Machu Picchu Travel

Lima and Cusco are two of the most important cities of Peru, which is why you cannot miss any of these destinations while traveling through the country. In this package, we have gathered the most significant historical attractions within these cities so you get to know the evolution of our cultural expression.

On this 7-day itinerary, the modern, colonial, and inca world will collide to give you an authentic experience through our country. Where history, gastronomy and ancient traditions will be the highlight of your trip. Get to know about our history in-depth here!

TRIP ITINERARY

  • day 1

    Arrival in Lima - 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 City Tour in Lima

    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

    Departure from Lima - Arrival in Cusco

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Our team will take you to Lima International Airport in time for your check-in and flight to Cusco. 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. 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.

    Overnight in 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 4

    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 5

    Sacred Valley of the Incas - Aguas Calientes

    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 6

    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 7

    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:
    - Lima: Check-in time at 1:00 p.m. | Check-out time at 12:00 p.m.
    - 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
• 02 hotel nights in Lima.
• 03 hotel nights in Cusco.
• 01 hotel night in Aguas Calientes.

Tours
• Guided in Machu Picchu - Private service.
• City tour 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.
• Ollantaytambo one-way train - Aguas Calientes, Tourist class.
• Machu Picchu return train - Ollantaytambo or Cusco, Tourist class.  
• Colonial and modern city tour - Maximum group of 17 people.

Private transfers
• Transfer from Lima Airport to the hotel.
• Transfer from the hotel to Lima airport.
• Transfer from the airport to the hotel in Cusco.
• Transfer from Cusco station to the hotel.
• Transfer from the hotel to the 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: El Ducado, Hotel Bayview, San Agustin Riviera, or Similar Room Standard 2 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Cusco: Rojas Inn Cusco, San Francisco Plaza Cusco, El Andariego, or Similar Room Standard 3 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Águas 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 $ 1,203 USD Double $ 877 USD Triple $ 796 USD
Lima: Allpa Hotel, Britania Hotel, Arawi Miraflores Express, or Similar Room Standard 2 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Cusco: San Agustín Internacional, Yawar Inka Hotel, Royal Inka II - I, Garcilazo II - I, or Similar Room Standard 3 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Águas 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 $ 1,310 USD Double $ 931 USD Triple $ 852 USD
Lima: San Agustín Exclusive, Jose Antonio Lima, Jose Antonio 28 Julio, or Similar Room Standard 2 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Cusco: José Antonio Cusco, San Agustín Dorado, San Agustín Plaza, Xima Hoteles Cusco, or Similar Room Standard 3 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Águas 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 $ 1,512 USD Double $ 1,013 USD Triple $ 961 USD
Lima: Jose Antonio Deluxe, Dazzler Luxury Lima, Arawi Prime, or Similar Room Superior 2 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Cusco: Costa del Sol Cusco Ramada, Sonesta Cusco, Union Boutique Hotel, or Similar Room Superior 3 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Águas Calientes: El Mapi By Inkaterra, Hatun Inti Boutique, or Similar Room Superior 1 night(s) - With Buffet Breakfast
Premium
AccommodationPackage value per person.
of 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021
Single $ 1,712 USD Double $ 1,133 USD Triple $ 1,041 USD
Luxury
AccommodationPackage value per person.
of 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021
Single $ 0 USD Double $ 0 USD Triple $ 0 USD

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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