7-Day Lima, Cusco And Sunrise At Machu Picchu

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  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Jorge Chavez International Airport, Av. Elmer Faucett s/n, Callao 07031, Peru
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Tour departs from the International Airport in Lima and coincides with your flight's arri.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport, Avenida Velasco Astete, Cusco 08006, Peru
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover the very best of both Lima and Cusco on a 7-day tour of Peru. Visit the famous landmarks and government buildings of Lima before heading south to Cusco and exploring ancient Inca ruins and the famous citadel of Machu Picchu. With enough free time to explore both cities on your own, this week-long itinerary in Peru fits the budget while satisfying your need to explore.

Highlights

All entrance fees included

Breakfast included

Airport transfer

Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

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Itinerary

Day 1: Lima

Stop At: Centro Historico de Lima, Lima, Lima Region
Arrival in Lima, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon we will have a tour through Limas streets and plazas. Starting at the Love Park in Miraflores, with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, and then heading to the Huaca pucllana, ceremonial center of the Lima culture. After this, we go on to the Main Square where the Government Palace and the Town Hall are located. We will visit the Cathedral and explore the Santo Domingo Convent, along which corridors San Martin de Porras and San Rosa de Lima used to walk around in the 17th century, and where their remains rest today. Stay in Lima.
Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at lima

Day 2: lima

Stop At: Miraflores, Lima, Lima Region
Free day to explore the city
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Lima

Day 3: Cusco

Stop At: Cusco Cathedral, Cusco, Cusco Region
Transfer to the airport and flight to Cusco. On arrival, meet and greet, transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon our exclusive city tour starts with a visit to the San Cristobal Plaza to enjoy its panoramic view of the city. Then, we will visit the San Pedro Market to soak in its local flavors and to learn about more of the products grown in the area which supply the whole city. After this, the Korikancha temple will welcome us in all his magnificence; this temple, whose Quechua name means Gold Enclosure still bedazzles us with the thought of its gold covered walls. Then it is the turn to visit the Santo Domingo Church. We will walk from San Blas, the artisans neighborhood, to the Hatun Rumiyoc street, stopping at the Inca Roca Palace, nowadays home to the Archbishops Palace and also at the famous Twelve Angle Stone. We will continue our walk to the Main Square to visit the Cathedral and its valuable and beautiful colonial masterpieces.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Cusco

Day 4: Cusco

Stop At: Sacsayhuaman, Cusco, Cusco Region
In the morning we will distance from the crowds and visit Sacsayhuaman, a huge and impressive fortress of colossal constructions and surrounded by beautiful views blending together perfectly. Our adventure continues at the Inca Shrine Qenqo, to see the sacrificial altar embedded inside a rock cave. Finally we will arrive to the Puca Pucara viewpoint and Tambomachay, monument of impressive architectonic knowledge considered as one of the pillars of Andean Cosmo vision. Free afternoon to explore the city.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Cusco

Day 5: Cusco - Machu Picchu

Stop At: Cusco Cathedral, Cusco, Cusco Region
According to the season, we will go to the Poroy train station or Ollantaytambo train station, where we will depart by train to visit one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. We arrive at the Aguas Calientes station where our staff will assist us on boarding the bus to go up the winding road to Machu Picchu, amid a spectacular view of the Urubamba River and its canyon. The Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, will astonish us with its terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps and urban areas. Energy is all around us. After a guided visit, we will have lunch at one of the restaurants in the area. Overnight stay at one of the hotels in Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Machu Picchu

Day 6: Machu Picchu - Cusco

Stop At: Cusco Cathedral, Cusco, Cusco Region
Morning off. Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu are limited. We suggest applying for the entrance tickets for later dates at the moment you book the whole tour program so as to avoid any complications due to congestions or lack of local availability. In an additional visit to Machu Picchu we will be able to see the areas of the Intipunku or Door of the Sun, the Inca Trail entrance to the citadel. For those looking for a more intense adventure and wish to visit Huayna Picchu, it is important to have in mind that there are only 400 daily spots to climb the mountain, all of which have to be reserved in advance. At the arranged time, we will return to Cusco and will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight stay in Cusco.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Cusco

Day 7: Cusco - Lima

Pass By: Cusco Cathedral, Cusco, Cusco Region
Departure transfer.

Meals included:
Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Itinerary:

Day 1:
Upon arrival at the International Airport in Lima, you'll enjoy a warm reception and transfer to your hotel. For those staying in a first class hotel, you'll be welcomed with Peru’s national drink, the Pisco Sour. This world famous Peruvian drink is as well known in the area as tequila is in Mexico. A hard liquor made from the quebranta grape, Pisco comes from the city “Pisco” located 155 miles (250km) south of Lima.

In the afternoon, you'll head out for a fully guided sightseeing tour of Lima´s historical center, your first stop will be made at Love Park (also known as the “Parque del Amor”). From here, you'll be able to relax and enjoy spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. You'll also see “Huaca Pucllana” which is also located in Miraflores. As your guided sightseeing tour continues, you'll visit the modern part of Lima which boasts an old pre-Inca shrine called "Huaca Huallamarca", located in the residential area of San Isidro.
Next, visit Lima's main square, where you'll view the Presidential and Municipal palaces and the main Cathedral. You'll have the opportunity to enter the Cathedral, which holds the tomb of the Spanish Conquistador Francisco Pizarro.

Day 2:
Enjoy a delicious breakfast (included in the price) before spending a day of leisure.

Day 3:
After breakfast, you'll bet transferred to the airport for your departure to Cusco (domestic airfare between Lima and Cusco is not included in price) . Upon arrival, you'll be welcomed with coca infusion tea (“mate de coca”) that will help you to get used to the altitude. Enjoy the rest of the morning at your leisure. In the afternoon, you'll visit the imperial city of Cusco. Beginning in the neighborhood of San Blas, with its artisans, you'll visit the church of San Blas to see its impressively carved woodwork.

Traveling by foot, you'll go down the narrow stairs of Hatun Rumiyoc street where the Palace of Inca Roca is located (known as Palacio Arzobispal). On its walls, you'll discover the figures of a puma and a snake. Also, be sure to observe the famous stone with 12 angles, the perfect image of the Incan architectural perfection.

Continue on to the Plaza de Armas of Cusco or Awqaypata (warrior’s place). You'll enter the Cathedral of Cusco and see the beautiful woodwork and colonial paintings containing extensive Incan iconography. Visit the Korikancha (Temple of Inti God - El Sol) on which the Santo Domingo Convent was built. Legend says this temple was completely gold coated, which impressed the conquerors upon their arrival. The tour ends with a detailed visit of the city of Cusco.

Day 4:
After breakfast, ascend to the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman and visit the Cuidadela. This is the royal house where they admired the Sun God but also worshiped younger gods. Admire this large structure and enjoy the magnificent landscape which brings peace and tranquility. Next, visit Qenqo, the old temple of the Puma. Inside you can see a sacrificial altar made of a huge stone. At Tambomachay, you'll see the sacred fountains of life and health. Puca Pucara, “atalaya” (watchtower) safeguarded the city gates and the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Afterwards, you'll return to Cusco where you can enjoy an afternoon of leisure to stroll around the city of Cusco and shop.

Day 5:
You'll be transferred to the train station after breakfast and travel to the town of Aguas Calientes. Here is the citadel of Machu Picchu, the Sacred City of the Incas. Ascending to the citadel by bus, you'll enjoy a spectacular view of the canyon formed by the Urubamba river. Once you’ve entered the citadel, you can walk along the terrace, steps, ceremonial centers and housing. According to locals, this area is a concentration of energy due to the composition of quartz found in the stones. Enjoy a buffet lunch and if you wish, you can re-enter the citadel on your own. Lodging will be at a hotel in Aguas Calientes (depending on which hotel was selected).

Day 6:
On your last full day in the Cusco area, you can enjoy a day of leisure after breakfast. There will be plenty of time to visit the citadel of Machu Picchu for meditation and absorption of the energies flowing from this sacred place or simply to take additional photos. It is recommended that you get up early on this day to capture breathtaking views of the sun rising over Machu Picchu.

You can also enjoy your free time by climbing the Intipunku mountain, entrance to Machu Picchu from the Inca Trail or Huayna Picchu mountain, where the temple of the Moon is located. Also recommended is visiting the new local museum in Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon, you'll return to Cusco by train.

Day 7:
After breakfast, you'll be transferred to the airport where you will head back to Lima.

Inclusions

6x Breakfast

Accommodation included: 6 nights

Round-trip arrival and departure airport transfers

Lima city tour

Two nights accommodation in Lima. Hotel varies by option selected

Daily breakfast

Cusco city tour

Archeological park of Sacsayhuaman tour

Transportation to and from train station in Cusco for trip to Machu Picchu

Bus to and from the citadel of Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes

One-day pass to Machu Picchu

Guided tour of Machu Picchu

Three nights accommodation in Cusco. Hotel varies by option selected

One night accommodation in Aguas Calientes

Entry/Admission - Centro Historico de Lima

Entry/Admission - Cusco Cathedral

Entry/Admission - Sacsayhuaman

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Gratuities

Airfare: Lima - Cusco - Lima

Airport taxes ($6.50 for domestic flights and $32.00 for international)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants. Otherwise, your tour may not be confirmed.

When booking your flight from Lima to Cusco, it must be in the morning. Arrival by noon is too late.

Upon time of booking, please provide flight itinerary for international flights and domestic flights

Important: If you go suffer from altitude sickness, please bring medicine or ask your doctor for advice before you depart

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 09-Mar-2020

    The airport transfers were all very timely and efficient. The hotels were nice, per se, but after exploring the towns (Lima, Cusco, Aguas Calientes) the locations were not ideal. Having opted for the most costly accommodations on the tour, I think that having nice hotels in more centrally-located areas would have been preferable. The tours of Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu were all very good. I would have preferred to tour Machu Picchu the day after arrival in Aguas Calientes (not the same day), as the 4am wake up call, 5 am two-hour bus ride and 90-minute train ride led straight to the MP tour - that was an exhausting day! Overall, I would recommend this tour to travelers. Do some research beforehand to see where your preferred hotel locations are and ask for those when booking.

  • 25-Oct-2019

    Every guide we had was on time, courteous, proficient in English and knowledgeable.
    How those divers maneuvered the bus so well in traffic was a miracle!
    Not knowing the hotel names and pick up times in advance was a little unnerving but the system of leaving messages at the front desk worked ok.
    We selected the first class upgrade but in our opinion, the rooms were just standard. We had to pay extra in Aquas Calientes to avoid getting a room facing a busy street.
    Because we arrived in Lima by cruise ship rather than plane, figuring out how to get to our hotel was a major headache. No thanks here to Viajes Pacifico who offered no alternatives.
    Can't remember all the guides names but special thanks to Stefanie, Laura, River, Johnny and all the touring staff who were so helpful.

  • 07-Oct-2019

    We were satisfied with Viajes Pacifico's 7 days tour. they were very good, pick ups, transfers were all ontime, everything went smooth. Most Guides were good. every day we got message from our hotel front desk regarding information for next day. Although on the transfer from Cusco to Machu Picchu there were no guide with us on the train, but we were directed in every station by Pacifico's local guide. no worries all the way from beginning to the end. We gladly recommand this tour company.

  • 24-Sep-2019

    Viator was the first trip organised for us in South America.. I was impressed. The buses were always on time, new and always clean. The drivers knew where they were going. The guides spoke perfect English and Spanish and even the local Incan language.
    The only thing I regret is not scheduling a longer tour. Our seven day tour took us from Panama to Lima Peru, to Cuzco to Machu Pichu back to Cuzco Lima and back to Panama. We saw it all but as seniors, we were exhausted. It also meant early departure for many of the trips for our Itinerary.

    All the events were paid for and precision timing. Our only extra costs were some meals and purchases. We will schedule this trip organizer for out next trip

  • 17-Sep-2018

    visiting a place where the Incas lived was an awesome experience - the actual visit to Machu Picchu was VERY rushed - we were staying overnight - I think the visit should be the next day of our arrival to Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguascalientes). We start our day at 2:45 am and make it by Machu Picchu by 8:30am - and we are done by noon. We have not choice on time to visit - maybe we want to go from noon to 4pm instead of at 8:30. I think we should have chance to have an option on this day of even to visit machu picchu the next day early with no need to get up as early as 2:45 am. we are either to sleepy or tired to enjoy train ride in the morning and to tired to fully enjoy tour. I would prefer to go in the morning the next day or go in the afternoon the day of arrival. The hotels at Lima, cusco and Machu Picchu were good. Service at breakfast at the Ferre Hotel was excellent. at the other locations service was good. Guides were very good "Gaby" at the city tour at Lima was excellent. Transportation was good. Our transport at Lima from hotel to airport was very late, it did not cause any problems, just the waiting.

  • 07-Jun-2018

    Overall, a great trip and all the previous reviews already addressed both the good issues which I concur. So I'll list some small discrepancies on the itinerary as well some thoughts on the various rules that I read prior to this trip.

    1 On Day 1, the itinerary says we would go to Huaca Pucllana but all the guide did was drive around the outside and didn't take us for the 1-hour tour. On my own in Day 2, I did the tour. It also mentions going to Huaca Huallamarca but they didn't take us there either. There should be frequent communication with Viajes Pacifico to ensure that the itineraries are updated often.

    2 While breakfast was offered at my hotels, sometimes the pickup is before the 6:00 AM breakfast time forcing you to miss breakfast. In Cusco on the van ride to be picked up for the train station, expect to be picked up at 3:30 AM. At least in Hotel Warari in Cusco they gave me a small takeout bag breakfast.

    3 At Machu Picchu, after the morning tour and after the buffet lunch, the guards at the entrance allowed us to re-enter on our own despite the rules of those who enter in the morning are not allowed to re-enter in the afternoon. Furthermore, the so-called rule of having visitors hiring and being escorted by a guide was not enforced either as I was able to enter on my own un-escorted in that afternoon and the following day when with my own ticket I re-entered for a second day. I think the only time the staff will intervene is if you vandalize or possibly if you walk backwards on the one-way walking path.

    4 If you intend to go to Machu Picchu on the second day, it's best to buy the bus ticket at the bank in Cusco.
    Be sure to have your passport available.

    5 Notifications for the schedule on the next day are given to your hotel staff. So whenever you return to your hotel, be sure to ask the front desk staff for any messages from Viajes Pacifico.

    6 It says that in Day 3 upon arriving to Cusco, I'd be welcomed with coca infusion tea mate de coca that will help you to get used to the altitude. Nobody offered me such a tea. In the hotel lobby, there was some self-serve tea available.

    Again, great trip overall and I just want you to be aware of these issues above.

  • 25-Apr-2018

    Went on a multi-generational girls trip with my mom, sis, and niece age 6. Once in a lifetime experience! Bucket list check, check. Viajes Pacifico was awesome. From meeting us at Lima airport with signs to guiding us every transfer through the Inca trail. Incas dont mess around. The trail to the lost in a city was no joke. All of the guides were great but special recognition to Johnny for his passion about Machu Picchu aka his office. He made the tour more interesting and enjoyable. We stayed at Jose Antonio Deluxe in Lima. It was very close to Miraflores a trendy part of the city. Hotel and Lima was modern, clean, fun and safe feeling. Wonderful ice cream at Wongs shopping. The concierge at Jose Antonio really hooked it up for us at a seafood restaurant beachside called Cala. Trip to Cusco started with an ungodly early departure to the airport. Tip: you need to book your own flights to Cusco, book a flight between 9-11 am departure. We again stayed at Jose Antonio in Cusco. Hotel was a little further away from the main city square but still clean and well kept. Really enjoyed the tour of Sasaywawa. Be aware of altitude sickness. We came well prepared with meds but there were a few other travellers in our small group tour that did not and suffered. The bus ride to the train station was not fun. Winding, narrow roads that seemed impossible for a bus, but Peruvian bus drivers are pretty talented. We took that Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes. Beautiful scenery the whole way. We were pretty well fed by the tour. Daily breakfast starting at 5 am through all of the hotels. You get a pastry snack on the train and in Machu Picchu tour provided a buffet lunch at the Santuary Lodge. We stayed at Casa Andina in Aguas Calientes which included dinner the first night. Our last day in Aguas Calientes we went to the hot springs. Tip: no need to book the hot springs tour through Viator. You can walk to the hot springs and it only costs 20 soles/person. Go in the morning!!! I had read the bad reviews on TripAdvisor about them so we had really low expectations. In the end it was a lot of fun and cleaner in the morning. Overall, this tour offered a good balance between guidance and free time which was perfect for our family. It was well priced compared to tours through Condor or Belmont. Highly recommend!

  • 15-Feb-2018

    The local tour company that Viator used was on top of their game! Everything went off without a hitch. Please be aware that it is the customers responsibility to book the air travel from Lima to Cusco! Lima is a fascinating city with more to do than the time allotted. Plan ahead, to see what is important to you. Note that Viator offers many different day tours. The same holds true for Cusco. Remember to be aware of the elevation and possibility of altitude sickness. The village of machu picchu is very small but I enjoyed the shops all geared towards tourists. An overnight in machu Picchu does not mean sleeping in the monument itself but in the village below. If you're a avid hiker a want to hold a mountains adjacent to the monument itself prebook!!! Many of these well out long before you arrive. I spent the extra day at the hot springs with a view of the mountains. The train ride was great and is run first class! Enjoy your trip!

  • 31-Jan-2018

    This trip was everything as advertised. The reason I chose this particular tour was because of all the positive feedback from these reviews. So now here I sit just returning from this vacation and I will tell anyone reading this the same as all the other 5 star reviews. We felt safe the entire time, everyone we spoke with were friendly. The tour company was prompt and informative. The hotels and food were above average with no issues. The only advice on a negative tone from our experience is to not book your Lima to Cusco flight thru Peruvian airlines. They have older airplanes with older logistics. We got stuck in Lima an additional 24 hours because of the low cloud cover/rain in Cusco. Some of the other local airlines were still able to land. We lost 2 tours and 24 hours in Cusco. This is valuable info I wish I had known while planning this trip. The rest of this tour was simply amazing and I would do it all over again but there's just too many other jewels out there to be discovered. However, I do admit even tho it has been a week today since we returned that I can not get Machu Picchu out of my head. Experience of a Lifetime !

  • 06-Jan-2018

    Great tour! Very well organised. You're not with the same group all the time so as a solo traveller this was great to meet people and also have some independence. Most of the tours are single day tours and you usually have the afternoon to do your own thing so I would organise different outings myself. Accommodation was excellent and the pick up service was very prompt. I felt super safe as a solo female traveller on this tour. The trip to Machu Picchu was fantastic! Put it on your bucketlist!

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