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Machu Picchu Tour 5 days | 5 Days in Cusco Itinerary

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Machu Picchu Tour 5 days | 5 Days in Cusco Itinerary

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We are going to know the best of Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.
We will also visit the agricultural laboratory of Moray and the salt mines of Maras.
The tour begins at Cusco city, which is rich in history and traditions, and then we will visit the Sacred Valley, Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Urubamba.
The night will be in Aguas Calientes town, so the next day we will have the full day to visit Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu, only if you book it in advance.
Before finishing the tour, we will visit Maras and Moray.
This Machu Picchu 5 days Itinerary is a complete and unforgettable experience organized for you.

Day 1: Cusco city and surroundings.

Cusco to Machu Picchu:
Early in the morning, we will welcome you at the Airport, and then we will transfer to your Hotel.
In the afternoon, we will begin the tour through the most interesting and beautiful places in the city as the Cathedral, the Koricancha Temple, the Sacsayhuaman fortress, the ruins of Kenko and Puka Pukara, and finally the Tambomachay ruins , well-know as 'The Inca´s Baths'.
Overnight in Cusco.

Day 2: Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes

This exciting experience starts by picking you up from your Hotel approximately at 8:00 am, and then we will go to the Sacred Valley, where the tour begins.
We will discover the quiet village of Pisac, famous for its handicrafts, where the Archeological site is also located.
Train from Cusco to Machu Picchu:
We will spend the morning there and in the afternoon we will have lunch in the town of Urubamba, and then we head to the Ollantaytambo village where is located the train station.
After 2 hours traveling by train approximately, we will arrive to the Aguas Calientes town, where we will stay at night.

Day 3: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco.

We will board the bus early to meet the world-famous citadel of Machu Picchu and after 25 minutes uphill we will be on this incredible place.
High in the mountains and surrounded by a unique environment.
Once there you will learn about its history and his outstanding architecture. One of the most unforgettable things it´s to feel the awesome energy that comes from this enigmatic place.
Overnight in Cusco.

Day 4: Maras & Moray - Cusco.

We will begin in the morning where we will pick you up from your Hotel at 8:30 am approximately and then we will drive to the vilage of Maras, where the agricultural Inca´s laboratory it´s located.
After that we will make an afternoon visit to the salt mines that are located just below Maras.
We will be back in Cusco at 2:30 pm where we will have free time to explore Cusco and its vicinity.

Day 5: Transfer Hotel / Airport.

Breakfast at the Hotel. At proper time we will transfer you to the Airport to board your flight. End of wonderful Machu Picchu 5 days tour with CuscoPeru.com


Our tour included:

• 03 hotel nights in Cusco, included breakfast.
• 01 hotel nights in Aguas Calientes, included breakfast.
• All transfers to Airport, tours and train station–
• Machu Picchu entrance tickets.
• Sacred Valley tickets.
• Cusco tickets.
• Train ticket to Machu Picchu – round trip.
• Aguas Calientes Bus Ticket – round trip.
• Transfers Touristic Bus and Guidance Group.
• Machu Picchu entrance tickets.
• Transfers Bus Station and Airport.
• Professional guide English / Spanish in Group.
• Buffet Lunch in the Sacred Valley - Day 2.
• Tunupa Restaurant.

Not included:

• Food. Other services not mentioned.

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Full itinerary

Day 1: Cusco City and vicinity.

In the afternoon, at approximately 1:00 PM, we will meet at your Hotel and start our city tour.
Starting with the Cathedral of Cusco, we will find in its walls priceless art and treasures, which are considered by many the most beautiful art works in South America.
Afterward, we will visit the Qorikancha. This wonderful temple is considered sacred because it harbored priests of the Inca Empire that were in charge of worshiping, Inti, the Sun God.
We will then continue our tour of the archaeological centers located around the city of Cusco.
Starting with Sacsayhuaman, the Quechua name means "satisfied falcon" which was built with huge stone blocks. At the time of the Incas, it was called the "house of the sun" and was a religious center of great importance in local tradition.
Afterward, we will visit, Kenko, Quechua word meaning "Labyrinth" coined by the Spanish for its labyrinthine underground galleries and small canals carved zigzag.
We will continue our tour visiting Puka-Pukara ruins, called the Red Fort, which is built with stones in that tone of colour.
And finally, we will arrive at Tambomachay which was an Inca temple to worship the water.
Our tour ends at the Plaza de Armas of Cusco, at approximately 6:00 pm.

Recommendations:
After the tour, stroll through the Plaza de Armas and surrounding areas, where you can appreciate the work of the Cusqueñian artisan craft stores. Grab a bite at the famous Peruvian cuisine restaurants nearby or relax on the park benches of Plaza de Armas and then take a photo there for memories to last during the warm weather in the afternoon, despite the cold nights of Cusco. And if you like the night around the square you will find many nightclubs and bars filled with tourists and locals who expect to have fun with good music and drinks.

Our tour includes:

• 01 night Hotel in Cusco.
• Entrance to all tourist destinations mentioned (tourist ticket - Cathedral and Qoricancha).
• All transfers in tourist bus.
• Guided group. Spanish - English professional guide.
• Previous assistance on the tour.

Not included:

• Food.
• Other services not mentioned.

Day 2: Sacred Valley - Cusco – Pisac – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes.

Breakfast at the hotel. At 8:00 AM we will pick you up from your Hotel and once there we will start our visit to the archaeological site of Pisac, located about 45 minutes from Cusco by private transport.
Pisac give will you an idea of how advanced were the knowledge achieved by the Incas in architecture.
As in other Inca constructions, some studies show that this was not a fortress but a kind of "real estate", property of Inca Pachacutec, consisting of platforms, domestic and ceremonial structures and aqueducts that provided the water for agriculture.
Another good reason to visit Pisac is its traditional market where you can find some unique and authentic memorabilia.

At noon we will head to the town of Urubamba where we will have lunch, a buffet where you can enjoy the delicious Peruvian cuisine.
Urubamba was one of the main agricultural centers of the Inca Empire.
Currently, here the best corn in the world is harvested during the rainy season and the valley own fruits abound, such as peaches, cherry tree, quince, strawberries, among others.

In the afternoon, we will visit the fortress of Ollantaytambo, which was a strategic military, agricultural and religious center to manage and control the Sacred Valley of the Incas; the constructs were presumed to be used for agricultural, as well as for military.
Walls and watchtowers (probably to protect them from jungle ethnicities). This archaeological site comprises a series of superimposed terraces, showing impressive and large stone blocks finely carved and placed on the upper deck.
After we will board the train to Aguas Calientes to visit Machu Picchu early the next day

Recommendation:
We suggest suitable footwear, you will climb stairs with many steps. Bring a small backpack, camera, wear a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a water bottle. In Pisac, do not forget to try the delicious empanadas, and purchase an artisan souvenir/memorabilia. In Urubamba enjoy a delicious buffet lunch where we invite you to try the corn of Sacred Valley.

Includes:

• 01 night Hotel in Aguas Calientes
• Entrance at the archaeological site of Pisac, Ollantaytambo.
• Shuttle Bus.
• Guided group. English and Spanish speaking professional guide.
• Buffet lunch at the Tunupa restaurant.

Not included:

• Food.
• Other services not mentioned.

Day 3: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco.

Very early, at 5:50 a.m. we will transfer you to the bus station in Aguas Calientes, that will take us uphill to the Machu Picchu Archaeological Park.

In Machu Picchu our tour guide will assist you to know better the history and architecture of the Inca City of Machu Picchu.
Marvel with the buildings and Inca temples, besides the natural surrounding environment.
After the tour we will have until 2:00 pm to roam freely Machu Picchu.
In the afternoon, at 4:30 pm we will board the train back to Ollantaytambo.
Around 6:30 pm we will meet you at the station and transfer you to your Hotel in Cusco.
Hours may vary based on the outputs of trains and train service you want to travel.

Recommendation:
- Arrive half an hour before time of departure. In Machu Picchu we will climb many stairs, use appropriate shoes.
- We suggest a small backpack, camera, wear a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and a water bottle. After the guided Machu Picchu tour enjoy the magical moment, open your arms and recharge your energy. Visit the thermal baths of Aguas Calientes.

Includes:

• 01 night Hotel in Cusco.
• Information prior to the tour.
• Transfers from Cusco to the train station in Poroy or Ollantaytambo.
• Tickets Poroy or Ollantaytambo train - Aguas Calientes round trip.
• Bus ticket round trip Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu.
• Machu Picchu tickets.
• Guide service group.
• Spanish - English professional guide.

Not included:

• Food.
• Other services not mentioned.

Day 4: Maras Moray.

This day starts in Cusco at your Hotel at 8:00 am and then we will head to the village of Maras and the experimental agricultural laboratories of Moray.
First, we will reach Moray, according to the archaeologists Moray constructions were an important agricultural laboratory of the Inca Empire.
Since its platforms are built with their irrigation canals and each of one constitutes a microclimate.
What is striking is the large difference in annual average temperature between the top and bottom of the depressions, a difference that reaches up to 15°C. (59° F.)
In Moray, the Incas created their own microclimate to adapt plants to this altitude.
After this, we will make a visit to the town of Maras and the salt mines.
We will visit the Temple of Maras, a prominent colonial church made of adobe with the typical religious architecture where you can find cuzqueñian paintings depicting the Last dinner, Jesus and the apostles.
It also shows beautiful houses with coats of noble Indians, reflection of an era of prosperity for the colony.
Finally we will reach the Maras, an impressive complex of salt, which was already exploited since Inca times.
Today the salt mines are still running and local farmers are still selling the salt, until this days, it is very popular in the local market, so the place is a major tourist destination in Cusco.

Our tour includes:

• 01 night Hotel in Cusco.
• Transfers Tourist Bus.
• Entrance at the archaeological site Maras and Moray.
• Guided group. English and Spanish speaking professional guide.

Not included:

• Food.
• Other services not mentioned.

Day 5: Cusco - Airport.

Breakfast at the hotel, at the appropriate time, transfer to the airport for your departure flight, to conclude this Machu Picchu tour of five days.

 



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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

We have several options based on the hotel, type of train and guided, the options are adapted to all budgets and THE PRICE IS PER PERSON . If the hotel of your choice is not on our offer, ask us for a price, we will respond quickly.
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• Our service includes private transport from Cusco to Ollantaytambo, this guarantees that you arrive in time to take the train and have a comfortable journey in a private car, without waiting for other passengers.
• For reservations with 3 months in advance request a special discount.

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GROUP SERVICE TOUR
5 Days in Cusco - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu Itinerary
PRICE PER PERSON in Double or Matrimonial Room - Minimum 02 people
THE VOYAGER Train - IncaRail or EXPEDITION Train - PeruRail
Hotel 2*
Aranjuez Hotel – Casa Elena Hotel – Andariego Hotel, in Cusco
Wiracocha Inn Hotel – Seven Mapi Hotel – Andean Terra Hotel, in Aguas Calientes
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Inkarri Hotel – Tika Wasi Hotel – Don Bosco Hotel, in Cusco
Intipunku Alameda Inn Hotel – Flower´s House Hotel, in Aguas Calientes
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US$ 625.00

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San Agustin Int. Hotel – Xima Hotel, in Cusco
La Cabaña Hotel – Intipunku Hotel – Hotel El Tambo, in Aguas Calientes
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Costa del Sol Ramada Hotel – Sonesta Hotel – Tierra Viva Hotel – San Agustin Plaza Hotel, in Cusco
Taypikala Hotel – Jaya Hotel – Tierra Viva Hotel – Casa Andina Hotel, in Aguas Calientes
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US$ 750.00

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The service in this category is in THE VOYAGER Train - IncaRail or EXPEDITION Train - PeruRail, if you prefer to add the VISTADOME Train service the additional is $45.00 per person round trip.

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Tour Cusco - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Maras Moray (5d-4n)
PRICE PER PERSON in Double or Matrimonial Room - Minimum 02 people
THE VOYAGER Train - IncaRail or EXPEDITION Train - PeruRail
Hotel 4*
Costa del Sol Ramada Hotel – Sonesta Hotel – Tierra Viva Hotel – San Agustin Plaza Hotel, in Cusco
Taypikala Hotel – Jaya Hotel – Tierra Viva Hotel – Casa Andina Hotel, in Aguas Calientes
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Aranwa Hotel – Casa Andina Premium Hotel – Palacio del Inka Hotel, in Cusco
Hotel Sumaq – Hotel Inkaterra, in Aguas Calientes
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US$ 2245.00

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TThe service in this category is in VISTADOME, if you prefer to add service in Hiram Bhingham Train the additional is US$ 730.00 per person.
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ABOUT THE TRAINS

There are two different trains we can use; the way is the same only the wagons, comfort and the sight are different.

EXPEDITION PERU RAIL TRAIN or THE VOYAGER MACHUPICCHU TRAIN

The traveler in the Expedition will be comfortable and relaxed, also be informed on the most important points that has this ancient route and that every adventurer should know. The Expedition has wagons fully covered by large windows for the traveler to soak in the beauty of the natural landscape, and make your experience to Machu Picchu begins in the train.



VISTADOME PANORAMIC TRAIN

Glass completely surrounded, with wagons with large panoramic windows offering scenic views without equal and a number of opportunities to take spectacular photographs, the traveler in the Vistadome will be connected and feel part of the impressive landscape of Peru. Perurail provides personalized attention and first class on board in which the traveler will live an unforgettable experience. The Vistadome also has air conditioning and heating, leather seats that adjust to the body providing comfort and relaxation during the trip. They also serve snacks and drinks.



HIRAM BINGHAM TRAIN:

It is the finest way to travel to Machu Picchu, with a personalised service, which takes care of even the smallest detail on the trip.The Hiram Bingham enjoy sophisticated dining car, bar car and car Observatory, where you can enjoy the outdoor free, wonderful route, in the company of a Peruvian cocktail and local live music shows; It will be an experience you will never forget.


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