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US$ 580.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
US$ 20.00 Discount to student or childs
Single Supplement US$ 80.00
If you are so unfortunate to have too little time to enjoy all that majestic Cusco has to offer then don`t despair, you can still see the best of it even if you only have 4 days. Of course, we would say you need more time to enjoy and acclimatize but Machu Picchu is actually in the lower altitudes so by ensuring you rest for 2 full hours on arrival to Cusco you should be OK. Please ensure you can take one of the early flights on day 1. If you would like assistance with domestic flights, a quote or for us to arrange electronic tickets for you just let us know.
This package has been very popular and often people use it as a jumping-off point for discovering the rest of Peru. It has been created for people with a minimum of time but most people add a pre-tour accommodation for the day before the tour to allow them time to recover from their journey to Peru. One extra night pre-accommodation is $45.00 per person and of course, the transfer from the airport is organized for this day so please consider this as a recommendation! If your interest in climbing to Huaynapicchu mountain we recommend to book in advance.
If you want something really unforgettable for the overnight in Machu Picchu town Aguas Calientes and have the money I would certainly suggest going for the upgrade option of five-star Hotel Sumaq. US$ 260 per person based on 2 people but is a very special offer as the hotel is actually valued at US$ 600 for a room for 2 people.
Or a night at Mapi Inkaterra US$ 90.00 Extra per person.
Tourist bus and Train
Day 1: Reception at Airport. Transfer to Hotel Marqueses. Cusco Tour.
Day 2: Sacred Valley tour. Pisac, 2 HrsTrain to Aguas Calientes.
Day 3: Tour at Machupicchu. Train return to Cusco. Hotel Marqueses.
Day 4: Good-Bye Cusco. Transfer to the airport. (end of services).
FREE Up-Grade to our Deluxe or Suite room at MARQUESES Boutique Hotel in this tour for early bookings (5-2 months in advance.) FREE 2 Hrs walking tour to Mercado Central.
This tour includes the Highlights in Cusco and Machu Picchu, is a combination of the City tour, Sacred Valley Tour and the Classic Train tour to Machu Picchu with the chance to stay for the sunrise at the top lookout point,, so for those who only have 3 Days to experience these sights rather than 4, it is a must. Combined with the charms of 2 nights in the Marqueses Boutique Hotel it is a perfect way to see Cusco as you are in the safe tourist district and any spare time you have on Day 1 or 4 finds you in the midst of the most beautiful combination of Inca and Colonial architecture to souvenir shop or add some amazing photos to your collection.
Arrive to Cusco at any time. 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 effects of altitude, Relax, rest and acclimatize. 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!! At 13:20 pm A Guided Cusco City Tour, Excursion, visiting Koricancha "The Sun Temple" the golden Inca`s temple that impressed so much to the first Spanish conquistadores when they arrived in 1534 ,Cusco main Cathedral with their exquisite canvas from the Cuzqueña Painting School, chapels, Virgins and Saints , Saqsayhuaman Inca Complex, where every year in June in the winter solstice in this hemisphere the young Cuzqueños perform the old and traditional Feast of the Sun "Inti Raymi" in honor to the Sun, then we visit Tambo Machay, Qenqo, and Puca-Pucara. After this tour, 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 at 7.00 pm (10 min slow walk from Hotel Marqueses). Overnight in Hotel Marqueses. We rec to purchase a 10 Day Tourist Ticket as all visitors.
At 8.20 am meet at SAS Travel office or at Hotel Marqueses.(bring your tourist ticket and passport). In a tourist bus we travel over the mountains and then we drop 1500 feet to the valley floor of the sacred Urubamba river and the village of Pisac where we will visit the popular and traditional market and you can buy some local souvenirs. We then drive up to the mountain to explore the extensive ruins of Pisac with stunning views over the valley. For those who would prefer to spend more time in the market instead of visiting the ruins, advise your guide so he can organize a time and place to pick you up when they return through the market. We continue on to Urubamba where we stop to enjoy a typical 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 and the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress.
You will then be escorted to the train station to board the valley train. This is a 2.0 hrs journey to Aguas Calientes town where the representative from Hostal Viajeros will meet you and settle you into your accommodation. You have free time to walk around or visit the hot springs if you like and then dinner and overnight in the hostel. (If you have reserved a different Hotel your Dinner will be at Viajeros Hostal and by 7:00 pm your guide for MachuPicchu will visit and give you a short briefing and details). If your desire in climbing to Huaynapicchu mountain at 11:00 am after your tour at Machupicchu book in advance and let us know. When passes are sold out we can get Machupicchu montaña which takes 4 hours.
Viajeros Hostal or choose from an upgrade Hotel option
After breakfast we take the bus at approx 05.30 am and arrive at the ruins around 06.20 am. We recommend using the bus up to conserve your energy for your 2-hour group tour exploring Machu Picchu (2,400 m) and optional hikes to follow instead of walking from Aguas Calientes. Escorted by your experienced tour guide you will have the opportunity to re-discover this fascinating and unique place as Hiram Bingham did in 1911, Machupicchu, the lost city of the Incas, where the last emperors, priests and priestesses took refuge and where the empire survived for 40 years after the arrival of the Spaniards. Sacred, secret and mysterious citadel from the time of Pachacutec Inca Yupanqui (IX-Inca`s Dinasty) emperor, his presumed constructor. Then apparently its existence was even well-known only by the authorities and the priests of the Tawantinsuyo “The four lands of the empire”. Machupicchu prodigy of architecture of aesthetic recklessness and by the majestic and harmony of its forms, by the impeccable organization of its terraces, stairs, buildings, patios, passages that are set up in this nest of condors, surrounded by mountains, between the mountain range and the forest like but the extraordinary constructive feat of the pre-Hispanic man. (Pack Lunch is provided by Viajeros Hostal).
Other recommended activities: Climb Huayna Picchu mountain (2,700 m, 90min, steep gradient); if all Huayna Picchu permits have run out then we can include the higher climb with the Machu Picchu Montana permit. If you prefer not to do those options let us know immediately, you can do one of the other up guided 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 ) or 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. (Pack Lunch is provided by Viajeros Hostal). You can stay at Machupicchu until 15:30 / 15:45 pm and take the bus to Aguas Calientes. Your guide will advise you of the necessary details for the afternoon train return to Cusco, arriving to Cusco by 9:00 pm approx. Transfer to Marqueses Hotel.
Breakfast, Pack Lunch.
Last chance for Souvenir Shopping in Cusco; Optional time to visit the Weaving Center Museum in Sol Avenue Transfer to the Airport from Hotel Marqueses for your flight to Lima or where ever you are going from here!