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See the highlights of Cusco on this 4 days and 3 nights tour. Explore incredible archaeological sites such as Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Pukapukara, and Tambomachay. Tour Machu Picchu independently and with your English-Speaking professial guide. Round-trip transfers to and from the airport as well as daily breakfasts are included.
Briefing in our office, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. of the day before the trip, detailed explanation of the tour with our guide.
Recommendation: Arrive 24 hours before the trip at the office of Conde Travel.
After pick you up from the Cusco airport or your hotel, you will be transferred to our lounge where you will rest in the morning before taking a 4 hours tour of the city at 1:30pm. You will be guided through the Convent of Santo Domingo and then move on to the archeological sites located just outside the city of Cusco such as Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Pukapukara, and Tambomachay. We will transfer you back to your hotel in the evening.
We will start our excursion through the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Chinchero, where we will join a traditional weaving workshop. We will be part of the most remarkable textile handmaking display and see how the locals are working fashion. Then, we continue with a guided tour to the non-traditional Maras Moray circuit, a unique archaeological group that is one of a kind. The gigantic circular depressions in the ground surface were believed to be an agriculture investigation centre of the Inca’s but also a vibration complex. Then we drive to the salt mines located 7 km from Moray, pass through a typical Spanish village called Maras. In the afternoon we will visit the village of Ollantaytambo and the Inca Archaeological site which was inhabited 500 years ago and still remains in pretty good state. From there you will board your train to Aguas Calientes and spend the night.
After an early breakfast we will begin our 1 hour ascent at 4.30 a.m. to Machu Picchu on trekking. You will meet your guide at the entrance to start your 2 hour guided tour and afterwards you will have free time to explore on your own. For those who reserved Huayna Picchu or Montaña in advanced will be brought to the entrance to start an exceptional climb over this Incan marvel. Later in the afternoon, we will board a train from Aguas Calientes at 6.20 p.m. to Ollantaytambo. Remember to be at the station in Aguas Calientes at least 30 minutes in advance. In Ollantaytambo there will be a driver waiting just outside the exit of the station to bring you back to Cusco by bus.
Note: There is possibility to spend one more night in Machu Picchu town paying USD 30.00 extra, and return next day(if you want to climb Huayna picchu or Mountain Machu Picchu USD 30.00).
You can enjoy breakfast at your hotel before a driver transports you to the airport for your departing flight or bus station as you head to your next destination.
Machu Picchu is an archeological center that preserves the remains of an Inca city, built in a green environment of mountains and rivers, a mystical and mysterious place; in addition, it is a patrimony of humanity and one of the most desired destinations in the world.
It is located at 2,400 m. a. s. l. in a cloud forest between the Andes Mountains and the Amazon rainforest of Peru.
To get from Lima to Machu Picchu you must travel to the city of Cusco by plane or bus.
It is possible to go all the year, the minimum temperatures vary between 8 ºC and the maximum around 20 ºC.
There are 2 seasons in Machu Picchu: the dry season and the rainy season. The first one takes place between April and October, it is characterized by little rain and a sunny climate. The rainy season runs from November to March and is characterized by constant rains.
On trains to Machu Picchu you can only take hand luggage that should not exceed 5 kilos (11 pounds).
Yes, it can be visited by people of all ages. However, in order to ascend Huayna Picchu mountain, it can only be visited by people older than 12 years old.
Public access is from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Machu Picchu is home to almost 150 amazing constructions, these are some of the places that stand out:
• The Temple of the Sun.
• The Intihuatana.
• The Temple of the 3 Windows.
• The Temple of the Condor.
• The Hall of Mirrors.
• The Ladder of the Fountains.
• Huayna Picchu Mountain.
• The Temple of the Moon.
• The Door of the Sun (Intipunku).
• The Main Square.
• The Royal Tomb.
• The Sacred Rock.