DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO CUSCO
When you arrive to Cusco airport one of our PERU BY LOCALS Travel representative will meet you
and drive you to your hotel, on the way he/she will show you some samples of Inca constructions and colonial and the historic center.
The rest of the day you may just want to relax and explore the historic center of Cusco to adjust to the altitude or visit Peruvian cuisine restaurants.
Overnight in Cusco.
DAY 2: CUSCO CITY TOUR
DAY 2: CUSCO CITY TOUR
Spend the morning at your leisure, it will be a great idea to explore Cusco streets that keep still the
beauty of Inca work, and you should not miss the SAN PEDRO MARKET, it is a local market that is the main provider of all the food for hotels and restaurant in Cusco.
In the afternoon you will meet your guide who will guide you to the following attractions. Cathedral of Cusco, cathedral, where you can view colonial paintings by the Cusco school of painting at the time, including a painting of the Last Supper with the local specialty, cuy (guinea pig). As the main dish. The local painters managed to capture the culture and history in uniquely historical way in the art work such as paintings.
The following place will be Qoricancha or the temple of the Sun, in the Inca times with its amazing architecture that kept on its walls for centuries and one of the greatest examples of the Inca buildings in Cusco.
Next, you will visit Saqsayhuaman, where you will have a guided tour of this incredible architectural site, built with stones that weigh up to 120 tons and amazingly fit together without the help of a mortar! There is probably not a place in the world that can beat the architectural skill of this place. Afterwards you will tour the Inca archaeological site of Qenqo, considered to be the temple of the Mother Earth and also once probably the tomb of the most important king of the Incan empire PACHAKUTEQ.
Finally, you will visit the Incan sites of Pukapuk
DAY 3: SACRED VALLEY TOUR
DAY 3: SACRED VALLEY TOUR
The Sacred Valley of the Incas is an incomparably beautiful stretch of small villages and ancient ruins spread across a broad plain and rugged mountain slopes northwest of Cusco. It is the main valley of Cusco, capital of the Inca Empire. It was the best place for maize production in Peru as well as a great source of natural wealth.
The first Incan site you will visit will be Pisaq, a beautiful site with its Temple of the Sun, ancient Inca cemetery, terraces, great architecture and an unbelievably great view of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
After seeing the ruins of Pisaq your guide will take you to the local market where you will find a variety of handicrafts, locals garments made from Alpaca, a perfect place for shopping.
Leaving Pisaq, you will take a 1 hour to Urubamaba where you will have.
Ollantaytambo the last place to be visited with its majestic Inca architecture. Your guide will give you tour of the temples, the bath of the princess, terraces.
In the evening you will then catch a train to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town), where you will spend the night.
DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU TOUR
Machu Picchu is considered a masterpiece of architecture and engineering. Its unique architectural features and landscape contribute to a veil of mystery woven around much of the literature published about the site. The magic and mystery of Machu Picchu is internationally recognized and it has been on the List of World Heritage Sites of UNESCO since 1983 as part of a cultural and ecological site known as the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
In the morning you will take an early bus to Machu Picchu, in time for sunrise. Your guide will give you a detailed tour on the culture and history of the city. You will visit the main temple, the Temple of the Condor, Inca palaces, the stone quarry and the sun observatory.
After a guided tour you will have time to explore Machu Picchu at your leisure.
In the afternoon you will catch the train back to Cusco.
At the Cusco station a representative of PERY BY LOCALS travel will meet you to take you back to your hotel in Cusco.
DAY 5: JOSE L CONDOR’S FAMILY AND SCHOOL VISIT
When you travel don’t just do tours but come with us to experience the local culture, eat the most
organic food, learn about the local life, their traditions, and their history and share yours with them, We know our culture, because we are Quechuas and we are very proud of showing our living culture to all of you.
Huayllaccocha is the name of JOSE L CONDOR’S home town, a Quechua community
Located in North-west Cusco, 25 miles away, between Cusco and Machu Picchu at 12 400 ft.
Today you will have the chance to visit a Quechua Village and spend for about 4 or 5 hours with Jose L Condor’s parents and participate in some activities they do this will provide us a window into the past, inhabited by the Incan descendants who have preserved many traditions and get a real feel of the local life in the Andes.
● In the morning we will take our transportation and be driving for about 45 minutes until you arrive to Izcuchaca where you will stop, that is a town along the way, here you will visit the local market to see all the local products that local ladies sell such as fresh vegetables, fruits, cheese, and others, also we will buy some bread (chutas) which is big rounded bread that people always buy as gift when they visit a family, and for us visiting them (locals), will make you feel part of their family.
● After you visit to the local market you will take the car for another 30 more minutes until you will arrive