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4 Day Exploring Cusco Tour, Q’eswachaka & Machu Picchu

4-Day Tour from $ USD 549.00

4 Day Exploring Cusco Tour, Q’eswachaka & Machu Picchu

"Discover unexplored places in Cusco"

Start at:
Cusco
Ends at:
Cusco
Duration:
4-Day Tour
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 15
Physical Level
Moderate
Style
Hiking / Culture

With our 4 Day Exploring Cusco tour. Experience Cusco, the capital of the mighty Inca empire. Also discover Q’eswachaka, the last Inca suspension bridge and Machu Picchu, the wonder of the world and the best tourist destination in South America.

About 4 Day Exploring Cusco Tour.

With this Itinerary Exploring Cusco 4 Day Tour. Learn about the history of the capital of the Inca Empire. First, tour the Cusco historic center and admire the amazing combination of Inca and colonial buildings. Also visit Sacsayhuaman and observe the marvelous megalithic and enigmatic construction.

Take an epic journey to the amazing Q’eswachaka Inca hanging bridge (plant fiber bridge), located over the Apurimac River in the deep canyon of the same name (altitude 3,700masl/12,139ft). While traveling with short stops, see the local Quechua-speaking population daily activity, descendants of the Incas.

Finally, take an unforgettable train ride to Machu Picchu, the wonder of the world and the main tourist destination for all who visit Cusco – Peru.

This program starts and ends in Cusco city and we operate 7 days a week, 12 months a year.

“The best 4-day tour in Cusco”

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Highlights

  • Explore the Cusco city historic center and its surroundings: The Cathedral, Qorikancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pukapukara and Tambomachay.
  • Walk the circuit of the enchanting 4 lagoons and observe the abundant high Andean biodiversity.
  • Immerse yourself in the high Andean communities daily life on the route to Q’eswachaka.
  • Discover Q’eswachaka, the last Inca suspension bridge and cross the Apurimac River by the vegetable fiber bridge as in Inca times.
  • Take an epic train trip to Machu Picchu, the Wonder of the World.
  • Discover the lost city of the Incas hidden between the Andes and the Amazon rainforest.
  • Enjoy your nights in Cusco in the best hotels carefully selected.
  • Book your tour with Machupicchu Andes Tours a local Cusco company run by 2 tour guides with extensive experience in Cusco tours.

Exploring Cusco 4 Day Tour Summary

DAY 1:

Arrival in Cusco and city tour.

In the morning, arrival at Cusco airport and in the afternoon visit of the city and its surroundings (6-and-a-half-hour tour). Overnight: Cusco.

DAY 2:

Q’ewachaka Full-Day Tour, the last Inca suspension bridge

Explore the less touristy areas in Cuzco. See the unique Inca suspension bridge woven from plant fiber and meet the local Quechua-speaking population, Incas’ descendants. Overnight: Cusco.

DAY 3:

Machu Picchu Full-Day Tour (B).

Discover Machu Picchu, the iconic and enigmatic Inca city and wonder of the world. Overnight: Cusco.

DAY 4:

Flight Cusco – Lima – Return Home (B).

Farewell transfer to Cusco airport.

*B = Breakfast. L = Lunch. D = Dinner

4 Day Exploring Cusco Tour Itinerary

DAY 1

Arrival in Cusco and City Tour

Upon your arrival at the Cusco airport in the morning, one of our hosts will meet you and escort you in your transfer and hotel check-in. In the afternoon (13:00 hrs), embark on an exciting and unique 6-and-a-half-hour tour to discover the most emblematic places inside and outside the Imperial City.

Explore the main square and contemplate the colonial buildings built on the walls of the Inca palaces. Then, stroll inside the Cathedral, an emblematic work of the colonial era, and admire its beautiful religious ornamentation. Afterwards, walk through the original streets of the Inca period until you reach the Sun temple or Qorikancha (Golden enclosure), observe the beauty and the perfect combination of Andean and European culture. Later, leave the city to visit the Sacsayhuaman archaeological park and take a look at the mysterious construction of polygonal megalithic style with perfect inlays, and finally, return to your hotel.

  • Overnight: Cusco

“Smile today as if you were travelling”.

Physical Level

1, Easy

Tour Length

6-hour tour

Starting Altitude

3,350 masl / 10,991 ft, Cusco

Max Altitude

3,700 masl / 12,139ft, Tambomachay

DAY 2

Cusco - Q'eswachaka Full Day Tour

To start the Q’eswachaka Tour, the last Inca suspension bridge. At 4:30 in the morning we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco. Then, take a beautiful one hour and fifty-minute trip to the Cusipata village, where you will enjoy a delicious homemade breakfast. Then you will continue traveling making brief stops at the Circuit of the 4 Lagoons (Pomacanchi, Acopia, Asnaqocha and Pampamarka). These are beautiful Andean lagoons full of wildlife. Here you will also see the daily activities of the high Andean people and have the opportunity to interact with them.

After enjoying the friendliness of the Inca descendants and the charm of the 4 Lagunas, visit the Tupac Amaru II historic house and also see the small Pabellon volcano.

Then, head towards your main destination, the last Inca hanging bridge, called Q’eswachaka in Quechua, which means vegetable fiber bridge. Here, in addition to enjoying the living culture, enjoy the scenery of the Apurimac River canyon.

Finally, return to the Cusipata village, where you will enjoy an exquisite buffet lunch prepared with local ingredients. After a short rewarding rest, continue your trip back to Cusco. Arrival in Cusco, approximately at 17:30 hours.

  • Overnight: Cusco

“Dare to live the life you have dreamed of”.

Note: if today you don’t wish to make the Q’ewachaka full-day tour. Here we have more options of places to visit:

If you wish to change destination, please let us know before booking the tour to send you a new quote.

Food

B

Physical Level

1, Easy

Distance Hiked

150 meters

Tour Length

Half an hour

Starting Altitude

3,350 masl / 10,991ft, Cusco

Max Altitude

3,700masl/12,139ft, Q'ewachaka

DAY 3

Cusco - Machu Picchu Full-Day Tour - Cusco

Today, take a Machu Picchu full-day tour, the humanity cultural and natural heritage and wonder of the world.

Today, at 3:45 a.m., our staff will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco. Then you will be transferred in a tourist minibus to Ollantaytambo train station. Take the 6:10 a.m. train and make a breathtaking journey through the Urubamba River Valley surrounded by huge mountains until you reach Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes). Upon arrival, be greeted by one of our hosts and professional tour guide who will escort you on your Machu Picchu tour, the lost city of the Incas.

Passing the checkpoint, take the circuit indicated on your ticket and start exploring the lost city of the Inca empire. Admire the impressive architecture with the perfect harmony of scenic beauty and take excellent photographs that will immortalize your experience.

After a 2-hour tour with your professional guide, if you have a ticket to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, climb on your own.

After exploring all the sites of the wonder of the world, take the bus to the Aguas Calientes town and have lunch on your own. Later (at 14:55, 15:20, or 18:20 hours), head to the station and board your return train to Ollantaytambo or Poroy station. Upon arrival, our staff will be waiting to escort you to your hotel in Cusco.

  • Overnight: Cusco

“It is better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times”.

Food

B

Physical Level

1, Easy

Distance Hiked

2-hour tour

Starting Altitude

3,350 masl / 10,991ft, Cusco

Min Altitude

2,050 masl/6,726ft, Machu Picchu town

Max Altitude

2,450 masl/ 8,038ft, Machu Picchu inca city

DAY 4

Flight Cusco - Lima - Return Home.

Our staff will go to your hotel, 2.20 hours before the departure of your flight and escort you to the Cusco airport.

If your flight leaves in the afternoon, in the morning you will have free time to explore more the city of Cusco, visit museums or buy some souvenirs.

End of our service.

“If not now, when?”

Food

B

Physical Level

1, Easy

Starting Altitude

3,350 masl / 10,991ft, Cusco

Packing List

To do the 4 Day Exploring Cusco Tour, you must have the following ready:

  • A small personal backpack for the Tours (max. 25 liters).
  • All the tickets that you will be given in Cusco (tourist tickets of the places to visit. Also, Expedition train and Consettur bus tickets).
  • Personal document with which you booked the tour (passport, ID card, student card or other).
  • Raincoat or poncho for the rainy season (November to April).
  • Hat and cap for the cold and the sun.
  • Sunscreen (April to October)
  • Mosquito repellent (Machupicchu).
  • Bottled water
  • Personal medication and pills for altitude sickness (soroche).
  • Extra money (PEN)
  • Cameras and others

Recomendations

  • Book the Cusco Q’eswachaka Machu Pichu 4 Day Tour months in advance, especially if you plan to travel between May and September which is high season, therefore Machu Picchu and Train tickets tend to sell out.
  • Make sure your flight arrives at Cusco airport before 11 am.
  • Let us know if you have any mishaps or delays on arrival in Cusco.
  • Before and upon arrival in Cusco, drink pills for altitude sickness (soroche). At your hotel in Cusco also drink the infusion of coca leaves, it will help you to acclimatize better and not to feel too much the annoying headache, dizziness and vomiting.
  • In Cusco, early in the morning and in the evening, wear warm clothes. Especially on the Q’swachaka tour.
  • To travel by train to Machu Picchu, leave your heavy suitcases in the luggage room of your hotel in Cusco. The train company only allows you to travel with personal luggage. If you wish to travel with your heavy luggage, you will have to pay a supplement to the train company and go through a lengthy process to send it by goods train.

About 4 Day Exploring Cusco Tour Prices

We have 2 types of tours: Shared and private tour. The price is expressed in US dollars (US$), per person and double or triple room in a 3-star hotel. If you prefer a single room, you will have to pay a supplement.

Price List

Option One: Regular Tour
4 Day Exploring Cusco Tour – Group Tour price

4 Day Exploring Cusco Tour in Shared Tour. Join our already formed groups and together with your new friends rediscover the capital of the Inca empire and the lost city of the Incas. We have daily departures and all 12 months of the year. The price is based on double occupancy.

Pax number Price per person
2 or more people $ USD 549.00 Inquiry Now
Option Two: Private Tour
Exploring Cusco 4 Day Tour – Private Tour prices

4 Day Exploring Cusco in Private Tour. This option is exclusive to you who prefer to travel with your partner, family, or friends and do not want to meet strangers. You can start the tour any day of the year. The price is based on double occupancy and varies according to the number of people traveling together.

Pax number Price per person
1 Persons $ USD 1165.00 Inquiry Now
2 Persons $ USD 755.00 Inquiry Now
3 Persons $ USD 645.00 Inquiry Now
3 Persons $ USD 599.00 Inquiry Now
5 Persons $ USD 565.00 Inquiry Now
6 to + Persons $ USD 549.00 Inquiry Now

Optional Services

Enhance your trip by adding these optional services

These services are not included in the package price; you can add them if you wish.

  • $ 70 USD. Ascent to Huayna Picchu Mountain. It is an incredible mountain located north of the Machu Picchu citadel. If you want to explore more places, you can climb this mountain from Machu Picchu citadel, it will take you about 45 minutes, but you must buy another ticket 3 or 4 months before, the availability is limited.
  • $ 70 USD. Ascent to Machu Picchu Mountain. It is another incredible mountain located south of the Machu Picchu citadel. If you want to explore more places, you can climb this mountain from Machu Picchu citadel, it will take you about 1.40 hours, but you must buy another ticket 2 or 3 months before, the availability is limited.
  • $ 75 USD. Travel on the Vistadome panoramic train. It superior-class train that has cars with large windows on the wall and on the roof that allow you to enjoy the scenic view. It also offers typical dances and fashion shows on board.
  • $ 43 USD. Buffet lunch at the Tinkuy restaurant by Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Hotel, located at the main entrance of the Machu Picchu citadel.
  • $ 23 USD. Buffet lunch. El Mapi restaurant in Machu Picchu village.
  • $ 25 USD. Private guide in Machu Picchu. If you have booked the shared tour, you can request a private guide in Machu Picchu (price per person, minimum 2 people).
  • If you want to spend the nights in a superior or luxury hotel (4 or 5-star hotel), ask for our confidential rates.
We offer US$ 20 off.
  • For students from 9 to 17 years old and for university students under 25 years old who have a student ID. The credential must be valid for a maximum of one year.
  • For countries belonging to the Andean Community (Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru).
  • There is a $110 USD discount for children under 8 years of age; children under 3 years of age do not pay, but are not entitled to a seat on the train or buses.

Packing list

To do the 4 Day Exploring Cusco Tour, you must have the following ready:

  • A small personal backpack for the Tours (max. 25 liters).
  • All the tickets that you will be given in Cusco (tourist tickets of the places to visit. Also, Expedition train and Consettur bus tickets).
  • Personal document with which you booked the tour (passport, ID card, student card or other).
  • Raincoat or poncho for the rainy season (November to April).
  • Hat and cap for the cold and the sun.
  • Sunscreen (April to October)
  • Mosquito repellent (Machupicchu).
  • Bottled water
  • Personal medication and pills for altitude sickness (soroche).
  • Extra money (PEN)
  • Cameras and others

FAQS4 Day Exploring Cusco Tour, Q’eswachaka & Machu Picchu

How do I book the 4 Day Exploring Cusco Tour?

To book the 4 Day Exploring Cusco Tour, you must fill out the booking form on our website. You can also write us directly to Gmail: machupicchuandestours@gmail.com or by WhatsApp / Telegram (+51) 984032083.

How far in advance should I book the 4 Day Exploring Cusco Tour?

You can book 3 day in advance. We recommend you to do it with more time in advance if it is one or more months before, it is better, you will have better schedules to enter Machu Picchu and take the train. The availabilities are limited.

What is the best time to do the Exploring Cusco 4 Day Tour?

The best time is from April to November, it is the dry season, sunny and blue-sky months. If you plan to visit Machu Picchu in June, July and August, keep in mind that this is the high season for tourism in Cusco – Peru. Book your trip 3 or 4 months in advance.

What is the climate like in Cusco?

In general, the climate is relatively temperate, with cool nights and sunny days. During the course of the year, the temperature generally varies from 0°C/32°f to 19°C/66.2°f and rarely drops below -2°C/ 28.4°f or rises above 22°C/71.6°f. November to March is the rainy season and April to October is the dry season.

What are the minimum temperatures I should experience on the Exploring Cusco 4 day tour?

The minimum temperature will be at the Q’eswachaka Inca bridge. During the year it fluctuates between -5°C to 12°C/ 23°F to 54°F. In the early mornings of the months of May, June, July and August the lowest temperatures occur. Also, in the surroundings of Cusco it will drop to 0°C/32°F.

What is the Q’eswachaka altitude?

The Q’eswachaka altitude is 3,700 masl / 12,139ft.

How can I avoid altitude sickness (soroche)?

You should sleep one night in Lima, rest well in your hotel, and the next day travel to Cusco. Before and upon arrival in Cusco, drink medicine for altitude sickness (soroche). In your hotel in Cusco also drink an infusion of coca leaves (the coca has alkaloids), which will help you to oxygenate and acclimatize better. Avoid smoking cigarettes, or drinking alcoholic beverages and coffee that obstruct the best oxygenation. It is a good idea to first visit Cusco, Machupicchu, and then the Rainbow Mountain. This way you will not feel altitude sickness symptoms.

How much luggage and what should I bring on the Cusco Q’eswachaka Machu Pichu 4 Day Tour?

It is advisable to make the trip with a personal backpack. Specially to travel to Machu Picchu you should carry a backpack smaller than 30 liters, otherwise, you will have to pay a surcharge on the freight train and you will have to make a long procedure to send your luggage. In all the tours, in your small backpack you must carry: all the tickets that will be given to you in Cusco (tourist tickets of the places to visit. Also train and bus tickets from Consettur). Identification documents: Passport and if you are a student your university card. Also bring mosquito repellent (Machupicchu), personal medication, pills for altitude sickness and extra money (PEN).

How can I join the Exploring Cusco 4 day Shared Tour?

This tour starts and ends in the Cusco city. To join the group, you must make sure your flight arrives at the Cusco airport before 11 am. We will be waiting for you at the airport to transfer you to your hotel.

On the 4 Day Exploring Cusco tour, can the itinerary be modified?

Yes, you can customize the itinerary. You can delete or add destinations of your preference, just contact us and we will gladly help you.

Gmail: machupicchuandestours@gmail.com / WhatsApp: (+51)914229882

To do the Cusco Q’eswachaka Machu Pichu 4 Day Tour, what should I book on my own?

You must book the international flight tickets from your country to Lima – Peru and the local flights from Lima to Cusco. We will book the hotels in Cusco, all the entrance tickets to the places to visit, and the train tickets to Machu Picchu.

You will arrive in Cusco to fully enjoy your visit and you don’t need to waste your time looking for sales points and waiting in endless lines.

How to get to Cusco?

Most travelers arrive in Cusco by plane. You must fly from your country to Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima – Peru and then have to take a local flight from Lima to Cusco. There are four airlines that operate round-trip flights between Lima and Cusco: LATAM Airlines, AVIANCA Airlines, Star Peru, and Peruvian Airlines. They all offer similar schedules and in-flight service, but we generally recommend LATAM or AVIANCA Airlines, as they tend to be more accommodating when unexpected cancellations or delays occur.

What type of plugs are used in Peru?

In Peru, 220 volts, 60 Hz frequency, and A/B /C type plugs are used.

It is recommended to bring an adapter or converter according to the voltage, frequency, and plugs used in your country. Although most hotels and even homes in Peru now have the standard U.S. plug.

Do you still have more questions?

Please contact us and our travel consultants will help you to solve all your doubts.

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