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EcoAdventures' Machu Picchu Express Excursion
   
The Machu Picchu Express
Daily Departures
6 Days From $1535*
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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 Holiday Inn Airport or the Wyndham Costa del Sol 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 Aguas Calientes, where a representative of your selected hotel will be waiting for you. For those staying in the First Class, Superior First Class, Deluxe and Deluxe+ hotels, dinner is included. (B)
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. Dinner is included at the hotels in the First Class, Superior First Slass, Deluxe and Deluxe+ categories. Transfers from Aguas Calientes to/from Machu Picchu Archaeological Zone and entrance fees are included. (B)
Day 4: Machu Picchu to Cuzco. Continue to explore Machu Picchu before winding Plaza de Armas, Cuzco, Peru back down the mountain by bus to catch your afternoon train for Cuzco. Note: Transfers from Aguas Calientes 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
Los Season
Dbl
High Season
Dbl
Tourist Class
2020
$1535
$1555
2021
$1600
$1635
First Class
2020
$1685
$1700
2021
$1770
$1800
Superior First Class
2020
$1820
$1890
2021
$1920
$1990
Deluxe Class
2020
$2300
$2445
2021
$2430
$2575
Deluxe Plus Class Belmond Monasterio Hotel Cuzco (Deluxe room)
2020
$2690
$2875
2021
$2830
$3030
Upgrade to Palacio Nazarenas, Cuzco (Chica Jr. Room)
2020
$98
$100
2021
$100
$105
Low Season = JAN through MAR
High Season = APR through DEC

Rates do not apply during Easter, Inti Raymi Festival in Cuzco (JUN 23-25), Peruvian National Holidays, Christmas & New Year.

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.

In Tourist Class, the Expedition Train is quoted and lunch is NOT included. In First and Deluxe categories, the VistaDome Train is quoted and does NOT include lunch. Dinner is included at the Casa Andina Machu Picchu, Sumaq Hotel or Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, and where specified below at El Mapi Inn. The Belmond Sanctuary Lodge includes lunch and dinner.

Note: For this program the overnight at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is not possible, as the evening train to Machu Picchu arrives in Aguas Calientes too late to catch the last bus transfer to the sanctuary.
Upgrade to Hiram Bingham Train One way from Cuzco to Machu Picchu or Machu Picchu to Cuzco (does not operate on Sunday).
JAN 11 thru FEB and
NOV 01-DEC 19
$395
JAN 01-10, MAR thru OCT,
and DEC 20-31
$495
2nd Day admissions to Machu Picchu
$73
2nd Day transfer to Machu Picchu
$46
Admissions to Huayna Picchu Hiking Trail
$26
Upgrade to a private guide at Machu Picchu (per person)
$45
Upgrade to a private tour in Cuzco
$74
*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
Casa Andina Classic
Superior room (MAP)
or
El Mapi Inn
Suite (MAP)
Machu Picchu Pueblo
Superior room (MAP) or
Sumaq
Superior River view (MAP)
Cuzco
Aranwa Cusco Boutique
(Deluxe room) or
JW Marriott (Classic
Inka Wall - no view)