Begin your connection to the natural world and cultural show at the great citadel of Machu Picchu (2,400m/7907ft), catch yourself as you travel back in time to this magical place, sacred and mysterious, with the name of Machu-Picchu, “The Old Sacred Mountain.” Take your time exploring the majestic Machu Picchu, the Incan ruins rich in history of its past and the thriving culture of the people who once resided there.
Upon your arrival to Cusco, you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel. There, you will receive a short briefing having the rest of the morning at your leisure to rest and acclimatize to the altitude.
In the afternoon at 1pm, we will pick you up at your hotel and visit the Imperial city of Cusco, a living example of Andean and Spanish cultures. Then, we continue our journey towards Santo Domingo Convent built over the Koricancha Temple, which is home to an ancient Incan Palace and the main worship center of the Sun God. You will have time to enjoy these beautiful sights. We proceed to visit the archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman with its military Incan architecture, which dominates the city.
Finally, we go to the archaeological sites of Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay, located in the north east of the city. We take you back to your hotel in the early evening.
We will pick you up at your hotel at 7am, with our private van and head towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas, taking the direct route to Pisac. We stop at Ccochawasi Animal Sanctuary to see the native animals like the Condor, Llama, Alpaca and Puma. After this, we drive for 10 minutes up towards the Scenic outlook of Taray to have a classic view of the Urubamba valley with crops dressing the mountains like a colorful carpet. Onward, we drive to the archaeological site of Pisac, where you will see the biggest Incan cemetery with more than 2,000 tombs. There, we can admire the incredible farming terraces carved into the mountain, explore an Incan tunnel and the religious area of this important citadel. Here, we will spend more than 2 hours, exploring the Incan citadel.
Then, we head back to the quaint market of Pisac, to spend some time exploring it and then, drive to Urumbamba for lunch. Then, we head towards Maras Pre-Incan Salt Mines and to the archeological site of Moray. After a time to visit, the Salt Mines and Moray, we finish our tour in Ollantaytambo. We explore this archeological site for 1.5 hours and admire the water fountains, the Sun Temple, the Incahuatana and the impressive storehouses. Finally, we arrive to our lodge at Ollantaytambo.
Wake up early to rise to a new day of adventure and mindfulness sharing the day with the majestic Machu Picchu. We pick you up at your hotel 7:30am and then, drive in our private van towards the Ollantaytambo Train Station to leave at 8:35am (in off-season January through April, we pick you up at 6:00am from Cusco to Ollantaytambo Train Station for the 9:00 am Vistadome Train)
Travel through the alpine meadows nestled amongst the green, brown and white peaks, the intricately formed valleys, layers of handmade Incan farming terraces, ridged snowcapped mountains and sub-tropical jungle near the Amazon, From Ollantaytambo, the sacred Vilcanota River will be our companion until arrival to Aguas Calientes.
Your guide will meet you at the train station at 10:52am. You will have just a few minutes to get a sandwich or something for lunch before being transferred to Machu Picchu on the shuttle bus (2,040m/7,907ft). Following in the ancient and remote footsteps of the Lost City of the Incas, listen carefully, as you learn during the 2.5 hours guided tour and cultural exchange of the history of Machu Picchu. You will then be gifted with free time to explore, take photos, or hike towards the Sun Gate. Returning to Aguas Calientes, you will catch the early evening Vistadome train at 5:23pm to Poroy. Where, we take you back to your hotel in Cusco, arriving approximately by 10pm. **See note below for rainy season.
Meals: Snack and hot drinks are provided by the train
***Note: from January through April the Vistadome Train runs only from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu and from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo train Station.
The Vistadome train is the ideal for those who want to be in contact with the environment and appreciate the wonderful journey to Machu Picchu. Connect your senses through a sophisticated and sensory travel experience with the best comfort and quality service!
Surrounded by glass, in cars with large panoramic windows on the side and ceiling, offering incomparable scenic views and numerous opportunities to capture amazing pictures. The Vistadome train has a different service, which allows the traveller to be immersed in Andean culture through its landscapes, music, dance and even food, carefully prepared with local ingredients.
The Vistadome train provides travellers with on board first class personalized service to give them an unforgettable lifetime experience! It also has air conditioning and heating, leather seats that adjust the body to provide comfort and relaxation during the entire trip.
You start your journey at the Poroy station located about 25 minutes from Cusco. This journey to Machu Picchu lasts just over three hours as you arrive in Aguas Calientes. Peru Rail is concerned about every detail of a passengers’ needs in this unique experience.
Your return journey from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo lasts- 2 hours. When you arrive at Ollantaytambo, you will be transferred by our private van for your trip back to Cusco, arriving at your hotel at about 10pm.
**Hike of Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mt. is not possible with the time schedule of a one-day tour.
Our incredible journey ends here. Airport drop-off is included and it can be done at any time (We will need your flights details to coordinate drop off).
This fantastic package can be done on any date that is best for you as long as we have a minimum of 2 participant.
***All entrance fees are included and we operate our tours in small groups averaging 5 persons with a maximum of 8!
Glamping Peru Treks is a family owned local tour operator based in Cusco with personal experience over many years of trekking. Glamping Peru Treks is a 1oo% Cusquenian Company without any shareholders.
Our dream as a locally based company is to create small personalized tours & treks strictly and only operated by local professional staff catering in PERSONALIZED and HIGH QUALITY SERVICE.
We take pride in having a reputation as being a RESPONSIBLE & SUSTAINABLE tour operator. Our staff are our extended family. We ensure they are supported financially by paying offering them a fair salary. We are proud of having a team without we wouldn’t be able to offer the best service and lifetime experiences to our clients.
In an effort to provide a more personalized service to our passengers,we at Glamping Peru Treks have a policy that our groups will not exceed 8 people. This sets us apart from other companies that operate departures with bigger groups.
We are proud of our guides! Highly professional, speaking fluent English, very knowledgeable and passionate for Incan heritage and history. Our guides are dedicated to steady personal development, learning to ensure that you receive accurate and recognized theories in Incan and Andean culture. Fun loving, great sportsmen and well – educated crew, as well as, holding degrees in one of the following: Archaeology, Botany, History or Anthropology.
Glamping Peru Treks have always believed that we should “give back” to the local isolated communities. Therefore, as part of our commitment to responsible tourism, we always do many social projects and hire locally.
Glamping Peru Treks is so proud to be able to support these people, not only employing them to join our team but go back to our grassroots as they share with their families. It makes us happy to have this holistic approach with our highland employees and their families!
Please read carefully the following information as it will help answer all of your questions about our services and Cusco Machu Picchu tour
You will be greeted at Cusco airport and taken to your hotel, please ensure that you inform us of your flight details at least 14 days prior to trek’s start. Look out for our representative holding a board of Glamping Peru Treks at the arrival terminal.
It will take place the night before the trek at 6pm at our office, which is located at Calle Santa Teresa Nº383 ; 303 (second floor), we are next to SUBWAY restaurant.
Of course! During the Cusco to Machu Picchu Tour, your main luggage can be stored at our office or at your hotel, both are free.
FIRST, to book your Cusco to Machu Picchu Tour, we need you to fill out our booking form by clicking on BOOK NOW on our homepage or click here the link BOOK NOW.
Please, be ready with the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group). We cannot purchase an an entrance to Machu Picchu or the train without the following information:
SECOND, we require a deposit of $200.00 USD per person, in order, to purchase your entrance to Machu Picchu and train ticket. You can make you deposit by clicking on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on the top of our home page, or you can click on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on our booking page or click here on the payment method of your choice, either VISA or PAYPAL.
It would be greatly appreciated if you can pay in cash at our office (we accept US dollars or Peruvian soles) in Cusco. We have many ATMs in the historical center to withdraw money. You can also pay by VISA or PAYPAL online but you will have to pay a 5.5% service charge, charged by VISA and PAYPAL. To pay your balance through PAYPAL, you need to log into your PAYPAL account using our email address of firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unfortunately, the answer is No. Once the tickets have been bought the government does not allow any changes, so we can’t change any departure date after the tickets has been bought. Tickets are also not transferable nor refundable.
*** If you cancel your Cusco Machu Picchu Tour, the deposit is not refundable at all!
Yes! You have to bring your original passport as it is very important, in order, to gain entry to Machu picchu and other sites. It must be the original passport that you have used to book with us from the start.
In case, you are renewing your passport or changing your name, go ahead and send us your old passport information to secure your permit and we can change it when you get your new passport number or updated your name for a fee of $25 per person. We must have a copy of your old and new passport to make the change. *It is important to always have copies of your old passport ,in case you renew it. *
If you do not wish to pay this fee, you will need to bring both your old and new passports to Peru with you. You can enter Peru with your new passport but you will need to show both passports, old and new to enter into Machu Picchu and other sites. If you do not have both, you will not be allowed to enter into these amazing sites.
The weather is very unpredictable and it’s difficult to foresee. We recommend to always dress in layers as it is more easier to add on of take off while passing though the various microclimates.
In general, if you excerise regularly and spend a couple of days in Cusco or the Sacred Valley, you will be able to acclimate normally. It usually take between 24 hours to 1 day.
The recommended remedies for altitude sickness is WATER, COCA TEA and OXYGEN, IF NEEDED. Our guides are trained to treat you for Altitude Sickness.
The maximum group size is 8 persons. Usually our groups are between 2-6 persons. Glamping Peru Treks specializes in SMALL, PRIVATE groups while providing personalized service.
Absolutely! Included in our packages is dropping you off at your hotel on the return from your trek or tour. If you have booked your hotel in the Sacred Valley like Ollantaytambo or Urubamba, we will drop you there too!
If you spend the night at Ollantaytambo before the trek, we wil pick you up there.
If you’re happy with the services provided, a tip – though not compulsory – is appreciated. While it may not be customary, it’s of great significance for the people who will take care of you during the tour. It inspires excellent service and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Glamping Peru Treks destinations. Of course,you are free to tip more or less as you feel, depending on your perception of the quality and the length of your tour. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.
Yes, we are a local sustainable & responsible tourism operator, that incorporates universal principles of tourism: protect the environment and benefit the local communities by respecting their culture and religion. With this in mind, we have trained all our staff to know, understand and respect the local places and it´s people.