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The Machu Picchu Tour

8 Night Itinerary from £2,4751,946$2,465

Private Individual Tour

 

Our short tour of Peru focuses on Cusco, capital of the Inca Empire, and their lost citadel and ancient stronghold that is Machu Picchu

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Travel Route

Tour Highlights

  • This short tour focuses on the centre of the Inca Empire in the Peruvian Andes
  • Travel to Cusco with several days of excursions to the nearby ruined fortresses and archaeological sites of the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Spectacular train journey to Machu Picchu, high on the mountainside, surrounded by jungle and the deep canyon of the Urubamba River
  • We see the descendants of the Incas going about their daily lives, while our expert guides take you "behind the scenes" to become acquainted with their rich ancestry

We can modify and adapt this tour itinerary according to your preference or start afresh completely. Contact us so we can provide a guaranteed price for this tour, based on your preference of hotels, transport, excursions and flights.

The Machu Picchu Tour
Travel Itinerary

Lima - 1 Night

Day 1 - Fly to Lima

Day 1

Fly to Lima

Departure flight from the UK to Lima, arriving the same day in the evening. Your guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to your chosen hotel for a 1 night stay. Your guide will also provide a short orientation tour to help familiarise you with your local area. 

Allpa

Lima - Tourist Hotel

This small contemporary hotel is located in the heart of Miraflores, with plenty of access to local conveniences such as restaurants and shops. The rooms are comfortable, spacious and modern although simple in character, and all with modern amenities such as WiFi, air conditioning and private facilities. The hotel has a bar and restaurant serving international dishes.

Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis.

Antigua Miraflores Hotel

Lima - First Hotel

The Antigua Miraflores Hotel is located in the district if Miraflores, just a few blocks from the central park, close to the ocean front and numerous fine restaurants and shops.

The hotel has the character of a turn of an early 1900's hotel now with all today's comforts making an elegant and comfortable place to stay. All rooms contain hand crafted colonial furniture, original art and antiques as well as private bathroom facilities, cable TV, air-conditioning, mini-bar and direct dial telephones.

The charming restaurant and lounge are the perfect places to relax and serve international and Peruvian dishes.

Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis.

Miraflores Park Plaza

Lima - Deluxe Hotel

The Belmond Miraflores Park Plaza is a deluxe oceanfront boutique hotel surrounded by a lush gardens, located in Miraflores, one of Limas most exclusive residential districts.

A modern exterior hides a touch of finesse throughout the hotel, whose 81 rooms and suites are luxuriously decorated with marble and granite bathrooms and king size beds. The observatory Restaurant on the 11th floor offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, while the more formal Traguluz restaurant is the jewel of crown in Lima's dining scene. The Belo Bar is a favourite place to relax and afternoon tea is now available in the lounge. The hotel also has a fitness centre, squash court, sauna, massage centre and business centre.

Accommodation is based on room and breakfast.

Cusco - 2 Nights

Day 2 - Travel to Cusco

Day 3 - Guided Tour of Cusco

Day 2

Travel to Cusco

Morning flight to Cusco with stunning views of the Andes, staying for 5 nights with four full days exploring the Inca and colonial heritage. Afternoon free today to relax and acclimatise to the altitude. 


Day 3

Guided Tour of Cusco

Morning guided tour of Cusco including the Cathedral, the main square, the Plaza de Armas, and the church of Santo Domingo, built on the Inca stone walls of the Temple of the Sun, where one can appreciate the syncretism of Inca and Catholic symbols, constructions and beliefs. Continue to the archaeological sites of Sacsayhuamán, Qenqo, Puka Pukara and Tambo Machay on the hills surrounding Cusco. 

Casa San Blas

Cusco - First Boutique

The Boutique Hotel Casa San Blas provides a service based on personalised attention within the context of a friendly, home-like atmosphere. The hotel is located in the historic artisans quarter of San Blas, just two and a half blocks from Cusco's main plaza. The rooms are decorated with a select collection of weavings designed to provide guests with an insight into the history and meaning of the mystical symbolism of the Andes. The hotel has been designed to harmonise with the colonial architecture of the San Blas neighbourhood, based upon the restoration of a historic mansion while incorporating all the benefits of the modern world, warmth, comfort - in a perfect blend of old and new.

Accommodation includes room and breakfast.

Costa Del Sol Picoaga

Cusco - First Hotel

The Costa Del Sol Picoaga Hotel occupies an original Colonial mansion built for a Spanish nobleman, shown in its stonework arches and large courtyard. Located just 2 minutes from the main square, the hotel is an ideal base from which to explore the city. The 70 rooms are well decorated, comfortable and modern, all with private facilities.

Accommodation is on a room and breakfast basis.

 

Belmond Monasterio de Cusco

Cusco - Luxury Hotel

Built 300 years ago atop Inca foundations, the building was originally the Seminary of San Antonio Abad. In 1995, the seminary was tastefully converted into a luxury hotel while still preserving its original architecture of arched galleries surrounding two elegant colonial style courtyards. The Belmond Monasterio de Cusco is  Cuzco's premier hotel, providing its guests with a museum setting of Inca and Spanish traditions. The hotel is conveniently situated very close to the city's central square, the Plaza de Armas, where the Cathedral and museums are located.

All of the 122 air-conditioned rooms have en-suite bathrooms, telephone, mini-bar and cable TV and many of them are oxygen-enriched. The hotel also has a lobby bar, two restaurants and deli/café.

Several activities are available including art tours, cooking classes and pisco lessons.

The rooms and on a bed and breakfast basis.

Machu Picchu by Train - 2 Nights

Day 4 - Day Trip to Machu Picchu

Day 5 - At Leisure

Day 4

Day Trip to Machu Picchu

Early morning departure for the scenic train (and bus) journey from Cusco to Machu Picchu. Guided tour of the archaeological site providing an insight into the history of Machu Picchu and its discovery by Hiram Bingham in 1911. Lunch is included today as well as free time to explore and absorb the atmosphere. Return to Cusco in the evening. 


Day 5

At Leisure in Cusco

At leisure in Cusco. 

Sacred Valley - 1 Night

Day 6 - Sacred Valley Tour

Day 6

Sacred Valley Tour

Enjoy our extensive, special full day tour of the Sacred Valley. We begin with a visit to the market at Chinchero, where locals come to barter and sell local produce and handicrafts. We also visit a local weaving collective, to learn the traditions of weaving by hand on a back-strap loom. Next you will proceed to Moray, thought to have been an open-air crop laboratory of the Incas, followed by the pre-Inca salt pans of Maras. After lunch, visit the stunning fortress town and ruins of Ollantaytambo. This large archaeological complex is believed to have been a significant agricultural, administrative, social, religious and military centre. The town itself is geometrically perfect; with straight streets, trapezoidal doors, and Inca drainage systems.

After an included lunch, we travel to the colonial town of Pisac, built on the ruins of an Inca citadel and located at the entrance to the immensely fertile Urubamba "Sacred" Valley. Here you can see the bustling market and admire the sunset over the mountains from the ruins. 

Lima & Fly Home - 2 Nights

Day 7 - Guided tour of Lima

Day 8 - At leisure in Lima and flight home 

Day 9 - Arrive in UK

Day 7

Guided tour of Lima

Morning flight to Lima and transfer to your hotel for a 1 night stay. Enjoy and afternoon guided tour including the Larco Herrera Museum, the colonial city centre with its palatial architecture, main square at Plaza San Martín and the modern coastal district of Miraflores. 

 


Day 8

At leisure in Lima and flight home 

At leisure in Lima. Late afternoon transfer to the airport for the overnight flight home.

Allpa

Lima - Tourist Hotel

This small contemporary hotel is located in the heart of Miraflores, with plenty of access to local conveniences such as restaurants and shops. The rooms are comfortable, spacious and modern although simple in character, and all with modern amenities such as WiFi, air conditioning and private facilities. The hotel has a bar and restaurant serving international dishes.

Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis.

Antigua Miraflores Hotel

Lima - First Hotel

The Antigua Miraflores Hotel is located in the district if Miraflores, just a few blocks from the central park, close to the ocean front and numerous fine restaurants and shops.

The hotel has the character of a turn of an early 1900's hotel now with all today's comforts making an elegant and comfortable place to stay. All rooms contain hand crafted colonial furniture, original art and antiques as well as private bathroom facilities, cable TV, air-conditioning, mini-bar and direct dial telephones.

The charming restaurant and lounge are the perfect places to relax and serve international and Peruvian dishes.

Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis.

Miraflores Park Plaza

Lima - Deluxe Hotel

The Belmond Miraflores Park Plaza is a deluxe oceanfront boutique hotel surrounded by a lush gardens, located in Miraflores, one of Limas most exclusive residential districts.

A modern exterior hides a touch of finesse throughout the hotel, whose 81 rooms and suites are luxuriously decorated with marble and granite bathrooms and king size beds. The observatory Restaurant on the 11th floor offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, while the more formal Traguluz restaurant is the jewel of crown in Lima's dining scene. The Belo Bar is a favourite place to relax and afternoon tea is now available in the lounge. The hotel also has a fitness centre, squash court, sauna, massage centre and business centre.

Accommodation is based on room and breakfast.

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The Machu Picchu Tour
Travel Details

Price Breakdown

Prices are per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.

SeasonLow SeasonHigh Season
Travel Dates25 Dec-21 Jun, 17 Aug - 12 Dec22 Jun-16 Aug, 13 Dec - 24 Dec
Room ArrangementTouristFirstDeluxeTouristFirstDeluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £2,475 £2,955 £3,481 £3,017 £3,437 £3,963
Multiple Travellers - Own Room + £289 + £422 + £1,084 + £229 + £421 + £1,083
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -
SeasonLow SeasonHigh Season
Travel Dates25 Dec-21 Jun, 17 Aug - 12 Dec22 Jun-16 Aug, 13 Dec - 24 Dec
Room ArrangementTouristFirstDeluxeTouristFirstDeluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room €1,946 €2,498 €3,103 €2,569 €3,811 €4,548
Multiple Travellers - Own Room + €332 + €485 + €1,246 + €264 + €-274 + €355
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -
SeasonLow SeasonHigh Season
Travel Dates25 Dec-21 Jun, 17 Aug - 12 Dec22 Jun-16 Aug, 13 Dec - 24 Dec
Room ArrangementTouristFirstDeluxeTouristFirstDeluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room $2,465 $3,137 $3,873 $3,223 $3,811 $3,963
Multiple Travellers - Own Room + $405 + $590 + $1,518 + $321 + $591 + $2,102
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -

Booking Terms & Conditions

What's Included

  • 9 Days / 7 Nights
  • International flights (1 overnight)
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • 7 breakfasts and 2 lunches  
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request
  • 9 Days / 7 Nights
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • 7 breakfasts and 2 lunches  
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request
  • 9 Days / 7 Nights
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • 7 breakfasts and 2 lunches
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request

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