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Peru Whistle Stop Cusco

  • Off the beaten track
Enjoy one of the most seductive, striking and natural city of the world, CUSCO. With this short, but all together program you will be able not only to visit this amazing city, but also to visit its peculiar streets, squares, as the Valleys, and towns as Aguas Calientes. Stunning destinations and examples of fine engineering by Inca stonemasons can be seen in Saysayhuamán, Kenko, Tambomachay, ...

Enjoy one of the most seductive, striking and natural city of the world, CUSCO. With this short, but all together program you will be able not only to visit this amazing city, but also to visit its peculiar streets, squares, as the Valleys, and towns as Aguas Calientes. Stunning destinations and examples of fine engineering by Inca stonemasons can be seen in Saysayhuamán, Kenko, Tambomachay, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu, the Inca jewel built with the wisdom of the ancient Peruvians in an ecological environment. Captivating landscapes such as the Sacred Valley, where the mountains are clothed by terraces. Cusco, the birthplace of the world.

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • Train
    Train
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Mountain
    Mountain
  • Local cuisine
    Local cuisine

Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: City Tour of Cusco and Nearby ruins

Early in the morning, we will pick you from your Lima’s hotel (considered only hotels located in downtown Lima or Miraflores district), and drive you to the international Lima’s airport, in order that you take your flight to Cusco. Upon your arrival in Cusco, you will be welcomed by our personnel, and taken to your hotel in Cusco.

In the afternoon, you will have a guided city tour in Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire. You will start visiting the Cathedral, which is located on the Plaza de Armas, the main square in Cusco. Afterwards you go to the church Santo Domingo, where once was located the Temple of the Sun in the Inca period, also known as Qorikancha. The tour continues out of the city to visit the Inca complexes of Q'enqo, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive Fortress of Sacsayhuamán, built strategically on a hill overlooking the city of Cusco. Finally you will be returned to your hotel.

Private transfer and English speaking assistance from the Lima’s hotel to the airport, Private transfer and English speaking assistance from the airport to the Cusco’s hotel, Duration of the city tour: approx. 4 hours and 30 minutes

Visited:
Cusco
Accomodation
Royal Inka (Cusco)

Day 2: Nice Discovery of the Sacred Valley

This day you will begin to explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas, on the  shore of the Vilcanota River. In this excursion you will visit the Inca citadel of Pisac, and then you will go down to the town in order to visit the traditional market, it’s in this market that you will have the opportunity to discover the customs of the people, and to be able to bargain with the crafts’s sellers. You will have time for lunch.

Then you will continue towards the fortress of Ollantaytambo, which was built to monitor the entrance to this part of the valley and protect it from possible invasions of the villages of the Jungle. You can wander through the streets of this town, which have still preserved the traces of the old military center, religious since the time of the Inca empire. After this visit, assistance will be given to the Ollantaytambo train station. Around 19:00 hours, you will take the train towards Aguas Calientes town where you will spend the night. Upon arrival our representative will welcome you and walk you to the hotel in Aguas Calientes.

Collective English speaking guide for the Tour in Sacred Valley, vehicle shared with a group during the Sacred Valley tour, touristic train Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes . Notice that for the Train Ollantaytambo train station – Aguas Calientes (not accompanied), Breakfast included

Visited:
Cusco Ollantaytambo Aguas Calientes
Accomodation
Night at Hanaqpacha Inn (Aguas Calientes)

Day 3: Machu Picchu And Its Incredible story

Very early in the morning, you will take the bus which brings you up to the most famous and impressive Inca site: Machu Picchu, which means “old summit” in Quechua. Together with your guide you will start to discover the archaeological complex, still covered by the morning mist, built on top of a ridge and surrounded by precipices: a stunning view that evolves with the progression of the sun. You will roam through the alleys of the citadel, its quarters, squares, royal houses, agricultural zones, paths and observatories.

After the guided tour you will have the opportunity to visit the Inca bridge, and the Sun Gate (“Inti Punku”), situated at 2700 metres on your own. Alternatively, you can also wander about the alleys and squares of Machu Picchu. Finally, in the afternoon, you return to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Ollantaytambo train station, from where you will be transferred by our personnel, and taken to your hotel in Cusco.

Private local English speaking guide during guided tour in Machu Picchu, shuttle bus to Machu Picchu (round-trip), Touristic train Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo (not accompanied), private transfer Ollantaytambo train station – Cusco, entrance to Machu Picchu, breakfast included

Visited:
Aguas Calientes Machu Picchu Ollantaytambo Cusco
Accomodation
Royal Inka (Cusco)

Day 4: Cusco to Lima - Departure

In the morning you will be taken to the airport in Cusco, where you take your flight back to Lima. Then you will connect with your international flight. 

Private transfer and English speaking assistance from hotel to Airport in Cusco, domestic flight Cusco - Lima, breakfast included

Visited:
Cusco Lima

Cusco Ollantaytambo Aguas Calientes Machu Picchu Lima

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. £760 / 4 days
Excluding international flights
Price per person, based on double occupancy

Included in price:

  • Accommodation according to the program in hotels comfortable 3*** hotels (Double room/standard room)
  • The meals mentioned as included in the program
  • Private transfers (airport/hotel/airport), as detailed in the program
  • Assistance at the airports, as mentioned
  • Local private and collective/shared  English speaking guides as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Excursions and activities mentioned in the program (shared and private service) as detailed
  • Domestic flight: Lima – Cusco & Cusco – Lima *the price of the flight varies according to the confirmation of the same
  • Entrances as mentioned in the program
  • Touristic train (Expedition service / Peru Rail) for both ways. Let us know in case you want an upgrade for this train service in order to give you the additional cost

Not included in price:

  • International flights
  • Early Check In – Late check out at hotel
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Drinks
  • Tips for the guides and drivers
  • Entrances indicated as optional
  • Entrance to Huaynapicchu or Mountain : USD 25.00 (Optional)

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