Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca citadel situated in the Cusco region of Peru, right above the Sacred Valley. Some of the highlights of Machu Picchu are the routes that travelers must take to get there. Built in the classical Incan style with polished dry stone walls, Machu Picchu is a combination of human and natural wonders merged to create a place suspended in time. In 2007, Machu Picchu was commemorated for this unique topography, having been voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in an online poll. We offer a seven-day Machu Picchu tour package to allow you to experience the ancient Inca trails and civilizations.
Lima to Machu Picchu Tour Package from Alpaca Expeditions
Upon your arrival, you will be greeted with a warm welcome. Our representative meets you at the airport to take you to your hotel. You are given a tour of Lima city with a complimentary breakfast from the Casa Andina Standard in Miraflores: a heralded three-star hotel.
On the second day, you will travel to the airport in Lima for your flight to Cusco. We will be waiting for you to bring you to your hotel. You have the day to explore Cusco on your own.
Day three begins by exploring the famous Cusco City, the ancient capital city of the Incas. You will be see San Blas, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the area. You will visit ancient cathedrals, the Temple of the Sun, and have a guided tour of the famous market. Afterwards, you will meet with our driver and go to the outer perimeter of Cusco. There, you have the opportunity to explore ancient Inca sites like Sacsayhuaman.
The next day, you will spend traveling through the Sacred Valley. During the day, you’ll take a train ride through Aguas Calientes. Aguas Calientes is at the foot of the mountain that bears Machu Picchu. The next day, the trek begins.
Day five usually begins early in the morning. However, if early mornings aren’t for you, then you also have the option to see Machu Picchu a bit later in the day. A bus will take you to Machu Picchu and your tour guide will accompany you for two hours. Here you’ll learn all about the structures, the Incan culture, and how they thrived throughout the centuries of isolation away from the old world.
On day six, you will be picked up from the hotel to visit the Salineras of Maras. This salt mine was used during the pre-colonial times and was the epicenter of local economies. You will see salt pools and chambers that are still process salt today. Additionally, you will experience the amazing Moray Inca ruins and the Inca Laboratory.
Finally, at the end of the tour, you’ll be transferred back to the airport for your flight back to Lima. We hope you will leave with a love of Peru and fulfilled from your new experience. To learn more about our Lima to Machu Picchu tour package, contact us for more information.