4 DAY MACHU PICCHU
Cuzco is situated in the Peruvian Andes and it is the former capital of the Inca empire. In the 16th century Cuzco was conquered by the Spanish, which nowadays makes this city a nice mix between Inca ruins and colonial buildings. One of Cuzco’s many highlights is the Plaza de Armas, where you can also find Cuzco’s Cathedral. There are many excursions possible from Cuzco such as to Ollantaytambo, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and of course to Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu, also known as the Lost City of the Incas, was built in the 15th century, but was only rediscovered in 1911 by the American professor Bingham. This sacred city is situated at approximately 2400 meters (7875 ft) above sea level and it is about 130 kilometers (80 mi) from Cuzco. Since 1983 Machu Picchu is a UNESCO world heritage site and in 2007 it was elected one of the ‘new 7 world wonders’.
4 DAY MACHU PICCHU
B = breakfast included
L = lunch included
D = dinner included
Day 1 –
ARRIVAL TO CUSCO
Today you will arrive to Cusco airport. There are a couple of connecting flights to get to Cusco from the airport in Lima. Upon your arrival you will have a private transfer from airport in Cusco to your hotel. Please be aware of the sign with your name on it. You will drive with your guide to the nearby ruins of Cusco, such as Sacsayhuaman Fortress with his immense walls of temples made up of huge stones distributed in a zigzag pattern, the red Fort Puca Pucara, Qenko Amphitheatre and Tambomachay, the Inca baths. After an impressive walk around the area you will turn back to the hotel.
Accommodation in Hotel Munay Wasi Inn.
Day 2 (B, L, D) –
CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES
The Sacred Valley of the Incas was undoubtedly a key area of settlement to the Incas. Its agreeable climate and fertile plains make a rare and fruitful combination for the high Andes. It was also the route to the jungle and therefore an area with access to the fruits and plants of the tropical lowlands. Today the Sacred Valley remains a lush agricultural region supplying the city of Cusco with much of its produce such as maize, fruit and vegetables. The visit is including Pisac Indian Market which attracts thousands of visitors and people from remote communities, dressed in colorful, traditional attire.
In the afternoon, there will be a visit visit to the Ollantaytambo Ruins, named in honor of the chief Ollanta, who was famous for courting an Inca Princess daughter of Pachacutec. One of its best preserved areas, known as Hanan Hucaypata lies north of the main square and contains 15 states built with elegantly crafted stone walks.
After this, you will be transferred to the station and then you will have lunch at Alhambra restaurant in the Sacred Valley. Then you will begin your journey by train enjoying the comfortable seats with foldable tables in front, panoramic windows and our excellent on board service that will maximize your experience. You can Delight in the incredible landscape along the route to Machu Picchu and try the selection of complementary natural drinks, prepared using Andean essences representative of the region. In the evening you will have dinner included but it does not include the drinks.
Accommodation in Hotel El Mapi
Day 3 (B) –
MACHU PICCHU – OLLANTAYTAMBO – CUSCO
You will start the day by walking to the bus station to take your bus up to Machu Picchu. Here you will have your shared transfer from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.
Machu Picchu was only rediscovered in 1911 by the explorer Hiram Bingham, this citadel is considered to be one of the most extraordinary examples of landscapes architecture in the world. Located in an enclave on the saddle of a mountain overlooking the deep canyon of the Urubamba River, in an area of lush tropical forest, it served as a place of worship, a site for star-gazing and a private hacienda of the family of the Inca Pachacutec. It consists of two main areas one agricultural, formed mainly by mountains and food stores, and the other urban, which is noted for its sacred zone with its temples, squares and royal tombs. The stairways and canals carved out of stone are recurrent throughout this remarkable archaeological site. Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In 2007, Machu Picchu was chosen as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. In the afternoon, take the Executive Train down from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and then private transport from Ollantaytambo station to Cusco city with guide.
Accommodation in Hotel Munay Wasi Inn
Day 4 (B) –
DEPARTURE FROM CUSCO
Today you will have your transfer to the airport of Cusco for your hotel. In roder to flight back to Chicago you will first have to go to the airport in Lima.
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- All meals are included (B= breakfast, L = lunch/lunchbox, D= dinner).
- Accommodation in double private room(s) at standard tourist class hotels.
- Local guide during the activities (English & Spanish speaking).
- Return train tickets Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)
- All activities as described in the itinerary.
- 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
- Entrance fee Machu Picchu (including guided tour)
- Entrance fees excursions according to the itinerary
- 24/7 assistance in English, Spanish and Dutch
- International and national flights
- Food & drinks that are not mentioned in the itinerary
- Optional activities
- Personal travel & health insurance
- Optional tips for the guide
This Peru tour is a shared group tour. The shared group tours are a mix of group day tours and individual private day tours. Every group day tour will have different travelers. You can have a different driver/guide every day. You can start this tour every day of the year. Click here if you want more information about our different travel styles.
$ 913 p.p. for 2 or more guests
$ 1.280 p.p. for 1 guest
* Single travelers have a private room with a private bathroom.
* For children under the age of 12, there is a discount. Please contact us for the exact amount.
- Tap water in Peru might contain bacteria and should not be consumed, not even for brushing your teeth. Bottled or purified water is always recommended.
- Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precaution to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
- It is mandatory to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
- Rebecca Adventure Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditions, availabilities, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.
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