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Machu Picchu short trip (Cusco – Sacred Valley & Maras Moray and Salt Mines - Machu Picchu)

4 Days Walking Hiking CM006

Information

A great trip to Machu Picchu through the Sacred Valley, this magical city is located to 110 KM or 72 miles from Cusco (2400masl – 7872ft) on the slopes above the Urubamba River lies one of the world most extraordinary archaeological sites. In this incredible trip, our travelers will be able to visit part of Cusco`s sites, sacred valley and then Machu Picchu. The Sacred Valley of the Incas is an incomparable beautiful stretch of small villages and ancient ruins spread across a broad plain and rugged mountain slopes northwest of Cusco. During this fascinating adventure tour, you will also be able to visit some museums, traditional markets, Incas ruins, temples and a small zoo along the sacred valley. Come and make us part of your trip!

Important note: Due to the high demand and limit of entrances to the Sanctuary of MACHU PICCHU & HUAYNA PICCHU even to Machu Picchu we strongly recommend you book in advance before sold out (For Huayna Picchu and only 400 available entrances) Cost for entrance to Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu Montaña US$ 25 each) Note: The tickets cannot be modified, exchanged or refunded once confirmed!!! In February: the 2 Days & 4 Days Inca Trail are closed for maintenance.

Trip Highlights

  • Landing in the Navel of the world which is Cusco
  • Share your experience with the Andes people along your Sacred valley
  • Explore Inca city of Cusco and the huge Incas blocks of stone
  • Be one the explorers into the wonder of the world , Machu Picchu
  • Enjoy a beautiful journey by train into the cloud forest through the Sacred Valley
  • Visit some local markets of Cusco even museums
  • Be one of the visitors of the fortress of Saqsayhuamán and other Incas sites
  • Place of Departure
    Cusco - Cusco - Cusco

Itinerary

  • 1
    Arrival to Cusco & Private City tour (Tambomachay / Puca Pucara / Q’enqo / Saqsayhuamán / Cathedral & Qoricancha)

    Upon your arrival to Cusco (Flight details: to be confirmed) our guide and representative will be waiting for you, holding an small board written your names and then, you will be transferred to our office to get further information about the trip and pay the remainder balance while you will be informed, our staff will served you COCA tea to avoid the altitude sickness. At 1:00 or 2 pm, you will start with this famous traditional tour involves the visits, first: 

    • Tambomachay (Temple of the Water) a center of adoration and worship of water. 
    • Puca Pucara (Reddish place) that was used as a military control center. 
    • Q`enqo (Labyrinth) A religious center dedicated to the adoration.
    • Saqsayhuamán (Majestic place with impressive works in stone which some up to 120 tons) 
    • Main Cathedral (Marvel of the religious)
    • The Koricancha (Temple of the sun) afternoon, you will be drop off to your Hotel in Cusco. 

    Optional visits to:

    • San Blas area or Barrio de San Blas, one of Cusco's oldest neighborhoods. 
    • Inca Museum installed in the Admiral's House, an important monument of colonial architecture. The museum keeps the main Inca archaeological collection in Peru Inca culture that reflects and other archaeological cultures of the region of Cusco. 
    • San Pedro Market (One`s of the Biggest market of Cusco) On the walk to it you’ll generally notice more and more street vendors and ladies in traditional dress sitting on the side of the streets selling nuts, popcorn and other small bags of dried foods. You’ll spot more and more local shops (tiendas) selling the most random of things all in the one tienda. If you’re looking for an alpaca jumper, a freshly made juice, a bag of nectarines, some plantains to fry, buttifaras (ham sandwiches served on French bread) or some cheesy gifts for your parents or friends back home you’re definitely on your way to the right place!. (Meals on your own)

    Medium

    Walking

    10H

    Conventional

    3 Star

    Van

  • 2
    Private tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Zoo of Cochahuasi , Alpaca Farm , Terraces of Moray Maras & Salt Mines, Pisac Market & Ruins , Urubamba , Ollantaytambo – Cusco ( B & Buffet Lunch )

    After your breakfast, you will be picked up by our guide to start with this lovely  Sacred Valley (great option to acclimatize) the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, where you’ll board our private coach for a drive to the Sacred Valley. This mountainous region of Peru offers mystical awe-inspiring sights to discover…The tour includes the visits the small zoo of Cochahuasi where you can observe the flight of the CONDOR`S, Andean pumas, fox, deer’s, parrots, macaws and variety of animals and birds and then you will visit Awana Kancha or (Alpaca farm) which is a weaving center with the goal to keep alive the traditional textile arts. Here you can see four members of the camelids family – llama, alpacas, vicunas and guanacos. Alpaca have thick wool and is the most commonly used while the vicunas are small and delicate with fur considered the finest. You can meet these fours camelids, learn about the harvesting of the different wools and the natural dying techniques and have change to see native weavers from different areas showing their weaving style and dress afterwards, we continue with visit to the Andean native markets and ruins of Pisac.

    This mountainous region of Peru offers mystical awe-inspiring sights to discover… along with farms and villages that welcome you with a taste of daily life. Enjoy a tasty BUFFET lunch for at the restaurant (variety of dishes and vegetarian optional) after the lunch, the tour continues to the towards Ollantaytambo, an archaeological site that the Incas built as a fort and includes a temple, agricultural terraces, and an urban area. There are two distinct sectors: Araqama Ayllu, the religious and worship zone, and Qosqo Ayllu, the residential area. Ollantaytambo was an important administrative center with probable military functions due to the walls and towers. There are also traces of ancient roads and aqueducts. The town of Ollantaytambo is called a Living-Inca-Town, since the inhabitants maintain very old practices and customs. 

    Afternoon, on the way back to Cusco , you will visit the Inca site of Moray. This is a fascinating, unique ruin; a fabulous amphitheater of terracing that was used as an agricultural experimental site by the Incas by taking advantage of the microclimates produced by the varying altitude to breed new varieties of their crops.

    We shall also visit the Village of Maras, and The salt pans which have made it famous finally, you will

    stop by the colorful village of Chinchero, where we will find the ruins of the Tupac Inca Yupanqui Royal House, we will appreciate its well preserve Inca wall in the main square and you will visit the beauty Colonial Temple with invaluable portraits, built over Inca Bases. Afterwards, you will be drop off at your Hotel.  (Dinner on your own)

    Medium

    Walking

    10H

    Conventional

    3 Star

    Van

  • 3
    A Full Day Guided tour to Machu Picchu (Wonder of the world) by Inka Rail or Peru Rail service (B)

    After your buffet breakfast at the hotel, picked up and transfer you to Poroy station in our private vehicle (It takes 25 minutes) where you will have fantastic journey through the sacred valley of the Incas and the remote canyon of Vilcanota to Aguas Calientes village. Once you arrive there, you will be picked up by our English speaking guide and then you will be immediately by transferred by shared touristic transport up to the most spectacular ancient city in the World which is Machu Picchu (By bus takes around 35 minutes by unpaved road) Machu Picchu was built by the Inca Pachacuteq and comprising stone blocks fitted with masterful precision, Machu Picchu harmoniously blends into the mountain landscape.

    There are many theories as to the origins behind Machu Picchu but three of the most popular ideas include a temple to the sun, a fortress against the jungle inhabitants or a sanctuary for the Incas. This fabulous city has houses, temples, warehouses, a large central square, all connected by narrow roads and steps, and is surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side which were used for agriculture. If the time permit and according the coordination with the guide and your entrance to Huayna Picchu mountain (Young mountain) you can climb but it takes around 2 hours up/down (recommendable climb in 2 days trip) Afternoon and depending on your train schedule back to Cusco, you will have to take the bus down to Aguas Calientes to catch the train back to Cusco. After the guided tour, our guide will give you all the instructions for your bus down and train back to Cusco. Upon your arrival to Poroy station, you will be meeting again by our staff and then transfer back to your Hotel.

    Medium

    Hiking

    10H

    Conventional

    3 Star

    Van

  • 4
    Cusco – Lima (B)

    After your buffet breakfast or afternoon, pick up and transfer to the airport.

    Normal

    Walking

    1H

    Not Include

    Not Include

    Car

Maps

Include

  • All transfer service IN/OUT Airport – Hotel – Airport by PRIVATE vehicle
  • Assistance by English speaking staff from the beginning till your return.
  • 3 Nights of accommodation at the Hotel in Cusco 3***
  • Buffet breakfast at every hotel
  • Cusco City tour, upon the arrival
  • Private tour to the Sacred valley with local markets and ruins
  • Private tour to Maras Moray and salt Mines
  • Buffet lunch in the Sacred valley ( Optional: vegetarian food as free )
  • English speaking guide ( Other languages, upon the request of our customers )
  • Round trip train tickets Cusco – Machu Picchu – Cusco (by Expedition or Inka Rail )
  • Private transport Hotel – Train station – Hotel
  • Entrance to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu
  • Bus tickets Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
  • Private guided tour in Machu Picchu during 2 to 3 hours
  • Personalized service in a private transport ( Full equipped )
  • Mineral water for every daily tour
  • Free first Aid kit and oxygen if is necessary for altitude sickness
  • Peruvian taxes or IGV 18%

Not Include

  • International and domestic airfares , local flights can be purchase upon customers request
  • Entrance fee to the thermal baths in Aguas Calientes which is 10 soles or $3
  • Big Tourist ticket for City tour and Sacred Valley which is approx $ 45 and must be paid at the time
  • Entrance to Cathedral & Qoricancha which is approx $ 15 and must be paid at the time
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Montaña US$25
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary , only in extended trips
  • Upgrade to Vistadome ( Luxury train ) US$ 95 for round trip Cusco – Machu Picchu – Cusco
  • Alcoholic drinks and airport taxes
  • Additional nights of accommodation but can be arranged according to your request
  • Travel insurance if something happens during your trip
  • Tip for guide and assistance staff which is optional

Prices

Type Service Cost
Cost Per Person USD$ 562.00
Private Guided USD$ 730.00

For groups of 4 or more people will have a 5% discount (do not include additional)

Extra Services

Upgrade 4 Star Hotel + USD$ 142.00/person
Vistadome (Luxury train service) + USD$ 100.00/person
Hiram Bingham (VIP train service) Upon customers request and subject to available
Upgrade 5 Star Hotel Upon customers request and subject to available
Very important
All prices include taxes.
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