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Machu Picchu Highlights Travel Packages

Machu Picchu Highlights Travel Packages. Machu Picchu Inca city was rediscovered just 106 years ago, by the professor of history, Hiram Bingham, (from Hawaii). This ancient Inca citadel was hidden for 400 years by Inca priests of the modern Incas (Colonial times), Peru Tours is a destination for an unforgettable vacation with friends and families. Condor Tours has a variety of itineraries to select from which will allow you to much better enjoy the Ancient Capitol of the Incas.

Trip Overview

Day 1: Cusco Arrival, PM Cathedral & Qoricancha Tour (By Foot)
Day 2: Cusco City Tour (4 Inca Sites), PM Free
Day 3: Tour Moray, Salineras, and Ollantaytambo
Day 4: Machu Picchu Tour
Day 5: Last Day Cusco

Day 1: Cusco Arrival, PM Cathedral & Qoricancha Tour  (By Foot)

If your flight arrives during the morning this works best for this tour. Upon your  arrival at the Cusco airport we will be waiting for you with our Kondor logo and your name. We will load your luggage on our transport and transfer you to your selected hotel.

Note: We recommend that you select a hotel that is very close to the Plaza of Cusco or Cusco center. Cusco city is an old city in the Americas, where the Colonial houses constructed on Inca remains are unique. This is why the UNESCO declared Cusco a world heritage in 1983.

At approximately 3 PM we start our tour around Cusco. At Cusco Plaza we visit the main Cathedral ( actually 3 churches total which comprise the Cathedral). The Cathedral has many paintings and canvases, also relics ornate with pure gold. The famous last supper painting with the Guinea pig in it is displayed here (the most important painting in all Cusco state). We explore the area for about 1 hour. (It is forbidden to take pictures any where in a church in Cusco state.) Then we walk to Qoricancha (the golden Inca temple) with the Inca wall of exquisite work. We explore what was the main church of the Incas who were deeply religious (similar to the Catholic religion just with different expressions and names).

Today we have just an easy walk in Cusco allowing you to adapt to high altitudes. During the evening enjoy traditional food around the Cusco Plaza by yourself (optional).

Summary 

  • Meeting Point: At the airport
  • AM Reception at Cusco airport and transfer to your hotel
  • AM free time to get acclimatized to the high elevation
  • The tour is from 3:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • PM Explore by foot with your guide:
    • The Cathedral of Cuzco
    • Qoricancha
  • Level: easy “Machu Picchu Highlights Travel Packages”
  • Cusco overnight “Not included”.

Day 2: Cusco City Tour (4 Inca Sites), PM Free

Today at 9 AM we start our tour visiting four important Incan sites: Tambomachay, Pucapucara, Qenqo, and Sacsaywaman.

We always recommend that you bring water, some snacks, a windbreaker, hat, cap, sunscreen, and sunglasses.

We go on the city tour during the morning, because it is a better time in order to avoid large crowds. During about 4 hours we explore these gems of the sacred land of the Incas. We always have active itineraries with a professional local guide who will show you the significance of the 4 Incan sites, such as Sacsaywaman which literally means “the falcon is satisfied with food ” another interesting fact is that Cusco city has the shape of a giant Puma, with Sacsaywaman as the head of the megalithic Puma body.

PM you have a free time to explore Cuzco streets on your own.

Summary 

  • Private tours are completely flexible
  • This tour is during the morning when it’s not crowded (If your preference is an afternoon departure, we can schedule that instead.)
  • Duration: 4 – 5 hours (Half Day), active and unique cultural features tours
  • Meeting Point: At your hotel
  • The tour is from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Explore 4 Incan sites :
    • Tambomachay “The Inca water temple”
    • Pucapucara “The Inca red fortress”
    • Qenqo “A ritual and the amphitheater Incan place”
    • Sacsaywaman “The megalithic Sun Inca temple
  • Free afternoon “Machu Picchu Highlights Travel Packages”
  • Cusco overnight “Not included”.

Day 3: Tour Moray, Salineras, and Ollantaytambo

At 7:30 we pick you up from your hotel for a tour around the Sacred Valley of the Incas. During the afternoon we have our train service to Aguas Calientes village, also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo.

This morning we follow the north paved road of Cusco city, passing through some Andean settlements such as Poroy, Cachimayo, Chinchero, and Maras. After a half hour on a dirt road we arrive at Moray. Moray is very special because the sun rays are aligned with this site, allowing the sun energy to make it possible to grow many varieties of plants in this side of the world. Moray has 3 Inca round terraces, “Inca greenhouses,” a trail, Inca channels of water, Inca steps, natural balconies, remains of an Inca priest’s house, and the parking area.  Here the Inca Masters were  genetically practicing with herbs, seeds, plants, etc., developing many plants so they became edible for humans. Explore this Incan place and take energy from this place.

The next place we visit is Salineras, the salt mines, which originated from ancient times ( 800 to 200 years BC in Pre Incas time and then 1000 AD when the Incas got the control of the place).  During the Colonial times, the Mercedarian religious group founded the Colonial town of Maras to get the control of the mines to obtain salt for their Andes people.  Nowadays people from Maras and area are the owners of those mini pools. All the process is organic and traditional resulting in various types of salt.

At Urubamba, an ideal location in the sacred Valley of the Incas, we have a buffet lunch.  After lunch the last place we visit is Ollantaytambo Park. This ancient place was a temple dedicated to the sun. It has a pyramidal shape on top of the mountain once used to get the control of the area. (The 3 inter Andean valleys were controlled by the Inca soldiers.) The Incas also had a deep respect for nature and their religion was present in everything related to Pachamama (mother nature). Ollantaytambo has sacred mountains and fountains and enigmatic cut stones.

After exploring Ollantaytambo, we go to the train station to catch the train service to Aguas Calientes Village.

Summary 

  • Avoid crowds
  • The tour is from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Excursion to:
    • Raqchi viewpoint “Sacred Valley views”
    • Moray “The circular Inca terraces”
    • Salineras “Inca salt mines”
    • Salineras viewpoint
    • Ollantaytambo Incan site
  • Meals: Buffet lunch included at Urubamba village
  • Estimated duration: full day tour
  • PM connection by train to Machu Picchu Pueblo
  • Level: easy “Machu Picchu Highlights Travel Packages”
  • Overnight at Aguas Calientes village “Not included”.

Day 4: Machu Picchu Tour

Today is a very important day, for Machu Picchu Highlights Travel Packages. If the client wants to go very early in the morning at 5 AM, we can go as the first bus service runs at 5:30. Just a half an hour separates us from the town to Machu Picchu sanctuary, but if the client wants to go at 6, 7, or 8 AM that is fine because we are flexible in scheduling. Our professional guide will organize with the group what time works best.

The walking tour takes 2 hours for exploring all the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, visiting places like: the Inca terracing system for farming, the two areas that divide Machu Picchu with the residence zone, the Sun temple, the Inca royal tomb, the priest and priestess houses, the royal palace, the quarry, the sacred plaza, the Inca Cross, the sun dial, the twin houses, the Sacred stone, the student and professor houses, the temple of the virgins, and finally the Condor temple.

Then at the scheduled time you have to be at the Machu Picchu train station located at Aguas Calientes village to return to Ollantaytambo village, where a tourist car service will transfer you to Cusco city and drop you at your selected hotel.

Summary 

  • AM trip to Machu Picchu
  • Professional guided tour by a local guide
  • 2 hours tour for exploring the trip to Machu Picchu with your guide and then free time for you
  • PM return by bus to Aguas Calientes village
  • PM train return service from Machu Picchu train station to Ollantaytambo train station
  • PM or night transfer service from Ollantaytambo to Cusco city by car
  • Level: easy (Machu Picchu Highlights Travel Packages).
  • Cusco overnight “Not included”.

Day 5: Last Day Cusco

The last day of service is a transfer to Cusco airport for your flight to your next place to explore, or for your flight back to your home country.

End of service

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Machu Picchu Highlights Travel Packages Inclusion

  • Highlights of Machu Picchu Tour 5D
    • Day 1: Cusco Arrival, PM Cathedral & Qoricancha Tour (By Foot)
    • Day 2: Cusco City Tour (4 Inca Sites), PM Free
    • Day 3: Tour Moray, Salineras, and Ollantaytambo
    • Day 4: Machu Picchu Tour
    • Day 5: Last Day Cusco
  • Private & personalized tours
  • Active itinerary with unique cultural features
  • Private tourist transport (minivan for 5 people, van for 12 people or bus for 20 people) + professional driver.
  • Excellent English speaking tour guide
  • Comprehensive guided sightseeing
  • All entrance tickets to the attractions (Cusco Cathedral, Cusco city tour, Qoricancha, Maras, Moray, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu)
  • All pick-ups (pickup and drop-off at your hotel)
  • All transfers and sightseeing per itinerary in modern Inka motor coach
  • Meals: Day 3 buffet lunch included at Urubamba village
  • 2 train ticket service Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu (Expedition Tourist Train “round trip”)
  • 2 bus tickets Machu Picchu Pueblo to Machu Picchu (round trip)
  • All local taxes

Machu Picchu Highlights Travel Packages Not Include

  • All accommodation HOTELS in and around CUSCO for the excursions.
  • International flights/Domestic flights (airport taxes or visa fees)
  • Meals where not stated
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or snacks
  • Laundry
  • Phone calls/Radio calls or messages
  • Reconfirmation of international flights and items of personal nature
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Tips “Machu Picchu Highlights Travel Packages”

Machu Picchu Highlights Travel Packages Bring

  • Original passport (and International Student Identity Card “ISIC” it is applicable)
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended but not required)
  • Comfortable day backpack (to carry your personal belongings)
  • Lighter trekking boots (with good ankle support)
  • Plastic bottles are forbidden in Machupicchu Park so bring: aluminum bottle, Camelbak, Nalgene bottle, etc.
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho (depends on weather conditions)
  • Warm jacket or buy an Alpaca Jacket in Cusco!
  • T-shirts/Comfortable trousers/Sun hat
  • Windbreaker (depends on weather conditions).
  • Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher recommended), sun hat, sun glasses
  • Personal medication
  • Camera with extra batteries

HIGHLIGHTS OF MACHU PICCHU TOUR 5D

Private tour
*We do not add other people in our group.

  • 2 ppl group US$ 795.00 p/person.
  • 3 ppl group US$ 695.00 p/person.
  • 4 ppl group US$ 655.00 p/person.
  • 5 ppl group US$ 635.00 p/person.
  • 6 ppl group US$ 595.00 p/person.
  • 7 ppl group US$ 565.00 p/person.
  • 8 ppl group US$ 525.00 p/person.
  • 9 ppl group US$ 505.00 p/person.
  • 10 ppl group US$ 495.00 p/person.
  • 11 ppl group US$ 475.00 p/person.
  • 12 ppl group US$ 460.00 p/person.
  • 13 ppl group US$ 440.00 p/person.
  • 14 ppl group US$ 430.00 p/person.
  • 15 ppl group US$ 425.00 p/person.
  • 16 ppl group US$ 420.00 p/person.
  • 17 ppl group US$ 410.00 p/person.
  • 18 ppl group US$ 400.00 p/person.
  • 19 ppl group US$ 395.00 p/person.
  • 20 ppl group US$ 390.00 p/person.

*Student discounts applies to students holding a valid Green ISIC card. “$ 40 off per person”


Please note: Hotels are not included. Book your hotels in the following order

Day 1: Cusco overnight
Day 2: Cusco overnight
Day 3: Overnight at Aguas Calientes village
Day 4: Cusco overnight
Day 5: Last day Cusco

Hotels Information

Kondor Path Tours HOW TO BOOK

Machu Picchu Highlights Travel Packages 5D ” WILL NOT BE CONFIRMED without a completed booking form and deposit sent to kondorpathtours@gmail.com. There is a $250 per person deposit needed. All deposits are fully non-refundable. We accept payments through PayPal which will incur a 6% merchant fee paid by the traveler, we will email you your booking invoice and confirmation once your information and deposit are received.







HIGHLIGHTS OF MACHU PICCHU TOUR 5D

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Highlights of Machu Picchu 5 Day


Programed Departures


Depart. Date Group size Avail. Tour

Trip Details

Duration: 5 Day and 3 Night
Sites to visit: Cathedral & Qoricancha Tour (By Foot), Cusco City Tour (4 Inca Sites), Moray, Salineras, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu
Tour Style: Archeological, Cultural and Ecological
Recommended group size: Minimum 2 People, Maximum 22 people
Highlight: Private guide for a more personalized experience, enjoyable and historical places on earth, and Amazing mountain scenery
Location: Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu
Physical Level: 5 Day and 3 Night
Total Travel Distance: Easy / Moderate walking distance of the many historical sites
Departures: Departure any day with two people
Recommended age for the tour: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a Kondor Path Tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 5
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