Historic Peru Tour with Machu Picchu

TPE01: 8 Days Private Tour of Cusco - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Pisac - Cusco - Puno
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 3 to 4-star hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
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Day 1 Arrival in Cusco, Pick up & Cusco city tour
Welcome to Cusco to start your 8 days best Machu Picchu tours! Our English-speaking guide will meet you at the airport with a sign. After a warm greeting, the driver and the guide will transfer you to the arranged hotel and check in. Then we will lead you to visit Plaza de Armas Square and Qorikancha (the Temple of Sun) - the product of the communication between Inca culture and Spanish colonial culture. After, we will come to Inca site Sacsayhuaman to enjoy the magnificent stone wall buildings.

Accommodation: Sonesta Hotel Cusco
Day 2 Tour in Sacred Valley, Take train to Aguas Calientes
Today, we will drive to Chinchero, the hometown of Peruvian weaving, where we can visit the well-preserved Inca Walls on the main square, admire beautiful Colonial Church and learn the weaving methods handed down by ancestors from the artists in a local textile center. After that, ride through the rolling hills to Moray to see the Concentric Terraces of the Inca ruins. Come to Maras Salt Mines, where you can enjoy the spectacular scenery of the mountain covered by more than 3,000 pure white salt fields. Then continue to drive through the picturesque Sacred Valley to Ollantaytambo, where we will make a stop for lunch. Lunch will be on your own, and the guide is happy to give you suggestions.

After lunch, we will escort you to the railway station for you to take the train to Aguas Calientes - the actual start point of the Machu Picchu tours. It takes about 1.5 hours by train. On the way, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery. Upon arrival, the hotel staff will pick you up and lead you to the hotel by foot, which is very close to the train station.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Casa del Sol Machupicchu
Day 3 Tour to Machu Picchu, Take train back to Ollantaytambo
In the morning, our local guide will pick you up at the appointed time to start today's Machu Picchu tours. He/She will accompany you to walk to the nearby bus station to take bus for about 30 minutes to Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. As the largest remains of the Inca Empire, it's also a UNESCO's World Heritage site. During about two hours' sightseeing, the guide will introduce you the profound history of this place. Afterwards, take bus back to Aguas Calientes. We leave the lunch on your own.

After lunch, you need to go to the railway station by yourself and return to Ollantaytambo by train. Upon arrival, our guide and the driver will pick you up at the station and drive to the hotel near Urubamba village in about 30 minutes.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay
Day 4 Tour to Pisac, Transfer back to Cusco
After breakfast, drive about 50 minutes to Pisac. First, visit Pisac Archaeological Park, where we can overlook the beautiful terraces and the mountains of Sacred Valley. Later, come to a market in Pisac Town, where local residents sell varieties of exquisite handicrafts and local products. On the way back to Cusco, we will visit the Weaving Center - Awanacancha; here, we also have an opportunity to see the unique camel family animals in the Andes, such as alpaca, llama, and guanaco.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Sonesta Hotel Cusco
Day 5 Full day tour to Humantay Lagoon
Today, please get up early and have a big breakfast. After breakfast, we will drive about 2 hours to Mollepata. After a short break, continue driving for 1 hour to Soraypampa, where we will hike upward for about 2 hours to Humantay lagoon. When you arrive, you have enough time to enjoy the charming scenery, overlooking the snow covered Humantay Mountain. After the visit, we will hike back to Soraypampa, and drive back to Mollepata for lunch. Finally, escort you back to Cusco.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Sonesta Hotel Cusco
Day 6 Bus tour to Puno
In the morning, the guide and the driver will pick you up at the hotel on time and take you to bus terminal, where you'll take the bus for about 10 hours to Puno. This is a shared bus tour journey. En route, stop at Andahuaylillas first to visit the San Pedro Chapel, a church that combining the style of Catholicism and Andean religion. Continue to take the bus to Raqchi to visit Inca Temple, which is dedicated to commemorating Wiracocha - the creator of the Inca mythology. Lunch will be served in the cafeteria of Sicuani town.

Later, take the bus to the highest spot of this bus tour journey, La Raya with 4,335 meters (about 14,222 feet) height, to overlook snow mountains. You may also see llamas and alpacas groups. Finally, stop in Pucara to visit the Inca cultural heritage. Upon arrival in Puno, our Puno guide and the driver will meet you at the bus station and transfer you to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Casa Andina Premium Puno
Day 7 Trip to Floating Islands and Taquile Island
In the morning, your guide and the driver will pick you up in the hotel at the agreed time and escort you to the wharf. The tour guide will then accompany you to the legendary Uros Islands by motorboat to visit and learn about the life of Uros people. The island is made of floating reeds, so also known as Floating Islands. We will continue to take the motorboat for about 3 hours to Taquile Island and have a family visit with a simple lunch. After all visits, escort you back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Casa Andina Premium Puno
Day 8 Transfer to Juliaca, Airport see-off
Today your 8 days best Machu Picchu tours come to an end. After breakfast, we will escort you to Juliaca airport according to your flight's schedule and see you off. Wish you a pleasant trip home!

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
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Year Round$2399 $2159$2199 $1979
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Train fares of Ollantaytambo/Aguas Calientes/Ollantaytambo
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Service of English speaking guides as itinerary specifices
  • All transfers in air-conditioned vehicles as itinerary specifices
  • Private boat and guide for Titicaca tour
  • Shared bus tour to Puno
  • Entrance fees for mentioned sights visited
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Price Excludes
  • International flights into and out Peru
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Peru Visa fee
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