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.
Day 2 - Sacred Valley
Choose the tour to the "Sacred Valley" (preferably on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays), 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 in Ollanta.
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 of the city. And at the end of the day you can return to the city.
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 Quechua language means "Golden Area". This temple, built during the rule of Inca Pachacutec, was presumably a religious sanctuary where the Incas worshiped the sun god.
Visitors to this magnificent Inca fortress will be impressed by the beauty and monumental scale of this important Inca construction.
Caminos del Inca
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is known as the route of most famous South American hikes due to the stunning views offered as well as a variety of flora and fauna.
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 made by the Incas.
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 the other remains built in stone, it was built on natural rocks and form a perfect line with rectangular stone steps.