MAGIC SACRED VALLEY AND MACHU PICCHU
5 Days / 4 Nights
Cusco – Temple Of The Sun «Qoricancha» – Sacsayhuaman – Sacred Valley – Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu
Traditional luxury and personalized tours starting from the arrival to the historic capital of Peru located in the Andean highlands, with countless archaeological treasures and history, where you will have the opportunity to visit each of the places with the accompaniment of a guide who will lead you on your adventure towards Machu Picchu Sanctuary.
DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN THE CITY OF CUSCO. TRANSFER FROM CUSCO AIRPORT TO CUSCO HOTEL - CITY TOUR.
After retrieving your luggage, head to the exit gate where our ATIKA staff will be waiting for you with a sign displaying your name. They will escort you to a private transport directly to your hotel. After a long journey, you will need a well-deserved rest to relax and recharge your energy before your afternoon tour.
Following your lunch, the guide and private transport will pick you up from your hotel to start the City Tour. The first visit will be to «Qoricancha,» the Temple of the Sun, which was one of the most important temples during the Inca period and is currently inhabited by the Dominican Order. We will then head to the outskirts of the city to visit the famous four ruins, including one of the most impressive fortresses of the Inca culture, «Sacsayhuaman,» known for its zigzagging construction with gigantic rocks. We will also visit «Qenqo,» a ceremonial site, and finally, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay. The transport and guide will then bring you back to your hotel.
DAY 02: EXPLORING THE SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS. CHINCHERO - MORAY – SALT MINES – OLLANTAYTAMBO.
After enjoying a delicious breakfast at your hotel, your personalized guide and transportation will pick you up to begin the tour. You will head towards the route of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where you can appreciate the beautiful snow-capped mountains and the towns that you will encounter along the way. The first visit will be to the archaeological site of Chinchero and a typical artisan center, where you can appreciate the demonstration and process of natural weaving. Next, you will visit the archaeological site of circular agricultural terraces called Moray, which has a temperate and dry climate, is surrounded by mountains, and has beautiful farming landscapes. You will also visit the salt mines, where you can appreciate the natural emergence of salt from an underground mountain. 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 taken to a restaurant located in the Sacred Valley for a delicious buffet lunch, and the last visit of the day will be to the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo, one of the most important places on the tour. You can appreciate its temples, impressive architecture, and each important site in a strategic location. At the end of the tour, your guide will escort you back to your hotel for a well-deserved rest.
DAY 03: TRAVEL TO THE TOWN OF MACHU PICCHU. ENJOY THE TRAIN WITH A PANORAMIC VIEW.
In the morning, your guide and transportation will pick you up to take you to the Ollanta station, where you will take the Vistadome train with a panoramic view. This way, you can enjoy the landscape and the entrance to the cloud forest, the Vilcanota River that will accompany you throughout the route to the town of Machu Picchu, the view of a part of the Inca Trail, and the beautiful terraces that decorate the entire landscape. Your guide will be there to assist you throughout the tour. Upon arrival, you will have lunch at one of the best restaurants, and in the afternoon, you will have another experience exploring the small town. At night, you will stay at one of the luxury hotels in the town of Machu Picchu.
DAY 04: INCA CITADEL OF MACHU PICCHU. TOUR OF THE MACHU PICCHU SANCTUARY.
DAY 05: RETURN TO LIMA AND BACK HOME.
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS
Atika committed to providing quality service and luxury has carefully chosen each of the hotels and restaurants to enjoy an unforgettable stay!
Our trained staff throughout the organization of your personalized and luxury tour will help you choose the best hotels.