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Superior Luxury Galapagos Cruise and Machu Picchu Vacation

12 Days and 11 Nights Superior Luxury

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No Hidden Fees / Superior Luxury Galapagos Cruise and Machu Picchu Vacation

These are Private Vacations with Guaranteed Departures Every Day! Everything you would expect is Included:

  • All Private Tours with Qualified English Speaking Guides.
  • All Private Transfers.
  • All Hotels.
  • All Entrance Tickets.
  • All Breakfasts / Other Meals as Specified: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (B, L, D)
  • All Internal Flights.
  • No Hidden Fees for Paying with Visa
  • Book & Pay by Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club or American Express
  • Low $1,500pp Deposits. Balance Due 75 Days before Travel.
  • Large Discounts for Groups of 4 or more. (Invite your Friends & Family!)

This Superior Luxury Galapagos Cruise and Peru Tour Package includes a 4 or 5 Day Luxury Galapagos Cruise to visit the Galapagos Islands aboard the Coral or Legend Yachts. The Galapagos Islands are located in the Pacific Ocean, 575 miles off the coast of Ecuador, South America, and are a part of Ecuador as Hawaii is a part of the US. Five ocean currents converge at the Galapagos islands creating a plethora of unique wildlife and sea creatures.

On this Galapagos Cruise and Peru Tour Package, you will fly to Lima and spend 2 nights exploring the Capital of Peru before heading to Cusco to visit the Inca and Colonial Highlights including Machu Picchu. You will enjoy Private Guided Tours and stay in Belmond’s Historic 5* Monasterio Hotel.

Round off your Galapagos Cruise and Peru Tour Package by taking the Luxury Orient Express Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu where you will spend two days exploring one of the Wonders of the World and the First Class Vistadome Train back to Cusco whilst enjoying the incredible views of the Sacred Valley of the Inca.

You will have the last Day free to explore Cusco’s Historic City Center on your own and buy any last-minute souvenirs before flying to Lima and Home.

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Superior Luxury Galapagos Cruise and Machu Picchu Vacation 12 Days and 11 Nights

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Standard Plus $8,450pp
Junior Cabin $8,795pp
Legend Suite $8,995pp
Legend Balcony Suite $9,350pp
Legend Balcony Suite Plus $9,600pp
Groups of 4 + Traveling Together Big Discounts Available!
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Deposit would be $1,500.00pp
Balance due 75 Days before travel.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club or American Express.

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Bespoke VacationsLuxury Vacations are all about having your Vacation personalized, so you can have what you want, when you want it, and at no additional charge! For this reason we offer a free of charge service where we will personalize an Itinerary, just for you, within 24 Hours of your request. Good Communication is Important, so all our Travel consultants are based in Peru and from the United States.

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What is Included:

  • All Private Tours with Qualified English-speaking guides
  • All Private Transfers
  • All Entrance Fees
  • 8 Nights in Superior Luxury 5* Hotels inc. Breakfasts
  • 3 Nights on board a Luxury Galapagos Yacht
  • 11 x Breakfast, 6 x Lunch, 4 x Dinner, (B,L,D)
  • Luxury Hiram Bingham Train – Cusco / Machu Picchu
  • Vistadome Train – Machu Picchu / Cusco
  • Flights within Peru & Ecuador – Quito / Baltra,
  • Baltra / Guayaquil / Lima, Lima / Cusco & Cusco / Lima

What is not Included:

  • International airfare to Peru and Taxes
  • National Departure Taxes at airports
  • Other Meals unless specifically stated in the Itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, beverages, etc.
  • Baggage porterage and other extras not specified.

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Trip Overview

Superior Luxury Galapagos Cruise and Machu Picchu Vacation 12 Days and 11 Nights

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Day of trip B L D Hotel
1st Day Arrive Quito – Private Transfer to Hotel Marriott Hotel Quito
2nd Day Colonial Quito City Tour B Marriott Hotel Quito
3rd Day Fly Galapagos Islands & Begin Galapagos Cruise B L D
4th Day Continue Galapagos Cruise B L D
5th Day Continue Galapagos Cruise B L D
6th Day Depart Galapagos – Fly Lima – Private Transfer to Hotel B Marriott Hotel Lima
7th Day Private Lima Gastronomic Tour B L Marriott Hotel Lima
8th Day Fly Cusco – Private Cusco City Tour B Monasterio Hotel Cusco
9th Day Private Full Day Tour of the Sacred Valley of the Inca B L Monasterio Hotel Cusco
10th Day Luxury Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu B Br D Inkaterra Pueblo Hotel Machu Picchu
11th Day Revisit Machu Picchu & Vistadome Train to Cusco B L Monasterio Hotel Cusco
12th Day  Free Day in Cusco – Fly Lima & Home B

Full Itinerary

Superior Luxury Galapagos Cruise and Machu Picchu Vacation 12 Days and 11 Nights

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  • 1st Day Arrive Quito – Private Transfer to Hotel
  • 2nd Day Colonial Quito City Tour (B)
  • 3th Day Fly Galapagos Islands & Begin Galapagos Cruise (B, L, D)
  • 4th Day Continue Galapagos Cruise (B, L, D)
  • 5th Day Continue Galapagos Cruise (B, L, D)
  • 6th Day Depart Galapagos – Fly Lima – Private Transfer to Hotel (B)
  • 7th Day Private Lima Gastronomic Tour (B, L)
  • 8th Day Fly Cusco – Private Cusco City Tour (B)
  • 9th Day Private Full Day Tour of the Sacred Valley of the Inca (B, L)
  • 10th Day Luxury Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu (B, Br, D)
  • 11th Day Revisit Machu Picchu & Vistadome Train to Cusco (B, L)
  • 12th Day Free Day in Cusco – Fly Lima & Home (B)

1st
Day

Arrive Quito – Private Transfer to Hotel

Arrive Quito We’ll be waiting for you with a sign with your and our names on it.
Transfer to your Hotel Approx. One hour transfer to your Hotel in Quito.
5* Marriott Hotel Quito Deluxe Rooms

Luxury 5* Marriott Hotel Quito

The gateway to the Galapagos Islands and Andean mountains. Located in the heart of the city, this hotel in Quito, Ecuador features an amazing atrium lobby where you can enjoy a martini or espresso while enjoying the view and planning your adventure.

Amenities include spacious guest rooms and suites with magnificent views, high-speed Internet access, in-room safe and luxurious bedding. On-site restaurants offer innovative Ecuadorian and international cuisine. Tann in the sun in our tropical gardens or take a dip in our resort-style pool. Stay fit in our fitness center and rejuvenate with a body treatment or massage.

Deluxe Room

  • 1 King or 2 Double
  • Evening turndown service
  • cable/satellite
  • Featherbed, and Duve
  • Room service, 24-Hour
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Air-conditioned
  • Bottled wáter, included
  • Instant hot water
  • Living/sitting area
  • Coffee maker / tea service
  • Mini-bar

2nd
Day

Colonial Quito City Tour (B)

Full Day Colonial Quito City Tour (Group) We will pick you up from your Hotel foyer At 9:00 in the morning. Return at approx 13:00.
5* Marriott Hotel Quito Deluxe Rooms

Colonial Quito City Tour and Middle of the World Monument

Visit the Independence Square flanked by the Presidential, the Archbishop’s palaces and, the Metropolitan Cathedral.

Walk along the so called street of the seven crosses and pass by the Jesuit temple of La Compañía de Jesús, perhaps the most important monument of the baroque art, continue to the plaza of San Francisco.

From there we head approximately 11 miles (18 Km.) north of downtown Quito, we visit “Mitad Del Mundo” (Middle of the World) and the Equator Monument situated at 0º0’0” latitude.

We also visit the Intiñan Solar Museum, where you will find scientific and experimental aspects of being right at the Equator.

3th
Day

Fly Galapagos Islands & Begin Galapagos Cruise (B, L, D)

Transfer to Airport We will pick ytou up from your Hotel Foyer in the morning for a Transfer to the Airport.
Fly Galapagos Islands Morning Departure.
Transfer to your yacht Approx. Ten minute transfer to your yacht.
M/Y Coral I & II or M/V Galapagos Legend Choose your Cabin. (Junior Cabin is Highly Recommended)
Daily meals Breakfast and lunch buffet, served dinner and snacks.
Galapagos Tour Begins As described below.
  • M/Y Coral I 36 passengers
  • M/Y Coral II 20 passengers
  • M/V Legend 100 passengers

These unique luxury yachts are a perfect combination of classic beauty and exquisite style. The materials used in their decoration convey a pleasing sensation of warmth and comfort that will transport you automatically into a marine environment. You will be a part of nature thanks to the ample panoramic windows. Every single detail has been taken into consideration to make your stay on board unique and unforgettable. The Jacuzzi, sun and shadow decks will give you a perfect space to relax. The social areas and the bar will be a place to enjoy.

Relax

To relax in the sun or even bathe in the whirlpool, head to the M/Y Coral I outside decks, where the natural wonders of the Galapagos will be enjoyed from a completely different perspective, whether by the handrail of their decks, the comfort of a sun-lounger or from the balcony at the bow. There is a space for everyone on these deceptively large yachts.

Enjoy

Enjoy the various activities ship, nights are magical, full of bright stars and countless constellations.

Learn

The Galapagos National Park certifies all of our highly qualified multi-lingual naturalist guides. On visits to the islands, they will accompany you every step of the way, taking time to explain the highlights as you wonder through this new and magical land. Every evening, these same guides will give you a lecture illustrated with multimedia presentation, imparting and sharing with you their knowledge of geology, history, evolution, flora and fauna of the islands.

Junior Cabins

  • 8 on Coral I and 6 on Coral II.
  • Located on the Earth and Sky Decks.
  • 3 interconnected cabins.
  • Average area: 12 m2 / 128 ft2.
  • Panoramic windows.
  • Low twin beds or a queen-sized bed.
  • Air conditioning with remote control.
  • Phone service for internal, local and international calls.
  • Video system with LCD TV, music, activities, itineraries and consumption on board.
  • Safe-deposit box.
  • Private bathroom.

Day 1 of the Cruise:  AM – Baltra airport

Departure from Quito to Baltra (2 ½ hours flight). Passengers are picked up at the airport by our naturalist guides and taken on a ten-minute bus ride to the pier to board the M/V Galapagos Legend or M/Y Coral I or Coral II.

PM – Highlands – Pit Craters (Santa Cruz)

Dry landing. A 45-minute bus ride will take us to the Santa Cruz highlands, located to the northwest of Puerto Ayora, where we will find a natural reserve with giant tortoises. These enormous and slow-moving reptiles are responsible for the island’s name and therefore approaching them in their humid and forested abode is always an inspiring adventure.  They can weigh between 250 and 300 kg and can live up to 150-200 years. Additionally, travelers can walk inside surprising lava tubes; we also visit Pit Craters created from the collapse of surface materials into chamber fissures underground.  It’s a great place spot to spot Vermilion Flycatcher as we walk inside an endemic Scalesia forest.

  • Difficulty level: easy
  • Type of terrain: flat & muddy sometimes (depending on season)
  • Duration: 45 minutes drive / 1h30 walk

4th
Day

Continue Galapagos Cruise (B, L, D)

Galapagos Tours Continue Two daily excursions to the islands, activities on board, English/Spanish speaking guide, transfers. As described below.
Daily meals Breakfast and lunch buffet, served dinner and snacks.

Day 2 of the Cruise:  Egas Port / Salt Mines (Santiago)

Wet landing on a beach of black volcanic sand, visited by Darwin in 1835. The first section of the trail is comprised of volcanic ash (eroded tuff) and the other half of partially uneven terrain is comprised of volcanic basaltic rock lounging the shoreline.

The unique, truly striking layered terrain of Santiago’s shores is home to a variety of resident and migrant birds, including the bizarre Yellow- crowned Night Heron and astounding array of marine wildlife including lobster, starfish and marine iguanas grazing on algae beds alongside Sally Light-foot Crabs. Colonies of endemic fur seals swimming in cool water pools formed by volcanic rocks are also a highlight.

Snorkeling here offers rarities such as octopus and squid. We organize optional visits to the Salt Mines where you can observe the two species of sea lions:  fur and Galapagos sea lions.

  • Difficulty level: intermediate
  • Type of terrain: the first part flat and then semi rocky.
  • Duration: 1h 30 walk / 1 hour snorkeling If Salt Mines is chosen
  • Duration: 2h 30 walk / 30 minutes snorkeling

5th
Day

Continue Galapagos Cruise (B, L, D)

Galapagos Tours Continue Two daily excursions to the islands, activities on board, English/Spanish speaking guide, transfers. As described below.
Daily meals Breakfast and lunch buffet, served dinner and snacks.

Day 3 of the Cruise:  Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz)

Dry landing. We walk by a brackish lagoon where feeding flamingos can be occasionally found. The trail leads across typical dry zone vegetation up to Dragon Hill, an important nesting ground for endemic land iguanas, offering lovely views of the anchorage and neighboring islands. The forest is home to mockingbirds, Darwin’s finches, Yellow Warblers and Galapagos Doves.

  • Difficulty level: intermediate
  • Type of terrain: rocky
  • Duration: 2 hours walk

PM – North Seymour

Dry landing. This is perhaps one of the busiest tourist destinations on the archipelago. Off Baltra Island (where the airport is located) and not far from Santa Cruz, North Seymour is the most accessible for day trips out of Santa Cruz’s main port, Puerto Ayora. An approximately two hour walk amidst large nesting colonies of blue-footed boobies, magnificent and great frigatebirds, and swallow-tailed gulls for an in depth encounter with sea bird breeding cycles and as well as sea lions. You will also encounter sea lions, land iguanas, and on a lucky day, you might even come across a Galapagos Snake.

  • Difficulty level: intermediate
  • Type of terrain: rocky
  • Duration: 2 hours walk

6th
Day

Depart Galapagos – Fly Lima – Private Transfer to Hotel (B)

Depart Galapagos Approx. Ten minute transfer to the Baltra airport for your flight to Guayaquil.
Fly Guayaquil Departs Baltra airport at approx. 12:00 and Arrives to Guayaquil at approx. 15:00.
Fly Lima Flights leave at 18:30 and arrive to Lima at 20:20.
Private Transfer in Cusco We will be waiting for you outside of Lima Airport Arrival Hall with a sign with our and your names on it. An approx. 60 minute Private Transfer with English- speaking assistance to your Hotel in Lima.
Luxury 5* Marriott Hotel Lima Prime Deluxe Rooms With Ocean Views

Luxury 5* J.W. Marriott Hotel Lima

The JW Marriott Hotel Lima is located in the Miraflores district, near the LarcoMar Shopping & Entertainment Center and located atop Costa Verde’s rocky cliffs, overlooking the ocean and accessible by coastal path. It is a draw for beachgoers, surfers, and paragliders.

This is a luxury 5* Hotel for its safe, central, and excellent location is worth the little extra.

Guest rooms and suites offer spectacular panoramic views of the beautiful Pacific Ocean.

For your convenience, high-speed Internet is offered in all guest rooms and suites for a daily fee. Spacious guest rooms at our hotel in Lima offer luxurious Marriott bedding and marble bathrooms.

Additional guest room amenities include cozy robes and slippers, mini- bars and LCD televisions. This hotel has a smoke-free policy.

7th
Day

Private Lima Gastronomic Tour (B, L)

The Lima Gourmet Company. Private Lima Gastronomic Tour Pick up in your Hotel Foyer at 09:45 drop off at around 15:00. Lunch is included.
Luxury 5* Marriott Hotel Lima Prime Deluxe Rooms With Ocean Views

The Lima Gourmet Company Gastronomic Tour

This Lima Peru tour starts at a local roastery, where they handpick the coffee beans daily, for an organic Peruvian coffee. You will also tour the colonial streets of the bohemian district, Barranco, home to artists, musicians and the city’s top art galleries.

From here, you will visit a traditional market in the San Isidro district to try exotic fruits and local products and learn the ancient myths and legends associated with them.

The third stop is one of the city’s top seafood restaurants (cebichería), Embarcadero 41 Fusión, on Avenida La Mar in the Miraflores district – a stop other tours in Lima won’t take you. You will discover the secrets to the perfect Cebiche and Pisco Sour as you prepare the dish and cocktail yourself with the head chef and bartender.

The last stop is for lunch at la Huaca Pucllana, a restaurant within a pre-Incan archeological complex – undoubtedly a highlight of tourism in Lima Peru. This prestigious restaurant is so impressive that the King of Spain, Mick Jagger, Bill and Hillary Clinton, just to name a few, have made sure not to miss it during their trips to Lima. You’ll enjoy a variety of gourmet Peruvian dishes as well as four different desserts and another pisco-based cocktail.

8th
Day

Fly Cusco – Private Cusco City Tour (B)

Fly Cusco We pick you up from your Hotel Foyer at 07:00 for an approx. 60 minute Private Transfer back to the airport for the flight to Cusco. Flights depart at 10:00 and arrive to Cusco at 11:20.
Private Transfer in Cusco We will be waiting for you outside of Cusco Airport Arrival Hall with a sign with our and your names on it. An approx. 15 minute Private Transfer to your Hotel in Cusco.
Belmond 5* Monasterio Hotel Cusco Superior Rooms
Afternoon Private Cusco City Tour Pick up in your Hotel Foyer at approx. 13:45. Returns at approx. 18:00.

Luxury 5* Monasterio Hotel

Right beside the lively Cuzco Central Square is Hotel Monasterio, a former monastery and national monument dating from 1592. This delightful hotel combines its centuries-old charm and ambience with luxury hotel service, inspired restaurants and boutique rooms and suites.

The ideal hotel from which to discover the delights of Cuzco, its doors open to a vibrant scene of old and modern architecture, markets, galleries and restaurants serving ‘new Andean’ cuisine.

The building was seriously damagedby the earthquake in 1650, and upon restoration, the beautiful Chapel was added. It is decorated in the indigenous Baroque style with gold-plated pictures frames and truly magnificent paintings by the best artists of the Cusquenian Art School, depicting scenes from the life of San Antonio Abad.

The Monastery was originally built in 1595 on the site of the palace of Inca Amaru Qhala. In 1598, it was founded as the Seminary of San Antonio Abad by the sixth Bishop of Cuzco, Monsignor Antonio de la Raya, to train Catholic priests.

Art and architecture

The building which houses Belmond Hotel Monasterio is steeped in history and hosts its very own art collection. You don’t need to travel far to soak up the local culture.

Superior Rooms

Feature warm and inviting Spanish colonial décor, king-size or twin beds and luxurious marble bathrooms. Each Room is wonderfully unique, reflecting the monastery’s charm and elegance.

These luxurious rooms feature rich wood furnishings and antique artwork, and some Rooms can be enriched with oxygen to combat the effects of Cusco’s high altitude.

All rooms also offer:

  • Individually controlled heating system and air-conditioning
  • Televisions
  • Telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet connection
  • Rooms can be enriched with oxygen to combat the effects of Cusco’s high altitude.

Private Afternoon Cusco City Tour

The Private Half Day Cusco City Tour Visits all of the Principal Inca & Colonial Attractions in Cusco

Tambomachay – This was an Inca sanctuary dedicated to the cult of water, a place reserved for Inca Royalty.

Puca Pucara – This is an Inca archaeological site located again on the peak of a hill and is thought to be a military position and an administrative centre.

Qenko – A sanctuary dedicated to the adoration of animals, and consists of ruins formed by a rocky site with stairs in a zigzag, and a main building similar to a circular amphitheatre where 19 window sills are located as a way of seats.

Sacsayhuamán – Its construction took over seven decades and required the work of approximately 20,000 men, both for the foundations and hewn stone works, the transportation of materials, carving and stones setting. Many say it is as impressive as Machu Picchu itself!

Cusco Cathedral – One of the finest Colonial Cathedrals in the Americas.

Coricancha – Originally named Inti Qancha (‘ Temple of the Sun’) was the most important temple in the Inca Empire, dedicated primarily to Inti, the Sun God.

9th
Day

Private Full Day Tour of the Sacred Valley of the Inca (B, L)

Private Full Day Tour. The Sacred Valley of the Inca Pick Up in your Hotel Foyer at 08:30. Returns at approx. 18:30. (Lunch is included)
Lunch at Posada Tunupa Buffet Lunch is included at Posada Tunupa.
Belmond 5* Monasterio Hotel Cusco Superior Rooms

Full Day Private Sacred Valley of the Inca Tour

Pisac Market | Pisac Ruins | Lunch Posada Tunupa | Ollantaytambo

Pisac Market

A famed hill town, Pisac is a great place to purchase top quality Andean knitwear at lower prices than visitors will find in major cities during their travels in Peru. Woven blankets, tapestries, and alpaca garments such as sweaters and mittens, colorful fabric and accessories are found in abundance at the Pisac market in addition to pottery, jewelry, and other handicrafts.

Pisac Inca Ruins

It’s not hard to succumb to the charms of sunny Pisac, a bustling colonial village at the base of a spectacular Inca fortress perched on a mountain spur. Its pull is universal and recent years have seen an influx of expats and new age followers in search of an Andean Shangri-la.  Located just 33km northeast of Cuzco by a paved road, it’s the most convenient starting point to the Sacred Valley.

Ollantaytambo

After lunch, we proceed onto Ollantaytambo an attractive little town located at the western end of the Sacred Valley. The town is located at the foot of some spectacular Inca ruins which protected the strategic entrance to the lower Urubamba Valley. The temple area is at the top of steep terracing which helped to provide excellent defenses. Stone used for these buildings was brought from a quarry high up on the opposite side of the Urubamba River – an incredible feat involving the efforts of thousands of workers. The complex was still under construction at the time of the conquest and was never completed.

10th
Day

Luxury Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu (B, Br, D)

Private Transfer out Cusco and Luxury Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu Pick Up in your Hotel Foyer at 08:00 for the thirty minute private transfer to Poroy train station. Catch the 09:05 Luxury Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu, arriving at 12:16. A Three Course Gourmet Brunch & Show on board.
Private Machu Picchu Tour 2-3 Hours with plenty of time to ask questions.
Lunch Buffet Lunch is included at the 5* Sanctuary Lodge.
Luxury 5* Inkaterra Pueblo Hotel Machu Picchu Superior Rooms. Gourmet Dinner is included in the Hotel.

Luxury Hiram Bingham Train

To Machu Picchu

The Hiram Bingham is an exclusive Luxury Orient Express service operated by Peru Rail, all service inclusive where you will enjoy a full day of unforgettable experiences.

The Service Includes:

  • Champagne Reception
  • Brunch and dinner on board.
  • Exclusive Bus return to the citadel of Machu Picchu.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu.
  • Guided tour in the citadel.
  • Gourmet Dinner & Small Show included on the return journey

Observation Car: At the back of the Hiram Bingham is the Observation car, offering a space in which to truly appreciate the stunning Peruvian landscape. Observations cars are a great addition to any train and this one is furnished with dark wood, polished brass and large cushioned seats, thus making it the perfect place to sit, relax and watch the unfolding Peruvian landscape.

Carriages: The carriages are luxurious with elegant decoration in the style of the 1920′s Pullman trains. Each of the four carriages has been furnished in polished wood and brass, with large chairs and plenty of space.

Luxury 5* Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Breakfast | A la Carte Dinner | Orchid, Hummingbird, and Nature Tours Included

Inkaterra’s vacation paradise and luxury boutique Hotel, a pueblo of luxurious whitewashed bungalow nestles into terraced hills. Spa services use sublime natural essences, and a first-class restaurant boasts stunning views of the rushing Vilcanota River.

The train station is only steps away but Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel exists in a world apart. An intimate 85-cottage luxury Hotel in sprawling Andean style village within the secluded 12 acres of exquisite beauty, where guests follow stone pathways to their rooms, located in comfortable one or two-story whitewashed casitas.

Pueblo Hotel includes several services in their prices being:

  • Your choice of 6 tours Detailed below
  • A la carte Dinner
  • Welcome gift
  • Tea Time
  • Happy Hour
  • Breakfast

Optional Tours in the Hotel – All Included

Birds (2 Hours)

Walk early in the morning to take advantage of the optimum time for cloud-forest bird watching. Begin at a river observatory, with the possibility of sighting the sought-after torrent duck and the white-capped dipper. Then proceed to a productive tanager feeding area, where silver-beaked, blue-necked, fawn-breasted and saffron-crowned tanagers can be found. Along the hotel’s pathways, be on the lookout for the cock-of-the-rock, the golden-headed quetzal and many of the 18 different hummingbirds identified on the grounds, including the booted racket-tail and the green- and-white hummingbirds, which are native to the area.

Orchids (2 Hours)

Walk through the orchid garden to observe some of the hotel’s 372 different native orchids in bloom. Discover this extraordinary plant family, which has captured the human imagination for centuries. From the largest orchid flower in the world – the Phragmipedium caudatum, to tiny flowering specimens properly appreciated only through a magnifying glass, there are orchids to amaze both the newly inquisitive and the expert, including species new to science which have been discovered on the hotel grounds.

Nature Walk (2 Hours)

Walk along the hotel’s trails, and discover the fascinating yet fragile ecosystem of the Machu Picchu cloud forest, and learn about its many indigenous plants and animals. The Nature Walk offers guests a glimpse of cloud forest flora: ferns, bromeliads and orchids and fauna -an interesting variety of birds; as well as an introduction to the Vilcanota river system, the Observatory, the tea garden and house.

Tea Plantation (2 Hours)

Visit our organic tea (Camellia Sinensis) plantation and tea house to discover the wonders of the traditional tea making process. Take part as the freshly picked leaves are pressed over wooden blocks and finally seal your own tea bag.  A glass of fresh iced-tea is included.

Twilight Walk (2 Hours)

This early evening walk is designed to connect on a spiritual level with the environment and the historical energy of the Machu Picchu area. With special attention placed on nature’s core elements, the walk pauses at the Rocotal Observatory to appreciate an enchanting waterfall and sacred pre-Inca pictographs.

Spectacled Bear Project (2 Hours)

The Inka Terra Association (ITA) and the Peruvian National Institute of Natural Resources (INRENA) manage the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Spectacled Bear Project, an effort designed to recover bears that have been negatively affected by human impact, and reintroduce them into their natural habitat. Donations are appreciated.

Guided Tour of Machu Picchu (2 – 3 Hours)

The ‘Holy Grail’ for lovers of Inca monuments, the enigmatic lost city of Machu Picchu is the most famous archaeological site in all of South America and possibly the world.

The spectacular collection of temples, terraced hills and plazas was the mountain-top citadel of the Inca under Pachacutec and Tupac Yupanqui, until the coming of the Europeans with Pizarro.

It may have the most familiar name, but Machu Picchu has refused to reveal many of its mysteries, including the secrets of its construction, function, and demise. The overgrown ruins were discovered by US historian Hiram Bingham in 1911, and the quality of the stonework hints that it was an extremely important ceremonial site.

The remains are thought to date from around 1450, built at the height of the Inca Empire, and as they escaped being plundered by the Spanish they include semi-intact icons and shrines that were defaced or removed at other sites.

Entering the site, a set of steps leads to the ruined Temple of the Sun and a series of altars and niches.  Highlights include the remains of ceremonial baths, the Sacred Plaza with its tremendous view across the Urubamba River valley, a rare shrine to the sun, and a labyrinth of passageways and cells.

11th
Day

Revisit Machu Picchu & Vistadome Train to Cusco (B, L)

Private Machu Picchu Tours There are 4 additional Machu Picchu Tours you may choose from. There are no additional charges, you are only limited by your time and energy.
Lunch Buffet Lunch is included at the 5* Sanctuary Lodge Hotel. (12:00 – 15:00)
First Class Vistadome Train Catch the 15:20 Vistadome train returning to Poroy Train Station at 19:06. A Small Meal & Small Show on the train.
Private Transfer in Cusco Approx. 30 minutes to your Hotel.
Belmond 5* Monasterio Luxury Hotel Cusco Superior Rooms

Revisit Machu Picchu

Today you will enjoy further Private Guided Tours of Machu Picchu.

You may start at Dawn or as you wish. All tours are included and you are only limited by your time and energy.

The Sun Gate (2 Hours)

Inti Punku the Sun Gate marks the entrance to Machu Picchu.

It is a one hour uphill hike to the southeast of the Sanctuary, climbing more than 300 meters. The hike is on the original Inca trail and is paved with Inca stones. There is a spectacular view from the gate!

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Apu Machu Picchu (4 to 5 Hours Roundtrip)

The hike to the summit of Apu Machu Picchu is 2 ½ hours and can be quite steep in places.

This is a breathtaking hike, lot of orchids along the way, birds in the bushy areas, and with every stop the view is gets better and better. The climb is 600 meters uphill, so a reasonable level of fitness is required.

*** Access to Apu Machu Picchu is controlled by special tickets which need to be purchased in advance by us. Access is 07:00 – 11:00.  Please ask to have these tickets included in your tour if desired***

Inka Bridge (Bridge 1 Hour Round Trip)

This hike is to the south west of Machu Picchu, a nice original trail that overlooks the Aobamba valley and the Hydro-electric plant.

This Inca Bridge is a part of a mountain trail that heads west from Machu Picchu. The trail is a stone path, part of which is cut into a cliff face.  A twenty-foot gap was left in this section of the carved cliff face, over a 1,900 feet drop that could be bridged with two tree trunks. When the tree trunks were removed then the trail became impassable to outsiders. The path is narrow and paved with original Inca stones.

Huayna Picchu (3 – 4 Hours)

Huayna Picchu is the mountain you see behind Machu Picchu. Towering above the north end of Machu Picchu this steep mountain is often seen in the backdrop to the classic photos of the ruins.

The mountain is steep, but stone steps are laid along most of the way and where the mountain is steeper you will find steel cables used as handrails. For fit people it is not a difficult climb.

Very Limited Access!

Only 400 people are allowed to hike Huayna Picchu each day.  You have to sign in at the entrance gate. The first 200 tickets are available for the 8:00am hike. The second 200 are available at 10:00am.

***We need to buy these special tickets in advance to be sure you will have space for this hike***

The Vistadome Train Service

This DELUXE train ride into the spectacular land of the Inca is highlighted by amazing views of valleys, Inca farming terraces, snow capped mountains, and sub-tropical jungle.

After arriving in Aguas Calientes, a shuttle bus will transport you to this magic, sacred, and mysterious town known as Machu-Picchu.

The Vistadome service has large panoramic windows and additional windows in the roof allowing you to enjoy the mountain scenery.

A small meal and hot drink are included with the Vistadome service.

There is also a table in front of you and posh leather seats which are very comfortable with plenty of leg room.

The Vistadome also has air conditioning and heating, leather seats that adjust the body to provide comfort and relaxation during the entire trip, and a traditional show as well as a fashion show to keep you entertained – as if the amazing scenery isn’t enough.

This service allows the visitor to be immersed and feel the Andean culture through its landscapes, music, dance and food carefully prepared with local ingredients.

On-board experience with the best comfort and quality service.

12th
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Free Day in Cusco – Fly Lima & Home (B)

Free Day Take the day to enjoy the Historic City Center and buy souvenirs.
Private Transfer to the Airport We will pick you up from your Hotel Foyer at the appropriate time for a 20-minute Private Transfer to the Airport.
Fly Lima & Home Have a nice flight Home.
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