Classic Experiential Circuit: Lima - Cusco in 5 Days


The circuit that we present below, was idealized for those people who want to know the wonders of southern Peru, its archaeological and cultural heritage and centers of great concentration of energy power, in this adventure you can also enjoy the Inca roads that were of great importance to the people of the Andes.

The Experiential circuit that is part of this circuit, is one of the best options of excursion and super known by the whole world, satisfactory and comforting for those who wish to break with the traditional, putting a little effort and sweat to know this enigmatic culture surrounded by landscapes, sacred mountains, its beautiful people and magical customs.

Program:

DAY

DESTINATION

ACTIVITY

01

Lima

Transfer in Lima
City Tour Lima in the afternoon
02:00pm - 06:00pm

02

Lima - Cusco

Transfer hotel Lima - airport
Flight Lima - Cusco
Transfer from the airport to the hotel
Free afternoon in Cusco

03

Cusco

Transfer from Cusco hotel to the airport

04

Cusco

Full Day Machupicchu
04:00am – 10:00pm

05

Cusco

Transfer from hotel to Cusco airport

 

Trip observations:

  • Itinerary may change according to availability, weather and health status of hikers.
  • The train schedule may change according to the availability of the train company.

ITINERARY


Day 1: LIMA

Pick up at the airport and transfer to your hotel.

Colonial City Tour in Lima (in the afternoon) - 02:00 PM.

The tour begins with the pickup of our passengers from their respective hotels in Lima, and then we will proceed to make a stop at the Intihuatana Park, located in the Malecon of Miraflores, from where we will appreciate the Pacific Ocean. We will continue our tour through the modern residential districts of Miraflores and San Isidro where we will observe the Huaca Pucllana and pre-Inca ceremonial temple in the shape of a pyramid that has survived the urban expansion of Lima throughout this time.

Continuing our tour, we will visit the Olivar Park and the Financial Center then we will go to the Historical Center of Lima, declared by UNESCO as Cultural Patrimony of Humanity in 1991, where the center of the Spanish colony was established in the 16th century and the first buildings were erected. We will visit the San Martin Square, with its old and traditional mansions, its balconies, the Main Square and its most important buildings such as the Government Palace, the Lima Cathedral, the Archbishop's and Municipal Palace, the Desamparados Station, among others.

We will enter one of the most important convents of the 17th century, where the relics of the three Peruvian saints are kept, Santa Rosa de Lima, San Martin de Porres and San Juan Macías. To finish our tour we will return to Miraflores where you will have the option to stay at the Indian Market, in Larcomar or return to your hotel.

Overnight in Lima

Day 2:  LIMA - CUSCO (FREE)

Breakfast at hotel

At the scheduled time transfer to Lima airport.

Flight Lima - Cusco (on behalf of the passengers)

Reception at Cusco airport and transfer to your hotel.

Free afternoon to acclimatize to the altitude or activities on their own.

 

Day 3: CUSCO  – WILLOQ

Breakfast at the hotel.

Meet, interact, share the customs and traditions of this Inca Community, sow, sew, cook and have fun with their typical dances.

The tour starts at 06:00 in Cusco and ends around 19.00h (full day)

We will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco at 6:00 am in the direction of Ollantaytambo (living Inca city), there we will make a brief stop to visit the city, then we go to the native community of Willoq located 14 km from Ollantaytambo

The Willoq and Patacancha villages are a very particular ethnic group according to some writers who maintain a direct line from the last Incas, which is corroborated by their same surnames as Sinchi, Pukha, Cusipaucar, Tupha and others.

The Vivencial Tourism in Willoq and Patacancha is near the town of Olltanytambo. This place is one of the most privileged places to know closely the Andean Tradition; the residents of Willoq and Patacancha meet the visitors as a way to integrate themselves to a society that respects them as equals, that is why it is not surprising that they are dispersed by the square, and the streets of the town of Ollatanytambo.

The inhabitants of these communities maintain their current culture. One of the specialties of these descendants of the Incas is their textiles, their clothing, as is often the case with a series of community enterprises, have colors that are very eye-catching.

WELCOME IN WILLOQ AND PATACANCHA

The villagers welcome the visitor with songs and dances. It is remarkable that some of them wear white clothes with long sleeves of the same color.

With respect to their dance, it is the wifala, which imitates the movement of the huallata (the Andean goose), and which at the same time means joy and the Inca nation. This culture introduces the tourist into a completely different world with a reality that goes beyond our imagination.

At the same time, the weavers are very well organized in a center of Textileria of which 260 craftswomen of other communities are part.

This tradition comes from generation to generation as the weavers learned from their mothers and in the same way, they instilled their daughters in this same trade.

The men play similar roles and a large part of them are porters on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and many of them complete their workdays in this way. These men are strong and very well fed thanks to the green coca leaf that makes their body structure resistant to the hard work involved in being a porter.

Every day of the week, the weavers' place is active, but you must visit it preferably on Saturdays, when they have prepared to receive the travelers, where they can share ideas and customs.

Patacancha is thirty minutes away from Willoq, there is also an association of weavers, women who on average only speak Quechua and like their neighbors, they weave wonders such as llicllas, chalinas, ponchos, bags, blankets, of a fineness that to the natural fiber (sheep or alpaca) can give the texture of a silk to all their textiles.

It is also very important to know that the materials used to give color and life to the fabrics are obtained from plants in the area that provide the precise colors for their crafts, their designs in each craft has a unique meaning in itself.

The approximate duration of the activity is 3 to 4 hours, and then we will have a typical lunch of the place and after a rest and more coexistence, we will return to Cusco.

Overnight in Cusco.

INCLUDED:

  • Transport Cusco-Willoq-Cusco, typical lunch and English guide
  • Night accommodation in Cusco.
Day 4: MACHU PICCHU

04:00 am. – Pick up from the hotel.

Transfer from the hotel in Cusco to the train station in Ollantaytambo or Poroy. Then we board thechosen train EXPEDITION / VISTADOME / INCA RAIL to go to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town).

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our guide at the Aguas Calientes train station and we will make the transfer by bus to the Citadel of Machu Picchu.
Once in Machu Picchu, we will meet with the group to start the guided tour. After the tour, we will return by bus to Aguas Calientes where we'll have time off for lunch.

We recommend enjoying one of the baths the most medicinal hot springs in Peru during your free time, the establishment offers towels and
bathroom for sale or rent.

At the indicated time we will be approaching the train station, to board the train and begin our return trip to Ollantaytambo and then a tour bus to Cusco.

The train that we recommend leaves usually at 06:20 pm

10:00pm Arrival in Cusco and transfer to the hotel

Overnight in Cusco.

Day 5: CUSCO OUT

Breakfast at hotel

At fixed time, transfer to Cusco airport.


MORE INFORMATION


  • Transfer of entry and exit at each destination.
  • 01 nights’ accommodation in Lima with breakfast
  • City tour in Traditional Lima
  • 03 nights’ accommodation in Cusco with breakfast
  • Full Day Willoq + tipical lunch
  • Full Day Machu Picchu + Lunch Buffet
  • Consetur bus up and down.
  • Train Ollantaytambo - Aguas CalientesOllantaytambo

For availability of spaces for this service, please contact us info@salcantay.org and we`ll send you detailed information, prices, terms and conditions.

Please keep in mind that significant price reductions are available for groups. All our tours are fully guaranteed, departure every day. Contact us for more information for the tour that you are choosing, or to begin customizing your own itinerary. recommendations:

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*** Each reservation requires a USD $ 200.00 deposit as a down payment per person + 10% transfer tax (Total USD $ 220.00). The final balance can be paid at our Local office in cash during your briefing a day or two before your trip.

Once the deposit will be confirmed we will send you your contract voucher.


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