Student (15% discount): $1233
Day 1: Arrive to Cusco
Day 2: Day hike to Sacred Valley
Day 3: Cooking class and transfer to Aguas Calientes
Day 4: Visit Machu Picchu and return to Cusco
Day 5: International departures
Private expeditions are available for this itinerary. Pricing for private expeditions based on group size.
|Arrival Date||End Date||Status|
|December 30, 2016||January 3, 2017||Open|
|March 31, 2017||April 4, 2017||FULL|
|April 7, 2017||April 11, 2017||FULL|
|May 12, 2017||May 16, 2017||FULL|
|June 16, 2017||June 20, 2017||Open|
|August 11, 2017||August 15, 2017||Open|
|September 22, 2017||September 26, 2017||Open|
|October 6, 2017||October 10, 2017||Open|
|October 13, 2017||October 17, 2017||Open|
|December 22, 2017||December 26, 2017||Open|
|December 29, 2017||January 2, 2018||Open|
- medical/evacuation insurance for all participants confirmed 30 days or more prior to their expedition start date
- airport transfers
- 3 nights accommodation in Cusco
- 1 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes
- cooking class with lunch included
- day excursion to Sacred Valley
- 5 breakfasts
- Machu Picchu entrance permits
- guide services
- all ground transportation outlined in itinerary
- personal items (laundry, clothing, snacks, etc.)
- trip cancellation insurance (offered as an option)
- international airfare and meals during travel
- snacks during trek
- beverages outside of designated meals
Day 1: Cusco (11,155ft/3400m). Upon your arrival to the airport in Cusco, a OneSeed staff member will be there to greet you and take you to our partner B&B, located in the charming historic district of San Blas. The lodge is centrally located and only a few minutes’ walk from the Plaza de Armas, the beautiful and bustling town center. Meet your expedition group for orientation at 5:00pm.
Inclusions: Airport transfer, orientation talk and accommodations (based on double-occupancy).
Day 2: Cusco (11,155ft/3400m). Head out into the Sacred Valley for a day tour to Maras, Moray, and Salineras. Check out the impressive Inca ruins that have been standing for over 500 years. Get a chance to visit the village of Pisac, where you will stop by a traditional market and see the Citadel of Pisac on a guided tour. Return to Cusco for the night.
Inclusions: Breakfast, tour of Sacred Valley and accommodations (based on double-occupancy).
Day 3: Cusco to Aguas Calientes (6,693ft/2040m). Get a taste of Peru this morning with a cooking class hosted by a local restaurant owner. Buy your ingredients at the local market and learn to prepare some of Peru’s famous dishes on your own. With a full stomach, drive an hour and a half to the train station in Ollantaytambo, where you will catch the train to Aguas Calientes, the charming town at the base of Machu Picchu.
Inclusions: Breakfast, cooking class with lunch included, transfer to train station, train ticket, and accommodations (based on double-occupancy).
Day 4: Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu to Cusco (11,155ft/3400m). After an early breakfast, depart for Machu Picchu. The bus takes about 20 minutes, with the option of hiking (1½ hours). The goal is to get to Machu Picchu as early as possible to avoid the crowds and have the best chance to enjoy its beauty, mystery, and magic in peace. You will receive a guided tour for about 2½ hours followed by free time to explore the site on your own. Meet in Aguas Calientes in the afternoon to board the train back to Cusco for one final night.
Inclusions: Breakfast, Machu Picchu entrance permit and guided tour, train ticket, and accommodations (based on double-occupancy).
Day 5: Cusco (11,155ft/3400m). International flights depart.
Inclusions: Breakfast, airport transfer.
End of Services.
All itineraries are subject to change based on local conditions and the judgment of the guide. We reserve the right to modify the itinerary due to medical considerations or the ability of participants as judged by the guide. For complete terms and conditions, see here.
MORE TO EXPLORE
Sturdy shoes, a good raincoat, and warm layers for the evening are the only essential items. Bring comfortable and modest clothes for the time in Cusco. There is no need to bring a sleeping bag or any gear as you'll be staying in lodges throughout the expedition.
Documents and Logistics
- International flights booked and confirmed to Cusco
- Flight information submitted
- Passport valid through end of trip (*Passport and entry receipt must be carried at all times during expedition!)
- Medical insurance card
- Cash for tipping guides, buying souvenirs, incidental costs, etc. (*Note: Please bring crisp US bills. Many places will not accept torn, wrinkled, or worn bills)
Peru, like the most of the countries that are between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Range, has a rich climate due to the moisture of the ocean and the dryness of the altitude.
The Peruvian winter (June to September) and the late spring (April to May)/ early autumn (October) are the driest months and the best time to go to Cusco and Machu Picchu. However, you should still be prepared for rain. Rain is common throughout the year in Peru and it helps keep the countryside so lush. The rainy season in Peru begins in December and lasts through March and averages 4-6 inches/month. The dry season typically gets less than an inch of rain/month.
Machu Picchu is almost 8,000 feet above sea level and like any high altitude trek, the sun is very powerful during the day and the evenings cool down a great deal. Layers are essential in this climate because it keep you prepared for the quickly changing weather. The temperatures during the day remains fairly constant throughout the year but the lows are highest during the summer, which is also the rainy season.
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CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
If you cancel 60 days or more prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure then you will be able to reschedule or be reimbursed the full cost of this adventure net the non-refundable deposit of $1000.00. If any cancellation is made less than 60 days prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure then you will lose the complete value of your experience.
If your expedition must be canceled by OneSeed due to circumstances outside of your control (e.g. natural disasters, weather, etc.), we will work with you to reschedule at no extra cost. If rescheduling is not possible, you will be reimbursed the total amount of your purchase less 20% of trip cost.
All discounted and promotional offers made through third-party partners are 100% non-refundable and non-transferable.
Insure Your Trip
OneSeed provides optional cancellation and interruption insurance for all expeditions. Please review the OneSeed Cancellation and Refund Policy before purchasing any expedition. Travelex Cancellation and Interruption Insurance covers unforeseen events that may prevent you from participating in your scheduled expedition.