115 – 7 Day Standard Cusco Package Itinerary
Cost Per-Person – $579.00
Child Discount – 0-17 yrs. $20.00
Single Supplement – $137.00
Est. Additional Costs – $155.00*
Day 1 – Arrival in Cusco at any time, you will then be picked up and transported to your accommodation for check in, after checking into your accommodation you will need to visit the agency office for a short briefing about your Machu Picchu visit, you will then have the remainder of the day to relax or explore Cusco on your own.
Day 2 – Today you will be able to sleep in a bit if you want, or you can explore the city of Cusco, making sure to return to your accommodation by 12:30 pm. You will then be picked up between 12:30 pm and 1:15 pm for the start of your ½ day city tour. During this tour you will visit the main Cathedral and then Qorikancha before taking a bus up to the sites overlooking the City, Saqsaywaman which contains some of the largest stones used in any Inka construction, Q’enqo a funerary center, Pucapucara which was a fort, and Tambomachay which is known as the Inca baths. After your tour you will be dropped off back in Cusco at approximately 6:30 pm
Day 3 – Today you will be picked up from your accommodation at approximately 8:20 am and then transported approximately 40km to the West, here you will tour the town of Maras and it’s church, as well as the nearby salt mines, where salt is believed to have been harvested since before the Inkas. You will also visit the site of Moray which is believed to have been a laboratory or green house, where the Inka experimented with a variety of crops (actual order of sites may vary). You will be returned to Cusco at about 2:30 pm where you will have the remainder of the day to explore, shop and/or relax.
Day 4 – Today you will be picked up from your accommodation around 8:00 am and depart for the Sacred Valley, your first stop will be an artisanal market where you can purchase a variety of commercial and hand made items. After the market stop you will continue on to the town of Pisac and it’s archaeological site where you will enjoy a tour of this important Inka agricultural center. After visiting Pisac you will head West through the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Inkas before taking a break to enjoy a Peruvian lunch buffet. After lunch we will continue on towards the town of Ollantaytambo, here you will have a guided tour of this ancient city before having to be at the train station for your 7:00 pm train to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo). When you arrive in Aguas Calientes someone from the Inti Killa hostal will meet you at the train station and take you to the hostal for check in. In the evening your guide for the next day will meet you at the hostal (the time will be covered in your briefing) to inform you of the meeting time and location for your Machu Picchu tour the next day.
Meals:Breakfast & Lunch
Day 5 – You will have two options today, you can hike up to the Machu Picchu entrance, or take the optional shuttle bus, in either case you will need to be at the entrance in time to meet your guide (normal around 7:00 am). Once the group is assembled you will enter Machu Picchu and start your tour that will last for approximately 2 hours, during which the guide will explain the history of this “Lost City of the Inkas”. After the tour you will have free time to explore the site on your own before having to return to the train station in time to catch your 6:20 pm train back to Cusco, where you will arrive around 10:00 pm.
Day 6 – Today is a free day, additional activities can be booked, or you can use it to more thoroughly explore Cusco
Day 7 – Morning breakfast followed by transfer to the airport or bus station for your departure.
* Estimated Additional costs are based on required items and do not include package options.
- Cusco – Amanecer an el Sole Hotel or Similar
- Aguas Calientes – Inti Killa Hostal
- All transfers and transportation indicated
- 5 nights lodging in Cusco & 1 night in Aguas Calientes
- Entrance to Machu Picchu
- Meals indicated
- Tour guide at the sites
- Meals not indicated
- Entry to the Main Cathedral
- Entry to Qorikancha
- Entry to the Salt Mines
- Tourist Ticket for entry to sites (other than Machu Picchu)
- Huayna Picchu
- Machu Picchu Mountain
- Shuttle bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu