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Day 1: CUSCO NAVEL OF THE WORLD

Pass By: Cusco 08007, Peru
Upon your arrival to the airport in Cusco, an Inkayni Peru Tours member will be there to greet you and take you to our partner lodge, located in the charming historic district of San Blas. The lodge is centrally located and only a few minutes walk from the Plaza de Armas, the beautiful and bustling town center. This day will be reserved for resting and acclimatising to the altitude, approximately 3400 meters (11,000 feet).

Meet your expedition group at 5:00pm

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Tandapata Boutique Hotel *** or similar

Day 2: CITY TOUR

Stop At: Cusco 08007, Peru
This trip starts at Sacsayhuaman, one of the emblematic buildings of the Inca Empire (just a few minutes from the centre of the city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site) built by the Inca Pachacutec in the 15th Century. It is a vast fortress built from huge stones; how they were transported and worked is still a mystery. It has been calculated that what we see today is only twenty percent of the original structure, because when the Spanish arrived they used its stones for new buildings such as the cathedral.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Tandapata Boutique Hotel *** or similar.

Day 3: MACHU PICCHU

Stop At: Machu Picchu, 08680, Peru
Today, we will rise very early for breakfast and ascend to the citadel Inka of Machu Picchu (approx 25 minutes by bus) to appreciate sunrise at this magical place, a famous masterpiece of architecture and engineering, believed to have been a sanctuary and energetic center. Today, Machu Picchu is recognized by UNESCO as one of the seven wonders of the world and a World Heritage site.

Optional: The trek to the peak of Huayna Picchu, a rigorous climb on steep trails with impressive ruins and spectacular views, a round-trip of 2 hours.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Golden Sunrise Hotel *** or similar

Day 4: OLLANTAYTAMBO – MORAY-SALT MINES

Stop At: Sacred Valley of the Incas, 0051 Peru
Return to “living” Inka town of Ollantaytambo by train and continue by car to Moray, an ancient construction designed for agricultural investigations and studies of different crops in a range of altitudes. Here, the many concentric “rings” of terraces produce a fine gradient of micro-climates; the warmth of the lowest central ring slowly dissipates as the rings ascend outward and upward, creating reductions in temperatures until reaching the ground-level norm.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Chinchero Hotel Boutique

Day 5: CHINCHERO (TEXTILE INTERPRETATION CENTER)

Stop At: Sacred Valley of the Incas, 0051 Peru
Chinchero: the rainbow village, home of the ruins of the royal palace of the Inka Túpac Inca Yupanqui, a picturesque community located on a high plateau overlooking the many snowcapped peaks of the Cusco region. Here we can admire the wellpreserved Inka walls of the main square as well as the many altars. We will also visit the beautiful colonial church, unique for its interior artwork and imagery.

Moving on, we will participate in a wonderful introduction and learning experience of the art of Andean textiles; throughout the afternoon we will become acquainted with the wisdom of Andean weavings as maintained since long before Inka times. Traditional food will be prepared for lunch here.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: la Casa de Barro Lodge.

Day 6: ANIMAL SANCTUARY – PISAQ – PISAQ MARKET

Stop At: Sacred Valley of the Incas, 0051 Peru
Travel to the Sacred Valley of the Inkas towards the town of Pisaq. We will stop on the way to visit the animal sanctuary of Cochawasi: here we may observe many of the native Andean species such as the puma, Andean cóndor, alpacas, and many more. Further en route we will stop for at a spectacular viewing location to observe the Urubamba river as it curves like a serpent through the mosaic-like agricultural lands.

As we continue towards the town of Pisaq, we may also observe the construction design of the archaeological site of Pisaq, which many say portrays the profile of a condor. Pisaq is known mainly for two reasons – for its famous craft market and for its archaeological site. Here we will have free time to wander the market and to interact with the many local artisans. The ruins of Pisaq, high above the modern town on the mountain, is one of the most important of the Sacred Valley.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Tandapata Boutique hotel *** or similar.

Day 7: FREE WALKING TOUR -FLY TO LIMA

Pass By: Cusco 08007, Peru
Free morning to relax, This afternoon transfer to the airport for your departure to Lima

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
When you arrive in Cusco, one member of Inkayni team will be waiting for you in the airport or bus terminal. About tours, we will pick you up from your hotel we previously booked for you.


Airports

  • Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport, Avenida Velasco Astete, Cusco 08006, Peru
Duration
7 days
Inclusions
  • 6x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • 06 night’s accommodations in 03 stars hotels (based in double occupation)
  • All entrances fee
  • All transfer.
  • Executive (Incarail) or Expedition train to Machu Picchu.
  • Buses to Machu Picchu. (Round trip)
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide during whole trip
  • Entry/Admission - Cusco
  • Entry/Admission - Machu Picchu
  • Entry/Admission - Sacred Valley of the Incas
Exclusions
  • International & Local Flights
  • Single suplement: US$300 (03 stars hotel)
  • Huayna Picchu entrance fee US$35
  • Travel Insurance .
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Original Passport
  • Current University Card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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I did the 7 day Andean experience and it was everything I hoped for and more! Machu Picchu and all the ruins and mountains make you feel so small. Pictures don't do it justice! Jonathan and Percy were wonderful. Percy kept us safe and sound on curvy mountain roads and very
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Response from Cruiser766399, marketing at 07 Day Andean Experience Through the Living Culture of the Incas
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Emily, many thanks for kindly words about our company. For us organise all for your short inca trail to Machupicchu in Cusco was a pleasure, our guides Jonathan and Percy thanks your review because it helps him to continue improving and provide a good service to the future passengers. We hope you had the best memories of us. Best regards, INKAYNI PERU TOURS.
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I came to Peru for the first time a few weeks ago together with my family. We absolutely enjoyed the week we spent there. Franco (our guide) and Fernando (our driver) did a fantastic job with not only the tour but also showing us around in general, educating us on the Peruvian
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Response from Cruiser766399, marketing at 07 Day Andean Experience Through the Living Culture of the Incas
Responded 24 Nov 2019
Dear Anna, thank you so much for the trust placed in us, we are happy to know that you absolutely enjoyed the week you spent here. We hope you come back soon! Warm regards, INKAYNI PERU TOURS.
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I have traveled to 6 continents and this by far was the best tour I have had ever!! Ronald was our tour guide and he went out of his way to show us the culture and he knew the best places to take us including restaurants and shopping. I celebrated my birthday Peruvian style with
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Response from Cruiser766399, marketing at 07 Day Andean Experience Through the Living Culture of the Incas
Responded 27 Oct 2019
Dear Cathy, our Ronald thank you your review, he really feels that he could provide you good times during your visit to Peru and made the experience incredible. All our staff thanks you your recommendation. We hope you come back soon. Kind regards, INKAYNI PERU TOURS.
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We lucked out when we booked an 8-12 person tour that only we showed up for. We had a private tour for the whole 7 days with Franco (tour guide) and Miguel (driver). They were truly above and beyond what I what we would expect from a tour guide. They assisted with luggage,
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Response from lisseth sofia m, marketing at 07 Day Andean Experience Through the Living Culture of the Incas
Responded 27 Aug 2019
Dear Danielle, thank you so much for your commentary. We take your review of the best way because it help us to continue improving. Our guide Franco and Miguel are happy for your kind words. Anyway, we really hope that you have nice memories of your trip. Kind regards, INKAYNI PERU TOURS.
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Our group had a really great experience in Cusco with the help of this wonderful tour company. Our guide FRANCO was very knowledgable, helpful and very patient. Our driver PERCY always made sure that we're comfortable the entire time. Both FRANCO and PERCY are fun to be with
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Response from lisseth sofia m, marketing at 07 Day Andean Experience Through the Living Culture of the Incas
Responded 18 Aug 2019
Dear Customer, many thanks for your commentary and recommendation. We are so happy to know that our guide Franco and the driver Percy were helpful and patient with you during your visit in Cusco. We hope you come back soon! Best regards, INKAYNI PERU TOURS.
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dandjexploring
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Greatest experience and guides
Our 10 day tour was the highlight of our 2 months in South America. Our comments are as follows: * Ronald and
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herv_d248
Grosse Ile, Michigan
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Privat family trip from Cusco to Ollantaytambo via the Sacred Valley with wheel chair
We had booked a privat tour through the sacred valley. All our questions by email were answered immediately. They
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luziaruas
20
Best way to Machu Picchu
I did the 4 day Inca jungle adventure with my friends and we had the time of our life! Our guide Jonathan couldn’t
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Q7631KRteresap
Cusco, Peru
10
Inca Jungle Adventure
If you go to Peru and want to visit Machu Picchu I highly recommend This tour. My friends and I went with Jonathan
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MarianaNC1
20
4 day inka jungle adventure - unforgettable trip
I have done the 4 day inka jungle adventure to Machu Picchu. It was amazing!! Our guide, Jonathan was the best
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mafaldacorreia2020
20
Great trip with Jonathan!!
Our trip was amazing!!! We have the lucky to have Jonathan as our guide! Everything was really well organized and
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xSeanStonex
New Orleans, Louisiana
20
World-Class Tour
I did the full day Rainbow Mountain your and received Franco as our guide and Percy as the driver. The only
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amsterdamninja
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
20
Amazing adventure through Peru’s Incan history with Jonathan
We spent an amazing 6 days with Jonathan as our guide. He started with showing us the historical gems of his town,
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Companion801139
10
Puma City Tour 5 night 6 days
Absolutely enchantingly fabulous from start to finish! Our guide Jonathan shared his knowledge and deep
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DochawkIA
10
Puma Tour
Wonderful trip with Jonathan as our guide and mentor. He made the history come alive and clearly loves his country
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Jing_Peru
10
Perfect!
Well organized. Great guide Freddy told us many histories and cultures. Relaxing and flexible. Super good!
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A4162QGtima
Linkoping, Sweden
10
4 Day inca trail
The tour was excellent and James took good care of the group :) The head chef Sabino also managed to cook the best
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magnum000
Gothenburg, Sweden
20
Hike to Machu Picchu
Excellent hike by the Inka trail to Machu Picchu. Our guide Yiyo was great showing us all the important places and
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797magnus_
Buenos Aires, Argentina
10
Inca trail
Yiyo provided an exceptional guided tour aided by the wonderful cooking of Sabino and his crew. The 4 day hike is
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wdrm812
10
Amazing Time on the 8 Days Southern Treasures Tour with Franco
This 8 day tour was fantastic from beginning to end. It was our first time in Peru so my husband and I were a
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