Viagens Machu Picchu

Cusco is, without a doubt, one of the most visited places in South America which is why we are proud to show you the most in-demand tourist attraction of the Imperial City of the Incas and its surroundings. 

You will be immersed in the culture and history of this outstanding region for 9 days while getting to know the most significant locations such as the Sacred Valley, the Southern Valley, Maras and Moray, as well as experiencing the imposing Machu Picchu citadel on a private tour! Also, we have included two trekking activities that will surely be part of the highlights of your trip: The Humantay Lagoon and the Rainbow Mountain.

TRIP ITINERARY

  • day 1

    Arrival in Cusco - Transfer to the 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

    Archaeological City Tour in Cusco

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    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, Q’enqo, 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 3

    Sothern Valley Tour (Private service)

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    The tour starts at 08:00 a.m. making the first stop in Tipón, about 23 kilometers from Cusco where you’ll appreciate the ruins and the village, which is famous for its artisan bread. Continuing with the tour, we’ll get to Andahuaylillas to know the main attraction of the place, a church recognized for its authentic colonial architecture. 

    Next, the Archeological Site of Pikillaqta will await us, here we’ll learn about the mysterious Wari culture, a pre-Inca civilization. After this, we’ll continue to our lunch stop in Saylla to recharge energy for our last stop, the beautiful Huacarpay Lagoon. Returning to Cusco around 02:00 p.m.


    Overnight in Cusco.

  • day 4

    Maras and Moray Tour (Lunch box included)

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    At 8:00 a.m. we’ll be going towards the northeast of the city of Cusco. First, we’ll visit the Archeological Site of Moray, a great example of the Inca engineering knowledge. This famous structure was mainly used as an agricultural laboratory and it’s believed that more than 250 plant species were cultivated in these platforms.

    Then, we’ll continue towards the village of Maras, characterized for its colonial architecture and for being home to over 3,000 manmade salt pools called Salineras de Maras. We will end our tour by returning to the city of Cusco.

    Overnight in Cusco. 

  • day 5

    Humantay Lake (Group service)

    For most of our passengers this is one of the most awaited activities within this package. The Humantay Lagoon trek will start with an early departure from Cusco, it is located at 4,200 meters above sea level.

    At 6:00 a.m. we’ll be departing from cusco to the town of Soraypampa. Upon arrival, we’ll start the trek to the Humantay Lagoon. Make sure to follow the recommendations provided by the guide. 

    After your free time in the lagoon, we’ll start descending back to our car. Then, we’ll have another stop for lunch. After the meal, we will be returning to Cusco for a well-deserved rest.

    Overnight in Cusco.

  • day 6

    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 continue to visit Pisac, Urubamba, and Ollantaytambo.

    After exploring the village of Ollantaytambo, We’ll board the train to Aguas Calientes, a town located 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 7

    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 8

    Rainbow Mountain Trek (Meals included)

    Our adventure will begin very early in the morning, crossing the Southern Valley towards the famous Rainbow Mountain. It is located at 5,200 meters above sea level, which is why we are going to take this walk slowly and cautiously.

    It takes up to 2 hours to complete the trek on the way up depending on your physical condition. Make sure to follow the recommendations given by the guide before the start of the trek. Once on the summit, we’ll have around 1 hour to enjoy this natural wonder. Later, we’ll be returning to Cusco in the afternoon.

    Overnight in Cusco.

  • day 9

    Hotel Transfer to Cusco Airport

    Breakfast at the hotel.

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

    Quick Tip: 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
• 07 hotel nights in Cusco.
• 01 hotel night in Águas Calientes.

Tours
• South Valley of Cusco Tour - Private service.
• Guided in Machu Picchu - Private service.
• City tour in Cusco - Courtesy of Viagens Machu Picchu.
• Archaeological city tour in Cusco - Maximum group of 17 people.
• Tour Sacred Valley of the Incas with buffet lunch - Maximum group of 17 people.
• Entrance to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
• Bus from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu.
• Bus from Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes.
• Tickets for all Archaeological complexes to visit.
• Laguna Humantay trail with lunch - Maximum group of 17 people.
• Ollantaytambo one-way train - Aguas Calientes, Tourist class.
• Machu Picchu return train - Ollantaytambo or Cusco, Tourist class.  
• Maras Moray Tour with Salineiras with box lunch - Maximum group of 17 people.
• Colorful Mountain Trail with food + tickets - Maximum group of 17 people

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

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
Cusco: Rojas Inn Cusco, San Francisco Plaza Cusco, El Andariego, or Similar Room Standard 7 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Aguas Calientes: Hatun Samay, Flower House, Retama Inn, or Similar Room Standard 1 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Economic
AccommodationPackage value per person.
of 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021
Single $ 1,495 USD Double $ 1,143 USD Triple $ 1,057 USD
Cusco: San Agustín Internacional, Yawar Inka Hotel, Royal Inka II - I, Garcilazo II - I, or Similar Room Standard 7 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Aguas Calientes: Santuario Machu Picchu, Ferre Machu Picchu, Hatun Inti Classic, or Similar Room Standard 1 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Touristy
AccommodationPackage value per person.
of 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021
Single $ 1,721 USD Double $ 1,211 USD Triple $ 1,116 USD
Cusco: José Antonio Cusco, San Agustín Plaza, Xima Hoteles Cusco, San Agustin El Dorado, or Similar Room Standard 7 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Aguas Calientes: Jaya Machu Picchu, Tierra Viva Machupicchu , Golden Sunrise Machu Picchu, or Similar Room Standard 1 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
First
AccommodationPackage value per person.
of 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021
Single $ 1,927 USD Double $ 1,307 USD Triple $ 1,216 USD
Cusco: Costa del Sol Cusco Ramada, Sonesta Cusco, Union Boutique Hotel, or Similar Room Standard 7 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Aguas Calientes: El Mapi By Inkaterra, Hatun Inti Boutique, or Similar Room Standard 1 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Premium
AccommodationPackage value per person.
of 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021
Single $ 2,204 USD Double $ 1,506 USD Triple $ 1,320 USD
Luxury
AccommodationPackage value per person.
of 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021

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.

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. If the 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.

2. During the trip to Machu Picchu, where will my biggest 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 to carry a light backpack with just the essentials for your comfort.

3. 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.

4. 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 already dark. The expedition train has simpler wagons with smaller windows. 

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

5. 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.

6. Is it recommended traveling to Peru with children?
Peru is a destination for everybody, the country offers a variety of attractions for kids of all ages. We only recommend you to go on lighter routes, avoiding long and difficult walks, or heavy trips.

7. Do I need a Visa to enter Peru?
Citizens of Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia, can enter Peru only by presenting their national identification document. 

In the case of countries such as Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica and others; they must present their passport with a minimum validity of 06 months counting from their entry into the Peruvian territory.

8. Is it mandatory to have a yellow fever vaccine?
The yellow fever vaccine is NOT mandatory for those who visit Peru, but it is an additional precaution, mainly because it is a tropical country.

9. Is travel insurance required?
Travel insurance is not compulsory. It is very important, especially for those who are committing to physically demanding activities such as hikes or any adventure sports.
To contract the service, please contact your travel agent.

10. Socket and voltage in Peru:
The standard voltage in Peru is 220 volts at 60 hertz, but some hotels have transformers that reduce the voltage up to 110 volts. 

Currently, there are three types of power sockets and plugs in Peru: Type A, Type B, and Type C. If you have any devices that require a different type of socket, we advise you to carry an adapter with you

11. What is the best currency to use in Peru: US Dollars or Soles?
Almost all businesses accept payments in US Dollars, but we highly recommend you having Dollars and Soles (the local currency) since there might be places where you’ll need to pay with the Peruvian currency.

12. Where to exchange money?
We highly recommend you exchanging money at a trustworthy agency recommended by our team. Some debit and credit cards are also accepted to make purchases and pay for services. It’s worth mentioning that you can withdraw US Dollars and Soles from most ATMs.

13. What's the weather like in Peru?
The country's climate is divided into 4 marked seasons: Winter, Summer, Spring and Autumn. But as a consequence of climate change, in recent years, two well-marked seasons differ; Rainy Season and Dry Season.

The rainy season runs from December to March and the Dry season from April to November. In the Cusco and Machu Picchu region, there is a significant temperature variation, and the rainy season is much more marked. Generally, the maximum temperature is around 24°C and the minimum is close to -2°C.

14. How to avoid altitude sickness?
The best way to approach altitude is by ascending slowly and gradually, spending at least 24 hours every 2,000 ft. We recommend you take Diamox pills, drink coca tea or chew coca leaves, keep yourself hydrated, and eat small meals during the first days.

Changes of dates:
In case of change of travel date by the passenger, an administrative fee of 10% to 50% of the total value of the package will be charged, depending on the next date of your trip (subject to availability and supplier policies).

Cancellation Policies
In case the passenger needs to cancel their trip, Machu Picchu Travel will refund the 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 starting date of the chosen package (cancelled trip).

See our Machu Picchu Travel Blog for more information about the destinations of Peru.

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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