the whole town, they provide with about 50% of bread to Cusco, every single morning.
Pikillaqta is a Pre Inca site with the best ancient urban planification, it is about 4 square kilometers, it has about 700 buildings, 200 kanchas or houses, more than 500 qolqas or granaries.
Day 1: Tour of Chinchero, Moray and Salineras, about 05 hours.
Day 2: Tour of Alpaca Farm, Pisaq ruins and Pisaq market about 05 hours.
Day 3: Tour of Ollantaytambo, about 02 hours.
Day 4: Tour of Machu Picchu, about 3 hours.
Day 5: Tour of Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo and Qoricancha, about 04 hours.
Day 6: Tour of Tipon, Oropesa and Pikillaqta, about 5 hours.
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN CUSCO / CHINCHERO, MORAY AND SALINERAS
Morning arrival to Cusco after that pick you up from Cusco airport and transfer you to your hotel in Urubamba(the Sacred Valley), on the way you will visit Chinchero (weaving demonstration workshops), Moray (the agricultural Inca lab) and Salineras (the Inca Salt Mines).
Lunch in Urubamba
Overnight in Urubamba or Ollantaytambo.
DAY 2: VISIT ALPACA FARM, PISAQ RUINS AND PISAQ MARKET
09:00 Pick you up from your hotel then you will visit: Alpaca Farm(the alpaca farm), Pisaq Ruins and Pisaq traditional Market.
Lunch in Urubamba.
Overnight in Urubamba or Ollantaytambo.
DAY 3: VISIT OLLANTAYTAMBO FORTRESS / OLLANTAYTAMBO TRAIN STATION
10:00 Pick you up from your hotel then you will visit: Ollantaytambo Fortress and the town.
Lunch in Ollantaytambo.
Transfer to Ollantaytambo train station.
16:38 Take the Inca Rail train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu Pueblo.
19:00 Briefing at your hotel in Machu Picchu Pueblo for the following day tour.
Overnight in Machu Picchu Pueblo.
DAY 4: VISIT MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO
06:00 Take the bus up to Machu Picchu citadel (about 25 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 you’ll be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight in Cusco.
DAY 5: VISIT CUSCO CITY
09:00 Pick you up from your hotel to visit the surrounding ruins of Cusco: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo and Qoricancha.
Overnight in Cusco.
DAY 6: VISIT TIPON, PIKILLAQTA, OROPESA / AIRPORT
08:00 Pick you up from your hotel to do the Southern Valley, which includes stops at Tipon (the Inca Temple of the Water God), Oropesa (the bread town) and Pikillaqta (The only pre-Inca site in Cusco region).
Transfer to the airport of Cusco for your late afternoon flight to Lima.
• Private guide.
• Private transportation
• Round trip train tickets Ollantaytambo/Machu Picchu Pueblo/Poroy.
• Bus tickets.
• Entrance tickets for the nearby archaeological sites (130 Soles per person).
What to bring.
• Insect repellent
• Cash in Soles or Dollars
• ISIC Card(if you are student).
Private USD 639 per person / Group USD 479
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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:
PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org) we will give you more details once we settle and finalize about our services.
The balance will be paid once you arrive in Cusco.
It is as follows:
For treks and day tours: no more than 48 hours before the first day of the trek. Payments may be made in cash in USD, Peruvian soles (using the daily exchange rate) or you can pay with any credit card.
For Peru itineraries: no less than two weeks before the start date of the trip,
- City tour of Cusco 1D
- Machupicchu Tour 1D
- Tour of Moray and Salineras 1D
- Sacred Valley 1D
- Sacred Valley,Machu Picchu,Cusco 3D
- Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Southern Valley 4D
- Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Southern Valley 5D
- Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Southern Valley 6D
- Sacred Valley, Huchuyqosqo Hike, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Southern Valley 7D
- Sacred Valley, Humantay Lake, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Rainbow Mountain, Southern Valley 8D