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Cusco and Machu Picchu in 3 Days – 3 Day Machu Picchu Tours

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Cusco and Machu Picchu in 3 Days - 3 Day Machu Picchu Tours

Experience the best of the Inca Sites on this exclusive tour of Cusco and Machu Picchu in 3 days with our local expert. The 3 Day Machu Picchu tours, as it is popularly known, is designed for those wanting to explore the most in a short time. 

The experience begins with an introduction to the Inca Empire on a half day Cusco City Tour. Cusco was the former capital of Incas. It is home to numerous Inca Ruins which offer insight to Inca civilization. 

The second day of this 3 Day Machu Picchu Tours is dedicated to a visit to Machu Picchu. We will be visiting the temple of the sun, main square among other prime archaeological sites in the citadel. 

On the third day, we will be transferring you to Cusco Airport for your onward or return flight. 

This is one of the signature tour programmes of Machu Picchu Kingdom. We have designed this to offer you the most of the former Inca Empire in a short time. 

Do take a moment to check our reviews on Trip Advisor.

Departure & Return Location

Cusco Airport Transfer

Departure Time

0130 PM

Price Includes

  • Cusco Hotel Transfer
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • Entrance fees to parks and places of cultural and tourist interest
  • Guided visits and excursions mentioned
  • All transfers
  • Food as indicated in the itinerary
  • Vistadome Class train tickets

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Snacks
  • Meals that are not mentioned

Recommended To Carry

  • Original Passport
  • Sunscreen
  • Snacks and Water
  • Some Peruvian Soles in cash
Itinerary
Cusco and Machu Picchu in 3 Days - 3 Day Machu Picchu Tours

Day 1 Arrival in Cusco - City Tour

Our representative will be meeting you at the airport and will transfer you to your hotel in Cusco. We will welcome you with a freshly brewed hot cup of coca tea. It will help you to acclimatise to the altitude of Cusco. 

You will have the rest of the morning free to yourself so you can take a rest or take a stroll around the former capital of Incas. 

Cusco City Tour:

The tour starts at 0130 PM as we will be picking you up from your hotel to begin the Cusco City Tour. On this half day tour, we will be visiting the Cusco Cathedral, Sun Temple (Coricancha), Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay. 

Cusco Cathedral:

Cusco Cathedral stands right on the main square of the city of Cusco – Plaza de Armas. It was once an Inca Palace. On conquering Cusco, the Spanish rulers demolished the palace and built the cathedral on its remains. It portrays a blend of Inca and Colonial architecture. 

Qorikancha:

Qorikancha, also referred to as the temple of Sun, was a supreme site of worship to Incas. The Incas revered Sun (Inti) and this former Inca temple was very important to them. But, like most sites in Cusco, the Spanish rulers demolished the temple and built the church on its remains. 

Legends say that the temple was once covered in Gold. When the Spanish rulers abducted the then Inca Emperor, Atahualpa, most of the gold from the temple was paid as a ransom. But the Spanish to the typical colonial way, beheaded him on receiving the ransom. 

Sacsayhuaman:

The tour continues with a drive to Sacsayhuaman. It is a notable Inca fortress. Here you will be able to see some of the impressive stonework of Incas. 

Each rock here weighs over a ton. It is still a mystery though how the Incas transported these rocks here. 

Q’enqo:

We will then visit Q’enqo. This small archaeological site was used by Incas as a place where they made sacrifices and mummified corpses. 

Puca Pucara:

The tour continues with a driver further to Puca Pucara. This massive rock was used by Inca militants as a watchtower to safeguard Cusco from any intruders. 

Tambomachay:

Finally, we will be visiting Tambomachay. It has a series of aqueducts which were built by Incas and are in use even today. This place served as a spa to the political elite. 

After the tour, we will be driving you back to the centre of Cusco City. 

  • Meals Included: None

Note: It is highly recommended that you arrive in Cusco between 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m

Day 2Full Day Machu Picchu - Return to Cusco

We will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco. Then in our private transport, we will be driving you through the Sacred Valley of Incas to Poroy train station. Here you will be boarding a tourist train to Aguas Calientes. The train ride offers beautiful views of the Peruvian highland farm and villages. 

Upon arrival, our representative will be meeting you and will be transferring you to the bus terminal. Here you will be boarding a bus to Machu Picchu citadel. It takes 30 minutes by bus to get to the citadel from Aguas Calientes. 

Once at the entrance of the citadel, our representative will be meeting you and will be assisting you in entering the citadel. 

Machu Picchu Tour

As you will be walking into the citadel, the clouds would be clearing by as the golden rays of the sun would shimmer on the walls of the citadel. 

Our local expert will be giving you a detailed tour of the citadel for two hours. During the trip, you will be visiting some of the important parts of the citadel like the ceremonial centre, temple of the sun, main plaza, house of the priests and more. 

After the guided tour of Machu Picchu, you will have some free time to explore the citadel on your own. If you have booked a trek to Machu Picchu or Huayna Picchu mountain, our tour guide will be directing you to the respective trail head. 

Alternatively, you can hike to the Sun gate or Intipunku. It offers a beautiful view of Machu Picchu and is the entrance for those on the four day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. 

After you finish your visit to Machu Picchu, you will be taking a bus back down to Aguas Calientes town. Here we will be stopping for lunch at a local restaurant. 

Later in the evening, we will be taking the train back to Poroy. Our representative will be meeting you and will transfer you back to the hotel in Cusco.

Day 3 Cusco Airport Transfer

After breakfast, we will be picking you up from your hotel and will be transferring you to Cusco Airport.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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Dalia

Couple Traveller

Me and my husband had an excellent time on this 3 Day Machu Picchu Tours with a local tour guide. Machu Picchu Kingdom team is very efficient and organised everything efficiently. I can totally recommend them

June 9, 2021

Dalia

Couple Traveller

Me and my husband had an excellent time on this 3 Day Machu Picchu Tours with a local tour guide. Machu Picchu Kingdom team is very efficient and organised everything efficiently. I can totally recommend them

June 9, 2021