Travelers of the Archaeological Tour of Cusco and Machu Picchu city will enjoy a tour package that brings together the main tourist attractions of the Inca capital of the empire.
The city of Cusco awaits travelers with its tradition, culture and history. Its wide tourist and cultural offer, make it one of the best cities to visit in Peru.
We will walk along the main streets, squares and markets. We will make cultural visits to the main churches, cathedrals and archaeological settlements.
A tour around the capital of the Inca empire offers a lot of alternatives and plans on what to do in Cusco.
Arrival at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport. Our staff will pick up the passengers at the airport for their transfer to the hotel.
In the afternoon the tour starts from the city centre. The first stop will be at the Plaza de San Cristóbal which offers a panoramic view of the city.
Afterwards we will visit the San Pedro Market, a traditional market where we can taste the main dishes, drinks and products of Peruvian cuisine. An authentic culinary experience.
The next point of our tour is the Temple of Koricancha, which means “Golden Enclosure” because of the grandeur and majesty of its walls completely covered in gold.
We will visit the Santo Domingo Church and walk through the streets of San Blas, the artisans’ quarter.
Later on we will head towards the Palace of the Inca Roca, and the famous Stone of the Twelve Angles.
We will end the tour visiting the Plaza de Armas, and the Cathedral whose walls house a collection of priceless works of art.
The second day of the archaeological tour of Cusco we will visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, an Inca citadel located 2 kilometers from Cusco built in the middle of an incredible landscape.
Later we will head towards one of the most surprising sites in Cusco, the Archaeological Site of Qenqo, an enigmatic Inca fortress whose functionality is still unknown today.
Finally, we will visit the watchtower of Puca Pucará and Tambomachay, an imposing architectural monument that is considered one of the pillars of the Andean cosmovision.
Transfer to Cusco and afternoon free.
Depending on the season of the year in which we make the tour, we will lead either to Poroy train station or to Ollantaytambo train station, to take a train that will transfer us to Aguas Calientes.
Our staff will pick us up at the station to take the bus that will ascend to Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas.
While boarding the bus we will enjoy spectacular views of the Urubamba River.
We will take a guided tour inside the Machu Picchu enclosure, visiting its main terraces, ceremonial enclosures and urban areas.
After the visit, we will rest for lunch in one of the restaurants in the area.
At the coordinated time, we will return by train to Cusco and transfer to the hotel.
At the agreed time, transfer to the airport to board our departure flight.
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