This program offers a Cusco to Machu Picchu express package with the most essential attractions covered on your short visit to Peru, the city of Cusco and Machu Picchu. Cusco was considered the capital of the Incan Empire and for the Incan culture it was known as “The Centre of the World”. You will travel along Cusco’s streets through centuries of magic, passion, mystery and history. You will witness and enjoy how colonial Cusco and Incan Cusco combine to create the city that is considered the summit of expression for the mestizo culture. Finally, you will travel from Cusco to Machu Picchu, “The Lost Incan City” and now considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

DAY 1: WELCOME TO CUSCO & CITY TOUR

Pacha Perú Explorers staff will be waiting for you at Cusco International Airport to drive you to your previously selected hotel. We recommend you take some time to rest to get acclimatized to the altitude of the city of Cusco (its elevation is around 3,400m or 11,200ft above sea level). We also suggest you drink coca tea, minimize physical activities, eat lightly and drink lots of water to avoid altitude sickness. In the afternoon, our city tour of Cusco will start between 13:00hrs and 13:20hrs. First, we will visit the Cathedral of Cusco located on the Plaza de Armas. Then, our tour continues to the Qorikancha (“The Temple of the Sun”) as well as to several other impressive archeological sites such as Sacsaywaman, Qenqo, Pukapukara and Tambomachay. Our tour will finish at the main square. At this time, you may like to enjoy a nice dinner in one of the many nearby restaurants or, if you prefer, you can enjoy the city’s nightlife. Overnight in Cusco. Meals included: none.

DAY 2: MACHU PICCHU TOUR

Early in the morning, our staff will pick you up and transfer you to either Ollantaytambo or Poroy Train Station (depending on your train ticket) where you will board a train to Aguas Calientes (the nearest town to Machu Picchu). When you arrive to Aguas Calientes, our Pacha Perú Explorers staff will be there to welcome you. They will take you to the bus station where you will board a bus to Machu Picchu. The bus ride takes around 25 minutes and follows a winding slope with nice views up the mountain. Once we arrive to Machu Picchu, our two hour, private guided tour of the sacred Incan citadel will begin. We will explore the mysteries and magic of the sacred Incan citadel of Machu Picchu by visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sundial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of Three Windows and various cemeteries. Upon the conclusion of the tour. You will then return to the city of Cusco by train. When you arrive to the train station, our staff will be waiting to escort you to your hotel in Cusco. Overnight in Cusco.

DAY 3: CUSCO FAREWELL

Depending on the departure time of your flight from Cusco, our staff will pick you up and escort you to the airport by private transportation. Once you arrive to the airport, our program will conclude.

INCLUDED

  • Reception and Transfer from Airport to your Hotel.
  • Transport for the City Tour.
  • Professional speaking guide service.
  • Entrance ticket for the Cathedral and Koricancha (temple of the sun).
  • Entrance ticket for the archeological sites (Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo and Tambomachay).
  • Transport from Cusco (hotel) - Train station (Ollantaytambo or Poroy) - Cusco (hotel).
  • Round trip Train tickets to Aguas Calientes town (Machu Picchu).
  • Bus tickets from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes.
  • Entrance Ticket for Machu Picchu.
  • Professional speaking guide service for Machu Picchu.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Domestic flights from: Lima to Cusco & Cusco to Lima.
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mount.
  • Hotel in Cusco.
  • Travel insurance.

PRICES

Price Per Person (This prices not included hotel in Cusco)

  • Expedition or Inca Rail Train Service       US$ 450 per person
  • Vistadome Train Service                               US$ 520 per person
  • Hiram Bingham Service                                 US$ 890 per person

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If you want Hotel in Cusco of 5, 4 and 3 stars ask us to pachaperuexplorers@gmail.com we have specials discounts in hotels.


Discounts:

Student Discount: US$20 (Requires ISIC Card to qualify)
Under 18's Discount: US$20


Extras (Need to book in Advance):

  • Machu Picchu Mountain climbing:  USD 45.00
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 45.00
  • Extra Night in Aguas Calientes: Depends on the type of Hotel desired

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844 Saphy Street Cusco - PeruCall us: +51 998037474 / WhatsApp: +51 998037474 or write us: pachaperuexplorers@gmail.com

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