Hidden high in the Andes and lost to the world for centuries, Machu Picchu was rediscovered in 1911 by retired U.S. Senator Hiram Bingham. A journey to this lofty citadel is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Cuzco is an Andean jewel and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Visit the cathedral and La Compañia, the convent of Santo Domingo and the for tress of Sacsayhuaman. Just an hour away lies the narrow, winding Urubamba Valley, known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas, with picturesque villages like Pisac, known for its colorful market, and Ollaytaytambo built on top of original Inca foundations. Abandoned by the Incas, fabled Machu Picchu is located high above the clouds in a spectacular setting overlooking the deep canyon of the Urubamba River. The citadel served as a place of worship and stargazing, and as a private hacienda for Inca royalty.
Ecoventura offers two extensions to Peru including a 6-night First Class (4 star hotels) and 6-night Luxury class (5 star hotels) extension to Peru to visit the Machu Picchu ruins, Cuzco and the sacred valley of the Incas. There are connecting flights on Sunday late afternoon to Lima from Guayaquil when you arrive from the Galapagos cruise. We have hand selected hotels based on comfort, uniqueness and value. High season is April through October so don’t wait to book your trip during these months as our favorite hotels fill up quickly. If you want to enjoy Peruvian cuisine, Lima is the place to start and end your trip:
Libertador Luxury Collection & Sumaq hotel (Luxury) 2017
|4 guests in 2 doubles||$2020|
|5 or more guests||inquire|
* Rates are per person
Itinerary (6 nights Luxury collection)
Reception and assistance at Lima Airport, followed by a short walk to Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima conveniently located at the airport
Assistance and short walk to the airport. Departure to Cusco on LATAM flight (time tba), Upon arrival, reception and transfer to the Tambo del Inka Luxury Collection Hotel and Spa in the Urubamba Sacred Valley. Rest of the day at leisure to acclimatize to the altitude.
Excursion to the village of Pisac in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and shopping at the colorful indigenous market. Lunch in Urubamba, followed by a tour of the fortress of Ollantaytambo. Transfer to the train station for a scenic one hour thirty minute train ride to the town of Machu Picchu Pueblo and your hotel. Dinner and overnight in at the Sumaq Machu Picchu hotel at the base of the mountain.
Transfer by bus on a 30 minute ride up to the Lost City of the Incas: Machu Picchu and guided tour through the ruins. A buffet lunch is at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge. Afternoon departure to Cusco by train and transfer to the Palacio del Inka Luxury Collection hotel.
Morning guided tour of Cusco including: the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, Santo Domingo church (Koricancha), and surrounding ruins of Puka Pukara, Kenko, Tampu Machay and the renowned fortress and religious site of Sacsayhuaman, famous for its cosmic energy. The afternoon is at leisure. Overnight at the Palacio del Inka Luxury Collection hotel.
Transfer to the airport for departure Cusco to Lima on LATAM. Upon arrival, reception and transfer to the Westin Lima Hotel in Miraflores. At 2PM, tour some of Lima’s main colonial sites: Plaza Mayor, Government and Archbishop Palaces. Visit the private Largo Museum with their collection of modeled pottery vessels, gold and silver work and erotic ceramics from pre-Inca civilizations. Drive through Lima’s modern residential areas: San Isidro with its olive grove, gold course and Miraflores with its Central Park “Parque del Amor” and ocean views.
Friday evening (red eye) or Saturday
Transfer to airport for your international departure flight.
Accommodations in 5 star properties including 1 night Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport hotel, 1 nights Westin Lima Hotel, 1 night Hotel Tambo del Inka Luxury Collection in the Sacred Valley, 1 nights in Hotel Sumaq in Machu Picchu Pueblo and 2 nights Libertador Palacio del Inka Luxury collection Cusco Hotel, and buffet breakfast every morning, Lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday and dinner on Tuesday. Private transfers and tours with professional English speaking guide, private car and driver. Train tickets from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu and to return to Cusco in Vistadome class. Bus tickets from the town of Machu Picchu Pueblo to the entrance of Machu Picchu and return.
Rates do not include:
Airfare Guayaquil to Lima: $450.00 one way (subject to change), Roundtrip airfare Lima to Cuzco varies from $500 for full unrestricted fares to less for non-refundable instant purchase tickets with some restrictions ($25 charge for changes per route per person). All fares are subject to change. Meals not mentioned in the itinerary and gratuities to guide and driver.