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Tour Plan
  • Day 1 Arrival to City of Cusco. City Tour in the afternoon.
  • Day 2 Classic Sacred Valley Tour
  • Day 3 Maras & Moray Tour
  • Day 4 Machu Picchu Tour
  • Day 5 End of tour. Return to your destination.
Itinerary

Day 1ARRIVAL IN CUSCO - HALF-DAY CITY TOUR AND SURROUNDINGS

  • Tour starts: 2:00 PM
  • Tour ends: 6:00 PM

Places to visit:

  • Qoricancha
  • Sacsayhuamán
  • Qenqo
  • Puca Pucara
  • Tambomachay

On this day, you will arrive at Lima’s capital airport from your country and then continue your journey for 1 hour and 20 minutes until you reach the city of Cusco, which is located at an altitude of 3,399 meters above sea level.

Once you arrive at Cusco airport, we will be waiting outside with a sign indicating your name, and then we will take you to your respective hotel. As a welcome, we will have coca tea, which has many properties to alleviate altitude sickness, and then we will proceed to the rooms if they are ready (CHECK-IN at 11:00 AM).

In the afternoon, we will pick you up from the hotel at 1:45 PM to start the City Tour excursion, which offers visitors a rich historical and monumental legacy in a unique and spectacular way.

This circuit starts with the attractions: QORICANCHA, one of the most important religious centers of the Inca Empire, with stone constructions that are even more perfect than Machu Picchu. SACSAYHUAMÁN, a megalithic monument of great artistic expression and a clear demonstration of Inca technological achievements. QENQO, considered a sacred site in Inca times. PUKA PUKARA, a place for controlling areas and also with different administrative spaces. TAMBOMACHAY, a sacred space where water was worshipped, as it was vital for human existence. After visiting the last place, we will return to the city of Cusco, where the transportation will drop us off 2 to 3 blocks away from the main square of Cusco.

Day 2CLASSIC SACRED VALLEY FULL-DAY TOUR

  • Tour starts: 7:45 AM
  • Tour ends: 6:30 PM

Places to visit:

  • Pisac
  • Ollantaytambo
  • Chincheros

The town of Pisaq and its artisan market, and the archaeological site. Then we will arrive in Urubamba to enjoy our delicious buffet lunch with typical regional dishes. The journey continues to the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo, which dates back to the 15th century. We will then visit Chincheros, which still maintains its traditional textile and ceramic art, and we will visit its colonial church that houses important canvases from the 15th and 17th centuries. Finally, we will return to Cusco, where the transportation will drop us off 2 to 3 blocks away from the main square of Cusco.

Day 3MARAS MORAY - HALF-DAY TOUR

  • Tour starts: 8:45 AM
  • Tour ends: 2:30 PM

Places to visit:

  • Moray
  • Salineras

During this tour, we will observe the Vilcanota Mountain Range and its impressive snow-capped peaks that extend throughout the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We will visit the following places: the town of Maras, where the houses still preserve their colonial facades, the Archaeological Complex of Moray, consisting of several circular terraces that served as an agricultural laboratory during the Inca era, and finally, we will appreciate the Maras Salt Mines, which are made up of hundreds of small saltwater pools where members of the community still produce salt.

On this day, we will pick you up from the hotel at 8:30 AM. Our first stop will be the Moray complex, located 7 kilometers from Maras, in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 38 kilometers northwest of Cusco. During the tour, we will observe traditional communities surrounded by beautiful landscapes. We will visit the Moray complex, which was a center for agricultural research where crop experiments were carried out at different altitudes. Then, we will visit the Maras Salt Mines, which have over 3,000 pools of various sizes and dimensions. These belong to local families who, during the dry season, collect the salt generated and treat it with iodine to sell in the market. After our visit, we will return to the city of Cusco. The transportation will drop us off 2 to 3 blocks away from the main square of Cusco.

Day 4MACHU PICCHU TOUR - FULL DAY

  • Tour starts: 4:00 AM
  • Tour ends: 8:45 PM

Places to visit:

  • The citadel of Machu Picchu
  • Guardian’s House
  • Temple of the Sun
  • Main Temple
  • Temple of the Three Windows
  • The Sacred Rock
  • Temple of the Condor

On this day, we will make our long-awaited dream of visiting the Wonder of the World, Machu Picchu, come true. We will pick you up from your hotel at the specified time and then transfer you to the Ollantaytambo station in a van with a 2-hour journey. Upon arrival at the station, you will board the train at the specified time on your tickets. We will travel for 2 hours until we reach the final station in Machu Picchu Pueblo. On this day, you will enjoy the landscapes as you travel on the left side of the Urubamba or Vilcanota River.

When you arrive at your destination, the guide will be waiting for you with a sign indicating your name, and then we will take a bus that will take us to the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu on a 30-minute journey. At the entrance, we will present the original documents (PASSPORT OR ID + ADMISSION TICKETS) to start the tour. The tour will take you through the main Inca constructions such as the Temple of the Sun, the Main Temple, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Sacred Rock, the Temple of the Condor, and more. We will also make a stop at the Guardian’s House to take those dreamed-of photos with Machu Picchu in the background. In total, you will spend two hours or more at Machu Picchu. At the end of the tour, all tourists must leave the archaeological site with their tour guide. For the return, we will take the bus back to Machu Picchu Pueblo, where we will have a delicious lunch consisting of 1 appetizer and 1 main course. After the meal, you will have free time until our return. Finally, we will board the return train at the specified time on our tickets. (Remember to be at the train station 30 minutes before). Once we arrive at the Ollantaytambo station, we will take a bus to return to the city of Cusco, with an approximate 2-hour journey. The bus will drop us off 2 to 3 blocks away from the main square of Cusco.

Price Includes

  • Pick-up from Cusco airport
  • Transfers from airport/hotel/airport
  • Transportation for all tours
  • Accredited bilingual professional guide (Spanish-English)
  • Entrance fees for visits
  • Round-trip train tickets (The Voyager or Expedition)
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu (plus Postcard photo)
  • Consettur bus tickets for ascent and descent
  • 4 nights of hotel accommodation according to category
  • 4 breakfasts at the hotel
  • 1 buffet lunch in the Sacred Valley
  • 1 tourist lunch (Machu Picchu Pueblo)

Price Excludes

  • Meals and beverages not mentioned in the program
  • Flights Lima/Cusco/Lima, add + USD 185.00 including 10kg carry-on baggage
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain Hike, add + USD 55 for foreigners and USD 35 for Peruvians
  • Panoramic Vistadome or 360° train, add + USD 45 for the return journey only

Additional Information

  • Infants from 0 to 2 years old do not pay for the ticket and will occupy their parents' seat unless they wish to have a seat for themselves, in which case the cost will be a 50% discount on train and bus tickets.
  • Prices vary depending on accommodation and hotel category.
  • Hotels are located 2 to 4 blocks away from the main square.
  • Daily departures with a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 18 people in groups.

What you should bring

  • Backpack for personal belongings
  • Money in soles for tickets and other expenses
  • Photographic camera
  • Comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle (1.5l)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat to protect from intense sunlight
  • Warm jacket for the afternoon / wind
  • Personal medications
  • Rain poncho (December to March)
Photos

Sacred Valley

Maras Moray

Machu Picchu

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