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LIMA, CUSCO, SACRED VALLEY AND BEST MACHU PICCHU TOURS

US$ 729

Price per person based on 3 stars, double occupancy, group tours, airport transfers, Expedition Trains (subject to availability). Domestic airfares not included.

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    The Best Machu Picchu Tours is ideal for the ones who are planning a trip to Peru to visit the famous Machu Picchu citadel, and also wish to appreciate closely, the fascinating multicultural contrast within the same country best embodied by the iconic cities of Cusco and Lima.

    The Best Machu Picchu Tours includes:

    A complete city tour of the different features of Lima, also known as the “the City of Kings” because of its colonial origins.

    Traveling to the main administrative and religious center of the Inca Empire, the city of Cusco.

    A wonderful trip through the superb sceneries of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

    Last but not least! Your tour to Machu Picchu, a magnificent architectural construction.

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    1. DAY 1 Arrival in Lima

      We will pick you up from the airport in Lima and transfer you to your hotel in Miraflores. You should book your international flight on your own.

      Evening free.

      Overnight in the city of Lima.

      Included meals: none

    2. DAY 2 Half-Day Lima City Tour

      We will pick you up from your hotel and start your city tour going through the modern districts of San Isidro and Miraflores. We will enjoy sensational views of the Pacific Ocean from the “Love Park” Parque del Amor and visit the pre-Inca Huaca Pucllana, an astounding ancient pyramid-shaped temple located in the middle of the city. Immediately after, we will visit the old center of Lima, where we may appreciate and learn about the colonial origins of the city making a few stops at the San Francisco Convent and its famous underground crypts known as the Catacombs,  the Plaza Mayor, where the Presidential Palace and the Cathedral are located. Finally, we will drive through Plaza San Martin, unique because of its colorful history and colonial architecture. (duration: 4 hours). Return to your hotel.

      Afternoon and evening free.

      Overnight in the city of Lima.

      Meals included: B

    3. DAY 3 Cusco City Tour

      Pick up from your hotel in Lima and transfer to the airport for your flight Lima – Cusco (you should book a morning flight on your own).

      Upon arrival in Cusco, we will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel (Cusco’s altitude: 34000m/11152ft).  You will have plenty of time to rest, adjust to the altitude, and have lunch before your city tour.

      We will meet you at your hotel in the afternoon and begin visiting the Cathedral in the main Plaza, part of our colonial legacy. Koricancha or Temple of the Sun, the most important sacred Inca place within the city, which sheltered all Gods and Goddesses brought by the nations that integrated the Inca Empire. Traveling out of the city center, we will visit the enigmatic stonework complex of Sacsayhuaman, and what nowadays we call “Customs” in the Inca version: Kenko, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay (duration: 4 hours). Return to your hotel.

      Evening free.

      Overnight in the city of Cusco.

      Meals included: B

    4. DAY 4 Sacred Valley Day Tour (altitude: 2800m / 9184ft)

      The Sacred Valley tour is available in the morning or afternoon. Pickup at your hotel. We will begin our visit in Pisac, a marvelous citadel with extensive agricultural terraces, with a cemetery of more than a thousand burial niches on a mountain wall. Later on, you can explore the historical artisan market located on the main plaza of Pisac. We will be stopping at the town of Urubamba for a lunch buffet.

      We will continue the tour in Ollantaytambo, an awe-inspiring construction on a steep mountain, build for military, agricultural, and religious control purposes as a watchtower over the Sacred Valley. Once at the top you will startle at a magnificent sight of the Sacred Valley. The tour ends at around 16:00 to 17:00 hrs. You will be instructed to walk on your own, to the Ollantaytambo Train Station (10min walk from the Main plaza) for your Expedition Train Departing at 19:00hrs, arriving at Aguas Calientes at 20:45. A hotel staff member will take you to your hotel in Aguas Calientes.

      Evening free.

      Overnight in Aguas Calientes.

      Meals included: B L D

    5. DAY 5 Machu Picchu Day Tour (2430m / 7970ft)

      Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel, and together you will take the bus up to Machu Picchu citadel early in the morning so you can explore the archeological complex at a less crowded time.

      After your tour, your can hike, on your own, the Huayna Picchu Mountain at 10:00 hours – 11:00 hours for 2 hours on average (400 people limit per day) and/or visit the Temple of the Moon, or the Machu Picchu Mountain at 09:00 hours – 10:00 hours for 3-4 hours on average (800 people limit per day) to admire impressive panoramic views of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu (optional, not included).

      You may leave the archeological site on your own and enjoy lunch at the place of your choice (not included), take the bus back to Aguas Calientes (the last bus departs at 17:30).  You can do some exploration in the small town or visit the town’s Hot Springs (from which the town owes its name) and then head to the train station on your own, for your Expedition Train departing at 16:43hrs, arriving at 20:13hrs in Poroy (15-20min from Cusco). At your arrival in Poroy, a pickup person will be waiting for you with a sign with your name on it, he will transfer you to your hotel in Cusco.

      Evening free.

      Overnight in the city of Cusco.

      Meals included: B

    6. DAY 6 Airport Transfer

      Pickup from your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight Cusco – Lima (You should book it on your own).

      Meals included: B

    Legend
    B Breakfast
    S Snack
    L Lunch
    D Dinner
    BL Boxed Lunch

    Program Prices Per Person:

    3 Stars
    Double room in shared service US$ 729
    Single supplement US$ 195
    Additional for private service US$ 175
    Additional for Vistadome train (return only) US$ 29
    Additional for Vistadome trains (round trip) US$ 59

     

    4 Stars
    Double room in shared service US$ 799
    Single supplement US$ 289
    Additional for private service US$ 175
    Additional for Vistadome train (return only) US$ 29
    Additional for Vistadome trains (round trip) US$ 59

     

    5 Stars
    Double room in shared service US$ 1,229
    Single supplement US$ 639
    Additional for private service US$ 175
    Additional for Vistadome train (return only) US$ 29
    Additional for Vistadome trains (round trip) US$ 59
    TOUR NOTES:

    The Best Machu Picchu Tours is customizable. If you would prefer to travel for fewer days or add days or destinations to your trip, please let us know in the Comments Section of the Get Free Quote form. You can fill out our Present Design Your Trip form or Contact Us form with your specific needs.

     

    • This trip is available every day of the year.
    • Train rates may slightly vary as the train company has recently implemented the BAR (best available rate) system; hence we are considering an average rate in order to avoid increasing the price per person.
    • Price includes payment transaction fees.
    • Price includes hotel accommodation based on double occupancy with 1 queen/king-size bed or 2 twin/full-size beds.
    • Price does not include local sales taxes; as foreign travelers are sales tax exempt according to Peruvian Law.
    • Sacred Valley Tour: the best days to enjoy the artisan market of Pisac are Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. the best day to visit the food market is Sundays.
    • Chinchero, Maras, and Moray Tour: we only offer this tour in private service. Includes transportation, guide, entrance tickets, and visits to the natural salt mines of Maras, the most advanced Inca agricultural system of Moray, and the textile town of Chinchero.
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    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Hotel accommodation according to itinerary.
    • Meals according to itinerary.
    • All guided excursions in English in shared/group service (up to 15 travelers).
    • All tour transfers.
    • All entrance tickets.
    • Bus and entrance to Machu Picchu Citadel.
    • Expedition Train service to/from Aguas Calientes.
    • Airport transfers in Lima and Cusco.
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • International and domestic flights.
    • Visas required to enter Peru.
    • Drinks.
    • Tips.
    • Entrance tickets to Huchuy Picchu or Huayna Picchu mountains.