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EcoAdventures' Machu Picchu Orient-Express Excursion
  
The Machu Picchu Express
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6 Days From $1560
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Specially priced, this EcoAdventures package features
Cuzco, Machu Picchu and the Inca Empire, and takes
advantage of the afternoon train service to Machu Picchu

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Lima. Start your adventure into the Land of the Incas. Transfer to the Costa del Sol Ramada Airport Hotel.
Day 2: Lima/Cuzco/Machu Picchu. An early morning flight will take you to Cuzco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, at an altitude of 11,300 feet.EcoAdventures' Machu Picchu Orient-Express Excursion Detailed Map You will be met upon arrival to commence your tour into the scenic Urubamba Valley. The valley, also known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas, is at a much more comfortable altitude of 8,500 feet, and you will immediately feel the difference. If you arrive Tuesday, Thursday, or Sunday you will stop at Pisac, for a colorful Indian market. Stalls overflow with weavings, handicrafts and pottery, enticing everyone to bargain! If it is not market day you will have an opportunity to climb the ruins at Ollantaitambo, another sacred site which the Incas fiercely defended from the Spaniards. Lunch is included, and in the afternoon you will board the VistaDome train to Machu Picchu. Behold the wonders of Machu Picchu.In less than two hours you will arrive at the train station of Machu Micchu Town (formerly known as Aguas Calientes), where a representative of your selected hotel will be waiting for you. For those staying in the Deluxe and Deluxe+ hotels, dinner is included. (B, L)
Day 3: At Machu Picchu. Your private guide will pick you up at your hotel this morning for your tour of Machu Picchu, where you will spend the day in both guided and individual exploration, visiting the best-known features of this astounding and mysterious Inca citadel. The Machu Picchu Orient-Express on its way to the ancient citadel.You might want to take the optional hike to the summit of Wayna Picchu for an amazing overview of the site, or you may want to investigate Machu Picchu's multitude of hidden nooks and corners. Lunch is included in First Class, Deluxe and Deluxe+ categories. Dinner is included at the hotels in the Deluxe and Deluxe+ categories. Transfers from Machu Micchu Town to/from Machu Picchu Archaeological Zone and entrance fees are included. (B)
Day 4: Machu Picchu to Cuzco. Continue to explore Machu Picchu before windingPlaza de Armas, Cuzco, Peru back down the mountain by bus to catch your afternoon train for Cuzco. Note: Transfers from Machu Micchu Town to/from Machu Picchu and entrance fees are NOT included this day. (B)
Day 5: In Cuzco. This afternoon you board a motorcoach for a tour of colonial Cuzco, including the Temple of the Sun, Cathedral and Plaza de Armas. Next, ascend the hills surrounding Cuzco to visit the Inca ruins of K’Kenko, Pucapucara, Tambo Machay and the great stone fortress of Sacsayhuaman. (B)
Day 6: Depart Cuzco. Transfer to the airport, bus station, or train terminal for the continuation of your trip.

Extend your vacation to Peru by adding a tour to the north of Peru to see the renowned archaeological discoveries at the tomb of the Lord of Sipan or south of Lima to the Plains of Nazca. Or explore the Peruvian rainforests of Iquitos or Puerto Maldonado.


Hotel Category
Tour Rates Per Person
Year
Dbl
Sgl Supplement
Tourist Class*
2016
$1560
420
2017
$1760
469
First Class
2016
$1950
550
2017
$1740
610
Superior First Class
2016
$2030
919
2017
$2260
1130
Deluxe Class
2016
$2320
1250
2017
$2575
1045
Upgrade to JW Marriott Cuzco (Deluxe room Lima/Classic Inka room Cuzco)
2016
$60
120
2017
$70
140
Deluxe Plus Class - Belmond Monasterio Hotel Cuzco
2016
$2950
1725
2017
$3279
1900
Upgrade to Palacio Nazarenas, Cuzco (Chica Jr. Room)
2016
$100
200
2017
$120
240
Upgrade for Mountain View room at Belmond Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, Machu Picchu
2016
N/A**
N/A**
2017
N/A**
N/A**

Suggested Airfare: The airfare LIMA/CUZCO/LIMA or vice-versa is NOT included and may vary from $260 per person to $450 per person depending on availability of space.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Airfare quotes are subject to confirmation in the inventory required for the quote. Inventory is limited and airfares quoted are subject to change without notice and cannot be guaranteed until tickets are issued.

*In Tourist Class, the Expedition Train is quoted. In First Class and Deluxe categories, the VistaDome Train is quoted with a private guide. Dinner is included at El Mapi Inn. In the Deluxe categories dinner is included at the selected Machu Picchu hotel.

**For this program the overnight at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is not possible, as the evening train to Machu Picchu arrives in Machu Picchu Town (Aguas Calientes) too late to catch the last bus transfer to the sanctuary.

Upgrade to private guide services in Cuzco
$60
Upgrade to Hiram Bingham Train from Machu Picchu to Cuzco. (Does not operate on Sunday.)
$425
2nd Day admissions to Machu Picchu
$75
2nd Day transfer to Machu Picchu
$38
Admissions to Huayna Picchu Hiking Trail
$14
Rates subject to change without notice.

Hotels in Category
City
Tourist Class
First Class
Superior First Class
Deluxe Class
Deluxe Plus Class
Lima
Machu Picchu
El Mapi Inn (MAP)
or
Casa del Sol (MAP)
Machu Picchu Pueblo
Superior room (MAP)
Machu Picchu Pueblo Superior Deluxe (MAP) or
Sumaq
Superior Deluxe (MAP)
Machu Picchu Pueblo
Jr. Suite (MAP)
Cuzco