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6 Day Cusco Imperial Tour

6 Day Cusco Imperial Tour

6 Days from $ USD 582.00

6 Day Cusco Imperial Tour

Discover the cradle of the Andean culture and its imposing Machu Picchu.

Start at:
Cusco
Ends at:
Cusco
Duration:
6 Days
Group Size
Min 1 / Max 10 ppl
Physical Level
Easy
Style
Culture

The 6 Day Cusco Expedition Tour is the best cultural tour package that will allow you to visit the most outstanding tourist destinations in the Cusco region. It is a very active itinerary that includes excursions by car and train. Some excursions will have early departures and extended days.

This tour starts and ends in the city of Cusco and allows you to join our already organized groups.

Without a doubt, it will be a unique and unforgettable trip!

About the 6 Day Cusco Expedition Tour.

With our best package, 6 Day Cusco Imperial Tour. Experience Cusco, the archaeological capital of America, millenary city and cradle of the Inca Empire. Immerse yourself in The Sacred Valley of the Incas and stroll through its picturesque and original villages. Travel by train and discover “Machu Picchu”, the ancient Inca city and one of Peru’s most precious treasures. Also visit the pre-Inca Salt mine of Maras. It is a subway spring of salt water distributed in more than 4,000 small ponds for solidification. Don’t forget to visit the Inca agricultural experimental center of Moray, the Inca indigenous textile center of Chinchero run by Quechua women and the highly complex Inca hydraulic engineering system of Topon.

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Highlights

  • Explore the most emblematic historical, cultural and natural sites of the capital of the Inca Empire, Cuzco.
  • Discover the lost city of the Incas hidden between the Andes and the Amazon jungle.
  • Walk through the central Andes and admire the scenic beauty.
  • Immerse yourself in the Andean culture in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Take an amazing train ride to the Wonder of the World.
  • Enjoy your nights in the best carefully selected hotels in Cusco and Machu Picchu.

6 Day Cusco Imperial Tour Summary

Explore the capital of the Inca Empire with this well elaborated tour program.

Day 1.

Arrival to Cusco / City Tour

In the morning, arrival to Cusco and in the afternoon visit to the city and its surroundings (6.30 hours). Hotel in Cusco

Day 2.

Tour Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu (B & L)*.

Excursion to the local market and the archaeological site of Pisac and Ollantaytambo Fortress. In the evening, train ride to Machu Picchu. Hotel in Machu Picchu town

Day 3.

Tour Machu Picchu – Cusco (B)*.

Discover the lost city and the wonder of the world. In the afternoon return by train to Cusco. Hotel in Cusco.

Day 4.

Tour Chinchero, Maras and Moray (B)*.

See the Inca textile process in Chinchero, and the salt process in Maras. Also visit the Inca agricultural laboratory in Moray. Hotel in Cusco.

Day 5.

Tour to Tipon, Pikillaqta and Andahuaylillas (B)*.

Learn about Inca hydraulic engineering in Tipon, also the first perfect pre-Inca urbanization in Pikillaqta, and the Sistine Chapel of America in Andahuaylillas. Hotel in Cusco.

Day 6.

Flight Cusco – Lima – Home (B)*.

Farewell transfer to Cusco airport.

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

6 Day Cusco Imperial Tour Itinerary

DAY 1

Arrive in Cusco and City Tour

In the morning, upon arrival at the Cusco airport, one of our hosts will meet you and assist you with your transfer and hotel check-in. In the afternoon (13:00 hours), take an exciting and unique 6-hour tour and explore the most emblematic places inside and outside the imperial city. Visit The Cathedral and admire the beautiful religious ornamentation. Next, visit The Temple of the Sun or Qorikancha, and observe the beauty and perfect combination of 2 different cultures (Inca and European). Later, leave the city to visit the 4 nearby archaeological complexes and marvel at the megalithic construction of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay, and finally return to your hotel.

  • Overnight: Cusco

“Smile today as if you were on a trip.”

Physical Level

1, Easy

Tour Length

Half-Day Tour

Starting Altitude

3350 masl / 10990 ft Cusco

Max Altitude

3700 masl / 12,139 ft, Tambomachay

DAY 2

Sacred Valley Tour - Machu Picchu Town.

In the 6 Day Cusco Expedition Tour, discover the best of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

After breakfast at the hotel. Begin an epic journey to The Sacred Valley with a brief stop at a handicraft center run by local women. There you will see how typical weavings are made with the wool of Andean camelids and also meet the South American camelids (llama, alpaca, Huanaco and vicuña). Next, visit the archaeological site and local market of Pisaq: admire the large agricultural terraces and stroll through the colorful local market. At noon, enjoy a buffet lunch in Urubamba and then stroll through the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo.

In the afternoon, at 4:36 pm or 7:04 pm, board the train from Ollantaytambo station and cross the eastern Andean mountain range through a deep valley to Machu Picchu village (Aguas Calientes). Upon arrival, our host will be waiting to escort you to your hotel.

  • Overnight: Machu Picchu Town

“You will never be far from home if you make the world your home.”

Food

B & L

Physical Level

1, Easy

Starting Altitude

3350 masl / 10990 ft Cusco

Min Altitude

2790 masl / 9,154 ft, Ollantaytambo

Max Altitude

3350 masl / 10990 ft Cusco

DAY 3

Machu Picchu Tour - Cusco.

Today is the most important day of the 6 Day Cusco Imperial Tour, because you will fulfill one of your greatest desires to visit Machu Picchu, an emblematic tourist destination in Latin America.

After breakfast, together with an excellent professional local guide, take the shuttle bus (25 minutes) to Machu Picchu, the Wonder of the World. Passing the checkpoint, head to the lookout point (watchman’s house), from where you can enjoy the fantastic panoramic views of Machu Picchu and then explore the urban area. After your walk, bid farewell to the “Lost City of the Incas”, board a bus to Aguas Calientes and have lunch on your own. Later (14:55, 15:20, or 18:20 hours), board your train back to Ollantaytambo, upon arrival be greeted by our staff, and continue your trip back in a tourist minibus to the city of Cusco.

Important: If you have booked an ascent to Mountain or Huaynapicchu, climb on your own after the tour in Machu Picchu.

  • Overnight in Cusco

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

Food

B

Physical Level

1, Easy

Tour Length

2.5 hours

Starting Altitude

2,050 masl / 6,726 ft Machupicchu town

Max Altitude

2,450masl / 8036 ff Machu picchu citadel

DAY 4

Chinchero, Maras and Moray salt mines tour.

Visit the picturesque original Inca villages and while touring also enjoy beautiful landscapes full of crops and snow-capped mountains.

After breakfast at the hotel, begin a 40-minute drive to the Chinchero village. Visit a women’s organization and watch a demonstration of the Inca weaving process of llama, alpaca and vicuña wool (if you wish, you can buy directly from the artisan. Purchase is optional). Then head to the Maras salt mine, see more than 4,000 small salt pits, where salt has been harvested from pre-Inca times to the present day.

Afterwards, continue your journey to the Moray Inca agricultural experimental center. Moray is formed by several natural depressions exploited by the Incas, where they built overlapping terraces in a circular shape and each terrace forms different microclimates. Finally, return to Cusco in time to enjoy a delicious lunch on your own.

  • Hotel in Cusco.

“To travel is to change the clothes of the soul”.

Food

B

Physical Level

1, Easy

Tour Length

Half-day tour

Starting Altitude

3350 masl / 10990 ft Cusco

Min Altitude

3200 masl / 10,499 ft, Maras salt mine

Max Altitude

3760 meters / 12335 feet

DAY 5

Tipon, Pikillaqta and Andahuaylillas Tour

Take the last tour of the 6 Day Cusco Imperial Tour.

After breakfast in Cusco, head to the southern valley of Cusco together with your expert tour guide.

First, visit Tipon. Admire the high quality work of the hydraulic engineers and the Inca agricultural irrigation system. Continue your journey through the fertile valley to Pikillaqta, admire one of the most important administrative and religious centers of the pre-Inca Wari culture and be amazed by its excellence and perfect urban planning. Then, visit the church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas (Sistine Chapel of America) built in the 17th century and observe inside the extraordinary artwork of the Cusco school.

Finally, return to Cusco in time to enjoy a delicious lunch on your own.

  • Hotel in Cusco.

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

Food

B

Physical Level

1, Easy

Tour Length

Half-Day Tour

Min Altitude

3120 masl / 10237 ft, Andahuaylillas

Max Altitude

3350 masl / 10991 ft, Cusco

DAY 6

Flight Cusco - Lima - Return home.

Breakfast at the hotel and 2.20 hours before your flight departure, our staff will pick you up and accompany you to the Cusco airport. If your flight departs in the afternoon, take advantage of your free time to explore more Cusco city or do some souvenir shopping.

End of our service.

“If not now, when?”

Food

B

Physical Level

1, Easy

Notes

“Machupicchu Andes Tours” works in developing regions where service standards may not be what is normally expected. However, our team of professionals and experts strives every day to provide the best standards of service to our clients.

To do the 6 Day Cusco Imperial Tour, requires a lot of flexibility, patience, open-mindedness, good humor, and the understanding that changes can be made without prior notice due to force majeure circumstances that “Machupicchu Andes Tours” cannot control. These are incidents such as wars, riots, civil disturbances, terrorist activities, labor conflicts, illness, adverse natural disasters, fires, or similar events. Also, cancellations or rescheduling by airlines and railway companies.

In this case, “Machupicchu Andes Tours” reserves the right to offer the best alternative, modify the original itinerary, postpone or even resort to our last option, the cancellation of the tour. This decision is to safeguard our clients and if any extra expense is generated, it will be covered in its totality by the client.

The Machu Picchu tickets, once purchased, do not have the option to change names, dates, and refunds. Please note that if you cancel your trip, you will automatically lose 100% of the cost of your ticket. if you wish to resume or change the date of your visit to Machu Picchu, you will have to purchase a new ticket.

Packing List

To do the 6 day Cusco Imperial Tour, you must bring the following:

  • A small personal backpack for the tours (max. 25 liters).
  • All the tickets that will be given to you in Cusco (tourist tickets of the places to visit. Also Train and Consettur bus tickets).
  • Personal document with which you made the tour reservation (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

To take the 6 day Cusco Expedition Tour, you must take into account the following:

  • Book the tour months in advance, especially if you plan to travel between May and September which is high season, therefore, Machupicchu and Train tickets tend to sell out.
  • Make sure your flight arrives at the Cusco airport before 11 am.
  • Let us know if you have any setbacks or delays upon 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 much the annoying headache, dizziness and vomiting. Avoid coffee, alcoholic beverages and cigarettes, as they impede the good oxygen assimilation.
  • In Cusco, early in the morning and at night, wear warm clothes. Especially on long day and highest-altitude tours.
  • It is a good idea to visit first Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machupicchu and then highest-altitude tours.
  • To journey 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 railway company and go through a long process to send it by freight train.

About 6 Day Cusco Imperial Tour Prices

We have 2 types of tours: Group and Private Tours. The price is expressed in US dollars (US$), per person and double or triple room in a 3-star hotel.

Price List

Option One: Regular Tour

6 Day Cusco Imperial Tour – Regular Tour (Shared). 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 582.00 Inquiry Now
Option Two: Private Tour

6 Day Cusco Imperial Tour – 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 1589.00 Inquiry Now
2 Persons $ USD 1012.00 Inquiry Now
3 Persons $ USD 835.00 Inquiry Now
4 Persons $ USD 799.00 Inquiry Now
5 Persons $ USD 745.00 Inquiry Now
6 o + Persons $ USD 729.00 Inquiry Now

Optional Services

Enhance your 6 Day Cusco Imperial Tour by adding these optional services

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

  • $ 65 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-month before, the availability is limited.
  • $ 65 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-month 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 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 6 day Cusco Imperial Tour, you must bring the following:

  • A small personal backpack for the tours (max. 25 liters).
  • All the tickets that will be given to you in Cusco (tourist tickets of the places to visit. Also Train and Consettur bus tickets).
  • Personal document with which you made the tour reservation (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

FAQS6 Day Cusco Imperial Tour

How do I book the 6 Day Cusco Expedition Tour?

To book the 6 Day Cusco Expedition 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 6 Day Cusco Imperial Tour?

You can book 3 days 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 6 Day Cusco Imperial 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 and maximum temperatures I should experience on the 6 Day Cusco Imperial Tour?

The maximum temperature will be in Machupicchu, from 18 to 27°C / 64 to 81°f, the minimum temperature will be in Chinchero from 6 to 10°C / 42 to 50°f (bring warm clothes: hat, scarf, gloves, etc.) and the average temperature will be in Cusco and Sacred Valley from 8 to 17°C / 46 to 63°f, around Cusco, during the months of June, July and August the temperature tends to drop to 5°C / 41°f below zero.

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, Sacred Valley, Machupicchu, and then Chinchero. This way you will not feel altitude sickness symptoms.

How much luggage and what should I bring on the 6 Day Cusco Expedition 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 6 Day Cusco Expedition Tour?

This tour starts and ends in the city of Cusco. 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 6 Day Cusco Expedition 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)984032083

To do the 6 Day Cusco Expedition 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 and Machu Picchu, 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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