Machu Picchu Dawns

5 day/4 night

Visit the charming city of Cusco, a gem in its own right, the Sacred Valley with its colorful market and Ollantaytambo, and the unique Machu Picchu. Enjoy an unforgettable sunrise in this spectacular plateau setting and capture breathtaking views of this inaccessible place where only a few had permission to enter. Beyond description.


  • DAY 1 Arrival to Cusco. Tour of the city and nearby archaeological sites
  • DAY 2 Excursion to the Sacred Valley: Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero
  • DAY 3 Machu Picchu with overnight. Visit the World Heritage Site
  • DAY 4 Machu Picchu second day: optional hikes and afternoon return to Cusco
  • DAY 5 Departure


  • Round trip arrival and departure transfers
  • Accommodation in Cusco and Machu Picchu
  • Buffet breakfast
  • City and archaeological tour
  • Sacred Valley excursion with lunch
  • Machu Picchu excursion with transfers, train and bus tickets
  • Entrances and one-day pass to Machu Picchu
  • Professional guides

Not included

  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, bar, laundry, medical expenses, etc.
  • Second entrance/bus to Machu Picchu
  • Air tickets

Day 1 Cusco

Upon arrival to Cusco, transfer to your hotel.

The afternoon tour will lead you to discover the captivating city and the impressive nearby archaeological sites. Start visiting the Koricancha, known as the Temple of the Sun and the Cathedral, a colonial masterpiece with beautiful wood carvings and places of worship. Head uphill to Sacsayhuaman, a vast fortress built with huge stones showcasing the exceptional work performed by the Incas, and continue on to the archaeological complex of Kenko with its zigzagging structures. Following this ancient route of the empire, get to the “Red Fortress” of Puka Pukara, presumed to be a military post, and the Inca Baths of Tambomachay with its sophisticated canal system.

Day 2 Sacred Valley

Full day overland excursion to the gorgeous Sacred Valley of The Incas. Visit the colorful market at Pisac, where you can interact with the artisans and shop for handicrafts and souvenirs. Buffet lunch in a countryside restaurant and continue on to Ollantaytambo, an Inca town with narrow cobbled stone streets and place of a great complex of buildings at its upper part, with an impressive ceremonial center used for water worship. Ollantaytambo, an example of Inca urban planning that is still live today, is undoubtedly one of the master works of the Incas. On the way back to Cusco, make a stop at the picturesque village of Chinchero, famous for its weaving and its colonial church.

Day 3 Machu Picchu with overnight

An unforgettable experience. Transfer to the station and depart on a scenic train ride to the breathtaking Machu Picchu, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Upon arrival to Machu Picchu town (former Aguas Calientes), you will be driven to the citadel nestled in a location that can only be described as magnificent. Overseeing a deep canyon of the Urubamba River, fine stone carved stairways will take you to ceremonial shrines, the Sun Dial, agricultural terraces, squares and the urban areas. With a history dating back to the 15th century, this enigmatic site where the energy can be felt all around has not revealed yet the mysteries behind its construction. After the guided tour, free time to explore this wonder before proceeding to your hotel.

Day 4 Machu Picchu – Cusco

Morning at leisure. Optionally, you may wake-up early and visit the citadel again to enjoy the sunrise in one of the world’s most photogenic spots; hike to the Sun Gate or to the challenging Huayna Picchu Mountain, or climb up to the summit of the Machu Picchu Mountain (entrances must be reserved in advance). Afternoon return to Cusco. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.

Day 5 Cusco

Transfer to the airport to board your flight to the next destination.