TRIP ITINERARY

DAY 1:

First Day (Tipón - Pikillaqta - Andahuaylillas Sixtine Chapel):

We will pick you up starting at 08:20 AM from your hotel or accommodation in the city of Cusco, it is recommended that you stay in the center of Cusco.

Together with our guide and group, we will travel by tourist transport to the South Valley of Cusco.

During your tour, the first tourist attraction we will visit will be the Tipón Archaeological Site, also known as the Temple of Water. We will appreciate the irrigation system and agricultural terraces from the Inca era.

We will continue our tour south to the Pikillaqta Archaeological Site, the ancient city of the Waris. It was a pre-Inca urban, administrative, and religious center, more important in the Wari culture due to its dimensions. You will have views of the wetland of the Huacarpay lagoon, located in the town of Lucre.

Finally, we will have a visit to the district of Andahuaylillas, where the San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas Church (Sixtine Chapel of America) is located. Built in the 17th century, it houses one of the most beautiful examples of Colonial Art, with gilded altars, murals, paintings, and polychromatic ceilings.

After the last visit, we will return to Cusco, arriving in the city at approximately 3:00 p.m.

Cusco altitude: 3,350 m (10,990 feet). Tipón altitude: 3,560 m (11,679 feet). Pikillaqta altitude: 3,500 m (11,482 feet). Andahuaylillas altitude: 3,200 m (10,498 feet).

Inclusions

Included

  • Pickup from your accommodation or hotel in Cusco. *Applies if located in the city center.
  • Authorized Tourist Transport, mobile unit.
  • Professional guide, accredited by the Peruvian Government.
  • Guided tour in Spanish or English.
  • Drop off, ends in the city center of Cusco.

Not Included

  • General Tourist Ticket BTG S/. 130.00 (Used for two or more tourist circuits).
  • Partial Tourist Ticket BTG S/. 70.00 (Used for a single tourist circuit).
  • Capilla Sixtina Andahuaylillas Tourist Ticket S/. 15.00.
  • Water or alcoholic beverages.
  • Tips, personal appreciation (optional).
  • Accommodation or hotel in the city of Cusco.
  • Travel insurance, recommended during your trip (to be contracted from your country).

What to Pack

  • Original passport, with an expiration date of no less than 7 months. *Very important, we will request a copy with the entry stamp to the country, in order to start the tour.
  • Valid Identification Document for your entry to Peru (Only South American tourists). Important: You must receive the Andean Migration Card (TAM), which will be offered by Migrations when you enter Peru. *Very important, we will request a copy with the entry stamp to the country, in order to start the tour.
  • Warm clothing for Cusco: Layers of variable temperatures, especially at night. Such as: Thermal wear, gloves, scarves, socks and woolen hat for cold nights.
  • Light and fresh clothing for South Valle Tour Cusco: Windbreaker jacket, polar fleece, polyester or nylon shirts for the tour.
    Hat, cap and sunglasses.
  • Camera and spare batteries.
  • Personal medical kit.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Altitude sickness pills “Soroche Pills”.
  • Trekking shoes or waterproof boots for your comfort, if sneakers with rubber or thick sole are an excellent option.
  • Rain gear: A good waterproof jacket, rain pants (Only for the rainy season).
  • Extra money for drinks and tips, souvenirs, etc (soles or dollars).
  • Swimwear for hot springs (optional).
  • Above all, a positive attitude and good humor.

Recommendations

  • We are a very serious travel company and we know that you need a package that includes most of the extra services. That is why we recommend that you do not fall for other companies or travel agencies that do not include what we offer in our service.
  • We are the only travel company in the city of Cusco that has a good reputation on the Internet (Real Testimonials on TripAdvisor).
  • Do not be hypnotized by low prices, as the only thing you would be contracting is to get many problems due to lack of planning and organization of your trip to Machu Picchu.

TripAdvisor Reviews

Machu Picchu Reservations has received excellent reviews on TripAdvisor . These reviews highlight our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Thank you for trusting us and for your valuable feedback!", we have 5,692 reviews

Helena G
Helena G
2024-03-26
Bucket list experience This was an experience of a lifetime! I wouldn’t have done it with any other company. They really look after you and ensure you have the best experience as possible. We were served delicious freshly made traditional Peruvian food everyday and served an array of different hot drinks. Along the way we were welcomed by the amazing views of the Peruvian Andes and Amazon rainforest. Juel was an incredible tour guide, very passionate about his Inca ancestors and about the nature around us.
Charlotte T
Charlotte T
2024-03-26
Great, rewarding experience This tour was a great experience, not only seeing Machu Picchu itself but also beautiful lakes, viewpoints and Inca sites. The food was absolutely incredible and there was more than enough for each of us. Joel was a great guide, very passionate and knowledgable about the Incan empire. I would definitely recommend hiring the walking poles and sleeping bag. The whole experience was very rewarding and Joel made sure the morale of the group was high. The only downside was the return bus company from Hidroelectrica to Cusco. We booked via bus and had to leave Machu Picchu early to catch this bus. The organisers made us wait for over an hour for our bus, which meant we could have had more time at the site.
Stefan G
Stefan G
2024-03-25
4-Days Salkantay Trek with superb guide Aurelio I did the 4-days Salkantay Trek with Machu Picchu Reservations together with a friend. Our guide Aurelio was really good and you felt that he completely identifies with the Anden culture! He always made sure that everybody in the group was able to follow. Also he gave us a lot of interesting insights into the Anden culture and nature. In general the organisation of the tour was good (briefing one day ahead of the tour, information flyer etc.). It could have been better, if we would have been better prepared for the rainy weather. Drying wet clothes was challenging in the accommodations which we had.
Kelan J
Kelan J
2024-03-24
5 day trek review with Juan Oros (guide) The salkantay trek under the expert guidance of Juan Oros was a life highlight of mine. We completed the hike across 5 days and were blessed with plenty of breaks in the weather given it was wet season. If you're completing the hike in March, do NOT forget a poncho, plastic bags/dry bags, and extra pairs of socks/clothes for when your stuff gets wet (it's very hard to dry stuff after it's wet). Juan was optimistic, knowledgeable, understanding and went out of his way constantly to ensure our experience was a good one. Additionally, he was transparent and gave us options when the conditions affected the normal route. Machu Picchu reservations are accommodating for dietary requirements and provide comfortable accommodation along the hike. All-in-all, some incredible views, plenty of laughing, great and varied hiking, good food, and an incredible guide. Thank you Juan and Machu Picchu Reservations for an unforgettable experience!
Hélio J
Hélio J
2024-03-24
Tour Vale Sagrado e Salkantay 2D1N Viajamos a Cusco na segunda semana de março. Reservamos dois passeios com a agência, o tour do Vale Sagrado e o passeio Salkantay de dois dias e uma noite. Na agência fomos atendidos por Jimmy, que foi bastante solícito e respondeu todas as nossas dúvidas. Nos dois passeios ocorreu tudo bem. Eles foram pontuais e seguiram exatamente conforme programado. Gostaria de deixar um elogio especial ao guia Nestor, que nos acompanhou no Tour Salkantay. Nestor foi muito atencioso e respondeu todas as nossas dúvidas, desde o briefing até o retorno a Cusco. Nos ajudou bastante durante nossa estadia no acampamento e na volta. Só temos elogios e agradecimentos, muito obrigado Nestor e todos os funcionários da agência!
Alex Proskurnya
Alex Proskurnya
2024-03-24
Marco’s Muchachos - A Tale of Adventure, Laughter, and Friendship Words cannot even begin to describe the experience Marco provided for myself, my mate from work, and our Aussie, British, and English friends. Aside from the natural beauty of Humantay Lake, rich culture of the Incas, majesty of Salkantay Peak, and, of course, the grandiose beauty of Machu Picchu itself, the experience was truly made unforgettable because of Marco’s guiding service. Incredibly knowledgeable, considerate, and fun, Marco guided us through the 4 day, 3 night trek stopping to elaborate on the fascinating history of the trail and of the Incan people culminating in a well-earned view of the historic ruins themselves. As an avid traveller and hiker, I would strongly recommend THIS particular company with specifically Marco as the leading guide.
claireK6420PL
claireK6420PL
2024-03-24
ChoquequirWOW I can't recommend this tour enough. Our tour guide Renzo was organised, professional and incredibly intelligent. I felt like I was in safe hands and benefitted so much from his vast local knowledge and prefect English. The food was a great opportunity to try local Peruvian cuisine and as a vegan I was very grateful for the effort our hosts, Renzo and horseman Jon went to to make sure I had delicious meals. The hike was challenging but the constant stunning views made it worthwhile and I felt so accomplished afterwards. Plus Renzon provided us with lots of encouragement and support. Choquequirao itself was like nothing I have ever seen before. We only saw 13 people not in our group there (including the ricket collector). The site is impressive and feels special, especially with everything Renzo told us about it. Having a whole day to explore the site was brilliant as we could take our time ot enjoy and appreciate it rather than rushing off, like others we saw did. It meant we had a lovely lunch there, kindly delivered by Jon, and had the site to ourselves for the afternoon. If you are in Peru you must visit Choquequirao and I strongly recommend ypu use Machu Pichu adventures for the perfectly curated experience.
Sarah C
Sarah C
2024-03-23
Incredible Trip! Incredible trip!! Our guide, Bruno, was phenomenal and a crucial part of why our experience was so great. He let us set our own pace and had meeting points each 1-1.5hrs of hiking. He taught us so much about local culture and history and made us appreciate the scenery we were walking through even more. The views are truly stunning. Each camp was comfortable and the meals were great! Tons of food and always felt fueled up for long days. I would recommend Machu Picchu Reservations again! We had nightly briefings about each day of the trek and they ensured we had everything we needed for a safe and enjoyable trek. I have been to Machu Picchu before but going via Salkantay Trek was a far better experience and I would recommend this trek over and over--truly an unforgettable experience!
Sam H
Sam H
2024-03-23
4 day Salkantay trek with Angel Me and my friend Conor did the 4-day Salkantay trek with our guide Angel. Angel was a fun and attentive guide who taught us a lot about the surrounding area and showed us some breath taking scenery. He always gave us a lot of information about the day ahead, made sure we were comfortable and helped make the trek a really memorable experience. Reaching the 4600m peak of Salkantay was incredible and finally getting to see Machu Pichu were definitely highlights of the journey. Would recommend.
Sarah-Jane D
Sarah-Jane D
2024-03-21
Marco’s Salkantay Tour Marco took us on the 4 day Salkantay Trek. He was so enthusiastic and friendly so it didn’t take long for the whole group to bond very well. Marco was very supportive of all abilities and very knowledgeable. The food and the organisation was incredible and the whole team kept us safe. We loved every second and each challenge was met with a reward of the beautiful views. A highlight of South America

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