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Sacred valley, Machupicchu by train & Cusco City tour 3D/2N

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  • Tour type: 3D/2N - cultural tour
  • Physical/difficulty: Moderate - no trekking
  • Start/return location:Cusco or sacred valleyThe lobby of your hotel

This itinerary was designed for those who want to travel in a connection with the Andean Culture, exploring the Sacred valley of the Incas, Cusco city and the lost city of the Incas “Machupicchu”. Every day you will explore incredible archaeological sites, places with locals that still keeping their ancient customs and wearing their traditional and colorful suits. Visit the bohemian streets of Cusco where beside de plazas and cobblestone streets you will find a traditional Market; San Pedro Market is famous due to keep the traditional sales system at open-air.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pisaq Inca Site
  • Pisac Market
  • Ollantaytambo
  • Machupicchu
  • Saqsayhuaman
  • Cusco walking tour
  • Qoricancha
  • Traditional San Pedro Market

CONSIDERATIONS

Please do not forget you camara and confortable shoes, lots of places to explore!

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Itinerary

Day 1Pisaq – Ollantaytambo – Aguascalientes

Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel at 8 am. then driving along 30 min. we reach to Taray view point, where you will see some snow-capped peaks which are part of the Vilcanota mountain range, also is possible to see the sacred river” Willcamayu” running through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Then we go to Pisac archeological park where we will admire the complex system of terraces where the Incas had different variety of products, also here you will see one of the biggest Inca cemetery with more than 2000 tombs, also your guide will take you back to the Incas time with the fascinating histories, then we go to visit the colorful market of Pisac. After, we drive until Urubamba where your guide will suggest different restaurants to visit for lunch. 30 more minutes to reach to Ollantaytambo or also known by locals as” the last Inca living town” where the buildings retain their original Inca walls, it was one of the last Inca bastions to withstand the Spanish attack, after exploring the archeological park we go to take a 2-hour train ride until Aguas Calientes town. We arrive and we go to check-in in your comfortable hotel of choice.

  • Accommodation: Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Average time: Full day tour.
  • Weather: Dry – hot.

Day 2Aguascalientes – Machupicchu – Aguascalientes - Cusco

We have been exploring the sacred valley also understanding about Inca history so today is turn of probably one of the most important places in the Incas time. After breakfast served in your hotel we will go to take the first bus (5:30 am.) towards Machupicchu, after 30 minutes by bus we go into Machupicchu archeological park to enjoy and explore the lost city of the Incas, right after getting into Machupicchu we go directly to the Classic view point to take the first Instagram pictures. After taking our time and enjoying Machupicchu in all its glory we start with our private tour. Over 2 hours exploring the highlights of Machupicchu. If you have Waynapicchu Mountain or Machupicchu mountain, your guide will take you to the entrance and will explain you about it. When you are ready take the bus back to Aguas Calientes, in the afternoon you.

  • Considered: An unforgettable day!!!
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.
  • Weather: Hot – humid.

Day 3Saqsayhuaman – Qenqo – Puka Pukara – Tambomachay

Today we get acquainted with Cusco, your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel at 8 am. We take the van to the northwest of Cusco (over 15 min.) upon our arrival to Saqsayhuaman we will be taken to wander among the megalithic remains of this Inca site, our expert guide will explain us the history and we will learn why the historians consider to this place as the head of the ancient puma city (Cusco), here the Incas staged a great battle against the conquistadors. Going back to the city we visit a traditional neighborhood of San Blas with its gorgeous cobblestone streets where we find the famous 12-angle stone, we continue towards Qoricancha and Santo Domingo Monastery (a colonial structure built on top of the Inca temple of the sun). Explore and we will understand why this was the most important place in the Incas time. It´s time to continue through the atmospheric streets passing some plazas until we reach to San Pedro Market, where locals offer and run their products at the open air. At the end of your trip your guide will suggest you some places to visit for lunch.

  • Average time: Half day tour.
What to bring?

You should bring

  • Original passport. (very important)
  • Valid GREEN ISIC card (if you booked as a student)
  • Small day pack.
  • Hand sanitizer.
  • Fleece, down jacket.
  • Sun hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • Rain gear (according season)
  • Money in soles to purchase BTG tourist ticket (see important info)
  • Extra money (dollars or soles) for souvenirs, drinks, tips, etc.

Extra information

What is included?

Professional guide:

  • Bilingual professional tour guide.
  • Private guided tour in Machupicchu.

Tickets:

  • Machupicchu entrance fee.
  • Ticket for Qoricancha.
  • BTG see important info.

Transportation:

  • All your transportation is included; since the first morning of the tour we will make sure you are escorted until you are brought back to your hotel last day.

Train tickets:

  • Train tickets are in the expedition tourist class. From/to Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes. (7:04 pm – 4:20pm)
  • Upgrades are always possible, to upgrade to vistadome train: vistadome train one way: $75.00 – Vistadome train round trip: $100.00
    From Ollantaytambo 3:37pm / from Aguascalientes to Poroy train station 4:43pm

Hotel:

  • 1-night hotel in Cusco.
  • 1-night hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Upgrades are always possible, if you book your hotel on your own just let us know. You can book this tour without any hotel

First aid:

  • All our guides have received training in first aid from a Physician.
  • Emergency first-aid kit.

Price Excludes

  • Waynapicchu Mountain.
  • Machupicchu Mountain.
  • Gratuities: Completely based on your satisfaction.

Complementaries

  • Waynapicchu Mountain: US$75.00 per person (Please request when you book your Tour).
  • Machupicchu Mountain: US$75.00 per person (Please request when you book your Tour).
  • Private hotel room: US$30.00 per night for solo travelers with single room.
  • Vistadome train one way: US$75.00.
  • Vistadome round trip: $100.00.

Price Reference

  • US$ 630.00 per person.

Discounts

  • Student Discount (with active green ISIC card): US$20.00
  • Under 15 years will pay as student: US$20.00
  • Under 7 years Discount: US$35.00

Important info - BTG / BOLETO TURISTICO -TOURIST TICKET

You have the Option to Purchase a 2 Day or a 10 Day Boleto Turistico.

  • The partial ticket or 2-day ticket: costs 70 soles (US$22) and is valid for 2 days. You can visit many sites as you like in one day with no further charge; there are no discounts with this ticket.
  • The general ticket: costs 130 soles (US$43) and is valid for 10 days, allows you over the next 10 days to enter to 14 cultural and archeological sites in Cusco, the sacred valley and south valley.
  • The cost for students under 25 (with the presentation of a valid ISIC card) and for teenagers under 18 (with the presentation of an identity card) is 70 soles (US $20). Children under 11 are free.
  • The tickets for Saqsayhuaman, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Moray, etc. Cannot be sold individually, you must buy the Boleto Turistico, and you must pay in soles, no credit cards or US dollars are accepted.

Here is a list of sites where you can use your Boleto Turistico General:

  • Sacsayhuaman
  • Qenq’o
  • Puka Pukara
  • Tambomachay
  • Pisac
  • Ollantaytambo
  • Chinchero
  • Moray
  • Tipon
  • Piquillaqta

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