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"Journey of colors" to Machu Picchu

  • Duration

    05 / 04

  • Price per person

    $880USD

16,470ft.

MAX. ALTITUDE 16,470ft.

2-8

GROUP SIZE 2-8

HOTEL

ACCOMMODATION HOTEL

3

LEVEL Moderate ACTIVITY LEVEL

  • Cusco
  • Rainbow Mountain
  • Sacred Valley
  • Machu Picchu

This is a great option for those who seek to venture to the most visited and colorful areas, accompanied by the best transportation, lodging, and the service while during your train expedition.

Highlights

05 Day “Journey of colors to Machu Picchu”

Enjoy this 5 Day Journey of colors to Machu Picchu – planning machu picchu trip with all of the wonders and fantastic locations that Cusco has to offer. Above all, immerse yourself in this vivid journey of all aspects of the Andes, through landscapes and ancient sites such as the temple of Qoricancha. For example, Maras, Moray, Chinchero, and Rainbow Mountain.

Machu Picchu, one of the wonders of the world, will wrap you up in its all its magic and enchantment to leave you amazed with all its beauty. Certainly, Rainbow Mountain and the town of the Rainbow will fill you with its color as you traverse the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience in the Andes!

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO CUSCO – CITY TOUR

We will wait for you at the airport to pick you up and welcome you to the Cusco city. After a transfer to your hotel for check-in and a moment for you to settle in for the next few days, in the afternoon, we throughout the city to visit the main attractions. We begin with Qoricancha – one of the main Inca temples in Cusco. So, when the Spanish arrived in Peru, they proceeded to build a massive colonial church, today is known as Santo Domingo. Afterward, we will leave the main city to visit the archaeological sites of Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, and Tambomachay. Subsequently, we will finish our tour at roughly 6:00 pm.

  • Lodging: Tandapata Hotel Boutique *** or similar

DAY 2: SACRED VALLEY  (CHINCHERO – MORAY – SALT MINES)

Firstly, we will begin our adventure up to the high plains, stopping first at Chinchero, an important ancient site for the Inca, known as the birthplace of the rainbow. Also, we visit the main site with its picturesque colonial church located upon the ancient archaeological. Then, we will continue to a local textile center where we learn about the ancient science of weaving from the very artisans themselves. Likewise, 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 Peru. Certainly, we know about how these constructions served as an experimental agricultural center to selectively cultivate the best breeds of Andean staple crops at different temperatures. Consequently, near Moray, we will stop at the town of Maras to then visit the ancient maras salt mines. Most importantly, 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.

In the afternoon, we will travel to Ollantaytambo and board our train to Aguas Calientes for our visit to Machu Picchu.

  • Lodging: Golden Sunrise Machu Picchu *** or similar

DAY 3: MACHU PICCHU

Today, we will wake early to have breakfast and board the bus up to Machu Picchu, and, if we are lucky, receive the first rays of the sun as dawn breaks and lights up this magical mountain. So, your guide will be with you at every moment to inform you about the site and answer any questions. Certainly, the guided tour through the Sanctuary will last roughly 2 hours. Later, we will begin our return to Aguas Calientes for lunch and rest before our late afternoon train to Ollantaytambo. Following our journey by train, our land transport will await our transfer to Cusco and back to your Hotel.

  • Lodging: Tandapata Hotel Boutique *** or similar

DIA 4: RAINBOW MOUNTAIN

Our day begins before dawn for a light breakfast before our journey by bus to “Vinicunca”, or also known as the Mountain of Seven Colors. Along the way, there are many opportunities to appreciate the essence of the Andes, ranging from small agricultural communities, snow-capped peaks, herds of alpacas, and abundant vegetation. Finally, at the end of the road, we will begin our trek towards the high pass, where we can observe the picturesque mountain of many colors. After lunch, we will familiarize ourselves more with the area, the community, and its traditions before returning to the city of Cusco.

  • Lodging: Tandapata Hotel Boutique *** or similar

DAY 5: AIRPORT TRANSFER

This morning or afternoon, we finalize our journey together and transfer you to the Cusco airport for your departure!

What's Included

MACHU PICCHU TRIP PACKAGE INCLUDED:

  • 04 night’s accommodations in 03 or 04 stars hotels (based in double occupation)
  • 04 breakfasts (Hotels), 02 lunch.
  • Pick up from the airport.
  • Transfer to the airport on the last day.
  • Entrances to Machu Picchu.
  • All transportation.
  • All entrances fee.
  • Ejecutive (Incarrail) or Expedition tren to Machu Picchu.
  • Buses to Machu Picchu (Round trip)
  • Private guided tour in Machu Picchu.
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide during the whole trip
  • Private Rainbow Mountain Tour.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Flights
  • Single supplement: US$ 200 (03 stars hotel) /us$350 (04 stars hotels)
  • Meals where are not stated
  • Huayna Picchu entrance fee US$35
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.
  • WHAT TO BRING (journey of colors to machu picchu):
  • Original Passport
  • Current University Card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film

Prices

JOURNEY OF COLORS TO MACHU PICCHU RUNS AS A PRIVATE SERVICE

****Daily Departure with at least two people****

1.-PRICES WITH 03 STARS HOTELS (based in double occupation):
NUMBER OF PAXS PRICE PER PERSON ACTION
*02 people US$ 880.00
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*03 people US$ 800.00
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*04 people US$ 760.00
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*05 people US$720.00
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*06 people US$ 690.00
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*07 people US$ 685.00
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*08 People US$ 665.00
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*10 people US$ 665.00
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2.-PRICES WITH 04 STARS HOTELS (based in double occupation):
NUMBER OF PAXS PRICE PER PERSON ACTION
*02 people US$ 1040.00
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*03 people US$ 960.00
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*04 people US$ 920.00
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*05 people US$ 880.00
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*06 people US$ 860.00
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*07 people US$ 850.00
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*08 People US$ 830.00
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*10 people US$ 830.00
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Discounts for Machu Picchu Trip Package 5 days:

  • Under 18 years old: US$ 25:00 Please send us a copy of the passport at the booking time.
  • Under 10 years old: US$ 65:00 Please send us a copy of the passport at the booking time.
  • Student Discount (Maximum Age 25 years old): US$ 25:00 Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD at the time of the trek or who is 17-years-old or younger. Likewise, For those using an university student card to receive the discount, we need to see a copy of the card at booking. Similarly, For those booking children 17-years-old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. So, Please send all to info@inkayniperutours.com.  More Information about STUDENT CARD.

FAQS.

How to contact Inkayni Peru Tours?

Likewise, Inkayni works 24 hours per day, in their differents booking forms and free information: by e-mail, by telephone, and by our web page.

Certainly, Inkayni Peru Tours will organize all about your tour journey of colors to machu picchu, hotels, transportation, meals, and other items for giving you a fantastic trip – planning a trip to machu picchu. If you want to arrange your package to visit PERU, Inkayni is the only tour operator that provides you with alternatives to do your packages and gives you the best options for your hotels and your kind of transportation.

How much I need to book machu picchu trip package?

Above all, you can book with us with 50% of the cost of your tour – planning a trip to machu picchu, and you will pay the other 50% when you are in Cusco city with us.

Useful Things

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 – planning machu picchu trip:

  • 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)
Airport Information

So, the Airport and airlines located in the port of city of Callao, Lima´s Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chavez 01-517-3100 www.lap.com.pe.

Callao is serviced by flights from North, Central and South America, and two regular direct flights from Europe (Madrid and Ansterdam) check the airport website or call 01-511-6055 for update departure and arrival schedules for domestic and international flights.

Can I find international departures in Cusco?

Therefore, Cusco has the only other airport with international al service to La Paz, Bolivia.

Do I need a Visa to enter Peru?

With a few exceptions (notably some Asian, African and Communist countries), Visa is not required for travelers entering Peru.

Likewise, Tourists are permitted a 30 to a 90-day stay, which is stamped into their passports and onto a tourist card called Tarjeta Andina de Migracion “TAM”(Andean Immigration card). Above all, you must return upon leaving the country.

Where I can get a new TAM during journey of colors to machu picchu?

Be careful not to lose your tourist card, or you will have to queue at the immigration office (Oficina de Migraciones), also known as Migraciones to get a replacement card. It is a good idea to carry your passport and TAM in your pocket at all times, especially when traveling in remote areas, for example, it is required by law on the Inca Trail.

For security get a photocopy of both documents and keep them in a separate place from the originals.

Money in Peru

Peru uses the Nuevo Sol (S), which has traded from S3.00 to S3.30 per US dollar (US$) for several years, although you should keep an eye on current events.

Carrying cash, an ATM card or traveler´s checks, as well as a credit card that can be used for cash advances in case of emergency, is advisable.

Will I need cash during the tour machu picchu trip package?

When receiving local currency, always ask for small bills (Billetes Pequeños), as S100 bills are hard to change in small towns or for small purchases. That is to say, Carry as much spare change as possible, especially in the small cities. planning machu picchu trip.

The best places to exchange money are usually foreign exchange bureaus (Casa de Cambio), which are fast, have longer hours, and often give slightly better rates than banks.

Sometimes, any places accept US dollars. Do not accept torn money as it will likely not be accepted by Peruvians. Most importantly, It is best not to change money on the street as counterfeits are a problem.

Do you know what voltage the sockets have (110 or 220)?

What are the standard plugs – machu picchu trip package?

Electrical current is 220V, 60HZ AC, Standard outlets accept round prongs, but many places will have dual-voltage outlets which take flat prongs. Even so, you may need an adapter with a built-in surge protector.

What should we pack for journey of colors to machu picchu?

Above all, Peru is a diverse country in natural and cultural resources. So, you only need a passport to enter our country and take some precautions that will help you to enjoy the wealth of this beautiful land.

Phone Calls - planning machu picchu trip

Public payphones operated by Telefonica-Peru (www.telefonica.com.pe) or Claro-Perú (www.claro.com.pe)  are available on the street even in small towns. Certainly, most payphones work with phone cards which can be purchased at supermarkets and groceries. Often internet cafes have private phone booths with ¨net-to-phone¨ and ¨net-to-net¨ capabilities (such as skype), where you can talk for pennies or even for free.

How to do international callings?

So, when calling Peru from abroad, dial the international access code for the country you are in, then Peru¨s country code (51), then the area code without the 0 and finally, the local number.

Certainly, When making international calls from Peru, dial the international access code (00), then the country code of where you are calling to, then the area code and finally the local phone number.

In Peru, any telephone number beginning with a 9 is a cell-phone number. Numbers beginning with 0800 are often toll-free only when dialed from private phones, not from public pay phones.

What is the time difference between the United States and Peru?

Peru is five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Therefore, it is the same as Eastern Standard Time (EST) in North America.

To clarify, Daylight Saving Time (DST) is not used in Peru, so add an hour to all of these times between the first Sunday in April and the last Sunday in October.

Weather

What is the weather in Cusco?

Certainly, Peru has three main climatic zones: the tropical Amazon jungle to the east, the arid coastal desert to the west, and the Andean mountains and highlands in between.

Therefore, in the Andes, which have altitudes over 3500m. Average daily temperatures are around 10°C (50°F), and overnight temperatures can dip well below freezing. So, travelers flying straight to Cuzco (3250m), or their hight altitude cities, should allow several days to acclimatize since altitude sickness or soroche can be a problem.

As a result, April to November is the dry season in the mountain and Andean Plateau (altiplano). The wettest months are from December to March. It rains al the time in the hot and humid rainforest, but the driest months there are from April from November.

Hotels

Hotels 3***

Some of our partner hotels for planning machu picchu trip are :

CUSCO:

  • Tandapata Boutique hotel
  • Koyllur Inn
  • San Agustin Internacional
  • Andenes al cielo hotels

MACHUPICCHU:

  • La Cabaña Hotels
  • Waman Hotels
  • Hatun Inti Classic

SACRED VALLEY:

  • Inkallpa Lodge & Spa.
  • Villa Urubamba Lodge Spa.
  • Casa de Barro Chinchero.
Hotels 4***

Some of our partner hotels for machu picchu trip package are:

IN CUSCO:

  • Sonesta Hotel Cusco
  • Casa Andina Private Collection
  • San Agustin El Dorado
  • San Agustin Plaza

MACHUPICCHU:

  • Taypikala Hotels
  • Inkaterra Hotels “El Mapi”

SACRED VALLEY:

  • Inkallpa Lodge & Spa.
  • Villa Urubamba Lodge Spa.
  • Casa de Barro Chinchero.

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