Machu Picchu 3D/2N / Travel to Cusco Machu Picchu, means visit Cusco City Tour, Tours in Cusco City, Sacred Valley and Tour in Machu picchu, great option with an overnight in Aguas Calientes Town, Cusco Wonderful will make your trip amazing!
NAME OF THE TOUR: MACHU PICCHU 3D/2N
Day 1: CUSCO - WALKING TOUR IN CUSCO CITY OR CLASSIC CITY TOUR.
Cusco Wonderful organizes the walking tour with the aimed to know the magic, enegmatic and sacred Cusco City on the way you will see the most amazing ancient streets of Cusco are dramatic Inca walls, constructed of mammoth granite blocks so exquisitely carved that they fit together without mortar, like jigsaw-puzzle pieces. The Spaniards razed many Inca constructions but built others right on top of the original foundations. (Even hell-bent on destruction, they recognized the value of good engineering.) In many cases, colonial architecture has not stood up nearly as well as the Incas' bold structures, which were designed to withstand the immensity of seismic shifts common in this part of Peru.
Our tour will take you past some of the finest Inca constructions that remain in the city. It starts in QORIKANCHA place where we will have the oportunity to see the temples (Religious place) then will continue by the east of the Plaza de Armas, Calle LORETO is one of the best-known Inca thoroughfares. The massive wall on the left side, composed of meticulously cut rectangular stones, was once part of the Accllahuasi, or the "House of the Chosen Maidens," the Inca emperor's Virgins of the Sun. This is the oldest surviving Inca wall in Cusco and one of the most distinguished. Northeast of the Plaza de Armas, off Calle Palacio, is Hatunrumiyoc, a cobblestone street lined with impressive walls of polygonal stones. Past the Archbishop's Palace on the right side is the famed 12-angled stone (now appropriated as the symbol of Cuzqueña beer), which is magnificently fitted into the wall. Originally, this wall belonged to the palace of the Inca Roca. This large stone is impressively cut; the Incas almost routinely fitted many-cornered stones (with as many as 32, as seen at Machu Picchu, or even 44 angles) into structures. From Hatunrumiyoc, make your first right down another pedestrian alleyway, Inca Roca; about halfway down on the right side is a series of stones said to form the shape of a puma, including the head, large paws, and tail. It's not all that obvious, so if you see someone else studying the wall, Siete Culebras (Seven Snakes), the alleyway connecting Plaza Nazarenas to Choquechaca, contains Inca stones that form the foundation of the chapel within the Hotel Monasterio. Other streets with notable Inca foundations are Herrajes, Pasaje Arequipa, and Santa Catalina Angosta. Only a couple genuine Inca portals remain. and finally our tour finish in plaza the armas or main square of cusco.
By the way, not every impressive stone wall in Cusco is Incan in origin, however. Many are transitional period (post-Conquest) constructions, built by local masons in the service of Spanish bosses. Peter Frost's Exploring Cusco (available in local bookstores) has a good explanation of what to look for to distinguish an original from what amounts to a copy
Day 2: CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS - AGUAS CALIENTES TOWN.
The Sacred Valley of the Incas was undoubtedly a key area of settlement to the Incas. Its agreeable climate and fertile plains make a rare and fruitful combination for the high Andes. It was also the route to the jungle and therefore an area with access to the fruits and plants of the tropical lowlands. The Sacred Valley served as a buffer zone, protecting Cusco from incursions of the Antis, the fierce jungle tribes who from time to time raided the highlands.
Today the Sacred Valley remains a lush agricultural region supplying the city of Cusco with much of its produce such as maize(white big corn), fruit and vegetables.
Our tour start at 9:00 am we will take on our bus on the way to Piasac you will stop in Awana cancha place where you can get and see the Andean teaxtiles with all the procces how the local ladies are weaving those amazing textiles after this you will visit to the P’isac arqueological site, a stop for lunch in Urubamba, a visit to the beautiful Inca village and fortress of Ollantaytambo after to explore Ollantay tambo you will take on the train, from the inca site of ollantaytambo the train station is only 15 minutes walking and in 1 hour 40 minutes we get at Aguas calientes town where we are going to stay in a Hostel
Day 3: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHUPICCHU - OLLANATAYTAMBO - CUSCO.
We have to wake up very early in the morning on the last day in order so see the sunrise in Machu Picchu. We will start wtih breakfast at the hotel and then head to the bus that will take us to Machu Picchu. At 6.00 am the citadel is open so we will make our way to the postcard photo spot and wait for the sunrise to take the classic Machu Picchu pictures. Afterwards, your guide will take you for a 3 hour tour around the site and then you can climb Wayna Picchu in order to take clear photos of Machu Picchu. You'll then have plenty of free time to explore the sacred city by yourself. Afterwards you will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes to enjoy the last lunch with the group before taking the train back to Cusco.
If you want to climb Wayna Picchu you should book it at the same time you are booking your tour, The number of daily visitors allowed to enter Huayna Picchu is restricted to 400. Advance purchase of tickets online will guarantee admission. A steep and at times exposed climb leads to the summit. Some portions are slippery and steel cables (a via ferrata) provide some support during the 45 minute climb. At times during the rainy season, the tours are closed. The climb is not recommended for visitors in poor physical condition.
OUR TOUR INCLUDED.
- English Speaking Tour Guide first, second and tirth day.
- Accommodation in Hostel aguas calientes(in Double room, bathroom & hot shower)
- Meals: Lunch and Dinner on Day 2 and 1 Breakfast and lunch on Day 3 at Hostel
- Bus Ticket up to Machupicchu Sanctuary on Day 3
- Entrance ticket for Machupicchu Sanctuary on the Day 3
- Bus Ticket down from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes day 3
- Expedition Round Train ticket from Ollanta - Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
- Bus from ollantaytambo to cusco
- Private bus transportations on Day 1 and 2
OUR TOUR NOT U¡INCLUDED.
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Day 1
- Entrance ticket for city tour and for sacred valley
- Drinks or snacks
- Hot Springs 10 soles Optional (US$3) in Aguas Calientes.
WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU BRING.
- Tourist ticket (you can purchase in Cusco)
- Comfortable clothes and appropriate footwear (hiking boots or sandals recommended)
- Extra money to purchase souvenirs, such as handcrafts from the local market
- Camera with spare batteries
- Insect repellent
- Water to drink
- Scarf or a hat to protect your head from the strong sun, which can cause sunstroke
- A warm jacket for the evening
- Any necessary medication
- cloth fro hot spring