Inca Heartland: Discover Cusco and Machu Picchu

6 days - 5 nights
Lima , Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu
Overview

Peru is a country which embraces its long, captivating history and and incredible festive calendar along the year. With our guides we will take you on an unforgettable historical and cultural adventure. From Lima, the city of the Spanish viceroys, we fly to Cusco, the heart of the Inca civilization. Here, Inca wall foundations still hold the mansions and baroque churches of the colonial period. We pass over the hills and through the Sacred Valley, studded with the enigmatic ancient temples and inca complexes and then we take the scenic train ride to lost city of Machu Picchu.

• Visit the misterious temples and Inca complexes and around Cusco
• Learn from our passionate guides - the history and legends of the lost Inca civilization.
• Discover the flavors of the local cuisine and taste specialities at selected restaurants
• Enjoy wonderful views on the train journey to Machu Picchu.
• Take in the breathtaking views of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu - the lost city
• Tour the vibrant city of Lima and walk through the charming coastal neighborhood of Miraflores
• Experience an insight view of the richness of the Andean culture
• Relax in comfort on specially selected hotels.
• Enjoy Andean music and festivities.
 

  1. Arrival in Lima. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Lima
  2. Fly to Cusco. Morning free to adapt to the altitude. Afternoon private walking tour with your guide
  3. Day excursion to the Sacred Valley. Late afternoon train to Machu Picchu.
  4. On this highlight of your trip, private guided tour of the site . Three hour guided ecursion at Machu Picchu. Afternoon return to Cusco
  5. Free morning in Cusco. Afternoon City tour visiting the highlights and the four nearby archaeological sites of Cusco.
  6. Morning flight to Lima. Afternoon free in Lima to enjoy Peru´s best seafood or optional tours. Evening international flight
Departures:
Daily departures year round
Destinations:
Lima , Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu
Reservation code:
MP6
Day by day

Day 1 Arrival Lima

On arrival to Lima, we wait for you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Miraflores. For customers arriving in the late evening we offer the option to upgrade to the four-star Hotel which is direclty connected to the airport. If you opt for the airport hotel make your own way over to the Ramada and check in. You will find that the airport hotel is just a short walk from the airport arrival lounge. Please collect your Chaska Tours holiday hotel vouchers that will be waiting for you at the reception desk of the Hotel. 

Overnight in Lima
No meals

Day 2 Cusco

This morning you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight to Cusco. On your arrival to Cusco our Chaska Tours representative will meet you at the airport to take your to your hotel. After your check in, you will have a briefing about your upcoming activities, then you will have the rest of the morning free to relax and acclimatize. In the afternoon you will meet with your guide in your hotel for a private walking tour of Cusco.

This morning you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight to Cusco. On your arrival to Cusco our Chaska Tours representative will meet you at the airport to take your to your hotel. After your check in, you will have a briefing about your upcoming activities, then you will have the rest of the morning free to relax and acclimatize. In the afternoon you will meet with your guide in your hotel for a private walking tour of Cusco.

You will head to the local market of San Pedro, a place where you can get an insider's acces to the lifestyle of the local people. Then you will visit the artisans neighborhood of San Blas, a place that houses a lot of the history of the popular art in Cusco, there you will find the workshops of the most renowned artisans of Cusco, and you will also visit the church of San Blas where you can appreciate its magnificent pulpit, finely sculpted and decorated.
Breakfast included

Day 3 Sacred Valley

This will be a full day tour where you will enjoy the varied landscapes of the beautiful Río Urubamba Valley, known as “Valle Sagrado de los Incas”, along the way we can see attractive colonial towns and isolated villages of indigenous communities that continue their tradition for weaving, pottery and agriculture. Main attractions will be the handicraft markets and the lofty Inca citadels of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, it is definitely the perfect match between a cultural experience, the andean sunlight and delicious typical food.

We will visit first the famous Pisac Colorful Indian market to see the handicrafts and taste delicious empanadas baked in huge typical ovens. Afterwards, continue to the Pisac ruins above the town for a visit of the Sun Temple and admire the many surrounding terraces. We will continue to Urubamba to enjoy lunch, then off to one of the original Inca towns of Ollantaytambo to be amazed by the ruins that sit in front of the quaint town.  After the tour you will take the train on your own to Machu Picchu town.

On arrival, our representative will take you to your hotel. Our guide will visit you at your hotel to brief you about the next day's schedule.

You have the evening free to relax or explore the town.

Overnight in Machu Picchu town
Breakfast and Lunch included

Day 4 Machu Picchu.

After breakfast your guide will accompany you for an early bus for the sunrise at Machu Picchu. The first buses start leaving at 5.30am and take 30 minutes to get to Machu Picchu. The doors to Machu Picchu open at 6am.You will have about 4 hours for your visit in the Citadel when you will be able to enjoy this magnificent place before the crowds arrive later in the morning. Our professional guide will slowly show you around the main areas recounting myths and legends passed down over the centuries and explaining about some of the advanced building techniques the Incas used. After the tour will be time to head back down to the town by bus. Here you can find many restaurants offering lunch and afterwards you will board the return train through the Sacred Valley to Poroy town with a transfer back to Cusco arriving at approximately 8.30pm.

Overnight in Cusco
Breakfast included.

Day 5 Cusco City Tour

Morning at leisure to relax and explore on your own.

In the afternoon we will pick you up for your City Tour. First, we will visit the Cathedral of Cusco on the Plaza de Armas and continuously the temple of Qoricancha, also known as the temple of the Sun. After these visits, we will continue to the upper part of Cusco to visit several archaeological sites. The first stop will be at Sacsayhuaman, a ceremonial complex of the Incas. We will also visit Qenqo, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay. At the end, we will return to Cusco and drop you off at your hotel.
Return to your hotel. Rest of the day at your leisure.

Overnight in Cusco
Breakfast included

Day 6 Cusco to Lima

It is time to say goodbye to Cusco, at a scheduled time, we will transfer you to Cusco airport for your flight to Lima, then you will have time to relax until your scheduled international flight.

Optionally we can offer you a transfer service to Miraflores where you have plenty of restaurant options for lunch or simply walk down the Malecon and a convenient time a pick up for the airport for your international flight.

Breakfast included

Included

Included

Hotels included:
One night in Lima, three nights in Cusco, one night in Aguas Calientes
Entrance tickets:
All entrance tickets for the places to visit mentioned in the program
Excursions:
All excursions as mentioned in the program
Guide:
Official guides during excursions
Machupicchu:
Roundtrip bus tickets and entrance tickets to the Sanctuary on day 4
Meals:
Meals as mentioned in program
Train:
Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes - Poroy (Vistadome Train with comfort and luxury hotels / Expedition Train Economic and Tourist hotels)

Not included:

  • Flights:International flights
  • Flights: Two Domestic flights Lima/ Cusco/Lima 
  • Tips: Tips at airports, hotels and tips for guides, drivers or other personal.
  • Insurance: Travel insurance
Hotels

Hotels

Cusco

  • 3
    Category: Economic

    Encantada

    Hotel Encantada is far from the noisy streets, but still located in the centre and close to the Sacsayhuaman ruins. The Encantada Boutique Hotel is a marvellous place located in the higher part of Cusco's city centre.

    All 15 rooms are divided among three floors in this modern styled hotel; on the upper floor there is a rooftop terracce and a spa. From both places you'll have an excellent view over the city, the surrounding mountains and the rooftops of San Blas while listening to the sound of the birds in the trees close by. The services of the Spa are exclusive guests of the hotel and must be reserved in advance. 

    The lobby is decorated in a very modern way with leather furniture, dark brown colours and offers a tranquil atmosphere, especially with the fire burning. The Internet, fruits and hot water for drinks are free to use and can be found in the hotel's lobby.

    Plenty of natural light enters the spacious rooms because of the large windows.

Machu Picchu Pueblo

  • 3
    Category: Economic

    Andina Luxury

    Rooms at the Hotel Andina are spacious and the riverside rooms have spectacular views of the mountains and river. All rooms have a bathtub and the six luxury rooms of the hotel include a Jacuzzi. All rooms have flat screen 32'' plasma TVs with cable. Hotel Andina Luxury has a sauna, a hot whirlpool, a massage centre and a restaurant in the basement; these new facilities are available to enjoy since a few monts.

    Hotel Andina is the perfect choice when looking for a modern, new hotel at a reasonable price.

    The hotel also has a conference room, which can be used by groups for free.

Lima

  • 3
    Category: Tourist, Economic

    Manhattan airport hotel

    Manhattan airport hotel is convenientely located near the airport of Lima in a quiet neighbourhood. It is a 10 minute ride to the hotel.

    Hotel Manhattan is a good economic option when your arrival is late in the evening and if you have a morning flight the next day. 

     

Prices

  Occupancy Economic 3* Comfort 4* Luxury 5* Luxury Superior 5*+
Prices in US$  Double room US $ 910 US $ 1025 US $ 1700 Please consult us..
Single room supplement US $ 245 US $ 355 US $ 1005
           

Contact one of our Experienced Travel Consultants to tailor this trip for you or if you have any questions, we are here to help you and strive to respond the same business day.