LIMA —> CUSCO
You will be greeted outside the Cusco airport by a FlashpackerConnect representative who will transfer you to your hotel.
Welcome to the Workshop: Experience Nature Unplugged (1.5 Hours)
On our first day, We’ll spend time getting to know our fellow travel companions and Nature Unplugged hosts, Sonya and Sebastian. Cell phones will be put to “sleep” and a brief orientation and review of Workshop topics will be given. Each participant will be provided with their own copy of the Nature Unplugged workbook and cell phone sleeping bag.
Cusco City tour: Time TBD (4-5 hours)
We begin with the guide meeting you at your hotel for pick up and then heading to Cusco’s Plaza de Armas, where you will visit the famous cathedral (entry of 25 soles). Following, you will continue on foot through an ancient Inca-built street from the Plaza de Armas to the Q’oricancha (entry of 15 soles), the Temple of the Sun. At the Q’oricancha you will be able to compare and contrast the building methods of the Incan culture and Catholicism. This was the key spiritual center of the Incas, which leads to all four quarters of the Inca Empire. There is also a bronze, high altar to be seen.
From Q’oricancha, your group will walk down Avenida El Sol, where you will take your bus 25 minutes outside of the city. You will be taken to the majestic Inca site, Sacsayhuaman, with its enigmatic, 200 ton monoliths, you will be able to hear from your guide and then, explore on your own.
From Sacsayhuaman, you will take a five minute bus ride to the Q’enqo Inca site to see its fascinating Incan altars. Following, you will take another five minute drive to Puca Pucara, a small, circular Inca site. The final stop on our tour is Tambomachay, a water temple with impressive water fountains, thought to be used by the Inca for bathing. We’ll then drive back down to Cusco where the tour ends in the main square.
Overnight in Cusco