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 Vistadome train ride
winding into the Andean mountains to the mystical citidel of Machu Picchu. Here spend the night and
the following morning enjoy the PRIVATE guided sunrise tour of Machu Picchu.
As all TAMBO TOURS
programs, this trip can be combined to many others to suite your time and interest.
Day 1 - Cuzco - Colonial City Tour & Sacsayhauman Park - Cuzco
On your arrival into Cuzco our staff will meet and transfer you to the Hotel. 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 (5:45-6:15 p.m.)and the preferred hotel.
Day 2 - Cuzco - Pisac Market - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes
Our staff will meet and transfer you by group guide & tour bus in the morning (8:30-9:00 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 / 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 you will be transferred to the Ollanta train station for the First Class train departing
late that afternoon to Machu Picchu. Here you will continue into the Andean Mountains winding and passing through several small villages where the local Indian farmers
manage their farms and reside just as they have for hundreds of years. After a short but scenic ride (1½ hours) you arrive into the final stop at
Aguas Calientes. Here the temperatures will have changed to that of tropical and a abundance of plants typical for this region of the Amazon basin
can be appreciated. Here you will be met by the hotel staff and transferred to the preferred hotel. Remainder of the evening on your own. Evening
your guide will meet with you for the orientation regarding the following morning trip into Machu Picchu. Overnight at the preferred hotel. (CB or BB/L)
(NOTE: Sanctuary Lodge includes: BB/L/D, Pueblo Hotel includes: BB/D)
(*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 3 - Aguas Calientes - PRIVATE TOUR Machu Picchu - Cuzco
Early morning you will meet your private guide and board the tourist bus and proceed up a incredible winding road that leads to the fabled site
for early morning tour 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 re-claim your baggage at the hotel before departing on the train to Cuzco.
Afterwards transfer to the train station where you will board the First Class train for your return to Ollantaytambo and then to Cuzco and the hotel.
Overnight at the preferred hotel.(CB or BB )
Day 4 - Cuzco to 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.