Machu Picchu Explorer

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8 Days
1590
Moderate

This 8 day Machu Picchu tour gives you an extra day in Cusco to enjoy this fabulous city at a bit slower pace – the city tour of Cusco and visit to the Archeological Park of Saqsaywaman are done separately. In addition to a guided Machu Picchu tour, you will also visit Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Pisac Market, Ollantaytambo and Huayna Picchu.

adventure overview

Day 1Welcome to Lima
Day 2Tour of Lima and other famous sites
Day 3Fly to Cusco and explore the Inca city
Day 4Guided discovery of Cusco
Day 5Full day tour of the Sacred Valley
Day 6Guided visit to Machu Picchu
Day 7Second day at Machu Picchu
Day 8Morning free before flight to Lima

Itinerary details

Day 1 - Lima

   Lima Arrival after 3pm

Welcome to Lima! Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in the beautiful area of Miraflores. If time permits, venture out and begin to explore Peru's amazing culture and cuisine.

   Casa Andina Miraflores or similar

Day 2 - Lima

Rise for breakfast and a morning guided tour of colonial and modern Lima. After lunch, explore the Inca culture at the Larco Museum followed by a visit to a Peruvian tavern for a glass of Pisco Sour and local petite bouchées.

   Casa Andina Miraflores or similar

    Breakfast

Day 3 - Lima / Cusco

   Lima to Cusco - Fly before 9am

Welcome upon arrival in Cusco (11,152 ft) and transfer to your hotel. During the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of the city with its ancient cathedrals and amazingly crafted Inca walls.

   Casa Andina Plaza or similar

    Breakfast

Day 4 - Cusco

Early rise to visit the famous ruins of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puka Pukara, and Saqsaywaman. Free in the afternoon to explore and discover Cusco at your own pace.

   Casa Andina Plaza or similar

    Breakfast

DAY 5 - Cusco (Sacred Valley)

Today we will explore the Sacred Valley (9,350 ft) and experience the rich colors of its traditional towns and ruins. Our first stop after a scenic drive will be Pisac's colorful market a great opportunity to practice your bargaining skills! After lunch, we will tour the town of Ollantaytambo and visit the site of the beautiful rose-colored stone ruins where the Incas fought the Spaniards. The serenity and quaintness of the town will allow you to relax and transition into the Incas magical world.

   Casa Andina Plaza or similar

   Breakfast  |  Lunch

Day 6 - Cusco / Machu Picchu

   Cusco to Machu Picchu Train

Early morning transfer to board the train to Machu Picchu (7,875 ft.). This scenic trip offers great views of the mountains, river, and sometimes a glance of the awesome Condor. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, you will begin a guided tour of Machu Picchu. After the guided excursion you can continue to explore Machu Picchu at your own pace or return to the town where you can enjoy a relaxing evening or shop at the local market.

Option ($325): Hike a portion of the Inca Trail for a day and arrive at Machu Picchu through the Gate of the Sun. Tour of Machu Picchu would be the next day.

   Ferré Machu Picchu or similar

    Breakfast

Day 7 - Machu Picchu / Cusco

   Machu Picchu to Cusco Train

Free day to return to Machu Picchu and continue exploring the sanctuary or hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. You will return to Cusco by train later in the afternoon.

   Casa Andina Plaza or similar

    Breakfast

Day 8 - Cusco / Lima

   Cusco to Lima - Fly anytime

Enjoy an early morning walk in Cusco before your departure to Lima or continue on one of our extensions.

    Breakfast

Bon Voyage!


Important Notice: Actual day-by-day itineraries may vary from those shown in order to take advantage of local sightseeing options, trains or flight schedule changes, or other unforeseen events.

Train to or from Machu Picchu: May to December: trains between Cusco and Machu Picchu depart from Poroy station (about 20 minutes from downtown Cusco). Between January and April, trains depart from Pachar station, about 1.5 hours from Cusco. Transfers are included for both options and total travel time is about the same.

What Is Included

  • Hotels
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals as indicated
  • Excursions as part of a group
  • Bilingual guides
  • Gratuities except to guides
  • Train to and from Machu Picchu
  • Machu Picchu entrance permit
    • Two-day passes to Machu Picchu
    • Huayna Picchu passes (if available) or Machu Picchu Mountain

    Pricing Terms

  • Price is per person based on double occupancy
  • Single supplement applies
  • Add 3% if paying via credit card
  • Flights are NOT included
  • overview
    itinerary
    pricing

    adventure overview

    Day 1Welcome to Lima
    Day 2Tour of Lima and other famous sites
    Day 3Fly to Cusco and explore the Inca city
    Day 4Guided discovery of Cusco
    Day 5Full day tour of the Sacred Valley
    Day 6Guided visit to Machu Picchu
    Day 7Second day at Machu Picchu
    Day 8Morning free before flight to Lima

    Itinerary details

    Day 1 - Lima

       Lima Arrival after 3pm

    Welcome to Lima! Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in the beautiful area of Miraflores. If time permits, venture out and begin to explore Peru's amazing culture and cuisine.

       Casa Andina Miraflores or similar

    Day 2 - Lima

    Rise for breakfast and a morning guided tour of colonial and modern Lima. After lunch, explore the Inca culture at the Larco Museum followed by a visit to a Peruvian tavern for a glass of Pisco Sour and local petite bouchées.

       Casa Andina Miraflores or similar

        Breakfast

    Day 3 - Lima / Cusco

       Lima to Cusco - Fly before 9am

    Welcome upon arrival in Cusco (11,152 ft) and transfer to your hotel. During the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of the city with its ancient cathedrals and amazingly crafted Inca walls.

       Casa Andina Plaza or similar

        Breakfast

    Day 4 - Cusco

    Early rise to visit the famous ruins of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puka Pukara, and Saqsaywaman. Free in the afternoon to explore and discover Cusco at your own pace.

       Casa Andina Plaza or similar

        Breakfast

    DAY 5 - Cusco (Sacred Valley)

    Today we will explore the Sacred Valley (9,350 ft) and experience the rich colors of its traditional towns and ruins. Our first stop after a scenic drive will be Pisac's colorful market a great opportunity to practice your bargaining skills! After lunch, we will tour the town of Ollantaytambo and visit the site of the beautiful rose-colored stone ruins where the Incas fought the Spaniards. The serenity and quaintness of the town will allow you to relax and transition into the Incas magical world.

       Casa Andina Plaza or similar

       Breakfast  |  Lunch

    Day 6 - Cusco / Machu Picchu

       Cusco to Machu Picchu Train

    Early morning transfer to board the train to Machu Picchu (7,875 ft.). This scenic trip offers great views of the mountains, river, and sometimes a glance of the awesome Condor. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, you will begin a guided tour of Machu Picchu. After the guided excursion you can continue to explore Machu Picchu at your own pace or return to the town where you can enjoy a relaxing evening or shop at the local market.

    Option ($325): Hike a portion of the Inca Trail for a day and arrive at Machu Picchu through the Gate of the Sun. Tour of Machu Picchu would be the next day.

       Ferré Machu Picchu or similar

        Breakfast

    Day 7 - Machu Picchu / Cusco

       Machu Picchu to Cusco Train

    Free day to return to Machu Picchu and continue exploring the sanctuary or hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. You will return to Cusco by train later in the afternoon.

       Casa Andina Plaza or similar

        Breakfast

    Day 8 - Cusco / Lima

       Cusco to Lima - Fly anytime

    Enjoy an early morning walk in Cusco before your departure to Lima or continue on one of our extensions.

        Breakfast

    Bon Voyage!


    Important Notice: Actual day-by-day itineraries may vary from those shown in order to take advantage of local sightseeing options, trains or flight schedule changes, or other unforeseen events.

    Train to or from Machu Picchu: May to December: trains between Cusco and Machu Picchu depart from Poroy station (about 20 minutes from downtown Cusco). Between January and April, trains depart from Pachar station, about 1.5 hours from Cusco. Transfers are included for both options and total travel time is about the same.

    What Is Included

  • Hotels
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals as indicated
  • Excursions as part of a group
  • Bilingual guides
  • Gratuities except to guides
  • Train to and from Machu Picchu
  • Machu Picchu entrance permit
    • Two-day passes to Machu Picchu
    • Huayna Picchu passes (if available) or Machu Picchu Mountain

    Pricing Terms

  • Price is per person based on double occupancy
  • Single supplement applies
  • Add 3% if paying via credit card
  • Flights are NOT included
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