Machu Picchu Travel

We have structured the Andean Wedding package specifically for those hopeless romantics who wish to have a lovely experience through our country since, in this opportunity, you and your life partner will have two special ceremonies that will reignite the fire and strengthen the spiritual bond that binds you together.

On this 6-day itinerary, you’ll face the significance of the spiritual and the material world, as well as getting to know the religious and energetic importance of this part of the Andean Highlands, complementing it with a tradition known since Inca times. Are you ready to live in full harmony with yourself and your loved one? Get to know more here!

TRIP ITINERARY

  • day 1

    Arrival in Cusco - Transfer to Hotel

    Our team will be waiting for you at the Cusco airport to take you to the hotel where you’ll try the famous Coca tea, known for helping with any altitude sickness symptoms. After checking in at the hotel, our team will explain all the sights with a map of the city, also indicating the restaurants, exchange offices, shops, and more. 

    Important Note: Cusco is located at 3,400 meters above sea level, therefore, we highly recommend you to take a few hours to get used to the altitude before exploring the city of Cusco.

    Optional Visit: The Qosqo Center of Native Arts have daily presentations of typical Andean music and dances from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We recommend you arrive 45 minutes in advance. Tickets are already included in the package.

    Overnight in Cusco.

  • day 2

    Archeological City Tour in Cusco

    After breakfast, you’ll have a private excursion through the Imperial City with a professional guide specialized on history and local culture. The tour will start with a visit to the Cathedral of Cusco, recognized for its Baroque style made by the best sculptors of the Cusqueña School, and by the famous Italian painter and sculptor, Bernardo Bitti. 

    Then, we’ll continue towards the Qoricancha Temple, a sacred location for the Incas used to worship the Sun God. Later, we’ll visit four of the main archeological sites located in Cusco: Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Puka Pukara, and Tambomachay.

    Once we finish, you’ll have the rest of the day off to explore and enjoy the city of Cusco, don’t miss the chance of visiting its craft markets and experiencing our famous culinary art.

    Overnight in Cusco.

  • day 3

    Sacred Valley of the Incas | Sacred Fire Ceremony

    On this day, you’ll have a private tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, home to the main settlements of the Inca culture. Here you’ll learn about the mystic costumes of this ancient civilization, where our professional guide will show the religious and spiritual importance of these lands. 

    Our first stop will be in the Awanacancha Traditional Textile Museum, just after enjoying the magnificent view of the Sacred Valley. Following the itinerary, we’ll continue to visit Pisac and its archeological site to later discover Ollantaytambo’s impressive structure.

    Finishing the tour, we’ll head to our accommodation for the night, where you and your partner will experience the Sacred Fire Ceremony, used to cleanse your inner self of bad energies, and illness of the body and soul.

    You’ll surely get your energy renovated after this ancestral ritual so to complement your experience, we have prepared a romantic evening for you and your beloved partner, where you’ll try the best of the Peruvian gastronomy.

    Overnight in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

  • day 4

    Aguas Calientes | Andean Wedding

    On this day you’ll board the Sacred Valley Train to Aguas Calientes from the Urubamba Train Station. In this luxurious train, you’ll have the opportunity of experiencing the difference between the Andean highlands and the high jungle, a visually striking spectacle that you can’t miss! 

    Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, our team will be waiting to assist and take you to the hotel to later explain about today’s activities. After lunch, it’s time to experience the most awaited ceremony of this package, the Andean Wedding, used to bind a couple with an unbreakable spiritual bond and to grant this wedding the Pachamama’s blessing. 

    For this so-awaited intimate ceremony, we’ll be headed to the Sumaq hotel. Here, you and your life partner will perform this ancient ritual invoking the Apus, also known as the mountain spirits, where both will make some offerings to thank Mother Earth and ask for their protection and care throughout your marriage.

    This intimate performance will be led by a Queros Shaman. The Queros Community comprehends the direct descendents of the Inca priests that managed to escape from the Spaniards and remained hidden in the mountains. This culture fought to maintain their traditions and culture nearly untouched until the current date.

    After the ceremony, we have prepared another romantic evening, where you and your partner will have a special dinner in a renowned restaurant in the area.

    Overnight in Aguas Calientes.

    Important Note: The Sacred Valley Train has a capacity of 33 passengers. Therefore, please ask for availability before booking. As an alternative, you can depart from Ollantaytambo on the Vistadome, a panoramic train with first class seats.

  • day 5

    Machu Picchu Private Guided Tour

    The wait is over, now it’s time to live another dream with your loved one! Our team will take you from the hotel to board the bus up to Machu Picchu. The bus ride takes about 30 minutes from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu’s main entrance. 

    Our professional guide will provide details and information about this wonder of the world, including the mysteries and fascinating facts of the Inca culture. After our time in Machu Picchu, we’ll go back to Aguas Calientes to return to the city of Cusco.

    Overnight in Cusco.

    Now, shall you wish a marvelous and unforgettable experience in Machu Picchu, please check our additional services:

    ♦ Exclusive lunch at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Hotel, located just in front of the entrance to Machu Picchu.
    ♦ Return on the Vistadome train, a panoramic train with first class seats.
    ♦ Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain. The most in-demand additional hike within Machu Picchu. This mountain offers an outstanding view of the citadel and great pictures opportunities.

    For further information, please contact our sales team. 

  • day 6

    Hotel Transfer to Cusco Airport

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Our team will be waiting at the hotel to take you to the airport 2 hours before your flight departure. This will be the last of our services.

    If your flight from Cusco to Lima departs in the afternoon, we encourage you to visit some of the museums within the historic center: The Contemporary Art Museum, the Regional Museum, the Qoricancha Museum, and the Popular Art Museum. Don’t worry about the entrance fees, they are all included in your Cusco Tourist Ticket!

    Important Note: 
    - Cusco: Check-in time at 10:00 a.m. | Check-out time at 9:00 a.m.
    - Aguas Calientes: Check in time at 9:00 a.m. | Check out time at 10:00 a.m.

INCLUDED

Hotels with breakfast
• 03 hotel nights in Cusco.
• 01 hotel night in Urubamba.
• 01 hotel night in Aguas Calientes.

Private Tours
• Archaeological City Tour in Cusco - Private Service
• Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour - Private Service
• Sacred Fire Ceremony - Private Service
• Andean Wedding Ceremony - Private Service
• Entrance to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
• Bus from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu.
• Bus from Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes.
• Guided in Machu Picchu - Private service.
• Sacred Valley one-way train - Aguas Calientes .
• Machu Picchu return train - Poroy, Cusco.
• Tickets for all Archaeological complexes to visit.

Private Transfers
• Transfer from the airport to the hotel in Cusco.
• Transfer from the Cusco station to the hotel.
• Transfer from the hotel to Cusco airport.

Benefits of Machu Picchu Travel
• 24 hour assistance in Spanish and English.
• Professional team on all tours and walks.
• Guided in Spanish and English; inform in advance.
• Personalized concierge, and assistance to the needs of your stay.

What does not include?
• Travel insurance.
• National or international air tickets.
• Food and drinks not mentioned above.
• Extra expenses: own, laundry, phone calls, and details included in the itinerary.

Optional Tours

Buffet Lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge Restaurant
Located in the luxurious Sanctuary Lodge hotel (former Orient Express); It is the only one located very close to the entrance to Machu Picchu.
• From USD 35.00 per person.

Entrance to the Machu Picchu or Huayna Picchu Mountain
Small path that runs from the Inca citadel to the viewpoint of Huayna Picchu, a strategic and unique place where you have the most complete view of the Machu Picchu citadel.
• From USD 35.00 per person.

Private Tours and Walks

They are ideal for those who want a more personalized service, where the schedules of the tours and walks are more flexible, according to the client's preference. To request a private or personalized service, contact our travel agents.

General information

1. Do you arrange commercial and international flights?

At the moment, we do not arrange international or commercial flights. However, we will help you organize your trip and flight schedules before traveling abroad. Make sure to contact our team and get personalized assistance for planning your trip.

2. Do you organize personalized travel packages?

Yes, our main goal as a travel agency is to provide an authentic adventure in our country. Therefore, if you’re looking to travel off the beaten path or to be provided with the best trip itinerary through Peru, make sure to contact our team.

3. Do you offer private tours?

Yes, we have private excursions to different locations in Peru. We are looking forward to guaranteeing comfort while still showing a great part of our historical and cultural heritage.

4. How do I book a travel package?

Booking a travel package is as easy as requesting a quote on any of our options. Once you’ve filled in your details, one of our travel assistants will get in touch with you. If you still have no idea of what you’d like to do during your stay in Peru, don’t worry, we are here to help you.

Our sales team will take care of all the details involved with your trip as well as giving you options about the different destinations to visit in our country. You’ll realize that planning a trip abroad has never been easier.

5. How far in advance should I book my trip?

We usually recommend booking your trip at least 2-3 months in advance, especially if you’re planning on a long stay in Peru. Viagens Machu Picchu works with 3 to 5-star hotels and most of them request booking weeks in advance, as well as tours, train rides, transportation options, and other services.

6. What is the best train for Machu Picchu: Expedition or Vistadome?

We recommend you take the Expedition train on the way to Aguas Calientes since most of the departure times are generally when it’s dark. The expedition train has simpler wagons with smaller windows.

Usually, the return takes place during daylight, which is why we would recommend you take the Vistadome train with panoramic windows to enjoy the visually striking scenery this road has to offer. In addition, the Vistadome train offers onboard service and typical dance shows.

7. Are the train tickets included in the package?

Yes, all of our packages include round trip train tickets. Except for those who may choose to go to Machu Picchu by trek. In this case, we’ll only cover the return ticket.

8. Can I choose seats on train trips?

Unfortunately, Peru Rail (the railway company) does not allow passengers to choose seats on any of their different types of train. The distribution of these is done automatically by the company’s system.

9. During the trip to Machu Picchu, where will my largest luggage stay?

Bags that weigh more than 5kg are not allowed on the train or in the Archeological Site of Machu Picchu. Therefore, you must leave your large luggage in the storage service of your accommodation.

For your trip to Machu Picchu, we highly recommend you carry a light backpack with just the essentials for your comfort.

10. What are the Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountains?

Those are the surrounding mountains to the Inca Citadel. Huayna Picchu is located at 2,720 meters above sea level and offers an outstanding view to the archaeological site as well as several Inca ruins along the trail.

The Machu Picchu Mountain is located at 3,082 meters above sea level, and serves as another viewpoint to the famous historical sanctuary. However, the trek to its summit is significantly less challenging than the Huayna Picchu mountain.

To trek either of these mounts, you must purchase an additional entrance ticket well in advance. For more information, please contact your travel agent.

11. What Currency is Used in Peru?

Nuevo Soles is the local currency in Peru, banknotes come in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20, and 10. Whilst coins come in 5, 2, 1, 0.50, 0.20, and 0,10 units.

12. What is the best currency to use in Peru: US Dollars or Soles?

Almost all establishments accept payments in US Dollars, but we highly recommend you have both Dollars and Soles (the local currency) since there might be places where you’ll need to pay with the Peruvian currency.

13. What are the Peru entry requirements?

Depending on your nationality, you would either need a tourist visa, valid passport or your national I.D. card to enter Peru, for example:

- Passport: Concerns to every country that isn’t in the Andean Community. It must have a validity of at least 6 months.
- Tourist Visa: Applies for visitors from Venezuela, Haití, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Cuba.
- National I.D. Card: Valid for all the members within the Andean Community as, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina.

 

Changes & Cancellations


1. If a tour is canceled due to weather conditions, do I get a refund?

Tour cancellations due to bad weather conditions have no refund, as they are factors beyond our control. However, we’d like to ensure the integrity of our passengers by acknowledging that some other situations may be taken into account. Therefore, if having any inconvenience, make sure to contact your travel agent.

2. Can I change the starting date of my travel package?

Yes, you can change the starting date of your travel package. However, an administrative fee between 10% and 50% of the total value of the package will be charged, depending on the proximity to the original date of your trip (this is subject to availability and supplier policies).

3. Can I cancel my trip?

Yes, you can cancel your trip. However, there are certain regulations binded to your refund options. Viagens Machu Picchu will only refund a certain amount according to the following conditions:

- Up to 50 days before the starting date, no penalty will be applied and the full value will be refunded to your bank account.
- Up to 30 days before the starting date, there will be a 10% fine of the total value of the package.
- Up to 20 days before the starting date, there will be a 50% fine of the total value of the package.
- Up to 10 days before the starting date, there will be an 80% fine of the total value of the package.
- For cancellations made less than 7 days before the starting date, the total value of the package will be withheld.

Important Note: Machu Picchu Travel will have up to 50 days to refund the money to the passenger, according to the aforementioned conditions, counted from the date of cancellation of the trip.

For further information, we have a section with the most Frequently Asked Questions about Peru, Machu Picchu, and our company.

Payment Methods

To confirm your booking, we will send you a link with 25% of the total amount; the remaining 75% must be paid in our Cusco office. Payment can be in US Dollars, credit, or debit card. For payment in installments of the remaining value, please consult your travel agent.

Our current payment methods are through PayPal and Visa.