Cusco & Machu Picchu
Cusco is a city of extraordinary historical significance. Inca legend suggests that It was founded in the 13th century by the leader Manco Capac, but its history actually predates that, when it was inhabited by the Killki culture that preceded the Inca by 500 years.
Cusco’s cultural center is the Plaza de Armas, where one finds historical cathedrals, bustling café’s and shops, and plenty of night life. Notable attractions in the Plaza include the Cathedral, the nearby La Compañia, and Triunfo Chapel, the first Spanish church to be built. It’s surrounding are the Inca ruins of Sacsayhuaman with its fortressed stone walls, as well as Tambomachay that were former imperial baths. Cusco is a gateway to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, but also an attraction in and of itself.
When Pizarro arrived in 1533 he found Cusco thriving as the capital of the world’s largest empire at the time, the Inca. The foundation of the city is still of the Inca, and surrounding Cusco is fantastic Inca ruins that demonstrate their impeccable talents at crafting stone.
BASIC CUSCO (3 D/2 N)
Specially designed for those with limited time but are interested in getting to know Cusco and Machu Picchu the “The Lost city of the Incas”
CLASSIC CUSCO (4 D/3 N)
Specially designed for those eager to discover Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu the “The Lost city of the Incas”
MYTHICAL CUSCO (9 D/8 N)
Designed for those with special interest in discovering Cusco hidden religious history and archaeology treasures
COOKING & WEAVING AROUND CUSCO (10 D/9 N)
Designed for those with special interest in Cusco ancient weaving, ceramic and cooking techniques with a dash of adventure
CUSCO FOR MILLENIALS (6D/5N)
As part of inkaNatura Travel wish to approach our guests to Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu PIcchu we have created the following deal with fixed departure on Fridays or Saturdays with accommodation in Cusco (1n), Sacred Valley (2n), Machu Picchu (1n) and again Cusco (1n)
CUSCO ORGANIC ROUTE (8D/7N)
Designed for those with special interest in experiential tourism and sustainable communal organic enterprises along with the historical and archaeological complex in Cusco and its surrounding including Machu Picchu as part of this new adventure.
Photo by Ana Maria Milla