In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport to take the flight towards the city of Cusco.
Arrive in Cusco, historic heartland and former capital of the Incan Empire and transfer to your hotel. Cusco is a favorite destination of many visitors to Peru. As you wander the streets and side alleys of the city you will witness the perfect tapering Inca stonework that provided the foundations for many of Cusco’s colonial and modern buildings. The city itself is the continent’s oldest continuously inhabited city and was the home of the Inca Empire for two centuries before the Spanish built their first capital here. Today Cusco is a fascinating combination of both cultures. Take the time to acclimatize to the city’s 3450-metre high (11,150 ft) altitude.
In the afternoon, your Tour Leader will take you on an orientation walk around the center of the city. On the way you will see the Stone of Twelve Angles at the Inca Roca Palace, on Hatun Rumilloc Street and the façade of the “Qoricancha Temple”, considered the most important temple of the Inca Empire. Then, you will head to the heart of the city, “the Plaza de Armas”, surrounded by colonial arcades and four churches. Here, you’ll find the beautiful “Cathedral” of Cusco, built in the XVI. Then, you will explore the San Pedro Market where you will find vegetables, meats, local cheeses (which you should certainly try), local chocolates, herbal medicines and many local handicrafts. It’s a great place to purchase some souvenirs. The market is also a place where many locals go to eat ‘mystery soups’. Some may be just chicken; however, the most popular amongst the locals are usually the more unusual ones like frog soups or soups that contains nose to tail of various animals. Finally, you will visit the ChocoMuseo where you can sample hot chocolate made from local beans.
Included Activities: Group departure transfer in Lima, in private service, Domestic flight from Lima to Cusco, Group arrival transfer in Cusco, in private service, Orientation walk around the center of Cusco, led by the Tour Leader
Included Meals: breakfast