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MACHU PICCHU BEST TOURS PACKAGE – OVERVIEW

The Machu Picchu Best Tours Package is an 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 Machu Picchu Best Tours Package includes:

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

Travelling 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.

MACHU PICCHU BEST TOURS PACKAGE – ITINERARY

DAY 1

Arrival in Lima

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

Evening free.

Overnight: in the city of Lima.

Included meals: none

DAY 2

Half Day Lima City Tour

We will pick you up from your hotel and start off 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. Following, 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.

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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 versión: Kenko, Pucapucara, and Tambomachay (duration: 4 hours). Return to your hotel.

Evening free.

Overnight in: The city of Cusco.

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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.

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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, we recommend you to try climbing up to Intipunku (Sun Gate) and feel as one of the few privileged visitors to admire this amazing sight of the citadel; or you can also visit the exciting grass rope Inca Bridge (optional), a secret entrance on the west side of Machu Picchu citadel.

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 (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: Cusco.

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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).

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B Breakfast.

S Snack.

L Lunch.

D Dinner.

BL Boxed Lunch.

ADD MORE DAYS TO THE MACHU PICCHU BEST TOURS PACKAGE TO EXPERIENCE THESE ACTIVITIES / DESTINATIONS:

1. Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days / 3 nights (camping)
2. Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 days / 1 night (overnight in Aguas Calientes)
3. Jungle program 3 days / 2 nights in Posada Amazonas
4. Jungle program 4 days / 3 nights in Refugio Amazonas
5. Jungle program 4 days / 3 nights in Tambopata Research Center
6. Paracas 2 days / 1 night

INCLUDED IN MACHU PICCHU BEST TOURS PACKAGE

Included in 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

Not included in Tour Price

International and domestic flights

Visas required to enter Peru

Drinks

Tips

Buffet Lunch at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

Tickets to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain

MACHU PICCHU BEST TOURS PACKAGE – PRICES

PRICE PER PERSON IN SHARED/GROUP SERVICE

3 Stars

Double Room US$ 669
Additional to have single room US$ 250
Additional in private service US$ 165
Vistadome Train (return only) US$ 25
Vistadome Trains (round trip)US$ 40

4 Stars

Double Room US$ 729
Additional to have single room US$ 315
Additional in private service US$ 165
Vistadome Train (return only) US$ 25
Vistadome Trains (round trip) US$ 40

5 Stars

Double Room US$ 1,405
Additional to have single room US$ 990
Additional in private service US$ 165
Vistadome Train (return only) US$ 25
Vistadome Trains (round trip) US$ 40

5 Stars Deluxe

Double Room US$ 1,740
Additional to have single room US$ 1,320
Additional in private service US$ 165
Vistadome Train (return only) US$ 25
Vistadome Trains (round trip) US$ 40

TOUR NOTES

The Machu Picchu Best Tours Package 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 section 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 one 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 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.
  • You can modify this tour to 4 days / 3 nights traveling directly to Cusco as in the 4 day Machu Picchu Tours. Likewise, you can modify it to 3 days /2 nights visiting Cusco and Machu Picchu in the Express Machu Picchu Tour. 

Please do not hesitate to Contact Us about customizing this trip itinerary.

HOTELS FOR THE MACHU PICCHU BEST TOURS PACKAGE:

3 star hotels: Casa Andina Standard Miraflores (Lima), Casa Andina Standard Cusco Catedral (Cusco), Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes)

4 star hotels: Casa Andina Select Miraflores (Lima), Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco (Cusco), El MAPI by Inkaterra (Aguas Calientes)

5 star hotels: JW Marriott Lima (Lima), JW Marriott Cusco (Cusco), Sumaq Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes)

5 star deluxe hotels: Belmond Miraflores Park (Lima), Belmond Monasterio (Cusco), Sumaq Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes)

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