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Cusco Classic Cultural 2 Days / 1 Night

This fascinating nine day tour is perfect for all visitors wanting to enjoy and experience the beauty, culture and history of Peru in a limited amount of time. This one of a kind trip, starting in Lima, will start you off by sharing with you some of the most interesting and popular tourist attractions, all in one day! The following day, the journey will continue to the navel of Peru: Cusco. Here you will explore colonial style churches, ancient Inca culture, temples and the amazing Sacred Valley. Not only will the magic of the ruins of Machu Picchu be a part of this adventure, but Puno and Lake Titicaca, will also be included in your journey. The tour takes you to sail the waters of the Titicaca, and to explore some of its many islands. Experienced guides will be provided by Peru Travel Now, making all guests feel safe and at ease.

Trip Overview

  • Day 01:  Pisac Market & Archaeological Site
  • Day 02:  Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu / Cusco

Itinerary

Day 01:  Pisac Market & Archaeological Site

Located in the colonial area of Pisac is its famous market. You will have approximately 45 minutes to visit the market – we recommend bringing along money to purchase unique, handmade souvenirs and gifts. After visiting the market (or before, depending on your guide) the bus will bring you up the hills above the town of Pisac to visit the famous archaeological site. You can buy your tourist ticket here that you will need for the rest of the day. After finishing in Pisac your group will begin the journey through the Sacred Valley, the next stop being for lunch in the town of Urubamba. Buffet Lunch In Urubamba. After lunch the journey continues along the valley to Ollantaytambo. Founded by the Inca Ollanta on the banks of the Urubamba River, Ollantaytambo is a fort built into the mountain with Andean terraces and also a traditional town. At the top of the ruins we find the Sun Temple, constructed of large blocks that have remained intact for centuries in spite of the effects of time and weather. It is possible to stay in Ollantaytambo to take the train directly to Aguas Calientes and spend the night there to visit Machu Picchu the following day, ask us about our “Sacred Machu Picchu” 2 day by train to Machu Picchu tour!

In the evening (7pm ) you will go to the train station to take your train to Aguas Calientes. You will be picked up by one of our representatives outside the train station to transfer you to your hotel and your Machu Picchu guide will meet you in the evening to brief you about your Machu Picchu tour for the following day.

Day 02: Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu / Cusco

In the morning very early you can take a bus to Machu Picchu, beating the crowds and have the opportunity to see this World Heritage site in the morning light. You will have a guided tour of about 3 hours. the site and may climb Huayna Picchu (optional) in order to get the famous photo of Machu Picchu. (Permits must be arranged at the time of booking) Take time to explore this amazing site, before taking the bus back to Aguas Calientes and return to Cusco by train and bus. This tour is highly recommended for those who want to experience Machu Picchu at sunrise, and would like to spend more time on the site.

Included / Not Included

What is included

  • Bus to Sacred Valley Tour
  • Guide to Sacred Valley
  • Trains to Machu Picchu round trip
  • Entrance Fee to Machu Picchu
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu round trip
  • Profesional Guide in Machu Picchu
  • 1 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • Breakfast on the second day.

What is not Included

  • Tourist ticket
  • Food (second day)
  • Entrance to Hot springs
  • extra activities

What we Recommend that you Bring

  • Use tennis shoes or sneakers.
  • You have to bring your(Passport )
  • Students  have to bring student card (ISIC CARD)
  • Drinking lost of liquids on long excursions,specially during the trek.
  • Long pants or slacks.
  • Several T -Shirts.
  • Swearters and a jacket.
  • Rain wear ( you never know when will rain even if it’s the dry season)
  • Camera.
  • Insect  Repellent and  Sun block ( Sun is always stronger in such altitude).
  • Personal first and Kit.
  • water bottle  .
  • Alight backpack.
  • Gloves,scarf,hat or cap and sunglasess.

Huayna Picchu Mountain

This is the more popular of the two optional mountain walks, but also can be very busy. 200 people start climbing from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., and 200 people start between 11 am to 12 and a total of 400 people climb every morning. The trail is quite steep and takes about 1.5 hours to climb up and down – the people who have problems with vertigo can not enjoy this trip. There are some interesting archaeological ruins at the top of Huayna Picchu.
Machu Picchu Mountain.

This hike is less popular than Huayna Picchu, but no less beautiful. Machu Picchu Mountain is located on the other side of the ruins of Huayna Picchu. There are 400 daily passes available. You can start your ascent between 7 and 11. The trail is less pronounced than Huayna Picchu, but it is a longer walk (takes about 3 hours total)

Note: If you want to visit Huayna Picchu Mountain you must pay an additional   USD.20

CHECK AVAILABILITY

Terra Quechua Peru offer daily departures on the Inca Trail (excluding February when the trail is closed).

Since 2000 the Inca trail has been regulated by the country of Peru. This has provided many wonderful things, like clean trails and camping sites, but it has also limited the amount of people on the trail each day. Now only 500 people are permitted on the trail every morning – this includes hikers, guides, porters and cooks. If your date is not available, do not fret, there are many wonderful treks to Machu Picchu – just as beautiful as the Inca trail and not as crowded.

DATE

AVAILABILITY

JANUARY 2017
SOLD OUT
FEBRUARY 2017
INCA TRAIL IS CLOSED
MARCH 2017
SOLD OUT
APRIL 2017
SOLD OUT
MAY 2017
SOLD OUT
JUNE 2017
SOLD OUT
JULY 2017
SOLD OUT
AUGUST 2017
SOLD OUT
SEPTEMBER 2017
SOLD OUT
OCTOBER 2017 AVAILABLE
NOVEMBER 2017 AVAILABLE
DECEMBER 2017 AVAILABLE

It is strongly recommended to book your Inca Trail at least 4 months in advance as permits can quickly sell out.

Terra Quechua Peru will create amazing expeditions to Machu Picchu, with great guides, chefs, and the unmatchable, unstoppable 'green machinne' Porters, as well as the best equipment tents, sleeping bags, matresses and pillows.