HIGHLIGHTS OF CUSCO AND MACHU PICCHU 6 DAYS

Duration:6 Days

GENERAL INFORMATION

Begin your journey in Peru by visiting Lima the City of Kings where you will find the finest cuisine.
Travel to Cusco the ancient city of the Incas with its Inca and colonial architecture and charm. Visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas for culture and history. Finally, a mesmerizing tour of Machu Picchu, admiring the exquisite stonework of the Incas.

AT A GLANCE

  • Day 1
    Arrive in Lima – Miraflores Hotel in Lima
  • Day 2
    Lima City Tour – Historical Center – Cathedral – San Francisco Catacombs – Huaca Pucllana Ruins – Larcomar – hotel – Depart Lima – Fly to Cusco – Arrive in Cusco Hotel in Cusco (B)
  • Day 3
    Half Day Cusco City Tour – Cathedral – Qoricancha – San Pedro Market – Sacsayhuaman – Qenko Hotel in Cusco (B)
  • Day 4
    Sacred Valley Tour – Awanacancha llama farm – Pisac ruins + market – lunch in Urubamba – Ollantaytambo ruins – Train to Aguas Calientes Hotel in Aguas Calientes (B, L)
  • Day 5
    Bus to Machu Picchu – Tour – Bus to Aguas Calientes – Lunch – Train to Ollantaytambo or Poroy station – transfer to Cusco Hotel in Cusco (B, L)
  • Day 6
    Depart Cusco (B)

Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Peru – Lima

Arrive at the Lima airport where our representative will greet you and private transfer to your hotel in Miraflores. Hotel in Lima
No meals
Hotel Selection in Lima
3* Casa Andina Standard, Faraona, Tierra Viva, Runcu
4* Casa Andina Premium, Dazzler by Wyndham Lima Miraflores, Author, Casa Andina Select, Atemporal, Villa Barranco by Ananay Hotels
5* Belmond Miraflores Park, Country Club Lima Hotel, Hotel B

Day 2 Lima City Tour – Cusco

Tour the cosmopolitan city of Lima known as the City of Kings. It once served as the Vice Royalty to oversee South America by the Spaniards. The historic center of Lima was declared a World Heritage UNESCO in 1988. Travel through its pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern history of Lima. Afterward, you may have lunch on your own before your transfer to the airport for a flight to Cusco. Arrive in Cusco the charming city where our staff will meet you and take you to your hotel.
Hotel in Cusco
Breakfast included
NOTE: We could change the Lima tour to a Lima Gourmet, Museum, Pachacamac ruins, or other.
Hotel Selection in Cusco
3*Casa Andina Cathedral, Maytaq Wasin, Tierra Viva, Cooper Hotel, Ruinas Hotel, San Agustin
4* Casa Cartagena Boutique, Novotel, Costa del Sol Ramada, El Mercado, Antigua Casona San Blas, Sonesta Cusco, Casa Andina Premium, Tocuyeros Boutique
5* Belmond Nazarenas, Belmond Monasterio.

Day 3 Cusco City Tour

AM or PM Tour the charming city of Cusco walking around admiring the Inca and Colonial architecture. Visit the Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas observing the beautiful altars and paintings. Stroll to the Qoricancha Sun Temple which was not only the most sacred site in the Inca belief but was considered the very center of the Inca world. Then we will have a cultural visit to the San Pedro Market where the local people shop. Later visit the well-preserved ruins of Sacsayhuaman with its massive, genius built walls which still remain today. Then off to the Qenko ruins which were possibly used for death rituals. Our final visit will take us to Tambomachay the Inca baths possibly once used as a spa for the Inca ruler. Return to Cusco.
Hotel in Cusco
Breakfast included.

Day 4 Sacred Valley of the Incas – Train Ride to Aguas Calientes

This morning we depart Cusco to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a scenic drive admiring the surrounding Andes mountains and valley. We will stop at the Awanacancha Center to see the camelids, alpaca, and llamas. Continue to the Inca ruins of Pisac for a delightful hike walking around the ruins to the Sun Temple to observe the water channels and surrounding agricultural terraces. After our visit, we will drive down to the town of Pisac for a stroll around the colorful handicraft market where you can pick up some souvenirs. Drive along the Vilcanota River to the town of Urubamba for lunch. Tour the Inca town of Ollantaytambo and visit the archeological site which faces town. Then observe the Inca planning which is well preserved of this ancient town. Take a scenic train ride to Aguas Calientes to spend the night.
Hotel in Aguas Calientes
Breakfast and lunch included
Hotel selection in Aguas Calientes
3* Retama Machu Picchu, Waman, La Cabaña, Hatun Inti Classic, Jaya Machu Picchu, Ferre Machu Picchu, Casa Andina Standard
4* Casa del Sol Machu Picchu, El Mapi by Inkaterra, Hatun Inti Boutique,
5* Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo, Sumaq. Optional route: You can do Chinchero, Maras, Moray instead of the above.

Day 5 Machu Picchu Tour – Train ride to Ollantaytambo or Poroy Station – Cusco

This morning at the agreed time with your guide set off to the nearby bus station and wait in line for your turn to board the shuttle bus to Machu Picchu, a 25-minute ride. Inhale and exhale as you finally reach the breathtaking Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. At last, you say. Enjoy a fantastic historical fun walking tour with your guide of this impressive citadel. Visit the guardhouse, main temples, royal tomb, sacred plaza, and more. After a fabulous time return to town and have lunch before boarding the train to the Ollantaytambo or Poroy station. Return to your hotel in Cusco.
Hotel in Cusco
Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 6 Farewell Cusco

Morning, afternoon or early evening transfer out to the airport, bus station or train station for your next destination

Services end.

Add more days – Consult us

Optional extra cost

  • Add extra day at Machu Picchu (consult us for price)
  • Add Huayna Picchu or Montaña Hike extra cost
  • Upgrade from Expedition train to Vistadome or Hiram Bingham or First Class train with Inca Rail on return (consult us for price)

Included

  • Transfer IN/OUT Lima, Cusco
  • Private transport + Driver
  • English speaking guide
  • Private tours
  • Meals as per program
  • Entrance tickets: Full Tourist ticket for the ruins in the Sacred Valley and Cusco, cathedral and Qoricancha
  • Tourist Train: Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
  • Lima: 1 night
  • Cusco: 3 nights
  • Aguas Calientes: 1 night
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Bus Tickets: Round trip from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and back to town
  • Train: Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo or Poroy station
  • Transfer from the train station to Cusco
  • Complimentary water 1 bottle per person

Not Included

  • Travel Insurance (highly recommend it)
  • Huayna Picchu or Montaña hike
  • Anything not mentioned in program
  • Tips

What to bring

  • Physical Passport
  • Daypack
  • Carryon luggage per person for one night up to 6 kilos (rest of luggage you will leave in hotel storage)
  • Hat or cap for sun protection
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable broken-in walking shoes with good sole grip
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Sunblock
  • Insect repellent
  • Moisturizer
  • Light jacket for cool morning or night
  • Rain poncho in case of rain
  • Canteen to refill water
  • Camera
  • Wet wipes
  • Small towel
  • Snacks
  • Personal medicines and first aid items
  • Cash for tipping etc

Prices

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From $25