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PeruWhistle Stop Cusco

  • Off the beaten track
Enjoy one of the most seductive, striking and natural city of the world, CUSCO. With this short, but all together program you will be able not only to visit this amazing city, but also to visit its peculiar streets, squares, as the Valleys, and towns as Aguas Calientes. Stunning destinations and examples of fine engineering by Inca stonemasons can be seen in Saysayhuamán, Kenko, Tambomachay, ...

Enjoy one of the most seductive, striking and natural city of the world, CUSCO. With this short, but all together program you will be able not only to visit this amazing city, but also to visit its peculiar streets, squares, as the Valleys, and towns as Aguas Calientes. Stunning destinations and examples of fine engineering by Inca stonemasons can be seen in Saysayhuamán, Kenko, Tambomachay, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu, the Inca jewel built with the wisdom of the ancient Peruvians in an ecological environment. Captivating landscapes such as the Sacred Valley, where the mountains are clothed by terraces. Cusco, the birthplace of the world.

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Mountain
    Mountain
  • Local culture
    Local culture
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • Train
    Train

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: City Tour of Cusco and Nearby ruins

Early in the morning, we will pick you from your Lima’s hotel (considered only hotels located in downtown Lima or Miraflores district), and drive you to the international Lima’s airport, in order that you take your flight to Cusco. Upon your arrival in Cusco, you will be welcomed by our personnel, and taken to your hotel in Cusco.

In the afternoon, you will have a guided city tour in Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire. You will start visiting the Cathedral, which is located on the Plaza de Armas, the main square in Cusco. Afterwards you go to the church Santo Domingo, where once was located the Temple of the Sun in the Inca period, also known as Qorikancha. The tour continues out of the city to visit the Inca complexes of Q'enqo, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive Fortress of Sacsayhuamán, built strategically on a hill overlooking the city of Cusco. Finally you will be returned to your hotel.

Private transfer and English speaking assistance from the Lima’s hotel to the airport, Private transfer and English speaking assistance from the airport to the Cusco’s hotel, Duration of the city tour: approx. 4 hours and 30 minutes

Visited:
Cusco
Accommodation
Royal Inka (Cusco)

Day 2: Nice Discovery of the Sacred Valley

This day you will begin to explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas, on the  shore of the Vilcanota River. In this excursion you will visit the Inca citadel of Pisac, and then you will go down to the town in order to visit the traditional market, it’s in this market that you will have the opportunity to discover the customs of the people, and to be able to bargain with the crafts’s sellers. You will have time for lunch.

Then you will continue towards the fortress of Ollantaytambo, which was built to monitor the entrance to this part of the valley and protect it from possible invasions of the villages of the Jungle. You can wander through the streets of this town, which have still preserved the traces of the old military center, religious since the time of the Inca empire. After this visit, assistance will be given to the Ollantaytambo train station. Around 19:00 hours, you will take the train towards Aguas Calientes town where you will spend the night. Upon arrival our representative will welcome you and walk you to the hotel in Aguas Calientes.

Collective English speaking guide for the Tour in Sacred Valley, vehicle shared with a group during the Sacred Valley tour, touristic train Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes . Notice that for the Train Ollantaytambo train station – Aguas Calientes (not accompanied), Breakfast included

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

Day 3: Machu Picchu And Its Incredible story

Very early in the morning, you will take the bus which brings you up to the most famous and impressive Inca site: Machu Picchu, which means “old summit” in Quechua. Together with your guide you will start to discover the archaeological complex, still covered by the morning mist, built on top of a ridge and surrounded by precipices: a stunning view that evolves with the progression of the sun. You will roam through the alleys of the citadel, its quarters, squares, royal houses, agricultural zones, paths and observatories.

After the guided tour you will have the opportunity to visit the Inca bridge, and the Sun Gate (“Inti Punku”), situated at 2700 metres on your own. Alternatively, you can also wander about the alleys and squares of Machu Picchu. Finally, in the afternoon, you return to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Ollantaytambo train station, from where you will be transferred by our personnel, and taken to your hotel in Cusco.

Private local English speaking guide during guided tour in Machu Picchu, shuttle bus to Machu Picchu (round-trip), Touristic train Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo (not accompanied), private transfer Ollantaytambo train station – Cusco, entrance to Machu Picchu, breakfast included

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

Day 4: Cusco to Lima - 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. 

Private transfer and English speaking assistance from hotel to Airport in Cusco, domestic flight Cusco - Lima, breakfast included

Visited:
CuscoLima

Cusco Ollantaytambo Aguas Calientes Machu Picchu Lima

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.

Season Price Per Adult
Prices Starting From
January 2020 to December 2020 $990

Included in 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 price:

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