Day 1 - City tour, Cathedral, Koricancha and Sacsayhuaman
Reception at the Cusco airport, assistance and transfer to the hotel. For this shared tour, if your flight arrives before 12:00 m. The hotel is picked up at 12.30, visiting the Koricancha temple, the cathedral and ruins of Sacasayhuaman.
Continue to the nearby Inca remnants, visit the Sacsayhuaman fortress with solid stone zigzag megalithic walls, the mysterious carved rock of the Qenqo sanctuary and the Inca baths of Tambomachay or water temple.
Lunch and dinner on your own.
This is a shared service that requires your arrival before 12: 30 am to start the tour at noon, if your flight arrives after 1.00 pm and would like not to miss the main attractions it is advisable to request a private tour of half day where you can use the entrance tickets to Q´enqo, Pucapucara, Tambomachay and Saqsayhuaman.
We recommend a couple of hours of rest to acclimatize to the altitude of 11,024 feet (3,360 meters).
DAY 2: Tour to the Sacred Valley full day
In the morning at 8.00 am we will pick you up at your hotel to begin this beautiful tour that includes the visit to the ruins and market of Pisac, after these visits we will stop in a restaurant for buffet lunch, so that later in the afternoon we will visit the fortress of Ollantaytambo, after the tour in this wonderful Inca site, we go to the train station and leave for Machupicchu where we will spend the night so that the next day we visit the citadel of Machupicchu.
(if you do not spend the night in the sacred valley or do not decide to go to Machu Picchu this day). We will return to Cusco by Chinchero where we will experience its hardworking in production of textiles and the wonderful andean panoramic views.
DAY 3: Tour in Machupicchu.
From the town of Aguas Calientes the buses are taken to make the ascent to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu that lasts approximately 25 minutes. Accompanied by a professional guide we start the tour for approximately 2 hours. After the tour, you descend to the town of Aguas Calientes to have lunch in one of the varied restaurants and make shopping if you want.
In the afternoon we will take the train back to Ollantaytambo and then to Cusco, the return lasts 4 hours from the train station to the hotel, upon arriving at the Ollantaytambo or Poroy train station, we will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel .
DAY 4: Free morning or afternoon - Transfer hotel / airport
According to the time for your return trip to lima or somewhere else, you could take the opportunity to walk a little through the city center, visit some museums, buy handicrafts, etc.
Frequently asked questions and advice about traveling to Peru
Do I need a visa to travel to Peru?
The following countries do not require a tourist visa from Peru to enter: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Switzerland, South Africa, New Zealand, Netherlands, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Australia. Check with the Peruvian Embassy in your country to find out more detailed travel requirements.
Is it customary to tip in Peru?
It is a good way to show appreciation for the excellent service. You can budget $ 5 - $ 10 / day for your guide and $ 2-5 / day for your driver.
How is internet access in Peru?
High-speed Internet access is available in most hotels and cybercafes in major cities. Do not hesitate to ask us before booking if Internet access is a priority for you.
While I am in Peru can I use my cell phone?
First, you must have a GSM phone that has a chip (triple or quad band that uses the 850 or 1900 MHz band). Then you need a plan that allows international roaming Roaming is very expensive, please check with your operator before traveling to choose a better option.
Do I need power adapters?
Peru has 220 volts, 60 cycles of electricity, so 110 volt devices may require a converter (check the input voltage on each device). Don't forget a 2-pin to 3-pin adapter if you have 3-pin devices.
How are the bathrooms in Peru?
In large cities and hotels, toilets are washable. However, in some of the most remote areas, especially when hiking through the Andes, you are likely to also find squatting baths. You should always carry toilet paper and hand sanitizer just in case.
How much will it cost for a ...? (In USD)
Short bus trip: 50 cents.
1 hour of Internet in a cyber café: $ 1.00
Beer bottle: $ 3.00
Street food / snack: $ 2.00
Lunch in a popular restaurant per person: $ 5.00
Dinner at a popular restaurant per person: $ 8- $ 12.
Can I drink the water in Peru?
You should not drink tap water in Peru. You can use the water to shower, wash your hands and wash the dishes with a strong antibacterial soap as long as you let them dry completely before using them. We recommend not brushing your teeth with tap water. Drink bottled water
How will I pay in Peru? Do I need to change my money?
Credit cards are generally accepted in restaurants and hotels in major cities such as Lima Arequipa and Cusco. In the Amazon, the Andes and other rural areas, you may not find an ATM or stores that accept dollars, be sure to change part of your money before leaving the city. Most small stalls where you can buy food and souvenirs only accept cash.
Do I need to buy travel insurance before going to Peru?
You should definitely! Buy travel insurance before going on vacation.