Machu Picchu & Cusco
Cusco and its surrounding area is one of the highlights of all Latin America, rich in history, culture and local legends, and with breath-taking scenery to match.
The Majestic Cusco tour encompasses all of the main highlights in and around the city of Cusco including the colonial city, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley of the Incas, interesting museums and other major Inca sites.
This trip provides a great introduction to this area, and can serve as either a whistle-stop tour of the most popular part of Peru or as launch pad to visit the rest of the country.
||Welcome to Peru!! On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Freetime to relax. Overnight Lima.
||Cusco - In the morning you will be transferred back to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Flight duration is 1 hour. In the afternoon you will be taken on a Private City Tour of Cusco to visit the most important sites: The Cathedral, Koricancha "Temple of the Sun", Tambomachay "Temple of the Water", Qenqo and Sacsayhuaman. The tour lasts around 4 hours and we return you to the hotel afterwards. Free time! Overnight Cusco.
||Sacred Valley – A memorable day exploring the Sacred Valley. First stop is at the cultural village of Awanacancha where you will see a variety of camelids (llamas, alpacas, vicúnas) and learn about them. You will also see local ladies making traditional hand-wovan products. Next we visit Pisac Market & Ruins before lunch in Urubamba. Our final visit of the day is the pretty Andean town of Ollantaytambo where we will hear all about the amazing history of this village and explore some of its pretty lanes. Overnight Ollantaytambo.
||Aguas Calientes - Its a short walk to the train station at Ollantaytambo from where you take the early morning train to Aguas Calientes. You will have the rest of the day at leisure to explore the small town or bathe in the hotsprings. In the afternoon you will be briefed by our Guide on tomorrow’s activities.
||Machu Picchu - We rise early to catch sunrise over Machupicchu! This is followed by a 2 hour guided tour of the ruins and afterwards leisure time to explore the ruins by yourselves and take photos. We then take the afternoon train back to Cusco.
||Cusco – A free day to explore the many sites of Cusco by yourselves. Our suggestions would be the local handicraft markets, wonderful array of museums, electric nightlife, or just wandering the meandering and scenic streets.
||Return to Lima - In the morning you will be transferred back to Cusco airport for your flight to Lima. Flight duration is 1 hour. On arrival you will be met by our Representative and they will take you on a Private City Tour lasting around 3 hours to get to know Peru’s capital city. Afterwards they will drop you off in the vibrant suburb of Miraflores where you can enjoy some last minute shopping and enjoy a nice dinner before we pick you up to take you back to the airport.
NOTE: Peru Rail has introduced new baggage allowance limits of just one piece of hand luggage per person up to 5kg in a bag of maximum total linear dimension of 157cm.
Past Clients Feedback
“This trip included everything that I wanted to see/do in and around Cusco without rushing us through the sites – very nicely paced. On top of that all of our guides were knowledgeable and helpful, and the selection of hotels was perfect. Thanks for everything!” (Katie and Anne Stark, UK)
“Machu Picchu was everything we expected it to be and more! We were lucky to have a fabulous guide who explained all of the Inca history to us both at the ruins and in Cusco - this really brought the whole experience to life for us and put the visit into perspective. An amazing trip, thank you!!!” (Angelica and James Todd, USA)
PRICES (per person)
|# OF PASSENGERS
|2 (dbl or twin)
||$1525 Regular / $1830 Comfort
| 3 (triple)
||$1325 Regular / $1635 Comfort
|4 (dbls or twins)
||$1230 Regular / $1535 Comfort
- Accommodation on twin/double basis
- Meals as listed in itinerary
- Activities as listed in itinerary
- English-speaking guide (on private tours)
- All airport transfers
- Entrance fees for all visits listed
- Train tickets
- Single Supplement ($295 Regular, $465 Comfortable)
- Meals not listed in itinerary
- International flights
- Domestic flights Lima-Cusco-Lima (Approx $395 per person)
- Airport taxes
- Personal Expenses