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Exploring Machu Picchu

Lima > Cusco > Machu Picchu

Itineray

6 Days

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USD$ 869.00

Would you like to enjoy Machu Picchu for more time? Would you like to climb the Huayna Picchu Mountain and gaze upon an incredible view of the Inca citadel? We have designed this package deal so that you can discover all of the mysteries of the sacred city. You may choose to take part in the additional activities that Machu Picchu offers its visitors: Climb Huayna Picchu mountain, go to the Sun Gate (Puerta del Sol) or explore the Inca bridge.

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Day 1: Arrival in Cusco  

Cusco is located at 3400 (11200 feet) meters above sea level.

Welcome to Cusco, the historical capital of Peru! Upon arrival, a representative from the Machu Picchu Explorer travel agency will be awaiting you to transfer you to your hotel. Cusco, also known as the "bellybutton of the world" is a charming place. You will be able to get to experience its architectural beauty, its traditional neighborhoods, the beautiful Plaza de Armas (its main square), as well as its various gastronomical delights.
Cusco's main points of interests are the Cathedral, the Temple of the Sun (known as the Qoricancha), the San Blas district and San Pedro market among many others. 
 
We recommend that you take the first day to rest and become acclimated to the altitude.
Night in Cusco.


Day 2: Cusco City Tour     

The city of Cusco is one of the most important destinations of Peru. It was the ancient capital of the Inca empire, with its streets and buildings still reflecting its grand historical past. Due to this, the city is known as “the belly button of the world”. In the morning/afternoon, our professional guide will accompany you to discover the best of this Inca city. We will begin by visiting the Temple of the Sun (also called Qoricancha). After, we will visit the treasures that the Basilica Cathedral of Cusco has to offer, and then finish by visiting the ruins adjacent to the city, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puka Pukara, and Tambomachay.
In the evening, spend at your leisure enjoying the local cuisine, music, and the lights of Cusco at night, the surrounding hills and the sky overhead littered with stars

Night in Cusco


Day 3: Cusco - Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes

The Sacred Valley lies at 2800 meters above sea level (9,190 meters).
Aguas Calientes lies at 2040 meters above sea level. (6,690 feet).
Travel time between Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes: 1 hour 40 min by train.

Our adventure continues onto the Sacred Valley of the Incas, an enigmatic place whose fertile, beautiful lands and gorgeous landscapes were intelligently taken advantage of by the ancient Peruvian people. Our first visit will be to Pisac, a greatly important archaeological site whose shape and construction are inspired by a local bird (the Puna partridge). Straight away, we will visit the local market, famous for its products that they trade there. In the afternoon, we will go on towards Ollantaytambo, a place that clearly shows how the Incans designed their cities with narrow streets and lovely canals, all in harmony with its natural environment. We will then visit the fortress of Ollantaytambo with its spectacular Incan terraces that will take our breath away, not to mention the spectacular views of the Sacred Valley from them! At the end of the afternoon, we will board the train to our next stop, the town of Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Picchu town.

Night in Aguas Calientes.


Day 4: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is located at 2400 meters above sea level (7,900 feet).

This will be a memorable day during your visit in Peru, given that you will see one of the Wonders of the World that all travelers dream of visiting, we mean the historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Early in the morning, our professional guide will pick you up from your hotel to board the bus to the Machu Picchu citadel all together (20 min trip). Once in Machu Picchu, you will visit the farming and urban zones, as well as its main temples. The tour will take about two hours, after which you will have time to explore the ancient city on your own as well as take additional photographs.

In the afternoon, we will return to Aguas Calientes.

Night in Aguas calientes.


Day 5: Aguas Calientes - Cusco

Today will be our second day in Machu Picchu. You will be able to explore the Inca citadel with complete freedom. We recommend that you consider doing the hike up to the Huayna Picchu mountain or at least until the southern part of the citadel, known as the Sun Gate, or the “Inti Punku” in Quechua. If you are a good hiker and are able to put up with demanding hikes, it would be worth it to climb to see the fantastic views of Machu Picchu.

In the afternoon, we will board the train towards the Ollantaytambo/Poroy station to transfer you to your hotel in Cusco.

Night in Cusco


Day 6: Depart Cusco - Lima

Flight time: 1h10 minutes

Last day in Cusco! Ideal for doing some additional shopping as well as visiting other points of interest. After experiencing this authentic journey through the Inca's land, we will accompany you to the airport to board your flight. 


End of our services.

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Our Rates: (Valid until December 2016)

 

N° People

Price per person
(USD, American dollars)

 

2

 

869.00 USD

HOTELES (3*, Based in a Twin/Double room)
Cusco
San Agustin El Dorado, Maytaq Wasin or similar.

Aguas Calientes
Tierra Viva Machu Picchu, Casa Andina Machu Picchu or similar.


Included:

Hotels 3 stars

  • 03 nights of accommodation in Cusco and breakfast Included (for different hotel category, just contact us!)
  • 02 nights of accommodation in Aguas Calientes and breakfast Included.

Tours

  • Tour in Machu Picchu: English speaking guide (shared service).
  • Bus Aguas Calientes-Machu Picchu-Aguas Calientes.
  • Train Ollantaytambo/Poroy-Aguas Calientes. (Inca Rail or Expedition)
  • Train Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo/Poroy station. (Inca Rail or Expedition)
  • Entrance fees.

Transfers

  • Transfer in from Airport to the Hotel in Cusco.
  • Transfer from Hotel in Cusco to Ollantaytambo/Poroy station.
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo/Poroy station to the Hotel in Cusco.
  • Transfer out from Hotel to the Airport.

Not Included:


  • Airfare
  • Lunches, dinner or drinks not mentioned
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport taxes
  • Tips
  • * Consider the possibility of taking the VISTADOME train instead, an extra of $35.00 will be required.

    * Possibility of climbing the HUYANA PICCHU mountain if availability, an extra of $18 will be required.

Our Tips For You:

    • Remember to minimize your efforts and stay hydrated to avoid altitude sickness while traveling in Peru. We highly recommend that you take a coca tea upon arrival! See more information about altitude sickness on our blog post.
    • It's not every night that you will have the opportunity to sleep with an Andean family, consider the possibility of including a homestay in your itinerary.
    • During each step of this journey in Peru, take some time if you can, to explore on your own. Interesting details in towns and villages might be found!

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