MACHU PICCHU EXCLISIVE
Short trip to the south
Discover the best of the Inca Empire on your active Peru vacation. Follow the ancient paths of the Incas to world wonder Machu Picchu with the famous Inca Trail. Feel the mystery and history of the ancient Inca times in the Inca Empire capital Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Day 1 – Welcome to Lima
Upon arrival into Lima Airport, our partner travel-team will welcome you and does your transfer you to your hotel.
Day 2 – Flight from Lima to Cusco and to Sacred Valley
Today your driver will pick you up from your hotel in Lima to transfer you to Lima Airport, where you catch your flight to the inca empire capital Cusco. Upon arrival into Cusco your expert tour guide will pick you up and will transfer you to the Sacred Valley of the incas, for one and a half hour. The Sacred Valley is a stretch of picturesque villages and famous Inca ruins spread across the gentle mountain slopes of Cusco. This area is located a lower elevation (2800 m) and will help you to acclimatize to the high altitude of the Cusco area. Along the way to the Sacred Valley we can make some nice stops for sightseeing and photographing. Upon arrival we transfer you to your hotel.
Day 3 – Sacred Valley Tour
Your private tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco or in the Sacred Valley, to take you to the most interesting places of the Sacred Valley of the incas. First we drive you Pisaq, where you can visit the large andean market and the inca ruins on top of the village. After a delicious lunch, we drive to the inca village Ollantaytambo. You will feel that you will step back in time as Ollantaytambo has original inca houses and you will witness unfinished inca walls. You will visit the impressive Ollantaytambo ruins, temples and terraces. After a full day of touring the Sacred Valley of the incas, we will transfer you back to your hotel.
Day 4 – Inca Trail
Today you will follow the ancient paths of the Incas to the ruins of Machu Picchu. We will meet you at your hotel to take you for the most famous trekking of the world. We transfer you to the Ollantaytambo train station, where you depart your train to your Inca Trail starting point km 104. From here, you start hiking to the ruins of Chaccabamba and in the late afternoon we arrive at Inti Punku, also known as the Sun Gate and you will get a spectacular view of the entire site of Machu Picchu. You will have a short downhill walk to the ruins to catch a gleam of Machu Picchu and to get prepared for you completed guided tour for the day after. You will overnight in Aguas Calientes, the town below Machu Picchu.
Day 5 – Inca Trail and return to Cusco
After an early breakfast, your tour guide will meet you at your hotel to take you for your Machu Picchu tour. We will take the 20-minute bus to go up to the archeological site of Machu Picchu, or the adventurous can hike up all the way (approximately 2 hours). Your guide will show you around at this sacred inca site, you will learn about the history and you will visit the most important temples, the temple of the sun and the condor. After the guided tour, you have plenty of time to wander around on your own. In the afternoon, we return back to Aguas Calientes, where we will board the train to Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival at the Ollantaytambo train station, your driver will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel in Cusco.
Day 6 – Cusco City Tour
In the morning, your tour guide and driver will meet you at your hotel to take you to the most interesting sites and attractions of Cusco. First we take you up to the impressive ruins of Saqsayhuaman, which are a very important religious and ceremonial site for the incan culture. Here you have time to wander around and you will get impressed by the uniquely shaped stones. After, we will visit the main square of Cusco and the UNESCO world heritage cathedral with christian artifacts. Your tour will then take you to Qoricancha, the temple of the sun. This was the most important temple of the incas, dedicated to the sun god, and it demonstrates the perfect construction technology of the inca´s. After your Cusco city tour, we transfer you back to your hotel and you will have the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 7 – Flight Cusco to Lima
Today your driver will pick you up from your hotel to take you to Cusco Airport for your domestic flight to Lima. You will arrive in time for your connecting international flight. We truly hope you had a wonderful trip in Peru with our partner travel-team.
Level of Difficulty
- Domestic flight (CUZ – LIM)
- All transfers and transportation by private van
- Tour leader from Lima to Cusco
- Expert english speaking tour guide
- All tours & excursions
- All entrance tickets for sights and attractions
- Flight over the Nasca Lines
- Retour train ticket to Machu Picchu
- Retour bus to Machu Picchu
- All meals as indicated
- All accommodation
- International flight
- Airport taxes for Nasca Flight
- Tips for guide and driver
Frequently asked questions
What do I need to bring?
- Daypack with raincover
- Hiking boots
- Sleeping bag -10°C
- Windproof Jacket
- Waterproof boots
- One extra pair of clothes
- 6 liters of water
- Sun block, hat
- Extra money for souvenirs and food and beverages in Aguas Caliente
- Insect Repellent
- Rain Poncho
How much will a porter cost?
- The porter will carry your personal items up to 18kg, thus you will only need to carry a daypack with your personal items with you such as snacks, water, camera.
- He will charge $40 per person per day.
Cancellations made at least 7 days before the scheduled tour date will incur no cancellation fees. Cancellations made 3 days before the scheduled date will incur a 50% cancellation fee.