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Traveling Machu Picchu Express Trip

Traveling Machu Picchu Express Trip: Cusco has come to fulfill your dreams by exploring Cusco, Machu Picchu, and other Incan places.  Enjoy the people of these places combined with the intriguing history of the Incas. Tours by Kondor Path have active itineraries with the best schedules to avoid crowds at some of the more popular places. Come and experience Peru, “the land of the Incas.” Traveling Machu Picchu Express Trip.

Trip Overview

Day 1: Cusco Arrival And PM Visit Cusco Cathedral – The 12 angles stone & Qoricancha by foot
Day 2: A Day Tour of 4 Ruins (Cusco City Tour), Moray & Salineras
Day 3: Machu Picchu Tour
Day 4: Tour to Ollantaytambo Park & Chinchero
Day 5: Last day in Cusco

Day 1: Cusco Arrival & PM Visit Cusco Cathedral – 12 angles stone & Qoricancha.

Our professional driver, vehicle, and local guide meet our clients at Cusco airport, at your indicated arrival time.  We will be outside the airport waiting for you with your name and logo of the company “Kondor Path Tour.” We transfer you to your selected hotel (we recommend that you stay around Cusco center close the tourist attractions.)

In the afternoon we explore by foot the main Colonial Church of Cusco, located on one side of the Plaza. We visit the Holy family, the Cathedral, and the Triunfo church, all churches which are part of the main Cathedral.  In the main church we have many paintings and canvases including the Andean version of the Last Supper which is said to be the best picture in Cusco state. The Incan and Colonial designed architecture of Cusco Plaza is unique. And we can appreciate the baroque Spanish style in all the royal Inca houses.

After a short walk we arrive at the famous 12 angles stone. This stone is part of the Inca green granite wall and house of the Inca Roca ruler. Qoricancha is also located near the Plaza and just two blocks and a half walking we find the Inca golden temple. This temple has many Inca rooms dedicated to the Inca religion. QoricanchaPark is part of the Santo Domingo church.

This is an easy tour to acclimatize you to the high altitude of Cusco city. We also recommend that you drink plenty of Coca tea.

Traveling Machu Picchu Express Trip Summary 

  • Meeting Point: At the airport
  • AM Reception at Cusco airport and transfer to your hotel
  • AM time to get acclimatized to the high altitude
  • The walking tour is from 2:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Visit the Cathedral of Cusco “with the last supper of Jesus with the Guinea pig dish”
  • The 12 angles stone
  • Qoricancha “Inca Sun temple”
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Cusco overnight “Not included”.

Day 2: A Day Tour of 4 Ruins (Cusco City Tour), Moray and Salineras

We drive towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas. First we go to Tambomachay (the Inca ritual fountain), Puca Pucara (the Inca red fortress), Qenqo (The Inca amphitheater), and Sacsaywaman (the head of the Puma Falcon and temple of the Sun). We provide a box lunch for our clients so we can have a picnic lunch at one of the lookouts or near one of the Incan sites (around noon). Then we go to the next Incan place of Moray which includes the Inca’s greenhouse and those Inca terraces that have a ring shape, unique in Peru and South America). Our final place to visit if Salineras of Maras (Inca salt mine, a place where the Inca salt is still traditionally farmed.

Then we transfer you to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Ollantaytambo village to spend the night there.

Traveling Machu Picchu Express Trip Summary 

  • Avoid crowds
  • Cusco city tour during the morning and explore:
    • Tambomachay “The Inca princess water temple”
    • Pucapucara “the red fortress”
    • Qenqo “the Inca amphitheater”
    • Sacsaywaman “the Enigmatic Incan site”
  • During the afternoon visit:
    • Moray “the unique circular Inca terraces”
    • Salineras “the salt mines of Maras”
  • Meals: a box lunch per traveler included
  • Estimated tour duration: full day
  • Ollantaytambo overnight “Not included”.

Day 3: Machu Picchu Tour

Early in the morning we go to the train station of Ollantaytambo village for our trip to Machu Picchu. (The hotel is close the train station.) We board our train service which includes some drinks and bathroom facilities too. On the train ride we are able to see the changing ecosystems between the Andes and the tropical jungle.

Machu Picchu is located north west of Ollantaytambo and is located in the cloud forest. Arriving at Aguas Calientes village we have to walk 7 minutes to the bus station of Consetur to board the tourist bus service. The ride is half an hour to the Machu Picchu Park. At the main gate entrance be ready with your ticket and passport to enter one of the wonders of the world. Machu Picchu walking tour is given by our Kondor local guide (a professional guide and English speaking).

Machu Picchu which means “Old Mountain,” has many trails that go up and down. It certainly is an active itinerary. The guided tour takes 3 hours, then everyone, including the guide has to return to Aguas Calientes village in time to  return by train to Ollantaytambo village. We arrive at Ollantaytambo train station around 6 or 7:30 PM and to walk to our hotel that we stayed at the previous night (19 minute walk).

Note: If you want to stay longer at Machu Picchu Park, please tell us to organize a train back to Ollantaytambo at night (6:20 PM) and you can be at the hotel by 8PM.

Traveling Machu Picchu Express Trip Summary 

Meeting Point: At your Hotel

  • AM very early in the morning we board a train service from Ollantaytambo to machu picchu
  • AM visit the Machu Picchu
  • 2 hours tour for exploring Machu Picchu Tours Packages From Cusco with your guide and then free time for you
  • PM bus service  back to Aguas Calientes village
  • PM train return service from Machu Picchu train station to Ollantaytambo train station
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Ollantaytambo village overnight  (Same place as previous night.) “Not included”.

Day 4: Tour to Ollantaytambo Park & Chinchero

This tour takes us through part of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the road back to Cusco city. Today we will start at 10:00 AM because the day before was rather intense. We start by touring Ollantaytambo Park before the crowds arrive. Ollantaytambo is built on a perfect location so as to have control of the 3 Andes valleys. The boulder of the Sun temple is spectacular with Ollantaytambo sides. We can find plenty of red stones everywhere. The Inca workers never finished this Incan site.

After visiting this magnificent location, we have to go back to Cusco city with all our luggage, but on the way back we stop at Yanahuara a small settlement where we observe how the Incas lived in the Inca houses. There are still some families who are living like historical Inca times. We also have a good opportunity to taste the famous Inca beer called Chicha, and to see the guinea pigs running around. The lunch buffet is at Urubamba village (the largest village in the Sacred Valley of the Incas).

After lunch we go up the Andes towards Chinchero village. On the way we can observe the new tropical snow-peak of the Valle Sagrado. At  Chinchero we first visit a textile center of a group of Andean families. Those families decided to form a cooperative to offer souvenirs at affordable prices. If you purchase one of these souvenirs or textile products, you are helping the Andes people. At the textile center we also see a demonstration for weaving ponchos, textiles, Inca pants, gloves, hats, of original Alpaca wool. They also show you how to obtain natural color from plants, herbs, and roots which are used in their products which keep their colors for many years.

During our visit we see Alpacas and also go to Chinchero archaeological site to explore those exceptional Inca walls of the Pachakuteq residence. (It said that the Pachakuteq 200 wives lived here). From Chinchero we have 30 minutes drive to Cusco city where you are dropped off at your selected hotel.

Traveling Machu Picchu Express Trip Summary 

  • Excursion of “the Sacred Valley of the Incas”
  • A day tour from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • This Tour includes:
  • Meals at Urubamba village: an Andean Buffet Lunch
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Cusco overnight “Not included”.

Day 5: Last day in Cusco

We transfer you from your hotel to the airport of Cusco in time to board your flight for your next destination.

End service of Traveling Machu Picchu Express Trip

Traveling Machu Picchu Express Trip Includes

  • Machu Picchu Express Trip 5D
    • Day 1: Cusco Arrival And PM Visit Cusco Cathedral – The 12 angles stone and Qoricancha by foot.
    • Day 2: A Day Tour of 4 Ruins (Cusco City Tour), Moray & Salineras
    • Day 3: Machu Picchu Tour
    • Day 4: Tour to Ollantaytambo Park & Chinchero
    • Day 5: Last day in Cusco
  • Active itinerary with unique cultural features
  • Private tourist transport (minivan for 5 people, van for 12 people or bus for 20 people)
  • Excellent English speaking tour guide
  • Comprehensive guided sightseeing
  • All entrance tickets to the attractions
  • Machu Picchu Ticket
  • All pickups (pickup and drop-off at your hotel)
  • All transfers and sightseeing per itinerary in modern Inka motor coach
  • Meals: Day 2 a box lunch per traveler included. Day 4 lunch at Urubamba village.
  • 2 train Ticket Service Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu (Expedition Tourist Train “round trip”)
  • 2 bus Tickets Machu Picchu Pueblo to Machu Picchu (round trip)
  • All local taxes

Traveling Machu Picchu Express Trip Does Not Include

  • All accommodation HOTELS in, and around CUSCO for the excursions
  • International flights/Domestic flights (Airport taxes or visa fees)
  • Meals where not stated
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or snacks
  • Laundry “Traveling Machu Picchu Express Trip”
  • Phone calls/Radio calls or messages
  • Reconfirmation of international flights and items of personal nature Machu Picchu Tours Packages From Cusco
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Tips “Traveling Machu Picchu Express Trip”

Traveling Machu Picchu Express Trip Bring

  • Original passport (and International Student Identity Card “ISIC” is applicable)
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended but not required)
  • Comfortable day backpack (to carry your personal belongings)
  • Lighter trekking boots (with good ankle support)
  • Plastic bottles are forbidden in Machupicchu Park, bring: aluminum bottle, Camelback, Nalgene bottle, etc.
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho (depends on weather conditions)
  • Warm jacket “Traveling Machu Picchu Express Trip”
  • T-shirts/Comfortable trousers/Sun hat
  • Windbreaker (depends on weather conditions).
  • Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher recommended), sun hat, sun glasses
  • Personal medication “Traveling Machu Picchu Express Trip”
  • Camera with extra batteries


Private tour
*We do not add other people in our group.

  • 2 ppl group US$ 850.00 p/person.
  • 3 ppl group US$ 780.00 p/person.
  • 4 ppl group US$ 700.00 p/person.
  • 5 ppl group US$ 660.00 p/person.
  • 6 ppl group US$ 600.00 p/person.
  • 7 ppl group US$ 570.00 p/person.
  • 8 ppl group US$ 550.00 p/person.
  • 9 ppl group US$ 520.00 p/person.
  • 10 ppl group US$ 500.00 p/person.
  • 11 ppl group US$ 485.00 p/person.
  • 12 ppl group US$ 475.00 p/person.
  • 13 ppl group US$ 455.00 p/person.
  • 14 ppl group US$ 445.00 p/person.
  • 15 ppl group US$ 440.00 p/person.
  • 16 ppl group US$ 430.00 p/person.
  • 17 ppl group US$ 420.00 p/person.
  • 18 ppl group US$ 415.00 p/person.
  • 19 ppl group US$ 405.00 p/person.
  • 20 ppl group US$ 400.00 p/person.

*Student discounts applies to students holding a valid Green ISIC card. “$ 40 off per person”

Please note: Hotels are not included. Book your hotels in the following order

Day 1: Cusco overnight
Day 2: Ollantaytambo overnight (Albergue hotel, Pakaritampu or others).
Day 3: Ollantaytambo overnight (Same place as previous night).
Day 4: Cusco overnight
Day 5: Last day of Cusco

Hotels Information:

Kondor Path Tours HOW TO BOOK

Traveling Machu Picchu Express Trip 5 day ” WILL NOT BE CONFIRMED without a completed booking form and deposit sent to kondorpathtours@gmail.com. There is a $250 per person deposit needed. All deposits are fully non-refundable. We accept payments through PayPal which will incur a 6% merchant fee paid by the traveler, we will email you your booking invoice and confirmation once your information and deposit are received “Traveling Machu Picchu Express Trip”.


The amount to deposit to reserve and secure your space is specified according to the number of customers “We accept payments through PayPal which will incur a 6% merchant fee paid by the traveler”


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5 Day Machu Picchu Express Trip

Programed Departures

Depart. Date Group size Avail. Tour

Trip Details

Duration: 5 Day and 3 Night
Sites to visit: Cusco Cathedral – The 12 angles stone & Qoricancha by foot, 4 Ruins (Cusco City Tour), Moray – Salineras, Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo Park and Chinchero
Tour Style: Archeological, Cultural and Ecological
Recommended group size: Minimum 2 People, Maximum 22 people
Highlight: Private guide for a more personalized experience, enjoyable and historical places on earth, and Amazing mountain scenery
Location: Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu
Physical Level: 5 Day and 3 Night
Total Travel Distance: Easy / Moderate walking distance of the many historical sites
Departures: Departure any day with two people
Recommended age for the tour: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a Kondor Path Tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 5