8-Day Sunrise in Machu Picchu – From $1,298.00 Adults
AVAILABLE FOR DAILY ARRIVALS IN LIMA UNTIL DEC 12, 2023
This Program is Fully Customizable
Lima • Cusco • The Sacred Valley of the Incas • Machu Picchu
The Inca Empire existed for only a century, but in that short time, it left a legacy that turned Peru into one of the countries with most significant cultural wealth in the Americas. Discover Peru’s main attractions during this memorable eight-day trip, from beautiful Lima to breathtaking Machu Picchu, the ‘Lost City of the Incas’, located high up in the Andes Mountains. Explore beautiful colonial cities, the remains of ancient civilizations, and behold some of the most spectacular landscapes on the planet!
- 7 Nights’ accommodations according to the selected category: 2 in Lima, 3 in Cusco, 1 in the Sacred Valley and 1 in Machu Picchu
- 9 meals (7 breakfast, 2 lunches)
- Guided tour of Modern and Colonial Lima
- Guided Visit of Colonial and Ancient Cusco: Coricancha Temple, Cathedral, Sacsayhuamán, Qenqo, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay
- Guided visit of Moray, Maras, Chinchero, Living Museum of Yucay and Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley
- Train Ticket: Ollantaytambo / Aguas Calientes Station-Machu Picchu/ Ollantaytambo
- Guided visit of the Machu Picchu Citadel
- Shared transfers from and to the train stations
- Private transfers from and to the airport
- All Entrance fees as per itinerary
- All transfers and sightseeing in A/C vehicle as per itinerary
- Services of English-speaking local hosts and guides
- Only driver service for transfers from/to the airport in Lima and Cusco.
- Personalized service of our Peru-based representative office
Day 1 | Welcome to Lima!
Upon arrival in Lima, meet and greet service at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Lima for two nights. The Peruvian capital is a modern metropolis full of history, currently undergoing an exciting process of cultural and economic changes.
- Standard Class: Britania Miraflores
- Superior Class: Mercure Ariosto
- First Class: Casa Andina Select Miraflores
Day 2 | Lima – Larco Museum & City Tour | B.
Wake up to have breakfast in the hotel before hitting the streets of Lima’s old town; a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site packed with fascinating historical buildings. Start with the Larco Museum, located in the traditional Pueblo Libre district, which is housed in a beautifully restored viceregal mansion built on a pre-Columbian pyramid. The museum boasts the world’s most complete pre-Hispanic collection of gold and silver objects, as well as pieces of erotic art. Then visit Casa Aliaga, a colonial mansion granted in 1535 by chief conquistador Francisco Pizarro to Jeronimo de Aliaga, one of his captains. This is the only house from that time that to this day has always been owned by the same family. Continue to a scenic tour in the colonial downtown, which originates and spreads out from the Main Square. Here you can appreciate the grandiose architecture of the Spanish Empire and be amazed by Lima´s Cathedral. Established in the 16th century, this building took more than 80 years to complete. After the tour, you’ll be transferred back to the hotel.
Day 3 | Lima – Cusco: City Tour and nearby Archaeological Sites | B.
You will be transferred to the airport to take the flight to Cusco (not included). At arrival in the city you will be taken to your hotel for two nights. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of the former capital of the Inca Empire. The tour starts with a visit to Santo Domingo Convent, a large Renaissance-baroque complex, which was built over the Inca Coricancha temple. It was one of the most important temples dedicated to worshipping the sun, and its foundations are still prominent at the base of the convent. Ancient chronicles say the temple was covered in gold leaf and filled with golden representations of nature. Then, visit the Cathedral, the most imposing monument of the Main Square. Head to the hills above Cusco to visit the remains of the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, whose impressive ramparts offer a stunning panoramic view of Cusco, and the ruins of the temple and amphitheatre of Qenqo, where it is believed the Incas practised agricultural rituals. Admire Qenqo and then finally visit Puka Pukara (‘Red fortress’ in Quechua) an Inca military complex located on a prominent hill. Its dwellings squares, bathrooms, aqueducts, walls, and towers can still be appreciated. Afterwards, return to your hotel.
- Standard Class: Maytaq Wasin
- Superior Class: Casa Andina Cusco Plaza
- First Class: Novotel Cusco
Day 4 | Cusco – Moray – Maras – Cusco | B.
After breakfast at the hotel, depart heading along the Sacred Valley towards the archaeological site of Moray, approximately an hour and a half away. As with many Inca remains, its exact function is a mystery though the design of ever-wider concentric circular terraces means each level had a different microclimate. Continue to Maras, where the salt ponds create a dazzling scene. The thousands of small ponds give work to and help feed many local families. During Inca times, the salt deposits were an important economic centre and of great value to the imperial economy. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel.
*During December to March (rainy season), Chinchero, the town of Maras and chicherias, is visited instead of the salt mines. In these months, you have the option of replacing this tour with a visit to South Valley.
Day 5 | Cusco – Sacred Valley: Chinchero, Ollantaytambo and Living Museum of Yucay | B.L.
During the morning, you are picked up from your hotel to visit the town of Chinchero, a traditional Cusco urban centre located at an elevated point with a beautiful view of the valley. The inhabitants of this area preserve the artisan traditions and the inherited knowledge of the Incas and display them in their clothes and customs. In Chinchero there are also archaeological remains and a beautiful seventeenth-century church, one of the first Catholic buildings in Peru. Then, you are transferred to the Living Museum of Yucay, an Andean traditions interpretation centre with demonstrations of the production of textile work, adobe, pottery and silverware, following the techniques used by the ancestors. Also, residents of the museum include llamas, sheep and alpacas, and they can be fed! Visit the town of Ollantaytambo upon your arrival – inhabited uninterruptedly since Inca times – and have a superior Andean gastronomy experience in a restaurant. Feel the true spirit of the Sacred Valley, transmitted in a cozy atmosphere! Later, climb the iconic fortress, built next to a mountain and then you are transferred back to your hotel.
*On Sundays, also visit the local market.
- Standard Class: Taypikala
- Superior Class: Casona Yucay
- First Class: Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay
Day 6 | Sacred Valley –Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes | B.L.
Transportation service will pick you up and transfer you to the Ollanta Station to board the train to Aguas Calientes, the nearest town to Machu Picchu. Following a scenic journey through dramatic Andean landscapes, arrive at the station in Aguas Calientes. Here you board a bus for a 25-minute ride to Machu Picchu. The ‘Lost City of the Incas’ is believed to have been built in the 1450s by Inca emperor Pachacuti as a holiday retreat, yet within a century the city would be abandoned following the Spanish conquest. The Spaniards never found it, so it was spared the destruction they brought on other Inca sites. Instead, it was slowly swallowed up by the jungle and hidden from harm. A guided tour explains the origins behind this awe-inspiring citadel, presenting its most prominent landmarks.
- Standard Class: Hatun Inti
- Superior Class: Tierra Viva Machu Picchu
- First Class: El Mapi
Day 7 | Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco | B.
Sunrise in Machu Picchu – Self Guided. In the afternoon, transfer to the Aguas Calientes station and take the train back to Ollanta station. From here you will be transferred to your hotel in Cusco for an overnight.
- Standard Class: Maytaq Wasin
- Superior Class: Casa Andina Cusco Plaza
- First Class: Novotel Cusco
Day 8 | Departure Cusco | B.
At the appropriate time, departure transfer to the Cusco airport to check in for your onward flight. Adios Amigos y Buen Viaje!
PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – MINIMUM 2 PASSENGERS – SHARING DOUBLE ACCOMMODATIONS
AVAILABLE FOR DAILY ARRIVALS IN LIMA UNTIL DEC 12, 2023*
*Rates are not valid for travel dates during Holy Week (Easter), Inti Raymi, and/or National Holidays.
STANDARD CLASS HOTELS
In Lima: Britania Miraflores Hotel is located in the heart of the Miraflores District. A short walk will takes you from Lima’s old town to the Larcomar shopping center and many attractions in between. Immerse yourself in the local culture and history at Kennedy Park, where traditional activities and daily craft fairs are held. All 60 modern rooms are elegantly decorated and include air conditioning, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, LCD TV with satellite channels, free Wi-Fi, mini-bar, telephone, safety deposit box and 24 hour room service. Start your day with a complimentary buffet breakfast full of fresh fruits, cereals, yogurt, sausage, eggs and freshly baked bread and pastries. Meet your friends for lunch or dinner in the restaurant and then enjoy a cocktail in the casual lobby bar. After a day full of adventures, come home to Britania Miraflores Hotel!
In Cusco: Maytaq Wasin Boutique Hotel. Located in the heart of Cusco, only a few steps away from the main plaza. Enjoy twenty four cozy rooms and a bright open terrace with breathtaking views of Cusco city and the surrounding mountains. The hotel is contemporary in design, boasts high ceilings, lots of natural light and makes guests feel welcome and relaxed. While in Cusco, Maytaq Wasin is the perfect place for discerning travelers. It has the right blend of comfort and convenience, is family-run and backed by a helpful team to make your stay great. Enjoy modern private bathrooms with showers; some include spa baths. An American breakfast with tropical fruits can be enjoyed daily. The understated approach and prime location afford guests the chance to enjoy the city at its fullest. It’s exactly what you need, nothing more, and nothing less.
In the Sacred Valley: Taypikala Urubamba. Urubamba, the original Quechua name, means prairies of light, which gives the present name to the sacred Valley of the Incas. That is surrounded by the majestic mountain range of the Andes. The weather conditions of this Valley are ideal to begin your journey and to acclimate yourself, to start visiting the different attractions offered by the city of Cusco. The Taypikala Urubamba Hotel has a privileged location, between the mountains and the Urubamba River. Surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and fantastic outdoor spaces, Taypikala Urubamba Hotel offers an inviting atmosphere that evokes comfort and relaxation. All rooms feature heating, telephone, safe, shower, tub, extra pillows and blankets. The on-site restaurant offers contemporary Peruvian gastronomy showcasing native products and an innovative proposal based on the flavors of the Peruvian highlands and international gastronomy, creating a mix of flavors for your pleasure.
In Machu Picchu/Aguas Calientes: Hatun Inti has impeccable hospitality with 45 rooms and a rooftop view from Cocina Chola Restaurant. Hatun Inti is 100% non-smoking, located in the main avenue of the Aguas Calientes Town with access to major tourism activities. It’s cozy, quaint and comfortable accommodations with the services and amenities of a first-class hotel will allow you to relax and restore your energy in order to enjoy the tour to the citadel. The hotel has 45 rooms, smart TV with free Wi-Fi in all rooms, and train station pick up. Other amenities include Nutritious buffet breakfast, a bottle of water per person, personalized wake-up calls, luggage storage and room service.
SUPERIOR CLASS HOTELS
In Lima: Mercure Ariosto Hotel. Featuring modern décor, Mercure Ariosto Lima Hotel has a 24-hour front desk, gym, restaurant with the best of Peruvian cuisine and a bar. The rooms have a very comfortable atmosphere, private bathrooms, work area and comfortable beds. The Mercure Ariosto Lima is conveniently located near the main shopping and tourist centers, perfect for your trip’s leisure time. Just minutes away, guests will find Kennedy Park, the Park of Love and Larcomar shopping center. All rooms offer the best to help you make the most of your trip and include a work area in case you’re in town on business. The hotel also has room service available at any hour. The hotel is a 5-minute walk from Benavides Station, making it perfect for those who want to visit more distant sites, like Huaca Pucllana, the historic center and the Costa Verde beach circuit.
In Cusco: Casa Andina Standard Cusco Plaza Hotel is the perfect choice for travelers who are looking for a safe and convenient hotel at competitive rates. It is located under the portals of the majestic colonial Plaza Regocijo, just a step away from the legendary Plaza Mayor of Cusco, in the heart of the city. Among the services they offer are: Internet center and complimentary Wi-Fi internet. The Cusco Plaza Sama Restaurant & Café offers a delicious breakfast buffet and tasty typical dishes. All 37 rooms are 100% non-smoking and feature modern comforts like TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and laptop-compatible safes.
In the Sacred Valley: La Casona de Yucay. Surrounded by imposing, snow-capped mountains, the hotel will surprise you with spectacular views and beautiful gardens where you can relax and feel the magic of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This beautiful colonial mansion, built 2,700 meters above sea level, is an ideal location inviting you to explore the markets of Pisac and Chinchero, and the famous salt mines of Maras. Each of the 52 rooms features hardwood floors, blackout drapes, TV and Wi-Fi. Generous windows with views of colorful gardens set the mood to contemplate the first rays of sunshine and enjoy the natural beauty of the countryside. The restaurant uses produce from the organic garden and has an excellent variety of dishes that will surprise your palate. Built in 1810,La Casona de Yucay Lodge will transport you through time to a place where history, nature and warm service come together to create unique experiences.
In Machu Picchu/Aguas Calientes: Tierra Viva Machu Picchu Hotel. Located in Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Picchu Town, Tierra Viva Machu Picchu Hotel is very close to the train station and overlooking the river. Local points of interest include the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu and the Aguas Calientes Hot Springs. All guestrooms at Tierra Viva Machu Picchu have perks such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes. Other amenities include Bathrooms with showers and hair dryers, 32-inch LCD TVs with cable channels, daily housekeeping, desks, and phones. Tierra Viva Machu Picchu Hotel’s strategic location ensures guests the best experience when visiting the amazing Inca citadel as it is located in the quietest area of Aguas Calientes, facing the Urubamba River and surrounded by the cloud forest.
FIRST CLASS HOTELS
In Lima: Casa Andina Select Miraflores Hotel is centrally located in Miraflores. This contemporary hotel is within walking distance from shops, restaurants and some of the main attractions in the city: Kennedy Park, Huaca Pucllana, Larcomar, Olivar Park, and the National Museum. Boasting a terrace with a hot tub, a spa and a fitness center, Casa Andina Select Miraflores offers rooms with plasma TVs in Lima. Free parking is provided. Kennedy Park is 1,950 feet away. Free WiFi internet service is available throughout the property. Fully carpeted, rooms at Casa Andina are very bright, and feature air conditioning and private bathrooms. Guests can relax on the sun loungers by the hot tub or get fit at the fitness center. Miraflores is a great choice for travelers interested in gourmet food, food and restaurants, this neighborhood is our favorite part of Lima.
In Cusco: Novotel Hotel. Located in the historic city center of Cusco and set on a cobbled street, this upscale, non-smoking hotel in a colonial-style house is a 5-minute walk from Museo de Arte Precolombino’s ancient objects. Its location is the perfect spot for discovering the Inca civilization. The hotel is in a 16th century building and is an ideal starting point for visiting the cathedral and other hotspots of Cusco. The colonial and modern architecture continues in the spacious sleek rooms with wood floors, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs and minibars. Enjoy a meal at the international restaurant with a chic, glass-domed courtyard patio featuring a colonnade. The lobby hosts regular music events creating a festive ambiance. You will enjoy relaxing with the family under the shade of the canopy on the patio of this old, colonial house.
In the Sacred Valley: Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay Hotel. This 87-room hotel is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a one-hour drive from the ancient Inca capital of Cusco and close to the majestic Machu Picchu. The Sonesta Posada del Inca-Yucay Hotel is a former 18th century colonial-style monastery surrounded by beautiful gardens. Guests will enjoy the refined rooms which come with wood or tile floors, countryside or courtyard views, TVs, private baths with tubs, safes, free Wi-Fi, individual climate control, direct-dial telephone and hairdryers. In the restaurant, experience Peruvian cuisine while dining in front of an inviting fireplace. There’s also a bar, cafe and private dining area. Additional amenities include a gym, a chapel and an Andean market, as well as several shops. This upscale hotel is ideal for nature trips and romantic getaways. Discover all the mystery that surrounds Machu Picchu and immerse yourself in the history of Cusco and Peru.
In Machu Picchu/Aguas Calientes: El Mapi by Inkaterra is a smart and contemporary hotel situated in the commercial village of Aguas Calientes, where you can admire and interact with the local residents and get a different perspective. The hotel is efficient, lively and people friendly; it welcomes a wide range of guests who expect an uncomplicated visit. You will be enlightened when you visit Peru’s most distinguished destination, the Machu Picchu Archaeological site. The hotel rooms are equipped with blackout curtains, 100% cotton sheets, down duvets, hypoallergenic pillows, cotton bath robes, and 32″ flat screen TVs. Step into the smart, contemporary, and cozy confines of El MaPi, amidst the picturesque Machu Picchu Pueblo. The flowing lobby creates a sense of vitality. Lofty ceilings, panoramic windows and an open café allow natural light to filter between tall eucalyptus, creating an ambience of order and wellbeing.
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