Cusco City & Sacred Valley 4D
4 DAYS - 3 NIGHTS
Cusco City & Sacred Valley 4D Tour Description
This complete Cusco City & Sacred Valley 4D tour allows you to enjoy the most highlighted tours in the navel of Andes: Cusco! This adventure combines the classic city tour, the classic Sacred Valley tour (Pisac and Ollantaytambo), and Machu Picchu!
Interested in seeing more? Check out our ‘Add-Ons’ tab on this page to see additional options to visit to the agricultural laboratory of Moray and ancient salt flats of Maras, a chance to see the lesser-known but equally impressive Southern Valley, which is home to the “Sistine chapel of the Americas” (Andahuaylillas), the pre-Incan ruins of Pikillacta, and the pre-Inca and Inca hydraulic system of Tipón.
Love coffee and cocoa? Take a look at our Cusco Culture & Coffee 5D Tour for an option that includes a tour to a small family-owned and operated farm, and stay a night in their homestay property.
Cusco City & Sacred Valley 4D Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Cusco
|TBD||Pick-up at the airport and transfer to your hotel. It is recommended that you rest to acclimate to the altitude.|
|13:30||Pick-up at your hotel to begin your tour visiting the most popular and representative attractions in Cusco. These include the Cathedral, the Temple of Koricancha, and the archaeological complexes of Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay. The tour will last approximately 4 hours.|
|17:30||At the end of your city tour, you will enjoy a fresh cup of COCLA coffee (included) and if you would like, you will be able to buy local organic products such as coffee and chocolate.|
|18:30||Free night to explore the city at your leisure. Dinner is on your own.|
Day 2: Sacred Valley – Aguas Calientes Town
|8:30||At this time we will pick you up from your hotel and begin our tour into the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Today we will visit the town and archaeological ruins of Pisac that is characterized by its impressive agricultural terraces.|
|12:00||Buffet lunch in Urubamba featuring local Andean cuisine.|
|13:00||Continuing on our journey, we will then take you to the ruins of Ollantaytambo, once an important military, religious and agricultural center. After this visit, you will head to the town of Aguas Calientes, where you will rest at your leisure in your hostel and prepare for tomorrow’s highlight: Machu Picchu!|
Day 3: Machu Picchu
|05:30||Breakfast on your own.|
|6:00||We will take a 30-minute bus ride to the ancient citadel. Once we arrive we will tour the urban, agricultural, and religious zones of the complex with our guide. After about two hours, you will have the chance to explore the mysterious ruins on your own. Note: You will also have time to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain at an additional cost. The entrance tickets to these must be purchased at the same time as the Machu Picchu entrance ticket ahead of time. Spaces are limited.|
|12:30||Lunch on your own.|
|13:30||After lunch, you will take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes for your return trip to Cusco. You will know your exact train schedule as soon as we buy your train ticket. You will arrive to Cusco by bus at approximately 10:00 pm.|
Day 4: Cusco – Lima
|Morning||Breakfast on your own.|
|TBD||Pickup and airport transfer for about an hour and a half before your flight. Considering your check-out will most likely be at 10 am, you will be able to leave your luggage in hotel storage if your flight is in the afternoon.|
PRICES PER PERSON IN USD:
|# of Passengers||PRICE|
|4 or More||453.00|
|# of Passengers joining the group||CAR||VAN|
- Transfer airport – hotel – airport (or from and to the bus terminal)
- City tour: transportation + guide + entrance ticket (Boleto Turistico) + Koricancha entrance fee (we do not include Catedral entrance fee)
- Tour Valle Sagrado: transportation + guide + buffet lunch (Boleto Turistico covers entrance fees)
- Tour Machu Picchu:
- Train ticket Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes (round – trip)
- 1-night lodging in Aguas Calientes (basic hostel, private bathroom, and hot water, plus breakfast)
- Bus ticket to Machu Picchu (round trip)
- Bilingual guide in Machu Picchu
- Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
- 2 nights lodging in Cusco in a basic hostel (Los Áticos Hostal) + breakfast. If you would like a hotel upgrade, contact us!
- 01 cappuccino in COCLA café
Does Not Include
- Snacks or meals not mentioned above
- Entrance fee for the salt flats of Maras, if you choose the alternate Sacred Valley route ($3.00)
- Personal expenses
- Cathedral entrance fee ($8.00)
- Entrance fee to Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain ($20.00)
For passengers belonging to the Andean community (Ecuador – Colombia – Bolivia) and foreign students with an ISIC card, we will apply a $43.00 discount (for entrances fees).
Cusco City & Sacred Valley 4D Tour Optional Add-Ons
Andean Community (+1D)
Spend a day with the Andean community in the Sacred Valley for a unique experience learning about native customs. You will have lunch with the community, and afterward, you will participate in some coveted local traditions, such as learning about local agriculture centered around potatoes, and Andean grains, among others. The specific program will depend on the time of year. Dine with the community before spending the night in a homestay.
These three places are some of the most important historical sites in Peru. Moray was an Incan agricultural laboratory that consists of concentric circle terraces. These terraces were used to grow hundreds of different crops according to different ecological needs, however all in one location. After spending some time in Moray we will drive to the salt flats of Maras where you will find salt mines still used by locals today! Chinchero is a small community outside of Cusco, where indigenous women still practice traditional weaving methods. Here you will receive a presentation about how alpaca wool is cleaned, dyed, and woven into intricate designs.
Potato Park (+1/2D)
Did you know that Peru is home to over 3,000 types of potatoes? While this attraction may not have every potato known to the country, there are upwards of 1,000 different species here! This project aims to protect and restore hundreds of species, with an emphasis on sustainable and traditional agriculture. While on tour at the Potato Park, we will sample white, yellow, and purple potato varieties with different traditional sauces. You will also see local women weaving traditional cloth, and be able to purchase items if you wish.
Southern Valley (+1D)
During the Southern Valley addition, we will bring you to the impressive complex of Tipón, which was an important ceremonial and agricultural center. Water was quite sacred to the Incas and here you will have no trouble seeing why! The next stop will bring you to Pikillacta, once a great urban center during the pre-Inca Wari empire. It consists of more than a thousand constructions including plazas, fields, housing, temples, and wide streets with buildings that at one time were four stories tall. Lastly, we will take you to Andahuaylillas: This chapel has been named the “Sistene Chapel of the Americas,” due to its intricate colonial murals, and its 24-carat gold plated alter, and polychrome ceiling.
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