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Machu Picchu + Peru Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Cusco, Peru

Under30Experiences staff will pick you up at the airport at 7:00 AM for red-eye flights or 8:00 PM.  If you arrive during the day we will make arrangements to get you once we receive your flight information. The earlier you arrive on Day 1 the more time you will have to explore Cusco.

  • The Under30Experiences team will meet you at the airport and after meeting all our new friends, we’ll take included transportation to our accommodations in Cusco
  • Begin acclimating to the altitude, and take a nice walk around the historic capital of the Inca empire
  • Enjoy a delicious Peruvian meal at our opening dinner in Cusco’s Plaza de Armas. Get to know the other like-minded travelers on the trip and begin to settle into Peru

Day 2

Explore Capital of Incan Empire

  • Wake up in Cusco for breakfast at the hotel
  • Head up above the city to the famous Cristo Blanco for some spectacular views of the city
  • Wind your way through the different neighborhoods of Cusco as we make our way down for lunch
  • Try some tasty delicacies like alpaca or guinea pig at a local lunch spot
  • Have some free time to explore on your own, or pick up some souvenirs in the local markets. Under30Experiences staff will be more than happy to provide suggestions and explore with you.
  • Head out on the town for another taste of Peruvian gastronomy in the historic center of Cusco
  • Test your rhythm and take advantage of free salsa lessons at one of the local clubs or just have a drink with your new travel buddies and watch the movement of the Plaza at night

Day 3

Cultural Immersion

  • Wake up in Cusco and enjoy breakfast right at your hotel
  • Take a private shuttle to our very own U30X community project above Cusco, in a town called Chinchero
  • We’ll be hiking and doing some farm work, so wear comfortable shoes, and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty!
  • Have a literal farm to table experience, and chow down on lunch that was all grown on the farm you worked on earlier in the morning
  • After lunch, check out an awesome textile demonstration, and learn how the people in the Andes naturally dye and hand-weave their alpaca wool
  • Once you’ve had a chance to buy some of these incredible alpaca goods for yourself and for friends back home, take the shuttle to the train station in Ollantaytambo
  • Sit back and enjoy the views as we wind through the Sacred Valley on our way to Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of Machu Picchu
  • You’ll have a chance to relax and pick up some snacks for tomorrow
  • We’ll find a restaurant in this small town for an early dinner (Not included)

Day 4

Machu Picchu

  • Wake up early for breakfast at the hotel
  • Head up to the Lost City of the Incas for a guided tour of the magical Inca site
  • Learn some of the history, take in the incredible views, and hopefully make friends with the local llamas
  • We’ll have lunch in Aguas Calientes (not included) and then embark on the train and bus back to Cusco through the Sacred Valley
  • Reflect on your experience today over a relaxing dinner with the group

Day 5

Rainbow Mountain

  • Wake up for an early drive to the beginning of the hike (apx. 3 hour drive)
  • Hike about two and a half hours to reach the summit of the Rainbow Mountain located at 16,500 feet above sea level
  • After taking in the breathtaking views we’ll hike down for lunch
  • After lunch we’ll head back to Cusco
  • Once we get back to Cusco, you’ll have some time to shower and relax or take one last walk around the Plaza before dinner
  • We’ll all get together for our last dinner as a group, and reminisce about the adventures you’ve had with your new friends

Day 6

Relaxation & Departure

  • One last meal at the hotel
  • Make sure you’ve exchanged info with all your travel buddies so you can keep in touch when you get home
  • Hotel checkout is at 9:00AM and for those of you that don’t extend your stay, transportation to the airport is included until 5:00 PM
  • Whether you’re staying in the Andes, or headed home, we wish you safe travels and a happy journey!

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