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Cusco Explorer 9 Days 8 Nights

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival to cusco at 02:30 pm.

Arrival to cusco city in the afternon, free afternon to acclimatize with the weather and the altitude

Day 2: Cusco city – Checacupe – Pitumarka – Quesiuno comunity – Rainbow mountain.

We will pick you up between 03:00 hrs. – 03:15 hrs. Then we are going to set out on a drive through the South Valley. The drive takes around 3 hours to get Hanchipacha community where we are going to stop for breakfast.  After that we are going to drive you 15 minutes more to Quesiuno community (4,326 m / 14,189 ft.), where we are going to start with the trekking of 3 hours approx. long to the rainbow mountain (most of the way is going up). In the way up we are going to be able to enjoy amazing landscapes and herds of alpacas and llamas, the Ausangate Mountain, many red mountains and traditional local houses. When we finally reach our goal the Rainbow Mountain (5,020 m / 16,466 ft.), you will have time to explore the area and take pictures. We will spend approximately  30 minutes to 1 hour (depend of your trekking speed and weather conditions).

After the amazing view of the landscapes on the top we are going to down to the beginning of our trekking point, that take  2 hours approx. (Quesiuno community) where we are going to take our transportation to Hanchipacha community to have lunch. Then you are going to be drive to Cusco, and drop you at Regocijo square.

Day 3: Cusco city – Pisaq – Urubamba – Ollantaytambo town- Aguas Calientes town overnight

After breakfast Our transport will pick you up at 08:00 am, and we will go from Cusco city to Pisaq village, in the way we will have the oportunity to stop in Taray  look at point for pictures from the Sacred Valley of the Incas, then we will go to Pisaq inca site which is located in the upper part from the moder town Pisaq, once we will get there our Tour Guide will give Us a nice guiding tour about this Inca site, after we will get on Our transport and will take Us to Pisaq colonial town, we will have the oportunity to buy some souveniers, and then we will visit a  silver jewelry, after  we will go straight to Urubamba town for lunch, then after lunch our next place to visit will be Ollantaytambo town, the bigest inca site in this área, after to visit Ollantaytambo we will go straight to the train station to get on the train (04:36 pm) with destination to Aguas Calientes town and then our Hotel WIRACOCHA INN ***, We will sleep in this town, your tour guide will tell you the plan for the next day at dinner time in a tourist restaurante

Day 4: Machu Picchu  –  Ollantaytambo Town  – Cusco city

After breakfast we will  get on the bus  from Aguas Calientes town to Machu Picchu Inca Citadel, once we will be in Machu Picchu Our tour guide will give you a   nice tour full of Inca History and walking around of the most important places and temples from Machu Picchu, like, the Sun Temple, Temple of the three Windows, the Main Plaza, the Intihuatana, the temple of the condor and also we will have a lot of free time to take many pictures in Machu Picchu, then after your free time you have to  go back to Aguas Calientes for lunch (by your own),  after lunch  you will get on the train from Machu Picchu pueblo to Ollantaytambo town, then Our transport will wait for you and will takes you  to Cusco city, dinner by your own and then your tour guide will tell you the plan for the next day.

 Day 5: Maras – Moray – Salineras – Chinchero

After breakfast Our  transport will pick you up at 08:30 am, then will take you to Maras village,  to visit Moray the Inca Green House, we will have time to explore the inca site with your tour Guide, then we will go to the Salineras of Maras (salt mines) after to visit the salt mines you will get on the transport to take you to  Chinchero town this town is really well know because there you will see the real weaving inca technique, then you will come back to Cusco city in the afternoon

 Day 6: Cusco – Puno full day tour and overnight in Puno

After breakfast at 06:30 am our transport will take you to the bus station with destination to Puno city, during the trip you will visit the sixteen chapel from southamerica in andahuaylillas town, then after 2 hours ride by bus you will stop again to visit the next inca site Raqchi 45 minutes guiding tour, then you will continue the trip by bus straight to Sicuani for lunch, amazing lunch waiting for you, then you will continue by bus with direction to Puno city arriving there at 05:30 pm overnight,  dinner by your own.

Day 7: Puno – Uros floating Island – Takile Island – Puno city overnight

After breakfast you will be transfer to Puno port to get the tour for the Uros floating Islands, then you will get to Takile Island to have Lunch, after lunch still we will have the oportunity to travel by boat with destination to Puno city. Overnight in Puno city, dinner by your own.

 Day 8: Puno – Cusco city full day trip

After breakfast you will go to the bus station to board the bus with direction to Cusco City, will be a full day trip in a bus.

 Day 9: Cusco city  half day tour behind the scenes (optional)

In this tour you will have the experience to see behind the scenes part of cusco city like

Cathedral from Cusco city, religious museum

Qoricancha temple

San Pedro market local Market.

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