Machu Picchu Travel

Live an authentic experience while being in contact with nature and immersed in the ancestral culture of the Incas. In this opportunity, you will know the extensive biodiversity of the cloud forests of our region and then venture to the most significant Inca settlement in Cusco.

During this expedition through Peruvian nature and history, you will discover the most iconic structures of this famous civilization. Besides, we'll provide a harmonious experience, where ecotourism will show you in-depth the secrets hidden in our flora and fauna.

What better way to show you the colonial, Inca, and natural contrast of Cusco than with the exceptional facilities of the Inkaterra hotel chain, recognized for their hard work in preserving the cultural and natural heritage of Peru and for promoting sustainable tourism.

We know how important comfort is when it comes to traveling, so we have structured this 6-day itinerary specifically for those who need to break the monotony, rest, and in turn, know a little about our country intimately and exclusively. Please, continue reading and learn all about this package.

TRIP ITINERARY

  • day 1

    Arrival in Cusco - Transfer to Hotel

    Our team will be waiting at the Cusco airport to assist and 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 city map, also indicating the restaurants, exchange offices, shops, and more. 

    InkaTerra La Casona is an XVI century mansion located within the center of the city, known for being the first boutique hotel in Cusco. Besides, this extraordinary colonial structure was built on top of an Inca military center. 

    Overnight in Inkaterra La Casona.

    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.

  • day 2

    Archeological City Tour in Cusco

    After breakfast, we will start the private excursion through the Imperial City 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 Inkaterra La Casona.

  • day 3

    Sacred Valley of the Incas | Urubamba

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    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. 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. Afterwards, we’ll go to Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba, our accommodation for the night.

    Overnight in Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba.

  • day 4

    Train to Aguas Calientes | Ecotourism Excursion

    On this day, you’ll board the famous Sacred Valley train, recognized as one of the most luxurious trains to get to Machu Picchu. In this elegant 1920s style wagon, you’ll have onboard service, an authentic gastronomic experience, and typical dance shows. Also, you’ll be captivated by the beautiful scenery of the Peruvian high jungle and its imposing mountains before reaching the Machu Picchu town, Aguas Calientes.

    Once in Aguas Calientes, our team will be waiting to take you to Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo, your accommodation for the night. In this magical location, you’ll be able to explore and know the authentic flora and fauna of this region.

    On this opportunity, you’ll have the Orchids Excursion through the hotel’s garden, where they have a diverse orchid collection of over 300 species. Once you’re ready, the staff will take you to the Tea House, but first, they’ll teach you how to pick the best plants from the private garden to make the perfect tea infusion.

    Overnight in Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo.

    Optional Activity: Visit the Andean Sauna so you can relax and renovate your energy for the next day’s excursion. It is worth mentioning that this is not included in the package.


    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 | Cusco

    After breakfast, the most awaited excursion will begin! A professional guide will accompany you during the bus trip to Machu Picchu. Once in the citadel, you’ll have a private guided tour where they’ll give you all the information about this wonder of the world, as well as the hidden details of this outstanding Inca masterpiece. 

    After our visit, we’ll continue back to Cusco by train, arriving in the Poroy Train Station, where our team will be waiting to take you to the hotel for a totally deserved rest.

    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 photo 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
• Ecotourism Tour - 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.