Unique Cusco and Machu Picchu Excursion is an ideal itinerary for travelers who may only have a few days to take in the beauty of our extraordinary Andean culture and Machu Picchu.
This 5 day trip combines all the highlights of Cusco, the marvelous ancient capital of Peru, the Sacred Valley of the Incas; ending at Machu Picchu the Legendary lost city of the Incas.
Unique Cusco and Machu Picchu excursion is the traditional way to explore the spectacular and relevant sites around Cusco and it is recommended to visit it the whole year-round.
Destinations: Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu
Upon your arrival to the airport of Cusco, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to get acclimate to the altitude, optional to explore some of the Inca streets in the downtown of Cusco.
We begin our tour visiting Qoricancha, the ancient Inca Sun Temple, and the cathedral in the down town. Outside of the city, we will visit the Sacsayhuaman Fortress, an example of military Inca architecture. There will be opportunity to see other Inca sites as Qenqo, Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay. The tour takes Approximately 4 hours
After breakfast, we will pick you up from the hotel at 8:15 a.m. and drive toward The Sacred Valley of the Incas. On the way to Pisaq, we will stop at lookout of Taray to take in the view of the Urubamba valley. Pisac ruins and the traditional market are the highlights to the beginning of the Sacred Valley.
We will continue to Urubamba for a refueling lunch. In the afternoon we will visit Ollantaytambo, a quaint town of Inca foundation with remarkable water channels, stone streets and Sun Temple on the top.
In the evening, we will take the train to the town of Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Machu Picchu excursion starts with the breakfast at the hotel, our guide will pick you up and you will board the bus that will take you to the citadel of Machu Picchu. You will have the opportunity to take a guided tour to the Main Plaza, Sun Temple, Sacred Sun Dial (Intihuatana), Royal palace, Temple of the Three Windows, Main temple.
After the guided tour, you will have free time to explore the zone on your own.
In the afternoon you will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes. After lunch we will take the train back to Cusco. Upon arrival at the Cusco train station, you will be transferred to the hotel. The journey by train takes approximately three hours and forty minutes.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. We will pick you up from your hotel at the scheduled time and transport you to the Cusco airport for your departure flight to Lima.
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The accommodations are our suggestions, standard class and superior class. They are the best hotels in their category per destination. For your safety and comfort we only suggest hotels that have been visited and inspected by our staff.