Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Maras, Moray 5 Days / 4 Nights

5 Days / 4 Nights

5 Days / 4 Nights

Cusco

9 +

Cultural

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Overview

DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO CUSCO AND CITY TOUR
DAY 2: SACRED VALLEY TOUR
DAY 3: MACUPICCHU TOUR
DAY 4:  EXCURSION TO MARAS AND MORAY + SALINERAS
DAY 5: RETURN TO LIMA

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO CUSCO AND CITY TOUR

When you will arrive to Cusco, we will be waiting for you at the airport in Cusco, to transfer to your Hotel.

In the afternoon you will have the City Tour, visiting the Main Square, the Cathedral, Koricancha Temple and the nearly archaeological sites of Qenko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Finally the tour will end around 6 pm back at your hotel.

Hotel Accommodation: EMPERADOR PLAZA***
Meals Included: None
Entrance Tickets: Included

DAY 2:  SACRED VALLEY TOUR

After the breakfast, we will pick you up at your hotel at 8am, to take a full day excursion to the “Sacred Valley of the Incas”, visiting the archaeological site of Pisac with its incredible farming terraces carved into the mountain, and its colorful market.

At noon we will go to Urubamba, where we will have a buffet lunch at a tourist restaurant, and after a short break, we will continue the journey to Ollantaytanto Fortress, enormous administrative, agricultural, civil, military and religious complex, time Tawantinsuyo. Then we will head back and on the way we will visit Chinchero town, where are the remains of the royal of Tupac Inca Yupanqui, Admire its well preserved Inca Wall at the Main Square, visit the beautiful Colonial Church with interesting frescoes on the portico, built on the foundations of an Inca building. Then you will visit the famous handmade craft center, where you will see the ladies working in the traditional style demonstrate how they weave together beautiful alpaca sweaters since the Inca’s time. Finally the tour will end around 7 pm back at your hotel.

Hotel Accommodation: EMPERADOR PLAZA***
Meals Included: Breakfast, Buffet Lunch
Entrance Tickets: Included

DIA 3: CUSCO – MACHUPICCHU

Breakfast at the hotel.

At about 06.00 am, we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco to transfer you to Poroy train station to take the train to Aguas Calientes, where we arrive at approximately 11:00 hrs. Once in Aguas Calientes town, our staff will meet you just outside the train station (and before the market), and escort you to take the bus up which takes 25 minutes up a switchback road to get to Sanctuary Machu Picchu.

Once in the Sanctuary of Machupicchu, we will begin our guided tour, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial, the Royal Quarters; the Temple of the Three Windows and the cemeteries, etc. the tour lasts about two hours. At the end of the guided tour you will have free time to explore the ruins on your own. Later around at 13:00, you can take the bus to down to Aguas Calientes town, where you can have your Lunch at one of several restaurants (This Lunch is on your own).

The usual train departure time is in the afternoon to return to Poroy (present oneself at the station 30 minutes before departure time of your train chosen), where we will be waiting to take you to Cusco and then to your hotel in our private transport.

Hotel Accommodation: EMPERADOR PLAZA***
Meals Included: Only Breakfast in the Hotel
Entrance Tickets: Included

DIA 4  EXCURSION MARAS, MORAY Y SALINERAS

Breakfast in the hotel.

We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 8:30 a.m. Then we drive in our private transport to the Moray ruins in order to see the fascinating site used by the Incas for agricultural experiments and cultivating seeds. The terraces have varied microclimates depending on how deep into the bowl they are, and so they were thought to have been used by the Incas to discover the optimal conditions for their crops. There, you will learn how they cleverly designed a drainage system at the bottom of the terraces in order to avoid flooding during the rainy season.

After the tour of Moray, you will take a 20 minute bus ride to the salt mines of Maras. At this amazing site, you can see the pans fed by saline spring water that were built on steep terraces along one side of a narrow valley. The water is sent throughout the pans by a network of channels where the water slowly evaporates leaving the salt behind. Salt has been collected from Maras since Pre-Incan times and it is thought that a collective of salt “miners” has maintained the terraces and channels for hundreds of years. After our visit we return to the hotel in Cusco at around 3:00pm.

Hotel Accommodation: EMPERADOR PLAZA***
Meals Included: Only Breakfast in the Hotel
Entrance Tickets: Included
DAY 5:  RETURN TO LIMA
Breakfast in the hotel.

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Lima.

END OF OUR SERVICES…!!!

Meals Included: Breakfast Only

Included

INCLUDED:

  • City tour in Cusco
  • Sacred Valley tour with buffet lunch
  • Train Ticket in EXPEDITION service round trip to Machupicchu
  • Excursion to Maras, Moray and Salineras
  • Professional tour guide in shared service (English – Spanish)
  • Ticket Bus up and down to Machupicchu
  • All tickets to the places to visit.
  • All transfers
  • 04 nights’ accommodation in a selected Hotel in Cusco
  • Permanent assistance 24/7

NOT INCLUDED

  • Some meals which can be organized at the restaurant like lunches and dinners
  • Entrance fee to the hot springs( optional 10 soles)
  • Permits to climb Huayna Picchu ($25 per person)/Machu Picchu Mountain ($15 per person)

Price

Group Service

USD 620.00

* Servicio compartido mayor a 10 personas.

If you are a group more than 8 people let us know, we can make a special price.

HOTEL INCLUDED IN CUSCO:

We include 3 stars Hotel at Cusco (all based on double occupancy). It could be either: Hotel Emperador Plaza, Hotel Maytaq wasin, Hotel Mama Sara or Hotel los Marqueses, which will depend of their availability. They all include private rooms, hot showers, private bathrooms, TV cable, towels, soaps, breakfasts, Wi-Fi, and storage. Of course these hotels can be upgraded to another hotels. We will send an e-mail you the hotel name with your confirmation.

HOTEL INCLUDED IN AGUAS CALIENTES:

We include 3 stars Hotel at Aguas Calientes (all based on double occupancy). It could be either: Hotel Casa Andina, Hotel la Cabaña, Hotel Flower’s House, Hotel Muyurina or Royal Inti Inn, which will depend of their availability. They all include private rooms, hot showers, private bathrooms, TV cable, towels, soaps, breakfasts, Wi-Fi, and storage. Of course these hotels can be upgraded to another hotel like Inka Terra, Hotel Hatun Inti classic, Sumaq Machupicchu, or Santury logde. We will send an e-mail you the hotel name with your confirmation.

DISCOUNTS:

Student discount (with valid ISIC card) – $20. Please send us a copy of your passport at the booking time.

Under 18 Discount – $20. Please send us a copy of the passport at the booking time.

Under 7 Discount – $30. Please send us a copy of the passport at the booking time.

OPTIONAL EXTRAS:

Huayna Picchu Permit: US $25 per person. Please it needs to be booked in advance and let us know about it at the booking time.

Machu Picchu Mountain Permit:  US $15 per person. Please it needs to be booked in advance and let us know about it at the booking time.

Vistadome train Upgrade: which is an extra $100 per person round-trip.

Important

*****IMPORTANT NOTES *****

STUDENTS: If you booked your tour with your International Student Identity Card (ISIC) you must have this card and it must be valid for you to enter Machu Picchu.  If you purchased a permit with the student discount and you do not bring your ISIC card or it is not valid at the time of your entrance, they will not allow you in this is National Park rules.

HUAYNA PICCHU: Only 400 people are allowed to climb this mountain per day. It needs to be booked in advanced and the price is $25 per person. It is about a 90 minute round-trip climb. It is recommended that you climb Huayna Picchu in the 10-11am time slot as otherwise you miss your guided tour. We recommend booking about 2 months in advance to secure your permit as it is very popular and they do sell out well in advance.

MACHU PICCHU + MONTAIN: You may also opt to climb Machu Picchu Mountain which is more difficult than Huayna Picchu and is 3-3½ hours round trip. The cost is $15 and also requires a permit in advance. Just let us know if you want to book this option.

RETURN TRAIN TO CUSCO: The return train is the Expedition train or the Executive or Economy class train which departs either at 2:55, 4:12, 4:42 or 6:40 PM. The train that is booked depends on availability and is confirmed at your briefing. There is an option to upgrade your train to the Vistadome train which is an extra $50 per person round-trip. Please tell us of your preference at the time of booking. None of the trains go straight to Cusco, they only run either to Ollantaytambo or Poroy but in either case we will transfer you back by bus to your hotel (2 hours from Ollantaytambo and 25 minutes from Poroy).

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