All around this will be an epic adventure!
Of course Machu Picchu is the jewel of Peru's crown, but on the way you will find the hidden gems of Cusco and Agua Calientes.
July and August are the prime and best months to visit. It's winter time there, which means is the dry season and therefore the best time of year to travel. So that is when we are going and in this case the journey is definitely the adventure!
DAY 1, AUG 03
Arrive Lima, Peru and transfer to a domestic flight to Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco you will be met and a shuttle will take you to your hotel. Balance of the day to rest and get used to the high altitude.
DAY 2, AUG 04
Morning tour of Cuzco, considered the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Western Hemisphere, rising 11,400 feet above sea level. The tour includes visit to the Sun Temple which is now known as Santo Domingo Church, Saqsaywaman,Q’enqo, San Pedro, San Blas and the Twelve Angles stone.
DAY 3, AUG 05
You will be brought from your hotel to the Ollanta Train Station and board the Expedition Train to Aguas Calientes, where you will meet your private local guide and board the bus to go up to Machu Picchu. Here you will have a chance to observe the advance world of the Inkas and walk thru the Lost City. Temples, palaces, houses were built on the side of the mountain with impressive views of the Urubamba river and the green high Andean mountains!! Late afternoon return back to Aguas Calientes and overnight.
DAY 4, AUG 06
Day at leisure to explore Machu Picchu on your own. You can go back to the Lost City and visit this magnificent archeological site at your own pace or do some trekking...or stay in Aguas Calientes and visit the local market or the thermal baths. Afternoon return by train to Cusco, where you will be met and transfered to your hotel.
DAY 5, AUG 07
Leisure day in Cusco. The city is like an open museum, wherever you go you will find ancient Inka streets, palaces, colonial mansions from the Spaniards conquistadores or just take advantage of great bargains such as sweaters, ponchos, alpaca rugs, gold and silver jewelry....plenty of things to do and see....
DAY 6, AUG 08
After breakfast you will be brought from hotel to Cusco airport for flight to Lima. From here, you can take a flight back home, or take advantage of our OPTIONAL 2-NIGHT EXTENSION TO LIMA**
Total cost $1995 per person, double occupancy. We offer share matching.
Single supplement- $375
Hotel accommodations for 5 nights
Sightseeing tour of Cusco with English speaking tour guide
Tour and entry to Machu Picchu with private English speaking guide
Trip Train tickets from Cusco to Machu Picchu and back
Transfers to/from airport, hotels and train station
5 breakfasts and 1 lunch
Tips to porters at airports and ports (not at hotels)
24/7 assistance of our local representatives.
Lima Extension (see price below)**
Tips to guides, bus drivers, hotel porters
Any other service not specifically mentioned in itinerary.
Easy Itinerary Version:
Day 0 Fri Aug 2nd depart LOS ANGELES
Day 1 Sat Aug 3rd LIMA-CUSCO
Day 2 Sun Aug 4th CUSCO-URUBAMBA VALLEY
Day 3 Mon Aug 5th URUBAMBA VALLEY-MACHU PICCHU
Day 4 Tues Aug 6th MACHU PICCHU-CUSCO
Day 5 Wed Aug 7th CUSCO
Day 6 Thur Aug 8th CUSCO-LIMA
This exclusive and curated guided trip is limited to 12 lucky folks. 4 spaces already filled.
Deposit of $500 is the only way to hold your space
Deposit refundable up to 4 months before departure
Balance of $1495 due 3 months before departure
OPTIONAL LIMA EXTENSION incl 2 nights, roundtrip airport transfers, 2 breakfasts and a city sighseeing tour. Be amazed by Peru's capital - Lima, one of the most interesting and challenging cities in South America with a huge archaeological, historical and cultural past
COST $221 per person, double occupancy; $332 single