Departure Dates - 2018:
- March: 21, 28
- April: 4, 11,18, 25
- May: 2, 9, 16, 23
- June: 6, 13, 20, 23
- July: 4, 11, 18, 25
- August: 1, 8, 15, 22
- September: 5, 12, 19, 26
- October: 3, 10, 17, 24
- November: 7, 14, 21, 28
- December: 5, 12, 19, 26
- Six-night accommodation in three star hotels on a twin share basis
- Small groups anywhere between 2-12 people to keep your experience unique and assure personalized attention
- Six breakfasts, one dinner
- Entrances to Machu Picchu
- All transfers and local transportation
- All entrance fees
- Ejecutive or Expedition train to Machu Picchu
- Buses to Machu Picchu (round trip)
- Private guided tour in Machu Picchu
- Professional English speaking tour guide during trip
- International and domestic flights
- Single supplement fee US$300 (3 stars hotel)
- Huayna Picchu entrance fee of USD$35
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses
Day 1: Cusco Navel of the World
Upon your arrival to the airport in Cusco, an Inkayni Peru Tours member will be there to greet you and take you to our partner lodge, located in the charming historic district of San Blas. The lodge is centrally located and only a few minutes walk from the Plaza de Armas, the beautiful and bustling town centre. This day will be reserved for resting and acclimatising to the altitude, approximately 3400 meters (11,000 feet).
- Meet your expedition group at 5:00 pm
- Lodging: Cusco
- Tandapata Boutique *** or Similar
Day 2: City Tour (D)
This trip starts at Sacsayhuaman, one of the emblematic buildings of the Inca Empire (just a few minutes from the centre of the city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site) built by the Inca Pachacutec in the 15th Century. It is a vast fortress built from huge stones; how they were transported and worked is still a mystery. It has been calculated that what we see today is only twenty percent of the original structure because when the Spanish arrived they used its stones for new buildings such as the cathedral.
Places that are visited:
- Puca Pucara
In the afternoon we will travel by car to the town of Ollantaytambo where the train station to Machu Picchu awaits our transfer to the town of Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes).
Day 3: Machu Picchu
Today, we will rise very early for breakfast and ascend to the citadel Inka of Machu Picchu (approx 25 minutes by bus) to appreciate sunrise at this magical place, a famous masterpiece of architecture and engineering believed to have been a sanctuary and energetic centre. Today, Machu Picchu is recognised by UNESCO as one of the seven wonders of the world and a World Heritage site.
- Optional: The trek to the peak of Huayna Picchu, a rigorous climb on steep trails with impressive ruins and spectacular views, a round-trip of 2 hours
- Lodging: Aguas Calientes Hatun Samay Hotel ***
Day 4: Ollantaytambo – Moray Salt Mines
Return to “living” Inka town of Ollantaytambo by train and continue by car to Moray, an ancient construction designed for agricultural investigations and studies of different crops in a range of altitudes. Here, the many concentric “rings” of terraces produce a fine gradient of micro-climates; the warmth of the lowest central ring slowly dissipates as the rings ascend outward and upward, creating reductions in temperatures until reaching the ground-level norm.
Places that are visited:
- Maras (Salt Mines)
- Lodging: Chinchero- La Casa de Barro- Lodge
Day 5: Chinchero (Textile Interpretation Centre)
Chinchero: the rainbow village, home of the ruins of the royal palace of the Inka Túpac Inca Yupanqui, a picturesque community located on a high plateau overlooking the many snowcapped peaks of the Cusco region. Here we can admire the well preserved Inka walls of the main square as well as the many altars. We will also visit the beautiful colonial church, unique for its interior artwork and imagery.
Moving on, we will participate in a wonderful introduction and learning experience of the art of Andean textiles; throughout the afternoon we will become acquainted with the wisdom of Andean weavings as maintained since long before Inka times. Traditional food will be prepared for lunch here.
- Lodging: Chinchero- La Casa de Barro- Lodge
Day 6: Animal Sanctuary – Pisaq – Pisaq Market
Travel to the Sacred Valley of the Inkas towards the town of Pisaq. We will stop on the way to visit the animal sanctuary of Cochawasi: here we may observe many of the native Andean species such as the puma, Andean cóndor, alpacas, and many more. Further en route we will stop for at a spectacular viewing location to observe the Urubamba river as it curves like a serpent through the mosaic-like agricultural lands.
As we continue towards the town of Pisaq, we may also observe the construction design of the archaeological site of Pisaq, which many say portrays the profile of a condor. Pisaq is known mainly for two reasons – for its famous craft market and for its archaeological site. Here we will have free time to wander the market and to interact with the many local artisans. The ruins of Pisaq, high above the modern town on the mountain, is one of the most important of the Sacred Valley.
- Lodging: Cusco, Tandapata Boutique *** or Similar
Day 7: Free Morning Walking Tour - Afternoon Flight to Lima
Free morning to relax or free walking tour. The walking tour will visit the following places:
- Plaza de Armas / Main Plaza, which is home to the main cathedral and colonial houses
- Plaza Nazarenas
- San Blas neighborhood
- The twelve angle stone
- San Pedro local market
This afternoon transfer to the airport for your departure to Lima.
About Inkayni Peru Tours:
Inkayni Peru Tours is an ecological organisation with sustainable values at the heart of their business. They're a fully licensed tour operator that organise authentic Peru packages to give you a real taste of what life in Peru is all about. You'll have a local Peruvian tour operator kitted out with all the equipment necessary for whatever your tour may entail, including spacious tents and air mattresses. All of the food provided is 100% organic, and the groups are small, with no more than 10 people, ensuring your trip is a fantastic experience.
Valid from Mar 16, 2018
Expires Aug 15, 2018
Bookings essential and must be made by 15 August. Subject to availability. Does not include international or domestic flights. Deal valid for one person on a twin share basis i.e. two vouchers must be purchased at this price. Single supplement fee of USD$300 applies to solo travellers. Includes: six night’s accommodations in three star hotels (based in double occupation) Small Groups anywhere between 2 – 12 people, to keep your experience unique and assure personalized attention, six breakfasts, one dinner, entrances to Machu Picchu, all transportation, all transfers, all entrances fee, ejecutive (Incarail) or expedition train to Machu Picchu, buses to Machu Picchu (Round trip), private guided tour in Machu Picchu, professional english speaking tour guide during whole trip. Exclusions: International and local flights, Huayna Picchu entrance fee US$35, travel insurance, personal expenses & anything not mentioned in itinerary or inclusions. Value of deal is based on current rates, which are subject to change. Refund available from GrabOne within 48 hours of purchase if specific dates are not available. No cashback. Not to be used with other offers.
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