At 8:00am or upon your arrival to the airport of CUSCO, you will be picked up by your English speaking guide where you will catch our comfortable private vehicle for this amazing trip to to the colorful village of CHINCHERO, where we will find the ruins of the Tupac Inca Yupanqui Royal House, we will appreciate its well preserve Inca wall in the main square and you will visit the beauty Colonial Temple with invaluable portraits, built over Inca Bases and then you will continue with the tour to the Inca site of MORAY. This is a fascinating, unique ruin; a fabulous amphitheater of terracing that was used as an agricultural experimental site by the Incas by taking advantage of the microclimates produced by the varying altitude to breed new varieties of their crops. We shall also visit the village of MARAS, and the salt pans which have made it famous. The salt pans are an unforgettable site-people from Maras have diverted a salt-laden spring coming out of the hillside, evaporating the water to collect salt, as their ancestors have done for centuries. We will walk among the SALT PANS; witnessing a scene largely unchanged from Inca times, the tour continues towards OLLANTAYTAMBO, an archaeological site that the Incas built as a fort and includes a temple, agricultural terraces, and an urban área. There are two distinct sectors: Araqama Ayllu, the religious and worship zone, and Qosqo Ayllu, the residential area. Ollantaytambo was an important administrative center with probable military functions due to the walls and towers. There are also traces of ancient roads and aqueducts. The town of Ollantaytambo is called a Living-Inca-Town, since the inhabitants maintain very old practices and customs. Afternoon, you will stop in Urubamba to enjoy a tasty buffet lunch in one of the great restaurant (variety of dishes and vegetarian optional) after the lunch, the tour continues to the Andean native markets and ruins of PISAC. This mountainous region of Peru offers mystical awe-inspiring sights to discover... along with farms and villages that welcome you with a taste of daily life.The ancient capital of the Inca Empire, On the way back to Cusco , you will stop at the ALPACA FARM or AWANACANCHA which is a weaving center with the goal to keep alive the traditional textile arts. Here you can see four members of the camelids family – llama, alpacas, vicunas and guanacos. Alpaca have thick wool and is the most commonly used while the vicunas are small and delicate with fur considered the finest. You can meet these fours camelids, learn about the harvesting of the different wools and the natural dying techniques and have change to see native weavers from different areas showing their weaving style and dress and then , before return to Cusco, you will stop at the ZOO of COCHAHUASI where you can observe the flight of the CONDOR`S, Andean pumas, fox, deer’s, parrots, macaws and variety of animals and birds and finally , transfer back to your hotel of Cusco.
- The colorful town of Chinchero
- Terracing of Moray,Maras and Salt Mines
- Ollantaytambo town and ruins.
- Andean buffet lunch in Urubamba ( Upon request by our customers )
- Pisac market and The Ruins
- Alpaca Farm and the zoo of Cochahuasi