The best way to enjoy Cusco and Machu Picchu is through our Machu Picchu 5-day tour package deal! We would like to offer you an authentic experience, professional tour guides, hotels of superior quality located right in the city center, and our mindful attention to make that you greatly enjoy your stay.
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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.
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. Overnight in Cusco
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.
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 an hour and a half, 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 Cusco on a comfortable train. Night in Cusco.
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.
3 nights of accommodation in Cusco and breakfast.
1 night of accommodation in Aguas Calientes and breakfast.
City tour in Cusco: Tour guide + transportation.
Tour Sacred Valley: Tour guide + transportation + Lunch.
Tour in Machu Picchu: Tour guide.
Bus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
Train Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes.
Train Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo/Poroy station.
Entrance fee at all sites.
Transfer in from Airport to the Hotel in Cusco.
Transfer from train station to the Hotel in Cusco.
Transfer out from Hotel to the Airport in Cusco.
In the Andes, temperature changes too much between night and day. During the rainy season (November-March) we have cloudy days with rain at night. On the other hand, during the dry season (May-September) you can expect very cold nights and warm sunny days.
If coming to Peru, make sure to bring proper clothing. We suggest sunglasses, a sun hat, a polar, gloves, and comfortable shoes for walking. If coming during the rainy season, a raincoat is highly recommended.
We suggest booking your trip from April to September, since sunny and warm days are common during this period. On the other hand, if coming during the rainy season, you'll likely have less crowds than in the peak season.
We can add the Huayna Picchu hike to your package as long as there's availibility. We recommend that you contact us at least 3 months before your arrival. To have more details, check our blog post regarding the Huayna Picchu Mountain hike.
The train included in the package is the Expedition by Peru Rail. However, we can upgrade your train service upon request. Other trains are the Vistadome, the Voyager, the 360°, Hiram Bingham, etc.
We work with 3-star hotels that guarantee a great service (breakfast included, WiFi, heater, 24hrs front-desk, safe, etc.) and are well located in the center of Cusco. To custom your accommodation, don't hesitate to drop us a message.
We recommend this tour package for children and families since it's easy and safe. All places have easy access and all facilities for visitors. Children have discounts on many sites, so feel free to contact us and get your quotation.
To guarantee all services, we recommend that you book your package at least 3 months in advance. Last minute bookings are also possible, but subject to availability.
Booking your package is very easy and safe. First, get in touch with us. Next, we'll reply with a confirmation. After you validate the program, we'll send you a link for the payment. All payments are online with your credit card.
For any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.