From the Inca capital city of Cuzco to the archaeological ruins of
Sacsayhauman, Kenko, Pucapucara & Tambo Machay then to the famous Pisac Market for shopping in the
Sacred Valley. The trip would not be complete with out the Orient Express Vistadom train ride winding
into the Andean mountains to the mystical citidel of Machu Picchu. Here spend the night and enjoy the sunset or sunrise!
As all TAMBO TOURS programs this trip can be combined to many others to suite your time and interest.
Day 1 - Cuzco - Colonial City Tour & Sacsayhauman Park - Cuzco
On your arrival
into Cuzco our staff will meet and transfer you to the Hotel. Use the remainder of the morning to
acclimate to the 11,300 ft. altitude in the Inca capital of Cuzco. In the afternoon (1:45 p.m.),
our staff will meet and transfer you by bus for a City tour of Cuzco and the Colonial and Inca
sites of La Cathedral and Santo Domingo Convent, or Q’oricancha, Tambo Machay, Kenko, Pucapucara,
and Sacsayhauman. Early evening return to Cuzco (5:45-6:15 p.m.)and the preferred hotel.
Day 2 - Cuzco - Pisac Market - Ollantaytambo
Our staff will meet and transfer you in the morning (8:45 -9:00 a.m.) into the Sacred Valley of the Inca. This fertile region includes many Inca terraces
and farm land. Travel to the town of Pisac and the Ancient Pisac Market for the annual show where many of the local Indians sell and barter their hand
made textiles, fresh fruits, and vegetables. After an hour or so of mingling with the locals, you will proceed to eat lunch at a local hacienda restaurant in the
Sacred Valley. Afterwards, continue to Ollantaytambo which is the oldest continuously habituated town of the Inca that contains several important Inca
structures. At the top of the sixteen massive terraces are the ever impressive ruins of Ollantaytambo Fortress. This is where the Inca fought some of their
fiercest and strongest battles. It is unknown how the huge precisely carved stones were transported down one mountain range to the Ollantaytambo location,
or how they were fitted perfectly to support a strategic fortress that has bared the test of time. Also found here are “silos” or grain mills that are directly
adjacent to the fortress that could have maintained thousands of pounds of grain for the Inca and its people. Some of the grain was most likely produced in the
surrounding agricultural terracing by the variety of crops that were grown. Afterwards, remain in the Sacred Valley and transfer to the near by preferred hotel.
Overnight at the preferred hotel. (CB or BB / L)
Day 3 - Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu
You will be assisted to the Ollantaytambo train station for the 8:00 a.m. Vista dome First Class train. As it winds through the Andean Mountains, you will
pass through several small villages where the local Indian farmers manage their farms and reside just as they have for hundreds of years.
After the scenic ride you arrive at the final stop Aguas Calientes about ( 9:45 a.m. )Here, you will notice that the weather has changed to a tropical climate. You can now appreciate the abundance
of plants typical for this region and the Amazon basin. Here you will board the tourist bus and proceed up a incredible winding road that leads to the fabled site
of Machu Picchu. Thousands of people from around the world frequent this magnificent ancient site to pay homage and grasp the spectacular views of Machu
Picchu’s 7,800 ft. plateau. Upon your arrival ( 10:15 a.m. ) your guide will explain the history and the myths that surround this archaeological wonder. After
your tour, you will be transferred by bus to the base of Machu Picchu and the town of Aguas Calientes. Lunch will be served at the local hotel.( 1:30 - 2:00
p.m.) Remainder of the day on your own. Ovenight at the selected hotel. (CB or BB / L)( Note: Overnight at Sanctuary Lodge incl. BB/L/D, the Pueblo Hotel incl. BB & D )
Day 4 - Machu Picchu - Cuzco Note: 2nd day re-entry into Machu Picchu not incl.
Today you will have the full day to explore Machu Picchu and its surroundings on your own. (We suggest to take a picnic basket on a short hike to Wayna Picchu or to
the Inti Puku Pass ( Gate of the Sun ) where you can get a birds eye view of this massive site. Later that after noon ( 3:30 p.m. ) you will depart Machu Picchu by Vistadome First Class train for your return to Cuzco.
After your return to Cuzco you will be transferred to the preferred hotel.
( CB or BB )
Day 5 - Cuzco to Lima
Our staff will transfer you to the Cuzco airport for your departing flight to Lima, or an additional tour to Amazon, Lake Titicaca & other archaeological cities. (CB or BB)