Cusco city, Sacred Valley and Machupicchu are the most popular places to visit, the Urubamba valley was and is still very important for andean people, the inkas built large cities upon the mountains overlooking the valley at strategic points, important cities such as Pisaq, Huchuy Qosqo, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray terraces, and many more further down the valley to the jungle, Machupicchu was built as a military, religious, and astronomical place at its time the most sacred city in the whole Inkan empire. both places are waiting for you!
We will meet you at your hotel lobby at 1 Pm to begin this tour. From here you will head to Cusco’s Plaza de Armas where you will visit the famous cathedral (entry fee: S/25 not included on the tourist ticket). After touring this sacred church you will continue on foot with your group through an ancient Inca-built street from the Plaza de Armas to the Q’oricancha , the Temple of the Sun (entry fee: S/10 is not included on the tourist ticket ). At the Q’oricancha you will see the clash between the Inca culture and Catholicism, and you will see firsthand the difference in building methods. The Inka construction here is amazing as this was the key spiritual center of the Inkas from which all roads lead from all of the four quarters of the Inka Empire. There is a high altar made in bronze as a highlight.
From Q’oricancha your group will walk down Av El Sol, where you will take your bus to climb up and just outside of the city. The 25 minute drive takes you to the majestic Inka site S acsayhuaman with its enigmatic monoliths weighing as much as 200 tons. Your guide will offer an explanation of this phenomenal site and you will have extra time to do a bit of exploring on your own.
From Sacsayhuaman it is a 5 minute bus ride to Q’enqo Inka site with its fascinating Inkan altars, then another 5 minute drive to Puca Pucara, a small, circular Inka site. The final stop on our tour is Tambomachay, a water temple thought to be used by the Inka for bathing, with its impressive water fountains. We’ll then drive back down to Cusco where the tour ends in the main square, unless you are taking a private tour, in which case we will return you to your hotel.
Our transfer will pick you up at the hotel lobby to start the tour. From Cusco we will head towards the sacred valley. Along the way we will visit Awanacancha. A weaving center and alpaca farm where you will see the distinguish between them, as well as divers varieties of Andean products farmed in the valley such as potatoes, corn, grain which are still cultivated in the valley. This is a great place to purchase high quality alpaca clothing and gifts, if you are interest on.
We will drive from here to Pisac Inca Ruins. These are another amazing ruins that are located on top of one of the mountains in the Sacred Valley. We will see hundreds of agricultural terraces where the Inca farmed corn, potatoes, and quinoa. We will also see the religious and astronomical side of the Inca Cosmology at these ruins. This will be an amazing place to take photos as you will be on top of the Sacred Valley with endless vistas.
Next we drive down to Pisac market and town. This is a bustling handicraft market and another great place to purchase gifts if you choose. You can also experience some of the local delicacies – many of the local farmers bring their vegetables here to sell. This is where we will stop for our lunch break.
We will drive through the Sacred Valley after lunch to Ollantaytambo. Was an Inca checkpoint where they protected Machupicchu and the valley against any enemies (Ollantay is the name of a military leader, tambo is a lodging place). You will explore the ruins here, have some free time to take photos and explore the town, which is the only intact Inca town which still exists, with water channels running alongside the narrow streets. You will be spending the night in Ollantaytambo so your guide will set you up in your hotel where you can relax a bit before dinner.
Early in the morning after breakfast, your guide will take you to catch the bus, it takes about 25min up to Machu Picchu citadel, ensure you are carrying your valid passport you’ve booked with for the tour. Once in the citadel your guide will give you the background information about Machupicchu and then he will take you to explore visiting the most important sectors, the guiding tour will last about two hours, afterwards you will get plenty of free time for further exploring, taking photos and the option to climb Wayna Picchu Mt, if you have the admission ticket, another option is the Inka bridge for those who don’t have tickets for Wayna Picchu Mt. After all you need to take the bus down to Aguas Calientes town to get your lunch and the train ride back to Ollantaytambo station from where we will drive you back to Cusco dropping you off at your hotel.
This tour Includes
- All private transportation
- three days private tours
- Admission tickets to all the Incas’ sites.
- Entrance fee to Wayna Picchu
- Professional guide for two days.
- Expedition train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
- Two night hotel accommodation with private room, bathroom
- Delicious meals (3B/1 buffet lunch/ 1 dinner in Machupicchu town).
- Back and forth Bus tickets from Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu
Does not include
- Meals in the tour
- VISTADOME Train service $40 per person to upgrade.
- Upgrade hotel 4****
- Last night hostel
- Small back pack.
- An small suit case to bring extra clothes for 2 days, you can leave it at the lobby hotel
- Warm clothes and light pants.
- Layers for variable temperatures especially at night.
- Camera, extra film & batteries.
- Sun protection: sunscreen: sun hat: sunglasses.
- Scarf and woolen hat for cold nights.
- Insect repellent.
- Rain gear or rain jacket.
- Bathing clothes for the hot springs (optional).
- Original passport and ISIC student card if is applicable.
Due to its regulation and In order to protect the Historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Each day is allowed to 500 people on the Classic Inca Trail, those including porters, guides, and other support staff.
It is expected trekkers to carry their own personal gear, however, they should make an honest assessment of their physical condition. If a personal porter is desired, it is important to request one at the time of booking, as they are included in the 500 people per day limit.
To secure a permit and entrance ticket to classic Inca trail, Wayna Picchu Mt, and Machu Picchu, consider Peruvian government regulations require full name and current passport information of all trekkers, permits are non-transferable, it can’t be sold to others and can be sold out quickly months in advance. It is, therefore, important to arrange the reservation dates at the earliest opportunity.
Wayna Picchu Mountain is an excellent addition for a trip to Machu Picchu. It offers great views but is a steep climb that can take about two and a half hours back and forth.
The admission tickets to Wayna Picchu Mountain are limited and only at scheduled times. If you are considering doing the climb, make sure to book it in advance. The classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu can be a challenging hike, there are lots of stone steps and steep uphills that could make you feel tired at the end.
If you wish to trek to Machu Picchu, but you don’t have the time, either enough energy to do the whole 4-days trek, you must consider our alternate options or the short version “Inca trail 2d / 1n”. These can be booked any time in the year, with no advance reservation.
Tour with Hotel 3* $
$ 625.00 per person (Hotel Included)
without Hotel $ 585.00 per person
In Machu picchu town
Prices doesnt include hotel in Cusco city
Additional hotel in Cusco $50.00 per person
- Student Discount (only with active green ISIC card): US$ 20.00
- Under 15 years will pay as student: US$ 20.00
- Under 7 years Discount: US$ 30.00
*More details will be available if you are interested in talking advantage of this offer.
RENTALS & EXTRAS
- Extra porter carrying up to 7 kg. for $ 70.oo
- Extra porter carrying up to 14 kg. for $ 140.oo
- Hiking poles – US$20.00
- Sleeping bag – US$25.00
- Private Tent – US$40.00
- Inflatable mattress – US$ 20.00
- Wayna picchu Mountain – US$ 60.00
- Vista dome Train back to Ollantaytambo (One Way) – US$ 55.00
- 4 stars hotel in Machupicchu – US$ 65.00 if you have an extra night in Aguas Calientes
- Single Accommodation* – US$ 40.00 if you have an extra night in Aguas Calientes
- Black Diamond Hiking Poles.
- Four season tent for two people
- We use 3* hotels in Aguas Calientes, if you don’t want to share a room (double), select Single Accommodation when Booking.
- If you are a lover of nature and landscapes, the Vista dome train is the best choice. Panoramic windows