DAY 1: CUSCO
An early morning flight takes us to Cusco, the Holy City, capital of the Incan Empire. Cusco, “Navel of the Earth” according to the Incas, is situated 11,000 feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains.
PM: Enjoy a half day-tour of the city, including the Cathedral,the Qoricancha – Temple of The Sun, the most important religious complex in the Incan Empire, there after continue to Sacsayhuaman, Temple of the Sun, Temple of The Lightning, House of Nobles, astronomic observatory, with schools and shrines, which is overlooking the city of Cusco. Impressive stonework and structures weighing hundreds of tons will leave you in awe.
Quenqo – The Labyrinth, astronomic observatory and temple, Puca-Pucara a small tambo/lodging place and fortress, ending our visit to the temple of water. Tambomachay.
O’N Hotel Los Portales or similar – Cusco City
DAY/2: SACRED VALLEY VISIT TO THE INCA SITE AND MARKET OF CHINCHERO, MORAY.
Early this morning we travel to the colorful market and ruins of Chinchero. This market offers a wonderful opportunity to buy woven goods, wall hangings, rugs, pottery, and many other types of handicrafts, as well as wonderful photographic opportunities. Observe the traditionally dressed campesinos coming to barter and sell their produce at the market.
We’ll visit an artisan’s workshop where expert weavers demonstrate the process of dyeing alpaca, llama, sheave, and wool textiles using natural and organic vegetables and minerals in the way the Quechuas (Incas) did hundreds of years ago.
We will also explore the ancient city of Chinchero which was occupied by the Wari culture well before the Inca’s.
Observe the remains of shrines like Teteqaqa/Stone Puma, rock sculptures of pumas and the wall of a temple with large trapezoidal niches big enough to stand up in.
Then Continue to "sacred terraces of Moray where there are four huge natural depressions that have been sculpted into deep terraces. These circles represent for us the Cosmic Spiral, and we work with the energy of this place to connect with the womb of the Mother Earth (Pachamama).
O’N Hotel Pakaritampu or similar – Ollantaytambo Village
MEALS: B, L.
DAY 3: SACRED VALLEY, INCA SITES OF PISAQ AND OLLANTAYTAMBO.
We’ll see magnificent countryside, sandstone cliffs, fertile soil, amazing irrigation terrace systems, and glorious mountains along the Urubamba River.
Tour to the spectacular Inca site of Pisaq located on top of the mountain, which provides one of the finest examples of ancient stonework. Panoramas at Pisaq’s Inca citadel are magnificent. Terraces, water ducts and steps have been cut out of solid rock, we’ll hike the non-tourist trail to the Inkan Temple of the Sun, a doorway to Hanakpacha, the upper Andean world of the Condor, messenger of the Gods.
Visit to the tipycal market.
Therafter continue to visit Ollantaytambo, the Incan Temple of the Sun. considered one of the masterpieces of Inca stonework. Six giant monoliths of pink rhyolite are perfectly slotted together with thin slices of stone and oriented to glow with the rising sun.
We will also visit the different astronomic observatories, temple of the Condor, ceremonial fountains, and the village of Ollantaytambo, the remains of Tanpuquiro (Corn City), visit a Quechua house to see and understand the Andean or Inkan religion, their altars and different religious items and representations of the Andean cosmology that is now mixed with the Catholic religion.
In the afternoon group will take the train to Machu Picchu.
O’N Hotel El Santuario or similar – Machu Picchu Village (Aguas Calientes)
MEALS: B, L.
DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU
Early in the morning we will board the bus to the sunlit terraces of the historical Inkan center of spiritual and political power.
Tour to all the Inca city of Machu Picchu we will visit and see the impressive work of Archaeoastronomy, the cosmic wisdom and sacred architecture.
In the general plan all the sections of the Sanctuary are aligned to the laws of the Andean cyclic order. The architectonic structures are perfectly oriented to the rise and set of the Sun, Moon and Stars on sacred moments during the year.
Thereafter there is plenty of time to explore by yourself, for personal meditations, connection to the spirit world, explorations in feminine and masculine energy sites. Peruvian Magic Journey’s leaders will assist you in deciding which areas you might wish to further explore or hike. There are options for all levels of hikers.
Return to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco.
O’N Hotel Los Portales or similar – Cusco City.
DAY 5: LIMA
In the morning transfer from your hotel to the airport to take a flight to Lima.
REGISTRATION, PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICY:
To reserve your space and the dates for the journey a US $ 400.00 deposit per person has to be paid immediately, 50% deposit of tour balance has to be paid 90 days prior the trip starts and 45 days the trip starts has to be paid in full. Every person has to fill out and sign the registration form of Peruvian Magic Journeys and send or bring it with them before the tour starts.
Deposit has to be made directly to a bank account or send it through Western Union to Cusco – Peru to Romulo Castilla.
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES: Hotel Accommodations 4 and 3 STAR PLUS, breakfast, all entrance fees to archaeological sites and others, tour guides, all air and ground transportation as listed in itinerary once you arrive in Lima arranged by PERUVIAN MAGIC JOURNEYS.
NOT INCLUDED: Tips to porters, maids, bellmen, bus drivers, Tour Leader, guide, airport taxes, and other things not described in the itinerary, international airfare to/from Lima/Peru is not included and it is responsibility of the traveler make the reservation and obtain it.
CANCELLATION POLICY: 45 days prior 50 % and less than 30 days will be charged 80 % of total fare; NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN ONCE THE TOUR BEGINS.
WAIVER: I/we agree to take responsibility for all inconveniences and challenges that can happen while traveling in a third world country. I/we release Romulo Castilla and Peruvian Magic Journeys, from all responsibility and liability for unforeseen circumstances and /or changes in the schedule, weather, earthquakes, etc, acts of terrorism, and any other unforeseen events, mental/physical illnesses occurring during tour dates.
I/we are aware of and agree to the REGISTRATION, PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICIES and understand and agree to all above information.