ANCIENT CUSCO TO MACHU PICCHU 4 DAYS

Duration: 4 Days

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GENERAL INFORMATION

A classic 4 days’ journey through Cusco the capital of the Inca Empire admiring colonial and Incan architecture and feeling the spirit of the city. Then off to the Sacred Valley of the Incas experiencing and living culture and history. Finally, explore Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

AT A GLANCE

  • Day 1Arrive Cusco airport – Half Day City Tour – Cathedral at Plaza de Armas – Qoricancha – Sacsayhuaman – Qenko Hotel in Cusco
  • Day 2Sacred Valley Tour - Awanacancha Llama farm – Pisac ruins + market - Lunch – Ollantaytambo ruins – Train station – Train to Aguas Calientes Hotel in Aguas Calientes (B, L)
  • Day 3Bus to Machu Picchu – Tour – lunch in Tinquy Restaurant – Bus to Aguas Calientes - Train to Ollantaytambo or Poroy station – Transfer to Cusco Hotel in Cusco (B, L)
  • Day 4Depart Cusco(B)

Itinerary

Arrive at the Cusco airport and our staff will greet you with a smile and private transfer to your hotel. Relax and have lunch before the fun begins.



Hotel selection in Cusco

4* Casa Cartagena Boutique, Novotel, Costa del Sol Ramada, El Mercado, Antigua Casona San Blas, Sonesta Cusco, Casa Andina Premium, Tocuyeros Boutique
5* Belmond Nazarenas, Belmond Monasterio.

In the morning we depart Cusco to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a scenic drive admiring the surrounding Andes mountains and valley. We will stop at the Awanacancha Center to see the camelids, alpaca and llamas. Continue to the Inca ruins of Pisac for a delightful hike walking around the ruins to the Sun Temple to observe the water channels and surrounding agricultural terraces. After our visit, we will drive down to the town of Pisac for a stroll around the colorful handicraft market where you can pick up some souvenirs. Drive along the Vilcanota River to the town of Urubamba for lunch. Tour the Inca town of Ollantaytambo and visit the archeological site which faces town. Then observe the Inca planning which is well preserved of this ancient town. Take a scenic train ride to Aguas Calientes to spend the night.
Hotel in Aguas Calientes
Breakfast and lunch included
Hotel selection in Aguas Calientes
3* Retama Machu Picchu, Waman, La Cabaña, Hatun Inti Classic, Jaya Machu Picchu, Ferre Machu Picchu, Casa Andina Standard
4* Casa del Sol Machu Picchu, El Mapi by Inkaterra, Hatun Inti Boutique,
5* Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo, Sumaq. Optional route: You can do Chinchero, Maras, Moray instead of the above.

This morning at the agreed time with your guide set off to the nearby bus station and wait in line for your turn to board the shuttle bus to Machu Picchu, a 25-minute ride. Inhale and exhale as you finally reach the breathtaking Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. At last, you say. Enjoy a fantastic historical fun walking tour with your guide of this impressive citadel. Visit the guardhouse, main temples, royal tomb, sacred plaza, and more. After a fabulous time return to town and have lunch before boarding the train to the Ollantaytambo or Poroy station. Return to your hotel in Cusco.
Hotel in Cusco
Breakfast and lunch included.

Morning, afternoon, or early evening transfer to the airport for a flight to your next destination. Breakfast included **Add more days in Peru. Consult us.
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Optional extra cost

  • Add extra day at Machu Picchu (consult us for price)
  • Add Huayna Picchu or Montaña Hike extra cost during booking
  • Upgrade from Expedition train to Vistadome or Hiram Bingham or First Class train with Inca Rail on return (consult us for price)

Included

  • Transfer IN/OUT Cusco
  • Private transport + Driver
  • English speaking guide
  • Private tours of Sacred Valley + Machu Picchu
  • Meals as per program
  • Entrance tickets: Full tourist Ticket for the ruins in the Sacred Valley Cusco, entrance to Cathedral Qoricancha
  • Tourist Train to Aguas Calientes Return train to Ollantaytambo or Poroy station
  • Cusco: 2 nights
  • Aguas Calientes: 1 night
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Bus Tickets: Round trip from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and back to town
  • Train: Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo or Poroy station
  • Transfer from the train station to Cusco
  • Complimentary water 1 bottle per person day 1

Not Included

  • Travel Insurance (highly recommend it)
  • Huayna Picchu or Montaña hike
  • Anything not mentioned in program
  • Tips

What to bring

  • Physical Passport
  • Daypack
  • Carryon luggage per person for one night up to 6 kilos (rest of luggage you will leave in hotel storage)
  • Hat or cap for sun protection
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable broken-in walking shoes with good sole grip
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Sunblock
  • Insect repellent
  • Moisturizer
  • Light jacket for cool morning or night
  • Rain poncho in case of rain
  • Canteen to refill water
  • Camera
  • Wet wipes
  • Small towel
  • Snacks
  • Personal medicines and first aid items
  • Cash for tipping etc

Prices

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ANCIENT CUSCO TO MACHU PICCHU 4 DAYS

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