Start Package 2 Cusco traditional in 4 days with Machu picchu and tours in Cusco Peru
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4 days/3 nights
Cusco lays claim to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Americas.
It was the religious and administrative capital of the far-flung Inca Empire, and the equivalent of Mecca for the Inca's subjects; every person of importance throughout the empire tried to visit Cusco once in his lifetime. Most travellers usually end up seduced with this vibrant city and stay longer than first planned. The first thing that hits the newly arrived visitor to Cusco are the Inca walls, normous granite blocks carved to fit together perfectly without the aid of mortar beds. Many of the walls were simply built upon during the construction of a new Spanish city. It’s a tribute to the Incas that their anti seismic design has survived the test of time while the Spanish colonial architecture has been rebuilt several times following a wave of earthquakes that have hit the city.
Located at an altitude of 3.360m above sea level, Cusco was referred as the 'Navel of the World'. This is an ideal opportunity to see the highlights Cusco has to offer, such as a tour of the city the nearby Inca Ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Qenko, Pucapucara and Tambomachay,visit these places also by horse ! Of course there’s a day trip out to the Sacred Valley of the Incas,i ncluding a visit to the traditional Indian market at Pisac and the beautiful village of Ollantaytambo and Chinchero.
What is included?
* All bus transport, all hotels, and all the tours as written in the program
* All the transfers
* Allthe hotels or hostals and based on double room with private bathroom including breakfast
* etree fees
Not included :
* your food/drinks
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Day 1 : arrive in cusco
Arrive in Cusco, transfer from bus station or airport to your hotel.
In the early afternoon you will be taken on a Cusco tour Start daily from 14 H till 18 H, it takes 4 hours including transport and an English speaking guide
of the city and will visit some of the many amazing archaeological sites and wonders in and around the city. You will see the Cathedral (which is located on the Plaza de Armas- or main square), Sacsayhuaman, Q'enko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay. Remember to bring your camera
You will return to your hotel in the late afternoon to relax before dinner. Before setting out to eat in one of the many restaurants in Cusco.there are many markets and high end stores selling alpaca sweaters. Spend the evening enjoying the local cuisine and hospitality of the Cusco locals.
Hotel / hostal Cusco
City Tour in group( opcional private)
Entree fees like cusco visitor ticket
Day 2 : Sacred valley tour
After an early breakfast, you will embark on a journey into the famous Sacred Valley of the Incas. As you wind through the Andean mountain tops, you will see echoes of the traditional lifestyles that have existed here for more than 500 years. Many people proudly wear traditional clothing.The drive from Cusco is not very long and on the way you will see some typical Andean villages and scenery.
Next you will visit the impressive ruins of Ollantaytambo. These magnificent ancient ruins look out as outposts over the valley and if you are up for the climb, offer an incredible view. Originally the royal estate of Emperor Pachacuti during the Inca Empire.For lunch you will have the chance to try traditional Andean foods.
This tour takes a whole day, from 9 AM till and leave every day.The tour includes the transport and English speaking guide and entrée fees
You stay overnight in ollantaytambo or close to this village to relax end enjoy this beautiful place.Like this you dont have to wake up so early next day while you gone take the train from Ollantaytambo direct to Machu Picchu next day.(you just take lugage for 1 night, the rest you leave in Cusco)
In the tour we will visit the following places.
* achaeological sites from Pisac and market. Here you will have the opportunity to browse the beautiful handicrafts and Andean garments displayed for sale
*You will stop in Urubamba for lunch (included! )Ollantaytambo
Hotel / hostal in ollantaytambo
Sacred valley tour in group/ optional in private
entree fees Lunchbuffet
Day 3: Machu Picchu tour
After breakfast you can walk to the railwaystation or there is transfer to the train station Ollantaytambo,to take the train to Machu Picchu and the village of Aguas Calientes. Here a bus awaits you, to take you in 20 minutes to the actual site of the “Lost City of the Incas.”
Your bilingual guide will take you throughout the vast ruins. Machu Picchu is the best known of the Inca ruins, as it is recognized worldwide, yet it is not mentioned in any of the writings of the Spanish Conquistadors. It is believed to have been constructed around the mid-15th century and was “rediscovered” by American historian Hiram Bingham in 1911. The guided tour of this fascinating place is an awe-inspiring experience. Visit the Main Square, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Circular Towers, the Sacred Sun Dial and Burial Grounds. After the explanation (about 2 hour ) you still have some free time to wonder around by your self . You can walk to Inti Punko, the “SUN GATE” or to the mountain behind Machu Picchu “ Huayna Picchu “, in a 45 min climb. Be careful this have also new rules ,only 300 tourist a day can climb this ,its not possible to reserve ,and the gate close at 12 AM .From here you have stunning views over the whole complex !
In the afternoon you take the bus back down to Aqua Calientes to take the train back direction Cusco or ollantaytambo, from where we transfer you back to your hotel after a fantastic day. Included
Hotel / hostal in cusco
Traintickets ( opcional vistadome train)
Visit at Machu Picchu 2 h guided tour
Day 4 : Transfer out
After your breakfast at your hotel, we do the transfer to the bus station or airport to continue your travel out of Cusco.
You are also welcome to continue even further into the “Heart of the Inca” by taking the train, bus or plane to Puno to visit the majestic Lake Titicaca
For sure we can arrange more than this to continue your tour
Bus or flight tickets meals other excursions
This is just a basic prigram and you can make manny changes like
* incatrail trekking 2 or 4 days
*1 night extra at aqua calientes to visit machu picchu twice
* extra night in cusco to do some rafitng/ horseride or other nice excursions
* extrension to the jungle of Manu or Puerto maldonado
* extrencion Puno to the mayestic Titicaca lake by train/ bus or plane
How to reserve
This total packet with transport /tours/ and hotel or hostals to your choice
Based on 2 persons in a double room with private including breakfasts
There’s an extra charge for single room !
Our office is in Cusco so you always have direct support.
This program is just an example, we can make programs to your needs!!
We ask 40 % deposit for reservation and the next 60% / 5 weeks before departure or at our office in cusco in cash usd
Reserve thru the booking form at this page
Insurency It’s obligated to have your own travel insurance
Cancellations till 56 days before departure cost 15% of the total amount. Cancellation between 56 and 42 days before departure cost 30% of the total amount, from 42 to 28 days before departure50%, from 28 to 14 days before departure 75% and from 14 to 7 days before departure90%. If you cancel 7 days or less before departure, you have to pay the total amount.
Its better to take an insurgency for cancellation as well!.