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Machu Picchu Magic Tour 5D/4N

Machu Picchu Magic Tour offer an incredibly varied landscape of mountains, Mysterious history and the stunning Inca settlements;  and it is best enjoyed on foot walking through it. This trip is the perfect choice for those with a passion for walking short distances, or simply those with an extra taste for adventure.

It begins in the city of Cusco where you will visit the Inca and colonial architecture; then you’ll travel by bus through the Sacred Valley of the Incas where you’ll visit the Inca terraces and the traditional market in the town of Pisaq. In the afternoon you’ll explore  Ollantaytambo Inca fortress.

The wonderful journey by train through Urubamba Valley takes you to explore the stunning Machu Picchu; also takes you to explore Maras Moray where you’ll see extraordinary Inca architecture.

The 5-day  Machu Picchu Magic Tour includes short walks through the Inca monuments, where you’ll visit the Inca Temple, palaces, etc. The walks are pleasant, passing through narrow streets and Inca terraces. You will walk at your own pace, interacting with the Guide and capturing the beautiful scenery with your camera.

The great trip of  Machu Picchu Magic Tour is a perfect introduction to what is Peru; while staying at the best hotels available in the country and you’ll have time to explore the most popular tourist destination in Peru. In this trip you have the option to join one of our fixed date departures we organize every day or have a private departure that suits your dates.

Machu Picchu Magic Tour

Machu Picchu Magic Tour allows you to explore the city of Cusco, the mysterious Machu Picchu and its sounding attractive sites!…

Overview

MACHU PICCHU MAGIC TOUR OVERVIEW

Five-day Machu Picchu Magic Tour offers up an intriguing combination of beauty and contrasts in scenery, nature and cultures.  Machu Picchu Magic Tour is arranged for customers interested in authentic views and full of history. You will visit the city of Cusco before travelling through the Sacred Valley of the Incas and explore the mysterious Inca site of Machu Picchu. To complete this wonderful journey, you’ll visit Maras and Moray which are extraordinary Inca sites unique in its style.  We run our own trips so, we can ensure you’re free to enjoy the beauty of the region.

Cusco is the ancient capital of the Inca Empire; where the mixture of Spanish and Inca cultures can be appreciated. As well as its architecture of enormous cut-stone blocks fitted so perfectly that no mortar was needed.

During the Machu Picchu Magic Tour are included hotels of 3-stars category with buffet breakfast; this tour is possible to do all year around.

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES

  • Cusco City
  • Guided city tour of Cusco.
  • Guided Sacred Valley of the Incas (Pisaq, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo)
  • Trip to Machu Picchu
  • Guided Machu Picchu tour.
  • Free time within Machu Picchu
  • Guided Maras Moray tour

MACHU PICCHU MAGIC TOUR INFO

HIGHLIGHTSArrival to Cusco in the morning, in the afternoon guided city tour, full-day tour to Sacred Valley of the Incas; train to the town of “Aguas Calientes”, Machu Picchu tour, tour to Maras-Moray. optionally climb the Huayna Picchu mountain
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, Maras Moray 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.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

Machu Picchu Magic Tour Our departures for Machu Picchu Magic Tour are guaranteed; so once you’ve booked you can be sure you’re going!.  This guarantee gives you the confidence to book all of your travel arrangements and simply look forward to your holiday. Our dedicated groups department will give you a personalized service from start to finish.

BRIEF ITINERARY

Day 1: Cusco

Arrive to Cusco for Machu Picchu Magic Tour before noon. However, we must know your flight details for your reception and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, you will have a city tour (No meals included).

Day 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas

Today will be a full-day tour through the Sacred Valley including the market of Pisac; in the afternoon we’ll take the train for two hours to the town of Aguas calientes (No meals included).

Day 3: Machu Picchu

Very early, we’ll take the bus for 25 minute up to Machu Picchu; enjoy the tour and in the afternoon return to Cusco.

Day 4: Maras-Moray

Explore the less visited tourist places by bus.

Day 5: Departure from Cusco.

Departure from Cusco at any time; we will transfer you to the airport.

EXTRA WALKS TO HUAYNA PICCHU OR MACHU PICCHU MOUNTAINS.-  These tickets are limited. The Permits have to be reserved and bought in advance. The price will be an extra of US$35 per person. After your guided tour at Machu Picchu, you can do these extra walks at 11:00 a.m, please let us know at the booking time.
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Itinerary

DETAILED ITINERARY FOR MACHU PICCHU MAGIC TOUR

Day 1: Arrival to Cusco

The five-day Machu Picchu Magic Tour begins once you arrive to Cusco before noon. However, we must know your flight details for your reception and transfer to your hotel; once in the hotel your guide will give you the briefing about the trip.

In the afternoon you will have city tour that starts at 01:30 p.m. For this tour, we’ll pick you up from the hotel in our bus and depart on a guided city tour; you’ll have the opportunity to visit 6 places (Entrance fees are included). In this tour we will visit the Main Square, the Cathedral, the Qorikancha (Temple of the Sun); in addition we will drive bordering archaeological centers like Sacsayhuaman Fortress, Q’enko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay.

The city tour ends at 06:30 p.m approximately at the Main Square; in order you can take dinner in one of the exquisite restaurants in the area (No meals included).

Cusco city

Elevation: 3,400 / Population: 325,000
Cusco or Cuzco.- Often referred to as the ‘Archaeological Capital of the Americas’. Cusco is a beautiful city riddled with contrasts between the indigenous styles and the modern western world. It is these contrasts that have given Cusco its rare beauty.

Most visitors are keen to get to Machu Picchu; either by trekking for 4 days along the Inca Trail, or by 4 hours on the train. But Cusco itself has a lot to offer the visitor and most travellers usually end up seduced with this vibrant city and stay longer than first planned.

The city has a long and interesting history dating back to 1200AD and linked to the first Inca ruler Manco Capac. However the city saw its expansion in the 15th century under the rule of the greatest Inca Pachacutec; who led a drive that spread the boundaries of the Inca Empire as far south as Chile and Argentina, and north to include Ecuador and Columbia.

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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Day 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas

The Sacred Valley tour begins at 08:00 a.m. For this tour we’ll pick you up from the hotel in our bus and head to fertile valley for a full-day tour. In this tour we’ll visit the Inca ruins and the local market of Pisaq; then we’ll drive through the sacred valley until the town of Urubamba; here we’ll stop for our lunch. Then we continue 30 minute drive to the town of Ollantaytambo.

In Ollantaytambo we’ll explore the famous Inca fortress; including the 250 tons of carved stones placed in the temple of the Sun. After we explore the Inca fortress we’ll visit the small town where one can appreciate the original Inca streets.

In the afternoon we´ll take the train for two hour to the town of Agua Calientes and have accommodation in the hotel.

The Sacred Valley is embraced between the towns of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, and has wonderful landscapes where its inhabitants, native of the Quechua ethnic group, conserve many customs, traditions and ancestral rites. It 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 and show sophisticated designs of hydraulic engineering for irrigation purposes. They were also outstanding adoration centers to the Pachamama (or Mother Earth).

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 Presidente (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast

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Day 3: Machu Picchu Tour

For Machu Picchu Tour, we’ll leave the hotel at 05:00 a.m and walk for10 minutes to the bus station. We approach the bus for 25minutes up to Machu Picchu and start exploring the iconic Machu Picchu with an experienced guide.

The tour will be for 2 hours approximately; after which you will have extra time to explore by yourself. In the afternoon we will take the train and return to the train station of Ollantaytambo. From here we’ll transfer to the hotel in Cusco; arriving there in the evening.

Machu Picchu Location

Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary is located in Cusco towards the southern part of Peru; on top of the mountain which belongs to Vilcanota mountain range. The great Machu Picchu is located at 2,400 meters about see level; it is an important spiritual center of the Incas. With its archeological and architectonic beauty, its natural surroundings and its magical landscape between Andean mountains and rain forests. Its tropical climate does make this town a beautiful place where you will find Mother Nature and the best place to relax and absorb natural energy.

Machu Picchu discovery

The iconic Machu Picchu was discovered by the American Mr. Hiram Bingham at 1911. In the ancient times was considered very important religious and astronomical observatory center; also it was a penetration point towards the Amazonian jungle known as the Antisuyu. It was visited only by the highest class of the Inca empire; we still can see nowadays the trail that connects Cusco with Machu Picchu running through magnificent mountain scenery.

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

Rise and shine – the best time to see the Lost City of the Incas is 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 Inca site, now both a UNESCO World Heritage site and voted to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World (in a worldwide Internet poll).

Train to go:
Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes town / 2 hours
Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride.

Train to return:
Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo/ 1:45 hours 118km
Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride.

Private Vehicle:
Ollantaytambo – Cusco /2h
Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

Accommodation:
Hotel Prisma (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast

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Day 4: Tour to Maras-Moray

The Maras Moray tour starts at 08:30 a.m.

For this tour we’ll pick you up from your hotel in our private mobility and head to Maras village; the journey is through typical population and beautiful landscapes. During this tour we’ll visit the following places:

MARAS:

Beautiful village Located in the province of Urubamba to 3,300 masl.  We will appreciates the snow-caped mountain of the Vilcanota Mountain range: “Chicón” (5,500 masl), “Veronica” (5,750 masl), and salkantay (6,271masl). At the present time, attractive colourful town guard of the pre-Hispanic, colonial and republican period, emphasizing in the town colonial streets and covers with shields of the noble and caciques of XVII centuries.

MORAY:

Situated to about 7 km to the southwest of Maras village. It is unique archaeological group in its sort in the region. It is about enormous terraces that are superposed concentrically in a gigantic hole; these beautiful terraces that served at the Inca time like an agricultural laboratory “Prototype as Conservatory” in which old Quechuas or Incas experienced and obtained improvements. Place where incredible advances in agriculture were obtained.

SALINERAS or “SALT MINES”: 

Located to the northwest of Maras village, these are constituted for about 3,000 small wells with an area average of about 4 m²; operated from the Inca time, Colonial time and that even continues being exploded by the villagers. They indicate that the mountain has in its interior salt mines; a spring of salt water that arise from this mountain, serves during the time of drought to fill to the wells in form of “irrigation” every 3 days with salt water during a month; so that it is solidified gradually, then has the process for the consumption of the region.

Private Vehicle:
Cusco – Maras – Moray – salineras – Cusco
Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

Accommodation:
Hotel Prisma (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast

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Day 5: Departure from Cusco

Farewell and travel from Cusco to Lima After having a good breakfast,we’ll pick you up from your hotel to drive you to the airport in Cusco; the drive is 20 minutes from downtown of Cusco.  We must be 2 hours before at least 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 MAGIC TOUR INCLUDES

  • TRANSPORTATION: Transfer in/out Airport/Hotel/Airport, Private bus for the City tour, Sacred Valley Tour and Maras-Moray 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” and from “Aguas Calientes” to Ollantaytambo, transfer to your hotel.
  • ENTRANCE FEE: For the city tour, Sacred Valley tour, Maras-Moray and Machu Picchu.
  • GUIDE: Licensed bilingual tour guide.
  • ACCOMMODATIONS: Room based on double occupancy. 4 nights ***Hotel; with buffet breakfast included
  • OTHER: Local guide for permanent assistance.

EXCLUDED

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

Price

THE PRICE INFO

Daily departure for Machu Picchu Magic Tour in group service and private service

 TYPE OF TRAIN PRICE PER PERSON
 Expeditions class US$ 640
 Vistadome class US$ 675
 Hiram Bingham

TRAIN INFORMATION FOR MACHU PICCHU MAGIC TOUR

There are no roads to Machu Picchu. You can get there by train, walking (Inca Trail) or by an alternative route through Santa Teresa (which involves walking or train).

There are three train companies: Peru Rail and Inca Rail. Trains depart from Poroy station (a 20-minute trip from Cusco) or from Ollantaytambo station, located in the Sacred Valley. The trains arrive at Machu Picchu Pueblo (also known as Aguas Calientes).

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