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CUSCO WITH THE STYLE OF ORIENT EXPRESS
4D/3N: Cusco and Machu Picchu

The imperial city of Cusco. Monastery Hotel. Machu Picchu on board the Hiram Bingham express train. What else could we ask for? Four days to enjoy the majesty of the center of the Inca Empire with the Orient Express signature and the impeccable service of Viajes Pacifico. Data Departures: daily. Minimum: 1 passenger. Operating season: all year. Service: private at the exception of the Hiram Bingham train excursion.

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: CUSCO
On arrival, welcoming reception and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon our exclusive city tour starts with a visit to the San Cristobal Plaza to enjoy its panoramic view of the city. Then, we will visit the San Pedro Market to soak in its local flavors and to learn about more of the products grown in the area which supply the whole city. After this, the Korikancha temple will welcome us in all his magnificence; this temple, whose Quechua name means “Gold Enclosure” still bedazzles us with the thought of its gold covered walls. Then it is the turn to visit the Santo Domingo Church. We will walk from San Blas, the artisans’ neighborhood, to the Hatun Rumiyoc street, stopping at the Inca Roca Palace, nowadays home to the Archbishop’s Palace and also at the famous Twelve Angle Stone. We will continue our walk to the Main Square to visit the Cathedral and its valuable and beautiful colonial masterpieces.

DAY 2: CUSCO
In the morning we will distance from the crowds and visit Sacsayhuaman, a huge and impressive fortress of colossal constructions and surrounded by beautiful views blending together perfectly. Our adventure continues at the Inca Shrine Qenqo, to see the sacrificial altar embedded inside a rock cave. Finally we will arrive to the Puca Pucara viewpoint and Tambomachay, monument of impressive architectonic knowledge considered as one of the pillars of Andean Cosmo vision. Free afternoon to explore the city or take a relaxing massage at the hotel.

DAY 3: CUSCO/MACHU PICCHU/CUSCO
From the Poroy station, we will embark in one of the most spectacular rides on board the exclusive Hiram Bingham deluxe train. The experience on board is purely first class. The train’s incredible classic style goes perfectly with the dining room arrangement, making it easy to taste the delightful dishes carefully prepared for us by experienced chefs. The landscapes are breathtaking and while we follow the Urubamba River course getting closer and closer to the canyon, we’ll arrive at Aguas Calientes. From there, we will take a small bus up the winding road to Machu Picchu.  The Lost City of the Incas will astonish us with its terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps and the solar clock or Intihuatana, all this amid a special atmosphere and on a guided tour. After the tea time at Sanctuary Lodge we will go down the mountain to return to Cusco. Entertainment and fine gourmet dinner on board.  On arrival we will be transferred to the hotel.

DAY 4: CUSCO
Departure transfer.

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