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Story Land & Sea®

Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu Extension 6 days/5 nights

Discover Peru's Treasures in a True Small Group Tour


SACRED VALLEY AND MACHU PICCHU

Story Land & Sea®'s Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour is not your typical tour experience. Experience deluxe accommodations, world-class service from your Tour Captain and an itinerary that truly captures the spirit, culture and people of South America.

It starts in Lima, Peru.
Lima is a World Heritage Site listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Cusco
In the heart of the Peruvian Andies Mountains!

The Sacred Valley
The Sacred Valley with a Huilloc mountain village and Ollantaytambo.

Machu Picchu
Journey by Vistadome train from the Ollantaytambo train station to the town of Aguas Calientes, on then on to Machu Picchu.

Cusco City Tour
Visit the Qoricancha, also known as the "Sun Temple," the Cathedral, the most impressive monument on the Main Square, built between 1560 and 1654, the Sacsayhuamán Fortress Q'enqo, an archaeological complex just outside the city of Cusco, Puca Pucara (red fortress, in Quechua), the Pre-Columbian Art Museum (MAP), more..

 

Travel tips: Please note the average altitude in the Andes Mountain Range is 12,000 feet. The reduced air pressure and lower oxygen levels may cause some travelers to have symptoms of light-headedness, headaches and fatigue. Hydrating with lots of bottled water, moving slowly to get acclimated, and avoiding alcohol will help prevent these symptoms. Also, you may want to try Andean mint tea and coca leaves. Our itinerary has us acclimating at lower levels of the Sacred Valley before ascending to higher levels.

Find out why more and more travelers are opting to 'Leave the Herd Behind' while discovering the many authentic experiences and Peru and Mach Picchu on a Story Land & Sea® Tour. From the Majestic Andes Mountains, to the mysteries of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, and of course, a visit to the mysterious mountain top ancient city of Mach Picchu, comes the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour.


The trip is fully-hosted by our professional Story Tour Captain and complemented by our local, expert tour guides. Story's Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu Tour is the perfectly balanced adventure through this beautiful continent.
  • Lima, Peru
  • Machu Picchu
  • Sacred Valley

Flight from Guayaquil

Day 1: Fly into Lima, Peru

Today as you make your way from Baltra Island you will connect in Guayaquil for your flight to Lima to begin your Machu Picchu extension.

Your required flight from Guayaquil, Equador to Lima, Peru is $1,035.00 per person. The cost of airfare is not included in the tour package, but will be arranged by Story Land & Sea.


 

WELCOME TO PERU

Arrival into Lima, Peru

Private Meet & Greet: A Story representative will assist you at the airport in Lima and will escort you to the hotel located right in front of the airport terminal.

Optional Dinner: As you settle in for the evening plan for a nice dinner at the hotel and relax.

 

Lima, Peru

City: Lima, Peru

Accommodation: (1 night) Hotel Costa Del Sol Wyndham Lima Aeropuerto or similar


 

Cusco, Peru
Day 2: Sacred Valley Tour

food icon    Lunch Included
Optional Dinner: Sample the traditional flavors of the Andes at Hawa Restaurant, serving Incan cuisine made with organic ingredients grown on-property or by local farmers.

Early this morning meet your Story representative at the hotel lobby and continue to the counters área and check in on your next flight to Cusco.

Flight to Cusco (Rate is subject to change)

Upon arrival to Cusco City a Private Story transportation service with a guide will pick you up from the Cusco airport and will transfer you to the Urubamba valley. You will start your tour at the Pisac market, where the town & main square is full of scores of stands that exhibit and sell products created by the residents of the area on a daily basis. Beautiful alpaca textiles, musical instruments, paintings,carvings, necklaces and replicas or ancient Inca pieces stand out.

You will take time to enjoy lunch (Included) at a nice countryside restaurant. After lunch, continue to the Ollantaytambo citadel, a picturesque Andean town which maintains the urban planning of the Incas and is crowned by an impressive fortress with ascending terraces over the steep side of the mountain that holds it. Inca Pachacútec ordered to burn the old site and rebuild a new one under the scheme of the Inca architecture, while his army made its way through the jungle toward what later on became Machu Picchu and Vilcabamba. After your visit, you will be taken to your wonderful hotel to check in and relax.

Cusco, Peru

City: Cusco, Peru

Accomodation: Tambo del Inka (2 nights).

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Cusco Leisure Day

Day 3: Resort Leisure in the Sacred Valley

food icon   Optional Dinner: Sample the traditional flavors of the Andes at Hawa Restaurant, serving Incan cuisine made with organic ingredients grown on-property or by local farmers.

Surrounded by the magnificent Andes Mountain Range, Peru's Sacred Valley tells stories of ancient civilizations and dramatic natural beauty. Heal your body, mind, and soul at the Spa at Tambo del Inka, which uses indigenous Incan ingredients including cocoa and quinoa grown in the hotel gardens in its treatments. Take a dip in the indoor-outdoor infinity pool, which overlooks the scenic Vilcanota River and surrounding hotel gardens, full of indigenous plants and herbs for the spa.

We continue on to our relaxing hotel in the Sacred Valley.

Accomodation: Tambo del Inka

Andes Mountain, The Sacred Valley

Sacred Valley, Peru


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Machu Picchu

Day 4: Aquas Caliente & Machu Picchu

food icon   Optional Dining: Relax and enjoy dinner at your hotel in Aguas Calientes.

A transportation service with a guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco city at the established time and will drive you to the Ollantaytambo train station. The guide will assist you at the station Your trip to Machu Picchu will start with a two-hour train trip to the town of Aguas Calientes. In Aguas Calientes, you will find a train station, a handicraft market, restaurants and accommodations of many different categories for those who would prefer to spend the night at the foot of the mountain and climb to the top in the early morning.

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, Peru

Finally, after a short shuttle trip, you will arrive in Machu Picchu, a masterpiece of engineering and architecture which is believed to have served as a sanctuary and resort for Inca Pachacútec (1438-1471). Machu Picchu means; Old Mountain, and UNESCO has listed it as a World Heritage. It is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. There will be a guided visit trought the citadel. At a prudent time, we head to bus stop and board the shuttle back to Aguas Calientes. Along the way, we will enjoy lunch at a nice local restaurant.

Accommodation: Casa Del Sol Machupicchu Boutique Hotel or similar (1 Night)

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Cusco

Day 5: MACHU PICCHU, URUBAMBA & CUSCO

food icon  Optional Dining Tonight: There are some wonderful restaurants to choose from tonight as you are in the heart of the city.

Machu Picchu



Machu Picchu Experience
Today, you can return to Machu Picchu and see the attractions of the citadel (no guide service for today). Perhaps visit the Intipunku, the last stop before entering Machu Picchu if you follow the Inca trail from Ollantaytambo. The sun rises every morning through this door if viewed from the most important buildings of the citadel. You can also see the daunting Inca Bridge, an incredible stone building that served as entrance or exit of the citadel and has a gap of several meters halfway which is joined by two large wooden boards. The system allowed the Incas to isolate the city by simply withdrawing the planks and thus remain protected.

After your visit, return to Aguas Calientes and continue to the train station. Board the regular train service back to Cusco. Upon arrival to the final train station, a transportation service will be available to drive you to your hotel located in Cusco city.

Accommodation: Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel or similar (1 Night)

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Cusco - Back to Lima & Home

Day 6: Departure Day

food icon   Optional Dining: Dinner may be at the Lima Airport this evening or at the Wyndham Hotel if time permits.

Inca Wall

Inca Wall, Cusco, Peru

This morning your tour starts at Sacsayhuaman, one of the most emblematic constructions of the Incas, built by Pachacutec in the 15th century. It is a huge fortress made of large stones which transportation is still a mystery. Return to the city to continue your tour along the San Blas neighborhood, originally inhabited by the Inca nobility who built impressive stone constructions within walking distance of the Plaza de Armas. Unmistakable Inca walls can still be seen at the base of many buildings. Today the neighborhood is a delightful cluster of cobblestone streets popular among artisans who sell their handcrafts on the street.

Plaza de Armes, Cusco, Peru

Plaza de Armas, Cusco, Peru

Continue to the cathedral. This is the most impressive monument in the Plaza de Armas. Its construction began in 1560 and ended only in 1654. It took nearly a century to complete. For this purpose hundreds of stones were extracted and transported from the fortress of Sacsayhuaman under the command of the Ecclesiastical Council and the burden of thousands of Indians. The tour ends atthe Coricancha also known as The Temple of the Sun;(or Quri Kancha & Golden Temple, was built by Inca Pachacutec (1438- 1572) becoming the base of the Santo Domingo Convent at the arrival of the Spaniards. At the Coricancha homage was payed to the Sun during the Inca Empire, a time when the whole building was covered with gold. You will finalize your visit with lunch at a nice local restaurant.

Cathedral, Cusco, Peru

Cathedral, Cusco, Peru

After lunch you will be transferred to the Cusco airport in time for your domestic flight to Lima. There you will connect with your flight back to the USA.

 

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Heart of City Hotels mean your experience is like none other in the travel industry.

There is a difference between centrally-located hotels and Story's Heart of City hotels. No taxis or shuttles required when you're in the historical heart of the cities and villages. Our Deluxe tour hotels feature a full, hot breakfast included daily with cappuccino, tea, juice and an assortment of meats, fresh, local vegetables, fresh-baked pastries and fruit.

Lima, Peru - 1 Night



Cusco / Sacred Valley - 2 Nights



Aguas Calientes - 1 Night



Cusco - 1 Night


6 Days Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu True Small-Group® Tour Extension


  • We've tried to include everything! However, make note of the following:

    Arrival Transfers in Lima, Peru: $69 per person (2 guest minimum)
    Departure Transfers in Cusco, Peru: $69 per person (2 guest minimum)

    3 Lunches Included: Our Tour Captains will invite you to join them to unique restaurants each night even when dinner is optional.

    International Airfare is not included. International Airfare arrangements made by Story Land & Sea® are a completely separate booking from your land vacation. We highly recommend trip cancellation and interruption insurance.

    Domestic Airfare not included, but required from Lima to Cusco and Cusco back to Lima.

  • Enjoy a True Small Group of never more than 16 Travelers. Guaranteed. No waiting on big groups on big buses.
  • Hotels in the heart of the cities and towns.
    Not on the outskirts of town so no shuttles or special transfers needed.
  • We Never Up-sell while On Tour.
    See any of the mainstream tour operator itineraries to the UK and Northern Ireland and you will see very quickly how their "tour directors" make extra revenue.
  • Story Land & Sea® provides gratuities for your Local City Tour Guides, Tour Drivers, Restaurant and Hotel Staff.
  • Customary gratuities for your Story Tour Captain are not included and should be extended on a voluntary, individual basis...
  • Off-the-Beaten-Path and unique Restaurants throughout the itinerary. 
    A authentic restaurants that fit our group size.
  • All Admissions and Sightseeing as defined on itinerary
  • Portage Included throughout your Small Group Tour.
  • Services of professional Tour director called a Tour Captain. 
    The Tour Captain serves as your host throughout the trip to ensure everything goes according to the journey's plan.
  • Services of Professional Guides
    We use professional, certified guides for our sightseeing at select venues and sites throughout the Small Group Tour. 

TOUR CONDITIONS:

Services of a full-time, experienced guides and professional Tour Captain.

SIGHTSEEING
Comprehensive daily sightseeing per itinerary via private transportation with experienced, local driver. Admission & entrance fees to all sightseeing as detailed per itinerary.

PORTAGE
Portage (one suitcase per person) and all tipping (driver, restaurant, hotel and guide staff) included. Extra bag portaged for $USD119 per bag. Story Land & Sea luggage tags upon arrival first hotel.

SOLO TRAVELERS 
Single Supplement applies. See Dates & Rates Tab.

PASSPORTS & VISAS
Travel documents are your responsibility including compliance with customs' regulations. PASSPORTS: A valid passport is required and must be obtained in person by each tour member at a local passport office.

LODGING & ACCOMMODATIONS
Tour prices are per person, based on two persons sharing double or twin-bedded room with private bathroom with tub or shower. Single rooms subject to availability and at an additional cost (tour participants without a roommate will have to pay the single room surcharge). Hotels used are based on your itinerary.

SERVICE CHARGES AND TAXES: All departure taxes and tipping are included. 

TRIP PROTECTION
Story highly recommends trip cancellation and interruption coverage. We recommend www.Travelex-Insurance.com. Enter location code of 06-0051 to associate any purchase with your Story vacation.

 

Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu Tour Extension
6 Days Small Group Journey


2019 Departures

— Small Group Tour Prices —

Enjoy small group touring from 6 to 16 guests.
Guaranteed departures with official Story Tour Captain®.

Published Date Tour Size Price Per Person + On Tour Airfare
Departures
Varies Max 16 Guests $2170 + $1035
True Small Group departures with no more than 16 Story Guests, per person based on double occupancy plus on-tour airfare.

 


 

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