Price
880$ per person
Duration
5 Days
Destination
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Travellers
1+
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Immerse yourself in the archeological and cultural wonders of the Incas. The 5-day travel to Machu Picchu allows you to enjoy breathtaking scenery and magnificent views of the ancient treasures of the Incas that include ancient Incan capital of Cusco, the lush green Sacred Valley and one of the Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu. With this travel package you will experience one of the best viewing opportunities for Condors in their natural environment. The Andean Condors along the Apurimac canyon allow you the opportunity to observe the largest flying bird in the world.

What's included

Destination
Cusco , Machu Picchu Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Cusco
Return Location
Cusco
Price includes
  • 24 hour support by our local staff
  • Accommodation in Hotel with breakfast included
  • All entrance fees and excursions mentioned in the itinerary
  • All ground transportation
  • All transfers airport, train station or bus station transfers, Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All transfers are assisted by English speaking staff
  • Guided tours by local quality English speaking guides
  • Meals: According mentioned in the itinerary (vegetarian or special diets are available)
  • Train tickets
Price does not include
  • Anything not specified in the itinerary description
  • Domestic flight tickets
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain
  • Guidance in other languages
  • International flight tickets
  • Other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.)
  • Tips for guides, drivers and other staff
  • VISA procedures, travel insurance, pre and post tour accommodation

Highlights

  • Become part of an adventurous trip to the Inca ruins while indulging in the rich and modern Quechua cultures and the Inca culture.
  • Discover the ancient ruins of Inca near Machu Picchu and Cusco.
  • Roam the Pisaq Market, and indulge in the beautiful sights and melodious sounds.
  • Have a feel of the historical glory of Machu Picchu.
  • A comprehensive tour of Machu Picchu that covers all the main attractions.
  • See the majestic condors soaring in their natural habitat and flying over the Apurimac Canyon.

PRICES FOR THIS TOUR PACKAGE

Hotel Category Double or Triple room Single room option
Additional cost
Tourist US$ 880 US$ 158
Superior Tourist US$ 986 US$ 233

* Prices per person in US dollars.

MORE ABOUT HOTEL CATEGORIES
Tourist

  • In this type of accommodation are the 2-star and 3-star hotels and some guesthouses.
  • Appeals to tourists looking for more than basic accommodation.
  • The rooms and bed are simple, comfortable and adequate.
  • Beds are made and rooms are cleaned daily. Clean towels are supplied.
  • Rooms with private bathroom and hot shower.
  • Breakfast is included.
  • Ideal for travelers on a reduced budget.

Superior Tourist

  • In this type of accommodation are the 3-star and 4-star hotels.
  • Standard accommodation. Accommodation is deemed “very good”.
  • The rooms and bed are comfortable and adequate.
  • Beds are made and rooms are cleaned daily. Clean towels are supplied.
  • They have spacious reception with seats and other public rooms.
  • Some of these hotels have food and drink service; restaurant and bar.
  • Buffet breakfast is included.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS TOUR PACKAGE

Trip code MUCS5D01
Travel style GROUP TOUR
Type of activities Culture & History, Wildlife, Walking, Adventure.
Group size Min 1, Max 16.
Physical rating This trip will raise your heartbeat. Moderate physical activities are included and a good level of fitness is required.
Departure dates Guaranteed departures any day. Departures are available along the year. We do not have fixed departures.
Min age 10+ All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Group tour means, each day you will join to meet new travelers at each destination, and a highly specialized guide for every excursion, share the bus or minivan and you will have guide to take you to all the scenic spots listed in the Itinerary.

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
Day 1

Arrival to Cusco - City Tour & Archeological ruins

  • On arrival in Cusco, assistance at the airport and transport to your hotel. The rest of the morning is free to rest in order to avoid ill effects due to the high altitude.
  • Pick up from the hotel at 13:20pm - Tour begins from Cusco’s Main Square, Plaza de Armas.
  • Includes a visit to Cusco’s cathedral in which you will be able to see the intricate woodwork and colonial paintings that contain detailed Incan iconography.
  • After, we will head to the Temple of the Sun (Qorikancha) upon which the Convent of Santo Domingo has been built. Interesting fact: according to a legend, this temple was entirely gold plated which left many conquerors impressed with its magnificence when they came here!
  • The tour continues with visits to 4 archeological sites: Sacsayhuaman is an archeological complex, a masterpiece of Incan architecture in which you will see mindboggling huge stone blocks, almost 9 meters in height that are still placed perfectly. Qenqo Temple is a temple dedicated to animal worship. Puca Pucara is another Incan archeological site located on top of a hill, used as a fort and administrative center. Tambomachay, which is also known as the Inca Baths.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Cusco.
  • Meals included: None.
Day 2

Full day to Sacred Valley (Pisac, Ollantaytambo)

  • Breakfast at hotel; Pick up from your hotel at 07:30am.
  • We will embark on a journey back in time to the Inca´s Sacred Valley beginning in Pisac, 31 km from Cusco. The ancient Incan archeological site and city is located on the top of a mountain. There you will have the chance to witness the impressive stonemasonry skill of our ancient ancestors.
  • Afterward you will go down into the quaint little town and wander through its colorful market where you can buy intricate, beautifully hand crafted products.
  • Afterward lunch will be served at a local restaurant.
  • Then we will continue to Ollantaytambo, a military, religious, and agricultural center of the Incas located at the top of a mountain. Note: unlike other small towns, this one has maintained its original Incan design including outstanding stone buildings and narrow streets. It was once used as a fortress, administrative and urban center.
  • After the tour we will make our way to the Ollantaytambo train station where we will catch the train to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival, reception and transfer to your hotel.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch.
Day 3

Visit Machu Picchu & Back to Cusco

  • Breakfast at the hotel; at 06:00am take bus to Machu Picchu citadel, you will ride a bus to Machu Picchu archeological site (2,430m/7,972ft) and tour every nook and cranny of this New 7 Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site: an unforgettable experience. Your guide will expertly direct you throughout the astounding ruins and its main streets.
  • Around 07:30am the guided tour begins, your guide will expertly direct you throughout the astounding ruins and its main streets. You can then wander around the town squares as well as climb the intricately carved stairways made of stone. Machu Picchu is considered to be the world’s spiritual center by esoteric wisdom.
  • From 10:30am to 12:00pm once the guided tour is over, you will have some free time to explore the site on your own, relax, or meditate.
  • From 12:30pm to 13:30pm take bus to Aguas Calientes.
  • From 13:30pm to 15:00pm take lunch at local restaurant in Aguas Calientes.
  • Return to Cusco: later board the train for the return trip to Cusco. You will stop at the Poroy station and then be picked up and driven to your hotel in Cusco.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Cusco.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch.
Day 4

Hike to the Viewpoint of the Condors

  • Breakfast at hotel. At 07:00am pick up from the hotel, later we drive until Chonta village which is located “Northwest” on the way to Abancay and Lima. We will make stops for photos and for visiting Quillarumiyoc; a nice Incan site with some temples; mainly for the moon. Stop at another Incan site called Tarawasi (the house of the Tara); which was the administrative center of the valley with lots of terraces and remains of temples, palaces, etc. After about 3 hours driving we arrive to the typical village of Chonta.
  • At 11:00am we start our gentle hike for about one hour and a half (3 km or 1.8 miles) until the Condor's view point. This viewpoint is located on the right side of the amazing Canyon of the Apurimac River up of 3300 meter sea level, from where we will see one of the deepest canyons of South America and the home of the Andean Condors. Normally we can see the majestic flight of the Andean condors, sometimes we can see at a close distance about 8-10 Condors.
  • After the condor's flight show we will hike back to Chonta where we take the transportation back to Cusco. Arrival time to Cusco 20:00pm.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Cusco.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Box-lunch
Day 5

Departure from Cusco

  • Breakfast at hotel; at the scheduled time our representative will meet you in the hotel lobby, transfer and assistance on your departure.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast.

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