Trip name: Special Cusco & Machu Picchu Tour
Trip Length: 3 Days
Type service: Group Tour
Type itinerary: Customize
Destinations: Cusco, Machu Picchu
Activities: Cultural & History/Family
Difficulty / Physical Activity: *Easy – nothing more than normal walking while sight-seeing
Comfort: **Moderate to superior-class accommodations, combined with basic accommodations or camping
Highlights: Cusco, Catedral, Koricancha, Sacayhuaman, Qenqo, Machu Picchu, travel by train to Machu Picchu
Amazing tour to Machu Picchu wonder the Lost City of the Incas
Explore wonder Cuzco’s atmospheric streets, learn about local culture visiting a Sacred Valley community, Explore Cusco’s mixture of colonial and Inca architecture. Visit the beautiful colonial temples built on Inca foundations and the Lost City of the Incas during this 3 day tour in Peru.
Day 1 – Arrival to Cusco – City Sightseeing Tour
Upon arrival, reception and transfer to your Cusco Hotel; where you’ll be welcomed with coca infusion tea (“mate de coca”) that will help you to get used to the altitude – free morning to take a leisurely walk around the ancient capital of the Incas or to acclimatize to the high altitude setting.
After lunch at 1:30pm; Cusco tour including the Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay. Our tour will beginning on to the Main Square of Cusco. You’ll enter the Cathedral of Cusco and see the beautiful woodwork and colonial paintings containing extensive Incan iconography. Visit the Korikancha (Temple of the Sun) on which the Santo Domingo Convent was built. Legend says this temple was completely gold coated, which impressed the conquerors upon their arrival.
Ascend to the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman and visit the Cuidadela. This is the royal house where they admired the Sun God but also worshiped younger gods. Admire this large structure and enjoy the magnificent landscape which brings peace and tranquility. Next, visit Qenqo, the old temple of the Puma. Inside you can see a sacrificial altar made of a huge stone. At Tambomachay, you’ll see the sacred fountains of life and health.
Pucapucara safeguarded the city gates and the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman. The tour ends with a detailed visit of the city of Cusco – Overnight at Cusco Hotel
Meals Included: None
Note: We highly recommend you arriving to Cusco between 9 to 11:30am
Day 2 – Full Day Machu Picchu – Back to Cusco
Breakfast at the Hotel; full day Excursion to Machu Picchu; our representative will pick you up from your Cusco Hotel and you’ll be transferred to the Poroy railway station to enjoy 3 ½ hour scenic rail tour to Aguas Calientes.
Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes station, you’ll board a small bus and head up to the ruins of the “sacred city”, Machu Picchu. Your expert guide will walk with you through the main streets of these amazing ruins. Stroll through town squares and climb delicately carved stone stairways. Esoteric wisdom holds Machu Picchu as the new spiritual center of the world. There will be time to be alone and fully embrace this magnificent wonder of the world, letting this once in a lifetime experience set in. After the tour you’ll have time to stroll around the archaeological Site at your leisure.
Then, you will have time to perform some of the following activities by yourself (not included in the price):
Climb to Wayna Picchu; for the most adventurous people, we suggest to go up the Wayna Picchu from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, even more amazing being high and distant.
Walk to Sun Gate; opportunity to walk (approx. 1 hour) up to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku)
Lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge Restaurant in Machu Picchu (included in the price)
Train back to Cusco: In the afternoon you’ll return to the train station in Aguas Calientes for the trip back to Cusco – train departure to Cusco; upon arrival to Cusco reception and transfer to the Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 – Depart Cusco
Our representative will assist you and transfer to the airport and say goodbye.
Meals Included: Breakfast
All mentioned land transport (bus, etc.), Hotel accommodation with breakfast, entrance to parks and cultural sights, guided visits and mentioned excursions, English/Spanish speaking guide to accompany visits and excursions, all transfers, meals as indicated in the itinerary, Train tickets Vistadome Class
Services not included
International airfares, domestic flights
Airport departure (US$ 30 per person for international flights and US$ 6.5 for national flights) taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature, personal equipment, obligatory personal insurance and meals which are not mentioned, Entrance fee to Wayna Picchu Mountain.
Domestic flights are not included in the price; you’ll need to book the following
Day 1 – Flight to Cusco – City Sightseeing Tour
Day 3 – Depart Cusco – Lima International departure
Other companies that you can buy domestic flight tickets will be LAN www.lan.com OR