DAY 1. ARRIVAL TO LIMA
Meet Peru host in the Airport of Lima, please look for your Machu Picchu trails host holding a sign with your name on it. We know you will be tired after a long journey from your home country, Our host will transfer you to your hotel.
DAY 2. CITY TOUR IN LIMA
Lima is the largest and the most populated city in Peru. you will visit the historic downtown áreas an as the cathedral, San Francisco church, and Larco museum, after your visit your private guide will bring you back to your Hotel. Lima is very well known particularly for its excellent cuisine like our traditional CEVICHE Food from the coast. Or Our Pisco Sour a Peruvian cocktail. Your travel designer can arrange any of these beautiful restaurants for you, as well depending on your interest and expectation, we can put together the best thing to see and to do in the city to make your more memorable your journey.
DAY 3. FLIGHT TO CUSCO TRANSFER TO SACRED VALLEY. AWANAKANCHA VISIT LLAMA AND ALPACA FARM
After a good night’s sleep, we will bring your family directly to the airport for the morning flight to Cusco. It will be short to fly for one hour. in the airport of Cusco, you will meet your host and your private guide. Who will be in charge of your stay? After you will drive to Awanacancha where you will see the llama and alpaca farm. After our visit you will continue driving in the outstanding landscape along this drive we will stop for family photos. Until we arrive at the restaurant HACIENDA HUAYOCCARI. Here we will have very nice organic Peruvian food, after lunch, we will drive you to your Hotel in the sacred valley. Driving time. Before lunch two hours. after lunch for 30 minutes.
DAY 4 KAYAK AT THE PIURAY LAGOON AND PERUVIAN CERAMICS
Today your private guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive for 45 minutes to Piuray Lagoon here you will get a safety briefing and instructions on kayaking, climb aboard your kayak, and paddle through easy aquamarine waters, during your kayaking keep an eye to see the flora and fauna in the lagoon. After you will return to the dry land to enjoy a delicious picnic lunch. After lunch, you will drive back to Urubamba town where you will learn about the ceramics traditions of Peru and make your own ceramic piece. We know that children love interactive, hands on activities as part of the Perú trip.
DAY 5. SALINERAS, MORAY AND ANDEAN CEREMONY
The sacred valley of the Incas is known for its beautiful breathtaking views of the Urubamba mountain range. Today your private guide will pick you up. And drive to Moray, experts today believe their grassy amphitheaters served as an agricultural research center, in the Inca times, for the circular architecture that provides a different microclimate each terrace. after we will drive to salineras the salt pans. Along this drive, we will pass true the town of Maras, a small colonial town, very well known as providers of salt to the Cusco region back in Inca and colonial times. Salineras has over 3800 pans still in use nowadays by the local community of Maras and Pichinccoto, here you will have the opportunity to try the salty wáter coming underground as well as tests the salt who has a lot of minerals. After you visit Salineras you will continue driving for 30 minutes to continue your activity Andean ceremony. When you get to this place you will meet an Andean priest who is in charge to lead this ceremony. To get an insight into the Peruvian culture of today and keep you and your families entertained, we are going to have a special moment to do the traditional offering devoted to Pachamama meaning Mother Earth. This ceremony feels as though you have traveled back in time with sacred medicines and prehispanic instruments used during the devotional chanting. after this relaxing and meditating time you will go to have a delicious picnic lunch after lunch we will drive back to your hotel.
DAY 6. PISAQ ARQUEOLOGICAL SITE, PISAQ MARKET LOCAL COMUNITY
Today your private guide will pick you up. And drive for 45 minutes to Pisaq. in your family holiday in Peru. we will show you like world’s known Pisaq Market. This is the largest handicraft market in the Region. Located on the side of Urubamba river. Open every day, but on Sundays, it is very busy because the local people who live in the area have to barter their products for a week. After exploring the local market we will drive for 30 minutes to the Amaru community. Where you will experience the daily life of local people in the Andes of Perú. all of them have unique traditions, customs, and they speak the Quechua language our Inca language. Your family will share the lunch with the locals After your visit you will drive back to the Pisaq archeological site, then you will be back to your hotel.
DAY 7. URUBAMBA WHITE RIVER RAFTING AND VIA FERRATA & ZIP LINE
today is a multi-sport day. This activity was designed thinking of those families or people who love outdoor and adrenaline in the open field and enjoy pure nature to the files. Your guide will pick you up at the Hotel. Drive for the starting point. Here you will meet the river rafting crew. You will be giving safety instructions as well they will give you rafting equipment. After everybody gets ready you will get into the river to practice paddling with your private rafting crew. After you will start run rapids class II and III along this Urubamba valley. For a couple of hours. after enjoying this beautiful rafting you will arrive at the endpoint. You will get out to dry and dressed, you will have picnic lunch on the side of the Urubamba river.
After lunch, we will drive for 25 minutes to arrive at the starting point of the next activity Via Ferrata & zip line. Here your guide will introduce to you a mountain expert guides who will be in charge to lead this activity. Your guides will give you a safety instruction and teach how to use a harness properly after you get ready you will ascent for 400m. by Via Ferrata. After taking beautiful photos of the valley you will descend using 6 zip wires (150 to 700m) for sure will be an experience of a lifetime. This activity will take 4 hrs. After you will drive back to the hotel.
DAY 8. HORSEBACK RIDING IN THE SACRED VALLEY
This wonderful alternative activity was designed for you and your family as part of your Peru trip. To show our country with traditional local villages. Riding the Peruvian Paso Horses.
For this activity, we have three options
1 two hours horseback riding around Urquillos
This activity starts in la Hacienda Huayoccari. This is located in the herd of the sacred valley that goes to Huayllabamba village across the Urubamba river and Urquillos community. Where you will see beautiful Maiz, potatoes, vegetable farms that provide to Cusco local market.
2 five hours of horseback riding. Maras & Salineras
You will start in Urubamba very close to the river this adventure will take you slowly up to Salineras it has over 3800 pans still in use nowadays by the local community of Maras and Pichinccoto, here you will have the opportunity to try the salty wáter coming underground as well tests the salt who has a lot of minerals. If you love cooking at home here is the best place to buy some aromatic salt. after you will continue to Maras. The colonial town of Maras is very well known for the producción of salt. Along this journey, you will see Wheat, Quinoa, Green beans, barley Farms and amazing landscape, and outstanding views of the Urubamba mountain range. Around here you will stop to have box lunch after your break you will ride back to endpoint and we will leave you in your hotel.
3 Full day horseback ride to maras Salineras and Moray
You will start in Urubamba very close to the river this adventure will take you slowly up to Salineras it has over 3800 pans still in use nowadays by the local community of Maras and Pichinccoto, here you will have the opportunity to try the salty wáter coming underground as well tests the salt who has a lot of minerals. If you love cooking at home here is the best place to buy some aromatic salt. after you will continue to Maras. The colonial town of Maras is very well known for the producción of salt. After your visit, you will continue your adventure to Moray. Along this journey, you will see Wheat, Quinoa, Potatoes, Green beans, barley Farms, an amazing landscape, and outstanding views of the Urubamba mountain range. Moray, experts today believe their grassy amphitheaters served as an agricultural research center, in the Inca times for the circular architecture that provides a different microclimate on each terrace. After exploring Moray you will have Box lunch or picnic lunch depending on your requirement. After your lunch, you will ride back to the endpoint and drive to your hotel.
Nota. This is a private tour to have a lifetime experience for you and for your families. For these three options, you will have. your private guide, horse manager, and assistant depending on the size of the group. Peruvian Paso horse properly equipped with comfortable saddles, all the tickets will be include, to visit Mara and moray, first aid kit. What you need bring is a cámara, sun hut, clothing depending on the weather conditions and money for typing or in case if you want to buy salt.
DAY 9 MORNING TRAIN TO MACHU PICCHU AND VISIT TO MACHU PICCHU
Today your private guide will pick you up. And drive to the train station. this train ride is beautiful following the Urubamba river on both sides you will enjoy the views and the lush green vegetation or the Cloud forest until Aguas Calientes town or Machu Picchu town. from here you will take a short bus journey to the entrance of the site. Upon arrival settle in for lunch at the Sanctuary lodge. After lunch, you will have a private guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage site. Machu Picchu. Today you will have the opportunity to take a lot of pictures to the side your guide will explain and show to you the best spots. After exploring the citadel you will return to Aguas Calientes your guide will take you to the hotel.
DAY 10 EXPLORE MACHU PICCHU BY YOUR ON AND OPTIONAL HIKE TO HUAYNAPICCHU OR MACHU PICCHU MOUNTAIN
Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu is one of the coveted hikes while your visit to the seven wonders of the world, today you have the option to hike two different trails. Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu mountain is totally up to you on how you would like to finish your Machu Picchu luxury trip please note that only a limited amount of hikers are allowed to climb both mountains each day and tickets will need to be purchased in advance along with your Machu Picchu entrance. After the second day of exploring Machu Picchu, you will return back to Aguas Calientes town and take the afternoon train to Poroy or Ollantaytambo. Where you will meet a Machupicchu trails host who will bring you back to your Hotel Cusco.
DAY 11 EXPLORE CUSCO CITY
Cusco is located in the Peruvian Andes is the most fascinating place in South America, which never fails to surprise visitors with its rich culture, art, history, food. With its excellent Hotels, restaurants, bars, and local markets. Cusco city a product of the fusión of pre – Inca, Inca, and Spanish cultures, and this beautiful city is UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will feel the magic of the impressive legacy of Inca culture, as you walk through its narrow Stone streets as we visit its colonial buildings constructed over the Inca remains, an extraordinary city with more and its fair share of places brimming with mysticism and grandeur. Your local expert guide will collect to your Hotel for a private tour of the city Starting in the San Blas neighborhood to Santo Domingo convent monastery. This monastery was previously the Koricancha temple. The most important temple dedicated to worship the Sun God back in the Inca times. According to the chronicles, it was covered in gold leaf and filled with golden representations of nature. Your next stop will be the main plaza of Cusco and visit the Cathedral. After you will drive to Sacsayhuaman. Here you will be impressed by the handmade Inca architecture with enormous carved stones joined together with the utmost precisión. in the Inca times, it represented one of the most important temples to worship their deities. After you will continue exploring other archeological sites Quenko, Pukapukara, and Tambomachay. From here you will drive back to the city center to enjoy your lunch. We will have a list of recommendations for the restaurants for you to go to. And if it’s needed we will book for you. Let us know if you have any particular activity that you would like to do during your stay in Cusco or would like our recommendations that we can put together with your package. In the surrounding área as Tipon, Pikillacta, San Pedro market, chocolate museum. Cooking class. And others
The altitude of Cusco is 3400m. 10812 ft. Above sea level, dry, sunny days. Cold nights, Rainy season from November to march. Accessibility Air, Land, By Train.
DAY 12. DEPARTURE FROM CUSCO
Today we will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the airport. After having a wonderful life long experiences with us. Unless you keep traveling with us. in extension tours we will get you to the destination. Please let us know for any changes or we make arrangement any extra activities that you would like do it.
PROFESIONAL TOUR GUIDE
All of our guide, Machu Picchu trails Peru, has a degree in tourism they studied at Cusco National University. They are passionate about sharing our Peruvian History, culture, gastronomy, and others, they are fluent in English speaking and many of them speak our local language (Quechua) they will make sure your safety and lifelong memories.
In this tour, we will include a one-night Hotel in Aguas Calientes. We can easily add extra nights before or after the tour if needed, let know our travel specialist, Upgrade Hotels are always possible. We can also book the tour without any Hotels if you prefer to book them on your own.
We provide private transportation through the sacred valley to the train station and back to your hotel. also is included around trip bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
The entrance fees are included to visit the sacred valley tour and Machu Picchu.
Train tickets are in expeditions tourist class around trip from Ollantaytambo if you would like to upgrade to Vistadome train the is $75 one way and $100 round trip from Ollantaytambo.
Beautiful mountains stand behind the citadel of Machu Picchu is an extra 45 minute hike until to the top when you book your tour ask for availability to make sure to added $75 to book your Huayna Picchu ticket. Nota. Not enjoyable for the people who are afraid of heights or vertigo.
We don’t include flights however we suggest booking LAN PERU. is the most reliable of the Airlines, especially with our weather conditions. There are other companies like AVIANCA, PERUVIAN, STAR PERU.
Tipping is always appreciated and should be based completely on your satisfaction. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your tours
This is strongly recommended for traveling anywhere. Especially for those of you who live at sea level. Cusco region is located over 3000m. 10,000 ft. Highly recommended to arrive at the list one day early of your tour starts to adjust to the altitude. As well it is suggested to have protection for missed tours.
Food is not included but we have listed very good restaurants that you can enjoy your meals, as well our tour guides can recommend you great places.
WHAT WE RECOMEND TO BRING
* Backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek.
* Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended.
* Sandals or jogging shoes for a higher comfort while at camp.
* Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping.
* Cámara and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
* Sun block or sun cream.
* Hydrating cream for face and body.
* Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% deet – no malaria risk has been reported
* Toilet paper and tissues
* Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, dried fruits, etc. Please note that we do provide a snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. This recommendation applies for all clients being used to a specific snack, as it may happen that it’s not included in our selection.
* Water container and water for the first morning. Important notice: plastic water bottles are no longer allowed into the Inca trail. Plastic water containers or comelback or metal ones are recommended.
* Optionally water sterilizing tablets in case you pick up water from streams or rivers along the route otherwise, we provide filtered boiled water, which is safe to drink and has not reported any health problem so far.
* Small towel
* Swimsuit (if you a extra day in Aguas Calientes town you can go to the hot springs)
* Cash in soles or in Dollars.
* Original Passport, travel insurance, any important health document you may have to follow any restrictions.
* Original international student identity card (in case you have applied for a student discount)
* Optional, walking sticks or hiking poles (rubber covers required in order not to damage inca trail) if not we have here for rent.
OPTIONAL SERVICES TO BE HIRED
An extra hotel night in Aguas Calientes can be booked for you at an additional cost depending on the Hotel you choose. Please note that if you wish to visit Machu Picchu again the following day, the additional cost of the entrance fee is not included.
Massage sessions: us$50 per 1-hour session our massage therapists have the highest recognition in Cusco.
RECOMENDED PACKING LIST FOR TREKS
Valid student card in case if you booked as a student
25lts or 30 lts daypack
Water battle or comeback at list with 2 lts of storage.
Footwear waterproof hiking boots.
4 or 5 hiking t-shirts, three hiking pants considering one nice outfit for Machu Picchu, 5 sets of undergarments, 4 pers of socks, one fleece and down jacket for cold nights, set for rain gears jacket and pants, sun hat, wool hat, headlamp, warm waterproof gloves, shoes for camp, quickdry small towel.
Battery charger. There is no place to plug in while trekking.
Sunscreen, face moisturizer, insect repellent, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, toothbrush and paste, toilet paper, personal medication, band aids, moleskin, and others.
Camara, pone, music player.