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Cusco & Machu Picchu Tour Classic 4D / 3N

Created with Sketch. Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru
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4D/3N

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Specific Tour

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10 people

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Español, Ingles

Overview

Machu Picchu Tour Classic, Cusco Tours 4 Days 3 Nights, is the essential tour of Cusco, visiting the most important Inca sites around Cusco then into the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. We’ll visit the most important religious icons within the city of Cusco, one Inca, one Spanish: the Coricancha Sun Temple and the Cusco Cathedral.

On the outskirts of Cusco our tour takes us to the Sacsaywaman Archaeological Park, the home of a major Inca temple and other Inca shrines.

A historic and cultural tour through the Sacred Valley of the Incas leads us to Machu Picchu where we witness a world wonder.  Cusco and its environs are sure to amaze and inspire you; join us on this trip of a lifetime.

Activities: Cusco City tour and Nearby ruins, Full day tour to Sacred Valley of the Incas with the markets of Pisac with Ollantaytambo Sun Temple and Machu Picchu tour with overnight at Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes).

Customizable: YES, feel free to ask for extra services or modifications such as a typical Pachamanca lunch cooked underground or a Despacho offering to Pachamama (Mother Earth) with an Andean shaman which are options available for our private tours and a buffet dinner with Andean folkloric show which is available as an add on for all of our tours group or private.

Always wanted to see Machu Picchu? Overwhelmed by the plethora of other incredible tourist attractions Cusco has to offer? Want to see as much of Peru´s most sacred region as possible?

This quick four-day tour is perfect for travelers who want to see the best of Cusco and Machu Picchu in just a few days. You can relax and enjoy the region´s rich heritage, while we take care of all the planning and logistics for you!

You will stay in quality hotels and hostels specially selected by our agency, and receive included private transportation to and from the airport on the first and last days of your tour.

Please note that meals are not included on this tour; however, with several excellent restaurants in Cusco, you will have no trouble finding plenty to eat!

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    Activities: Trekking Adventure
    Difficulty Levels: 3 of 5
    Maximum Altitude: 4200 masl. / 13779 ft.
    Accommodation: 3 Days Hotel
    Departures Day: Daily Departures (subject to availability).
    Starts: Pick up at your accommodation in Cusco around 8:30 AM
    Ends: Drop-off at your accommodation in Cusco around 10:45 PM

Itinerary

DAY 1 : Arrive to Cusco – Hotel + City Tour Cusco.
Upon your arrival to Cusco, we will take you to the hotel and then join your guide for a tour briefing about the wonderful tour that awaits you. Today, begin the tour with a trip around Cusco to enjoy the sights of the Inca Capital. We’ll see both Cusco’s indigenous and colonial heritage then you’re free to spend the evening at leisure by exploring Cusco’s nightlife or sampling some of its many typical restaurants.

Half Day City Tour

We will pick you up at 1:00 pm from your hotel to start the tour and visit the following sites around Cusco.

The Coricancha: the Inca Sun Temple
The Cathedral: A religious work of art
Sacsayhuaman: Majestic Inca temple with impressive stonework, some up to 120 tons
Q´enqo: (Labyrinth) a religious center dedicated to the worship of the Earth
Puca Pucara: (Red Fortress) that was used as a military control center
Tambo Machay: (Inn of the Cave) a center of adoration and worship of water
*Optional Buffet Dinner with Folkloric Show: Adding $30 per person

Transfer: Airport – Cusco Hotel.
Half day Tour Cusco: City Tour Cusco.
Duration Tour: : 5 Hours.
Places we will Visit: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara, and Tambomachay.
Climate: Cusco is relatively cool although very changeable.
Acomodation: Include Hotel.
Meals: Does not include.
Maximum Altitude: 3700 masl. / 12139 ft.
Minimum Altitude: 3399 masl. / 11151 ft.
DAY 2 : Cusco – Sacred Valley – Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu Pueblo).
Begin your journey through the Inca heartland with a full day Sacred Valley tour. The Sacred Valley of the Incas, just outside of Cusco, is a gorgeous sprawling span of green farms, lofty terraced mountains along with numerous quaint towns unmoved by time. The Sacred Valley is the center of lively festivals and the best handicrafts in Peru. Our first stop is the artisanal capital of Peru, the small village of Pisac; it’s famous for its craft market in the main plaza, busiest on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, where local natives come to sell their colorful woven cloth, alpaca wool ponchos and fashions, reproductions of ancient jewelry, engraved gourds and much, much more. Pisac is the best stop in Peru for mementos of your trip to bring home to family and friends. After a delicious lunch in Pisac, we’ll travel Ollantaytambo, the only Inca town that remains inhabited. This traditional town is a wonderful example of pre-Colombian architecture. Here we will explore the expansive ruins overlooking the town and discuss their history and traditional beliefs of the people of the Sacred Valley. Later in the afternoon in Ollantaytambo we’ll catch the train to Aguas Calientes to get ready to explore Machu Picchu early the next morning.

Full day Tour Cusco: Sacred Valley.
Duration Tour: : 8 Hours.
Places we will Visit: Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo.
Hiking distance: 3 km / 1.8 miles
Hiking time: 2½ to 3 hour approximately.
Shuttle to Aguas Calientes:2 hours by train from Aguas Calientes.
Climate: hot in the day and warm in the night.
Acomodation: Hostel.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner.
Maximum Altitude: 4200 masl / 13779 ft.
Minimum Altitude: 2954 masl / 9694 ft.
DAY 3: Full Day Machu Picchu – Cusco
Today is the highlight of any trip to South America – Machu Picchu! This world-famous site is easily the most remarkable pre-Colombian city in the world, partially because of its mysterious beauty and its lofty place among the Andean cloud forest. A guided tour will help you discover and understand what Machu Picchu shares about the life and customs of the Incas. Surrounded by dramatic terraces cut into the mountain sides, famed for innovatively feeding the empire, this complex city will have you fascinated all day. Narrow roads and steps connect ancient houses, temples, warehouses, and a large central square. Our guide will give you a thorough history of the ruins and the Incas as well as share with you the possible explanations for Machu Picchu’s function and importance. You’ll have free time for an optional and very challenging, unguided hike to the top of Huayna Picchu, where you will have the best view of Peru’s World Wonder. This hike is only recommended for people who are in good physical condition and with no fear of heights, but the unparalleled views of Machu Picchu are especially rewarding. After a long day of exploring this lost city, we’ll hop the bus down the mountain back to Aguas Calientes and catch the train back to Cusco. Upon arrival to Cusco we’ll drop you off at your hotel for a good night’s rest.

Distance Travelled: 3 Km. / 1.8 mile
Hiking time: 2½ hours approximately.
Machu Picchu guided tour: 2½ hour.
Climate: tropical warm.
Shuttle to Cusco:3 hours by train and bus from Aguas Calientes to Cusco.
Meals: Breakfast.
Maximum Altitude: 2429 masl / 7972 ft.
Minimum Altitude: 2040 masl / 6692 ft.
DAY 4 : Depart Cusco - Airport.
After breakfast at your hotel, one of our representatives will meet you at your hotel and take you to the airport for your journey home or on to your next destination.
Alternatively, choose one of our other exciting Cusco tours or Sacred Valley excursions, or browse our full range of Peru travel destinations to extend your Peru vacation.

Transfer: Cusco Hotel – Airport.
Meals: Breakfast.

Include:

  • Round trip transfers between airport and hotel (Cusco)
  • Round trip transfers between hotel and train station
  • Round trip train tickets between Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes
  • Round trip bus tickets between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu
  • Ground transportation for scheduled tours
  • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu & all scheduled attractions (except Cusco Cathedral)
  • English speaking guide for all scheduled tours
  • Accommodations 1 night in Aguas Calientes (breakfast included)
  • Accommodations 2 nights in Cusco (breakfast included)
  • Lunch buffet, Sacred Valley

Not Included:

  • Entrance to the Cusco Cathedral (25 Peruvian Soles)
  • Entrance to Salt Mine
  • International and domestic flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Excess baggage
  • Additional nights for bad weather o flight cancellation
  • Meals not detailed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic drinks, soda or bottled mineral water
  • Snacks
  • Hotel and train upgrades are available upon request
  • Personal expenses
  • Laundry
  • National or international calls
  • Optional tips for guides and drivers

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru

Tour Map Cusco & Machu Picchu Tour Classic 4D / 3N

FAQs

What is the best time to travel to Machu Picchu?
The best time to travel to Machu Picchu goes from May to October, in winter. Temperatures are much lower, reaching less than 5 ° C, but it does not rain as in the other months of the year between December and April. The best months are June and July, times of winter sun. The recommended week is June 24 when the Inti Raymi sun party begins. But there are too many people for the holiday season in the United States, so you have to book all hotels and tours in advance
When Machu Picchu open and close ?
Machu Picchu Open at 6:00 am and Close at 5:00 pm.
Huayna Picchu VS Machu Picchu Montaña
Many people ask about Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Montaña and few people know the difference about this 2 climbing hike mountains in Machu Picchu.

Huayna picchu: It is located at the northeast area and it is famous because since the summit you can enjoy a beautiful landscape and Machu Picchu.

huaynapicchu have a steep road and people arrive to the summit in approximately 45 minutes hike up. In the summit you can enjoy and take picture for not longer then 20 minutes. This is because huaynaPicchu pick do not have a big space and not to of people can login there.

if you plan hike up to Huayna Picchu You need to book in advance . it cost 25 American dollars per person.

Huayna Picchu altitude: 2789 masl.

Montaña Machu Picchu: It is the taller Mountain. You need at list 3:30 hours to enjoy the hike up to this Montaña. This mountain ofer different altitudes view of Machu Picchu and also a amazing panoramic view of all machu picchu, Aguas calientes, hidroelectrica and others areas around.

In the summit you can spend longer time. this is because not lot of people go to this mountain yet because the new accest it is.

if you plan hike up to Montaña, You need to book in advance . it cost 25 American dollars per person.

Montaña altitude: 3240 masl.
Do I need to travel the Inca Trail to get to Machu Picchu?
No. Most Travelers go to Machu Picchu in the traditional way. That is, they embark on the train from Cusco to the town of Aguas Calientes (3:30 am) and spend the night in Machupicchu after hot water from the bus to Machu Picchu (30 min). The Inca Trail is indicated only for those who are in good physical condition, willing to take long walks and camp for at least three days in the mountains that are can go with Travel Agencies. In one way or another the starting point for everyone is the city of Cusco, it depends on the schedules agreed with the operators.
What is the best itinerary to get to Machu Picchu?
To get to Machu Picchu it is mandatory to arrive before to acclimatize. To get to Cusco, leaving Argentina, the fastest and safest way is to fly from Buenos Aires Lima then to Cusco, because there are no direct flights to Cusco, if they are in Brazil in the same way there are no direct international flights to Cusco, Some international agencies offer packages from their country, but do not trust them, because they are not updated on the weather and the conditions of visits to Machu Picchu so it can be difficult to get used to the Peruvian population, so ask a local operator
Can I climb to Machu Picchu walking?
Yes, it is very safe a single road that leads from the town of hot waters through the Zigzag Inca stairs, an average of two hours maximum. If you go up early take a flashlight because as there are forests some steps look dark even at that time of night, so ask your tour operator.
Can I visit Mach Picchu without a Guide?
From July 1, 2017 all visitors must hire a professional guide, at the door of Machu Picchu, or also in the town of Aguas Calientes in the tourist information office of the local government, if it is in group-to-private service, with the purpose that visitors plan the time of their visit in Machu Picchu with a maximum time of 4 hours until 12:00 pm. To allow the next group to pass late shift.
Cusco travel agents have guides in all languages, you can hire in advance since at the last hour prices range between 30 to 50 dollars per person, especially at the door of Machu Picchu.
Can I camp in Machu Picchu?
It can not. The last camp is located at the foot of the Inca trail, the place called ruins bridges, there you can rent carapas from the Ministry of Culture is 1h30 walk before reaching Machu Picchu. If you want to know only Machu Picchu you must take the train back and forth to Cusco, you will have to sleep in a hotel in the town of Aguas Calientes that is at the foot of the mountain of Machu Picchu also known as Machupicchu town, there are many hotels in different costs
Is Machu Picchu closed in the rainy season?
NO, Machu Picchu never closes. It only closes on the days when it rains a lot and there is a train cut to take tourists or there is a Natural disaster that does not allow travelers to reach by any of the roads, as happened in 2014 that closed for three months because that the railway line was razed by the river almost 15 km from Lardo, that is the risk of traveling in February. But the most normal everything works contact us
In half a day gives time to know Waynapicchu?
To visit the main temples and climb to Wayna Picchu it takes a long time, so it is now advisable to visit Machu Picchu in two days, and another day to Waynapicchu, because in a 4-hour shift it is almost not enough, so you must take Holidays with more days of stay, if you do not have time then I only recommend visiting Machu Picchu and so you will visit very quietly
Is there a visitor limit in Machu Picchu?
Yes, there are visitor limits in Machu Picchu for each day. The maximum allowed is 2500 visitors per day. For the Inca trail, only 500 travelers per day are included, including guides and porters. And to go up to Waynapicchu and have that spectacular view above Machu Picchu, only 400 people are allowed per day in both shifts, so ask your local operator in Cusco, and organize your visiting shifts.

Due to the international organization called UNESCO, the Peruvian government can not take more than three thousand people a day, so they are distributed in two shifts of 200 people to climb that famous mountain called Wayna Picchu, inside it they are located as the Inca caves , the Inca bridge, and temple of the moon, therefore it is very interesting if you have a good physical condition
Is Machu Picchu collapsing?
This is the dumbest question they asked me in my whole life, I say no, it's like saying that the earth is splitting in two, which is not true, Machu Picchu is built on the basis of a solid rock or earthquake of 20 degrees could not be disarmed or within the reach of the rivers Machu Picchu is located on a giant stone mountain, type of limestone, granite, volcanic stones, the Inca engineers chose this unique place where there is the eternal security of a political administration town , economic, administrative, military of the Incas, 100% safe with 10 ° earthquake could fall

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  • Machu Picchu Entrance ⇨$0,00 *
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  • Bus Up and Down ⇨$0,00 *
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  • Tourist Ticket Cusco (BTC) ⇨$45,00
  • Mountain Huayna Picchu ⇨$25,00
  • Mountain Machu Picchu ⇨$25,00
  • Buffet Lunch in Machu Picchu ⇨$35,00
  • Vistadome Train 360º | Return ⇨$40,00
  • Private Service ⇨$250,00
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