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Machu Picchu Explorer

Explore the most spectacular archeological monument in South America
,  the ancient Inca site of Machu Picchu.  Our Machu Picchu trip extension includes upscale accommodations in Peru and maximizes your time at the ruins with an overnight in Aguas Calientes at the foot of the ruins. Charismatic guides versed in archeology
,  history and Andean culture show you monumental Inca temples
,  traditional villages and markets of the Quechua Indians in Cusco and in the Sacred Valley of the Incas., Peru

from $1,895* per person 6 Days Year-round
Boutique accommodations Exertion level: 4
Operator: AdventureSmith Explorations 12 people max
  • Peru
  • Active & Adventure trips
Travel to Peru and explore the most spectacular archaeological monument in South America, the ancient Inca site of Machu Picchu. Our Machu Picchu Explorer is a short 6 day/5 night adventure designed to compliment our Galapagos Small Ship Cruises or
Peru Amazon Cruise. This privately guided independent Peru Tour can also be combined with other regions of Peru such as Lake Titicaca, the Amazon River or the Inca Trail Trek, to craft a custom tour of Peru.

The journey begins with an overnight in Lima. Fly to Cusco and explore the Sacred Urubamba Valley including Pisac and Ollantaytambo before proceeding by rail to the citadel Machu Picchu. Enjoy a full day guided tour of Machu Picchu and an overnight at the famous Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Inn. Charismatic guides versed in archeology, history and Andean culture show you monumental Inca temples, traditional villages and markets of the Quechua Indians in Cusco and in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

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Explore the most spectacular archeological monument in South America , the ancient Inca site of Machu Picchu. Our Machu Picchu trip extension includes upscale accommodations in Peru and maximizes your time at the ruins with an overnight in Aguas Calientes at the foot of the ruins. Charismatic guides versed in archeology , history and Andean culture show you monumental Inca temples , traditional villages and markets of the Quechua Indians in Cusco and in the Sacred Valley of the Incas., Peru

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    Galapagos Motor Yacht Eric/Letty/Flamingo Cruise

    Thank you for the most incredible experience! We just came back from our trip to the Galapagos. We were on the Eric - a terrific yacht and an even greater team. The islands are beyond belief, but I wanted to tell you how perfect the entire trip was.  Everything went incredibly smoothly from our arrival (late) in Quito where our guide was waiting for us despite the late hour, to all transfers, luggage and ticket arrangements - everything. Our guides were fabulous, as was the entire crew, including the Captain.  AdventureSmith Explorations did a terrific job!

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Special information

  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Lima
Upon arrival in Peru you will be greeted at the Lima international airport by our local representative. A transfer to is included to your airport hotel, conveniently located for your onward flights the following morning.

Accommodations: Costa del Sol or similar
Included Meals: none

For those arriving early into Lima an accommodation upgrade is available at added cost in the central Mira Flores district.

Accommodations: Casa Andina Private or similar
Day 2 - Cusco
Transfer to the Lima airport then fly from Lima to Cusco. (Price of flights from Lima to Cusco can vary and are quoted separately). Upon arrival in Cusco you are met by your guide who will remain with you throughout your time in the Peruvian highlands. The elevation of Cusco is 11,000 feet so we encourage a relaxed pace while travelers acclimatize. Enjoy an afternoon guided orientation of Cusco's Spanish churches, ancient Inca sites and surrounding ruins. Cusco has a number of quaint boutique hotels and your accommodations will vary depending on availability. Cusco also features some of the finest hotels in the world so ask our Peru Travel Experts about luxury upgrades.

Accommodations: Casa Andina or similar
Included Meals: breakfast
Day 3 - Urubamba Valley
Depart early on a scenic drive along farmlands and mountain peaks of the Urubamba River. Known as the Sacred Valley of the Inca, the Urubamba Valley is home to numerous important Inca Ruins and vibrant Quiche markets. Enjoy a full day guided tour of the Urubamba Valley including the traditional Andean towns, ancient Inca Ruins and traditional Indian Markets of Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Like Cusco there are a number of excellent historic and unique accommodations in this region. Our Peru Travel Experts will confirm exact locations based on your interests and availability. Relax this evening with delicious Peruvian cuisine and surrounded by authentic Peruvian history and culture.

Travelers to Peru with more time should consider adding another day in the Urubamba Valley explore farther into the countryside. Choose from numerous hikes, activities, Inca Ruins and local markets. An extra day in the Urubamba Valley offers the opportunity to explore farther away from tourist crowds to reveal authentic Peruvian culture. Contact our Peru Travel Experts to discuss.

Accommodations: Posada Yucay, Sol Y Luna or similar
Included Meals: breakfast and lunch
Day 4 - Machu Picchu
An early train follows the Urubamba River as it climbs high into the Andes Mountains revealing glaciers and spectacular scenery. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes proceed by bus to the Inca Ruins of Machu Picchu. Your guide will introduce you to this history, nature and culture of this magnificent site with a guided tour. This evening overnight at the famous Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Inn. The grounds of this exclusive hotel covers acres of native rain forest including an orchid garden and nature trail offering a peaceful refuge within walking distance shops, restaurants and the train station in Aguas Calients.

Accommodations: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel or similar.
Included Meals: breakfast and lunch
Day 5 - Machu Picchu
Arise early and be among the first to experience Machu Picchu before the train arrives. Watch the sunrise, take a hike to the Temple of the Moon, the Inca Drawbridge or beat the crowds to Huaya Picchu, the steep sided mountain behind the ruins. Return by train Ollantaytambo before proceeding by road to your hotel in Cusco.

Accommodations: Casa Andina, Sonesta Posada or similar
Included Meals: breakfast and lunch
Day 6 - Cusco to Lima
Most flights depart Lima late so enjoy the charms of Cusco on your own before an afternoon flight to Lima. Or consider an early flight to Lima and booking an optional tour of the city or a museum tour (at additional cost). If necessary we can arrange a hotel room to rest and clean up before a private late night transfer to your departing flight.

Accommodations: n/a
Included Meals: breakfast

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