Machu Picchu & Cusco Expedition
Award-winning itinerary! The most complete and well-paced expedition to the land of the Incas, including the history, culture and natural history of the destination. Extensions to the Titicaca Lake, Lima & Nazca Lines, Amazon, and Galapagos. Departs every day!
Machu Picchu Expedition
Our Machu Picchu & Cusco Expedition takes you to explore the land of the Incas with the highest quantity and quality of content. Not only you will enjoy the Inca sites, including Machu Picchu, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, but you will also have access to the unique wildlife of the destination: Machu Picchu is located in one of the most biodiverse spots of the world! Small groups, daily departures, led by an NPE Leader, the best hotels and transport and the ideal expedition pacing.
Extensions to Lima & Nazca Lines, the Titicaca Lake, the Amazon, and Galapagos are available.
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Follow the ideal itinerary for altitude acclimatization
Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas
Two nights and days at Machu Picchu, with entrances and guides
Lodge at award-winning Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel
Enjoy birding and botanizing at Machu Picchu’s cloud forest
Peruvian Paso Fino show
Two nights at Cusco (5-star hotel) with a complete tour, and free time
Tons of content
Great Peruvian cuisine
Nazca Lines overflight
Paracas Pre-Inca Culture
Lima City Tour
Larco Herrera Museum
Huaca Pucllana Pre-Inca Temple
Upscale Andean-Explorer train
Titicaca lake navigation
Amantani and Uros reed Islands
Sillustani Pre-Inca Cemetery
The expedition is limited to 12 participants, and will be led by an NPE Senior Leader and a local Master Guide.
You may book this expedition as a private trip for two, four, or more.
Itinerary in Brief
Day 1: To Lima
Arrive in Lima tonight. Overnight at Costa del Sol Wyndham Hotel.
Overnight at Costa del Sol Wyndham Hotel. (meals aloft)
Day 2: Cusco, Chinchero, Sacred Valley of the Incas
Fly from Lima to Cusco. After landing drive through the Andes to Chinchero, an old traditional and charming Inca town. Visit Paulino’s home and learn about traditional Inca textile production. Drive down to the Sacred Valley of the Incas with panoramic stops to admire the snow-capped mountains of the Andes. In the Sacred Valley, enjoy lunch at the beautiful Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel. Join your Leader for a complete lecture about the Incas.
Overnight at Aranwa Sacred Valley. (B, L, D)
Day 3: Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu
Drive through the Sacred Valley to the Ollantaytambo train station. The train ride down from the Andes to the cloud forest (under two hours) where Machu Picchu town is located. Enjoy lunch at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge and then begin the complete guided exploration of the sacred remains. After the tour, back descend to Machu Picchu town and walk to the award-winning Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel.
Overnight at Inkaterra Machu Picchu. (B, L, D)
Day 4: Full Day in Machu Picchu
Your day at Machu Picchu! Entrance to the Citadel and guide services are included. You may choose to hike to the sun gate, climb Huayna Picchu, birdwatch at the hotel cloud forest, enjoy an orchid garden walk, shop, use the spa, or just relax. Your Leader will help you make the most out of this day.
Overnight at Inkaterra Machu Picchu. (B, L, D)
Day 5: Ollantaytambo, Sacsayhuaman
After breakfast take the one-hour and a half train ride to Ollantaytambo. Explore Ollantaytambo in detail with your leader. Enjoy a first class traditional Andean lunch and a Peruvian Paso Fino horse show at Wayra Restaurant. Visit Sacsayhuaman on your way to Cusco. Check-in at the 5-star JW Marriott Cusco.
Overnight at JW Marriot Cusco. (B, L, D)
Day 6: Koricancha, San Blas, Cusco City
Begin the day with a morning walking city tour of the Imperial City. Visit the Koricancha or Temple of the Sun. Then walk the streets of Cusco, half of Inca design, half of the colonial period, to San Blas district. Continue to the main square and visit the Cathedral before lunch at Inca Grill restaurant. After lunch, return to the hotel or continue exploring the city with your Leader for shopping and photography. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner at one of the best restaurants in town: Cicciolina.
Overnight at JW Marriot Cusco. (B, L, D)
Day 7: San Pedro market
After breakfast, visit the San Pedro market, the main one of the city. Return to the hotel and enjoy lunch before driving 30 minutes to the airport to fly to Lima and connect with the international flight back to the US.
Costa del Sol – Wyndham Lima 4-Star
Most international flights to Lima arrive during late PM. Our Lima Airport hotel is perfect for those taking early flights the morning after their landing. The ability to walk to or from your flight within minutes of the hotel´s front door and avoid the one, to two-hour drive to any other hotel in the city makes of this property the ideal lodging facility when going through Lima to reach other Peru destinations. The hotel includes a full range of leisure facilities: 24/7 restaurant and bar service and 24-hour Spa with massage service. The 192 graciously appointed, non-smoking guest rooms fuse form and function, and all equipped with must-have amenities for today’s busy traveler, and a restful sojourn is assured.
Aranwa Sacred Valley 5-Star
Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness is built on the banks of the Vilcanota River, on the lands of an old colonial hacienda of the 17thcentury, just one hour and a half from the city of Cusco, and 30 minutes from the train station in Ollantaytambo, en route to Machu Picchu. The hotel rooms are decorated in Colonial, Modern, and Minimalist-styles.
Enjoy unforgettable days in the suites of Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness, and let yourself go with its mystical atmosphere in the Sacred Valley that combines the magical encounter of two periods: the ancient Inca culture and colonial grandeur in one of the most beautiful sceneries of the world. The gardens, restaurant, bars, and Spa are some of the best of the whole country.
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo 5-Star
Inkaterra luxury Machu Picchu Hotel is located in a cloud forest beside Machu Picchu town. This is one of the most bio-diverse spots on Earth. Composed of 81-casitas, the hotel resembles an Andean village secluded in 12 acres of exquisite beauty. Follow stone pathways along the terraced hills, melding with the sacred energy of the mountains. Indulge in Inkaterra’s spa services which use sublime natural essences. A first-class restaurant boasts stunning views of the rushing Vilcanota River. Natural history activities are included, such as world-class birding excursion, visits to the hotel’s Orchid Garden (The biggest in-habitat orchid garden of the World!), walks through the tea plantation, and much more. The lobby features many fireplaces that make all meetings quite enjoyable.
Jw Marriott Cusco
An extraordinary travel experience awaits you in Peru at the JW Marriott El Convento Cuzco, ranked among the top 10 hotels in South America by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2015. Built atop ancient Incan ruins and situated around a 16th-century convent, our resort is a veritable museum in the historic city of Cuzco. The 153 luxury guest rooms and suites feature amenities like sumptuous marble bathrooms and plush bedding. Guests will find it easy to wander the remarkable grounds; the two exhibition halls showcase Peruvian artifacts, and daily tours of San Agustín Convent are available. Enjoy a signature pisco sour at our Qespi Bar, or visit the Pirqa Restaurant for one of Cusco’s finest dining experiences. Located just steps away from the historic Plaza de Armas, the hotel offers a superb location from which to explore the city and beyond. Modernity and history combine for dazzling results at the JW Marriott El Convento Cusco.
Guaranteed departures every day of the year
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Note: All prices are in US$, per person, and based on double occupancy.
Domestic Air prices are estimated and may change due to price variation by the airline.
Included in Land Cost:
Services of New Paths Expeditions in-house support team.
24/7 services of a Senior Expedition Leader/Lecturer during the expedition.
Services of English-speaking local guides
All ground transportation (including airport transfers) in 1 to 3-year-old vehicles with professional drivers.
Accommodations as noted (The best available in each destination).
All sightseeing, entrance fees, and visits as noted.
Group photography fees.
Meals as noted.
Bottled water at included meals, transfers and tours.
Services of transfer assistants, drivers, and local staff.
Gratuities for luggage porters, transfer assistants and restaurant staff.
Excess baggage charges.
Gratuity for Local Head Guide, Driver and Expedition Leader.
Personal expenses and incidentals, such as, but not limited to, phone calls, e-mail, and laundry.
Trip cancelation, travel delay, and baggage loss insurance.
Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of New Paths Expeditions.
Deposits and final payments:
US$ 500.00 at the time of booking.
The remaining balance is due 90 days before the expedition.
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