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Cusco and Machu Picchu 3 Days / 2 Nights


The archaeological complex of Machupicchu is located in the department of Cusco, in the province of Urubamba and in the district of Machupicchu. It is nestled on the eastern slopes of the Vilcanota mountain range, a mountain range restricted by the Apurimac and Urubamba rivers. At 13º7' south latitude and 72035' west longitude of the Greenwich meridian, Machupicchu is at an altitude of 2,350 meters above sea level (main plaza).

Style Trip
Classic Tour
Places to Visit
Cusco
Tour Length
Departures
Daily Departures
Group Size
6 Persons to more
Physical Grade
Easy

First day:

  • Welcome at the airport in Cusco and transfer to the Hotel (in the morning).
  • Tour around the city of Cusco and outskirts (in the afternoon 2pm – 6pm).
  • Night at the Hotel

Second day:

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Tour to Machupicchu (all day from)
  • Night at the Hotel ( Cusco)

Third day:

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer from the Hotel to the Airport in Cusco.

Full Itinerary

WELCOME TOUR IN CUSCO: We’ll be waiting for you at the airport in Cusco on your arrival date , take you to the hotel where you will rest then , you’ll have a cup of coca tea and we will pick you up from your Hotel in the afternoon to start with the tour around Cusco and outskirts.

Tour around Cusco and outskirts: We pick you up from your Hotel to start visiting the following attractives , with aprofessional guide:  – The Koricancha Palace andConvent of Santo Domingo

Religious center known as “The Temple of the Sun” where you will admire the impressive engineering used in its construction.

The Cathedral: Colonial religious monument of extraordinary artistic value.

Sacsayhuaman: Located 3 km from the city of Cusco, impressive stone fortress monumental and magnificent architecture, famous for its enormous carved stones, some of which are at9 m/ 30 feet high and weigh of 350 tons. Here is where the Inty Raymi or Fiesta del Sol in June take place every year.

Qenqo: Ceremonial and ritual center, amphitheater where sacrifices were made.

Puca-Pucara: An old tambo (resting place), monitoring place throughout the Inka Empire Routes.

Tambomachay: At 7 Km. From the city of Cusco, water ceremonial center, traditionally known as the place of water. Excursion time: around 5 hours.

Frequency : everyday in the afternoons.

INCLUDED :

  • First Class Tourism Bus
  • Tourism Official Guide
  • Entrance Tickets to Koricancha
  • Entrance Tickets to the Cathedral
  • Tourist Tickets.

MACHU-PICCHU TOUR IN ONE DAY

From 5:45 to 6:00 a.m., we pick you up from your Hotel in Cusco and drive you to the Train Station, located in Poroy, or Ollantaytambo, then we get aboard the train and the trip from Cusco starts heading to Aguas Calientes (2000 m.a.s.l.). Our Guide Will be waiting there, he will lead us to the bus station, rising by a zigzag road for 30 minutes to the incredible Machu Picchu, known as the lost city of the Incas. Once we get to Machu-Picchu, We’ll pass through the control, where we’ll hand in our entrance tickets and where our guided tour will start, visiting the main square, the Circular tower, the Astronomical Calendar, the royal rooms, the temple of the three windows and the cemeteries, it lasts around two hours. Afterwards you’ll be given enough time to have a walk around the citadel and have your meals at any restaurant in Aguas Calientes or if you wish at Sanctuary Lodge (this is not included).

In the afternoon, between 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm we’ll return on train to Cusco, we’ll be waiting for you at the train station and then we’ll take you back to your hotel.

Included:

  • Transfer from the Hotel to The Train Station and from the Train Station to the Hotel.
  • Round trip train tickets Cusco-Aguas Calientes-Cusco.
  • Profesional Guide for the tour (English-Spanish)
  • Bus Service from “Aguas Calientes” to Machu-Picchu and from Machu-Picchu to “Aguas Calientes”.
  • Entrance tickets to visit the citadel of Machu-picchu.
  • Tickets reserves, Rooms and Agency services.

Not included:

  • Meals
  • Water or any other Drink
  • Phone calls
  • Snacks, tips.

WE RECOMMEND TO BRING:

  • Wear light shoes or snickers.
  • Drink plenty of fluids during their excursions.
  • Rain coat in the rainy season.
  • Long sleeve T-shirts
  • Long Pants
  • Sunscreen and hats for the sunny days.
  • Binoculares
  • Sun glasses, plastic bags.
  • Medicines and personal use items (contact glasses liquid)
  • A light backpack per person
  • Camera
  • Have change in soles, dollars or euros.

Transfer hotel-airport

Includes

  • Transfer Hotel / Train Station.
  • Trips on bus to the citadel of Machupicchu.
  • Entrance tickets to the citadel of Machupicchu.
  • Guided Tour in Machupicchu (around 3 hrs).

Frequency: Every day.

Not Include

  • All transfers from your hotel, stations and tourist attractions to visit.
  • Tours to Machu Picchu.
  • All transportation for the tours.
  • Train tickets roundtrip Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo.
  • Bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Bus tickets up and down Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes.
  • Professional tour guide in English or Spanish.
  • Admissions to all the attractions to visit Machu Picchu
  • 1 night hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • 1 breakfast in the hotel

Includes

  • Transfer Hotel / Train Station.
  • Trips on bus to the citadel of Machupicchu.
  • Entrance tickets to the citadel of Machupicchu.
  • Guided Tour in Machupicchu (around 3 hrs).

Frequency: Every day.

Not Include

  • All transfers from your hotel, stations and tourist attractions to visit.
  • Tours to Machu Picchu.
  • All transportation for the tours.
  • Train tickets roundtrip Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo.
  • Bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Bus tickets up and down Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes.
  • Professional tour guide in English or Spanish.
  • Admissions to all the attractions to visit Machu Picchu
  • 1 night hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • 1 breakfast in the hotel

Recomendations and packaging list

  • Small personal backpack.
  • Jacket for the cold.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses
  • Insect Repellent.
  • Video and photo camera.
  • Chocolates and candies.
  • Wear walking shoes or tennis shoes
  • Bring canteens to enter Machu Picchu
  • wear clothing according to the season (rain poncho, wind jacket)
  • Insect repellent.
  • Sunscreen, wide-brimmed hat for sunny days.
  • Medicine and/or articles for personal use.
  • One lightweight backpack or briefcase per person of 20 liters.
  • Camera or video camera.
  • Extra money in national currency
  • Comfortable trousers and long-sleeved shirts.
  • Sunglasses
  • Plastic bags for the waste produced by each one of you.
  • Original passports or personal documents (with which reservations were made / copies are not accepted).
  • Take with you the migration card with which you entered the country (it is necessary in case you spend the night in the town of Machu Picchu).
  • Bring money in soles and not in dollars as the exchange rates are very low.

NOTE: If you are a student, you must carry your university card with the current date, whose benefit will have a discount of USD$20.00 American dollars.

WARNING: For those who wish to visit the mountain of Huayna Picchu must confirm at the time of booking and is subject to availability of visit numbers per day (maximum 400 places per day).

Aditional Notes

TRAIN TYPES FOR YOUR TRIP TO MACHU PICCHU

EXPEDITION TRAIN :

The traveler in the Expedition will be comfortable and relaxed, in addition will be informed about the most important points that has this millenary route and that every adventurer should know.

The Expedition has wagons totally covered by panoramic windows so that the traveler is immersed in the beauty of the natural landscape, and make your experience to Machu Picchu begin in the train.

VISTADOME SERVICE:

Surrounded entirely by glass, with cars with large panoramic windows that offer unparalleled scenic views and countless opportunities to take spectacular photographs, the traveler in the Vistadome connects and feels part of Peru’s breathtaking landscape. Perurail provides personalized attention and first class in which the traveler on board will live an unforgettable experience.

The Vistadome also has air conditioning and heating, leather seats that mold to the body providing comfort and relaxation throughout the trip.

The Vistadome has a different service on board, which allows the traveler to submerge and feel the Andean culture through its landscapes, music, dances and even food carefully prepared with local ingredients.

Vistadome Train

Notes.- The train schedule is only confirmed day before the start of the trip, if you joined a group day before the start of the tour, we can not guarantee that you travel on the same train as the rest of the group.

Train schedule subject to change depending on Peru Rail’s schedule and availability.

To qualify as a student, it is necessary to have a valid ISIC-CARD. scan and send us an email copy at the time of booking.

Altitude Sickness.- Cuzco is at an altitude of more than 11,000 feet above sea level, and in many surrounding areas, including Machu Picchu, it is also at high altitudes, though not as high as Cuzco. Altitude sickness can happen to anyone, including healthy people. Symptoms are usually not severe.

Certain medical conditions (such as respiratory diseases) or medications (such as sleeping pills) can increase the risk of high-altitude illness. It may be a good idea to check with your doctor before traveling. You can help your body to acclimatize and avoid altitude sickness through:

Drink plenty of water – at least 4 liters per day above other forms of liquids such as tea or soups , Avoid alcohol, tobacco, and substances that can interfere with a good supply of oxygen to the body or cause dehydration.

Small, frequent meals high in carbohydrates.

Getting regular medical rest.

PRICES

Expedition Train: USD $ 295.00

This is for all the adventurous travelers who seek to discover all the journey details and arrange the trip itinerary according to their needs. The Expedition Train is the best alternative to go to Machu Picchu.

The Expedition Train is a service designed for the traveler’s comfort, with four passenger’s seats located in front of each other, so you can share your experience, and for the faithful backpack that is always with you we offer racks placed above the seats. Also, this train has panoramic windows, air conditioning and heating, and Andean music that creates a cheerful atmosphere.

Vistadome Service: USD $ 345.00

The Vistadome is recommended train for those who want to be in contact with the environment and appreciate the wonderful journey to Machu Picchu.

Surrounded entirely by glass and wagons with large panoramic windows offering incomparable scenic views and innumerous opportunities to capture amazing pictures. Vistadome travelers feel connected and part of the impressive landscape of Peru. The train provides to travelers on board a personalized and first level service to give them an unforgettable life experience.

Discounts

  • To qualify as a student, it is necessary to have a valid ISIC card. Scan the card and email us the copy at the time of your booking. We will then offer a USD $ 20.00 discount per student
  • For children younger than 16, we offer a USD $ 20.00 discount (you also need to scan and email us a copy of the passport)
  • For children younger than 7, we offer a USD $ 50.00 discount (same here: you need to scan and email the passport)

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