Traveling Peru in Style: Machu Picchu Luxury Tours

Traveling Peru in Style: Machu Picchu Luxury Tours

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.

Cusco Cathedral - Photo by © C.J. Schexnayder

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.)

An example of Machu Picchu photography: visitors walking the narrow terrace above the Inca Citadel with the Huayna Picchu peak towering in the background.

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.


As with any luxury travel company, many elements of the tour are included. Here’s what you get on our luxury tours:

  • Airport Transfers in and out of Cusco
  • City tour and four archaeological sites with private guide
  • Ticket Peru Rail Hiram BinghamTrain
  • Soft drinks (coffee, tea, fresh juice, pastries) at Poroy Station
  • Private bus transfer to Poroy to board Peru Rail train to Machu Picchu on-board escort
  • Guided visit (3 hours) in Machu Picchu Citadel – 01 guide per each 14 persons
  • Cheese & wine on the return train to Poroy
  • Two nights in the Hotel Monasterio, with buffet breakfast
  • One night in the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, with buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Re-entry ticket to Machu Picchu on Day 3
  • Excursions and tours as described in itinerary
  • Certified English-speaking guides
  • Entrance fees to museums and historic sites
Not included
  • Airfare
  • Non-itinerary meals
  • Tips or services not described at the itinerary Buffet breakfast and 10% service charge included for non-Peruvian tourists.
  • Peruvian citizens and legal residents of Peru subject to IGV.
  • Rates subject to change and some date restrictions may apply.

Booking the Machu Picchu Luxury Tours

If you’re interested in our this luxury package, we would love to help you make your way to Machu Picchu in stylish fashion. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us on Whatsapp or through the Contact Us form about our luxury tours to Machu Picchu.

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Authored by: Adam Foote

Adam is an avid traveler who is exploring Peru, far and wide, and sharing what he discovers with Fertur Peru Travel and its clients.