CENTER OF THE INCA EMPIRE TOUR
Center of the Inca Empire Tour, could you say that it is the most complete tour that will take you to the wonderful Inca Empire, you will know Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Maras and Moray, all these attractions in the Andes of Peru.
- • Day 1: Arrival to Lima. Overnight flight.
- • Day 2: Flight from Lima to Cusco. City tour in the afternoon.
- • Day 3: Tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
- • Day 4: Trip from cusco to Aguas Calientes.
- • Day 5: Grand Tour of Machu Picchu.
- • Day 6: Moray and Salt Mines of Maras.
- • Day 7: Tour in the city of Cusco.
- • Day 8: Flight from Cusco to Lima.
GROUP SIZE2 - 12
Arrival in Lima – Welcome to Peru.
The staff of INTIPAKARINA TRAVEL will wait for you at the Lima airport. International flights usually arrive at night. Then you will stay on a hotel to rest in the hotel of your choice for the next day.
Lima to Cusco / City Tour: Koricancha / Sacsayhuaman
Early on the morning, we will pick up from your hotel to the airport to flight to Cusco. At Cusco Airport our staff will wait for you to take you to the hotel of your choice. Later, we will start the Cusco City Tour including the Inca temple of Koricancha, the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, the main square Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral and the archaeological centers of Qenqo, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay.
Exploring the Sacred Valley – Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Archaeological Complexes and Markets.
After the breakfast we will get into the full day tour by the Sacred Valley of the Incas. First, we will arrive to the town of Pisac including the traditional streets and the craft market. Later, we will climb up to the ruins where you will explore the farming terraces, the Sun temple and more.
Next, we will go to Urubamba and have a delicious lunch at a restaurant. The next destinations are the Inca town of Ollantaytambo and the traditional town of Chinchero and the archaeological center. Then we will go back to the hotel in Cusco.
Machu Picchu – Train Journey to Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu Town.
We start with breakfast and then we will go to the trains station. We will get to Aguas Calientes, the small town next to Machu Picchu ruins. You will have a free afternoon to explore the town, go to the local museum or spend a relaxing time in the hot springs.
Grand Tour of Machu Picchu
We will go on a bus up to the Natural Wonder of Machu Picchu early. Then we will start the guided tour by the most known ruins and you will know the puzzling history of the Inca civilization. After the tour you will have the afternoon free to explore Machu Picchu by yourself and have lunch at the restaurant of your choice. Optionally, there are two small treks before Machu Picchu. These are treks to the mountains of Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu. You can add these activities to your tour requesting them on advance as the permits are limited. Later, we will go to Ollantaytambo by train and by bus to Cusco.
Visit to Moray Agricultural Terraces / Maras Salt Mines / Visit to a Local Community.
Around 09:00 we will pick you up from the hotel to start the tour of Maras and Moray. First, we will get to Moray, an Inca ruin consisting of several enormous terraced circular depressions. It was used as an experimental center for agricultural purposes. Following, we will visit Maras, small town famous for the colonial gates on houses and the salt mines that have been used from ancient Inca times up to this time.
Afterwards, we will face towards Piuray, next to a lake of the same name. People spend a very traditional lifestyle keeping the Inca customs. Women work on making clothes and textile crafts by hand using Inca styles. You will experience the hospitality and coziness of people from Andes. Finally, we will get back to the hotel in Cusco.
Cusco – Private Walking Tour of Cusco.
This day, we will have an excursion towards the city. Cusco city offers different kinds of attractions including the Pre Columbian Art Museum, all the secrets of the Cathedral and the oldest churches. We will also step on the traditional neighborhoods like San Blas and San Pedro. You will have free afternoon to enjoy the city by yourself and visit the local craft markets and bring some lovable typical souvenirs home!
Cusco to Lima – Return Home.
This day you will take your flight from Cusco to Lima. We will pick you up to the Cusco airport from the hotel. Free afternoon to go by the Peruvian capital city. You can request also a City Tour in Lima. Contact us for more information.
Finally, we will pick you from the hotel to the Lima airport for your flight back home.