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Cuzco at a Glance: 3 days tour to Cuzco city and Machu Picchu

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Day 1: Arrival to Cuzco: City Tour & nearby archeological site

Stop At: Centro Historico De Cusco, Cusco 08002 Peru
A transportation service will wait for your arrival at the Cuzco Airport and transfer you to your hotel. You will be accompanied by a guide who will inform you about the attractions the city has to offer and assist you along the way with your check-in at the hotel.In In the afternoon, the tour begins in Coricancha, also known as the ‘Temple of the Sun’, which was built by order of Inca ruler Pachacuti and became the basis for the Santo Domingo Convent construction at the arrival of the Spaniards. Then, visit the Cathedral, the most imposing monument of the Main Square, and head to Sacsayhuaman, one of the emblematic buildings of the Incas, erected by Inca Pachacuti in the 15th century. It is an immense fortress built with large, hard to carry stones. How these were put together is still a mystery! Continue to Qenqo, an archaeological complex of religious use, where agricultural rituals were held. To conclude, visit Puka Pukara, seven kilometres from the city. Puka Pukara, which means ‘red fort’, was an architectural complex of supposed military use with multiple environments, plazas, baths, aqueducts, and towers. It is believed that it was used by the Inca entourage while the leader rested in Tambomachay. Once the tour ends, return to the selected hotel.
Duration: 5 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Cuzco

Day 2: Cuzco - Machu Picchu - Cuzco

Stop At: Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), Signposted from main square, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu Peru
After breakfast at the hotel, head to Ollanta Station to board the train to Aguas Calientes, the nearest town to Machu Picchu. Following a scenic journey through dramatic Andean landscapes, arrive at the station in Aguas Calientes. Here you board a coach for a 25-minute ride to Machu Picchu itself. The ‘Lost City of the Incas’ had lain abandoned in the heavens for four centuries until American explorer Hiram Bingham happened upon it in 1911. Machu Picchu is believed to have been built in the 1450s by Inca emperor Pachacuti as a holiday retreat yet within a century the city would be abandoned following the Spanish conquest. The Spaniards never found it so it was spared the destruction they wrought on other Inca sites. Instead, it was slowly swallowed up by the jungle and hidden from harm. A guided tour explains the origins behind this awe-inspiring citadel and the most prominent landmarks among the 200 or so buildings such as the monumental Main Square, the Royal Quarters, and the Temple of the Three Windows, the Circular Towers, the Sacred Sun Dial and the Burial Grounds. Return to Aguas Calientes for lunch at the famous Café Inkaterra, a beautiful thatched-roof restaurant hemmed in between the railway and a mountain. Return to Cuzco in the afternoon.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: At the hotel
• Lunch: In Aguas Calientes
Accommodation included: Overnight in Cuzco

Day 3: Departure from Cuzco

Pass By: Centro Historico De Cusco, Cusco 08002 Peru
A transportation service and a guide will pick you up from your hotel at the established time to transfer you to the airport

Meals included:
• Breakfast: At the hotel
No accommodation included on this day.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A service beyond belief. First of all, they were very helpful and flexible when my dad was no longer able to accompany me on the trip because of severe health problems. Second, the trip itself was so well organized, guides were punctual, helpful, fun, friendly,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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LimaToursMKT, Manager at LimaTours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Andrea, Thank you for your kind words and trust in LimaTours! The comfort of our guests is the main priority, and we will go the extra mile to adapt to your needs. We are glad that you enjoyed your trip and we hope to...More

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