Not everyone has a lot of time for discovering Peru and/or the Cusco region. That is why we decided to prepare a special package consisting of 5 days of great and unique tours. If you have limited time or if you are not a big fan of trekking/active excursions but you still dream about seeing the best of the best in the Cusco region, then this package is for you.
Come and discover the best of the best in the Cusco region with us!
Package: Cusco, Chinchero, Moray, Saliners de Maras, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley (Ollantaytambo and Pisac)
Duration: 5 days
Day 1: Arriving in Cusco
- Acclimatization (getting used to the altitude-very important!)
- Half-day tour
- Overnight stay in Cusco
On the first day after arriving in Cusco we have a light schedule. This is because of the altitude (around 3 400 m.a.s.l.). Depending on the arrival time, you will visit the ruins of Saqsaywaman, the museum of Koricancha and maybe you will have a cooking class, where you will learn how to prepare typical Peruvian food and the most famous beverages, for example, Pisco Sour.
Day 2: The Sacred Valley Tour – Inca ruins in Pisac and Ollantaytambo
- Full day tour by car
- Overnight stay in Ollantaytambo
The Sacred Valley of the Incas, also known as the Urubamba Valley is a unique valley in the Cusco region. It not only offers great and stunning landscapes, but also, as the Peruvians say, a special energy. Here are the most important and strategic ruins of the Inca Empire. It is this part of the Cusco region where you can spend many days discovering new things. There are also two very important and beautiful towns in the Sacred Valley worth seeing and exploring-Ollantaytambo and Pisac.
During the day you will have a chance to discover the best parts of these cozy and warm towns. Besides the lovely markets and beautiful landscapes, you will learn a lot about the history of the Inca Empire, especially during the visit of two different but very beautiful archaeological spots.
You will start the tour early in the morning, around 7:00 am. First, you will visit a small zoo in which you will have the chance to see the most popular Peruvian animals: jungle birds, llamas, alpacas, vicunas and condors. Next, you will visit Pisac where you will walk around the center and in the local, colorful market. After, you will explore the Incas ruins situated just above the town.
From Pisac you will go directly by private transport to Ollantaytambo where you will have time to wander through the terraces and impressive Inca fortresses. In the evening you can visit one of the cozy restaurants available close to the main square.
Day 3: Machu Picchu tour
- Full-day tour
- By train
- Overnight stay in Cusco
- Optional: Hike to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu called also as Montaña Vieja. The first hike is steep and takes about 2-3 hours round trip. The second hike takes longer, but is less steep. From both mountains you will have remarkable views for the ruins and high jungle.
On this day we will start very early in the morning. First, you will go by train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (train leaves at 5:35 am and arrives at 7:44 am). After arriving you will have a short tour city and then you will go by bus to the ruins of Machu Picchu where you will spend as much time as you like until it closes at 5pm. Inside Machu Picchu there are a lot of things to do. You can hike additional small peaks, like Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu montaña, you can take a longer walk to the so-called Sun Gate (Inti Punku) and/or to Inca bridge. After visiting Machu Picchu you will come back to Aguas Calientes (by bus or on foot – short trekking), where you will have dinner. In the late evening you will return to Cusco.
Day 4: Exploration of the most beautiful sites in Chinchero, Moray, Maras and Salineras de Maras
- Some biking and some transportaion by car (there is an option to do the whole tour only by car or some parts on foot, 2 hours trekking)
- Full day tour
- Overnight stay in Cusco
Around 8:00 am you will visit the ruins of Chinchero after which you will have a lesson about textiles of this region. In Chinchero you will hav a unique opportunity to participate.
After Chinchero, you will explore an archaeological spot in Moray, which contains unusual Inca ruins, mostly consisting of several enormous terraced circular depressions.
From Moray to the next destination – Maras where you will have possibility to go on bike (or by car). In Maras, a small local town, we will stop for a moment and learn more about production of the most popular Andean beverage called chicha de jora (corn beer).
Salineras de Maras
After Maras we will continue the biking tour (optional trekking) towards the incredible salt ponds, in use since Inca times they are called Salineras de Maras. Here you will have a chance to walk through more than 5000 salt ponds and learn about the production of salt here.
Day 5 Departing from Cusco
- Free time, shopping
Depending on your flight schedule you will have at least some hours to enjoy Cusco city, including the famous San Pedro Market (Mercado San Pedro) or Museums, as well as a chocolate and coffee tour – including choco museo, where you can learn a lot about the world renowned Peruvian chocolate and coffee.
If you will have a flight late in the afternoon, there is possibility to organize a half-day tour to some local communities outside the city or to other archaeological sites.
This itinerary is flexible. We always prepare tours which match the group best, that is why it is possible to change them depending on the possibilities and desires of our clients. The price of each tour depends on the size of the group, the type of accommodation and the type of the service. If you have any questions about the tour, please feel free to contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cusco region is one of the most beautiful and attractive part of Peru. It is worth seeing because of the beautiful Andean landscapes, great trekking, bicycle and horseback riding routes as well as the very interesting history and archaeological sites. It is also worth seeing thanks to its warm and friendly inhabitants as well as the rich traditions and culture they have here. From Cusco you can easily reach famous Inca ruins of Machu Picchu as well as jump to the jungle or to the high mountains. This famous region will provide you with incredible and unique attractions and experiences. Do not miss the opportunity to see it all!