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Activities in Cuzco

Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Sacred Valley of the Incas

4 reviews | 30 travellers
Excellent everything, the fulfillment of the itinerary, punctuality. A luxury all. Thank you very much to our guides Carmencita, Hugo and Lili who were no less than excellent and to our drivers, also worth noting
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This 4-day circuit takes you from Cusco to spectacular locations such as the legendary Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the archaeological site of Moray, and the Maras salt ponds. This comprehensive tour is the perfect adventure for your trip to South America.

This 4-day circuit takes you from Cusco to spectacular locations such as the legendary Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the archaeological site of Moray, and the Maras salt ponds. This comprehensive tour is the perfect adventure for your trip to South America.

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco

We will collect you from the terminal of Cusco airport and then head to the hotel in the city where you can drop your belongings and rest and relax in the comfort of your own room. We will meet back up later to start our guided tour of the cathedral, the most important shrine in Cusco, and the Coricancha (Golden Courtyard), the most important temple in the Inca Empire. This is the perfect introduction to the unique fusion of Hispanic and pre-Colombian influences which characterize the culture of Peru.

After, we will head to the historic city centre to see the archaeological sites of Sacsaywaman, Kenko, Puka Pukara, and Tambomachay. On this hugely enriching experience, we will enter all the sites to learn more about the Inca civilization. At the end of the tour, we will return to the hotel where you will spend the night.

Day 2: Sacred Valley

It is a very early start to the day, and after having a filling breakfast, we leave Peru's historical capital behind and head into the Sacred Valley of the Incas, located in the heart of the Andes mountains. Here we will reveal all about why this ancient civilization was centered on this location. To discover it, we will visit the archaeological complex of Pisac, which stands out for its spectacular terraces and its traditional market.

In the afternoon, we will go to the Ollantaytambo ruins next to the Urubamba river, among which you will find the famous (Templo del Sol) Sun Temple and the fountain of "the bath of the princess". From there, we will take a train to Aguas Calientes. When we arrive, we will take you to the hotel where you will be staying.

Day 3: Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is the highlight of everyone's trip to Peru and one of the main reasons for visiting the country. Therefore, on this tour, we will take you to the famous Inca site which is a designated UNESCO world heritage site. To make sure you get the most out of your visit, we will depart from the hotel at 6 am. When we arrive we will do a tour of the ancient citadel, which dates back to the 15th Century and was built at more than 7000 feet above sea level. This location will simply take your breath away.

Later, we return to Aguas Calientes and jump on the train which will take us back to Ollantaytambo. From there we will take you back to your hotel in Cusco where you will spend the night.

Day 4: Maras and Moray

After breakfast, we will head once again to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. However, this time we will visit the archaeological site of Moray. There you witness the astonishing Inca terraces which, on first glance, resemble a Roman amphitheatre. We will also take you to the traditional village of Maras, where you will encounter the famous salt ponds. This is one of the few places in the world where amazing pink salt is extracted from the ground.

Our fantastic 4-day circuit to some of the most beautiful corners of the ancient Inca empire finishes back at Cusco where we will take you to the airport so that you can catch your return flight.

Accommodation

This circuit includes 3 nights of accommodation with breakfast. The hotels planned for the tour are the following:

Important information

Please bear in mind that on the last day of the tour, we will arrive at the hotel in Cusco at 1 pm. Therefore, we recommend that you do the check out in the reception of your hotel before setting off on the excursion in the morning excursion.

We recommend that you have your return flight from Cusco booked for a time after 6 pm.

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Price

Per person
Tour in English
US$ 679

Tour in English

  • Per person

    US$ 679

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

4 days.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

Included

Transfers.

English speaking guide.

3 nights accommodation and breakfast.

Tourist train.

Tickets.

Not included

Food and dinner.

Flights.

When to book?

You can book up until 10 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 679

Cancellations

Non refundable. You may not cancel this activity.