Machu Picchu Explorer

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Adventure Overview

8 Days - From $1,540

This 8 day Machu Picchu tour gives you an extra day in Cusco to enjoy this fabulous city at a bit slower pace – the city tour of Cusco and visit to the Archeological Park of Saqsaywaman are done separately. In addition to a guided Machu Picchu tour, you will also visit Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Pisac Market, Ollantaytambo and Huayna Picchu.

DAYHighlights
1Lima
2Lima
3Cuzco
4Cuzco
5Sacred Valley
6Machu Picchu
7Huayna Picchu*
8Lima

* Cuzco in the evening

Adventure Details

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

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.

Casa Andina Miraflores or similar

Breakfast

Day 3 - Lima / Cuzco

Lima to Cuzco - Fly before 9am

Welcome upon arrival in Cuzco (11,152 ft) and transfer to your hotel. During the afternoon we will enjoy a guided tour of the city with its ancient cathedrals and amazingly crafted Inca walls.

Casa Andina Plaza or similar

Breakfast

DAY 4 - Cuzco

Early rise to visit the famous ruins of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puka Pukara and Saqsaywaman. Free in the afternoon to explore and discover Cuzco at your own pace.

Casa Andina Plaza or similar

Breakfast

DAY 5 - Cuzco (Sacred Valley)

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 Cuzco in the early evening.

Casa Andina Plaza or similar

Breakfast  |  Lunch

Day 6 - 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 would be the next day.

Andina Luxury or similar

Breakfast

Day 7 - Machu Picchu / Cuzco

Free day to return to Machu Picchu and continue exploring the sanctuary or hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. We will return to Cuzco by train later in the afternoon.

Casa Andina Plaza or similar

Breakfast

Day 8 - 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.

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 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
  • 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

Included Also


  • Two-day passes to Machu Picchu
  • Huayna Picchu passes (if available) or Machu Picchu Mountain

Pricing Details

  • Price shown is per person
  • Based on double occupancy
  • Single supplement applies
  • Add 3% if paying via credit card

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 1-844-MACHU-PICCHU

(1-844-622-4874)


 tours@highlandadventures.com