Who said Machu Picchu is an adventure for adults only? The adventure tour with Alco takes your children to live an unforgettable experience turning them into true explorers, where they will learn the history of the imperial Inca city: Machu Picchu, in a very amusing way.
DAY 01 – Welcome to Cusco / Overnight – Cusco
DAY 02 – Mini Chocolate Museum Tour / Overnight – Cusco
DAY 03 – Awanacancha Cusco and Sacred Valley Excursion / Overnight – Cusco
DAY 04 – Aguas Calientes Town by Vistadome train / Overnight Aguas Calientes
DAY 05 – Machu Picchu Adventure with Allco / Overnight – Cusco
DAY 06 – 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 Peru trip.
Meals Included: None
DAY 02 – MINI CHOCOLATE MUSEUM TOUR
Making your own chocolates (100 g) with milk or dark chocolate and more than 15 different flavorings.
You leave with your own handmade chocolates filled the way you like them, and bring them back to your friends and family
Meals Included: Breakfast
DAY 03 – AWANACANCHA CUSCO AND SACRED VALLEY EXCURSION
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.
DAY 04 – AGUAS CALIENTES TOWN ON VISTADOME TRAIN / OVERNIGHT AGUAS CALIENTES
If you love nature and the countryside, the PeruRail Vistadome is exactly what you are looking for.
The panoramic windows located beside and above your seat will bring you close to nature unlike anything you have experienced before.
The PeruRail Vistadome* train offers a unique connection with the scenery along the way to Machu Picchu, making passengers feel as if they were somehow part of the nature that surrounds them.
Return trips on the PeruRail Vistadome also offer an onboard fashion show, featuring the exclusive baby alpaca wool collection with the latest trends in alpaca apparel, all available for sale. As an added bonus, you can enjoy live dances inspired by the ancient culture of the Andes. Passengers also receive a snack made from local ingredients, so you can get the full Andean experience through our cuisine. The trip also includes non-alcoholic beverages for your onboard refreshment.
Kids Experiences is a world of magic for the little ones! In Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel, children live a wonderful adventure. We have just implemented for the first time a collection of services and experiences that include personalized features from start to finish during the stay of small explorers. All the children in Sumaq will receive special courtesies such as a welcome drink, kids breakfast, a new Sumaq kids menu, among other details and activities such as the Mini Chefs Classes, the Allco Story Hour, and the “Adventures with Allco and his friends in Machu Picchu” tour with an explorer’s kit
ALL CHILDREN RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING COURTESIES:
TIME FOR ANDEAN TALES
Join us for a trip back in time, on a narrative adventure that explores local legends as told by native Peruvians. These Andean tales of urban legends and local myths have been passed down from generation to generation, in the time-honored tradition of storytelling.
In the “Andean Tales Story Time”, families will be fascinated with the story “The Adventures with Allco in Machu Picchu”, about the Peruvian puppy and his friends visiting Machu Picchu.
Synopsis of the story
Allco, a Peruvian hairless puppy, also called an Inca dog, will undertake a trip to Machu Picchu from the warm village of Pimentel in Chiclayo, with his inseparable friends Lalo, Panchito, and Marita. The journey will become unforgettable and lots of fun for this unique group. Join us in Sumaq to discover this enjoyable story.
Told in Spanish and English
Set with lamps, blankets and cushions on the floor.
Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch
DAY O5 – FULL MACHU PICCHU ADVENTURE WITH ALLCO
Adventures with Allco and his friends in Machu Picchu.
Enjoy Machu Picchu as a family and accompanied by the Inca puppy “Allco”. With the little ones in mind, at Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel we have designed a playful tour of the citadel, where parents and children will make a fascinating visit with their guides, a map, and a children’s explorer kit.
“Adventures with Allco in Machu Picchu” offers a dynamic experience to explore the wonder and learn more about its history and architecture.
The Explorer Kit includes:
A backpack, a map; a stuffed animal, “Allco”; a hat; and a magnifying glass.
Ages: 6 – 11 years
Duration of activity: 4 hours
Level of difficulty: low
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 06 – ARCHAEOLOGICAL CUSCO CITY TOUR + TRANSFER OUT CUSCO
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 silver work 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 to the airport to board your flight back to Lima.
Meals Included: Breakfast
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