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PeruWhistle-stop Cusco

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Prepare for CUSCO - one of the most seductive, striking and natural cities of the world! Wander around charming streets and squares, before heading out into the surrounding valleys. Marvel at stunning examples of fine engineering by Inca stonemasons in Saysayhuamán, Kenko, Tambomachay and Ollantaytambo. Enjoy the great Peruvian train journey to Aguas Calientes nestled at the foot of the breathtaki...

Prepare for CUSCOone of the most seductive, striking and natural cities of the world! Wander around charming streetsand squares, before heading out into the surrounding valleys. Marvel at stunning examples of fine engineering by Inca stonemasons in Saysayhuamán, Kenko, Tambomachay and Ollantaytambo. Enjoy the great Peruvian train journey to Aguas Calientes nestled at the foot of the breathtaking Machu Picchu. Get ready for 4 days of captivating natural and manmade wonders! Peru awaits. 

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Trip highlights
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Mountain
    Mountain
  • Local culture
    Local culture
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • Train
    Train

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Day 1: City tour of Cusco and Inca ruins

You will be picked up from your hotel in Lima and drive you to Lima airport for your flight to Cusco

• Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by our representative and transfer to the hotel

• First up, a guided city tour in Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire

• Visit the Cathedral, Plaza de Armas, the church of Santo Domingo, the Inca complexes of Q'enqo, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive Fortress of Sacsayhuamán (4h30)

Visited:
Cusco
Accommodation
Royal Inka (Cusco)

Day 2: The Sacred Valley & Aguas Calientes

• Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas, on the  shore of the Vilcanota River

• Visit the Inca citadel of Pisac and the traditional market

• You will have free time for lunch

• Continue towards the fortress of Ollantaytambo, at the valley entrance 

• Afterwards, transfer to the Ollantaytambo train station

• Around 19:00 hours, you will take the train to Aguas Calientes

• Upon arrival, our representative will welcome you and walk with you to the hotel in Aguas Calientes

Visited:
Cusco Ollantaytambo , Aguas Calientes
Accommodation
Night at Hanaqpacha Inn (Aguas Calientes)

Day 3: Machu Picchu

• Very early in the morning, you will take the bus up to Machu Picchu

• Together with your guide, you will start to discover the archaeological complex

• Roam through the alleys of the citadel, its quarters, squares, royal houses, agricultural zones, paths and observatories

• Then, head to the Inca bridge, and the Sun Gate (“Inti Punku”), situated at 2700 meters, on your own

• Finally, return to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Ollantaytambo train station

• Transfer to your hotel in Cusco

Visited:
Aguas CalientesMachu Picchu Ollantaytambo , Cusco
Accommodation
Royal Inka (Cusco)

Day 4: Cusco to Lima and departure

• In the morning you will be taken to the airport in Cusco, where you take your flight back to Lima

• Then, you will connect with your international flight


Safe travels!

Visited:
CuscoLima

Cusco Ollantaytambo Aguas CalientesMachu PicchuLima

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent
  • In-trip flights

Not included in the price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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