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  2. Cusco Region
  3. Cusco
  4. Saksaywaman

From Cusco: 6-Day Machu Picchu and Cusco Tour

Product ID: 326316
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Appreciate the best of the Sacred Valley of the Incas with visits to its most popular archeological sites, including Machu Picchu, on this 6-day tour. Enjoy an adventure full of archeology, history, nature, museums, and more.
About this activity
Duration: 6 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, English
Booklets
Spanish, English

Pickup included

OPTION 1: Airport When you arrive in Cusco, a staff member of the local partner office will be waiting for you after you exit the customs area. They will have a sign with your name on it and will transfer you to your hotel. OPTION 2: Bus Terminal When you arrive in Cusco, a staff member of the local partner office will be waiting for you in the waiting area with a sign with your name on it. OPTION 3: Pickup is available from the historical city center. Please contact the local partner to arrange your pickup location. NOTE: During the tour, you will be picked up from the hotels booked for you by the local partner.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Stimulate your senses with the wonders that await for you in the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Explore one of the New Seven Wonders of the World: Machu Picchu
  • Appreciate South American camelids, like llamas, vicuñas, and alpacas, whose wool is used in making traditional fabrics
Full description
Day 1: Arrival in Cusco and Inca Museum and Koricancha

Start your tour with shuttle service from the airport or bus station to your hotel. The rest of the morning will be reserved for resting to adapt to the altitude, approximately 3400 meters (11,000 feet). In the afternoon, visit the Inca Museum, home of thousands of years of Andean culture. Continuing with the tour, head to the temple of Koricancha, the famous Sun Temple of Qosqo.

Day 2: Saqsayhuaman, Tambomachay, and the Temple of the Moon – Transfer to Aguas Calientes  

Begin your day with the journey to Saqsayhuaman. This Inca architecture, with its magnificent qualities and colossal stones, is considered one of the most exceptional constructions on the face of the Earth. From here, continue to the Temple of the Moon, a place for spiritual connection, and encounter the feminine energy of the Moon Goddess.
In the afternoon, travel by car to the train station in the town of Ollantaytambo for transfer to the town of Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes). You will have the option to visit and enjoy the hot springs.

Day 3: Machu Picchu

Wake up very early for breakfast and ascend to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu to appreciate the sunrise in this magical place, believed to have been a sanctuary and energetic center. Today, Machu Picchu is recognized by UNESCO as one of the seven wonders of the world and as a World Heritage site.

Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo – Moray-Salt Mines

In the morning, return to the "living" Inca town of Ollantaytambo by train. Visit Ollantaytambo before continuing into Moray, an ancient construction designed for agricultural investigations and studies of different crops in a range of altitudes. Then, head to the salt mines of Maras, about 2 miles away. This village is known as a former salt-producing center that is thought to date back to pre-Inca times. There are over 3000 salt pools all carved into the mountainside, filled daily by a little stream of water.

Day 5: Chinchero (Textile Interpretation Center) and City Walking Tour

Chinchero, the rainbow village, is home of the ruins of the royal palace of the Túpac Inca Yupanqui, a picturesque community located on a high plateau overlooking the many snowcapped peaks of the Cusco region. After your visit to this area, return to Cusco, where you will have free time for lunch, and then start with your City Walking Tour around the most important places in Cusco.  

Day 6: Free Day – Fly to Lima

Enjoy a free morning to relax or do any activity and, according to your flight details, you will be transferred to the airport by the local partner for your departure to Lima.
Includes
  • 5 nights of accommodations in 3 or 4-star hotels, based on double occupation
  • 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • Entrances to Machu Picchu
  • All transportation
  • All transfers
  • All entrance fees
  • Executive (Inca Rail) or Expedition train to Machu Picchu
  • Round-trip buses to Machu Picchu
  • Private guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide during the entire trip
What’s Not Included
  • Flights
  • Single supplement: US $240 (3-stars hotel)/US $440 (4-star hotels)
  • Meals not mentioned above
  • Huayna Picchu entrance fee US $35
  • Travel Insurance - you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• The electrical current is 220V, 60HZ AC; standard outlets accept round prongs, but many places will have dual-voltage outlets, which take flat prongs
• Public pay phones operated by Telefonica-Peru (www.telefonica.com.pe) or Claro-Perú (www.claro.com.pe) are available on the street even in small towns
• In Peru, any telephone number beginning with a 9 is a cell phone number; numbers beginning with 0800 are often toll-free only when dialed from private phones, not from public pay phones
• With a few exceptions (notably some Asian, African, and Communist countries), visas are not required for travelers entering Peru
Organized by

Inkayni Peru Tours

Product ID: 326316