5 Day Tour to Machu Picchu - Traditional
Taking a classic 5 day Machu Picchu tour, will show you the routes of the Sacred Valley, seeing all the beauty of these magical places while also visiting the ancient cities of Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chincheros.
At the end of your journey on this 5 day Machu Picchu tour, the ancient city will inspire your sense of adventure, mixed with the mysticism of this royal house and all its powerful past
Price per person
Itinerary at a Glance
Arrive to Cusco + City Tour
Full day Sacred Valley tour
Cusco to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town)
Machu Picchu in its Glory – Big Day!
Welcome to Cusco and our 5 day Machu Picchu tour.
For those travellers arriving at the airport we will collect you and transfer you to your hotel and If you are all ready in a hotel, we will collect you to join your guide for a briefing about the wonderful tour that awaits you.
Our 5 day Machu Picchu tour will begin in Cusco city, for you to enjoy the sights of Cusco's colonial heritages mixed with its mystical Inca background. Later on you will spend the remainder of the day at leisure and exploring Cusco's nightlife or sampling some of its many typical restaurants. We will very happy to suggest you places according to your taste.
We will collect you at your local hotel in Cusco during the morning time around 08:30 am and travel towards our 5 day Machu Picchu tour On the way will be passing Sacsayhuaman and descend over the mountains to the majestic Urubamba River. Our first stop will be in Pisac village and visit its fantastic artisans market as well as the temple and architecture of Pisac dated from Inca times. On the Pisac artisans market, you will be having the opportunity in purchase any of the hand made crafts and textiles.
The best to come is the visit to the Inca ruins in this valley of Pisac. We will head up on a private transport and to have also a panoramic view of this impressive and beautiful Sacred valley. Once we have finished visiting Pisac, then will continue in direccion to Urubamba towards Ollantaytambo where we will have a delicious buffet lunch at Tunupa restaurant buffet then continue through to Ollantaytambo. Ollantaytambo has a magnificent structure which is worthy to explore.
During our 5 day Machu Picchu tour, locals from Ollantaytambo are very proud on keeping their traditions and you will see them wearing beautifully typical dresses. This village is surrounded by their local sacred mountains and valley of Patacancha and Willoq.
Finished our journey to Ollantaytambo, we will be visiting the famous church and archaeological site in Chincheros and then return to Cusco at about 18:30 hours.
The 5 day Machu Picchu tour, will begin by collecting you up at 8:00am (to be confirmed) from your hotel within the city centre and take you to the train station. Often. the train leaves at 11:30 am (time may change depending on availability and changes to timetable). After a 3.5-hour journey of majestic views of the Sacred Valley you arrive to Aguas Calientes (Hot Springs Town) where you will spend the night.
Aguas Calientes is a town that has grew lately due its proximity to Machu Picchu and it has cafes, restaurants to choose from. The surroundings of this town are in the middle of a deep and green valley crossed by a river. If you decide to try the local natural hot springs can do so as you will not visit Machu Picchu until the following day.
We also suggest to do the following in Aguas Calientes:
Visit the Machu Picchu 'Manuel Chávez Ballón' museum and orchid exhibition. This is open from 9am to 4.30pm, and is a 35 minute walk down the road from Aguas Calientes to Puente Ruinas. It is a very illustrative museum that gives you an interesting introduction to Machu Picchu.
Only the Inca, the son of 'Inti' (The Sun) was allow to enter to the glory and enjoyment of his royal house, Machu Picchu.
It is time to wake up, have an early breakfast and get on the route to the ancient city and get done our 5 day Machu Picchu tour. Is 5:30 am all ready and we have to leave the hotel to catch an early bus to get us to the ancient city before the sunrise.
Once we get to a fantastic encounter with Machu Picchu it will leave us astonished for its beauty. Our guide for this 5 day Machu Picchu tour, will provide you with a 2 hours tour and introduce you the most important parts of this Royal Inca citadele. Afterwards, you will have some time to explore this mystic city by yourselves.
Once you finished exploring Machu Picchu, you will meet your guide in Aguas Calientes and have a lunch on this town and be given your train tickets back to Cusco and to your hotel. Train included in all tours is until Ollantaytambo and then by private bus to Cusco.
Please note: allocations or Itineraries are subject to change depending on time of bookings and campsites provided by INC (National Culture Institute that runs the Inca Trail).
Now you have explored the 5 day Machu Picchu tour, it will worthy also to explore a 3 day Manu Cloud Forest.
After breakfast, we will take you back to the airport according your flight itinerary.
- All transfers in/out to the airport
- Round trip train tickets to Machu Picchu with Inca Rail Company
- Round trip bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
- 4 nights’ accommodations at Casa Andina 3 star hotels (or similar standard)
- 4 breakfasts at the hotel
- Private guided tour in Machu Picchu
- Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
- City tour of Cusco + entrance fee
- Sacred valley tour + entrance fee
Price Not Includes
- Single supplement fee
- International and local airfares
- Entrance fee to the hot springs in Machu Picchu (US$5).
- Meals where not otherwise stated
- Optional: Climb up the Wayna Picchu Mountain at Machu Picchu