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6 Day Machu Picchu Express (Land)

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Rene Hurtado Valencia

Valencia Travel Cusco

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6 Day Machu Picchu Express (Land)

This tour to Machu Picchu includes visits to some of Peru's most awe-inspiring sites: capital city of Lima, Machu Picchu, the imperial city of Cusco. Explore nearby ruins, see a mix of colonial and modern architectures within the same cities, visit amazing museums, and enjoy the lively nightlife before venturing into the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where you'll head to one of the Seven Wonders of the World: Machu Picchu!

DAY 1

Arrive in Cusco

After your arrival to Cusco, we will take you to the hotel and then you`ll join your guide for a briefing about the whole trip that awaits ahead of you. Today, you can spend the day at leisure visiting and exploring the city of Cusco (the capital of the Incas). In case you want an optional tour, we can offer: Cusco City tour (Not Include) We will pick you up at 13:00pm from your hotel to start the tour and visiting the following places: The Koricancha: Temple of the sun. The Cathedral: Marvel of the religious art. Sacsayhuaman: a majestic place with impressive works in stone, some up to 120 tons. Q´enqo:(Labyrinth) a religious center dedicated to the adoration of the Earth. Puca pucara:(reddish place) that was used as a military control center. Tambomachay:(Temple of the Water) a center of adoration and worship of water. Ending around 6:30pm, we will drop you off back to your hotel. http://www.casa-andina.com/destinos/cusco/classic-cusco-plaza/ OR similar standard Check in time 12:00pm/Check out 10:00am (Early check in has an extra cost but it depends up to the hotel availability). Read more

Cusco
DAY 2

Exploring Cusco

OPTION 1: FULL DAY SACRED VALLEY TOUR (Additional Price: USD 45 per person). After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel at 8:00am. This is a full day excursion to the Urubamba Valley visiting the colorful Indian market in Pisac where you will be able to appreciate the mixture of color and tradition and have an opportunity to test your bartering skills, interact with the local craftsmen and purchase their hand-made souvenirs. Pisac is located at the entrance of the Sacred Valley. The Valley is (31km)/ (19mi) from Cusco, and at an altitude of (2,970m)/ (9,700 ft.). Followed by Pisac is Urubamba where we have a delicious buffet lunch at Tunupa restaurant then we continue through to Ollantaytambo, the oldest continuously occupied town on the American continent. The narrow streets of Ollantaytambo, along with their canals, have not changed much from the time of the Inca Empire. They evoke their ancestral inheritance and give you a feeling of what it would be like to live during this time. The last visit will be the Chinchero market. Chinchero is believed to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow. Its major claim to tourism is its colorful Sunday market, which is much less tourist-orientated than the market at Pisac. At the end, we will return you to the Plaza de Armas in Cusco at approximately 6:30 pm. Include: Transportation Professional English speaking guide. Not include: Tourist ticket (extra PEN 70) Meals Gratuity Read more

Cusco
DAY 3

On the way to Aguas Calientes

We will pick you up at 8:00am (to be confirmed) and take you to the train station. The train leaves at 11:30 am (time may change depending on availability and changes to timetable). After a 3.5-hour journey of majestic views you arrive to Aguas Calientes (Hot Springs Town) where you will spend the night. There will be plenty of time to relax if you want to have a hot bath in the natural springs! Things to do in Aguas Calientes: Visit the Machu Picchu 'Manuel Chávez Ballón' museum and orchid exhibition. This is open from 9am to 4.30pm, and is a 35 minute walk down the road from Aguas Calientes to Puente Ruinas. It is a very illustrative museum that gives an interesting introduction to Machu Picchu. Thermal baths –10 soles per person. Read more

Aguas Calientes
DAY 4

Machu Picchu in it's Glory!

You will have breakfast and then your guide will pick you up from your hotel at 5:40am. You will take the bus up to majestic Machu Picchu to catch the sunrise, and then begin your walking tour (approximately 2 hours) with your guide. After this, you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves. You will meet your guide in Aguas Calientes (you can get back by bus or on foot) for lunch and to be given your train tickets back to Cusco. You will then get the train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, followed by a bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco. Note: If desire to climb up the Waynapicchu Mountain, please request it as soon as you can in order avoid any disappointment if you miss it. We usually do this at 10:00am. Read more

Machupicchu
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DAY 5

Time at Leisure

After breakfast, enjoy the beauty of Cusco with the optional tours. OPTION 2: MARAS MORAY & SALT MINES (Additional Price: USD 40 per person). We will pick you up from your hotel around 8 AM an take you to Moray “The Inca agricultural greenhouse or laboratory”. We will drive for about 1 hour and 20 minutes through the snow-capped peaks of the Andes, through lush yellow fields of wheat, past some villages. Finally, you will arrive to the fascinating display of terraces in Moray. Moray boasts three amphitheater-like terraces made by the Incas. These terraces, which are carved deep into the earth in a bowl shape, were thought to be used to determine the optimal conditions for growing crops. When we are done exploring Moray we will continue and visit the salt mines of Maras, which is about 2 miles away. This village is known as a former salt-producing center that is thought to date back all the way to pre-Inca times. There are over 3000 salt pools all carved into the mountainside, the highly salty water emerges at a spring, a natural outlet of the underground stream. The flow is directed into an intricate system of tiny channels constructed so that the water runs gradually down onto the several hundred ancient terraced ponds. The water, which is exposed to the sun, leaves salt on the land. After this amazing visit, we will drive back to Cusco. Include: Transportation Professional English speaking guide. Not include: Tourist ticket (extra PEN 80) Dinner OPTION 3: HALF DAY CITY TOUR (Additional Price: USD 30 per person). We will pick you up at 1:00PM from your hotel to start the tour and visiting the following places. The Koricancha: Temple of the sun. The Cathedral: Marvel of the religious art. Sacsayhuaman: Majestic place with impressive works in stone, some up to 120 tons. Q´enqo: (Labyrinth) a religious center dedicated to the adoration of the Earth. Puca Pucara: (reddish place) that was used as a military control center. Tambomachay: (Temple of the Water) a center of adoration and worship of water. Include: Transportation Professional English speaking guide. Not include: Tourist ticket (extra PEN 105) Dinner Read more

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DAY 6

Departure from Cusco

After having breakfast at the hotel, enjoy the remaining time at Cusco city then in the afternoon we will drop off you to the airport to take your plane back to Lima. END OF SERVICE

Cusco

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Cusco
Day 4
Location Aguas Calientes
Day 5
Location Cusco

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • All transfers
  • Round trip train tickets to Machu Picchu with Inca Rail Company
  • Round trip bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • 5 night's accommodations at Casa Andina 3 star hotels (or similar standard)
  • 5 meals (5 breakfasts)
  • Private guided tour in Machu Picchu
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu.

Package excludes

  • Not Included:
  • International airfares
  • Domestic flights (Lima-Cusco / Cusco-Lima)
  • Single supplement US$400 (for solo travelers)
  • Entrance fee to the hot springs in Machu Picchu (US$5).
  • Meals where not otherwise stated
  • Optional tours (Sacred Valley, City tour and Maras Moray + Salt Mines)
  • Entrance fee for the optional tours
  • Optional: Climb up the Wayna Picchu Mountain at Machu Picchu (US$65).
  • Gratuity

REVIEWS

5 Reviews

Jennifer Camp, United States

I had an absolutely wonderful time. I loved how willing the guides were to changing plans to accommodate us. Loved the authentic food and the great service. I fell so spoiled that don’t know if i can go back to regular backpacking!

Erin Milash, United States

Excellent service! amazing guides, beautiful scenery...very well organized.

Mican Lanezford, United States

One of the best experience of my life ,the guides were knowledge patient and encouraging, the food was excellent and satisfying, the porters were respected and seemed happy. They had a good shoes and clothing as new. We will definitely be booking more adventures thought Valencia in the future.

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