Transfer from the airport to the hotel for a short break, lunch on your own.
We begin with the pick up of our visitors between 1:00 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. From their respective hotels in the city of Cusco, then continue with the visit of the following tourist attractions of the city tour or combined.
Qoricancha Temple. -
Gold and silver plated walls during the time of the Incas, precious metals had no economic value, but religious, their perfect architecture and stone constructions reflect that it was one of the most important precincts of the Inca empire.
Sacsayhuaman.- Temple with megalithic construction, is located 2 km from Cuzco, in this place the festival of the sun (Inti Raymi) is currently celebrated on June 24 of each year.
Qenqo.- Its name in Quechua means “labyrinth” and is located 6 kilometers from the city of Cusco, This archaeological site was like a ceremonial and mummification center.
Puca Pucara.- In Quechua it means "Red Fortress".
Tambomachay.- It is located 12 km. of the city, known as the Inca baths, due to the shape of its water sources, it could also be an enclosure dedicated to the cult of water.
DAY 2: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS
The Sacred Valley of the Incas or Vilcanota Valley, is located between the towns of Pisaq with its artisan market and Ollantaytambo, it is beautiful, suggestive and was highly appreciated by the Incas, due to its special conditions such as the beneficial climate and generous fertility of their lands.
Ollantaytambo, to visit the Archaeological Complex of Ollantaytambo, after visiting this important archeological center (if you do not spend the night in the sacred valley or do not decide to go to Machu Picchu this day), we will return to Chinchero and its hardworking experts in production of textiles.
DAY 3: TOUR TO MACHU PICCHU ONE DAY
The tour starts early in the morning when we pick you up from your hotel. Then we depart to the train station located in the city of Poroy or Ollantaytambo according to your choice and the availability of trains. We board the train to the Inca city of Machu Picchu.
Travel time is approximately 4 hours from the moment we pick you up at the hotel. From the town of Aguas Calientes the buses are taken to make the ascent to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu that lasts approximately 25 minutes. Accompanied by a professional guide we start the tour for approximately 2 hours. After the tour, you descend to the town of Aguas Calientes to have lunch in one of the varied restaurants and make shopping if you want.
In the afternoon we will take the train back to Ollantaytambo and then to Cusco, the return also lasts 4 hours from the train station to the hotel, upon arriving at the Ollantaytambo or Poroy train station, we will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel .
DAY 4: MORAY CIRCUIT - SALINERAS DE MARAS
We pick you up from your hotel at 08:30 am to take you to the first archeological center visiting Moray or Muray (Quechua), this archeological center is unique in its kind. In this place we will observe the different terraces, aqueducts of agricultural experimentation, each level or platform served as a planting place for its climatic conditions and other characteristics, it was an important center of domestication, acclimatization and hybridization of wild plant species that were modified or adapted for human consumption
Then we go to the Salineras, this salt has been obtained in Maras by the evaporation of salt water from a local underground stream, there are more than 3,000 small salt wells that are managed by the town of the same name, in fact this salt is treated for human consumption, return to Cusco approximate arrival at 2 pm. Free afternoon.
DAY 5: MOUNTAIN OF 7 COLORS.
Around 3:30 a.m., we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco to make the trip to the colorful mountain. The initial trip will take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. First, we will pass through the CUSIPATA district where we will stop for 30 minutes to have breakfast. From there, we continue with our trip for 1 hour until we reach the beginning of our walk. Here, we will pause for a talk about how our tour will be. We will begin our walk at the slopes of the Ausangate mountain range. We will have an ascent of approximately 2 hours to the highest point of the Rainbow Mountain. During this trip we will have the opportunity to see the different types of South American camelids (relatives of the camel). Upon reaching the rainbow mountain, we will have time to appreciate and take pictures of the beautiful landscape.
Finally, we continue our journey with a descent of 1 hour and a little more, back to where the trek began. Here, our vehicle will be waiting for us to return to our restaurant where we can enjoy 1 hour of lunch. After this, we will return to Cusco, arriving at 3:30 pm approx.
NOTE: After visiting the Rainbow Mountain there is the option to visit the Red Valley. You have to walk 30 minutes more approximately and you must pay 20 extra soles for entering the area.
RECOMMENDATION: Remember that, although the walk is approx. 3 hours, if you are not well acclimatized you may have difficulties during the trip.
Questions & Answers
What Time Does The city Tour Depart From cusco And Arrive Back In?
What time does the city tour depart from Cusco and arrive back in?
If you are already in cusco the normal Schedule for the tour stars the first day at 1.00 pm, for private tours our advice it is to start at least at 3.00 pm
What time this second day Sacred Valley tour depart from Cusco and arrive back in?
The pick up time for this tour stars at 8.00 am, and the end is about 6.00 pm
What time this third Machupicchu tour depart from Cusco and arrive back in?
The pick up time for this tour depends on your train Schedule, the first service to pick up our visitors it is at 4.00 am (please confirm your Schedule with our travel agency representative)
What time this fourth day Maras Moray tour depart from Cusco and arrive back in?
The pick up time for this tour it is about 8.00 am and it ends at 2.00 pm aproximately, please take your favorite snacks, due to the tour duration of 6 hours.
What time this fifth day Rainbow mountain tour depart from Cusco and arrive back in?
The pick up time for this tour it is about 3.30 am for shared tours, for private tours at 5.00 am (please check the correct time in advance with our representative) and it ends at 3.30 pm approximately, please take your favorite snacks and your walking sticks. If you decide to hire a horse, take with you peruvian currency.
What To Bring For This 5 Days Tour?
Cusco 5 days tour suggested list excursión.
This list includes what you will need including the rainbow mountain and machupicchu which are the longest excursions
Personal identification is always required.
It is difficult to guess how the weather will be during all these excursions, so different types of clothes are really useful.
Pack lightweight wool or microfiber jackets.
Short or long sleeve shirts.
Hat or headband to protect your ears from the cold.
Hiking boots or trekking shoes to walk in the irregular countryside.
Hat in case it is a sunny day.
Backpack rain cover
Toiletry bag with hygiene essentials
One quart largemouth water bottles
Deet bug repellent
Sun screen (waterproof)
Rain jacket or plastic poncho
Batteries or cards for your camera.
Snacks and Drinks
Useful things to know before you go
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There are no vaccines required to enter Peru. If you decide to take medicines. These are suggested indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel.
- Altitude sickness can reduce the risk by drinking a lot of liquid and coca tea.
Soroche pills are a good alternative for greater prevention
- The electricity in Peru is 220 volts and 60 Hertz (cycles per second). If a 110 volt device is connected, be prepared to see bad consequences. If you want to use a 110 volt device in Peru, you have to buy a power adapter.
Frequently asked questions and advice about traveling to Peru
Do I need a visa to travel to Peru?
The following countries do not require a tourist visa from Peru to enter: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Switzerland, South Africa, New Zealand, Netherlands, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Australia. Check with the Peruvian Embassy in your country to find out more detailed travel requirements.
Is it customary to tip in Peru?
It is a good way to show appreciation for the excellent service. You can budget $ 5 - $ 10 / day for your guide and $ 2-5 / day for your driver.
How is internet access in Peru?
High-speed Internet access is available in most hotels and cybercafes in major cities. Do not hesitate to ask us before booking if Internet access is a priority for you.
While I am in Peru can I use my cell phone?
First, you must have a GSM phone that has a chip (triple or quad band that uses the 850 or 1900 MHz band). Then you need a plan that allows international roaming Roaming is very expensive, please check with your operator before traveling to choose a better option.
Do I need power adapters?
Peru has 220 volts, 60 cycles of electricity, so 110 volt devices may require a converter (check the input voltage on each device). Don't forget a 2-pin to 3-pin adapter if you have 3-pin devices.
How are the bathrooms in Peru?
In large cities and hotels, toilets are washable. However, in some of the most remote areas, especially when hiking through the Andes, you are likely to also find squatting baths. You should always carry toilet paper and hand sanitizer just in case.
How much will it cost for a ...? (In USD)
Short bus trip: 50 cents.
1 hour of Internet in a cyber café: $ 1.00
Beer bottle: $ 3.00
Street food / snack: $ 2.00
Lunch in a popular restaurant per person: $ 5.00
Dinner at a popular restaurant per person: $ 8- $ 12.
Can I drink the water in Peru?
You should not drink tap water in Peru. You can use the water to shower, wash your hands and wash the dishes with a strong antibacterial soap as long as you let them dry completely before using them. We recommend not brushing your teeth with tap water. Drink bottled water
How will I pay in Peru? Do I need to change my money?
Credit cards are generally accepted in restaurants and hotels in major cities such as Lima Arequipa and Cusco. In the Amazon, the Andes and other rural areas, you may not find an ATM or stores that accept dollars, be sure to change part of your money before leaving the city. Most small stalls where you can buy food and souvenirs only accept cash.
Do I need to buy travel insurance before going to Peru?
You should definitely! Buy travel insurance before going on vacation.