Machu Picchu is one of the most popular bucket list items for world travelers. There are many ways to see this modern wonder of the world, but if it’s your style, we can’t recommend Machu Picchu Luxury Tours highly enough.
To give you a better idea of what this particular Machu Picchu vacation entails, here is a day-by-day breakdown of one of South America’s finest luxury tours.
Day 1: Cusco
While Machu Picchu tends to be the main attraction in southern Peru, the nearby city of Cusco, the once-capital of the erstwhile Incan Empire, has an incredible amount to offer. It’s also the perfect home base and launchpad for visiting Machu Picchu.
The first day allows you to get to know Cusco and acclimate to the altitude. In a walking tour of downtown Cusco, you’ll see the main plaza and cathedral and the Santo Domingo Church, which was built on the ruins of the Incan Temple of the Sun.
Next, you’ll see a few more Incan ruins around Cusco, learning about the profound Incan and colonial history that permeates the city. You’ll stay at the Monasterio Hotel, a breathtaking 5-star hotel built into a historic Cusco monastery. It’s one the nicest (if not the nicest) hotels in Machu Picchu.
Day 2: Cusco Machu Picchu Travel (first day)
After a quick breakfast at the hotel, you’ll head to Cusco’s Poroy train station, where you’ll board the Belmond Hiram Bingham Train to visit Machu Picchu.
The luxury Belmond Train is a key part of all the best Machu Picchu tours. Traversing the distance from Cusco to Aguas Calientes in a cool three hours, the train is bursting with luxury: fine woodwork, glasses of champagne, live music, and panoramic views of the Andes.
When you arrive to Aguas Calientes, you’ll take a short bus ride up the mountain to Machu Picchu for a guided tour. Lunch and accommodation will be at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, the Belmond hotel just outside the sacred citadel.
Day 3: Machu Picchu (second day)
On the third day, you’ll get up early, grab breakfast at the hotel, and return to the Inca world heritage site. The ruins can get crowded, but early in the morning is the best time to visit the Inca ruins. You can really get in touch with the solitary, mystical spirit that characterizes the citadel. (Another option is to climb Huayna Picchu to take in the amazing overview of the sanctuary.)
After fully enjoying the wonders of Machu Picchu, you’ll board the train back to Cusco, soaking in the astonishing views and reflecting on the mysterious, captivating ruins.
Day 4: Transfer
You’ll have breakfast at the hotel and move on to your next destination, wherever that may be.
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