Captivating, mysterious, mystic and magical are some of the adjectives used to describe the great citadel of Machu Picchu Peru, major sample of Peruvian culture which millions of people have chosen as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. You will also have the opportunity to spend fabulous holidays in Cusco Peru, the heart of the Inca Empire, and the Sacred Valley of the Incas, places filled with peace, energy, and harmony.
This is a trip to the “Lost City of the Incas”, Machu Picchu, Peru, a unique, magical and mystic place. You will be amazed by the majestic and perfection of this Inca legacy.
The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983, was hidden at the end of the Andes and the beginning of the Amazon Basin until 1911, when the American explorer Hiram Bingham discovered it. In Quechua lenguage, Machu Picchu means old mountain. Located at the top of a mountain, Machu Picchu is a colosal masterpieace of arquitecture and engeneering, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.
This great adventure also includes the city of Cusco, a multicultural place where past and present live in harmony. You will learn about the ancient culture of the Incas by visiting their main constructions such as Sacsayhuaman, Koricancha, Kenko, Pucapucara and Tambomachay. Sacsayhuaman is built in such a way that a single piece of paper will not fit between the stones. It is noted for an extensive system of underground passages which connect the fortress to other Inca ruins within Cusco.
This Machu Picchu tour continues with a visit to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, an area from Pisac to Ollantaytambo. Located along the Urubamba River, it was an important agriculture production center. You will be able to appreciate the monumental stone fortress of Ollantaytambo and share with the inhabitants their language and customs. Meanwhile, in the artisan market of Pisac, you will witness great textile work and old trade habits.
Discover Machu Picchu and let its mysticism take you over!
Pick up from the airport in Cusco and transfer to your hotel (3,350m/10,991ft).
Tour Cusco, Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Pucapucara, Tambomachay
Pick up from your hotel. Visit the Cathedral of Cusco, Koricancha or Temple of the Sun, the archaeological complex of Sacsayhuaman, and archeological sites of Kenko, Pucapucara, and Tambomachay. Return to your hotel.
Overnight in Cusco.
The Sacred Valley of the Incas (2,800m/9,184ft)
Pick up from your hotel. Visit the artisan market and Archaeological Site of Pisac. Lunch in Urubamba. Continue the tour visiting the Archaeological Site of Ollantaytambo while enjoying the spectacular mountain view. Finally, you will visit the textile and picturesque town of Chinchero. Return to your hotel.
Overnight in Cusco.
The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu (2,350m/7,710ft)
Transfer to Poroy or Ollantaytambo station to take the train to Aguas Calientes. At you arrival, you will take the bus up to Machu Picchu and explore the great “Lost City of the Incas”, Machu Picchu, accompanied by your tour guide.
After lunch (not included), we recommend you to walk up on your own to the Sun Gate or Inti Punku to admire an amazing panoramic view of the Inca City of Machu Picchu. You will transfer on your own to the Aguas Calientes station to take the train back to Poroy or Ollantaytambo where you will find a person with a sign with your name to transfer you to your hotel.
Overnight in Cusco.
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the airport in Cusco to take your flight back to Lima (morning or afternoon).
This trip itinerary is available every day of the year.
Acclimatization: we strongly recommend to drink coca leaf tea, rest for at least 3 hours upon arrival to your hotel, and eat little as digesting food might be a bit slow during your first day due to the altitude.
Weather: rainy season starts from mid-October to mid-March in the Mountains and Jungle, being January and February the heaviest months of rain. The best time of the year to visit Machu Picchu is from April to September.
Trains: Expedition/Backpacker – tourist, Inca Rail Executive Class – superior, Vistadome – superior, Andean Railways Panoramic – superior, Inca Rail First Class – first class, Hiram Bingham – luxury.
Luggage: you can leave unnecessary luggage at your hotel in Cusco when going to Machu Picchu per train luggage weight regulations.
Sacred Valley Tour: the best days to enjoy the artisan market of Pisac are Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Maras and Moray Tour: you can add this tour for US$ 25.00 per person. Includes transportation, guide, entrance tickets and visit to the natural salt mines of Maras and the most advanced agricultural system of the Incas, Moray.
Cusco was the site of the historic capital of the Inca Empire and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1983 by UNESCO. It is a major tourist destination and receives almost 2 million visitors a year. It is designated as the Historical Capital of Peru by the Constitution of Peru. It is home of the great citadel of Machu Picchu and picturesque Andean towns along the Sacred Valley of the Incas such as Pisac, Urubamba, and Ollantaytambo.
Monasterio (5 star deluxe)
Where centuries of culture meet and mix
A former monastery raised on Inca stones, this is a haven of near-religious calm. Yet just outside its tranquil cloisters is Cuzco’s lively city centre, where brightly-clad traders hawk their wares, trekkers prepare to hike the Andes trails and Peruvian musicians gather enthusiastic crowds.
Inkaterra La Casona (5 star deluxe)
Discover an elegant fusion of colonial and Inca culture. A striking 16th century manor house, has been meticulously restored as an 11-suite luxury Cusco hotel, celebrating Cusco’s hybrid history and tradition. Inca legacies and colonial furnishings blend with contemporary comforts and impeccable services.
JW Marriott Cusco (5 star deluxe)
The JW Marriott Hotel Cusco will feature a highly customized design built around a Colonial Convent and the archaeological remains found on the site.153 rooms, including 7 suites equipped with supplemental oxygen system, luxurious bedding, bathrooms with separate shower and bathtub, and the latest in-room technology making your stay a unique experience. You will be able to enjoy a pleasant local environment in the Restaurants, where the richness of Peruvian cuisine is perfectly integrated with the ancient architecture of the Incas. Delight our exquisite typical drinks as Pisco Sour, surrounded by the ancient aura of the Incas. Enjoy the high end services and facilities at the Spa over 300 square meters. A unique place specially designed to relax and rejuvenate using ancient elements combined with techniques and special treatments. Enjoy the relaxation pool, treatment rooms, Sauna and steam chamber. Visit our Archaeological Exhibition Hall and Exhibition Hall of the Killke culture located inside the Hotel.
Libertador Palacio del Inka (5 Stars)
Cusco Hotel Libertador Palacio del Inka location invites guests to enjoy a fascinating and unique experience in the historic center of this ancient city.
Located in front of the Koricancha, or Sun Temple, in this Cusco Hotel there’s an adventure awaiting: the guest familiarizes with the colonial and Inca legacy of this Andean jewel, strolling around the narrow streets of the city and visiting several places of interest such as Machu Picchu, the main square, the cathedral, the artisan neighborhood of Saint Blas, as well as the archeological sites of Sacsayhuamán, Q’enko, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay.
Libertador Cusco Hotel, number twelve hotel of South America according to Condé Nast Traveler readers is considered a luxury Cusco hotel and one of the best places to stay in the city for providing full hotel services in our restaurant, bar, business center, shops, café, gym and Jacuzzi.
Likewise, the warm hospitality of our top notch staff is the result of years of experience and has become our hallmark: there’s no limit to what we are able to do for our guests.
Discover the wonders of the cradle of the Inca Empire, adventure yourself in the pre-Hispanic and colonial Cusco and be part of a world of living cultures and hundreds of years of history all in the comfort and luxury of our Cusco Hotel.
Enjoy the thrill and excitement of our other destinations: Arequipa, Trujillo, Lima and Puno and experience the best service our country can offer.
Costa del Sol Picoaga (4 stars)
The Hotel Costa del Sol Picoaga is located in a colonial-era mansion that is considered part of the cultural heritage of the city of Cusco. The building dates back to the 17th century, when the Marquis de Picoaga arrived in the city and built himself a new home, employing stonework and murals.
The hotel is divided between a colonial wing and a contemporary wing, combining stone archways, a beautiful patio, a fountain and original murals dating from the architecture of the 17th century with all the comforts of a modern, contemporary hotel. The rooms have been designed for the comfort of the guests and are spacious, peaceful and fully equipped. They have Wi-Fi internet connections, cable television, direct dial telephones, safe deposit boxes and a mini-bar.
The hotel conserves all the beauty of an old colonial mansion and provides the welcoming service that will make you feel special during every day of your stay with us.
Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco (4 Stars)
A beautifully renovated 18th-century manor house, just 3 blocks from Cusco’s Plaza de Armas, replete with authentic colonial character. It offers the intimacy of a boutique hotel but the comforts and services of a much larger property.
The hotel is distinguished by its 3 interior patios with wooden balconies. The principal patio, featuring a gurgling stone fountain, is one of Cusco’s emblematic colonial courtyards. In the hotel’s cozy lounge and reading room is a massive stone fireplace that’s always crackling, while the romantic gourmet restaurant invites guests to dine by candlelight in one of 4 connected salons richly decorated with 18th-century Cusco School paintings. Several rooms in the original structure of the hotel feature surviving colonial frescoes unearthed during renovation.
Novotel (4 Stars)
The Novotel Cusco hotel is the perfect place to spend a few days or vacation as it is located in the historic center, close to the Plaza de Armas and cathedral, and 10 minutes from the airport. The Novotel Cusco is an historic base for discovering the Inca civilization. This 4-star hotel has 99 rooms including 16 Superior Rooms, all inside a 16th century building. We have a restaurant, café and bar. Ideal for family trips.
Novotel Cusco, located in the historic city center of Cusco, is in the perfect spot for discovering the Inca civilization. The hotel is in a 16th century building, and is an ideal starting point for visiting the cathedral and other hotspots of Cusco.
Sonesta Hotel Cusco (4 Stars)
All of our 70 guest rooms feature modern amenities and conveniences and offer a view of the city or the mountains. The entire hotel was renovated in anticipation of the January, 2010 grand reopening. The hotel, which was built in 1986 as the Cusco Savoy, now features a modern contemporary décor and a fine dining restaurant serving classic Peruvian cuisine. Explore the local neighborhood including the handcraft market, Plaza de Armas, wonderful local restaurants and artisan shops, and the monuments from the ancient Inca capital of Cusco.
Rumi Punku (3 stars)
You find us in walking distance from most of the important places, only 300 meter from Plaza de Armas. We are part of the historic Cusco, and placed in a dead end street which assures you tranquility during your stay with us.
The name Rumi Punku comes from Quechua: Rumi means stones.
Punku means door or entrance.
Our doorway is certainly of Inca construction, and the double Jamb indicates that it was once the entrance to a very sacred place; in this case, the original purpose is unknown. The Inca doorway is considered a Historic Monument of the City of Cusco by INC (National Institute of Culture). Today this doorway welcomes you.
Inside you will find colonial buildings around two courtyards, and in the back; facing a beautiful Inca wall, you find a peaceful garden.
We have a new Spa and gym with a light atmosphere, and a panoramic view towards San Blas.
In our colonial lounge / cafeteria you find a fireplace. Here you can relax and watch TV or enjoy a game of chess, darts or internet.
You can also relax and enjoy the view over Cusco from one of ours two terraces.
Casa Andina Classic San Blas (3 Star Superior)
The hotel is a sprawling colonial building built around a sunny colonial stone courtyard, peacefully removed from Cusco’s fast pace – like a sophisticated country hotel in the city. Rooms offer superb distant views of Cusco’s tiled rooftops and surrounding mountains or of the handsome arcaded interior courtyard, central fountain, and ample terrace. Tucked away in the heart of the city’s most atmospheric neighborhood, San Blas, the hotel has 4 wood-burning chimneys and delightful sitting areas climbing a tower. The hotel is perfect for visitors looking for a relaxed, spacious option, and ideal for families.
Casa Andina – Classic Koricancha (3 Stars)
The hotel is removed from the traffic, hustle and bustle of the center but still just 3 blocks from Cusco Plaza de Armas. An atmosphere of spaciousness and serenity, spread across 2 sprawling, connected 18th-century manor houses and 2 peaceful interior colonial patios. Just steps from Koricancha (the Inca Temple of the Sun) and Santo Domingo church.
Casa Andina Classic Cusco Catedral (3 stars)
About as close as you can get to Cusco’s Cathedral & beautiful Plaza de Armas without actually being on the busy square. Intimately identified with the Cusco’s illustrious history, the hotel occupies a colonial building with iconic green balconies and red tiles, and features an exposed Inca stone wall in the hotel lobby. Several rooms have coveted views of the Plaza de Armas and Compañía de Jesús church.
Casa Andina – Cusco Plaza (3 Stars)
Perfectly convenient: under the colonial arcades of stately Plaza Regocijo & around the corner from Cusco’s beautiful Plaza de Armas. Guests of this hotel can’t get much closer to the restaurants, bars, and shops that mark the Plaza de Armas of Cusco.
The original Casa Andina hotel features a cozy fireplace lounge and top-floor breakfast room with unparalleled views of the Cathedral and the Plaza de Armas. Its elevator & central location are ideal for convenience-oriented independent travelers, especially those struggling with Cusco’s elevation & hilly streets.
Sonesta Posada del Inca Cusco (3 Stars)
In the heart of the ancient Inca and Spanish Colonial capital of Cusco, the 22-room Sonesta Posadas del Inca is a few steps from the city’s Main Square and offers first-class lodging, with a taste of authentic Peruvian hospitality.
The Posada, a train ride from Machu Picchu, is an ideal home base for exploring the magic of the Imperial City of Cusco, center of the Inca and Spanish colonial cultures. Within close proximity are Koricancha Temple, Sacsayhuamán, Kenko, Puca Pucará, Tambomachay and the Sun and the Moon Temple.
Also close by are many shops and artists’ studios offering traditional and contemporary crafts as well as the exciting nightlife.
Here in Cusco the naval of the world, life’s mystical powers are reborn. Discover it here.
Enjoy your visit to the city of Cusco and have a few unforgettable days relaxing at Rimacpampa Hostel.
All the magic and charm of a village in one place, Rimacpampa is a dream hostel in a dream city.
We offer you a warm welcome to our hostel; we are located in the city center close to the principle cultural centers and tourist attractions.
Our aim is to offer a personalized service and we want all our guests who come from far away to feel part of the family, in a warm and secure environment, we truly appreciate your visit.
We have a warm and comfortable cafe, a large lobby, and 12 well equipped comfortable rooms to fulfill all your needs; a total of 30 beds in single, double, matrimonial and triple rooms, all with heating and en-suite bathrooms.
Machu Picchu (“Old Peak”) is a pre-Columbian 15th-century Inca site located 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level. Machu Picchu is located in the Cusco Region of Peru, South America. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cusco and through which the Urubamba River flows. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacutec (1438–1472). Often referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas”, it is perhaps the most familiar icon of the Inca World.
Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge (5 star deluxe)
Only the most privileged experience unearthly serenity
One of the world’s most fabled ancient sites, Machu Picchu is a place of most wonder and awe when the daytime crowds have left. Wreathed in the mists that add mystery to its spectacular sunrises and moonlit nights, to sleep at the only lodge beside this mountain citadel is an all-time travel great: pure adventure.
Sumaq Machu Picchu (5 stars)
At the foot of the imposing mountains surrounding Machu Picchu, by the banks of the Vilcanota River, stands Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel. The only five-star hotel in Aguas Calientes is architecturally inspired by the enigmatic lost city of the Incas.
The exquisite culinary creations of the hotel’s restaurant are prepared with regional ingredients and its luxury suites await you for an enchanting trip to the historical past of the Andean culture.
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo (4 star superior)
Immerse in the spirit of Royal Inca retreat, at Inkaterra’s boutique Machu Picchu hotel — an Andean Garden of Eden where waterfalls and streams gently cascade through acres of orchids. Hummingbirds frolic in a private cloud forest paradise, while you experience authentic barefoot luxury hotel at the foot of Machu Picchu, within an idyllic enclave of whitewashed casitas.
Hatuchay Tower (4 stars)
We offer a memorable experience, where you can get close to the cultural and natural wealth of a tourist icon: Machu Picchu, and the special beauty of the majestic natural environments surrounding Hatuchay Hotels – Machu Picchu 4****, you will relax and enjoy the panoramic view, you will sleep while listening to the Urubamba River flow and you can watch the birds and the flora of the zone.
Staying overnight in one of our 42 rooms, you will arrive to Machu Picchu very early, because we are just at 20 minutes, you can leave to the citadel and be one of the first to appreciate it during the day.
Our relation is warm and very close, so you feel as a family, we focus on the details that are special to you and your loved ones, and we work to ensure a stay that cause a positive social impact, providing services according to global criteria of sustainable tourism. We invite you to join our chain of help, for the development of the communities, the preservation of nature and environmental care.
El Mapi by Inkaterra (3 Star Superior)
Smart and contemporary are the defining elements of this hotel, amidst the commercial village of Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes), from where you can admire and interact with the quaint folksy town and get a different perspective.
The hotel is efficient, playful and people friendly; it welcomes a wide range of guests expecting an uncomplicated visit.
Turn into an amiable and healthy environment after your enlightening visit to Peru’s most distinguished destination, the Machu Picchu Archaeological site.
Rupa Wasi (3 stars)
Rupa wasi lodge has a unique location in aguas calientes that provides spectacular views of the mountains of machu picchu. Our lodge has rooms with private bathrooms and balconies that allow our guests to take full advantage of these beautiful surroundings.
Inka Town (B&B)
At the bottom of the majestic and enigmatic Machu Pichu in the charming village of the Aguas calientes you will find Inka Town Hotel, sorrounded by the stunning nature of the side to provide the best comfort and personalized attention.
INKA TOWN has 20 comfortable standar rooms which you can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view, each room has cable tv, telephone, private bathroom, hot water, safety box, hair dryer and 24 hours room service.
INKA TOWN offers its guests laundry service upon request, free internet access and a warm welcome to our guest at the train station.
Machu Picchu is one of the 7 wonders of the moderm World and the main destination for tourist visiting Peru. Its name comes from Quechua language “Machu” translated into Spanish means “ old” and “Picchu” which means “mountain or hill”.
In our restaurant enjoy a cozy atmosphere and good food where you can enjoy buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner; savoring the most taste of Peruvian dishes.
The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a valley in the Andes of Peru, in the Region of Cusco, close to the Inca capital of Cusco and below the ancient sacred city of Machu Picchu. The valley is generally understood to include everything between Calca and Lamay, Písac, and Ollantaytambo, it has been formed by the Urubamba River, also known as Vilcanota River or Wilcamayu (means “Sacred River”).
The valley was appreciated by the Incas due to its special geographical and climatic qualities. It was one of the empire’s main points for the extraction of natural wealth, and one of the most important areas for maize production in Peru northwards from Pisac.
Libertador Tambo del Inka (5 star deluxe)
Nestled in the Sacred Valley, just 50 minutes from the city of Cusco, Tambo del Inka is the best hotel in Peru from which travelers can reach Machu Picchu, the mystical Inca citadel. This spectacular resort & spa invites you to relax and indulge the senses, offering unparalleled service and limitless opportunities of discovery for groups, weddings, meetings and incentive travel around Peru.
To ensure a full experience during your vacations in Peru, different adventure, historical and cultural tours may be arranged by the hotel concierge: from a visit to Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, to kayaking on the impressive Lake Piuray, biking along mountain roads, trekking the marvel of sublime mountains, or observing exotic Peruvian wild birds.
Peruvian cuisine, recognized as one of the best in the world, may be appreciated in the spectacular Hawa restaurant, designed with a perfect balance of indigenous elements such as woods and textiles. It offers a unique opportunity to explore new flavours. The conference/ballroom, with capacity for more than 350 people, is the perfect setting for sparking new ideas or having a spectacular wedding reception surrounded by the Andean nature.
Rio Sagrado (5 stars)
Among green pastures beside the rushing waters of the Urubamba River
Nestled in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, surrounded by ancient remains, is this tranquil, rural retreat. Yet close by is all the colour and vigour of contemporary Peruvian life: local markets, adventurous activities and the rugged trail to Machu Picchu.
Sol y Luna (4 Star superior)
Sol & Luna was born in 1996, when Franz and Petit – its founders – arrived in the Sacred Valley with the ideal of settling there and sharing, with visitors and neighbours alike, what this land has to offer: its beauty, its culture and history, together with work and the joy of progress. Sol & Luna boasts over 100 direct collaborators, who share a common philosophy of respecting our natural environment and living within the local culture.
Based on the ideals that move us and the experience gained with passing years, we can state that our philosophy is a blend of passionate work and a cult for high quality, allowing us to provide our customers with a unique, genuine and transcending experience, through which we can also satisfy our vocation and concern of fulfilling the desire of our community to live in dignity.
Casa Andina Private Collection Valle (4 stars)
The Sacred Valley’s most complete hotel: a mountain chalet-styled retreat with panoramic Andes views from every room and every angle. On more than 8 landscaped acres (3 hectares), it breathes an air of tranquility and relaxation. Unique among Sacred Valley hotels – most of which remain isolated in the valley, offering precious little for guests to do – it contains an extraordinary, full-service “Sacred Spa”, a domed Planetarium & Observatory for stargazing in the massive Southern Hemisphere sky, and gourmet restaurant and bar. Casa Andina organizes a wide range of activities for both families and adventures, including trekking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, visits to Andean markets and Inca ruins, and ceramics, textiles, yoga and cooking classes.
The 85 inviting, spacious rooms overlook the property&aposs extensive gardens and feature either private balconies or sunny sitting areas. Equidistant between Urubamba and Ollantaytambo, in the Sacred Valley of Cusco, the hotel is perfectly positioned for easy access to the valley&aposs abundant attractions and incomparable Inca ruins, including world-renowned Machu Picchu. Day trips to Maras, Moray, Pisac, and Ollantaytambo are easily managed and arranged by Casa Andina.
Inkallpa (3 stars)
Inkallpa – Sacred Valley will make your experience in the Andean World as intense as you want and more.
Located in the Sacred Valley of Cusco, It is just minutes from Urubamba and the cozy village of Ollantaytambo, where the main train station to Machu Picchu is located.
The Sacred Valley with its attractions, pleasant climate and moderate altitude (less than 9200 feets) is the ideal place to spend a few days knowing the wonders of the Andean World.
Sonesta Posada del Inca Sacred Valley Yucay (3 Stars)
The 87-room Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a one-hour drive from the ancient Inca capital of Cusco and close to Machu Picchu. The Sonesta Yucay Posada is a former 18th century colonial-style monastery and is surrounded by beautiful gardens.
The Sacred Valley produces an idyllic year-round climate of moderate warm weather with abundant sunshine and fresh air. The area is a perfect setting for horseback riding, hiking, rafting and other activities.
Near the Sonesta Posada are the craft markets of Pisac and Chincheros, the Salt Mines of Maras, the town of Moray, Ollantaytambo ruins and Machu Picchu.
5 Stars Deluxe
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Hotel accomodation according to itinerary.
International and domestic flights.
Meals according to itinerary.
Visas required to enter Peru.
All guided excursion in English.
All tour and intermediate transfers.
All entrance tickets.
Bus and entrance tickets to Machu Picchu.
Airport Transfer, hotels, and tours in Lima.
Expedition Train to/from Aguas Calientes.
Buffet Lunch at Santuary Lodge during machu Picchu Tour.
Huayna Picchu entrance ticket.