Peru: Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca
8 DAYS | 7 NIGHTS
2 PAX MINIMUM
“Peru, the richest country in the world,” invites us to discover that being rich isn’t about having the most; it’s about experiencing the most unforgettable moments. And these experiences begin on a trip to Peru, a place where the diversity and authenticity of the culture, nature and food hold the essence of life itself.
Arrival and departure transfers
Meet and greet upon arrival at airport
11 meals: 8 breakfasts and 3 lunches
1 night in Lima at Courtyard Marriott Lima Miraflores or similar
2 nights in Puno at Sonesta Posadas del Inca or similar
3 nights in Cusco at Maytaq Wasin Boutique Hotel or similar
1 night in Aguas Calientes at El Mapi Hotel or similar
Half day guided city tour of Cusco
Full day guided tour to Sacred Valley
Full day tour to Machu Picchu on Expedition Train with Guided tour, included box lunch and entrance fee
Tour by boat to Uros and Taquile floating Islands
Full day transfer tour from Puno to Cusco by bus
Transfers throughout the itinerary
All entrance fees
English speaking tour guide
Duration: 8 days & 7 nights
Travel Style: Shared /Adventure
Minimum Passengers: 2
Based on double occupancy
Type of Service: Shared
Small group experience | All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
VISA Requirements: No
A visa is not required for travelers with a valid US passport.
Physical Rating: 3 – DEMANDING
Some tours may include light hiking, stairs, and rough off-road adventures.
Service Level: STANDARD
Tourists class accommodations and mix of public and private transports and tours, select meals included
Domestic flight: Lima to Cusco
Domestic flight: Puno to Lima
Soft drinks and Alcoholic Beverages
Ingala transit card – $20 USD
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour, you will be advised of any amendments.
DAY 1 | (ARRIVAL)
Upon arrival at the airport, our host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel.
| Overnight in Lima
DAY 2 | Lima - Cusco
Following breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Cusco (not included, to be booked by agent). Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel. In the afternoon, your exclusive city tour starts with a visit to the San Cristobal Plaza to enjoy its panoramic view of the city. You will visit the San Pedro Market to soak in its local flavors and to learn about more of the products grown in the area which supply the whole city. Afterwards, you will visit the Korikancha Temple, or “Gold Enclosure”, which surely will dazzle you with its gold covered walls. The tour continues with a visit to the Santo Domingo Church. You will walk from San Blas, the artisans’ neighborhood, to the Hatun Rumiyoc Street. You will stop at the Inca Roca Palace, nowadays, home to the Archbishop’s Palace and the famous Twelve Angle Stone. You will continue the tour by walking to the Main Square to visit the cathedral and its and beautiful colonial masterpieces.
| Overnight in Cusco
DAY 3 | Cusco - Sacred Valley
Have breakfast at your hotel before embarking on a full day tour to the Indian Market of Pisac and the Fortress of Ollantaytambo. Pisac is located at the beginning of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, it is 31 kilometers from the city of Cusco. The town of Pisac is famous for its Sunday market fairs, where tourists can mix with the people dressed in their colorful traditional clothes, each being unique to the remote village from where they come to sell their goods and exchange local gossip. Here, people quite often still use the barter system, trading oranges for apples, potatoes for cucumbers. It is also a well-known archaeological spot known as “The Old Village“, located on the sides of a hill dominating the river, Vilcanota, where you can marvel at the splendid old forts, esplanades, and temples alongside the modern village. The town of Ollantaytambo is located 97 kilometers from the city of Cusco. It has preserved the Inca style in the layout of its streets, squares, walls, and the construction of houses. The town is flanked by an impressive fortress that was an integral part defense system of the Sacred Valley.
| Overnight in Sacred Valley
| Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4 | Cusco - Machu Picchu
Following breakfast, you will take a train ride through the sacred valley of Urubamba to the “Lost City of the Incas”, Machu Picchu. Perched 8,200 feet above the valley, it was hidden by mountains and semi-tropical jungles for 400 years until discovered by Hiram Bingham of Yale University in 1911. Archaeologists believe that the Inca “Virgins of the Sun“, women who vowed chastity, took refuge from the Spanish Conquistadors here. You receive a lunch box before enjoying the most incredible sights on earth, the sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Take as much time as you need to study these magnificent ruins. You have time at leisure before to returning to your hotel in Aguas Calientes.
| Overnight in Aguas Calientes
| Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 5 | Machu Picchu - Cusco
After breakfast, do as you please with your free time. You may rest or take another visit to the ruins. At an arranged time, you will return via train to Cusco. Once at Cusco, you will be transferred from the train station via a bus to the hotel.
| Overnight in Cusco
DAY 6 | Cusco - Puno
Following breakfast, you will depart on a tour bus to Puno. On the way, you’ll stop to visit the attractions this lovely route has to offer. The first stop is Andahuaylillas for a visit to its beautiful chapel. The tour resumes with a visit to the Temple of the Wiracocha where the walls and narrow streets stand out. At this point in the day, you will be provided with lunch and the opportunity to see the view at La Raya, the natural border between Cusco and Puno. Before the final destination, you will visit the Pucara Museum and a have a chance to get one of the local classic bull-shaped ceramics. By the end of the afternoon, you will arrive in Puno.
| Overnight in Puno
| Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 7 | Puno
Be ready for a full day tour to explore Lake Titicaca after breakfast. First, you will visit the Uros, the friendly inhabitants of these handmade islands made of totora reeds. Afterwards, you are off to Taquile Island, a place in which the settlers still maintain their ancestral traditions and colorful traditional clothes. It is a great opportunity to explore the island and get the best view of the lake. A lunch box is provided in the island. You will return to the city in the afternoon. Overnight in Puno
| Overnight in Puno
DAY 8 (DEPARTURE)
Transfer to the airport for your departure to Lima (flight not included, to be booked by agent) and your connecting international flight after breakfast.
Courtyard Marriott Lima Miraflores
Located in Miraflores, the trendiest district of Lima, Courtyard by Marriott Lima Miraflores provides accommodation with free WiFi access throughout the entire property. Kennedy Park is only 1,300 feet away from this property.
Rooms at Courtyard by Marriott Lima Miraflores feature private bathroom facilities with free toiletries, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a desk, a minibar, a safety-deposit box and air-conditioning.
Courtyard by Marriott Lima Miraflores has a restaurant, where guests can enjoy local and international cuisine. Room service is available.
Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay
Housed in a renovated former colonial-style monastery, this hotel is in the Sacred Valley, halfway between Cusco and Macchu Picchu. It features free Wi-Fi and a tour desk for excursions.
Rooms at Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay combine contemporary accommodation with rustic decorative features. Each includes a TV set and private bathrooms with bathtub. Some rooms come with a large flat-screen TV and a lounge area.
Guests can enjoy a menu of Andean specialities with a modern twist at the in house Inkafé Restaurant. The restaurant has an outdoor terrace overlooking a garden with barbecue facilities.
Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay provides many trekking and horse riding possibilities thanks to its natural surroundings along the Urubamba River. It also offers a 24-hour reception and free private parking.
Maytaq Wasin Boutique Hotel
Tastefully decorated rooms can be enjoyed just 350 feet from Cusco’s main square. There is a shaded terrace with views of the hill and chic common areas with modern décor. Wi-Fi is free.
Maytaq Wasin Boutique Hotel is 500 feet from the Inca Museum and offers a helpful tour desk, ready to assist with tips for getting around Cusco.
Rooms have cable TV and are styled with dark wood furnishings. They have modern private bathrooms with showers and some of them include spa baths.
An American breakfast with tropical fruits can be enjoyed daily in the bright common area fitted with glass tables and light wood furnishings.
El MaPi by Inkaterra
Situated in the heart of Machu Picchu town, the stylish El MaPi offers organic gastronomy and contemporary rooms. Rates include breakfast buffet and la carte dinner. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas.
El Bar serves tasty tapas, piscos and fine organic wines. The café offers a breakfast buffet with smoothies and Belgian waffles, and serves salads and soups made with fresh natural ingredients.
The well-lit rooms at El MaPi by Inkaterra have thick beige blankets and large windows with blackout curtains. All offer cotton bathrobes, herbal amenities and a 32-inch cable TV.
Some useful info about our tours (land packages).
UPGRADED HOTELS AVAILABLE (for an additional fee)
All tours and entrance fees are included
All taxes are included and NO HIDDEN FEES
International Airfare is not included, but we can book it for you at very competitive rates
A transfer fee may be assessed for alterations to packages, itineraries/tours and suggested arrival/departure dates
Price are based on double occupancy
Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. Prices for vacation packages are subject to change without notice.
All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger.
Travel insurance is highly recommended.