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Welcome to your

Machu Picchu & Lima

Experience
Here's where you're going:
Lima, Peru
Sacred Valley, Peru
Machu Picchu, Peru
Cusco, Peru

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All Transportation*

(*Flights Priced Separately - see below)
Superb guiding & support each step of the way from experts like
Miguel Figueroa

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Pricing

Traveler Quantity23 - 45 - 67 - 10
Price Per Person$2,030.00$1,765.00$1,625.00$1,555.00
Note: Pricing based on double or triple occupancy rooms.
For pricing on traveler quantities not shown above, please contact us.

Local Flight Costs
(in addition to the costs noted above)

$200 per person*
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*Approximate cost. Flight cost only final upon issue of tickets.
Day by Day Itinerary Details
Hotel Category / Style: 4-Star Superior 
Trip ID:
PERU: LIM_MP [4 SUP]
Day 1
Itinerary Begins in Lima
You've arrived - Welcome!
  • Upon arrival to the airport in Lima (airport code LIM) you will be greeted by your private guide and/or driver holding a sign with your name on it.
  • If you will already be in town today (either by way of another Trip Harvest itinerary which ends in Lima or on your own), we can of course meet you there as well to begin this itinerary.
Transfer to Hotel, with Guide
Private - Driver and Guide / Driver-Guide
  • Private transfer (car or van, depending on your party's size) to your selected hotel.
  • Driver and English-speaking guide or Driver-Guide (guide drives the vehicle; this depends on the location and traveler quantity).
  • Your guide will provide you with additional information regarding your trip and will assist you with getting settled-in at your hotel on arrival.
  • Modern, safe, air-conditioned vehicle and complementary bottled water for each passenger.
 for 2 nights
Day 2
Privately Guided Tour of Colonial Lima
Explore the historic center of Lima, classified as UNESCO Heritage Site
  • Visit the Lima Historic Center, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, where you will visit the Cathedral of Lima, located in the Plaza Mayor, the most important church in Peru built between 1542 and 1622, and one of several beautiful colonial buildings which are an important part of the identity of the city.
  • Then you will walk to the Casa Aliaga - house of the Viceroyalty handed over by Francisco Pizarro to one of his captains (Jerónimo de Aliaga) when he founded the city.  Casa Aliaga is an authentic jewel of colonial architecture currently inhabited by family members.
  • Continue your tour visiting the Church of Santo Domingo, built at the end of the sixteenth century, which concentrates several altars and sculptures of the Viceroyalty, exposing different eras and aesthetic manifestations.
  • Then you will be transferred to the districts of San Isidro and Miraflores to take nice walk with panoramic ocean views before returning to your hotel.
  • You'll return to your hotel before lunch.
  • This is a half day excursion lasting around 4 hours, door to door.
Day 3
Transfer to Airport
Private - Driver Only
  • Transfer to the airport with a private vehicle and driver (Spanish-speaking, generally with a basic understanding of English).
  • Domestic travel generally requires arriving 2 hours prior to departure and 3 hours for international.  Your transfer will be scheduled accordingly.
Fly Lima (LIM) to Cusco (CUZ)
Domestic Air Travel - 1h 20m approx.
  • Fly from Lima (LIM) to Cusco (CUZ).
  • Flights for certain bundles must meet specific parameters for arrival times.  If applicable, these are noted below in the local flights section.  We take care of this but it's good be aware of these logistical elements.
Private Tour to Chincheros, Moray Ruins and Maras Salt Pans, with Lunch
Make your way from Cusco to the Sacred Valley with your private guide and visits to three unique and historic sites.(Boxed Lunch)
  • You will be met by your private guide and driver and depart Cusco for Chincheros (about a 30 min. drive) where you'll visit the town and church of Chincheros.
  • Enter the unique Chincheros Church, an ancient, rustic colonial building.
  • Visit local weavers and craftspeople in a non-touristic setting.
  • After your visit you'll continue toward the Sacred Valley of the Incas and will make stops at both the iconic concentric-circle ruins of Moray and the Maras Salt Pans.
  • You can hike all the way down into the center of the ruins if you wish.
  • After Moray you'll visit the ancient Maras Salt Pans where you'll have the chance to view and learn about the many salt plots and how they've been cared for in a traditional way over the years.
  • A boxed lunch is included during your excursion today (time-permitting a gourmet picnic lunch is also possible).
  • In the late afternoon you'll be dropped off at your selected hotel in the Sacred Valley.
  • This is a full day excursion lasting approximately 7 hours (pickup to drop off).
Day 4
Private Tour to the Pisac Ruins & Market and Ollantaytambo Town & Ruins, with Lunch
Begin to deepen your knowledge of the Incas with your private guide at the Sacred Valley's two most iconic sites.(Local Restaurant)
  • In the morning your private guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel and you'll to the southern end of the Sacred Valley for a visit to the Pisac Ruins.
  • You can hike down from the ruiins to the town and market of Pisac if you wish (this is a short, 1-2 mile hike, all downhill, but if you prefer to go in the vehicle it's totally fine).
  • Stroll through the Pisac Market which includes a wide array of artisan and other local goods.
  • After the market you'll make your way back to the central part of the Sacred Valley for lunch at a wonderful small restaurant in Urubamba (El Huacatay) that is consistently rated as one of the region's top restaurants.
  • Later you'll continue to the northern end of the Valley and Ollantaytambo, one of the few Incan towns that exists today much as it did in Incan times.
  • Walk the streets and alleys with your guide, deepening your knowledge of the region and the people who live here.
  • In the mid-afternoon you'll visit the Ollantaytambo Ruins, considered by some as the most iconic ruin site in the Sacred Valley (one of the few where interrupted Incan construction can be easily viewed, offering insight into how the Incas did their work).
  • In the afternoon you'll return to your hotel
  • This is a full day excursion lasting around 8 hours, door to door.
  • Lunch is included.
Day 5
Train to Machu Picchu (Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes)
First Class Train Service (Vistadome or similar)
  • You'll take the train from the Sacred Valley to the Machu Picchu station (Aguas Calientes, just below the ruins) with your private guide.
  • Tickets are for the Vistadome (Peru Rail) train, or equivalent level if other train company.
  • This is a scenic, 2 hour train ride along the Apurimac River, into the Peruvian cloud forest.
Private Machu Picchu Guided Ruin Visit, with Lunch
Visit the iconic Lost City of the Incas with your private guide.(Local Restaurant)
  • Enjoy a full day visit to the most iconic ruin site in all of Peru.
  • You will take an early train from Ollantaytambo today, allowing you to reach the ruins earlier than most day visitors, particularly those coming from Cusco.
  • Your guide will help you make the most of your visit, based on your interests and his/her in-depth knowledge of the site.
  • Ruin entrance tickets and shuttle bus tickets (for shuttle between the town of Aguas Calientes and the ruins themselves) are included.
  • Lunch is included at the Sanctuary Lodge (just outside the ruins).
  • You will have time to explore many of the different areas of the ruins, including hiking up to the Sun Gate if you wish.
Dinner Included at Your Hotel
Dinner is included tonight at part of your stay.
 
Day 6
Machu Picchu Unguided Return Visit with Optional Hikes
A chance visit the ruins once more, and optionally hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain
  • Make an early morning return visit to Machu Picchu today on your own.
  • You will have the chance (optional) to hike either Huayna Picchu or Machu Micchu Mountain today (if you have a preference, please select it during checkout - subject to availability).
  • Ruin entrance tickets and shuttle bus tickets (for shuttle between the town of Aguas Calientes and the ruins themselves) are included.
  • In the afternoon you'll take the shuttle back to Aguas Calientes and catch your train to Ollantaytambo.
P.M. Train to Sacred Valley (Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo)

First Class Train Service (Vistadome or similar)
  • You'll take an afternoon train from Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes) to the Ollantaytambo station.
  • Tickets are for the Vistadome (Peru Rail) train, or equivalent level if other train company.
  • This is a scenic, 2 hour train ride along the Apurimac River.
Transfer Ollantaytambo to Cusco

Private - Driver Only
  • Private transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco, roughly a 1.5 hour drive.
  • This transfer is done with a Spanish-speaking driver.
  • Modern, safe, air-conditioned vehicle and complementary bottled water for each passenger.
 for 2 nights
Day 7
Private Cusco Walking Tour and Surrounding Ruins
Walk the central areas of Cusco then visit some surrounding ruins above the city with your private guide.
  • Today you have a half day privately guided tour of Cusco, which also includes surrounding ruins above the city (vehicle to those sites).
  • Visit Koricancha, the Plaza de Armas and other areas of importance in town.
  • Walk the hilly cobblestone streets and paths, discovering hidden gems of the city and Incan Ruins which most everything in the city was built upon by the Spanish after their arrival.
  • Private vehicle transportation to Sacsayhuaman and other ruin sites (e.g. Tambomanchay, Puka Pukara, Qenqo) above the city.
  • The exact surrounding ruins mentioned above that you'll visit can vary (except Sacsayhuaman, which you'll always visit) depending on your pace and interests.  If you have specific interests please let your guide know. 
  • In the afternoon you'll be dropped off at your hotel and will have the balance of the day at your leisure.
  • This is a half day excursion lasting around 4 hours, door to door.
Day 8
Transfer to Airport
Private - Driver Only
  • Transfer to the airport with a private vehicle and driver (Spanish-speaking, generally with a basic understanding of English).
  • Domestic travel generally requires arriving 2 hours prior to departure and 3 hours for international.  Your transfer will be scheduled accordingly.
Itinerary Ends / Travel Home or Add-On
  • This marks the completion of this itinerary.
  • If you aren't heading home today, you may want to add another destination to your trip (suggestions can be found in the "Add On" tab in your shopping cart). 
 

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What You Need To Know

What's Included

What's Included and What's Not

The pricing shown above includes all of the following:

  • All accommodations, transportation, guiding, activities and excursions listed in the day by day itinerary description above.
  • Any meals noted as included with booked activities and excursions, as well as breakfast every day at your hotels. 
  • Unless otherwise noted, services are provided in-private, with a driver and/or guide just for you and your traveling companion(s).

The pricing shown above does not include the following:

  • Local or international airfare* (see below), EXCEPT for Galapagos cruises, which do include local flights between mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. 
  • Tips or other gratuities.
  • Travel insurance.

*Upon requesting confirmation of your trip, we'll email you local flight options that perfectly match the trip itinerary(ies) that you've selected. During the booking process, you'll have the option to request an international flight quote as well if you would like that quoted as well. You're not required to purchase any flights through us, but it's important to be aware of the logistical notes (necessary arrival and departure times) for local flights on your trip.

For additional information, please refer to our full Terms & Conditions here.

Local Flight Information

Any local flights as well as recommended arrival/departure times related to this itinerary will be shown here.
If you're combining itineraries, the local flight tool in the shopping cart will display local flights based on the combinations you've selected.
We'll assist with your local flights, but it's good to be aware of these logistical elements as you begin making arrangements for your trip.
Day 3
Depart
LIM
Arrive
CUZ
before
11:00
Day 8
Depart
CUZ
Arrive
LIM

F.A.Q.

Are your trips group trips or private trips?

Answer: 

Any arrangements made through us are for 

you and your traveling companions only.  We do include certain excursions and activities in various destinations that are run on a group basis (like boat rides to view glaciers, or biking with wine tasting, for example) and these are noted in the itinerary details, but your trip is unique and yours alone.

Do you book my flights or do I have to do that myself?

Answer: 

We'll always send you a quote for any local fli

ghts needed for your trip (and international flights as well, upon request), but it's not a requirement that you book flights through us.

Once you've added a bundle to your trip request, you'll have the chance to see some current local flight options via our tool, but it's a good idea to wait until we email you your trip confirmation before booking local flights.

What guides do you work with?

Answer: 

We work with exceptional, top local guides in e

very country and destination that we offer.  Our guides are locals who have intimate knowledge of the areas and activities they are guiding, and a large majority have extensive experience in the industry as well as studies in the tourism field.  All guides speak excellent English.  Guides are employees of our local partner companies (read more about them here), adding to the level of support behind your trip from start to finish.

What is the transportation like?

Answer: 

Transportation to and from airports and hotels

is always private (a car, minivan or van just for you and your traveling companions, depending on the number).  Transportation during excursions or activities is generally done in private, except during excursions noted as "small group" or "shared".  You'll never find yourself on a large tour bus with us.
 

Do you have any certifications or accreditations?

Answer: 

Yes, we are a Registered Seller of Travel in th

e state of California and are an IATA/IATAN accredited company.

Do you offer travel insurance?

Answer: 

We don't sell travel insurance directly. 

We work with a company called Allianz.  Follow the link below to visit their site for a quote, or to speak with a representative. Allianz Travel Insurance

Do I need a passport and/or visa to travel?

Answer: 

All visitors must have a valid passport to ente

r and proof of onward passage. Your passport should be valid for at least six months after your departure date.

Is your company insured?

Answer: 

Yes.

We carry a $1 million professional liability, errors and ommissions insurance policy.

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When to Go

Lima, Peru
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Cusco, Peru
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Machu Picchu, Peru
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Sacred Valley, Peru
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