DISCOVERING CUSCO - 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

TRIP SUMMARY
  • 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Departure: Cusco
  • Perfect first taste of Cusco and Sacred Valley
  • Perfect for couples, friends and families
  • Includes shared tour of archeological sites nearby Cusco and of Machu Picchu

Inclusions

GUIDE:
English-speaking guide.

ACCOMMODATION:
Three nights of accommodation in Cusco; one night in Sacred Valley.

MEALS:
Daily Breakfast at the hotel starting on day 2.
Lunch on day 3 in Sacred Valley and on day 4 in Aguas Calientes.

TRANSPORT:
Private transfers from and to the airport.
Shared transfers from and to the train stations.
Train to Machu Picchu round trip in Expedition service (PeruRail) or Voyager (IncaRail).

ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES:
Admission to all major monuments and sightseeing attractions mentioned in the above itinerary: Coricancha, Cathedral, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay in Cusco; Living Museum of Yucay, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero archeological complexes in Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu on day 4.

Day 1 International Arrival – Cusco

Day 2 Cusco – City tour and  nearby Archeological sites

Day 3 Cusco – Sacred Valley / Chinchero – Ollantaytambo

Day 4 Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu Cusco

Day 5 Cusco – International Departure

  1. Cusco
  2. Sacred Valley
  3. Machu Picchu
  • 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Departure: Cusco
  • Perfect first taste of Cusco and Sacred Valley
  • Perfect for couples, friends and families
  • Includes shared tour of archeological sites nearby Cusco and of Machu Picchu

Inclusions

GUIDE:
English-speaking guide.

ACCOMMODATION:
Three nights of accommodation in Cusco; one night in Sacred Valley.

MEALS:
Daily Breakfast at the hotel starting on day 2.
Lunch on day 3 in Sacred Valley and on day 4 in Aguas Calientes.

TRANSPORT:
Private transfers from and to the airport.
Shared transfers from and to the train stations.
Train to Machu Picchu round trip in Expedition service (PeruRail) or Voyager (IncaRail).

ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES:
Admission to all major monuments and sightseeing attractions mentioned in the above itinerary: Coricancha, Cathedral, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay in Cusco; Living Museum of Yucay, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero archeological complexes in Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu on day 4.

Day 1 International Arrival – Cusco

Day 2 Cusco – City tour and  nearby Archeological sites

Day 3 Cusco – Sacred Valley / Chinchero – Ollantaytambo

Day 4 Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu Cusco

Day 5 Cusco – International Departure

  1. Cusco
  2. Sacred Valley
  3. Machu Picchu

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

TRIP OVERVIEW

As you’ll discover over five fascinating days visiting Cusco’s main attractions, the city is one of South America’s most important destinations. During your time in the Imperial city you’ll visit the area’s most impressive archeological remains and take-in some of the planet’s most spectacular landscapes. Along the way you’ll visit the magnificent citadel and mountain of Machu Picchu.

DAY 1: INTERNATIONAL ARRIVAL - CUSCO

Arrive at Cusco Airport and enjoy a comfortable…

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Arrive at Cusco Airport and enjoy a comfortable transfer you to your selected hotel. A guide will accompany you, offering useful information about the city attractions and assisting you along the way.
Overnight at the selected hotel in Cusco on bed and breakfast basis.

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DAY 2: CUSCO – CITY TOUR & NEARBY ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES

Enjoy a tasty breakfast at the hotel and have the morning free to walk around and explore the city on your own. In the afternoon, the tour begins in Coricancha…

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Enjoy a tasty breakfast at the hotel and have the morning free to walk around and explore the city on your own. In the afternoon, the tour begins in Coricancha, also known as the ‘Temple of the Sun’, which was built by order of Inca ruler Pachacuti and became the basis for the Santo Domingo Convent construction at the arrival of the Spaniards. Then, visit the Cathedral, the most imposing monument of the Main Square, and head to Sacsayhuaman, one of the emblematic buildings of the Incas, erected by Inca Pachacuti in the 15th century. It is an immense fortress built with large, hard to carry stones. How these were put together is still a mystery! Continue to Qenqo, an archeological complex of religious use, where agricultural rituals were held. To conclude, visit Puka Pukara, seven kilometers from the city. Puka Pukara, which means ‘red fort’, was an architectural complex of supposed military use with multiple environments, plazas, baths, aqueducts, and towers. It is
believed that it was used by the Inca entourage while the leader rested in Tambomachay. Once the tour ends, return to the selected hotel.
Overnight at the selected hotel in Cusco on bed and breakfast basis.

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DAY 3: CUSCO – VALLE SAGRADO / CHINCHERO – OLLANTAYTAMBO

Breakfast at the hotel. During the morning, you are picked up from your hotel in Cusco to visit the town of Chinchero…

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Breakfast at the hotel. During the morning, you are picked up from your hotel in Cusco to visit the town of Chinchero, a traditional Cusco urban center located at an elevated point with a beautiful view of the valley. The inhabitants of this area preserve the artisan traditions and the inherited knowledge of the Incas and display them in their clothes and customs. In Chinchero there are also archeological remains and a beautiful seventeenth-century church, one of the first Catholic buildings in Peru. Then, you are transferred from Ollantaytambo to the Living Museum of Yucay, a center Andean traditions interpretations, where demonstrations of the elaboration of textile work, adobe, pottery and silverware are carried out in the same way in which they used to in antiquity; an original recreation of Inca traditions. Also, residents of the museum include llamas, sheep and alpacas, and they can be fed! Upon arriving in Ollantaytambo visit its town, inhabited uninterruptedly since Inca times, and climb the iconic fortress, built next to a mountain. Later, have lunch in Ollantaytambo and live a superior Andean gastronomy experience in a restaurant, where the true spirit of the Sacred Valley is transmitted in a cozy atmosphere. At the end of this activity, you are transferred back to your hotel.
*On Sundays, also visit the local market. After your visit, return to your hotel in Sacred Valley.
Overnight at the selected hotel in Sacred Valley on bed and breakfast basis. Lunch is included.

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DAY 4: SACRED VALLEY – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel, before your transfer to the Ollanta train station. Your tour to Machu Picchu begins with a train ride to Aguas Calientes…

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Start the day with breakfast at the hotel, before your transfer to the Ollanta train station. Your tour to Machu Picchu begins with a train ride to Aguas Calientes, taking approximately two hours. The town is also nicknamed ‘Machu Picchu Pueblo’ and is the last stop before entering the remains of the most important archeological site in Peru. In Aguas Calientes, one can find a craft market, restaurants and hotels of different categories for those
who prefer to spend the night at the foot of the mountain and climb it early in the morning. Finally, after a short transfer by bus, reach Machu Picchu, a masterpiece of engineering and architecture that served as a sanctuary and retreat for the Inca ruler Pachacuti. Machu Picchu, which means ‘Old Mountain’, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Once in the citadel, you may optionally also visit the Intipunku (Sun Gate), the Wayna Picchu (subject to space availability) and the Inca Bridge. Return to Aguas Calientes for lunch at Café Inkaterra, followed by your return trip to Cusco.
Overnight at the selected hotel in Cusco on bed and breakfast basis.

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DAY 5: CUSCO - INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE

Start the day with a tasty breakfast. Enjoy a comfortable transfer…

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Start the day with a tasty breakfast. Enjoy a comfortable transfer with a guide from your hotel to Cusco Airport to catch your onward flight.

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Inclusions

GUIDE:
English-speaking guide.

ACCOMMODATION:
Three nights of accommodation in Cusco; one night in Sacred Valley.

MEALS:
Daily Breakfast at the hotel starting on day 2.
Lunch on day 3 in Sacred Valley and on day 4 in Aguas Calientes.

TRANSPORT:
Private transfers from and to the airport.
Shared transfers from and to the train stations.
Train to Machu Picchu round trip in Expedition service (PeruRail) or Voyager (IncaRail).

ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES:
Admission to all major monuments and sightseeing attractions mentioned in the above itinerary: Coricancha, Cathedral, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay in Cusco; Living Museum of Yucay, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero archeological complexes in Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu on day 4.

Not Included

  • Personal expenses.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during your meals.
  • Meals not stated in the program description.
  • Tips for your driver and guide.
  • Additional optional visits. Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTC) for children from ages 10 to 17.
  • Mandatory supplementaries for special dates like Easter Holidays, Inti Raymi, National Holidays, Christmas and New Year’s mentioned separately.
  • International flights to Peru.
  • Domestic flights (we advise booking the first flights in the morning).
  • International and domestic airport departure taxes.

RATES

Period of departure: From Jan 1, 2020 to Dec 20, 2020
Package rates per person in US dollars in double accommodation

Category Double
Comfort 655
Standard 669
Superior 719
First Class 779
Luxury 1,115

Third person/child policy
Child aged 0 to 1 year 11 months, no charge (no extra bed provided). Child aged 2 to 5 years is considered category ‘child without bed’. Child aged 6 to 10 years is considered category ‘child with bed’. Children aged 10 and up should consider the additional charge for the Cusco BTC ticket, detailed in the Optional Supplements section for all programs that include Cusco.

Other considerations:

  • Rates not applicable on the following dates in 2020: Easter holidays (April 5 to April 12), Inti Raymi sun festival (June 22 to 28), National Holidays (July 27 to 31), Christmas, New Year’s, conferences or special events.
  • All rates are per person and apply only to foreign passengers.
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice and can only be guaranteed once the reservation has been made.
  • Rates do not apply to residents with more than 60 days of stay, nor corporate passengers (4 or more nights in Lima).
  • Bookings shall include the passenger’s full name, nationality, passport number, age and date of birth.
  • Itinerary subject to change due to the evolving COVID-19 situation in Peru.

ADD-ONS

Want to get the most out of your trip? Let us know if you’d like to include these optional activities (all rates are per person and in US dollars):

Shared Pottery workshop by Art Trail

$127

Cusco traditional ceramics workshops: Glazed Ceramics and Colonial Gold Leaf application.

Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTC) for children from ages 10 to 17

$37

Includes entrances to: Ollantaytambo, Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara, Pikillacta, Chinchero, Qenqo, Pisac, Moray, Tipon, Contemporary Art Museum, Coricancha Site Museum, Regional Museum, Pachacuti Monument.

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