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Cusco Short Trip from Lima

Cusco Short Trip from Lima
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Day 1 Lima - Cusco

You will picked up from your hotel in Lima and transferred to the airport. A morning flight takes us high into the Andes to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire. You will have time to acclimatize to the altitude and after a light lunch we will have a guided tour of Cusco where you will learn about the city’s fascinating past and present. In the evening you have the chance to go to a nice restaurant to try the highland cuisine.

Day 2 Sacred Valley of the Incas - Aguas Calientes
We make an excursion along the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We will visit the impressive ruins of Pisac and its famous Indian market where you can find a variety of jewellery, handicrafts, musical instruments, textiles between other curiosities. After lunch we will drive further down the Sacred Valley with our local guide to Ollantaytambo, an original and still inhabited Inca town. We will visit the impressive ruins of the fortress. After dinner we take the train to Aguas Calientes, the village below Machu Picchu, where we spent the night.

Day 3 Machu Picchu - Cusco
We get up early today to go with our guide to Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas. We´ll have a guided tour of the site, and then you will have time for yourselves to wander around Machu Picchu and make pictures. If you are feeling energetic there will be time to hike up to the Sun Gate on a piece of original Inca Trail. From the Sun Gate you will be able to enjoy an amazing panoramic view of Machu Picchu and the steep green surrounding mountains. In the afternoon we will take a scenic train ride and transfer back to Cusco. 

Day 4 Cusco -Lima
Flight back to the capital Lima.

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