City tour Cusco – Sacred valley – Machu picchu (3D/2N)
DAY 1: Pick up from the Airport/ Bus Station – City Tour:
Pick you up from the Airport/Bus Station – Transfer to your hotel in Cusco, in the morning have a free time for rest and previous acclimatization, is very important to enjoy of your trip completely.
In the afternoon, our Local guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at around 1:30 pm to take you to our bus and start the tour of Cusco and its surroundings. We will visit the following archeological and religious attractions from the Inca Culture: On the city tour of Cusco, you will see interesting places within the city of Cusco like; The Cathedral and Q’oricancha (Inca Sun Temple), and the imposing Inca ruins at Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca pucara and Tambomachay,after that, return to the city of Cusco and transfer to your hotel.
DAY 2: Cusco – Pisaq – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes:
On this tour at 8:30 a.m. Our local guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco, to take the bus for a road that winds around the mountains north of Cusco, After a 30 min ride in the bus, we will visit the traditional markets of Qorao, where we will appreciate the beautiful work of local Artisans.
On the way we will stop at a famous point known as; El Mirador (Lookout Point). Then we will visit the archaeological complex and see the agricultural terraces, Inca cemeteries and royal Inca buildings. From there we will be able to see the whole Sacred Valley and take photographs.
Our next destination is Urubamba which we´ll arrive to at 01:00 p.m. approx. to enjoy our buffet lunch at the local restaurants, from Urubamba it´s just 30 minutes to get to the last Inca ruins known as Ollantaytambo (Inca palace); this ruin ware built with pink granite rocks and is another impressive example of Inca craftmanship. Where you can see the second biggest rock from the Inca times (90 tons) which used as part of the Temple of the Sun. After your tour, you have free time to wander around the site before dinner, which you have in any one of the local restaurants.
In the evening, you will head to the train station, which is, 15 minutes by foot; your train will depart at 7.00 pm to Aguas Calientes, and is a 2-hour journey. When you arrive in Aguas Calientes, the town for Machu Picchu, and our representative will meet you just outside the train station (and before the market) and take you to your hotel.
DAY 3: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco:
Today is the most important day since we will be visiting Machu Picchu, because it’s so special, we encourage you to wake up early in the morning to enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then get to the bus station to try to catch one of the first buses, which start at 5.30 a.m. (They are more like shuttles, all first come, first serve – and leave as soon as they fill up).
This bus will take about 25 minutes up a switchback road to get to Machu Picchu, as soon as you arrive to the complex, it is our job to take you to the best spot to overlook all the ruins and get a panoramic view of the landscape and the sunrise over the mountains.
There will be a meet to observe the sunrise (weather permitting) in order to get a spectacular view of the “Lost City of the Incas”; you will then have a 2-hour guided tour around Machu Picchu with plenty of free time afterwards to explore on your own.
If you have tickets to climb one of the amazing mountains of Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu, your guide will direct you to where to begin this hike after the tour, please, make sure this is arranged at least 2 months in advance of your visit as tickets do sell out in advance, especially for Huayna Picchu. Once you are done with exploring all Machu Picchu has to offer, you will take a bus down to Aguas Calientes for lunch and an afternoon take train back to Ollantaytambo. Where our staff will be waiting for you, to depart by bus to Cusco and we will drop you off at your hotel.
Transfer Hotel – Airport or Bus Station: After breakfast at hotel, According to your flight or Bus departure, our staff will be transfer you to the airport/Bus station, here is end of tour.
|TIMETABLE||ACTIVITIES OF DAY 1|
|Morning||Pick up from the Airport/Bus Station – Hotel Cusco.|
|1:30 p.m.||Pick up from your hotel in Cusco.|
|2:15 p.m.||Guided visit of the cathederal of Cusco.|
|2:30 p.m.||Guided visit of Qoricancha or “Temple of the Sun”.|
|3:30 p.m.||Transfer by bus to the surroundings of Cusco for visit the following attractives; Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca pucara, tambomachay and Craft Market.|
|6:30 p.m.||Return to the city of Cusco (Plaza San Francisco)|
|ESTIMATED TIME||ACTIVITIES OF DAY 2|
|8:30 a.m.||Pick up from your hotel to board the bus.|
|9:00 a.m.||Bus depart to the Sacred Valley of the Incas.|
|9:30 a.m.||Visit to the Crafts market of Qorao and you will know in a closer way its people customs.|
|10:45 a.m.||Guided tour of the ruins in Pisac and visit the Crafts market.|
|1:30 p.m.||Arrival and buffet lunch in Urubamba.|
|2:30 p.m.||Continuing with the trip to Ollantaytambo.|
|3:00 p.m.||Guided tour of the ruins of Ollantaytambo.|
|4:30 p.m.||Free time to visit the small town and you will have the chance to walk by the narrow streets and know in a closer way its people, customs and handicrafts.|
|6:30 p.m.||Passenger presentation at the train station in Ollantaytambo.|
|7:00 p.m.||Travel by train to Aguas Calientes.|
|8.43 p.m.||Reception in Aguas Calientes and accommodation at the hotel.|
|ESTIMATED TIME||ACTIVITIES OF DAY 3|
|6:00 a.m.||Breakfast, and take the bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.|
|7:00 a.m.||Visit or Hike up Huayna Picchu and back down (on your own).|
|9:00 a.m.||Guided tour of one of the New 7 wonders of the world, Machu Picchu. (visit the most important places in this citadel of Machu Picchu”).|
|11:00 a.m.||Free time in Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, to keep exploring, take pictures, to return to Aguas Calientes by bus, to have lunch, and look around the town or relax in the Hot Springs.|
|6:00 p.m.||Presentation in the train station and return to Ollantaytambo by train.|
|8:30 p.m.||Reception in Ollantaytambo and return to Cusco by bus.|
|10:30 p.m.||Arrival to the City of Cusco and transfer to your hotel in Cusco.|
THIS TOUR INCLUDES:
- Advice one day before the tour.
- City tour Cusco: (Transport – guide).
- Professional English speaking in Machu Picchu.
- Hotel (1 night in Aguas Calientes).
- Train Journey: Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo.
- Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu.
- Tour Cusco – Sacred Valley – Ollantaytambo- Aguas Calientes.
- Bus ride: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes.
- Pick up and Transfers: Airport – Hotel – Airport.
THIS TOUR DON’T INCLUDES:
- Others not mentioned in the program.
- Lunch in Machu Picchu.
- Entrance tickets for the Archaeological groups.
- Entrance to climb Huayna Picchu ($ 20.00 per person)/Machu Picchu Mountain ($15 per person).
- Entrance to Hot spring in Aguas Calientes. (S/.10.00 PEN).
- Entrance to main church 25.00 PEN.
- Entrance to Qoricancha 15.00 PEN.
- Hotel in Cusco (1st and 3th night).
Consider that you can take:
- Camera, Toilet paper and extra batteries.
- A bottle of water (a liter).
- Comfortable shoes for walking.
- Snacks, chocolate or energy candies.
- Glasses, hat and sunscreen.
- A light backpack with a change of clothes for the mountain hike.
- Insect repellant.
* Autumn and winter: cold and wind (wear light coat). Spring and Summer: rain (raincoat and umbrella)
Keep in mind:
- Carry your documents carefully.
- BTC (Cusco Tourist Ticket, allows entry to Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, and also to visit Museums or take a tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas) :
- NATIONAL: S/. 70.00 Soles.
- FOREIGN: S/. 130.00 Soles.
USD 335.00 / per person
Ask for our offer prices for 5 or more people.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT:
Is a beautiful city located in southern Peru, at 3400 meters above sea level. The city of Cusco is world famous due to the numerous archaeological sites left by the ancient Inca culture, built over 500 years ago.
Cusco is the gateway to one of the most spectacular archaeological sites that exists in South America, the Citadel of Machu Picchu, with its imposing Inca architectural setting, nestled amidst mountains and deep canyons. On the city tour of Cusco, you will see interesting places within the city of Cusco like the Q’oricancha (Inca Sun Temple), and the imposing Inca ruins at Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca pucara and Tambomachay.
SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS:
Is located 30 km. from Cusco and is a setting of picturesque communities, impressive terraces and many important archaeological sites. Dominated by the imposing peaks of the Vilcanota mountain range, the valley has been the storehouse for agricultural products for the city of Cusco since Inca times, and today is famous for being home to maize cobs with the largest kernels in the world and its mild weather and particular geography make it ideal for outdoor sports enthusiasts to practice rafting, mountain bike-riding, hang-gliding and trekking.
Is located in a strategic place, perched on a hilltop enclosed by a 400-meter cliff in a meander of the River Urubamba, could not be better chosen; the Man and Nature have managed integration perfect in this work of the Inca people to the harmonious construction, which makes it one of the most extraordinary architectural and archaeological monuments in the world, However, Machu Picchu is bathed in a mystery that archaeologists have not lighten up to now, the most likely hypothesis is that Machu Picchu was the religious capital of the Incas in the 15th century.
Today the visitor remains fascinated before the perfection and beauty of constructions of stone perfectly fitting between them, using natural barriers on the site. Magnificent terraces ensure the stability of the entire site and allow a fertile farming. Temples dedicated to the Sun and other deities, such as the Moon or the Condor are perfectly located shares and a large Central Plaza, as well as housing quarters. On height, at the heart of the site, lies the solar clock, which enabled the Incas set seasons and plan the celebrations in honor of the Sun God and agriculture. Aqueducts and channels drove water, sacred element across the entire site, testimony to the wisdom and technical mastery of the Incas.