Corpus, Machu Picchu and Cusco, 3 days

Corpus, Machu Picchu and Cusco, 3 days

What to expect and see:

Visit Cusco highlights like Coricancha, (Inca Sun Temple), Cuzco´s XVI - XVII AD rennaissance baroque Cathedral made by Incan artists.

Wonder at Saqsayhuaman Archaeological Site with its amazing Inca stonework and Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay.

Discover world wonder Machu Picchu at Peruvian high Andes mountain cloud forest, beautiful settings,   Inkas art, architecture, engineering, agriculture, astronomy and hydraulics.

Celebrate Corpus Christi, Cusco´s most beautiful religious festival, see fifteen fancy saints´statues parading at main square.

Itinerary at a glance:

- Day 01 Cusco, Qoricancha Cathedral, Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo, Tambomachay
- Day 02 Machu Picchu
- Day 03 Corpus Christi Festival
Program Itinerary
Day 01: PM May 29th, Cusco City Tour
- 1:20 PM Departure time from hotel

Start with a walking tour in Cusco, “Qosqo” (“Navel of the world”), former Inca capital, laid out in a Puma shape, is the oldest permanently inhabited city in this continent.

Visit  Qoricancha, the Inca temple of Sun God

“Qoricancha”  Inka Sun temple  (golden enclosure) was dedicated to Viracocha (creator god), Inti (Sun god) and other deities.

More than 700 sheets of  gold covered its basaltic-andesite stone walls, its courtyard filled with life-size sculptures of animals and plants, all fashioned in gold.

Qoricancha temple  was Cusco´s  vast astronomical observatory and calendric device with “seques”, sacred imaginary lines emanating and pointing out to celestial horizon points.

Walk to Plaza de Armas and Visit Cusco´s Cathedral

Cusco´s Main Square (former and present ceremonial and festive place) is surrounded by important buildings like XVI - XVII AD Baroque “Cusco´s Cathedral” made by Incan artists.

- Visit Sacsayhuaman archaeological site and nearby ruins

Bus Ride to Sacsayhuaman

Visit Sacsayhuaman (“Puma´s Head") amazing fortressed Inca temple. Estimated volume: over 6,000 cubic meters in superb stonework.

Proceed ride to other Incan sites  like Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay.

Walk to Tambomachay, shrine of the Water Deity

- 6:00 pm Return to Hotel
Day 02: May 30th, Machu Picchu Full Day - Round Trip  Program

- 04:50 AM  Departure from hotel -  Board motorcoach to train station – Scenic Train Ride - Arrive in Aguas Calientes – Take a scenic shuttle bus ride – arrive in Machupicchu  visit the site

 World Wonder Machu Picchu involves Peruvian high Andes mountain forest, beautiful settings,   Inkas art, architecture, engineering, agriculture, astronomy and hydraulics.

Machu Picchu is at 2430 m (7960 ft.) , 50 miles NW from Cusco city, built on a ridge between Machu Picchu  and Huayna Picchu Mountains above Urubamba River Valley.

Yale University, National Geographic Society and Peruvian government supported Hiram Bingham in 1911 Machu Picchu discovery that had been known only by local people until then.

In 1983 UNESCO designated Machu Picchu World Heritage Site, describing it as "absolute architectural masterpiece and unique Inca civilization testimony.

Archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was Inca emperor Pachacuti estate (1438–1472) who had begun fabulous stone constructions in Cuzco, Pisac and Ollantaytambo.

Machu Picchu was abandoned just over 100 years later, in 1572, as Spanish Conquest belated result.

It is possible most inhabitants died from smallpox introduced by travelers before Spanish conquistadors arrived in the area.

The Spaniards had notes about Piccho, although there is no Spanish records having visited this remote city.

Many sacred rock types were defaced by Spanish conquistadors in other locations but untouched in Machu Picchu.

Its main sections are: Agricultural sector, Urban sector, Military sector, Cemetery, Sacred Rock, Sacred Plaza, Three window temple, Main temple, Main Plaza and Sun Temple

- 16:12 PM Return by train and motorcoach to Cusco
- 20:00 PM Arrival in Cusco city
Day 03: May 31st, Corpus Christi Walking Tour
  9:00 am. Departure from hotel with your private local tour guide.

-Explore the city and its local food market
-Walk through city streets where people sell traditional Corpus Christi food.

-Walk to Plaza de Armas see fifteen saints parading in procession, arriving from different parishes and meeting at Cusco´s Cathedral

-Lunch at a local restaurant

During Cusco winter’s solstice there were celebrations for the main Inca festival, Inca “Panakas”, (Royal clan families) had processions of their kings and queens mummies in gold and silver litters.

In XVI AD. the Inca festival became the Catholic Corpus Christi festival that was introduced by Spaniards. The royal Inka mummies were replaced by Madonnas and Christian saints statues.

“Paganism blend”, colorful clothes ornated, gold and silver threads embroidered images are carried on  brotherhood members shoulders at the rhythm of martial folk music bands and dances.

You can also see “El baldachin” ( Silver Chariot or Small Silver temple) and the Archbishop of Cusco holding the gold Monstrance inlaid with precious stones.

Saint Anthony, St. Jerome, St. Joseph, St. Christopher, St. Barbara, St. Anne, Saint Blas, St. Peter, Our Lady of Purification, Nativity, Remedies, Bethlehem “The Queen of Cusco” and Immaculate Conception participate in this festival that has kept the tradition for the last 7 centuries.

A typical dish sold in the streets is called “Chiri Uchu” (with Guinea pig and chicken) and  the drinks are “Chicha” (corn beer) and “Frutillada” (strawberry beer)

Lunch at a local restaurant
- 3:00 pm End of tour of Corpus Christi

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Corpus, Machu Picchu and Cusco, 3 days

Price of tour

1 PAX                    US$ 494.45
2 PAXS     each     US$ 400.00
3 PAXS     each     US$ 368.60
4 PAXS     each     US$ 352.85

Includes:

29 May Transfer to hotel
Private Transportation + Transfer assistant representative
PM City Tour + Ruinas Aledañas - SIC
Pick up from hotel by transfer assistant representative
Transportation and tour guide shared in Premium Service (max 16 pax)
30 May: Tour to Machupicchu - SIC
Pick up from hotel by transfer assistant representative
- private transportation from hotel to Poroy train station round trip

Train Executive class ride service 05:55am departure/ 16:12pm return
Bus ride up to Machu picchu and down to Aguas Calientes
Admission Tickets to Machu Picchu.
shared tour guide
31 May: Full Day  Walking   Corpus Crist festivali - PVT
Pick up from hotel by transfer assistant representative
Private local guide
Lunch at local restaurant
Transfer to airport
Private transportation
Transfer assistant representative

Not Included:

Accomodation
Admision tickets for atractions in Cusco and Sacred Valley, these passes come in different packs or combos according to what you want to visit the folowing days, there are also tickets for students with ISIC card you can get on your own
Lunch in Machu Picchu
Extra drinks
Tips (optional)

Remarks

Dress code: Dress in layers as there is variations in temperatures

Be prepared for rain showers. Bring:

- Rain gear
- Hat
- Comfortable shoes
- Water
- Sunblock
- Sunglasses
- Day pack
- Camera
- Snacks

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