Inti Raymi, Machupicchu and Pisac, 4 days

Inti Raymi, Machupicchu and Pisac, 4 days

Rejoice at Sacred Valley scenery, see Inca arqhitecture in Pisac Ruins and look at handcrafts at Pisac Market.

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 Cusco /  Pisac - Urubamba Valley
- Day 02 Machu Picchu
- Day 03 Inti Raymi Festival
- Day 04 Cusco City Tour And Nearby Ruins
PM Transfer out to bus, train or airport Terminal.
Machu Picchu And Inti Raymi Festival June 24, 2017 (4 D / 3N)
Day 01:  June 22nd, 2017
Arrival In  Cusco /  Pisac - Urubamba Valley

AM  Depart to Urubamba Valley by motor coach, along the road you will have some stops for your pictures to see the impressive Andean Range landscapes.
visit “AWANACANCHA”,  Southamerican 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.

- Lunch included in a local restaurant
- 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: 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 the train station of Ollantaytambo
- 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 EM representative at train station at the public area
- 01:15 pm. Bus ride to Machu Picchu
- 01: 45 pm. Arrival in Machu Picchu, meet your private Local Guide use facilities (s/. 1.00 one sol);  have passports handy to go through 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 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: June 24th  Inti Raymi Festival

- 08:30 – Departure time and transfer walk from hotel to Koricancha site.
- 09:00 – 09:30 See First part of the ceremony of the Raymi at the Koricancha.
- 09:30 – 10:00 Transfer walking from the 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 Third part of the celebration of the Inti Raymi in Sacsayhuaman. Main part of performance where we see the main ritual.
- 15:30 – 16:00 Return Transfer by bus from Sacsayhuaman to hotel in Cusco city.

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.

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

City and nearby ruins tour ends - Return to Hotel

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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Inti Raymi, Machupicchu and Pisac, 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 fro airport to hotel in Sacred Valley
-Pisaq Market

-Transfer assistant person meeting at airport Private Transportation and local tour guide for tour to Sacred Valley Admission tickets for the sites mentioned in program Lunch in local restaurant

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

- Private transport from Hotel to Ollanta train station and viceversa and transfer to hotel
- in Cusco
- Train ride service in Executive class 07:20am depature/ 16:12pm return
- Bus going up to Machu Picchu and return down Aguas Calientes.
- Admission tickets to Machu Picchu
- Private local tour guide to meet in Machupicchu after bus ride

24 June: Full Day Inti Raymi
- Pick up from hotel by transfer assistant representative

- Shared transportation and tour guide
- Admission tickets for the Inti Raymi ceremony
- Box Lunch

25 June: AM City Tour + Nearby Ruins
- Assistant representative

- Shared transport + Tour guide in Premium Service
- PM Transfer to airport Private transportation + Assistant representative

Not Included:

- Accomodation - Extra drinks
- Tips (optional)

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