This program allows you to visit in short all the magic of our wonderful city of Cusco, and its beautiful landscapes within the sacred valley, connect with the wonderful energy that these historical places can offer you and then discover the imposing Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, this The program is designed to make the most of this experience, we will take care of organizing everything and making your trip complete and unforgettable in a short time. Magical Cusco, leads you to discover this magic in each place to visit the beautiful city of Cusco with its churches and narrow streets that keep thousands of years of history, the sacred valley with its beautiful archaeological complexes such as Pisac and Ollantaytambo and the beautiful landscape Andean.
The Inca Trail is located in the northwest part of the city of Cusco at the end reaching the citadel of Machu Picchu: the trail is 42 km (25 miles) long and to reach the starting point you have to go by bus. Scenery: the scenery on the Inca Trail changes a lot along the entire route, the first two days you will see mountains with snowy peaks, valleys, forests and small streams, the third day is more tropical you will see lagoons and lots of vegetation; it is fascinating to see how the landscape changes so quickly, along the trail you will see animals such as llamas, a variety of birds, hummingbirds, lizards and rarely you will see deer. History: The Inca Trail is one of the remaining trails to Machu Picchu and was not used to transport products or people or animals, its purpose was religious, because along the way were built many religious complexes that served to venerate the mountains that were sacred in the time of the Incas.
The Salkantay hike is an ancient and remote alternative to go to Machu Picchu on foot, has much more spectacular views and with diverse ecological floors we walk between lagoons, impressive snow-capped mountains like Salkantay and Humantay, crossing rivers and subtropical areas of abundant vegetation and fauna. This impressive trek passes below the magnificent Salkantay mountain (6,710 m), one of the highest and most impressive in the Peruvian Andes. Your first two days will be dominated by the impressive snows of Salkantay and Humantay as you travel through the high Andean landscape. On the third day you will descend into the warm cloud forest, arriving in Aguas Calientes on the fourth day. The impressive sacred citadel of the Incas Machu Picchu is visited on the last day of the program. The Salkantay excursion was recently named by National Geographic Adventure Travel among the 25 best tours in the world.
This is a fantastic hike that takes you well off the tourist trails as you leave the Sacred Valley of the Incas and continue into the next valley, the Lares Valley. Crossing these mountains you can enjoy spectacular Andean scenery, including lakes and wildlife, as well as visiting traditional Andean villages. Many of these people still dress in typical clothing and can be seen far off in the distance in their red and black clothing as they tend their sheep or llamas. With this itinerary you have the option of returning to Cusco at the end of day four or continuing on to Machu Picchu to visit this famous Inca city.
This place was dedicated to the carving and extraction of the stones that were used for the construction of Ollantaytambo and many surrounding enclosures. This place is located nine kilometers from the Inca town of Ollantaytambo and has three groups of quarries: Molle Pucro, Sirkusirkuyoc (was the largest of the three), shows evidence of having been in full operation when the Spanish entered this area. And finally Kantirayoq or Cacchicata, where another type of extraction of minerals and precious stones was practiced. The visitor will be able to observe the great work done at the time of moving the gigantic stones to build the enclosures of Ollantaytambo. We can find the so-called "Tired Stones" that remained during the journey to Ollantaytambo and in some parts of the town.