4d/3n - Cusco Highlights & Machupicchu
Cusco was the centre of one of greatest civilizations in the ancient world, the Incan empire. Cusco means “the Navel of the world”. Today in Cusco streets and squares we can breathe the mixture of colonial and Incan architecture while walking by this living museum. Hundreds of years of Incan history & colonial history will get presented in an impressive Cusco City tour that includes the most relevant Incan ritual sites and temples surrounding Cusco city. Next day we journey through the Sacred Valley of the Incas and see outstanding Inca ruins and archeological complexes Like Ollantaytambo , as you visit traditional villages and indigenous markets like Pisac market. Our journey will just get better and better as we journey by train descending to subtropical lands and the cloud forest towards Aguas calientes village before ascending to Machupicchu citadel a real wonder of the modern world. This impressive Incan religious citadel was nestled on the peak of the Macchupicchu Mountain; the surroundings are just mystical and magical to place such a marvel. These are pearls in a perfect combination for an unforgettable Peru travel experience. If you only have 4 days in Cusco area this is for sure the best option.
• Day 01: Cusco & City tour
• Day 02: Sacred Valley of the Incas.
• Day 03: Machupicchu
• Day 04: Transfer to The airport or Bus terminal
Day 1 - Arrival to Cusco am. & Cusco City Tour pm.
Our representative will contact you at The Cusco city airport and transfer you to the selected Cusco Hotel, observe the colonial architecture mixed with the ancient Inca buildings. As this is your first day in altitude we recommend you to relax and rest for a while, and have just a soft lunch. Later on you will have the chance to enjoy the famous Peruvian cuisine in one of the many restaurants in town. In the early afternoon experience the Cusco city tour that includes the visit to impressive Incan temples & ceremonial sites around Cusco city Like; Sacsayhuaman and its megalithic constructions, Qénko, Puka Pukara and Tambo Machay a temple dedicated to the water. Then Visit the Cathedral & observe some of the finest Inca stone work at the Koricancha, the holiest Incan ritual site in the area. Return to your hotel and free time at leisure to explore the Ancient capital of the Incas, its picturesque streets, souvenirs shops, splendid Cusco restaurants. Don’t forget warn clothing.
Overnight at Cusco Hotel.
Day 2 - Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour + Overnight at Machupicchu
After breakfast we travel to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the amazing landscapes and Andean mountains views accompany us in our journey, as we see traditional villages, farming scenes & colorful clotting. Then we descend to the sacred Valley of the Incas and note that Incan people found in this as a paradise for farming and develop advanced irrigation techniques. Later in Pisac town on a side of the Urubamba River visit the Pisac traditional food market and the handy crafts market one of the best and recognized in Peru. We continue exploring the Valley , Lunch at a very nice place in Urubamba before we reach The Ollantaytambo Village an authentic Inca living town we ascend to The Ollantaytambo ruins an outstanding ritual site, formed by enormous beautifully carved stones and wonder how come they could transport megalithic blocks at such a location. Enjoy of the same impressive views, Pachacuteq the great Inca emperor had over the valley. Later it was used as a fortress by Manco Inca Yupanqui in the final inca’s rebellion against the Spanish invasion. Breathe the Incan history and unique architecture.
At 15:45pm approximately we finish the Tour in Ollantaytambo. Have a small walk at the Village before to catch a 1h.30min. train ride to Aguas Calientes, the town at the bottom of the Machupicchu Mountain. At Arrival get contacted at the train station and conducted to the Elected Hotel at Aguas Calientes.
Overnight at Aguas Calientes
VARIATION : With Overnight at Sacred valley - Urubamba
Have in Mind thatthere is the option to stay overnight at some of the very confortable hotels at the Sacred Valley (and enjoy the facilities of some of the best Hotels in Peru) or you can stay in Ollantaytambo ( Closer to the Train station).
Day 3 - Machupicchu Full day Tour and return to Cusco
Early after breakfast Your guide will lead you to take a 20 minutes bus ride to Machu Picchu. There you have a guided walking tour through this true marvel of the ancient world. Visit its many ritual areas and observe the exquisite Incan architecture amongst a surreal environment formed by the surrounding mountains. After the tour feel free to explore the site or climb to the Huayna Picchu peak (recommended only for fit travelers - And needs to be reserved in advance due to a limit number of hikers). Before head into town for a late lunch. Then we take the train back to Poroy or Ollantaytambo train station from there we transfer you to your elected hotel in Cusco.
Overnight in Cusco.
VARIATION: With Overnight at Sacred valley - Urubamba
After breakfast get transferred to the train station at Ollantaytambo to aboard the train to Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Inca’s. This is a fantastic train ride, we descent from the high Andean valley towards the cloud forest, the view changes dramatically, suddenly the subtropical climate and dense vegetation surrounds the impressive mountains. At Arrival our guide will contact you to start the Visit at Machupicchu. Then take the bus to ancient citadel of the Incas, for a guided tour. -- The program continues like above.
Overnight at Cusco Hotel
Day 4 - Cusco & Transfer OUT
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport and flight Back to Lima, nor to the bus terminal. We invite you to continue exploring Peru and Visit Lake Titicaca, Colca Valley and More see our extensions and other tour packages, a great trip is only a click away. Thanks for contacting us.
- Airport transfer upon arrival and depart Cusco, All transfer while in the tours Hotels to terminals and Vic.
- 02 nights’ accommodation at selected hotels in Cusco city (See our list) with breakfast included
- Excursions to Cusco city tour, sacred valley of the Incas and to Machupicchu. with English speaking guides.
- 01 Night accomodation a a selected hotel in Aguas Calientes ( Machupicchu)
- Tourist class train tickets from: Cusco - Aguas Calientes / Aguas Calientes –Cusco. (Trains terminating in Ollantaytambo or Poroy with shuttle bus to Cusco).
- Mentioned meals: 3 breakfasts.
- Entrance fees to attractions
- NOT INCLUDED
- National & International air tickets and respective taxes.
- Meals not mentioned on the itinerary.
- Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, beverages, etc.
- Travel Insurance covering theft, loss, illness and/or accident.
- Porter age of Baggage, tips and other extras not specified.
- Visa fees if necessary