Tour Machu Picchu + Cusco + Sacred Valley
- Duración: 4 days / 3 nights
- Salidas Diarias: 01:00pm a 00:00Hrs.
- Ubicación: Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes - Sacred Valley - Cusco - Peru
- Tipo de Excursión: Travel
Trip to Machu Picchu + Cusco + Sacred Valley 4 days and 3 nights
The city of Cusco is located next to the Huatanay River Valley in southern Peru. Cusco in the Quechua language means the “navel of the world” and as capital of the Inca Empire or “Tawantinsuyo”, was the center of a network that extended to each of its 4 regions or “their” that formed the “four parts of the world “according to Inca folklore. At first glance, the most palpable and curious feature of Cusco is its impressive architecture, walls of elaborate stones testify to this civilization that 500 years ago controlled much of the continent.
When the Spaniards arrived, they tried to eradicate any trace of this advanced Inca civilization but their attempt was unsuccessful due to the majesty and solidity of the constructions and very often they built their own buildings on the already made constructions of the Incas, making use of the stones already cut. and rounded of the Inca constructions. When an earthquake shook the city of Cusco, all the colonial walls were destroyed and only the Inca constructions remained intact and intact without affecting them at all.
Full day excursion to the Sacred Valley: In the morning you will go to the Urubamba Valley, the Sacred Valley of the Incas that marks the way from Cusco to Machu Picchu and that was the heart of the Inca Empire.
Very early we began our trip to the lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu. This impressive and colossal citadel is one of the most important tourist attractions of Cusco. 400 years hidden by the mountains and the tropical jungle, it was discovered in 1911 by the North American explorer Hiram Bingham. Machu Picchu, is the center of cult and astronomical observation at the same time the private refuge of the Inca Pachacútec, consists of two large areas, one agricultural and one urban, where the temples, squares and royal mausoleums built with exquisite perfection stand out.
Day 1: City Tour in Cusco
Arrival to Cusco and transfer to the selected hotel
Afternoon City tour Cusco: 14:00 pm-18: 30pm
Visit to the Sun Temple Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman,
Qenqo, Pucapucara, Tambomachay
Day 2: Visit the Sacred Valley and spend the night in Aguas Calientes
the Incas’ Sacred Valley
All day 08:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Visit to Pisaq -Ollantaytambo and train to Machupicchu
Day 3: Tour to Machu Picchu
Sunrise in Machupicchu
Hotel Transfer – Bus Station
06:30 am – 22:30 hours
Visit to the Inca citadel of Machupicchu
Day 4: Transfer to the Airport
Transfer Hotel – Airport or Terrestrial Terminal according to itinerary
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Machu Picchu + Cusco + Sacred Valley 4 days
TRAVEL 1st. DAY: ARRIVAL TO CUSCO, CITY TOUR .
Upon arrival in the city of Cusco, you will be transferred to your accommodation. In the afternoon, we will begin our tour visiting the great archaeological monument of the Qorikancha (Temple of the Sun) and the Cathedral of Cusco, built on the great palace of the Inca Wiracocha. Then, we go to the ruins of Saqsayhuaman
(The Royal House of the Sun). Within this great complex, other archaeological sites such as Qenqo (Center of astronomical observation) are located; temple dedicated to the land, Puca Pucara, its function was the control of the Inca Trail and Tambomachay (Baños del Inca), which was a center of worship and worship of water. Then return to your lodging. Overnight
TRAVEL 2nd. DAY: Visit to the Sacred Valley and overnight in Aguas Calientes .
Early in the morning around 9:00 am we take the bus to visit the Sacred Valley. The first point of visit is the archaeological center of Pisaq, and after exploring this place we go to Urubamba, which is the place where we have lunch and then we will go towards Ollantaytambo. After exploring this place we stayed to take the train to
Machu Picchu. (Aguas Calientes) where there will be someone waiting for you with your name and then be transferred to the hostel (where they will spend the night).
Overnight in Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu Town
TRIP 3er. DAY: AGUAS CALIENTES – TOUR TO MACHUPICCHU
6:00 am. Transfer from the Hotel to the Bus Station.
We will board the sightseeing bus to the Inca city of Machupicchu, along the journey of approximately 30 minutes, we appreciate the abundant forest of this national reserve.
6:45 am Arrival to Machu Picchu and free time to appreciate the sunrise in Machupicchu
After a while, start our guided tour of Machu Picchu
This guided tour of 02 hours will be by the main palaces and attractions of the Inca city of Machu Picchu
After that you will have free time to enjoy at your own discretion and rhythm of this world wonder.
We recommend visiting the house of the chosen, the intiwatana (solar clock, which marks the seasons), kallancas (sheds for warriors), bathrooms and aqueducts, as well as its large areas with terraces.
Also ascend to the mountain of Huayna Picchu, visit the Puerta del Sol and Puente Inca or whatever you see fit to do at that time.
Even if you could not visit the town’s hot springs the night before, this day will have enough time to enjoy it.
At the indicated time we will be approaching the railway station, to board the train and start our return trip to Ollantaytambo and then a sightseeing bus to Cusco.
The train leaves usually at 6:30 p.m.
22:30 p.m. arrival in Cusco.
Transfer to the hotel
TRAVEL 4th. DAY: CUSCO – DEPARTURE FROM HOTEL AND TRANSLATED OUT.
At the indicated time, transfer from the hotel to the airport or bus terminal, you will have assistance for boarding by our staff.
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Includes in the tour Cusco + Sacred Valley + Machupicchu 4 days:
- Transfers in / out (airport – hotel – airport)
- Assistance staff in English and Spanish.
- Excursion of the City tour in Cusco.
- 01 night Aguas Calientes .
- Tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas
- Excursion to the Inca city of Machupicchu
- Income tickets to the different tourist centers
- Entry ticket to Machupicchu.
- Train tickets roundtrip and return Expedition tourism service.
- Bus up and down (Consettur to Machupicchu)
- Professional bilingual guide (English – Spanish) for all excursions.
Personal assistance during your whole visit in Cusco.
Does not include in the trip to Cusco + Sacred Valley + Machu Picchu 4 days:
- Lunch in Machupicchu.
- Lunch in the Sacred Valley of the Incas
- Income to recreational sites, such as “Clubs” “Hot Springs, Amusement Parks”
- Unscheduled feeding.
- Others not specified in the Program.
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The Archaeological Complex of Waynaquente is located in the upper part of a natural plain of the north-eastern slope of Cerro Casamentuyoq and on the left bank of the Vilcanota River, at a distance of 2.0 km. from the town of Qoriwayrachina (km. 88 of the Cusco-Machupicchu railway line) on the eastern boundary of the Archaeological Park of Machupicchu.
• DEPARTMENT: CUSCO.
• PROVINCE: URUBAMBA.
• DISTRICT: MACHUPICCHU
• UTM: 18L 0767252 N. 8540544 E.
• HEIGHT: 2,800 m, s, n, m.
• TOTAL AREA OF THE PROPERTY: 30,693.90 M2
• BUILT TOTAL AREA: 15,483.15 M2
The main access roads that connect to the area are:
• Railroad track 01 / Antaytambo – KM 88 (Qorihuayrachina):
This route begins in the town of Ollantaytambo up to Km. 88 of the Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu railway, point from which it is traveled on foot, passing through the bridge of Qoriwayrachina towards the left bank of the river. Vilcanota, later. the lnka road existing in this margin is traveled to the archaeological site of Machuq’ente, where the road forks and goes towards the foothills of the hill Casamentuyoc, in its route it passes through the sites of Tarapata and Media Moon. Finally, climb up some stairs located on the slope of the aforementioned hill, towards the Archaeological Complex of Waynaq’ente.
Route that occurs between Ollantaytambo and the town of Piscacucho (Km 82), by means of a road that runs along the right bank of the Vilcanota River. From Km 82 the route is made on foot, by the two lnka roads located on the Valley floor on both sides of the Vilcanota River
On the Left Bank.- There is the lnka road that crosses and passes the communities of Mescay, Chamana, the archaeological sites of Machu Q’ente, Tarapata and Media Luna, point from which one ascends towards the Archaeological Site of Waynaq’ente, by means of some stairs built on the hillside of the hill Casamentuyoq
By: the Right Bank • The lnka road, which runs through the devalle floor towards Machupicchu, passes through the archaeological sites: Salapunku, Ohanabarnba, Pínchunuyoq and Qoriwayrachina. At this point the river is crossed by means of the bridge of Qoriwayrachina towards the left margin, place in which is the road that goes towards Machuq’ente, Tarapata, Media Luna and later to Waynaq’ente Altiplano in the South of Peru. It is formed mainly by metamorphic rocks of the Lower Paleozoic, intrusive rocks of Permian-Triassic age, as well as sedimentary rocks of Mesozoic and Cenozoic age. It is characterized by presenting high and rugged terrain, forming snowfalls that surpass
6000 msnm, like the Salcantay that marks the South limit of the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. The main forms developed in this unit are, on the one hand, glacial valleys and, on the other hand, moraines that correspond to very frequent forms of accumulation, which are distributed along the Nevados chains. The valleys in “U” of medium length, receive throughout the year the waters from rivers thaw and highlight the springs of the valleys of Aobamba and Kusichaca or Wayllabamba. The high parts of the snow peaks correspond to the most prominent elevations and exhibit steep slopes and sometimes produce avalanches and landslides that form alluvium.
In the southern part of the Sanctuary, the Qorihuayrachina with 5,404 masl, Paljay with 5,125 masl, Tocorahuay with 5,910 masl, Anparay with 5,418 masl, Chaupiloma with 5,339 masl, and Padreyoc 5,771 masl stand out. This chain of snowfalls follows the East-West direction and is mainly formed by metamorphic rocks of the lower Paleozoic, with the exception of the snowy Salcantay that rises over intrusive Triassic rocks. Snowfalls have sharp ridges and irregular steep flanks that contribute to deglaciation (2007: 12).
Most of the archaeological sites including the roads and the Inca City of Machupicchu, are located on the southwestern slope of the river Urubarnba, which is characterized by being very rugged, mainly due to the slopes with steep slopes and the large slopes that originated the river Vilcanota on the massif of intrusive rocks of the Batolito de Machupicchu.
The Eastern Cordillera is dissected in the Sanctuary, by gorges and valleys that are transverse to the Urubamba River, where they flow. On the northern slope, the most important are the Aguas Calientes streams and
Alcamayo. On the southern slope, the Aobamba and Kusichaca streams that are the natural limits of the Sanctuary, while the Pacaymayo streams are in the central part. These valleys and streams are the product of glacial erosion and permanent river erosion of the land and are the collectors of the water coming from the mountains (Víctor Carlotto 2007: 13).
This river runs longitudinally along the Eastern Cordillera, between the snow chain, Verónica and the chain of snow peaks of Huayanay – Sacsarayoc, crossing the Batolito de Machupicchu, forming a large canyon between intrusive Permian rocks and the lower Paleozoic; likewise, it is the most important river in the Cordillera de Vilcabamba that runs regionally from South-East to North-West.
The flanks of the valley have steep slopes and have a mainly lithological control, being observed towards the base terraces of alluvial origin.
According to Carlotto, the Kusichaca valley has an approximate direction. Northeast- Southeast The waters of this river are born in the snowy mountains of Salcantay and Paljay and flow into the Urubamba River at 2,450 meters above sea level. In much of its travel
cuts metamorphic rocks and, to a lesser extent, lntrusive igneous rocks. Has
steep slopes, although the valley floor is a little wider in some sectors. Near its mouth, in the Quebrada _Hualancay, you can see products of a mega alluvial from the Wayanay mountain that dammed the Kusichaca and Urubamba rivers. These alluvial deposits are preserved even in Qorihuayrachina, on the right bank of the Urubamba River, where the lnka road begins (2007: 15).
On the other hand the Archaeological Ensemble. of Waynaq’ente is flanked by two streams that are in the north-eastern slope of the orographic massif of Cerro Casamentuyoc, the first stream is called Waynaq’ente and is born from an aquifer (manante), while the second stream is called Casamentuyoc and is born from the hill of the same name
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