Spend 4 days exploring the area around Cusco with the assistance of a local, English-speaking guide. With your "home base" in Cusco, make several day trips to take in Peru's incredible natural beauty and learn about the history of the Incas and the local culture, too. Visit traditional markets, take in ancient Incan archaeological sits, and explore the iconic site of Machu Picchu and the city of Cusco. This tour includes lodgings, travel, and even a transfer to and from the airport.
Begin your adventure around Peru's Sacred Valley of the Incas with a local guide welcoming you as you arrive at Cusco's airport. Get a ride to your hostel, and be ready to explore the city around 1:45 pm. With your English-speaking guide, see Koricancha ,Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara, and Tambomachay before finishing the day's tour at Cusco's main square.On Day 2, get picked up by your guide at 8:30 am. At 8:45 am set off to Corao, then Pisac, where you'll visit a typical market. In the afternoon, a tour of the fortress and the city of Ollantaytambo is on the itinerary, then you'll see Chinchero on your way back to Cusco. Arrive at Cusco's Recocijo square to conclude the day's activities.On Day 3, get picked up from your hostel in Cusco, take a 90-minute drive to the train station in Ollantaytambo, then enjoy a train ride through the gorgeous Sacred Valley until you arrive in Aguas Calientes. At Aguas Calientes, meet up with your guide and board a bus bound for Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu, seeing ancient sites like the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, and the Sacred Solar Clock. In the afternoon, return to Cusco the same way you departed (by train, then by car), and spend your last night there. The tour concludes on Day 4 when you're driven from your Cusco hostel back to the airport for your return flight to Lima.