The archaeological complex of Machu Picchu Peru is located in the department of Cusco, in the province of Urubamba and the district of Machupicchu. It is located on the eastern slopes of the Vilcanota mountain range, a chain of mountains bordered by the Apurímac and Urubamba rivers. It is located northwest of Cusco, 129 kilometers above the Urubamba River (hence the name of the Vilcanota River), in the mountains of Vilcabamba. Its altitude is about 2380 m.a.s.l The citadel of Machu Picchu is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world and is the main destination of Peru. Few works done by man show as much harmony with nature as the citadel of Machu Picchu shows us and the 33 archaeological groups that are united by the Inca trail. The archaeological complex is located at the top of the mountain, Machu Picchu (in Quechua means old mountain or important mountain) which gives the name to the citadel and the impressive landscape that we have all seen. In front of this, the incredible mountain of Wayna Picchu appears ("young mountain") in whose top and slopes some archaeological remains are located. Both summits limit with the mighty Urubamba River that runs towards the east, 400 meters below the citadel.
Day 01: Arrival to Cusco
Day 02: City Tour of Cusco
Day 03: Sacred Valley
Day 04: Guided tour of Machu Picchu
Day 05: Cusco City
Day 06: Departure Day
Cusco expands through the Valley that forms the Huatanay River and the surrounding hills. Its climate is generally dry and temperate. It has two defined seasons: a dry one between April and October, with sunny days, cold nights and an average temperature of 13 °C; and another rainy, from November to March, average temperature 12 °C. The city of Cusco - Peru is located in the central and south eastern part of Peru, exactly in the western part of the Watanay river valley. The department has an extension of 76,225 Km², 5.9% of the Peruvian territory (1'285,215 Km²). These large territorial assemblages contain high Andean zones and jungles, with limits defined only by an interpretation of general physiological and climatic variables, but which are useful to understand the enormous diversity of the Cusco space.Come and discover the magic city of Cusco, a city full of history and adventures.
The first day of your arrival it is advisable to make a city tour, our agency organizes this tour every afternoon. They are picked up from your hotel between 13:00 p.m. and 13: 20hrs. You will have a guided tour through the center of the city of Cusco, visit the Main Square, the Cathedral, the Temple of the Sun Qoricancha - Santo Domingo, then go out to visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay , returning to the city between 18:00 hrs. and 18:30 hrs.
This tour starts at approximately 08:00 hrs. and ends at 7:00 p.m., we pass by your hotel at 7:30 a.m, to have a guided tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, over the Vilcanota River, for a panoramic view of the Inca citadel of Pisac and visit the typical Indian market of Pisac , where we will have the opportunity to learn about the customs of its inhabitants and haggle prices with sellers, then we will go to the inca city of Ollantaytambo to finally spend the night in this beautiful place.
According to the time coordinated with your guide, you will look for your hotel to go up to Machupicchu together and have your guide of approx. 2 hours to 2 hours and a half. After your guided tour you will have free time to continue touring Machu Picchu on your own or down to the town of Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon or evening it would be your return being your possible train from 18:20 or earlier, it will depend on the availability. The train will leave from Aguas Calientes to the train station of Ollantaytambo, there the transfer will wait for you and will take you to the center of the city of Cusco leaving you close to the main square of Cusco or your hotel.
On this day , you can take a relax and explore the imperial city of the ancient Tahuantinsuyo, visit its markets, buy some traditional souvenirs , you can do some potional activities and enjoy a funny night in the traditional neighbourhood of San Blas or go to dance in your last night in Cusco.
Transfer to the Cusco´s airport. End of the tour, or alternatively, a good time to extend your trip!
Please note: a return flight to Lima can be arranged upon request
Single room: Please note that if you have booked the "Single Room" option for this tour, you receive your own single room for all overnights.
Local flights: There is no local flight included in the cost of the tour.