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4 DAY MACHU PICCHU TOUR

US$ 545

Price per person, 3 stars, double occupancy, group tours, airport transfers, and Expedition Trains (subject to availability). Domestic airfares not included.

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    The 4 Day Machu Picchu Tour offers you the opportunity to discover and experience closely the Inca history, legacy, and cultural ways that still endure in the present time.  Your Machu Picchu tour will take you through Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and finally the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu!

    Your 4 Day Machu Picchu Tour will include:

    • An excursion through the outstanding Inca and Colonial sights in the lively city of Cusco.
    • A visit to the formidable and long-lasting fortress of Sacsayhuaman.
    • Travelling across the gorgeous landscape the Sacred Valley of the Incas has to offer.
    • Shopping at the historical artisan market of Pisac.
    • Climbing up the stairs to the Wind shrine in the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo.
    • And finally your Full-day Machu Picchu Tour  with the opportunity to hike the Huayna Picchu Mountain.

    Machu Picchu, one of the most valued icons of Inca architectural prowess, is mistakenly referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas”. Even though its existence was known by the locals since the beginning of the 1900’s, it wasn’t until 1911 that Machu Picchu became known to the world.

    Machu Picchu was constructed on top of a mountain, on the ridge (altitude: 2430m/7970ft above sea level), strategically harbored by the mountains surrounding it, as if the main purpose was to keep it hidden. When you finally lay your eyes on it, you know the trip was all worthwhile and the best way to spend your holidays!

    Machu Picchu is considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has received many awards and recognitions over the years, most recently TripAdvisor’s 2016 No. 1 Tourist Landmark around the World!

    You may also be interested to combine this trip with a 2-day visit to the “City of Kings”, Lima.  For more information, please click on this link:

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    1. DAY 1 The city and surroundings of Cusco Tour

      We will pick you up from the airport in Cusco and transfer you to your hotel (altitude: 3400m/11152ft).

      Later in the day after you, rest we will meet you at your hotel and begin your excursion in the city of Cusco. We will make a first stop at the Cathedral of Cusco, part of our colonial legacy considered of high importance amongst the catholic population in the present. Then, we will continue with Koricancha (or Temple of the Sun). It is considered one of the most important sacred Inca places within the city, which sheltered all Gods and Goddesses brought by the nations that integrated the Empire centuries ago.

      After a short drive, we will be at the formidable archaeological complex of Sacsayhuaman, magnificent stonework with finely cut polygonal blocks. A little further, we will stop at the archeological sites of Qenqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay. They are all part of the limits of the city in the old days, what nowadays we would call Customs checkpoint!  After this excursion, you will return to your hotel.

      Evening free.

      Overnight in Cusco.

      Meals included: none.

    2. DAY 2 The Sacred Valley of the Incas (altitude: 2800m/9184ft) and Aguas Calientes arrival

      We will meet you at your hotel and we will begin the excursion by visiting the citadel of Pisac. It is an archeological site with extensive agricultural terraces which was naturally divided by the mountain ridges. Also, it is famous because of its impressive cemetery constituted by more than a thousand burial niches on a mountain wall. Later on, you will explore and perhaps shop in the historical artisan market located on the main plaza of the town of Pisac. Then, you will have a delicious lunch in the town of Yucay.

      The tour continues to the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo, with an awe-inspiring construction on a steep mountain. It was built for military, agricultural, and religious control purposes as a watchtower over the Sacred Valley. Once you make it to the top, you may experience a sense of spiritual communion with nature. Also, you will be stepping in the Wind Shrine, which offers an incredible sight of the magnificent landscape along the Sacred Valley. The tour ends at around 16:00 to 17:00 hrs. Then, you will go to the Ollantaytambo Train Station to board the Expedition Train departing at 19:00hrs and arriving at Aguas Calientes at 20:45. At your arrival, a hotel staff member will take you to your hotel in Aguas Calientes.

      Evening free.

      Overnight in Aguas Calientes.

      Meals included: B L

    3. DAY 3 Full-day Machu Picchu Tour (altitude: 2430m / 7970ft)

      Early in the morning, your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel, and together you will take the bus up to Machu Picchu. Then, you will explore this formidable architectural complex.

      Also, if you want to admire impressive panoramic views of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, we highly recommend you hike the Huayna Picchu Mountain and visit the Temple of the Moon, or hike the Machu Picchu Mountain (not included).

      You may leave the archeological site on your own and enjoy lunch at the place of your choice (not included). Afterwards, you will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes (the last bus departs at 17:30).  You can do some exploration in this small town or you may wish to try bathing in the town’s hot springs (from which the town owes its name). Then, you will head to the train station on your own and hop on the Expedition Train departing at 16:43hrs and arriving at 20:13hrs in Poroy (30min from Cusco). At your arrival in Poroy, a driver will be waiting for you with a sign with your name on it to transport you to your hotel in Cusco.

      Evening free.

      Overnight in Cusco.

      Meals included: B

    4. DAY 4 Transfer out Cusco

      We will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport in Cusco for your flight back to Lima (morning or afternoon).

      Meals included: B

    Legend
    B Breakfast
    S Snack
    L Lunch
    D Dinner
    BL Boxed Lunch

    Program Prices Per Person:

    3 Stars
    Double room in shared service US$ 545
    Single supplement US$ 129
    Additional for private service US$ 149
    Additional for Vistadome train (return only) US$ 29
    Additional for Vistadome trains (round trip) US$ 59
     
    4 Stars
    Double room in shared service US$ 589
    Single supplement US$ 199
    Additional for private service US$ 149
    Additional for Vistadome train (return only) US$ 29
    Additional for Vistadome trains (round trip) US$ 59
     
    5 Stars
    Double room in shared service US$ 885
    Single supplement US$ 399
    Additonal for private service US$ 149
    Additional for Vistadome train (return only) US$ 29
    Additional for Vistadome trains (round trip) US$ 59
    TOUR NOTES:

    The 4 Day Machu Picchu Tour is customizable. If you would prefer to travel for fewer days or add days or destinations to your trip, please let us know in the Comments Section of the Get Free Quote form. You can fill out our Present Design Your Trip form or Contact Us form with your specific needs.

     

    • This 4 Day Machu Picchu Tour is available every day of the year.
    • Different train coach services: Expedition – tourist, Vistadome – superior, Hiram Bingham – luxury.
    • Your luggage: you can leave unnecessary luggage at your hotel in Cusco when going to Machu Picchu. There are luggage weight regulations on the train.
    • Sacred Valley Tour: The best days to enjoy the artisan market of Pisac are Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. And the best day to enjoy the food market of Pisac is Sundays.
    • Chinchero, Maras, and Moray Tour: we only offer this tour in private service. Includes transportation, guide, entrance tickets, and visits to the natural salt mines of Maras, the most advanced Inca agricultural system of Moray, and the textile town of Chinchero.
    • Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountains: There is a limit of visitors per day for each mountain. Huayna Picchu is the best-known and most requested mountain, therefore it is the first to finish its availability. For this reason, we recommend you book it in advance to ensure your hike after your Machu Picchu Tour.
    • You may also be interested to combine this trip with a 2-day visit to the “City of Kings”, Lima.  For more information, please click on this link: Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu Best Tour Package.
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Hotel accommodation according to itinerary.
    • Meals according to itinerary.
    • Guided excursion in English.
    • Tour and intermediate transfers.
    • Entrance tickets.
    • Bus and entrance tickets to Machu Picchu.
    • Expedition Train to / from Aguas Calientes.
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • International and domestic flights.
    • Visas required to enter Peru.
    • Airport Taxes.
    • Drinks.
    • Tips.
    • Airport Transfers, hotels, and tours in Lima.
    • Entrance ticket to Huchuy Picchu or Huayna Picchu mountains.