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Machu Picchu Tours from Cusco

Machu Picchu Tours from Cusco

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Activite type

Cultural

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Group Size

min 2 / max 10

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Max Altitude

2430 m / 7932 ft

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Activity Level

Easy

Machu Picchu Tours from Cusco – OVERVIEW

Make your dream of seeing Machu Picchu come true on one of our Cusco to Machu Picchu tours! In Cusco, take a city tour. Here you’ll see ancient ruins of the greatest empire in the Americas!

Get to know the Sacred Valley and the harmonisation between nature and beautiful structures when you pass through Pisac, Ollantayatambo, and Chinchero.

Find out more about Incan culture and be impressed with the intriguing beauty of Maras-Moray. End your day on the train bound for Aguas Calientes, your last stop before the exciting moment when you get to see the stunning Machu Picchu! Machu Picchu Tours Cusco experts will help you find the perfect trip.

Come join us and explore the land of Cusco!

Itinerary at a glance

First Day: Pick up from airport to Hotel
Second Day: City Tour (half day )
Third Day: Sacred Valley tour (full day )
Fourth Day: Cusco to Maras-Moray & Aguas calientes Town
Fifth Day: Machu Picchu Tour & back to Cusco
Sixth Day: Transfer out

Cusco to Machu Picchu Tours-Highlights

Cusco to Machu Picchu Tours – DETAILS

ITINERARY

Day 1: Pick up from airport to Hotel

Welcome to Cusco! Today, our friendly Machu Picchu Tours representative will be at the airport ready with a sign of our logo and your name. From there, we will transfer you to your hotel and assist with your check-in.

Due to altitude in Cusco (11,151 ft / 3399 m) we do suggest to spend the rest of the day relaxing. We would also recommend arriving to Cusco in the morning that way you can acclimatize to the altitude for the rest of the day or come a day before you start a tour with us.

Accommodation: Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included: There are no meals included on this day

Day 2: City Tour (half day )

Sightsee towards the streets of Cusco, there are fascinating Inca artworks that are still intact to this day with a mix of European-colonial style.

We leave the hotel at 1 pm and visit one of the most captivating cathedral of Peru, We continue the tour by stopping at the temple of Coricancha (Sacred Temple of the Incas) and finish exploring the city by going to the nearest archaeological site of Cusco, Sacsayhuaman (12139 ft / 3700m). We end the tour by visiting Qenqo, Tambomachay and return back to the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3: Sacred Valley tour (full day )

Today we will visit one of the most iconic places in Cusco, The Sacred Valley of the Incas. We pick you up at 7:30 am and make our way to the first stop point, Awanacancha. During the trip, we will have first sighting of South America’s treasured animals, llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and guanacos. We will also have the opportunity to learn about the alpaca wool and have time to shop for some beautiful quality baby alpaca fabrics.

As we continue on with the tour, we visit the archaeological center of Pisac (9,750 ft / 2,972 m), one of the prominent ruins along the Sacred Valley. Pisa market is one of the most recommended markets where you will find a variety of gifts and souvenirs for all types.

Afterwards, we will have lunch (included) offering a variety of options. Then we stop at a Peruvian bar (Chichería) and try the traditional Peruvian drinks.

Finally we will explore the gems of the archeological site of Ollantaytambo and conclude with the last stop of the tour, Chincero. Be transferred back to your hotel in Cusco (an hour trip).

Accommodation: Hotel (1 night)
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4: Cusco to Maras–Moray & Aguas Calientes Town

Pick up will start from 9am at your hotel; we will head to Moray where we will have time to take photos and learn more about the Inca culture. We will then pass through the salt mines and have the opportunity to see up close the making of the product. After seeing these two beautiful places, we board the bus and stop for lunch at a traditional Peruvian restaurant, we then make our way to the parking lot of the train station and board the train at 4:40 pm (or similar train timetable). The journey will be from Ollantaytambo to the town of Aguas Calientes (approximately 2 hours). Overnight stay at a 3 star hotel in Aguas Calientes.

Accommodation: Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Special Information: We recommend leaving your suitcases at the hotel in Cusco before we make our way to Aguas Calientes. Unfortunately, suitcases or/and large bags are not permitted in the train. Carry only what is necessary for the trip using a small backpack.

Day 5: Machu Picchu Tour & back to Cusco

Today is a special and grand day, we will visit one of the 7 wonders of the World, Machu Picchu. After breakfast we will board the bus (30 minute ride) to the citadel of Machu Picchu Citadel (7874 ft / 2400 m).

Our guide will have the pleasure to share the history of our ancestor and show you the most important places of Machu Picchu. This will be a guided tour of 2 hours. From there, you will have free time to explore and take plenty of photos. We finish the tour by boarding the bus back to Aguas Calientes, have lunch (included) and take the train that leaves at about 2:30pm. Please note, the train ride will be 2 hours and another 2 hours via bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.

Accommodation: Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6: Transfer out

Time to say goodbye and we hope you had an enjoyable trip! Today we will transfer you to the airport at the requested time.

INCLUSIONS

Included

  • An experienced & profesional Tour Leader
  • 5 nights accommodation at 3 star hotel
  • Breakfast each day, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • Sightseeing tours of all major áreas
  • Sacred Valley, City tour & Machu Picchu entrances fees
  • Modern air-conditioned coach, mini coach or van
  • Return bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Transportation – round trip train Tickets and bus to Cusco

Not included

  • Visa, Passport fees
  • International flights
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu (must be booked in advance based on availability)
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance

Machu Picchu Tours from Cusco- ESSENTIAL INFO

Pre-talk

At Machu Picchu Tours & Treks, a representative will organize a simple meeting the night before your tour or trek starts. During this meeting, you meet fellow adventures or tourists and gain valuable information regarding all aspects of your trip

If you do arrive late, your Machu Picchu Tours representative will leave you a message regarding the time and meeting details for the next morning.

Airport transfer

For those of you who have purchased your arrival through Machu Picchu Tours, or if the entry was part of the cost of your chosen tour, please note the following:

Your arrival has been arranged dependent on the flight information that you provided to us. If there is a flight schedule change within 48 hours of your regularly scheduled arrival time, please let us know in advance. It is highly recommended that you contact us at +51974378488 so your transfer from the airport to the hotel can be adjusted.

Laggage storage

Your luggage is limited due to the train restrictions, even if its an overnight tour. All bags that you bring to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) should be carry-on only. All extra luggage can be left safely in Cusco at your hotel or the Machu Picchu Tours office depot while you enjoy your tour or trek. We’ll take them from you on the morning of your journey and return them once you’re back in Cusco. Make sure your bags are appropriately identified, so it’s easy to locate them.

Baggage restrictions

Baggage on the trains to and from Machu Picchu is limited to 1 backpack that doesn’t exceed 8kg or 17 pounds. Its linear dimensions should be within 158cm or 62 inches. Luggage storage may be arranged with your guide if necessary. Depending on your itinerary, tagged luggage can be stored at your hotel in Cusco until you return from Machu Picchu.

Please note any type of bag or bagged when visiting Machu Picchu. A bag can be no bigger than 40cm, or 157 inches high X 35cm or 14 inches wide X 20cm or 8 inches deep as anything bigger won’t be permitted into the citadel. There is storage near the citadel. Even if your bags are already tagged with ID tags, please use any Machu Picchu Tours luggage tags. This makes it easier for Machu Picchu Tours staff to find and manage your luggage for you.

Travel insurance

Travel insurance is essential as it offers you protection against circumstances like trip cancelations, delays or interruptions, loss of baggage, medical emergencies, and other problems that may occur.

There are medical evacuation plans that are offered for additional protection in case of an emergency. At Machu Picchu Tours, we care about your health, and our recommended affiliate will fly you on their ICU-equipped aircraft to the hospital of your choice.

We recommend that you purchase a form of travel insurance to protect your travel investment.

Cusco to Machu Picchu Tours – FAQs

How to Book a Cusco to Machu Picchu Tours?

  1. When booking your Cusco to Machu Picchu Tours, you’ll need to fill out our booking form by clicking on the BOOK NOW link on Machu Picchu Tours’ homepage. Be ready to supply the following information for each participant in your group. Keep in mind that we can’t purchase the entrance into Machu Picchu or the train without this information.
    1. Personal Information (Full name as it appears on your passport)
    2. Gender
    3. Passport Number
    4. Date of Birth (D.O.B.) example: dd/mm/yyyy
    5. Nationality
  2. There is a required USD$500.00 per person for us to purchase the train tickets and entrance into Machu Picchu. Click on the VISA, Western Union, or the PAYPAL links on our booking page. Once we receive the deposit and details, we can then book your permits. Once we have those in our hands, we’ll send you the invoice and confirmation that everything is ready to go. All start dates, once they’re confirmed, are guaranteed.

Cusco to Machu Picchu Tours – PICTURES

$1,015 USD
Contries: Perú stay: 6D/5D

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