Machu Picchu Express Tour
This express three-day tour is ideal for those who have a limited time in Peru. This journey opens a portal into the past of the Incan Empire. You will get to see the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu and its historical surroundings. You will arrive at sunrise – a symbolic time for the Incans – and watch dawn break over the weathered walls of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
HighlightsCusco, Machu Picchu
Trip StyleHistory & Culture
IncludedHotel nights as per the itineraryTrain to/from Machu Picchu24/7 SupportEntrance feesAccredited Tour GuidesTours and Transfers
Not IncludedDomestic airfareTravel InsuranceTipsMeals not mentionedInternational airfare
Day 1: Lima - Cusco - Machu Picchu
Arrival in Lima and flight to Cusco, the capital of the Incan Empire.
Later, you will take a 4-hour train ride to Aguas Calientes, the city below the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu.
Overnight in Aguas Calientes.
Day 2: Machu Picchu - Cusco
Wake up early and take the 25-minute shuttle service that will take you to Machu Picchu for sunrise. On clear days you can watch the sun halo around Huayna Picchu – the mountain that stands sentry over the entire citadel.
Machu Picchu Tour: The Lost City of the Incas! Declared by the Peruvian Government as a Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983, Machu Picchu is believed to have been a sacred religious site for the Inca royalty. During our guided tour, we will visit the main areas of the Inca Citadel such as the ritual baths, the Palace of the Princess, the main Fountain, the Intihuatana and the Temple of the Sun. After the tour, free time to wander around at your leisure.
Optional: Climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain to get amazing views from the top (+US$20.00 NET per person). *Subject to availability*
In the afternoon, train back to the city of Cuzco and transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Cusco
Day 3: Cusco - Lima
Time to say goodbye! A private transfer will take you to the airport to take your flight back to Lima and then back home.