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City Tour and Machu Picchu

Duration 2 Days
Difficulty Easy
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Cusco, Cuzco or Qosqo in Quechua was founded by the Incas, who established it as the capital and the geographical, political, strategic and military center of their territory.

Cusco has impressive landscapes characterized by a blue sky and white clouds, accompanied by imposing mountains. In addition, its Inca and colonial architectural heritage make this place a unique place in the world.

During this tour, we will be able to observe Inca constructions such as the Koricancha and the Inca Roca Palace on the cobbled streets of Cusco. Also, the second day you will have an excursion to Machu Picchu.

Itinerary

DAY 1: SPECIAL CITY TOUR

We start the tour with the pick-up from the hotel at 1:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Our first point will be The Temple of the Sun (Qorikancha) and we will continue with 4 archeological places: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, PucaPucara, and Tambomachay. Arrival in Cusco and overnight at the hotel. Does not include: Full meals

Cusco is one of the most visited places in the world. The city and its surroundings are home to important archaeological centers, Inca walls, colonial buildings built on Inca ruins, and legendary roads that lead to lost citadels in the heights of the Andes. In addition, the ancient cultures of Peru are kept alive in the local inhabitants, through its gastronomy, colorful typical attire, textile works, and all the glory and mysticism that surround the imperial city of the Incas.

Cusco is the sacred city of the Incas and the Archaeological Capital of the Americas. That is why we have prepared this one-day tour that takes place in the afternoon after lunch, during which we will visit the most representative places of the ancient capital of the Inca Empire.

Qoricancha: We will discover the religious center known as the “Temple of the Sun”, where the impressive engineering used in its construction is highlighted.

Sacsayhuamán: We will be impressed with a fortress of monumental stones and excellent architecture, located 3 km. from Cusco City.

Qenqo: We will continue our journey with a visit to this ceremonial and ritual center, where sacrifices were made and tributes were paid to ancient forces.

PucaPucara: Formerly known as Tambo, it is a surveillance post located on the Inca trail.

Tambomachay: It is located 7 km from the city of Cusco and is a ceremonial center for the worship of water, traditionally known as the “place of the waters”. It is an unmissable stop on our tour.

DAY 2: CUSCO – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

We will begin this tour very early where we pick you up from the hotel to go in tourist transport to the train station, We will take a train to Aguas Calientes town, it will be approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes of trip. We will arrive at the “Machu Picchu Pueblo” station (before “Aguas Calientes” at 2000 m.a.s.l.), we will immediately board our bus that will take us on a 30-minute trip, ascending a zigzag path, where we will finally arrive at the wonder from Machu Picchu. The excursion includes a guided tour of approximately 2 hours in the Citadel, visiting the most important sites such as the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the royal quarters, and the Temple of the Three Windows, and the cemeteries. Then we will have free time to take a hike through the citadel, take photos and film, and at the end we return to “Machu Picchu Pueblo” to have our food (Lunch) before boarding our return train. In the afternoon, we will board our train to Ollantaytambo town, where our tourist transport awaits us to return to Cusco.

Include

IT INCLUDED:

  • Tourist transport
  • Transfers from the hotel to the train station and vice versa.
  • Round trip train tickets Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo, in “Expedition” or similar tourist service.
  • Bus tickets up and down “Aguas Calientes” – Machu Picchu – “Aguas Calientes”.
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu (valid only for 1 day)
  • Professional guide (Spanish – English).

DOES NOT INCLUDED:

  • Entrance to the Qoricancha Temple (US$ 5.00).
  • Cusco Tourist Ticket, you can choose between 2 options: o Partial Tourist Ticket, tickets only for the City Tour (US$25.00), valid for 2 days. o Tourist ticket for 16 tourist places (US$50.00), valid for 10 days.

Recommendations

WE RECOMMEND TO BRING:

  • Passport or Identity Document
  • Video and/or photographic camera
  • Light clothing and comfortable shoes
  • A personal backpack
  • Rain poncho
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses and plastic bag
  • Water Canteen or Bottle of mineral water
  • Medicines and personal things
  • Money for emergencies

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REVIEWS

Verónica C
Verónica C
2024-03-28
Excelente experiencia. Volvería a Perú y a contratar a Inca Perú Travel La experiencia con la agencia de turismo fue excelente y el personal es muy atento. Siempre puntuales y cumpliendo con lo pactado. Muy recomendable
Preeti K
Preeti K
2024-03-11
Excellent - keep it going The more that is said about this team is definitely less. Jhon and I had been in touch for the last six months to draw this trip and since then to now when it is in conceptualisation it has been top notch professional with a touch of personal with them checking on my well-being etc. Abel came in once I arrived at Lima and since then has been my support. Guys this is a tour operator must to be considered. Infact I have met so many in Cusco who asked me of my trip details and I have no hesitations in recommending them. Bravo
ivani a
ivani a
2024-03-07
Viagem Fantástica Agência incrível! Guias fantásticos! Em especial John, Abel e José Luiz. Super educados! Muito atenciosos! Tornaram a nossa viagem ainda mais inesquecível! Receba o meu abraço carinhoso ❤️
Andreia L
Andreia L
2024-03-07
Uma inesquecível viagem por Machu Pichu Atendimento personalizado que nos encantaram! Serviços e as recomendações foram incríveis! Sempre muito atentes! Parabéns em especial para Abel, John e José Luís em Cusco!
Caroline d
Caroline d
2024-03-01
Ótimo passeio! Fizemos o passeio para Machu Picchu e tudo foi incrível, nós buscaram no horário combinado no hotel, o carro e motorista eram ótimos. Eles cuidaram de reservar as passagens de trem e ônibus e os ingressos para vista à Machu Picchu e tudo saiu perfeito. O guia da vista também foi excelente, muito atencioso e solicitou, além de ótimo fotografo. Tudo foi impecável!
Andreia S
Andreia S
2024-02-29
Surpreendente Desde o primeiro contato eles foram super atenciosos, montaram meu roteiro do jeito que eu queria e foi tudo pefeito. Cumprem todos os horarios e a atençao dada pelo Abel do inicio ao fim da viagem fez toda a diferença. Com toda certeza indicarei a Inca Peru Travel a todos os meus amigos do Brasil.
Léa B
Léa B
2024-02-28
Merveilleux, foncez ! Que dire à part un grand merci. Nous avons contacté l’agence la veille, ils nous ont répondu directement en nous proposant des expéditions sur mesure selon nos envies et nos disponibilités (2 jours d’expéditions : 1. Vallées sacrés des incas et 2. Machu Picchu). Abel s’est rendu disponible pour nous expliquer tous les détails avant le départ et même pendant les expéditions. Nous avons passé deux jours incroyable, tout était planifié, nous n’avions plus qu’à visiter et s’émerveiller. Le tout pour un prix raisonnable ! Nous recommandons ! (Francais 22 & 26 ans)
Cristiani F
Cristiani F
2024-01-28
Excelente experiência Desde o primeiro contato até o último passeio, a agência foi muito eficiente. Fomos atendidos pelo Abel, que foi sempre muito atencioso, correto e nos ajudou com todos os detalhes da nossa viagem, garantindo que tudo ocorresse perfeitamente. Os guias (Ed, Vilma, Monica, Giovanni) também foram excelentes. Recomendamos muito a agência Inca Peru Travel!
Allen D
Allen D
2024-01-24
Cuzco trip January 2024 Wonderfull The services was great (follow up, assistance, attention to detail, tour guides friendly , etc) I would recommend them. Adventure and satisfaction 100% guarantee
Flávia A
Flávia A
2024-01-18
Encantada Estou encantada com as belezas do Peru e com o atendimento que recebi em todos os locais que fui, a empresa Inca Travel foi excelente na indicacao dos passeios e escolha dos parceiros e guias, estão de parabéns. Estendo meus agradecimentos especiais ao atendente.Abel, Jhon e aos guias que nos acompanharam.

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