Day 1 Lima/Cusco
Arriving in Cusco.Assistance and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure.
Accommodation in Cusco.
Day 2 Cusco – Ayni Karpay
Breakfast at the hotel.Today you’ll have the chance to participate in a different experience, this is an opportunity to be in contact and harmony with the nature in 2 mystical ceremonies. First, you’ll start the tour into the South Valley of Cusco. Arrive to Quispicanchis to visit the impressive archeological complex of Tipón, important religious center devoted to the cult of the water, one of the 4 natural elements considered sacred in the Andean region because it circulates in canals and irrigates the terraces on the mountains. Here you participate in one of the most important Andean religious rituals:
The offering to Mother Earth: In the Andes, we have an Offering Ceremony to the Earth. Some of us call it “payment” or reciprocity with our Mother Earth who gives us life.
During that offering ceremony, prayers are for the health of whoever asks for them.
In Andean “cosmovision”, everything that surrounds us is alive and we consider that offsets of balance frequently occur within our lives. These offerings are prepared by initiated people like the Andean Priests or Healers. After this ceremony you’ll be transferred to a home to experiment the following ritual:
The Coca Leaf Reading: Our customs and traditions consider that coca is a sacred seed that belongs to the plant kingdom and It has been created by Mother Earth to guide and heal. During this experience, you will be invited to sit with the shaman in a circle with your fellow travelers or, if you prefer you alone. You will be welcomed, then asked for your name and reasons for visiting. A prayer is offered to the god of the mountains, or “Apus”. It’s a prayer of protection and a sign of respect. After 3 leaves have been blown toward the god, he’ll lay out a handful of leaves on the blanket in front of you. You’ll have the opportunity to ask about important matters, such as family, friends, work and health.
Maybe you’ll learn a little bit about the future, but definitely you’ll learn about the local traditions and culture of this truly special place. Retun to Cusco. Afternoon at leisure. Accommodation in Cusco.
Day 3 Cusco – Ancient Sanctuaries
Breakfast at the hotel.In the morning you’ll visit to the most important sacred places around Cusco, following the old line of Seques. Visit to Laqo, Lanla Kuyoj, Kusilluchayoj. We will make our visit by bus and walking. You will have the opportunity to know about the energy of old rituals temples and you will also have time to meditate.
Return to Cusco. Afternoon at leisure. Accommodation in Cusco.
Day 4 Cusco / Machu Picchu
Breakfast at the hotel.At according time transfer to the railroad station to start the amazing trip to Machu Picchu Citadel, also known as the “Lost city of the Inca” and considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Upon arrival to Aguas Calientes train station you’ll take the bus for a 30 minute drive along a meandering path leading to the marvelous citadel discovered by the American explorer Hiram Bingham in 1911. The ancient and marvelous city of Machu Picchu is located on the left bank of the river Vilcanota and its name in Quechua means “Old Mountain”. Machu Picchu may have been one of the residences of Pachacutec, the first Inca emperor, from 1438 to 1470. Machu Picchu is also considered a masterpiece of architecture and engineering because of its singular building techniques and surroundings. You will take a tour with your guide to the main areas in Machu Picchu such as the Main Square, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Intiwatana / Hitching Post of the Sun, the Sacred Sun Temple. and the Death Stone. After the guided tour you will have free time to explore on your own and feel the energy of this mystical place. Return to Aguas Calientes and enjoy a delicious lunch. Overnight at the hotel in Aguas Calientes.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.
Day 5 Machu Picchu / Cusco
Breakfast at the hotel.Today you have the opportunity to watch the sun rise below the mountains. This will energize you to complete the visit of Agua Calientes and its thermal or we suggest the following optional activities (not included in the tour price. ADDITIONAL $110 PER PERSON):
For the rest of the day we propose one of the following optional activities (not included in the price):
- Visit the Machu Picchu Citadel for a second time.
- For the more adventurous, we recommend going up to Huayna Picchu (unless it’s raining) from where you have an impressive eagle’s view of Machu Picchu and can appreciate its real size.
Walking up to the top takes about 2 ½ hours and can only be done before 1:00 pm. To enter you must register at the guard booth at the bottom of the trail before starting the climb. This is an emotional adventure for those who want to see the contrast between the wild natural vegetation and the carved stone emerging from the ground as a geological miracle. Return in the afternoon to Aguas Calientes to be transferred to the train station and get back to Cusco. Overnight at the hotel in Cusco.
Day 6 Cusco
Breakfast at the hotel.At according time transferred to the airport to take your flight back to Lima.
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PRICE PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
- All taxes and Fees.
- Lima Cusco Lima flights.
- Transfers Airport / Hotel / Airport.
- 4 nights’ accommodation in Cusco (breakfast included).
- 1 nights’ accommodation in Aguas Calientes (breakfast included).
- HD Ayni Karpay ceremony (private service).
- HD Ancient Sanctuaries Tour (private service).
- FD Machu Picchu in Expedition Train service (lunch included).
- English or Spanish speaking guides.
- Personal assistance during the tour.
PROGRAM DOES NOT INCLUDE
- International air tickets, taxes and surcharges
- Airport or border taxes, domestic or international
- Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Expenses of personal nature such as water, drinks, phone call, etc.
- Any service not mentioned in the itinerary
- Tips to guides and drivers
|Trip Cancellation||UP TO US$500 PER PERSON (additional coverage available at low cost)|
|Trip Interruption||UP TO US$500 PER PERSON (additional coverage available at low cost)|
|Emergency Medical/Dental Coverage||$10,000|
|Emergency Medical Transportation||$50,000|
|24-Hour Hotline Assistance||Included|
(*) Courtesy trip cancellation or trip interruption insurance up to US$500 per person unless additional coverage requested and purchased by client, Additional coverage is available at additional cost. Insurance provided by Access America under their rules and regulations. Valid for US citizens only. International flights, individual tours and treks are excluded. Insurance not available for residents of Washington State. Peru Travel and Tours, LLC is not obligated to purchase an insurance policy nor liable if a policy is declined by client. Peru Travel and Tours, LLC is not obligated to compensate in any way if a policy is not purchased or can not be purchased.