Cusco Holidays & Machu Picchu Tour is a nice combination tour, it goes throughout Cusco, Sacred Valley, and Machupicchu. Start visiting Cusco, the amazing churches, museums, streets, and some archeological sites around, and then go through Sacred Valley of the Incas and interact with artisants, enjoy all different handicrafts made by locals, also we will visit two Inca archeological sites surronded by stunnig mountains, Cusco Holidays & Machu Picchu Tour help you to understand every step of the ancient development, and the symbiosis of two different cultures. Finally we will travel by Train and discover one of the new 7 wonders in the world, enjoy the natural and cultural beauty of Machu Picchu.
DAY 1: Cusco – City tour
We are going to pick you up from your hotel at 2:00pm to begin this tour; the first place to visit is the cathedral.
Cathedral – located in the plaza de Armas of Cusco the building of this monument started in 1560, and it had been finished in 1664, without any doubt, one of the most noticeable colonial monument in America, you will be amazed with the panting, wood carving and all the decoration in gold and silver, from the 16 and 17 centuries, definitely it is a masterpiece. After touring this sacred place you will continue on foot following an ancient street from the plaza to Qoricancha, the most important Sun temple of de Incas.
Qoricancha – In this temple you will see the clash between the Inca culture and Catholicism; you will see first hand the difference in building methods. The Incan construction is amazing since it was the key spiritual center from which all roads lead to the four regions of the Incas.
Saccsayhuaman – is located 2 km away from Cusco City, it is one of the most imposing architectonic complex inherited from the Incan society, you will be marvel with beauty and enigmatic monoliths weighing as much as 200 tons , how amazing where these people, using just hand tools where able to move and fix, perfectly.
Qenqo.- Was a temple with amazing and fascinating altars, where the Inca people used to sacrifice Llamas and maybe human to offer to their Gods, according some studies it was also for astronomical purpose.
Pucapucara .- Is an important military center, to control people who were arriving in Cusco city, or who were leaving Cusco city,.
Tambomachay.- Was an important temple to worship one of the most important elements, you will see beautiful Niches and water fountains, still water running through it.
DAY 2: Cusco – Sacred Valley – Aguas Calientes
We are going to pick you up from your hotel at 8:00am and take you on our minivan toward the Sacred Valley of the Incas. First place to visit is Pisaq amazing Inca monument where you will see temples, astronomical observatories, large farming terraces and the magnificent Inca cemetery with more than 2000 tombs, afterward we are going to head down to the Pisaq colorful market, where you will have free time and interact with the local craftsmen, or to purchase their hand-made souvenirs.
Afterward we will continue to the Urubamba a lovely place to enjoy our lunch.Then we will visit Ollantaytambo, attractive Inca living museum with remarkable channels and stone streets, at high part one rises to an impressive ceremonial center of cult to the water and a fortress that guarded the access to the inferior part of the valley. Ollantaytambo was a strategic Military, Agriculture, and Religious place to control the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Afterward we are going to catch our Train to Aguas Calientes where we are going to spend the night. Along the Train journey enjoy the scenary with spectacular views.
DAY 3: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
After a breakfast in your hotel you will board the buss up to Machu Picchu, the buss ride takes 30 minutes. Explore with a professional tour Guide, enjoy the natural and cultural beauty of Machu Picchu, feel the energy and have better understanding the mystery of Machu Picchu. After 3 hours of guided tour explore by yourself this amazing monument, afterward you will take the buss back to Aguas Calientes and then train back to Cusco.
Usual train back to Cusco is in the afternoon.
Inka Trail Explorer warmly welcomes to you, and we really want to make the best experience for you on this Tour. Our departure tours can be any day of the week, 12 months a year.
Price for March 2016 Group Service Tour US$560
A group Service means that it is open to other people to join you, so your group will biger, but all our Guides are experts on how to keep the tour moving and happy.
Private tour is available and priced by party size
2 people: $615 per person
3 people: $600 per person
4 people: $585 per person
5 people: $555 per person
6 people: $530 per person
7 people: $515 per person
8 or more people: $500 per person
Student Discount: US$20 (Requires ISIC Card to qualify)
Student Discounts apply to anyone who has a valid GREEN ISIC card at the time of the tour or is 16 years old or younger. For those using an ISIC card to receive the discount, we do need to see a copy of the card at booking. For those booking children 16 years old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. Please send all to email@example.com
We are an adventure tour company; we operate treks on the Inca trail, Salkantay, Ausangate, as well as to Choquekirao and Lares. We provide adventures with authentic life, changing experiences in each of our treks. We ensure the quality of our trips, by operating our own programs in Cusco