Peru Machu Picchu Tours 7 Days 6 Nights
Peru Machu Picchu Tours, this trip offers a unique perspective for healthy individuals with a longing for a different and altogether spiritual experience
Overview on the 7 Day Peru Machu Picchu Tours
Amazing Peru is proud to offer a unique and unforgettable journey through myths and legends to the very heart of the lost city of the Incas. Our programme is a very special, all-inclusive tour incorporating ample acclimatization in Cuzco whilst staying at the very best hotels in the ancient capital of the Incas. This trip offers a unique perspective for healthy individuals with a longing for a different and altogether spiritual experience. Our unparalleled services include accommodation at deluxe hotels in the cities; all a la carte meals at internationally recognized restaurants, all private tours with all entrance tickets, all private transfers.
Itinerary on the 7 Day Peru Machu Picchu Tours
DAY 1 Depart for Peru.
Depart for Peru. Upon arrival in Lima, transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure
DAY 2 Lima City Tour.
After breakfast enjoy a city tour and visit key sites of Lima, including Huaca Pucllana, Colonial buildings such as the Plaza Mayor and the Government Palace, and the San Francisco Museum. Afterwards return to the accommodation and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
Overnight: Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro, Lima
Optional: Half Day Larco Herrera Museum (PM)
Optional: Dinner & Show in Lima (PM)
DAY 3 Fly to Cuzco, Afternoon at Leisure.
This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cuzco is declared the Historical Capital by the Constitution of Peru and hosts nearly 1 million visitors every year. The balance of the day is at leisure to explore on your own or participate in the optional Highlights of Cuzco tour that visits the Colonial Cathedral, Temple of the Sun, and the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman
Optional: Half Day Highlights of Cuzco (PM)
DAY 4 Discover Machu Picchu.
Early this morning, time permitting, meet children at a local school before transferring to the Sacred Valley’s Ollanta Station. Board the Inca Rail Executive Train for Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, arriving in the early afternoon. Also known as «The Lost City of the Incas», Machu Picchu was built circa 1450 and abandoned only 100 years later. The purpose of this splendid city is still a mystery to modern historians. Enjoy exploring the ancient citadel and marveling at its corridors, ceremonial centers, and terraces. This evening, savor a Peruvian dinner at your hotel
Overnight: Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 5 Return to Cusco.
This morning, enjoy a little time at leisure before departing Aguas Calientes for your return to Cusco. Upon arrival in Cuzco, transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure
DAY 6 Fly to Lima, Farewell Dinner.
This morning transfer to the airport for your flight back to Lima. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Enjoy your last evening in Peru and say goodbye to your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at the Farewell Dinner
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 7 Depart Perú.
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight*
Due to the high elevation, travel in the Peruvian highlands may cause some passengers to experience the temporary effects of altitude sickness. If you have any concerns about traveling to higher than your accustomed elevation, please consult your healthcare provider.
Note: Some flights depart shortly after midnight in the very early morning of Monday.
Price on the 7 Day Peru Machu Picchu Tours
From $1255 Land Only
$1745 Air & Land
Know Before You Go
Although most of the planning and preparation is taken care of for you, there are still a few things you should know and some details you should take care of to ensure your comfort, safety and peace of mind. Please review the following information before your departure to ensure that any surprises along the way will only be pleasant ones.
Getting Ready to Go
Passports and Visas
It is each traveler’s responsibility to have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel and a visa if required. Please check the information at www.gate1travel.com/visas.aspx for the specific country/region you are visiting for more details. IMPORTANT: Passengers who are not U.S. citizens must check with the respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what personal identification is required. Passengers who enter, leave and then re-enter the same country on their itinerary should check if they require a double-entry visa. Passport applications are available at most U.S. Post Offices, as well as at regional Passport Agencies. Passengers requiring visas, whether obtained in advance or locally upon arrival, should ensure that their passport has unstamped visa pages.
Passport information must be submitted to Gate 1 Travel at least 60 days prior to departure. This information is necessary to issue Machu Picchu train tickets. As of November 17, 2016, the National Immigrations Superintendence of Peru is no longer automatically delivering Immigration Cards (TAM) when stamping passports. To make the check-in and check-out process smoother and faster, the hotels during your trip need that Immigration Card (TAM). Please request a printed version of the Immigration Card (TAM) from your border agent when going through Border Control.
Inclusions on the 7 Day Peru Machu Picchu Tours
- Round trip flights Miami-Lima, Lima-Miami
- Some departure dates may be offered from an alternate nearby airport. Check flight itinerary options when booking.
- Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- All intra-flights: Lima-Cuzco & Cuzco-Lima
- 6 nights accommodations
- 3 nights Lima
- 2 nights Cuzco
- 1 night Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)
- Hotel porterage
- All transfers
- 8 meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager
- Services of English-speaking local guides
- Entrance fees per itinerary
Optional tours and gratuities.
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flights Lima-Cuzco-Lima.
Passport numbers for all passengers must be submitted before documents can be issued.
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
Is This Trip Right for You?
This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes.
A little pre-planning can make your trip go a lot smoother. Make sure your personal documents (passports, visas, driver’s license) are in order and that you have enough prescription medications to last through the trip. You may consider bringing a small supply of over the counter medications for headaches and/or anti-diarrhea pills. Due to security reasons, many museums have restrictions on the size of bags that can be taken inside and backpacks, carry on bags or large purses may not be permitted.
It is recommended to bring a small shoulder bag or purse to use in these situations instead. Avoid placing valuables such as cameras in your checked luggage. Airplane pressure can cause similar pressure in your body, most notably in ears, as well as liquid tubes and bottles. Your physician can suggest medication for decongestion. As for the liquid containers, we suggest that you squeeze out excess air from those containers and place into Ziploc bags to catch any leaks.
Aguas Calientes – For your convenience, it is recommended that you pack an overnight bag for your stay in Aguas Calientes. Due to limited space on the trains to Machu Picchu, the remainder of your luggage will be stored in Cuzco.
Cell Phones & Calling Cards
You may wish to carry a cell phone while traveling. Check with your cell phone provider if your phone will work in the destination(s) you are visiting. If you can access the Internet as you travel, you can take advantage of email or a Skype Internet telephone (VOIP) account for the best value. Alternatively, you may investigate renting a cell phone before you leave or buying an inexpensive phone locally. When calling the U.S. from a foreign country, you may also use a prepaid calling card; normally, the only additional charge (besides the prepaid long distance charges) is a local fee of a few cents and possibly a connection fee if you are using your card at your hotel. It is best to check with the hotel’s reception desk prior to making phone calls to avoid unexpected charges.
Making Telephone Calls from One Country to Another
When dialing a number from one country to another, you should proceed as follows: dial your country’s Exit Code, then the destination Country Code (often indicated with a “+” sign), then the Phone Number. For most countries, the exit code is 00. Exceptions include the USA and Canada (011), Hong Kong and Cambodia (001), Australia (0011), and Russia (8 Pause 10*). For Brazil, please consult with the local telephone company. If the international number you wish to call starts with a 0 (zero), you must drop this starting digit when dialing the number.
WiFi access continues to improve, however there are still many ‘dead zones’. Moving conveyances such as buses and cruise ships offer the greatest challenge, and many countries are still in early development. WiFi access in hotels and cruise lines often involves a fee, determined by that property. Signal strength is subject to local conditions and not guaranteed. Availability on cruises is also dependent upon its location while sailing through multiple countries. Internet cafes in most cities and other WiFi hotspots such as libraries or coffee shops can offer services usually for a nominal fee, and can often be located in advance via an online search.
Staying Healthy While Traveling
All travelers should familiarize themselves with local conditions, such as high altitude or required immunizations, which could affect their health. We recommend you consult with your personal health-care provider, the Centers for Disease Control for their recommendations.
There are several easy steps you can take to stay healthy while traveling which may help prevent contracting an illness while away from home.
Watch what you eat. Try new foods in modest quantities, and depending upon your destination, you may want to avoid street foods, salad bars, raw vegetables and fruits, unless they have thick peels like bananas or grapefruit.
Drink bottled water and avoid consuming ice cubes made with tap water.
If you have allergies to foods, medications or insect bites, or have any other unique medical issues, consider a medical alert bracelet and/or a physician’s note detailing required treatment should you become ill.
Wash your hands regularly and carry hand sanitizer.
Where appropriate, pack sunscreen and insect repellant (for both active and warm destinations).
You may also want to bring a small first-aid kit with bandaids, antibiotic cream, pain killers, bug bite cream, digestive aids like antidiarrheal or anti-bloat medications, antacids, and cold medicine. This is in addition to any prescription medications which should be adequate for the entire trip.
Notice on Aircraft Cabin Insecticide Treatment – Please note that some countries may require aircraft cabin insecticide treatment for inbound foreign flights. A list of such countries is available
Peru – While no inoculations are required, vaccination against yellow fever is recommended, especially if traveling to the Amazon. Please consult your physician before traveling to Peru.
You may encounter mosquitoes in both urban and rural areas, especially during wet seasons. Travelers are encouraged to bring insect repellant and consider wearing clothing that adequately covers arms and legs.
Traveler’s diarrhea caused by contaminated food or water, often resulting in dehydration, is common. Take care to follow these steps to avoid or reduce the symptoms.
Drink only bottled water.
Avoid unpasteurized cheeses and unpeeled or unwashed fruits and vegetables.
Eggs, meat and seafood should be properly and fully cooked.
Please note that the popular Peruvian alcoholic beverage, Pisco Sour is often made with uncooked egg white.
If you have contracted diarrhea, let your stomach rest. Do not eat for several hours or until you are feeling better.
Drink bottled or boiled water and rehydration beverages containing electrolytes (sports drinks) frequently and in small amounts.
Resume your diet with simple and bland foods, such as crackers, rice, bread, potatoes, or bananas, which usually will help slow diarrhea.
High Altitude Sickness:
Altitude illness occurs when there is a lack of oxygen in the air at high altitudes, including Cuzco (11,000 feet) and Puno (12,600 feet). Altitude illness will affect some travelers, with no apparent regard to age, gender or physical condition. Symptoms may include headache, loss of appetite, dizziness and trouble sleeping. For some it will pass within a few hours, however for many the condition if gone untreated may last for several days. We urge you to read and follow these suggestions in order to reduce the chances and/or severity of altitude illness.
Prior to departure, speak with your healthcare provider. They may recommend the medication acetazolamide (Diamox), which has been found to reduce the symptoms if taken a day or two before you depart.
Stick to a light diet the day before traveling to a high altitude. Foods found easy to digest include fish, chicken and hot liquids. Avoid fried foods, beef, lamb and caffeinated or alcoholic beverages.
Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water before and during your stay. Many find saline nasal drops/spray beneficial.
Upon arrival take it easy. Allow your body to adjust by lying down for 10-15 minutes. Rest as much as possible during the trip. Over-exertion can exacerbate the symptoms.
Oxygen can be beneficial, and is easily found in airports, hotels and pharmacies.
For headaches, over-the-counter medications like acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve) have been found to be helpful.
Coca tea and wild mint (Munia) may ease the symptoms.
A diet high in carbohydrates, breads, cereals, grains, and pasta can also help alleviate the symptoms.
Once again, we highly suggest you consult your personal healthcare provider before making the decision to travel to any high altitude destination and before choosing any course of treatment.
Climate & Clothing
We ask your members to refrain from wearing colognes, perfumes and/or personal products containing excessive fragrance, in respect for other clients on the tour bus who may be allergic.
Additionally, we ask your members to be considerate of their fellow travel mates and refrain from smoking cigarettes or cigars in the vicinity of other tour members including in outdoor areas where smoking may be permitted but may still affect other tour participants.
Forecast of Peru
The sun is strong, particularly in the higher altitudes. Please bring a sun hat that has a circular brim all the way around (not a baseball cap) and sunscreen. Bring comfortable, cushioned walking shoes for the hard cobblestone streets, a sweater, clothes you can layer and an all-weather jacket. Please check to which season and region(s) you will be traveling and pack accordingly. Winter months (May – October) are cold. During those periods you will need a warm jacket, gloves, a hat and a scarf. Some religious sites may require modest dress to enter (no shorts, short skirts, or sleeveless tops).
Peru’s climate varies by season and region.
The coastal region (Lima) has two clear seasons, summer (December – March) and winter (May – October). Summer temperatures in this region can reach 80°F. Winter is generally damp and chilly, with temperatures dropping to 53°F. This region sees little rain, but can see mist and drizzle during the winter.
The coastal area of Ica (Paracas, Nazca) enjoys warm dry weather throughout the year; with average temperatures around 75 – 80°F.
Highlands region of Peru (Cuzco, Puno, Urubamba, Machu Picchu) has a dry temperate climate that also experiences two distinct seasons.
Dry season (May – October) consists of sunny days and cold nights with very little rain.
Rainy season in the highlands runs from December to March. Temperatures can change drastically during the day in this region, sometimes varying as widely as highs around 65°F and lows of 35°F during the same day.
The jungle region (Amazon River) is tropical and humid. Throughout the year temperatures range from mid to upper 80s during the day and drop into the 70s during the night. The summer months (April – October) are considered the dry season, though despite this name it should be remembered that it rains two-thirds of the year in the rainforest. The rainy season (November – March) sees frequent showers and high river levels.
Book & Film Recommendations
Many of our guests enjoy reading about their destination – either in advance of their trip or while traveling – as a way of adding context to their visit. Whether reading a traditional guide book, learning about the history and culture, or simply enjoying a fictional novel set in the destination, a good book can add greatly to your experience. Similarly, a good movie set in your destination helps set the mood before you travel. We asked our Tour Managers and staff to recommend books and films which past guests may have enjoyed. The following does not constitute an endorsement of any authors, books or films listed, it is merely a collection of guests’ recommendations.