Day 1Fly to Cusco and explore the Inca city
Day 2Guided visit to Machu Picchu
Day 3Morning free before flight to Lima
Day 1 - Cusco
Lima to Cusco - Fly before 9am
Welcome upon arrival in Cusco (11,152 ft) and transfer to your hotel. During the afternoon we will enjoy a guided tour of Cusco with its ancient cathedrals and amazingly crafted Inca walls. We will also visit the ruins at Kenko, Tambomachay, Puka Pukara and Saqsaywaman.
Casa Andina Plaza or similar
Day 2 - Machu Picchu
Cusco to Machu Picchu Train
This morning we will board the train to Machu Picchu (7,875 ft.). During our 3.5 hours journey, you will enjoy great views of the mountains, river and maybe a glance of the awesome Condor. Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes Station (Machu Picchu Town) you will begin a guided tour of Machu Picchu. After the tour you can continue to explore Machu Picchu on your own or return to the town with the group. Our train back to Cusco will depart in the mid to late afternoon.
Casa Andina Miraflores or similar
Day 3 - Cusco
Cusco to Lima - Fly anytime
Enjoy an early morning walk in Cusco before your departure to Lima or continue on one of our extensions.
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: From May to December, train from Cusco to Machu Picchu and back will depart from Poroy station (about 20 minutes from downtown Cusco). For the period between January and April, trains will depart from Pachar station, about 1.5 hours from Cusco. Transfers are included for both options and total travel time is about the same.