MACHU PICCHU

Location:
Peru
Reservations:
21
Start Date:
Sept. 5, 2023
Duration:
6 días / 5 noches
Description
Machu Picchu
Price:
$699.00
Normal price childs
$0.00
Total Views
1388
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General Information About MACHU PICCHU

Machu Picchu is an ancient Inca city located in the mountains of Peru. It is located about 2,500 meters above sea level in the Cusco region, approximately 80 kilometers northwest of the city of Cusco. It is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983. The city was built in the early 15th century and was inhabited by about 1,200 inhabitants, but was abandoned shortly after the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century. Although the original purpose of Machu Picchu is not known with certainty, it is believed that it may have been a sacred city or an Inca administrative center.

Machu Picchu is open for tourist visits throughout the year. However, it is important to keep in mind that the city is located in a mountainous area and can be subject to sudden changes in the weather. During the winter months (May to August), the city may be covered with snow and weather conditions may be colder and wetter. Generally, the most popular months to visit Machu Picchu are between April and October, when the weather is warmer and drier. It is also important to note that the number of visitors is limited to a certain number of people per day, so it is advisable to book tickets in advance.

The time it takes to fly from Lima to Machu Picchu will depend on exactly where you are in Lima and which airport you use to fly to the city of Cusco, which is the closest city to Machu Picchu. In general, the flight from Lima to Cusco takes about an hour. Once in Cusco, you can reach Machu Picchu by bus, train or walking through the famous Inca trail. The time it takes to get to Machu Picchu by bus or train will depend on the means of transportation you choose and the route you take. In general, the bus trip from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes about three hours, while the train trip takes approximately four hours. If you decide to hike the Inca Trail, the time it takes to reach Machu Picchu will depend on the route you choose and your own walking pace.

Itinerary


Machu Picchu

LIMA & CUSCO NOW OR NEVER!

Day 1: LIMA
Upon arrival, our staff will be waiting for you at the airport to transfer you to your selected hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. As a courtesy, we would like to welcome you to the city of Lima by inviting you to try the traditional Peruvian ceviche at the renowned Punto Azul restaurant in Miraflores. We will give you a voucher that you can redeem at the restaurant at dinner or lunch time. The voucher is valid for one traditional ceviche + Pisco Sour, beer or soda. It does not include transfer to the restaurant.

Day 2: LIMA - CITY TOUR COLONIAL & MODERN LIMA
Breakfast at the hotel. Between 8:30 and 9:00 we will pick you up from your hotel to start the panoramic city tour where we will be able to see the Colonial Center, the Main Square, the Government Palace, the Cathedral Basilica, the Archbishop's Palace and the Municipality of Lima. We will also visit the San Francisco complex, a convent with cloisters and catacombs from the Colonial era. The tour will continue through the traditional, residential and commercial areas of Lima to finish with a spectacular panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and the beaches of the district of Miraflores. Free afternoon. Overnight in Lima: (B.)

Day 3: LIMA / CUSCO - EXCURSION OF CHOICE: WALKING TOUR IN CUSCO OR PLANETARIUM VISIT Breakfast at the hotel. At the appropriate time transfer to the airport to board the flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, our staff will be waiting for you at the airport to transfer you to your selected hotel. For this day, you can choose between two options: Walking tour of the city or a visit to the famous Planetarium of Cusco. Overnight in Cusco: (B.)

WALKING TOUR At 15:00 we will pick you up at the hotel to transfer you to the Temple of the Sun, also known as Qoricancha, which in Quechua language means "Enclosure of Gold". Its magnificence can still be felt within those walls that were once completely covered with gold. The Qoricancha was a sacred place where the Inca god, Inti or Sun God, was worshipped. After the visit, we will continue our tour on foot, heading towards the Plaza de Armas, making a brief stop at the archaeological complex of Kusicancha, which reveals the foundations of eight Inca courts (architectural complexes) in different states of preservation. It is presumed that in this place, where twelve tombs with intact funerary offerings were found, the objects of ritual use (ceramics and textiles), drinks and food were made for the ceremonies of the Inca temple.

We will continue our tour until we reach the Plaza de Armas, where we will marvel at the imposing Cathedral of Cusco, noted for its colonial Renaissance structure and that was built on the Inca foundations of what in the past was known as "Suntur Wasi" or Palace of the Inca Wiracocha. The interior of the cathedral features paintings of the Cusquenian school and beautiful carvings covered with gold leaf.

After the tour, you will be free for personal activities. We suggest a short walk through the beautiful cobblestone streets of the city, visiting the famous artisans' quarter in San Blas, the Hilario Mendívil Gallery and Hatun Rumiyoc Street, where the famous Stone of the Twelve Angles is located.

At sunset, if you go up the side of the Cathedral a few meters uphill, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the illuminated city of Cusco, which will surely be unforgettable. In the streets around the Historic Center, you will find excellent options to enjoy a delicious homemade dessert, a good coffee, a mate de coca or a hot chocolate to warm up your body. You will also find a wide variety of bars and restaurants that will satisfy your cravings. Return to the hotel on your own.

VISIT THE PLANETARIUM OF CUSCO At 17.15 hours we will pick you up from the hotel to transfer you to the Plaza Regocijo from where we will go to what is possibly the most original planetarium in the world. The Cusco planetarium is an interesting cultural interpretation center about astronomy and Andean cosmovision, an observatory of the southern skies and a beautiful place surrounded by nature.

During the experience of approximately two hours, we will have a brief talk about the Andean cosmovision in the interpretation rooms, where we will also learn to recognize the constellations of the Southern Hemisphere. We will learn about the Inca constellations, different from those of the western world and about the relationship of the Andean man with the cosmos. Finally, weather permitting, we will be able to observe planets, stars and nebulae using the planetarium telescopes from the heights of the Sacsayhuaman neighborhood. At 19:40 hrs we will return to the Plaza Regocijo. Return to the hotel on your own.

Day 4: VISIT TO THE SACRED CITY OF MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO
Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time transfer to the train station to start the excursion to the Sacred City of Machu Picchu, recognized as one of the wonders of the world and declared Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO.

The train takes us to the town of Aguas Calientes, from where we will ascend by bus to the Archaeological Center and begin the guided tour that lasts approximately 2 hours. During the visit you can appreciate temples, squares, terraces, houses, barns, as well as the great biodiversity that exists in the surroundings. It is worth noting that the beauty of Machu Picchu is enhanced by the extraordinary scenery where it is located.

Around the citadel, a National Reserve has been formed with an area of 32,500 hectares, which includes a constellation of archaeological monuments, which, in our opinion, were built as part of the Machu Picchu complex and not in isolation. At the indicated time we will return to the town of Aguas Calientes, where we have lunch included and where we will board the train back to the city of Cusco. Upon arrival, our staff will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel (B.D.).

Day 5: CUSCO Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to enjoy the beautiful city of Cusco. Overnight in Cusco (B. D.)

Day 6: CUSCO Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time we will transfer you to the airport to continue with your itinerary. (B.)

Meals included in the program: D. = BREAKFAST A. = LUNCH C. = DINNER



IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEW ENTRANCE REGULATIONS FOR MACHU PICCHU
The current restrictions on visits to Machu Picchu establish that, during the first entrance to the archaeological center, the passenger must be accompanied by a guide and must follow one of the established circuits within the citadel (guided tours last approximately 2 hours and the circuit is chosen by the guide depending on the characteristics of the group in charge).

If the passenger wishes to enter again in the afternoon shift or the next day to make a new visit, choose a new circuit, or if you want to make a view of the Huayna Picchu mountain or Machu Picchu mountain, you must previously request an additional entrance ticket, plus the entrance to the corresponding mountain (if this is the case) There is no sale of tickets at the door of the archaeological site.

Likewise, it is necessary to provide updated data (full name, date of birth, nationality, and passport or identity card number) of all passengers coming to Peru, which must match the identity document that passengers carry during the trip. This information is especially important for visits to places such as the Inca Trail or the Sacred City of Machu Picchu (including Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain), where local authorities require the presentation of updated and original documentation at the entrance control.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LUGGAGE TRANSFER

TRANSPORTATION BY BUS WITHIN THE COUNTRY

- The passenger is entitled to carry up to 20 kg of luggage in the hold and 5 kg in hand luggage.
- The excess will be allowed according to the capacity of the bus and will have an additional cost.

ON BOARD THE TRAIN ON THE ROUTE TO MACHU PICCHU

- Carry during the trip the same document that you presented to the agency at the time of purchasing the package, since the train and entrance tickets to Machu Picchu are issued with that information, and the document will be required for control purposes.
- In all train services to Machu Picchu, the passenger can only carry hand luggage (backpack, purse or briefcase) weighing no more than 5kg / 11lb. Larger luggage must remain in custody at your hotel in Cusco.
- Size allowed: 62 linear inches 157cm (height + length + width).

Quantity Weight Size (height + length + width)
1 bag or backpack 5kg / 11lb 62'' / 157 cm

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THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

- Transfers airport / hotel / airport in private vehicle.
- All excursions indicated in the program in shared service.
- All entrance fees to the attractions mentioned
- 2 nights accommodation in Lima
- 3 nights lodging in Cusco
- Breakfasts at the hotels
- Complimentary Ceviche + Pisco Sour in Puno Azul Miraflores
- 1 buffet lunch in Aguas Calientes
- Train tickets to and from Aguas Calientes in Expedition service or similar
- Bus up and down to the archaeological site
- Professional local guides
- Permanent assistance from our staff

The PROGRAM DOES NOT INCLUDE:

- Air tickets Lima / Cusco / Lima
- Personal expenses for laundry, telephone calls or other expenses within the hotels.
- Expenses for medical consultations or medications
- Breakfast for the CHD in the hotels. You can request it with an additional cost.
- Early check-in, late check-out, and extra services at the hotel.
- Meals not specified in the program
- Drinks during meals
- Excursions not specified in the program.
- Gratuities
- Supplement for special dates such as Easter, Inti Raymi, Fiestas Patrias, Christmas, New Year and dates that coincide with major events in the city to be visited.


NOTE: Upgrade to the Vistadome or 360º Machu Picchu Train service of Inca Rail, round trip, add USD 90.00 NET per person.


 CONSIDERATIONS:

- All rates are per person, are expressed in US dollars and apply only for foreign or Peruvian passengers not residing in Peru.
- Rates do not apply for residents staying more than 60 days, nor for corporate passengers (4 nights or more in Lima).
- Prices are subject to change without prior notice and to the General Conditions of Peru A Travel.
- If the passenger does not use the courtesy at the Punto Azul restaurant, it cannot be exchanged for cash, nor will he/she be entitled to request any type of reimbursement, since it is a courtesy.
- Reservation requests must include each passenger's full name, nationality, passport number, age and date of birth.
- If the hotels suggested for this program are not available at the time of confirmation, our team will offer similar alternatives, upon prior coordination.
- The prices of the programs include transfers and pick-ups for the excursions exclusively to and from hotels located in central areas of the tourist neighborhoods, and with easy access for the vehicles. In case the client requests lodging in different areas, a surcharge must be considered in the value of the program.
- Peru A Travel reserves the right to alter the itinerary at any time, especially if it is necessary to guarantee the comfort and safety of the passengers.
- The standard check-in time applies to all reservations. Early arrival at a destination does not guarantee that hotel rooms will be available, unless you wish to pay for additional nights of accommodation to guarantee immediate access to rooms.
- Check-in and check-out times may vary according to the policies of each hotel, with check-in times generally being between 13:00 and 15:00 hours, and check-out times between 09:00 and 10:00 hours.
- All our lodging rates include breakfast. Breakfasts are scheduled according to the policies of each hotel, being generally between 06:00 and 10:00 hours. In case the passenger(s) has (have) a transfer or leaves before the assigned hours, he/she will lose this benefit, and cannot be compensated in another hotel, nor requesting any refund. Room service or box breakfast services have an additional cost and do not compensate for breakfast that cannot be served.
- For reservations that include train service, seats are assigned according to car availability. Seating can only be arranged after tickets have been issued.
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