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Trips to Machu Picchu

Cusco, Perú


Experience the best of Peru in one epic journey! Embark on an epic journey with our Trips to Machu Picchu. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Cusco, explore the ancient ruins of the Sacred Valley, stand in awe of Machu Picchu, witness the vibrant hues of Rainbow Mountain, and discover the crystal-clear beauty of Humantay Lagoon. It's a comprehensive adventure that captures the essence of Peru's diverse landscapes and cultural heritage.

Embark on a captivating journey to the heart of Peru with our Trips to Machu Picchu packages. Explore the ancient wonders of Cusco, the breathtaking landscapes of the Sacred Valley, and the iconic Machu Picchu, all while immersing yourself in the rich culture and history of this enchanting region

  • FREQUENCY:  This tour is run during the whole year.
  • Type of Service:  Small group max 8 people.
  • Availability : everyday (check at booking time the Machu Picchu permits availability)
  • Difficulty:  Easy – moderate – difficult. you will be in different see level – Cusco at 3350m, Machu picchu at 2400m and rainbow Mountain at 5000m

Weather: The visible time to visit is from April to October with sunny days which allows you to fully enjoy the citadel, during the wet season which is from November to March, there is chance it will be raining or cloud, usually morning views are not good but afternoons are clear and better time to visit and enjoy it, as you will visit afternoon and morning, we are positive you wil have a chance to have great views.

Places you will visit:

The most amazing sites are waiting for you as Machu picchu, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Sacsayhuaman, Rainbow Mountain and finally Humantay lagoon hike, at each site you will have guided tour with plenty of time to take picture and enjoy the beauty of the Cusco's amazing geography. Visit us for trips to Machu Picchu that guarantee a perfect blend of cultural richness and natural marvels.

What you need to take for this tour:

  • Original Passport.
  • Small day pack.
  • Insect repellent (Machu picchu is located at beginning of jungle)
  • Sunhat. sun screen.
  • Rain gear (from November to April is wet season)
  • Camera.
  • Toilet
  • Snack.
  • Cloth for warm and cold area


  • Specialized bilingual guide
  • Private Transport
  • All entry fee for the sites you will visit
  • a 3*** Hotel according the itinerary
  • Round trip expedition train
  • Machu picchu entry fee
  • Fully guided tour


  • Meals (lunch and dinner) according the itinerary
  • Huayna Picchu entry fee ( option and cost $75each)
  • Vistadome Upgrade ( $60 each for way back, optional)
  • Tipping (for your guide and driver - optional )
  • Travel Insurance - No mandatory but is advisible


Day 1: Welcome to Cusco city + Cusco city tour.

Upon your arrival at Cusco Airport, our friendly representative will be ready to welcome you. They will accompany you to the heart of Cusco city, where your hotel is located. Cusco, nestled at an altitude of 3,350 meters, is known for its high elevation. To help you acclimate, we recommend enjoying a cup of Coca tea at your hotel, which can assist in preventing altitude sickness.

Hotel check-in typically begins at 12 pm. If you arrive luggage earlier, you can take advantage of the hotel's complimentary storage service. This will give you the freedom to explore the city and enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants around the Main Plaza of Cusco.

At 1 pm, your Cusco city tour begins, encompassing visits to significant sites within the city as well as Inca sites situated in the upper part of Cusco city. The Main Plaza of Cusco is the customary starting point for this tour, and it's an astonishing place to begin your journey.

Next on the itinerary is the renowned Qoricancha, the heart of the Inca Empire and the place where our civilization took root. Exploring this site will provide you with invaluable insights into our rich history.

Following your time at Qoricancha, our transportation will take you to the next Inca site, Sacsayhuaman. This site is the largest and most unique among the stops on this tour. It boasts distinctive features that set it apart, making it even different from Machu Picchu. You'll have ample time to immerse yourself in its grandeur and explore its mysteries.

Continuing our journey, you'll visit Qenqo, Pucapucara, and Tambomachay. These smaller sites held significant roles during the Inca era, and each has its own unique charm. Our expert guide will provide you with in-depth information about each location and capture the best photographic moments.

As the tour concludes, you'll return to the town by 6 pm, where we'll drop you off at your hotel. This day will provide you with an excellent introduction to the cultural and historical wonders of Cusco, setting the stage for a memorable journey in the heart of the Andes.

  • Acomodation: Tierra Viva Hotels.
  • Ticket. Included
  • Meals: NA.

Day 2: Sacred Valley - Pisac - Ollantaytambo- Aguas Calientes.

Our journey begins with a hotel pickup at 8 am, and from there, we embark on a memorable adventure. We'll leave Cusco behind in our private transportation and make our first stop at an Alpaca farm. Here, you'll have the delightful opportunity to get up close to four unique South American camelids: llamas, alpacas, guanacos, and vicuñas. These animals held immense importance in the lives of our ancestors, and your guide will explain the distinctions between each of them.

Continuing on our route, we head to Pisac, a place that served as the capital of corn and potato cultivation during ancient times. Depending on the season, you'll witness the farming areas in action. Upon reaching the Pisac Inca site, we'll embark on a walking tour, exploring the renowned circular Andean terraces, ancient rooms, and intricate water fountains. Pisac is one of the largest Inca sites in the Sacred Valley, and you'll be captivated by its beauty.

After immersing ourselves in the history and grandeur of Pisac, we'll return to the town, where you'll have the opportunity to visit the local market. This market preserves the tradition of product exchange and is an excellent place to shop for souvenirs if you wish.

Our journey continues with a scenic drive of nearly an hour to Urubamba, where we'll pause for a delightful lunch. Following our meal, we'll drive for another 30 minutes to reach Ollantaytambo, known as the last living Inca city. Here, you'll explore a remarkable Inca archaeological site during a guided tour. It will take approximately an hour to uncover the historical significance of this site.

After the tour, you'll have free time to stroll through the charming local village. In the evening, you'll board the train to Aguas Calientes, a town situated at 2,000 meters above sea level, where you'll spend the night. Upon your arrival in Aguas Calientes, our guide will accompany you to your hotel, ensuring a smooth and comfortable transition.

  • Acomodation: Tierra Viva Hotels.
  • Ticket. Included
  • Meals: NA.

Day 3: Machu Picchu

Today marks the most anticipated day of your journey. After an early breakfast, your guide will meet you at your hotel and accompany you to take one of the early buses up to Machu Picchu. As you arrive at this extraordinary Inca site, your guide will lead you to the uppermost part, offering you a chance to witness the sunrise (season-dependent) and capture breathtaking photos of Machu Picchu in its early morning splendor.

Take your time to absorb the awe-inspiring beauty and magic that the New Wonder of the World has to offer. Your guide will then lead you on a comprehensive walking tour, exploring the most significant sectors and palaces within Machu Picchu. This guided tour typically lasts about 2 and a half hours.

Upon completing the tour, if you have secured a Huayna Picchu ticket, you'll have the option to hike this renowned mountain. The Huayna Picchu trek is a challenging ascent and descent, taking about 2 hours, but the reward is unparalleled views and a unique perspective of Machu Picchu. Please note that Huayna Picchu tickets must be booked in advance and cost $75 each.

If you don't have a Huayna Picchu ticket, you'll bid farewell to the Lost City of the Incas until next time and take a bus down to Aguas Calientes town. Here, you'll enjoy your final lunch with the group (lunch not included).

In the afternoon, you'll board a train bound for Ollantaytambo, where our driver will be waiting to transport you back to Cusco and your hotel. The approximate arrival time in Cusco is around 8 pm. This day will undoubtedly leave you with lasting memories of Machu Picchu and the awe-inspiring beauty of this ancient wonder.

  • Acomodation: Tierra Viva Hotels.
  • Ticket. Included
  • Meals: NA.

Day 4: Raimbow Mountain & red Valley.

Get ready for an unforgettable day! Your guide will pick you up from your hotel at 4 am, and together, we'll embark on a roughly 3-hour drive to the trailhead. Along the way, we'll make a stop for a hearty breakfast to fuel up for the journey ahead.

Once we reach the trailhead, situated at an elevation of 4,350 meters, it's time to prepare and start our hike. The region is known for its cold and dry climate due to the high altitude, so make sure to dress warmly and be ready for the adventure. The trek is approximately 4 kilometers long, lasting nearly 2.5 hours, as we ascend to the summit of Rainbow Mountain, also known as Winikunqa, which stands at an impressive 5,150 meters above sea level.

Upon reaching the summit, you'll have ample time to savor the breathtaking beauty of this natural wonder and capture memorable photographs. The vibrant colors of Rainbow Mountain are truly a sight to behold.

But the adventure doesn't end there. We'll continue our hike to explore the Red Valley, located on the backside of Rainbow Mountain. From the higher vantage point, you'll be treated to a panoramic view of this unique all-red valley.

After relishing the wonders of both Rainbow Mountain and the Red Valley, we'll retrace our steps along the same path, returning to where our driver awaits. We'll then enjoy a scenic 50-minute drive to a restaurant, where you'll indulge in a delicious and well-deserved lunch.

Following our satisfying meal, we'll head back to Cusco, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel. Expect to return to Cusco by approximately 5:50 pm. This day promises to be an extraordinary adventure filled with stunning natural landscapes and unforgettable experiences.

  • Accommodation: Tierra Viva Hotels.
  • Ticket. Included
  • Meals: NA.

Day 5: Humantay Lagoon – Salkantay views.

Prepare for an exhilarating full-day adventure! Your guide will pick you up from your hotel promptly at 4 am. From there, we embark on a roughly 2-hour drive to Mollepata, a charming local village where we'll enjoy a hearty breakfast. Following our meal, we'll continue on a 1-hour drive along a dusty road to Soraypampa, situated at an elevation of 3,850 meters. Due to the high altitude, this area can be quite chilly, so be sure to layer up with warm clothing, gloves, and a hat.

From May to October, the weather is typically sunny, so don't forget a good sunhat and sunscreen. Once we're all set and ready, our journey begins with a 2-hour ascent, gradually leading us to the beautiful Humantay Lake. The final stretch of the hike is steeper, but the breathtaking views that await make every step worth it. Humantay Lake is surrounded by towering mountains, adorned with glistening glaciers, most notably the Salkantay glacier, which ranks as the second-highest peak in the Cusco region.

Upon reaching the lake, you'll be captivated by its sheer beauty, and it's the perfect opportunity to soak in the serenity of this natural wonder. The views are simply mesmerizing.

After fully immersing ourselves in the beauty of Humantay Lake, we'll retrace our steps along the same trail, returning to Soraypampa. This hike back takes approximately 1.5 hours. From there, we'll board our transportation for the journey back to Mollepata, where a delicious lunch awaits.

Our return to Cusco involves a 2-hour drive, and you can expect to arrive back in the city around 6 pm. This expedition promises an unforgettable day filled with stunning natural landscapes and awe-inspiring experiences.

  • Accommodation: Tierra Viva Hotels.
  • Ticket. Included
  • Meals: NA.

Day 06: free day and transfer back to airport.

Its time to say godbye, we suggest you may book your flight in the afternoon, so it gives you chance to explore the Cusco city in the morning, buy some souvenirs, etc, 2h before your flight we will pick you up from the hotel and take you back to thw airport and say you until next time.

  • Accommodation: NA
  • Ticket. NA
  • Meals: ONLY BREAKFAST at Hotel.

Thank you for visiting and traveling with us!!


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