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Explore with Excitement the National Holidays Fast Tour in Cusco: 3 Days of Unforgettable Adventure in Machupicchu

National Holidays in Cusco Tour

Before: $ 225From: $ 205Per personPrivate / Group
Murilo S
2024-01-01
Ótima experiência! Representante da agência sempre a disposição. Guia prestativo e comunicativo, bom local para realizar as refeições. Recomendo utilizarem o representante brasileiro Luis! Muito atencioso e prestativo.
Murilo S
2024-01-01
Ótima experiência, recomendo demais!! Vistas incríveis, guia muito bom e todo o apoio prestado pelo Luis, colaborador da agência. Foi muito fácil e prático viajar com a RAP
Elias Pereira
2023-12-21
Incrível País incrível e receptivo... Acessória completa em todos os passeios... Destaque para o a gente de Turismo Luiz Carlos Brasileiro, que me deu todo suporte necessário desde a chegada ao Peru e assessoria em todos os Tours... Gracias RAP TRAVEL PERU
Venture59270610376
2023-12-11
Una Aventura increíble en Machupicchu Estuvimos por más de 1 semana recorriendo todo el Perú con la agencia Rap Travel, nos vamos muy contentos porque nos cumplieron con todo y más por lo que recomendamos a esta agencia todo muy coordinado y principalmente Carlitos Vizcarra el mejor guía estaremos pronto de vuelta gracias por todo
Patricia C
2023-12-11
Una experiencia única en Perú y Machupicchu Contratamos los servicios de Rap Travel Perú, fue una experiencia muy hermosa, todo estuvo muy organizado el transporte a tiempo los guías muy profesionales todo muy coordinado y u. Saludo muy especial para Carlos y José que estuvieron super 100 % recomendados, volveremos pronto
Leann C
2023-12-07
10/10 would recommend Our tour guide did such an awesome job! They made you feel like a part of the family so thank you!!
Amir N
2023-11-28
The trip of a lifetime! My best friend and I chose this tour to celebrate our 30th Birthdays - it was Amazing!!! We had a really nice time visiting Cusco, Machu Picchu and going to the Rainbow Mountain. The tour guides were really nice and we told us a lot about everything. We visited in November and for Machu Picchu this was amazing - it was misty in the morning and sunny by mid-morning, so we got to see it with all weather types. Highly recommend going at 6am and spending most of the day there - circuit 2 and 4 were great! We even hiked up one of the mountains. Carlos, Judy, and Wilson were great and really educated us about each site.
Fotios S
2023-11-28
Great way to experience Peru The tour was a great way to experience Cusco, the sacred valley, Machu Picchu and the Vinicunca mountain. We only had 4 full days, and it was the right amount of time. I was there with my best friend celebrating our 30th, so we will always cherish this moment. The tour guides (Carlos, Judy, and Wilson) were very friendly and knowledgeable. They helped us get immersed to the history of the Incas, and made us feel comfortable throughout the trip. The accommodation provided as part of the package was very adequate, and the overall experience was great.
BRENDA T
2023-11-27
Encantos en Cusco Estamos muy contentos con los servicios que hemos recibido. Desde el recojo en el aeropuerto, fueron puntuales con un cartel con nuestro nombre. La habitacion que pedimos fue hermosa en el hotel Mayu con vista a la calle 7 borreguitos, Royer nos atendio muy bien 10/10. La agencia se comunicaba con nosotros todos los dias, para saber como nos hiba en el tour o si es que necesitamos ayuda. Realmente muy serviciales. En aguas Calientes Daniel, estuvo atento con nosostros . El tour en Machu Picchu fue realmente magico. Tenemos que agradecer mucho a Alicia por el tour bien planificado y a Jose Angel por todas las atenciones todos los dias, nunca nos dejo solos.
Nathalia
2023-11-27
Servicio de calidad Buena atención, personalizada, se adecuan a las necesidades, escuchan sugerencias y son muy amables, muchas gracias!

DESCRIPTION

Cusco, capital of the Inca Empire, offers life through its history. Where you can enjoy the essence of Cusco, its beautiful valleys and Machupicchu, the lost city of the Incas. Enjoy this 3 day tour, where we will know the Inca culture, visiting the beautiful magical city of Cusco, the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas and the lost city of the Incas, one of the seven wonders of the world Machu Picchu.

The Fiestas Patrias Veloces Tour in Cusco offers the following activities:

Walking Tour Cusco

It is a walk through the city of Cusco, which offers a fascinating view of colonial architecture and Inca culture, visiting iconic places such as the Plaza de Armas, the Temple of the Sun, the Cathedral of Cusco, among others.

Sacred Valley of the Incas

This is a visit to the Cusco region, where you can explore ancient Inca ruins and fortresses, such as Ollantaytambo and Pisac, as well as enjoy beautiful natural landscapes and breathtaking views of the Andes.

Machu Picchu Tour

This is a train and bus ride to the legendary Inca city of Machu Picchu, located on top of a mountain and surrounded by breathtaking panoramic views. The visit includes hiking on trails surrounded by nature, observing the Inca architecture and exploring the mysteries surrounding this wonder of the world.

SHORT ITINERARY

TRAVEL ROUTE

  • Day 1: Arrival – Walking Tour Cusco
  • Day 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Day 3: Tour to Machu Picchu/ End of service

Day 1: Walking Tour Cusco 3399 meters

  • Pick up from the Airport or Terminal
  • Transfer to your hotel in Cusco
  • Accommodation at your selected hotel
  • Pick up from Hotel 13:30 pm
  • Visit to the Main Square of Cusco
  • Visit to San Blas neighborhood
  • Visit to the 12 angles stone
  • Hospital Street
  • Almudena Cemetery
  • End of tour 17:30 pm

Day 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas 2,700 mts.

  • At 7:30 am pick up from the central hotel.
  • Beginning of the tour, indications in charge of our guide
  • Stop at the Taray viewpoint
  • Visit the Archaeological Center of Pisaq
  • Lunch in Urubamba
  • Visit of the Archaeological Center of Ollantaytambo
  • Tourist Train ride from Ollantaytambo-Aguas Calientes
  • Overnight in Aguas Calientes

Day 3: Machu Picchu 2400 meters

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer by Bus (CONSETTUR) to Machu Picchu
  • Guided view of Machupicchu (2 hours approx)
  • Return by bus to Aguas Calientes
  • Travel by Tourist Train Aguas Calientes-Ollantaytambo
  • Travel by bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Arrival to Cusco city
  • At the appropriate time transfer to Cusco airport.
  • End of services

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 01: PICK UP FROM AIRPORT – WALKING TOUR IN CUSCO

Our tour begins picking you up from the Hotel at 13.45 hrs we start the tour with the transfer from the hotel to the Almudena Cemetery, built between 1846 and 1850 during the government of Marshal Ramon Castilla who had ordered the construction of a cemetery in the city of Cusco for health reasons because until then and since the colony, the burials were made in the basements of the churches of the city. For its construction was used material from the Convent of San Agustin, currently the Marriot Hotel, which was destroyed by cannon fire by order of Marshal Agustin Gamarra.

From this place we will walk down to the Ejército Avenue Bridge that already existed in Inca times being part of the road that linked the capital of the empire with the Contisuyo and in 1934 celebrating the four hundred years of the Spanish founding of the city, the bridge was rebuilt in a neocolonial style.

14.15 hrs We will pass through Hospital Street, where we will see the location of the second of the colonial hospitals built in Cusco called the Hospital de los Naturales. In the San Pedro Market we will stop to learn about the history.

We will move on to San Francisco Square where the Botanical Garden is located and then along Marqués Street we will learn about the traditions of Cusco that the historical center holds.

On our way to the neighborhood of San Blas, we will pass through Hatun Rumiyoq Street, this is a pedestrian street whose southeastern edge is the Inca wall of what was the palace of the Inca emperor Inca Roca. It is unknown when the construction of the building that today is the Archbishop’s Palace of Cusco began.

We will go up the San Blas slope to reach the Plaza of the same name, we walk through the streets of the oldest neighborhood of Cusco. From Tandapata street to San Blas square where we will find the paccha of 40 falls, the Church of San Blas (optional).

We will find one of the best art collections in the city, distributed in stores, galleries and workshops; at the end of the slope just before the square of San Blas, you will find the gallery exhibition and sale of the renowned craftsman Hilario Mendivil.

GALLERY OF HILARIO MENDIVIL AND FAMILY, next to the Plaza San Blas is the exhibition of the renowned artisan Hilario Mendivil and family. This artist was one of the best in terms of traditional imagery; his art, with elongated collars inspired by llamas and alpacas, is unmistakable and recognized worldwide.

It is said that the long necks were used to hide inside rolled canvases that were sent to Europe; although it is only a rumor. His religious works are impregnated with the daily life of the people of Cusco; you can see chicha sellers in religious scenes. Although Hilario Mendivil and his wife have passed away (in 1977 and 1999 respectively), his family continues his legacy and many of them continue to create beautiful works of art.

15.30 hrs From here we will board the transportation that will take us to the Cooking Class, together with the chef we will prepare with local products a healthy and nutritious diet to demonstrate to the world the richness and variety of the Andean and Peruvian gastronomy, we will enjoy the cooking class and then we will taste it as dinner.

17.30 hrs The Walking Tour will finish transferring you to your hotel or leaving you near the Plaza de Armas so you can enjoy dinner or stroll through the historic center.

THIS TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Tourist Transportation
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance ticket to the Cathedral
  • Entrance ticket to San Blas

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE WALKING TOUR

  • Light clothing
  • Comfortable shoes/sneakers
  • Small backpack with personal belongings
  • Camera
  • Cash for shopping
  • Mineral water
  • Sunscreen and sun hat

Breakfast – Passenger / Lunch – Passenger / Dinner – Passenger

DAY 02: TOUR IN THE SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS

Breakfast at your hotel, the tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas starts picking you up at your hotel between 07:50 hrs and 08:10 hrs,

Then we will start our trip to the Sacred Valley, we will stop at the Taray Viewpoint where we will observe the Sacred Valley.

We will take our transportation again and travel to Pisaq approx. 11:00 hrs we will visit the archaeological group of Pisaq, which includes a visit to the market in the town of the same name. 45 min approx.

We will take the bus and cross the Sacred Valley to the town of Urubamba where we will have our buffet lunch.

At 14:30 hrs after lunch we will go to Ollantaytambo where the town still maintains its splendor of when the Incas inhabited it (45 min),

After the tour to Ollantaytambo at 16:00 hrs we will leave you very close to the train station on foot (5 min), we will board the train according to the chosen schedule and we will go to Machu Picchu Pueblo.

Arrival to Machu Picchu village where the hotel staff will be waiting for you at the exit of the station, with a small sign and your name.

In the evening we will have a meeting with the guide to arrange your visit to Machu Picchu.

The tour includes:

  • Tourist Transportation
  • Professional guide
  • Tourist Ticket
  • Buffet lunch in the Sacred Valley,
  • Expedition Train Ticket round trip Ollantaytambo – Machu Pichu

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE SACRED VALLEY TOUR

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Small backpack with personal belongings
  • Camera
  • Cash for shopping
  • Mineral water
  • Sun block and sun hat

Breakfast – Hotel / Lunch – Agency / Dinner – Passenger

DAY 3: MACHU PICCHU TOUR/ AIRPORT TRANSFER

At the agreed time after breakfast at the hotel, we meet the guide at the bus station to board the bus that will take us to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu travel time is about 30 minutes.

Upon arrival of the bus we will find the entrance door to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu where we present our income, passport or identity card.

Together with the guide we will enter the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu and we will have a guided tour of approximately 2 hours, where we will know the important points of the Inca citadel.

At the end of the tour we will have free time to take pictures in Machupicchu.

Then the guide will say goodbye to us, so that we board the bus back to the town of Aguas Calientes, where we can enjoy a delicious lunch at a restaurant of your choice.

In the afternoon we will have time to visit the handicraft markets or a short walk through the city.

At the appropriate time we will board our Vistadome train arriving in Ollanta. 1.40 hrs. arrival to Ollantaytambo train station where our staff will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel in Cusco. 1.50 hrs.

At the appropriate time we will make the transfer to the airport in Cusco.

The tour to Machu Picchu includes:

  • Train ticket Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu roundtrip
  • Bus up and down
  • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation Ollantaytambo-Cusco
  • Transfer Hotel – Airport

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE MACHUPICCHU TOUR

  • Warm clothes
  • Small backpack with personal belongings
  • Camera
  • Cash for shopping
  • Mineral water
  • Sun block and sun hat

Breakfast – Hotel / Lunch – Passenger / Dinner – Passenger

INCLUDES

THIS TOUR INCLUDES

  • 1 night Hotel in Cusco, all breakfasts
  • 1 night hotel in Machu Pichu
  • All transfers
  • All tickets or entrance fees to the archaeological sites
  • Lunch: Sacred Valley
  • Transfer Terminal or Airport – Hotel in Cusco
  • Guide and Tourist Transportation

On Tour in Machu Picchu

  • Tourist Train to and from Machu Picchu Expedition
  • Bus up and down Machu Picchu
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu Sanctuary
  • Professional guide in Machu Picchu
  • Transfer from train station Ollanta – Cusco

This tour does NOT include

  • International and domestic flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

PRICES AND HOTELS

GROUP SERVICE TOUR

National Holidays Tour in Cusco

PRICE PER PERSON in Double or Matrimonial Room

Minimum 02 people

TOURS + HOTELS / TOURIST

Hotels in Cusco:

Hotel Príncipe III, Hotel Mayu Cusco, Miski Tayta

Hotel Machu Picchu Pueblo:

Inkas Land, Mapi Seven, Andino Machu Picchu

Type of train Tourist

Roundtrip: Expedition (Peru Rail) or The Voyager (Inca Rail)

TOURS + HOTELS / EXECUTIVE

Hotels in Cusco:

Hotel Saska Boutique, Hotel Inca Wasi, Munay Wasi

Hotel Machu Picchu Pueblo:

Hotel Hatun Inti Classic, Hotel Ferre Machu Picchu, Hotel Santuario

Type of train Tourist

One way: Expedition (Peru Rail) or The Voyager (Inca Rail)

TOURS + HOTELS / SUPERIOR

Hotels in Cusco:

Hotel Xima Cusco, Hotel Sonesta Posada, Casa Andina Catedral

Hotel Machu Picchu Pueblo:

H. Taipikala Machu Picchu, H. Casa Andina Standard, H. Tierra Viva

Type of train Tourist

Roundtrip: Vistadome Observatory or 360 Lounge (Inca Rail)

Important Note:

If in the Hotel 2 or 3 service you prefer to add the VISTADOME Train service, the additional cost is US$ 40.00 per person round trip.

Differential prices for students, children, infants.

 TURISTA
EXECUTIVE
SUPERIOR
HOTELS IN MACHU PICCHU
  • H. Inkas Land
  • H. Mapi Seven
  • H. Andino Machu Picchu
  • H. Hatun Inti Class
  • H. Ferre Machu Picchu
  • H. Santuario
  • H. Taypikala
  • H. Tierra Viva
  • H. Casa Andina Estándar

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Con un profundo conocimiento y experiencia en el país, te brindarán asesoramiento personalizado, recomendaciones de destinos y actividades, así como información detallada sobre la cultura, la historia y la gastronomía peruana. Ya sea que estés interesado en explorar las maravillas arqueológicas de Machu Picchu, navegar por el misterioso Lago Titicaca o descubrir la selva amazónica, nuestros asesores te guiarán para que vivas una experiencia inolvidable en Perú.

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Getting to know the Fiestas Patrias in Cusco

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Questions for the Fiestas Patrias Veloces Tour in Cusco

What is the best time to travel to Cusco?

The best time to travel to Cusco is during the dry season, which runs from May to October. During this period, the weather is generally dry and sunny, with daytime temperatures ranging from 18°C to 22°C. Nights can be quite cold, with temperatures dropping to around 5°C, especially in June and July.g

The rainy season in Cusco runs from November to March, and during this period you can expect regular rains, especially in January and February. Rainfall can be heavy and can cause disruptions to transportation and tourist activities.

Keep in mind that, although the dry season is the best time to visit Cusco in terms of weather, it is also the busiest time in terms of tourism.

What are the main tourist attractions in Cusco?

Cusco is a city full of history and culture, and there are many interesting things to see and do. Some of the most popular tourist attractions in Cusco:

  • The Plaza de Armas: Cusco’s main square is an impressive place surrounded by impressive historical buildings such as the Cusco Cathedral and the Archbishop’s Palace.
  • The Temple of the Sun (Qorikancha): This temple is one of the most important monuments of the Inca era. Currently, you can visit the Convent of Santo Domingo, which was built on the ruins of the Temple of the Sun.
  • The Sacsayhuaman Fortress: It is an impressive Inca fortress located on the outskirts of the city of Cusco. The fortress has huge stone walls that weigh several tons and offers an impressive view of the city of Cusco.
  • San Pedro Market: It is one of the largest markets in Cusco, where you can find local products and handicrafts. The market is a popular place to buy souvenirs and souvenirs.
  • The Twelve Angles Stone: This is an impressive carved stone found on a wall of a colonial house near Cusco’s Plaza de Armas. The stone is known for its perfection and precision carving.

Cusco City Tour

During the city tour you will visit the main tourist attractions of the city of Cusco. Starting at the Cathedral of Cusco, Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puka – Pukara and finally Tambomachay.

Cusco, ancient capital of the Inca Empire, is a historic and touristic city in Peru. There are many things to see and do in the city of Cusco that can include:

  • The Plaza de Armas: is the historic heart of the city and is the site of the Cusco Cathedral and the church of the Society of Jesus.
  • The Temple of the Sun: also known as “Qorikancha”, is one of the most important surviving Inca buildings in the city.
  • Sacsayhuaman: is an Inca fort built on a hill near Cusco. It is known for its impressive stone walls with giant blocks fitted with precision.
  • Qenqo: where there is an Inca sanctuary and a cave with inscriptions and carved figures.
  • San Pedro Market: a place to buy handicrafts and souvenirs.

Other Inca ruins in the city:

  • Barrio de San Blas: is one of the most bohemian places in the city, it is famous for its art workshops, restaurants and bars, and for its panoramic views of the city.
  • Take a stroll through its streets and squares to appreciate its architecture and feel its atmosphere, as well as taste its delicious traditional food in its restaurants.

What is the weather like in Cusco?

The climate in Cusco varies according to the time of the year.

  • The dry season (April to October): During this time, the weather in Cusco is generally dry and sunny, with temperatures ranging between 18°C and 20°C. Nights can be cold, with temperatures dropping as low as 5°C. This is the best time to visit Cusco, as weather conditions are ideal for exploring the city and outdoor activities such as hiking and trekking.
  • Rainy season (November to March): During this season, Cusco experiences frequent rains and cooler temperatures, with an average temperature of 16°C. Nights can be cooler, with temperatures dropping as low as 3°C. Rainfall can be quite intense and prolonged, which can make outdoor activities difficult.

It is important to keep in mind that the weather in Cusco can be unpredictable, even during the dry season. It is advisable to wear appropriate clothing for the weather and be prepared for sudden changes in temperature and rain.

About the Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour

The Sacred Valley is a region in Peru, near Cusco, that is famous for its Inca ruins and for its impressive landscape of valleys and mountains.

There are several towns in the Sacred Valley that can be visited as part of a tour, some of the most popular are:

  • Pisac: is known for its Inca ruins, which include a fort and ceremonial plaza, as well as its handicrafts market.
  • Urubamba: is a small and quiet town that is a good place to relax after exploring the Inca ruins, is the Sacred Valley tours is the place to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch.
  • Ollantaytambo: is a town steeped in history with an impressive Inca archaeological center and ceremonial plaza. It is also the starting point for the train to Machu Picchu.
  • Chinchero: is a small town with Inca ruins and a colorful handicrafts market.

In addition to visiting these towns and archaeological centers, you can also make excursions to visit other tourist activities, such as quad biking in Moray,

In Sacred Valley you can do different outdoor activities, the Sacred Valley, camitas, ATV activities, rafting, rappel, mountaineering, mountain biking, among other activities.

The best way to visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas is with a travel agency to better organize this excursion and enjoy the most of this experience. This tour usually includes transportation, guides and entrance fees to the different ruins, lunch in excellent restaurants.

Machu Picchu Tour

Machu Picchu is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world and one of the main attractions of Peru. The visit to Machu Picchu begins in the city of Cusco, from where you have to go to the station folded Machu Picchu, is the base town to access Machu Picchu.

Once arrived at Machu Picchu village, you can go up by bus or walking to the entrance of Machu Picchu. Once inside, visitors can explore for a period of 2 hours, following the marked trails and seeing the main attractions, such as the ruins of the main square, the temples, the cultivation terraces and the panoramic views.

There are different types of circuits to visit Machu Picchu, depending on the time and availability,

It is important to mention that you must book in advance because there is a daily limit of visitors allowed, due to the importance and fragility of the place.

What to see in Machu Picchu?

  • The Intihuatana, The Temple of the Sun: a large ceremonial building, probably dedicated to the god Inti, the sun god in Inca mythology.
  • The Main Temple: A large structure with an impressive panoramic view of the nearby mountains.
  • The Main Street: The main road that runs through the center of the city and connects the main areas of Machu Picchu.
  • The Sun Gate: The main entrance to Machu Picchu and one of the most iconic points of the city.
  • The thermal baths: Inca system of thermal baths.
  • The Huayna Picchu mountain: an optional hike that offers even more impressive panoramic views of the ruins of Machu Picchu, the hike lasts 1 hour uphill to climb the Huayna Picchu mountain.

What to bring on my trip to Cusco?

If you are planning a trip to Cusco, there are some important items you should take with you to make sure you are comfortable and prepared for any situation. Some of the items you might consider bringing are:

  1. Appropriate clothing: Due to the variability of the climate in Cusco, it is important that you bring clothing suitable for different weather conditions. Include warm clothes for cold nights, comfortable clothes for walking, and comfortable, sturdy shoes for exploring the ruins and trails.
  2. Sunscreen: Cusco’s altitude means that the sun can be very strong during the day, so it is important to bring sunscreen to protect your skin.
  3. Water bottle: The altitude can also cause dehydration, so it is important to stay hydrated.
  4. Medications: If you take any medications regularly, make sure you bring enough for your trip. It is also a good idea to bring some basic medications for headaches, upset stomachs and colds.
  5. Cash: Although most places in Cusco accept credit cards, it is advisable to carry cash in Peruvian soles for shopping in local markets, paying for cabs and tipping.
  6. Plug adapter: If you are coming from another country, you may need a plug adapter for electrical outlets in Peru.
  7. Camera: Cusco is a beautiful place with many interesting landscapes and tourist attractions, so you will want to capture many memories in photos or videos.
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