Regional travel in Peru – Travel program PTW-CUS008-en

Cusco, Urubamba valley and Machu Picchu

4 days / 3 nights – Start: daily

Cusco, the center of the mighty Inca Empire and Machu Picchu, which embodies all the mysticism of the Inca culture.


SacsayhuamanDay 1: Arrival in Cusco

• Pick up from Cusco airport and transfer to the hotel.

• City tour in Cusco and its surroundings (half day): main square, cathedral, Korikancha temple and the center of the city. Afterwards we visit the ruins of Q'enqo, Puca Pucara, Tambo Machay and the fortress of Sacsayhuaman.

• Overnight in Cusco.

Day 2: the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Urubambatal• All-day trip to the sacred valley of the Incas (Urubamba or Vilcanotatal): The first destination is the well-known artesanian market in Pisac, with its extensive range of folk arts and crafts. A typical indian village where bartering (trueque) used to be common. Lunch. After that we will visit the fortress of Ollantaytambo, which was used during the civil war of the inca empire. The sun temple, which was built with 3 m high stones, stands out.

• Overnight in Cusco.

Day 3: Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu• Full day trip by train to Machu Picchu (journey from Cusco to Aguas Calientes about 3 hours).

• Guided tour of the inca city of Machu Picchu (including bus ride up to the ruins and lunch).

• Return to Cusco by train.

• Overnight in Cusco.

Day 4: Departure from Cusco

• Transfer to the airport.

Travel dates

Daily, the program parts in Cusco may have to be adapted to the corresponding weekdays.

Services included

• Overnight stay with breakfast.

• All necessary transportation (tourist bus, train) and transfers, starting from the pick up from Cusco airport to the transfer to Cusco airport on the last day.

• Mentioned excursions with bilingual guide (spanish/english).

• All required entrance fees.

• Meals mentioned.

• Counseling by local, qualified personnel.

Not included

• Permanent travel companion.

• Flights.

• Tips.

• Meals not specifically mentioned.

Personalize your journey

This program can largely be adapted to individual wishes. A few options for additions or changes to your itinerary:

• Additional day without program to get to know Cusco on your own, also serves as a buffer day.

• Excursion to Maras and Moray (1 day), by car or as a bicycle tour.

• Overnight stay in Aguas Calientes at the foot of Machu Picchu to visit Machu Picchu again or visit the thermal baths (1 day).

• Trek to Choquequirao (4 or 5 days).

• Connection tour in the mountain forest of Manu.

• Connection tour into the low-lying rainforest of Tambopata.

• Inca trail hike to Machu Picchu (3 additional days).

Best season for this trip

Anytime possible. In the dry season from May to November, it rarely rains in the mountains and clear visibility is likely at the destinations. Fog is common on the coast. In the rainy season from December to April one finds a more lush and fresher flora in the mountains with less tourist traffic. On the coast it is sunnier and there is hardly any fog. 

Note: Changes may be made to improve the various activities, as well as for climatic or organizational reasons.

 









 

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