Cusco, (also spelled Cuzco or Qosqo), endures as one of the undisputed highlights of South America, an unforgettable vacation destination. According to Inca mythology, this two mile-high Spanish Colonial city sprung from the naval of the earth.
This storied capital offers the complete package. The gateway to the Inca Citadel Machu Picchu, it offers a dynamic mix of traditional Andean culture and innovative modern amenities — world class restaurants, hotels and boutiques. Its unique character is preserved in a vibrant indigenous culture and in the narrow side streets and massive carved stone foundations inter laid with inexplicable perfection by the Inca more than five centuries ago.
In the 15th century, the Inca landscape was a sacred space, conceived according to the alignments of “huacas” — mountains, springs, rocks and shrine deities — integrally connected to a lunar-stellar calendar. Inca priest-astronomers read the sky, lining up natural and man-made markers on the horizon that radiated out from Cusco, the navel of the universe.
This 5-day program sets your sights on that celestial sphere. The ancient Inca cosmo-vision will be front and center in your mind as you visit the incomparable ruins of Machu Picchu, Cusco and the Sacred Valley.
A four-day vacation to explore Cusco and its archaeological ruins. And if one day at Machu Picchu is not enough, then this tour is for you: An overnight excursion to Machu Picchu to experience the mystic grounds of the Inca citadel at your own pace after most of the visitors have rushed back down to Aguas Calientes station in the valley below to catch the train back to Cusco.
Return to the ruins the next morning for peaceful contemplation before the first tourist train arrives.
A 7-day journey that makes the most of the fact that Cusco is a mountain biker’s paradise. Inca stone trails, farm tracks, gravel and paved roads — our routes through the heart of the ancient Andean empire offer options for all ability levels every day. Mix single track or easy downhill road riding in any combination – and see all the highlights: Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Salineras, and of course, Machu Picchu. Nearly all riding is downhill or along flat terrain. Whether you’re a seasoned biker or a beginner who enjoys getting around by pedal power, this trip is for you! (Fixed Departure Group Tour)
A five-day vacation package offering the best of Cusco, and full-day excursions to explore Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Inca, and the amazing Huari ruins of Piquillacta and the Andean “Sistine Chapel” of Andahuaylillas.
This four-day vacation package lets you experience the most important sites of Cusco, and explore Machu Picchu, as well as enjoy a full-day tour of the Sacred Valley of the Inca, where Quechua-speaking farmers still use hand plows fashioned from wood to harvest corn, barley, squash and beans amid the ruins of once mighty Inca fortresses and towns.
This three-day vacation package offers the highlights of Cusco, the most important historic and archaeological sites in and around the Inca capital, and a full-day excursion to explore Machu Picchu, the ruins of Inca Pachacutec’s citadel city atop a jungle mountaintop.
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