Machu Picchu Travel

Undoubtedly, Peru is the most diverse country in South America, which is why we are proud to show you this special package that gathers the best of the country, including the Pacific coast, deserts, the Andes, and the Jungle.

The Classic Peru with Amazon package is specifically structured for those who want to see all the attractions of Peru without missing any detail of this diverse Southamerican gem. In this opportunity, you’ll get to visit Lima, Paracas, Huacachina, Nazca, Arequipa, Cusco and Puerto Maldonado. This package will take you on an adventure that you won’t ever forget. Get to know all the details of this authentic itinerary and more!

TRIP ITINERARY

  • day 1

    Arrival in Lima to Transfer to the Hotel

    Upon your arrival to Lima, our team will be waiting to take you to the hotel. After checking-in, you will have a detailed explanation of the day-to-day itinerary, according to your selected package, as well as receiving information of what to do nearby, restaurants, shops, and more.

    We highly recommend you taking some time to rest before so you can experience Lima at its fullest. Don’t miss the chance of trying the famous Peruvian gastronomy and visiting its beautiful neighborhoods.

    According to your arrival time, ask for our optional tours:
    - Magic Water Circuit Tour (Dinner Show Included).
    - Pachacamac Archeological Site Tour.

    Overnight in Lima.

  • day 2

    Modern and Colonial Lima City Tour

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    What a better way to explore Lima’s Historic Center by taking a guided tour with a local expert. The Historic Center of Lima was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991 since it comprehends over 600 historical monuments that were built during the Colonial era.

    After our visit, we’ll continue towards Miraflores district to have a panoramic view from the outside of the Huaca Pucllana, one of the 54 “Huacas” found in lima and a well-preserved Pre-Inca sanctuary inside the city.

    Overnight in Lima.

  • day 3

    Lima to Paracas | Ballestas Islands | Huacachina & Nazca

    At 03:00 a.m. - Our team will pick you up to go to Lima’s Bus Terminal, where you’ll catch the bus to Paracas, arriving around 7:30 a.m. Upon arrival, our staff will be waiting for you to start our new adventure towards the Ballestas Islands, which we’re going to visit on a boat tour.

    After our visit to the Peruvian Small Galapagos, we’ll head towards the most exotic place of the region, an oasis in the heart of the desert called Huacachina. Here, we’ll take a dune buggy ride that will take us through several dunes as if we were on a roller coaster!

    Finishing this exciting adventure, we’ll continue to Nazca where we’re going to stay the night.

    Overnight in Nazca.

  • day 4

    Flight Over the Nazca Lines - Arequipa

    One of the world’s biggest mysteries awaits you, the Nazca Lines are surely one of the most in-demand attractions in Peru. They can only be fully appreciated by taking a flight, since most of them are hidden in plain sight.

    In this occasion, you’ll be able to observe the most well-preserved geoglyphs of this region: The Monkey, the Hummingbird, the Astronaut, the Spider, and more. Once the flight is over, we’ll continue on a overnight trip to Arequipa, the white city.

    Overnight bus with semi-bed first class seats.

  • day 5

    Arrival in Arequipa | Afternoon City Tour

    Arrival and transfer to the hotel in Arequipa.

    After lunch, we’ll have our guided tour through Arequipa, known for being the second largest city of Peru and for having the most visually striking historic center. On the tour, we’ll get to visit several historical monuments like Arequipa’s main square and the Yanahuara Viewpoint.

    Overnight in Arequipa.

    Optional Visit:
    - We encourage you to visit the Santa Catalina Monastery, a well-preserved colonial gem that gathers hundreds of visitors per year because of its unique architecture and history.
    - Get to know the Juanita Mummy, it was discovered in 1995 and has been preserved ever since. Currently, you can find it in the Andean Sanctuary Museum.

    It is worth noting that the entrance fees for these attractions are not included in the package.

  • day 6

    Arequipa to Puno

    Breakfast in the hotel.

    In the afternoon, we’ll head to Arequipa’s bus terminal to board a comfortable tourist bus bound for the city of Puno. Upon arrival, our team will take you to the hotel where you’ll try the famous Coca tea, known for helping with any altitude sickness symptoms.

    Important Note: Puno is located at 3,827 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 Puno.

    Overnight in Puno.

  • day 7

    Lake Titicaca | Uros Floating Islands and Taquile

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    We’ll head towards Puno’s pier where we’ll start our journey through Lake Titicaca. Our first stop will be the Floating Islands of Uros which consists of a group of over 100 man made Islands that are entirely made of Totora reed.

    Finishing our visit, we’ll continue to Taquile Island, here you’ll learn about their culture and traditions. Locals are skilled craftsmen, as they have kept their traditions alive through generations.

    After our great experience on the island and a well-deserved lunch, we’ll head back to Puno to enjoy the rest of the evening.

    Overnight in Puno.

  • day 8

    Puno to Cusco via Ruta del Sol

    On this day, we’ll be heading towards Cusco on a tourist bus. On the way, we’ll be able to make stops to see and learn about the cultures that have preceded the Incas, as well as actual Inca structures and colonial architecture that will surely make this trip more exciting.

    We’ll visit places like the Archeological Site of Pucará, a Pre-Inca structure built by the Pucará culture that took place between the 400 B.C. and 200 B.C. As well as Raqchi, Cusco’s Southern Valley, and more. Finally, we’ll be arriving in Cusco, located at 3,400 meters above sea level.

    Overnight in Cusco.

  • day 9

    Archaeological City Tour in Cusco

    From 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Enjoy the different sightings within the historic center of Cusco with our local guide. (Exclusive tour available for Viagens Machu Picchu passengers only).

    In the afternoon, we’ll start the Archaeological City Tour with a visit to the different attractions within the city and its surroundings, like Sacsayhuaman, the Qoricancha Temple, and more. 

    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 10

    Sacred Valley of the Incas - Aguas Calientes

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    On this day, we’ll depart in the morning to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We will make our first stop to visit the Awanacancha Traditional Textile Museum, just after enjoying the magnificent view of the Sacred Valley. Following the itinerary, we’ll visit the Archeological Site of Pisac, recognized for having military, religious, and agricultural purposes. 

    After exploring this imposing Inca construction, we’ll head towards the Artisan Market of Pisac, here you’ll be able to buy the most unique textiles and souvenirs. Our next stop will be Urubamba, where we’ll make a stop for a buffet lunch to later depart to Ollantaytambo.

    Ollantaytambo is a small town located 60 kilometers away from Cusco, being this town the perfect example of the Inca urbanism. In this outstanding location lies the Archeological Site of Ollantaytambo, a sacred place that served as a cultural, military, and religious center during the Inca Empire. 

    After exploring the village of Ollantaytambo and its archeological site, we’ll be ready to continue our journey towards the Machu Picchu town, Aguas Calientes. We’ll board the train from the Ollantaytambo train station to Aguas Calientes, where our team will be waiting to take you to the accommodation. This town is in the middle of the mountains of the Peruvian jungle, here you’ll find hotels, restaurants, bars, and handicraft shops. 

    Overnight in Aguas Calientes.

  • day 11

    Machu Picchu Private Guided Tour - Cusco

    The wait is over, now it’s time to live the dream! 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 12

    Flight to Puerto Maldonado | Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción | Day 1

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Our team will be waiting to take you to Cusco Airport in time for your check-in and flight to Puerto Maldonado, also known as the Biodiversity Capital of Peru, located within the Peruvian Amazon. Upon arrival, you’ll be taken to Madre de Dios river pier, where we’ll board a boat towards Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción.

    Once in the shelter, you’ll have time to have lunch and get ready for our first adventure where we’ll walk through the jungle to get to know the characteristic ecosystem of the region as well as its importance and impact on the rest of the world.

    In the evening, we’ll continue our adventure towards the Madre de Dios river. In this opportunity you’ll get to meet the hallucinating nocturnal life of the jungle.

    Overnight in the Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción.

    Important Note: 
    - Flight from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado: Direct flight - 1h
    - Best Time to Visit the Jungle: From June to November, but tourists are welcomed throughout the year.
    - Region’s Weather: Dry season from June to September; Semi-dry season from October to December; Rainy season from January to May.
    - What to Bring: Raincoats, warm clothes for the night, anti-slip shoes, binoculars, sunhat, sunscreen, trekking poles, small backpack for excursions.

  • day 13

    Tambopata National Reserve | Day 2

    After breakfast, we’ll start our canoe tour through the Sandoval Lake, located within the Tambopata National Reserve where you’ll be amazed by its flora and fauna. At the end of the tour, we’ll get back to Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción for lunch to later continue with this day’s itinerary:

    - Inkaterra’s Canopy Walkway: In this opportunity, you’ll climb to the top of a 29 meters high tower and observe the wildlife that inhabits the treetops. Later, you’ll walk through a network of bridges connected by eight observation platforms, where you’ll get to see this region’s diverse wildlife.
    - Anaconda Path: You’ll walk across the swamp through a system of wooden bridges from where you’ll be able to observe the biodiversity of the jungle’s swamps.

    Once we finish the tour, we’ll get back to the shelter where you’ll enjoy the nature exhibition in the Eco Center. 

    Overnight in the Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción.

  • day 14

    Flight Back to Lima | Day 3

    Breakfast at the shelter.

    In the evening, you’ll be returning to Puerto Maldonado on a boat trip. On this occasion, you’ll visit a Butterfly Farm, where you’ll rest and get to meet the different butterfly species within this attraction.

    Later, our staff will take you to the airport on time for your check-in and flight back to Lima and eventually, your home country. This will be the last of our services.

    Important Note:

    - Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción: Check-out time at 11:00 a.m.
    - Lima: Check-in time at 01:00 p.m. | Check-out time at 12:00 p.m.
    - Cusco, Arequipa, Puno, Nazca: Check-in time at 10:00 a.m. | Check-out time at 09:00 a.m.
    - Aguas Calientes: Check-in time at 09:00 a.m. | Check-out time at 10:00 a.m.

    *All activities and excursions in Tambopata are subject to change, according to weather conditions.

INCLUDED

Hotels with breakfast
• 02 hotel nights in Lima.
• 01 night of hotel in Nazca.
• 01 hotel night in Arequipa.
• 02 hotel nights in Puno.
• 03 hotel nights in Cusco.
• 01 hotel night in Aguas Calientes.
• 02 hotel nights in Madre de Dios.

Tours
• Entrance to Machu Picchu.
• Flight over the Nazca lines.
• Return train Aguas Calientes - Cusco.
• Machu Picchu guided in group.
• Tour Ballestas Islands and Huacachina.
• Tour Sacred Valley of the Incas with lunch.
• Tourist bus transportation Nazca - Arequipa.
• Transport by tourist bus Lima - Paracas.
• Transport by tourist bus Arequipa - Puno.
• Guided tour of Andahuaylillas, Raqchi and Pukara.
• Arequipa City Tour - maximum group of 17 people.
• Ollantaytambo - rail transport from Aguas Calientes.
• Transport by bus from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu.
• Transport by tourist bus, Puno - Cusco with lunch.
• Excursions in Madre de Dios, as detailed in the program.
• Cusco City Tour - Courtesy of Machu Picchu Travel.
• Archaeological city tour in Cusco - maximum group of 17 people.
• Colonial and modern city tour in Lima - maximum group of 17 people.
• Guided tour of Lake Titicaca, Uros Island and Taquile with lunch.
• Tickets for all archaeological complexes mentioned in the itinerary.

Private transfers
• Transfer from Lima airport to the hotel.
• Transfer from Lima hotel to the land terminal.
• Transfer from the land terminal to the hotel in Arequipa.
• Transfer from the hotel to the Arequipa land terminal.
• Transfer from the land terminal to the hotel in Puno.
• Transfer from the hotel to the port of Puno.
• Transfer from the hotel to the Puno land terminal.
• Transfer from the hotel terminal in Cusco.
• Transfer from Cusco station to the hotel.
• Transfer from the hotel to Cusco airport.
• Transfer from Puerto Maldonado airport to the hotel.
• Transfer from the hotel to Puerto Maldonado airport.

Benefits of Viagens Machu Picchu
• 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.

Prices

Hotels Categories Validity
Lima: or Similar Room Standard 2 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Nazca: or Similar Room Standard 1 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Arequipa: or Similar Room Standard 1 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Puno: or Similar Room Standard 2 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Cusco: or Similar Room Standard 3 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Águas Calientes: or Similar Room Standard 1 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Madre de Dios: or Similar Room Standard 2 night(s) - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Economic
AccommodationPackage value per person.
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Lima: or Similar Room Standard 2 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Nazca: or Similar Room Standard 1 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Arequipa: or Similar Room Standard 1 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Puno: or Similar Room Standard 2 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Cusco: or Similar Room Standard 3 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Águas Calientes: or Similar Room Standard 1 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Madre de Dios: or Similar Room Standard 2 night(s) - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Touristy
AccommodationPackage value per person.
of 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021
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Lima: or Similar Room Standard 2 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Nazca: or Similar Room Standard 1 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Arequipa: or Similar Room Standard 1 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Puno: or Similar Room Standard 2 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Cusco: or Similar Room Standard 3 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Águas Calientes: or Similar Room Standard 1 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Madre de Dios: or Similar Room Standard 2 night(s) - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
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AccommodationPackage value per person.
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Lima: or Similar Room Standard 2 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Nazca: or Similar Room Standard 1 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Arequipa: or Similar Room Standard 1 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Puno: or Similar Room Standard 2 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Cusco: or Similar Room Standard 3 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Águas Calientes: or Similar Room Standard 1 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Madre de Dios : or Similar Room Standard 2 night(s) - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
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Luxury
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Optional Tours

Magical Circuit of the Waters with Dinner show and Peruvian Paso Horses
A fantastic show of 13 water fountains, full of lights, music and magic in Lima. Open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• From USD 55.00 per person.

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.

Return train Vistadome Service
First class train with panoramic view, typical dance show and service on board.
• From USD 50.00 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.

Pachacamac Archaeological Tour

Archaeological site made of clay, made up of pyramids for the worship of the god Pachacamac considered the creator of the Universe.
• 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.

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