6-Day Heart Of The Inca Tour from Lima, Peru Tour

Package Summary

  • Duration For Tour: 5 6
  • Start City: Lima, Peru
  • End City: Cusco
    Highlights: Visit Cuzco (Cuzco Cathedral, Pisac Market, Qurikancha, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Saksaywaman, San Blas, San Pedro Market), Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Urubamba.

$ 1129 ( Starting From Per Person )

Overview
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Cusco, a city in the Peruvian Andes, was once capital of the Inca Empire, and is now known for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture. Plaza de Armas is the central square in the old city, with arcades, carved wooden balconies and Incan wall ruins. The baroque Santo Domingo Convent was built on top of the Incan Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha), and has archaeological remains of Inca stonework.

Lima

When guests arrive at the airport in Lima, they will be met by a representative who will help them transfer to their hotel.

Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel accommodation

Lima - Cusco (574 km)

In the morning, we will board a flight to Cusco. When we arrive, we will have the rest of the day free to relax before we begin the thrilling but demanding voyage through the Peruvian country. We will receive Cusco Travel Guides for great ideas of activities in which we can partake during our time in this city.

Cuzco, PERU

This city once served as the capital of the Inca Empire. Many of its most popular sights are the ruins of this once-great people, such as the famous "lost city" of Machu Picchu. Cuzo itself also has many sights.

Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel accommodation

Cusco

We will have the morning free to explore the cobblestone streets of Cusco at our own leisure. It is highly recommended to stop by the local San Pedro Market, shop in the bohemian neighborhood of San Blas, or stop by any of the city's excellent museums. In the afternoon, we will meet with our guide to embark on a tour of the city, including stops at the Cathedral, Qorikancha, and Sacsayhuaman. We will end the day with a delicious dinner at one of Cusco's best restaurants.

Cuzco, PERU

This city once served as the capital of the Inca Empire. Many of its most popular sights are the ruins of this once-great people, such as the famous "lost city" of Machu Picchu. Cuzo itself also has many sights.

San Pedro Market

This large public market in Cuzco is a bustling bazaar where you can find all sorts of handmade crafts and locally grown foods. Wandering amongst the stalls, you will get a firm sense of the local culture.

San Blas

This is one of the barrios in the city of Cuzco, famous for its architecture that dates back to the era of Spanish colonialism in Peru and the narrow, cobblestone streets.

Cuzco Cathedral

This cathedral, also called the Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin, was completed in 1654, and is located in the Plaza de Armas. It contains many historically significant objects and relics.

Qurikancha

The site where these impressive ruins stand was once the most important temple in the entirety of the Incan Empire. Reports from Spanish explorers of the time describe the temple's ipulence in great detail.

Saksaywaman

This walled complex is located on the outskirts of Cuzco, situated on a steep hill overlooking the city, which provides the location with impressive views of the surrounding valley.

Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel accommodation

Sacred Valley of the Inca (142 km)

We will spend a magical day in the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Inca. By the end of our day, we will understand why this Andean basin was the spiritual home of the Inca. We will barter with locals in the Pisac Market, scale the top of the Ollantaytambo fortress for a view of the surrounding valley, and marvel at the snow-capped peaks of the Andes. We will also enjoy specialties of Peruvian cuisine at a restaurant in Urubamba. We will spend the night in a comfortable hotel in the Sacred Valley under the twinkling stars.

Cuzco, PERU

This city once served as the capital of the Inca Empire. Many of its most popular sights are the ruins of this once-great people, such as the famous "lost city" of Machu Picchu. Cuzo itself also has many sights.

Sacred Valley of the Incas

The heart of the Inca Empire, the Sacred Valley of the Incas is the region of Peru surrounding the city of Cusco. The valley is full of the ruins of this once-powerful empire, such as Ollantaytambo, Pisac and Tipon.

Pisac Market

Pisac is a small town just to the north of Cusco, and it is home to a busy marketplace where fresh produce, meats, and handmade crafts are sold by locals.

Ollantaytambo, PERU

This small town north of Cuzco is built around an archaeological site. At the height off the Inca Empire, Ollantaytambo was the royal estate of Emperor Pachacuti. It is one of the starting points of the Inca Trail.

Urubamba, PERU

The largest town located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Urubamba, whose name in Quechan means "flat land of spiders," is a short journey north of Cuzco.

Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel accommodation

Cusco - Machu Picchu - Cusco (149 km)

Today will be the highlight of our journey as we travel along the Urubamba River through foliage that will grow thicker and greener the deeper we go. Taking a train then a shuttle bus, we will reach the magnificent citadel of Machu Picchu, where a tour guide will show us the most important sights amongst these ruins and provide us with important information regarding the history of this sacred mountaintop city. In the late afternoon, we will return by train to Cusco, or we can choose to stay overnight in Aguas Calientes, the town 20 minutes down the mountain, and spend a second day at the ruins.

Machu Picchu, PERU

The famous citadel of the Inca sits atop a scraggy mountain peak overlooking the valley that was sacred to those people. These ruins feature many temples and the famous terraced-gardens the Inca developed for agriculture in the Andes.

Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel accommodation

Cusco

After enjoying breakfast at our hotel, we will transfer to the local airport for our flight out of Cusco. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.

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