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Llamas Watching in Machu Picchu

Cusco and Machu Picchu Expresss 4 Days

$753.00

SKU: TMP4D01 Category: Tags: ,

TRIP OVERVIEW

Trip code CME4D01
Travel style Classic
Trip type Group service
Group size Min 1, Max 16
Physical rating Some easy physical activities included in this trip. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the journey.
Departure dates Guaranteed departures any day. Departures are available along the year. We do not have fixed departures.
Min age 1+ All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  This tour package is fully customizable according to your interest and needs.

 

Travel to Machu Picchu includes visiting Cusco and the Sacred Valley
Immerse yourself in the archeological and cultural wonders of the Incas. The 4-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. This travel to Machu Picchu tour package is ideal for both beginners and expert travelers alike, that comes with guided tours, hotel room (with breakfast), and transfers to and from the airports in Cusco, and much more!

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. A guide would also accompany you and provide you with valuable knowledge.

TRIP ITINERARY

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 – Departure from Cusco

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

PRICES PER PERSON

HOTEL CATEGORY Single Room Double Room Triple Room
Tourist US$ 877 US$ 753 US$ 735
Superior Tourist US$ 1077 US$ 870 US$ 848

(*) Single Supplement for solo traveler: US$ 77.00.

Extra Optional Services

  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain US$ 25 per person.
  • Lunch at the Aguas Calientes Restaurant US$ 20 per person.
  • Lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge Restarant located outside the entrance of Machu Picchu US $ 46 per person.
  • Upgrade train to Vistadome return to Cusco US$ 20 per person.

INCLUDED

  • Accommodation: 3 night(s) in hotel(s) in Cusco and Aguas Calientes.
  • Excursions: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu.
  • Entrance fees to parks and cultural sights: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu.
  • Transfers: All airport transfers, Hotel pickup and drop-off, all transfers are assisted by English-speaking staff.
  • Train ticket: Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Cusco (Expedition Class).
  • Transport: train, bus, minivan, on foot.
  • Meals: According mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Local top quality English-speaking guides to accompany visits and excursions.
  • 24 hour support by our local staff.

NOT INCLUDED

  • International airfare, domestic airfare within Peru.
  • Airport departure taxes (Approximate cost US$ 31.00 international flights, and US$ 7.40 for each domestic flight).
  • Tips on included excursions, visas, travel insurance, personal items.
  • Pre & post tour accommodation.
  • Spending money – allow approximately US$ 35-50 per day to cover meals, snacks, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips and any extras.
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.
SELECTED HOTELS FOR THIS TOUR PACKAGE
Following is that the list of our recommended hotels that we use for this tour package. Our recommendation relies on the standards of our company concerning quality, charm, personalized attention, warmth, fair price, social responsibility, best practices on environmental care, etc. for each hotel category, but most importantly, on our past customer reports, in which each hotel is evaluated. Hence, our choice includes those who have obtained a higher client satisfaction so far.

We have rated the accommodations according to 2 categories:

City Tourist Superior Tourist
Cusco

Sueños del Inka

Maytaq Wasin Boutique

Sonesta Cusco

Xima Cusco

Aguas Calientes

Flower´s House Machu Picchu

Inti Punku Machu Picchu

Casa Andina Classic Machu Picchu

El MaPi by Inkaterra

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOTEL CATEGORY

Tourist

  • In this type of accommodation are the 2-star and 3-star hotels and some guest houses.
  • 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.

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