Machu Picchu Vacation Packages is an extended package of our four day Machu Picchu Travel Package. This five day Machu Picchu Package gives you an overview of the main sites of the Inca Empire.
Machu Picchu Tours is one of the most preferred tours when you travel to Peru if not South America. With everything included you can simply relax and enjoy the sites while our local tour guide will be sharing stories about each site that we will be visiting.
On this five days Machu Picchu Vacation Packages, we will be giving you a guided tour of Machu Picchu, Cusco and the Sacred Valley.
The experience begins with a transfer from Cusco Airport. We will then give you a guided tour of Cusco City which serves as an introduction to the Inca civilization.
Cusco was the former capital of Incas. On this tour, you will understand that Cusco’s reputation as the gateway to visit Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley of Incas simply underscores its importance.
We will then give you a complete tour of the Sacred Valley of Incas. You will be visiting different villages here. These villages have played a significant role during Inca civilization, some continue to be important even today.
Machu Picchu Package Tour concludes with a visit to the Incas’ lost city of Machu Picchu. We will be spending a full day in Machu Picchu. So you will have ample time to get a detailed insight to each archaeological remains in the citadel with an experienced local tour guide.
At Machu Picchu Kingdom, we take pride in operating our tours with local crew. Our tour guides are born and raised in Cusco and have plenty of knowledge about Inca civilization. They are certified tourism professionals and are fluent in English.
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Cusco Airport Transfer
Depends on your flight’s arrival time
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.
At 0130 PM, 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 stands right on the main square 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, 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.
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.
We will then visit Q’enqo. This small archaeological site was used by Incas as a place where they made sacrifices and mummified corpses.
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.
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.
Note: It is highly recommended that you arrive in Cusco between 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m
After breakfast at your hotel, we will be picking you up at 0830 for a full day tour of the Sacred Valley of Incas. We will begin with a drive to Pisac. This is one of the most charismatic villages in the Sacred Valley.
Pisac is popular for its weekend market. Farmers and craftsmen from neighbouring villages set up tents around the main square to sell their products. The village is also home to Inca ruins that nestles on a hilltop, overlooking the valley.
This Inca ruins is second to the city of Machu Picchu in size. Here we will be giving you a complete tour of the complex. You will be introduced to Incas farming techniques and their rituals that they practised here.
We will then drive you to Urubamba. Here we will be serving you a typical Peruvian lunch (included in the price) before visiting the Ollantaytambo fortress.
Ollantaytambo is a beautiful village. It is the best example of Inca Empire’s town planning. The village is snuggled in between two hills. We will be visiting the fortress here.
It was built by Inca ruler Pachacutec who also built Machu Picchu and Choquequirao.
However, Manco Inca expanded it. It served as his stronghold when the Spanish invaded Ollantaytambo. He and his troops managed to defeat Spanish intruders in the battle of Ollantaytambo.
After the detailed tour of the complex, we will be dropping you off at the hotel in Ollantaytambo.
After breakfast, we will be transferring you to Ollantaytambo train station. Here you will be boarding the train to Aguas Calientes to visit Machu Picchu. The trip offers a great many natural, amazing views of the Andes and a jungle environment after descending to the (2000m / 6560ft).
Our representative will be meeting you at Aguas Calientes train station and will be transferring you to the hotel. We will then meet for lunch at Indio Feliz Restaurant.
After lunch, we will go on a tour to Mandor Valley. This is a popular place for bird watching. We will be walking along the Vilcanota River following the railway tracks in the Mandor Valley to visit its waterfall.
The valley is inhabited by varied and fascinating birds, including Spotted Face Parrots and Green Jays, and we have the opportunity to find Gallito de las Rocas. We will rest and perhaps bathe under the waterfall before walking back to the hotel in the shadow of Machu Picchu.
After relishing an early morning breakfast, we will be taking a bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, the Inca citadel. This is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Once at the entrance of the citadel, our representative will be meeting you and will be assisting you in entering the citadel.
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 you, you will be visiting some of the important parts of the citadel like the ceremonial centre, main plaza, house of the priests and more.
After the tour, you will have some free time to explore the citadel on your own. If you have booked to hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, our tour guide will be directing you to the respective trail head.
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 Ollantaytambo. Our representative will be meeting you and will transfer you back to the hotel in Cusco.
Our representative will assist you with your transfer to the airport, thank you for your visit, end of our services.
• Food: Breakfast