Machu Picchu 5 Days – Cusco Explore

Explore the lost city of Incas in Machu Picchu 5 Days Tour

Duration

5 days / 4 nights

Price From

$ 1,029

Max. Alttitude

3500 m / 11482 ft

Best Time

MAY / NOV

ACCOMODATTION

Hotels

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DIFFICULTY

Moderate/Easy

GROUP SIZE

8 People Max

PERU

Machu Picchu 5 Days – Cusco Explore

Machu Picchu 5 Days Cusco – Explore offers you the main archeological sites in Cusco and includes a guided tour to Machupicchu as well. You will have plenty of amenities offered to you in your 4-star hotel in both Cusco and Aguas Calientes. This tour encaptures all of Cusco’s essence as you visit the main Inca sites and museums within Cusco city.

The Inca temple of Sacsayhuaman, Inca sun Temple and Museum of Qoricancha, and the Sacred ritual location of Ollantaytambo Sacred Valley Cusco Peru all these sites are included in this trip. This tour adventure is ideal for groups that are staying for a short time and do not wish to hike too much and enjoy your stay in a comfortable 4-star hotel. You will enjoy 5 unforgettable days within the city of Cusco and not miss out on Machupicchu.

 

Sacred Valley Map

Sacred Valley Map

Cusco Explore 5 Days Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Cusco: City tour of Cusco and Archaeological sites above the City

You will be warmly received by your Tour Leader at Velasco Astete Airport in Cusco and taken to your 4-star hotel near the center of the city. The main plaza of Cusco will be minutes away literally at walking distance. You will have spectacular views of Cusco city life from your hotel. Have the opportunity to rest for a few hours prior to your City Tour, Free morning to shop and enjoy any other personal activities.

At 1:00 pm we will pick you up from your hotel to begin the City Tour in the city of Cusco. You’ll visit and have a guiding tour of the Main Plaza, and the Temple of the Sun or Koricancha. Koricancha is the museum that after the 1950 earthquake the cracked walls gave light to the hidden and magnificent Inca representations that were unknown to the world. You will enjoy many accounts of Cusco history by our expert Tour Guides. After the museum tour, you will then visit the 4 most important Archeological sites above the city of Cusco.

Cusco – explore City Tour

TAMBOMACHAY: Site that is considering as the Temple of Water. You can observe a great architectural structure composed of aqueducts, channels, and several waterfalls from Inca times.

PUCA PUCARA: Place that stands out because during Inca times it worked as a Military Construction site

KENKO: Which is one of the most important sanctuaries of the Inca Ruler.

SAQSAYHUAMAN: Also known as a temple that worshipped the sun and lightning were later found to be a fortress. This temple will leave you in awe once you see the size of the stones that were used to build this site. It is said that it took the strength of 20,000 men to build Sacsayhuaman and the amount of time to finish its construction is unknown.

After the guided tour of Sacsayhuaman, your Tour Leader will drop you off at your hotel and give you a briefing for the next day. Your tour with Tour Leaders Peru Adventure concludes for the day.

With your Tourist ticket, you have the opportunity to explore 4 other museums on your own if you wish. The main plaza is full of tourists all around at local bars, clubs, restaurants, and cafes. Feel free to join the party because Cusco’s nightlife thrives at

Day 2: Cusco’s Sacred Valley of the Incas

Pick up is at 8:00 am. To start the tour to the Sacred Valley, which was one of the main production points for the richness of its lands and is the place where the best grain of maize is produced in Peru. In the tour we will visit viewpoints of the valley, visit the Archaeological center of Pisac were inhabited by the Inca Pachacutec and is composed of groups of terraces and architectural structures scattered on the slopes and at the top of the hill, we will pass by the Artisan market called Pisaq where barter is still practiced.

Continuing to arrive at Urubamba buffet lunch with typical New Andean food of the area continuing also visit the fortress and citadel of Ollantaytambo that is located on above the city of Ollantaytambo village and where we will immerse in the countless stories of Inca times. During the afternoon we will make a last visit to one of the renowned oldest town Chincheros. And with this last town, we’ll be closing the famous Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Chinchero: Known as the city of the Rainbow, is a purely Inca city that the conquistadors wanted to “civilize” to establish their culture, but never achieved it totally, in this place the past persists stubbornly as if the spirit of an Ancient culture clinging to refusing to disappear. We finished the tour and come back to Cusco approximately at 18:30 pm. overnight.

Meals: Breakfast at your hotel, Buffet Lunch

Day 3: Cusco Train Station to Aguas Calientes.

Early Departure to the train station today according to the Peru Rail Time table. There we will approach the expedition train that will lead us to Aguas Calientes, a town closest to the citadel of Machupicchu, which is surrounded by mountains and makes the place simply beautiful. Upon arrival at the Aguas Calientes town train station, you will have Assistance from your private tour guide who will take you to your hotel so that you can rest. You’ll have the afternoon free to tour the village of Aguas Calientes and enjoy the scenery.

Meals: Breakfast at your Hotel, Dinner

Additional activities: Optional visit to the village thermal baths or walk to the waterfalls of Mandor

Day 4: Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes- Return to Cusco

Tour to the city of Machupicchu

We will get on the tourist bus to the sanctuary of Machupicchu, which takes 30 minutes approximately, Machu Picchu was built before the 15th century On the rocky mountain that retains Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu Mountains on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Central to 2490MSNM, the altitude of its main square.

Machu Picchu has been considered at the same time a masterpiece of architecture and engineering. Here we will have a 3-hour guiding tour Approximately in one of the wonders of the world appreciating all the magic of the Inca Citadel: the main square where all the evidence indicates that the city was built for different rituals, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock and the royal quarters, You will have time for a walk free by the Citadel, we return by bus to the town of Aguas Calientes, and in the afternoon at the time indicated to take the train of return to the city of Cusco. Transfer to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast at your hotel

Additional activities:

This day if you want to make the ascent to the mountain of Huaynapicchu. You should indicate it at the time of your reservation as it is subject to the availability of spaces in two shifts from 7:00 to 8:00 am. Group 01 (200 persons) and Second Group start at 10:00 -1 1:00 am. Group 02 (200 people). Keep in mind that you can not make the reservation of Waynapicchu or Machupicchu montańa reaching the village of Aguas Calientes. both of those tickets have to be a couple of months in advance a list.

Day 5: Cusco – Lima

Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport at the time indicated for departure to the city of Lima, and to take the return flight to your country.

Additional activities:

If your international flight leaves at night from Lima we can help organize a tour in Lima for you, you can visit its residential areas such as Miraflores and San Isidro, Parque del Amor, Larcomar, Central Park of Miraflores, Huaca Pucllana, El Olivar de San Isidro and etc. Afterward, you can be transferred to the airport. If you wish to add more days to your tour to get the most out of Peru we can customize a tour for you. Contact us for more details.

Meals: Breakfast at your Hotel

Additional Information

Places you Will Visit on This Tour:

INCLUDES 4- STAR HOTEL EVERY NIGHT

  • Main Plaza/Square of Cusco
  • Koricancha – Temple of the Sun
  • Fortress of Sacsayhuaman
  • Main Cathedral
  • Tambomachay
  • Kenko
  • Puca Pucara
  • Pisac and Pisac Market – Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Chincheros – Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Ollantaytambo – Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Machupicchu- One of the Seven Wonders of the World!!!

With your Tourist ticket, you have the option of visiting many other places during your free time!!

  • Pre-departure briefing at 7:00 pm the night before your tour in our office or your Hotel.
  • Collection from your Hotel in Cusco from (05:30 am) or from Sacred Valley.
  • Private transportation (Start of our trek).
  • Breakfast in Urubamba in our farmhouse,
  • 11 Full meals for the entire tour (4 Breakfast, 4 Lunch 3 Dinner) + snacks (vegetarian, vegan option, gluten, wheat-free, or special diets upon your request.)
  • Permit and fees for the Inca Trail Park and Machupicchu Sanctuary.
  • Porters to carry (camping equipment: client tents, dining and cooking tents, table, stools, cooking gear, stove, gas container, cutlery, plates, food, and fresh vegetables).
  • 7-kilogram duffle bags (per Person)
  • 2 Excellent experienced top tour guides (9-16 person / 6-8 with 1 tour guide)
  • 2 expert gourmet mountain cooks, assistants.
  • Hot drinks every afternoon include popcorn.
  • Boiled water provided from 2nd day.
  • 2 people per tent, clean, new, spacious (4 people REI Half Dome 4 tents).
  • Thick, comfortable sleeping mattress,
  • Buckets of hot water for washing in your tent every day.
  • Biodegradable soap and hand cleansing gel.
  • Emergency First-aid kit and Oxygen assistance.
  • 3-4 hours guided tour in Machupicchu
  • Round trip Bus Ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu.
  • Tourist Expedition train return to Poroy Station or Ollantaytambo.
  • Bus to Cusco

NOT INCLUDED

  • Sleeping bag (4 season -Minus 8ºC)
  • Tips for the trekking crew, Guides, Cooks, and porters at your discretion.
  • Flight Ticket to Cusco.
  • Accommodation in Cusco. (see recommendation)
  • Travel Insurance. (check that your insurance covers you for treks above 4,200 masl) and (COVID-19)

We are excited to be part of your adventure and lead you to one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Make sure to book your tour in advance. Only 500 people a day are permitting on the Inca Trail of which 250 are reserved for tourists. Machu Picchu allows 2500 tourists daily. Don’t miss your adventure!

From: $ 1029 per person

$1029.00 per person (minimum of 2 people to book tour)
Includes 4 Star Hotels in Cusco and Aguas Calientes
Please see below for Inclusions

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Note: An initial deposit of $400.00 is required to reserve your spot. We require this deposit to buy train and bus tickets, entrance fees to Machu Picchu, Inca trail admission ticket, and for your return transportation. The remaining balance is due 21 days prior to your trek. Please see our Terms and Conditions.

minimum of 2 people to book a tour
This price is based on Double Accommodation

SPECIAL DISCOUNT INFORMATION

SPECIAL DISCOUNT INFORMATION If you have a group of 6-8 people we give you a special discount. More than 10 people you can even travel free! If your interested starting date IS NOT LISTED we can open a new departure date at a group rate.

Additional Upgrades

Hauyna Picchu

If you want to climb Huayna Picchu make sure to book in advance as there are only 400 permits allowed daily to this location.

$40 per person Please notify us during your booking if you wish to purchase this upgrade.

Vistadome Train

From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo: Prices vary from $57.00 to $73.00 per person one-way.

Machupicchu Mountain

Machupicchu Mountain offers even more magnificent views than Huayna Picchu. There are also only 400 permits allowed daily to this location. A 360-degree view of Machupicchu and the surrounding valley and glaciers are seen from this mountain.

US$35 per person Please notify us during your booking if you wish to purchase this upgrade.

Additional Night in Aguas Calientes hotel

The price depends on the season and Hotel availability.

Inka Bridge

If you did not have the opportunity to book an additional upgrade this one is available for free. It is an hour and a half round trip hike.

Sun Gate

If you did not have the opportunity to book an additional upgrade this one is available for free. It is a two-hour round trip hike.

  • Original passport and (ISIC student card if applicable).
  • A comfortable 45 Lt trek backpack if you want to carry all your belongings.
  • A small daypack to carry your personal belongings
  • Warm sleeping bag Minus 8ºC (You can hire from SAS Travel.)
  • Lighter style trekking boots with good ankle support or tough sport shoes, (light sandals or clogs are recommended to rest at campsites).
  • Trekking poles with rubber tips. (metal tips are not allowed on the trail).
  • Warm clothes, layers for variable temperature especially at night
  • Thermal underwear can be worn in the sleeping bag or in cold conditions
  • Gloves or mittens, scarf, wool socks, woolen hat for cold nights
  • T-shirts and trekking pants that zip off to short pants for comfort
  • Flashlight, head torch, and extra batteries
  • Camera and extra batteries, – Binoculars
  • Wear a hat with a broad visor to keep the sun off your face
  • Sunscreen, and sunglasses
  • Personal medical kit, insect repellent
  • Rain Gear: a good rain jacket, rain poncho
  • Toiletries, toilet paper, small towel
  • 2-liter water bottle, (disposable plastic bottles are forbidden).
  • Bathing suits for hot springs for hikers with a night in Aguas Calientes (5 Day Special Inca Trail)
  • Extra money for drinks en route, Machupicchu and Aguas Calientes. ($10-15)
  • Tips for (porters, cooks, guides. ($30-40) Not mandatory.
  • Emergency money at least 200-300 soles. ($ 120)

Huayna Picchu

If you want to climb Huayna Picchu make sure to book in advance as there are only 400 permits allowed daily to this location.

$40 per person Please notify us during your booking if you wish to purchase this upgrade.

Vistadome Train

From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo: Prices vary from $57.00 to $73.00 per person one-way.

Machupicchu Mountain

Machupicchu Mountain offers even more magnificent views than Huayna Picchu. There are also only 400 permits allowed daily to this location. A 360-degree view of Machupicchu and the surrounding valley and glaciers are seen from this mountain.

US$35 per person Please notify us during your booking if you wish to purchase this upgrade.

Additional Night in Aguas Calientes hotel

The price depends on the season and Hotel availability.

Inka Bridge

If you did not have the opportunity to book an additional upgrade this one is available for free. It is an hour and a half round trip hike.

Sun Gate

If you did not have the opportunity to book an additional upgrade this one is available for free. It is a two-hour round-trip hike.

Special Discount

SPECIAL DISCOUNT INFORMATION If you have a group of 6-8 people we give you a special discount. More than 10 people you can even travel free!

If your interested starting date IS NOT LISTED we can open a new departure date at a group rate.

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