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Historical Cusco Tour

6 days and 3 nights Tour: Experiential History Min: 2 persons
Carol B
2024-03-20
Breathtaking views beyond describable lifetime adventure Very informitive and beautiful views wonderful pictures. I have already sent word to family they MUST come see!! The guides were friendly and helpful!!!
Heath A
2024-03-19
Amazing Experience!! An absolute once in a lifetime experience I will never forget! We were met by our guide immediately when stepping out of the train station and he was very friendly, funny, and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend anyone coming to Peru to book through Rap Travel Peru!!!
John V
2024-03-19
Totally unforgettable!! I was an amazing experience from start to finish. Every checkpoint was smooth and efficient. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone!!!
nick d
2024-03-19
Amazing time at Machu Picchu!!!!!👏👏👏👏👏 Had amazing time with some amazing people from rap travel the guide was amazing and very knowledgeable and attentive of everything that he was showing us had great insight and information and made it to where we can understand and enjoy what we were looking at in the history of the site!!!!!👏👏👏📣📣📣📣
Adriano M
2024-03-15
Passeios Maravilhosos e equipe receptiva Equipe super prestativa, desde a reserva até os guias turísticos. Fomos atendidos pelo brasileiro Luis, que estava sempre a disposição para ajudar com quaisquer dúvidas ou problemas. Os guias também foram super receptivos e bem dispostos a ajudar. Recomendo 100%
Yoselin A
2024-03-15
Mejores Días en Perú Desde el primer día la atención y servicio fueron excelentes, muy buenas recomendaciones sobre lugares donde comer, conocer y los mejores guías/fotógrafos. Gracias por recibirnos!
Castro Díaz D
2024-03-15
Experiencia increíble en Perú Mi estancia en Cusco con la agencia RAP Travel fue increíble, nos hicieron sentir como en casa desde que llegamos a la ciudad, los tours, guías, atención, todo fue demasiada buena. Recomendable para que vengan a conocer Perú de la mejor manera.
Marco F
2024-02-24
Nuestro viaje a Perú. Todo fantástico!! Nos encantó las atenciones de RAP Travel Perú y de todo su personal. Los tours bien planificados, puntuales. Todo A1, nos vamos súper contentos con el servicio. Los recomendamos al 1000%, el cooking class traditional fue excelente. El ceviche de trucha y lomo de alpaca para chuparse los dedos.
Madrily D
2024-02-24
Experiencias en Cusco. La experiencia en Perú, fue muy placentera. Nos encantó todo nuestro viaje, la compañía RAP Travel Perú. Nos ayudó muchísimo con la planificación con este viaje. 100% recomendado.
Silvia R
2024-02-23
Viaje mágico Excelente experiencia con la agencia rap travel , todos fueron muy amables y nos ayudaron a armar nuestro paquete turístico de acuerdo a nuestras necesidades

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Description Tours in Cusco and Machupicchu

With the “Historic Cusco Tour”, you will get to know the historic capital of Peru, formerly known as the capital of the Inca empire and one of the most important cities of Peru since the time of the viceroyalty. But also hike through the mountains and jungle eyebrow, climbing up to 5,100 meters above sea level to have a formidable view of the red valley, rainbow mountain and the Apu Ausangate. Imagine visiting Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay, Qoricancha, Pisaq, Ollantaytambo and finally the wonderful citadel of Machupicchu; in this tour this dream will come true, the millenary Cusco is waiting for you.

CITY TOUR CUSCO, is the traditional trip where we will visit the city of Cusco and 4 ruins. The City tour begins in the center of the city with a visit to the impressive cathedral of Cusco in whose foundations is an Inca enclosure, this tour includes the visit of the Cathedral, the temple of the holy family and the church of the triumph. From here we will go to Qoricancha, one of the most important and representative places of the Inca Culture, then by bus we will go up to visit the archaeological centers of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay.

TOUR HUMANTAY LAGOON, is a mountain covered with snow that is part of the Vilcabamba mountain range and gives rise to the formation of this splendid turquoise lagoon that is fed by glaciers of the mountain and is a jewel of nature on the route of the Apu Salkantay. The Humantay Lake is located at 4,180 masl and is at a distance of 123 km from Cusco. This tour is an option for people who like hiking and nature, on the route we will appreciate beautiful landscapes, crops of different products such as corn, avocado, pumpkin and others that are produced in this valley of Limatambo.

THE SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS, is composed of numerous rivers that descend through ravines and small valleys, has numerous archaeological monuments and indigenous peoples.  It is scattered with beautiful colonial towns that were created, and that today show their mestizaje in architecture, art and living culture. There are the towns of Chinchero and its weavers, Pisac and its craft fair, Urubamba and its cosmopolitanism, Ollantaytambo with its fortress and its living Inca people.

TOURS IN CUSCO AND MACHUPICCHU, ancient Andean Inca village, located in the Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru, in the Andes mountain range at 2,430 meters above sea level; it is located in the Cusco region, province of Urubamba, district of Machupicchu. Machu Picchu would have been one of the resting places of Pachacutec, ninth Inca of the Tahuantinsuyo between 1438 and 1470.

It is considered, at the same time, a masterpiece of architecture and engineering. Its peculiar architectural and landscape characteristics and the veil of mystery that has woven around it a good part of the literature published about the site, have made it one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet, as well as one of the 7th wonders of the modern world.

MONTAÑA ARCOÍRIS O MONTAÑA DE COLORES, the locals call it Cerro Colorado or Vinincunca, is a mountain in Peru with an altitude of 5,200 meters above sea level. It is located on the road to the snowy Ausangate in the Cordillera del Vilcanota, in the district of Pitumarca.

Its slopes and summits are tinged with intense shades of fuchsia, turquoise, lavender and gold; the visual spectacle offered by Vinincunca attracts visitors since early 2016, these sediments transported by the water that once covered the area, over time were forming layers and the movement of tectonic plates in the area raised these sediments until they became mountains.  Then they acquired their striking colors due to the oxidation of its minerals, exerted by the humidity of the area and the erosion of the same that today are seen as the stripes that attract tourists so much.

Enjoy Tours in Cusco and Machupicchu

TRAVEL PLAN

  • Day 01 : Arrival to Cusco – Tour in Cusco
  • Day 02: Tour Humantay Lagoon
  • Day 03: Sacred Valley Tour
  • Day 04: Machu Picchu Tour
  • Day 05: Colored Mountain Tour
  • Day 06: End – Transfer to the airport

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: City Tour in Cusco

Cusco – Catedral – Qoricancha – Sacsayhuaman – Qenqo – Puca Pucara- Tambomachay – Cusco.

  • At the agreed time pick up from the airport to your hotel, free morning to acclimatize.
  • City Tour Cusco: 12.50 – 13.10 hrs, pick up at your hotel. If your hotel is outside the historic center, we will meet you at our office at 13.00 hrs, the tour begins visiting the Cathedral of Cusco and its more than 600 paintings of the Cusco school (40 min).
  • 14.10 hrs We will go to Qoricancha on foot seeing beautiful Inca streets (10 min).
  • 14.20 hrs We will enter the Qoricancha or House of the Sun, main temple in Inca times where we will learn about Inca religiosity and architecture (40 min).
  • 15.00 hrs We will take our transportation and go to Sacsayhuaman (15 min) we will have a guided tour through the huge walls of this Inca temple built for the god Illapa or lightning (45 min).
  • We will take the bus again to Qenqo (5 min) where we will have a tour to this other ancient Inca temple. Then in our mobility we will move forward (10 min) and go to Puka Pucara and Tambomachay water temple. We will finish our tour at 18.00 hrs.
  • We will leave you in the center of the city so you can have dinner or stroll through the main square of Cusco or go to see the dances of Cusco in the Qosqo Center of Native Art.

Lodging: Hotel in Cusco

Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner- Passenger

Day 2: Laguna Humantay Tour

Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa – Laguna Humantay – Cusco.

  • 04.00 – 04.50 hrs We will start the pick up at your hotel.
  • 05.00 hrs Departure from Cusco in our transport to the town of Mollepata, there we will stop for breakfast. Then we will move on to Soraypampa.
  • 09.00 hrs Arrival to Soraypampa – start of the road to Salkantay located at 3,880 meters above sea level.
  • 09.30 hrs We will start the hike to the Humantay lagoon.
  • 10.30 hrs Arrival to Humantay Lake. Beginning of the guided tour, our guide will illustrate why many come to its crystal clear waters to escape from the bustle of the city and routine. And those who want to breathe the 100% pure air of the Andes and observe nature in its wildest state.
  • It is known according to local tradition that the Apu Humantay, is the youngest son of the Apu Salkantay. And both are in charge of rationalizing and distributing the water that descends from its eternal snows to the many populations that live in its foothills. For this reason, the local population venerates this lagoon as a deity that represents the Pachamama.
  • In the surroundings of the Humantay lagoon you can observe innumerable apachetas (stones superimposed one on top of the other that are placed in sacred sites) that have been placed by the local population and by travelers as offerings of gratitude to the Pachamama or for having successfully reached the Humantay lagoon, and also to ask for protection on your trip.
  • 12.00 hrs After enjoying this unique and unforgettable experience in its natural environment, we will return to Soraypampa and board the bus to Mollepata.
  • 13.00 hrs Here we will renew our energies, having a delicious buffet lunch.
  • 14.30 hrs In our transportation we will start our return to Cusco.
  • 17.00 hrs Approximate arrival to Cusco, we will leave you near the main square.

Lodging: Hotel In Cusco

Breakfast – Hotel / Lunch – Agency / Dinner – Passenger

Day 3: Sacred Valley Tour

Cusco – Pisaq – Mercado Artesanal – Urubamba – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes.

  • 08.00 hrs Pick up at your hotel to start the Sacred Valley of the Incas tour, the first place to visit is the archaeological group of Pisaq and the handicraft market of Pisaq.
  • Then we will go by bus to Urubamba for lunch buffet at the Tunupa Restaurant. After lunch, we will move on to the living town of Ollantaytambo, a town that still maintains its splendor from when the Incas left it. The visit of the archaeological group of Ollantaytambo will give us an idea of what this religious, military and cultural center was like.
  • 16.00 – 19.00 hrs after the tour in Ollantaytambo, we will go to the train station to board the train that will take us in 1h 45 minutes to the town of Aguas Calientes, hotel staff will be waiting for us and take you to your hotel, to rest tonight in this picturesque town.
  • 20.30 – 21.00 hrs The guide will visit us at the hotel to coordinate the tour in Machupicchu, the next day.

Lodging: Hotel in Machupicchu

Breakfast – Hotel/ Lunch – Agency/ Dinner- Passenger

Day4: Tour Machu Picchu

Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco.

  • At the agreed time we will meet with the guide to board the bus that will transfer us to Machupicchu, travel time 45 min.
  • We present the income of Machupicchu and we will enter to start the guided tour of 2h 30 min, booking this tour to Machupicchu you can know the most important archaeological center of South America and all its different tourist attractions.
  • At the end of the Machu Picchu tour, we will be able to continue visiting the beautiful Machu Picchu on our own, then we will once again board the buses that will take us back to the town of Aguas Calientes.
  • 12.45 hrs We will go to the respective restaurant to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch. Time to visit the Machupicchu Handicraft Market or relax in the Aguas Calientes Hot Springs.
  • 14.30 – 19.00 hrs We will board the tourist train at any of the schedules, according to availability with arrival in Ollantaytambo (1h 30 min) Depending on availability. REMEMBER, that in high tourism season the train schedules may vary.
  • 15.56 – 20.41 hrs We arrive at the train station in Ollantaytambo, our transfer will be attentive to the arrival to transfer us to the hotel in Cusco. Travel time 1h 40 min.)
  • 18.00 – 22.00 hrs Arrival to the hotel in Cusco.

Lodging: Hotel In Cusco

Breakfast – Hotel / Lunch – Agency / Dinner – Passenger

Day 5: Colored Mountain Tour

Cusco – Cusipata – Montaña 7 Colores – Cusipata – Cusco.

  • 04.00 – 04.30 hrs We will pick you up from your hotel and start the trip in a minivan. After 2hrs we will arrive to the town of Cusipata, where we will have a delicious breakfast.
  • We board again the mobility and travel for 1 hour to reach the starting point of the hike.
    We will walk 2km approx. (1h) through the mountains, enjoying beautiful high Andean landscapes accompanied by the snow-capped mountains of the Andes, undoubtedly the route rewards the long bus ride we made.
  • After 1 h. of walking we will arrive at our destination the mountain of colors where we can enjoy the spectacle of colors that gives us the Pachamama (mother earth) we will have 40 min. to enjoy the scenery.
  • Then we will start the return which will be easier because everything will be downhill. 12.00 hrs We will take our transport to our restaurant in Cusipata where we will have a nutritious buffet lunch.
  • Finally we will return to Cusco city where we will arrive at 17.00 hrs approx. and we will leave you near the main square.

Lodging: Hotel In Cusco

Breakfast and Lunch – Agency/ Dinner – Passenger

Day 6: Transfer to the airport

  • At the appropriate time transfer to Cusco Airport.
  • We board the plane Cusco – Lima

Breakfast – Hotel /Lunch & Dinner – Passenger

INCLUDES

INCLUDES:

HOTELS: 

  • Hotel in Cusco – 4 nights
  • Hotel in Machu Picchu – 1 night
  • Transfer Airport/Hotel/Airport

Cusco City Tour

  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Tourist transportation
  • BTG General tourist ticket (Entrance to archaeological sites)
  • Entrance to the Cathedral and Qoricancha

Tour laguna Humantay 

  • Tourist transportation
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Entrance
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • First aid
  • Oxygen

Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour

  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Tourist transportation
  • Buffet lunch at TUNUPA restaurant

Machu Picchu Tour

  • Tourist train ticket Ollantaytambo/Machupicchu/Ollantaytambo
  • Bus up and down Machupicchu
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Entrance to Machupicchu Sanctuary
  • Lunch at Apu Inti Restaurant – Mapi
  • Private transfer Ollantaytambo to Cusco

Colored Mountain Tour

  • Tourist transportation
  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrance
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • First Aid
  • Oxygen

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Entrance fee to Wayna Picchu or Machupicchu Mountain USD 15.00
  • Entrance fee to Laguna Humantay S/. 10.00
  • Horses and muleteer S/. 80.00
  • Carbonated drinks
  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

RECOMMENDATIONS:

WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING?

  • Small backpack with change of clothes
  • Hat or cap
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun block
  • Windbreaker
  • Mineral water and snacks
  • Rain poncho (November – April)
  • Camera and camcorder
  • Extra Money: Small bills and coins

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Dress warmly
  • Bring a polo shirt to change, water, snacks, cereal or chocolate bars, sun block, sun hat.
  • Wear dark glasses and comfortable shoes for trekking.

PRICES

GROUP SERVICE TOUR

Historical Cusco Tour

PRICE PER PERSON

Minimum 02 people

GROUP SERVICE TOUR

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Historic Cusco Tour

During the Historic Cusco Tour, the highest altitude is reached at Rainbow Mountain, which is located at approximately 5,200 meters above sea level (masl). It’s essential to consider the high altitude, as some people may experience altitude sickness. It’s recommended to take precautions such as resting upon arrival, staying hydrated, and avoiding excessive physical exertion at the beginning of your stay in the city.

It is advisable to acclimatize before embarking on the Historic Cusco Tour due to the high altitude of Cusco, which can lead to altitude sickness. Some tips for acclimatization include arriving in advance, drinking water, avoiding alcohol and caffeine, resting, eating lightly, and consulting a doctor if necessary. Adaptation to altitude is an individual process but is essential to fully enjoy the tour once you have acclimatized.

Recommendation: Spend 1 to 2 days in Cusco for acclimatization.

Machu Picchu is located in the Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru, in the Andes mountain range, at an altitude of 2,430 meters above sea level. It is situated in the Cusco region, Urubamba province, Machupicchu district.

Machu Picchu is considered a masterpiece of Inca architecture and engineering. Its unique architectural and landscape features, combined with its mystery, make it one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

It is recommended to bring a small backpack with a change of clothes, a hat or sun hat, comfortable shoes, sunscreen, a windbreaker, bottled mineral water, snacks, a rain poncho (if traveling from November to April), a camera, and extra money in small bills and coins.

During the Rainbow Mountain Tour, you can enjoy stunning mountain landscapes accompanied by snow-capped peaks in the Andes. The main attraction is Rainbow Mountain itself, with its vibrant color stripes, a unique natural spectacle on Mother Earth. You’ll also see apachetas and appreciate the beauty of nature in its wildest state.

The colors of Rainbow Mountain are due to the presence of various minerals in its geological layers, as well as erosion, oxidation, and stratification of these minerals over time. Exposure to environmental factors such as oxygen and humidity has also contributed to the intensity of these colors. In summary, the color palette of Rainbow Mountain is the result of geological and environmental processes that have interacted for millions of years to create this extraordinary landscape.

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