New year in the capital of the Incas
Let's us show you all the chaos and excitement of the New Year's celebration in Cusco.
Cusco is one of the two most popular places to celebrate New Years in Peru
The city grows in anticipation before christmas leading up to the big night. Tourists from all over Peru, Latin-American, Europe and the world gather in Cusco and fill up the hostels and hotels.
Street vendors line the streets, while natives come in from outside the city to sell their crafts and products as well as to experience the festivities.
One of the most interesting things about cruising around the open street markets is seeing all the superstitious tokens Peruvians purchase for the New Years celebration.
Yellow is the color people choose for luck, everything from yellow hats, confettis, flowers and underwears.
Fireworks are everywhere. Kids sold them on the streets, families lit them off as they walk and crazy people shot them at each other and lit them off themselves.
The most amazing thing about the fireworks is watching the sky fill up with multiple colors and explosions for hours from the main square out into the surrounding hills of Cusco.
At midnight, everyone starts running around Plaza de Armas (Main square of Cusco) for good luck. Some locals carry around suitcases as they run, which is good luck for traveling in the New Year.
It is the most incredible festivals.
Our program of New Year's Eve in Cusco, includes, Machu Picchu tour and the best itinerary of Cusco.
Let´s enjoy it
Arrival and transfer in Cusco
At the schedule time, our uniformed personnel, with a sign with your name on, will be waiting for your arrival at Cusco airport or the bus terminal. We, immediately, take you to the hotel. The tourist mobility service that we offer is fully equipped for your comfort. Travel time will vary according to the location of your hotel.
Arrival at the hotel, registration and accommodation.
13:30 pm CITY TOUR
At the scheduled time pick up from hotel at 14:00 pm to start our tour of the city, where our professional guide will provide you with all the detailed information on all the attractions that we visit, also the tour guide will be attentive to any questions and / or need that each of our visitors require.
The places we visit are:
The main temple of the Sun known also as the "Qoricancha". Then, "Sacsayhuaman" known as the head of the Puma in reference to the city of Cusco that was built in the shape of a Puma, and the head of the puma was exactly Sacsayhuaman. Immediately after, we visit Qenqo temple in honor of mother Earth or Pachamama. We then continue with our bus to Pucapucara that, in Inkas time, was an entry control to the sacred city of Cusco. Later a visit of Tambomachay Inka temple in honor of the natural element of water.
We return to Cusco. You can decide either to stay in the main beautiful square or be taken to your hotel.
8:30 a.m. Pick up from your hotel to begin our tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, we will be leaving the city to reach the viewpoint of Taray, from there we can enjoy the beautiful Inca terraces and existing farmland which surround the sacred river of the Incas "Willcamayuc". Later we´ll visit Pisaq the archaeological Park, also the Indian market which is very colorful as the local people are.
The Pisaq Andean Market is the best place to shop for crafts and souvenirs. After some free time we continue our journey to the village of Urubamba, where will have lunch at a delicious buffet.
Continuing our journey we´ll reach the last living Inca town "Ollantaytambo".
Ollantaytambo reminds us of a mythical love story, a drama of love that prevails against all obstacles. It is believed that this city was built by General Inka Ollanta in a time of rebellion against the Royal army of the Inka by preventing the capture of the beautiful princess Cusi Qoyllor meaning "beautiful star".
A further 40 minutes' drive takes us to Chinchero surrounded by the colonial houses, where we will again discover the magnificence of the Incan constructions, terraces and the beauty of the local people in their traditional dresses, all surrounded by the local temple, where we´ll appreciate the painting of local people who later where well-known as the creator of the "Escuela Cusqueña" founders. The Colonial church is rich in art and jewelry and well appreciated by their population.
Lunch is included on this tour in the town of Urubamba.
19:00pm Arrival in Cusco and transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Cusco
6:30 a.m. Transfer from the hotel to the train station
We will take the train from Cusco to Machu Picchu village, arriving in this town at 10:30 am. Then immediately we board a bus to Machupicchu Inca City.
11:00 Start of our guided tour of 2 hours of the main Inka palaces and its attractions.
After that you will have free time to enjoy at your own discretion and pace this world wonder.
We recommend visiting the house of the chosen, the Intiwatana (the sundial, marking the seasons), Kallancas (sheds for warriors), the baths and aqueducts, as well as the large areas with terraces.
Also you can climb the sacred mountain of Huayna Picchu, visit the sun gate and Inka bridge or anything you want to do at your convenience.
If you want to visit the Hot Springs, this day you´ll have enough time to enjoy it.
In according time we will be approaching the railway station to board the train and start our journey back to Ollantaytambo and then take a touristic bus to Cusco.
The train usually returns at 16:30
20:30 Arrival in Cusco.
Transfer to your hotel
At 21:00 Transfer from your hotel to Don Antonio Restaurant.
New Year's Eve dinner
This legendary restaurant cuisine will be welcoming 2014 in a big way with free-glass of champagne. Starting at 9 p.m. on New Year's Eve, the restaurant will be serving a prix-fixe six-course menu (two options per course) that includes delicacies like butter-poached Turkey with creamy orzo, citrus, chervil and vanilla bean emulsion and quail with corn bread stuffing, bacon lardons. Live music starts at 9 p.m. and later a full party with music of the lastest hits.
Full night Party of New Year. "We provide souvenirs"
Breakfast of New Year "Delicious Adobo Cusqueño"
Note: Dinner may vary, but the quality and presence remain the same, the main ingredient will be the turkey.
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport or the bus station with assistance from our personal.
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4 Days & 3 Night
Every day of the year (please check availability in our groups).
1950 - 3350m. / 6398 - 9840 ft.
Cusco City, Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara, Tambomachay, Sacred Valley (Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero), Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu.
- Departures are availables on December 29th
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Small groups 10 – 16 people maximun. Average 12 people.
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Vegetarian option at no extra cost. Check our regular menú
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