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Cusco: 2-Day Machu Picchu Tour: Explore an Affordable Travel

1. Cusco: 2-Day Machu Picchu Tour: Explore an Affordable Travel

Day 1: Cuzco - Aguas Calientes We will pick you up at your hotel/location at 6:00 a.m. to start the journey in a minibus. The first stop will be Ollantaytambo, where you will have about 20 minutes for a restroom break or to stretch your legs. Abra Málaga Pass - Santa Maria - Santa Teresa The route will continue until reaching Abra Málaga Pass, the highest point at 4,316 meters. From there, we will descend to Santa María, and then have another stop of about 30 minutes for lunch. Afterward, you will board the minibus again and head to Hidroeléctrica. Hidroeléctrica You will arrive by minibus at Hidroeléctrica. At this point, the road ends, and it's not possible to continue by bus. You will have two options to reach Aguas Calientes: Continue on foot along the route that follows the train tracks with your guide. The route goes through a valley and takes approximately two and a half hours. Take the train (Inca Rail in the Expedition class) that connects Hidroeléctrica with Aguas Calientes in a 30-minute journey. Day 2: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes - Hidroeléctrica - Cuzco Aguas Calientes On the second day of the tour, you will wake up early to enjoy the visit to Machu Picchu. You can choose between walking from Aguas Calientes to the citadel in a two-hour journey or taking the bus, which covers the same route in 30 minutes uphill. If you choose to take the bus, you will need to add the extra Bus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu (round trip) to your reservation for $24 USD. Machu Picchu Once in Machu Picchu, you will have a guided tour of 2 hours to discover the fascinating history of the site. Afterward, you will have free time until approximately 11:00 AM to explore the citadel on your own. Return to Cuzco After the visit to Machu Picchu, you will return on foot or by bus to Aguas Calientes. Then, we start the return to Hidroeléctrica. Again, you can choose to make this journey on foot or by train. When you arrive at Hidroeléctrica, the minibus will be waiting to take you back to Cuzco, where you will arrive approximately at 9:00 PM.

Lima: City Tour, Catacombs, and Pachacamac Inca Remains

2. Lima: City Tour, Catacombs, and Pachacamac Inca Remains

Pachacamac Site & Museum This is one of the largest religious centers in ancient Inca times on the Peruvian coast. Remarkable religious compound, buildings from different kingdoms since 200 AD origin. Incas built here majestic pyramids dedicated to the Sun. Admire the architectural precision of the buildings while learning about the customs and traditions of the ancient civilizations in Peru. Lunch: at midday there will be a break of 1 hour 30 minutes so you can have lunch. We will recommend you some good local restaurants. Lima Historic center Plaza San Martin In the second part of the tour, we visit this Plaza made in 19 hundred to commemorate 100 years of Peruvian independence. The surrounding buildings are great, displaying Neoclassic style. Plaza de Armas (Lima’s main square) Then, we will go to the Main square, the most representative one in Peru where you will see impressive buildings such as “The Presidential Palace”, “The City Hall of Lima”, “The Cathedral” and The Archbishop’s Palace”, etc. San Francisco de Asis Museum & The Catacombs Finally, we will take you to the most interesting museum in downtown Lima. Your expert guide will explain you here about the rich history of Peru’s capital. Explore the underground Catacombs!

4 days/3 nights: Inka Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu

3. 4 days/3 nights: Inka Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu

Day 1: Cusco – Abra Málaga – Santa María (Inka Jungle) You will be picked up from the hotel at 07:30 hrs. in a private transport for a 4-hour trip through the Malaga pass to reach San Luis, the point where the adventure will begin. We will make a descent by bicycle for 3 to 4 hours until we reach Santa María. During the tour you will appreciate the archaeological center of Huamanmarca and the diversity of mountain and jungle landscapes. In the afternoon at 03:00pm you will have the opportunity to take a rafting tour on the Urubamba River, whose rapids fluctuate between level III and IV. (Optional) Night hostel in Santa María. Day 2: Santa María – Hot Springs - Santa Teresa (Inka Jungle) After early breakfast, you will begin the walk along the banks of the Urubamba River for approximately 7 to 8 hours between ascents and descents, where you will walk along part of one of the ancient Inca roads that is perfectly preserved, where you will also observe fruit and medicinal plants. which the locals use to cure their illnesses. As well as fauna, among wild animals, different types of birds such as parrots and others. Then you will cross the Urubamba River through Oroya to reach the Cocalmayo hot springs in Santa Teresa. Night of hotspotting in Santa Teresa. Day 3: Santa Teresa – Aguas Calientes (Inka Jungle) This day in the morning you will have the option of doing the zip line (in Cola de Mono). After breakfast, the walk to Hidroeléctrica will begin, passing through a narrow canyon where the climate is very pleasant and finally we will be able to see the mountain of Machu Picchu. Lunch will be at Hidroeléctrica, after which we will continue along the train tracks for 3 hours until we reach the town of Aguas Calientes. Hotel night in Aguas Calientes. Day 4: Machupicchu – Cusco In the morning after breakfast the walk will take place from the town to the Inca city of Machu Picchu, thus having the opportunity to be one of the first groups inside the lost city of the Incas for a beautiful sunrise. Then you will have a guided tour of Machu Picchu in the most important sites such as the Inti Watana, Temple of the Condor, the sacred rock and others. At the appropriate time, you must depart from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes to board the tourist train from Machu Picchu town to Ollantaytambo, where a tourist bus will wait to transport you to the city of Cusco.

4-Day Inca Jungle Adventure with Mountain Biking and Rafting

4. 4-Day Inca Jungle Adventure with Mountain Biking and Rafting

Experience the thrill of adventure, the breathtaking natural beauty of the Inca Trail, and the marvel of Machu Picchu on a 4-day tour from Cusco. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Cusco – Santa Maria (Bike and Rafting) Travel by bus to the high mountain pass of Malaga, where you’ll start your descent on a mountain bike to the town Huamanmarca. The bus will take you to the town of Santa Maria, where you’ll have a short break before beginning a rafting adventure on class III and IV rapids. Overnight at a home stay in Santa Maria. Day 2: Santa Maria – Santa Teresa (Trekking) Begin your trek with an ascent, stopping along the way to learn about the local flora and fauna. Enjoy a rest stop to resupply with water and taste regional tropical fruit. Cross a section of the Inca Trail that historically connected Machu Picchu with the city of Vilcabamba. Take in impressive views of the Huancarccasa Canyon. Descend to the small town of Quellomayo for lunch and a rest in a hammock. Continue to the thermal baths of Cocalmayo. Overnight in a home stay in Santa Teresa. Day 3: Santa Teresa – Aguas Calientes (Trekking and Zipline) Begin your trek to Aguas Calientes after breakfast. Walk through the Aobamba Valley, stopping for lunch along the way. See a series of waterfalls and admire the majesty of the mountains surrounding Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu. Overnight at the Hatun Samay Hotel or similar. Day 4: Machu Picchu – Cusco Get an early start and board one of the first buses to Machu Picchu. See the sun rise over the Incan city and have plenty of time to take photos. Enjoy a guided tour of the site and hear about the history of Machu Picchu and its most important structures. From the top of Huayna Picchu take in breathtaking view of the complete Machu Picchu area. Take a bus down to the village of Aguas Calientes for lunch before heading back to Cusco.

Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days

5. Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days

Day 1 of the Inca Jungle trail begins with a 6:00 am hotel pickup, passing through Chinchero, Urubamba, and Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley. The adventure starts at Abra Málaga pass, offering views of Huacay Willca. After receiving biking gear, a downhill bike journey through Puna and Cloud Forest zones lasts about 3 hours (50 km), ending at Huaman Marq’a ruins. A short van ride and walk lead to Santa Maria, then to Pispitayoc village for an overnight stay in an eco-house in the forest, with dinner included. Day 2 of the Inca Jungle trail starts with a breakfast, where the guide teaches coffee roasting. The hike then follows part of the Inca Trail network, the Qhapaq Ñan, offering views of diverse birds and plantations like coca, coffee, and fruit trees. After reaching the Huancarcasa viewpoint at 1750 meters, there's a relaxing break with panoramic views. The trail then descends to Qellomayo village at 1200 meters for lunch. The final leg of the day's trek, about 2 hours, leads to the optional Cocalmayo thermal baths at 1450 meters, before arriving in Santa Teresa at 1515 meters for dinner and overnight stay. Breakfast is also provided the next day. Day 3 begins with a hearty breakfast in Santa Teresa (1515m). The trek then continues for 3 hours through coffee and coca plantations, leading to Hidroeléctrica at 1900m, where lunch and a break are scheduled. Post-lunch, the journey resumes for another 3 hours along the train track, arriving in Aguas Calientes (1950m), the town near Machu Picchu. The afternoon is free for leisure. In the evening, the group gathers for dinner and discusses the upcoming climb to Machu Picchu. Day 4, the final day, starts early at 4:00 am with a hike up to Machu Picchu at 2400m, lasting about 1.5 hours. At the citadel, a 2-hour guided tour covers the most significant parts of Machu Picchu. Post-tour, there's free time for personal exploration. The journey concludes with a return to Aguas Calientes at 1950m to collect belongings, followed by a train ride to Ollantaytambo. From there, a bus takes you back to Cusco, marking the end of the service.

From Cusco: Classic Inca Jungle Trek with Return by Train

6. From Cusco: Classic Inca Jungle Trek with Return by Train

DAY 1: Cusco - Abra Málaga - Huamanmarca - Santa María or Santa Teresa (overnight depending on option chosen) Pickup from your accommodation in Cusco between 6:00 - 6:30 AM. Transfer to the highest point, Abra Malaga at 4316 meters, from where you will descend by bike for 3 hours, passing streams and vegetation until you reach Huamanmarca. Then, you will be transferred to the town of Santa María, to have a typical lunch and free time to explore plants like Coca and coffee with your guide. You can choose to add on a rafting activity available at an additional cost (Level II, III and IV). If you choose the 3-day option, you will continue the route until you reach the thermal baths of Cocalmayo in Santa Teresa, which have medicinal and therapeutic waters. After relaxing, continue in a 40-minute walk to the town of Santa Teresa where you will overnight in a family lodging. If you choose the 4-day option, you will have free time until dinner time in Santa María, and will overnight. DAY 2 for 4-day option: Santa María - Quellomayo - Termas de Cocalmayo - Santa Teresa Start the hike with a gradual climb for 3 hours. This area is tropical and you will appreciate organic products of different varieties such as coffee, cocoa, avocado and medicinal plants. Along the way you will also appreciate natural attractions such as the "El Velo de Nusta" waterfall, and the highest pass of the day, "Pastogrande", at an altitude of 1900 meters. Stop for lunch at Islayunca. Continue to an unexplored waterfall, then walk 2.5 hours so you can enjoy the hot springs of Cocalmayo in Santa Teresa. After relaxing, continue on a 40-minute walk to the town of Santa Teresa where you will overnight in a family lodging. DAY 2 for 3-day option / DAY 3 for 4-day option: Santa Teresa - Hydroelectric - Aguas Calientes After a typical breakfast, you can choose add on a zip line adventure after. In this case, after the activity, you will be taken by transport to the beginning of the trail to Aguas Calientes at Hydroelectric. If you don't add the zip-lining activity, you will be taken by bus straight to Hydroelectric. Then, start a 3-hour trek along the train tracks through the jungle to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, enjoy lunch. After lunch, your guide will show you to your accommodation. Have dinner in a restaurant and plan with the guide for the next day for Machu Picchu visit. Overnight in Aguas Calientes. DAY 3 for 3-day option / DAY 4 for 4-day option: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo - Cusco Get up early in the morning and 4:30 AM to start the walk towards Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas. The steep walk up will last approximately 1.5 hours, and the objective is to witness the sunrise from the Inca citadel and be the first to arrive. The walk up to Machu Picchu requires a fair physical condition - you can also choose add on a bus to Machu Picchu at the checkout, if you don't want to do the walk. Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of Machu Picchu and the surrounding sites. Enjoy free time to take photos and look around the citadel. If you chose one of the extra hikes to one of the mountains you will split ways with the group to go by yourself to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain — you can choose to add on these hikes at the checkout. Leave Machu Picchu and return to Aguas Calientes at around 11:30 AM (walking or by bus, depending on what you choose). Once in Aguas Calientes, board your train to Ollantaytambo, and take a minivan from there to Cusco. Be back in Cusco around 9:30 - 10:00 PM. The drop-off will be in San Francisco square in the historic center, near the Plaza de Armas.

Lima: Private transfer from airport/ hotel and vice versa

7. Lima: Private transfer from airport/ hotel and vice versa

Trust us and arrive safely and comfortably to your hotel, Airbnb or apartment. Our driver will be waiting for you (airport) at the arrival area for national/international flights with a sign with your name on it. Once you meet the driver if you have any questions you can call us using your driver's phone number. Both your driver and our offices will be monitoring your flight so please provide us with the following information: The flight number, airline company and estimated time of arrival to gmail info@apullaytours.com Our pick up and drop off transfers are available within the following districts, Barranco, Miraflores and San Isidro.

Inka Jungle trek to Machu Picchu 3 D/ 2 N

8. Inka Jungle trek to Machu Picchu 3 D/ 2 N

Day 1: Cusco – Abra Málaga – Cycling – Santa María You will be picked up from the hotel at 06:00 hrs. tourist transportation and where they will travel for 4 hours passing through the Malaga pass where their adventure will begin. They will descend by bicycle for an average of 3 to 4 hours until they reach Santa María. During the tour you will appreciate the archaeological center of Huamanmarca and the diversity of mountain and jungle landscapes, as well as jungle birds, medicinal plants and exotic fruits such as mango, pineapple, papaya, avocado, coffee, coca leaves, and visit local families in their daily routine. This day's trip ends in Santa María. In the afternoon and after lunch we will travel by car to the town of Santa Teresa, where we will spend the night. Optionally, you can visit the Cocalmayo hot springs, if you wish. Overnight in Santa Teresa. Day 2: Santa Teresa – Zipline – Aguas Calientes (Inka Jungle) This day in the morning you will have the option of doing the zip line (in Cola de Mono). After breakfast you will begin your walk to Hidroeléctrica. You will pass through a narrow canyon where the climate is very pleasant. On the way you will see beautiful waterfalls, mountains covered with a lot of vegetation, you will be able to see plantations of banana, mango, avocado, cocoa, orange, coca leaves, etc. , you will finally be able to see the mountain of Machu Picchu. Lunch will be at Hidroeléctrica, after which you will continue along the train tracks, after a 3-hour walk where you will arrive at the town of Aguas Calientes where you will have the opportunity to visit the town's hot springs. Hotel night in Aguas Calientes. Day 3: Machu Picchu - Cusco Early in the morning and after breakfast we will walk to Machu Picchu. On the tour we will see the majestic sunrise, thus having the opportunity to be one of the first groups inside the lost city of the Incas and will allow you to enjoy a beautiful sunrise. Next, you will visit Machu Picchu with the professional tour guide, for approximately 2 and a half hours, you will visit with the guide the most important sites, places such as the Inti Watana, Temple of the Condor, the sacred rock and others. At the appropriate time we will descend from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes to board the tourist train from Machu Picchu Pueblo to Ollantaytambo, where the tourist bus will be waiting to transport you to the city of Cusco or walk back to the hydroelectric plant to take the car. Return to Cusco.

From Lima: Caral, The First Civilization in America

9. From Lima: Caral, The First Civilization in America

Immerse yourself in the ancient history of this fascinating civilization with our guided tour to this archaeological site. Our expert guides will take you on a journey through time, providing you with valuable information and answering all your questions. Discover how the inhabitants of Caral lived by exploring the residential complexes. See carefully planned structures that reveal the organization and lifestyle of this ancient civilization. This was also a place with religious significance where important rituals were carried out. Join us for an unforgettable experience as we unearth the secrets of the Caral civilization. Book now and discover Caral's amazing legacy with us.

Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu in 4 Days

10. Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu in 4 Days

Day 1: Cusco to Santa Maria We leave between 7:45 am / 8:00 am. Meeting at the reservation office. Our trip begins leaving Cusco with a panoramic view of the city, and then on the way to Chinchero / Ollantaytambo. Where we will take the track on the right bank to ascend to an altitude of 4350 meters above sea level, we will find the Abra Malaga. From this point or better except for the guide's opinion in case of fog, we will descend from the car to take our bicycles. - Where we will begin one of the most beautiful hikes in the world only compared to those of Coroico in Bolivia, we will descend downhill, we will observe the immense valley of the convention of agreement we will descend we will find a different flora from the dry scrub and the strong and tanned haystacks in the height, then a vegetation in temperate zone to finally leave to the vegetation typical of wooded area, we will visit halfway the ruins of inkas what we Wamanmarka-elalmuerzo also in the middle of the road. Finally, after approximately 3 hours of biking we will arrive to the 1430 m.a.s.l. of Santa Maria - our first day of rest in a basic service lodge - dinner - Here we are in the middle of a humid forest and magnificent for its fauna and flora. Day 2: Santa Maria to Santa Teresa After having a breakfast full of vitamins - based on bananas, oranges, papayas and other fruits of the region (juices) we will leave early in search of an unforgettable adventure. We will walk through trails full of vegetation, where we can appreciate the cultivation and harvesting of coffee as well as the sacred plant of the Inka COCA. We will walk along original Inca trails, where we will find the history of the Inca roads now stopped by the post-energetic time of the hike, and having perspired and breathed the purest air in the world, we will have the opportunity to enter the thermal/medicinal baths of Santa Teresa. We will then enter Santa Teresa, where we will take our lunch and rest, when dinner will be the next day. Day 3: Santa Teresa to Aguas Calientes We start walking in search of the hanging bridges as well as crossing the Vilcanota River through an oroya. Where we test our adventure and adrenaline, this is one of the most exciting and fun. We will be able to enjoy the great variety of butterflies, parrots, birds, insects - we will also visit the Inti Watana (Solar Clock). We will have lunch in which we will enjoy plenty of avocado (avocado) of the best quality in the world and typical soups - finally we will arrive to Aguas Calientes, the last resting point, we will have dinner/meeting - here we will be given the last indications for the best day of life visit to Machu Picchu. Day 4: Machu Picchu This day is destined to visit the wonder of the world Machu Picchu, the private guide will have a duration of 3 hours, and then take the train back to Cusco.

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I liked the flexibility of this tour! The drive was quite an adventure - make sure to take your motion sickness medication. The walk through the jungle was incredible and peaceful and majestic. A wonderful way to connect with the earth before exploring Machu Picchu. On the second day I was exhausted from the walk and the tour, so I chose to take a train home instead of the walk/car option. My guide helped me figure out how to arrange this and it was a painless process.

We really enjoyed our experience with Ricardo in Peru. He was very knowledgeable and always in a good mood. We chose the 3-days option with rafting and zip line. Both were really cool. Our stay in Bella Victoria Lodge was also a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The food was amazing. We will talk about these three days for a very long time. Highly recommended!

The driver was at the airport on time and held my name tag in his hand. I found it very pleasant that the provider always kept me up to date in advance. That gave me security that everything would work out. And that's it.

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and was able to get us right into everything without the lines even with the extreme volume of people due to the holiday. A great tour I would highly recommend it.

Owner goes way above and beyond with amazing customer experience focus…