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Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu Tour Package 3 Days

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ollantaytambo, Aguas caliente, Machu Picchu, Sacred valley
Duration 3 days - 2 nights
Travel Style Hike,History,Cultural
Difficulty Moderate
Group size Min 2 - Max 8

A multifaceted tour, the Cusco and Machu Picchu Tour Package meticulously crafted by 69 Explorer. This tour showcases the best of this city and its surroundings. As we venture into the heart of Peru’s historical wonders, you’ll discover why our Machu Picchu Package Tour stands out as a premier choice for travelers seeking both adventure and cultural immersion.

We will begin our exploration in Cusco, a city revered as the historic capital of the Inca Empire. Nestled in the Andes Mountains at an elevation of approximately 3,400 m (11,152 ft), Cusco brims with architectural marvels and vibrant street life. You’ll feel the pulse of history as we stroll through cobblestone streets, encountering colonial buildings that sit atop Inca ruins. Our knowledgeable guides, fluent in both Spanish and English, will reveal the stories behind iconic landmarks such as the Plaza de Armas and the Cusco Cathedral.

As we delve deeper, our journey will take us to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This breathtaking region, stretching about 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Cusco, is a tapestry of lush farmland, traditional villages, and archaeological sites. We will explore ancient ruins like Ollantaytambo and Pisac, where terraced hillsides and imposing fortresses speak of a bygone era.

The crown jewel of our tour, however, is when we visit Machu Picchu. Ascending to this legendary citadel, located at around 2,430 m (7,970 ft) above sea level, we will experience one of the most awe-inspiring moments of the trip. As we walk through the misty ruins at dawn, the mystery and beauty of Machu Picchu will unfold before our eyes. We will spend time exploring the site, allowing you to soak in the panoramic views.

Throughout our Cusco and Machu Picchu Tour Package, we will ensure your comfort and safety. Accommodations have been carefully selected for their charm and convenience, offering a blend of traditional Peruvian hospitality and modern amenities. Transportation will be provided in comfortable, air-conditioned vehicles, ensuring a smooth journey through the Andean landscapes.

Dining experiences during the tour will be a highlight, featuring a mix of local cuisines and international flavors. Whether we’re savoring a hearty quinoa soup in a cozy Cusco eatery or enjoying a gourmet meal with a view of the Sacred Valley, the culinary delights will be a memorable part of your adventure.

In summary, our Cusco Tour Package, including the Machu Picchu Package Tour, is more than just a vacation. It’s a deep dive into the heart of Peruvian culture, history, and natural beauty. With 69 Explorer, you will embark on a journey that balances adventure with insight, comfort with discovery. Join us for an experience that will create cherished memories sure to last a lifetime.

From US$ 497

95% of travelers recommend this experience

Important information

Includes

  • Professional Guided Tours: Expert bilingual guides for all tours, providing insightful commentary and ensuring a rich, educational experience
  • Accommodations: Comfortable and conveniently located hotels in Aguas Calientes. Accommodations are selected for their quality, comfort, and proximity to key sites.
  • Meals: Various meals as outlined in the itinerary, typically including daily breakfasts, lunches, and sometimes dinners. These meals often feature local Peruvian cuisine.
  • Transportation:
    • Ground transportation, including transfers to and from airports/hotels.
    • Bus rides, including the shuttle service to and from Machu Picchu.
    • Train tickets for the journey to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town), a round trip.
  • Machu Picchu Tickets: Entry tickets to Machu Picchu, ensuring access to this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Travel Support: Customer support throughout the trip, including assistance with any travel-related queries or issues that may arise.
  • Safety Measures: First aid and emergency support as needed, ensuring a safe travel experience.

Excludes

  • International and Domestic Flights: Airfare to and from Cusco is usually not included. Travelers need to book their flights independently.
  • Travel Insurance: It’s advisable for travelers to purchase their own travel insurance. Insurance covers unforeseen circumstances such as trip cancellations, medical emergencies, or lost baggage ect.
  • Meals Not Specified in the Itinerary: While some meals are included, others, especially certain lunches and dinners, might not be covered. Travelers will have the opportunity to explore local dining options on their own.
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses like souvenirs, laundry services, beverages, and other personal purchases are not included.
  • Optional Excursions and Activities: Any additional tours or activities outside the set itinerary are not included. These activities include but are not limited to additional guided tours, cultural shows, or adventure sports.
  • Tips and Gratuities: Tips for tour guides, drivers, and hotel staff are usually not included. Tipping is left to the discretion of the traveler.
  • Transportation to and from the Starting Point: Any transport costs to reach the initial meeting point in Cusco and to return to the airport or next destination after the tour concludes are generally not included.
  • Extra Hotel Nights: If you arrive before the tour starts or plan to stay longer after the tour ends, extra accommodation costs are not included.
  • Visa Fees: If a visa is required for entry into Peru, this cost is not included in the tour package.
  • Travel Equipment: Any personal gear or specialized equipment required for the trip, such as hiking boots, rain gear, or backpacks, are not included.

Recommend to carry

  • Clothing:
    • Layered Clothing: Include lightweight, breathable layers that can be easily added or removed as temperatures change.
    • Warm Jacket: Evenings in Cusco can be chilly.
    • Rain Gear: A waterproof jacket or rain poncho, especially during the rainy season (November to March).
    • Comfortable Walking or Hiking Shoes: Essential for exploring ruins and cobblestone streets.
    • Hat and Sunglasses: To protect against sun exposure.
    • Gloves and Scarf: Useful for chilly mornings and evenings.
  • Essentials:
    • Passport and Necessary Travel Documents: Including copies of your travel insurance.
    • Cash and Credit Cards: Not all places accept cards, and ATMs can be scarce outside of Cusco.
    • Daypack: For carrying essentials during day trips.
    • Water Bottle: Stay hydrated, especially at high altitudes.
    • Snacks: Energy bars or similar, for quick energy boosts.
  • Health and Safety Items:
    • Sunscreen: High SPF to protect against strong sun at high altitudes.
    • Insect Repellent: Especially important if visiting during the rainy season.
    • Basic First-Aid Kit: Include band-aids, pain relievers, and any personal medications.
    • Altitude Sickness Medication: Consult with a doctor before your trip.
    • Hand Sanitizer and Wet Wipes.
  • Electronic Gadgets:
    • Camera or Smartphone: For capturing memories (plus chargers and memory cards).
    • Power Adapter: Peru uses 220V, 60Hz electricity with two types of power outlets (A and C).
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Travel Guidebook: For additional insights into the places you’ll visit.
    • Binoculars: Useful for wildlife spotting and detailed views of distant ruins.
    • Lightweight Towel: Handy for unexpected spills or dampness.
    • Earplugs and Eye Mask: For better sleep, especially in shared accommodation or on the train.
  • Optional Items:
    • Trekking Poles: If planning more rigorous hikes.
    • Spanish Phrasebook: To help communicate with locals.
    • Journal or Notebook: To document your experiences.

Itinerary

On the first day of our captivating 3-day Cusco Tour Package, we’ll travel through the heart of Cusco, immersing ourselves in its rich history and vibrant culture. This day promises a blend of breathtaking architecture, fascinating history, and local flavors, making it an integral part of our Machu Picchu Package Tour.

Our day will begin with a morning meet-up in the historical Plaza de Armas, the central square of Cusco. Here, we will introduce ourselves and discuss the exciting day ahead. Our first stop will be the majestic Cusco Cathedral, a stunning example of colonial architecture with a richly decorated interior. We will explore its art-laden chapels and learn about its historical significance.

Next, we will visit the Temple of the Sun, or Qorikancha, one of the most revered temples in the Inca Empire. This Incan site is a great example of the blending of Incan and Spanish architecture.

Our journey will continue to Sacsayhuaman, the largest Incan fortress boasting massive stone walls intricately fitted together. This site, just outside the city, offers panoramic views of Cusco and a glimpse into the architectural prowess of the Incas.

Lunch will be a delightful experience as we savor traditional Peruvian cuisine at a local restaurant, blending the flavors of the Andes with modern culinary techniques.

In the afternoon, we will descend to the San Blas neighborhood, known for its artisanal shops and picturesque streets. Here, we will witness the artistic talents of local craftsmen and perhaps find unique souvenirs to remember our trip by.

As the day comes to a close, we will return to the heart of Cusco, reflecting on the unforgettable experiences and sights we’ve encountered.

Key statistics of Day 1 of our 3-day Cusco Tour Package include:

  • Total distance covered: Approximately 10 km (6.2 mi).
  • Highest altitude reached: Sacsayhuaman, at around 3,700 m (12,139 ft).
  • Lowest altitude: Cusco city center, at about 3,400 m (11,152 ft).
  • Level of difficulty: Moderate, with some walking at high altitude.

Take this day as an opportunity to further acclimatize to the altitude while learning about the cities history. Join us on this extraordinary journey, where every moment is a step deeper into the heart of Peruvian heritage.

Day 2 of our 3-day Cusco Tour Package is an exciting journey through the Sacred Valley, leading us to the gateway of Machu Picchu. This day, packed with stunning landscapes and ancient ruins, is a vital part of our Machu Picchu Package Tour.

We will start our day early with a scenic drive to Pisac, renowned for its impressive Inca ruins and vibrant market. In Pisac, we will explore the archaeological site, marveling at the agricultural terraces and solar observatories that showcase the ingenuity of the Inca civilization. The market in Pisac will be our next stop, where you can browse handmade crafts and local produce, immersing yourself in the bustling atmosphere.

Next, our journey takes us to Urubamba, a charming town in the heart of the Sacred Valley. Here, we will enjoy a delicious lunch featuring traditional Andean cuisine, offering a taste of the local flavors and culinary traditions.

We’ll spend the afternoon in Ollantaytambo, a massive Incan complex. This fortress, with its massive stone terraces, overlooks the town and offers insights into the strategic significance of the area during Inca times. You will have the opportunity to climb the terraces and witness the breathtaking views of the valley.

As the sun begins to set, we will board a train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, the town located at the base of Machu Picchu. This train ride is an experience in itself, offering panoramic views of the Andean landscape as we follow the course of the Urubamba River.

Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, we will check into our hotel and enjoy a relaxing evening, preparing for the upcoming visit to Machu Picchu the following day.

Key statistics of Day 2 of our 3-day Cusco Tour Package include:

  • Total distance covered: Approximately 95 km (59 mi) by road and rail.
  • Highest altitude reached: Pisac, at around 3,300 m (10,826 ft).
  • Lowest altitude: Aguas Calientes, at about 2,040 meters (6,692 ft).
  • Level of difficulty: Moderate, with some walking at archaeological sites.

The second day will prepare you for the main event, visiting the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu. Join us for a day filled with wonder, history, and the natural beauty of the Peruvian Andes.

Day 3 of our 3-day Cusco Tour Package is the pinnacle of our adventure, where we will visit the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu, a highlight of our Machu Picchu Package Tour. We will start our day with an early breakfast in Aguas Calientes, energizing ourselves for the day ahead. Then, we will board the first bus to Machu Picchu, arriving as the gates open to beat the crowds and witness the spectacular sunrise over the ancient city.

As we enter Machu Picchu, the magnificence of this UNESCO World Heritage Site will unfold before us. We will spend several hours touring the main areas of the citadel, including the Temple of the Sun, the Intihuatana stone, and the Room of the Three Windows. Our experienced guide will share fascinating stories and insights about the history, architecture, and theories surrounding this mysterious place.

After exploring Machu Picchu, we will have some free time to wander the ruins at your own pace, capture photographs, or simply soak in the serene and mystical atmosphere of this extraordinary location.

In the early afternoon, we will return to Aguas Calientes for lunch and then board the train back to Ollantaytambo. From there, a comfortable bus will take us back to Cusco, marking the end of our unforgettable journey through the heart of the Inca Empire.

Key statistics of Day 3 of our 3-day Cusco Tour Package include:

  • Total distance covered: Approximately 112 km (70 mi) round trip from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and back to Cusco.
  • Highest altitude reached: Machu Picchu, at around 2,430 m (7,972 ft).
  • Lowest altitude: Aguas Calientes, at about 2,040 m (6,692 ft).
  • Level of difficulty: Moderate to challenging, with several hours of walking and exploring the ruins.

Marking the end of the tour, the 3rd day of this package will exceed all your expectations. Join us on the adventure of a lifetime immersing you in both the history and culture of the Incan Empire.

FAQs

The best time to visit Cusco is during the dry season, from May to October, when the weather is generally clear and sunny. However, the tour operates year-round.

The tour is moderately challenging due to the high altitude of Cusco and surrounding areas.

The package typically includes daily breakfast and some additional meals, as specified in the itinerary. Please check with us any specific meal inclusions.

Essential items include passport, comfortable walking shoes, layered clothing, rain gear, sun protection, a daypack, water bottle, and personal medications. Check the detailed packing list provided in the itinerary.

Yes, it’s highly recommended to have travel insurance covering trip cancellation, medical emergencies, and other unforeseen circumstances.

Yes, the entrance fee to Machu Picchu is typically included in the tour package.

Group sizes can vary. It’s best to check with us before the tour for the size of your specific tour group.

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