Highlights

Yes, Machu Picchu is incredible and you are going to love it. In this adventure you will also discover how much Cusco has to see and enjoy such as the Koricancha Temple, the Inca Baths, the Fortress of Saccsayhuamán and much more.

The magic of the land of the Incas awaits you!

TRIP ITINERARY

DAY 1:

CUSCO

Upon arrival to Cusco, we will receive you, lend you assistance and transfer you to your hotel. We recommend resting for a couple of hours to acclimate to the altitude of 11,000 feet.

In the afternoon we will have a visit to the city with the City Tour, first visiting the Temple of Koricancha and the Cathedral.

Then we will continue to the nearby ruins, first visiting the fortress of Saccsayhuamán with granite walls in zigzag of precise stone, the
mysterious carved rock of the Kenko sanctuary and the Inca Baths of Tambomachay.

Lunch and dinner on your own. Overnight stay at the selected hotel.

Early in the morning we will transfer you to the train station to go to Aguas Calientes, for a full day tour to Machu Picchu. This legendary “Lost City of the Incas” was hidden for centuries by the jungle and rediscovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham.

The astronomical observatory of the cities (Intihuatana) is the only known one in existence.

Many beautiful temples, terraces, and intricate stone work are there for exploring.

In the afternoon, we will return to Cusco. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Breakfast and lunch included. Dinner on your own.

Inclusions

Included

  • Hotel (Breakfast will be included in the hotels).
  • Transfers in the city of Cusco.
  • Entrance ticket to the different archaeological sites, accompanied by a guide.
  • Sacred Valley Tour
  • Tourist Transportation
  • Professional guide
  • Train ticket to Machupicchu round trip.
  • Entrance to Machupicchu
  • Lunch in Sacred Valley and Machupicchu

Not Included

  • Local or international air flights
  • Additional tours
  • Tips, laundry, etc.

Pricing

4 Stars Hotel
$ USD 690.00

minimun 2 passengers

3 Stars Hotel
$ USD 610.00

minimun 2 passengers

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What to Pack

  • Mask and face shield
  • Passport
  • Hiking shoes
  • Warm clothes at night
  • Rain gear
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Plastic poncho for rain
  • Sunglasses and hat or cap
  • Personal medication kit
  • Water bottle
  • Extra money in soles and dollars

Frequently Asked Questions Classic Cusco Tour (4 Days / 3 Nights)

Are you planning a trip to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire? Here are some frequently asked questions to help you prepare for your journey:

What is the best time to visit Cusco?

The best time to visit Cusco is during the dry season, which runs from May to September. The weather is mild and sunny, making it ideal for exploring the city’s many historical sites and outdoor activities.

Q: Do I need a visa to enter Cusco?

Citizens of most countries, including the United States, Canada, and Australia, do not need a visa to enter Peru and Cusco. However, you will need a valid passport with at least six months remaining before expiration.

Q: How do I get to Cusco?

The most popular way to get to Cusco is by plane, with flights arriving at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport. From there, you can take a taxi or bus to the city center. You can also take a bus from Lima, but the journey can take up to 22 hours.

What is the currency in Cusco?

The official currency in Cusco and all of Peru is the sol (S/.). US dollars and credit cards are widely accepted, but it’s a good idea to have some soles on hand for smaller transactions.

Do I need to speak Spanish to get around Cusco?

While it’s helpful to know some Spanish, many locals in Cusco speak English, especially in the tourist areas. Additionally, many signposts, menus and brochures are in English.

What should I pack for my trip to Cusco?

You should pack comfortable walking shoes, warm clothing for the cooler evenings, sunscreen, and a hat. Also, it’s a good idea to bring a reusable water bottle, as the altitude can cause dehydration.

By keeping these questions in mind and doing your research, you’ll be well-prepared for your trip to Cusco and ready to experience all that this fascinating city has to offer.

Travel Guide about Classic Cusco Tour (4 Days / 3 Nights)

Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, is a must-see destination for any traveler looking to experience the rich culture and history of Peru. Known as the “Gateway to Machu Picchu,” this vibrant city is home to an array of historical sites, traditional markets, and delicious cuisine. But the real star of the show is the nearby Machu Picchu, one of the most iconic and visited archaeological sites in the world.

Before you set out on your journey, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  1. Plan ahead: Machu Picchu is a popular destination, and tickets sell out quickly. Be sure to book your entry tickets and accommodations well in advance.
  2. Altitude sickness: Cusco is located at over 3,400 meters above sea level, which can cause altitude sickness for some visitors. Be sure to take it easy and hydrate during your first few days in the city.
  3. Pack accordingly: The weather in Cusco and Machu Picchu can be unpredictable, so be sure to bring layers and comfortable walking shoes. And don’t forget a hat, sunscreen, and a refillable water bottle.
  4. Respect the culture: Machu Picchu is a sacred site for the Inca people and the Peruvian people, and it is important to respect the culture and customs of the local communities.

Once you arrive in Cusco, you’ll be greeted by a city steeped in history. Visit the impressive Cusco Cathedral, where you can see the blending of Inca and Spanish architectural styles, or explore the nearby Sacsayhuaman fortress, a massive stone structure that dates back to the 15th century. Take a stroll through the traditional San Pedro market to shop for local handicrafts, and indulge in the delicious Peruvian cuisine, including the famous ceviche and lomo saltado.

But the real highlight of your trip will be the journey to Machu Picchu. This 15th-century citadel, nestled high in the Andes, offers breathtaking views and a sense of mystery that has captivated visitors for centuries. Whether you choose to hike the classic Inca Trail or take the train, the journey to Machu Picchu is an experience you will never forget.

Cusco and Machu Picchu offer a wealth of history, culture, and natural beauty for travelers to discover. With a little bit of planning and a respect for the culture, you’re sure to have an unforgettable trip.

Reviews about Classic Cusco Tour (4 Days / 3 Nights)

cathy w
cathy w
2023-12-22
Exceeded all expectations! We had an incredible family adventure with this white water rafting and zip lining experience in Peru. Our safety was a top priority, and the guide ensured a smooth pick-up from our Airbnb. The 1 hour 45 minute drive to the river lodge was scenic, and the lodge itself nestled in a beautiful setting. The rafting, said to be class 3+, provided an exhilarating experience, and the absence of other tourists made it feel exclusive. The scenery during the ride itself was amazing. We were also provided GoPro photos at the end for an extra charge. It definitely got very cold but there was a sauna at the end which was perfect. We finished up with a delicious lunch featuring quinoa and chicken soup, along with chicken, rice, and sweet potatoes. A memorable and well-rounded adventure that deserves five stars!
Madison P
Madison P
2023-10-31
Great experience and value but not a must-do in Cusco Hotel pick up at 8:30am very convenient. 2 hour drive or so to get to lodge, one stop for bathroom/snacks if needed. Equipment provided was weathered and a few tears but adequate. Safety demonstration before hitting river. Water was freezing but stayed warm enough in wetsuit provided, was definitely cold by the end. Anderson was our rafting guide and he was amazing, made the trip fun. Gave us a ton of info about the river, rafting, and other trips he does. Super cool guy. Rapids were about a class 2-3+ on the day we went but they differ depending on time of year/rain. When we got back I warmed up in the sauna then tried to take a shower. No hot water (which I guess isn't in the description but I assumed it would be hot.) Ended up not getting in since I was just in cold water for 2 hours... Had a warm delicious lunch of coffee, soup, and chicken & rice. After was given zipline equipment and a quick basic rundown/safety info. There are only two zips - one across the river and then one back. The ladder to get up to the first one is a little sketchy but not horrible. The posting doesn't specify how many zips are included so suppose it's my fault but I thought there would be more. We were a bit rushed because it looked like it was going to rain. Overall I would recommend if you for sure want to go rafting. But if you have been rafting and/or ziplining before and have a limited amount of time in Cusco, I would say skip it and do something like Rainbow Mountain that you can't see anywhere else.
Anna
Anna
2023-08-23
Exiting tour! We had a really good time, the guides really made an effort to make the whole tour exiting. The lodge were also nice 👍
Mike
Mike
2023-05-30
Awesome Experience! Just completed a hike up Rainbow Mountain with Juan Carlos from Mayuc. He did an outstanding job of keeping a group with varying abilities together and made it a most enjoyable experience for all. He was highly knowledgeable about the history, geology, and culture and was extremely personable. Fantastic experience. Lunch at the nearby Mayuc compound was a great bonus and a treat not to be missed!
George O
George O
2022-11-06
Value for money The zip line and the rafting were both enjoyable experiences. They were loads of fun. To top it all, after the rafting experience one can then warm-up in an home-made Sauna!
Tjay1
Tjay1
2022-09-15
Great Fun, Brilliant Day Out We had an excellent day with these guys! The rafting was brilliant, friendly staff, good equipment, clear instructions, great setting and scenary, fun zip line, good food, on time... recommended!
Necia S
Necia S
2022-08-02
The perfect activity The River was fantastic and our guide made it just an over the top experience! We laughed so much! I highly recommend booking with them!
Jonathan S
Jonathan S
2022-07-28
Amazing rafting trip What an incredible experience! I highly recommend this tour to anyone who is considering it. Rafting on the Apurimac River was beautiful and the rapids were exhilarating. Our guides Willy and Gabriel were also absolutely amazing. They were both very experienced and made us feel safe throughout the experience. Plus, they were genuinely friendly and fun to hang out with. They even sent us photos and videos from their GoPro after the trip! Overall, this is a top tier tour company and I feel more than comfortable recommending it to everyone!!
Alex In Wanderland
Alex In Wanderland
2022-07-20
Rafting Apurimac with Amazonas Explorers The Apurimac is sporty with incredible scenery. In 3 days, other than camping, I don't think we ever went more than 10 minutes between rapids. Six portages and watching one where the guides sent the rafts down unmanned, a wave caught the 6 man raft and tossed it upside down onto rocks several feet above the river level, glad I wasn't in it. You don't want to do anything stupid here, it's a long way to the hospital. The only other people we saw were 3 gold miners sluicing with 5 gallon buckets, who told us it was a 3 day walk for them to get from the top of the canyon down to the river. At the top of the canyon before driving down to the river my i-phone read 13,400 feet elevation. Our outfitter was Amazonas Explorers, the guides professional and food good. The rafting equipment was top notch with foot pockets, which you need. Amazonas Explorers organized another 14 days of Peruvian sight seeing, from Paracas on the coast, through Cusco and the sacred valley, and on to the Tambopata eco-lodge in the amazon. Everything was on time, all of the employees were extra friendly and the guides spoke excellent english, put us up in excellent hotels, good food, just a first class organization. I asked the different guides how long they've worked there, and almost all of them had been with the company for 10-15 years We sprang for the private guides and transportation, good choice. One other thing, the airport at lake titicaca went down for maintenance at the last minute and after some frantic emails, Amazonas Explorers changed the itenerary. got us different hotels and kept the ball rolling, the only extra cost was for changing Latam tickets. I was impressed they were able to pull that off during high tourist season and didn't soak us for it. Hat tip for that.
Choosewhatever
Choosewhatever
2022-06-21
Excellent rafting for beginners This activity included river rafting, lunch and ziplining. The river rafting was an incredible experience with class 1-3. This was ideal for our family with teens. The teens had never been rafting before so it was a fun experience for them without much danger. We were followed by a safety raft in case any went overboard. Américo was a great river guide and gave great instructions on what needed to be done. After rafting there were showers and bathrooms available as well as a sauna. We were then treated to a nice lunch followed by ziplining. I had never ziplined across a river so it was a great experience even though the climb up to the first line was not very safe. If you are doing this activity with children I highly recommend skipping the ziplining. Unlike other eating trips we have done there was no one trailing along to take pictures although there was a GoPro mounted on the raft. There was also no one to take pictures during the ziplining.

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