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As you’ll discover over three fascinating days visiting Cusco’s main attractions, the city is one of South America’s most important destinations. During your time in the Imperial city you’ll visit the area’s most impressive archeological remains and take in some of the planet’s most spectacular landscapes. Along the way you’ll visit the magnificent citadel and mountain of Machu Picchu.
3 Days / 2 Nights
- Departure: Cusco
- Perfect quick trip to Cusco
- Explore the former Inca capital
- Includes shared tour of archeological sites nearby Cusco and of Machu Picchu
- GUIDE: English-speaking guide.
- ACCOMMODATION: Two nights of accommodation in Cusco.
- MEALS: Daily breakfast at the hotel starting on day 2. Lunch on day 2 in Aguas Calientes.
- TRANSPORT: Private transfers from and to the airport. Shared transfers from and to the train stations. Train to Machu Picchu round trip in Expedition service (PeruRail) or Voyager (IncaRail).
- ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES: Admission to all major monuments and sightseeing attractions mentioned in above itinerary: Coricancha, Cathedral, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay and Puca Pucara in Cusco; Machu Picchu on day 2.
- AIRFARE: Domestic flights Lima-Cusco-Lima
DAY 1: CUSCO & NEARBY ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES
Arrive at Cusco Airport and enjoy a transfer to your hotel. Domestic flight from Lima to Cusco must arrive not later than 10:30am. Noon arrivals are too late. You will be accompanied by a guide who will inform you about the attractions the city has to offer, as well as assist you along the way and with your check-in at the selected hotel. In the afternoon, the tour begins in Coricancha, also known as the ‘Temple of the Sun’. This was built by order of Inca Pachacuti and, at the arrival of the Spaniards, it became the basis for the construction of the Santo Domingo Convent. Then, visit the Cathedral, the most imposing monument of the Main Square and head to Sacsayhuaman, one of the emblematic buildings of the Incas, erected by Inca Pachacuti in the 15th century. It is an immense fortress built with large stones, whose transfer and assembling is still a mystery. Continue to Qenqo, an archeological complex of religious use, where agricultural rituals were held. To conclude, you will visit Puka Pukara, located seven kilometers from the city. Puka Pukara, which means ‘red fort’, was an architectural complex of supposed military use with multiple environments, plazas, baths, aqueducts, and towers. It is believed that it was used by the Inca entourage while the leader rested in Tambomachay. When you finish visiting, return to the hotel.
Overnight at the selected hotel in Cusco.
DAY 2: MACHU PICCHU
Start the day with breakfast at the hotel and a transfer to the Ollanta train station. Your tour to Machu Picchu begins with a train ride to Aguas Calientes, arriving in approximately an hour and a half. This town is also known as ‘Machu Picchu Pueblo’ and is the last stop before entering the remains of the most important archeological site in Peru. Finally, after a short transfer by bus, you reach Machu Picchu, a masterpiece of engineering and architecture that served as a sanctuary and retreat for the Inca ruler Pachacutec. Machu Picchu, which means ‘Old Mountain’, was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. At the end of the tour, take the bus back to Aguas Calientes for lunch. Finally, return by train to Ollanta Station, and enjoy a comfortable transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
Overnight at the selected hotel in Cusco. Lunch included.
DAY 3: CUSCO INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE
Start the day with a tasty breakfast. Afterwards, enjoy a comfortable transfer with a guide from your hotel to the airport.