Amazing Peru Tour
The Amazing Peru Tour is just that – amazing. The tour illuminates both the wonder and the beauty of this fascinating country called Peru.
We begin with a visit to a remarkable and lovely museum in Lima that houses ancient treasures from across Peru: the Museo Larco Herrera. Up next: the mystifying and artful Nazca Lines and the elegant colonial city known as “the white city”: Arequipa, in southern Peru. Numerous Inca sites in Peru are must-sees, and our tour includes them: Saqsayhuaman, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Huayna Picchu, and the ever-beautiful and captivating Machu Picchu Sanctuary. Your visit to Machu Picchu will be, indeed, a once-in-a-lifetime, unforgettable experience!
DAY 14. Imperial City of Cusco
After travelling through the Andes, today you are free to enjoy Cusco. We suggest you may want to visit: Cusco Historic Centre, Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Museo de Arte Religioso (included in the Boleto Turistico we will provide). We also advise you to pay a visit to the San Pedro market and the Hatun Cancha Rumi Street where you will find the “Stone of twelve angles”, one of the best example of Inca stonework.
Overnight stay in Cusco.
DAY 15. City Tour of Cusco
The Custo City tour is private. In the morning we start off with the great palace of the Inca “Hatun Cancha Rumi”— in the Quechua language. Our first visit is through the Koricancha. The Temple of the Sun is used every year as the starting point of the celebration of the Inti Raymi on 24 June.
After lunch it is time to learn about the Inca ruins around Cusco. First stop is Saqsayhuaman, one of the greatest examples of Inca architecture. Saqsayhuaman was used as a strategic point to supervise the defence of Cusco. Next, you move on to Puca Pucara, an important military ruin called the Red Fortress. Later, you visit Tambomachay known as the El Baño del Inca, “The Bath of the Inca”. This ruin is believed to have been used as a resort by the Incan elite. The Cusco tour finishes in Kenko a holy place where the Incas practiced sacrifices to their gods.
Your Cusco visit ends here. Overnight stay in Cusco.
Peru Express Tour
Peru Express, as our tour is known, rolls Andean customs and the mysteries of Inca culture into one tour. Home to three “local” volcanoes, the refined colonial city of Arequipa (in southern Peru) will embrace you and provide you with a first glimpse into Peruvian customs! Nearby Colca Canyon and Lake Titicaca are just two of the tour’s highlights. We visit the age-old and mystical city of Cusco, as well as the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The Peru Express tour ends, only naturally, with a visit to Machu Picchu. In such a remote corner of the world, it’s easy to re-live the legend of the Inca Empire and to experience, first-hand, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World!
DAY 8. Cusco City Tour and Inca sites
Enjoy your free morning to visit Cusco sites where we will not take you: San Blas, the “Stone of twelve angles,” the San Pedro Market, the Cathedral, the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Your afternoon tour of Cusco begins with the visit to Koricancha, the Inca temple. Its structure stood up to earthquakes and even the Spanish who built the Convent of Santo Domingo on top of it. Here every year on 24 June the festivity of the Inti Raymi begins.
Your Cusco tour continues with a visit to the fortress of Sacsayhuaman. This site is impressive and to this day it is not known how stones over 9 meters in heights (30 feet) and weighing over 350 tons were carried here. Sacsayhuaman was an important military and administrative centre. This was also the theatre of one of the most important battles between the Spanish and the Incas. Then, you move on to Puca Pucara to learn how this fortress ruin played a key role in the defense of Cusco.
Next atopi is Tambomachay, an Inca site known as El Baño del Inca. Tambomachay is believed to have been used as a resort by the Incan elite. The Cusco tour finishes in the holy place of Kenko.
Return in Cusco. Overnight stay in Cusco.
Imperial Cusco and Machu Picchu
This particular tour – to both Cusco and Machu Picchu – was created for those travellers who want a deeper understanding of the intriguing Inca Empire and its culture. We begin our tour with a visit to world-famous Cusco, and nearby locations. Included are visits to both Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu – two outstanding sites, but we don’t need to tell you that! – as well as other gems in the Sacred Valley: the Pisaq and Ollantaytambo fortresses, the mesmerizing Inca agronomical “laboratory” (or experimental station) in Moray, and the Salinas in Maras. The Imperial Cusco and Machu Picchu Tour will easily quench the thirst of those in search of a deeper understanding of Inca culture and those who want to experience the lost Inca world first-hand!
DAY 1. Cusco City Tour and Inca sites
The Imperial Cusco and Machu Picchu Tour begins with a walk downtown to visit the famous “Stone of twelve angles,” or “Hatun Cancha Rumi”– in the Quechua language. The street is an example of the Cusco´s architectural mix of Colonial and Inca stiles. Accompanied by a guide, you then head towards the Koricancha temple, “Temple of the Sun”. Koricancha was one of the main temples during the Inca period. On 24 June the Inti Raymi begins here.
In the afternoon, you visit the surroundings of Cusco where some of the most important Inca vestiges are located. First, you visit Kenko, a Inca holy place thought to be the spot where ceremonial sacrifices where practiced. Then, it’s the time to enter Sacsayhuaman – the most important Inca site in Cusco. Its enormous stones, some of which more than 9 meters high (30 feet) are impressive and it is yet to be discovered how they were carried here. The Sacsayhuaman esplanade is where the Inti Raymi is performed. Next, you learn about Puca Pucara, a military ruin, and Tambomachay known as El Baño del Inca, “The Bath of the Inca”.
Late afternoon, return to Cusco City centre where you will spend the night.