- 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 cancelation insurance (highly recommended)
- 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.
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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.