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Lima: 7-Day Inca Tour with Flights and Macchu Picchu

1. Lima: 7-Day Inca Tour with Flights and Macchu Picchu

Discover Incan culture on a 7-day tour of Peru from Lima. Visit the Ballestas Islands, explore the beautiful town of Chinchero, and visit the famous Machu Picchu. Day 1Upon your arrival in Lima, your representative will be waiting with a sign stating your name. From there you'll be transferred to your respective hotel where you can check in. You'll soon begin a city tour through Lima, which will begin with panoramic views of the Pucllana Pyramid or Huaca Pucllana, the historical center of Lima. It will be there that you can appreciate more than fifty monuments and colonial buildings, and once the tour has finished you'll return to your hotel. Day 2Begin your day with a pickup from your hotel between 4:30 AM and 5:00 AM. You will begin with a trip to the Paracas Peninsula to visit the Ballestas Islands, which are a national reserve. From there, continue your trip to the city of Ica for a demonstration with wines and traditional Pisco of the valley. Following that, you will taste a typical local lunch according to the menu of the day. You will then travel for approximately 30 minutes to the oasis of Huacachina, where you will enjoy the adrenaline of riding buggies and sandboards. After this great adventure, you will return back to Lima in your private transportation. Day 3 According to your flight schedule in Cusco, your representative will be waiting for you at the Cusco Airport. From there, your day will be spent by you acclimatizing to Cusco's altitude. Day 4You will begin between 8:00AM and 8:30AM, at which point you will travel to the colorful town of Chinchero. There you will learn about Andean fabrics in a textile interpretation center, before continuing onward to the famous circular cultivation terraces in Moray. After that, descend towards the salt mines in Maras where you will visit the more than 3,000 wells of salt. Finally, you will travel to Ollantaytambo Station where you will board your train to Aguas Calientes. Day 5On day 5 you will encounter one of the 7 Wonders of the World: Machu Picchu. You'll begin by taking the bus from Aguas Calientes, as your tour guide provides you with all the information before your 2-hour tour through this Inca citadel. In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo, from where you will be transferred to Cusco by private transportation. Day 6Between 4:30AM and 5:00AM, your transportation will pick you up from your hotel from where you will drive for 3 hours in the direction of Rainbow Mountain. Following breakfast, you will drive for another 45 minutes to begin your 2-hour trek. Upon reaching the top of the "Mountain of Colors", you will have enough time to take photographs and enjoy the landscape. In addition, you will also be able to appreciate the highest snow peak in Cusco: Ausangate Mountain. Day 7On the final day of your tour, you will be taken to Cusco Airport, at which point your tour will conclude.

From Cusco: Q'eswachaka Bridge & 4 Lagoons Full-Day Tour

2. From Cusco: Q'eswachaka Bridge & 4 Lagoons Full-Day Tour

Start the tour with pickup from your hotel between 4:30 AM and 5 AM, then, set off in a private van for 2 hours towards the city of Combapata. Stop here for a continental breakfast before continuing traveling for 1 more hour. During the drive, admire views of the beautiful landscapes and the Salcca River - the sacred river of the Incas. Next, continue your trip to Yanaoca, which is 1 of the 8 districts in the Canas de Cusco province. Take a look at the Q'eswachaka Bridge - an old suspension bridge that crosses between the steep rocky cliffs and spans the Apurimac River. Marvel at the construction, the last remaining Inca rope bridge made from ropes made of grass. Leave the vehicle and descend a steep path to a viewpoint to take photos, before carefully crossing the bridge. Prepare for the adrenaline rush of your life as you walk along the swinging bridge. Try not to look down into the canyon which stretches for many meters below. After visiting the bridge, drive to Combapata for a quick lunch break. Then, set off for the lake district which is home to the 4 famous lagoons: Pampamarca, Asnacqoccha, Acopia, and Pomacanchi. When you arrive, marvel at these stretches of water which are nestled like jewels among the golden-green hills, glowing in the warm afternoon. Observe the native flamingos and other birds as they fly and feed around its edges. Finally, return to Cusco between around 4:30 PM - 5 PM, where you will be dropped off back at your hotel and the tour concludes.

Full-Day Condor Viewpoint & Inca Sites Tour

3. Full-Day Condor Viewpoint & Inca Sites Tour

Your trip begins in Cusco city before you head to the district of Limatambo. During the tour, you will visit two beautiful and interesting archaeological Inca sites: Quillarumiyoc and Tarawasi, which possibly were once used as astronomical observatories by the Incas. You will continue to the village of Limatambo where you will have lunch. The adventure continues with a panoramic view of the community of Chonta, located in the snowfall of the Salkantay and Humantay mountains. Once in Chonta, after walking along a beautiful route next to the Apurimac canyon, you will finally reach the viewpoint of Huaco, which is located on the right side of the canyon of the Apurimac River. From the viewpoint, you will have a spectacular view of the Apurimac Canyon and you will have the opportunity to appreciate the impressive Andean Condor in its natural habitat. The Condor is the largest flanking bird of prey in the world, considered sacred by the Incas. With some luck you can also observe some birds like Eagles, Hawks, and White-tailed deer. After visiting and enjoying this beautiful trip, you will return to the city of Cusco.

Cusco: 7-Day Inca Jungle Multi-Sport Adventure

4. Cusco: 7-Day Inca Jungle Multi-Sport Adventure

Experience the wonders of the Inca jungle on an active 7-day trip from Cusco including accommodation, transportation, guided tours, and most meals. Bike, raft, hike, and zipline while visiting highlights like Macchu Pichu, Chinchero, and Santa Teresa. Day 1: Arrival in Cusco Upon your arrival at the airport in Cusco, get picked up and transferred to your hotel in the charming historic district of Cusco. Stay at Ayni Cusco Hotel or similar. In the evening, meet your expedition group. Day 2: Chinchero, Maras Salt Mines, and Moray Your second day will begin with pickup from your hotel. Head towards the colorful town of Chinchero. In Chinchero, explore the Inca walls as well as a small colonial church that's rich in history. Continuing your visit, go to the famous circular cultivation terraces of Moray before descending towards the Maras Salt Mines, which make for the perfect photograph. Finally, travel back towards Cusco to rest. Day 3: Cusco and Santa Maria (Biking and Rafting) After traveling for approximately 3 hours by van, arrive at the high mountain pass of Malaga to start your descent by mountain bike. Pass through small villages, orchards, rivers, and streams, before reaching the town of Huamanmarca. Continue by bus for approximately 30 minutes until you reach the town of Santa Maria. Following a short break and lunch, begin a rafting trip for 2 hours, encountering class III and IV rapids while always accompanied by a kayaking guide. Day 4: Santa Maria, Santa Teresa (Trekking) Start the morning with a typical breakfast while surrounded by nature before departing for a trek. You'll walk along the banks of the river before climbing for 30 minutes, eventually meeting up with the original Inca Trail. On your way, see small coffee plantations, fruit trees, and an abundance of flora and fauna from birds to orchids. Descend for about 2.5 hours before arriving at the village of Qellomayo for lunch. After a rest, continue hiking for 3 hours, traversing farms, waterfalls, and rivers until arriving at the Cocalmayo (Santa Teresa) Hot Springs. Following a relaxing bath, walk for 40 minutes to the town of Santa Teresa for dinner and lodging. Day 5: Santa Teresa, Aguas Calientes (Hiking and Zip-line) Continue exploring the Urubamba River Valley with zip lines in Santa Teresa. Afterward, a van will take you to the area known as the hydroelectric. Once there, break for lunch before catching the short train through the final stretch to the town of Aguas Calientes below the mountain of Machu Picchu. That evening, stay in one of the hotels in town. Day 6: Machu Picchu and Cusco After breakfast, take one of the first buses up the mountain to Machu Picchu (entry included). Machu Picchu is at its finest at dawn, and there will be a guided tour around the citadel to explain some of its history and to visit its most important features. Day 7: Departure On your final day, enjoy a free morning to relax before being transferred to the airport in the afternoon.

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What people are saying about Cusco

Very well organized tour! Very caring and friendly tour guides ( speak English very well) . Tour guides who love there country and will show you the best of it . Thank you very much specially to Herlin ! It is the beautiful country! All hotel clean and located in center. I would really recommend this tour and this company. We really enjoy it! Thank you to make it happen smoothly and safe in this difficult time of Covid.

Visit the day of the inauguration party superb experience. A flat for the quality of the two meals taken in the restaurant (same restaurant there and back). The food was cold, no staff to complete the buffet, only one thermos of hot water for several tourist buses....

Exelent tour ! Very organized! Help 24/7! All guides very polite and caring. Hotel according prize 3* but very clean and in the center. Thank you very much! We really enjoy the trip.

Excellent experience, destination that you cannot miss, comfortable transportation, very professional and concerned guide, a wonderful tour