Machu Picchu Travel

This package option is made for those looking to travel with luxury, comfort and tranquility through Peruvian lands. You will stay at the best hotels in Latin America, with exclusive services and privileged views. 

On this 8-day adventure, you’ll get to visit the impressive archeological sites of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Cusco, without forgetting about the famous Machu Picchu citadel and the authentic cultural expression of the region.

TRIP ITINERARY

  • day 1

    Arrival in Lima - Transfer to the Hotel

    Our team will be waiting for you at Lima’s airport to take you to the hotel. After checking-in, you will have a detailed explanation of the day-to-day itinerary, as well as receiving information of what to do nearby, restaurants, shops and more.

    We highly recommend taking some time to rest so you can experience Lima at its fullest. Don’t miss the chance to try the famous Peruvian gastronomy and visit its beautiful neighborhoods.


    Overnight in Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel.

    According to your arrival time, ask for our optional tours:
    - Magic Water Circuit Tour (Dinner Show Included).
    - Pachacamac Archeological Site Tour.

  • day 2

    Modern and Colonial City Tour in Lima + Gold Museum

    Breakfast in the Hotel.

    What a better way to explore Lima’s historic center than taking a guided tour with a local expert. In this opportunity, you’ll get to know the attractions with more historical and cultural value within the center of the city, such as: Parque de Exposición, Plaza Grau, Paseo de los Heroes Navales, Plaza San Martín, the Main Square, Palacio del Gobierno, and the Cathedral of Lima.

    The Historic Center of Lima was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991 since it comprises over 600 historical monuments from the Colonial era. After our visit, we’ll continue to the Gold and Weapons of the World Museum so you can have a glimpse at the many civilizations that marked our country and the rest of the world.

    After a morning of exploring and getting to know the history of Lima, you’ll have the rest of the day off to explore and continue to enjoy the city.

    Overnight in Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel.

  • 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 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 has 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 Belmond Monasterio Hotel - Cusco.

  • day 4

    Pisac + Archeological City Tour in Cusco | Private Service

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    We have prepared a walk through history and culture for this day, where you’ll get to visit the Pisac Archeological Site, known to be a royal precinct of a renowned Inca ruler. Later, we’ll take you to the Artisan Market of Pisac, a place full of color and a vivid culture that you would love to meet!

    Finishing our time in Pisac, we’ll return to Cusco so you can get to know the impressive archeological sites around the region with our Archeological City Tour. On this occasion, we will visit the water temple of Tambomachay, the famous ceremonial fortress of Sacsayhuaman, the Coricancha temple and the Cathedral of Cusco.

    Overnight in Belmond Monasterio Hotel - Cusco.

  • day 5

    Chinchero, Moray, Maras Salt Mines & Ollantaytambo

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    We’ll start the day with a day trip to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where we’ll get to visit 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.

    Afterwards, our next stop will be Ollantaytambo, a town lost in time with an impressive archeological site. Here you’ll get to know everything about the history of this place, while also exploring the picturesque streets of this Andean town.

    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 Belmond Rio Sagrado Hotel.

  • day 6

    Day off at the Sacred Valley of the Incas

    We want you to make the most of your stay in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, which is why we have set this day so you can enjoy the relaxing facilities and exciting services of the Belmond Rio Sagrado Hotel.

    Each corner in this beautiful hotel will invite you to unwind and take in the beautiful energy of the Andes. The Mayu Willka Spa offers beauty treatments and massages using Andean herbs and techniques.

    In the hotel’s restaurants, you’ll be able to enjoy the best of the Peruvian gastronomy with fresh ingredients coming from their garden. Likewise, you can also book activities like horseback ride tours, rafting for the most adventurous or simply relax in the heated swimming pool.

    Overnight in Belmond Rio Sagrado Hotel.

    Important Note:
    All services used in the hotel are at the traveler's expense and must be booked in advance, so please consult your travel agent for further details. Only the daily rate is included in the package price.

  • day 7

    Machu Picchu Private Tour - Cusco

    The wait is finally over, now it’s time to live the dream! Our team will take you to the hotel’s private train station from where you’ll board the Sacred Valley train to Aguas Calientes, an exclusive ride with on board services. 

    Upon arrival, our team will take you 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 have a delicious lunch at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge to later go back to Aguas Calientes and return to the city of Cusco by train.

    Overnight in Belmond Monasterio Hotel - Cusco.

  • day 8

    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 Coricancha Museum, and the Popular Art Museum. Don’t worry about the entrance fees, they are all included in your Cusco Tourist Ticket!

    Check-In & Check-Out Times:
    - Cusco:
    Check-in time at 10:00 a.m. | Check-out time at 9:00 a.m.
    - Lima: Check in time at 13:00 p.m. | Check out time at 12:00 p.m.

INCLUDED

Hotels with breakfast
• 02 nights at Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel | Lima
• 02 nights at Belmond Rio Sagrado Hotel | Urubamba
• 03 nights at Belmond Monasterio Hotel | Cusco

Private Tours and Excursions 
• Colonial and Modern Lima City Tour + Gold Museum | Private service
• Archeological City Tour in Cusco + Pisac | Private Service
• Maras, Moray and Ollantaytambo Tour + Buffet Lunch | Private Service
• Guided tour in Machu Picchu | Private Service

Tickets and Transport
• Train Sacred Valley (first class) | Urubamba > Aguas Calientes
• Tourist Bus | Aguas Calientes > Machu Picchu > Aguas Calientes
• Entrance to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu
• Vistadome Train | Machu Picchu > Cusco
• Tickets to all archeological complexes to visit

Transfers all in private
• Transfer Airport > Hotel in Lima
• Transfer Hotel in Lima > Airport
• Transfer Airport > Hotel in Cusco
• Transfer Cusco Train Station > Hotel in Cusco
• Transfer Hotel in 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.

Prices

Hotels Categories Validity
Lima: Belmond Miraflores Park, or Similar Room 2 night(s) - Breakfast
Cusco: Belmond Hotel Monasterio, or Similar Room 3 night(s) - Breakfast
Valle Sagrado de los Incas: Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado, or Similar Room 2 night(s) - Breakfast
Super Luxury
AccommodationPackage value per person.
of 01/01/2022 to 31/12/2022
Double $ 3,478 USD Triple $ 2,802 USD

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 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.

Pachacamac Archaeological Tour - Lima
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 10 days prior to the trip. 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.