Rural Experience in Cusco 7d/6n

This Classic Private tour through the Inca Empire will give you the most important destination constructed by the Incas. While visiting the Capital of the Incas - Cusco, The Sacred Valley of the Incas, Maras Moray and The Lost City of the Incas - Machu Picchu you will be amazed of the Incan culture and its richness. While together with your tour guide you will learn all about the Inca history and culture as well as the Peruvian culture. The most special thing about this tour is that when you are visiting the Sacred Valley of the Incas, you will be staying at a local community and interact in their daily life. Here you will learn about the life of the natives Peruvians and live it as well.

per adult from

$1,783

AUD

Duration

7 days

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  • What's included :
    • 6x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • Airport pick-up and drop-off in Cusco
    • Private transportation throughout the trip ​
    • Private guides throughout the trip
    • All entrance fees
    • All tours in private service, but the tour at the local community
    • Color your journey experience in Cusco
    • Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (round trip)
    • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (round trip)
    • All accommodations based on 3 star hotels
    • All local tax
    • Entry/Admission - Salinas de Maras
    • Entry/Admission - Moray
    • Entry/Admission - Qorikancha
    • Entry/Admission - Cusco Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Sacsayhuaman
    • Entry/Admission - Q'enqo
    • Entry/Admission - Tambomachay
    • Entry/Admission - Puka Pukara
    What's excluded :
    • Optional: entrance tickets to Huayna Picchu / Machu Picchu Montaña
    • Domestic flights
    • International flights
    • Tips​

  • Day 1: Welcome to the Sacred Valley of the Incas

    Stop At: Sacred Valley, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
    Welcome to Perú. Upon arrival in Cusco you will be met and get a warm welcome by the Cusco Unique Experience team. From Cusco you will be transferred to the Sacred Valley where you will have the rest of the day at your leisure.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Hotel in the Sacred Valley

    Day 2: Visiting a Native Community (B - L - D)

    Stop At: Sacred Valley, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
    From April to November (Huayllafara Community):
    In the morning you will get picked up at your hotel in the Sacred Valley and depart to the local community of Huayllafara. Once you arrive to the community, the locals will bring you to the cultural interpretation center, where the community welcomes you with music, throwing beautiful native flowers and they will make a symbolic ceremony to Mother Earth in order to thank them for this new day and the opportunity of being and sharing with people from different cultures. Thereafter you will join the community members to the fields, to participate in the agricultural activity according to the time of year. You will learn about the connection of the Andean man and agriculture heritage from their ancestors, using ancestral tools such as chaquitaclla, cuti, lampa among others. The explanation and demonstration in each of the processes make you understand how to get a direct connection with Mother Earth and understand the relationship of the inhabitants of the community with the Andean universe. After being in the fields with the locals, lunch with a native touch will be served with local ingredients. In the night, before going to bed, the natives will also serve you dinner and you will enjoy it among the local people. The overnight stay takes place in a little house located in the community.

    From December to March (Chuquibamba Community):
    In the morning you will get picked up at your hotel in the Sacred Valley and depart to the local community of Chuquibamba. Once you arrive to the community, they will welcome you with native flowers and Andean music. Thereafter you will go for a walk of 30 minutes towards the slopes of a mountain where the local Achupalla plant grows. This is a plant with thorns that is used for many utilities: for cooking, baskets, food for their breeding animals, wood fuel, medicinal use, and the locals eat the worms that grow inside the plant during the era of flowering. You will learn and experience how the locals use this plant and taste the local cuisine with the ingredients that grows in the community. The local inhabitants of Chuquibamba will also show and teach you how they use all growing plants of the area to medicinal plants and how they use it to cure diseases and body pain. After learning about the community, lunch with a native touch will be served with local ingredients. In the night, before going to bed, the natives will also serve you dinner and you will enjoy it among the local people. The overnight stay takes place in a little house located in the community.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight Stay in the Local Community

    Day 3: The Sacred Valley & Train to Machu Picchu (B - L)

    Stop At: Pisac, Pisac, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
    Once you wake up at the native community in the Sacred Valley, breakfast will be served. Thereafter you will say goodbye to all the local people and depart to Pisaq, where your tour guide will be waiting for you. The Sacred Valley of the Incas was important for the Incan Empire as it worked as an agricultural, spiritual and political center. This tour will take you through amazing scenic Andean landscapes to the interesting archaeological site of the town Pisac which were a former military base of the Incas and is where ancient Inca priests once existed.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
    Next stop will be at the town of Yanahuara where we will enjoy a delicious lunch based on typical dishes from the exquisite Peruvian cuisine. Ollantaytambo is the most well-preserved town in Peru today considering the Incan architecture and is also the holder of a great archaeological site, where big monuments are located on the steep mountain hills and the faces of the surrounding mountains. After experiencing Ollantaytambo, the train ride to Aguas Calientes awaits and will take you through beautiful Andean landscape along the great Vilcanota River. In Aguas Calientes, neat touristic restaurants, souvenir markets and natural hot springs will be available. There you will get settled comfortably in your hotel and get a good night sleep before the next day´s big adventure to the Lost City of the Incas.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Hotel in Aguas Calientes

    Day 4: Machu Picchu & Train to Ollantaytambo (B)

    Stop At: Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
    Very early in the morning you and the tour guide will take the bus up to Machu Picchu. Once the gates to Machu Picchu open, your guide will take you through an amazing roundtrip in this amazing city, you will pass by all its temples, offering areas, Inca monuments and you will learn about the history and the culture of the Incas. If you are an adventurous person and want to see more of the site, you can also take a hike to the magnificent mountain Huayna Picchu, located next to Machu Picchu. From there you can walk to the top of the mountain between Inca temples and houses and see Machu Picchu from many different angels. You can also hike down behind Huayna Picchu Mountain to its cave, where the Incas once kept mummies and sacred treasures. This hike is not included in the tour package and it is much recommended to book this hike several months in advance, due to its high popularity and restricted availability. In the late afternoon your train will take you back to Ollantaytambo where you will walk to your hotel which is located very close to the train station.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Hotel in the Sacred Valley

    Day 5: Maras Moray & Chinchero (B - L)

    Stop At: Salinas de Maras, Carreta a Maras, Maras 08655 Peru
    Today you will visit some spectacular sites in the Sacred Valley of Cusco constructed by the Incas and the nature of Peru. This private tour will take you to the Salineras salt mine which includes over 3000 salt pools, close to the town of Maras.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Moray Valle Sagrado de los Incas, Maras 08655 Peru
    This tour will also show you the spectacular agricultural labs of the Incas, which have shapes of aqueducts from the old Roman times. The tour guide will explain with more information the myths and ancient histories about these two wonders.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Chinchero, Chinchero, Cusco Region
    Arriving in the town of Chinchero, we will stop and have a delicious lunch in a touristic restaurant in where some of the famous Peruvian food will be served. Chinchero is famous for its amazing textile market and you can have the opportunity to buy a beautiful textile souvenir home. Its archaeological site is located beautifully together with the main church of the town and your tour guide will teach all about its history and myths. Before going back to your hotel in Cusco, you will get a demonstration of how the textiles in this area is hand made, colored and how the textile clothes is produced.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Hotel in Cusco

    Day 6: Cusco City & Color your Journey (B)

    Stop At: Qorikancha, Avenida El Sol, 3rd block, Cusco Peru
    Cusco City is not only the ancient capital of the Incas, but also the most popular tourist destination in South America. The city tour will take you to Qorikancha; the temple of the sun, which was the most important religious center of the Incas, where ancient temples are located and the history of the Spanish conquest and the Inca society will be found.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Cusco Cathedral, Portal Belen Plaza de Armas, Cusco 08002 Peru
    It will take you to the very interesting Cathedral located on Plaza de Armas in Cusco which is a very important place for the locals of Cusco, there you will find some very important paintings, art and histories.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Sacsayhuaman, Cusco 08000 Peru
    The tour also goes to the amazing Inca fortress Sacsayhauman, where the Incas ones had a big war against the Spanish conquistadors.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Q'enqo, Cusco Peru
    There next we will visit Qenqo, a religious Inca site.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Tambomachay, Cusco Peru
    On the way we will also stop by Tambomachay, an intelligent irrigation center.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Puka Pukara, Cusco Peru
    At last we will enter the site of Puka Pukara, a military base of the Incas. After the visit you will be transferred back to your hotel.

    At the end of the day, be surprised with your choice of a detailed coffee or chocolate workshop, go relaxing in an Incan inspired spa session or take a Peruvian cooking class and learn all about the famous Peruvian Cuisine.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Hotel in Cusco

    Day 7: Farewell Cusco (B)

    Stop At: Cusco, Cusco, Cusco Region
    In time for your domestic flight to Lima you will be picked up at your hotel in Cusco and transferred to Cusco Airport. The Cusco Experience team will say goodbye to you and wish you a great trip home.

    We hope that you had a unique experience with us!
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up at Cusco Airport once you arrive on day 1Airports
    • Velazco Astete Airport, Cusco Peru
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 5-Star Hotels 11/19/2019 - 8/15/2022
    Monday - Sunday:05:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Hotels Excluded 11/19/2019 - 8/15/2022
    Monday - Sunday:05:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    4-Star Hotels 11/19/2019 - 8/15/2022
    Monday - Sunday:05:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    3-Star Hotels 11/19/2019 - 8/15/2022
    Monday - Sunday:05:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Cusco Unique Experience

Activity ID: V-32522P78

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