Project Description

4 Days Essential Group Journey

4 Days / 3 Nights

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

[Places Visited] Sacred Valley (Pisac market & Ollantaytambo)
[Tour Length] 4 Days

  • Visit the famous Pisac market & enjoy the beauty of the Ollantaytambo fortress.
  • Discover the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Sanctuary of Machu Picchu and be witness of its impressive scenery.
  • Explore Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire; visit its impressive complexes and Pre Hispanic temples.

SUMMARY

Day 1: CUSCO
Welcome at Cusco Airport and transfer to your comfortable hotel.
Afternoon City Tour (Qoricancha – Temple of the Sun, Cathedral, Saqsaywaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay & Puka Pukara)

Day 2: CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY – CUSCO
Full day Tour: Pisac market & Ollantaytambo
Meals: B,L

Day 3: CUSCO – POROY – MACHU PICCHU – POROY – CUSCO
Morning transfer to Poroy station to board Vistadome train to Machu Picchu.
Private Tour at Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary (3 hrs approx.)
Afternoon board Vistadome train to Poroy station and transfer to your comfortable hotel.
Meals: B,L

Day 4: CUSCO – OUTBOUND
Transfer to Cusco Airport for your outbound flight.
Meals: B

Note: Subject to availability and change without prior notice.

Day 1: CUSCO
Welcome to Cusco! You are met and transferred to your comfortable hotel.

Among with your group, this afternoon discover Cusco City, which was the capital of the vast and impressive Inca Civilization. Explore the Qorikancha or Sun Temple, now referred to as Santo Domingo Church. The curved stonework of the temple is probably unequalled in the world which probably was covered with gold during the Inca period. Once on the main square, visit the Basilica Cathedral, which was built right on top of an Inca palace foundation. It is considered one of the most splendid Spanish colonial churches in the Americas.

Then, visit the impressive archaeological sites around the city: Saqsayhuaman, an Inca complex with huge stone constructions, where the Inti Raymi or Festival of the Sun is held every June. Sacsayhuaman has a great cosmic energy – that is why people think it was an astronomic observatory and an Inca oracle. Explore also Q’enqo, a place used for ceremonial purposes, fertility rites and celebrations of the solstice and equinox. The tour ends visiting Tambomachay, a set of stone structures finely carved, aqueducts and water falls originating from near springs and thermal sources, probably related to the worship of water, one of the pillars of the Andean conception of the world.

Day 2: CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY – CUSCO
You and your group are transferred to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Along the route, visit the colorful Indian town of Pisaq and its market. Pisaq is located in the Urubamba valley where magnificent Inca ruins spread out over a large area on very steep mountain slopes. In the afternoon, visit Ollantaytambo, the oldest continuously occupied settlement in the Americas, which demonstrates the best surviving example of Inca city planning. The complex consists of a number of ascending terraces alongside which runs a path that provides entrance to the high ceremonial area. There is a large number of chambers which are made of rough blocks of stone. This ancient complex was originally a Temple and later used as a fortress by some Incas to repel the attack by the Spanish conquerors. This important Inca site is a great example of magnificent stonework.
(B,L)

Day 3: CUSCO – POROY – MACHU PICCHU – POROY – CUSCO
This morning you are transferred to Poroy rail station to board the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. During the journey – 3 hours – a light snack is provided. You are met by your private Tour Guide at Machu Picchu town, and are transferred to Machu Picchu Archaeological site by shuttle bus.

Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary Excursion
Explore the enigmatic complex of Machu Picchu accompanied by your expert guide, who leads the way through the site, providing varied information on key areas of interest, including Intihuatana or Sun Dial, the Sacred Plaza and the Temple of the Sun. The story of Machu Picchu is very interesting. It’s still unknown what the site exactly was in terms of its place in Inca life. Some scholars believe that Machu Picchu was a summer country resort for elite Incas. However, other theories affirm that Machu Picchu was one of the greatest ceremonial centers in the entire Inca Empire.

After lunch, board the Vistadome train back to Poroy station and continue by road to your hotel in Cusco.
(B,L)

Day 4: CUSCO – OUTBOUND
After breakfast you are transferred to Cusco Airport for your outbound flight.
(B)

5 Stars
US $ 1,090
4 Stars
US $ 920
3 Stars
US $ 860
Cusco ARANWA CUSCO
Deluxe room
SONESTA HOTEL CUSCO
Standard room
SAN AGUSTIN DORADO
Standard room

* Pricing per person based on double occupancy

INCLUDED:

  • Hotel accommodations as indicated in the itinerary, including taxes (VAT 18%) and service charges.
  • Meals as specified: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner.
  • Private airport transfers as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Group guided excursions as indicated, inclusive of admission fees (Upgrade to Private Tour in Machu Picchu).
  • Expert English-speaking Tour Guide services during included transfers and excursions.
  • Vistadome Rail tickets to / from Machu Picchu.
  • 24 / 7 Concierge Live Assistance.
  • Baggage handling assistance and tips to airport porters.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Any international airfares or internal airfare unless specifically mentioned; Airport Taxes ($32.00 per person International Departures Tax); Passport and visa fees; Travel insurance; Excess baggage charges; Items of personal nature such as gratuities, telephone / fax / internet charges, laundry, beverages, meals and services not specified in the itinerary.

NOTES:

  • This is a sample itinerary which can be customized according to your needs and travel wishes. Please contact our Destination Specialists at sales AT peruvianodyssey DOT com.
  • Extensions among other destinations in Peru are available upon request and at an additional cost.
  • Before your trip, please get a copy of your Peru Information Guide for a most unforgettable experience!
  • Local Tax (VAT 18%) for accommodation and meals taken in hotels, only applicable to travellers having remained in the country for 60 consecutive days or more (residents). In order to be exempt from this tax, non-resident travellers must present their original passport and Andean Immigration Card to our staff at the moment of check-in. In absence of these documents, the VAT exemption does not apply and the tax will have to be paid by guests directly at each hotel.

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