Inti Raymi, Machupicchu and Cusco, 4 days

Inti Raymi, Machupicchu and Cusco, 4 days

What to expect and see:

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
PM City tour Cusco (Cusco city and nearby ruins)
- Day 02 - June 23rd : Machu Picchu tour (full day)
- Day 03 - June 24th : Inti Raymi Festival (Inka Sun festival)
- Day 04 - June 25th : AM or PM Transfer out to bus, train or airport Terminal.
Day 01: June 22nd,  City Tour Cuzco With Ruins

- 1:20 PM Departure time from hotel
Walk in Cusco, former Inca capital, Puma laid out shaped, its name “Qosqo” means  “World Navel", oldest permanently inhabited city in this hemisphere.

Cusco city

- Note: Cusco multientrance ticket pass is given to traveler on first day.

- Walk to Plaza de Armas and Visit Cusco´s Cathedral

At Cusco Main Square (former ceremonial place), festivals take place every year.

You can see 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") archaeological site, 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 tour ends - Return to Hotel

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

Day 02: June 23rd, Machu Picchu – Full Day - Round Trip
- 04:50 AM Departure from hotel - Board motorcoach to train station – Scenic Train Ride - Arrive in Aguas Calientes – Scenic shuttle bus ride – Arrive in Machu Picchu visit the site

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

Machupicchu

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

- 16:12 PM Return by train and motorcoach to Cusco
- 20:00 PM Arrival 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

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 Coricancha site.
- 09:00 – 09:30 See Inti Raymi ceremony first part  at  Coricancha.
- 09:30 – 10:00 Transfer walk from Coricancha to main square “Plaza de Armas”.
- 10:30 – 11:30 Inti Raymi celebration Second Part at Plaza de Armas.
- 12:30 – 13:00 Walk from Plaza de Armas to bus. Bus ride to Sacsayhuaman.
- 13:30 – 15.30 Inti Raymi celebration Third part in Sacsayhuaman, see main ritual performance.
- 15:30 – 16:00 Return Transfer by bus from Sacsayhuaman to hotel in Cusco city.
Day 04: June 25th, AM or PM Transfer to terminal
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Inti Raymi, Machupicchu and Cusco, 4 days

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Price of Tour

1 PAX                         US$ 691.55
2 PAXS      each       US$ 585.35
3 PAXS      each       US$ 553.85
4 PAXS      each       US$ 538.15

Includes:

22 June Transfer from Airport to hotel::
- Private Transportation + Transfer assistant representative PM City Tour + Nearby Ruins - Pick up from hotel by our representative

- Transportation and tour guide shared in Premium Service

23 June: Tour to Machupicchu:
- Pick up from hotel by our representative private transportation from hotel to train station round trip Train ride service 05:55am departure/ 16:12pm return Bus ride up and down in Machu Picchu/Aguas Calientes Admission Tickets to Machu Picchu. Private local guide to meet when you arrive in Machu Picchu after bus ride

24 June: Full Day tour of Inti Raymi
- Pick up from hotel by our representative Shared Transportation and tour guide services Admission tickets for the Inti Raymi ceremony Box lunch

25 Junio: Transfer from Hotel to airport
-Private transpotation by transfer assistance representative

Not Included:

- Accomodation
- Extra drinks
- Tips (optional)

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