Machu Picchu Overland & Cusco - Double Occupancy Per Person

72 hours | Pisco (General San Martin) | P I O - 8 0 0
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Includes meal, Strenuous activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:
DAY 1 - PISCO > LIMA > CUSCO > SACRED VALLEY
Travel Day:
Transfer from Pisco to the airport in Callao for the flight from Lima to Cusco, once the capital of the Incan empire. Upon arrival in Cusco, transfer to the Sacred Valley and check into the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 2 - SACRED VALLEY / MACHU PICCHU / SACRED VALLEY
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 Incan 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 3 - SACRED VALLEY / LIMA
Fortress of Sacsayhuaman
An impressive example of Incan 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 Incan constructions, the walls are made of massive, irregularly shaped boulders (some weighing 120 tons!) that fit together like a jigsaw puzzle.
Dominican Convent of Santo Domingo
Also known as Koricancha, or Court of Gold, this most sacred of Incan structures was built to honor Inti, the sun god. Santo Domingo church and convent were built atop the Incan complex, but remnants of its fascinating past remain.
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 Incan temple, the sacred spot holds paintings from the 16th and 17th centuries.

What you will see along the way:
Day One:
Your travel day is an opportunity to relax and look out the window at the wonders that await.

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 snow-capped peaks and numerous archaeological sites.

Day Three:
See the sights of historic Cusco on a city tour drive before traveling to the airport.

Meals:
Meals are served in local restaurants and hotel dining rooms with some conveniently boxed for travel.

Special Notes:

Due to the popularity of this tour, multiple hotels may be used. This double-occupancy option should be booked only by two passengers who are travelling together. Passengers traveling alone should book the single-occupancy option. 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 (e.g., bookings cancelled on the Cruise Personalizer) will be assessed cancellation fees on your shipboard account. Waitlisted requests will be cleared in the order received; 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.

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 in Cusco City.

Please read the following information if participating on the Machu Picchu Overland Tour regarding touring at high elevations:

Your excursion to Cusco 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 checkup prior to embarkation. Ask your physician or a doctor specializing in travel medicine about 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 - 9,200 feet
Cusco - 11,200 feet
Machu Picchu - 8,000 feet

Travel:
Flights to and from Cusco 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 (8kg) or one suitcase (23kg) for two people.

What you will 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 a 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 Cusco and Machu Picchu accept U.S. currency; we recommend carrying small amounts of local currency for small purchases. You can exchange currency at your Cusco 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 not to include:
The tour price does not include refreshments, bottled water, telephone calls, laundry, gratuities, room service, fees for doctor's visits and prescriptions/medications.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Transfer to the airport in Callao

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
32
Travel time:
05:00
Air conditioned:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Transfer to Aguas Calientes Station to take the train to Ollantaytambo. Dinner included on board.

Transport type:
Train
Transport Capacity:
200
Travel time:
01:35
Air conditioned:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Transfer to the hotel

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
32
Travel time:
00:45
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
100
Steps:
4
Restroom available:
Yes

Overnight at hotel

Inside visit:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Breakfast at the hotel

Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Transfer and visit Sacsayhuaman

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
32
Travel time:
01:30
Time at site:
00:45
Walking distance:
500
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Transfer and visit Cathedral and main square

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
32
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:45
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
200
Steps:
20
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No

Visit Koricancha

Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
100
Steps:
50
Restroom available:
Yes

Transfer to the airport

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
32
Travel time:
02:00
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
100
Restroom available:
No

Flight to Lima

Transport type:
Aircraft
Travel time:
01:35
Air conditioned:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Transfer to the port

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
32
Travel time:
00:30

Check in at the airport

Time at site:
02:00
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
300
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Flight Lima / Cusco

Transport type:
Aircraft
Travel time:
01:35
Air conditioned:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Transfer to hotel in the Sacred Valley

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
32
Travel time:
01:30
Air conditioned:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Dinner at hotel

Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Overnight at hotel

Inside visit:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Breakfast at the hotel

Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Transfer from Hotel to Ollantaytambo Station to take the train to Machu Picchu. Lunch included on board.

Transport type:
Train
Transport Capacity:
200
Travel time:
01:25
Air conditioned:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Tour to Machu Picchu

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
32
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
02:40
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
1000
Steps:
100
Restroom available:
Yes