Cusco City Magic
Cusco City Magic, the city Puma architectonic portent, the same that was built by the civil engineering sages to give it the shape of a crouching feline. Its stone head rested on the hill of the hawks, which was formed by the fortress of Sacsayhuaman and its body delimited by its two rivers Saphi and Tullumayu.
Giving a certain shape to a city certainly had its reason for being. Cusco was a really sacred city from time immemorial where the inhabitants, entering welcoming it with a venia or sometimes kneeling, also was the political center of greater rank. In this sense, the puma symbolized the sacredness, strength and power of the city.
GOOD TRIPS PERU TOURS invites you to admire its most emblematic buildings inside and outside the sacred city. In the heart of the city, the Inca temples today are colonial temples that hold the architectural jewel of the Incas and the luxurious art of the colony. Following its beautiful valley passing through the narrow canyon of Vilcabamba, the second most important sacred city during the Inca empire. Machu Picchu, today one of the first wonders of the world, surrounded by an unparalleled scenery that every day dazzles, with the glimmers of the first rays of the sun, that you can not miss on your visit to Machu Picchu, without However, the visit is not only there, but also gives you the opportunity to conquer its magical mountains, from where you can see the wonderful panorama that surrounds this wonder.
The Cusco tourist ticket is one of the most important initiatives for the development of Cusco tourism. This ticket allows you to access through a single payment in different circuits to almost all the attractions of this city.
It can be purchased at the following address:
Av. El Sol 103 Of. 101, Cusco
DAY 1. City tours: start time 2:00 pm and end at 18:30 pm: visit places:
- Temple of the Koricancha: It was the main Temple of the whole Qorikancha, occupied more than half the width of the present Church of Santo Domingo. Garcilaso tells that within this temple were the bodies embalmed of the children of the Sun put by antiquity in chairs and on tables of gold.
- Sacsayhuaman: It is one of the colossal buildings that astonishes the world. Located two kilometers north of the city of Cusco, it is said that its construction began during the government of Pachacútec and continued with Tupac Yupanqui. The main architect was Apu Huallpa Rimachi.
- Quenko: This complex fulfilled a religious function, with a semicircular amphitheater with trapezoidal niches on the outside and a monolith that pretends to be a puma, which measures approximately six meters.
- Pucapucara: It means “red fortress”, because the calcareous stones with which it is constructed have acquired the red coloration of the ground, very abundant in iron.
- Tambomachay: Sixth place of visit In Castilian or Tampumachay (Quechua: tanpu mach’ay, resting place) is located near Cusco. It is an archaeological site that was destined to the cult of water and so that the head of the Inca Empire could
DAY 2. Maras Moray: start time 9:00 am and end at 3:00 pm: visit places:
- Moray: it was possibly an Inca agricultural research center where crop experiments were carried out at different heights. The layout of its platforms produced a gradient of microclimates with the center of the concentric circular platforms having a higher temperature and gradually decreasing towards the Outside at lower temperatures.
- Salineras: Those who travel for the first time to this place, not only are surprised by the large number of pools that exist in an average of 5 thousand square meters of territory, but by the whiteness of the area and the whimsical shape that gave The nature, with the passage of the years.
Day 3 Day sacred valley connection to Machu Picchu –
with the option of seeing the sunrise if you are one of the first to enter Machu Picchu.
Pick up at your hotels at 8:20 am Start time 9:00 am Visiting places
- Pisac: The Inca buildings of Pisac are admirable for their polished stone structures, perfectly assembled; Are surrounded by watchtowers or points of observation and defense, as well as by innumerable andeneria.
- Urubamba: also called the “Perla del Vilcanota”, stands out for its beautiful landscape and for its healthy climate, the side that we make in this place is only for the buffet lunch that lasts approximately 1 hour.
- Ollantaytambo: constituted a strategic military, agricultural and religious center to administer and control the Sacred Valley of the Incas; This is deduced by the constructions that were presumed were for agricultural deposits and for military use like walls and watchtowers (probably to protect of the jungle ethnic groups)
This will be the last place of visit where we will be finishing at 15:30 pm in the afternoon our train will depart at 19:24 pm from the station and give us time and the option to continue knowing the small town of ollantaytambo as its typical artisan market or Its streets that to a conserved Incan constructions. Arriving to hot waters train station our transfer will be waiting to take them to their respective hostels, our guide will give you brief recommendations to visit the next day Machu Picchu.
DAY 4 – Visit to Machu Picchu
Take the bus up according to the recommendations our guide will be waiting at the entrance gate of Machu Picchu will receive 2 hours of guided and free time to meet a more the citadel if booked in advance Your income to the mountain or the huaynapicchu will have the necessary time to go it on your own as you do not need a guide. We will be back in the city of Cusco at 23:00 pm
- Transportation tourism group
- Guide professional English and Spanish
- train round trip (Peru rail or inca rail)
- Entrance to Machu Picchu
- Bus up and down
- And staff for assistance
WHAT NOT INCLUDES:
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES VERY FAR FROM THE PACKAGE
- Foreign adult tourist ticket 130 soles
- Buffet lunch in Urubamba
- entry to koricancha 15 adult sols
- entrance to salineras 10 soles
- Lunch, dinner etc.
Peru Rail offers 3 types of train. These are the Expedition, the Vistadome and the Hiram Bingham, the latter one of the most luxurious trains in the world. On the other hand, Inca Rail offers the Machu Picchu Train, the Inca Train and the Inca Princess. If you are Peruvian, Peru Rail offers an additional service that is the local train, which, despite having few amenities, is much cheaper, costing S / .20 per person the round trip. It must be taken into account that Peru Rail only allows to carry up to 5 kg of luggage per person and Inca Rail up to 8 kg per person.
GOOD TRIPS PERU TOURS: we only offer the purchase service as part of a travel program of at least four days.
NOTE: The traditional tours are flexible and can be modified according to the request of the client, if your time of stay in Cusco is short with respect to the train tickets you have to book in advance as the service is good comfortable to a Low cost therefore you must anticipate your booking and if we can guarantee the service. Now if your plan is to enjoy the view on the route ollantaytambo to hot waters we have the option of leaving the train with the schedule of 16:26 pm with an additional cost.
Huayna Picchu, eternal guardian of the Inca citadel, is the highest mountain seen in the typical photograph of Machu Picchu, and climbing to its summit is an unforgettable experience. The difficult climb takes approximately 2 hours and is done from the main square of Machu Picchu, by a road built by the same Incas, and currently is marked and in excellent condition.
If you want to be part of this unique experience in life, we recommend you to book a month in advance, because the number of tourists allowed per day is 400 (in 2009), and it is not allowed to enter after 13: 00 hours.
It is important to mention that to upload it is necessary to sign a register with names and documents, so that there is evidence that you have entered voluntarily.
Also, we recommend not carrying a very large backpack, but enough water.
This route is not recommended for seniors, pregnant women, with heart problems or who are afraid of heights.
BUS TO MACHUPICCHU:
When you arrive at Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu station), you have two options to climb to the citadel of Machu Picchu: walking or by bus.
If you want to climb on foot, the 6 kilometer road will not take you more than 1 hour.
You can also take one of the 20 buses that run along the winding road and leave every 15 minutes. The first one leaves at 5:30, while the last one returns at 17:30.