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Cusco and Machu Picchu in 3 Days/2 Nights

Join this tour for the perfect capture of Cusco and Machu Picchu while making the most of your time. You will get to experience one of the 7 wonders of the world, Machu Picchu in 3 days! Cusco and Machu Picchu will expose you to the beauty of surrounding landscapes, the streets and culture, along with learning about the interesting background of the area.

USD $554.00USD $2,252.00

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Description

Enjoy the wonderful city of Cusco and explore amazing Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu in 3 days! This tour is the perfect for a shorter option to visit and experience Machu Picchu, one of the 7 wonders of the world. Your guided tour through Cusco, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, will expose you to the beauty throughout its streets, buildings, temples, as well as its spectacular landscape and interesting history.

Highlights

  • Visit the incredible Inca ruins/construction
  • Explore Cusco’s Cathedral and Qoricancha
  • Check out the archaelogical sites–the ancient sectors of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay
  • Explore the town of Aguas Calientes

Duration

3 Days/2 Nights

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Cusco and City Tour

Welcome to Cusco! The tour provides transportation from the international airport of Cusco to your booked hotel. Depending on what time your flight gets into Cusco, you will have the morning to rest and get adjusted to the change in altitude and climate.

The tour begins at 1:30 PM (13:30) for an intensive visit in and around the city of Cusco with a focus on the phenomenal Inca constructions. We begin with Cusco’s Cathedral, then onto Qoricancha and the archeological sites on the outskirts of the city – the ancient sectors of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay.

You will have the night to enjoy a stroll through the city or enjoy a delicious dinner in one of the many restaurants the city has to offer.

Places you’ll visit on Day 1:

  • Cusco’s Cathedral
  • Qoriqancha Temple
  • Sacsayhuaman
  • Qengo
  • Pukapukara
  • Tambomachay

Day 2: Cusco – Machu Picchu

Be prepared for an early departure and breakfast. Our transportation service pick up is between 3:30 AM–4:00 AM for our transfer to the train station, either from the town of Poroy or Ollantaytambo. The train station is where we will begin our journey to Machu Picchu.

Once in Aguas Calientes, our team will pick you up and transfer you to the buses that make the ascent to the mountaintop archeological center of Machu Picchu. Here, we will begin a guided tour for the next two hours, followed by free time to explore the city yourself. Later in the day, we will descend once again by bus to Aguas Calientes for lunch and for those who wish a soak in the local hot springs. In the evening, we will return by train to either Ollantaytambo or Poroy before the bus ride to Cusco, arriving late night to your hotel.

Places you’ll visit on Day 2:

  • Machu Picchu
  • Aguas Calientes (optional soak)

Day 3: End of the tour

Today we say goodbye to beautiful Cusco as your excursion of Cusco and Machu Picchu in 3 days comes to an end. Enjoy a a warm breakfast at the hotel. Depending on the departure time of your flight, our private transportation service will pick up from your hotel and transfer you to the Cusco airport for your next adventure.

What’s Included

  • Pick up and transfer to the airport
  • City tour in the imperial city of Cusco
  • Train to Machu Picchu (expeditions, Vistadome or Hiram Bingham)
  • Choice of English or Spanish-speaking guide
  • All tickets and entrance fees to attractions
  • All transfers
  • 2 nights accommodation at your chosen hotel in Cusco
  • Included Breakfasts in the hotel
  • Personalized and permanent attention

What’s Not Included

  • Gratuities and other services not mentioned.

Important Notes

  • Prices are based on double occupancy, if you are travelling solo, please contact us
  • Please note that this excursion will take you to higher altitudes. Cusco rests well above 3,400 meters (over 11,200 feet) above sea level, so it will be important to remain hydrated, both leading up to the tour and throughout the tour.
  • For our Day 2 train ride, you can decide on the train service of your choice, either Expedition, Vistadome or Hiram Bingham to the town of the Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo).
  • We highly recommend you get travel insurance before this trip. We personally recommend World Nomads Travel Insurance.
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What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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