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Magical Cusco

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Magical Cusco

Cusco is a more than special destination, as you will discover for four fascinating days exploring its main attractions. Visit the Imperial City´s stunning archeological ruins and explore some of the most spectacular sceneries on the planet way to the magnificent citadel of Machu Picchu. Group sizes vary but typically range from 6 to 10 passengers.

DAY 1

International Arrival

A transportation service will wait for your arrival at the Cusco Airport and transfer you to your hotel. You will be accompanied by a guide who will inform you about the attractions the city has to offer and assist you along the way.

Cusco Downtown
DAY 2

Cusco City and Nearby Ruins

Breakfast at the hotel. You will start your tour visiting the Coricancha, also known as "The Temple of the Sun" (QuriKancha 'Golden Temple'), which was built by the Inca Pachacutec and at the arrival of the Spaniards became the basis for the construction of the Santo Domingo Convent. Here, during the Inca Empire reverence was surrendered to the sun ("Inti"), and there was a time when it was covered with gold. Then visit the Cathedral, the most imposing monument in the Plaza de Armas. Its construction began in 1560 and ended only in 1654. For this purpose hundreds of stones were extracted and transported from Sacsayhuaman fortress under the command of the Ecclesiastical Council. You will continue your tour to the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, one of the most emblematic buildings of the Incas (located just minutes from town center) built by the Inca Pachacutec in the fifteenth century. This is a huge fortress built with large stones whose transportation remains still a mystery. Each June 24th, during the winter solstice, the feast of IntiRaymi is recreated here, where the sun is worshipped. Continue to Quenqo, located 4 kilometers from the city of Cusco. Quenqo is an archaeological complex of mainly religious use where it is believed agricultural rituals were performed. Finally get to know PukaPucara, located 7 kilometers from the city of Cusco. PukaPucara, which means "Red Fortress", was an architectural complex of alleged military use with multiple spaces, plazas, baths, aqueducts, walls and towers, and it is believed the entourage of the Inca used it while he rested in Tambomachay. Return to the hotel. Read more

Cusco Downtown
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DAY 3

Machu Picchu Sanctuary Tour

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel and a transfer to Ollanta train station. Your tour to Machu Picchu begins with a train ride to Aguas Calientes in approximately two hours time. This town is also known as "Machu Picchu pueblo" and is the last stop before entering the remains of the most important archaeological site in Peru. In Aguas Calientes there is a craft market, restaurants and hotels of different categories for those who prefer to spend the night at the foot of the mountain and climb it early. Finally, after a short transfer by bus you will reach Machu Picchu, a masterpiece of engineering and architecture that served as a sanctuary and retreat for the Inca Pachacutec. Machu Picchu, which means "Old Mountain", and is considered a World Heritage by the UNESCO and one of the new seven wonders of the world. Once in the citadel you may optionally also visit the Intipunku (Sun Gate), the Wayna Picchu (subject to space availability) and the Inca Bridge. Return to Aguas Calientes for lunch at Café Inkaterra. Return by train in the afternoon. Read more

Cusco Downtown
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DAY 4

Back Home

After breakfast, a transportation service and guide will pick you up from your hotel at the established time and transfer you to the airport.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

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TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport in private vehicle (All necessary arrival and departure transfers by either auto, minivan, depending on number of guests)
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation (Three nights on a bed-and-breakfast basis in Cusco)
  • Local guides (English/Spanish)
  • Entrance fee
  • Tickets for Expedition train to Machu Picchu (roundtrip)
  • Meals (All meals mentioned in the program. Breakfast from day 2 to day 4; lunch on days 3)

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • International and domestic airport departure taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during meals. Meals not stated in the program.
  • Additional journeys and transfers

More information

  • All rates are per person and apply only to foreign passengers.
  • Please note these packages are not available during Holly Week, June 24th, July 28 & 29th, Christmas and New Year (Dec 31st & Jan 1st).
  • Prices may change without warning and can only be guaranteed once the reservation has been made.
  • The rates do not apply to residents staying for more than 60 days or to corporate passengers (staying 4 or more nights in Lima.
  • Bookings shall include the passenger’s full name, nationality, passport number, age, birthdate and flight schedule.
  • The accommodation options mentioned in the itinerary above are available at the creation of this quotation; the final accommodation options depend on the availability at the moment of payment of the deposit. If an accommodation option is unavailable, we will reserve accommodation of equivalent quality.

REVIEWS

5 Reviews

Suzanne Kochevar, United States

As on each trip, there are situations that stand out as very special. LimaTours found us a guide who made our time in Cusco and the Sacred Valley unbelievably special. He wanted us to have the very best experience we could have…and he put himself ‘out there’ so that would happen. Thanks again for creating a wonderful, amazing trip for us!! Read more

James Fraser, United States

My wife and I recently visited Peru having arrangemed the itinerary, through our travel agent, with Travcoa. It was our good fortune that Travcoa uses your agency in Peru. Your staff was terrific - knowledgeable, friendly, courteous, efficient - the arrangements flawless, the chosen hotels were superb. And when LAN had a problem with a connection making us anxious about getting to Iquitos in time for our boat trip, a few of your staff at Lima airport willingly provided me with aid and reassurance. Thank you very much. Read more

Matias Andres, United States

Thank you Lima Tours for a truly memorable and professional Peru experience! We loved every part of our vacation including the guides, private arrangements, highly recommended properties, and transportation services. Everyone at Lima Tours is a true professional and ensure that their guest feel comfortable and at ease throughout their visit. Machu Picchu and Lima are spectacular sites, and having the services of Lima Tours behind them makes it that much better. Shout out to Patricial Roncal, Diego, Alejandro, Javier, and Magda for the phenomenal experience. Read more

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