The famous Imperial City of Cusco offers many historical and cultural attractions. We suggest the following three-day itinerary to make the most of your stay:
Day 1 - The City of Cusco
Rest for the first morning, so you can adjust to the altitude. In the afternoon, visit the main tourist attractions of the city: the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Koricancha Temple, the ruins of Tambomachay, Kenko and Sacsayhuaman fortress.
Day 2 - Sacred Valley
Choose the tour to the "Sacred Valley", where you can visit the craft market of Pisac, Ollantaytambo Fortress and the village of Chinchero. We recommend you enjoy the charm of the valley and spend the night in the Sonesta Posada del Inca Sacred Valley Hotel - Yucay, located just 15 minutes from the train station Ollanta district.
Day 3 - Machu Picchu
Take the train to Machu Picchu. This walk will take you all day and you can enjoy lunch at the restaurant located at the entrance to the Inca citadel.
There are three categories of trains and two suppliers where you can choose the schedule that suits you according to your plans.
Machu Picchu - WONDER OF THE WORLD
Machu Picchu is located 130 kilometers northeast of the city of Cusco, at 2200 meters above sea level.
Koricancha in the Quechua language means "Golden Area". This temple, built during the Inca Pachacutec government is presumed was a religious sanctuary where the Incas worshiped the sun god.
Visitors to this magnificent Inca fortress from where you can see the city of Cusco, will be impressed by the beauty and monumental scale of this important Inca construction.
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is known as the most famous route in South America hikes due to the stunning views it offers, as well as the variety of flora and fauna it has.
One of the most impressive architectural complexes of the Inca Empire, Ollantaytambo is also known as a "fortress" because of its magnificent walls. Its fine architectural work, as well as the quality of each carved stone, make Ollantaytambo one of the most impressive venues built during the Inca empire.
also known as the "Baños del Inca" Tambomachay was a place for ritual baths. High quality stone work suggests that its use was strictly for the nobility.
Unlike other complexes built in stone, it was built on natural rocks and form a perfect line with rectangular stone steps.