There is a legend that says that hundreds of years ago, from the waters of the giant Lake Titicaca emerged the first envoys of the Inca people with the mission to find the fertile land that would be home to one of the most powerful empires in all of history.
Today, we are here to offer you an experience so great that you will be able to feel a little bit of the energy that these people left behind, marking Peruvian culture for generations, in an itinerary with the luxury and comfort that you deserve.
In the package Origins Incas by Titicaca Lodge Luxury, you will live 8 days of unique experiences, departing from the capital of the Inca Empire, through the entire region of Cusco, crossing part of the country on the Sun Route, which will take you to the cradle of this civilization. Embark on this adventure with us!
Our team will be waiting at the Cusco airport to take you to the hotel. We recommend drinking the famous Coca tea, known for helping with any altitude sickness symptoms.
After checking in at the hotel, our team will inform you about the city’s sights with a map, while also indicating restaurants, exchange offices, shops and more.
Important Note: Cusco is located at 3,399 meters above sea level. Therefore, we highly recommend you take a few hours to get used to the altitude before exploring the beautiful Historic Center of Cusco.
In the afternoon there are presentations of typical Andean music and dance at the Qosqo Native Art Center (6:30 pm to 8:00 pm). We recommend arriving 45 minutes early. Admission fees are already included in your travel package.
Overnight at Casa Andina Premium Cusco Hotel
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.
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 Casa Andina Premium Cusco Hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel.
On this day, we’ll depart in the morning for the Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour. 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, a small town recognized for its authentic cultural expression and the outstanding Pisac Archeological site. Later, we’ll have lunch in Urubamba, located right at the heart of the Sacred Valley.
Finishing the tour, we’ll get to Ollantaytambo, where we’ll get to visit one of the oldest villages within the valley and its towering archeological site. After exploring the town of Ollantaytambo, we’ll head to a special spot near Urubamba city where you’ll spend the night.
Overnight in Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado Hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel.
We’ll start the day with a visit to the Chinchero Archeological Site while also experiencing the beautiful cultural expression of the region. Later, we’ll continue to Moray, another Inca ruin used for agricultural experimentation.
Following the itinerary, we’ll head over the famous Maras Salt Mines, which comprises a group of over 3,000 ponds in use since pre-Inca times. Later, we’ll head towards the city of Urubamba, where we will have a delicious lunch.
Finishing the tour, we’ll head back to Urubamba to have a well-deserved rest in one of the best hotels in South America.
Overnight in Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado Hotel.
The wait is finally 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 all the details 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 by train.
Overnight in Cusco.
Now, if you’d like to spice up your experience in Machu Picchu, please check these 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 picture opportunities.
After exploring the entire history of the Inca Empire in the heart of the development of this culture, the time has come to retrace the pilgrimage route of the first envoys of this civilization: the Sun Route. And since your trip is in style, nothing better than to enjoy this path from Cusco to Puno in a luxurious journey on PeruRail's Titicaca Luxury train.
On this trip you will enjoy cultural presentations in the cars, as well as great food on board, a bar with incredible cocktails, and the observation car to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Peruvian Andes. It will certainly be a unique experience, which will be complemented with the stop in Abra la Raya, the highest point of the route, and an interesting stop to buy souvenirs of your trip.
Upon arrival at Puno station, our staff will transfer you to the port, where you will be taken to your accommodation at Titicaca Lodge. Staying at this lodge is a true immersion in the culture and grandeur of Lake Titicaca, as you will be staying in floating accommodations built of Totorara reed, just like the traditional islands of the lake.
Enjoy moments of relaxation, connection with nature and contact with the local culture and make your trip even more unforgettable!
Overnight at the Lake Titicaca: Titicaca Lodge Luxury
Your tour will begin after breakfast leaving from Titicaca Lodge Peru itself. Are you ready to sail on the largest and highest navigable lake in the world?
The first stop will be the Uros Floating Islands, known to be the largest island group on the lake. There you will learn about the construction of these thousand-year-old dwellings, through the tradition of using Totora, a root endemic to Titicaca. There will be time for cultural exchanges, as well as local food and other handicrafts.
After visiting the Uros, we will continue to Taquile, an island that still maintains its ancestral culture, especially in terms of clothing and the use of Quechua, the native language. The native people are skilled in the manual process of making Andean textiles, an ancestral tradition that is still alive, making them considered to be the best fabric producers in Peru.
There will be lunch on Taquile Island and the tour will end around 4:00 pm, which allows you to still enjoy a wonderful sunset at Titicaca Lodge at this place that is so valuable to Peruvian culture, a great farewell to this unforgettable trip!
The entire tour will be done by speedboat so that you can enjoy even more moments on the islands.
Overnight at the Lake Titicaca: Titicaca Lodge Luxury
This will be the last day of the trip and we are very honored to have been part of this adventure, in which you experienced moments that will certainly stay in your heart!
We advise that you select a flight after 10:30 from Juliaca Airport, so there will be enough time to have a great breakfast and for us to make the boat transfer to the port of Puno, and from Puno to Juliaca airport.
We hope you enjoyed this tour as much as we did!
- Cusco: Check-in time at 10am | Check-out time at 9am.
- Urubamba: Check-in time at 12:00 noon | Check-out time at 9:00 a.m.
- Titicaca Lodge Luxury: Check-in at 1pm | Check-out at 9am.
Hotels with breakfast
• 03 hotel nights in Casa Andina Premium Cusco.
• 03 hotel nights in Casa Andina Valle Sagrado.
• 02 hotel nights in Lago Titicaca Lodge Luxury
• Tour of the city of Cusco - Courtesy of Viagens Machu Picchu.
• Archaeological city tour in Cusco | Maximum group of 17 people.
• Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour with buffet lunch | Maximum group of 17 people.
• Guided in Machu Picchu | Private service.
• Tour Rota do Sol with buffet lunch + tickets | Train PeruRail Titicaca Luxury.
• Full day Lake Titicaca tour with lunch - Regular service
Transportation and tickets:
• Entrance to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
• Train | Urubamba > Aguas Calientes, tourist class.
• Bus | Aguas Calientes > Machu Picchu > Aguas Calientes, tourist class.
• Train | Aguas Calientes > Ollantaytambo or Cusco, tourist class.
• Tickets for all Archaeological complexes to visit.
• Transfer from the airport to the hotel in Cusco.
• Transfer from Cusco or Ollantaytambo station to the hotel in Cusco.
• Transfer from the hotel in to the Cusco station.
• Transfer from the station in Puno to the Lake Titicaca port.
• Transfer from the Lake Titicaca port. to the Titicaca Lodge Luxury.
• Transfer from the Titicaca Lodge Luxury to the Lake Titicaca port.
• Transfer from the Lake Titicaca port to the Juliaca 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.
Cusco: Casa Andina Premium Cusco , or Similar Room Standard 3 night(s) - Buffet Breakfast
Urubamba: Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado, or Similar Room Standard 2 night(s) - Buffet Breakfast
Lago Titicaca: -Titicaca Lodge Luxury , or Similar Room Panoramic View 2 night(s) - Buffet Breakfast
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 40.00 per person.
Return train Vistadome Service
First class train with panoramic view, typical dance show and service on board.
• From USD 70.00 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 65.00 per person.
Travel in-style between Cusco and Puno with the Titicaca Train
Enjoy luxurious wagons, typical dances, a gourmet lunch and on-board service on a magical ten-hour journey along the beautiful landscapes between Cusco and Puno. For more details on availability, please consult your travel agent.
• From USD 270.00 per person.
Belmond Hiram Bingham return train:
A trip aboard the luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham train ensures an elegant and unforgettable experience.
- From USD 390.00 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.
. Would my admission ticket to Machu Picchu be refundable in case I change the date or cancel my trip?
Recently, the Ministry of Culture of Peru made an update regarding the changes to the admisison ticket to Machu Picchu: all ticket sales are now final. Therefore, the tickets we purchase as a part of your tour package are not refundable, and also cannot be transferred to another person or modified to another date.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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?
Affirmative, you can definitely cancel your trip. Your options for a refund are, however, subject to certain rules. Only a limited sum will be refunded by Viagens Machu Picchu under the following circumstances:
- There won't be a fee if you cancel up to 50 days before your trip, and you'll get a 10% reduction on the contractual package's worth on the deposit commission and other administrative services.
- A 50% fee of the package's total value will be charged for cancellations made between 39 and 21 days prior to the start date.
- An 80% fee of the package's total value will be charged for cancellations made between 39 and 21 days prior to the start date.
- The full amount of the package will be withheld for cancellations notified less than 7 days before the start date.
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.
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