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US$ 425Price per person, 3 stars, double occupancy, group tours, airport transfers, Expedition Trains (subject to availability). Airfares and Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain hikes are not included.
Duration:3 Days
Destination:Cusco - Machu Picchu

MACHU PICCHU ONE DAY PACKAGE – OVERVIEW 

The Machu Picchu One Day Package allows you to discover the beauty and magnificence of “The Lost City of the Incas”. Captivating, mysterious, and mystic are some of the adjectives used to describe this great Inca city. Moreover, it is a place filled with peace, energy, and harmony where time seems to stop. For this reason, we recommend you to come and see for yourself why millions of people have chosen Machu Picchu as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World!

In addition, Machu Picchu is considered a master piece of architecture and engineering. It is the most representative architectural example of Peruvian culture and one of the most important and acclaimed archeological sites in the world. Hence, Machu Picchu is one of the few places in America that was declared both Cultural and Natural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

Besides, it is located in the region of Cusco, in the Urubamba Province, and on the eastern slope of the Andean Mountain Range. Likewise, it is located 2430m/7970ft over sea level and is nestled in the subtropical zone at the edge of the rainforest. Therefore, it enjoys a benign climate, which is warm and humid. Finally, Machu Picchu, located at the summit of a mountain, harmonizes with the exuberant nature that surrounds it.

Furthermore, the Machu Picchu One Day Package includes an excursion through the outstanding Inca and Colonial sights in the lovely city of Cusco.

Cusco was the capital of the Incas until the Spanish conquest in the 16th century. As a result, there are several Spanish constructions, built on impressive walls of ancient Inca buildings. In fact, many of them are considered architectural works of art, such as the cathedral and Temple of the Sun or Koricancha.

Finally, UNESCO also included the City of Cusco in the World Heritage List in 1983.

MACHU PICCHU ONE DAY PACKAGE – ITINERARY

DAY 1

Airport transfer:

Flight to Cusco (not included). You will transport from the airport to your hotel in Cusco at your arrival (altitude: 3400m/11152ft). We recommend you to arrive to Cusco in the morning to better acclimate to the altitude. We also suggest to drinks lots of water, eat lightly and walk slowly in your first day in the altitude.

Tour of Cusco, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman and nearby ruins:

First, you will visit the museum of the Cathedral of Cusco. It is an important depositary of art because it houses many relics and artifacts from colonial times. Second, you will walk towards the Koricancha Temple, also known as the Temple of the Sun. It was the most important temple in the Inca Empire mianly because of its fine architecture. Third, you will transport to the archaeological sites nearby the City of Cusco such as Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay. The last one is considered a water temple and embodies a series of aqueducts, channels and cascades that run through the rock platforms. You will return to your hotel after the tour.

Evening free.

Overnight in Cusco.

DAY 2

The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu:

Earlier in the morning, you will transport to Poroy station to take the Expedition Train to Aguas Calientes. Then at your arrival, you will catch the bus up to Machu Picchu (altitude: 2430m/7970ft) and explore the astonishing “Lost City of the Incas,” Machu Picchu, accompanied by your tour guide.

After lunch (not included), we recommend you walk up on your own to the Sun Gate, also known as Intipunku (its name in Quechua), to admire a stunning panoramic view of Machu Picchu.

Afterwards, you will catch the bus down to the Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Poroy or Ollantaytambo train station, where you will find a person with a sign with your name to finally transport you to your hotel in Cusco.

Lastly, you will have your last evening free in Cusco.

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DAY 3

Airport transfer:

Finally, pick-up from the lobby of your hotel and transport to the airport in Cusco to take your flight back to Lima (not included).

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B Breakfast.

S Snack.

L Lunch.

D Dinner.

BL Boxed Lunch.

TOUR NOTES:

If you would prefer to add days or destinations to your trip, please let us know in the Comments Section of the Get Free Quote form. You can also fill out our Design Your Trip form or Contact Us form with your specific needs.

  • This Machu Picchu One Day Package is available every day of the year.
  • Acclimatization: we strongly recommend you to drink coca leaf tea, rest for at least 3 hours upon arrival to your hotel, and eat little as digesting food might be a bit slow during your first day in order to better acclimate to the altitude.
  • Weather: the rainy season starts in mid-October and lasts through mid-April in the Andes and jungle, being January and February the heaviest months of rain. Therefore, the best time of the year to visit Machu Picchu is from mid-April to mid-October.
  • The train categories we offer are first, the Expedition which is a standard / tourist train class. Second, we offer the Vistadome, a superior type of train. Third, there is the Sacred Valley premium train category. And finally, the Hiram Bingham, a luxury train inpired  in the 1920 Pullman cars.
  • You can leave it at your hotel in Cusco during your Machu Picchu One Day Package Tour because the train company has luggage weight restrictions.
  • You can also modify the Machu Picchu One Day Package by adding one day to visit the Sacred Valley as in the 4 day Machu Picchu Tours. Or, you can also add two nights in Lima at the beginning of your trip to visit the “City of Kings” as in the Peru Holiday Package.

Please do not hesitate to Contact Us (see top menu) for more details about the Machu Picchu One Day Package or to customize this trip itinerary.

MACHU PICCHU ONE DAY PACKAGE – PRICES

Package Price Per Person in Shared Service

3 Stars

Double RoomUS$ 425
Additional for single room  US$ 95
Additional in private service US$ 50
Vistadome Train (return only) US$ 20
Vistadome Trains (round trip) US$ 35

4 Stars

Double Room US$ 435
Additional for single room  US$ 105
Additional in private service US$ 50
Vistadome Train (return only) US$ 20
Vistadome Trains (round trip) US$ 35

5 Stars

Double Room US$ 689
Additional for single room  US$ 355
Additional in private service US$ 50
Vistadome Train (return only) US$ 20
Vistadome Trains (round trip) US$ 35

5-star Deluxe

Double Room US$ 955
Additional for single room  US$ 625
Additional in private service US$ 50
Vistadome Train (return only) US$ 20
Vistadome Trains (round trip) US$ 35

INCLUDED IN MACHU PICCHU ONE DAY PACKAGE

Included in Tour Price

Hotel accomodation according to itinerary.

Meals according to itinerary.

Guided excursion in English.

All tour and intermediate transfers.

Entrance tickets.

Bus and entrance tickets to Machu Picchu.

Expedition Train to/from Aguas Calientes.

Not included in Tour Price

International and domestic flights.

Visas required to enter Peru.

Airport Taxes.

Drinks.

Tips.

Buffet Lunch at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge.

Huayna Picchu Mountain entrance ticket.

Airport Transfers, hotels, and tours in Lima.

Sacred Valley Tour.

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