Essential Cusco with Overnight in Aguas Calientes – 4 days.
With this package you will visit the most important places in Cusco and also enjoy the historic archaeological sites of the Sacred Valley, spending a night in Aguas Calientes to see marvelous and mystical Machu Picchu at sunrise, then afterwards, returning to Cusco.
| Arrival in Cusco
We will be waiting for you at the Cusco airport and then transfer you to your hotel.
01:00 | Cusco City Tour
We will start the Cusco City Tour, in which you will visit the Cathedral, the Coricancha (ancient Inca Temple of the Sun), Sacsayhuaman, and the sites of Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay (considered to be the Inca Baths).
06:40 | Return to hotel
Overnight in Cusco.
07:30 | Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour
You will enjoy a spectacular tour of beautiful villages that showcase their culture, art and architecture as you traverse the Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting the villages and archaeological sites of Pisac and Ollantaytambo.
04:20 | Train to Aguas Calientes -MachuPicchu
After visiting Ollantaytambo we will take you to the train to Aguas Calientes, the town for Machu Picchu. The train journey will take less than two hours. Our guide will meet you just outside the train station and accompany you to your hotel, where you will have a briefing as to what to expect the next day.
06:00 | Visit to Machu Picchu
Early start today, as we take the bus that zigzags up the mountain to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Our guide will give you a tour visiting the most important sights and sharing the history of this enigmatic town that the Spanish never discovered. If you have prearranged a permit to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountains, you will have time to do this before taking the bus back down to the town of Aguas Calientes. Perhaps you want to grab a bite to eat in town before you head out.
16:00 | Return Train to Cusco
The train ride to Ollantaytambo will take about 2 hours. Our private transportation will be waiting for you just outside the train station to take you to your hotel in Cusco (about a 90-minute drive).
| Departure transfer to Cusco airport
We will coordinate your transfer with your flight departure time to take you to the Cusco airport, to begin your return flights.
Transfer from/to the Cusco airport.
3 nights stay in 3-star hotels with wi-fi and private bathroom (Twin or Double Room).
Hotels include a buffet breakfast.
Shared transportation and guide to/from everywhere described in the itinerary.
Entry tickets to all sites in the itinerary (Cusco City tour, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu).
Train to/from Machu Picchu (Category Voyager).
Bus tickets to/from Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes.
1 buffet lunch during the Sacred Valley tour.
All tours will start and end at your hotel.
Unspecified food and services.
Travel insurance or unexpected expenses.
What to bring?
Original passport, mandatory to enter Machu Picchu.
Warm clothing for evenings and mornings.
From November to March it is recommended to have raingear.
Sunblock, hat, sunglasses, water bottle.
Cash in local currency (Peruvian soles).
- We recommend scheduling your arrival into Cusco at least a day early to allow for time to rest and acclimatize to the altitude of Cusco (3300m / 11,300ft above sea level)
- We recommend scheduling your departure flight for your return home for after 1:00 p.m. so that you have the option to explore the fascinating streets of Cusco
- Weather: The rainy season is from November to March, the dry season is from March to October, with bright sunny days, and intense cold in the evenings and mornings
- We recommend that you schedule your Cusco departure flight 1 day before your international flight, in case of delays, which are quite common.
- You can cancel or reschedule up to 15 days before the start of the tour with a penalty of 50% of the cost of the tour.
- For cancellations within14 days of the start date of the tour, the penalty is 100% of the cost of the tour.
To Make your Reservation
Make your reservation with a deposit of 50% of the cost of the tour, by clicking on the orange “Book Now” button.
The balance will need to be paid 31 days prior to the start of your program. We will send you a reminder by email that the payment is due.
Through our webpage, you can make your deposit by Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Diner’s Club card. Before making your deposit, inform your bank to look for this transaction with Peru, to avoid the possibility of getting your card blocked due to unexpected international charges.
You can also make the deposit via PayPal.
Your reservation will be guaranteed once the deposit has been received.
Within 24 hours you will receive our confirmation email for your tour.