Cuzco & Machu Picchu Overland - Single Occupancy

CA2-801 | Lima (Callao), Peru | See Special Notes

from $2,699.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • Machu Picchu
You will see:

Strenuous Includes meal

Excursion Length:
Approx. 72 hours

Tour Overview

What you will visit:

Day One:
The Fortress of Sacsayhuaman
An impressive example of Inca architecture, this imposing military complex is believed to have housed over 10,000 men. What remains today are three large terraces that overlap in a zigzag formation. The enormous granite ramparts stretch about 985 feet with stones that reach as high as 17 feet. Like many Inca constructions, the walls are made of massive, irregularly shaped boulders (some weighing 120 tons!) that fit together like a jigsaw puzzle.

Day Two:
Machu Picchu
Your trek through the "Lost City of the Incas" takes you to the terraces and aqueducts leading to the Temple of the Three Windows. See the sun's rays pass through the temple to light the Sacred Plaza and visit the curious stone block believed to be a solar clock. As you explore this Inca retreat and UNESCO World Heritage Site perched between Huayna Picchu (Young Peak) and Machu Picchu (Old Peak), you can't help being moved by the wonder of the place. Carved from the granite of the mountaintop, many of the building blocks weigh 50 tons or more yet are so precisely sculpted and fitted that the mortarless joints will not permit the insertion of even a thin knife blade.


Day Three:
Cathedral of Cusco
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Gothic-Renaissance cathedral is the most important monument of colonial architecture in Cusco. Built between 1559 and 1669 over a former Inca temple, the sacred spot holds paintings from the 16th and 17th centuries.

Temple of the Sun
Also known as Qoricancha, or "Court of Gold," Cusco's most sacred structure was built to honor Inti, the Sun God. Santo Domingo church and convent were built atop the Inca complex, but remnants of its treasured past remain.

What you will see along the way:

Day One:
See the sights of Cusco as you drive to your hotel.

Day Two:
Gaze out the panoramic windows of the train bound for Machu Picchu. En route, you'll travel through this narrow, winding valley with its rugged gorges, spectacular snowcapped peaks and numerous archaeological sites.

Day Three:
A panoramic drive to the airport includes the landmark Cathedral of Cusco and Koricanca.

Meals:
Day One:
Upon arrival in Cusco, you'll have lunch; in the evening, a relaxing dinner at your hotel.

Day Two:
Enjoy breakfast before heading out for the day in Machu Picchu. Lunch on board the train to Machu Picchy. After your tour, board the Executive Class train to Ollantaytambo station and have dinner on board.

Day Three:
Before transfer to the airport, lunch at a local restaurant.

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Detailed itinerary

Transfer from pier to Lima airport and checkin

Details:
Travel time:00:45 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):35
Time at site:02:00 Inside Visit :Yes
Walking distance (yards):10
Total number of steps:20 Notes

elevator available

Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:Yes
Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:No
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Flight from Lima to Cuzco

Details:
Travel time:01:20 Transport type:Jet Aircraft
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):90
Inside Visit :Yes
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:Yes
Credit cards accepted: No
Photo/Video opportunity?:No
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Lunch at local restaurant

Details:
Travel time:00:55 Transport type:Non Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):15
Time at site:01:00 Inside Visit :Yes
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:No
Credit cards accepted: Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:No

Drive to Cuzco and Sacsayhuaman visit

Details:
Travel time:00:20 Transport type:Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):15
Time at site:00:45 Inside Visit :Yes
Walking distance (yards):600
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:No
Free Time at Site (minutes):10 Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:No
Credit cards accepted: No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No Notes

Photography not permitted inside the cathedral

Transfer to your hotel for overnight stay and dinner

Details:
Travel time:01:25 Transport type:Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):15
Inside Visit :Yes
Restrooms available?:No
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:No
Credit cards accepted: No
Photo/Video opportunity?:No

Breakfast at hotel

Details:
Time at site:00:30

Transfer to Ollantaytambo Station to take Inca Rail train to Machu Picchu

Details:
Travel time:00:30 Transport type:Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):15
Time at site:01:15 Inside Visit :Yes
Walking distance (yards):300
Total number of steps:100 Notes

No elevator

Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:No
Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Train journey to Machu Picchu (Box lunch on train)

Details:
Travel time:01:23 Transport type:Train
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):150
Inside Visit :Yes
Total number of steps:3 Notes

No elevator

Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:No
Credit cards accepted: No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No Notes

photos will be from the train.

Machu Picchu on a guided tour

Details:
Travel time:00:45 Transport type:Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):150
Time at site:02:30 Inside Visit :Yes
Walking distance (yards):1500
Total number of steps:3000 Notes

No elevator/handrails

Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:Yes
Free Time at Site (minutes):30 Shopping available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:No
Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No Notes

Profesional videos are not permited

Transfer to Aguas Calientes Station to take Inca Rail to Ollantaytambo

Details:
Travel time:01:30 Transport type:Train
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):150
Inside Visit :Yes
Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:No
Credit cards accepted: Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No Notes

photos will be from the train

Transfer to Hotel

Details:
Travel time:00:45 Transport type:Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):15

Breakfast at hotel

Details:
Time at site:00:30

City Tour before transfer to Airport

Details:
Travel time:02:00 Transport type:Air Conditioned Mini Bus
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):35

Flight to Pisco

Details:
Travel time:01:10

Transfer to ship

Details:
Travel time:04:00 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

The tour is non-refundable unless cancelled 60 days prior to the cruise. Waitlisted requests also become non-refundable if confirmed either onboard or within the 60-day period prior to the cruise. Any cancelled requests inside of 60 days prior to the voyage (i.e. bookings cancelled on the Cruise Personalizer) will be assessed cancellation fees on your shipboard account. Waitlisted requests will be cleared in the order received and are subject to the same cancellation policy; waitlisted requests must be cancelled 60 days prior to the cruise to avoid cancellation costs in the case we are able to accommodate you on the tour.

Final hotel/flight manifests must be provided well in advance of the tour, therefore we recommend passengers book overland options no later than 60 days prior to your voyage.

Flash photography is not permitted in Santo Domingo (Koricancha) Church and Cathedral. Plastic containers are prohibited at Machu Picchu.

Tour itinerary may be changed based on flight schedules or hotel availability. All sightseeing is subject to flight arrival times, and arrival to Cuzco City.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IF PARTICIPATING ON THE MACHU PICCHU OVERLAND TOUR

TOURING AT HIGH ELEVATIONS
Your excursion to Cuzco and Machu Picchu will require traveling to an elevation of 13,300 feet. Altitude sickness can affect anyone. When planning an overland excursion, receive a full medical check-up prior to embarkation. Ask your physician or a doctor specializing in travel medicine about preventive measures to prevent or alleviate altitude sickness. While at high elevations, eat light and avoid consuming alcoholic beverages. Should you feel the effects of altitude sickness, our buses will be equipped with oxygen which is available for an additional charge.
Maximum elevation during train journey - 13,300 feet
Cuzco - 11,200 feet
Machu Picchu - 8,400 feet

TRAVEL
Flights to and from Cuzco generally depart in the morning. All tours include domestic flights within Peru. Air travel can be subject to delays. We request your patience and understanding in the event of delays caused by weather, mechanical problems or schedule changes. A photo ID will be required to board flights and the train to Machu Picchu.

LUGGAGE
Please limit your luggage to one carry-on bag per person (23kg), or one suitcase for two people.

WHAT TO PACK
A waterproof jacket and sturdy, comfortable walking shoes are essential. Include long pants and clothing to layer, such as undershirts, an over shirt, and sweatshirt during the day. Evenings at the hotels are casual; there is no need for formal clothes. Always pack an extra pair of socks. Include any medicines you require. Bring a backpack or zippered tote to carry other essentials such as sunglasses, hat, collapsible umbrella, binoculars, camera and film, sunscreen and insect repellent. Lockers are available at Machu Picchu to store items you don't wish to carry; the cost is about one U.S. dollar. Hotel rooms are equipped with hair dryers. Outlets operate on a dual 110/220 current. Bring an adapter for recharging camera equipment or other items.

PURCHASES
Many vendors in Cuzco and Machu Picchu accept U.S. currency; we recommend carrying small amounts of local currency for small purchases. You can exchange currency at your Cuzco hotel. Exchanging travelers' checks requires a passport and will involve a significant fee. Hotels accept payment in U.S. dollars, credit cards and travelers' checks for incidental expenses.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
The tour price does not include refreshments, bottled water, telephone calls, laundry, gratuities, room service, fees for doctor's visits and prescriptions/medications.

Excursion Length:

3 Days / 2 Nights

Medical Restriction:

Not recommended to passengers with walking challenges

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

For information on walking distances and/or the number of steps at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Wheelchair Accessibility:

For information on wheelchair accessibility, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Camera/Video Restrictions:

For information on camera/video restrictions at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

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