SELECT h.*, d.destino, d.slug_hotel as slugdestino FROM thotel as h, tdestino as d where h.iddestino=d.iddestino and h.idioma='en' and d.idioma='en' and ( idHotel=22 or idHotel=6 or idHotel=36 or idHotel=37 ) Machu Picchu luxury tours with the richness of the Inca empire for you.

Discover The Richness Of The Inca Empire

Overview

We share the best of our country, in this luxury tour called “DISCOVER THE RICHNESS OF THE INCA EMPIRE” and all that it has to offer, whether solo, with friends, as a family or as a couple. This luxury program lets people discover the hidden treasures of Cusco in great depth. Peru's vibrant metropolitan capital, which was founded in 1535 by Francisco Pizarro, has been declared a World Cultural Heritage site for its extensive Spanish colonial architecture. Lima is a known as the gastronomic capital, not only in Peru but of all South America for its excellent restaurants. It is also a modern metropolis with exquisite five-star hotels, shopping malls, superb architecture, archaeology, and culture. While at first glance, it may not seem different than other large cities in your own country, spend a little time there and you'll understand the uniqueness that Lima has.
The ancient center of the great Inca Empire, Cusco, is located in the southeastern Andes. Its name in Quechua means "navel of the world." According to folklore, the city was founded by the first Inca who was born out of mysterious waters in Lake Titicaca: Manco Capac, known as the Prince of the Sun, and Mama Ocllo his wife. Visit The Sacred Valley a landscape of stunning scenery, picturesque communities, impressive terraces, archaeological sites, and majestic mountain ranges. Last but not least, Machu Picchu, also called as the "Lost City of the Incas." Although there are still varying theories about the original purpose of the site, there is no doubt that it is an inspiring place, because of the structures itself as well as the stunning landscapes surrounding it. The Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary is a natural reserve that UNESCO declared a World Cultural and Natural Heritage site in 1983.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Vibrant metropolitan capital Lima.
  • Appreciate the fortress of Sacsayhuaman.
  • Admire the beautiful Pisaq landscapes.
  • Mystery and wonder in Moray and Maras.
  • Machupicchu immortal stone monument.
  • Culture and tradition in Cusco’s walking tour.

  • Welcome to Peru
  • Overnight in Lima
  • Lima the city of kings and a deluxe City tour
  • Overnight in Lima
  • Domestic flight from Lima to Cusco
  • Travel across the mountain and will visit the camelid museum Awanacancha
  • Be amazed with the wonder of Pisaq Inca complex
  • Overnight in the Sacred Valley
  • Immerse yourself in the past in the Sacred Valley
  • Tour to the salt mines of Maras
  • Discover the mysterious circles of Moray terraces
  • Exquisite lunch in the “Niños del Arco Iris” foundation Social Project
  • Tour in the Great Inka stronghold in Ollantaytambo
  • Overnight in the Sacred Valley
  • Train journey to Aguas Calientes
  • Magnificent Machu Picchu service tour
  • Overnight in Aguas Calientes
  • Free day in Machu Picchu
  • Train back journey to Cusco
  • Overnight in Cusco
  • Historical tour around Cusco city
  • Overnight in Cusco
  • Departure fight from Cusco back to Lima

Full Itinerary

DAY 1: WELCOME TO LIMA

At your arrival to Lima international airport, our travel representative will be there to assist you. This person will accompany you to your hotel and make sure you're properly received. Overnight in Lima

  • Meals included: None

DAY 2: EXCLUSIVE LIMA CITY TOUR

In the morning, after a delicious breakfast, our guide and private transportation will pick you up from your hotel to lead you in a private excursion. First you will visit San Martin Plaza and Jiron de la Union, which is a fascinating pedestrian-only street, Union Street, which leads to the Plaza de Armas, the main plaza. This street was built in 1535 and still retains its old charm with a number of shops and restaurants set in a mixture of old and new buildings. Then, we will arrive to the Plaza de Armas, a beautiful square surrounded by palaces including the Congress of Peruvian Republic and the World Heritage Listed Monastery of San Francisco. This monastery is renowned for its Spanish Baroque architecture, and its convent library that possesses approximately 25,000 important antique works. The first cemetery of Lima –the Catacombs- is hidden underneath these monastery floors, where you will be witness of the remains of about 70,000 burials by exploring through narrow passages and looking down into deep pits that are lined with mysterious bones and skulls. After this fascinating tour you will have the lunch in an exclusive restaurant with the most beautiful view of our Peruvian sea.
Finally we will visit one of the most important museums of Lima, Larco Herrera museum of pre-Columbian art, located in the Pueblo Libre District of Lima. The museum is housed in an 18th-century vice-royal building built over a 7th-century pre-Columbian pyramid. It showcases chronological galleries that provide an overview of 4,000 years of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. It is also well known for its gallery of pre-Columbian erotic pottery.
At the end of tour, you will be taken to your hotel, where you will have the rest of the afternoon at your leisure.

  • Overnight in Lima
  • Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 3: FLIGHT TO CUSCO & JOURNEY TO THE SACRED VALLEY - AWANACANCHA AND PISAQ

In the morning, our transfer will escort you to the airport where you should take a domestic flight to Cusco, a spectacular 1hour flight that will take you above several glacier peaks, Andean fields and colorful towns that can be seen from the sky.
Upon your arrival, our tour guide in Cusco will be there to welcome and take you to the Sacred Valley, then we will make a stop at the Living Museum of Awanakancha where you will see Incan agricultural terraces, also interact with local weavers and feed South American camelids, such as the Vicuña, Guanaco, Llama, and Alpaca.
Then, the next point to visit will be Pisaq, this valley was appreciated by the Incas, given its special geographic and weather qualities, as it is composed of a series of microclimates. It is one of the region’s main agricultural production centers, due to its fertile lands and it is the place where the best corn is produced in Peru. During your luxury trip, you will see the Vilcanota river right next to the road. In Pisaq you will also visit an impressive archaeological Inca site. Most of studies say that this carved stone could have been used for astronomical purposes by the Inca priests.
Afterwards, there will be plenty of time to explore the town with its small adobe homes and walk through the lively market where you will have the chance to find a lot of pieces of art, such as textiles, ceramics, jewelry and crafts.
To end the day, you will be taken to a tourist restaurant situated in the valley, and where lunch will be served, after this lunch time you will be taken to your hotel, where you will have the rest of time to relax.

  • Overnight in the Sacred Valley
  • Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 4: EXPLORE THE SACRED VALLEY & VISIT THE FOUNDATION “NIÑOS DEL ARCO IRIS’’

After a delicious breakfast in your hotel, you will visit the circular terraces of Moray; some experts believe this place has served as an agricultural laboratory because of its variations in temperature and soil type. Afterwards, you will continue touring through the town of Maras, a colonial town where is possible to see beautiful carved doorways; your next stop will be at the salt pans of Maras which are still in-use, thousands of white pools filled with salt and connected by an intricate network of water canals. After our last visit, you will be invited to the Foundation “Niños del Arco Iris”, the most important social project that provides education and health care to children and teenagers in extreme poverty. Here you will have a delicious BBQ lunch prepared by a local cook and all this surrounded by amazing landscapes.
After a tasty lunch, we continue our private luxury excursion to Ollantaytambo. It was named in honor of the Inca Chief Ollanta, famous for his courtship with an Inca princess, daughter of Pachacutec. Featuring an extensive archaeological site that presides majestically over the town, the site contains structures such as the Temple of the Sun, the Mañacaray or Royal Hall, the Incahuatana and the Baños de la Princesa.
Finish this intense day with a transfer service to your hotel situated in the heart of the Sacred Valley.

  • Overnight in the Sacred Valley
  • Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 5: EXPERIENCE MACHU PICCHU

You are ready to discover the most important touristic jewel in Peru; early morning your guide will escort you from your hotel to the train station in a short amazing trip through the mountains to unravel the mystery of Machupicchu. After arriving to Aguas Calientes your guide will be waiting to take you to the bus for a 25 minute ride to Machupicchu citadel entrance where your luxury 2 hour tour will begin. Lost to the outside world for over 500 years and never found by the Spanish conquerors, Machu Picchu is the finest example of an Inca citadel anywhere in Peru. Located on the mountain ridge on the edge of Peru’s Amazon Jungle, it has many agricultural terraces, expertly crafted buildings and temples seamlessly merge into the mountainside. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, a New Wonder of the World and simply one of the most beautiful places on the planet, Machu Picchu offers the best insight into a mysterious lost civilization and embodies everything about the mighty Inca Empire.
After a complete excursion into the sanctuary with your guide, you will have lunch in the most luxurious restaurant next to the Citadel, Tinkuy restaurant by Sanctuary Lodge. Then take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes where your guide can give you some advice, and answer your questions about how you could spend your free evening.

  • Overnight in Aguas Calientes
  • Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 6: LEISURE DAY IN MACHU PICCHU & RETURN TO CUSCO

You will have the whole day free to re-visit Machu Picchu on your own. Hike up Huayna Picchu, the peak overlooking the Machu Picchu ruins. This hike is steep and takes about 3 hours round trip, but offers a spectacular view of the surrounding Andes and views over the Machu Picchu citadel from above. Numerous Inca burials have been found in caves on this mountain. The Sun Gate hike is also an option, another path with the most impressive view like a postcard.
Aguas Calientes town has a moderate hike to enjoy, after your lunch you have to be ready to aboard the train bound for Cusco. Upon arrival to the train station, our travel representative will be waiting for you in order to escort you to your hotel in Cusco onboard of a private vehicle.

  • Overnight in Cusco
  • Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 7: ANCIENT CHRONICLES IN CUSCO CITY

In the morning, your guide will meet you at your hotel at the designated time to begin our private city tour of Cusco. The birth place of the Inca Civilizations and the capital of its Empire, Cusco was once the most powerful cities in the continent – rivaling great cities such as Rome, Athens and Cairo. Ancient chronicles depict a city of extravagant shrines, mighty palaces and gold lined temples. The fate of the city was sealed forever after the Spanish conquest in the 16th century. Nowadays, local Cusqueños blend with the eclectic mix of tourists in the winding cobbled streets around Plaza de Armas. Backpacker hostels to high-end luxury hotels; local restaurants through to fine dining restaurants and endless bars and clubs dominate the vibrant and picturesque colonial center. Cusco is one of South America’s most interesting cities and one of the world’s lesser known historic gems. You will see the Cathedral on the main square with the most Holy Christian artifacts and artwork, then take a ride inside the Temple of the Sun, Qoricancha the most worshiped and respected Inca temple, go through Cusco’s top, Sacsayhuaman which in Quechua means “satisfied falcon”, the biggest Inca construction around the city, then you will appreciate Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay, a set of Inca archaeological sites close to the City.
On concluding your day, you will return to your Hotel and take an afternoon off to rest or explore the city on your own.

  • Overnight in Cusco
  • Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 8: DEPARTURE FLIGHT FROM CUSCO TO LIMA

Today you will be transferred to Cusco airport in order to take a domestic flight back to Lima. On your arrival, you will have enough time to check in at the airport to catch your international flight.

  • Meals included: Breakfast

Our luxury package will take you to explore Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Our program is 100% customizable; so you would be able to include other destinations in Peru. We suggest you first check out our luxury packages to have a better idea how you want to plan your Peru vacation.

INCLUDED

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR ITINERARY

  • Personalized itinerary planning: Work together with your Cusco Peru.Travel consultant to create the vacation of your dreams.
  • Your Cusco Peru.Travel guides take the hassle out of traveling. They’ll be there to help you every step of the way – whether with luggage, check in, transport or translating – at every stop during your private tour of Peru.
  • Got a question? Cusco Peru.Travel operate a 24-hour, seven days a week customer service operation and can provide updates and assistance whenever you need it.
  • With Cusco Peru.Travel, each visit, activity, tour and experience will be completely private and conducted by your very own expert, English-speaking guide.
  • Our private and personal tours of Peru are fully flexible, which means we can modify them to suit your travel mood. So if you want to leave out an activity or add on a new one, just let us know!
  • All necessary adventure and trekking equipment will be provided so all you need bring is yourself.

COST

All our luxury tours are based on private service and can be customized to satisfy your personal needs and preferences. Please do not hesitate to contact us at contact@cuscoperu.travel and receive more assistance for planning your customized private tour in Peru.
Our prices often vary based on the requirements of your trip, and will depend on number of travellers, length of time, type of accommodation, etc.

Recommended Accommodations

Our Cusco Peru.Travel staff locates and secures the best hotels in the country to ensure you get the best comfort and also hotels with character, which we feel is important for your Peru experience.
Take a look to our hotels and let us know if you’d like to include one or a few in to your next vacation


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Tambo del Inka

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FURTHER INFORMATION

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what our customers say



KRISTIN REDMAN
luxury vacation with kristin redman
  • From: USA, Visit: 14 October 2017

"We were very happy with our services” We chose a private tour and could not have been happier with the service we received, it made our time traveling between places enjoyable. Our guides all very knowledgeable, friendly and made us feel welcome, ..."

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DIANNE ZIMMER
luxury vacations with dianne simmer
  • From: USA, Visit: 1 October 2017

"Fantastic! A+ All the day!!! All details of our trip were taken care of, so we could sit back and enjoy our trip to Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Our guides were prompt, polite and informative. Sol expedited our arrivals, transfers and ..."

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SUNIL PATEL
luxury travel vacations with sunil patel
  • From: USA, Visit: 10 October 2016

"We had a wonderful experience visiting sites around Cusco and seeing Machu Picchu. The views were amazing, we took so many pictures. The restaurant lunch buffet next to the Urubamba river with live music was excellent. It was nice to having all the ..."

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