Cusco City, Sacred Valley 2 Day & Machu Picchu Tour (4 Days / 3 Nights)

Enjoy the Best of Cusco in 4 Days by taking our tour to Cusco City, Sacred Valley 2 Day and Machu Picchu and see all the wonder of Machu Picchu and its surroundings. Our four-day vacation to explore Cusco and its archaeological ruins offer you to discover the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, from the architectural wonderland that is Cusco and experience closely the Inca history and the most impressive ancient Inca ruins in the world that the Sacred Valley has to offer, including the visit to the circular agricultural terraces of Moray, the Salt Mines of Maras that still endure in the present time, and culminating the tour with a visit to one of the most important archeological sites in the world that is Machu Picchu, in just 4 days!

This city tour of Cusco, Sacred Valley 2 days and Machu Picchu (4 days / 3 nights) will take you through impressive archeological sites in the Sacred Valley and in Cusco itself, before boarding the comfortable train to Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes). Along the way, you will also be able to see some of the natural beauty of the Peruvian Andes, with its glaciers, valleys, snow-capped mountains and finally Machu Picchu citadel!

Trip Overview

  • Tour Location: Cusco City, Sacred Valley which stretches from Pisac Ruins to Ollantaytambo with Moray, Maras Salt Mines and the Sacred City of the Incas, Machu Picchu
  • Tour Type: Archaeological, Culture and History Tour by Van and Train that allow you to see the highlights of Cusco region and learn what made the Incas so remarkable and unique.
  • Activities: Cusco Half Day City Tour, 2 Day Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu guided visit with a private guide
  • Tour Length: Cusco Tours 4 Days 3 Nights
  • Good For: Those who want to visit all the highlights in Cusco and the Sacred Valley including Moray and Salt Mines at their own pace before making their way by train to the Lost Citadel of the Incas, Machu Picchu. By the end of the tour 4 days/3 nights through the Inca sites around Cusco then into the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, they will be an expert in Inca History.
  • Difficulty: No trekking, but lots of walking
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 people to confirm departure (max 8 / average 4)

This Cusco Tours 4 Days 3 Nights, was created for those who do not have much time in Cusco or who do not want to go through the effort of hiking, yet still, want to experience the wonders of the ancient Inca Empire in and around the city of Cusco then into the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu w/ private local guide.

Highlights of the tour to Cusco City, Sacred Valley 2 Day & Machu Picchu (4 Days / 3 Nights)

Immerse yourself in the legacy of the Inca empire by taking our tour to Cusco City, Sacred Valley 2 Day and Machu Picchu tour in 4 days / 3 nights and then, visit the former center of the Inca Empire and stone streets of Cusco with local experts before heading to explore the highlights of the Sacred Valley in Peru such as Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Moray, Salt Mines and Chinchero through breathtaking scenery, history and culture. Then, take train to Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes) to visit the ancient site of Machu Picchu.

Trip Summary

Day 1: Arrival to Cusco – City Tour afternoon

Welcome and pick up from the airport to transfer you to your hotel and then, spend your first day exploring the colonial and Incan history of Cusco at sites including Qorikancha, the city’s main cathedral and the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman including stunning Inca sites. After the tour, we drop you off at your hotel.

Day 2: Sacred Valley: Alpaca Farm – Pisac (Ruins & Market) – Ollantaytambo

We will pick you up from your hotel at 8:00 am to embark on our tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas to visit Awanacancha, a weaving center and alpaca farm and then, Pisac ruins and local market. At noon we will have lunch in Urubamba, then we will visit the fortress of Ollantaytambo, after the tour, we set you up in your hotel in Ollantaytambo.

Day 3: Chinchero (Ruins & Market) – Maras Moray – Salt Mines – Trip to Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes)

Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel around 8 am to explore the western side of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and then visit the Incan agricultural hub of Moray and the fascinating Incan salt mine (Salineras) of Maras still in use today! Along the way, you will see amazing views of the Urubamba mountain ranges, the Veronica mountain and the green valleys of farms. After lunch on the way, we will visit Chicnhero ruins and the textile center. Following, we will head back to Ollantaytambo. In the evening, we take train to Machu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes), to spend the night.

Day 4: Visit Machu Picchu Inca Ruins – Back to Cusco

This day we will wake up early to enjoy the breakfast at your hotel and then, you and your guide will take one of the first busses to Machu Picchu. This bus will take about 25 minutes to get to Machu Picchu. As soon as you arrive at the complex, we will take you to the best spot overlooking all the ruins. Then, you will have 2-hour guided tour of this spectacular and mystical site of Machu Picchu, after the guided tour, you will have free time to explore the city by yourself. Once you are finished exploring Machu Picchu, you will take a bus down to Aguas Calientes for lunch, followed by an afternoon train back to Ollantaytambo and transfer to Cusco. the tour end at your hotel in Cusco.

Cusco City, Sacred Valley 2 Day & Machu Picchu Tour (4 Days / 3 Nights) – Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Cusco – City Tour afternoon

Upon arrival to the city of Cusco, you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel (booked on your own). Here, you will receive a brief orientation about your trip and then you will have free time in the morning to acclimatize. In the afternoon, you will have a pick up from your hotel at 1 pm to begin the tour of the city of Cusco, our first stop will be in Cusco’s Plaza de Armas (main square), where you will visit the famous cathedral built by Spaniards.

After touring this sacred church, you will continue on foot with your group through the ancient Inca-era streets to Qorikancha (Temple of the Sun). This particular site was a key spiritual center of the Ancient Incas, and as such, has some of the most impressive architectural techniques. From Qorikancha we will head to the famous archeological site (Sacsayhuaman). The Sacsayhuaman site is famous for its architectural complexity, including monolithic stones weighing as much as 200 tons. Your guide will explain this phenomenal site and will leave you time to explore it on your own.

From Sacsayhuaman it will be a 5-minute bus ride to the Q’enqo Inca site, famous for its sacrificial area inside a cave, then another short ride to Puca Pucara, a small fortress guarding the area around Cusco. The final stop on our tour will be Tambomachay (Temple of water) with its impressive water fountains. We’ll then drive back down to Cusco where the tour ends at your hotel.

  • Overnight accommodation: It does not include
  • Entrance ticket: All the entrances include
  • Meals: It does not include
Sacsayhuaman Inca Site
Visit the Sacsayhuaman Inca Site on our Cusco City Tour, Sacred Valley 2 Day & Machu Picchu Tour in 4 days
Day 2: Sacred Valley: Alpaca Farm – Pisac (Ruins & Market) – Ollantaytambo

We will pick you up from your hotel at 8 am and head towards famous Peru’s Sacred Valley. On the way, we will stop to visit Awanacancha, a weaving center and alpaca farm. Where we will observe the differences between llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and guanacos, as well as the different varieties of potatoes and corn. We also will be able to meet some of the local villagers who have been practicing this way of life for generations.

Following, we will drive to the village of Pisac, known for its impressive ruins and local market. At Pisac Inca Ruins, we will spend some time exploring the ruins and our guide will explain to you about this Inca site and also we will see hundreds of terraces for agriculture, where the Incas farmed corn, potatoes, and quinoa. Afterwards, we will explore the Pisac market, the most traditional handicraft market. There, you will have the opportunity to buy gifts for friends and family (If desire).

After, we will head through Sacred Valley to Urubamba to have lunch, where you will have the opportunity to try some of the local delicacies during lunch break. After a delicious lunch in one of the local restaurants, we will drive to the Ollantaytambo Inca site, an ancient Incan checkpoint that protected the city of Machu Picchu against any enemies.

At Ollantaytambo ruins, we will see the impressive engineering feats of the ancient Incas, including specially-designed agricultural terraces and the ancient temple of the sun, constructed to coincide with the sun’s cycle. Ollantaytambo town is also the best example of an intact Inca village, with its waterways running through the quaint streets of the town. After visiting the Ollantaytambo fortress, your tour guide will set you up in your hotel before you have a chance to explore, relax and enjoy dinner.

  • Overnight accommodation: It does not include
  • Entrance ticket: All entrance includes
  • Meals: It does not include

Hotels that we recommend you to book on your own, one night in Ollantaytambo are: El Albergue Ollantaytambo and Hotel Pakaritampu

Visit the Pisac Market in the Sacred Valley during the Machu Picchu Tour 4 Days and Cusco
Day 3: Chinchero (Ruins & Market) – Maras Moray – Salt Mines – Trip to Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes)

After an excellent breakfast at your hotel, we would pick you up at 8 am, then we will head to our first destination of the day, Salineras/ Maras Salt Mines. There are over 3000 salt evaporation pools on this hillside, all owned by local families. these pools have become the main economic activity for all the locals. The Salt Mines of Maras was the main supply of salt for the Inca Empire and nearby villages, and still produce salt today.

After the mines, we will drive to the Moray archeological site. The Quechua people (Incas) used Moray as a way to study farming. They built terraces and experimented with different vegetables. You will see each terrace of Moray and the differences in growth they provided. Moreover, the Moray archeological site is a fantastic and unique example of the ancient agricultural techniques of the Incas.

We will then drive to Chinchero, located at an elevation of 3750 meters, where we will see some Inca terracing, used as the perfect location to farm potatoes. The entire Inca civilization got its supply of potatoes from here. We will also see one unique, colonial church, that was built by the Spaniards, on the top of the Inca palace. Finally, we will visit one final textile center called Chinchero Textile center by Chinchero people.

We will head back to Ollantaytambo, where you can enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants, and then, we take an amazing 2-hour train ride to Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes), where you will be brought to your hotel, to prepare for your next day, visiting Machu Picchu with sunrise before day trip travelers arrive.

  • Overnight accommodation: It does not include
  • Entrance ticket: All entrance includes
  • Meals: It does not include
Explore the salt mines on our tour to Cusco City, Sacred Valley 2 Day and Machu Picchu Tour (4 Days / 3 Nights) with a local expert

Day 4: Visit Machu Picchu Inca Ruins – Back to Cusco

After an early breakfast at your hotel in Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes), we will go to the bus station to board one of the first shuttle-style buses, starting at 5.30 am. This bus will take about 25 minutes to get to Machu Picchu. As soon as you arrive at the complex, we will take you to the best spot overlooking all the ruins. There will be time to take photos and observe the sunrise and see a spectacular view of the Lost City of the Incas.

Then, you will have 2-hour guided tour of this spectacular and mystical site, through the different sections of the city, such as the urban sector, the agriculture sector, and the religious zone. After the guided tour, you will have free time to explore the city by yourself.

Additionally, this free time can be used to climb the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountains to have the best panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. However, if would you like to climb one of the mountains of Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu, our guide will then direct you those trails. Due to popularity, be sure this is arranged at least two months in advance.

Once you are finished exploring Machu Picchu, you will take a bus down to Aguas Calientes for lunch, followed by an afternoon train back to Ollantaytambo and then, we will transfer you on our private transport back to Cusco, where we will drop you off at your hotel. End of the Tour

  • Overnight accommodation: It does not include
  • Entrance ticket: All entrance includes
  • Meals: It does not include
Cusco City, Sacred Valley 2 Day & Machu Picchu Tour (4 Days / 3 Nights)
 
A new and enhanced bestselling tour to Cusco City, Sacred Valley 2 Day and Machu Picchu Tour (4 Days / 3 Nights) with Local Experts
Cusco City, Sacred Valley 2 Day & Machu Picchu Tour (4 Days / 3 Nights) – Includes
  • Airport pickup and transport to your hotel in Cusco (Booked on your own)
  • A pre-tour briefing to answer any final questions at your hotel
  • Professional bilingual tour guide in English and Spanish for all tours
  • Private transportation for all tours
  • Tours of Cusco City, Sacred Valley, Maras Moray and Machu Picchu
  • Entrance fees to historic and archaeological sites (Cusco Tourist Ticket)
  • Train Tickets: Train tickets are in Expedition Train. Your train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes will be at 7:04 pm and from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo at 14:55 pm or 15:22 pm, based on availability.
  • Roundtrip bus ticket from Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu ruins – Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance fee to the archaeological site of Machu Picchu
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo train station to Cusco
  • Personalized service in the mentioned itinerary with unique cultural features
  • All local taxes 
Services Not Included
  • HOTELS: Not included in this tour; reserve the hotels on your own, one night in Cusco, one night in Ollantaytambo and one night in Aguas Calientes according to your preference of 3, 4 or 5 stars.
  • MEALS: Meals are not included in our service, but the guide can suggest good restaurants
  • TIPPING: It is always appreciated and should be based on your satisfaction.
  • FLIGHTS: Flying to Cusco can be tricky. Delays occur often and it is not uncommon for flights to be canceled. Please be sure to arrive in the city at least one day before your tour start date. LATAM Peru is the most reliable of the airlines. Avianca and Peruvian Airlines are acceptable companies, as well. You will not return from your tour until around 8 p.m. on the fourth day, so be sure your flight is not until the next day, when leaving Cusco.
  • Travel Insurance: This is not required, but always recommended. For those of you who live at sea-level, landing in Cusco will take an adjustment period. Most people need one or two days to adjust. In case you have a hard time adjusting to the altitude, it is suggested to have protection for missed tours.
Extras
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu Mountain— It is a 45-minute hike (round trip 2 hours) that does it without tour guide after the visit of Machu Picchu ruins. It is an additional cost is $ 75 per person. The reservation is made 1 or 2 months in advance and the weather is out of our control.
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu Mountain— $ 75 per person / This will need to be booked in advance, let us know about it at the time of booking.
  • If you are interested in upgrading to the Vistadome train, it will be $75 one way and $100 round trip.

Take note: Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain are optional treks within Machu Picchu Citadel which do not include a guide. The climb is usually done on your own after your tour of Machu Picchu Citadel. If you would like the extra hike to be guided, please request in advance. There is an extra cost for this extra guided tour.

Cusco City, Sacred Valley 2 Day & Machu Picchu Tour (4 Days / 3 Nights) – Price

Prices depend on the number of people in your group, we depart as long as there are two people. To organize the requested tour, you should book at least two days in advance. The more people the greater the discount.

Take note: We will never pass you onto another operator or share service with other companies as most agencies do here. We are Direct & official local tour operator based in Cusco, managed by locals.

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  • Booking tours in advance offers a safe and well-organized experience
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What you should bring
  • Original passport (cannot enter Machu Picchu without it)
  • ISIC card (if applicable)
  • A small backpack or carry bag (larger not allowed on the train or in Machu Picchu)
  • A change of clothing
  • Comfortable shoes or runners (waterproof)
  • Long-sleeved shirts to prevent sunburn.
  • Hat and sunglasses to protect you from the sun
  • Rainwear or poncho for the rainy season (December to April). Please note that it can still rain during the dry season.
  • A fleece or jacket,
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Water to drink
  • Basic toiletries
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent for mosquitoes
  • Some extra money for lunch, snacks, tips, and souvenirs

Do you have any questions about the tour service? Please contact us for more information or Call the phone: Cell – WhatsApp: +51 957 326 998
Are you looking for the price of the tour? Please write to us to inquire to check our prices, specifying:

  • Tour program,
  • Number of people in the tour
  • Departure date
  • Booking tours in advance offers a safe and well-organized experience
You can use the following form to contact Peru Spirit Adventure. We will contact you as soon as possible






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Please give at least two alternative start dates in order of preference. Write none if there are no other dates available for you

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Tour to Cusco City, Sacred Valley 2 Day and Machu Picchu Tour (4 Days / 3 Nights) by Peru Spirit Adventure and Local Experts

The unforgettable Cusco city tour, Sacred Valley 2 Days and Machu Picchu tour (4 days/3 nights) offered by Peru Spirit Adventure will get you the benefit of exploring Cusco “the core of the Inca Empire” and then, the incredible Sacred Valley of the Incas which is located along the Urubamba River, that offers a lot of things to see: the Inca ruins of Pisac and Ollantaytambo are located at either end of the valley and in the middle offer recordings by ancient salt mines, Inca amphitheaters, local farms and non-tourist markets and unique cultural and culinary tours. You will also have an opportunity to discover and experience their customs, from the perspective of the local people who receive their visitors with joy.

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In 1983 Machu Picchu was recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, the international organization that preserves and protects natural and cultural heritages around the world. UNESCO has been concerned with the increase of visitors to Machu Picchu in the last few years and worries that these crowds are damaging the ruins. They recommended new regulations to decrease the foot traffic in the ruins, which Peru’s Ministry of Tourism and External Commerce (Mincetur) has agreed to. These new regulations will take effect on January 1, 2019. All visitors will now be limited to 4-hour stays. Tickets to Machu Picchu will now be separated into three daily shifts: early morning (6 AM – 9 AM), late morning (9 AM – 12 PM) and early afternoon (12 PM – 3 PM). Within these shifts, visitors must designate a specific hour to visit. This is to regulate foot traffic into the ruins – each hour will be limited to 600 visitors so no more than 2400 visitors will be in the citadel at any time. The new regulations will have a direct impact on hiking the two mountains next to Machu Picchu: Huaynapicchu and Machu Picchu Mountain. In order to enjoy your tour of the ruins and hike Huaynapicchu without rushing, you will need an extra entrance ticket to the ruins extending your time allowed inside. This means that Huaynapicchu tickets will go from $ 35 per person to $ 75 per person. All tours include entrance to Machu Picchu, but in order to hike Huaynapicchu safely, we will need to purchase a second Machu Picchu entrance ticket with the Huaynapicchu permit which will cost a total of $ 75 pp. These new rules will start on January 1, 2019, and will apply to all tours. If you have booked Huaynapicchu with Peru Spirit Adventure and do not want to pay this higher fee, please write us to info@peruspiritadventure.com
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