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5-Day Unique Machu Picchu Journey

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Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu
Tour Details

This is a unique Machu Picchu journey starting from Peru’s capital, Lima. Flight to Cusco to enjoy a tour within the city and it’s surroundings. Once in the Inca city enjoy  your trekking up to Machu Picchu and back to Cusco city,  ending with a safe return to Lima.

Machu Picchu is an Inca city surrounded by temples, platforms and waterways, built on top of a mountain. Its construction was built with large blocks of stone joined together, without the use of amalgam. It is considered a cultural patrimony of the humanity.

Where is Machu Picchu located?

Machu Picchu which means “old mountain”, is the most famous Inca city in the world. Located 112.5 kilometers northeast of Cusco, in the province of Urubamba, this architectural jewel is surrounded by temples, platforms and water channels.

History and architecture

Built in the fifteenth century at the request of the Inca Pachacútec, Machu Picchu is divided into two large sectors: the agricultural area comprising a vast network of terraces or artificial terraces, and the urban area, made up of various constructions and plazas, among which the Temple of the Sun , Temple of the Three Windows, the Main Temple and the called condor sector.

Their constructions follow the classic Inca style: buildings with stone walls polished in rectangular form, united to each other without the use of amalgams, doors and windows trapezoidal.

Important data:

  • Declared Cultural and Natural Heritage of humanity, considered a very important religious, political and administrative center of the Inca period.
  • Machu Picchu was interconnected with the entire Inca Empire through the Qhapac Ñan, known route of the Inca’s roads.
  • Its temperature ranges from 6.2 ° to 29 ° Celsious, since it is located in a subtropical zone. Its rainy months are from December to April.
  • Its majestic architecture comprises about 140 structures throughout the city.
  • The average altitude of the city is 2.453 meters above sea level.
  • The mountains of Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu are ideal for panoramic photographs of the entire architectural complex.
  • Its discovery is due to the researcher Hiram Bingham III who was looking for the last capital of the Incas Vilcabamba.
  • Machu Picchu was declared “Historic Sanctuary of Peru” in the year 1981.

Departure Time

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Return Time

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Wear

Light cotton pants, Long-sleeved light cotton shirts, Shorts,Bathing Suit, Comfortable shoes and/or sandals

Price Includes

  • Hotel nights detailed in the itinerary
  • Breakfasts at all hotels
  • At agreed time, private transfer to the airport for your flight home.
  • Buffet Lunch in the Sacred Valley.
  • Tours and transfers
  • Expedition trains to/from Machu Picchu
  • Entrance fees.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Upgrade to first class Vistadome train for US$30.00 per person on the return.

Price Excludes

  • Local flight Lima – Cuzco – Lima US$ 200.00 per person
  • Tips
  • International airfare.
  • Lunches and dinners (Other than those mentioned above)
  • Luggage storage on your last day at Lima airport $25 (Approximate).
Important Remarks

 

  • Train tickets and entrance fees to Machu Picchu are subject to reservation and a restricted to a limited number of visitors each day. Please book this tour at least 30 days before purchasing your air fare ticket.
  • We cannot guarantee domestic airfare prices. Airlines reserve the right to change the prices at any time prior to booking without notice.
  • Price is per person on a double occupancy.  A different price would be applied for single travellers and for more than 3 people.
Itinerary

Day 1Welcome to Lima!

A tour leader representative will wait for you at the airport to escort you to your hotel in Lima. This is a time for you to ask as many questions are possible before embarking to your flight to Cusco on next morning.

Hotel ranked 3 stars to be used: Wayra Hotel, Mami Panchita, Mariel Hotel, Allpa Suites, Dazzler Lima, Sol de Oro, 5-Star Country Club or similar.

Day 2Lima - Cusco

A private transfer will be ready for you to take you to the airport and get your flight to Cusco (airfare not included).

At your arrival to Cusco’s airport another tour representative will escort you to a selected hotel. Afterwards, we’ll join a Cusco city tour to introduce ourselves to this amazing city. You will notice that main town is a fusion of the colonial architecture and ancient Inca constructions. We will walk through the cobblestoned streets on our way to visit downtown area, where the Plaza de Armas is located.

Once at the main plaza in Cusco, we will notice beautiful colonial churches and buildings, as well as the famous Cathedral. Inside, we will be delighted by the highest expressions of colonial goldsmith, woodcarvings and paintings from the traditional Cusco School.

The Santo Domingo Convent is not an exception to be missed, perhaps because it was build where the Qoricancha Inca temple originally stood. Finally, we will visit the four surrounding archaeological Inca sites of Sacsayhuaman, Quenco, Tambomachay and Puca Pucará (panoramic).

Important: Airfare from Lima to Cusco is not included.

Hotel: Tikawasi, Corihuasi, Torre Dorada, Rumi Punku, Esplendor, Wyndham Costa del Sol, Aranwa Boutique Hotel or similar

Day 3Cusco – Sacred Valley – Pisac – Ollantaytambo

The Sacred Valley is famous for its impressive mountain formations, where are located some Inca temples and small villages. This full day tour will lead us to ‘Awanacancha’ where we will see Andean camelids such as llamas and alpacas.

Over the years, Pisaq village is well visited for its handicraft market and also for its importance among other Archaeological monuments as you can walk and visit diverse Inca constructions. There are stunning views of the surrounding valley that you cannot miss at all.

The next town to visit, we will be at ‘Ollantaytambo Archaeological Park’, there is enormous rocks being used to build this fortress and somehow you will start asking how this stones got here. Finished our visit at the park, we will get a super delicious buffet lunch that is included on this day.

Finished our lunch and relaxed by our surroundings, we’ll head to a local train station in Ollantaytambo and travel to Aguas Calientes, the closest village to Machu Picchu.

Hotel: Waman Hotel, La Cabana, Tierra Viva, Sumaq Hotel, Inkaterra El Pueblo or similar

Day 4Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

The Lost City of the Incas! Was declared by the Peruvian Government as a Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.

Machu Picchu is believed to have been a sacred religious site for the Inca royalty. During our guided tour, we will visit the main areas of the Inca Citadel such as the ritual baths, the Palace of the Princess, the main Fountain, the Intihuatana (a solar clock ) and the Temple of the Sun.

After the tour, we’ll have free time to walk around at your leisure. You can join an optional trip to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain to get amazing views from the top (+US$15.00 net per person, Subject to availability ) It has to booked in advance too because there is restrictive access per day.

Later on we will take the train back to Cusco, share our experiences and check into our hotel to relax as the night falls down.

Hotel: Tikawasi, Corihuasi, Torre Dorada, Rumi Punku, Esplendor, Wyndham Costa del Sol, Aranwa Boutique Hotel or similar.

Day 5

We will get ready to head back to the airport and to take your flight to Lima (airfare not included).

Once in Lima, you will get a tour into the central city and Huaca ‘Huallamarca’. The tour will focus on the stages of the colonial town, pre Inca settlers as well as modern times influence. Some places to be named will be in downtown area: Lima’s Main Plazas, the Presidential Palace, Convent of San Francisco and the Catacombs located below the surface of the church.

On our way out of the old city, we will pass through San Isidro district and notice main residential neighborhoods and commercial areas.

The tour will lead us to visit to Huaca Huallamarca, an archaeological site from Pre-hispanic times located in Miraflores. This flat-topped pyramid was built with small handmade adobe bricks and used first as a ceremony temple and later as a burial place. After archaeological excavations were conducted, a series of objects such as pottery, textile artifacts and mummies were found and are now being exhibited at the site museum.

Finally, we will explore more Miraflores District, passing by the Park of Love and Larcomar for great views of the Pacific Ocean. Our remarkable journey will end just here and we will be very allway greatfull by choosing our services.

All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including but not limited to weather, road, trail, sea conditions flight schedules adjustments or cancellations, local authorities orders.

Important note: Itinerary subject to availability, lodging changes might occur but the route will remain (route will only be modified due to mayor force reasons).

Practical Tips

RECOMMENDED PACKING LIST

  • We recommend you to pack the following on your 5 day an unique Machu Picchu journey:
  • Passport (bring always a copy as well)
  • Camera with flash
  • Sun cream (a high factor is recommended)
  • Lip balm (a high factor is recommended)
  • Light cotton pants
  • Long-sleeved light cotton shirts
  • Shorts
  • Bathing Suit
  • Comfortable shoes and/or sandals
  • Extra pairs of socks
  • Hat or Cap for sun protection
  • Small day pack
  • Plastic bags to protect cameras or films from rain and humidity
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Binoculars (if possible)

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR YOUR TRIP

Bar

Drinks are not included in your package and must be paid on the last day of your stay.

Drinking water

All the drinking water used for cooking and all offered drinks (including ice), has been treated and is totally safe for human consumption. Water from the tab or shower in your cabin should not be taken.

Climate

At the Inca valley and Machu Picchu it is best to be prepared for all kinds of weather.  At times it can be sunny, but some rain may appear at a moment’s notice specially in early hours of the day. In general the driest months are between June to October and the wettest months between January to  and March.

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