CUSCO AT A GLANCE – 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

TRIP SUMMARY
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights
  • Departure: Cusco
  • Perfect for quick trip travelers
  • Explore the former Inca capital
  • Includes shared tour of archeological sites nearby Cusco and of Machu Picchu
  • Accommodations
  • All activity and entrance fees as mentioned in itinerary
  • Guides (EN/SP other languages available on request)
  • All meals as mentioned in itinerary
  • Transportation as mentioned in itinerary

Day 1 Cusco – Nearby Archeological Sites

Day 2 Cusco – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Day 3 Cusco International Departure

  1. Cusco
  2. Machu Picchu
DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights
  • Departure: Cusco
  • Perfect for quick trip travelers
  • Explore the former Inca capital
  • Includes shared tour of archeological sites nearby Cusco and of Machu Picchu
  • Accommodations
  • All activity and entrance fees as mentioned in itinerary
  • Guides (EN/SP other languages available on request)
  • All meals as mentioned in itinerary
  • Transportation as mentioned in itinerary

Day 1 Cusco – Nearby Archeological Sites

Day 2 Cusco – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Day 3 Cusco International Departure

  1. Cusco
  2. Machu Picchu

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

TRIP OVERVIEW

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.

DAY 1: CUSCO - NEARBY ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES

Arrive at Cusco Airport and enjoy a transfer to your hotel…

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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 on a bed-and-breakfast basis.

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DAY 2: CUSCO - MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

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…

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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 on a bed and breakfast basis. Lunch included.

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DAY 3: CUSCO INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE

Start the day with a tasty breakfast…

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Start the day with a tasty breakfast. Afterwards, enjoy a comfortable transfer with a guide from your hotel to the airport.

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Inclusions

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.

Not Included

  • Personal expenses.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during your meals.
  • Meals not stated in the program description.
  • Tips for your driver and guide.
  • Additional optional visits. Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTC) for children from ages 10 to 17.
  • Mandatory supplementaries for special dates like Easter Holidays, Inti Raymi, National Holidays, Christmas and New Year’s mentioned separately.
  • International flights to Peru.
  • Domestic flights (we advise booking the first flights in the morning).
  • International and domestic airport departure taxes.

RATES

Period of departure: From Jan 1, 2020 to Dec 20, 2020
Package rates per person in US dollars in double accommodation

CategoryDouble
Comfort509
Standard519
Superior535
First Class569
Luxury769

Third person/child policy
Child aged 0 to 1 year 11 months, no charge (no extra bed provided). Child aged 2 to 5 years is considered category ‘child without bed’. Child aged 6 to 10 years is considered category ‘child with bed’. Children aged 10 and up should consider the additional charge for the Cusco BTC ticket, detailed in the Optional Supplements section for all programs that include Cusco.

Other considerations:
Rates not applicable on the following dates in 2020: Easter holidays (April 5 to April 12), Inti Raymi sun festival (June 22 to 28), National Holidays (July 27 to 31), Christmas, New Year’s, conferences or special events. All rates are per person and apply only to foreign passengers. Prices are subject to change without prior notice and can only be guaranteed once the reservation has been made. Rates do not apply to residents with more than 60 days of stay, nor corporate passengers (4 or more nights in Lima). Bookings shall include the passenger’s full name, nationality, passport number, age and date of birth.

ADD-ONS

Want to get the most out of your trip? Let us know if you’d like to include these optional activities (all rates are per person and in US dollars):

Shared Pottery workshop by Art trail

$127

Cusco traditional ceramics workshops: Glazed Ceramics and Colonial Gold Leaf application.

Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTC) for children from ages 10 to 17

$37

Includes entrances to: Ollantaytambo, Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara, Pikillacta, Chinchero, Qenqo, Pisac, Moray, Tipon, Contemporary Art Museum, Coricancha Site Museum, Regional Museum, Pachacuti Monument.

Second entrance to Machu Picchu + bus

$100

Second entrance to Machu Picchu plus bus.

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