Cusco is one of those iconic destinations that every passionate traveler wants to explore. It is the historic heart and former capital of the Inca Empire. Thanks to Wheel the World special adaptive equipment, everyone can now explore the best places of Cusco and its surroundings.
We have prepared the following program for our customers. However, all our products can be tailormade! Get in touch so that we can accommodate your needs and requests!
Your local guide will welcome you at the airport and will transfer you to your hotel. On route, they will explain what is planned for the next few days.
Day 1. Downtown Cusco City Tour
On this first day, you will get to know the most characteristic places in the center of Cusco, known for its mixture of Inca and Spanish cultures. During the guided tour, you will discover the streets, churches, and archeological treasures of the city, including the famous Stone of Twelve Angles on Hatun Rumilloc Street, and the Temple of Korikancha. This day will also help you to get acclimatized to the altitude. In the evening, you will have dinner and spend the night at the hotel.
Day 2. Visit of the ancient ruins around Cusco
In the morning, you will visit the Inca Ceremonial Center of Sacsayhuaman. This citadel overlooks the city of Cusco and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage list. The complex has been built with huge stones and offers an impressive view of the town and the valley.
You will then continue your day by visiting another important Inca site known as “Qenqo”. This is a holy place where it is said the Incas mummified their deads and sacrifices took place.
Afterward, you will do a short visit to the archaeological Inca site of “Tambomachay”, a temple dedicated to the God of Water.
After these visits, you will have lunch in a restaurant and return to Cusco to have a free afternoon.
Day 3. Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo visit + Adapted bike tour
In the morning, you will travel by private car through the Sacred Valley for about 2 hours in total. This place is made up of numerous rivers that descend through gorges and small valleys. It boasts many archeological monuments and indigenous towns.
Your first stop will beat Huaypo lagoon, to start an adapted bicycle tour through the Sacred Valley. It truly is a must-do for all mountain biking lovers as the tour combine smooth dirt roads and steep paths, with views over the Vilcanota mountain range.
You will then head to a community in the Valley to learn about local lifestyle and activities and have lunch on site. If your visit takes place on a market day, you will be able to browse the stalls in search of hand-painted beads or warm ponchos and maybe practice some Quechua, the local language.
Later on, you will discover the town of Ollantaytambo which has been built over an ancient Inca town and make your way to your hotel.
Day 4. Machu Picchu Visit
Time to explore Machu Picchu! In the morning, you will wake up early to board a train to Ollantaytambo station between 6:00 and 8:00 am depending on train timetables and availabilities. The train journey itself is worth the trip for its spectacular sights. You will then board a bus that will take you to the entrance door of the citadel.
Machu Picchu is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Its architectural beauty, natural landscapes and the energy you feel emerging from its enigmatic constructions will leave you breathless.
We have found out that Joëlette wheelchairs are the best way for you to enjoy Machu Picchu. You will enjoy a guided tour and also some free time to explore and take any photos you want.
After the visit, we will stop for lunch in a local restaurant and receive assistance to make our way back to the hotel in Cusco.
Day 5. Kayaking in Piuray Lake Piuray
Discover the Andes from a unique perspective: 3,720m above sea level on an adaptive kayak on Piuray Lake.
At Piuray Outdoor Center, you will get a break from the usual tourist route, by experiencing the outdoors in impressive natural settings. Once settled, you will begin with a gentle breathing exercise, a yoga-based warm up, and safety brief on land. You will then enjoy a leisurely kayak in flat waters. Once returned to the land, you will enjoy a buffet lunch, with views over the lake and the Peruvian Andes.
In the afternoon, you will find out how adobes are made thanks to a live demonstration. You will also get to find out about textile weaving techniques.
You will then return to Cusco and enjoy a farewell dinner in what we consider one of the best restaurants in the city.
Day 6. Departure
Based on your departure time, we will organize a private adapted transfer from the hotel to the airport or bus station. Assistance will be provided.
CASA ANDINA CUSCO PREMIUM HOTEL
[Night 1, 2, 4 & 5]
CASA ANDINA VALLE SAGRADO PREMIUM HOTEL
– Can I travel by myself?
Yes, you can count on our assistants and trained guides to assist you during your trip and help you with the logistics.
– If I travel with friends and family members, how fit do they have to be?
The multi-day activities of this package have on average a medium difficulty rating. Participants must be moderately fit, in good physical condition.
– Do you have any tips?
Wear comfortable clothes and sports shoes.
Always carry a windbreaker with you.
– Where is the meeting point?
Cusco International Airport or City Bus Station, Perú.