Machu Picchu Andean Experience 5 Days
If you don’t have a travel itinerary for your trip to Cusco yet, maybe this 5-day tour package would interest you. We put 3 tours together into this itinerary, which offers, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley tour and the Rainbow Mountain hike.
One thing you should know is that our itineraries can be modified or more personalized according to your interest. For this you only have to contact one of our specialists.
- Starting point: Hotel in Cusco
- End point: Cusco Airport
- Destination Machupicchu, Sacred Valley tour, Rainbow Mountain hike.
- Phisical Level: Moderate Difficulty
- Group size Minimum 2 / Maximum 8
- Maximum altitude 5,200 m
- Availability All year round
- Recommendation: Regular physical preparation
Tour to Cusco and Machupicchu, visiting the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the Rainbow mountain.
Private service: We believe that the best way to enjoy a trip is to have it tailored to you and flexible according to your needs, you choose your group.
Local guides: There is nothing better than visiting Peru with a local guide who will be able to share with you all his knowledge of the places you will explore.
All entrances included: Enjoy your trip without having to worry about buying tickets, our itinerary includes all entrance tickets so you just have to relax and enjoy the trip
Advantages of traveling with us – This 5 day tour to Cusco offers a safe and well organized experience, the transfer during the whole tour is in sprinter. The service also includes the tour guide service in English or Spanish.
We will pick you up from the airport or bus station and take you to your hotel in Cusco (not included) in the afternoon your guide will come to provide you with all the information about the 5 day itinerary as well as, what time you will be picked up the next day, what things you should bring and what services are included on the tour, you will spend the night in Cusco.
We suggest that on the first day it is best to take it easy to adjust to the altitude, also if you are coming from a country with a different time zone.
You can chill out before doing any touring and just walk around Plaza de Armas. You can take Diamox and Coca tea. Everyone certainly feels much better on Day 2 in Cusco. Make sure to stay hydrated, as dehydration can greatly accentuate altitude sickness.
Our guide will pick you up early from your hotel in Cusco at 8 am to be exact; heading to the Sacred Valley. During the Sacred Valley tour you will visit the following places:
- Chinchero ruins
- Andean Textile Center of Alpaca
- Moray ruins
- The Salt Mines
Then after we have visited these places, we will drive to the town of Urubamba where we will have lunch. Later on, after a well deserved lunch, we will transport you to Ollantaytambo station from where you will take the train to Aguas Calientes town. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, the staff of the hotel where you will be spending the night will be waiting for you (included in the tour).
In the early morning, your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Aguas Calientes and take you to the bus station. The bus ride takes 25 minutes, based on which time you chose to visit Machu Picchu. Your guide will take you to the highest part of Machu Picchu where you will be able to take the best pictures of Machu Picchu, then you will visit the Inca bridge located at about 20 minutes of walking. After this you begin to explore Machu Picchu, Normally travel agencies that offer tours to Machu Picchu don’t offer this option. So that you only visit Machu Picchu for 2 hours. However we make your visit last more than just 2 hours making the visit longer we visit the Inca bridge without additional cost, making our clients enjoy more their experience in Machu Picchu. After the tour you will take the bus back to town, where your guide will be waiting for you for lunch (included).
After lunch, you will take the train back to Cusco at approximately 3:20pm to Ollantaytambo train station, where our driver will be waiting to take you back to Cusco in a private car.
On this day we will visit the Rainbow mountain. We will leave Cusco at approximately 4:00am to the town of Cusipata where we will have breakfast after a 3 hour bus ride.
Then we will continue by car for 30 minutes more until we reach the beginning of the trek. Once there we have to walk for 1 hour and a half until we have reached the top of the Rainbow Mountain. From there we will have the most beautiful views of the Andes Mountains as well as the Red Valley on the other side. After a great time, we will descend for 1 hour, to carry on with our journey by car until we get to the place where we will have lunch. as soon as we have lunch, we will be returning to Cusco at approximately 4pm. the tour ends at your hotel in Cusco
On your last day we will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Cusco airport according to the time of your flight to Lima.
- All transfers from and to the airport.
- Bus tickets up and down to Machu Picchu
- English speaking guide
- Airport transfer
- Lunch (Sacred Valley)
- 2 lunches
- 1 breakfast at hotel in A.C
- Cusco tourist ticket
- All entrances
- Machu Picchu ticket
- Train tickets (round trip)
- Rainbow Mountain tour all inclusive trip
- 1 Night in Aguas Calientes (Based in double occupancy).
- Pick-ups – Drop-offs
Does not include
- Hotel in Cusco
- Meals where are not stated
- Travel insurance – we highly recommend to take our travel insurance for the duration of the trip
- Waynapicchu ticket
WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE ON THE TOUR:
- Original passport
- Student card (if you are a student and you want to get the discount)
- Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
- Comfortable trousers
- Sun hat
- Sunscreen (factor 35 or higher)
- Insect repellent
- Hand sanitizers and toiletries
- Personal Medications
- Flashlight with spare batteries
- Small backpack with rain cover.
- Clothes for warm and cold weather like a waterproof jacket.
- Hiking shoes.
- Slippers or sandals (for showers and thermal baths).
- Wool or synthetic socks and a sweater.
- Long or short sleeve polo shirt.
- Plastic rain poncho and hat.
- Swimwear (for Aguas Calientes hot springs).
- Sunscreen, insect repellent, alcohol disinfectant gel and toilet paper.
- Camera (wrapped in a plastic bag), flashlight and batteries.
- Some snacks such as chocolate bars and nuts.
- And extra money in soles.
It is necessary to acclimatize in Cusco, one or two days before starting the tour. For a good acclimatization is necessary to rest as much as possible, eat little, drink plenty of liquid, especially coca tea which has known healing and digestive properties. Adequate acclimatization avoids affecting the “soroche” or altitude sickness, which could cause numerous health problems.
What happens if you renew your passport or document?
If you renew or change the number or names of your passport or documents after booking the tour/walk, you must send us a photograph of the new passport or document; we will make the change with the authorities before you arrive in Cusco; the extra cost to make the change is $20 which will cover the costs for the change of the Inca Trail Entrance, Machu Picchu Entrance and train tickets. If you do not wish to pay the $20 for the corresponding changes you must bring your new and old passport or document to show to the authorities. If you do not have both passports you will have to buy a new ticket to the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu and by train on your own, the costs can be around $100.
What type of hostel is reserved for this tour?
- In Aguas Calientes; we will reserve with GoldenSunrise hotel
NOTE: We guarantee the reservation of the above mentioned hostel only if you make the reservation in advance. Otherwise, we may have to offer alternative accommodation.
- Can I exchange the hostel for a hotel in Aguas Calientes?
- Yes, each traveler has their own accommodation expectations. That’s why we offer you the possibility to book your own independent hotel.
- Book it yourself or ask them to book it for you.
- If you wish to book your own accommodation, we will offer you a discount of 20 dollars per person on the price of the trip. You can use this money to pay for alternative accommodation.
The return train schedule: The return train included in the package is the Expedition; the departures are: 2:55pm or 3:20pm DEPENDING ON AVAILABILITY. If you prefer the earlier return train, we can book it for an additional $25; the times are: 2:55pm or 4:35pm. You also have the option to reserve the Vistadome train for an additional cost of $55. Please let us know in advance which train schedule you prefer. It is important to know that none of the trains go directly to Cusco, trains only arrive at Ollantaytambo or Poroy stations. In either case we always guarantee a bus back to Cusco.
Can I change my return train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo for an earlier one?
Yes, you can make this change personally at the Aguas Calientes train station. However, you will be asked to pay an additional charge for changing the ticket and this change will be subject to the availability of spaces and timetables on the train. In this case you will be responsible for assuming the cost of your return transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
How long does it take to return to Cusco?
You will travel for approximately three and a half hours before returning to Cusco. And this is divided into an hour and a half train ride to the Ollantaytambo train station. From there, our driver will pick you up outside the train station. Our driver will be waiting for you with a sign with your name on it, so that there is no confusion. If you don’t see our driver initially, just wait for him outside the station. Once our driver has picked you up, you will travel for another hour and a half before returning to Cusco.
Refund: Once you have made the 40% deposit there is no refund as this money will be spent on the purchase of all entrance tickets, as well as train tickets which are not refundable. For more information please check our terms and conditions
Health and Safety: All of our participants must inform us if they have or have had any illness that may affect their personal or group progress during the trek. They must also bring their own medications. We recommend that you visit your doctor before making your reservation if you have any health problems.
Where to store your belongings: You can leave or store things that you will not take to the Inca Trail at the hotel or hostel where you are staying. Most of these establishments have warehouses where you can store your belongings. If you don’t trust where you are staying, we will gladly store your belongings in our office.
What is the best time to travel to Machu Picchu?
May to September (dry season) is the ideal time to travel the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. These months are generally recommended because there is almost no rain.
In the months of November to March the summer (rainy season) is present. This season is usually very rainy, which makes it difficult to walk and access. You won’t even be able to walk the Inca Trail in February due to the rains and maintenance work.
USD 599.00 per person for a group of 2 people
Prices reduce if there are more people in your group
Reservation deposits can be paid through PayPal or Western Union.
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To secure a booking with Come See Perú Tours, the Client must deposit 40% of the entire price of the tour. You will receive a confirmation email for the tour, the total balance must be paid in cash before the start of the tour in cusco.