Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu 3 Day Tour

Visit Cusco´s most important archaeological sites, and learn about its history and the people who once lived there. Tour Cusco city, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and Machu Picchu on this fully guided tour. Experience the highlights of the Incan empire.

per adult from

$858

NZD

Duration

3 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Breakfast
    • 1x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Overnight accommodation in Aguas Calientes.
    • Expert Local guide.
    • Hotel pickup. (Only in downtown hotel)
    • Entrance tickets to Qoricancha, Cusco Cathedral, Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu
    • Train tickets Ollantaytambo /Aguas Calientes/Cusco.
    • Entry/Admission - Sacsayhuaman
    • Entry/Admission - Tambomachay
    • Entry/Admission - Q'enqo
    • Entry/Admission - Qorikancha
    • Entry/Admission - Cusco Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Pisac
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Meals
    • Bus ticket Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu/Aguas Calientes
    • Any other service and / or attention not specified.
    • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu

  • Day 1: Cusco City

    Stop At: Sacsayhuaman, Cusco 08000 Peru
    The Sacsayhuaman (also Saksaywaman or Saqsawaman, meaning ‘Royal Eagle’) fortress-temple complex lies at the northern edge of the former Inca capital Cuzco. Constructed during the reign of Pachacuti (1438-1471 CE) and his successors, its massive, well-built walls remain today as a testimony not only to Inca power but also the skills of Inca architects and their approach of blending their monumental structures harmoniously into the natural landscape.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Tambomachay, Cusco Peru
    This site is located at 8km from the city of Cusco , at 3700 meters above the sea level, is also known as the Cavern Tambo( storage).

    His name comes from the Quechua words Tampu, which means place or storage, and Machay, which means rest, is a splendid place where took place a ceremony for the water, and thank for his precious gifts like make the flowers grow, and giving life to all creatures in the universe.

    Tambomachay is formed by 4 walls stepped inserted to the hill, on the top of the structure there are 4 niches in a trapezoidal shape, where it might deposited the offerings in honor to the water.

    Until know, nobody knows where the water comes from this aqueducts, since the water comes from the interior of this place. These aqueducts are built in a way that the water flows naturally to the bottom of the structure, where is a little fount, place where the water is received to be ritualized.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Q'enqo, Cusco Peru
    What is left today of Q´enqo archeological complex are carved rocks that couldn´t be destroyed by the Spanish; there is little left of the paths and aqueducts, as well as of the enclosures, the deposits or the liturgical baths, besides the great layer of gold that illuminated the whole place.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Qorikancha, Avenida El Sol, 3rd block, Cusco Peru
    Originally named Intikancha or Intiwasi, it was dedicated to Inti, and is located at the old Inca capital of Cusco. Mostly destroyed after the 16th century war with the Spanish conquistadors, much of its stonework forms the foundation of the Santo Domingo church and convent.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Cusco Cathedral, Portal Belen Plaza de Armas, Cusco 08002 Peru
    Cusco Cathedral, is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cusco. The cathedral is located on the Plaza de Armas. Building was completed in 1654, almost a hundred years after construction began.

    The Cathedral, in addition to its official status as a place of worship, has become a major repository of Cusco's colonial art. It also holds many archeological artifacts and relics. The cathedral was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the City of Cuzco listing in 1983.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Cusco - Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes

    Stop At: Pisac Peru
    Situated above Pisac in the Sacred Valley on the Urubamba River sits the ancient ruins of four distinct sites, guarded by the Q’Allaqasa fortress, which served as a defensive military post at the south end of the Sacred Valley. The three sites it guarded, along with the valley below, were Pisaqa, Intihuatana, and Kinchiracay. Also evident still are the agricultural terraces and some of the numerous buildings.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Pisac Market, Central Plaza Centro, Pisac 08105 Peru
    The Pisac Market is one of the most famous markets in the Cusco region, drawing many visitors to its famous Sunday market when indigenous Quechua communities from the surrounding highlands come to Pisac to sell their produce and stock up on supplies for the week.

    A large section of the market is dedicated to tourist-oriented souvenir stalls where you can find weavings, jewellery, ponchos, hats, Andean instruments, ceramics, alpaca products and a whole range of other gifts and souvenirs to take home with you
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo 08676 Peru
    The name of the town and the archaeological area is owed to Cacique Ollanta, who, according to legend, fell in love with a princess, daughter of Inca Pachacútec, and was severely punished.

    In the Ollantaytambo complex, located on a hill that dominates the town, outstanding buildings include the Sun Temple and its gigantic monoliths, the Mañaracay or Royal Hall, Incahuatana and the Princess's bath. On the upper part of the complex, the fort is clearly visible, with a series of carved stone terraces built to protect the valley from possible invasions from ethnic groups that came from the jungle.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Aguas Calientes included

    Day 3: Machu Picchu - Cusco

    Stop At: Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Peru
    Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historic Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In 2007, Machu Picchu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a worldwide Internet poll.

    The Incas built the estate around 1450 but abandoned it a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest. Although known locally, it was not known to the Spanish during the colonial period and remained unknown to the outside world until American historian Hiram Bingham brought it to international attention in 1911
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup from selected hotels located in Cusco Downtown
    Departure Time :
    1:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Turismoi.pe

Activity ID: V-44897P7

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