Corpus, Machu Picchu and Pisac, 4 days

Corpus, Machu Picchu and Pisac, 4 days

What to expect and see:

Rejoice at Sacred Valley scenery, see Inca architecture in Pisac archaeologiccal site and look at handcrafts at Pisac Market.

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 - May 29th : Arrival in Cusco and visit Awanacancha, Pisac Ruins and Market.
Lunch included in local restaurant
- Day 02 - May 30th : Machu Picchu tour (full day)
- Day 03 - May 31st : CORPUS CHRISTY Festival. Lunch Included
- Day 04 - June 01st : AM City tour Cusco. (Cusco city and nearby ruins)

PM Tour ends. Transfer to bus, train or airport Terminal.

Program Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: May 29th,  Arrival In Cusco / Pisac - Urubamba Valley

AM Depart to Urubamba Valley by motor coach. Along the road you will see impresive Andean Range landscapes and have some view stops.

Visit “AWANACANCHA”, South American camels park (Alpacas, Vicuñas, Llamas and Guanacos).

Pisac is in Incas´ Sacred Valley, 18 miles northeast Cusco, irrigated by  Vilcanota or Urubamba sacred river.

Pisac colonial village was ordered by Viceroy  Toledo in XVI AD, as “reduction” for  native people.

Incas fertile Sacred Valley combines ancient aqueducts. irrigation canals, river dikes, terracing and worshipping “Pachamama” (Mother earth) and “Apus” (spirits of the mountains) centers.

Potatoes, corn, amaranth, quinua, barley, wheat, beans and fruits like apples, peaches, plums, pears, cherries, strawberries, elderberries, goldberries, avocados etc., are grown.

Deer,  andean rabbits “vizcacha”, chinchilla, skunks, foxes, pumas

Birds like condors, hawks, Andean gulls , mountain caracaras, sparrows, ducks, siskins, doves, thrushes, goldfinches and humming-birds is the fauna of the region.

There is trout and catfish in the river.

  Visit Pisac Ruins at the Archaeological Site
- Lunch included in a local restaurant in Pisac
- Visit Pisac handcraft Market

PM Transfer to Hotel in the Sacred Valley

Day 02: May 30th, Machu Picchu – Full Day - Round Trip

- 10:00 am Departure from hotel to Train station
- 10:30 am. Arrival in train station parking lot. Take only your day pack leaving bags in the motorcoach with with the driver. Walk to train station. Bring your own snacks for lunch or you can buy food at the Ollantaytambo rain station.
- 10:45 am. Board Inka Rail train with your carry-ons
- 11:15 am Train departs
- 12:50 pm. Arrival in Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu village. Meet your EM representative at the train station in the public area
- 1:15 pm. Bus ride to Machu Picchu
- 01: 45pm. Arrival in Machu Picchu, meet your private Local Guide. facilities are available for s/. 1.00 (one sol). Have passports handy to go through the check point at the site.
- 14:00 pm. Visit “Machu Picchu” 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.

Machupicchu 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

- 16:30 End of tour
- 17:00 Shuttle bus ride down to Aguas Calientes
- 17:30 Arrival in Aguas Calientes
- 19:00 Train departs from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
- 20:30 Meet driver and depart from Ollantaytambo by bus to Cusco
- 22:30 Arrival in Hotel in Cusco city
Day 03: May 31st, Corpus Christi Festival
- 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

- 15:00 End of tour.

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)

Day 04: June 01st, City Tour Cuzco With Nearby Ruins
- 08:20 am. Departure from Hotel

Visit the Qoricancha, Temple of the 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 the 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 the archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman and nearby ruins

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.

- 13:00 End of city tour and nearby ruins

PM Transfer to terminal

End of services

- Note: Cusco multientrance ticket pass is given to the passenger on the 1st day of the tour

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Corpus, Machu Picchu and Pisac, 4 days

Price of tour:

1 PAX...each U$D 805.80
2 PAXS each U$S  548.60
3 PAXS each U$S  462.80
4 PAXS each U$S  420.00

Included:

29 May: Transfer to hotel in Sacred Valley
Meet transfer assistant representative at airport
Private transportation
Private
local tour guide
Admission tickets for Valle Sagrado ( Ollanta y Chinchero)
Lunch at local restaurant
30 May: Tour to Machupicchu – with private local tour guide
Round trip Private transpotation from hotel to Ollantaytambo train station
Train ticket in Executive class departure 11:15am / 19:00pm return
Bus going up to Machu Picchu and return down to Aguas Calientes.
Admission tickets for Machupicchu
Private tour guide to meet in Machupicchu after bus ride
31 May: Full Day  Walking  Corpus Christi festival - Private tour
Pick up from hotel by transfer assitant representative
Private local tour guide
Lunch at local restaurant
01 June:  AM City Tour + Nearby Ruins - SIC
Pick up from hotel by transfer assitant representative
Shared transportation and tour guide in Premium Service (max 16 pax)
PM Transfer to airport
Private transportation
Transfer assitant representative

Not Included:

Acomodation in Cusco and Sacred Valley
Admision tickets for atractions in Cusco, 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 Machupicchu
Extra drinks
Tips (opcional)    

 

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