Your journey begins in the city of Cusco, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Cusco was once the capital city of the Incan Empire. Thus, they appropriately gave it the name “Qosqo” meaning “navel” in Quechua, their official language. Along with learning about the inca world, you will learn about attractions such as the Cusco Cathedral, the Plaza de Armas, the Koricancha Sun Temple located in the Santo Domingo Monastery, as well as the ancient ceremonial Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman.
When you enter the valley of the Vilcanota River, you will know why the Incas called it Sacred Valley. A setting of picturesque communities, impressive agricultural terraces, many important archaeological sites and amazing landscapes, will definitely attract your attention. Between the towns of Pisac and Ollantaytambo you will see villages that even today retain their Inca traditions, colorful markets, salt ponds and wild forests.
From Ollantaytambo, departs the train to the mystical citadel of Machu Picchu. The exceptional landscapes, the breathtaking mountains and the service on board, makes it a fascinating adventure. The starting point for visiting Machu Picchu is the small yet lively town of Aguas Calientes. The Machu Picchu Inca city is considered one of the seven New Wonders of the World and was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Be enchanted by visiting the heart of the Inca empire!