Luxury Tour To Machu Picchu 7 days / 6 nights
Arrive to Lima from overseas.
After your International flight from Home you will arrive in Lima. Once you have finished with immigration, you can continue on to your hotel. This hotel is located at the airport, which makes it very convenient, after a long flight and arriving to Lima late in the evening. This hotel is very comfortable and although it is located at the airport, the rooms are very quiet and comfortable.
Overnight at Hotel Wyndham Costa del Sol-Ramada, Lima Airport
Day 2: Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas
After a good night’s rest at your Lima hotel, you will take a morning flight to Cusco, at 11,023 ft. Capital of the Inca Empire. Here you’ll meet your guide for the rest of your tour. We will begin our journey to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Our first stop will be at the llama farm, here you will have the chance to admire the different species of South American Camelot such as Llamas, Alpacas, and Vicuñas. After which we will make a short stop at the Taray view point from where we will take pictures of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Along the way, your tour guide will take you past Inca terracing that climbs steep valleys into Pisaq another amazing Inca City. After our visit to the archeological site, we will have time to explore the traditional and colorful Market of Pisaq, one of the best textile markets in the Andes. There, you’ll be able to look for souvenirs and learn about the local culture, lunch here and then we have a beautiful ride along the Sacred Valley, arriving to the town of Urubamba, where you will spend the night.
Overnight at Tambo Del Inka Hotel, or similar.
Day 3: Sacred Valley tour
After breakfast at the Hotel, the tour will start by visiting the archeological site of Ollantaytambo. A Beautiful Inca town with original water channels and an impressive sacred site, built over the hill with giant pink granite stones and Inca farming terraces. Then we will go to the Salt Mines, known as Las Salineras, where you will find a spring of salt water that has been trapped in the mountains for many centuries. Here we will see more than 5,000 pools, filled with salt water. And finally we will continue the tour towards the Inca farming terraces of Moray. Once we arrive in Moray, we will visit “the Inca agricultural greenhouse or laboratory”, consisting of many round platforms in the style of an amphitheater. With a depth of 150 meters, the overlapping concentric circular stone rings widen as they rise. It was an experimental place to study the adaptation of plants to new ecosystems. After which, we will return to your hotel.
Overnight Tambo del Inca hotel or similar
Day 4: Machu Picchu tour .
Morning transfer from your hotel to the train station, where you will take the luxury Hiram Bingham train to the Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes) at 7000 ft.
The scenery during the ride down the Urubamba Valley changes from mountain vegetation to cloud forest. Arrival at the train station after 3 hours, check in to the Hotel and then after which we will take a half hour bus ride that will bring you to the mountain citadel of Machu Picchu (8,040 ft.). Once here, your Guide will give you an afternoon guided tour at the Citadel, then you will return to Aguas Calientes town by bus at a time of your choice.
Overnight Inkaterra Hotel or similar.
Day 5: Machu Picchu – Cusco
On our second day at Machu Picchu you will have the option of a relaxing morning with a visit to the Hot Springs located in the town, or the opportunity to climb to the famous Huayna Picchu peak or the Sacred Machu Picchu peak for a great view of the entire Inca City, or the optional hike to the Sun Gate and the Inca suspension bridge at Machu Picchu. Lunch at the town of Aguas Calientes before the train ride back to Ollantaytambo, where our driver will be waiting for us and bring us back to Cusco.
Overnight at JW Marriott, Belmond Monasterio Hotel or similar.
Day 6: Cusco City tour
This tour will begin at 8:00 a.m., where your Guide and private transportation will pick you up from the lobby of your Hotel and take you on a magical excursion to some of Cusco’s famed highlights. Beginning with the national park of Sacsayhuaman, our first stop will be the water temple of Tambomachay, then Qenqo with its subterranean altars, followed by Sacsayhuaman, a magnificent Inca fortress with giant stones overlooking the city of Cusco. After Sacsayhuaman, a visit to the local market, San Pedro, with fresh fruits and vegetables, where the locals do their daily shopping and enjoy the local cuisine. Our next stop will be at ‘Koricancha’ or Inca Temple of the Sun, located beneath the Santo Domingo church and convent. And finally, we will visit the basilica cathedral of Cusco, a very impressive colonial church built in the 16 hundreds by the Spanish, with many impressive colonial paintings. Then you will return to your Hotel.
Overnight at JW Marriott Hotel, or similar.
Day 7: Cusco – Lima – Home
After breakfast, depending on the time of your international flight, we will transfer you to the Cusco airport for your flight to Lima. From there you will take your international flight home.
End of this Amazing Andean Adventure.