Active Cusco & Machu Picchu

Experience an amazing time in the city of Cusco and enjoy the different activities we have for you such us the city tour, sightseeing in the city, a ride all around the Inca’s Sacred Valley and its most beautiful archaeological complexes, a train journey to Machupicchu and the visit of the most amazing citadel, extra day full of activities you can choose to do.

We invite you to live and spend a great time with this tour, which offer a mixture of history, new experiences, culture and traditions all over your stay in Cusco. You will start with the city tour which visits the most important places downtown Cusco.

Then comes the tour to the Sacred Valley the next day; you will board a transportation that will take all around the Inca’s Sacred Valley to enjoy the most beautiful scenery and archaeological remains from the Inca period.

The next day will start with your tour to Machu Picchu that we can summarize in one word: amazing!

You have almost seen everything in Cusco, so we have decided to include one more day that you can enjoy the way you prefer. If you want some advice or have any ideas about what you can do, ask our staff to recommend some activities; they will be glad to do it.

Itinerary

DAY 1: CUSCO

- Arrive and welcoming to Cusco
- Airport – hotel  transfer service
- Tour briefing (once in the hotel)
- City tour
- Overnight in Cusco, sacred valley briefing (next day)

DAY 2: SACRED VALLEY (B / L)

- Meet and pick up from the hotel
- First scenic view of the Sacred Valley
- Walk around Pisaq’s artisans market
- Admire the great fortress of ollantaytambo and its great architecture
- Enjoy the great scenery in the way back to Cusco
- Overnight in Cusco

DAY 3: MACHU PICCHU (B / L)

- Morning tour to Machupicchu
- Bus ride to start your tour
- Discover the beautiful scenery hidden in Machupicchu citadel
- Guided tour in Machupicchu
- Bus ride back to aguas calientes
- Lunch in the village of aguas calientes
- Scenic train journey back to cusco
- Transfer service back from the station to your hotel

DAY 4: CUSCO (B)

- Leisure day in Cusco city.
- Time to visit museums, markets and other neighborhoods
- Overnight in Cusco

DAY 5: FAREWELL (B)

- Departure from Cusco

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO CUSCO & CITY TOUR

Welcome to Cusco! Members of our staff will be at Cusco’s airport waiting for your arrival, you will board the transfer service that will take you to your hotel.  The city of Cusco is 3400 m.a.s.l.  so you might need some time to acclimatize. We recommend our visitor to have some coca tea, eat light food and drink plenty of water at least for the first day to avoid suffering the altitude sickness.

Your adventure will start with the amazing city tour, which starts around 13.00 to 13.15. you will be picked up at your hotel or a person of our staff will take you to the starting point. In this tour you will visit the cathedral of the city in the main square that is a great example of colonial architecture.

Then the tour will continue to the famous Qoricancha or temple of the sun, that is located a few blocks down the main square. After visiting this amazing place, the tour will continue to Sacsaywaman, Qenqo, Pukapucara and Tambomachay. This places before mention are in the nearby areas of the city and after visiting them and having a great time, the tour will get to the end downtown in Cusco.

You will spend the night in Cusco.

No meals included

DAY 2: SACRED VALLEY TOUR

Your second day in Cusco will start around 8 to 8:30 when our staff picks you up from your hotel. Be sure to have a good breakfast in your hotel before the agency members arrive.

After being picked up your ride will start towards Pisaq. There you will walk through the colorful market that takes place in its main square and go up the mountain to have a great view of the archaeological complex with it amazing temples, narrow paths and great terraces that go around the place.

The second part of the tour will start and you will leave Pisac to have lunch in Urubamba, on your way to this town you will see the huge agricultural yields that are all around the valley.

After having lunch, it is time to continue the journey to Ollantaytambo, which was considered as a fortress considering the particular architecture that it has. Ollanataytambo is considered a place of secrets that once you visit, you will be discovering.

Finally, on your way back to Cusco the last stop will be Chinchero, a little village dedicated to agriculture and traditional textile and clothing production, among other crafts products.

On the bus ride back to Cusco we will see the beautiful Andes Mountains and great sceneries.

Once back in Cusco you will be dropped close to down town and if you need some assistance do not hesitate asking help to the guide.

Overnight in Cusco.

DAY 3: MACHU PICCHU TOUR

The day will start early with your enjoying the delicious breakfast before our staff picks you up and take you to Ollantaytambo or Poroy train station (depending on train service and ticket availability).

At your arrival to Aguas Calientes town you will find yourself surrounded by lush vegetation and incredible scenery. To get to the citadel of Machupicchu you will be taken to the bus station where you will board a bust that takes visitor up the mountain to the entrance.

Once in the citadel you will be part of a 2 hour excursion around the complex; you will be taken to the different sectors and see some of the most perfect example of architecture in stone. After the great adventure ends, you will board a bus to be taken back to the village where you will spend some nice time and eat lunch.

After lunch, you will have some time to see the town before boarding the train that will take you back to Ollantaytambo or Poroy. Then you will board a transfer service that will take you back to the hotel in Cusco.

Overnight in Cusco.

Included breakfast and lunch

DAY 4: DAY OF LEISURE IN CUSCO

In your fourth day you will be able to see the city at your own pace. Cusco is a beautiful city that has many places to be visited walking. So, if you need some advice of where to go and what to visit you can ask our staff for some ideas.

Culture can be also a good option in this day and there are plenty of museums that you can visit to learn more about Peru and its culture.

 Markets and souvenirs can be found all around Cusco’s downtown and you can have a good time checking all these magnificent pieces of art.

Overnight in Cusco.

Meals included: Breakfast.

DAY 5: DEPARTURE FROM CUSCO

You will have to be aware of the time that you plane is leaving, to prevent in advance your transfer from the hotel o the airport.

Once in the airport, our tour and services will have concluded.

Meals breakfast

Tour Highlights

Tour: Active Cusco & Machu Picchu
Tour style: Luxury tours
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Tour destinations visited: Cusco, Machu Picchu