TRIP ITINERARY

DAY 01:

Cusco City Tour: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara, Tambomachay & Pisac Exploration

Embark on a fascinating journey through Cusco and its surrounding areas, beginning with a morning pick-up from your chosen location. Dive into the heart of Cusco’s historical center, where you’ll explore iconic Inca landmarks such as the Coricancha, the city’s main temple, and the colonial cathedral, showcasing a blend of Inca and colonial architecture.

Next, immerse yourself in the daily life of Cusquenian people as you visit the bustling central market, where you can sample local snacks and experience the vibrant atmosphere. Wander through Cusco’s ancient Inca streets before stopping for a delicious lunch at a traditional restaurant.

Post-lunch, we’ll drive you to the four remarkable Inca ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara, and Tambomachay, offering a glimpse into the ingenious architecture and history of the Inca civilization. In the afternoon, we’ll continue our journey to the Sacred Valley, specifically to the Pisac Inca ruins, nestled atop the majestic mountains. Explore the site before visiting the lively Pisac market.

Finally, head to Urubamba for an overnight stay at a comfortable hotel, included in your itinerary. This comprehensive tour covers the most significant sites in Cusco and the surrounding region, providing a truly unforgettable experience.

Unveil the Secrets: Maras Moray, Salt Mines, Chinchero, and Journey to Aguas Calientes

After a restful night at the hotel and a delightful breakfast, we’ll take you on a journey to Maras Moray, where you’ll discover the Inca’s agricultural acclimatization laboratory and marvel at the circular farming terraces. Next, we’ll drive you to the fascinating salt mines of Maras, where you can enter the Salineras and touch the salt crystals.

Our next stop is Chinchero, where you’ll admire the colonial temple built atop an Inca structure and witness its stunning art. Here, you’ll also visit textile workshops to learn about traditional iconography and the natural techniques used in textile production.

Following this, we’ll head to Urubamba for a scrumptious lunch at a local restaurant known for its healthy and clean dishes. Afterward, we’ll visit an Inca bar to taste the Inca beer, a special drink of the Incas, and interact with locals while learning about guinea pig farming and cuisine.

As the day comes to an end, we’ll make our way to the Ollantaytambo train station to board the train to Aguas Calientes. You’ll spend the night in this charming town, preparing for the next day’s visit to the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu.

Highlights of the day:

  • Maras Moray: Inca agricultural laboratory
  • Cusco’s largest salt mines
  • Chinchero: Textile workshops and colonial temple
  • Inca bars and traditional restaurant
  • Guinea pig (Cuy) farms
  • Ollantaytambo: The living Inca city
  • Journey to Aguas Calientes

Immerse Yourself in the Wonder of Machu Picchu: Full-Day Exploration and Return to Cusco

Today, you’ll have the entire day to explore the captivating world of Machu Picchu, the Inca’s sacred sanctuary. Early in the morning, after a nourishing breakfast, we’ll take a bus up to Machu Picchu, allowing you to experience the lost city of the Incas without the crowds. Once inside, you’ll have ample time to capture stunning photos and take in the breathtaking views.

Following this, our expert guide will provide an informative tour of Machu Picchu, delving into the history and culture of the Incas. You’ll then have plenty of free time to explore the mystical site at your own pace. If you wish, you can hike to the Sun Gate or the Inca Bridge. For those who have booked in advance, the option to climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain is available.

After immersing yourself in the magic of Machu Picchu, we’ll return to Aguas Calientes for a delicious lunch at one of the town’s charming restaurants. In the afternoon, you’ll board the train back to Ollantaytambo, where we’ll transfer you to Cusco and drop you off at your hotel.

Unforgettable experiences:

  • Explore the enigmatic Machu Picchu
  • Learn about Inca history and culture through a guided tour
  • Optional hikes to the Sun Gate or Inca Bridge
  • Climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (if booked in advance)

Inclusions

Included

Experience the Best of Cusco, Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu: Comprehensive Inclusions for a Memorable Journey. Enjoy peace of mind with the following inclusions for your tour:

  • All necessary transportation provided via modern, comfortable vehicles
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide to accompany you through Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu
  • Entrance tickets to Coricancha temple, the four ruins of Cusco, and the ruins in the Sacred Valley
  • Vistadome train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (subject to availability)
  • Expedition train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (subject to availability)
  • 1-night hotel stay in Urubamba, Sacred Valley
  • 1-night hotel stay in Aguas Calientes town
  • Round-trip bus tickets between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance ticket for Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (subject to availability)
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo back to Cusco
  • Delicious meals: 3 lunches, 1 dinners, and 2 breakfasts

With these comprehensive inclusions, you can focus on immersing yourself in the captivating history and breathtaking landscapes of Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu.

Not Included

  • Extra expences
  • Tips

What to Pack

Essential Packing List for the Cusco City, Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu Tour:

  • Passport
  • Rain poncho (plastic)
  • Warm jacket or coat
  • Sunscreen
  • Cap or hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Extra clothing (including layers for changing weather conditions)
  • Comfortable walking shoes or sneakers
  • Water bottle
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera or smartphone for photos

Important Documents to Carry with You:

  • Original passport
  • Original International Student Identity Card (if applicable, for student discount)

Pricing

PRICE FOR THE CUSCO CITY, SACRED VALLEY, AND MACHU PICCHU 3-DAY PRIVATE TOUR:

Our prices for this private tour vary depending on the number of people in your group, as well as whether there are any students or children eligible for discounts. The tour is ideal for families, couples, or friends seeking a personalized experience.

FIXED PRICES:

  • 02 people minimum: $630 USD per person
  • 03 people minimum: $590 USD per person
  • 04 people minimum: $560 USD per person
  • 05 people minimum: $510 USD per person

Please note that these prices are set for a private tour tailored to your group’s preferences and requirements.

ADDITIONAL OPTION THAT YOU CAN ADD TO YOUR SALKANTAY TRIP
  • HUAYNAPICCHU MOUNTAIN: USD 60 dollars (check avaliability) https://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/inicio
  • MACHU PICCHU MONTAÑA: USD 60 dollars (check avaliability) https://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/inicio
  • UPGRADE to Vistadome – Panoramic train: USD 35 dollars  (One Way)

How to Book with Machu Picchu Reservation

TO BOOK CUSCO CITY SACRED VALLEY AND MACHU PICCHU 3 DAYS TOUR, FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS:

  1. Choose a reputable, government-authorized tour operator.
  2. Click the “Book Online” button, select the date, and complete the booking form. Have one person fill it out for the entire group to ensure you’re booked together. Keep your passport handy for accurate information.
  3. Make a payment online using any debit or credit card. There’s a 2.9% fee for online payments, which customers must cover.
  4. To secure your Machu Picchu tour by car 2 days, provide a $250 deposit per person. This helps obtain necessary permits and tickets from the Peruvian government.
  5. Optionally, you can pay the full tour amount upfront to avoid any future payment concerns.
  6. If you choose to pay only the deposit, the remaining balance is due 24 hours before the tour begins. You can pay in cash (soles or dollars) at the office in Cusco or by card (3.9% fee). You can also pay the balance online with any card (2.9% fee).

By following these straightforward steps, you can easily book your Machu Picchu tour by car 2 days experience and focus on preparing for your adventure.

Payment: You can pay for the 2-day Machu Picchu tour by car online using any debit or credit card. A 2.9% fee applies to online payments, which customers must cover. To book Machu Picchu tour By car, a $250 deposit per person is required to secure permits and tickets from the Peruvian government. You can choose to pay the full tour amount upfront to avoid future payment concerns. If you pay only the deposit, the remaining balance is due 24 hours before the tour starts. Pay the balance in cash (soles or dollars) at our office in Cusco, or by card with a 3.9% fee. You can also pay online using any card with a 2.9% fee.

Passport Requirements: Ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond your planned entry date to Peru. If it’s set to expire within 6 months, renew it before traveling. If your passport expires within 6 months but you want to secure your Machu Picchu tickets, book the tour and update your passport details with us after renewal. Failure to do so may result in permit and ticket forfeiture.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance to protect your investment. Obtain insurance before departing and consider working with a reputable agency for affordable coverage.

Deposit: The $70 deposit per person for the 2-day Machu Picchu tour by car is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Remaining Balance: If you only pay the deposit, the balance is due 24 hours before the tour starts. Pay in cash (soles or dollars) at our office in Cusco or by card with a 3.9% fee. You can also pay online with any card and a 2.9% fee.

TripAdvisor Reviews

Machu Picchu Reservations has received excellent reviews on TripAdvisor . These reviews highlight our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Thank you for trusting us and for your valuable feedback!", we have 5,692 reviews

Elea
Elea
2024-05-13
INCROYABLE Je recommande 100% Machu Picchu réservations! Une des meilleures expérience de ma vie avec un personnel incroyable ! Notre guide Alfredo nous a soutenu, a été à notre rythme et nous a fait découvrir des endroits hors du commun. L’organisation était au rendez vous. Le prix très abordable pour ce qu’on vécu! Je remercie toute l’équipe de Machu Picchu Reservations pour leur disponibilité et pour l’encadrement de ce super trek. Si vous devez faire un trek, foncez avec cette agence !
Matthew H
Matthew H
2024-05-13
Trip of a Lifetime This was the best trip I've ever been on. Unbelievable sights for all 5 days and so many amazing people to meet. The company took great care of us during our 5 days and 4 nights of trekking. The chefs were incredible and made great food for each meal of the day, I was really impressed! The hike itself was not too difficult. The altitude of course makes it difficult on breathing, but terrain was quite easy. There were a few spots that were extremely rocky and easy to sprain an ankle. Our tool guide, Juel, was incredible and really made our trip. He was so knowledgeable about the Inca's history and was very interesting to learn from. He would let everyone go at their own pace, always making sure everyone was okay and safe. I cannot stress the impact that he made on our trip. I would highly recommend Juel to anyone who wants the best possible experience of Salkantay. Andre at the Cusco office is also a great guy, very helpful! Overall, we had an amazing time with Machu Picchu Reservations and would highly highly recommend the tour group!
Simona I
Simona I
2024-05-12
Super trip We had an amazing tour, time and views. The information our guide was hearttouching. And all spots he show us, were so worth it the steps
Maria I
Maria I
2024-05-12
Super trip! We had an amazing time! The hike and tour in generell was just magical! Angel the guide was very kind, he gave us a lot of super interesting informations and even if it was my second time- this trip was favorite and I am taking a lot of nice memories :) I would recommend it to everybody that does not have a lot of time - worth it so much more than a one day trip!
Lucy H
Lucy H
2024-05-12
Amazing trip! The 5 day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu was absolutely amazing. We had great accommodation each night with incredible views of the mountains, and each day was something different (lagoon, mountains, jungle, etc.). A special shout out to our guide, Billy, who was so friendly, passionate and knowledgable, and the chefs, who prepared us 3 incredible meals every single day of the trek. A trip I won’t forget for a while!
Paradise756139
Paradise756139
2024-05-12
The best 5 days What an amazing and rewarding five days with Machu Picchu reservations. My sister and I are vegan and all the food was amazing and plenty of it. The chefs went above and beyond. Aurelio was the best guide, we feel so lucky that we had him for the 5 days. He really made the trip! We had a great group of people who were so supportive and encouraging. Despite it being challenging at times we laughed so much!
Jacynthe P
Jacynthe P
2024-05-12
2 day Machu Picchu tour - amazing experience We were lucky enough to get Angel as our guide. He was amazing, super informative and captivating. Couldn't have asked for a better experience!
Pranav P
Pranav P
2024-05-11
Amazing experience Had great time at Salkantay Trekking and Machu Picchu for 5 days. Steven was excellent guide. He indulged us in inka culture, had supported so well in altitude sickness and intense hike. He took fabulous pictures and supported our vegetarian food need. Overall it was great fun with making new friends and memories. Highly recommend if you want intense hiking experience at Salkantay.
Jet S
Jet S
2024-05-11
Best andventure ever! This was honestly the best experience of my life. I had 5 days of adventure, stunning views and great company. It was sad that the time flew by as every day was such a blast! Machu Picchu Reservations is a great company to choose for the Salkantay Trek. They were very organized, food was delicious, sleeping arrangement was excellent and the guides create a supportive and amazing vibe! Aurelio was the best guide and it was bittersweet to say goodbye after such a great experience. I would highly recommend Machu Picchu Reservations and above all Aurelio as your guide!

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