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4 Day Machu Picchu Tour

Cusco City - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Rainbow Mountain
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Service Level:
Premium
Activity type:
  • Hiking
  • Local Culture
  • Archaeology
  • Train journeys
  • Scenic Vistas
Physical Rating:
Trip Type:
Semi-Private Tour
Trip Length
4 Days
Starting from
$ 745
per person

4 Day Machu Picchu Tour, The Best Bundle Tour by Local Guides

Explore the best of Cusco, the Sacred Valley, the Rainbow Mountain, and the famed UNESCO site – Machupicchu on this amazing 4-Day Bundle Guided Adventure.

Start your adventure exploring the fascinating city of Cusco – a mix of colonial and ancient architecture, by visiting the must-do places within the city’s historical center and the surrounding sites. Journey through the Sacred Valley toward the famous Machu Picchu citadel, visiting amazing sites such as Chinchero, Moray, the salt mines of Maras, and Ollantaytambo.

Spend a day on a private guided tour to Machu Picchu with our expert local guide be amazed by the stunning scenery of the surrounding mountains as Wayna Picchu mountain. Complete your adventure exploring the natural and fascinating colors of Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain with your private local guide by your side.

This is a perfect tour for first-time visitors, couples, and small groups; especially, for those independent travelers who choose their own Hotels and are willing to make the best use of their limited time in Peru.

Why you will love this tour

  • In just four days, you will see the iconic sites in Peru, including the famous Sacred Valley, the new7wonder of the world – Machu Picchu, the Rainbow Mountain and Cusco city.
  • This exclusive 4-Day itinerary introduces you to the history of the Incas and the local culture as you explore the beautiful Sacred Valley, Cusco and Machu Picchu.
  • Enjoy a personalized guided tour of one of the New7Wonders of the World and capture photos from prime vantage points and meet the local resident – the Llamas
  • We don’t follow the crowds, while we include the must-see highlights in this tour; we make every effort to avoid most of the crowds.
  • This is an intimate semi-private experience so you enjoy a personal experience, go at your own pace, and will be able to talk to your guide and ask questions, and be involved during the tour.

Trip Details

  • Tour Type: Private and Semi-private  
  • Start:  Cusco city
  • Finish: Cusco city
  • Pick-up Time: To be Confirmed based on the Itinerary’s daily program 
  • Duration: 04 Days 
  • Mode: Private car, Train, Walking 
  • Difficulty: MODERATE, you don’t need to be super-fit, although there is quite a lot of walking on trails with altitudes above 4000 meters above sea level  (13000 feet) as well as there will be many stone-made steps up and down.
  • Group Size: 2 – 6 Participants 
  • Customizable: YES! Go Private and customize this tour, add-ons are all available. We are happy to adjust this tour to fit your interests and travel timeframe.

ITINERARY

Day 1. Best of Cusco city tour (5 Hours)

  • Morning guided tour to introduce you to the local history, culture and food. 
  • We will start off with a visit to the vibrant San Pedro Market. It’s always a popular stop with guests to Cusco not just because of its vibrant colors and activity but also for the insight it provides into local life.
  • The Plaza the Armas – Cusco’s town square. There are a variety of times during the tour when we find ourselves focusing on the Inca walls of Cusco, searching for the seven snakes of Siete Culebras, admiring the famous 12-angled stone of Hatunrumiyoc, or for the shape of the puma at Inca Roca. 
  • Lastly and surely one of the most impressive, visit Qorikancha – the Incan Temple of the Sun. This was once the most sacred Temple in Cusco, dedicated to the supreme Inca deity – The Sun God. 
  • Lastly and surely one of the most impressive, explore Sacsayhuaman, the Royal House of the Sun and one of the greatest stone monuments in Incan architecture. Optional farewell Lunch with a Local Andean family or toast your vacation with a Pisco Sour! 

* MEALS: Not included 

  • Pick up from your Hotel will be later@6:30 AM.
  • We will first visit Chinchero, A small town famous for its spectacular mountain views, the traditional textile weaving cooperatives, and the well-preserved Inkan ruins. At the end of the tour, we will drive to your Hotel
  • By midmorning, We will explore the amazing Agriculture Terraces of Moray, believed to be an elaborate agricultural laboratory, and the famous Salt Mines of Maras, where locals obtain Salt from a local subterranean water stream.
  • By midday, we will make a stop at a local restaurant for a deserved lunch (Lunch is NOT included in the price)
  • Finally, after lunch, visit the Inca town of Ollantaytambo and explore the fascinating and megalithic Ruins, learn about Inca culture and explore the local handcraft market along the way.
  • At the end of the tour, we will drop you off at the Train Station in Ollantaytambo by 4 PM so they can take the late afternoon train to Aguas Calientes by 6 PM  (see Day 2 Itinerary with a stay in Aguas Calientes)  
  • OR… Arrival at your hotel in Cusco by 5 PM (those who stay in Cusco city)  

1 – Those staying in Aguas Calientes Town

your guide will meet you at your hotel, then he will show you the way to the bus station and board the 30 min, bus ride to Machupicchu park. 

2 – Those staying in Ollantaytambo, Urubamba, or Cusco:

Private transfer in the morning to Ollantaytambo Train station. Board the tourist train to Aguas Calientes (A.K.A. Machu Picchu Town) – Meet your guide at the train station and hop on the shuttle bus up to Machu Picchu Park. 

  • Get ready for your private guided tour of Machu Picchu! Your private guide will accompany you to the Guard House at Machu Picchu where you’ll get the best view of this World Wonder, as well as an extended tour and explanation of the history, surrounding areas, and the sacred legend of Machu Picchu. 
  • Following your private tour (optionally) you can join us on the Hike to Huaynapicchu Mountain. Then, return to Aguas Calientes and have time for lunch 
  • Finally, you’ll begin your journey back to Ollantaytambo or Cusco. 

 

*MEALS: Not included

  • Pickup will be from Hotels in Cusco city – The exact time will be confirmed a day before. 
  • We proceed to drive nearly 3 hours in a private car to the trailhead where we will provide you box breakfast upon arrival to fuel up for the trek ahead of you. 
  • After enjoying our breakfast we start hiking. We will hike for around 2 Hours roughly until the top of the RAINBOW MOUNTAIN, you will have time to explore the area and take pictures. We will spend approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour (depending on your trekking speed and weather conditions). 
  • Then we get back to the trailhead (1.5 hours roughly), where we catch our van, then we drive for one hour more to our Lunch spot Cusipata(3,250m/11,000feet) After lunch we return to Cusco arriving in your hotel around 4 PM roughly.

*MEALS: Breakfast and Lunch is included  

Included

  • Complimentary arrival Airport transfer
  • Transportation for all tours + pickups and drop-offs
  • English-speaking licensed local guide
  • Cusco Tour, Rainbow Mountain, and Sacred Valley are a semi-private group of 2-6 people.
  • Machu Picchu Guided Tour is a private service
  • For the Cusco city Tour: Transportation, Entrance Tickets and Tour Guide
  • For the Sacred Valley Tour: Transportation, Entrance Tickets and Tour Guide
  • For the Machu Picchu tour: round trip train tickets, entrance ticket, Shuttle Bus ticket, private Guide 
  • For the Rainbow Mountain tour: Entrance ticket, Transportation, Lunch, first-aid kit, and oxygen
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (vegetarian and vegan food options available)

Not Included

  • Meals: Except the ones indicated in the itinerary
  • Accommodations 
  • Upgrade to VISTADOME glass-roof train: $70 USD per person for a round-trip ticket
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu Mountain/Huayna Picchu (optional and based on availability) – Extra cost ($70 USD per person)
  • Gratuities 
  • Travel Insurance 

Prices per person

We require a minimum of 2 participants to book this tour
# Price / Person Book Now
1 People We have special rates for SOLO travelers. Get started by filling out the information below. Enquire Now
2 People $ 790.00 Enquire Now
3 People $ 775.00 Enquire Now
4 People $ 755.00 Enquire Now
5 People $ 745.00 Enquire Now
6+ People We have special rates for groups over 6ppl. Get started by filling out the information below. Enquire Now

What to Expect

Breathtaking views, mild to hot temperatures although kind of windy at some places in the afternoons; mostly sunny days during the months of May, June, July, and August, although some mornings would be a little foggy in Machu Picchu (some days very foggy in the rainy season); Mosquito area (Machu Picchu); Lots of history about the Inca Empire; Cold and windy around the top of the Rainbow Mountain; Friendly English speaking tour guide; Your journey your way!

Why Travel with us

Local Knowledge & Expertise

It's great to travel with professional experts from the same destination you are going, that's how you get first-hand information. With deep in-country knowledge, We know the ins and outs of all the logistics, we will ensure you can make the most of your time away.

Personalized Experiences

Your time is precious - we know that. Your experience is our top priority. No big bus groups, No flags to follow! Traveling with a private guide and driver you’ll do what you want, when you want with the freedom to change your plans on the fly.

Friendly Local Guides

Great sights don’t make an amazing tour. Great guides do! Our guides don’t read from a script, we give them the freedom to make each tour their own, and your experience unique. We love what we do and it shows. From the moment you arrive, you'll feel the buzz and excitement that Cusco Local Friend to offer.

Exclusive Itineraries

It’s not all about the destination, it’s also about the journey. We offer only the best itineraries and tours. As local experts, we know first-hand what tours or experiences are the ones that most travelers enjoy and request. Escape the crowds! Never waste any minute, never miss any highlight!

Trip Reviews

Cusco Local Friend has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence due to the most consistent 5-star reviews in Cusco, the Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu for exceptional levels of service and care.

Kathy C
Kathy C
August 29, 2022.
Most Amazing Guided Tour EVER! I very highly recommend this amazing tour company. We worked closely with Percy and customized a 4 day trip with the incredible Juan Carlos. We had the best time and felt like family since the very beginning of our time. Hats off to our fabulous driver as well. I have already told several friends that THIS is the tour company you want. I have hired many in different countries and this was the best experience. Fell in love with Peru, I'll be back. Thank you Percy, Juan Carlos and Team for making this the best trip ever! Kathy C
Elizabeth M
Elizabeth M
August 4, 2022.
Best tour guides ever! We had Edgar and Abraham as our drivers/guides on a full day tour of the Sacred Valley and they were phenomenal! They were already outside at 7am when we walked out. Both were friendly and held meaningful conversations along the way, in addition to Abraham explaining the historical significance of each site. We loved the unexpected, fun stops we made along the way. They even took us to the train station at the end of the tour and showed us how to get there from the plaza so that we could spend time exploring the area instead of waiting 2 hours at the train station. We highly recommend them!
jason p
jason p
July 24, 2022.
A great service provider Excellent trip arrangements by Hugo to for airport transfer, and visit to Humantay lake and rainbow mountain. He took extra effort to arrange us to get visa in Bolivia consulate in Cusco and bought us SIM card in advanced which is so useful. The tour guide, Smith is also a very nice person and we enjoyed the trip very much even though it was tiring. Thumbs up to Cusco Local Friends !
Dee P
Dee P
July 22, 2022.
Cusco to Ollantaytambo made pain-free Used this service to go from Cusco Airport to Ollantaytambo and then Ollantaytambo to Cusco city. Can't say enough good things about how easy it was to book service with them and I highly recommend using a private taxi vs a bus. I was forced to use a taxi due to the bimodal service via PeruRail having issues with a bus driver strike. This meant that the bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo was canceled. Cusco Local Friend emailed me within minutes of requesting taxi service and charged $35 USD which was such a good deal that I used them to return to Cusco even though the bus driver strike was over. Drivers Daniel and Rafael were safe and efficient on the roads. Recommend that you speak a little bit of Spanish but not necessary.
baron s
baron s
July 12, 2022.
7 day Journey through Cusco, sacred valley, macchu Picchu, rainbow mountain We planed a honeymoon 7 day adventure with local Cusco friends and my wife and I had a 5 star experience. First off the communication between Hugo and Percy were amazing in helping plan this once in a lifetime experience. A lot goes into planning a Trip to Peru including admission tickets, transportation, train tickets etc and everything was orchestrated flawlessly. Ferdinand was out tour guide and he went above and beyond in teaching us about the Incan/ preincan/ modern culture. As well as show us many local spots. Alex was our driver and he was extremely professional and was prompt at making our itinerary move smoothly. I can honestly say that by the end of the trip we were sad to leave Alex and Ferdinand as we have all become good friends. I have already referred this company to two couples that are visiting in the next few months. Go ahead and book with this company you won’t regret it.
demi
demi
July 6, 2022.
Yes - They are locals and they are friends! I had a terrific experience with Cusco Local Friend and wouldn’t hesitate to tell any of my friends to use them. I started working with them back in 2019 to plan my dream trip to Machu Picchu. My private tour all arranged with Cusco Local Friend included hiking the short Inca Trail, a day visit at MP with an additional hike up Huayna Picchu, another day around Aguas Calientes, and then the Belmond Hiram Bingham train back to Cusco. My trip was originally scheduled for April 2020, and the world shut down. I worked with Cusco Local Friend to postpone my trip until further notice, and they did not hesitate to make that accommodation on our arrangements. Then, a year later, I finally rescheduled the trip for September of 2021, but the Delta variant was high and Huayna Picchu was still not open, so I decided to postpone indefinitely again. Again, no issues with this from our Cusco Local Friends! I FINALLY was able to get the trip successfully completed at the beginning of June this year. When we arrived in Cusco, Hugo and a driver were there waiting for us. We went into town for coffee and talk about the details of our planned MP experience. Afterwards, the driver took us to our hotel in the Sacred Valley where we were staying to acclimate for 4 days prior to our trek. On the morning of our trek, we were greeted by our guide, Juan Carlos and a guide in training at the time, Smick. We had an incredible day! The trek was hard, but Juan Carlos kept us on pace and even brought some wine for us to have during lunch, which was a fabulous touch. Note: It was raining most of our trek, so a nice glass of red wine warmed up, and prepared us for the final push, along with our coco leaves, of course. The next day when we toured MP and climbed Huayna Picchu, we had both Smick and Juan Carlos along for the ride. They took amazing pictures for us and answered all our questions. The following day, we had not planned anything, but to relax, but Hugo at Cusco Local Friend said that Smick could hang out with us that day and take us to the butterfly place and do a hike to a waterfall that was close to town. Since Smick was in training and needed the experience, they just threw that time in for us! So generous! We had a great day with Smick! When we finished up our day, Smick got us to the train station, and we said our farewells. Back in Cusco, we planned to see Hugo again and give him our feedback on our trip. He came and met us at our hotel and even brought us a little gift. He also arranged for a transport to the airport for us in a couple days, no extra charge. I had an excellent experience with Cusco Local Friend! They are all LOCALS to Cusco and the Sacred Valley, and that is always what is important to me when deciding on what tour company to use. Plus, the communication and number of times we had to change plans, was all smooth and easy. We learned so much on our MP trek, and it will be an adventure that I will never forget. Thank you, Cusco Local Friend!
Aubry A
Aubry A
June 23, 2022.
We Loved Rumi For Helping Our Different Abilities Wonderful experience. My family and I loved Rumi our guide. Unfortunately for Rumi, we got confused about when and where we were supposed to meet Rumi, but he did really well tracking us down in no time even though we were like herding cats. The confusion was our fault not his. On the tour Rumi was wonderful. He had brought a binder full of pictures and references to show us Machu Picchu at different times in history and different references about the area. He was also very sensitive to my family members that had ability differences. He even held my mother-in-laws hands while she walked up and down the more precarious areas of Machu Picchu. Be aware that this isn't an easy hike. My father-in-law had a knee replacement a year prior to our trip and he struggled with the ups and downs and the length of the hike. If you are determined, like he is, you can do it but just be aware its not like an American National Park with rails and flattened walk ways. It was 100% worth it for all of us though. Thank you Rumi and Cusco Local Friend.
Timo W
Timo W
May 15, 2022.
Perfectly organised, great and knowledgeable guide. Unforgettable experience! From start to finish our tour was perfectly organised. During the planning of this trip Percy was our contact person. He replied quickly, proposed ideas and he felt really engaging en determined to create the best experience in and around Cusco for us. During our stay Abraham was our guide and we had a variety of drivers. Abraham was super knowledgeable and found the perfect balance between explaining but not overloading us with knowledge. All of the drivers were super punctual and drove us around very comfortable. We had some challenges as there was a strike in the region that we visited however we never noticed a thing about it. Percy contacted us in advance and was super flexible in changing our itinerary. When the train back from Aquas Calientes was fully booked due to the strike Percy upgraded us to make sure that we didn’t have to change our itinerary. If you are to plan your trip to Cusco make sure to use Cusco Local Friend as they will make sure that you will get an unforgettable journey.
E2WorldTraveler
E2WorldTraveler
May 14, 2022.
Remarkable World Wonder From the pre-booking, to booking, to post-booking, the information given and provided is spot on. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgable, gave an in-depth insight into the area and provided "theorized" answers to questions asked. Would rebook hands down without hesitation! September was a great month. Cool weather, slight rain encountered, which made the experience even better as the climate shifting throughout the day could be easily felt.
pandbburleigh
pandbburleigh
May 7, 2022.
Sacred valley tour Our guide Abraham was very knowledgeable, friendly and flexible allowing stops for photos. Edgar our driver had the van so clean and windows clear for taking pictures. He cleaned windows after each stop. We were a small group but had a wonderful experience. Would highly recommend these fine men. We did the Sacred VALLEY. Thank you so much. PAUL AND BARBARA BURLEIGH, CANADA

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