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The Ideal Itinerary to See Machu Picchu in a Week

One of the trips I am asked about the most is Machu Picchu and Peru! While there are many ways to enjoy this part of the world, travelers tend to not know where to really start - good thing travel agents exist :) Although each trip I plan is unique and customized to my clients’ tastes, below is a great “sample” when you are looking to go on this adventure of a lifetime. I work alongside a local tour operator who is exceptional at making sure each vacation is the perfect one for my clients.

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Day 1 – Arrive in Lima from the USA late at night. Two-night stay in Lima at Villa Barranco.

Day 2 – Touring in Lima, followed by dinner and a night on the town.

Day 3 – Fly to Cusco. City tour of Cusco and its nearby archeological sites. Two-night stay in Sacred Valley at Hotel Sol y Luna.



Day 4 – Sacred Valley touring at the Inca sites of Ollantaytambo, Maras and Moray. Picnic lunch overlooking the valley.

Day 5 – Morning departure to Machu Picchu aboard the Vistadome train. Privately guided tour of Machu Picchu. Overnight at Hotel Sumaq in the town of Aguas Calientes.

Sacred Valley

Sacred Valley

Day 6 – Morning visit to Machu Picchu again. Afternoon Vistadome train to Cusco. Overnight in Cusco at Hotel Palacio del Inka.

Day 7 – Morning at leisure to explore Cusco independently. Afternoon flight to Lima, with connection to the USA.

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