From the Inca capital city of Cuzco to the archaeological ruins of Sacsayhauman, Kenko, Pucapucara & Tambo Machay then to the
famous Pisac Market for shopping in the Sacred Valley. The trip would not be complete with out the Orient Express
Vistadome train ride winding into the Andean mountains to the mystical citidel of Machu Picchu.
As all TAMBO TOURS programs this trip can be combined to many others to suite your time and interest.
Day 1 - Lima - Cuzco - City Tour & Sacsayhauman Park - Cuzco
You will be met and transferred to the Lima airport for the local airline flight to Cuzco.
On your arrival our staff will meet and transfer you to the Hotel where you can use the remainder
of the morning to acclimate to the 11,300 ft. altitude in the Inca capital of Cuzco. In the afternoon
(1:45 p.m.), our staff will meet and transfer you by bus for a City tour of Cuzco and the Colonial
and Inca sites of La Cathedral and Santo Domingo Convent, or Q�oricancha, Tambo Machay, Kenko,
Pucapucara, and Sacsayhauman. Early evening return to Cuzco and the hotel. (5:45 -6:15 p.m.)
Over night at the hotel.
Day 2 - Cuzco - Pisac Market - Ollantaytambo
Our staff will meet and transfer you in the morning ( 8:45 -9:00 a.m.) into the Sacred Valley of the Inca.
This fertile region includes many Inca terraces and farm land. Travel to the town of Pisac and the Ancient
Pisac Market for the annual show where many of the local Indians sell and barter their hand made textiles,
fresh fruits, and vegetables. After an hour or so of mingling with the locals, you will proceed to eat lunch
at a local hacienda restaurant in the Sacred Valley. Afterwards, continue to Ollantaytambo which is
the oldest continuously habituated town of the Inca that contains several important Inca structures.
At the top of the sixteen massive terraces are the ever impressive ruins of Ollantaytambo Fortress.
This is where the Inca fought some of their fiercest and strongest battles. It is unknown how the huge
precisely carved stones were transported down one mountain range to the Ollantaytambo location,
or how they were fitted perfectly to support a strategic fortress that has bared the test of time.
Also found here are �silos� or grain mills that are directly adjacent to the fortress that could
have maintained thousands of pounds of grain for the Inca and its people. Some of the grain was
most likely produced in the surrounding agricultural terracing by the variety of crops that were
grown. Afterwards, remain in the Sacred Valley. (3:45 p.m) Overnight at the hotel. (CB or BB / L)
Day 3 - Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu - Cuzco
You will be assisted to the Ollantaytambo train station for the 8:00 a.m. First Class train to Machu Picchu.
As it winds through the Andean Mountains, you will pass through several small villages where the local
Indian farmers manage their farms and reside just as they have for hundreds of years. After the scenic
ride you arrive at the final stop Aguas Calientes about (9:45 a.m.)Here, you will notice that the temperatures
has changed to a tropical climate. You can now appreciate the abundance of plants typical for this region
and the Amazon basin. . Here you will board the tourist bus and proceed up an incredible winding road that leads
to the fabled site of Machu Picchu. On your arrival your guide will explain the history and the myths that
surround this archaeological wonder. Several ideas or possibilities have been noted of this massive archaeological
complex of acropolis proportion. Whether this site was pre Incan, a previous leaders sanctuary for his retirement,
or maybe a location for the virgins to be separated from the kingdom and used as wives for the Inca rulers or even
sacrificial for the gods. It seems that the world will never know. After your tour ( 2 hours ) time will permit to
hike to the Inti Punku Pass (Gate of the Sun) or explore and take more photographs of the area. Remainder of the day
on your own. Late afternoon bid farewell to the lost city of Machu Picchu and proceed to the Aguas Calientes where
you will transfer to the train station where you will board the Vistadome train for your return to *Ollantaytambo and
then to Cuzco and the hotel. Overnight at the preferred hotel.(CB or BB)
(*NOTE: Entry of Machu Picchu is limited to 4 hours. Entries start at 6:00 A.M. / last entry is 2:00 P.M. All 4 hour time
slots are limited to available spaces at time of purchase.
Based on train times and availabilities service maybe by tour bus from Cuzco to Ollantaytambo and train to Machu Picchu.
The return from Machu Picchu could be train to Ollantaytambo then by tour bus to Cuzco. )
Day 4 - Cuzco - Lima
Our staff will transfer you to the Cuzco airport for your departing flight to Lima, or an additional tour to Amazon, Lake Titicaca ( CB or BB )
. . . ALERT . . . ALERT . . . ALERT . . .
ALL ENTRIES FOR MACHU PICCHU NATIONAL PARK ALLOW ONLY 4 HOURS FROM SCHEDULED ENTRY TIME.
Entries start at 6:00 A.M. / last entry is 2:00 P.M.
All 4 hour time slots are limited to available spaces at time of purchase.
NOTE : All hotels include Continental or Buffet breakfast.
Room type : ST=Standard;CR=Colonial;SP=Superior;DR=Deluxe;
SPD=Superior Deluxe; JS=Jr.Suite;STP=Standard Patio;SPT=Standard Patio Terrace.
NOT INCLUDED :
International air to Peru, local air inside Peru. Local air inside Peru available directly from airline or via the Peru office representatives.
Also not included local visas, departure taxes and any add on incidentals not included in program.