4-DAY MACHU PICCHU TOUR

USD $ 561

With Intense Peru, you will experience the magnificent legacy of the Incas in the Peruvian Andes and you will discover the mystery of Machu Picchu, majestically perched on a mountaintop.  Your travel advisor will craft a personalized itinerary and will help you create memories that last a lifetime.

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

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    4-Day Machu Picchu Tour

    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.

    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 1900s, 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!

    You may also be interested in combining 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 Cusco Tour: The city and surroundings

      Airport Transfer:

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

      Cusco City Tour:

      (Shared service up to 16 travelers, English-speaking guide)

      We will meet in your hotel lobby to 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, a 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

      (Shared service up to 16 travelers, English-speaking guide)

      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 were 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 15:30 to 16:00 hrs. We recommend bringing a backpack with your belongings for 1 night so you can comfortably wander through this ancient cobblestone town of Inca times until the train leaves.

      Then, you will be instructed to walk, on your own, to the Ollantaytambo Train Station (10-min walk from the Main plaza) for your Expedition Train* (tourist class), departing at 19:00hrs and arriving in Aguas Calientes at 20:45. A hotel staff member will escort you to your hotel.

      *Please note that you can upgrade the train to the Vistadome (superior class). Surcharges are detailed in the ”Prices” section.

      Evening free.

      Overnight in Aguas Calientes.

      Meals included: B L D (only at 4- or 5-star hotels)

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

      (Shared trains/bus. Private transfers & English-speaking guide)

      Early in the morning, your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel, and you will take the bus up to Machu Picchu together. Then, you will explore this formidable architectural complex (recommended time: 8:00 a.m. / duration: 2–3 hours).

      After the tour, you can hike on your own either the Huayna Picchu Mountain for 2 hours approx. (300 people limit per day), the Machu Picchu Mountain for 3–4 hours approx. (400 people limit per day) or the Huchuy Picchu Mountain for 1 hour (400 people limit per day) and have the chance to view the dramatic landscape that surrounds the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu (optional, not included).

      Once the tour has come to an end, you will take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes (buses depart every 5 min) and get a taste of Peruvian cuisine at a local restaurant overlooking the Vilcanota river.

      You can do some exploration in the small town or visit the town’s Hot Springs (from which the town owes its name), and then head to the train station on your own for your Expedition Train (tourist class – upgrade to Vistadome with surcharge upon request), departing at 15:20 hrs and arriving at 17:08hrs at Ollantaytambo station, where you will look for a sign with your name to be transferred to your hotel in Cusco (a 2-hour ride approx).

      Evening free.

      Overnight in the city of Cusco.

      Meals included: B L

    4. DAY 4 Airport Transfer out of 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$ 561
    Single supplement US$ 235
    Additional for private service US$ 283
    Additional for Vistadome train (return only) US$ 19
    Additional for Vistadome trains (round trip) US$ 39
     
    4 Stars
    Double room in shared service US$ 651
    Single supplement US$ 309
    Additional for private service US$ 255
    Additional for Vistadome train (return only) US$ 19
    Additional for Vistadome trains (round trip) US$ 39
     
    5 Stars
    Double room in shared service US$ 899
    Single supplement US$ 489
    Additional for private service US$ 283
    Additional for Vistadome train (return only) US$ 19
    Additional for Vistadome trains (round trip) US$ 39
     
    TOUR NOTES:

    The 4-Day Machu Picchu Tour is customizable. If you prefer to 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: 6-Day Tour to Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu.
    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.
    • Processing and wire transfer fees.

    From April to September – this period is called the “dry season”. These are the months of highest contrasts, being very hot and dry during the day and very cold with occasional frosting and dry at nights and early mornings. Mid-April and May is the best time for the Highlands, where fields and mountains show unusually lush vegetation with magnificent views and good weather. You can find flowers in full bloom, the grass green, and the streams full.

    The “rainy season” is from October to March, being particularly intense during January and February, where it can rain all day. Temperatures are mild during the day, with only a small fall overnight.

    The Expedition (tourist class) features panoramic windows and comfortable seats. Snacks are not included.

    The Vistadome (superior class) has wider panoramic windows, the seats are more comfortable and spacious, plus it offers snacks on board and informative audio. There is a live cultural performance and a fashion show of alpaca garments if you are traveling from Machu Picchu.

    You can also travel on board The PeruRail Vistadome Observatory train, which features an observatory car with live music and typical dances, that will provide you with a unique and relaxing experience.

    Wise App, Visa and wire transfers are all valid forms of payment. Processing and wire transfer fees are not included in the price.

    To secure a booking with Intense Peru, we require a 50% down payment at the time of booking in order to guarantee the reservations. We must have received full payment as well as all relevant personal information and documentation 30 days prior to the initial date of your trip.

    Breakfast is included every day with hotel stays; lunch and dinner are provided where indicated on the detailed itinerary. The restaurants are carefully chosen in order to provide our clients with the best experience possible.

    If you have any allergies or special dietary requirements, please let us know immediately so we can take the necessary precautions.

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