It’s time for a real Andean wedding! If your plan is to get married or renew your vows, The Andean Wedding, or Arac Masin, in Quechua, is your best option.
The ceremony will take place at the Sumaq Hotel and you will have the experience of recreating a true Andean Wedding, from the clothing to the decoration of the room where the ceremony will take place. The Arac Masin is an incredible experience, in which you will live unique moments with your loved ones.
DAY 01 – Welcome to Cusco / Overnight – Cusco
DAY 02 – Full Day Sacred Valley Excursion / Overnight – Cusco
DAY 03 – Andean Wedding Ceremony / Overnight – Aguas Calientes
DAY 04 – Machu Picchu Guided Tour / Overnight – Cusco
DAY 05 – Archaeological Cusco Tour / Depart Home
DAY 01 – WELCOME TO CUSCO
Upon arrival in Cusco, you will be met by our representative and a private driver and will be transferred to your luxury hotel.
Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures and provide you with a detailed itinerary, vouchers covering all the services included in your tour and additional information on the organization of your Cusco trip.
Meals Included: None
DAY 02 – FULL DAY IN THE SACRED VALLEY
Start your exploration on the way to the Sacred Valley visiting Awanacancha, an Andean textile center whose key objective is to maintain the wealth of Incan textile art and keep their traditions alive. Awanacancha means “the palace of weaving” and as its name announces, it is all about textile production. You will walk along a thatched roof path and will watch and learn about the four different kinds of South American camelids: Huanaco, Llama, Alpaca and Vicuña.
Then head to the town of Pisac, famous for its ruins which lie atop a hill at the entrance the valley and separated along the ridge into four groups: Pisac, Inti Watana, Q’allaqasa, and Kinchiraqay. Visit the Inti Watana group which includes the Temple of the Sun, baths, altars, water fountains, a ceremonial platform, and an inti Watana – a volcanic ritual stone used as an astronomic clock or Inca calendar to define the change seasons.
Continue to the Pisac Markets, which was the place of reunion for all artisans of the region to get together and exchange or buy and sell their products. This is an excellent chance to share the peasants’ customs closely with plenty of time to explore and even barter all the goods and crafts typical of the areas around Cusco.
A buffet lunch will be served in a country restaurant.
After lunch, we will travel to the ruins of the Ollantaytambo Fortress to continue the tour. These spectacular ruins were constructed during the time of the Incas. At the end of the tour, you can enjoy a few moments you have left in the Town of Ollantaytambo before we return to your hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 03 – ARAC MASIN – Andean Wedding
Travel back in time aboard the elegant Belmond Hiram Bingham Train, enjoying the Ultimate in Luxury Train transportation aboard the train’s richly appointed 1920s Pullman cars to enjoy fabulous views of the Andes, white tablecloth dining and high-end wine. Dine and dance your way between Poroy and Machu Picchu aboard this enchanting Luxury train.
The Andean wedding is the symbolic Andean ceremony for couples those looking to express their love for each other or renew vows. It is a unique experience with unparalleled
Andean mysticism and spirituality.
Continue with a private ancient ritual in the terrace of the hotel and is decorated with flowers, andean cereal and coca leaves. Led by a shaman, this mystical scenario calls
upon the Incan gods to guide your relationship to last eternally.
The Ceremony includes:
Duration: 1 hour
Capacity: 15 people
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 04 – SUNRISE MACHU PICCHU CITADEL EXCURSION
You will leave your hotel after breakfast and board a bus that will take you to the entrance gate of the citadel of Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu is one of the most-visited sites worldwide. Machu Picchu dazzles all who visit it with its beauty and mystery. You will follow in the footsteps of the ancient Incas as you explore this magical citadel along with your local and experimented tour guide.
Upon arrival at the station, an assistant will be waiting for you to bring you back to your hotel in Cusco.
HIKE UP TO HUAYNA PICCHU, the mountain behind Machu Picchu. This hike is strenuous and recommended only for travelers comfortable with heights and who have a good fitness level.
A fair amount of climbing is required. Get fabulous views of Machu Picchu from the top. Total time for this excursion is 2.5 hours. You may want to extend your hike and go to the Moon Temple as well, which is close to Huayna Picchu. This adds an extra hour total to this excursion. Total time for the Huayna Picchu visit, including the Moon Temple, is 3.5 hours. (This hike requires advanced reservations.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 05 – ARCHAEOLOGICAL CUSCO CITY TOUR
This morning you’ll enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Cusco, with your guide to the first ruin site (Tambomachay). As you walk to and visit each archaeological site, your guide will explain the history, architecture, and local traditions. The four sites are Tambomachay, Puca Pucara, Q’enko, and Sacsayhuaman. After exploring the last ruin site, you will walk down to the Plaza de Armas in Cusco City. With examples of Inca history and architecture. Visit the city’s most important historical monuments that reveal the influence of different cultures: The Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral dating from Spanish vice-royalty times, built with great slabs of red granite renaissance style in contrast with the baroque style silverwork of its interior and, the Santo Domingo church built upon the foundations of the Inca temple Qorikancha, dedicated to worship the Sun God.
At the scheduled time you will be shuttled from the hotel to the airport to board your flight back to Lima.
Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures and then to your connecting flight back home.
Meals Included: Breakfast