Great Machu Picchu Experience – 5 days

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Comfortable in-depth exploration of the highlights Cusco & Machu Picchu: Cusco has many attractions, most notably the Inca culture, visit the beautiful colonial temples built on Inca foundations. This tour takes the famous train ride from Ollantaytambo to the frontier town of Aguas Calientes for an exploration of Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas the Sacred Valley of the Incas and learns about local culture visiting a Sacred Valley community.

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Day by Day Itinerary

Type Service: Group Tour
Itinerary: Fixed
Destinations: Cuzco, Machu Picchu
Activities: Trekking and Walking,Cultural and History,Family

Day 1 – Arrive in Cusco / Cusco Sightseeing

Upon arrival reception, assistance and transfer to the hotel, free morning to get acclimatized

At 1:30pm pick up from the Hotel; guided sightseeing tour in Cusco like Koricancha temple of Sun the most important shrines during the Incas time. Visit the Cathedral the most imposing church at the main square. The tour keeps going to Sacsayhuaman, this site is a megalithic work made by the Incas; it stands on a hill looming over the city to the north-yet even these enormous stones are filled with that extraordinary Inca perfection. The next sightseeing is named Qenqo, it shows a singular limestone outcrop, which was used to religious cult. The tour finishes visiting Puca Pucara and Tambomachay. Overnight at Cusco Hotel

Meals Included: None


Day 2 – Cusco / Sacred Valley of the Incas

Breakfast at the hotel; this tour is a full day visit to the impressive Sacred Valley of the Incas, covering the visit Pisaq and Ollantaytambo archaeological sites. The first visit at the village of Qorao where is possible to take beautiful pictures of the landscapes from a lookout site. The next visiting is Pisaq (archaeological site and Indian market). Lunch at Sacred Valley, after lunch, visit the Inca Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to this part of the Valley, and protect it from possible invasion from the tribes in the Lower jungle. The Fortress consists of a series of stepped carved stone terraces accessed by long staircases, in the afternoon back to Cusco. Overnight at Cusco Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 3 – Cusco / Hike to Putucusi or Mandor Valley Bird watching

Breakfast at the hotel; transfer to Poroy Train Station to catch the train to Aguas Calientes. Arrival and check in at Aguas Calientes Hotel, we have two options to visit (you can choose only one option).
First option: Mandor Valley Bird watching; we walk along the Vilcanota River following the railroad tracks into the Mandor Valley to visit its waterfall. The valley is inhabited by varied and fascinating birdlife, including Speckle-faced Parrots and Green Jays, and we have opportunity to find Cock-of-the-Rock. We will relax and perhaps bathe under the waterfall before walking back to the hotel in the shadow of Machu Picchu.
Second option: Hike Putucusi; Hike up an exhilarating mountain that culminates in a spectacular view of the Machu Picchu citadel from the far side of the Vilcanota valley. On ascent appreciate the stark contrast between the mountain cloud forest and the elfin forest, as well as the interesting variation in trees, orchids and birds. Overnight at Aguas Calientes Hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 4 – Machu Picchu / Back to Cusco

Breakfast at the hotel; full day Excursion to Machu Picchu, early transfer to the Bus Stop for the short ride (25 minutes) up to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, you will participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial (the most important preserved Intihuatana), the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, houses, warehouses, a large central square; and all connected by narrow roads and steps that are surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side. After the tour you’ll have time to stroll around the Archaeological Site at your leisure.
Opportunity to walk (approx 1 hour) up to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) or climb to the top of Wayna Picchu, with a magnificent view of the whole Sanctuary, return in the afternoon by train to Cusco and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at Cusco Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 5 – Depart Cusco

Breakfast at the hotel; Transfer to the airport for departure flight to Lima or other city.
Meals Included: Breakfast

 

    

Includes

  • All mentioned transport.
  • double or single room in the selected hotel with breakfast.
  • entrance to parks and cultural sights.
  • guided visits and mentioned excursions.
  • English/Spanish speaking guide to accompany visits and excursions.
  • all transfers.
  • meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Train tickets Expedition Class.

Not included

  • International airfares
  • airport departure (US$ 30 per person for international flights and US$ 6.5 for national flights) taxes
  • excess baggage charges
  • additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
  • alcoholic beverages or bottled water
  • snacks, insurance of any kind
  • phone calls
  • radio calls or messages
  • reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature
  • personal equipment
  • obligatory personal insurance and meals which are not mentioned.

Optional Services

  • Upgrade the train to Vistadome Class: add US$ 50 per person

 

       

 

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