Inti Raymi & Machu Picchu Tour - 5 Days

Inti Raymi & Machu Picchu Tour

Inti Raymi is one of the most popular festivals in Peru; it’s for traveler who would like to experience ancient temples and traditional history. This trip is very enjoyable due to its history and beautiful landscape. Inti Raymi & Machu Picchu Tour takes you to experience the most important Inca feast and the most important tourist destination in South America – Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is a land where the soul of the man is still considered to be as real as the feet he walks on; this trip mixes the Inti Raymi, the Sacred Valley Tour and Machu Picchu Tour.

The Inti Raymi & Machu Picchu Tour includes short and easy walks to the Inca ruins of Pisaq, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu. Clients carry a day pack only and walk at an easy pace. Enjoy walking with fresh natural air through the Inca settlements. At Machu Picchu you’ll enjoy a free time for further exploration or optionally you can climb the Huaynapicchu Mountain.

The Inti Raymi, also known as the ‘Festival of the Sun’, is one such festival that is celebrated with great fervor; it is an exuberant festival where people put on bright colors of trappings, dance and enjoy mouthwatering sweets. The Inti Raymi is a week-long festival celebrated in majestic style in the city of Cusco, is one of the most popular events of the Incas, signifying the victory of good over natural disasters.  It draws the travelers from distant parts of the globe.

SHORT TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival to Cusco

Arrival to Cusco at any time; today there is not planet activity. However, we must know your flight details. If you arrive in the morning so, in the afternoon, optionally you can do city tour from 01:30 p.m to 06:00 p.m.

Day 2: Inti Raymi

Experience a wonderful ceremony in honour to the Sun and Mother Nature. Include a lunchbox.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3: Sacred Valley of the Incas

It’s a wonderful day tour through green and fertile valley; visiting Inca ruins of Pisac and Ollantaytambo where you will learn Inca history. In the afternoon, you’ll travel two hours by train to the picturesque town of “Aguas Calientes”.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4:  Machu Picchu Trip

Very early, we’ll take a bus for 25 minutes up to Machu Picchu and see the sunrise then explore the entire site with our best guide and in the afternoon, we’ll return to Cusco arriving there in the evening.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5: Transfer out.

We’ll leave Cusco at any time. We will transfer you to the airport or bus station. It depends on your itinerary.

Meals included: Breakfast

The five-day Inti Raymi & Machu Picchu Tour takes you to experience the most important feast of the Incas celebrated in Cusco and the iconic Machu Picchu. The tour starts in the city of Cusco located at one hour flight from Lima the capital from where there are daily flights. During the tour we’ll visit the sacred valley of the Incas and the splendid Machu Picchu. For Inti Raymi & Machu Picchu Tour is included Hotels of 3-stars category located near the main square which give you an easy access to most off the tourist facilities like: restaurants, coffee shops, etc.

Discover the secrets of Cusco and the traditions of the Inca world, visiting the city of Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the wonderful Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu. The Inti Raymi or Sun Feast is represented on the stage of Sacsayhuaman esplanade starting with small ceremonies held in the courtyard of Qorikancha or the Temple of the Sun, and then continue to the Main Square of Cusco; every year special stands are built for the visitors from where you can observe the ceremony; it’s estimated that for this day, we’ll arrive to Cusco with approximately 90,000 people.

Inti Raymi or the Festival of the Sun was a very important religious ceremony during the Inca Empire in honor to the Sun or Inti; in Quechua, Inti Raymi means “resurrection of the sun” or “the path of the sun”. The Incas turned to Inti, who was also known as the Giver of Life, in gratitude for his life-giving powers. The festival, which is often simply called Raymi, also is a celebration of the end of winter.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR

  • City of Cusco
  • Guided Sacred Valley tour (Pisaq Urubamba and Ollantaytambo).
  • Inti Raymi Festivity
  • Machu Picchu Trip
  • Free time within Machu Picchu

Day 1
Arrival to Cusco

The Inti Raymi & Machu Picchu Tour begins when you arrive to Cusco at any time. However, we must know your flight details; our office staff will wait for you in the airport and transfer you to the hotel; today there is not planned activity so enjoy the city; you can do optionally our city tour program and enjoy the enchanting sites of this colonial town; in the city tour, you will visit: the Cathedral located in the Main Square, the Qorikancha or Temple of the Sun of the Incas, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo and Tambomachay.

Accommodation: Hotel Prisma (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 2
Inti Raymi

The Inti Raymi tour begins at 08:30 a.m once we pick you up from the hotel and walk 10 minutes to Qorikancha escorted by an experienced guide. Qorikancha was the main Temple of the Sun in the time of the Incas; Qorikancha means Shining Gold because this temple was fully cover with gold, there was many idols of animals like: Llamas, Alpacas, Vicuñas, condors, etc also human idols all of them at the same size than normal life.

In Qorikancha starts the Inti Raymi feast in honour to the Sun; begins with amazing leather drums, pututus (seashells) and flutes music. Here, the first ritual and the speech of the Sapa Inca will star honoring the Sun and Mother Nature. From Qorikancha, the Sapa Inca is carried on litter accompanied by the priest priestesses, parents and noble Incas toward the famous Huaccaypata, Cusco’s actual main Square.

The Sapa Inca and his real priestesses and guards enter by the street of Intikijllu, the celabration in the main square last for approx. 1 hour. Then, the group with is transferred on private tourist bus to Sacsayhuaman Esplanade where the ceremony reaches to the maximum elegancy. At Sacsayhuaman the ceremony start at 01:30 p.m and ends at 03:00 p.m; here the Sapa Inca will give a speech in the ancestral Inca’s language, Quechu. Rituals and offering of chicha, a corn beer and a ceremony of the new fire celebrated by the Inca priest, afterward an Inca priest will predict the future of the Inca word or Tahuantinsuyo people; after that dancers from all over Peru continue the celebration and we will return to Cusco.

Accommodation: Hotel Prisma (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3
Sacred Valley of The Incas

The Sacred Valley Tour begins at 08:30 a.m once we pick you up from the hotel and take our tourist bus. The tour leads through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. An important cradle of food for the Inca, the Sacred Valley is a lush of agricultural area that continues to supply the city of Cusco with much of its production, specially corn and vegetables.

We’ll visit the impressive Pisac ruins and the colourful artisan market where you can purchase handcrafts directly from producers. Then, we’ll continue toward picturesque village of Ollantaytambo site of another large Inca ruins. Ollantaytambo is the major Inca ruin known as the best surviving example of Inca urban planning and engineering. It is admired for its huge steep terraces guarding the Inca Fortress and for being one of the few places where the Spaniards lost a major battle during the conquest. After the tour in ollantaytambo, we’ll take the tourist train for two hours to the picturesque town of Aguas Calientes. Accommodation in the hotel.

Pisac Ruins Guided Tour (Pisac -1h)

Tour the fascinating hilltop citadel of Pisac, an Incan ruin with plunging gorges, a ceremonial center, and winding agriculture terracing that’s still in use today. Be captivated by this truly amazing site sitting amid sweeping green valleys and mountain peaks. Explore the back of the site to see a pocketed cliff across “Ch’itamayo” Gorge, which once contained hundreds of Inca tombs.

Ollantaytambo Ruins Guided Tour (Ollantaytambo1h)

Tour the town and fortress of Ollantaytambo with a local Guide. Take a step back in time at this Inca archaeological site; it still shows signs of its former glory, including agricultural terraces, a Temple Hill, and storehouses. Learn how the area, overlooking the Urubamba River Valley, was an important stronghold during warfare between the Spanish and Incas.

Meals included: Breakfast

Private Vehicle: Cusco – Sacred valley – Ollantaytambo

Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

Accommodation:Hotel Presidente (or similar)

Train: Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes (2 Hours)

Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride.

Day 4
Machu Picchu Trip

After breakfast, we’ll take a bus for 25 minutes up to Machu Picchu and visit with our best guide. The tour within Machu Picchu will be for two hours approximately after which you will have extra time to explore by yourself. After you finish, you must take the bus down to “Aguas Calientes” where you can have your lunch before head to the train station and return to Cusco.

Machu Picchu Guided Tour ( Machu Picchu2 -3 hours)

Rise and shine – the best time to see the Lost City of the Incas is in the early morning light. Follow the local guide to Machu Picchu to learn about its history at a leisurely pace. Gain local insight into the Inti Mach’ay cave, Inti Watana, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Water, the Temple of the Condor, and the Room of the Three Windows. Take time to sit and feel the energy of this 15th-century site, now both a UNESCO World Heritage site and voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.

Meals included: Breakfast

Private Vehicle: Cusco – Sacred valley – Ollantaytambo

Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

Accommodation:Hotel Presidente (or similar)

Train: Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes (2 Hours)

Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride.

Day 5
Transfer out.

We’ll leave Cusco at any time. We will transfer you to the airport or to bus station; it depends on your itinerary.

Meals included: Breakfast

Private Vehicle: Hotel – Airport

Transfer of 10 – 15 minutes from the hotel to the airport

The Trip Cost includes

  • All necessary things for this tour:
  • TRANSPORTATION: Transfer in/out Airport/Hotel/Airport, Private bus for Sacred Valley tour; bus up and down from the town of "Aguas Calientes" to Machu Picchu, round-trip train ticket tourist class from Ollantaytambo to "Aguas Calientes" and from "Aguas Calientes" to Cusco, transfer to your hotel.
  • ENTRANCE FEE: For Inti Raymi Festival, Sacred Valley Tour, and Machu Picchu.
  • GUIDE: Licensed bilingual tour guide.
  • ACCOMMODATION: Based on double occupancy in a 3 star hotel: 3 nights in Cusco ***, 1 nights in the town of Aguas Calientes***
  • Other: Local guide for permanent assistance.

The price Not Includes

  • MEALS: Lunch and dinner, you must consider a budget of US$10 to US$20 for each meal; For IntiRaymi we include a lunchbox.
  • Airport Taxes and tips for the staff.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Our highest priority is to our guest and to provide them a superior level of service, this is what makes us Salkantay trek tour operator; we provide twin tent for our guest, we use very good quality of camping tents, air mattress, kitchen tend, dining room tent and portable toilet tent; our camping tens are 4 people capacity and we provided for two customers. During the trekking we provide clean environments and hygienic food to keep you happy and healthy. Being one of the paramount destinations in the world, the Cusco region has many tourists, so the level of facilities are very high give; we provide accommodations from 3-star hotels to more in the town of Aguas Calientes depending upon your preference and needs

OUR TEAM

Being homeland of Peruvians it’s obvious to have challenging routes, High altitude problems, Weather and other conditions; any of those situations is big enough to ruin your trip. Leading around the steeply hills and rocky routes is not a job of common climbers and trekkers. SUNRISE PERU TREK have been providing native leaders and staffs working in this field perfectly since long years to overcome tough challenges and make your trip a golden memory. They are trained and well certified by the Government of Peru. All of our staffs have received emergency guidance in Cusco and have knowledge of first Aid for our guest. We never compromise giving safety to our staffs; therefore we provide insurance and medical services during the trek and compensation when they need especially to Porters, Kitchen member and other.

EQUIPMENT’S

We believe equipments does matter to make your trip easy and comfortable. Caring excessive quantity of equipment doesn’t make your adventure more interesting but the drawback. So, we request you to carry only selected and needed one and save your extra expenses for other need in trek though we have our potential porters. Warm Clothes, Down Jacket, Trouser, T-shirt, Hiking Boot, Sunglass, Sun cream, Knife, Walking Steak, day back pack, Head Light, Sleeping Bag etc. These are the equipments which you most carry during the trek.

CLOTHING

Liner socks, Trekking shirts short sleeve, Thermal underwear, fleece sweaters lightweight, one heavier Easy drying long sleeved base layer shirts, woolen blends trekking socks, pair trekking pants with zip off bottoms

OUTER LAYERS

down vest, wind/rain proof over layer – jacket and pants, peak hat, headband, Warm winter hat, lightweight thermal layer hat, pair gloves, down jacket, Pair trekking boots, pair down booties Great for keeping feet warm in room and while sleeping; Pair flip flops (for late night bathroom runs)

BEST SEASON TO TREK IN SALKANTAY

From April to November is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Salkantay.  Weather is mostly clear and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction.

EXPERIENCE & FITNESS

Trekking in Salkantay does not require past experience, though we have challenging route in Cusco compared to Salkantay our itinerary suggests walking comfortable distances. Trekking in Salkantay always takes us to challenging altitudes and rocky routes, demands proper rest time and acclimatization to sustain their strength. We always have both listed properly in our itinerary. However certain training like Running, Skipping and other workout will definitely help you in roots.

SAFETY NOTE

If you are arriving a few days before the start of your trip, please be advised not to accept offers from people to visit specialty shops or to take guided tours. These people are not associated with SUNRISE PERU TREK and therefore we can’t be responsible for the service you receive from them. Your SUNRISE PERU TREK trip includes professional guides who will accompany you to all the sites mentioned in your itinerary.

CONTACT US

Should you encounter any difficulties meeting your transfer from the airport to the starting hotel, depending on which country you are in you can contact a SUNRISE PERU TREK representative on the following:

  • Mauro Pedraza – Operations Manager
    Mobile: +(51) 984 734633
  • Henrry Chauca – Operations
    Mobile: +(51) 950 313131
  • Sharon Ovalle – SUNRISE PERU TREK Representatives Supervisor
    Mobile: +(51) 974 359484

IN CASES OF EMERGENCY

While we hope you never have to use it, if for any reason you need to contact someone from SUNRISE PERU TREK, whether it be that you have missed a trip departure meeting, have become separated from your trip on the road or any other unforeseeable problem, the following options are available to you.

Cusco Office

Your best recourse to assistance during the day is to call our team between 8am-9pm Monday to Friday and 9.30am-4pm.
Telf: +51 84 237404

Emergency Contact

If you need to contact SUNRISE PERU TREK outside of the above hours the following number is available:
Mobile: +(51) 984 734633
Please remember if it is a genuine emergency, we of course want you to call us; however, if it can wait until the next day, we ask that you call during our office hours. Thank you.

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Price From USD 780 USD $ 750/person
750
Total $ 750 USD

Trip Facts

  • Bus and Train
  • Cusco and Machu Picchu
  • Cusco hotel
  • 3-stars category
  • 23 of June

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