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 Collection & Sumaq (Luxury) 2017
* Rates are per person
Itinerary (6 nights)
Departure, Guayaquil to Lima, Transfer to Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima located near the airport.
Lima to Cuzco, Transfer to Sacred Valley, Hotel Tambo del Inka Luxury
Pisac market – Ollyantayambo – train to AC – Hotel Sumaq
Machu Picchu Ruins tour – train to Cuzco – Palacio del Inka Luxury Collection
Tour of Cuzco & afternoon at leisure – Palacio del Inka Luxury Collection
Transfer to airport for flight Cuzco to Lima, Westin Lima
Friday evening (red eye) or Saturday morning:
Transfer to the airport in Lima
Accommodations in 5 star properties including 2 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 Cusco Hotel including buffet breakfast all days, Lunch and dinner on day 3. Private transfers and tours with professional English speaking guide, private car and driver. Train tickets from Cuzco to Aguas Calientes and Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo in Vistadome class. Bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and return on day 4.
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). Optional Second entrance fee to Machu Picchu $67 and guide in MP on day 5, Bus fare $27 round trip on day 4 from Aguas Calientes to MP. Meals not mentioned above.