Best Classic Day Tours From Cusco – 5 Days

Explore the best of Cusco In only 5 days, you can experience the greatest day tours that Cusco has to offer. Enjoy these amazing tours that will take you to Cusco City, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountain, and Humantay Lake!

Discover the best places in Cusco on this incredible 5-day trip; you can see the majority of Cusco in a very short amount of time. Visit the Plaza de Armas in Cusco, the twelve angled stone street, Loreto Street, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Pisac, Moray, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, and complete your trip by visiting the famed Humantay Lake and Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain.

Tour details:

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Depart: In Cusco
  • Destination: Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountain, Humantay Lake
  • Considered: Moderate
  • Accommodation:  Not Included
  • Type: Adventure – Cultural

Highlights:

  • Book with Confidence and Flexibility
  • Explore the best of Cusco, Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu
  • Enjoy a picnic day in Humantay and Vinicunca Mountain
  • Support Social Project that helps the education as you travel

Price per person: 890.USD   

To book The Classic Cusco Day Tours, you need to make an initial payment of 200.USD per person, the remaining balance can be paid online, in installments, or Cusco with any credit card at no booking fees at all.

Student Discount:
All travelers under 17 will have a $40. If you are 25 years old or under at the time of traveling, you can get the 340$ discount with your student ID. Please advise by email to give you a code for the discount.


Day By Day Summary:

Day 1: Airport Transfer—Cusco City Tour

We will pick you up from the airport in Cusco and transfer you to your hotel in Cusco city. 13:00 pm: City tour of Cusco, visiting the Plaza de Armas, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay.

Day 2: Sacred Valley Tour (full day): Pisac, Salineras, Moray, and Ollantaytambo

8:00 am pick-up and explore Awanacancha Alpaca Center, Taray Mirador, Pisaq, Urubamba, Maras, Moray, Salineras, and Ollantyatambo. Evening train to Aguas Calientes town to spend the night in a hotel.

Day 3: Visit Machu Picchu—Cusco

After breakfast in your hotel, board one of the first buses to Machu Picchu. After a guided tour of the citadel for about 3 hours, take the afternoon panoramic train back to Cusco.

Day 4: Humantay Lake Tour

Wake up early and drive to the Salkantay area to enjoy a full day with picnic meals exploring Humantay Lake.

Day 5: Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley.

Pick up from the hotel at 5:00 am and drive towards the Ausangate area. Enjoy a beautiful day hiking to Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley with picnic meals prepared by our expert trekking chefs.


Included

  • All transportation during the days of the tour.
  • All admission fees to places we visit
  • Modern Transportation
  • Professional tour guides
  • Buffet lunch at Sacred Valley
  • Picnic breakfast and lunch at Rainbow Mountain
  • Picnic breakfast and lunch at Humantay Lake
  • First Aid, Satellite Phone, Oxygen Tank
  • All taxes are included.

Not Included


Optional Hikes:

Huayna Picchu mountain – The cost of this ticket is $75 per person. You climb after the Machu Picchu tour, which takes 2 hours roundtrip; you need to book far in Advance.

Montaña Machu Picchu – Also called Machu Picchu Mountain, it is the highest mountain, and climbing takes almost 3 hours, cost is $75 per person.


Similar Tours to Machu Picchu: 

Day 1: Transfer from Cusco Airport—City Tour of Cusco:

Upon arrival at the airport, we will pick you up and transfer you to any hotel or Airbnb in Cusco City. At 1:30 pm, please meet at the lobby of your hotel with our tour guide; you will explore the Plaza de Armas, the most famous streets, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo, Tambomachay, and Puca Pucara.

  • The tour guide, transportation, and entry fees to all places are included
  • Hotel: You need to make a reservation for a hotel in Cusco.
  • Meals not included

Day 2: Sacred Valley: Pisac, Urubamba, Salineras, Moray, and Ollantaytambo.

We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 8:00 am and drive towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The first stop is Awanacancha, where we will visit the alpaca farm; next is Mirador of Taray, where we will have the best view of the Sacred Valley.

Later, we continue to the town of Pisaq to visit the indigenous market and then drive to Moray circular terraces, Salineras of Maras, and Urubamba, where we have lunch at a local restaurant. The last place to visit is Ollantaytambo before boarding the train to Aguas Calientes and spending the night in a hotel.

  • Meals: Buffet lunch at Urubamba is
  • The tour guide, transportation, and entry are all included.
  • Hotel: You need to make a reservation in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo)

Day 3: Visit Machu Picchu—Cusco

After early breakfast in your hotel, we will board the first buses to Machu Picchu; upon arrival at the gate, you need to show the original passport and the tickets we give you. You will have a guided tour of the citadel for about 3 hours, exploring the best of this ancient citadel. After, you will have some free time to explore on your own or take the extra hikes to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Montaña (Not Included).

After exploring Machu Picchu, you will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes. Have lunch (not included) and board the afternoon panoramic trains back to Ollantaytambo and the bus back to Cusco. The arrival time is around 7:30 pm back in your hotel. You need to book a hotel in Cusco.

  • Duration: one full day
  • There will be no meals provided.
  • Hotel: You need to make a reservation for a hotel in Cusco.

Day 4: Humantay Lake Tour

We will collect you from your hotel in Cusco at 4:30 am and drive towards the Salkantay area; upon arrival at Soraypamapa basecamp, we will enjoy a delicious picnic breakfast prepared by your trekking chef.

The hike starts with a slow ascend to Humantay lake for 2 hours; upon arrival at the turquoise color lake, you will have time to unwind, walk around and take in the beautiful vistas of this remarkable place. Then, you will hike down for another 2 hours to the trailhead, where our trekking chef will be waiting with delicious lunch prepared with local products. Return to Cusco by bus, arriving around 6:pm, and book a hotel in Cusco city.

  • Breakfast and lunch will be served as a picnic each day.
  • The costs of the guide, transportation, and entry are all included in this price.
  • Hotel: You need to make a reservation for a hotel in Cusco.

Day 5: Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley

We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 5:am and drive towards the Ausangate area; upon arrival at the trailhead, your trekking chef will provide you with a freshly prepared breakfast.

After breakfast, the hike starts with a 2-hour hike uphill to the top of Rainbow Mountain; upon arrival, you will be rewarded with an impressive 360° view and the fantastic colored mountain. After enjoying the beauty of this place, you will hike for another 25 minutes to the Red Valley, a rarely-visited place that will take your breath away.

After enjoying the incredible vistas, you will return to the trailhead, where the chef will be waiting with a fantastic lunch, and then return to Cusco by bus. The arrival time to Cusco is around 6:pm. You need to book a hotel in Cusco.

  • Meals: Picnic breakfast and lunch
  • The tour guide, transportation, and entry fees are included.
  • Hotel: You need to book a hotel in Cusco.
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