Day One Cusco Tour:
We will give you full assistance upon your arrival to Cusco and take you from the airport to your hotel. Then in the morning you will have free time to acclimate the altitude. In the afternoon we will begin our tour of Cusco, we will pick you up from your hotel at 1:30pm and we will first visit the Templo de Sol o Qorikancha (today known as the Santo Domingo Temple). Then we will continue our tour to the outskirts of Cusco to visit the Incan archeological sites of Qenko, Tambomachay, Puku Pukará and the largest temple of the Incas Sacsayhuaman. Which was strategically built on the top of the hill that overlooks the entire Cusco area, and is know for its large stones and astonishing precision. Some of the stone are as large as 30 feet high and a weigh more that 120 tons. We will return to your hotel at 6:30pm.
Day Two: Cusco to the Sacred Valley of the Incas:
We will pick you up from your hotel at 8:30am to drive to the Sacred Valley. First we will stop in the town of Pisac and visit the outdoor markets and visit the incredible archeological site that of Pisac. Then we will drive through the valley to the town of Urubamba to eat a buffet lunch consisting of traditional Peruvian food.
In the afternoon we will visit the fortress and city of Ollantaytambo, this town was built to guard the entrance of the Valley from the jungle tribes that would invade Sacred Valley. There we will get the opportunity to walk up the large terraces and understand the military, religious and cultural importance of this magical place. On our way back to Cusco we will visit the small town of Chinchero were we find the remains of Tupac Inca Yupanqui’s property and visit a textile market.
Nota: The trip to Chinchero is only possible if we have time, for we like to return you to your hotel by 7:30pm.
Day 3: Machu Picchu –Aguas Calientes
We will pick you up at 10:00am in the morning and drive you to the train station in Ollantaytambo, where you will board a train to Aguas Calientes at 12:58pm. During your train ride you enjoy the incredible beauty of the Andes and geography of the Sacred Valley, while following the Willcamayo (Vilcanota) river towards Aguas Calientes train station, where we will be waiting to take you to your hotel.
In the afternoon you will have time to discover the small yet charming town of Aguas Calientes, which is known for its incredible hot springs that you can soak in for only 10soles/$3USD. However at 8:00pm your guide will meet you at your hotel to give a quick debrief the day ahead of you in Machu Picchu.
Day 4: Machu Picchu – Cusco:
We will wake up very early and have breakfast at 6:00am, then you will take you to the bus station called the CONSETTUR, from where you will take a bus 25 minutes up a zigzag road to the Lost Incan city of Machu Picchu. Upon your arrival at the city, you will have a 2h 30m guided tour of the principal sections of the city such as: the main plaza, the circular tower, the sacred sundial, the royal rooms, the temple of the three rooms and the cemeteries. The tour usually lasts two hours, but after the tour you will have free time to walk the city by yourselves, or your can return to the town of Aguas Calientes where you will board the train at 6:45pm that will take you Ollantaytambo; from where we will be waiting to take you back to your hotel in Cusco.
Day 5: Cusco – Your Next Destination.
After breakfast we will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport, where you will leave our beautiful and immortal city of Cusco.
- Personal assistance.
- Pick up and transportation to and from the airport and hotel.
- 3 nights of accommodations (3 nights in Cusco, one night in Aguas Calientes).
- General Ticket for entrance of the city tour and the Sacred Valley.
- Ticket to enter Qorikancha.
- Tourist bus and professional guide.
- Buffet lunch in the Sacred Valley.
- Transportation from Cusco to Ollantaytambo and back to Cusco.
- Bus tickets.
- Ticket for entrance into Machu Picchu.
- 2h 30m guided tour of Machu Picchu.
- Box lunch for the Machu Picchu tour.
Services do NOT include:
- Pay of excess amount of equipment.
- Local, national and international calls.
- Personal services such as laundry, medications and other personal items.
- Food and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Tip for guide.