Cusco at a glance: 3 days tour to Cusco city and Machu Picchu
Cusco is an extraordinary destination, as you will discover during this three-day fascinating tour around its main attractions. Visit the imperial city, admire the impressive archaeological sites, and explore some of the most spectacular landscapes on the planet on the way to the magnificent citadel and mountain of Machu Picchu.ItineraryDay 1: Arrival to Cusco: City Tour & archeological sitesStop At:
Centro Historico De Cusco, Cusco 08002 Peru
You will be met by one of our representatives in Cusco who will transfer you to your hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of the former capital of the Inca Empire. The tour starts with a visit to Santo Domingo Convent, a large Renaissance-baroque complex, which was built over the Inca Coricancha temple. It was one of the most important temples dedicated to worshipping of the sun, and its foundations are still prominent at the base of the convent. Ancient chronicles say the temple was covered in gold leaf and filled with golden representations of nature. Then, visit the Cathedral, the most imposing monument of the Main Square. Head to the hills above Cusco to visit the remains of the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, whose impressive ramparts offer a stunning panoramic view of Cusco, and the ruins of the temple and amphitheatre of Qenqo, where it is believed the Incas practised agricultural rituals. Admire Qenqo and then finally visit Puka Pukara (‘Red fortress’ in Quechua) an Inca military complex located on a prominent hill. Its dwellings squares, bathrooms, aqueducts, walls, and towers can still be appreciated. Afterwards, return to your hotel.
Duration: 5 hours
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in CuscoDay 2: Cusco - Machu Picchu - CuscoStop At:
Aguas Calientes, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
Breakfast. Transportation service will pick you up and transfer you to the Ollanta Station to board the train to Aguas Calientes, the nearest town to Machu Picchu. Following a scenic journey through dramatic Andean landscapes, arrive at the station in Aguas Calientes. Here you board a coach for a 25-minute ride to Machu Picchu. The ‘Lost City of the Incas’ is believed to have been built in the 1450s by Inca emperor Pachacuti as a holiday retreat, yet within a century the city would be abandoned following the Spanish conquest. The Spaniards never found it, so it was spared the destruction they brought on other Inca sites. Instead, it was slowly swallowed up by the jungle and hidden from harm. A guided tour explains the origins behind this awe-inspiring citadel, presenting its most prominent landmarks such as the monumental Main Square, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Circular Towers, the Sacred Sun Dial, and the Burial Grounds. Return to Aguas Calientes for lunch and then board the train back to Cusco.
Duration: 12 hours
• Breakfast: At the hotel
• Lunch: In Aguas Calientes
Accommodation included: Overnight in CuscoDay 3: Departure CuscoPass By:
Cusco, Cusco, Cusco Region
After finishing your breakfast at the hotel, you will be transfer to Cusco’s airport.
• Breakfast: At the hotel
No accommodation included on this day.
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult."
"Rates do not apply for Peruvians or foreign passengers whose stay exceeded 60 days in Peru because sales taxes are not included in the above total and, if applicable, will be collected by the local operator."
"Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking"
"Most travelers can participate"
"You should wear comfortable clothing and shoes."
"If you are a solo traveler you must select SINGLE room."
"For two travelers: You can choose between 2 singles OR 1 double room."
"For three travelers: You can choose between 1 triple OR 1 double and 1 single OR 3 single rooms."
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers"
Hora de Inicio:
Duración: 3 Days
Lugar de comienzo:
Traveler pickup is offered
- Pick up from Cusco International Airport, Alejandro Velazco Astete.
- Pick up from the selected hotel in Cusco.
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.