Inti Raymi, Machu Picchu and Chinchero, 4 days

Inti Raymi, Machu Picchu and Chinchero, 4 days

What to expect and see:

Rejoice with the scenery of Sacred Valley, learn about ancient Inca weaving and textile techniques in Chinchero, visit Ollantaytambo archaeological site and its amazing Inca stonework.

Visit Cusco highlights like Coricancha, (Inca Sun Temple), Cuzco´ XVI - XVII AD baroque Cathedral, Saqsayhuaman with its amazing Inca stonework and Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay.

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

Time travel to the Inca years and live it up at the Inti Raymi main ceremony and festival.

Itinerary at glance
- Day 01 - June 22nd : Arrival in Cusco and visit Sacred Valley: Chinchero weavers and Ollantaytambo
Lunch included in Chinchero
- Day 02 - June 23rd : Machu Picchu tour (full day)
- Day 03 -  June 24th : Inti Raymi Festival (Sun god Inka festival).
Box lunch Included
- Day 04 -  June 25th : AM City tour Cusco. (Cusco city and nearby ruins)

PM Transfer out to bus, train or airport Terminal.

       Machu Picchu And Inti Raymi Festival 2017 (4 D / 3N)

Day 01: June 22nd, 2017
Arrival In Cusco – Urubamba Valley

AM Depart to Urubamba Valley by motor coach, enjoy scenic Andean Range landscapes. Photo opportunities along road

Weaving textile demonstration in Chinchero and interaction with authentic natives  inka weavers, visit Chinchero archeological site.

- Lunch at local restaurant
- Ride to Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo
- Visit Ollantaytambo inka fortress and town.

PM Transfer to hotel in Urubamba Sacred Valley

Day 02: June 23rd, 2017 Machu Picchu – Full Day - Round Trip

- 10:00 am. Departure from hotel to Train station
- 10:30 am. Arrival in parking lot, take only your day pack
Leave bags in motorcoach with driver walk to train station.
Bring along your own snacks for lunch or you can buy food at Ollantaytambo train station
- 10:45 am. Board train Inka Rail with your carry-ons
- 11:15 am. Train departs
- 12:50 pm. Arrival in Aguas Calientes,  Machu Picchu village, take your day pack meet our representative at train station public area
- 01:15 pm. Scenic Bus ride to Machu Picchu
- 01: 45pm. Arrival in Machu Picchu, meet your private Local Guide use facilities (s/. 1.00 one sol);  have passports handy to go through Machu Picchu check point .
- 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 Tour Ends
- 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: June 24th Inti Raymi Festival

Inti Raymi Festival  in Cusco is about to reenact rituals based on Inca religion to celebrate and honor Sun God.

This celebration symbolizes deep bondage between Sun god and us (his children).

Inti Raymi was celebrated during Inca winter solstice to keep  Sun God happy as they were afraid  he would go away and leave his children behind because he was seen shorter time during the day.

The ceremony involved mass Llamas sacrifice offered to “Pachamama”, Mother Earth, fertility goddess and harvests.

There is no blood shed in today’s reenacted ceremony.

The ceremony is performed at three locations in Cusco, at 9:00 am at Coricancha, (Sun Temple), around 10:30 am at  Plaza de Armas “Main Plaza” and around 2:00 pm at Saqsayhuaman.

- 08:30 – Departure time and transfer walk from hotel to Koricancha Sun Temple site.
- 09:00 – 09:30 See First part of the ceremony of the Raymi at Koricancha.
- 09:30 – 10:00 Transfer walking from Koricancha to main square “Plaza de Armas”.
- 10:30 – 11:30 Second Part of the celebration of the Inti Raymi at the Plaza de Armas.
- 12:30 – 13:00 Transfer by bus from near Plaza de Armas to Sacsayhuaman.
- 13:30 – 15.30 Inti Raymi Celebration third part is in Sacsayhuaman where we see main ritual performance .
- 15:30 – 16:00 Return Transfer by bus from Sacsayhuaman to hotel in Cusco city.
Day 04: June 25th,  City Tour Cuzco With Ruins

AM 

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 (“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 in Tambomachay, shrine of  Water Deity

06:30 PM City and nearby ruins  - Return to Hotel

Tour ends

PM  Transfer to terminal.

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

PM  Transfer to terminal

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Inti Raymi, Machu Picchu and Chinchero, 4 days

Price of tour

1 PAX                        US$ 953.35
2 PAXS      each       US$ 731.50
3 PAXS      each       US$ 657.55
4 PAXS      each       US$ 620.60

Includes:

22 June: Transfer from airport to hotel in Sacred Valley:
- Transfer assistant representative upon arrival at the airport

- Private transportation and tour guide for tour in Sacred Valley
- Admission tickets for the sites mentioned in tour
- Lunch in a local restaurant

23June: Tour to Machupicchu:
- Pick up from hotel by transfer assistant representative

- Private transportation from hotel to Poroy train station round trip and transfer to hotel in Cusco
- Train ride service in Executive class 07.20am departure / 16:12pm return
- Bus going up to Machupicchu and returning down to Aguas Calientes.
- Admission tickets to Machu Picchu
- Private local guide to meet in Machupicchu after bus ride

24 June: Full Day Inti Raymi :
-Shared transportation and tour guide Admission tickets for the Inti Raymi ceremony Box Lunch

25 June: AM City Tour + Mearby Ruins:
-Pick up from hotel by transfer assistant representative Shared transportatione + tour guide in Premium Service (max 16 pax)

PM Transfer to airport Private :
-transportation with transfer assistant representative

Not Included:

-Accomodation -Extra drinks
- Tips (optional)nas (opcional)

 

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