Machu Picchu Classic Tour
Machu Picchu Classic Tour is a cultural tour where you´ll visit the most important highlights of Peru; in a short period of time; it’s a four-day tour in the region of Cusco – Peru. This tour takes you to visit the Historical Cusco City and the nearby Inca ruins; the sacred valley of the Incas; where you´ll visit the local market in the town of Pisaq; as well the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo; you also will explore the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu; All of them in a comfortable tour and escorted with an experienced Guide.
The Machu Picchu Classic Tour begins in the city of Cusco at an elevation of about 3,400 meters that is located in southern Peru. Machu Picchu Classic Tour is one of the most beautiful trips in Peru that takes you see the tradition of the less visited villages, lern the history and culture of the Incas and the Peruvian custom. Further, the journey also takes you to visit the local markets in the town of Pisaq.
Overview – Machu Picchu Classic Tour
Four-day Machu Picchu Classic Tour by train takes you to enjoy from the comfort service to Machu Picchu, one of the world’s treasures. In this tour you´ll visit Cusco and the surrounds Inca temples also Cusco’s colonial architecture. Cusco was the center of politic administration in the time of the Incas and Machu Picchu was a pilgrimage center for the Incas. This combination of buildings gives Cusco a magical architecture and style. The mystery of Machu Picchu has been part of the research of several archeologists from all over the world because of its immense Architectural and natural beauty.
Machu Picchu means Old Mountain it´s located at 2,400m, on the top of one of the rocky mountains of the Vilcabamba mountain range. It was constructed in the XV century by the Inca emperor Pachukutec; In Machu Picchu you will visit temples dedicated for the elements of the Mother Nature: temple of the sun, temple of the Moon, Temple of the Mountain, temple of the Condor, etc.
- TIMING: 4 days and 3 nights
- STARTING POINT: Cusco airport
- ENDING POINT: Cusco airport
Note: We can help you to book your airline tickets from Lima to Cusco; for this issue lets us to know in advance please.
- Cusco city
- Sacred of the incas
- Machu Picchu tour
- Huayna Picchu
BRIEF ITINERARY – Machu Picchu Classic Tour
Day 1.- Cusco
Arrive to Cusco at any time however we must know you flight details for you reception in the airport of Cusco.
Day 2.- Sacred valley of the Incas
Full day tour through the green valley; you will visit the picturesque town of Pisaq, the Pisaq market and the wonderful Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo; late in the afternoon we´ll take the train for two hours to Aguas Calientes town; overnight in the hotel.
Day 3.- Machu Picchu
Today we commence very early; we´ll take a tourist bus for 25 minutes up to Machu Picchu and enjoy the tranquility of the stunning Inca temple; and in the afternoon you will return to Ollantaytambo train station from where we´ll transfer you to the Hotel in Cusco.
Day 4.- Depart Cusco
Depart Cusco at any time.
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Arrive to Cusco
The Machu Picchu Classic Tour starts when you arrive to Cusco at any time; we must know your flight details; our staff will wait for you in the airport of Cusco and will transfer you to the hotel; today there is not planet activities, you can rest or you can take our city tour program that begins at 1:30pm and ends at 6:30pm. In this tour you will have the option to see the cathedral located in the main square, the temple of the Sun of the Incas, the fortress of Sacsaywaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay.
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Cusco is located at 3,400 meter above sea level where 350,000 inhabitants live actually. At Cusco there are numerous colonial churches one of the city’s most common sights is the Cathedral located at the main square which was started to build in 1560 and took 94 years to finish; in the cathedral we still can see over 400 canvases of the XVI and XVII century, most of them belongs to the Cusco painting school many of them of the famous Cusquenian artist Diego Quispe Tito. The cathedral is also one of the city’s greatest repositories of colonial art. The main ruin within is that of the Coricancha, once the Inca Empire’s richest temple. Today the ruin forms the base of the colonial church of Santo Domingo.
During Inca times this temple was literally covered with gold and silver, but within months of the arrival of the first conquistadors this incredible wealth had all been melted down. It is left to the individual imagination to imagine the magnificence of the original structure. There are several good museums in Cusco like: the Archaeological Museum, Inca museum, art museum, the Regional History Museum and the Religious Art Museum. As well you can participate from some adventure like rafting or mountain bike.
Sacred Valley of the Incas: Cusco – Pisaq – Urubamba – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes.
The tour begins at 8:30am; we´ll take a tourist bus toward the extensive valley of Urubamba or Sacred Valley located near Cusco where the agricultural settlements and beautiful towns were concentrated since the time of the Incas. The tour involves in visit the market and the town of Pisaq, stop at Urubamba for lunch and continue to Ollantaytambo from where in the afternoon we´ll take the train for two hours to the picturesque town of Aguas calientes.
The Sacred valley is considered to have very special environments, as an excellent climate, very fertile lands from where still nowadays farmers can get good quantity and quality of corn and other products. Through the valley is running the Willcamayu River (in Quechua language: sacred or wonderful thing) called now as the Urubamba river which is tributary of the Amazon River which is considered the largest river of the world.
The sacred Valley is embraced between the towns of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo, where you can appreciate wonderful landscape, learn history of the Incas while you visit the Inca ruins and enjoy the local cousin at Urubamba town. You also can appreciate and magnify the high technological development that the reached in the agriculture through “andenería” systems or Inca terraces. These systems are still today in full production, with sophisticated designs and hydraulic engineering works that they used for watering.
Machu Picchu tour: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo – Cusco.
After early breakfast we´ll take a bus for 25 minutes up to Machu Picchu and explore with a professional guide for two hours, then you will have free time to explore by yourself. After you finish exploring Machu Picchu you must take the bus down to Aguas Calientes town and enjoy your lunch, in the afternoon you´ll board the train to return to Ollantaytambo train station from where we´ll transfer you to Cusco hotel; where we´ll arrive in the evening.
Machu Picchu is tangible evidence of architecture of the Inca Empire located on the peak of one of the mountains that belongs to the Vilcabamba mountain range. Machu Picchu is a wonderful citadel of cut stone fit together without mortar; where still Inca palace, squares, temples and homes exist; many of the contractions have been built as a ceremonial site, its dramatic location is certainly well suited for any of those purposes.
Scholars are still striving to uncover clues to the mysteries hidden here high in the eastern slopes of the Andes, covered with tropical forests of the upper Amazon Basin.
Depart Cusco at any time.
From: US$ 540.00
MACHU PICCHU CLASSIC TOUR INCLUDES
- Guided tour of the sacred Valley and Machu Picchu
- Pre-departure briefing at your Hotel or in our office time will be confirmed on your arrival to Cusco.
- Transportation: Transfer in/out airport/hotel/airport, private bus for the Sacred valley tour, tourist class train round trip from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, bus up and down from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, transfer to your hotel.
- Entrance Fees: For the sacred valley tour and Machu Picchu.
- Guide: Licensed bilingual tour guide.
- Accommodations: Room based on double occupancy: 2 nights in Cusco ***Hotel, 1 night in Aguas Calientes town ***Hotel. If you would like a private room there is an additional cost of US$30.00 per night.
- Others Items: Local guide for permanent assistance, first aid kit.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
- Meals: Lunch and dinner, you must consider a budget of US$10 to US$20 for each meal.
- Airport Taxes and tips
For Machu Picchu Classic Tour, we require a non-refundable trek deposit of US$150 per person. The deposit can be sent by a WESTERN UNION or to our BANK ACCOUNT money transfer or through payment on Line. The money transfer should be in the name of SUNRISE PERU TREK OPERATOR E.I.R.L. Once you arrive in Cusco you must pay the remaining balance in cash prior to beginning your tour. We accept both US Dollars and Peruvian Soles (local currency).
For Machu Picchu Classic Tour, on arrival to Cusco we will give you a pre-travel talk (briefing) of the city and of the tour in your hotel.