Cusco to Machu Picchu tour 5 days

Machu Picchu

Peru Machu Picchu Tour

Explore Cusco, the cradle of the great Inca Empire; learn about its history and the greatness of its monuments within the city and along the sacred valley in the 5-day “Peru Machu Picchu Tour” tour.

Don’t miss an experience in Machu Picchu, the world of wonders with one of our classic tailor-made programs.

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Day 01: Arrival in Cusco

  • Transfer from the airport to your hotel
  • Overnight at hotel in Cusco

Day 02: City Tour

  • Cusco City tour: Cathedral, Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay, Qenqo (half day)
  • Overnight at hotel in Cusco

Day 03: Sacred Valley of the Incas

  • Sacred Valley Tour: Pisac, Ollantaytambo and others villages (full day)
  • Buffet Lunch at sacred valley
  • Train journey to Aguas Calientes town
  • Overnight in Aguas Calientes

Day 04: Tour in Machu Picchu

  • Guided tour in Machu Picchu
  • Return to Cusco by train and bus
  • Overnight at hotel in Cusco

Day 05: Departure Day

  • Transfer to the Airport

*Optional Tour Activities in Machu Picchu

Huaynapicchu Mountain (2693 m)

  • First group: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. 200 spaces
  • Second group:10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 200 spaces

Machu Picchu Mountain (3082 m)

  • First Group: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
  • Second Group: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Day 01: Arrival in Cusco

Upon arrival in Cusco we will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel. We recommended that you drink a coca leaf infusion and rest for the first hours to better acclimatize to the altitude. Overnight in Cusco

Day 02: City Tour

  • Referential schedule of start and end of tour: 13:30 hs to 18:30 hrs
  • Meals included today: Breakfast

In the moorning we will pick you up for the hotel to visit the Cusco Cathedral and its treasures of Colonial art, including fine silverworks, wood carvings and paintings belonging to Escuela cuzqueña of XVII, XVIII centuries. We will then continue to Koricancha the Sun Temple in the Inca Empire, after we will continue to the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, with its huge stone blocks joined perfectly and other Incan shrines that we will visit will include: Tambomachay, Qenqo and Puca Pucara. At the end of the tour You will have free afternoon to continue enjoying the city. Overnight in Cusco

Day 03: : Sacred Valley Tour

  • Referential schedule of start and end of tour: 8:30 hs to 18:30 hs
  • Meals included today: Breakfast and Lunch

Pick up from the hotel at 08:30 am to be transported in a private vehicle towards the archaeological site of Pisac, a great place for its outstanding agricultural terraces and palaces erected neatly over the mountain. Then we will descend towards its famous handicraft market full of a variety of colorful products that will delight our senses. Next we will drive to the town of Urubamba, where a delicious lunch will be waiting for us. Then we will continue our trip by bus to the fortress of Ollantaytambo to see its magnificent rooms and temples built with enormous blocks of granite.

By the afternoon We will board the train from Ollantaytambo village to Aguas Calientes town, which is located at the foot of Machu Picchu mountain ( over 2000m/6561ft). During the journey you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the mountains and valleys that surround the train with spectacular views of the Urubamba valley. Once in Aguas Calientes, We will take you to the hotel where You will recive the necessary information for your visit to Machu Picchu. Overnight in Aguas Calientes

Day 04: Tour in Machu Picchu

  • Meals included today: Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, we will take the bus of ascent (30min) to see the dawn in the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and then start the guided tour (2 1/2 hrs) through the main temples, plazas and religious sites of this enigmatic city. At the end you will have free time to explore the site on your own. At a scheduled time (to be announced), we will descend back to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included) and finally we will return to Cusco by train and by bus. Overnight in Cusco

Day 05: Departure day transfer to the Airport

  • Meals included today: Breakfast

According to your departure flight you will be transferred to the Airport.

End of the Service

*Optional walks in Machu Picchu

Huaynapicchu Mountain (Young Mountain): located to the north of the citadel at 2,693 masl. Its access is from the same Inca citadel and is a moderate walk of approximately 300 meters. The hiking is through a steep path with steep steps that leads you to the top of the mountain in where you can see constructions and agricultural terraces perfectly attached to the mountain.

From the top of this mountain you have a privileged and complete view of the whole Inca citadel, for these reasons it is attributed an astronomical religious function and at the same time a point of control. There are 2 turns of entry, the first from 7 to 8 am and the second turns from 9 to 10 am, each of them has 200 spaces that must be reserved well in advance.

Machu Picchu Mountain (Old Mountain): located to the south of the Inca citadel (3,082 masl) . Its access is from the same Inca citadel through a broad and less steep trail.

The hike to this mountain demands a good physical condition and to reach the top is a challenge. The walk is a gradual ascent with presence of flat sections and steps. From the top of this mountain you have a breathtaking view not only of the Inca citadel but also of the surrounding mountains like the Salkantay and in the same way you can see part of the Inca trail.

There are 2 turns to start the walk from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Includes

  • 01 buffet lunch at the Sacred Valley
  • Breakfast in your hotel
  • 03 nights accommodation in the selected hotel in Cusco; 01 night in Aguas Calientes
  • Bus tickets up and down Machu Picchu town – Machupicchu Inca citadel – Machu Picchu town
  • ound trip train ticket Cusco – Aguas Calientes – Cusco (Expedition or Vistadome service, upon request)
  • Entrance fees to Machupicchu Citadel
  • English speaker tour guide
  • Tourist transportation for all day tours
  • transfer – airport hotel – airport

Not Included

  • Meals, not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tourist tickets in Cusco and Sacred Valley
  • Huaynapicchu Mountain (subject to availability)
  • Flights and airport taxes*
  • Reconfirmation of international flights
  • Laundry and phone calls
  • Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
  • Extra expenses not specifically mentioned in the program

*Domestic flights could be purchased by us.

We Recommend to Bring

  • Passport document
  • Student ID card or international student id CARD (ISIC) original and valid
  • Camera
  • Hat, sunblock, bug repellant
  • Small day backpack, to carry your personal belongings in the days of tour
  • Clothes and comfortable shoes
  • Warm Clothes

Shared Tours, Prices per person:

Type of Hotel
Price
Hotels Double Accomodation
Hostal de 3*
530 USD
Arcangel, Amaru Inca y Colonial or similars
Hotel de 3 *
595 USD
>Garcilazo, San Agustin Internacional, Inka Town or similars
hotel de 4*
732 USD
San Agustin Plaza, Sonesta Cusco, El Mapy or similars
Hotel de 5 *
1,276 USD
Hotel Marriot, Hotel Sumaq, Vistadome Train

Special Discounts

  • For students (with valid ISC CARD)
  • Children under 17 years old
  • Special discoun for groups more than 5 peolple

Additionals

  • Vistadome Train 25 USD (one way) per person (panoramic wagons)
  • Vistadome Train 40 USD (round trip) per person (panoramic wagons)
  • Machupicchu or Huaynapicchu Mountains 15 USD

¡Private Tours!

Choose your tour in private and enjoy the most facinating history of Cusco City the Capital of Incas Land and Machu Picchu. We going to arrange everything based only in your interest, have the most personalized service, We avoid the crowd and try to have the place just for you!.

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