Lima, Cusco, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Puno 9D/8N

Type of Service
Private and Group Tour
Difficulty
Moderate
Frequency
The whole year
Availability
Every day

Explore Peru in 9 days Lima, Cusco, Inca Trail, MachuPicchu & Puno

Get to know the wonders of Peru with our 9 day Peru tour of Lima, Cusco and Lake Titicaca! Explore the cities of Lima and Cusco during the 1/2 day city tours. Fly to the capital of the Incas Cusco, and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Sacred Valley and the iconic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu! And if that isnt enough, behold the most spectacular view in all of Peru atop the panoramic vista of Rainbow Mountain!

After visiting Cusco, take a scenic bus through the Andes mountains to the city of Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Here you’ll be taken on the boat trip of a lifetime to a fascinating culture that reside on the Floating Islands of the Uros. After 8 nights, you will fly back to Lima from Juliaca airport, close to Lake Titicaca, in time for your return flight home.

This comprehensive package includes hotels, domestic flights to and from the capital of Lima, personal billingual tour guide throughout, private transportation and driver and all entrance tickets to the tourist sites.

Places to visit :

  • Lima
  • Cusco
  • Sacred Valley
  • Inca Trail
  • Machu Picchu
  • Rainbow Mountain
  • Puno
  • Lake Titicaca
From $ 1638 / per person
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Duration 9 Days - 8 Nights
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Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Reception at Lima airport – 1/2 Day Lima City Tour
  • Day 2 : Fly from Lima to Cusco – 1/2 Day Cusco City Tour
  • Day 3 : Cusco – Sacred Valley Tour – Ollantaytambo
  • Day 4 : Ollantaytambo – Km104 – Wiñaywayna – Aguas Calientes
  • Day 5 : Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu Tour – Cusco
  • Day 6 : Rainbow Mountain Full Day Tour – Cusco
  • Day 7 : Cusco – Tourist Bus from Cusco to Puno
  • Day 8 : Puno – Lake Titicaca Tour (Floating Islands and Taquile)
  • Day 9 : Puno – Sillistani – Juliaca – Return flight to Lima

DAY 1: RECEPTION AT LIMA AIRPORT – 1/2 DAY CITY TOUR OF LIMA

The 9 day tour will start with a personal reception at Lima airport by your guide and driver, who will accompany you in your private transport to your hotel in Lima. At 1:30pm you will be collected from your hotel  to begin a 4-hour tour of the city of Lima. The first half of the tour you’ll visit the historic center of the Peruvian capital. Sites include:

  • The Plaza de Armas (the main square)
  • The Government Palace
  • The Cathedral of Lima
  • The Archbishop’s Palace
  • The Cordano Bar (Lima’s oldest bar)
  • San Franscisco Museum

The second half of the tour will be a visit to the Pueblo Libre district, which is home to the Privately owned Larco Museum. Here you will find more than 45 thousand pieces of original pottery, located in an 18th-century mansion, built on a pre-Columbian 7th-century pyramid. Marvel at the countless treasures displayed in one of the world’s most prestigious museums for gold and silver. The Larco Museum’s exclusive collection of pre-Columbian erotic ceramics, make it one of the most popular attractions in South America. At the end of the tour, you will be taken back to your hotel in Lima.

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DAY 2: FLY FROM LIMA TO CUSCO – 1/2 DAY CITY TOUR OF CUSCO

Day 2 will begin with breakfast in your hotel in Lima.

Your private transport will then pick you up and drive you to Lima airport to board your mid-morning flight to Cusco.

After a 90 minute flight, you will land in Cusco to be greeted by your guide and driver, who will accompany you in your private transport to your hotel in Cusco.

Once at the hotel you can relax and enjoy an aromatic cup of coca-leaf tea and take lunch (not included) in one of the local restaurants, before beginning the afternoons’ tour of Cusco.

At 1.30pm you will regroup with your tour guide and private transportation to commence the tour of the Inca capital. The 4-hour tour will take you on a journey through Cusco’s most prominent historical sites such as the Temple of the Sun or Qoricancha, which was the religious, geographical, and political center of Cusco during the period of the Incas. The astounding Inca fortress of Sacsayhuamán, whos stonework is so impeccable that it is said ‘will endure as long as the world itself’. And finally Q’enqo, a sacred Incan pilgrimage site, that once served as an astronomical observatory and mummification house.

On the City Tour Cusco, your personal tour guide will also accompany you round the famous San Pedro market and Plaza de Armas before returning you back to your hotel for 6pm.

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DAY 3: CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY TOUR – OLLANTAYTAMBO

Day 3 will begin with breakfast in your hotel in Cusco.

At 7:30am you will be collected in your private transport and driven for 1-hour through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, until you reach the Mirador de Taray. Here you can capture breathtaking photos of the valley from one of its famous viewpoints.

A further 30 minute drive will bring us to the archaeological park of Pisaq, the home of the famous Intihuatana ‘sundail’, and the first Inca fortess of the tour. Fulfulling many functions inclulding ceremonial, religious & astronomical, the 15th century Inca refuge of Pisac is rich in history and offers one of the most spectacular views of the Sacred Valley from above.

After guiding you through the incredibly well-preserved stonework of the archaelogical site, your guide and your transport will accompany you back down the valley for a peruse through the towns iconic market, cobbled streets and authentic plazas.

The afternoons’ tour will begin surrounded by the natural beauty of Urubamba. The largest town in the sacred valley and our lunch destination for the day. With a multidude of restaurants to choose from, you can treat yourself to anything from local cuisine, to a buffet lunch from only $20 USD (optional extra cost).

After lunch, your transport will take you alongside the Urubamba River, to the picturesque town of Ollantaytambo. Here your guide will accompany you through the bustling local markets and the famous Inca fortress that towers above the town. The strategic position and architectural sophistication of the site, offers visitors some of the most spectactular views of the sacred valley from above. The exquisite stonework and rich history of Ollantaytambo will take you and your guide on an impressive journey through Inca antiquity, before you complete the Sacred Valley tour at your hotel in Ollantaytambo.

After checking you into your hotel, your guide will leave you to explore the town of Ollantaytambo alone.

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DAY 4: OLLANTAYTAMBO – KM 104 – WIÑAYWAYNA – AGUAS CALIENTES

Day 4 will begin with breakfast in your hotel in Ollantaytambo.

At 7am you’ll be collected from your hotel and transferred to the train station. The 7:20am train will transport you for 1-hour to the start of the hike at Kilometer 104, 2,200m / 7217 ft.

After crossing the bridge over the Willkamayu River (Sacred River in Quechua), you will arrive at the first checkpoint of the Inca trail. Here you will show your Passport to pass into to the national park. Then you will walk for 15 minutes to first archeological site of the day, Chachabamba (valley of the trees in Quechua).

After Chachabamba, you’ll begin the 3-hour climb up the mountain trail to Wiñaywayna. The hike is tough but steady, and will treat you to spectacular views of agricultural stepped terraces, cloud forests and glistening waterfalls. Here you’ll also get to know the local flora and fauna unique to the region. Such as the Wiñay Wayna orchid, the Molle shrub and the Qeuña (Polylepis racemosa).

At around midday, you’ll arrive at the impressive archaeological site of Wiñayhuayna. The name means Forever Young in Quechua and is inspired by the beautiful orchids that surround the site. Located at 2,650 m / 8,694 ft , the complex is situated upon the steep slopes of the hillside, amongst 40 levels of agricultural stepped terraces, overlooking the Urubamba river. Built by the Emperor Pachacutec in the 15th century, the citadel is one of the most famous sites within the sanctuary of Machu Picchu, and was once an important venue for agriculture, religion and administration. Here your guide will take you on a journey through its history and provide you with an opportunity to rest and eat the lunch box we have prepared for you.

After lunch in Wiñayhuayna , you’ll begin the afternoons’ hike to the Inti Punku Sun Gate. The andean path and stone steps will be a challenge to the best of us, but after enduring the climb for an hour or so, you will be greeted by the most breathtaking, panoramic view of Machu Picchu. At 2,720 m / 8,923 ft, the sun gate is strategically located to welcome noble visitors of the Inca citadel, acting as a control gate for its elite visitors. As well as offering one of the most stunning views of the sanctuary and its surrounding mountains, the sacred site is also famed for framing the sunrise during the winter solstice in June.

With a camera full of photos of that unforgettable view, you will follow the trail onward to Machu Picchu. Descending for 45 minutes, to the gates of the Lost city of the Incas at 2,490 m / 8,169 ft. Your first encounter with the citadel will be a relatively short one, but since our arrival will be late in the afternoon, there will be few tourists around to share it with.

As there will be plenty more time to befriend the Inca city on day 5, you and your guide will take the 30 minute bus from Machu Picchu entrance to the town below, Aguas Calientes.

Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes) is situated at 2,160 m / 7,086 ft, 300m lower than Machu Picchu, and will be your resting place for the night in one of our recommended hotels. It is also home to a public ATM, a collection of thermal baths (hot springs) and a multitude of bars and restaurants. Once your guide has accompanied you to your hotel for check in, they will also direct you to the restaurant where you will be treated to an a la carte menu that evening, and possibly a celebratory drink.

*If you wish to relax in the hot springs, they are only a 10 minute walk from the town center and are open for visitors until 8pm. Entrance fee is 10 soles (optional extra cost).*

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DAY 5: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

Day 5 will begin with breakfast in your hotel in Aguas Calientes.

At 6:30am your guide will escort you the bus station where you will board the tourist bus to Machu Picchu. The scenic route from Aguas Calientes takes you on a 30 minute bus ride up the mountainside to the entrance of the Inca citadel. Once inside, you will be taken on a 3-hour tour of Machu Picchu where you will make your way through the Inca city with your personal guide. Aswell as visting the famous sites of the temple of the sun, the central plaza and the stepped terraces, you will have plenty opportunity to take the bucket list photos you came for atop the panoramic viewpoint of Machu Picchu. Before boarding the bus back down the mountain, your guide will also allow you time to explore the mysteries of the sanctuary alone.

Once you have regrouped with your guide and taken the bus back to Aguas Calientes, there will be time to take lunch in one of Machu Picchu towns’ many restaurants (optional extra), before boarding the train back to Ollantaytambo. There you’ll be greeted by your guide and private transportation who will take you on the 2-hour drive back to your hotel in Cusco. Arrival time in Cusco is approximatley 6.30pm.

*There will also be time to climb Huayna Picchu mountain or Machu Picchu mountain in this tour after your guided tour of the Inca citadel. However please be aware, this will be an extra cost of $70 USD per person and will involve an extra 2-hours hiking. Return to Cusco will therefore be aboard a later train and arrival time in Cusco will be approx 8.30pm.*

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DAY 6: CUSCO – RAINBOW MOUNTAIN TOUR – CUSCO

Day 6 starts with pick up at 5am from your hotel in Cusco.

Your private transportation will take you on a 2-hour drive through the picturesque towns and valleys of the Peruvian Andes until we reach the town of Cusipata. Here we will stop for a delicious breakfast in a local restaurant amidst the stunning backdrop of the surrounding mountain range.

After breakfast, your driver will transport you a further 90 minutes up the valley to the start of the hike. Accompanied by your guide, you will begin at elevation 4,650 m / 15,255 ft. If you do not wish to hike the 90 minute trail to the first viewpoint, our Rainbow mountain tour includes the optional use of a horse. The horse will happily carry you for 1-hour to the first viewpoint, but if you wish to reach the highest viewpoint, you will need to hike the final 20 minutes on foot, to the summit at 5,040 m / 16,535 ft.

Once you have arrived at the viewpoint, you will be treated to the beautiful views of Vinicunca and its natural formation of mineral rich striking colors, including vibrant shades of red, orange, yellow, green, and blue.

The mountains surrounding Vinicunca comprise the breathtaking hills of the Red Valley. The mountains get their name from the distinct presence of iron oxide in the rock, giving visitors a unique viewpoint of a deep red mountain range. Should you wish to view the valley from the Mirador del Valle Rojo, your guide will accompany you along the trail for a further 30 minutes to treat you to an even more astonishing photo of the Red Valley. Thankfully, it is much quieter than the trails of Rainbow mountain, gifting you to an exclusive experience amongst the Cordillera de los Andes.

Once you have taken in your surroundings and bagged as many photos as you can carry, you will descend back down the mountain with your guide. Your driver will be waiting for you to return at the end of the hike, ready to transport you back to the restaurant in Cusipata for a well deserved rest and lunch.

The final leg of the tour will be the 2-hour drive back to Cusco. Arrival at your hotel is approximately 4pm.

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DAY 7: CUSCO – TOURIST BUS TO PUNO

Day 7 will begin with breakfast in your hotel in Cusco.

At 6:15am you will be collected in private transport from your hotel in Cusco and driven to the bus terminal ready for the 7am departure.

The Bus tour takes you on the scenic route from the Inca city of Cusco to Puno, a Peruvian city on the shores of Lake Titicaca. The 10-hour journey will take you through picturesque Andean towns and mountainous valleys, showcasing the beauty of the Cusco/Puno region.

The bus makes 5 stops along the way, treating you to 3 guided tours. These include the Sistine Chapel of America, the Temple of the god Wiracocha, and the Lithic Museum of the Pukará Culture. Aswell as a buffet lunch in the Andean town of Sicuani and an opportunity to take breathtaking photos atop the highest point of the route, the Abra La Raya Pass.

The tourist bus will be equipped with everything you’ll need for a comfortable journey to Puno. This includes; heating and air conditioning, toilets and sanitary facilities and refreshing drinks served on board such as tea, coffee, Coca Cola and water.

At 5pm, the bus will arrive in the city of Puno, where you will be met by your private transport and transferred to your hotel in Puno.

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DAY 8: PUNO – LAKE TITICACA TOUR (FLOATING ISLANDS AND TAQUILE)

Day 8 of the tour begins with breakfast in your hotel in Puno.

Your private transport will then pick up from your hotel in Puno at 6:45am. You’ll then be driven to the nearby port of Puno were you will take the 7:15am boat to the floating islands of Uros, located 10 km (30 mins by boat) from the port.

The indigenous Uru people, construct their islands out of huge blocks of Totora Reed, an aquatic plant native to Lake Titicaca. The islands are covered with a fresh layer of reeds every 20 days, and are able to float due to porosity of the blocks that release gases produced by decomposition. These blocks are then joined together and anchored to the lake bed using eucalyptus sticks.

The Uru culture is one of the oldest ethnic groups on Lake Titicaca, who have inhabited its waters since the Incas began expanding their terrorities over the plateau hundreds of years ago. They dedicate themselves to fishing and bird hunting and are entirely dependant on the Totora reed with which they build their islands, houses, rafts and also serves as food and fuel for the people.

After saying goodbye to the Uru people, you’ll take the boat a further 1-hour to the island of Taquile. When you arrive you’ll walk along a wide trail to the Plaza de Armas, all the while admiring the breathtaking deep blue shores of Lake Titicaca. Throughout your tour of the island, you will visit places where local artwork is made and take lunch at a local family home.

After lunch, you’ll return by boat to the port of Puno and be transported by car back to your hotel in the city for 5pm. The evening is then yours to rest and explore at your leisure.

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DAY 9: PUNO – SILLUSTANI TOUR – JULIACA – FLIGHT TO LIMA

Day 9 will begin with breakfast in your hotel in Puno.

At the appropriate time, you’ll collected by private transport and driven 45 mins to the Sillustani archaeological site on the shores of Lake Umayo. The complex is a pre-Inca cemetery consisting of tombs built above ground in in tower-like structures called Chullpas. These are the vestiges of the Qulla people, who are the Aymara people conquered by the Inca Empire in the 15th century.

After a guided tour, you’ll be driven a further 1-hour to the Inca Manco Capac airport in Juliaca in time to board your onward flight to Lima. Here your guide will bid you farewell and provide you with the necessary tickets and boarding passes to enable a smooth check in.

In-flight time from Juliaca to Lima : 90 minutes.

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Included

  • Private airport transfer from: Lima airport to hotel in Lima.
  • Private city tour of Lima (inc. Transport, Tour guide and Entrance tickets).
  • Private airport transfer from: hotel in Lima to Lima airport.
  • Private airport transfer from: Cusco airport to hotel in the city of Cusco.
  • Private city tour of Cusco (inc. Transport, Tour guide and Entrance tickets).
  • Private tour of Sacred Valley (inc. Transport, Tour guide, Entrance tickets).
  • Short Inca Trail Excursion from Km 104 (2 days)
  • Train ticket from: Ollantaytambo – Km 104 (expedition/standard class).
  • Entrance ticket to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Food on Inca Trail : 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
  • First Aid Kit and Oxygen Bottle
  • Train ticket from: Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo (expedition/standard class).
  • Round trip bus tickets from: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes.
  • Private 3-hour guided tour of Machu Picchu Citadel.
  • Private transport from: Ollantaytambo train station to Cusco.
  • Private tour of Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley (inc. Transport, Tour guide, Breakfast and Lunch, Emergency horses, trekking poles and Entrance tickets).
  • Tourist bus from: Cusco to Puno (40 pax bus, Tour guide, Entrance tickets, Lunch).
  • Titicaca Tour – Uros and Taquile (15 pax boat, Tour guide, Entrance tickets, Lunch).
  • Sillustani Tour (inc. Transport, Tour guide, Entrance ticket).
  • 1 nights hotel stay in Lima (inc. breakfast).
  • 3 nights hotel stay in Cusco (inc. breakfast).
  • 1 night hotel stay in Ollantaytambo (inc. breakfast)
  • 1 night hotel stay in Aguas Calientes (inc. breakfast).
  • 2 nights hotel stay in Puno (inc. breakfast).
  • Flight ticket from: Lima – Cusco (inc. 23kg luggage per person)
  • Flight ticket from: Juliaca – Lima (inc. 23kg luggage per person)
  • Professional English/Spanish speaking tour guide.

Not Included

  • Food not included in the itinerary
  • Optional buffet lunch in Urubamba, Sacred Valley : $20 USD (upon client request)
  • Optional lunch in Aguas Calientes town : $ 27 USD (upon client request)
  • Hike to Huayna Picchu/Machu Picchu mountain : $ 70 USD (upon client request)
  • Optional entrance to hot springs/thermal baths in Aguas Calientes (S / .10 soles)

Recommendations to bring

  • Original passport – expiration date no less than 7 months
  • Valid Student ID card (if student booking)
  • Walking boots or shoes for Inca trail
  • Trekking poles (can be rented at agency)
  • Canteen water bottle as you should drink plenty of fluid throughout the tour
  • Raincoat or long poncho (for rainy season)
  • Waterproof trousers (for rainy season)
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Long trousers
  • Shorts suitable for hiking
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Wide-brimmed hat – UPV is strong at altitude
  • Sunglasses
  • Medicine/personal effects (eg. contact lense liquid)
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Camera or phone camera
  • Portable battery charger
  • Toilet paper (not usually found on Inca trail)
  • Small travel towel
  • Cash/coins – small denominations – soles & dollars
  • Swimming suit for the thermal baths in Aguas Calientes (optional)

Price and Options

OPTION 1
$1638 REGULAR PRICE 1820 PER PERSON
(PRIVATE SERVICE)
EXPEDITION TRAIN OR INKA RAIL

“DOUBLE ROOM BASIS”
HOTELES CATEGORIA 3***
(Groups or Families of 2 to 3 people)

OPTION 2
$1548 REGULAR PRICE 1720 PER PERSON
(PRIVATE SERVICE)
EXPEDITION TRAIN OR INKA RAIL

“DOUBLE ROOM BASIS”
HOTELES CATEGORIA 3***
(Groups or Families of 4 to 5 people)

OPTION 3
$1449 REGULAR PRICE 1610 PER PERSON
(PRIVATE SERVICE)
EXPEDITION TRAIN OR INKA RAIL

“DOUBLE ROOM BASIS”
HOTELES CATEGORIA 3***
(Groups or Families of 6 to 8 people)

Packing List

ESSENTIAL ITEMS:

  • Original Passport
  • VALID STUDENT ID CARD (if booked as a student)
  • Immigration card (delivered on the airport upon entering Peru)
  • Good quality backpack (medium sized)
  • Water storage bottle or canteen: Camelbak bottles are recommended, but all need to be sufficient to hold 1-2 litres
  • Comfortable shoes, preferably light with good soles (waterproof goretex for rainy seasons)

FOR YOUR BAGGAGE:

As flights and trains have luggage limits per person, we recommend bringing only important and necessary items to Peru.

  • 9 breathable t-shirts
  • 9 long sleeve shirts
  • 4 trousers
  • 9 sets of underwear
  • 9 pairs of socks
  • 4 fleece
  • 1 waterproof coat and pants “only for rainy seasons”
  • 1 sun hat
  • Sandals and swimsuit – for hot springs in Machu Picchu town (optional)
  • Small quick-drying towel
  • Portable battery charger for phone and cameras

TOILETRIES:

  • Sunscreen
  • Facial moisturiser
  • Insect repellent
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • First aid kit: band-aids, moleskin, etc.

ITEMS TO TAKE INSIDE MACHU PICCHU:

We recommend taking a backpack into the citadel, however please be aware that bags of more than 25 liters will not be allowed. Larger backpacks will need be stored outside the gates of the citadel.

  • Water bottle/canteen
  • Sun hat
  • Rain clothes
  • Camera or phone camera
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper & small plastic bag for waste
  • Extra cash for souvenirs, drinks, and tips

Additional Information

VISTADOME TRAIN FIRST CLASS OR INCA RAIL 360º TRAIN : For an additional payment of $30 USD per person, you can upgrade your tour package to the Vistadome class train or the Inca Rail 360º train for the return journey from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo. The upgrade is subject to the availability of trains on the dates you wish to travel.

VISTADOME TRAIN

EXPEDITION TRAIN

HOTEL CATEGORY 4****: For an additional payment of $160 USD per person, you can upgrade your hotel stay in Lima, Cusco and Puno according to the tour package itinerary and obtain a 4* category hotel.

HOTEL CATEGORY 5*****: Request your quote according to your travel dates.

PRIVATE SINGLE ROOM:

  1. * Hotel 3***: For an extra payment of $200 USD, you can obtain 01 private single room in 3*** category hotels.
  2. * Hotel 4****: For an extra payment of $300 USD, you can obtain 01 private single room in 4**** category hotels.
  3. * Hotel 5****: Request your quote with our sales agent.

DISCOUNTS:
* Peruvian Tourists with their valid DNI, Tourists with a passport from the Andean Community (Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia), get a discount. “Does not apply to the Inca Trail tour”
* Foreign tourists with a student card, under 25 years old, current expiration date of the same year, get a discount.
For more information write to us by email: machupicchuviajesperu@gmail.com or to WhatsApp +51 995050803

  • Extra tickets will need to be purchased to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain
  • There are limited number of spaces available per day, so we recommend requesting booking the tickets in advance
  • Once the mountain tickets are sold out for that day, there are no options available for extra tickets
  • The cost to climb the Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu mountain is $ 70 USD per person. This will be added to the total cost
  • Those hiking Inca Trail that wish to do Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, will also be charged an extra $ 70 USD
  • IMPORTANT: Before requesting tickets to the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, check availability by contacting us!
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  • The hotel reservation is subject to space availability.
  • The cost of the tour packages is based on a double or matrimonial room. For an individual room, an additional payment must be made.
  • We can also organize a travel itinerary according to your requirements and the places you want to visit. These can be with category 3, * 4 *, and 5 * hotels.
  • For more queries and information write to us by email:​machupicchuviajesperu@gmail.com

WHY CHOOSE MACHU PICCHU VIAJES PERU?

  • We are a local tour operator based in Cusco with 15 years of experience as a Tour operator 100% Cusquenian Company.
  • We have all the Authorizations and licensed by the Peruvian government as proof that we are an official tour operator.
  • We have the Best Tour guides (Fluent in English and Spanish): We are so proud of our guides! They are highly professional, licensed and degrees by the Peruvian government and speak fluent English and Spanish. They are very knowledgeable and passionate about Incan heritage and history.  Our guides are dedicated to continuous personal and professional development. They do research to ensure that you receive accurately and recognized theories in Incan and Andean cultures.
  • Small groups & Personalized and High-quality service (Customized Private Tour), This fact alone sets us apart from other companies that operate departures with bigger groups.
  • No hidden prices or Surprises/ We Never Pass you onto another operator as most travel agencies do here. We will depart even if you are a group of 02 persons (Departure of tours is 100% guaranteed).
  • We never share services with other companies as most travel agencies do here to Minimize cost
  • We are a Sustainable and eco-friendly tour company, Machu Picchu Viajes Peru has always believed that we should “give back” to the communities we pass through on our treks. Therefore, as part of our commitment to responsible tourism, we socially support and employ these communities.
  • We are committed to social projects and improving living conditions for the children of Peru.
  • Our dream as a locally based company is to create small personalized tours & treks strictly and only operated by local professional staff catering to Personalized and High-quality service.
  • We treat our team of porters the best with a HOUSE for them to sleep in and proper equipment, wages, and health insurance for everyone
  • Master Chefs The best in the Cusco region
  • The food provided on our treks is the best( buffet Style and plenty of food)
  • The best Camping Equipment for the Inca Trail and alternative treks (spacious tents 4 season aluminum poles tents, Eating & Cooking tents, Portable table & chairs, comfortable mattresses, and more…)
  • Our tourist transports are exclusively for our services, which are completely reliable, comfortable, safe and with all the necessary authorizations.

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Where does the tour start and end?
  • All ours tours begins with the pick up to the tourists at the door of their hotels “We pick up to our clients from any hotel located in the city of Cusco”, We recommend to stay close to the historical center of the city of Cusco, it will make it easier to find your hotel.
  • All our tours ends at the door of the hotels, it means the tours will finish with transfer to your respective hotel located in Cusco.
How to prevent altitude sickness?
  • The altitude sickness or soroche can cause you some discomfort during your visit such as dizziness, fatigue or nausea. Try to avoid alcoholic beverages and fatty foods before the visit.
  • To reduce symptoms, try to acclimatize yourself one day before to the altitude of the city of Cusco. We recommend to drink infusions of coca leaf (natural plant used by the Incas) is an excellent option to avoid the actitude sickness.
How is the accommodation?
  • For all the tours which include hotels. We offer hotels of 3* and 4* category, it has spacious and comfortable rooms, bathrooms, hot showers and bueffet breakfast. If the tourist like, you can change the accommodation to a better service. You just have to request it via email for an additional cost.
Which season is the best time to visit Cusco and Machu Picchu?
  • The dry season months between April to December are the best time to come and visit Cusco. During those days the possibility of rain is very little, so the roads are not swampy and the landscapes can be better to enjoy and takes the best pictures. On the other hand, the months with the most rain are January, February and March.
What are the coldest months in Cusco Peru?
  • The coldest season in Cusco are in the months from May to July. During this time the sun is strong in the day, but once it goes down or you spend much time in the shade, it can get very cold. It can go below zero at night, so warm clothes and Jackets are necessary to bring during these months.
How long in advance can I request the tour?
  • We recommend to purchase the tours weeks or months in advance, this because the train and Machu Picchu tickets has a limit of spaces, dont wait until the lust minute to book your tour, other ways you will not be able to find spaces.
During the trip to Machu Picchu, where the big luggages will stay?

The train company that operates to Machu Picchu does not allow the traveler to carry a suitcase that weighs more than 7 kilograms. To go up and visit the city of Machu Picchu, it is recommended to carry a light and small backpack for your convenience; the rest of the luggages you can leave them without any problem at the storage of your hotel in Cusco, or you can also leave at our office in Cusco city, we have an storage too.

Very Important in case you want to book the Inca trail to Machu Picchu:
  • CLASSIC INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS: If you want to book the Classic Inca Trail 4 days, you must to book early to get your desired date. Depending on the month you prefer to do the hike, you may need to book 6 months or more in advance, the limit of spaces for the inca trail 4 days is 400 people per each day.
  • SHORT INCA TRAIL: If you are booking the 1 or 2 day Inca Trail, it is preferred that you also book in advance, however 2 to 4 month in advance would be good, the limit of spaces for the short inca trail is 200 people per each day.
When is the best season to hike the Inca Trail?
  • The best time of year to do the inca trail is between May to October, with August and September being the best months of all. The trail is dry and the weather is lovely. During the rainy season between November to April  the trail will be wet and can make it more difficult.

What will you live in the Tourist Trip Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu and Puno 9 Days

  • During the 9-day tour you will be able to appreciate the immense natural and cultural beauty of southern Peru.
  • We will have a visit to the Sacred Valley to see the archaeological sites of Pisac and Ollantaytambo.
  • We will hike the Inca Trail from km 104 on the way to the wonderful Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
  • The Tour will captivate you since we will visit the Peruvian highlands on a tour on Lake Titicaca.
  • We will visit the floating islands of the Uros and Taquile.

What Our Clients Say In Tripadvisor

At Machu Picchu Viajes Perú our goal is to create the best possible experience for all our clients. Proof of our effort are our recommendations.

Cameron C
Cameron C
25/04/2023
Lovely trip Absolutely amazing trip with this group... and I suggest Sandro with everything, he was beyond knowledgeable and helpful past where he had to or most would, if you are booking tours in peru for any type of trip use this
Sergio F
Sergio F
20/04/2023
Machu Picchu 2023 El tour con la guía Tatiana estuvo excelente, Tatiana se supo adaptar al grupo, sus explicaciones fueron muy claras y didácticas.Muy recomendable!!
Fabian L
Fabian L
20/04/2023
Hermosa visita. Didactica y amena Muy amable, paciente y didáctica. Una hermosa experiencia. Hermoso paseo.Fuimos con amigos y disfrutamos mucho todas las explicaciones historicas
Mariano L
Mariano L
20/04/2023
60's group-birthday celebration at Machu Picchu We were a group of 7 friend celebrating our 60th's in Cusco. Tatiana, the appointed guide, approached us the day before the visit to brief us about the tour and to align expectations. Tatiana showed a deep knowledge, big patience and a great sense of humor in dealing with 7 big boys. She is the main responsible in makung our visit to Machu Picchu a wonderful and unforgettable experience.
Chuangyi L
Chuangyi L
23/03/2023
Meaningful and fantastic experience The tour guide is bravo and patient, and yet knowledgeable. He will answer all the questions related to the local culture if you do that. And the schedule is not tired at all but overall it is satisfying. Great memory and meaningful experience at Peru.
Gordon
Gordon
23/03/2023
Great experience with Sandro Sandro is the best tour guide I’ve ever met. He can explain every question you ask and he is passionate at his work. Gorgeous experience!
Stella Z
Stella Z
17/03/2023
Beichen Zhai This is a very very very gooooood and amazing trip with Domingo and Benjamin. They are professional, kind, friendly, and knowledgeable! They care about us everyday . If I have chance to be with my parents come Cusco again I will definitely choose this agency! I really hope that one day we will meet!!!
Regina M
Regina M
14/03/2023
Tour Valle Sagrado, Moray y Machu Picchu Contrate con la agencia el tour Valle Sagrado, Moray y Machu Picchu y el servicio fue excelente, me brindaron un tour privado y estuvo genial. La atención que me brindaron por WhatsApp fue muy buena resolvieron mis dudas y estuvieron al pendiente de todo.El transporte en excelentes condicones, limpio y el chofer Edwin muy amable.El guía Saul nos brindó una excelente atención e información, nos explico con detalle cada punto del recorrido, aprendimos mucho de los lugares que visitamos.Nos sentimos muy seguras en todo el recorrido.Recomiendo la agencia ya que cumplen con lo que solicitas y ofrecen.
Papla
Papla
10/03/2023
¡Increíble experiencia en el tren! Tuvimos la increíble oportunidad de viajar en el tren Expedition con show de canto y baile en vivo.Nuestro guía Juan Carlos fue muy amable y paciente en Machu picchu.Lo recomiendo al 100%.
Patricia B
Patricia B
23/01/2023
Empresa y guías súper, súper, súper recomendables!!!! Fue una experiencia única!!!! En estos dos días hemos conocido muchísimos restos arqueológicos de la civilización Inca y sobre su historia. Los guías Sandro y Benjamin son dos genios!!!! Todo el tiempo estuvieron a nuestro lado, atentos a nuestros requerimientos y siempre dispuestos a dar un poco más. Nos fuimos con la sensación de haber aprendido muchísimo y de haber conocido a full el Cusco. Son 1000% recomendables!!!!

Why choose "Machu Picchu Viajes Peru"?

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