Cusco— 3 nights
Ollantaytambo— 2 nights
Machu Picchu— 2 nights
Sat, Mar 6 - Sat, Mar 13
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Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.On the 8th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, delve into the distant past at Qorikancha, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka.
To see maps and tourist information, use the Cusco trip itinerary planning website.
Recife, Brazil to Cusco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Recife to Cusco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Recife in March, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Cusco: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the shuttle to Ollantaytambo.
Things to do in Cusco
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Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.On the 10th (Wed), explore by horseback at Hacienda del Chalan, then steep yourself in history at Sacred Valley of the Incas, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Cerveceria Willkamayu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, then steep yourself in history at Salinas de Maras, and then get a taste of local nightlife at ALQA - Gallery of Andean Expressions.
To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ollantaytambo attractions tool.
You can take a shuttle from Cusco to Ollantaytambo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Ollantaytambo can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Machu Picchu.
Things to do in Ollantaytambo
Urubamba, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Salinas de Maras
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A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.On the 12th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Mariposario de Machupicchu and then steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.
For photos and more tourist information, use the Machu Picchu online trip builder.
You can take a train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Machu Picchu
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