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Cusco and Machu Picchu Tour

Cusco and Machu Picchu
4 days / 3 nights from $869

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Itinerary

Day 1

Cusco City Tour

Upon your arrival to Cusco, you will be greeted at the airport by one of our Peru Vacation Tours representatives and transferred to your hotel in Cusco.

In the afternoon, one of our local guides will take you on a half day tour of the city of CuscoYou will be shown the exact center of the legendary Inca Empire, the Plaza de Armas. You will see many amazing sights including the Cusco Cathedral (built on top of the ruins of the Inca Palace), the old town with its magnificent renovated colonial buildings and the Sacsayhuaman, an Inca ruin, located approximately 3 kilometers above Cusco. Sacsayhuaman also offers a fabulous view of the entire city. Later in the tour, you will visit Tambmoachay, the bath of the Inca; Kenko (or "Qenco"; a rocky promontory of holes, canals and steps), and Puca Pucara (a ruin of a small fort).

In the late afternoon you will return to Cusco where you can relax, and enjoy the local food and exciting nightlife.

Overnight in Cusco

Sacred Valley Tour
Day 2

Sacred Valley Tour

After your breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco by our representative. You will be taken along a road that winds over the mountains north of Cusco. On the way you will stop at a point known as El Mirador, from where we will be able to see the whole of the Sacred Valley and listen to the history of the Incas.

Later in the day, you will go towards Pisac, where there is a peculiar market that deserves to be visited. It is only open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Here, you will have the opportunity to purchase a wide variety of fine crafts of various kinds, for example, ponchos, blankets, vases, hats and much more. You will have free time to walk around and do some shopping. Afterwards you will be taken to have lunch in a nice local restaurant to enjoy some great Andean food.

After lunch you will continue the tour and be driven along the Urubamba River towards the town of Ollantaytambo. Here you will visit the ruins of Ollantaytambo, an important Inca construction built during the Inca's most powerful times.

We will then return you to your hotel in Cusco and you can spend the evening as you please.

Overnight in Cusco

Full day Machu Picchu Tour
Day 3

Full Day Machu Picchu Tour

Early in the morning you will be transferred to the train station to take the Expedition train (can be upgraded to the Vistadome or Hiram Bingham train) to Aguas Calientes. From there you will be transferred to the bus station to drive up the steep mountain to the famous town of Machu Picchu, also known as, the Lost City of the Incas.

You will have a 2-3 hour excursion of Machu Picchu. You will have some time to explore the ruins by yourselves before or after the official tour.

Machu Picchu is a magical, mysterious place that for nearly a century has intrigued archaeologists and visitors alike. Perched atop a steep, emerald green peak 8,000 feet high in the Andes in southern Peru, it is reachable only by a long road that zigzags up the slope from the roaring Urubamba river, or alternatively, by hiking for days along the challenging Inca Trail. Visitors to Machu Picchu will see well-preserved ruins hidden among the majestic Andes: palaces, baths, temples, tombs, sundials and farming terraces, along with llamas that roam among hundreds of gray granite houses.

In the late afternoon you will return to Cusco on the Expedition train.

Overnight in Cusco

Departure from Cusco
Day 4

Flight to Lima

After a filling buffet breakfast, you will be picked up and transferred from your hotel to the airport for your flight to Lima, to take your flight back home or onto your next destination.

If you are looking for another destination, then please look at our other Peru tour packages or alternatively contact one of our travel experts who can help you fully customize your vacation to Peru.