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TOUR Machu Picchu W/ Cuzco & SACRED VALLEY

Cuzco (sometimes spelled Cusco) is the entry point for passengers who want to take a tour to Machu Picchu. Daily flights connect Lima to Cusco and daily trains connect Cusco and the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu. Our local English speaking guides meet you at the airports both in Lima and Cusco for transfers and hotel accommodations along the way. The colorful Incan town of Cusco, is one of the archaeological capitals of South America, with fine examples of Incan history and architecture. Cuzco is also rich in colonial heritage and remains much as it was during the colonial period when the Spanish entered Peru in the 16th century.

To the south of Cuzco, your tour leads you to the ruins of Piquillacta, and the beautiful colonial Andahuay lillas Church (named the Peruvian Sistine Chapel). About an hour and one half drive to the south is the "Sacred Valley of the Incas" which is filled with colorful Andean villages and several first-class and luxury hotels. The market town of Pisac, with its stately ruins and colorful Indian Market Fair is nestled in the valley, surrounded by Andean mountain peaks and further north is the famous Ollantaytambo Inca Fortress. Machu Picchu, called the "Lost City of the Incas", was one of the great archaelogical discoveries of the 20th century - discovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham of Yale University. The beautifully preserved ruins consist of an enormous stone city, hidden by a spectacular terraced green mountain plateau, and surrounded by three towering peaks. In terms of altitude, Cusco is over 11,000 feet above sea level, while the Sacred Valley is about 9,000 feet above sea level and Machu Picchu itself drops to approximately 8,000 feet above sea level.

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Classic Cuzco / Machu Picchu - 5 NIGHTS

  • 6 Days / 5 Nights - Daily Departures - Land Only Per Person Prices From: $1,585 (double occupancy) See the pricing guide below for the five night program. Please request a quotation by phone or email for the three and four night tour program. Please Note: For the quality of your trip, it is highly recommended take accommodations in a hotel in Cuzco that offers additional oxygen in each room, especially for those that are susceptible to altitude, as Cuzco is located over 11,000 feet above sea level.
  • Day 1 Lima Airport

    Arrive in Lima and our local guide will meet you outside of the airport baggage area. Transfer to your hotel for one night. Most hotels in Lima are at least a one hour drive from the airport. The Hotel Costa del Sol is within easy walking distance. All hotels include daily breakfast at the hotel dining room.

  • Day 2 transfer to cusco / afternoon private city tour

    In the morning, our guide will meet you in the hotel lobby for a transfer to the airport. Take a the one hour flight to Cusco. In Cusco, take a private transfer to the hotel of your choice. We recommend hotels that provide oxygen in the hotel room, since Cusco is over 11,000 feet above sea level. Take a rest to adjust to the high altitude. In the afternoon, take a private guided tour of Cusco and the famous Incan Fortress of Sacsayhuaman.

  • Day 3 Cuzco / the sacred valley of peru

    Meet in the hotel lobby for a transfer by car, or private van, to the Sacred Valley of Peru. Located approximately one and one half hours from Cusco, the fascinating valley is an introduction to the culture and architecture of the surrounding the Machu Picchu site. Spend a day in the Sacred Valley with an English speaking guide exploring the Andean Mountain town of Pisac, home of the colorful Pisac Indian Market. Have lunch at Wayra Ranch with a display of Peruvian Paso Horses, and then tour the famous Incan ruins at Ollantaytambo. Overnight at your hotel in the Sacred Valley with breakfast included on the next day.

  • Day 4 the sacred valley / machu picchu

    Meet in the hotel lobby for a transfer to the train station at Ollanta in the Sacred Valley. Take the one and one- half hour train to Aguas Caliente, where our local guide will meet you. Transfer by shuttle up to the entrance of the national park at Machu Picchu. Porters will be taking your luggage from the train station to your hotel in advance. Take a private guided tour of Machu Picchu with an expert, resident, English-speaking guide. This tour is approximately three hours in duration. Eat at lunch-time at the famous Sanctuary Lodge Hotel. In the afternoon, there is time for more exploration of the Machu Picchu site. Sometime later, in the afternoon, take the shuttle down to the town of Aguas Caliente, about a twenty minute ride, and check-in to your hotel for the night.

  • Day 5 machu picchu / cusco

    Since most of the trains back to Cusco depart in the afternoon, there is time to explore Machu Picchu one last time before your afternoon train returns to the Sacred Valley. Entrance tickets and shuttle tickets are included in the price of your Peruvian tour package. Return to Ollanta on the afternoon train where a guide will meet you for the transfer to the town of Cusco. Arrive late in the day and check into your hotel for one night. Then on the following day, transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima with flight extensions to other countries, to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, or home.


Hotel Accomodations - Pricing Guide for the 5 Night Program Double Occupancy
Deluxe Hotel With The Monasterio Hotel in Cuzco (5 Star Hotel) $2,200
Deluxe Hotel With The Casona Inkaterra Hotel in Cuzco $2,100
First Class Hotel With Hotel Sumaq $1,670
Superior Hotel $1,570
Standard $1,390
For the Hiram Bingham Train Add Per Person $225

*Call for single or group pricing (3 or more people)

One-Day hike to Machu Picchu (Including an Overnight Stay)

  • Included in the Five Night Tour - Daily Departures - Land Only Per Person Prices From: $485.00
  • Day 4 the sacred valley / aguas caliente

    The one-day hike to Machu Picchu is part of a two day tour with an overnight at or near Machu Picchu itself. See day four of the classic tour above.

    Depart from your hotel and take the train to Aguas Caliente. At marker KM 104, depart with your guide, hiking up a steep ascent to the Royal Inca Trail, which leads to Machu Picchu. Hike toward Machu Picchu for the remainder of the day. Arrive at the Sun Gate, just above the national park, at sunset.

    At the end of the day, take the shuttle down into the town of Aguas Caliente and check-in to your hotel. A delicious lunch is included on this day, prepared by the trail guide and the porters.

  • Day 5 Machu Picchu / return to cusco

    In the morning, the trail guide will meet you in the hotel lobby for a transfer up to Machu Picchu. Take a three-hour tour of Machu Picchu with lunch included at the Sanctuary Lodge Hotel dining room. In the afternoon, transfer back to the train station for the train to Ollanta with further transfers to the Sacred Valley or Cusco.

  • Day 6 Machu Picchu/Cuzco

    Morning at leisure to explore Machu Picchu. Afternoon transfer to the rail station to board the train to Cuzco. Upon arrival in Cuzco, transfer to your hotel.

Note

Hotel space in Machu Picchu is tight year-round. Both the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge and the Aguas Caliente hotels near Machu Picchu may be used for this tour program.

hotels, cusco, the sacred valley and at machu picchu, PERU

Old World Hotel, Cuzco Peru

Boutique Style Hotels (In Cusco, Peru)

Some of the best hotels in Cusco, Peru are the boutique style hotels. These hotels have been converted from colonial era homes and have all the amenities of a great hotel with old world charm of colonial Peru. CALL FOR DETAILS

Sacred Valley Hotel

sacred valley hotels (In the Sacred Valley of Peru)

The Sacred Valley lies between Cusco and Machu Picchu and there are at least six major hotels in this area, including Tambo del Inka, Aranwa, Rio Sagrado and many others.
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Luxury Hotel in Cuzco

Machu Picchu Hotels(At or near Machu Picchu)

There are at least four major hotels in the area of Machu Picchu itself. Most of the hotels are located in the town of Aguas Caliente, just twenty minutes by shuttle below the Citadel of Machu Picchu. These are the most modern hotels in the area. CALL FOR DETAILS