Machu Picchu Expedition

14 Days


Machu Picchu Expedition

14 Days  |  $2,490

Our Machu Picchu Expedition tour itinerary captures the best of Peru’s Southern region. Explore Lima, Arequipa, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and the Amazon Basin.  This adventure will take you from the urban life of Lima to the heights of the Andes to nature in the Amazon Basin.

Machu Picchu Expedition


Flight:  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.

Lodging:  Casa Andina Miraflores or similar

Rise for breakfast and a morning guided tour of colonial and modern Lima. After lunch, we will experience the Inca’s legacy at the Larco Museum. Lastly, we will visit a classic Peruvian Tavern for a glass of Pisco Sour and traditional Peruvian petite bouchées.

Meals:  Breakfast

Lodging:  Casa Andina Miraflores or similar

Flight:  Lima to Arequipa - Fly before 9:30am

Early morning flight to Arequipa; the “white city”. Welcome and transfer to your hotel upon arrival. During the afternoon you will enjoy a tour of the city and the Santa Catalina Monastery.

Meals:  Breakfast

Lodging:  Casa Andina Arequipa or similar

Depart from Arequipa to Chivay. During the drive you will probably observe wild vicuñas and some birds such as; Andean goose, kara kara falcon, flamingoes and black ibis. We will also stop at several lookouts for amazing views of the volcanoes Misti, Chachani, Pichu Pichu, Ampato, Sabancaya and Colca Valley.

Meals:  Breakfast

Lodging:  Casa Andina Colca or similar

Morning excursion to The Cross of the Condor to observe the depth of the canyon and the majestic flight of the Condor. During the afternoon we will travel via tourist bus to Puno (12,421 ft.). Tip: Amazing skies for stargazing in Puno.

Meals:  Breakfast

Lodging:  Casa Andina Tikarani or similar

Today you will tour Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest lake navigable to large vessels. First you will visit the Uros Indians’ floating reed island (built on layers of totora reeds). The Uros still live as their ancestors did a thousand years ago. Then you will continue towards Taquile Island. This remote island is a remarkable community where Quechua, the language of the Incas, is kept alive by the islanders. The outstanding highlight of its inhabitants is their handicraft derived from techniques developed over centuries. Return to Puno in the late afternoon.

Meals:   Breakfast  |  Lunch

Lodging:  Casa Andina Tikarani or similar

Travel all day via tourist bus to Cusco (11,152 ft.). During our journey, we will stop at Pucara, Racchi and Andahuylillas.

Upgrade ($290): Travel aboard the “Andean Explorer” train by Orient Express - a 5 stars train experience. Available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays all year plus Saturday between April and October.

Meals:   Breakfast  |  Lunch

Lodging:  Casa Andina Plaza or similar

During the morning you will enjoy a visit the ruins at Kenko, Tambomachay, Puka Pukara and Saqsaywaman. In the afternoon we will tour Cusco with its ancient cathedrals and amazingly crafted Inca walls.

Meals:  Breakfast

Lodging:  Casa Andina Plaza or similar

Today we will explore the Sacred Valley (9,350 ft) and experience the rich colors of its traditional towns and ruins. Our first stop after a scenic drive will be Pisac'’s colorful market – a great opportunity to practice your bargaining skills! After lunch we will tour the town of Ollantaytambo and visit the site of the beautiful rose-colored stone ruins where the Incas fought the Spaniards. The serenity and quaintness of the town will allow you to relax and transition into the Inca’s magical world. Return to Cusco in the early evening.

Meals:   Breakfast  |  Lunch

Lodging:  Casa Andina Plaza or similar
DAY 10

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.

Meals:  Breakfast

Lodging:  Andina Luxury or similar
DAY 11

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 Cusco by train later in the afternoon.

Meals:  Breakfast

Lodging:  Casa Andina Plaza or similar
DAY 12

Flight:  Cusco to Pto. Maldonado - Fly before 10am

Enjoy an early morning walk in Cusco before your flight to Puerto Maldonado. Upon arrival we will stop at the Lodge’s office in Puerto Maldonado where you can store any excess luggage. We will arrive at the lodge after a 20 minute drive and a 45 minute boat ride which offers beautiful views of exotic plants, birds and caimans. After dinner we will participate in an ecotourism lecture by a professional guide.

Meals:   Breakfast  |  Lunch  |  Dinner

Lodging:  Hacienda Concepcion or similar
DAY 13

After breakfast you can choose from several guided tours such as the exploring the wildlife at Lake Sandoval. Once at the lake we will paddle searching for Giant River otters, caimans, hoatzins and horned screamers. During the afternoon you can take an ethnobotanical tour that will expose you to botanical and medicinal wonders. After dinner you will have the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active.

Meals:   Breakfast  |  Lunch  |  Dinner

Lodging:  Hacienda Concepcion or similar
DAY 14

Flight:  Pto. Maldonado to Lima - Fly before noon

Enjoy a walk around the lodge before traveling to Puerto Maldonado to board your flight to Lima or continue on an extension.

Meals:  Breakfast

Bon Voyage!!!

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 Cusco to Machu Picchu and back will depart from Poroy station (about 20 minutes from downtown Cusco). For the period between January and April, trains will depart from Pachar station, about 1.5 hour from Cusco. Transfers are included for both options and total travel time is about the same.

Machu Picchu Expedition


  • $2,490 per person
  • Based on double occupancy
  • Single Supplement: +35%
  • Add 3% if paying via credit card


  • International Flights
  • Domestic Flight: from $350

  • 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
  • Huayna Picchu Passes

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    • LENGTH: 14 Days
    • PRICE: $2,490
    • EFFORT: Easy to Moderate


    • BEST: May to Sep
    • GOOD: Oct, Nov & Apr
    • JUST OK: Dec, Jan, Feb & Mar

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    Machu Picchu Expedition was last modified: February 15th, 2017 by Highland Adventures