6 Day Classic Machu Picchu Tour

This six-day Machu Picchu tour gives you ample opportunity to experience the Andean wonders of today and the Incan culture of yesteryear, while we take care of your every requirement and comfort. This route combines adventure with cultural exploration, taking you off the beaten track with visits to the authentic Andean communities who exist alongside ancient ruins. You’ll be surrounded by stunning mountains, lakes and valleys, all while staying in picturesque mountain lodges, and soaking up centuries of history and culture. 


This fully customizable, private tour can be crafted by a Destination Expert to match the vacation of your dreams. From the moment you contact us, until the day you return home, we cater to your every whim.

See our preferred hotels for this itinerary by destination:

1 night in Lima | 3 nights in Cuzco | 1 night in Machu Picchu town


Highlights
  • Wander the winding streets of Cuzco, the one-time capital of the Inca empire, and revel in the city’s Incan and colonial heritage.
  • Visits to the imposing ancient Incan temples of Sacsayhuaman and Koricancha, to discover the history and might of the lost empire.
  • A tour of Cuzco’s Cathedral where you’ll learn about the fascinating the Cuzco school of colonial art, and view its archaeological relics.
  • A tour of key sites of the Sacred Valley, including the agricultural terraces of Moray, the salt mines at Maras, and the ruins and village of Ollantaytambo.
  • An overnight stay in Aguas Calientes – literally “Hot Waters” – which lies at the base of the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu.  
  • A guided tour of the Machu Picchu, the “lost city of the Incas”. You’ll see breath-taking views and learn how the temples were built.
  • Free time to explore Machu Picchu and absorb the awe-inspiring surroundings at your own pace.
  • Flight schedule allowing, take a private tour of the main sites of Lima, including the Larco Archaeological Museum, and the San Francisco Monastery, Lima’s historical squares and Miraflores.

Trip At A Glance

  • Day 1 - International arrival to Lima, Peru, and an overnight stay in a hotel near the airport to minimize transit times.
  • Day 2 - Fly from Lima to Cuzco, relaxing in the historic city center, where you’ll be free to explore the historical cobbled streets at leisure.
  • Day 3 – Explore the wonders of Cuzco on a private guided tour with visits the key sites of Sacsayhuaman, Koricancha and Cuzco's Cathedral.
  • Day 4 - Take a journey through the breath-taking scenery of the Sacred Valley to the ruins and current-day Andean village of Ollantaytambo.
  • Day 5 - Marvel at the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu tucked amongst the Andes. Enjoy a private tour and free time to explore at leisure.
  • Day 6 - Travel back to Lima, and take a guided tour of the Larco Archaeological Museum, the San Francisco Monastery and Miraflores.

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Lima, Peru

    Welcome to Peru! Today is a transit day, and after a long flight you're probably looking forward to a nice meal and some relaxation. The Costa del Sol hotel is located right across the street from the airport and is the best choice for travelers connecting to Cuzco. But if you arrive to Lima in the early afternoon, you’ll have the time to make your way to a hotel in the picturesque waterfront district of Miraflores. If you go for this option, one of our representatives will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel.

  • Day 2 - Lima to Cuzco

    Travelling from Lima to Cuzco you will have gone from sea level to the heady heights of 11,500 feet. To give you the chance to acclimatize, the first day is free for relaxation. But if you're up for a bit of exploring, the city center is pedestrian-friendly and full of fascinating sites, colours and people. We're happy to recommend the city's best options for delicious dining and exciting shopping.

  • Day 3 - Private Half Day Cuzco City Tour

    During your tour of Cuzco, the capital of the Incan Empire, you'll visit Sacsayhuaman, an immense Incan complex with impressive stonework, and Koricancha, one of the most important Incan temples (the walls were once actually coated in gold!). You’ll also stop at Cuzco's Cathedral where you'll learn about the intricacies of the Cuzco school of art and view fascinating historical artefacts.

  • Day 4 - Private Sacred Valley Tour

    Prepare to be breath taken! Your Sacred Valley exploration will include visits to the ancient circular agricultural terraces of Moray, the salt mines at Maras, and the ruins and village of Ollantaytambo. From Ollantaytambo, you’ll be treated to a scenic train ride through the Sacred Valley to the town of Aguas Calientes where you will stay in comfort to await the highlight of our tour.

  • Day 5 - Private Machu Picchu Tour

    This is one for your bucket list. Uncover the mystical secrets of Machu Picchu during a guided private tour of this Incan citadel. You'll have the opportunity to visit the most important parts of the ruins to wonder at how they were constructed. After the tour, you'll have free time to further explore the ruins or just sit back and appreciate the majesty of Machu Picchu. You can also hike to the top of Huayna Picchu for a bird's eye view of the ruins and valley beneath you. The steep path takes about an hour and a half to ascend. After a day you’ll remember for the rest of your life, you’ll depart from Aguas Calientes by train for Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival at the train station you will be met and transferred to your Cuzco hotel.

  • Day 6 - International Departure

    One of our representatives will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the Cuzco airport for your flight to Lima. (Optional recommended excursion) - Depending on the time of your international flight, you can take the opportunity to squeeze in a private tour of Lima's key sites. You will visit the Larco Archaeological Museum, the San Francisco Monastery and its catacombs, Lima's historic colonial squares, and Miraflores.


Pricing includes everything from your international arrival to your departure, with the exception of flights and a few lunches and dinners. Our specialty is private, customizable travel experiences.


6 Day Tour from $2,390 per person

Includes:

  • 5 nights in our preferred properties hand selected for comfort, convenience and quality
  • Privately guided tours with your own personal guide and driver
  • All private airport transfers with English speaking assistance
  • Roundtrip Vistadome train to Machu Picchu Pueblo and the bus to ruins with the company of your private guide to ensure a seamless journey
  • All required entrance fees
  • 24hr support
  • All taxes

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