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Machu Picchu Quest
5 Days
1140
Moderate

The Machu Picchu Quest itinerary is also best for somebody that has limited time. If your flight or cruise arrives in Lima early in the morning, itinerary 5B would be a good alternative. Both itineraries include an overnight near Machu Picchu and passes to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.

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adventure overview

Day 1Welcome to Lima
Day 2Fly to Cusco and explore the Inca city
Day 3Full day tour of the Sacred Valley
Day 4Guided visit to Machu Picchu
Day 5Morning 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 / Cusco

   Lima to Cusco - Fly before 9am

Early flight to Cusco (11,152 ft). Welcome upon arrival 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

    Breakfast

DAY 3 - 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 4 - Cusco (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 Plaza or similar

    Breakfast

Day 5 - 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: 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.

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
  • Pricing Terms

  • Price is per person based on double occupancy
  • Single supplement applies
  • Add 3% if paying via credit card
  • Flights are NOT included
  • 5 Days
    from
    $1140
    Departs:
    Daily
    Effort:
    Moderate
    Destination:
    Hiighland Adventures Inc.
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