CUSCO CLASSIC TOUR 4 DAYS

Our Cusco Classic Tour is designed to explore the most important Tourist highlights in Peru… Doe to the trip takes you to Machu Picchu it is important to reserve in advance!…

Cusco Classic Tour is a short trip in Peru and covers three major highlights: Cusco city, Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu. 4-day Cusco Classic Tour is very popular among those who want to explore major sightseeing destinations combining Cultural tour with natural scenic beauty. The trip is magnificent TOUR IN PERU where you’ll visit the Historical City of Cusco; the nearby Inca ruins; Pisaq, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and the magnificent Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. In this tour, you’ll be escorted by experienced  Tour Guide.

This 4-day Cusco Classic Tour is well-known package since you have the choice to visit the local families, explore mysterious Inca archaeological sites and observe wonderful nature. The trip is suitable for everyone with no limitations. Cusco Classic Tour; exposes you to cultural, historical and religious diversity. During this tour is included hotel of 3-stars category; but we can customize the category to your best suit.

Machu Picchu
Cusco Classic Tour takes you to visit the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu at 2,400 masl.

At a glance

  • TIMING: 4 days and 3 nights.
  • DEPARTURE DATES: Daily Departure group service and private service.
  • TYPE OF TOUR: Cultural and History.
  • TRANSPORT: Bus and train.
  • DIFFICULTY: Does involve some narrow trails amongst archaeological site like: Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu, so sturdy footwear is required to help you enjoy it fully.

Overview

Key Details

  • Group size: 2-12 people
  • Max-Altitude: 3,400m / 12,095ft the city of Cusco
  • Country: Peru
  • Fitness level: Easy
  • Arrival on: Cusco
  • Meals: Breakfast in the Hotel

Description for Cusco Classic Tour

4-day Cusco Classic Tour includes visiting Cusco’s historical center, the Sacred Valley of the Incas including the Inca ruins of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo. The tour package of Cusco Classic Tour begins in the city of Cusco, where you’ll have the choice to visit the nervy Inca ruins like: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara Tambomachay and the temple of the Sun or “Qorikancha” located near the main square.

Continuing the tour you’ll travel through the Sacred Valley, we’ll visit Pisaq and continue  until the town of “Urubamba”; here we’ll stop for lunch and you can taste the Peruvian cuisine. Aafter a great lunch we’ll continue for half hour until we reach the town of Ollantaytambo where we’ll explore the Inca fortress. In the afternoon we’ll ride the train for two hours to the picturesque town of Aguas Calientes and have acommodation in the hotel. The next day very early we’ll explore Machu Picchu and in the afternoon we’ll return to Cusco.

Guaranteed departures

All departures for Cusco Classic Tour are guaranteed, so once you’ve booked you can be sure you’re going. This guarantee gives you the confidence to book all of your travel arrangements and simply look forward to your holiday.

Included activities for Cusco Classic Tour

  • City Tour in Cusco.
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas (Pisaq and Ollantaytambo).
  • Machu Picchu Tour.

Highlights:

  • Explore the city of Cusco
  • full-day tour to Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Explore the Inca ruins of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo
  • Visit the local markets.
  • Take the train through Urubamba Valley to the town of “Aguas Calientes”
  • Enjoy Machu Picchu Tour
  • Visit the hot springs in the town of Aguas Calientes.
  • Optional climb Huayna Picchu Mountain.

Short Itinerary for Cusco Classic Tour

Day 1: Cusco

Arrival to Cusco before noon, we will meet you in the airport and transfer you to the designated hotel. In the afternoon, you will have guided city tour.

Day 2: Pisaq & Ollantaytambo

A full-day tour visiting the Sacred Valley of the Incas. First, we’ll visit Pisac ruins, perched on a hilltop with incredible views of the snow-capped mountains. Then, we’ll visit the traditional markets; later we’ll explore the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. In the afetrenoon we ride the train to Aguas Calientes town.

Day 3: Machu Picchu

Explore the mystical Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Soak up the wonderful views; discover why this incredible site was named one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.

Day 4: Departure

Transfer to the airport.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Cusco

4-day Cusco Classic Tour begins once you arrive to Cusco city before noon. We’ll wait for you in the airport with your name in a blackboard. Once you arrive, you’ll be transferred to your hotel where you’ll receive briefing of the trip. In the hotel a cup of coca tea will be served which is very good for the Altitud.

At 1:30 PM, you will have guide Cusco City Tour; which last for 4:30 hours. During the CUSCO city Tour, you’ll visit the Cusco’s Main Square, the Cathedral, Qorikancha (Temple of the Sun), Sacsayhuaman, Q’enko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay. The tour ends at 06:00PM approximately at the Main Square in order that you can have your dinner in one of the restaurants. (No meals included).

  • Accommodation: Hotel (1 night)
  • Meals Included: There are no meals included on this day.

Day 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas (Pisaq & Ollantaytambo)

The Sacred Valley Tour begins at 08:00 AM. For this tour, we’ll pick you up from the hotel and travel by bus through the picturesque valley of Urubamba which was an important cradle of food for the Incas. The Sacred Valley is a lush agricultural area that continues to supply the city of Cusco with much of its production, specially corn and vegetables.

For this tour, we leave the city of Cusco by bus, passing several Inca sites like Sacsayhuaman, Pucapucara, Tambomachay, etc. Half hour after we’ll stop at “Awana Kancha” where we’ll visit the countryside women weaving blankets and garments in their traditional way; Here you also will see Llamas, Alpaca, Vicuñas, Guanacos and Sury (local animals domesticated by the Incas).

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Then we’ll continue half hour drive until the town of Pisaq where we’ll visit the traditional market; we’ll stay in the market for one hour after that we’ll drive 20 minutes up to the mountain where we’ll explore the Pisaq Inca ruins. Then we’ll continue driving through the Sacred Valley until the town of Urubamba where you’ll enjoy your lunch.

After lunch the tour continues half hour drive to the town of Ollantaytambo; site of another large Inca ruins. Ollantaytambo Inca ruins is the major site known as the best surviving example of Inca urban planning and engineering; it is admired for its huge steep terraces guarding the Inca Fortress, and for being one of the few places where the Spaniards lost a major battle during the conquest.

In the afternoon we’ll take the train and travel for two hours to the town of Aguas Calientes and have accommodation in a hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel (1 night)
  • Meals Included: There are no meals included on this day.

Sites to visit today

  • Awanakancha: Please where locals weave in their traditional way and see local animals
  • Pisaq Market: colorful traditional market where you can see the skill of the artisans.
  • Pisaq Inca ruins: beautiful building located on the top of Pisaq Mountain; with extensive agricultural terraces, aqueducts, temples and storehouses.
  • Ollantaytambo: An Inca living town where you can see remains of Inca temple and fortress.
  • Aguas Calientes: A picturesque town near Machu Picchu

Day 3: Machu Picchu Tour

Have an early breakfast in the hotel and leave your personal belongings in the reception of the hotel; then we walk 5 minutes from the hotel to the bus station and board a morning bus for 25 minutes up to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu where our Machu Picchu Tour Guide will explain you all about Machu Picchu.

The tour will last for 2-3 hours; during this time you’ll explore the most important sites of Machu Picchu among then the Agricultural zone and the Urban zone. In The Urban zone you’ll see the finest Inca engineering including the temple of the sun, the temple of the mother earth, the temple of the Andean cosmology, the sundial, the temple of the condor and many other important sites. After the tour, there is an option to climb the mountain of “Wayna Picchu” (check availability).

After all in Machu Picchu you’ll to take the bus and return to the town of Agus Calientes where you can have your lunch in one of the restaurants. In the afternoon, we will board the train back to Ollantaytambo; and from here we’ll transfer you to your hotel in Cusco.

  • Accommodation: Hotel (1 night)
  • Meals Included: There are no meals included on this day.
Important recommendation:
  • Checkout the hotel and your belongings leaved in the storage of the hotel until you finish the tour in Machu Picchu
  • In Machu Picchu we will climb many stairs, use appropriate shoes.
  • We suggest a small backpack, camera; wear a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and a water bottle.
  • After the guided Machu Picchu tour enjoy the magical moment, open your arms and recharge your energy.
  • It is important to Arrive to the train station half hour before the departure time of the Train.

Day 4: Departure from Cusco

  • End of the tour.
  • We’ll Transfer you to the airport.

Cusco Classic Tour includes

  • TRANSPORTATION: Transfer in/out (Airport/Hotel/Airport), Private bus for the City tour and Sacred Valley tour; bus up and down from the town of “Aguas Calientes” to Machu Picchu, round-trip train ticket expedition class from Ollantaytambo to “Aguas Calientes” and from “Aguas Calientes” to Ollantaytambo, transfer to your hotel.
  • ENTRANCE FEES: For the city tour, Sacred Valley tour, and Machu Picchu .
  • GUIDE: Licensed bilingual tour guide.
  • ACCOMMODATIONS: Room based on double occupancy. 3 nights  ***Hotel
  • OTHERS: Local guide for permanent assistance, first-aid kit and emergency oxygen bottle.

Excluded

  • MEALS: Lunch and dinner, you must consider a budget of US$10 to US$20 for each meal.
  • Airport taxes and tips.

  • In the following price is included 3-stars category hotel which we consider appropriated and very confortable hotel for this Tour
  • We have other options based on the hotels, type of train; the options are adapted to all budgets and THE PRICE IS PER PERSON. We gladly assist you, write or please call Us.

PRICE OF THE TOUR

Daily departure

TYPE OF TRAIN PRICE PER PERSON
 Expedition class US$ 570
 Vistadome class US$ 600
 Hiram Bimbhan class———-

INCLUDED HOTELS

HOTEL IN CUSCO – HOTEL GARCILASO  OR SIMILAR

  •  Address: Calle Garcilaso 233-285 – Cusco – PERU
  • Rating: 3 stars
  • Web: http://www.hotelesgarcilaso.com

Set over 3 floors, Hotel Garcilazo is a charming hotel decorated in a classic Cusco style – using local artisans to create an aura of beautiful Inca tradition. The hotel also benefits from an o, cocktail bar and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel is located to half a block from the main square.

HOTEL IN “AGUAS CALIENTES” – HOSTEL PRESIDENTE  OR SIMILAR

  • Address: “Aguas Calientes” town – Cusco
  • Rating: 3 stars
  • Web: http://hostalpresidente.com/rooms.html

The “Hostal Presidente” is located in the heart of Aguas Calientes town. The hotel is very clean, helpful, and friendly and all rooms have a private bath and 24 hour hot water. Some of the rooms have small balconies with great views over the river Vilcanota.

FACILITIES
  • Restaurant (open to public for breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Bar-Cafeteria
  • Telephones with international and national dial up
  • Fax services
  • Luggage porters
  • Laundry service

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ABOUT THE TRAINS

To arrive to Machu Picchu there are different types of trains in this tour is included the expedition class train, which is very good and not too expensive. But if you wish we can customize for higher level train for US$ 45 per person. The route is the same only the cars vary; the difference is comfort and the type of windows

EXPEDITION TRAIN

Expedition class train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu

The traveler in the Expedition class train, will be comfortable and relaxed, and will also be informed about the most important points that this ancient route has and that every adventurer must know. The Expedition has wagons completely covered by wide windows so that the traveler immerses himself in the beauty of the natural landscape, and makes his experience to Machu Picchu begin on the train.

Important note for Cusco Classic Tour

  • The price of your tour does not include flights.
  • You must buy your flight so that you are at the destination for the start day of the tour and in the city of Cusco.
  • You must return to your destination from the city of Cusco when the tour ends.

Private Cusco Classic tour option

If our scheduled departure dates don’t work for you, or you would prefer not to travel with a group, then we can also run this tour privately for you. Please contact us for more information and prices.

Tour Notes

The detailed Tour Notes below have been written to give you some more detailed information about how the tour runs, what to expect, and how to prepare for your holiday. We recommend downloading an up to date copy of these shortly before you travel in case of any changes.

1. Accommodation
1. Hotels in Cusco and Aguas calientes town / We use comfortable tourist class hotels 3-stars category
2. Transfers
The tour includes a 24-hour airport meet & assists service in Cusco airport, your arrival and departure airport-hotel transfers and all other transfers.
3. Transport.
Private vehicles are used for all sightseeing tours and most of the journeys throughout the tour. A variety of transport including vans, bus and train is used when you visit Machu Picchu.
4. Group Size/Tour Leaders/Guides.
We are committed to being a small group operator, as we feel this gives everyone in the group the best chance to get to know their fellow travellers and to hear and make the most of their guide. There’s no point in us providing great guides if you’ve got to peer over 30-40 shoulders to see them! So, we won’t ever put you in a 50-seater coach with 49 other people and just one guide. Instead, we set this CUSCO CLASSIC TOUR group departure to have a maximum of 14 travellers. Average group sizes are around 10 people, lower during the low season (December- March.
Fully trained English-speaking Local guides are provided for CUSCO CLASSIC TOUR and many of our travellers consider them a highlight of their tour. We also provide a fully trained English-speaking guide for any sightseeing tours.
5. Before you travel.
It is important when considering and preparing to travel anywhere in the world that you have a good understanding of the country you are visiting, its laws and customs, and the possible risks and situations that may occur. This includes specific risks related to your itinerary (eg. does it involve water & can you swim, are you fit enough for the activities included), as well as more general risks such as natural disasters.
General details and links to more information about health risks, visa requirements, money, and travel insurance are given in these tour notes. We recommend that you re-read all these before your departure as well as the small print of your travel insurance policy so you know exactly what is covered and what is not.
You should take copies of your important travel documents with you and ideally also store them online securely as a backup. Make sure that you have given us your emergency contact details and told that person where and when you are travelling. Ensure you take enough money with you and that you have access to emergency funds.
6. Tipping.
While an accepted part of the culture and customs in Peru, tipping is always optional, and any amounts paid should reflect excellent service.
It is normal and accepted for people to tip differently, and you should not feel under any pressure to tip any particular amount. We are often asked for advice on common amounts however, and suggest that you consider around US$ 5-10 per person per day for guides, US$ 3-7 p/p/day for assistant guides or tour leaders, and US$ 2-5 p/p/day for porters and drivers.

Highlights of each Day

Explore in addition Cusco City located at 3,400masl

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In addition visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas; here is placed in Inca ruins of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo

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Another site to visit is Machu Picchu; a XV Century Inca building Cusco Classic Tour

Probably Cusco is the most historical city

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