|US$ 639||Price per person, 3 stars, double occupancy, group tours, airport transfers, Expedition Train (subject to availability). Airfares and Huayna Picchu Mountain not included.|
|Destination:||Cusco - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu|
The 4 Day Machu Picchu Tour is customizable. If you’d prefer to travel for fewer days or add days or destinations to your trip, please let us know in the section section of the Get Free Quote form. You can fill out our Present Design Your Trip form or Contact Us form With your specific needs.
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE HISTORY OF THE INCAS
The 4 Day Machu Picchu Tour Package offers The most complete travel itinerary for Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu. If you are looking to immerse yourself in the history and culture of the Inca Empire, this is the tour for you!
- Visit the iconic Inca and Colonial sights of Cusco
- Walk around the monumental fortress of Sacsayhuaman
- Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas
- Shop in the artisan market of Pisac
- Climb the heights of the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo
- Experience the history, energy and breathtaking sights of Machu Picchu
WHY VISIT MACHU PICCHU?
The story of Machu Picchu is as amazing as the citadel itself. It was hidden in the Andes, buried underneath centuries
of heavy vegetation until 1911, when the American explorer Hiram Bingham discovered it, following a tip from locals.
Today, the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has received many awards and recognitions over the years, Most Recently TripAdvisor’s 2016 No. 1 Tourist Landmark around the World!
It is truly an engineering and architectural masterpiece, which is also surrounded by a palpable mystical aura. This is one of the destinations you should visit in your lifetime!
MACHU PICCHU TOUR ITINERARY
Pick up from the airport in Cusco and transfer to your hotel (3,350m / 10,9981ft)
Tour Cusco, Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Pucapucara, Tambomachay
Pick up from the lobby of your hotel. Visit the Cathedral of Cusco, Koricancha (or Temple of the Sun), the archaeological complex of Sacsayhuaman, and archeological sites of Kenko, Pucapucara, and Tambomachay. Return to your hotel, overnight in Cusco.
The Sacred Valley of the Incas (2,800m / 9,184ft)
Pick up from the lobby of your hotel. Visit the artisan market and Archeological Site of Pisac. Buffet lunch in Yucay.
Continue the tour visiting the Archaeological Site of Ollantaytambo and enjoy an amazing mountain view. Tour ends around 16:00 – 17:00. Transfer, on your own, to the Ollantaytambo Station (10min walk from Main Square) to take the Expedition Train Departing at 7:00 PM and arriving to Aguas Calientes at 20:43. Transfer to your hotel in Aguas Calientes assisted by the hotel’s staff.
Overnight in Aguas Calientes.
The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu (2,350m / 7,710ft)
Your tour guide will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel to take the bus up to the Citadel of Machu Picchu early in the morning and explore the great “Lost City of the Incas “together. After your tour, we recommend you to walk on your own, to the Sun Gate or Inti Punku to admire another amazing panoramic view of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu or visit the Inca Bridge (optional).
After lunch (not included), take the bus down (last bus departs at 17:30), on your own, to Aguas Calientes and enjoy its natural hot springs and / or transfer, on your own , To the station to take the Expedition Train departing at 16:43 and arriving at 20:13 to Poroy (15-20min from Cusco). At your arrival, you will look for a sign with your name to be transferred to your hotel in Cusco.
Overnight in Cusco.
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the airport in Cusco to take your flight back to Lima (morning or afternoon).
- This 4 Day Machu Picchu Tour Package is available every day of the year.
- Acclimatization: we strongly recommend you drink coca leaf tea, rest for at least 3 hours upon arrival to your hotel, and eat a little digesting food might be a bit slow during your first day due to the altitude.
- Weather: rainy season starts in mid-October and ends in mid-March in the Mountains and Jungle. January and February the heaviest months of rain. The best time of the year to visit Machu Picchu is from April to September.
- Trains: Expedition / Backpacker – tourist, Inca Rail Executive Class – superior, Vistadome – superior, Andean Railways Panoramic – superior, Inca Rail First Class – Hiram Bingham – luxury.
- Luggage: you can leave unnecessary luggage at your hotel in Cusco when going to Machu Picchu per train luggage weight regulations.
- Sacred Valley Tour: The best days to enjoy the artisan market of Pisac are Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- Maras and Moray Tour: you can add this tour for US $ 25.00 per person. Includes transportation, guide, entrance tickets and visit to the natural salt mines of Maras and the most advanced agricultural system of the Incas, Moray.
MACHU PICCHU TOUR PRICES
|5 Stars Deluxe
|Double Room||$ 639||$ 709||US $ 1,049||$ 1,115|
|Additional for Single Room||$ 150||$ 220||$ 470||$ 535|
|Additional in private service||$ 185||$ 185||$ 185||$ 185|
INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE
|Included in Price||Not included in Tour Price|
|Hotel accomodation according to itinerary.||International and domestic flights.|
|Meals according to itinerary.||Visas required to enter Peru.|
|All guided excursion in English.||Airport Taxes.|
|All tour and intermediate transfers.||Drinks.|
|All entrance tickets.||Tips.|
|Bus and entrance tickets to Machu Picchu.||Airport Transfer, hotels, and tours in Lima.|
|Expedition Train to / from Aguas Calientes.||Buffet Lunch at Belmond Santuary Lodge during Machu Picchu Tour.|
|Entrance ticket to the mountains of Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu|
MACHU PICCHU TRAVEL INFORMATION
When is the Best time to visit Machu Pichu?
The best months to visit Cusco and Machu Picchu are April through November as it is typically the dry season in the Andes Mountains. For more information click here.
What Kind of Clothing and Footwear Should I Bring?
Altitude has a marked effect on climate. Normally, the higher you go, the colder it gets. If you are on the Western side of the mountains it tends to be pretty dry. If you are on the eastern side of the Andes, it can be pretty wet. Remember that there is a seasonal inversion between the northern and the southern hemispheres. That is, when it is summer in the north it is winter in the south.
Peru is very close to the Equatorial line. Sunshine is more intense so bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen lotion.
Bring a small foldable pouch, duffle bag, daypack or backpack to carry your valuables, a water bottle to keep hydrated and any extras like a light coat to be prepared for temperature changes.
The Andes highlands have warm days and cold nights. Dress in layers so that you can adjust your body temperature depending on local conditions and time of day. Excellent quality alpaca and llama wool products are available in the region and are great for staying warm at night.
Daytime in the Andes can be extremely sunny and bright so bring sunglasses, a hat and some sunscreen. Chap stick or lip moisturizer is also useful since the air is dry.
Hiking Machu Picchu requires proper footwear. Sturdy shoes with good ankle support or light hiking boots. Heavier hiking boots for the more extreme hikes like the Inca Trail, Salkantay or Ausangate Mountain.
What to do about altitude sickness?
Altitude sickness, or “soroche” as it is called in Peru, is sometimes a problem for visitors of the Peruvian highlands. Many hotels offer a tea made with the leaves of the coca plant (considered to have been a sacred plant for the Incas and still seen as such by many people in the highlands of Peru), as it is supposed to help relieve altitude sickness. Like regular tea it has a mild stimulating effect and a pleasant taste. If anything, a good cup of hot liquid will help keep you hydrated.
You can also purchase “Sorochi” or “Gravel” pills sold over-the-counter at pharmacies and airports. However, the best thing you can do is to rest, eat lightly on the first day, stay hydrated, and avoid excess physical activity until acclimatized . Most people do NOT have serious problems with the altitude, and only experience a mild headache and shortness of breath on the first day.