5 Days - From $1,090
The Machu Picchu Quest itinerary is also best for somebody that has limited time. If your flight or cruise arrives in Lima early in the morning, itinerary 5B would be a good alternative. Both itineraries include an overnight near Machu Picchu and passes to climb Huayna Picchu.
|DAY||TRIP 5A||TRIP 5B|
|3||Machu Picchu||Machu Picchu|
|4||Huayna Picchu*||Huayna Picchu*|
* Cuzco in the evening
Machu Picchu Quest (5A)
Day 1 - Lima
Lima Arrival after 3pm
Welcome to Lima! Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel in the beautiful area of Miraflores. If time permits, venture out and begin to explore Peru's amazing culture and cuisine.
Casa Andina Miraflores or similar
Day 2 - Lima / Cuzco
Lima to Cuzco - Fly before 9am
Early flight to Cuzco (11,152 ft). Welcome upon arrival and transfer to your hotel. During the afternoon we will enjoy a guided tour of Cuzco with its ancient cathedrals and amazingly crafted Inca walls. We will also visit the ruins at Kenko, Tambomachay, Puka Pukara and Saqsaywaman.
Casa Andina Plaza or similar
Day 3 - Cuzco / Machu Picchu
Early morning transfer to board the train to Machu Picchu (7,875 ft.). This scenic trip offers great views of the mountains, river and sometimes a glance of the awesome Condor. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes we will begin our Machu Picchu tour. After the guided excursion you can continue to explore the Machu Picchu at your own pace or return to the town of where you can enjoy a relaxing evening or shop at the local market.
Option ($275): Hike a portion of the Inca Trail for a day and arrive to Machu Picchu through the Gate of the Sun. Tour of Machu Picchu and self-guided Huayna Picchu hike would be the next day.
Andina Luxury or similar
Day 4 - Machu Picchu / Cuzco
Free day to return to Machu Picchu and continue exploring the sanctuary or hike to the Sun Gate. Optional hikes (fee applies) includes Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. We will return to Cuzco by train later in the afternoon.
Casa Andina Plaza or similar
Day 5 - Cuzco / Lima
Cuzco to Lima - Fly anytime
Enjoy an early morning walk in Cuzco before your departure to Lima or continue on one of our extensions.
Important Notice: Actual day-by-day itineraries may vary from those shown in order to take advantage of local sightseeing options, trains or flight schedules changes, or other unforeseen events.
Train to or from Machu Picchu: From May to December, train from Cuzco to Machu Picchu and back will depart from Poroy station (about 20 minutes from downtown Cuzco). For the period between January and April, trains will depart from Pachar station, about 1.5 hour from Cuzco. Transfers are included for both options and total travel time is about the same.
What is Included
- Hotels (3 stars)
- Upgrades available
- Airport transfers
- Meals as indicated
- Excursions as part of a group
- Bilingual guides
- Gratuities except to guides
- Train to & from Machu Picchu
- Machu Picchu Passes
- Two-day passes to Machu Picchu
- Huayna Picchu passes (if available) or Machu Picchu Mountain
- Price shown is per person
- Based on double occupancy
- Single Supplement: +35%
- Add 3% if paying via credit card