CUSCO CITY TOUR, FULL DAY SACRED VALLEY & MACHU PICCHU 3D/2N
CUSCO CITY TOUR, FULL DAY SACRED VALLEY & MACHU PICCHU 3D/2N
Day 1: CUSCO CITY – INCA RUINS
We will meet you at your hotel lobby at 1:30 PM to begin this tour. From here you will head to Cusco’s Plaza de Armas where you will visit the famous cathedral. After touring this sacred church you will continue on foot with your group through an ancient Inca-built street from the Plaza de Armas to Qoricancha, the Temple of the Sun. In Qoricancha you will observe the clash between Inca culture and Catholicism, and you will have the opportunity to see firsthand the difference in building methods, The inka constructions here are amazing as this was the main temple of the inkas where all their highways used to depart from, there high altar made in bronze is the high light.
From Qoricancha your group will walk down Avenida El Sol, where you will take your bus to drive up and outside of the city, the drive last 25 minutes until you arrive to the majestic inka site sacsayhuaman where your guide will guide you around and you will have extra time to explore on your own.
From Sacsayhuaman you will take a bus for very short time to Quenqo inka site where you will observe some altars from inka times, then drive to Puca Pucara a small circular inka site and finally you will visit Tambomachay the temple of water with its impressive water fountains. Then drive back to Cusco where the tour ends in the main square, unless you are taking a private tour which ends in your hotel.
Hotel in cusco
Day 2: SACRED VALLEY PISAQ – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES
At 8:30 AM be ready at your hotel lobby, because your driver and your guide will come and pick you up and bring you to the the Sacred Valley. Along the way we will visit Awana Cancha, a weaving center where you will observe the difference between llamas, alpacas, vicunas and different varieties of potatoes and corn that are special in the Sacred Valley. If you would like, this is a great place to purchase real alpaca clothing and gifts.
We will drive from here to Pisac Inca Ruins. These are another amazing ruins that are located on top of one of the mountains in the Sacred Valley. We will enjoy hundreds of terraces for agriculture, where the incas farmed corn, potatoes, and quinoa. We will also see the religious and astronomical side of the Incas at these ruins. This will be an amazing place to take photos as you will be on top of the Sacred Valley with endless views.
We will get back in the car to drive to Pisac market and town. This is the most traditional market and another great place to purchase gifts if you choose. You can also experience some local delicacies – many of the local farmers bring their vegetables here to sell. This is where we will stop for our lunch break.
We will drive through the Sacred Valley after lunch to Ollantaytambo. Ollantaytambo was an Inca checkpoint where they protected Machu Picchu and the valley against any enemies (Ollantay is the name of the leader, Tambo is a lodging place). After your tour you have extra time to wander around the site before dinner which you have in any one of the local restaurants. In the evening you will head to the train station which is around 15 minutes by foot, you train will depart at 4:36pm or 7.00 pm to Aguas Calientes, which will be a 2 hour journey and arriving to aguas calientes our personal in going to be waiting with your name and take you your hotel.
Hotel in Machupicchu town
Day 3: MACHU PICCHU CUSCO
Today is the most important day since we will be visiting Machu Picchu. Because it’s so special, we encourage you to wake up early in the morning to enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then get to the bus station to try to catch one of the first buses, which begin at 5.30 am (they are all first come first serve). This bus will take about 25 minutes to get to Machu Picchu. As soon as you arrive to the complex, it is our job to take you to the best spot to overlook all the ruins and get a panoramic view of the landscape and the sunrise over the mountains. There will be a rendezvous to observe the sunrise (if weather allows) in order to get a spectacular view of the Lost City of the Incas. You will then have a 2 hour guided tour around Machu Picchu with plenty of free time afterwards to explore on your own. If you have tickets to climb the amazing mountain of Huaynapicchu, your guide will direct you to where to begin this hike after the tour Please make sure this is arranged at least a month in advance of your visit as tickets do sell out and are $20 per person. Once you are done with exploring all Machu Picchu has to offer, you will on your own take a bus down to Aguas Calientes for lunch and then take an afternoon train back to Ollantaytambo and then by bus to Cusco where we will drop you off at your hotel.
Hotel in cusco
End of tour
Included / No included
INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR
- Transfer to do the tours in cusco
- English speaking guides
- All listed hotels
- 01 night Hotel in Machu picchu ( HOTEL FLOWER HOUSE MACHUPICCHU)
- 02 nights Hotel in cusco options ( HOTEL BOUTIQUE MAYTAQ WASIN / HOTEL RUINAS / HOTEL BOUTIQUE WIFALA / HOTEL ARANJUEZ / HOTEL WARARY / HOTEL SAN AGUSTIN.)
- All ground transportation for city and Sacred Valley tours
- Tourist class expedition train to and from Aguas Calientes
- Breakfast at the hotels
- Bus transport to and from Machu Picchu
- Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
- Guided tour for 2 hours in Machu Picchu
- Transportation to Cusco and to your hotel
- Boleto turístico in cusco. (130 soles local goberment tax )
- Huaynapicchu ($25 per person)/Machu Picchu Mountain ($20 per person)
WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE
- Small bag for belongings (you can only bring a bag 8 kg or less on the train to and from Aguas Calientes)
- Daypack for things needed during the tour
- Comfortable clothes and appropriate footwear (hiking boots or sandals recommended)
- Extra money to purchase souvenirs, such as handcrafts from the local market
- Camera with spare batteries
- Insect repellent
- Water to drink
- Scarf or a hat to protect your head from the strong sun, which can cause sunstroke
- A warm jacket for the evening
- Any necessary medication.
Cancellations regarding the company determines the amount to be deducted by the various expenses incurred in case of cancellation will be deducted as follows:
Cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted by email and include all relevant information and will be answered within before 48 hours.
If a cancellation is received until and including 45 days before the date of arrival in Peru, the total payment will be refunded in full, minus the full administrative costs. (25% of the contract price)
- Cancellations 30 – 20 days before departure you have pay the 50% of the total expenses
- Cancellations 20 – 10 days before the departure you have pay the 60% of the total expenses
- In case of No – Show or cancellations 6-1 days before days before the start of your trip there will be no refund. you will be required to pay 100% of the total cost.
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Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu tour without Hotel
Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu tour with hotel 3***
$ 335 per person
$ 445 per person (based on 2 in a room)
To confirm the reservation, it is necessary to make an advance payment of 50% of the total amount of your tour. This payment can be made through Wester Union (4.5% fee), VISA card (6% fee) or Paypal (8.6% fee). The rest must be paid in our office in Cusco, in american dollars or peruvian soles, in cash only.
SPECIAL DISCOUNTS: For Groups over 5 people ( Students with International Student Card they must have the current expiration, and under 17 years presenting their identity card or passport , a discount is 20 Dollars ( you need to send us a copy of student card or passport at the time of booking . )