8-Day Peru Tour to Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Pisac and Puno

This 8-day historic Peru tour cannot be missed by the people interested in the ancient Inca civilization. Follow your guide, you will walk through the Inca heritage sites, immerse in the most famous Lost City of the Incas - Machu Picchu, and marvel at the intelligence of the Incas. In Puno, explore the Uros living on the floating reed islands.

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • Hotel accommodation based on twin-sharing room
    • Round trip vistadome service train of Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes.
    • English speaking local guides for the city tours mentioned
    • All transfers in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver as per the itinerary.
    • Shared bus tour from Cusco to Puno
    • Entry/Admission - Qorikancha
    • Entry/Admission - Sacsayhuaman
    • Entry/Admission - Moray
    • Entry/Admission - Salinas de Maras
    • Entry/Admission - Pisac Market
    • Entry/Admission - Awanakancha
    • Entry/Admission - Montana Humantay
    • Entry/Admission - Uros Floating Islands
    • Entry/Admission - Taquile Island
    What's excluded :
    • International flight into and out Peru.
    • Peru visa fee.
    • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver

  • Day 1: Arrival in Cusco, Pick up & Cusco city tour

    Stop At: Cusco, Cusco, Cusco Region
    Your English-speaking guide will wait for you at the airport and hold a board with your name on it. After a warm greeting, your guide and the driver will send you to the hotel.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Plaza de Armas del Cusco, Cusco 08002 Peru
    Firstly you will be escorted to stroll around Plaza de Armas.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Qorikancha, Avenida El Sol, 3rd block, Cusco Peru
    Then visit Qorikancha (the Temple of Sun). This temple, dedicated to the sun god Inti, is the landmark building of Cusco and an important relic of the Inca civilization, with a history of more than 1,000 years.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Sacsayhuaman, Cusco 08000 Peru
    Next, go to Sacsayhuaman to appreciate magnificent tall stone walls. Sacsayhuaman, only about 4 kilometers (2.5 mi) from Cusco, is a military stronghold built in the late 15th century. It is made of thousands of large stones weighing up to 400 tons each.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Sonesta Hotel Cusco (4 stars)

    Day 2: Tour in Sacred Valley, Take a train to Aguas Calientes

    Stop At: Chinchero, Chinchero, Cusco Region
    In the morning, your guide and driver will take you to Chinchero, home to the Peruvian weaving. When getting to Main Square, you will visit intact Inca Walls and beautiful Colonial Church. Then we'll visit a local textile center and learn from artisans about traditional textile methods.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Moray Valle Sagrado de los Incas, Maras 08655 Peru
    Driving through the rolling hills, we will go to Moray to watch its Inca ruins: Concentric Terraces.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Salinas de Maras, Carreta a Maras, Maras 08655 Peru
    Then we will go to visit Maras Salt Mines, where more than 3,000 pure white salt fields covering half a mountain and it looks very spectacular.

    After the visit, we will continue drive in the beautiful Sacred Valley to Ollantaytambo. Lunch is on your own.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Aguas Calientes, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
    After lunch, you will be transfered to the railway station to take the train to Aguas Calientes in 1.5 hours - the town of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, a local hotel staff will pick you up and lead you to walk to the hotel, which is close to the train station.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Casa del Sol Machupicchu (4 stars)

    Day 3: Tour to Machu Picchu, Take a train back to Ollantaytambo

    Stop At: Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
    Your tour guide will meet you at the hotel and walk you to the nearby bus station together to take a bus to Machu Picchu, one of Seven Wonders in the World. As the largest Inca empire relic, it was titled UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the more than 2-hour guided tour, the guide will give you a detailed introduction about this scenic spot. After that, you go back to Aguas Calientes by bus. Lunch is on your own.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
    After having lunch, please go to the railway station on your own and take a train to Ollantaytambo. You will see your tour guide and the driver when you arrive there. They will escort you to the hotel around Urubamba Village in 30 minutes.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay (3 stars)

    Day 4: Tour to Pisac, Transfer back to Cusco

    Stop At: Pisac, Pisac, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
    Today's day tour starts with Pisac after a 50-min drive. You will visit Pisac Archaeological Park to overlook the breathtaking terraces and the scenery of the Sacred Valley.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Pisac Market, Central Plaza Centro, Pisac 08105 Peru
    Next, you will go to the market in Pisac where you can buy some handicrafts and local specialties for your family or friends.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Awanakancha, km 23, a, Pisac, Cusco 08100, Peru
    Then you will return to Cusco and stop to visit Awanacancha on halfway, where we can see some unique camelidae animals such as Alpaca, llama, and Guanaco.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Sonesta Hotel Cusco (4 stars)

    Day 5: Full day tour to Humantay Lagoon

    Stop At: Mollepata, Mollepata, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
    Today, you need to get up early and take a car to Mollepata with a 2-hour drive over the 102 km (75 mi) distance.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Montana Humantay, Cusco Peru
    After a short break, continue to go to Sorayapampa, where you will experience a 2-hour up-hill hike to Humantay Lagoon. Once you reach the top, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the view below, and you can see the snow-covered Humantay Mountain in the distance. Then walk back to Soraypampa, and take a car back to Mollepata for lunch. After lunch, you will be driven back to Cusco.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Sonesta Hotel Cusco (4 stars)

    Day 6: Bus tour to Puno

    Stop At: Puno, Puno, Puno Region
    In the morning, your tour guide and the driver will pick you up from the hotel and send you to the Bus Terminal. You will take a bus to Puno, which takes around 10 hours with 386 km (240 mi) on the way and it will be a shared bus tour journey. The bus tour will first stop at Andahuaylillas and show you around San Pedro Chapel. The church is a blend of Catholic and Andean styles, and the interior is magnificently decorated with golden gilded statues.

    Then the bus continues to head to Raqchi to visit the Inca Temple, which is dedicated to Wiracocha, the creator God in Inca mythology. Have lunch at a buffet cafeteria in Sicuani town. Next, it will stop at La Raya where you can overlook a snow mountain and there are high chances to see groups of llamas and alpacas. The last stop will be Pucara, where you can visit Inca cultural relics.

    When you arrive in Puno, your local guide and the driver will pick you up and send you to the hotel.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Casa Andina Premium Puno (4 stars)

    Day 7: Trip to Floating Islands and Taquile Island

    Stop At: Uros Floating Islands, Lake Titicaca, Puno Peru
    Your tour guide and the driver will send you to the pier to take a motorboat with the guide to Uros Islands to explore Uros people's lives. Uros Islands are also called Floating Islands because they are made of floating reed.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Taquile Island, Lake Titicaca, Puno 21510 Peru
    Then you will head to Taquile Island by a motorboat for 3 hours, to have a family visit with a simple lunch. After the visit, you will be escroted to go back to the pier and return to the hotel. The rest of the day is on your own.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Casa Andina Premium Puno (4 stars)

    Day 8: Transfer to Juliaca, Airport see-off

    Stop At: Juliaca, Juliaca, Puno Region
    Today you will be transferd to Juliaca airport on time according to your flight schedule. Wish you have enjoyed the best Machu Picchu tours during this period!
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up all travelers from the Airport in Cusco.Airports
    • Alejandro Velasco Astete Cusco International Airport (CUZ), Avenida Velasco Astete, Cusco 08006, Peru
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.



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