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Journey to Machu Picchu tour

Journey to Machu Picchu

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Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
8 days
From: $ 3,465 $ 433 / day
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Highlights

  • Explore some of Lima’s historic—and modern—sites
  • Discover Cusco on a guided city tour
  • See Warrior’s Square, Nearby you also find the El Triunfo Cathedral, renowned for the engraving
  • Explore the Sacred Valley by mountain bike!
  • Visit to Sacred Valley and enjoy Santa Maria Rafting - Mangal

Short Description

Valleys, Rainforests, Rivers, and Ruins. Explore Andean valleys, rainforests, rivers and ruins on this incredible Peruvian tour. Your adventure sets off in Lima—a city known for its culinary inspiration—before taking you to the hills and valleys of Moray and Maras. Hike through lush Andean rainforests and raft the winding stretches of the Urubamba river. Explore the ancient wonders of the Sacred Valley, from the sacred Machu Picchu to the towering Huayna Picchu. Engage with local farmers, walk through their sprawling plantations and taste freshly ground coffee. Raft, hike, zipline and bike ride your way to an unforgettable Peruvian adventure! 

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
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Itinerary Focus N/A
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Lima
End City Lima

Trip Includes

  • All Accommodations as outlined on the itinerary
  • All meals as outlined on the itinerary
  • Service of a bilingual guide (Spanish/English)
  • All ground transportation while on tour
  • Full service of our Adventure Consultants

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Itinerary

Day 1: Lima

Accommodation: Selected Hotel

Fly into Lima and begin your Peruvian adventure! Meet your guide upon arrival and settle into your hotel. If time allows, explore some of Lima’s historic—and modern—sites before bed.

Day 2: Lima - Cusco - City Tour

Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Selected Hotel

You don’t stay in Lima long as you board  a flight to Cusco this morning. After landing, settle into your accommodations before heading out to explore Cusco on a guided city tour. Our first stop of the tour is at the Main Square, which had formerly been known as Huacaypata, or the Warrior’s Square. Nearby you also find the El Triunfo Cathedral, renowned for the engravings decorating its furniture and altar. The Spanish constructed El Triunfo on top of the Inca’s Suntur Wasi, or House of God.

Our tour continues to the Convent of Santo Domingo, another Spanish religious site constructed on top of an Inca temple—this time the Temple of the Sun, or Koricancha. Fittingly, the temple was said to have been gilded in gold. Our tour concludes at the ancient city of Cusco and the immense Incan fortress of Sacsayhuamán. After our full day of exploration, relax and discover some delicious Peruvian restaurants for dinner.

Day 3: Cusco - Mountain Biking to Moray and Maras

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Selected Hotel

Today you explore the Sacred Valley by mountain bike! Hop onto your bike and pedal to our first stop: Moray. Learn about the Inca’s advanced agricultural technology and their work to create microclimates at this archaeological destination. Then, relax with a picnic lunch before continuing our ride on to Maras. Travel through stunning hilly countryside on this cross-country path before reaching the banks of the Urubamba river. Learn about the ingenious Maras salt mines before meeting up with our transport for the afternoon. Return to the Sacred Valley for the evening.

Day 4: Sacred Valley - Santa Maria Rafting - Mangal

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: El Mangal Farm Lodge

Enjoy a hearty breakfast before setting off on another full day of active adventure. Travel to the Malaga Pass and its stunning views of snowy Wakaywillca Peak and the Verónica Glacier. As we travel the pass, we descend into the eastern Andes’ lush temperate rainforest. You may hike some portions if you wish to catch sight of some of Peru’s exotic wildlife such as the sword-billed hummingbird, the crested quetzal, the scarlet-bellied tanagers, the Inca wren, and, of course, the impressive Andean condor. Listen to the ghosts of the Incas whispering in the rainforest canopy as you marvel at abandoned villages and ancient ruins.

Arrive at Santa Maria village and take a break for some lunch before setting out on our afternoon rafting adventure on the Urubamba river. Catch your breath on stunning views and Class III rapids alike as you paddle the water. After, we transfer to the El Manual Farm Lodge, where you  have time to rest before joining a guided tour of the farm’s cacao, fruit and coffee plantations.

Day 5: Santa Maria - Santa Teresa - Aguas Calientes

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Selected Hotel

Wake to a fresh Peruvian breakfast and take some time to explore some more of the farm. Then, travel to Santa Teresa, a village where we find an adventure center. Sail through the forest canopy on one of South America’s highest zip lines or participate in one of the center’s other activities. After, relax with some lunch and a visit to nearby coffee plantations.

This afternoon, walk through the exotic and diverse Peruvian countryside. We later catch a train to Aguas Calientes where we spend the evening.

Day 6: Machu Picchu - Cusco

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Selected Hotel

Explore one of Peru’s most beloved historical sites today: Machu Picchu. We set off early toward the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, giving you plenty of time to explore the main sites of the sprawling Incan citadel situated in the lush tropical forest. If you wish, you may also choose to hike up the nearby Huayna Picchu—a mountain that rises higher than Machu Picchu and which offers its own selection of archeological mysteries.

Enjoy lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge before eventually meeting up with a train returning you to Ollantaytambo. From there, you continue on to Cusco.

Day 7: Cusco - Lima

Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Selected Hotel

Catch a morning flight to Lima, where you check-in to your accommodations before venturing out into Lima for a leisurely, independent afternoon.

Day 8: Lima - City Tour - Airport

Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy a final Peruvian adventure before leaving today! Join us on a half-day tour into the Historic Centre of Lima—a UNESCO World Heritage Centre—either in the morning or afternoon. Begin with a stroll around San Martin Square, sometimes known as the “Plaza de Armas” where you also find the historic Archbishop’s Palace, town hall, cathedral and Government Palace—all exemplary tour de forces of Spanish colonial architecture and South American colonial religious art. We end our tour with the renowned Larco Herrera Museum. Browse through 45,000 pre-Columbian archaeological objectives that trace over 3,000 years of Peru’s ancient history.

After we conclude our tour, return to the hotel for refreshment before catching your return international flight at the Lima airport.

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Cancellation Policy:

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

If you find it necessary to cancel your trip, you should notify Adventure Unbound in writing, by e-mail or fax immediately.  If written cancellation is received (call to verify) before the final balance is due, you will be given a refund less the amount of the deposit.  Deposits are not refundable.  If cancellations are made on or after the final due date, no money will be refunded.  If you are unable to go on the trip, you are welcome to find a replacement for yourself.  Please understand that once you’ve signed up, we lose the right to sell your reserved space to other individuals or groups.  Therefore, we regret that we cannot make exceptions for personal emergencies.  For this reason we strongly recommend you consider purchasing the Travel Protection Plan we offer.

For non USA-based trips, Adventure Unbound must make substantial payments to its suppliers (hotels, transportation companies, etc.) far in advance of the trip departure date.  If Adventure Unbound cancels any tour, trip or expedition due to acts of insurrection, force majeure, strikes, popular demonstrations, acts of God, earthquake, flooding, or any cause beyond its control, Adventure Unbound will refund the portion of the trip cost not already advanced to suppliers and use its best efforts to recover and refund the balance as promptly as possible.

If we are not able to provide a substitute trip, river, or altered itinerary and have to cancel the departure completely, you will be refunded in full. Refunds are limited to the amount actually paid to Adventure Unbound.

CANCELLATIONS FOR EXTENSIONS

There is a $100 per person non-refundable cancellation fee for all extensions.  Cancellations must be received no later than 60 days prior to departure to avoid additional penalties.  Cancellations made 59-30 days prior to departure incur a cancellation fee of 50% of the total fare.  Cancellations made 29-0 days prior to departure forfeit all fees paid.  For groups of 10 or more, cancellations must be received no later than 120 days prior to departure.  Cancellations made between 119-60 days incur a cancellation fee of 25% of the total fare.

Age Notes

Min. Age: 8

Additional Information:

When is the best time to visit Peru?

Weather in Peru varies by region, for the coast (Lima, Ica, Nazca, Mancora, Trujillo) the best time to visit are the months of November to March when it is summer on the coast. In February in particular you have events like Carnaval, a very fun time of year on the coast. You can visit coastal cities during the winter (June to August) but Lima will be fairly overcast and cold as well as some other coastal cities. For Andean cities such as Cusco, Ayacucho, Huaraz, Puno and Cajamarca the best time to visit is during their dry season which runs from May to September. During this time you can expect warm days and chilly nights and very little rain.

The Amazon Jungles of Peru have two season and they both can be equally rewarding. If seeing lots of birds and mammals (and enjoying a slightly cooler temperature) is your thing, then the December to May might be your best choice. (Remember: Despite being the "rainy" season, the Amazon only gets about 10% more rain than falls in the low water season). If jungle hikes, exotic migratory on their way through Amazonia, still having the chance to see monkeys and other mammals, and going on great fishing expeditions top your list, you might be happier choosing the warmer, low water season (June - November).

Do I need a visa to visit Peru?

U.S citizens do not need a visa to visit Peru as long as it's a tourist visit of less than 90 days. You will be given your visa upon arrival in Lima. It's important that you hold on to this visa as many hotels will ask to see this document in order to exempt you from the IGV or Peruvian Sales Tax.

As Visa and Entry Requirements can change without prior notice, we recommend you check the current regulations before your trip to Peru with the nearest Peruvian Consulate or Embassy.

Do I need any medications or vaccinations to visit Peru?

There are no required vaccinations to visit Peru unless you plan to visit remote areas of the Peruvian Amazon, in which case you will need a yellow fever shot and you may want to take malaria medication as well. The Puerto Maldonado and Iquitos areas have not seen cases of either Malaria or Yellow fever in recent times.

Check with your Travel doctor regarding visiting Peru, we strongly recommend you bring medications for bacterial infections (Ciprofloxacin) that can affect your stomach as well as antidiarrheal medication (Immodium). Dramamine is also great for Altitude and motion sickness. For more Health Information for Travelers in Peru visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website.

What is altitude sickness and how can I prevent it?

Altitude sickness, also known as Soroche in Peru, occurs when there is not enough oxygen reaching your brain. This typically occurs at elevations over 10,000ft. Shortness of breath and a pounding heart are the first symptoms as the thin air in high altitude can make you feel light headed and dizzy. As your symptoms progress you can get extremely nauseous and suffer from vomiting and intense headaches if not remedied by either medication or descending in altitude. Preventing altitude sickness is easy, always allow for an extra day to acclimate when you visit in a location with high altitude. Relax in your hotel and lie down, drink plenty of fluids and avoid strenuous exercise. It can take up to a week to become full acclimated, many travelers don't have that amount of time so in order to acclimate fastest it is best to take it easy, avoid alcohol, cigarettes and heavy foods. If you begin to feel mild symptoms then we recommend you drink some Coca Tea (legal in Peru), even drinking carbonated drinks like Coca Cola help. It's important to realize that you get altitude sickness by not feeding your brain enough oxygen, so make sure you are breathing well, take decongestants if you have a cold or can't breathe well. Prescription medications such as Diamox can also be a great help.

In the higher elevation locations such as Cusco it is possible to purchase oxygen and buy medications in case you are having a real hard time acclimating.  Most larger hotels in these areas can also offer extra oxygen to be pumped in your room for an additional charge.

What should I pack for my trip?

Packing for your trip depends on the season and locations you will be visiting. Peru has almost all of the world’s climates nestled between the coast, the Andes and the Jungle. For that reason it is important that you to pack layered clothing, that is bring a piece of clothing for both hot and warm conditions, clothing you can take on and off easily as the climates change. Refer to the provided packing list for details of what to bring on your specific trip.

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