05 Day “Luxury Journey” From Cusco to Machu Picchu
DURATION 05 Day
MAX. ALTITUDE 12,343ft.
PRICE $ 2150
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.
05 DAY “LUXURY JOURNEY” FROM CUSCO TO MACHU PICCHU
Allow yourself to be carried away by the amazing landscapes and jewels in the Sacred Valley of the Inca. This 5 Day Cusco Luxury Trip to Machu Picchu offers you all of the comfort and delights throughout your entire journey in the region of Cusco. You will feel the enchantment of the City and surrounding areas at each sites we visit. This journey will attend to all of your needs and offer you the comfort of a smooth and bountiful experience, from start to finish! Your stay in Cusco will be an unforgettable experience, starting with your lodging in the city at one of the best 5-Star Hotels, equipped with exquisetly decorated rooms with fine art and furnished colonial-style.
This service also includes the exclusive and luxurious trip to Machu Picchu aboard the Hiram Bingham train, allowing you a first-class experience to the extraordinary views, accompanied by personalized attention and all inclusive service at each step along the way.
DAY 1: QORICANCHA & INCA MUSEUM
Upon your arrival to the City of Cusco, our staff will await you at the airport for your transfer to your hotel where you will accomodate yourself during the remainder of the tour. After settling in, our guide will take you on a visit to the beautiful temple of Qoricancha or “Temple of the Sun,” one of the most importante temples in the ancient city of Cusco. Following Qoricancha we will visit the Inca Museum to learn more about the ancient cultures of Peru, seeing first-hand the arhaelogical collection of Andean art and exposing ourselves to Inca civilization and their cosmo-vision.
Day 2: CHINCHERO -MORAY – MARAS
This day we will begin our adventure up to the high plains, stopping first at Chinchero, an important ancient site for the Inca, known as the birth place of the rainbow. We will visit the main site with its picturesque conlonial church located upon the ancient archaelogical site and continue to a local textile center where we will learn about the ancient science of weaving from the very artesans themselves and how they bring to magic these wonderful pieces of art dyed with minerals, plants and seeds. Continuing through the rolling hills we will visit the enigmatic circular terraces of Moray where we will learn about how these constructions served as an experimental agricultural center to selectivly cultivate the best breeds of Andean staple crops at different temperatures. Near Moray we will stop at the town of Maras to then visit the ancient salt mines, used for thousands of years by local families to supply salt not only to the Incas, but still to this day offering us an example of the natural art of salt harvesting straight from the land. Our tour will conclude as we return to your hotel in Cusco.
DAY 3. LUXURY HIRAM BINGHAM TRAIN TO MACHU PICCHU
We will begin our day early with a transfer to the train station of Poroy and aboard the luxurious Hiram Bingham train. The views during this journey are one of a kind as we journey down the Sacred Valley through the high Andes towards the “eyebrow of the jungle,” or edge of the Amazon rainforest, all while being attended to by the staff and offered the best foods, a welcome cocktail, and open-air enjoyment along the way. Your gourmet lunch might be accompanied by local musicians playing the finest music of the Andes while sipping on the most delicous Peruvian cocktails. Arriving to Aguas Calientes, we will make a short journey by bus to the majestic mountain of Machu Picchu, offering us oustanding views of the beautiful landscape and all of the magic and mystery within. The offical tour will take about 2 hours. In the evening the crowds will slowly disappear and leave you with some space at peace to feel the enchantment of this ancient place.
In the afternoon there will be a “tea time” at the Hotel Belmond Sanctuary Lodge before taking the bus back to Aguas Calientes and boarding the train. Once aboard you will be offered a gourmet dinner, drinks, cocktails and a wide variety of live music as you make your way back to Cusco.
DAY 4: PISAQ MARKET – COCHAHUASI
After breakfast our bus will take us from the hotel towards the Sacred Valley of the Inca. We begin with a tour of the archaelogical site of Pisaq, a maravelous site of supreme Inca engineering – a mountain full of agricultural terrances and buildings upon steep mountainsides. Once at the peak of this mountain, you will encounter the best views of the Sacred Valley and its stunning landscapes. Later we will return to the town of Pisaq and visit the local artesan market of craftsmen, complete with products of all kinds, offering you everything from weavings to musical instruments and all sorts of souvenirs. After completing our visit to the market we will aboard our transportation towards Cusco while making a stop at the Animal Sanctuary of Cochahuasi – the best place to see up close and personal all of the animals of the Andean region, such as the Condor, Puma, Alpaca, Birds and many more.
The day concludes at your Hotel in Cusco.
DAY 5: WALKING TOUR – AIRPORT TRANSFER
This morning you will have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the most attractive sites of Cusco’s Historic Center before your afternoon flight to Lima. The sites offered include:
- Plaza de Armas (Main Square)
- Plaza Nazarenas (Nazarenas Square)
- Mercado San Pedro (Central Market)
- Barrio de San Blas (San Blas Neighborhood)
- La piedra de los 12 ángulos (12-Angled Stone)
Here we finalize our journey together and transfer you to the airport for your departure!
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.
Includes & Not Includes
- 04 night’s accommodations in 05 stars Luxury hotels (based in double occupation)
- 04 breakfasts, 01 Lunch, 01 dinners
- Entrances to Machu Picchu.
- All Private transportation.
- All transfers.
- All entrances fee.
- Luxury Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu.
- 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$45
- Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.
Prices & Dates
THIS TOUR RUNS ONLY AS A PRIVATE SERVICE.
****Daily Departure with at least 02 people****
|Number of paxs||Price per person||Book now|
|*02 people||US$ 2150.00|
|*03 people||US$ 2100.00|
|*04 people||US$ 2050.00|
|*05 people||US$ 1960.00|
|*06 people||US$ 1930.00|
|*07 people||US$ 1899.00|
|*08 People||US$ 1875.00|
|*09 people||US$ 1875.00|
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)