Our Trip to Machu Picchu program will give you 5 exciting days of experiencing the magic of Cusco and its surrounding areas. Our program starts with a tour of the city of Cusco in which we will visit the most important buildings, alleyways and streets of Cusco and its surrounding areas. Then, we will leave Cusco to visit the impressive circular and semi-circular terraces in Moray and the Maras Salt Mines. Next, we will travel through the beautiful Sacred Valley and its quaint little villages. You will also get to spend a night in Aguas Calientes. The following day, we will witness a sunrise at Machu Picchu and spend the rest of the day exploring the beautiful Incan city. You will then finish your trip in Cusco. Pacha Peru Explorers has specifically arranged this program to make your vacation in Cusco a truly wonderful and unforgettable experience.
DAY 1: WELCOME TO CUSCO & CITY TOUR
One of our representatives will be at Cusco International Airport waiting for your arrival and to assist you (he / she will be holding a board with your name on it). They will bring you to your hotel in the city center. Being your first day in Cusco, we suggest you rest for at least a couple of hours to acclimatize to the altitude. Remember, Cusco is located at 3,400 meters above sea level. In the afternoon, we will take a city tour of Cusco. This tour will last 4 hours and 30 minutes and we will start by visiting the Main Cathedral of Cusco located on the Plaza de Armas (Main Square). Our tour will then continue to Qorikancha (The Temple of the Sun) before we visit four impressive archeological sites in the city, Sacsaywaman, Qenqo, Pukapukara, and Tambomachay. At around 18.30, our tour will finish at the main square or at your hotel. Just let the guide know where you would like to go in advance. Overnight in Cusco.
DAY 2: MORAY & MARAS SALT MINE TOUR
After you have breakfast at your hotel, we will pick you up between 08:40hrs and 08:50hrs to take you on a scenic journey, through little towns and beautiful Andean landscapes. We will be able to admire some snowy peaks of the Andes Mountains, such as El Chicon and Veronica along the way. Then we will visit the Moray Archaeological Complex, located 7 kilometers southwest of the town of Maras. This complex has a set of enormous terraces that overlap concentrically in a giant pit. These beautiful terraces were designed as an Incan agricultural experiment. Finally, we will visit the Maras Salt Mines where we will find around 2000 small wells. Today, local people still use these wells to provide themselves with salt. On the way back to Cusco, we will once again enjoy wonderful views of the nearby Andes Mountains. Once in Cusco, we will drop you to your hotel. Overnight in Cusco.
DAY 3: SACRED VALLEY TOUR / AGUAS CALIENTES
Between 08:00hrs and 08:20hrs, your transportation will pick you up to start a day tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Our first stop will be the town of Pisaq, an amazing Incan archaeological site which boasts magnificent terraced fields. Among its crops are a wide variety of corn, kiwicha and hundreds of kinds of potatoes. We will also get to visit the town’s traditional market, famous for its beautiful handicrafts. Local people and their customs have not changed much in this place over the last 300 years. Then, we will travel to Urubamba, one of the major agricultural locations for the Incas due to its special climate and geographic qualities. Here, we will enjoy an exquisite buffet lunch while surrounded by the Andes Mountains. After lunch, we will go to the Incan village and archeological site of Ollantaytambo. Incredibly, most of its buildings, which were built by different Incan rulers, still remain today. Finally, we will take you to the train station where you will take a train to the town of Aguas Calientes. Once in Aguas Calientes, our staff will be there to escort you to your hotel. Overnight in Aguas Calientes.
DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU TOUR
Today is the day! In the early hours of the morning, we will start our tour to the sacred Incan citadel of Machu Picchu. Our private tour of one of the Seven Wonders of the World will last for 2 hours. We will explore the mysteries and magic of the sacred Incan citadel of Machu Picchu by visiting the many different zones of the city and its main attraction like the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sundial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of Three Windows and various cemeteries. Wayna Picchu Mountain, overlooking the city, can also be climbed if you have purchased an entrance ticket in advance (only 400 tickets are sold daily). We will have timefor lunch at the restaurant located at the entrance to Machu Picchu or in any of the other restaurants in Aguas Calientes where we will return to after our tour of Machu Picchu. Later, you will go to the train station from where you will start your return to Cusco by train. Upon arrival to the relevant train station, a member of our staff will escort you to your hotel in the city of Cusco. Overnight in Cusco. Meals included: Breakfast and lunch.
DAY 5: CUSCO FAREWELL
Today you will leave Cusco so, depending on the time your plane departs, our representatives will take you to the airport. Once you arrive to the airport, our program will conclude.
Price per Person with Hostal in Aguas Calientes town:
|Expedition or Inca Rail
||Encanto, Sami or similars
||Encanto, Sami or similars
||Encanto, Sami or similars
If you want Hotel of 5, 4 and 3 stars ask us to email@example.com we have specials discounts in hotels.
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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