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Machu Picchu Explore 5 days

Machu Picchu Explore is an awe-inspiring mix of dramatic mountain scenery and includible history in the land of the Incas in the national park of Machu Picchu Peru. This land of superlatives is not only home to the world’s wonder; but also it’s the most amazing region with wonderful landscapes for nature lovers.

The most diverse population of Vicuñas, Llamas and Alpacas are found here. Its spectacular setting paves way for memorable tours; exciting wildlife spotting opportunities, and relaxation. The trip offers the rich tapestry of the architecture, cultural heritage, religion, history and food of Cusco Peru.

Three ancient cities of Cusco region that includes in Machu Picchu Explore: Pisaq, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu itself, represent the epitome of harmony in urban design, elegant architecture and refined culture. These cities pack a concentration of religious monuments unequalled in the world including UNESCO recognized World Heritage Sites.

Our Machu Picchu Explore starts in the historical city of Cusco, with its many World Heritage sites and living culture, drive through the picturesque Sacred valley of the Incas, explore the stunning Machu Picchu and enjoy the Rainbow mountain Tour.

This trip focus on UNESCO world heritage sites, it is a Cultural tour, is a customizable tour that you can add or reduce the days as per your time availability. This prestigious tour is a combination of cultural and natural appreciation. In the city of Cusco and around, you will be overwhelmed with fascinating including Inca settlements, palaces, agricultural terraces and temples.

Machu Picchu Explore

The tour package of “Machu Picchu Explore” takes you to explore the city of Cusco the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Machu Picchu and the rainbow Mountain!…

Overview

MACHU PICCHU EXPLORE OVERVIEW

Five-day Machu Picchu Explore is a wonderful program if you are hoping to visit the most important tourist attraction in Peru in a short period of time. During the Machu Picchu Explore, you will visit the city of Cusco, the nearby Inca ruins, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the local market of Pisac, the Inca ruins of Pisac, the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo; then, board the tourist train for two hours to the picturesque town of “Aguas Calientes”.

The next day very early, we’ll take the bus to see the sunrise at Machu Picchu (if the weather allows it). We’ll explore Machu Picchu full-day.The trip also includes the Rainbow mountain Tour.

We highly recommend Machu Picchu Explore because you’ll visit Machu Picchu before the crowd that arrives at midday from Cusco. For Machu Picchu Explore we include hotels of 3-stars category in Cusco also in the town of Aguas Calientes.

This is a customizable tour for any group of size with designed by special way to cover all the best places of Peru. You will enjoy all the best places of Peru once in lifetime by visiting cultural heritages of Cusco, Machu Picchu and enjoy with the scenic views of mountains and landscapes. Optional climb the Huana Picchu Mountain

MACHU PICCHU EXPLORE INFO

TIMING 5 days and 4 nights.
STARTING & ENDING POINT Cusco Airport
DEPARTURE DATES Daily Departure group service and private service.
TYPE OF TOUR Cultural and History
TRANSPOR Bus and train
DIFFICULTY Does involve some narrow trails amongst archaeological site like: Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu, so sturdy footwear is required to help you enjoy it fully.

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES

  • Visit the City of Cusco
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas (Pisaq, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo)
  • Train to Aguas Calientes town
  • Guided Machu Picchu Tour (optional climb Huaynapicchu mountain)
  • Rainbow Mountain Tour

DESCRIPTION

For Machu Picchu Explore we’ll wait for you in the airport of Cusco, and then you’ll be transferred to the designated hotel; the hotel is located near the main square. The transfer will last for 20 minutes. Once in the hotel you’ll be served a cup of Coca tea and while you enjoy your tea our staff will give you the briefing of the tour.

The following days our tourist bus and the Guide will always pick you up from the hotel and take you in the tour according the itinerary; in this tour is included all necessary things (Transportation, hotels, entrance fees, tour guide); except lunches, dinners and personal expenses. All breakfast are inclusive in the hotels. For your lunch and dinner we will assist you.

The tour we’ll be in English if you prefer other language let us to now at the time of your booking.
It’s very important to take with you a small bag pack for your tours where you can carry your jacket, camera, water and snacks. The big bag you’ll leave in the hotel.

The tour is of maximum of 12 people in the group, except for the sacred valley tour the size of the group can be up to 16 or 18 the group.

OUTLINE ITINERARY FOR MACHU PICCHU EXPLORE

Our Machu Picchu Explore have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops and highlights. However, as local and operational conditions may vary and unforeseen circumstances can arise, the following itinerary should be used as a guideline.

Day 1: Cusco

Arrive to at any time; however, we must know your flight details for your reception and transfer to your hotel where you will receive a briefing about the trip. In the afternoon, you can do an optional guided city tour from 01:30 to 06:30 p.m.

Day 2: Sacred valley of the Incas

A full-day guided tour through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. In the afternoon, we’ll board the tourist train to the town of “Aguas Calientes” and accommodation in the hotel.

Day 3: Machu Picchu

Take the bus at 06:00 a.m up to Machu Picchu and explore full-day; includes 2 hours and half of the guided tour.

Day 4: Rainbow Mountain

After breakfast, you will return to Ollantaytambo by train then to Cusco. Free afternoon.

Day 5: Transfer out

We’ll transfer you to the airport or bus terminal. It depends on your itinerary.

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Itinarary

DETAILED TOUR ITINERARY FOR MACHU PICCHU EXPLORE

Day 1: Arrival to Cusco

Machu Picchu Explore begins once you arrive to Cusco at any time.

However, we must know your flight details for your reception and transfer to your hotel where you will receive the briefing about the trip. In the afternoon, you optionally can do the guided city tour with experienced guide from 01:30 p.m to 06:30 p.m.

Day 2: Cusco – Sacred Valley  – Pisac – Ollantaytambo – “Aguas Calientes”

The Sacred Valley tour starts at 08:300 a.m; once we pick you up from the hotel and travel toward the Sacred Valley of the Incas in our tourist bus. Sacred Valley was the agricultural larder of Cusco in Inca times; an important source of food for the Incas, It is a lush of agricultural region that continues to supply the city of Cusco with much of its produce: especially vegetables and corn.

During the tour, we will visit the Pisac ruins and the colourful artisan market and later we’ll exlplore the town of ollantaytambo and the Inca fortress located near the town.

Sacred valley is renowned for its excellent climate, fertile lands and the waters of the sacred river of the Incas. The Sacred Valley Incas is embraced between the towns of Pisac and Ollantaytambo; it has wonderful landscapes where its inhabitants, native of the Quechua ethnic group, conserve many customs, traditions and ancestral rites. In the afternoon, we’ll board the tourist train to the town of “Aguas Calientes”.

Day 3: “Aguas Calientes” – Machu Picchu Tour – “Aguas Calientes”

Early in the morning, we will take the bus up to Machu Picchu at 05:30 a.m and we will arrive at 06:00 a.m to the entrance of the Sanctuary. Then, we’ll start the tour visiting the most Important places like: the agricultural area. In the urban area, we will visit the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Mother Earth, the Royal Inca Palace, The stone quarry, the Sacred Square, the Temple of the Andean Cosmology, the Temple of Wiracocha’s God, the Sundial or Intiwatana, the Temple of the Condor, etc.

The guided tour of Machu Picchu will last for about 2 – 3 hours; after what you will have free time to explore the archaeological complex or hike around like go up to Huayna Picchu, go up to the Sungate or Intipunku. Later, you will take the bus down to “Aguas Calientes” and enjoy your lunch. In the afternoon return to Cusco by train and bus.

Machu Picchu: the lost city of the Incas

Machu Picchu means Old Peak; It is a wonderful pre-Columbian Inca temple located at 2,400 masl or 8000 ft. Machu Picchu is located in the region of Cusco – Peru on the Vilcanota mountain range 500 meters above the Urubamba River.

Most Archeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca Emperor Pachacutec (1438–1472). Often referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas”, it is perhaps the most familiar icon of the Inca civilization.

The Incas started build Machu Picchu around 1400 ad, but abandoned it as an official site for the Inca rulers a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest.

Although known locally, it was unknown to the outside world before being brought to international attention in 1911 by the American historian Mr. Hiram Bingham. Since then, Machu Picchu has become an important tourist attraction; with its spectacular location, it’s the best-known archaeological site on the continent.

In the high season from late May until early September, the maximum limit of 2,500 people arrive daily. Despite this great tourist influx, the site manages to retain its air of grandeur and mystery, and is a must for all visitors to Peru.

Additional recommended walks after your tour:

  • Climbing to Huayna Picchu Mountain (2 hours, for it you need to book in advance, extra cost of $10 for this, please let us know when you book this tour because tickets are limited also we recommend to request a ticket for the 2nd turn at 10:00 a.m).
  • Walk to “Intipunku” or Sun gate where ends the classic Inca Trail (1 hour and half)
  • Walk to the Inca bridge located at the south of Machu Picchu (1 hour)
  • All these walks are without a guide, are clearly signed and easy to find.

Day 4: Rainbow Mountain Tour

For this tour, we will pick you up between 03:00 hrs. – 03:15 hrs. Then we are going to set out on a drive through the South Valley. The drive takes around 3 hours to get Hanchipacha community where we are going to stop for breakfast. After that we are going to drive you 15 minutes more to Quesiuno community. At this community we’ll start trekking for 3 hours approx. long to the rainbow mountain (most of the way is going up).

Along the way up we will enjoy amazing landscapes of herds of alpacas and llamas, the Ausangate Mountain, many red mountains and traditional local houses. When we finally reach our goal the Rainbow Mountains (5,020 m / 16,466 ft.), you will have time to explore the area and take pictures. Then w’ll return by the same way. I you feel tired you can take a horse to ride from Quesiunu to the Rainbow Mountain. We’ll return to Cusco at 8:30pm approximately.

Day 5: Transfer out.

We transfer you to the airport or bus terminal. It depends on your itinerary.

Inclusions

THE MACHU PICCHU EXPLORE INCLUDES

  • TRANSPORTATION: Transfer in/out Airport/Hotel/Airport, Private bus for Sacred Valley Tour; bus up and down from the town of “Aguas Calientes” to Machu Picchu, round-trip train ticket tourist class from Ollantaytambo to the town of “Aguas Calientes” and from “Aguas Calientes” to Cusco, transfer to your hotel; Private transport for the rainbow Mountain Tour.
  • ENTRANCE FEE: For Sacred Valley tour, and Machu Picchu.
  • GUIDE: Licensed bilingual tour guide.
  • ACCOMMODATIONS: Based on double occupancy: 2 nights in Cusco *** 2 night in the town of “Aguas Calientes”.
  • MAELS: All breakfasts in the hotels and 1 lunchbox for Machu Picchu Tour.
  • OTHERS: Local guide for permanent assistance.

NOT INCLUDE

  • MEALS: Lunch and dinner, you must consider a budget of US$15 to US$25 for each meal.
  • Airport taxes

Price

PRICE INFO

Daily departure in group service and private service

 TYPE OF TRAIN PRICE PER PERSON
 Expedition Class US$ 680
 Vistadome class US$ 720
 Hiram Bimgham class 

Prices shown for Machu Picchu Explore are per person travelling. ‘Twin/Double’ prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The ‘Single supplement’ applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the ‘Twin/Double’ price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged, thus avoiding the single person supplement.

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