07 Day “The Andean Luxury Journey” to Machu Picchu
DURATION 07 Day
MAX. ALTITUDE 12,343ft.
PRICE $ 2750
These activities are a walk in the park! You will be able to enjoy the scenery, history, and time with loved ones without exhausting yourself. You do not need any special training, gear, or acclimatization for an “Easy” trek or tour. Terrain will be generally flat and comfortable, highly traveled.
A step up from “Easy,” these tours require a little more physical effort but are still 100% manageable to anyone with or without adventure experience. Again, you do not need special training, gear, or acclimatization for a “Mild” trek or tour. Terrain is generally flat but with possible gentle up- and downhills.
Before embarking on a “Moderate” trek or tour, you should be at least partly acclimatized to the high altitude of the Andes as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. These tours are still very manageable without special training as long as you have spent a day or two at high altitude. Terrain often includes moderate up- and downhill walking with possible rough patches or infrequently-traveled sections.
“Challenging” treks or tours require that you are acclimated to the Andes’ high altitude before leaving as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. Spending 2-3 days or more at high altitude will help you on the trek. You will need hiking shoes and possibly trekking poles for these treks. You will need to be in good physical shape, and it’s recommended that you train at least some beforehand, possibly with running, biking, or strenuous workout videos. Terrain is often rough, sometimes with steep up- and downhills and often not highly traveled. Generally, these last several hours.
These “Formidable” treks are our most difficult treks and require serious effort but are also the most rewarding. It is necessary to be in pristine physical condition. Again, you must be acclimated to the Andes’ high altitude before leaving as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. Spending 4-5 days or more if possible at high altitude will help you on the trek. You will need hiking shoes and possibly trekking poles for these treks. It is important to train physically before these treks so that your body is prepared for the strenuous nature of the trip. Generally, these last at least an entire day in infrequently-traveled areas with rough paths.
07 Day “The Andean Luxury Journey” to Machu Picchu
The Andean Luxury journey to Machu Picchu visits all of the Inca & Colonial Highlights of Cusco, the Sacred Valley & 02 day visiting of Machu Picchu. You will enjoy all Private Guided Tours and stay in Luxury 5* Hotels in Peru. You will take the Luxury Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu and the Vistadome train back to Cusco whilst enjoying stunning views of the high Andes Mountains.
DAY 1: CUSCO NAVEL OF THE WORLD.
Upon your arrival to the airport in Cusco, an Inkayni Peru Tours member will be there
to greet you and take you to the PALACIO DEL INKA, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL,. The Hotel is centrally located and only a few minutes walk from the Plaza de Armas, the beautiful and bustling town center. This day will be reserved for resting and acclimatising to the altitude, approximately 3400 meters (11,000 feet).
DÍA 2: CITY TOUR
This trip starts at Sacsayhuaman, one of the emblematic buildings of the Inca Empire
(just a few minutes from the centre of the city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site)
built by the Inca Pachacutec in the 15th Century. It is a vast fortress built from huge
stones; how they were transported and worked is still a mystery. It has been
calculated that what we see today is only twenty percent of the original structure,
because when the Spanish arrived they used its stones for new buildings such as the
PLACES THAT ARE VISITED:
- Puca Pucara.
DAY 3. LUXURY HIRAM BINGHAM TRAIN TO MACHU PICCHU
Your guide will pick you up from your hotel this morning to move to the Poroy train station to board the luxurious Hiram Bingham train – a must see for those seeking the highest level of luxury – to Aguas Calientes, at the foot of Machu Picchu. Enjoy a gourmet brunch during the spectacular trip that descends towards the Sacred Valley and passes through exuberant landscapes and Andean towns. Upon your arrival in Aguas Calientes you will board a bus to reach the entrance to Machu Picchu.
“Magnificence” is the only word to describe the scene, when contemplating the ruins of Machu Picchu. The main destination of many traveler lists, the “Lost City of the Incas” is a man-made wonder that has become a symbol of the ingenuity and prosperity of one of the most expansive empires in Latin American history. Only a century ago the incredible ruins were discovered. Its fascination is due in part to its location, high on the mountain at 2,430m / 7,972 feet above sea level. Enjoy a 2-3 hour guided tour of Machu Picchu before spending the rest of the afternoon exploring the ruins after most visitors have left the site. After, return by bus to your hotel in Aguas Calientes.
Lodging: Aguas Calientes
DAY 4: MACHUPICCHU-SACRED VALLEY
Today, we will rise very early for breakfast and ascend to the citadel Inka of Machu
Picchu for second time (approx 25 minutes by bus) to appreciate sunrise at this magical place, a famous masterpiece of architecture and engineering, believed to have been a
sanctuary and energetic center. Today, Machu Picchu is recognized by UNESCO as one
of the seven wonders of the world and a World Heritage site.
Optional: The trek to the peak of Huayna Picchu, a rigorous climb on steep trails with
impressive ruins and spectacular views, a round-trip of 2 hours.
In the afternoon we will retund to the Sacred Valley by Vistadome train.
Lodging: Sacred Valley,
DIA 05: SACRED VALLEY
After enjoying the hotel we will start our tour with the visiting of the “living ” Inka town of Ollantaytambo, a former Inca administrative center and gateway to the Antisuyo (the Amazon corner of the Inca Empire), sits at the northern end of the Sacred Valley. At the time of the Spanish invasion and conquest of Peru Ollantaytambo served as the last stronghold for Inca Manco Yupanqui, leader of the Inca resistance at the time. Nowadays the Ollantaytambo ruins and town are an important and popular tourist attraction in the Sacred Valley. and continue to Moray, an ancient construction designed for agricultural investigations and studies of
different crops in a range of altitudes. Here, the many concentric “rings” of terraces
produce a fine gradient of micro-climates; the warmth of the lowest central ring
slowly dissipates as the rings ascend outward and upward, creating reductions in
temperatures until reaching the ground-level norm.
Our last place to visit will be Chinchero: the rainbow village, home of the ruins of the royal palace of the InkaTúpac Inca Yupanqui, a pictures community located on a high plateau overlooking the many snowcapped peaks of the Cusco region. Here we can admire the well preserved Inka walls of the main square as well as the many altars. We will also visit
the beautiful colonial church, unique for its interior artwork and imagery.
Moving on, we will participate in a wonderful introduction and learning experience of
the art of Andean textiles; throughout the afternoon we will become acquainted with
the wisdom of Andean weavings as maintained since long before Inka times.
Lodging: Sacred Valley,
DAY 6: PISAQ – PISAQ MARKET- ANIMAL SANCTUARY .
Travel to the town of Pisaq. One of the Sacred Valley’s best archaeological gems is the beautiful Inca ruins at Pisac. Set in the mountainside high above the village of Pisac, the ruins are a must visit for anyone heading to the Sacred Valley. Pisaq is known mainly for two reasons – for its famous craft market and for its archaeological site. Here we will have free time to wander the market and to interact with the many local artisans. After enjoying the typical market we will retund to Cusco, on the way we will stop to visit the animal sanctuary of Cochawasi: here we may observe many of the native Andean species such as the puma, Andean cóndor, alpacas, and many more
DAY 7: WALKING TOUR -FLY TO LIMA
Free morning to relax or walking tour. The walking tour will visit the following
Plaza de Armas / Main Plaza, which is home to the main cathedral and colonial
San Blas neighborhood
The twelve angle stone
San Pedro local market
This afternoon transfer to the airport for your departure to Lima
PALACIO DEL INKA, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL
Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is built within an historic mansion known as the Casona de los Cuatro Bustos, which, from its privileged position next to Qoricancha Palace in the center of Cusco, has lived over five centuries of this storied city’s history.
Each of our 203 guest rooms are exquisitely decorated with colonial art and furniture and all the creature comforts that modern technology provides like the exclusive Luxury Collection bed, LCD TVs and high speed Internet. Some rooms have Quechua names and Cusco School paintings decorate the walls, while the headboards and ceilings bear original hand-painted frescoes. Also, have a system of oxygenation to ease the effects of altitude and are located in the Casona Four Bustos, overlooking the central courtyard of the mansion.
The Palacio del Inka Spa offers a range of treatments based on indigenous Andean minerals and products, as well a soothing indoor therapy pool. The Inti Raymi restaurant presents a wide variety of Peruvian dishes and a buffet breakfast whose service begins in the early pre-dawn hours of the day. The salons and meeting rooms can be adapted to any need and invite guests to host the perfect event or celebration.
TAMBO DE INKA, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT & SPA.
Located in the Sacred Valley of Urubamba between Cusco and the Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary, Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa a franchise of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, is the only hotel in the valley with a private train station. From which you can start your journey to the famous Inca citadel.
INKATERRA MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO HOTEL
Popular with those heading to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is an intimate Andean village with terraced hills, waterfalls, stone pathways and 83 whitewashed adobe casitas tucked away in the cloud forest. Member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, the property has 12 acres of exquisite natural beauty, where 214 bird species – such as the golden-headed quetzal and the iconic Andean cock-of-the-rock – and the world’s largest native orchid collection (372 species) have been registered.
After exploring the Historic Sanctuary and in-house excursions, guests can enjoy the Unu Spa, which combines the classic nurturing with a mystical Andean approach. Natural products are derived from local botanical extracts (mint, eucalyptus and orchids), thus providing a pleasing spiritual, sensual and soothing experience. The first-class restaurant features stunning views of Vilcanota River, and shares the secrets of Peruvian cuisine with a contemporary twist.
Prices & Dates
THIS TOUR RUNS ONLY AS A PRIVATE SERVICE.
****Daily Departure with at least 02 people****
|Number of paxs||Price per person||Book now|
|*02 people||US$ 2750.00|
|*03 people||US$ 2750.00|
|*04 people||US$ 2550.00|
|*05 people||US$ 2550.00|
|*06 people||US$ 2450.00|
|*07 people||US$ 2450.00|
|*08 People||US$ 2420.00|
|*10 people||US$ 2390.00|
Includes & Not Includes
- 06 night’s accommodations in 05 stars Luxury hotels (based in double occupation)
- 06 breakfasts, 01 dinners
- Entrances to Machu Picchu.
- All Private transportation.
- All transfers.
- All entrances fee.
- Luxury Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu.
- Vistadome train back to the Sacred Valley.
- Buses to Machu Picchu (Round trip)
- Private guided tour in Machu Picchu.
- Professional Private English Speaking Tour Guide during whole trip
- Single suplement: US$1200 (05 stars hotels)
- Meals where are not stated
- Huayna Picchu entrance fee US$45
- Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.
Sturdy shoes, a good raincoat, and warm layers for the evening are the only essential items. Bring comfortable and modest clothes for the time in Cusco. There is no need to bring a sleeping bag or any gear as you’ll be staying in lodges throughout the expedition.
Documents and Logistics
- International flights booked and confirmed to Cusco
- Flight information submitted
- Passport valid through end of trip (*Passport and entry receipt must be carried at all times during expedition!)
- Medical insurance card
- Cash for tipping guides, buying souvenirs, incidental costs, etc. (*Note: Please bring crisp US bills. Many places will not accept torn, wrinkled, or worn bills)