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Authentic Peru & Machu Picchu Trip 7 Days

Machu Picchu Trip 7 Days

This 7 day Authentic Peru & Machu Picchu trip was designed to experience Peru’s varied landscape from the extensive coastal desert; snow-capped Andean peaks, lush cloud forest.

We will visit the most popular sites  including Cusco the historical capital of Peru, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the lost city of the Incas Machu Picchu, located in the mysterious cloud- forest; in the present day part of the new Seven Wonders of the World and Peru’s number one cultural attraction.

Overview

Authentic Peru & Machu Picchu Trip – Overview

  • First day – International Arrival in Lima
  • Second day – Lima Sightseeing Tour – Colonial and Contemporary
  • Third day- Flight to Cusco
  • Fourth day- Cusco Sightseeing Tour – Sacsayhuaman and nearby ruins
  • Fifth day – Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Sixth day – Machu Picchu full day – back to Cusco
  • Seventh day- Flight to Lima – International departure

Itinerary

Authentic Peru & Machu Picchu Trip – Itinerary

Day 1 – International Arrival in Lima

Upon  your arrival in Lima airport, our representative will be waiting for you with sign that says “Top Peru Trips” and your name clearly marked. You will be greeted and transferred to your hotel in our private transport. The journey from the airport to the hotel will take approximately 1 hour.

After arrival at the hotel, our representative will assist you with the check-in. You will have a brief introduction about the itinerary for the next day and some recommendations about the location of the hotel, restaurants, banks and major places to visit. There are no planned activities for the day so you can relax and get acclimate to the altitude.

  • Overnight at Lima Hotel
  • Meals Included: None

Day 2 – Lima Sightseeing Tour – Colonial and Contemporary

Today you will have the opportunity to enjoy our buffet breakfast which is included at the Hotel. The established schedules for the breakfast are from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00a.m.  After breakfast, you will have all the morning free to rest and relax before starting your journey.

In the afternoon after lunch, we will pick you up and continue our guided tour of the essential Lima, “The City of Kings”. You will be able to visit and explore architectural sites of the city: The Main Square, Government Palace, City Hall, cathedral and Archbishop’s Palace. We will continue our tour with a visit to the San Francisco Convent, an architectural jewel dating back to the 16th century.

On our way to the modern area of the city, we will cross the exclusive district of San Isidro, the new financial center of the city. Finally we will finish our tour in Mira Flores, where we will visit the “Parque Del Amor” (Love Park) an excellent place to have a great view of the sea. The tour takes approximately 3 ½ hours

  • Overnight at Lima Hotel
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 – Flight to Cusco

Enjoy breakfast at the Hotel. At the scheduled time, we will transport you to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco, you will be transported to the hotel. You can enjoy a free afternoon to get acclimatized to the altitude. We have no planned activities so you will have free time to relax or explore the down town on your own.

  • Overnight at Cusco Hotel
  • Meals included:Breakfast

Day 4 – Cusco Sightseeing Tour – Sacsayhuaman and nearby ruins

SacsayhuamanAfter breakfast at the hotel, you will have the morning free to relax and get ready for the next excursion.

In the afternoon, we will pick you up and start our sightseeing tour. We will travel to Cusco, the Imperial City. Cusco is a living example that is made up of a mixture of Andean and Spanish culture. The tour will begin with the visit of Santo Domingo Convent, built over Qoricancha, the ancient main Inca Sun Temple, known for its stunning architecture.

Next stop will be at the Main Square and then we go outside of the city to see Sacsayhuaman Fortress, which is a great sample of the marvelous  Inca architecture.  We will finish our tour visiting other archaeological sites; Qenqo, Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay.

  • Overnight at Cusco Hotel
  • Meals included:Breakfast.

Day 5 – Sacred Valley of the Incas

Sacred ValleyAfter breakfast, we will pick you up from the hotel at 8:15a.m. We will drive toward the Sacred Valley of the Incas. On the way, we will stop at Mirador of Taray to take in the view of the Urubamba valley. The crops dress the mountains like carpets. We will arrive at the traditional market of Pisac, where we will have free time to shop and interact with the local craftsmen.

We will continue to the town of Urubamba for a buffet lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit Ollantaytambo, a quaint town of Inca foundation with remarkable water channels, stone streets, colorfully dressed native people and the impressive fortress on the hill, with the exceptional Sun Temple on the top.

In the evening, we will take the train to the town of Aguas calientes. Upon your arrival, you will be assisted and transferred to your hotel. The journey by train takes approximately one hour and forty minutes.

  • Overnight at Aguas Calientes Hotel
  • Meals included:Breakfast, lunch

Day 6 – Machu Picchu full day – back to Cusco

Authentic Peru & Machu Picchu TripEarly in the morning, after breakfast at the hotel, our guide will pick you up and you will board the bus that will take you to the citadel of Machu Picchu. You will be able to participate in a guided tour of the citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, Sun Temple, Sacred Sun Dial (Intihuatana), Royal Palace, Temple of the Three Windows, Main temple, sacred Roca warehouses, and a large Central Square.

It will be an unforgettable experience at this mysterious and magical place, considered one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. After the guided tour, you will have free time to explore the zone on your own.

Not included in the Authentic Peru & Machu Picchu trip Price:

  1. Climb to Wayna Picchu; for the most adventurous people, we suggest hiking up to Wayna Picchu, where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu.
  2. Walk to Sun Gate; You will have an opportunity to walk (approx. 1 hour) up to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku).

In the afternoon, you will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes for lunch and take the train back to Cusco. Upon your arrival in Cusco, you will be transported to your hotel.

The journey by train takes approximately three hours and forty minutes. 

  • Overnight at Cusco hotel
  • Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 – Flight to Lima – International departure

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. We will pick you up at the scheduled time and transport you to the Cusco airport for your departure flight to Lima.

  • Meals Included:  Breakfast

End of our Authentic Peru & Machu Picchu Trip.

Inclusions

Services Included in the Authentic Peru & Machu Picchu Trip

  • All the transfers from (airport, hotel, train station)
  • Lima sightseeing tour and entrance fees
  • Cusco sightseeing tour and entrance fees
  • Sacred Valley tour and entrance fees
  • Expedition train service from Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes to Cusco(Round trip), departure briefing
  • Meals indicated in the Itinerary
  • Professional English speaking guide for the Authentic Peru & Machu Picchu trip
  • Bus up and down from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu

Services Not Included in the Authentic Peru & Machu Picchu Trip

  • International airfares
  • Domestic flights
  • Airport departure
  • Taxes
  • Visa fees
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry
  • Phone calls and entrance fee to Wayna Picchu Mountain

Accommodations:

The accommodations are our suggestions, standard class and superior class as they are the best hotels in their category per destination. For your safety and comfort, we only suggest hotels that have been visited and inspected by our staff.

Price

Optional Services for Machu Picchu trip:

  • Entrance fee to Wayna Picchu Mountain; add U.S. $20.00 per person
  • Upgrade train service to Vista dome train (first class) add U.S. $50.00 per Person.

Price per person:

Hotel Category Double / Matrimonial room Single room
Standard Class Hotel US$ 925 US$ 1125
Superior  Class Hotel US$ 1070 US$ 1435

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