MACHU PICCHU EMPIRE 8D/7N

Machu Picchu
Empire 8D/7N

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Peru
Cultural
8D/7N

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Your safety is our primary concern, from start to finish. We invest in our equipment, staff and food, transportation to bring you simply the best the historical Capital of the Incas has to offer. We go above and beyond and can provide.

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Give Back! Southern Peru Explorers is an eco friendly, green company who sources local food and staff. Give something back with your holiday by investing in a company who invests in the environment.

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Do it properly! Accredited and Peruvian owned, Inca Trail operator with local, qualified tour guides who are with you every step of the way. Eat local Peruvian food, trek the original Inca steps and do it all with the people that know!

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I T I N E R A R Y

DAY 01

Arrival Lima – Lima City Tour

Your family vacation with Southern Peru Explorers begins the moment you land here in Peru.  Upon arrival to the Lima airport, just search for our Southern Peru Explorers staff member who will be holding a sign with your name on it. We will chauffeur you to your chosen hotel and assist with anything you may need. In the afternoon, we’ll offer you an optional city tour of Lima, which includes the famous sites of San Martin Plaza, Jiron de la Union, and the San Francisco Monastery and Catacombs.

 Meals                                L, D
 Distance                          10km
 Time                                3 Hours 
 Highest Altitude               3,200m / 10,499ft

DAY 02

Lima – Cusco

In the morning, you will be treated to a warm breakfast buffet at your hotel before heading back to the Lima airport for a 90-minute flight to Cusco. Make sure to keep an eye on the horizon as we transition from the Peruvian coast into the spectacular Andes mountains, the longest mountain chain in the world. Upon landing in Cusco, there will be a Southern Peruvian Explorers staff member at the airport to greet you. We will chauffeur you to your Cusco accommodation and assist you with anything you need.

 Meals                               B, L, D 
 Distance                          16km
 Time                                3-4 Hours
 Highest Altitude              3,800M / 12,500ft

DAY 03

 Pisac Artisan Market And Ollantaytambo Ruins

Get ready for a jam-packed day, exploring the best of the Sacred Valley. We will leave early from Cusco and drive 40 minutes to the educational center of Awana Cancha where you will have the opportunity to pet llamas and alpacas, and learn more about the wild vicuña. We will continue another 20 minutes to the colonial town of Pisac. As we descend to Pisac, you will get to admire the impressive Inca terraces from afar, constructed in the shape of a condor. We will take time to visit the Pisac

 Meals                                B, L, D
 Distance                           18km 
 Time                                 6-8 Hours 
 Highest Altitude               4,215m /13,828ft

DAY 04

 Maras And Moray

About one hour from Ollantaytambo sit two significant sites: Maras and Moray, ancient agricultural sites, one of which is still active today. After a warm breakfast, we will depart for our morning adventure, starting at the famous salt mines of Maras, thousands of gleaming-white salt pools sitting on a hillside. Afterwards, we will visit the archaeological site of Moray, rounded terraces that once served as agricultural testing grounds for different crop varieties during the Incan Empire. We will then return

 Meals                                B, L, D
 Distance                           18km 
 Time                                 6-8 Hours 
 Highest Altitude               4,215m /13,828ft

DAY 05

 Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

This is the day you have been waiting for, an unforgettable visit to the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu! After an early breakfast, we will walk to the nearby Ollantaytambo train station for our departure to Aguas Calientes, the small town below Machu Picchu. The scenic 2-hour train ride runs alongside the famous Inca Trail, and you will notice that the climate will change dramatically from high Andean sierra to lush cloud forest. Upon arriving in Aguas Calientes, we will walk to a nearby bus

 Meals                                B, L, D
 Distance                           18km 
 Time                                 6-8 Hours 
 Highest Altitude               4,215m /13,828ft

DAY 06

 Machu Picchu – Cusco

Today, we will visit Machu Picchu once more to explore more hidden places, such as the Intipunku (Gate of the Sun) and/or Huayna Picchu (Young Mountain) to visit the Temple of the Moon. A third option for those in good physical condition is to hike to the epic, Phutuq K’usi mountain, which offers unforgettable views of the ruins from afar. After a long morning of exploring, we will return to Aguas Calientes where we will enjoy a delicious lunch before boarding an afternoon train to Cusco. Our drivers will meet

 Meals                                B, L, D
 Distance                           18km 
 Time                                 6-8 Hours 
 Highest Altitude               4,215m /13,828ft

DAY 07

 Cusco City Tour

After a restful night recuperating, we will take to the cobblestone streets of the imperial city. You will see and learn about modern, colonial and Incan architecture, as well as a bit about the history and culture of Cusco. Together, we will enjoy a hearty, traditional Peruvian lunch. You will have the opportunity to try some more adventurous dishes, such as guinea pig, chicken hearts and alpaca, to name just a few. After lunch, we will continue onwards to the artisanal neighborhood of San Blas

 Meals                                B, L, D
 Distance                           18km 
 Time                                 6-8 Hours 
 Highest Altitude               4,215m /13,828ft

DAY 08

Cusco – Lima

Goodbye Cusco! We will shuttle you from your Cusco accommodation to the Alejandro Velasco Astete airport for your domestic flight back to Lima. This ends our service, but if you need recommendations for further Peru explorations let us know! you will have some free time to hike to the Inca Bridge, Watchman’s Hut, or just soak in the energizing atmosphere of Machu Picchu before returning to Aguas Calientes as a group by bus. In Aguas Calientes, you will have a large selection of restaurants 

 Meals                               B
 Distance                          16km 
Time                                5 Hours 
 Highest Altitude              3,600m / 11,811ft

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