03 Day “Essential” Cusco and Machu Picchu

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03 Day “Essential” Cusco and Machu Picchu

Essential Cusco and Machu Picchu 3 Day  – Machu Picchu Tour will take you to the best locations in Cusco, offering you an opportunity to feel the peace and calm of this beautiful region of Peru. Qoricancha, also known at the Sun Temple, was the most important temple for the Inca in Cusco and housed their most impressive treasures. The colorful farmlands of the Sacred Valley and its charming landscapes will leave you enchanted as you journey towards Machu Picchu. Once at Machu Picchu, you will discover first-hand why this place is a spectacular experience, nestled in to the high Andean jungles high above the Urubamba River.

This short adventure of exploration is perfect for those who are short on time for a visit to Cusco, but will fill your days with satisfaction. The Peruvian Andes await you with open arms

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO CUSCO – QORICANCHA & INKA MUSEUM

Upon your arrival to the City of Cusco, our staff will await you at the airport for your transfer to your hotel where you will accomodate yourself during the remainder of the tour. After settling in, our guide will take you on a visit to the beautiful temple of Qoricancha or “Temple of the Sun,” one of the most importante temples in the ancient city of Cusco. Following Qoricancha we will visit the Inca Museum to learn more about the ancient cultures of Peru, seeing first-hand the arhaelogical collection of Andean art and exposing ourselves to Inca civilization and their cosmo-vision.

Places that are visited:

  • Qoricancha.
  • Inka Museum
  • Sacsayhuaman.
  • Pukapukara.
  • Tambomachay.

Lodging: Tandapata Hotel Boutique *** or similar

DAY 2: INCA CITADEL OF MACHU PICCHU

This morning we will begin very early to travel to the train station in the town of Ollantaytambo for our journey by train to the town of Machu Picchu. Another short bus ride will bring us up the mountain to the site entrance. Your guide will be with you at every moment to inform you about the site and answer any questions. The guided tour through the Sanctuary will last roughly 2 to 3 hours, then you will have time to wander as you wish and continue to explore this wonderful other-worldly place. Later we will begin our return to Aguas Calientes for lunch and rest before our late afternoon train to Ollantaytambo. Following our journey by train, our land transport will await our transfer to Cusco and back to your Hotel.

Lodging: Tandapata Hotel Boutique *** or similar

DAY 3: FREE MORNING / AIRPORT TRANSFER

This morning you will have free time to explore the Historic Center of downtown Cusco, depending on your flight time you may ask for options of how to spend your time. According to your flight time we will transfer you to the airport.

What´s Included

INCLUDED:

  • 02 night’s accommodations in 03 or 04 stars hotels (based in double occupation)
  • 02 breakfasts, 01 dinner.
  • Entrances to Machu Picchu.
  • All transportation.
  • All transfers.
  • All entrances fee.
  • Ejecutive (Incarrail) or Expedition tren to Machu Picchu.
  • Buses to Machu Picchu (Round trip)
  • Private guided tour in Machu Picchu.
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide during whole trip

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Flights
  • Single suplement: US$80 (03 stars hotel) /us$150 (04 stars hotels)
  • Meals where are not stated
  • Huayna Picchu entrance fee US$35
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

THINGS TO BRING:

  • Original Passport
  • Current University Card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film

Prices

THIS TOUR RUNS ONLY AS A PRIVATE SERVICE.

****Daily Departure with at least 2 people****

1.-PRICES WITH 03 STARS HOTELS (based in double occupation):
NUMBER OF PAXS PRICE PER PERSON ACTION
*02 people US$ 550.00
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*03 people US$ 490.00
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*04 people US$ 490.00
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*05 people US$ 470.00
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*06 people US$ 450.00
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*07 people US$ 440.00
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*08 People US$ 430.00
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*10 people US$ 430.00
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2.-PRICES WITH 04 STARS HOTELS (based in double occupation):
NUMBER OF PAXS PRICE PER PERSON ACTION
*02 people US$ 630.00
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*03 people US$ 580.00
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*04 people US$ 560.00
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*05 people US$ 550.00
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*06 people US$ 530.00
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*07 people US$ 520.00
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*08 People US$ 510.00
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*10 people US$ 510.00
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Discounts:

  • Under 18 years old: US$ 25:00 Please send us a copy of the passport at the booking time.
  • Under 10 years old: US$ 85:00 Please send us a copy of the passport at the booking time.
  • Student Discount (Maximum Age 25 years old): US$ 25:00 Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD at the time of the trek or who is 17-years-old or younger. For those using an university student card to receive the discount, we need to see a copy of the card at booking. For those booking children 17-years-old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. Please send all to info@inkayniperutours.com.  More Information about STUDENT CARD.

FAQS.

How to contact Inkayni Peru Tours?

Inkayni works 24 hours per day, in their differents booking forms and free information: by e-mail, by telephone, and by our web page.

Inkayni Peru Tours, will organize all about your trip, hotels, transportation, meals, and others items for give you an amazing trip. If you want to organize your own packages to visit PERU, Inkayni is the only tour operator which give you the alternative to do your own packages and give you options for your hotels and your kind of transportation.

You can book with us with 50% of the cost of your trip, and you will pay the other 50% when you will be in Cusco city with us.

Useful Things

Sturdy shoes, a good raincoat, and warm layers for the evening are the only essential items. Bring comfortable and modest clothes for the time in Cusco. There is no need to bring a sleeping bag or any gear as you’ll be staying in lodges throughout the expedition.

Documents and Logistics:

  • International flights booked and confirmed to Cusco
  • Flight information submitted
  • Passport valid through end of trip (*Passport and entry receipt must be carried at all times during expedition!)
  • Medical insurance card
  • Cash for tipping guides, buying souvenirs, incidental costs, etc. (*Note: Please bring crisp US bills. Many places will not accept torn, wrinkled, or worn bills)
Airport Information

Airport and airlines located in the port of city of Callao, Lima´s Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chavez 01-517-3100 www.lap.com.pe.

Callao is serviced by flights from North, Central and South America, and two regular direct flights from Europe (Madrid and Ansterdam) check the airport website or call 01-511-6055 for update departure and arrival schedules for domestic and international flights.

Cusco has the only other airport with international al service to La Paz, Bolivia.

Do I need a Visa to enter Peru?

With a few exceptions (notably some Asian, African and Communist countries), Visa are not requiered for travelers entering Peru.

Tourist are permited a 30 to 90 day stay, wich is stamped into their passports and onto a turist card called Tarjeta Andina de Migracion “TAM”(Andean Immigration card), that you must return upon leaving the country.

Be careful not to lose your tourist card, or you will have to queue at immigration office (oficina de migraciones), also simply known as migraciones to get a replacement card. It is a good idea to carry your passport and TAM on your pocket at all times especially when traveling in remote areas, for example: it is required by law on the Inca Trail.

For security get a photocopy of both documents and keep them in a separate place form the originals.

Money in Peru

Peru uses the Nuevo Sol (S), which has traded from S3.00 to S3.30 per US dollar (US$) for several years although you should keep an eye on current events.

Carrying cash, an ATM card or traveler´s checks, as well as a credit card that can be use for cash advances in case of emergency, is advisable.

When receiving local currency, always ask for small bills (billetes pequeños), as S100 bills is hard to change in small towns or for small purchases. Carry as much spare change as posible, especially in small towns.

Public bathrooms often charge a small fee for use and getting change for paper can be darn near impossible.

The best places to exchange money are normally foreign exchange bureaus (casa de cambio), which are fast, have longer hours and often give slightly better rates than banks.

Many places accept US dollars. Do not accept torn money as it will likely not be aceppted by Peruvians.

It is best not to change money on the street as counterfeits are a problem.

Do you know what voltage the sockets have (110 or 220)?

What are the standars plugs?

Electrical current is 220V, 60HZ AC, Standard outlets accep round prongs, but many places will have dual-voltage outlets which take flat prongs. Even so, you may need and adapter with a built-in surge protector.

What should we pack?

Peru is a diverse country in natural and cultural resources so you only need a passport to enter the country and take some precautions that will help you to enjoy the wealth of this beautiful land.

Phone Calls

Public pay phones operated by Telefonica-Peru (www.telefonica.com.pe) or Claro-Perú (www.claro.com.pe)  are available on the street even in small towns. Most pay phones work with phone cards which can be purchased at supermarkets and groceries. Often internet cafes have private phone booths with ¨net-to-phone¨ and ¨net-to-net¨ capabilities (such as skype), where you can talk for pennies or even for free.

When calling Peru from abroad, dial the international access code for the country you are in, then Peru¨s country code (51), then the area code without the 0 and finally, the local number.

When making international calls from Peru, dial the international access code (00), then the country code of where you are calling to, then the area code and finally the local phone number.

In Peru any telephone number beginning with a 9 is a cell-phone number. Numbers beginning with 0800 are often toll-free only when dialed from private phones, not from public pay phones.

What is the time difference between the United States and Peru?

Peru is five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). It is the same as Eastern Standard Time (EST) in North America.

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is not used in Peru, so add an hour to all of these times between the first Sunday in April and the last Sunday in October.

Weather

Peru has three main climatic zones: the tropical Amazon jungle to the east, the arid coastal desert to the west, and the Andean mountains and highlands in between. In the Andes, which have altitudes over 3500m. average daily temperatures are around 10°C (50°F) and overnight temperatures can dip will below freezing. Travelers flying straight to Cuzco (3250m), or their hight altitude cities, should allow several days to aclimatize since altitude sickness or soroche can be a problem.

April to November is the dry season in the mountain and Andean Plateau (altiplano). the wetts months are from December to March. It rains al the time in the hot and humit rainforest, but the driest months there are from April from November. However, even during the wettest months from December to March, it rarely rains for more than a few hours at a time. Along the arid coastal strip, the hot summer months are form December throught March.

Hotels

Hotels 3***

Some of our partner hotels are:

IN CUSCO:

  • Tandapata Boutique hotel
  • Taypikala Hotels
  • San Agustin Internacional
  • Andenes al cielo hotels

IN MACHUPICCHU:

  • La Cabaña Hotels
  • Waman Hotels
  • Hatun Inti Classic

IN THE SACRED VALLEY:

  • Inkallpa Lodge & Spa.
  • Villa Urubamba Lodge Spa.
  • Casa de Barro Chinchero.
Hotels 4***

Some of our partner hotels are:

IN CUSCO:

  • Sonesta Hotel Cusco
  • Casa Andina Private Collection
  • San Agustin El Dorado
  • San Agustin Plaza

IN MACHUPICCHU:

  • Taypikala Hotels
  • Inkaterra Hotels “El Mapi”

IN THE SACRED VALLEY:

  • Inkallpa Lodge & Spa.
  • Villa Urubamba Lodge Spa.
  • Casa de Barro Chinchero.









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