Cusco Vacation Package – Travel Packages to Cusco Peru
Our Cusco Vacation Package is one of the most preferred Travel Packages to Cusco Peru. This tour package offers extensive information about the Inca civilization. You will be visiting some of the prominent sites of the Inca Empire, including their lost city, the citadel of Machu Picchu. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The 5 Days and 4 Nights Cusco vacation package is exclusively designed for those wanting to see the most in a short time with no hassle. On this tour you will be visiting Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Maras Moray.
Cusco Vacation Package is a private guided tour, however if you are on a budget, simply reach out to us so we can pool a small group to make it more economic.
Why Peruvian Highland Trek?
Peruvian Highland Trek is a fully locally owned tour operating company based in Cusco. All our tour guides are locals. They have extensive knowledge about trekking and local culture.
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Day 1 – Cusco Hotel Transfer – Cusco City Tour
A Peruvian Highland Trek representative will meet you on arrival at Cusco Airport. We will then transfer you to your hotel. Often hotels serve the traditional coca tea or mate de coca as a welcome drink to help you acclimate to the altitude.
At 1330 HRS, we will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco to begin the Half day trip in Cusco City. We will begin with a short walking tour. This is a half day activity and serves as an introduction to Cusco, the historic city of South America.
Cusco City Tour
The tour starts with a visit to the iconic Cathedral of Cusco. It nestles right next to Cusco’s main square – Plaza de Armas. We will then visit the Temple of the sun or Coricancha. Here you will be able to marvel at the Incas’ way of construction.
Then we will be driving you out of the city to Sacsayhuaman. It nestles at 3 Km. from the city of Cusco. Sacsayhuaman features an impressive stone fortress with excellent architecture.
The fortress is famous for its huge carved stones some of which are at 9 m/ 30 feet high. It weighs some 350 tons. Here is where the Inti Raymi or Fiesta del Sol is held in June Every year.
We will then drive to Q’enqo. It is a ceremonial and ritual center, amphitheater where sacrifices were made.
Then we will be visiting Puca-Pucara. It is an old tambo (resting place), monitoring place throughout the Inca Empire Routes.
Cusco City Tour culminates with a visit to Tambomachay. The complex is 7 Km. from the city of Cusco. It features a ceremonial center of worship to the water, known traditionally as the place where water rests.
After the tour, we will be driving you back to your hotel in Cusco.
Day 2 – Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour from Cusco
We will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco. Then in our private transport, we will be driving you to Chinchero. It is the nearest village of Sacred Valley to Cusco and is a 45 minutes drive from Cusco.
Chinchero is widely popular for the Andean handicrafts. Here our local guide will be introducing to the Andean way of life, their traditions and culture. We will then be visiting the archaeological complex. It houses a farming terrace and a white washed church.
From Chinchero, we will be driving you to Ollantaytambo village. Here we will be visiting the archaeological complex. Our local guide will be giving you a detailed and an in-depth tour of the site.
For buffet lunch, we will be stopping in Urubamba. Here you will be able to savour some local delicacies.
We will continue the Cusco Sacred Valley tour to Pisac. This is a remarkable place. We will begin the tour by visiting the archaeological complex that nestles on a hilltop overlooking the valley.
After a detailed tour of the complex, we will be driving you to the centre. Here you will be able to visit the traditional market.
After the tour, we will be driving you back to your hotel in Cusco.
Day 3 – Full Day Tour Machu Picchu:
This is the highlight of this Cusco Vacation Package. We will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco quite early in the morning. Then in our private transport, we will be driving you through the Sacred Valley of Incas to Ollantaytambo train station.
Here, we will be boarding the train to Aguas Calientes. This is an authentic travel experience as you will get to see the Peruvian highland farms and villages on this expedition train service operated by Peru Rail or Inca Rail.
Once at Aguas Calientes train station, the tour guide will be meeting you at the train station and will be transferring you to the bus terminal. Here, you will be boarding the bus to visit Machu Picchu citadel. It is a 25 minutes drive.
Machu Picchu Tour:
Once at the entrance of the citadel, your guide will be assisting you in clearing the security control and to enter the citadel. We will then give you a detailed two hours tour of the lost city of Incas, The Machu Picchu citadel.
After the tour, you will have some free time to explore the citadel on your own. Alternatively, if you have booked in advance, you can hike the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountains.
Optionally, you can even hike to the Sungate or Intipunku. You won’t need to book it in advance. This offers a spectacular view of the citadel. Only those on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu enjoy the view at the first light of the sun.
After the tour, you will be taking the bus back to Aguas Calientes town. Here you will have some free time to stop for lunch (not included).
We will then take the train back to Ollantaytambo from Aguas Calientes. Here, our representative will be meeting you and will be driving you back to Cusco city. You will be reaching Cusco by 09:00 PM.
Day 4 – Maras Moray- Salt Mines
Last day of the Cusco Vacation Package. After breakfast at your hotel in Cusco, we will be picking you up at 0830 in our private transport. We will drive you to Maras. The village is home to salt terraces that are built on a slope of the hill.
These salt terraces have been in use since Inca civilization and have been passed down in the line of succession.
People still continue to practise the traditional solar evaporation method to extract salt from here. They let in the natural spring water from the nearby hot springs and wait for it to evaporate.
When it does, it leaves behind crystals of salt which are then manually scrapped out. Maras Salt is pinkish in colour and has a distinct taste.
We will then visit Moray. The village is home to circular farming terraces. These terraces are dug into the ground with different levels. Each level has a different temperature.
The Incas used it to determine the best weather condition needed to grow a crop. Moray was an agricultural laboratory to the Incas.
After exploring Peru’s notable sites, we will return to Cusco.
Day 5 – Transfer to the airport:
We will be picking you up from the hotel and will be transferring you to Cusco Airport for your onward flight out of Cusco.
5 Day Travel Packages to Cusco Peru Includes:
- All transfers to hotels, airports, stations and attractions.
- Tours to Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Moray and Maras Cusco City.
- All transport for tours.
- Round trip train ticket Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo.
- Bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
- Bus tickets up and down Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes.
- English or Spanish professional tour guide.
- Tickets to all the places of interest to visit Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, City and surrounding areas, churches and museums.
- 3 nights hotel in Cusco.
- 1 night in hotel in Aguas Calientes.
- 4 breakfast buffet in hotels, 1 lunch buffet in the Valley.
5 Day Travel Packages to Cusco Peru Does Not Include:
- Air ticket Lima Cusco – Lima