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Cusco Tours 3 Days / 2 Nights

Cusco Tours 3 Days 2 Nights, is the essential tour of Cusco, visiting the most important Inca sites around Cusco then into Machu Picchu. We’ll visit the most important religious icons within the city of Cusco. On the outskirts of Cusco our Cusco tours takes us to the Sacsaywaman Archaeological Park, the home of a major Inca temple and other Inca shrines. A historic and cultural tour leads us to Machu Picchu where we witness a world wonder. Cusco and its environs are sure to amaze and inspire you; join us on this trip of a lifetime.


Trip Details for Cusco Tours 3 Days 2 Nights:

Tour Location: Cusco City & Machu Picchu among other impressive Inca historical sites
Tour Type: Half day city tour and Machu Picchu tours
Good For: Those who want to visit Machu Picchu without trekking
Difficulty: No trekking, but lots of walking
Highlights: Enjoy the best the region offers: Temple of the Sun, Sachsayhuaman, Machu Picchu and so much more

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Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive to Cusco + City Tour

Upon your arrival to Cusco, we will take you to the hotel and then join your guide for a tour briefing about the wonderful tour that awaits you. Today, begin the tour with a trip around Cusco to enjoy the sights of the Inca Capital. We’ll see both Cusco’s indigenous and colonial heritage then you’re free to spend the evening at leisure by exploring Cusco’s nightlife or sampling some of its many typical restaurants.

Half Day City Tour:

We will pick you up at 1:00 pm from your hotel to start the tour and visit the following sites around Cusco.

  • The Coricancha: the Inca Sun Temple
  • The Cathedral: A religious work of art
  • Sacsayhuaman: Majestic Inca temple with impressive stonework, some up to 120 tons
  • Q´enqo: (Labyrinth) a religious center dedicated to the worship of the Earth
  • Puca Pucara: (Red Fortress) that was used as a military control center
  • Tambo Machay: (Inn of the Cave) a center of adoration and worship of water
  • Accommodations: Hotel
  • Meals Included: None
  • Entrance Tickets: Include

Day 2: Full Day Machu Picchu

After breakfast at your hotel, we will pick you up at 5:00am to go the train station to leave for Machu Picchu. Today is the highlight of any trip to South America – Machu Picchu! This world-famous site is easily the most remarkable pre-Colombian city in the world, partially because of its mysterious beauty and its lofty place among the Andean cloud forest. A guided tour will help you discover and understand what Machu Picchu shares about the life and customs of the Incas. Surrounded by dramatic terraces cut into the mountain sides, famed for innovatively feeding the empire, this complex city will have you fascinated all day. Narrow roads and steps connect ancient houses, temples, warehouses, and a large central square. Our guide will give you a thorough history of the ruins and the Incas as well as share with you the possible explanations for Machu Picchu’s function and importance. You’ll have free time for an optional and very challenging, unguided hike to the top of Huayna Picchu (Not included), where you will have the best view of Peru’s World Wonder.

This hike is only recommended for people who are in good physical condition and with no fear of heights, but the unparalleled views of Machu Picchu are especially rewarding. After a long day of exploring this lost city, we’ll hop the bus down the mountain back to Aguas Calientes and catch the train back to Cusco.

Upon arrival to Cusco we’ll drop you off at your hotel for a good night’s rest.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Cusco
  • Meals Include: Breakfast
  • Entrance Tickets: Included

Day 3: Depart Cusco

After an early breakfast at the hotel we’ll pick you up and take you to the airport for your journey home or on to your next destination.

  • Accommodations: None
  • Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Entrance Tickets: None

End of our services.



  • Round trip transfers between airport and hotel (Cusco)
  • Round trip transfers between hotel and train station
  • Round trip train tickets between Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes
  • Round trip bus tickets between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu
  • Ground transportation for scheduled tours
  • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu & all scheduled attractions (except Cusco Cathedral)
  • English speaking guide for all scheduled tours
  • Accommodations 2 nights in Cusco (breakfast included)

Not Included

  • Entrance to the Cusco Cathedral (25 Peruvian Soles)
  • International and domestic flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Excess baggage
  • Additional nights for bad weather o flight cancellation
  • Meals not detailed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic drinks, soda or bottled mineral water
  • Hotel and train upgrades are available upon request
  • Optional tips for guides and drivers

Recommended things to take:

We recommend bringing as little as possible but do bring what you need. Don’t worry, if you forget something, you can probably buy it in Lima or Cusco once you arrive. Tourist shops abound and sell a whole range of items from water bottles and first aid kits to hiking gear. You can also rent hiking equipment in Cusco, which can be a good option if you don’t want to travel to Peru with a whole lot of heavy hiking and camping gear.

Cusco Tours 3 Days 2 Nights Packing List:

After spending a lot of time travelling around Cusco Tours 3 Days 2 Nights, we have come up with our definitive list of what to pack for a trip to Cusco & Machu Picchu.

  • Worn in hiking boots or walking shoes
  • Light weight rain poncho
  • Down or thermal jacket and fleece
  • Sun protection; sunscreen and providing hat
  • Layerable clothing: t- shirts, heavy shirts and jackets, thermals, hiking pants, shorts
  • Toiletries pack with toilet paper, tissues and a lightweight towell
  • Day pack
  • Reusable water bottle to help reduce plastic waste
  • Personal first aid kit with prescriptions, pain relievers, antihistamine & stomach aids
  • Spare prescription glasses, contacts & lens solution plus a copy of prescription
  • Small flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries
  • Ear plugs for sleeping comfort
  • Warm hat, scarf & gloves (these are abundant in Cusco if you’d prefer to purchase here
  • Extra zip lock bags of various sizes always come in handy
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera with extra batteries and SD cards
  • Combination locks to protect luggage, useful while traveling & in hotel rooms

Required & Useful Documents for Peru

  • Valid passport with at least six months remaining
  • Photocopies of important documents like passport, tickets and prescriptions
  • Travel insurance, we recommend World Nomads or Travel Guard
  • Blood donor/type card






Standard  USD $639.00 /person

Single Occupancy

USD $499.00 /person

Double Occupancy

USD $459.00 /person

Triple Occupancy

Superior USD $699.00 /person

Single Occupancy

USD $ 529.00 /person

Double Occupancy

USD $489.00 /person

Triple Occupancy 

First Class USD $969.00 /person

Single Occupancy

USD $649.00 /person

Double Occupancy

USD $549.00 /person

Triple Occupancy

Luxury USD $ …….. /person

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Double Occupancy

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Important note about Cusco Journeys service categories:

  1. Standard: All tours ie. City Tours, Machu Picchu etc. are group tours with transportation to Machu Picchu aboard the Expedition class train.
  2. Superior: All tours ie. City Tours, Machu Picchu etc. are group tours with transportation to Machu Picchu aboard the Expedition class train.
  3. First Class: All tours ie. City Tours, Machu Picchu etc. are private tours with transportation to Machu Picchu aboard the Vistadome (panoramic view) train.
  4. Luxury: All tours ie. City Tours, Machu Picchu etc. are private tours with transportation to Machu Picchu aboard the Hiram Bingham luxury service train.


Optional Extras (Need to Book in Advance):

  • Machu Picchu Mountain climbing:  USD 75.00 (Need to book in advance)
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 75.00 (Need to book in advance)
  • Vistadome Train Aguas Calientes-Cusco: USD65.00 – One Way (Need to book in advance, that is only for Standard and Supeior Class Packages)
  • Flight Tickets:  Lima – Cusco – Lima to be quoted on the day of enquiry (prices vary from US$185 to US$399 per person depending on the season). can be booked by Cusco Journeys is you wish.


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Terms & Conditions

By booking or participating in a tour and any related products or services (a “Tour”) with Cusco Journeys, you agree to these Terms & Conditions.


  1. Your booking is confirmed and a contract exists when the Tour Operator or your travel agent issues a written confirmation after receipt of the applicable deposit amount. Please check your confirmation carefully and report any incorrect or incomplete information to the Tour Operator or authorized agent immediately. Please ensure that names are exactly as stated in the relevant passport.
  2. You will pay a deposit which is completely non-refundable in any situation. There are no exceptions.
  3. You will be required to show the original passport (not a copy) that you booked with, at the checkpoint to enter the Inca Trail. If you originally booked with an old passport and then renewed your passport, you must also bring your expired passport along with your new, valid passport to permit entry or they will refuse your entrance to the trail.
  4. The only acceptable ID to receive a Student Discount is your University Card with a clear expiration date that must be the same year as trek. IDs with expiry dates the following year, even though clearly valid, will not be accepted by the Peruvian government. You must submit a copy of this card at time of booking.


  1. Cancellations: In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 40% is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing (we do not accept medical notes of any kind) as our out of pocket expenses are non-refundable to us.. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:


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91 days or more before departure we will retain 50% of your deposit.
90 – 30 days before departure we will retain 75% of the total tour cost.
29 – 0 days before departure we will retain 100% of the total tour cost.

Inca Trail Tours:

  1. Permits: Permits for the Inca Trail are in your name and can not be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances. Change of dates is also not possible once a permit has been purchased. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that this is a regulation of the Peruvian government and not Cusco Journeys (or any agency).
  2. In extreme cases when the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” is declared closed for safety reasons, Cusco Journeys will replace your trek with an alternative trek.
  3. Those who booked PERMITS with a Student ID must bring that ID with them on the trek. If they fail to show this card to the Park Rangers, they will not be allowed entry onto the trail.

Medical Information:

  1. You must advise Cusco Journeys of any medical problems or allergies you may have. You need to be in good physical health, and if your health is questionable, then you should consult a doctor. If you are over the age of 70 years old, then you will need to present us with a current good health medical certificate.
  2. You are responsible for assessing whether a Tour is suitable for you. You should consult your physician to confirm your fitness for travel and participation in any planned activities. You should seek your physician’s advice on vaccinations and medical precautions. The Tour Operator does not provide medical advice. It is your responsibility to assess the risks and requirements of each aspect of the Tour based on your own unique circumstances, limitations, fitness level and medical requirements.
  3. Cusco Journeys reserves the right to deny you permission to travel or participate in any aspect of a Tour at any time and at your own risk and expense where the Tour Operator determines that your physical or mental condition renders you unfit for travel or you represent a danger to yourself or others.
  4. Pregnancy is considered a medical condition and must be disclosed to the Tour Operator at the time of booking. The Tour Operator may refuse to carry pregnant women over 24 weeks. The Tour Operator may refuse to carry anyone with certain medical conditions if reasonable accommodation or alternatives cannot be arranged.
  5. It is strongly encouraged to purchase Travel Insurance to protect you in case of medical emergency or any tour cancellations.

Tours and Treks:

  1. All balances need to be paid in either cash, Western Union, Transfer Bank or PayPal (in full) prior to the briefing which will be held the night before your tour. Visa incurs a 5% service fee and if you need to use another card, it must be through PayPal which incurs a 5.5% service fee.
    You must advise your guide if you wish to leave the group or the camping area for independent walks or sightseeing. If you are experiencing any problems with the services of the guide or tour, please advise the guide in that moment, so that he can resolve any problems.
  2. All Adventure Treks include transportation to Cusco. The return train route depends on train availability.
  3. If you become ill or injured on the trail and are unable to continue, a porter will be provided to accompany you back to an area with emergency assistance capabilities. Helicopter air lifts and medical assistance are at the expense of the trekker. If you are unable to complete the tour due to illness, we will assist you in meeting your group at Machu Picchu to recommence your tour at that point. There will be no refund of the original payment. However, we will prepare a document to certify illness which can be presented for your travel insurance.
  4. Cusco Journeys will take all reasonable care in providing to our clients avoidance of accident, illness, and loss of personal property, and will only employ suitably qualified staff. We accept responsibility for the actions of our own employees. Cusco Journeys cannot, however, be responsible for any action of third parties. You are totally responsible for your own personal property and rented equipment.
  5. Cusco Journeys does not take responsibility for unfavorable weather conditions, natural catastrophe, strikes, accidents, illness, injury, loss of personal ítems, etc. It is the client’s responsibility to carry insurance to cover these types of events. We reserve the right to modify or cancel the program due to any of the unforeseen conditions listed above.
  6. Cusco Journeys may modify your itinerary where reasonably required in its sole discretion.
  7. Group tours might be as large as 16 participants. Groups are open to everyone no matter skill or age. By accepting a Group Tour you acknowledge that others might change the speed and timing of the tour.
  8. All tours are done in English.


  1. Any costs, whether direct or incidental, incurred by the Customer as the result of delays caused by bad weather, trail conditions, river levels, road conditions, transportation delays, sickness, government intervention or other contingencies which are beyond the control of southern explorations will not be reimbursed.

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