Machu Picchu Travel

Dare to discover the mysteries of Peru with this 9-day itinerary, where you will find yourself immersed in the most precious relics of our authentic country. This package is structured to offer an intimate and unique experience through the Peruvian desert and the Andean Highlands, where you'll meet the yet-to-be-solved riddles of the Nazca and Inca civilizations.

What better way to discover Peru than visiting it on a private excursion. Here, you will learn about the hidden details of these cultures that, without a doubt, have impressed us with their ancestral knowledge. Venture out and explore the best of these civilizations with this luxurious package! Know all the details below.

TRIP ITINERARY

  • day 1

    Arrival in Lima - Transfer to hotel

    Upon your arrival in Lima, our team will be waiting to assist you and 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 on what to do nearby, restaurants, shops, and more.

    We highly recommend taking some time to rest so you can experience Lima to its fullest. Don’t miss the chance of trying the famous Peruvian gastronomy and visiting Lima’s 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 & Colonial City Tour in Lima

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    What a better way to explore Lima’s Historic Center than by taking a private 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 Huaca Pucllana, one of the 54 “Huacas” found in lima and a well-preserved Pre-Inca sanctuary inside the city. 

    Later, we’ll continue to one of the most luxurious and renowned restaurants in Lima to taste the Peruvian Gastronomy’s delights. From this location, you’ll have an outstanding view of the Pacific coast and its surroundings.

    Overnight in Lima.

  • day 3

    Lima to Paracas | Huacachina & Nazca

    We have organized a full-day of activities for you! On this opportunity, we’ll start early in the morning with a private transfer to Paracas, one of the most biodiverse regions in Peru. In this not-so-remote location, we’ll get to visit the famous Ballestas Islands, known for being home to Humboldt penguins, exotic birds, and hundreds of sea lions.

    Following the itinerary, we’ll head towards the only natural oasis on the continent, Huacachina. Here you’ll have the opportunity of taking the Dune Buggy & Sandboarding Tour, where you’ll pass through several dunes as if you were on a roller coaster!

    Later, we’ll continue down to the famous town of Nazca, where we’re going to stay the night.

    Overnight in Nazca.

  • day 4

    Flight Over the Nazca Lines | Lima

    After breakfast, our team will pick you up from the hotel to Nazca’s Airport to start our new adventure through the Nazca desert! The Nazca Lines are a group of over 1,100 geoglyphs carved on the extensive Nazca Pampas. These outstanding figures have remained a mystery until today since this ancient civilization disappeared while leaving behind this giant masterpiece. 

    These famous geoglyphs can only be fully appreciated by taking a flight. Luckily for you, you’ll board a plane that will take you to see the most preserved figures in the area: The Monkey, The Spider, The Hummingbird, and more!

    After a morning full of adventure and ancient history, we’ll be ready to head back to Lima on private transport.

    Overnight in Lima.

  • day 5

    Flight to Cusco | Sacred Valley of the Incas

    Our team will take you to Lima International Airport in time for your check-in and flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, our team will be waiting to assist you and pick you up to start the adventure through the Sacred Valley of the Incas on private transport.

    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. Later, we’ll head to Urubamba, a beautiful town surrounded by mountains, vivid green valleys, and the Urubamba river.

    Overnight in Urubamba.

  • day 6

    Ollantaytambo, Maras & Moray | Sacred Valley of the Incas

    On this day, you’ll have the opportunity of visiting one of the most significant structures of the Inca era, Ollantaytambo, which served as a religious and military center. Later, you’ll continue our visit with the perfect example of Inca engineering, Moray, a group of several platforms used as a laboratory where the Incas grew over 250 plant species.

    Following the itinerary, Maras will be our next stop. This is one of the most in-demand attractions within the Sacred Valley, home to 3,000 man-made salt mines, which are currently in use by the locals. Finishing the private tour, we’ll return to Urubamba for a well-deserved lunch in a renowned restaurant with a view of the imposing Urubamba river.

    Overnight in Urubamba.

  • day 7

    Machu Picchu Private Guided Tour | Cusco

    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, we’ll have some time off to explore this fairytale-like town before hopping on the bus to Machu Picchu. Once we reach 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 8

    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 Cusco.

  • day 9

    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 Lima.
• 01 hotel nights in Nazca.
• 02 hotel nights in Cusco.
• 02 hotel nights in Urubamba.

Private Tours
• Colonial and modern city tour - Private service
• Lima Private Transfer towards Paracas.
• Tour Ballestas Islands and Oasis of Huacachina - Private service.
• Nazca Lines flight - Private service.
• Nazca Private Transfer towards Lima.
• Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour with buffet lunch - Private service
• Maras & Moray Tour - Private service
• Sacred Valley one-way train - Aguas Calientes .
• Bus from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu.
• Bus from Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes.
• Entrance to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
• Guided in Machu Picchu - Private service.
• Machu Picchu return train - Poroy, Cusco.
• Archaeological city tour in Cusco - Private service.
• Tickets for all Archaeological complexes to visit.

Private transfers
• Transfer from Lima airport to the hotel.
• Transfer from Lima hotel to Paracas.
• Transfer from Paracas to Huacachina.
• Transfer from Huacachina to Nazca. 
• Transfer from Nazca to Lima Hotel.
• Transfer from Cusco station to the hotel.
• Transfer from the hotel to Cusco 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.

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.

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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