Machu Picchu Tour - 6 Days

Machu Picchu Tour

Machu Picchu Tour begins in the historical city of Cusco and takes you to experience the region’s archeological and cultural treasures in a short amount of time; in this tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the Inca ruins around Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, journey to the “Lost City of the Incas” – Machu Picchu with overnight and them explore the stunning Maras village and the wonderful Inca site of Moray as well the impressive salt mines of Maras.

  • Timing: 6 days / 5 nights
  • Starting Point: Cusco Airport
  • Ending Point: Cusco Airport

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Machu Picchu Tour.
  • Maras Moray Tour

SHORT ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival to Cusco

Arrival to Cusco at any time; we will wait for you at Cusco airport and transfer you to the hotel.

Day 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas.

The tour starts at 08:30 a.m; Today will be full-day tour including the Market of Pisac and Ollantaytambo Inca ruins, also the colonial Church of Chinchero.

Day 3 – 4: Machu Picchu Tour

Board the morning train through the Urubamba Valley until the town of “Aguas Calientes”; overnight and the next day, very early you will take the fist bus up to Machu Picchu to see the sunrise over Machu Picchu; Optional climb the Huayna Picchu Mountain.

Day 4: Tour to Maras Moray

Half-day tour; you will have the option to visit the agriculture experimentation center of the Incas and the salt mines of Maras.

Day 6: Departure from Cusco.

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

During this short but amazing Machu Picchu Tour, you will discover the nation, culture, traditions and religion of the Incas. We will take you through picturesque landscapes of spectacular mountain ranges to the lush green valleys. Cusco is a beautiful region with stunning landscapes and historical monuments. This trip covers the three most popular touristic destinations of Peru: the city of Cusco, the capital of the Incas; The Sacred Valley of the Incas and the iconic Machu Picchu. Visiting these three places will give you a good understanding of Inca’s rich culture and traditions, marvelous arts and crafts, history, Inca religion and life of locals.

Day 1
Arrival to Cusco

Cusco-Machu Picchu Tour begins once you arrive to Cusco at any time; however, we must know you flight details for the reception in the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Relax and explore the fascinating city of Cusco (optional city tour in the afternoon); overnight in Cusco. Here in Cusco, there are important Inca ruins around the city and several good museums like: The Inca museum, the Archaeological Museum, the Regional History Museum and the Religious Art Museum.

The city of Cusco is situated in the Peruvian Andes at 3,400 masl; Cusco was the capital of the Incas, developed under the Inca ruler Pachacutec, into a complex urban center with distinct religious and administrative functions. It was surrounded by clearly delineated areas for agricultural, artisan and industrial production. When the Spaniards conquered it in the 16th century, they preserved the basic structure but built Baroque churches and palaces over the ruins of the Inca city.

Day 2
Sacred Valley of the Incas

The tour starts at 08:30 a.m once we pick you up from your hotel in our tourist bus; from Cusco, we’ll pass Sacsayhuaman & Tambomachay, over the mountains toward the Sacred Valley; after 1:30 hour we arrive to the village of Pisac where we will visit a traditional market and you can purchase some local souvenirs. Then, we’ll drive up to explore the extensive ruins of Pisac with stunning views over the valley.

From Pisac, we’ll continue toward Urubamba where we’re gonna stop for lunch; after lunch, we’ll continue to Ollantaytambo surrounded by the sacred mountains, where we will again discover the magnificence of the Inca constructions, the amazing Temple of the Sun, enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved and polished, stone water fountains, stairs, terraces and the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress, all surrounded by the Sacred Mountains and Valley of Patacancha and Willoq; then, we’ll return to Cusco.

Day 3
Travel from Cusco to Aguas CAlientes

After breakfast, we’ll leave the hotel and head to the train station of Poroy and take the tourist train for 3 hours to the picturesque town of “Aguas Calientes” and have accommodation in the hotel; in the afternoon, you can go to explore the surrounds including the marvelous waterfall at Mandorpampa.

Day 4
Machu Picchu Tour

Today very early, we’ll take the first bus up to Machu Picchu and explore with an experienced guide; the tour will be for 2 hours approximately and then you will have extra time to explore by yourself or climb up the Huayna Picchu Mountain (Check availability). In the afternoon, we will take the train and return through Urubamba Valley to Cusco and transfer to your hotel.

Day 5
Tour to Maras-Moray

At 08:30 a.m, we’ll pick you up from your hotel in our private transport and head to Maras’s village, and then continue to the stunning Inca archeological site of Moray where you will explore the agricultural experimentation center of the Incas; then, we’ll continue 40 minutes the travel to visit the salt mines.

MARAS:

Located in the province of Urubamba to 3,300 masl. Then, we will be able to enjoy the snow-capped mountain range of the Vilcanota and summits: “The Chicón” (5,500 masl) and “the Veronica” (5,750 masl). At the east present time, there is an 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 centuries XVII.

MORAY:

One is to about 7 km to the southwest of Maras; 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 the town of Maras 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.

Maras salt mines area is accessible only by a poorly maintained dirt road, which leads from the main road leading through the Sacred Valley between Cusco and the surrounding towns. Salt mine of Maras has been obtained since pre-Inca times by evaporating salty water from a local subterranean stream. The highly salty water emerges at a spring, a natural outlet of the underground stream. Flow is directed into an intricate system of tiny channels constructed so that the water runs gradually down onto the several hundred ancient terraced ponds.

Day 6
Departure from Cusco

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

The Trip Cost includes

  • All necessary things for this tour:
  • TRANSPORTATION: Transfer in/out Airport/Hotel/Airport, Private bus for all the tours; 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 FEES: For all tourist places.
  • GUIDE: Licensed bilingual tour guide.
  • ACCOMMODATIONS: Room based on double occupancy. 4 nights in Cusco ***Hotel, 1 night in the town of "Aguas Calientes".
  • OTHER: Local guide for permanent assistance, first-aid kit and emergency oxygen bottle.

The price Not Includes

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

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Price From USD 800 USD $ 750/person
750
Total $ 750 USD

Trip Facts

  • Bus and Train
  • min: 2 - Max: 12
  • Cusco and Machu Picchu
  • Daily
  • Cusco Region
  • Cusco hotel
  • 3-stars category

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