CITY TOUR, SACRED VALLEY AND MACHUPICCHU 4D/3N
You want to visit and explore all the most famous places in Cusco; this tour is for you, to explore all the sacred places around Cusco and Machu Picchu with more time. It is a good combination, in 4 days you will be able to visit the most important inca ruins. Day 1 City Tour Half Day (6 places to visit, included the colonial part of the city). Day 2 and day 3 – You will go and explore into the sacred valley for 2 days and spend one over night at Aguas Calientes and Day 4 finally to visit the amazing sacred place of the Incas Machu Picchu, in four days you will be able to learn and explore so many places.
Not rush, enjoy every moment of the journey and the most important stuff to us, it’s your security, we guaranteed you.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Small Group
WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE.
- Original passport.
- International Student Cart (if pay as a student green ISIC card).
- Immigration card.
- Walking boots.
- Waterproof jacket.
- Warm jacket, hat and gloves.
- Recyclable water container or camel bag.
- Sun hat + sunglasses.
- Sun protection cream.
- Insect repellent
- Toilet paper.
- Personal medication just in case.
- Professional Guide: Tour guide for 4 days.
- Hotels: one evening in Cusco, one evening in Ollantaytambo and one evening in Aguas Calientes town, all of them ***. Double occupancy.
- Transportation: for whole places to be visited, included transportations back to Cusco.
- Entrance Tickets: tickets are included to visit all the places.
- Snacks: some snacks for the second day and third day.
- Rain ponchos: at the end of the tour, you return the rain poncho to your guide.
- Personalized service.
- Meals: Breakfast is always served at your hotel, but all other meals are on your own.
- Huayna Picchu: ticket cost is $40 per person.
- Machu Picchu Mountain: ticket cost is $ 40 per person.
- Tip: Tipping is always appreciated however it is a personal decision.
- Travel Insurance: This is not required, but it’s always recommended.
Cusco city tour
We will pick you up from your hotel lobby at 1 p.m. to start our tour. This fascinating City Tour in Cusco takes you through all the most important Inca archaeological sites and colonial city of Cusco.
Including visits to the Temple of the Sun ”Qoricancha ’, and the most important colonial church’ Cathedral of Cusco ’and the various Inca archaeological sites located outside of the city. You get to actually see an incredible mix of Inca art and Spanish art. Cusco is truly a fabulous place to visit the Andean world; and provide a mixture of the two Inca and Spanish cultures. Cusco has a completely different aspect to the rest of Peru; it keeps the Inca design with a colonial redesigns.
So our tours start at 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. We pick you up from your Hotel. We will visit The Cathedral church, Qoricancha Sun Temple, both places to visit we will walk from your hotel. And the other places which are outside of the city, we will drive to Sacsayhuaman Ruins, Qénqo ruins, Pucapucara ruins, and Tambomachay ruins, at each place we will stay for approximately forty minutes (40 minutes). Afterwards you will take you back to your hotel.
Awanacancha- Pisaq – Ollantaytambo
We will pick you up from your Hotel lobby in Cusco with our private transportation at 8 a.m. And then we go in direction to our journey the sacred valley.
First place to be visited you will go to the alpaca and llama farm awanacancha where you will see Alpacas, Llamas, Guanacos, and vicuñas and your tour guide will give you background information, and you’ll learn how to do the different between llama and alpaca and also your guide will show you the local museum of potatoes and a textile center. Showing how the local people process alpaca wool before becoming in souvenirs. You can purchase at places, it has the most quality alpaca souvenirs.
And then we’ll drive to the view point of the sacred valley (lookout point), where you’ll have the impressive views of the valley. Following our tour we will drive to Pisaq the first visit Inca ruins. At Pisaq ruins you can see magnificent views of the Inca remains, terraces, the largest Inca tombs (over 300 tombs), army sector, and temples, etc.
We have around 2 hours to visit where your guide will explain all the information. And then before we return to the valley we visit the most colorful and traditional local market Pisaq where you can purchase traditional textiles at low prices. The market is open every day, but on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays are most popular days because also the locals get their supplies.
Following the journey continues as we’ll drive along the beautiful valley with great scenery you will be able to see the corn farmlands, potatoes, the incredible quinoa, and much more, which are farming on the Inca terraces. And then we’ll arrive at Urubamba town around 13:00 pm for our lunch. You will have an amazing selection of fresh dishes, served buffet-style.
Afterwards we will drive for 30 minutes more to get the last Inca ruins as known as Ollantaytambo (Inca palace, water temple, sun temple, Inca terraces, etc). This Inca site was built with pink granite rocks where you can see the second biggest rock from the Inca’s time (85 tons).
This living Incan town displays narrow walkways, lined with water channels. After the tour of ollantaytambo, your tour guide will take you to your Hotel *** which is located in the same town in the sacred valley.
Maras – Moray – Chinchero - Train to Aguas Calientes ( Machu Picchu ).
After your breakfast, we will start the tour at 8:00 a.m. we will drive in direction to the view point of Urubamba town, following we keep driving to visit the incredible Salineras Maras Salt Mines. There are over 3,000 salt pools, which works as evaporation chambers because locals take advance of the natural spring which water is salt. The salt pools are traditionally allotted to the citizens of Maras wishing to harvest salt.
After the mines, we’ll visit the Maras Town with the incredible views around. Following we will drive to Moray Inca Archeological experimental terraces. Moray was use by Incas as an experimental center where Incas built many terraces as coliseum and experimented with different types of crops. So the Incas took advance of the microclimate.
Afterwards we will drive to Chinchero, where we will visit some Inca terraces, used to farm potatoes and some more Inca structure. We will also see one single colonial church, which was built by the Spaniards, on the top of the Inca palace foundations. And later on you will visit one of the local farmers to do demonstration about the textile and showing you all their skills with alpaca souvenirs. After chinchero you will have lunch in Urubamaba.
Then we will head back to Ollantaytambo, where you can enjoy dinner at one of local restaurants. Later you will pack and preparing for the train journey to Aguas Calientes where you’ll spend the night. All the activities are with your tour guide so your security is guaranteed.
Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu – back to Cusco
Today you will be visiting the famous Sacred City of the Incas Machu Picchu. You will have to get up very early and have breakfast in order to catch one of the first touristic buses to machu picchu. People normally get up at 4am.
to enjoy the sun rise and avoid the crowded so it will be after you, you and your tour guide will arrange to catch the bus and to do the tour. The first bus is at 5:30am. And takes 30 minutes to Machu Picchu. It can be enjoyable to arrive at the ruins as soon as they open the check point, at 6 a.m., to catch the magical mists on the ruins as the sun rises.
Your tour guide will take you to the famous spot which has the best views for your classic photos of Machu picchu. Then we will start the two hours of guiding tour, walking, visiting, and exploring all of the famous places of this amazing Inca city: guardian’s house, the Sun temple, Temple of Mother Earth, The Intiwatana (sun dial), Main Plaza, temple of the Condor and much more to explorer.
After the guiding tour, you’ll get free time so you will have time to explore the ruins on your own. If you are climbing Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain, you will head to do that excursion. If you don’t have the tickets for the mountains, you have more option, you can walk to the Sun Gate and get its amazing views or also you walk to the Inca Bridge so both of them are amazing and less crowded.
Once you’ll have done with Machu Picchu you will take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes to enjoy your lunch at one of the many restaurants. Make sure to arrive at train station 30 minutes before your departure. Our train schedule is usually around at 4:00 p.m. to Ollantaytambo.
So your transportation back in Cusco, it will be by train and bus. From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo town, it will be by train, which will take 1 hour and half, after that from Ollantaytambo to Cusco, it will be by our private van, which will take 2 hours. If you want to do upgrade train Vistadon class service, the end of the train vistadon journey will be at poroy station where our private transportation will be waiting for you to take back to your hotel.
This amazing alternative trek provides the best camping spots which are pretty much private. One camping night includes a spacious 4 man tent that will be shared by only two people so you can spread out a bit and also we included pillow with Sleeping mattress (foam)