The history of Peru is rich and extensive. The Peruvian way of living started about 5000 years ago with the people of Caral and it got to its peak with the Inca people. This 3 Day Cultural itinerary will allow you to experience their customs and practices in the Andean Community of Paru Paru where the National Park of the Potato is located. Learn first hand their way of living while enjoying a ceremonial dish known as Pachamanca. Your excursion will take you from the Inca site of Pisaq to the most important Inca sites of them all, Machu Picchu!
Day 1: CUSCO - PISAQ TOWN - PARU PARU (L), (D)
Day 2: PARU PARU - PISAQ SITE - OLLANTAYTAMBO - AGUAS CALIENTES (B), (L), (D)
Day 3: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - AGUAS CALIENTES - CUSCO (B), (L)
We offer daily departures for this Cultural experience
10% OFF for groups of 4 to 6
20% OFF for groups of 7 to more
At 7:00am, your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco to start your adventure to Machu Picchu. The first stop will be the Ccochahuasi Sanctuary where you will be able to observe several species of wild animals which have been rescued, from poor living conditions or injuries, to help them heal, and later on released them into their natural habitat once ready. After this visit, your transportation will take you to the Andean Community of Paru Paru. Once at Paru Paru, you will visit the Potato National Park where you will learn about this native plant and the hundreds of different types of potatoes available in Peru. Lunch will be served here.
After lunch, you will be driven to the property of Rolando Quispe where you will spend the night in one of his cabins or in a comfortable tent (based on availability of beds and your party size.) For the reminder of the day, you will participate of local activities and and do some hiking.
At 7:00p.m., you will enjoy dinner. After dinner, you will be able to enjoy a sky fullfil with stars if it is not cloudy.
At 7:00am, one of the members of the Quispe family will wake you up with a hot tea. At 7:30am, breakfast will be served. Your day will start with the preparation of a traditional meal known as Pachamanca which is cook underground. After this, you will learn about the process of making textiles from the scratch. The morning wll end with a hike around the lake that provide water and trouts to locals. Around midday, you will be able to enjoy the delicious Pachamanca you help prepare a few hours earlier.
After lunch, you will be taken to the archaeological Inca site of Pisaq where you will learn more about the Andean way of living and the Incas. Once your guided tour of the site is over, you will be taken to Ollantaytambo where you will take the Expedition train to Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu town. Once in Aguas Calientes, you will check-in at your hotel and a pizza will be delivered to your room with a soft drink.
After breakfast, you will take a bus to the entrance gate to Machu Picchu. Once in Machu Picchu, you will hike to the Gate of the Sun with your guide and you will also visit the most important temples and rooms of Machu Picchu. This guided tour will take about 4 hours.
After your tour, you will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes from where you will take the Expedition train to Ollantaytambo. In Aguas Calientes you will enjoy a buffet style lunch before taking the train. Upon arrival in Ollantaytambo, you will be driven to your hotel in Cusco.
Price per person - USD
(2 people minimum to book)
We offer daily departures for the Cultural Machu Picchu experience all year long unless weather conditions prevent us from departing.