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    • SAS Travel Peru - Recommended by Lonely Planet
    • SAS Travel Peru - So much more than you were looking for!
    • SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator
    • SAS Travel Peru - Experience & Expertise since 1990
    • SAS Travel Peru - So much more than you were looking for!
    • SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator!
    • SAS Travel Peru - Experience & Expertise since 1990
    • SAS Travel Peru - Recommended by Lonely Planet
    • SAS Travel Peru - Recommended by Lonely Planet
    • SAS Travel Peru - So much more than you were looking for!
    • SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator
    • SAS Travel Peru - Experience & Expertise since 1990
    • SAS Travel Peru - Recommended by Lonely Planet
    • SAS Travel Peru - So much more than you were looking for!
    • SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator
    • SAS Travel Peru - Experience & Expertise since 1990
    • SAS Travel Peru - Recommended by Lonely Planet
    • SAS Travel Peru - So much more than you were looking for!
    • SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator
    • SAS Travel Peru - Experience & Expertise since 1990
    • SAS Travel Peru - Recommended by Lonely Planet
    • SAS Travel Peru - So much more than you were looking for!
    • SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator
    • SAS Travel Peru - Experience & Expertise since 1990
    • SAS Travel Peru - Recommended by Lonely Planet
    • SAS Travel Peru - So much more than you were looking for!
    • SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator
    • SAS Travel Peru - Experience & Expertise since 1990
    • SAS Travel Peru - Recommended by Lonely Planet
    • SAS Travel Peru - So much more than you were looking for!
    • SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator
    • SAS Travel Peru - Experience & Expertise since 1990
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Leaving Frequency

DEPARTURE DATE:
This tour start on June 22nd

Price Information

US$ 780.00 p/person

(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)

Please Note

Single Supplement for solo travelers
USD$ 80.00

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INTI RAYMI, Machupicchu by Train and Cusco 6D/5N -Group Service

Last Minute Information

  • Day 1: RECEPTION AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL MARQUESES (on June 22nd)
  • DAY 2.- SACRED VALLEY TOUR ,PISAQ,URUBAMBA,OLLANTA, HOTEL MARQUESES
  • DAY 3.- INTI RAYMI -WINTER SOLSTICE SUN`S FESTIVAL -FULL DAY HOTEL
  • DAY 4.- 2 DAY/ 1 NIGHT TRAIN TOUR TO MACHUPICCHU,
  • DAY 5.- EARLY TOUR AT MACHUPICCHU, HOTEL MARQUESES
  • DAY 6.- TRANSFER TO AIRPORT.

Program Itinerary

Day 1: 22 June Reception in Cusco airport and Transfer to Hotel Marqueses

Reception in Cusco airport and Transfer to Marqueses Boutique Hotel where they will welcome you with cups of coca leaf tea a traditional drink to minimize the efects of altitude, Relax,rest and acclimatise. We advise you to get an early flight so you can just spend your first 2 hours in Cusco seriously doing nothing but trying to breathe!!

If you are not exhausted you can go straight to the Cusco Folk Dances and Music at Cusco Art Center in the main Ave el Sol. which are included on your tourist ticket 6.30pm 10 min slow walk from Hotel Marqueses. Overnight in Hotel Marqueses

Hotel Marqueses

Day 2: 23 June Sacred Valley Pisac Urubamba Ollantaytambo Cusco

Approx 8.20am transfer from your hotel at earlier time if coordinated. In a tourist bus, we travel from Cusco past Saqsaywaman & Tambomachay, over the mountains toward the Sacred Valley. We descend 1500 feet to the valley floor of the sacred Urubamba river and the village of Pisac where we will visit a traditional market and you can buy some local souveniers. We then drive up to explore the extensive ruins of Pisac with stunning views over the valley. On the guided walk into the Citadel of Pisac you can observe temples, residences, altars, channels, carvings, tunnels/caves and the famous Intihuatana “The hitching post of the Sun",

For those who would prefer to spend more time in the market instead of visiting the ruins, advise your guide so he can organise a time and place to pick you up when returning through the market.

We continue on to Urubamba where we stop for you to buy lunch. A further 30 mins drive takes us to Ollantaytambo surrounded by the sacred mountains, where we will again discover the magnificence of the Incan constructions, the amazing temple of the Sun, enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved and polished, stone water fountains, stairs, terraces and the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress, all surrounded by the sacred mountains and Valley of Patacancha and Willoq.
On our return, we quickly visit the famous church and archeological site in Chincheros, arriving to Cusco at about 6.30-7:00pm.

Breakfast,

Hotel Marqueses

Day 3: 24 June INTI RAYMI Winter solstice Sun`s Festival -Full Day on June 24 -Group Service.

INTI RAYMI JUNE 24th
The Inti Raymi or Festival of the Sun was an Inca ceremony that took place on an annual basis in Cusco, the capital of Tawantinsuyo, between the end of the harvest period and the beginning of the vernal equinox of the Andes, ie in the second half of June. The Inti Raymi at the time of the Incas was the equivalent of what today is for us the New Year festival. This was a party at which a new year began and ended all the previous "crop year" between the months of May to June, and also began the new agricultural cycle from July, so the period since the last week of June and early July was a period of transition from an old agricultural year to a new one, then the party was dedicated to that event.

Inti Raymi ( The Great Festival of the Sun), Festival of the magnificent ritual of the Sun in the esplanade of Sacsayhuaman where you will be able to apprecciate the most venerated Incas celebration.

SCENARIOS FOR THE CEREMONY:
On June 24 th, the feast in honor of the Sun God, is made in the three historic and natural settings usually used for staging:

1.- The Qorikancha (Siege of gold): In Inca times was the main temple dedicated to the sun.
2.- The Plaza de Armas (or Plaza Auqaypata or Warrior Square): During the Inca Empire, this vast square was used for the ceremony, which took place entirely in the great ushnu or ceremonial platform.
3.- Saqsaywaman (voice which derives from the Quechua words "saqsay" and "waman" which translated into Spanish means "falcon, satiate"). This impressive archaeological site is located at 3,555 meters above the sea level, and one kilometer from the Inca Qolqanpata neighborhood. Final staging - acts (Saqsaywaman)

CEREMONY SCHEDULE:
- 9:00 hrs Qorikancha: Home of the staging. Duration 30 minutes.
- 11:00 hrs. Auqaypata (Square): The lnka and her royal retinue, enter the street K'ijllu Inti. Duration 45 minutes.
- 13:30 hrs. Main ceremony. 90 minutes.

ACTS,CEREMONIES AND RITUALS:
• Ceremonial Initiation
• Report the 4 Regions: Qollasuyu, Kuntisuyu, Antisuyu and Chinchaysuyu.
• Ritual of the sacred Chicha a corn drink
• Ritual of the Holy Fire
• Sacrifice of the llama (Andean cameloid) and auguries.
• Rite of Sankhu (holy bread)
• Q'ochurikuy ( Dances and music )

PRICE :US$ 220.00 per person Zone "Orange" and "Blue"
PRICE :US$ 190.00 per person Zone “Green”

WHAT IS INCLUDED:
Pick up from your hotels
Ceremonies at Qoricancha and Auqaypata.
Admission fee (with reserved seat in Saqsawaman)
Private Transport in and return
Experienced Tour Guide in English
Packed lunch (Vegetarian meals by request)
Ceremony brochure and DVD.

Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel Marqueses

Day 4: 25 June 2 DAY/ 1 NIGHT TRAIN TOUR TO AGUAS CALIENTES / MACHUPICCHU,

Transfer from your hotel in Cusco between approx 06:40 am- 6.50am.
The train ride consists of spectacular views in this wonderful land of the Incas, amazing landscapes of mountains and valleys, Inca farming terraces on both sides of the valley, snow capped mountains and sub-tropical jungle near the Ceja de Selva. From Pachar the sacred Vilcanota river will be our companion until arrival at Aguas Calientes (2040m) well known as Machu Picchu Pueblo. A SAS Travel rep will meet you at the train station and accompany you to Hostel Viajeros where you can settle and prepare for your lunch. From about 2.30pm you can enjoy free time wandering the local markets, the Botanical garden, new Machu Picchu museum or walk to Mandor waterfall. Or for the daring, climb Putucusi Mountain (3hrs, steep gradient including ladders up to 20m each, only recommended for the very fit with no vertigo). The rest of the group who have done the 2 day Inca trail trek will arrive at approx 5.30pm for dinner together. You may like to relax in the hot springs in the evening.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Viajeros Hostel or let us know if you would like an hotel upgrade option see recommendations

Day 5: 26 June Guided tour of Machupicchu Citadel

Early breakfast at 05:00 am at the Hostel. Then we are ready to board the first bus to Machupicchu at approx 05.30am and arrive at the entrance at 06.00am when the gates of this Sanctuary is open (please have your passport on hand). Guided tour of Machupicchu Citadel before the crowds arrive and the site is full of people, it takes approx 2 - 2.5 Hrs and leads you through all the most important areas ,miradors, temples, residences, best spots and all archaeological sites with the insights of very capable guides. After our interesting tour you have plenty of time for more exploration in your own, time to do the Huayna Picchu climb
Climbing to Huayna Picchu mountain (1.5 -2 Hrs), if you are booking for high season and Huayna Picchu permits have already run out then we can offer permits for the Montana Machu Picchu climb. This is higher so check the information in
Please Note**.
If you prefer not to do that option let us know immediately and we can reduce the cost of your tour by $10 and you can do one of the other upguided walks such as these 2 which are already included in the Machu Picchu ticket. Walk to "Intipunku" the Sun Gate where the classic Inca Trail ends ( 1.5 hr ) Walk to the Inca bridge located south of Machupicchu ( 1 hr )
All these walks are without a guide, are clearly signed and easy to find.

Your guide will advise you of where and when to use your bus ticket for the journey back down to Aguas Calientes to collect your luggage from the Viajeros Hostel. He will also provide you with the necessary details for the afternoon train return to Cusco,
At 16:40 pm return by Expedition train to Cusco Station (Poroy St). Arriving to Cusco at 9:30 pm approx. and transfer to your hotel in town.

Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel Marqueses

Day 6: 27 June Adios Cusco

Last chance for Souvenir Shopping in Cusco; Optional time to visit the Weaving Center Museum in Sol Avenue Transfer to the Airport - for your flight to Lima or where ever you are going from here!

Breakfast

What is Included:

  • 4 Nights Hotel Marqueses with Breakfast.
  • 2 Day Train tour to Machupicchu -Group Service.
  • Sacred Valley Tour -Group Service.
  • Inti Raymi Sun`s Festival, lunch included.
  • Transfers in and out.

What is not Included:

  • Flight Tickets
  • 70 Soles , entrance fee to Visit the Sacred Valley.
  • Lunch in Urubamba ( 25-40 Soles)

Recommendations

  • Please Note: Hostel Viajeros in Aguas Calientes town is not a 3 star hotel but it is clean, safe and comfortable with a friendly and very helpfull staff. They have private Twin, Double and Triple rooms, with small private bathrooms and hot gas water system, it has one of the best locations in town, far enough from the riverside so it is not noisy, being very central at the foot of the bridge, only a few blocks from Train and Bus Station and you don`t have to do anymore long uphill hikes to get to your room! It is about 10 minutes from the hotspring pools. We try to include an economical accommodation option for this tour package to make it accessible for everyone but recommend that if you are wanting better accommodation in Aguas Calientes town to celebrate your accomplishment of the Inca Trail trek or any special date/ tour then please request one of the recommended hotel Upgrades below:
  • (Alternative accommodation based on double occupancy ).
  • UP-GRADING Hotels in Aguas Calientes
  • Hotel Presidente or Inka Town or Green Nature Standard USD$ 25.00 p/person
  • Green Nature Superior room US$ 36.00 p/person
  • Hotel Santuario US$ 49.00 p/person.
  • Hotel Andina Luxury US$ 46.00 p/person.
  • Mapi -INKATERRA US$ 90.00 p/person.(Includes Dinner and Breakfast)
  • Hotel Hatuchay Tower US$115.00 p/person
  • Hotel INKATERRA US$ 260.00 p/person.(Includes Dinner and Breakfast)
  • Sumaq Hotel 5 stars US$ 220.00 p/person.(Includes Dinner and Breakfast)
  • Hotel alongside Machupicchu: Sanctuary Lodge US$ 490.00 p/person.(Includes Dinner and Breakfast)
  • To guarantee your hotel reservation UP-GRADE, please include the payment of it in your tour booking deposit, so we can reserve and pay for your hotel in advance. All Hotel policies require full payment of your accommodation 20-45 days prior your reservation date.
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  • IMPORTANT: You must present your passport with the TAM immigration slip to all hotel accommodations. The national sales tax (18%) is charged to all Peruvian citizens and foreigners staying 60 consecutive days or more. In case the room is shared by both a taxable and non-taxable guest at the same time, the sales tax will be applied to the whole room. So please take every caution to not loose this piece of paper. You need to bring it to the Cusco office for your check-in.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Cusco Tourist Ticket
  • The Cusco Tourist Ticket officially called “Boleto Turistica del Cusco,” is a ticket which allows you to gain entrance to multiple attractions in and around Cusco and the Sacred Valley. The full ticket is the most popular, but there are also several partial tickets on sale too. In 2014, Peru´s Ministry of Culture changed the rules for the tickets, so read carefully the ticket types available, what entrances they include and how much they cost!
  • The Full Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTCI)
  • Includes entrance to 16 attractions within Cusco, surrounding areas and the Sacred Valley, the Full Cusco Tourist Ticket is the most popular ticket to buy. It is also the most expensive. Not all of the attractions listed on the ticket are must visit, but it does include the most popular attractions such as Saqsayhuman, Pisaq and Ollantaytambo. If you plan on visiting both Cusco and the Sacred Valley, this is the ticket to buy. This ticket is valid for 10 days, unlike the other tickets which are valid for just 1 – 2 days.
  • Validity: 10 Days
  • Price (2014): S/. 130 (US$ 47) Children aged 10 – 17 years old pay the reduced student rate, S/. 70, (passport needed as proof). Also applies to ISIC card holders
  • Included: Saqsayhuman, Qenko, Pucapucara, Tambomachay, Museo de Arte Popular, Museo Histórico Regional, Museo Municipal de Arte Contemporáneo, Museo de Sitio de Korikancha, Centro Qosqo de Arte Nativo, Monumento de Pachacutec, Tipon, Pikillacta, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero & Moray.
  • Partial Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTCPI) / Circuit I – Saqsayhuman
  • This partial Cusco Tourist Ticket includes just 4 entrances. The attractions are the 4 main attractions located just outside of Cusco and not in the city itself. Take note that this ticket is valid for just 1 day!
  • Validity: 1 Day
  • Price (2014): S/. 70 (US$ 25) Children aged 10 – 17 years old pay the reduced student rate, S/.40 (passport needed as proof). Also applies to ISIC card holders
  • Included: Saqsayhuman, Qenko, Pucapucara & Tambomachay.
  • Partial Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTCPII) / Circuit II – City & South Sacred Valley
  • This partial Cusco Tourist Ticket includes 8 entrances. Generally speaking the attractions listed on this ticket are the least visited of all in the Cusco region. The Museo Histórico Regional (the original home of Garcilaso de la Vega) and the Inca archaeological site of Tipon are definitely worth visiting.Take note that this ticket is only valid for 2 days.
  • Validity: 2 Days
  • Price (2014): S/. 70 (US$ 25) Children aged 10 – 17 years old pay the reduced student rate, S/.40 (passport needed as proof). Also applies to ISIC card holders
  • Included: Museo de Arte Popular, Museo Histórico Regional, Museo Municipal de Arte Contemporáneo, Museo de Sitio de Korikancha, Centro Qosqo de Arte Nativo, Monumento de Pachacutec, Tipon & Pikillacta.
  • Partial Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTCPIII) / Circuit III – Sacred Valley
  • This partial Cusco Tourist Ticket includes 4 entrances. It includes the most important attractions in the Sacred Valley, and is the ticket you need to buy if you are only visiting attractions in the Sacred Valley and not Cusco. Take note that this ticket is only valid for 2 days.
  • Validity: 2 Days
  • Price (2014): S/. 70 (US$ 25) Children aged 10 – 17 years old pay the reduced student rate, S/.40 (passport needed as proof). Also applies to ISIC card holders
  • Included: Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero & Moray.
  • Cusco Tourist Ticket
  • Points of Sale
  • You can buy the partial or full Cusco Tourist Ticket at any of the attractions listed on the ticket. You can also buy the tickets at the central office or the official tourist information centre called DIRCETUR.
  • BTG Ticket Office
  • Address: Avenida. El Sol 103 Galerías Turísticas
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 08:00 – 18:00 hrs.
  • Official Tourist Information Centre – DIRCETUR
  • Address: Calle Mantas (just off the main plaza)
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 08:00 – 12:00 hrs & 14:00 – 18:00 hrs.
  • Things to Know!
  • o Tickets cannot be purchased via the internet.
  • o To buy any of the Cusco Tourist Tickets you need to present your passport.
  • o You may be requested to show your passport along with the ticket to gain entrance to sites included on the ticket.
  • o Children under 9 don´t pay. You may need to show a passport as proof of age.
  • o Children aged 10 – 17 years old pay the reduced student rate, BTG Full S/. 70, BTC Partial S/.40 (passport needed as proof).
  • o The ticket cannot be bought with anticipation.
  • o Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Booking Information

  • First.- Before you book a tour we urge you to read all the information, descriptions, general details, booking conditions and tour notes.
  • AVAILABILITY: This tour start on June 22nd
  • Step 1.- CLICK ON: BOOKING YOUR TOUR
  • Step 2.- Select a tour and complete your personal details.(Registration is personal) If you are travelling as a couple, or with more persons you must book together and pay your booking deposit with one reservation code. But please complete details of your companion or group on lines below: Travelling with: (Please write Full names, Passport number, Age and Nationality). Once you finish sending us all your details you will receive a Reservation Code (eg: 240611001). Then you just need to pay a booking deposit, pay for 2 or more person in your group with 1 reservation code so we can secure all of you in a same group together.
  • Step 3.1- PAY A BOOKING-DEPOSIT with WESTERN UNION: US$ 400.00 per person through in order to: Irwin Poma Flores DNI 46612452 (SAS Travel, Cusco PERU) Upon transferring the money email us the Money Transfer Number (MTCN) copy of your reservation and amount paid to: office@sastravelperu.com and david@sastravelperu.com to confirm your deposit. We will confirm your reservation on the same day.
  • Step 3.2- PAY A BOOKING-DEPOSIT ONLINE with MASTER CARD or VISA.-US$420.00 per person. (US$ 400.00 plus 5% card charge.) As soon as we receive your deposit we will send you a final confirmation. (Paying with VISA card Visa card holders must be Affiliated to Visa Verified.) Check carefully after you `ve paid Online that it does not say "incorrect cardholder" or "operation denied" as this means the payment was not successful. Then Skype us **sas.travel.info or ring us on Tel: +051 84 261920 and give us the details over the phone for us to try and assist you quickly and confirm your reservation. If you don`t receive your Confirmation within 24 hours please send us an email to office@sastravelperu.com
  • FINAL PAYMENT: The remaining balance needs to be paid 7 days prior your tour in US$ Dollars cash or Peruvian soles (Exchange rate 2.90 Soles for US$1). Payments with credit / debit cards are accepted with a commission of 5%, Travelers' cheques with 3% only at our Office in Cusco.
  • Final payments of your tour IN ADVANCE with card it is possible, it will be with 5% extra or you can transfer the balance through Western Union under the same name.
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE: We recommend you to obtain a personal Travel Insurance, including Medical Problems, Baggage loss or damage. If you need help to find a travel Insurance Company please let us know. Eg, Nomad Travel Insurances.
  • PRIVACY POLICY: All the information you provide us, full name, passport number, nationality, date of birth, telephone number, and address or your credit card info will be used strictly to process your trip arrangements. This information will not be shared with anyone.