5 DAY TRADITIONAL MACHU PICCHU

DAY 01: Arrival in Cusco + City Tour

Upon your arrival in Cusco, we will take you to the hotel and then join your guide for a briefing about the wonderful tour that awaits you. Today, we begin the day with a tour of Cusco, enjoy the sights of Cusco’s (the capital of the Inca empire) indigenous and colonial heritages. Then, we spend the remainder of the day at leisure “by exploring Cusco’s nightlife or sampling some of its many typical restaurants.

HALF-DAY CITY TOUR

We will pick you up at 1:00PM from your hotel to start the tour and visiting the following places:

– The Koricancha: Temple of the sun.
– The Cathedral: Marvel of the religious art.
– Sacsayhuaman: Majestic place with impressive works in stone, some up to 120 tons.
– Q´enqo: (Labyrinth) a religious center dedicated to the adoration of the Earth.
– Puca Pucara: (reddish place) that was used as a military control center.
– Tambomachay: (Temple of the Water) a center of adoration and worship of water.

DAY 02: Full day Sacred Valley tour

After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel at 8:00am. This is a full day excursion to the Urubamba Valley visiting the colorful Indian market in Pisac where you will be able to appreciate the mixture of color and tradition and have an opportunity to test your bartering skills, interact with the local craftsmen and purchase their hand-made souvenirs. Pisac is located at the entrance of the Sacred Valley. The Valley is 31km/ 19mi from Cusco, and at an altitude of 2,970m/ 9,700 ft. Followed by Pisac is Urubamba where we have a delicious buffet lunch at Tunupa restaurant then we continue through to Ollantaytambo, the oldest continuously occupied town on the American continent. The narrow streets of Ollantaytambo, along with their canals, have not changed much from the time of the Inca Empire. They evoke their ancestral inheritance and give you a feeling of what it would be like to live during this time. The last visit will be the Chinchero market. Chinchero is believed to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow. Its major claim to tourism is its colorful Sunday market which is much less tourist-orientated than the market at Pisac. At the end, we will return you to your program hotel in Cusco at approximately 6:30 pm.

DAY 03: Cusco to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town)

We will pick you up at 8:00am (to be confirmed) and take you to the train station. The train leaves at 11:30 am (time may change depending on availability and changes to timetable). After a 3.5-hour journey of majestic views you arrive to Aguas Calientes (Hot Springs Town) where you will spend the night. There will be plenty of time to relax if you want to have a hot bath in the natural springs!

Things to do in Aguas Calientes:

– Visit the Machu Picchu ‘Manuel Chávez Ballón’ museum and orchid exhibition. This is open from 9am to 4.30pm, and is a 35 minute walk down the road from Aguas Calientes to Puente Ruinas. It is a very illustrative museum that gives you an interesting introduction to Machu Picchu.
– Thermal baths –10 soles per person.

DAY 04: Machu Picchu in its Glory – Big Day!

You will have breakfast and after your Guide will pick you up from your hotel (5:40am). You will take the bus up to majestic Machu Picchu to catch the sunrise and then begin your walking tour with your guide (approximately 2 hours) after this you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves.

After enjoying a magic time in Machupicchu, you will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes for lunch later we will board the train back to Ollantaytambo. Upon your arrival to the train station, we will pick you up and take you back to your hotel in Cusco.

DAY 05: Departure from Cusco

After breakfast, we will take you back to the airport according to your flight itinerary.

All transfers in/out to the airport
Round trip train tickets to Machu Picchu with Inca Rail Company
Round trip bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
4 nights accommodations at Casa Andina 3 star hotels (or similar standard)
4 breakfasts at the hotel
Private guided tour in Machu Picchu
Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
City tour of Cusco + entrance fee
Sacred valley tour + entrance fee

International and local airfare
Entrance fee to the hot springs in Machu Picchu (US$5)
Meals where not otherwise stated
Optional: Climb up the Wayna Picchu Mountain at Machu Picchu
Gratuity

OPTIONAL ITEMS TO TAKE AND CAN BE HIRED FROM US
Pair of walking sticks (20 US$)
Rain Poncho (10 US$)


USD $830,- p.p.