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This tour is part of our Machu Picchu travel packages that offers you a guided touring of Cusco city, admiring natural and Incan monuments of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, appreciating changeable nature when continuing to Machu Picchu by train (a quick way when the Inca Trail hike is fully booked), overnight in Aguas Calientes (a town just below the Inka’s city) and visit thermal baths there before finally enjoying a guided tour of the Inca’s architectonic jewel – Machu Picchu.
4 Days and 3 Nights
Cusco City, Pisaq, Maras, Moray, Chinchero and the Sacred City of the Incas, Machu Picchu
See the highlights of Cusco region and learn what made the Incas so remarkable. This tour visits all the highlights in Cusco and the Sacred Valley before making your way by train to the Lost Citadel of the Incas, Machu Picchu. By the end of the 4 days, you will be an expert in Inca History. Let Alpaca Expeditions handle all the logistics and relax and enjoy the splendor of Cusco.
All your tours done by Alpaca Expeditions, entrance tickets, ground transportation and 3 nights of hotels.
During Magic of Cusco tour (4 day Machu Picchu Tour), you learn more about this mix of two different cultures, which evidence can be found in then Inca capital and surrounding areas as well as City Tour. Visit the Catedral of the Cusco, Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo and Pukapukara. The Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit Pisac and Ollantaytambo and the traditional Pisac Market. However, no mixed culture can be seen in the impressive citadel of Machu Picchu where you can enjoy just pure Incan style. Come and enjoy the Magic of Cusco with us.
Arrival to Cusco. Please leave the Cusco´s airport arrival hall, a Mundo Mapi Representative awaits you in front of it holding a sheet with your name. Then he/she transfers you to your hotel. The rest of the morning is free so you can relax, have some coca tea (a natural tea of coca leaves and the best tool against altitude sickness) or just walk around the city´s centre and visit some Colonial churches and ancient streets.
In the afternoon, your Tour Guide picks you up from your hotel and takes you onto the tour of Cusco City starting with a visit of the Cathedral located on the main square (Plaza de Armas). Then, you visit Qoricancha – the golden temple of the Incas that was once the main temple of the Incan Empire and it was dedicated to the god of Sun! After that, we continue by our bus outside of the city visiting the huge Incan fortress of Sacsayhuaman. There are some magnificent Inca´s walls made up of huge and impressive stones weighing up to 130 tons. The stones fit together with an absolute peferction! Three of these walls run parallel to over 360 m. There are 21 bastions in the fortress.
Later on, we continue to a nearby Incan labyrinth and a ceremonial site – Qenqo. After our Tour Guide has explained us about this enigmatic site, we board our bus to continue to the red fortress of Puca Pucara. Our last stop is in Tambomachay – a water temple of the Incas.
Finally, we are taken back to our hotel in Cusco to overnight
Our transfer will pick you up from your hotel at 8:30 am to start the 2 day tour Machu Picchu Sacred Valley bound forthe town of Pisac,you have a guided tour of the archaeological park of Pisaq, in addition we will visit the indigenous market of Pisaq which is very colorful as the local settlers come to sell or acquire local products that the population needs. The indigenous market of Pisaq is the best place to shop for handicrafts and souvenirs.
After a free time we will continue our trip to the village of Urubamba, where we will have a delicious Buffet of varied dishes.
The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour continues with a visit to the last living Inca city Ollantaytambo. tour to Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley Peru Ollantaytambo reminds us of a mythical story of Love, a drama that makes love prevail before any obstacle, it is believed that this city was built by General Inca Ollantay in a moment of rebellion against the royal army of the Inca by preventing her union with the beautiful princess Cusi Qoyllor “beautiful star”.
After our free time and according to certain time we will be boarding the tourist train heading to the town of Aguas Calientes, also known as Machupicchu town. Arrival to Machupicchu village, personalized assistance at the train station and transfer to the selected hotel. Optional visit to the hot springs of the town.
Finally the expected moment of the Machu Picchu two day tourarrived: You will visit the inca citadel of Machu Picchu. The guide will pick you up from your hotel at 6:00 am and transfer you to the bus Station. We will board the sightseeing bus to the Inca city of Machupicchu, along the journey of approximately 30 minutes, we appreciate the abundant forest of this national reserve.
At 6:45 am we arrive to Machu Picchu and have free time to appreciate the sunrise in Machupicchu. After a while, start our guided tour, which last 2 hours, walking for the main palaces and attractions of the Inca city.
After that you will have free time to enjoy at your own discretion and rhythm of this world wonder. We recommend visiting the “Intiwatana” (solar clock, which marks the seasons), “Kallancas” (sheds for warriors), bathrooms and aqueducts, as well as its large areas with terraces. Also, you can climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu, visit the Sun Gate or Inca Bridge.
Even if you could not visit the town’s hot springs the night before, this day will have enough time to enjoy it.
At the indicated time we will be approaching the railway station, to board the train and start our return trip to Ollantaytambo and then a sightseeing bus to Cusco. The train leaves usually at 6:30 p.m. We arrive to Cusco at 22:30 pm. Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour ends when we leave you at your hotel.
Today is the last day in Cusco so we transfer you back to the Cusco´s airport. Nevertheless, you can still extend your trip. To do so, please check our tailor made section or choose another of our tours.
Please note: a return flight to Lima can be arranged upon request.
– $25 off per person
Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD at the time of the trek or who is 17-years-old or younger. For those using a University Student Card our under 17-years-old, we need to see a copy of their card or passport at the time of booking to receive the discount.
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As seen in our Additional Items under Trip Overview there are several optional upgrades. Below is a quick list of prices but be sure to check our Overview section for more details.
Huayna Picchu: Huayna Picchu is the mountain that stands next to Machu Picchu. It’s a 45-minute hike to the top of Huayna Picchu. The views of Machu Picchu from the top are incredible. However, if you’re afraid of heights you need to be warned that coming back down the path is quite steep. If you decide to take this hike then you would it after your tour of Machu Picchu. While this hike is on your own your guide will direct you to where it starts. Arrangements need to be made at least one month in advance due to popularity.
Machu Picchu mountain is the mountain that stands above the Machu Picchu ruins. It offers even more stunning views than Huayna Picchu but takes an hour and a half to reach the top. You can book this with an additional entrance ticket that we can secure for you.
All our tours include the Expedition (Tourist) Train. This train is usually booked at 4:22 p.m. departing from Aguas Calientes. There is also the Vistadome train, which is an upgraded train that offers slightly larger seats, windows and some entertainment. Usually the Vistadome train is booked for 4:43 p.m. and travels to Poroy, a train station closer to Cusco. While this is an upgraded fee, we will still include your transportation back to your hotel.
You’ll have a full day at Machu Picchu arriving at the citadel around 6 AM and leaving no later than 2 PM to catch your 4:22 train. If you would like to tour Machu Picchu again on your own the next day that can be arranged for you.
I stayed in Cusco three weeks and booked all my travels with Mundo Mapi. They always welcomed me with a smile and fair prices for their trips. It was always well organized and Cinthia followed through throughout the excursions making sure everything went well. I strongly recommend this agency if you are looking for travelling with one you can trust!