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The Classical Cusco – Machu Picchu – 4 Days / 3 Nights

Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Sacred Valley Tour

Our non-trekking “Soft Adventure” is designed to maximize excitement within unlimited vacation time in Cusco, the heart of the Inca Empire; we explore narrow lovely cobblestone streets, the impressive Sacsayhuaman fortress, the mysterious carved rock shrine of Qenqo and the delightful Inca Baths at Tambomachay. Later on, at the Sacred Valley of the Incas by the Urubamba River we visit the Native Market at Pisac and the town and ceremonial site of Ollantaytambo, the only Inca village that has been continuously inhabited until our times.

Sacsayhuaman Fortress
Sacsayhuaman Fortress

The highlight of our trip is the visit to Machupicchu the legendary “Lost City of the Inca”, so well hidden by the overgrowth that it was never found by the “Conquistadores”, and it was rediscovered by professor Hiram Bingham archaeological finds.

Machu Picchu Photo by National Geographic
Machu Picchu Photo by National Geographic

Detailed Itinerary

Upon arrival to Cusco reception, assistance and transfer to the hotel. We recommend a couple of hours rest to acclimatize to the 11,000feet altitude. Afternoon tour of the city visiting the Koricancha Temple and the Cathedral

Continues to the surrounding nearby ruins, visit Sacsayhuaman fortress with granitic zig-zag walls of precise stonework, the mysterious carved rock of Qenqo, shrine and the Tambomachay Inca Baths. Lunch and dinner on your own Night at a comfortable.

The tour starts at an average of 13:00 to 13:30 hrs with the pick up of your accommodation depending on the proximity to the historic center of the city. The first place to visit will be the imposing Cathedral of Cusco which houses important paintings and sculptures of the “Escuela Cusqueña”, our professional guide will explain the most important points of this place and then go to the famous Coricancha (Temple of the Sun) in which we can appreciate the mixture between Inca constructions (with its perfectly polished stone walls) and Spanish (the church built on the Inca walls).

At the end of the visit to Coricancha we will head out of the city towards Sacsayhuaman where we will be able to appreciate enormous stone blocks of up to 40 tons perfectly placed one on top of the other. Our guide will explain the importance of this place before the arrival of the Spaniards and during the colony as this place witnessed one of the greatest battles between the Incas and Spaniards.

We will continue towards the sector of Qenq´o (labyrinth) that takes this name by its ways that give the impression of being inside a labyrinth here the most important place will be an old ceremonial table that owes its importance to that probably this place was the last dwelling or resting place of Pachacuteq.

We will continue in our tourist bus to Puca Pucara (red fortress) which was an important control center for people who wanted to enter the city of Cusco in Inca times, given the importance of the city that was sacred all travelers first had to purify body and soul which they could perform in Tambomachay last place to visit where you can still appreciate the skill and knowledge in hydraulic engineering achieved by the Incas.

The tour culminates in the city of Cusco at an average of 18:30 hrs approximately in your hotel.

Early in the morning transfer to the train station to catch the train to Aguas Calientes , for a full day tour of Machu Picchu, this legendary “Lost City of the Incas” was hidden for centuries by the jungle and rediscovered in 1911 by Hiran Bigman The cities astronomical observatory (Intihuatana) is the only one known in existence. Many beautiful temples, terraces and intricate stonework. Afternoon return to Cusco Night at the hotel. Our Machu Picchu Tour Full Day, designed exclusively for those travelers who want to know the Inca city of Machu Picchu in a comfortable and safe way, takes you to visit Machu Picchu in private service and with everything included, in just 1 day. Embark on this magical 16-hour (Aprox) adventure through Machu Picchu, carefully chosen for you. In which you will combine the comfort of traveling by bus and tourist train. Start your adventure in the magical streets of Cusco boarding, from the comfort of your hotel, our modern tourist bus. And in the company of our team of professionals (driver and transfer) travel to Ollantaytambo station. Then, continue your journey on the exclusive VISTADOME tourist train or EXPEDITION train to Aguas Calientes station (Machu Picchu Pueblo) where our local guide will be waiting for you to explore with you the most visited areas of Machu Picchu. Finally, after an exciting day in Machu Picchu that you will never forget, return to Cusco in the same service modality that we offered you in the outward journey. On the other hand, this exclusive tour from Cusco to Machu Picchu also includes entrance tickets, bus tickets up and down and a la carte lunch in one of the most exclusive restaurants in Machu Picchu town. Don’t expect to be told. Treat yourself to the most perfect all-inclusive trip to Machu Picchu. Book our private tours to Machu Picchu from Cusco. And enjoy an exciting day in the Inca city of Machu Picchu. Breakfast and lunch included Dinner on your own.
Machu Picchu Tour
Machu Picchu Tour
Type of Tour: Cultural, historical and archaeological. Duration of the tour: 1 day (16 hours). Service: private and personalized tour, with everything included in bimodal service (tourist bus and train). Period: March – December (best season), January – February (with restrictions).
The colorful Indian market in Pisac to see a blend of color, tradition, and people. At a distance of 30 km. (19 miles) from Cusco, and an altitude of 2,970 meters (9,700 ft.), Pisac is located right at the entrance to the Sacred Valley. After lunch, continue to Ollantaytambo, the oldest continuously occupied settlement in the Americas. Ollantaytambo’s narrow streets, complete with canals unchanged since Inca times, recall its ancient heritage, on the way back to Cusco you will have the change of visiting the ruins and Visit Chincheros Market This tour begins when we pass by your hotel, to have a guided visit to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, on the Vilcanota river, for a panoramic view of the Inca citadel of Pisac and visit to the typical traditional market of Pisac, where we will have the opportunity to know closely the customs of its inhabitants and bargain prices with vendors, then we go to the City of Urubamba, traveling on the banks of the Vilcanota river.
Sacred Valley Tour
Sacred Valley Tour

Pisac Archaeological Complex

The archeological complex of Pisac is situated on top of a mountain from where a good part of the Sacred Valley is dominated. This wonderful place is formed by groups of platforms and architectural structures scattered on the slopes and at the top of the mountain, Pisac is one of the most beautiful monumental centers of the valley because it combines the landscape with the impeccable finish of its buildings.

Pisac Handicrafts Market

Located 30 km from the city of Cusco, the main square of Pisac is home to this market, a colorful and joyful place, where the most famous crafts made by Andean hands are exhibited, among the crafts, textiles, ponchos, bags, etc., and ceramic crafts, which are reproductions of Inca archeological pieces, such as keros (ceremonial vessels), necklaces, etc.. Traders and indigenous artisans from many villages come to this fair, dressed in their typical costumes.

Ollantaytambo

Lunch at a local restaurant in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. In the afternoon we visit the Ollantaytambo Fortress and Citadel, built to guard the entrance to this part of the valley and protect it from possible invasions by the jungle dwellers. We will have the opportunity to walk through the small streets of the town and thus have a clear idea of how this military, religious and cultural center was during the Inca Empire.

Chinchero

On the way back to Cusco we will visit the picturesque village of Chinchero, where the remains of the royal hacienda of Túpac Inca Yupanqui are found. You will admire its well-preserved Inca Wall in the main square and visit the beautiful colonial temple with interesting frescoes in the portico, built on the foundations of an Inca building. Transfer to the selected hotel in Cusco to spend the night.

Transfer to the airport for departure flight.(B)

Inclusions

Include in the 2-Days Inca Trail

  • Hotels (Breakfast will be included at the hotels )
  • Transfers in Cusco City tour.
  • Entrance ticket to the different archaeological places, escorted by a guide.
  • Sacred valley tour Train ticket to Machupicchu, entrance ticket to the ruins escorted by a guide. Lunch included
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No Included

  • Local or International air Fares
  • Additional tours
  • Tips, laundry, etc.

We Recommend to bring to the Short Inca Trail

  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Light clothes
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Water bottle
  • Windbreaker jacket, hat, sunblock, sunglasses
  • Chocolates, candies, and other snacks.
  • Camera with good batteries
  • Extra money in “Soles” (Peruvian national currency)

Prices for this tour

To see the prices write us to  info@mayuc.com or using our Contact Form.

COST PER PERSON: WITH HOTEL 4 STARS

From 2 to 4 participants
USD 757.00
each

COST PER PERSON: WITH HOTEL 3 STARS

From 2 to 4 participants
USD 679.00
each

COST PER PERSON: WITH HOSTAL 3 STARS

From 2 to 4 participants
USD 557.00
each

COST PER PERSON: WITH HOTEL 4 STARS

From 5 to more participants
USD 687.00
each

COST PER PERSON: WITH HOTEL 3 STARS

From 5 to more participants
USD 597.00
each

COST PER PERSON: WITH HOSTAL 3 STARS

From 5 to more participants
USD 487.00
each

To confirm your reservation just send us US$ 250.00 per person and your trip application Our accounting department will contact you in less than 24 hours, with your invoice and voucher..

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