Mystical Cusco 4 Days

Tour Type

Perú

Location

Perú

Overview

Cusco is much more than a very special destination! As you will discover during some fascinating days visiting its main attractions. Visit the Imperial city, the impressive archaeological remains and explore some of the most spectacular views in this planet on your way to the magnificent citadel and mountain of Machu Picchu.

HOTELS

Tourist 3*
Top Tourist 4
Deluxe 5*

ITINERARY

*Subject to change

DAY 1 | ARRIVAL IN CUSCO

Arrive at the Cusco airport and enjoy a comfortable transfer to your hotel. You will be accompanied by a representative who will inform you about the tourist attractions of the city and help you with your registration.

 Overnight at the selected hotel in Cusco.

DAY 2 | CUSCO CITY TOUR & NEARBY ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES

Enjoy a guided tour of this charming city, which was the 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 Sacsayhuamán, whose imposing ramparts offer a stunning panoramic view of Cusco, and the ruins of the temple and amphitheatre of Qenqo, where it is believed the Incas practiced 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.

 Overnight at the selected hotel in Cusco on bed and breakfast basis. Lunch included.

DAY 3 | CUSCO – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Ollanta train station. Your tour to Machu Picchu begins with a train ride to AguasCalientes in approximately one hour and a half. This town is also known as "Machu Picchu Pueblo"; and is the last stop before entering the remains of the most important archaeological site in Peru. In Aguas Calientes there is a craft market, restaurants and hotels of different categories for those who prefer to spend the night at the foot of the mountain and climb it early the following morning.

Finally, after a short bus ride, reach Machu Picchu, a masterpiece of engineering and architecture that served as a sanctuary and retreat for the Inca Pachacuti. Machu Picchu, which means "Old Mountain", and is considered a World Heritage by the UNESCO and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. At the end of the tour, return by bus to Aguas Calientes for lunch. Finally, you return by train to Ollanta Station and to your hotel in Cusco during the afternoon.

DAY4 | CUSCO DEPARTURE

A transportation service and guide picks you up from your hotel at the established time and transfer you to the airport.

 Breakfast included.

END OF SERVICES

Included/Excluded

GUIDE: Spanish and English speaking guide.
ACCOMMODATION: 3 nights of accommodation in Cusco.
MEALS: Daily breakfast at the hotel from day 2. Lunch on day 3.
TRANSPORT: Transfers from/ to airport in a private vehicle. Transfer from and to the hotel, train station, bus station. Round trip train to Machu Picchu.
ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES: Admission to all major monuments and sightseeing attractions mentioned in above itinerary: Coricancha, Cathedral, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay and Puca Pucara in Cusco; Machu Picchu on day 2.
Expenses of a personal nature. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during meals. Meals not stated in the programme.
Tips for driver and guide.
Additional optional visits.
Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTC) for children from ages 10 to 17.
Mandatory suplements of special dates like Easter Holidays, Inti Raymi, National Holidays, Christmas and New Year´s mentioned separately.
International flights to Peru.
Domestic flights (we advise booking the first flights in the morning).
International and domestic airport departure taxes.

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FAQs

When and where does the tour end?
Your tour will conclude in San Francisco on Day 8 of the trip. There are no activities planned for this day so you're free to depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to give yourself time to fully experience the wonders of this iconic city!
When and where does the tour start?
Day 1 of this tour is an arrivals day, which gives you a chance to settle into your hotel and explore Los Angeles. The only planned activity for this day is an evening welcome meeting at 7pm, where you can get to know your guides and fellow travellers. Please be aware that the meeting point is subject to change until your final documents are released.
Do you arrange airport transfers?
Airport transfers are not included in the price of this tour, however you can book for an arrival transfer in advance. In this case a tour operator representative will be at the airport to greet you. To arrange this please contact our customer service team once you have a confirmed booking.
What is the age range
This tour has an age range of 12-70 years old, this means children under the age of 12 will not be eligible to participate in this tour. However, if you are over 70 years please contact us as you may be eligible to join the tour if you fill out G Adventures self-assessment form.