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Sample Itinerary - REF SOUTH AMERICA 159

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Day 1: Cuzco

Upon arrival into Cusco Airport, you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel. Morning at leisure to rest in your hotel in order to avoid altitude sickness. PM: City tour and 04 nearby ruins (Shared Basis) This afternoon you will go on a private escorted sightseeing tour of the city of Cusco, archaeological capital of South America. Cusco also has the finest examples of Inca history and architecture. A visit of the city's most important historical monuments, The Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Koricancha Temple, and a visit to the surrounding ruins of the Kenko Amphitheater, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara, and Sacsayhuaman Fortress. After the tour you will be driven back to your hotel. Overnight at Sonesta Posada del Inca

Day 2: Cuzco

Full Day Sacred Valley tour with Lunch (Shared Basis) We will visit the Sacred Valley and we will have a walk around the typical Indian market. We will have lunch in a local restaurant and then head to the Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo through Calca and Urubamba. Ollantaytambo was built to protect the entrance of this part of the Valley and prevent the possible invasions of tribes from the jungle. The Citadel consists of a series of superimposed terraces. We will have the opportunity to walk among the town’s little streets and get a clear idea of what this military, religious and cultural center was like during the Inca Empire. Ovenight at Overnight at Sonesta Posada del Inca

Day 3: Cuzco - Sacred Valley

Full Day Chinchero, Maras and Moray tour with lunch Visit Chinchero. An attractive church built during the Colony is the highlight of this village and on the inside hang lovely paintings from the Cusco School. Likewise, you can visit impressive archeological remains in the area. Continue to Maras. Finally, visit Moray agricultural terraces. An impressive spectacle – a circular system of terraces, possibly used for agricultural experimentation Incan Empire. Lunch included on a local restaurant. Ovenright in Sacred Valley at Inkallpa Valle Sagrado

Day 4: Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes

Morning transfer to the train station for an amazing train journey to the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu. Along the way you will enjoy the changing landscape as you travel from Andean highlands to the beginnings of the jungle before finally arriving at the town of Aguas Calientes. From here we will board the bus that will take you on a 20 minute ride up to the citadel of Machu Picchu, or Lost City of the Incas, A guided tour of the Citadel includes the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various burial grounds. Lunch at Machu Picchu sanctuary Lodge Dinner and overnight in Aguas Calientes at El Mapi

Day 5: Aguas Calientes - Cuzco

Day at leisure (Guide service and Second entrance fees are not included) Excellent opportunity to wake up early and enjoy a beautiful sunrise as well as stroll around the Town of Aguas Calientes and visit its Hot Springs Thermal waters. In the afternoon, return to by train and upon arrival at the train station you will be met by our representative and private driver for your transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Cusco at Sonesta Posada del Inca Cusco

Day 6: Cuzco

Breakfast at hotel Transfer on time to the airport to board your flight