City Tour, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu 3 Days / 2 Nights

$ 625 /
per person

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With this Peru’best: Cusco 3 Days, 2 Nights. You will enjoy knowing the most popular and touristic places of the city tour of the Incas, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Machu Picchu Tour. It is located between the towns of Chinchero, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo, ideal for those who do not wish to trek. You will enjoy the best of this beautiful region of Peru and AltitudeXperience will take care of creating memorable moments along the way through the Andes.

Tour Location: Cusco City, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu.

Type of tour: Culture, History and Adventure by Train.

Recommended: For those who want to know the culture of the Incas and impressed, in small groups or private.

Difficulty: For all

Considerations: A minimum of 2 participants is required and a maximum of 8. “We look forward to taking responsibility for your next adventures through the.

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco City Tour 

The tour will start at 1:30 pm, our specialized guide will pick you up from your hotel, then walk to Qoricancha temple, where you can appreciate the Inca architecture and the Catholic religion, important and strategic center of the Inca empire. You will be able to appreciate Inca remains still preserved and enjoy the magical and mysterious place.

After the visit you will walk with your guide to the main square where you will visit the famous cathedral and surroundings of the main square as the stone of 12 angles. From there we will take our bus to Sacsayhuaman, mysterious and impressive place, where you will be amazed by the monoliths of 200 tons.

Once our visit is over, you will go with your guide in the bus to Puca Pucara, an Inca archaeological center of great importance. Then we will go to Qenqo where you will be fascinated by its Inca altars. After the visit we will return to the city of Cusco leaving you close to your hotel.

Accommodations: Selected 3 star hotels

Meals: Not included

Entrance Tickets: Included

 

Day 2: Chincheros – Maras – Urubamba – Ollantaytambo

The tour will start with the pick up from the waiting room of your hotel at 7:40 am, then we will go in our bus to Chincheros, where we will stop to visit this important Inca archaeological center and from there we can enjoy the viewpoints and the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the guide will give you a brief information about the events and Inca history. Along the way there is an abundance of fertile plains and incredible high Andean landscapes, surrounded by mountains and snow-capped mountains, which will make you feel the true Andean essence. Continuing our tour, we will arrive at the salt mine located on a plateau at high altitude, immersed in the breathtaking beauty of the Sacred Valley.

After our visit, we will continue to Ollantaytambo, we will visit a local house where you can enjoy a traditional lunch made with 100% organic products, made by the grandmothers of the town of Ollantaytambo, and learn a little of the experience and customs. After lunch you will continue your tour to the archaeological center of Ollantaytambo an area of strategic Inca construction, here you will appreciate the most sophisticated Inca architecture, which are dedicated to different Andean Inca gods.

Then you will board your train to the town of Aguas Calientes, during the train ride you will enjoy the breathtaking scenery, passing through mountains, snow-capped mountains, Inca agricultural terraces and the Peruvian jungle. Our representative will meet you outside the train station and take you to your hotel.

Accommodations: Selected 3 star hotels

Meals: Included ( traditional lunch made with 100% organic a local house in Ollantaytambo)

Entrance Tickets: Included

 

Day 3: Machu Picchu – Cusco

The tour starts with an early breakfast at your hotel, we will take the first bus in the morning to Machu Picchu, we will be the first to enter the lost city of the Incas, being the first in Machu Picchu, you will enjoy a unique and mysterious experience, you will enjoy a magical sunrise in Machu Picchu from the most sought after viewpoint, where you can take pictures. Your guide will take you through the main parts of the citadel of Machu Picchu where you will learn more about the history of the Incas.

Almost finished the visit, you will have free time to explore and visit on your own, for the return from Machu Picchu we recommend that you return to the town of Aguas Calientes no later than 2 hours before your train departure to enjoy lunch (not included).

The return by train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo is approximately 1hour and 40m. Our agency representative will be waiting at the exit door of the station to bring you back to Cusco in our private bus. The trip will take approximately 2 hours leaving you at your hotel in Cusco.

Meals: Breakfast only

Entrance Tickets: Included

Altitude in Cusco

People begin to worry about altitude sickness as soon as they reserve their trip to Peru, specifically Cusco. Because there is less oxygen in the air at high altitudes than there is at sea level, your body must work harder to get the oxygen it needs. Your body becomes accustomed to the lower oxygen content of the air over a period of days at a high altitude.

You could initially experience the illness or a hangover when suffering from altitude sickness. You can get headaches, exhaustion, a loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, difficulty sleeping, and difficulty breathing while exercising. Please get in touch with our office if any of these side effects worsen, and we’ll assist you find a doctor.

These symptoms will typically be slight. Always ease into action gradually to give your body time to acclimate. Drink a lot of liquids, such as coca tea or water. Since ancient times, coca tea has been used to help avoid altitude sickness.

The coca plant’s leaves contain alkaloids that assist your body absorb oxygen and ward off the effects of altitude sickness. A lot of alcohol and caffeine should be avoided.

They will make you urinate more frequently and dehydrate you. Don’t smoke. Your body has a harder time getting oxygen when you smoke. Don’t use sleeping medicines. Your body may have a harder time absorbing oxygen when you sleep as a result of their potential for shallow breathing at night.

To assist prevent altitude sickness, your doctor may recommend medications like acetazolamide and dexamethasone. Two days before you travel to a high altitude, begin taking the medication. While you are at a high altitude, keep taking it.

Getting to Cusco

All international passengers by plane must disembark in Lima and pass through Customs because the airport in Cusco is currently only for local flights. You must pick up your luggage in Lima and then check them back in, even if your trip from there to Cusco is on the same day and with the same airline.

The best way to go to Cusco is by plane, and there are many airlines to choose from. Although LAN generally offers the most options and flights, it is also the most expensive. Be prepared for flight delays or cancellations.

Weather

Of course, the weather is erratic. In Cusco, the dry season typically lasts from April through October, but be prepared because it can rain in June or get sunny in December.

Please make sure you have rain gear, including a waterproof jacket, pants, poncho, and waterproof gloves, no matter what month you are taking the journey.

Consider the four seasons as well. You should be prepared for all four seasons as many of the climbs over the Andes entail numerous microclimates.

Always wear layers since they make it simple to adapt to changing temperatures. Please be ready with a heavy, winter-weight jacket because evenings will always be chilly.

Luggage Storage

Your luggage allowance is still restricted owing to railway regulations even if this is an overnight train vacation. To be transported to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu), all bags must fit in a carry-on.

While you trek, you can leave any additional luggage in Cusco at your hotel or with us at the ALTITUDEXPERIENCE deposit. On the morning of your tour, we will collect from you and return after you have reached Cusco. Make sure your baggage are identified in some way so they can be found easily.

First Aid

ALTITUDEXPERIENCE guide has completed a physician-led first aid course. Every February, we hold a training session that is required for all ALTITUDE guides. When guiding you, they’ll have oxygen and a first aid pack for common medical emergencies including traveler’s diarrhea and cuts and scrapes.

In the event that anything unforeseen occurs and you feel you are unable to finish the walk, they will plan the fastest and safest route off the trail to a clinic. You won’t ever be on your own; a team member will accompany you at all times until you reach a doctor in a safe location. We’ll make sure you still have the opportunity to see Machu Picchu and get back in touch with your group when you’re feeling up to it.

Environmental Impact

ALTITUDEXPERIENCE carries all of our trash back to Cusco and uses biodegradable soap. Our staff are taught to maintain the trail and collect any trash left by other groups. Additionally, we employ chemical portable restrooms that allow us to pack trash out. Leaving no trace is something we highly support.

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City Tour, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu 3 Days / 2 Nights

$ 625 /

per person

Distance:
11 km/6 miles
Season:
All year
Difficulty:
For All
Considerations:
Permission required
Type of Tour:
Historical and cultural

Student discount: $ 15 discount per person. The student discount applies only to people who present their valid UNIVERSITY CARD. Children under 17 years of age or younger. To grant the discount we need you to send us a copy of the university card. For children 17 and under, we need a passport copy for booking.

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