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Machu Picchu Express Tour 5 days

Machu Picchu Express Tour is peculiar tour where you’ll experience the unique cultural landscape that gave birth to the Incas world; This tour combines the history, tradition and the awesome mountain scenery in the region of Cusco.  This trip takes you to explore the most famous places in Peru with our best Guide. Our Machu Picchu Express Tour begins in the city of Cusco where you can enjoy a wonderful atmosphere and visit the Inca temple and also the colonial architecture.

In this tour you also will visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas, in addition you’ll travel by train to the picturesque town of “Aguas Calientes”. Explore the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu; optionally you can climb the Mounatin of Huayna Picchu; Finally the trip takes you to visit Maras & Moray on your return to Cusco.

So, in the Machu Picchu Express Tour you’ll explore the national park of Machu Picchu located at 100 km at northeast of the city of Cusco, also the natural and cultural highlights around the city of Cusco.

Furthermore, there are many Inca ruins all over the region of Cusco, which give it a unique, wonderful & mixed flavor of nature, history & wildlife.

Machu Picchu Express Tour

Book the tour package of “Machu Picchu Express Tour” and explore the mysterious XV century Inca build…

Overview

MACHU PICCHU EXPRESS TOUR OVERVIEW

Because the five-day  Machu Picchu Express Tour brings you to explore the icon of the Incas that is situated over Urubamba Valley waiting for the outside world. This short and sweet trip through Peru gets you to explore all the historical and cultural highlights of the region in record time; explore the Inca ruins in Cusco, Sacred valley (Pisaq and Ollantaytambo), Machu Picchu, Maras and Moray.

Probably, our customized  Machu Picchu Express Tour is for people having interest in history and wildlife so, this tour will be a golden chance to see the wide variety of flora, fauna and avifauna that Peru is blessed with. This trip features in its schedule one famous region of Peru which is desired to be visited by every tourist coming from abroad or from any other state. optinally you can climb the Mautain of Huayna Picchu

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES

  • Visit the city of Cusco.
  • Guided sacred valley tour (Pisaq, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo)
  • Machu Picchu Tour with overnight
  • Maras & Moray Tour

MACHU PICCHU EXPRESS TOUR INFO

TIMING5 days and 4 nights.
STARTING & ENDING POINTCusco airport
DEPARTURE DATESDaily Departure group service and private service.
TYPE OF TOURCultural and History
TRANSPORAir-conditioned minibus  and train
DIFFICULTYDoes involve some narrow trails amongst archaeological site like: Sacsayhuaman, Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu, so sturdy footwear is required to help you enjoy it fully.
HOTEL OPTIONSWe use 3-star hotels if you would like higher level, please let us to know.
TRAIN OPTIONSExpedition Option: This is the cheapest, but still a very comfortable way of getting to Machu Picchu.
VISTADOME OPTIONVistadome train is faster, has snack-service, bigger windows and is generally a more comfortable experience; if you prefer this service, please let us to know at the booking time (Extra US$30pp).
MY OWN ROOM If you are a single traveler and would prefer to have your own single room throughout this trip, please be sure to advise us during the online booking process (Extra US$ 25 per night/ per person).

BRIEF ITINERARY FOR MACHU PICCHU EXPRESS TOUR

Day 1: Cusco

First of all, arrival to Cusco at any time; also you’ll be transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas

The tour starts at 08:00 a.m. Today will be a full-day tour including the Market of Pisac. in the afternoon we’ll take the train to Aguas calientes town

Days 3:  Machu Picchu

Board the morning bus for 25 minutes up to Machu Picchu to see the sunrise and explore full day.

Days 4:  Maras & Moray

Return to the train station of Ollantaytambo and continue the tour toward the salt mines of Maras; then we’ll continue to the Archaeological site of Moray.

Day 5: Leave Cusco

Transfer Out.

MACHU PICCHU EXPRESS TOUR MAP

Machu Picchu Express Tour

Itinerary

DETAILED TOUR  ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival to Cusco

Five-day Machu Picchu Express Tour begins once you arrive to Cusco at any time. Thereforer, we must know your flight details to transfer you to your hotel; so, today there is no planned activities so enjoy the city. Optionally you can do the guided city tour and enjoy the enchanting sites of this inca and colonial city.

In Cusco, there are numerous colonial churches one of the city’s most common sights is the Cathedral located at the Main Square which was started in 1560 and took 94 years to build where we still can see over 400 canvases from the Cusco painting school of XVI and XVII century most of them belongs to the famous Cusquenian artist Diego Quispe Tito; the Cathedral is also one of the city’s greatest repositories of colonial art. The main ruin within is that of the Qorikancha, once the Inca Empire’s richest temple.

  • Private Van:
    Airport – Hotel-10 -15 minutes
  • Free Time:
    In the afternoon free time in Cusco
    Get out and explore more of this beautiful colonial city.
  • Accommodation:
    Hotel Prisma (or similar)
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The City of Cusco

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The Inca site of Sacsayhuaman

Day 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas

The tour begins at 8:00am; The Sacred valley is renowned for its excellent climate, fertile lands and the waters of the sacred river known as the “Willkamayu” (Sacred River). Sacred Valley is embraced between the towns of Pisac and Ollantaytambo; It as wonderful landscapes where its inhabitants, native of the Quechua ethnic group, conserve many customs, traditions and ancestral rites.

Sacred Valley, is an area where you can enjoy the high technological development that the Inca reached in terms of agriculture through the “Andenería” systems (platform terraces). These systems are still in use today andshow sophisticated designs of hydraulic engineering for irrigation purposes.

During the tour we’ll visit the  local markets and the Inca ruin s of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo; in the afternoon we’ll take the train to the town of Aguas Calientes.

  • Private Vehicle:
    Cusco – Sacred Valley – Ollantaytambo /Full Day95km
    Make stops along the way as you pass through this gorgeous valley – the elevation descends the whole way.

Pisac Ruins Guided Tour /Pisac-1h

Tour the fascinating hilltop citadel of Pisac, an Incan ruin with plunging gorges, a ceremonial centre, and winding agriculture terracing that’s still in use today. Be captivated by this truly amazing site sitting amid sweeping green valleys and mountain peaks. Explore the back of the site to see a pocketed cliff across “Chitamayo” Gorge, which once contained hundreds of Inca tombs.

Ollantaytambo Ruins Guided Tour / Ollantaytambo -1h

Tour the town and fortress of Ollantaytambo with a local guide. Take a step back in time at this Inca archaeological site; it still shows signs of its former glory, including agricultural terraces, a Temple Hill, and storehouses. Learn how the area, overlooking the Urubamba River Valley, was an important stronghold during warfare between the Spanish and Incas.

  • Accommodation:
    Hotel Prisma (or similar)
  • Meals included: Breakfast

Today you’ll visit

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The sacred Valley of the Incas

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Pisaq Inca ruins

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The Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo

Days 3: Machu Picchu Trip

After breakfast in the hotel, we will board early morning bus and drive to monumental Machu Picchu. Spend the day exploring the ancient ruins with a local guide. Marvel at the timeless structures, reminders of a once-powerful empire. The scale of the site is truly impressive and offers many iconic photo opportunities.  Spend the night at the picturesque town of “Aguas Calientes” in the evening you can go to relax in the natural hot spring and the next day, we will return to Cusco.

Machu Picchu Guided Tour / Machu Picchu -2h – 3h

Rise and shine – the best time to see the Lost City of the Incas is in the early morning light. Follow the local guide to Machu Picchu to learn about its history at a leisurely pace. Gain local insight into the Inti Mach’ay cave, Inti Watana, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Water, the Temple of the Condor, and the Room of the Three Windows. Take time to sit and feel the energy of this 15th-century site, now both a UNESCO World Heritage site and voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the World (in a worldwide Internet poll).

  • Accommodation:
    Hotel Presidente (or similar)
  • Meals included: Breakfast
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The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu

Days 4:  Return to Cusco: Visit Maras 6 Moray

Get breakfast in the hotel. Carrying your personal belongings we walk to the train station. The train will get us Ollataytambo train station from where we’ll take a car and go to explore the salt mines of Maras.

The tour continues with visiting the impressive Inca archaeological site of Moray. Here also we can observe the circular Inca terraces which probably were used as an agricultural laboratory.

After that, we’ll return to Cusco arriving there at 2.30pm

  • Train:
    Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo/ 1:45 hours 118km
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride.
  • Private Vehicle:
    Ollantaytambo – Cusco /
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.
  • Accommodation:
    Hotel Prisma (or similar)
  • Meals included: Breakfast

You´ll visit today

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Because Chinchero at 3,800m

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In addition explore the Salt Mines of Maras

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So, the Inca Terraces of Moray

Day 5: Leave Cusco

Finally, Farewell and travel from Cusco to Lima. After having a good breakfast, we’ll pick you up from the hotel and drive you to the airport in Cusco, which is 20 minutes from downtown of Cusco. We must be 2 hours before to make arrangements for confirmation of flight After check in at the airline to fly and pay the airport tax, we said goodbye and you’ll aboard the flight from Cusco to Lima.

Inclusions

MACHU PICCHU EXPRESS TOUR 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 expedition class from Ollantaytambo to “Aguas Calientes”, transfer to your hotel.
  • ENTRANCE FEES: For Sacred Valley Tour, and Machu Picchu.
  • GUIDE: Licensed bilingual tour guide.
  • ACCOMMODATIONS: Based on double occupancy. 3 nights in Cusco ***Hotel, 1 night in “Aguas Calientes”.
  •  OTHER: Local guide for permanent assistance.

NOT INCLUDED

  • MEALS: Lunch and dinner, you must consider a budget of US$10 to US$20 for each meal.
  • Airport Taxes and tips

Price

PRICE INFO FOR MACHU PICCHU EXPRESS TOUR

Daily departure in group service and private service

 TYPE OF TRAIN PRICE PER PERSON
 Expedition Class US$ 590
 Vistadome class US$ 620
 Hiram Bimgham class 

 PRIVATE  SERVICE PRICE

  • 2 people US$  700 PP.
  • 3 people US$ 660 PP.
  • 4 people US$ 630 PP.
  • 5 people US$ 600 PP.

 TRAIN OPTIONS FOR MACHU PICCHU EXPRESS TOUR

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Expedition Train

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Vistadome Train

Photo Gallery

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Because the city of Cusco in Peru

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In addition explore Ollantaytambo Inca site

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So, Machu Picchu – Peru

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Also the salt mines of Maras

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Probably the most impresive inca terraces

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Because the iconic Machu Picchu

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