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Cuzco & Machu Picchu Tours

We offer 5 recommended tour itineraries and on request will create a custom Machu Picchu trip to fit your specific interests. All the programs are in Private Service. You will have your own guide for tours in Cuzco and Machu Picchu, the best way to make the most of your experience of this incredible site.

These are BEST VALUE programs, developed by GreenTracks, based upon our own experience over many years of travel to Machu Picchu.

  6 Day
This program includes PRIVATE tours of Cuzco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, with an overnight in your choice of hotel at Machu Picchu, and then a return trip to the ruins the following morning. Also includes a free day in Cuzco to explore on your own. This is the best experience of Andes culture and archeology.
View 6 Day Itinerary and Pricing
  5 Day
Same as above but without the Free Day in Cuzco.
This program includes PRIVATE tours of Cuzco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, with an overnight in your choice of hotel at Machu Picchu, and then a return trip to the ruins the following morning. This is also a good experience of Andes culture and archeology, just a day shorter.
View 5 Day Itinerary and Pricing
4 Day
This shorter trip leaves out the Sacred Valley while still providing the other PRIVATE tours and overnight at Machu Picchu in your choice of hotel, with a return trip to the the ruins the following morning. Also does not include the free day in Cuzco.
View 4 Day Itinerary and Pricing
3 Day
For those short on time. PRIVATE tour of Cuzco the day you arrive, then the next morning travel from Cuzco to Machu Picchu for the PRIVATE tour of the ruins, and return to Cuzco that same day, overnight Cuzco. Return to Lima the following afternoon. No overnight at Machu Picchu.
View 3 Day Itinerary and Pricing
1 Day
If you already have hotel accommodations in Cuzco, you can still include our PRIVATE guided Full-Day tour from Cuzco to Machu Picchu. Cuzco tours are also an option.
View 1 Day Itinerary and Pricing
   
    ALL the above are PRIVATE SERVICE.
You will have your own guide in Cuzco and Machu Picchu.
       Ask for Custom Itinerary.




Inti Rami Festival, Cuzco, June 24, 2017


 

6 Day Itinerary

CuscoDay 1 - Make a morning flight from Lima to Cuzco at 11,024 feet above sea level. Greeting upon arrival and transfer from the airport to the Hotel Casa Andina San Blas. This three-star hotel is within walking distance of historic churches, museums and the main plaza of Cuzco. Afternoon tour of Cuzco and nearby Inca ruins. Starting with the Plaza de Armas, which has been the center of solemn parades and great assemblies since Inca times; The Cathedral, built on the site where the palace of Inca Viracocha once stood, mixes Spanish Renaissance architecture with beautiful Inca stone-work. Its construction began in 1580 and took approximately one century to complete. Among its many treasures are nearly 400 colonial paintings, including those of the "School of Cusco" Cusco Cathedrala very particular style developed by the blending of Inca and Spanish cultures. The Twelve Angled Stone, an example of Inca architectural achievement that continues to amaze the world, the twelve corner-angles fit perfectly with all the surrounding stone blocks. The stones were positioned without the use of mortar and have withstood earthquakes of the centuries; The Koricancha Temple, known as the "temple of the supreme Sun God" that colonial chronicles described as having the inner walls covered with gold plates to reflect the sun's rays entering through windows specially positioned for that purpose; and the nearby ruins Sacsayhuaman, a massive fortress made of large stones, including one weighing 125 tons, arranged in a zig-zag shape in three platforms. Sacsayhuaman presently serves as the location for the Inti Raymi Festival (Festival of the Sun) held every year on June 24 and; Kenko, or Quenco, (zig-zag) Sacsayhuamananother great example of skilled Inca masonry work consisting of a large limestone slab covered with carvings, thought to have been used for ritual sacrifices. Here is also a mysterious cave with large niches, and an amphitheater facing north with 19 niches; Tambomachay, consisting of a beautiful ceremonial bath, popularly called "Bath of the Inca”, formed by four walls linked by stairs and adorned with crystalline waterfalls. Return to the Hotel Casa Andina San Blas for overnight.

Day 2 - Early morning pickup for a full day tour of the Sacred Valley. Our first stop is Awanakancha, Awanakanchaa beautiful Exhibition Center of Textiles and South American camelids such as llamas, vicuñas, and alpacas. Continue to the Urubamba Valley of the Incas, considered the historic heart of the Inca Empire. It was intensively cultivated with terraces increasing its harvest several fold. Small villages lined the valley floor, while the stone fortresses of Ollantaytambo and Pisac served the dual purpose of providing protection and serving as religious centers. We arrive to the colorful Pisac Indian Market, have sometime for free exploration. Lunch at Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay hotel. Continue to OllantaytamboOllantaytambo for a tour of the ruins. The enormous step terraces protecting the fortress are spectacular. The bastion's walls were built with huge blocks of granite. This location was the site of a major battle during Manco Capac's Inca rebellion against the conquistadors. Overnight at Pakaritampu Hotel. The hotel was built in the architectural style of Cuzco and is surrounded by lawns and garden of local plants and flowers. Other Sacred Valley hotel options available. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 3 - Early morning transfer to the Ollantaytambo train station for the Vistadome Valley train to Aguas Calientes. Train to Machu PicchuThe Vistadome trains have beautiful panoramic windows offering unsurpassed scenic views and photographic opportunities. Entertainment on board, snacks and hot and cold refreshments are included on the journey. Aguas Calientes is renowned for its natural hot baths, which give the town its name ("hot waters" in Spanish). Upon arrival, transfer by bus to Machu Picchu. Full-day guided tour of the Inca citadel including park entrance fee, bus and lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge. Machu Picchu is one of the world's most impressive archaeological sites. Built by the Incas on the summit of the Machu Picchumountain of Machu Picchu (Old Peak), it overlooks the deep canyon of the Urubamba River in a semi-tropical area at 8,000 feet above sea level. It was “re-discovered” in 1911 by the American professor Hiram Bingham, although locals knew of it’s existence all along. The building style is "late imperial Inca". It is thought to have been a sanctuary inhabited by high priests and the "Virgins of the Sun". No signs of post-conquest occupation were found. The original entrance to the complex is the Intipunko" (Sun Gate) on the southwestern side of the citadel at the end of the Inca Trail. You can easily take a short walk out from the main ruins to the Sun Gate. Overnight at Hotel of your choice. (See options below.) (Breakfast, Lunch, maybe Dinner)Machu Picchu

Day 4 - Morning return (on your own) to the citadel including bus and entrance fee. An early arrival will give you the opportunity to walk out to the Sun Gate to obtain the classic Machu Picchu photograph of the rays of the sun first illuminating the ruins. Your guide the previous day will brief you on what time to arrive to the gate. This morning is also a good opportunity to hike up Huayna Picchu, (Young Peak), (Permit Fee not included.), that is as much a part of the site as the buildings of the citadel. The towering granite peak overlooks Machu Picchu to the north with a steep, well-preserved original Inca path, well worth the one hour climb for an astounding view of the citadel and the entire valley. Note that this hike is not suited for those nervous about heights and sheer drop-offs. Afternoon Vistadome train back to Cuzco - Poroy Station, with private transfer to your Cuzco hotel, the Hotel Casa Andina San Blas. (Breakfast)

Day 5 - Free day for optional activities. Cuzco has many shops with colorful, diverse and creative handicrafts. These include textiles hand-made from alpaca wool, ceramics, religious imagery, dolls, gold and silver jewelry and more. Wandering around the colorful fruit and vegetable market is a photographer’s dream. There are many excellent restaurants where you can enjoy delicious regional cuisine. Overnight at Hotel Casa Andina San Blas. (Breakfast)

Day 6 - Late morning or early afternoon transfer from hotel to airport for flight back to Lima. Make your connections to the States or elsewhere. (Breakfast)


Cuzco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu      6 days / 5 nights
Tour class:  PRIVATE SERVICE           2017 Rates
Highlights: 
Cuzco, Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Tambomachay, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Hotel near Ruins.
Includes: 
All activities guided in Private Service, entrance fees, meals as shown, transfers to and from airports, hotels. Flights are not included.
Operates: 
Daily departures.
Prices below are for the entire 6 Day Itinerary as shown above
with the Hotel of your choice at Machu Picchu.
Price per person.
  Number of travelers.
1 2 3 4 5/6 Single
Supp
Select your Hotel at Machu Picchu:
Hatun Inti Classic            
Standard Room      $ 2169 $ 1411 $ 1270 $ 1218 $ 1171 $ 336
Other classes of rooms are available
  1 2 3 4 5/6 Single
Supp
Tierra Viva            
Standard Room      $ 2208 $ 1430 $ 1289 $ 1237 $ 1190 $ 356
Other classes of rooms are available
  1 2 3 4 5/6 Single
Supp
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Our BEST Recommendation!
Superior Room      $ 2422 $ 1585 $ 1444 $ 1392 $ 1345 $ 414
Other classes of rooms are available
  1 2 3 4 5/6 Single
Supp
Casa del Sol Machu Picchu Boutique        
Superior Mountain View     $ 2350 $ 1525 $ 1384 $ 1332 $ 1285 $ 402
Other classes of rooms are available
  1 2 3 4 5/6 Single
Supp
Sumaq Machu Picchu            
Superior Deluxe      $ 2477 $ 1619 $ 1478 $ 1426 $ 1379 $ 435
Other classes of rooms are available
  1 2 3 4 5/6 Single
Supp
Sanctuary Lodge            
Superior Standard      $ 2927 $ 1838 $ 1697 $ 1645 $ 1598 $ 666
Other classes of rooms are available
  1 2 3 4 5/6 Single
Supp
Some discounts availabe for children.
Above prices above are Low Season.
For High Season add per person:
Number of travelers 1 2 3 4 5/6  
  $ 68 $ 55 $ 51 $ 48 $ 47  
LOW SEASON: Jan 01 - Mar 31 / Nov 15 - Dec 20
HIGH SEASON: Apr 01 - Nov 14 / Dec 21 - Dec 31
Program with other hotels at Machu Picchu priced on request.
Just ask!



 

5 Day Itinerary

CuscoDay 1 - Make a morning flight from Lima to Cuzco at 11,024 feet above sea level. Greeting upon arrival and transfer from the airport to the Hotel Casa Andina San Blas. This three-star hotel is within walking distance of historic churches, museums and the main plaza of Cuzco. Afternoon tour of Cuzco and nearby Inca ruins. Starting with the Plaza de Armas, which has been the center of solemn parades and great assemblies since Inca times; The Cathedral, built on the site where the palace of Inca Viracocha once stood, mixes Spanish Renaissance architecture with beautiful Inca stone-work. Its construction began in 1580 and took approximately one century to complete. Among its many treasures are nearly 400 colonial paintings, including those of the "School of Cusco" a very particular style developed by the blending of Inca and Spanish cultures. The Twelve Angled Stone, an example of Inca architectural achievement that continues to amaze the world, the twelve corner-angles fit perfectly with all the surrounding stone blocks. The stones were positioned without the use of mortar and have withstood earthquakes of the centuries; The Koricancha Temple, known as the "temple of the supreme Sun God" that colonial chronicles described as having the inner walls covered with gold plates to reflect the sun's rays entering through windows specially positioned for that purpose; and the nearby ruins Sacsayhuaman, a massive fortress made of large stones, including one weighing 125 tons, arranged in a zig-zag shape in three platforms. Sacsayhuaman presently serves as the location for the Inti Raymi Festival (Festival of the Sun) held every year on June 24 and; Kenko, or Quenco, (zig-zag) another great example of skilled Inca masonry work consisting of Sacsayhuamana large limestone slab covered with carvings, thought to have been used for ritual sacrifices. Here is also a mysterious cave with large niches, and an amphitheater facing north with 19 niches; Tambomachay, consisting of a beautiful ceremonial bath, popularly called "Bath of the Inca”, formed by four walls linked by stairs and adorned with crystalline waterfalls. Return to the Hotel Casa Andina San Blas for overnight.

Day 2 - Early morning pickup for a full day tour of the Sacred Valley. Our first stop is Awanakancha,a beautiful Exhibition Center of Textiles and South American camelids Awanakanchasuch as llamas, vicuñas, and alpacas. Continue to the Urubamba Valley of the Incas, considered the historic heart of the Inca Empire. It was intensively cultivated with terraces increasing its harvest several fold. Small villages lined the valley floor, while the stone fortresses of Ollantaytambo and Pisac served the dual purpose of providing protection and serving as religious centers. We arrive to the colorful Pisac Indian Market, have sometime for free exploration. Lunch at Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay hotel. Continue to Ollantaytambo for a tour of the ruins. OllantaytamboThe enormous step terraces protecting the fortress are spectacular. The bastion's walls were built with huge blocks of granite. This location was the site of a major battle during Manco Capac's Inca rebellion against the conquistadors. Overnight at Pakaritampu Hotel. The hotel was built in the architectural style of Cuzco and is surrounded by lawns and garden of local plants and flowers. Other Sacred Valley hotel options available. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 3 - Early morning transfer to the Ollantaytambo train station for the Vistadome Valley train to Aguas Calientes.The Vistadome trains have beautiful panoramic windowsTrain to Machu Picchu offering unsurpassed scenic views and photographic opportunities. Entertainment on board, snacks and hot andcold refreshments are included on the journey. Aguas Calientesis renowned for its natural hot baths, which give the town its name ("hot waters" in Spanish). Upon arrival, transfer by bus to Machu Picchu. Full-day guided tour of the Inca citadel including park entrance fee, bus and lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge. Machu Picchu is one of the world's most impressive archaeological sites. Built by the Incas on the summit of the mountain of Machu Picchu (Old Peak), it overlooks the deep canyon of the Urubamba River in a semi-tropical area at 8,000 feet above sea level. It was “re-discovered” in 1911 by the American professor Hiram Bingham, although locals knew of it’s existence all along.Machu Picchu The building style is "late imperial Inca". It is thought to have been a sanctuary inhabited by high priests and the "Virgins of the Sun". No signs of post-conquest occupation were found. The original entrance to the complex is the Intipunko" (Sun Gate) on the southwestern side of the citadel at the end of the Inca Trail. You can easily take a short walk out from the main ruins to the Sun Gate. Overnight at Hotel of your choice. (See options below.) (Breakfast, Lunch, maybe Dinner)

Day 4 - Morning return (on your own) to the citadel including bus and entrance fee. An early arrival will give you the opportunity to walkout to the Sun Gate to obtain the classic Machu Picchuphotograph of the rays Machu Picchuof the sun first illuminating the ruins.Your guide the previous day will brief you on what time to arrive to the gate.This morning is also a good opportunity to hike up Huayna Picchu, (Young Peak), (Permit Fee not included.), that is as much a part of the site as the buildings of the citadel. The towering granite peak overlooks Machu Picchu to the north with a steep, well-preserved original Inca path, well worth the one hour climb for an astounding view of the citadel and the entire valley. Note that this hike is not suited for those nervous about heights and sheer drop-offs. Afternoon Vistadome train back to Cuzco - Poroy Station, with private transfer to your Cuzco hotel, the Hotel Casa Andina San Blas. (Breakfast)

Day 5 - Late morning or early afternoon transfer from hotel to airport for flight back to Lima. Make your connections to the States or elsewhere. (Breakfast)

Cuzco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu      5 days / 4 nights
Tour class:  PRIVATE SERVICE           2017 Rates
Highlights: 
Cuzco, Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Tambomachay, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Hotel near Ruins.
Includes: 
All activities guided in Private Service, entrance fees, meals as shown, transfers to and from airports, hotels. Flights are not included.
Operates: 
Daily departures.
Prices below are for the entire 5 Day Itinerary as shown above
with the Hotel of your choice at Machu Picchu.
Price per person.
  Number of travelers.
1 2 3 4 5/6 Single
Supp
Select your Hotel at Machu Picchu:
Hatun Inti Classic            
Standard Room      $ 2040 $ 1347 $ 1206 $ 1154 $ 1107 $ 271
Other classes of rooms are available
  1 2 3 4 5/6 Single
Supp
Tierra Viva            
Standard Room      $ 2079 $ 1366 $ 1225 $ 1173 $ 1126 $ 291
Other classes of rooms are available
  1 2 3 4 5/6 Single
Supp
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Our BEST Recommendation!
Superior Room      $ 2293 $ 1521 $ 1380 $ 1328 $ 1281 $ 349
Other classes of rooms are available
  1 2 3 4 5/6 Single
Supp
Casa del Sol Machu Picchu Boutique        
Superior Mountain View     $ 2221 $ 1461 $ 1320 $ 1268 $ 1221 $ 337
Other classes of rooms are available
  1 2 3 4 5/6 Single
Supp
Sumaq Machu Picchu            
Superior Deluxe      $ 2348 $ 1555 $ 1414 $ 1362 $ 1315 $ 370
Other classes of rooms are available
  1 2 3 4 5/6 Single
Supp
Sanctuary Lodge            
Superior Standard      $ 2798 $ 1774 $ 1633 $ 1581 $ 1534 $ 601
Other classes of rooms are available
             
Some discounts availabe for children.
Above prices above are Low Season.
For High Season add per person:
Number of travelers 1 2 3 4 5/6  
  $ 68 $ 55 $ 51 $ 48 $ 47  
LOW SEASON: Jan 01 - Mar 31 / Nov 15 - Dec 20
HIGH SEASON: Apr 01 - Nov 14 / Dec 21 - Dec 31
Program with other hotels at Machu Picchu priced on request.
Just ask!

 


 

4 Day Itinerary

CuscoDay 1 - Make a morning flight to Cuzco at 11,024 feet above sea level. Greeting upon arrival and transfer from the airport to the Hotel Casa Andina San Blas. This three-star hotel is within walking distance of historic churches, museums and the main plaza of Cuzco. Afternoon tour of Cuzco and nearby Inca ruins. Starting with the Plaza de Armas, which has been the center of solemn parades and great assemblies since Inca times; The Cathedral, built on the site where the palace of Inca Viracocha once stood, mixes Spanish Renaissance architecture with beautiful Inca stone-work. Its construction began in 1580 and took approximately one century to complete. Cusco CathedralAmong its many treasures are nearly 400 colonial paintings, including those of the "School of Cusco" a very particular style developed by the blending of Inca and Spanish cultures. The Twelve Angled Stone, an example of Inca architectural achievement that continues to amaze the world, the twelve corner-angles fit perfectly with all the surrounding stone blocks. The stones were positioned without the use of mortar and have withstood earthquakes of the centuries; The Koricancha Temple, known as the "temple of the supreme Sun God" that colonial chronicles described as having the inner walls covered with gold plates to reflect the sun's rays entering through windows specially positioned for that purpose; and the nearby ruins Sacsayhuaman, a massive fortress made of large stones, including one weighing 125 tons, arranged in a zig-zag shape in three platforms. Sacsayhuaman presently serves as the location for the Inti Raymi Festival (Festival of the Sun) held every year on June 24 and; Kenko, or Quenco, (zig-zag)Sacsayhuaman another great example of skilled Inca masonry work consisting of a large limestone slab covered with carvings, thought to have been used for ritual sacrifices. Here is also a mysterious cave with large niches, and an amphitheater facing north with 19 niches; Tambomachay, consisting of a beautiful ceremonial bath, popularly called "Bath of the Inca”, formed by four walls linked by stairs and adorned with crystalline waterfalls. Return to the Hotel Casa Andina San Blas for overnight.

Day 2 - Early morning transfer to the Poray train station foTrain to Machu Picchur the Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes. The Vistadome trains have beautiful panoramic windows offering unsurpassed scenic views and photographic opportunities. Entertainment on board, snacks and hot and cold refreshments are included on the journey. Aguas Calientes is renowned for its natural hot baths, which give the town its name ("hot waters" in Spanish). Upon arrival, transfer by bus to Machu Picchu. Full-day guided tour of the Inca citadel including park entrance fee, bus and lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge. Machu Picchu is one of the world's most impressive archaeological sites. Built by the Incas on the summit of the Machu Picchumountain of Machu Picchu (Old Peak), it overlooks the deep canyon of the Urubamba River in a semi-tropical area at 8,000 feet above sea level. It was “re-discovered” in 1911 by the American professor Hiram Bingham, although locals knew of it’s existence all along. The building style is "late imperial Inca". It is thought to have been a sanctuary inhabited by high priests and the "Virgins of the Sun". No signs of post-conquest occupation were found. The original entrance to the complex is the Intipunko" (Sun Gate) on the southwestern side of the citadel at the end of the Inca Trail. You can easily take a short walk out from the main ruins to the Sun Gate. Overnight at Hotel of your choice. (See options below.) (Breakfast, Lunch, maybe Dinner)

Machu PicchuDay 3 - Morning return (on your own) to the citadel including bus and entrance fee. An early arrival will give you the opportunity to walk out to the Sun Gate to obtain the classic Machu Picchu photograph of the rays of the sun first illuminating the ruins. Your guide the previous day will brief you on what time to arrive to the gate. This morning is also a good opportunity to hike up Huayna Picchu, (Young Peak) (Permit Fee not included.), that is as much a part of the site as the buildings of the citadel. The towering granite peak overlooks Machu Picchu to the north with a steep, well-preserved original Inca path, well worth the one hour climb for an astounding view of the citadel and the entire valley. Note that this hike is not suited for those nervous about heights and sheer drop-offs. Afternoon Vistadome train back to Cuzco - Poroy Station, with private transfer to your Cuzco hotel, the Hotel Casa Andina San Blas. (Breakfast)

Day 4 - Late morning or early afternoon transfer from hotel to airport for flight back to Lima. Make your connections to the States or elsewhere. (Breakfast)


Cuzco & Machu Picchu      4 days / 3 nights
Tour class:  PRIVATE SERVICE          2017 Rates
Highlights: 
Cuzco, Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Tambomachay, Machu Picchu, Hotel near Ruins.
Includes: 
All activities guided in Private Service, entrance fees, meals as shown, transfers to and from airports, hotels. Flights are not included.
Operates: 
Daily departures.
Prices below are for the entire 4 Day Itinerary as shown above
with the Hotel of your choice at Machu Picchu.
Price per person.
  Number of travelers.
1 2 3 4 5/6 Single
Supp
Select your Hotel at Machu Picchu:
Hatun Inti Classic            
Standard Room      $ 1610 $ 1113 $ 1009 $ 973 $ 937 $ 186
Other classes of rooms are available
  1 2 3 4 5/6 Single
Supp
Tierra Viva            
Standard Room      $ 1649 $ 1132 $ 1028 $ 992 $ 956 $ 206
Other classes of rooms are available
  1 2 3 4 5/6 Single
Supp
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Our BEST Recommendation!
Superior Room      $ 1863 $ 1287 $ 1183 $ 1147 $ 1111 $ 264
Other classes of rooms are available
  1 2 3 4 5/6 Single
Supp
Casa del Sol Machu Picchu Boutique        
Superior Mountain View     $ 1791 $ 1227 $ 1123 $ 1087 $ 1051 $ 252
Other classes of rooms are available
  1 2 3 4 5/6 Single
Supp
Sumaq Machu Picchu            
Superior Deluxe      $ 1918 $ 1321 $ 1217 $ 1181 $ 1145 $ 285
Other classes of rooms are available
  1 2 3 4 5/6 Single
Supp
Sanctuary Lodge            
Superior Standard      $ 2368 $ 1540 $ 1436 $ 1400 $ 1364 $ 516
Other classes of rooms are available
             
Some discounts availabe for children.
Above prices above are Low Season.
For High Season add per person:
Number of travelers 1 2 3 4 5/6  
  $ 68 $ 55 $ 51 $ 48 $ 47  
LOW SEASON: Jan 01 - Mar 31 / Nov 15 - Dec 20
HIGH SEASON: Apr 01 - Nov 14 / Dec 21 - Dec 31
Program with other hotels at Machu Picchu priced on request.
Just ask!

 


 

3 Day Itinerary

CuscoDay 1 - Make a morning flight to Cuzco at 11,024 feet above sea level. Greeting upon arrival and transfer from the airport to the Hotel Casa Andina San Blas. This three-star hotel is within walking distance of historic churches, museums and the main plaza of Cuzco. Afternoon tour of Cuzco and nearby Inca ruins. Starting with the Plaza de Armas, which has been the center of solemn parades and great assemblies since Inca times; The Cathedral, built on the site where the palace of Inca Viracocha once stood, mixes Spanish Renaissance architecture with beautiful Inca stone-work. Its construction began in 1580 and took approximately one century to complete. Among its many treasures are nearly 400 colonial paintings, including those of the "School of Cusco" a very particular style developed by the blending of Inca and Spanish cultures. The Twelve Angled Stone, an example of Inca architectural achievement that continues to amaze the world, the twelve corner-angles fit perfectly with all the surrounding stone blocks. The stones were positioned without the use of mortar and have withstood earthquakes of the centuries; The Koricancha Temple, known as the "temple of the supreme Sun God" that colonial chronicles described as having the inner walls covered with gold plates to reflect the sun's rays entering through windows specially positioned for that purpose; and the nearby ruins Sacsayhuaman, a massive fortress made of large stones, including one weighing 125 tons, arranged in a zig-zag shape in three platforms. Sacsayhuaman presently serves as the location for the Inti Raymi Festival (Festival of the Sun) held every year on June 24 and; Kenko, or Quenco, (zig-zag) anotherSacsayhuaman great example of skilled Inca masonry work consisting of a large limestone slab covered with carvings, thought to have been used for ritual sacrifices. Here is also a mysterious cave with large niches, and an amphitheater facing north with 19 niches; Tambomachay, consisting of a beautiful ceremonial bath, popularly called "Bath of the Inca”, formed by four walls linked by stairs and adorned with crystalline waterfalls. Return to the Hotel Casa Andina San Blas for overnight.

Day 2 - Early morning transfer to the station for the Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes. The Vistadome trains hTrain to Machu Picchuave beautiful panoramic windows offering unsurpassed scenic views and photographic opportunities. Entertainment on board, snacks and hot and cold refreshments are included on the journey. Aguas Calientes is renowned for its natural hot baths, which give the town its name ("hot waters" in Spanish). Upon arrival, transfer by bus to Machu Picchu. Full-day guided tour of the Inca citadel including park entrance fee, bus and lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge. Machu Picchu is one of the world's most impressive archaeological sites. Built by the Incas on the summit of the mountain of Machu Picchu (Old Peak), it overlooks the deep canyon of the Urubamba River Machu Picchuin a semi-tropical area at 8,000 feet above sea level. It was “re-discovered” in 1911 by the American professor Hiram Bingham, although locals knew of it’s existence all along. The building style is "late imperial Inca". It is thought to have been a sanctuary inhabited by high priests and the "Virgins of the Sun". No signs of post-conquest occupation were found. The original entrance to the complex is the Intipunko" (Sun Gate) on the southwestern side of the citadel at the end of the Inca Trail. You can easily take a short walk out from the main ruins to the Sun Gate. Afternoon Vistadome train back to Cuzco - Poroy Station with private car to your Cusco hotel, the Hotel Casa Andina San Blas. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 3 - Late morning or early afternoon transfer from hotel to airport for flight back to Lima. Make your connections to the States or elsewhere. (Breakfast)


Cuzco, Machu Picchu 3 days / 2 nights
Travel Cuzco to Machu Picchu, tour the ruins,
and return to Cuzco the same day.
Tour class:  PRIVATE SERVICE         2017 Rates
Highlights: 
Cuzco, Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Tambomachay, Machu Picchu.
Includes: 
All activities guided in Private Service, entrance fees, meals as shown, transfers to and from airports, hotels. Flights are not included.
Operates: 
Daily departures.
Prices below are for the entire 3 Day Itinerary as shown above.
Price per person.
  Number of travelers.
  1 2 3 4 5/6 Single
Supp
  $ 1391 $ 949 $ 845 $ 809 $ 773 $ 130
Some discounts availabe for children.
Hotel substitutions in Cuzco by request.
Above prices above are Low Season.
For High Season add per person:
Number of travelers 1 2 3 4 5/6  
  $ 68 $ 55 $ 51 $ 48 $ 47  
LOW SEASON: Jan 01 - Mar 31 / Nov 15 - Dec 20
HIGH SEASON: Apr 01 - Nov 14 / Dec 21 - Dec 31

 


Budget Private Machu Picchu Tour - 1 Full Day

Day 1 - Early morning pickup from your Cuzco hotel. Transfer to the Poroy train station for the Expedition train to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival, greeting by your guide and transfer by bus to Machu Picchu. Guided tour with local guide of the Inca citadel including park entrance fee, bus and lunch at the El Mapi hotel. Afternoon Expedition train back to Cuzco (Poray Station). Private car transfer from the train station to your Cuzco hotel. (Lunch)


1 Day Budget Private Machu Picchu Tour    2017
PRIVATE SERVICE
Number of travelers:  1 2 3 4 5/6
HIGH Season Price per person:  $675 $549 $507 $495 $470
LOW Season Price per person:  $632 $506 $464 $452 $428
Some discounts availabe for children.
HIGH SEASON: Apr 01 - Nov 14 / Dec 21 - Dec 31
LOW SEASON: Jan 01 - Mar 31 / Nov 15 - Dec 20



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