Land of the Incas: Cusco & Machu Picchu

4 days - 3 nights
Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu
Overview

Discover Cusco, the former Inca capital where megalithic Inca walls are the foundations of splendid colonial mansions and baroque churches. The hills beyond the city and the Sacred Valley hold fascinating inca costructions. From Cusco we will travel to Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas and afterwards to the vibrant, colonial city of Lima.

  • Experience seeing the first rays of sunlight over Machu Picchu
  • Take the scenic train through the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Immerse in the atmosphere of the bustling local market 
  • Taste some great local cuisine.
  • Enjoy learning about the history and legends of the Inca civilization recounted by our passionate guides
  • Spend your nights in specially selected hotels
  • Discover some awe-inspiring megalithic Inca buildings
  • Indulge yourself with the fantastic cuisine of Lima
 
  1. Arrival in Cusco and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon private guided walking city tour. Overnight in Cusco
  2. Sacred Valley tour, afternoon Vistadome train to Machupicchu. Overnight in Aguas Calientes
  3. Morning tour of Machu Picchu Sanctuary. Afternoon return train to Cusco. Overnight in Cusco
  4. Morning transfer to Cusco airport for your flight or opt for an extension of your program
Departures:
Daily departures year round
Destinations:
Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu
Reservation code:
CMP4
Day by day

Day 1 Cusco

On your arrival in Cusco airport our representative will be waiting at the exit gate with a sign with your name. We will transfer you to your hotel and give you a briefing on the upcoming tours and provide you tickets and vouchers for hotels, schedules and any helpful information to ensure your full enjoyment of the program. After your check in, you have the morning free to relax and adjust to the altitude.

In private service you will first have a tour by foot through the city, visiting Qoricancha the Inca Sun Temple, the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral, enjoying the atmosphere of the city by observing the well-preserved colonial architecture that conserves Incas original stone walls, evidence of a rich and complex history. We will continue our way until we get to San Pedro Central Market where the locals shop for Andean grains, fruits, natural medicine plants and more. Afterwards, drive up above Cusco for a visit of the spectacular Sacsayhuaman Inca complex with stupendous stonework, Qenko a place of rituals and then we will visit the house of Sulca to see the lovely textiles made by hand.

Overnight in Cusco.
Breakfast included

Day 2 Sacred Valley and Aguas Calientes Town

This will be a full day tour where you will enjoy the varied landscapes of the beautiful Río Urubamba Valley, known as “Valle Sagrado de los Incas”, along the way we can see attractive colonial towns and isolated villages of indigenous communities that continue their tradition for weaving, pottery and agriculture. Main attractions will be the handicraft markets and the lofty Inca citadels of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, it is definitely the perfect match between a cultural experience, the andean sunlight and delicious typical food.

We will visit first the famous Pisac Colorful Indian market to see the handicrafts and taste delicious empanadas baked in huge typical ovens. Afterwards, continue to the Pisac ruins above the town for a visit of the Sun Temple and admire the many surrounding terraces. We will continue to Urubamba to enjoy lunch, then off to one of the original Inca towns of Ollantaytambo to be amazed by the ruins that sit in front of the quaint town.  At the end of our tour you will continue to the station to board the train to Machu Picchu town.

On arrival, our representative will walk you to your hotel. Once you are in the hotel our guide will visit you to brief you about the next day schedule.

Overnight in Machu Picchu town

Breakfast and Lunch included

Day 3 Machu Picchu and Cusco

Picchu. The first buses start leaving at 5.30am and take 30 minutes to get to Machu Picchu. The doors to Machu Picchu open at 6am.You will have about 4 hours for your visit in the Citadel when you will be able to enjoy this magnificent place before the crowds arrive later in the morning. Our professional guide will slowly show you around the main areas recounting myths and legends passed down over the centuries and explaining about some of the advanced building techniques the Incas used. After the tour will be time to head back down to the town by bus. Here you can find many restaurants offering lunch and afterwards you will board the return train through the Sacred Valley to Poroy town with a transfer back to Cusco arriving at approximately 8.30pm.

Overnight in Cusco
Breakfast included.

Day 4 Flight to Lima

Morning transfer to Cusco airport for your flight to Lima.
Breakfast included

Optionally we can offer you a transfer service to Miraflores where you have plenty of restaurant options for lunch or simply walk down the Malecon and a convenient time a pick up for the airport for your international flight. It is advisable to go straight over to leave the luggage at the airport storage.

Included

Included

Hotels included:
Two nights in Cusco and One night in Aguas Calientes
Entrance tickets:
All entrance tickets for the places to visit mentioned in the program
Excursions:
All excursions as mentioned in the program
Guide:
Official guides during excursions
Machupicchu:
Roundtrip bus tickets entrance tickets to the Sanctuary
Meals:
Meals as mentioned in program.
Train:
Roundtrip train to Machu Picchu/Cusco

Not included:

  • International flights
  • Two domestic flights Lima/ Cusco/Lima.
  • Flight taxes: National and international departure airport taxes
  • Tips: Tips at airports, hotels and tips for guides, drivers or other personal.
  • Insurance: Travel insurance
Hotels

Hotels

Cusco

  • 3
    Category: Economic

    Casa San Blas

    Casa San Blas Boutique is small attractive hotel in the middle of the historic artisan San Blas district and located at a quiet spot. It houses in an finely restored colonial mansion and the rooms are decorated with beautiful handmade weavings.

    The entire staff has been carefully selected and trained about exactly how to please a customer. Flexibility is a key word in their customer service style. Casa San Blas Boutique lodge offers you free Internet, spacious rooms, clean and roomy bathrooms, cable TV in every room and extra long beds. Besides these amenities it also offers visitors Tika, a small cosy restaurant where you can have your breakfast, lunch or dinner in a romantic setting.

  • 3
    Category: Economic

    Casa Andina Classic San Blas Cusco

    The Casa Andina Classic San Blas Hotel is a hotel made for visitors looking for a relaxed, stress-free place to stay individually or with a family. With its restaurant, interior courtyard, fountain, 3 wood burning chimneys and, above all, the helpful staff; this hotel can compete with the best hotels in town.

  • 3
    Category: Economic

    Casa Andina Classic Plaza Cusco

    asa Andina is a famous hotel chain in Peru and has 5 hotels in Cusco. Their hotels are divided in two categories, the Casa Andina "Classic" Hotels and the Casa Andina "Private Collection" Hotels. Their slogan is "Casa Andina, inspired by a sense of place" and all the hotels are known for their superior value and top-notch locations. 

    The special feature you'll notice in Casa Andina Classis Cusco Plaza hotel is the elevator which will make it a bit easier to get to the 4th floor.

  • 3
    Category: Economic

    Casa Andina Classic Koricancha Cusco

    Casa Andina is a famous hotel chain in Peru and has 5 hotels in Cusco. Their hotels are divided in two categories, the Casa Andina "Classic" Hotels and the Casa Andina "Private Collection" Hotels. Their slogan is "Casa Andina, inspired by a sense of place" and all the hotels are known for their superior value and top-notch locations.

    Casa Andina Classic Koricancha is the largest of the Casa Andina chain in Cusco with 54 rooms. With the two interior patios it can offer its clients a peaceful and comfortable stay in the busy city of Cusco.

  • 3
    Category: Economic

    Encantada

    Hotel Encantada is far from the noisy streets, but still located in the centre and close to the Sacsayhuaman ruins. The Encantada Boutique Hotel is a marvellous place located in the higher part of Cusco's city centre.

    All 15 rooms are divided among three floors in this modern styled hotel; on the upper floor there is a rooftop terracce and a spa. From both places you'll have an excellent view over the city, the surrounding mountains and the rooftops of San Blas while listening to the sound of the birds in the trees close by. The services of the Spa are exclusive guests of the hotel and must be reserved in advance. 

    The lobby is decorated in a very modern way with leather furniture, dark brown colours and offers a tranquil atmosphere, especially with the fire burning. The Internet, fruits and hot water for drinks are free to use and can be found in the hotel's lobby.

    Plenty of natural light enters the spacious rooms because of the large windows.

  • 3
    Category: Economic

    Casa Andina Cathedral Cusco

    The Hotel Casa Andina Classic Cathedral is situated as close as possible to the main square, though it is devoid of the busy traffic and street noise, which creates an ideal accommodation in Cusco. Its location, not even 50 metres from Cusco's Cathedral, gives it many advantages and with double thick windows in the rooms on the street side you won't be bothered by the traffic below.

    Several of the brightly coloured rooms have perfect views over the Plaza de Armas, the Santa Catalina Convent or the Compania de Jesus Church.

    The hotel was built in a colonial building and still has the beautiful green balconies which makes it fit perfectly in the Cusco centre city style.

  • 3
    Category: Economic

    Andenes Al Cielo

    Hotel Andenes al Cielo is the perfect combination of a guesthouse and a modern hotel. It has all the facilities and services of a modern hotel, but offers you the personal service of a small guesthouse. 

    Andenes al Cielo is located on Choquecheka Street, at the beginning of the San Blas district,  The hotel offers its guests many advantages. Only two blocks from the main square, the hotel is close to restaurants, bars, pubs and shops in the San Blas area.
     
    The hotel itself maintains the ancient colonial style for which Cusco is very famous. Arches, handcrafted furniture and stones combined with the andenes (terraces) and the wooden balconies give Andenes al Cielo this colonial "look".
     
    All the rooms have a flat screen television and a private bathroom. The Deluxe rooms are even more comfortable with a fireplace, sitting area and balconies.

Machu Picchu Pueblo

  • 3
    Category: Economic

    Andina Luxury

    Rooms at the Hotel Andina are spacious and the riverside rooms have spectacular views of the mountains and river. All rooms have a bathtub and the six luxury rooms of the hotel include a Jacuzzi. All rooms have flat screen 32'' plasma TVs with cable. Hotel Andina Luxury has a sauna, a hot whirlpool, a massage centre and a restaurant in the basement; these new facilities are available to enjoy since a few monts.

    Hotel Andina is the perfect choice when looking for a modern, new hotel at a reasonable price.

    The hotel also has a conference room, which can be used by groups for free.

Prices

  Occupancy Economic 3* Comfort 4* Luxury 5* Luxury Superior 5*+
Prices in US$. Double room US $  US $  US $  Please consult us.
Single room supplement  US $  US $  US $ 
   

* Prices for 2022 ( we are working on it)

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