ANCESTRAL CEREMONY AND TRADITIONAL TOURS
9 Days /8 Nights
Cusco – Temple of the Sun «Qoricancha» – Sacsayhuaman – Sacred Valley of the Incas – Machu Picchu – Huayna Picchu Mountain – Southern Valley.
Luxury and personalized traditional tours from the arrival to the historic capital of Peru located in the Andean highlands, with countless archaeological riches and history, where you will have the opportunity to visit each place with the guidance of a guide, who will lead you on your adventure to the Machu Picchu Sanctuary.
DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN THE CITY OF CUSCO. TRANSFER FROM CUSCO AIRPORT.
After retrieving your luggage, head to the exit gate where our ATIKA staff will be waiting for you with a sign indicating your name. Then, in a private transportation with your personalized guide, you will be taken to your Luxury Hotel located in the monumental area. This day will be for acclimatization and adaptation to the altitude, always with the monitoring of the agency.
DAY 02: IMPERIAL CITY OF CUSCO. EXPLORING THE CAPITAL OF THE INCA EMPIRE.
The personalized guide and transportation will pick you up from your hotel to start the City tour. The first visit will be «Qoricancha», the Temple of the Sun, which was one of the most important temples in Inca times, currently inhabited by the Dominican Order. Then, we will head to the outskirts of the city to visit the famous four ruins, among them is one of the most impressive fortresses of the Inca Culture, «Sacsayhuaman», famous for its zigzagging construction with gigantic rocks. We will also visit «Qenqo», a ceremonial place, and finally, we will visit Puka Pukara and Tambomachay. The transportation and guide will take you back to your hotel.
DAY 03: EXPLORING THE SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS. ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF PISAC AND TOWN - URUBAMBA - OLLANTAYTAMBO - CHINCHERO.
DAY 04: TRIP TO THE TOWN OF MACHU PICCHU. TRAIN RIDE CUSCO - MACHU PICCHU - ENJOY THE TRAIN WITH A PANORAMIC VIEW.
DAY 05: INCA CITADEL OF MACHU PICCHU. TOUR OF THE MACHU PICCHU SANCTUARY - CLIMBING HUAYNA PICCHU MOUNTAIN.
In the morning, your personalized guide will pick you up from your hotel very early to take you to the bus station, so after the controls, you can board the bus. During the route, you will experience climbing on a zigzag road surrounded by beautiful vegetation and an exceptional view of all the mountains until you reach the control gate. The first visit will be to the Huayna Picchu Mountain, which will be in the first slot, as it is the best time for the hike to the top. During the tour, you can appreciate stone staircases, Inca terraces, and religious enclosures, and above all, the beautiful view it has; this hike lasts 1 hour and 30 min. After finishing this adventure, you will continue with the visit to the Machu Picchu Sanctuary, always accompanied by the guide. After the tour, you will take the bus down to the town and then have lunch at a highly recommended restaurant. In the afternoon, you will take the return train that will take you to the Ollanta station. Upon leaving, you will meet an Atika host who will welcome you and take you to the transportation to transfer you to your luxury hotel located in the Sacred Valley, so you can have a well-deserved rest.
DAY 06: VIP SACRED VALLEY. TOUR TO MARAS - MORAY - SALINERAS.
The guide will pick you up from your hotel in the morning to continue exploring the Sacred Valley. You will visit an archaeological site of circular agricultural terraces called Moray, which has a temperate and dry climate, surrounded by mountains and beautiful cultivation landscapes. You will also visit the salt mines, where you can appreciate the natural emergence of salt from an underground mountain, which is the daily route of the mineral. The locals dig wells to retain the liquid salt until it solidifies, and the natural color of each well makes the place admirable. You will be accompanied by the guide to the restaurant located in the Sacred Valley, where you can enjoy a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, you will be driven to your luxury hotel in Cusco for a well-deserved rest.
DAY 07: SOUTH VALLEY OF THE INCAS AND PRE-INCAS. TIPON - PIQUILLAQTA - SIXTINA OF ANDAHUAYLILLAS.
At the end of your tour of important Inca sites, we will visit the southern side. Private transportation and a guide will pick you up from your hotel to visit these three sites from different periods. First, we will visit the archaeological site of Tipon, which was classified as a «Wonder of Civil Engineering». Then we will visit the pre-Inca archaeological site of Pikillaqta, considered one of the best urban planners in the construction of their streets. Continuing the tour, we will visit a small Sistine Chapel built in the town of Andahuaylillas, where you can appreciate beautiful mural paintings of the indigenous people. On the way back, you will be able to see the production of typical Chuta bread and the customs along that route. In the afternoon, you will be taken back to your hotel.
DAY 08: CEREMONY WITH AN ANDEAN PRIEST. VISIT TO SAN PEDRO MARKET.
The guide and Andean priest will pick you up from your hotel to start the Andean Ceremony, where a thanksgiving to Pachamama will be performed. This is an ancestral ritual that was performed in Inca times to thank their gods, and in this ceremony, you will experience it and appreciate the Andean priest’s prayers in the Inca language of Quechua. After the ceremony, we will visit San Pedro Market, one of the oldest markets in the city of Cusco. At the end of the visit, you will be taken back to your hotel.
DAY 09: RETURN TO LIMA AND BACK HOME.
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS
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